Nebraska will start Big Ten play against Penn State on Wednesday, Sept. 21
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Huskers Open Big Ten Slate with Penn State

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - The Big Ten Conference released its 2011 conference volleyball schedule on Monday afternoon, with Nebraska's first match in the conference coming at home on Wednesday, Sept. 21 when it hosts four-time defending national champion Penn State.

The Huskers will play 20 conference matches in 2011, as they will play nine opponents both at the NU Coliseum and on the road, while they will also play two programs either at home or away. Nebraska will play home-and-home series with Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Huskers also host Illinois in Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 22 and will finish regular-season play on Saturday, Nov. 26 with a trip to Chicago to play Northwestern.

Nebraska holds an all-time record of 107-25-4 against Big Ten programs, including undefeated records against Iowa (12-0), Northwestern (4-0) and Michigan State (8-0-2). The Huskers hold an advantage over 10 of the conference's members, while the Huskers and Hoosiers have split two meetings in the series.

After hosting Penn State to open the conference schedule the Huskers will then host Ohio State on Saturday, Sept.24, before the team makes its first Big Ten road trip the following weekend when it matches up with Michigan State on Friday, Sept. 30 and Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Wed., Sept. 21: Penn State
Sat., Sept. 24: Ohio State

Fri., Sept. 30: at Michigan State
Sat., Oct. 1: at Michigan
Fri., Oct. 7: Purdue
Sat., Oct. 8: Indiana

Fri. Oct. 14: at Wisconsin
Sat. Oct. 15: at Minnesota
Wed., Oct. 19: Iowa

Sat., Oct. 22: Illinois

Fri., Oct. 28: at Ohio State
Sat., Oct. 29: at Penn State
Fri., Nov. 4: Michigan
Sat., Nov. 5: Michigan State

Fri., Nov. 11: at Indiana
Sat., Nov. 12: at Purdue
Wed., Nov. 16: Minnesota
Sat., Nov. 19: Wisconsin

Wed., Nov. 23: at Iowa
Sat., Nov. 26: at Northwestern

* Home matches in bold


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