Husker News and Notes for Feb. 20

Jeff WilliamsAnalyst IFebruary 20, 2009

The Huskers will be increasing season ticket prices for the 2009 season. Season ticket holders will pay $54 per ticket for seven home games ($378 total). In 2008, Nebraska season ticket holders paid $416 for a season ticket for eight games, or $52 per ticket.

For the seventh consecutive year, Nebraska students will not see an increase in their season ticket prices. UNL students will pay a total of $147 for seven games, or $21 per game, and UNL faculty and staff will pay $51 per game ($357 total).

HuskerVision will be getting an upgrade. Two new HuskerVision replay boards will be added on the northwest and northeast towers.


The screens are the same size as those on the south towers, measuring 21’ high and 24’ wide. The addition will give Memorial Stadium five replay boards and allow nearly every fan a clear view of a HuskerVision screen.


Additionally, HuskerVision will be upgraded to a high-definition format during the summer, further enhancing one of college football’s best in-game video presentations.

"Our fans should really enjoy the new features planned for Memorial Stadium," Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said. "We have heard from fans who were concerned about not having a clear view of the replay screens and we have addressed that. The high-definition format will really add to what HuskerVision does, and we expect that we will also add ribbon boards to the façade of the East and West balconies for the 2009 season."

Mike Matya takes a look at Brent Qvale. He totaled 61 pancake blocks as a senior while leading his team to a state playoff berth and a 7-4 record. So far in his basketball season, he is averaging 21.8 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks. Williston is currently ranked No. 3 in North Dakota’s largest class with an 11-5 record.

Now that the dust has settled, Tim Griffin says Mike Leach has to rebuild his team.

Shawn Bodtmann’s coach, fierce Nebraska critic Mike DeAntona, was fired at the end of the 2008 season.