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As Huskers head in new direction with Fred Hoiberg, NU's athletic department searches for a boost

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As Huskers head in new direction with Fred Hoiberg, NU's athletic department searches for a boost

Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg, along with Husker football coach Scott Frost, are the lead architects for rebuilding the Huskers. NU athletics experienced perhaps its hardest year in decades.

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Nebraska's Matt Waldron, an Omaha Westside grad, ended his career ranked third in school history in career innings pitched (300⅓) and fourth in career strikeouts (253).

Men's basketball

Fred Hoiberg left the college game for the NBA after two straight Big 12 Tournament wins at Iowa State. He enters his first Husker season with 11 new scholarship players and a young, dynamic roster.

Scott Frost

Scott Frost, who was recently named to Dodd Award preseason watch list for coach of the year, knows Nebraska will be better, and he was willing to admit at Big Ten media days that six wins in 2019 would be disappointing. 

Tyler Berger

Tyler Berger is a former Husker and All-American. Now he's joining the Huskers' coaching staff.

Men's track and field

The Nebraska men celebrated their first indoor track title since 2016.

Women's basketball

Nebraska coach Amy Williams was frustrated with the inconsistency of the Huskers, but the season may be viewed as a success in the long run.


Lauren Stivrins, who was a first-team All-American in 2018, had a .421 attack percentage as a sophomore — third in program history.

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

Gene covers a variety of sports beats for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @geneOWH. Phone: 402-444-1038.

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