Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska Head Coach Gary Pepin announced the 2013 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field schedules on Thursday. The Huskers will look to add another Big Ten Championship in 2013 after the women's team won the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championship in Lincoln last winter.
NU will host six teams that finished in the top-25 at the 2012 NCAA Championships, including 2012 Men's NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Florida. Nebraska also welcomes Auburn, whose men finished sixth at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships, as well as Alabama and North Carolina. Additionally, the Huskers will compete against numerous Big 12 powerhouses and will take on members of the Big Ten Conference before facing them at the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
Nebraska will open the indoor season by hosting the Nebraska Intrasquad on Dec. 7 at the Devaney Center. The Huskers will then host the Holiday Inn Invitational on Jan. 11- 12 and will participate in the NWU Invitational on Jan. 18.
Nebraska hosts the adidas Classic on Jan. 19 as Oral Roberts, Wichita State, Air Force and Iowa will all compete at the Devaney Center. The Huskers will travel to the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Jan. 25-26.
Nebraska returns home to host the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 1-2. This year the Huskers will welcome defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Florida and SEC powerhouse Auburn as well as the Conference USA power Central Florida women. Nebraska also hosts former Big 12 foes Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State and Big Ten opponents Illinois and Wisconsin to the Devaney Center for the annual event.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Lincoln as NU will hold the Mark Colligan Memorial on Feb. 9. The Huskers will wrap-up the home indoor season on Feb. 15 with the Nebraska Tune-Up.
The 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships will take place on Feb. 22-23 in Geneva, Ohio. The Huskers will take part in the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier on March 2 and will then travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships on March 8-9.
NU opens the 2013 outdoor season on March 22-23 at the Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Huskers then travel to the Arkansas Spring Invitational on March 30 in Fayetteville, Ark., and will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Crimson Tide Invite on April 6. The Huskers will host the Nebraska Quad on April 13 at Ed Weir Stadium. The Kansas Relays will take place on April 17-20 in Lawrence, Kan., while the Mt. SAC Relays will also go on at that time in Walnut, Calif.
Nebraska will hold the Pre-Drake Meet on April 23 in Lincoln at Ed Weir Stadium, before heading to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif., on April 25-27.
The Nebraska Invitational will be on May 4, before the Huskers head to the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio on May 10-12.
The Huskers will look for a strong postseason showing at the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas on May 23-25. The NCAA Championships Final Round will be held in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8.