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NEBRASKA vs ILLINOIS THREAD - Conference Opening Game - 3/23/12


Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
I will be going out on Friday night, but I will be able to be with you guys for a while.
Regular night out dancing with the missus. :)

The game starts at 6:30 central, so I will have about 1 1/2 hours to help with the

I'll be able to watch the game on BTN Live on the computer upstairs, while doing
the pbp!

Nebraska - Illinois
Fri., March 23 - 6:35 p.m.: Jr. Tom Lemke (RHP, 2-1) vs. Illinois - Kevin Johnson (RHP, 3-1)
Sat., March 24 - 2:05 p.m.: So. Jon Keller (RHP, 3-0) vs. Illinois - John Kravetz (RHP, 3-0)
Sun., March 25 - 1:05 p.m.: So. Zach Hirsch (LHP, 2-1) vs. Illinois - Josh Ferry (RHP, 1-0)

Nebraska - Kansas State
Tues., March 27 - 6:35 p.m.: TBA vs. Kansas State - TBA

This Week:
With 13 games of their 17-game homestand in the books, the Huskers are set to open Big Ten Conference play on Friday night when the Illinois Fighting Illini visit Hawks Field. The three-game series kicks off at 6:35 p.m. on Friday night and will be shown nationally on the Big Ten Network. The two teams will continue play on Saturday at 2:05 p.m and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
The Huskers wrap up their current homestand on Tuesday against the Kansas State Wildcats at 6:35 p.m.

In case someone doesn't read the entire article, this is near the bottom:

Huskers Picked Fourth by League Coaches

The Big Ten coaches have picked Nebraska to finish fourth out of the league's 11 teams in 2012. Three Husker juniors were also named to the 'Players to Watch List', including right-handled pitcher Travis Huber, right-handed pitcher Tom Lemke and first baseman/designated hitter Kash Kalkowski.

After winning a share of the of the Big Ten title last season for the first time since 1979, Michigan State was picked as the league favorite. The Spartans were followed by Purdue, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Illinois, as only the top six teams were released by the conference office.

Come on, Huskers, prove them wrong!! :stickouttongue::stickouttongue::stickouttongue: :nod::koolaid::salute:

Below is the huskers.com article on Friday's opener. See you all tomorrow, and....

GO BIG RED!!! :thumbsup: :wave:

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Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
I'll be around for a while, as I said yesterday; but, I won't be able to stick around as long as I originally thought. I have to eat dinner, then get cleaned up for the dance.

I am dvr'ing game, so I'll be looking forward to it when I get home. :)


Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
1 minute to go.

Husker roster:

19 Bublitz, Luke RHP R/R 6-3 200 So. Thornton, Colo. (Legacy)
18 Bummer, Aaron LHP L/L 6-2 175 Fr. Peoria, Ariz. (Sunrise Mountain)
13 Burleson, Cory C L/R 6-1 203 Sr. Midland, Texas (Midland Christian)
34 Christensen, Austin LHP L/L 6-5 205 Fr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (John F. Kennedy)
2 Christensen, Chad OF R/R 6-3 206 Jr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Washington)
41 Darby, Austin OF L/R 6-3 200 Fr. Colorado Springs, Colo. (Cheyenne Mountain)
10 Farmer, Kurt INF R/R 6-2 198 Jr. Columbus, Neb. (Columbus)
45 Fish, Taylor C R/R 5-10 180 Fr. Kearney, Neb. (Kearney)
37 Hander, Ryan RHP R/R 6-3 185 Jr. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Lincoln)
22 Headley, Blake INF L/R 6-2 190 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
27 Hirsch, Zach LHP L/L 6-4 227 So. St. Charles, Ill. (North)
55 Huber, Travis RHP R/R 6-3 225 Jr. West Jordan, Utah (College of Southern Idaho) (West Jordan)
3 Kalkowski, Kash 1B R/R 6-1 198 Jr. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island)
23 Keller, Jon RHP R/R 6-5 231 So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier)
9 Kelly, Pat SS R/R 5-11 170 Fr. Red Wing, Minn. (Red Wing)
46 Kildow, Ty OF R/R 5-7 180 So. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
32 King, Tyler LHP L/L 6-0 198 So. Republic, Mo. (Republic)
14 Kiser, Kale OF S/R 5-10 191 Sr. Plano, Texas (Plano West)
31 Kubat, Kyle LHP R/L 6-1 170 Fr. Waterloo, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
30 Lemke, Tom RHP R/R 6-8 224 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Northwest Christian)
21 Niederklein, Tyler RHP R/R 6-2 210 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard West)
7 Peters, Bryan 2B R/R 6-2 185 Jr. Fort Collins, Colo. (Rocky Mountain)
44 Pierce, Brandon RHP R/R 6-2 205 So. Gunter, Texas (Gunter)
4 Pritchard, Michael OF L/L 6-0 177 So. Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)
11 Sanguinetti, Rich OF L/R 6-1 190 Jr. Arlington, Texas (Texarkana CC) (Mansfield Summit)
20 Scheffert, Josh INF R/R 6-2 209 Jr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
50 Spitsnogle, Dexter RHP R/R 6-5 225 Sr. Odell, Neb. (Doane) (Diller-Odell)
39 Stock, Richard C L/R 6-2 185 Jr. Westlake Village, Calif. (USC, Pierce College) (Agoura)
36 Stovall, Jeff RHP R/R 6-1 155 Fr. Irving, Texas (Irving)
40 Stucky, Sam C R/R 6-2 207 Sr. McPherson, Kan. (Johnson County) (McPherson)
5 Urban, Quentin OF R/R 5-11 185 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
26 Vogt, Dylan RHP R/R 6-2 193 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)



Husker Immortal
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Nebraska - Illinois

Fri., March 23 - 6:35 p.m.:

Nebraska - Jr. Tom Lemke (RHP, 2-1)


Illinois - Jr. Kevin Johnson (RHP, 3-1)
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Darin says, we are showing signs in the bullpen......what?

Did he mean, they are workingn on "signs"? Seems, that is what he, finally, eluded to.;)
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