HAF Weekly Update 3.19.13


HAF Weekly Update
- March 19, 2013 -
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In This Issue:

Husker Highlights
Feature Story
Event Spotlight
Upcoming Schedule 


Husker Highlights

Men’s Basketball (15-18 Overall, 5-13 Big Ten)

Softball (18-5 Overall)

Baseball (6-11 Overall)

Men’s Gymnastics

Women’s Gymnastics (9-3 Overall, 5-2 Big Ten)

Sand Volleyball (1-2)

Women’s Tennis (15-2 Overall, 4-0 Big Ten)

Men’s Tennis (8-6 Overall, 0-1 Big Ten)

Swimming & Diving

Men’s Golf


Gordons Invest $1 Million in Training Complex

Randy York’s N-Sider - Since it’s now official that Alex Gordon made a game-changing donation to his alma mater and paved the way for the Nebraska indoor baseball/softball facility to be called the Alex Gordon Training Complex, it’s time we change the framework and the context of a hometown hero who saw a need and contributed $1 million to reinforce a program in which he strongly believes.

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Game Spotlight:

Huskers Head to Texas A&M to Face Mocs

No. 24 Nebraska earned its third NCAA Tournament bid in the last four years by claiming the No. 6 seed in the Norfolk (Va.) Regional when the 64-team field was announced during the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show Monday night on ESPN.

The Huskers (23-8, 12-4 Big Ten), who gathered as a team to watch the show with invited guests at the Hendricks Complex, will face Southern Conference champion Chattanooga (29-3, 19-1 SoCon) on Saturday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. (central time) at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. The Lady Mocs earned the No. 11 seed in the Norfolk Regional after earning an automatic bid by claiming their 14th SoCon Tournament title. The game is scheduled to be televised live by ESPN2.

The hosts from Texas A&M (24-9, 11-5 SEC) earned a No. 3 seed after capturing an automatic bid as the SEC Tournament champion. The Aggies, who tied for fourth in the regular-season SEC standings, will face Missouri Valley Conference champion Wichita State (24-9, 15-3 Missouri Valley) at 3 p.m. The Shockers are a No. 14 seed in the regional. The game is scheduled to be televised live by ESPN2.

Coach Connie Yori, the 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year, will lead the Huskers to their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven years (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013).  Yori, who is 213-134 in her 11 seasons at Nebraska, is 408-274 in her 23 seasons as a collegiate head coach. Yori, who was the 2010 National Coach of the Year and Big 12 Coach of the Year, will be making her seventh appearance as a head coach in the NCAA Tournament. She also led Creighton to NCAA appearances in 1993 and 2002. In 2002, she was the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

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Upcoming Schedule:

  • March 19 | Sand Volleyball at Long Beach State, Long Beach, Calif., 3 p.m. 
  • March 19 | Softball vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Bowlin Stadium, 3 p.m.

  • March 19 | Baseball at Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif., 8 p.m. 
  • March 20 | Women’s Golf vs. Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., time TBA 
  • March 20 | Softball vs. North Dakota State, Bowlin Stadium, 2 p.m. 
  • March 20 | Sand Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount, Irvine, Calif., 3 p.m. 
  • March 20 | Sand Volleyball at UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif., 3 p.m. 
  • March 20 | Softball vs. North Dakota State, Bowlin Stadium, 4:30 p.m. 
  • March 20 | Baseball at Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif., 8 p.m. 
  • March 21-23 | Men’s Golf at Denver Desert Shootout, Goodyear, Ariz., 9 a.m. 
  • March 21-23 | Wrestling at NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa, 11 a.m. (ESPN3/ESPNU) 
  • March 21-23 | Swimming & Diving at NCAA Championships, Indianapolis, Ind., 11 a.m. 
  • March 21 | Sand Volleyball vs. UCLA, Santa Monica, Calif., 3 p.m. 
  • March 21 | Women’s Tennis vs. Oklahoma State, at San Diego, Calif., 5 p.m. 
  • March 22-23 | Track & Field at Arizona State Invitational, Tempe, Ariz., time TBA 
  • March 22 | Sand Volleyball at USC, Los Angeles, Calif., Noon 
  • March 22 | Sand Volleyball vs. Hawaii, Los Angeles, Calif., 3 p.m. 
  • March 22 | Baseball at Illinois, Champaign, Ill., 4:05 p.m. 
  • March 22 | Softball vs. Northwestern, Bowlin Stadium, 6 p.m. 
  • March 23 | Women’s Gymnastics at Big Ten Championships, East Lansing, Mich., Noon/5 p.m. (BTN) 
  • March 23 | Women’s Basketball vs. Chattanooga (NCAA Tournament 1st Round), College Station, Texas, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2) 
  • March 23 | Softball vs. Northwestern, Bowlin Stadium, 2 p.m. 
  • March 23 | Men’s Tennis at Illinois, Champaign, Ill., 3 p.m. 
  • March 23 | Baseball at Illinois, Champaign, Ill., 3:05 p.m. 
  • March 23 | Men’s Gymnastics at Illinois, Champaign, Ill., 4 p.m. 
  • March 24 | Softball vs. Northwestern, Bowlin Stadium, Noon 
  • March 24 | Baseball at Illinois, Champaign, Ill., 4:05 p.m.
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