Husker Update: Basketball Still on European Time, Soccer Starts with Exhibition Victory


The Huskers’ final location was well worth the five-hour motor coach ride from Florence.

As the Huskers’ travel party got their first look of picturesque Lake Como late Saturday, cameras and phones came to life as the Huskers wanted to take in the scene.

The Huskers will tour Lugano, Switzerland, on Monday before taking on the Italian Select team tonight at 11 am (central).


The Nebraska soccer team controlled from start to finish in its 4-0 exhibition victory over Omaha in front of 1,028 fans at Hibner Stadium on Saturday night.

The Huskers continue exhibition play next week when they visit Arkansas on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. (CT). Nebraska’s regular-season opener is set for Friday, Aug. 30 at Kansas. Both Arkansas and Kansas qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season. The Mavericks conclude exhibition play next weekend as Omaha takes on Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.