Husker Student-Athletes: A Lifetime Experience

The $8.7 million Herman Student Life Complex tripled the size of the academic space available for Husker student-athletes by using the previous space known as the Hewit Center and the space previously occupied by the West Stadium Strength Complex.

Nebraska Athletics is one of the few self-sustaining athletic programs in the country. In 2016-17, Nebraska was one of only two collegiate programs in the nation to attract nearly 1.3 million fans across its seven major team sports through the doors of its world-class facilities. In 2016-17, Nebraska was the only Division I program to rank in the top 15 nationally in attendance in football and men's basketball. Overall, nine Husker sports ranked among the top 20 nationally in attendance in 2016-17.

This incredible interest and support enables Nebraska Athletics to invest in the student-athlete experience, as well as the overall game-day experience. Nebraska is a leader in providing all the resources and support necessary for student-athletes to become successful in Academics, Athletics and Life. Nebraska will continue to strategically plan for avenues to strengthen the resources to support more than 600 Husker student-athletes across 24 sports. 



What Nebraska provides its student-athletes

Free MacBook Air: Every student-athlete is provided a MacBook Air while they are a student at Nebraska

PEO Program: Letterwinner alumni are provided a one-semester scholarship, valued up to $7,500, to apply toward an internship, study abroad experience or graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Husker Bucks: Available to all student-athletes on an active roster. App that gives the student-athlete $10 per day on Saturdays and Sundays to eat at select restuarants in downtown Lincoln, including:

Noodles & Co.
Wahoo Taco's
Jersey Mike's

Dickey's BBQ
Fuzzy's Tacos

adidas: Every Husker student-athlete is outfitted in adidas gear to wear both on and off the field. Nebraska and adidas have a longstanding partnership that goes back to 1997

Nutrition: Nebraska provides individual nutrtion counseling to every student-athlete. Along with the Lewis Training Table, Nebraska provides supplement stations for postwork recovery at both Memorial Stadium and the Hendricks Training Complex

Academic Experience

More than 600 student-athletes benefit not only from Nebraska’s full cost of attendance scholarships and the MacBook Air program, but also the amazing facilities and staff support within the Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex. Nebraska enters 2017-18 with a nation-leading 329 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 17 NCAA Today’s Top Ten awards.

The athletic academic unit, located in the Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex, provides personal and academic support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers.

Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is composed of 14 full-time staff members and is certified by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) as meeting the standards established by the N4A.

More information on the academics department can be found on here.

Performance Nutrition

Husker student-athletes have ample places to dine, as the Lewis Training Table is open extended hours for meals, while the North Stadium and Hendricks Training Complexes have areas for supplements for recovery after workouts or for snacks throughout the day.

Nebraska’s three fulltime sports dietitians work with the Lewis Training Table manager and executive chef to plan and prepare meals to help maximize performance for student-athletes. Nebraska’s individual nutritional counseling focuses on performance nutrition strategies, hydration, quality food choices and proper supplementation to help student-athletes reach their full potential.

More information on the performance nutrition department can be found on here.

Life Skills

Regarded as the premier and most comprehensive Life Skills program in college athletics, the Husker program is committed to providing proactive education, resources and support through college and beyond to promote total person development and preparation for life after sports. Led by Senior Associate Athletic Director Keith Zimmer, five full-time staff members coordinate community involvement, career planning, effective communication strategies and much more to benefit Husker student-athletes.

More information on the life skills department can be found on here. While more information on Nebraska's post-eligibility opportunities can be found here.

Athletic Medicine

Providing expert care to more than 600 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most well-trained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers, Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber and Football Head Athletic Trainer Mark Mayer, the 2017-18 Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five physicians, 13 full-time athletic trainers, eight graduate assistant athletic trainers, two full-time in-house athletic psychologists and sports psychiatry consultants who work directly with student-athletes.

Nebraska’s medical facilities have long been among the nation’s best, and NU’s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska’s North Stadium facility, Haymarket Park, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex all feature athletic medicine areas. The Devaney Center’s Athletic Medicine facility underwent an extensive expansion as part of the Hendricks Training Complex addition in 2011.

More information on the athletic medicine department can be found on here.

Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab

The future of athletic performance is here. The Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory utilizes a multi-method, multi-disciplinary approach to athlete performance and health through technology and academic expertise. Through collaborative expertise, the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory strives to bring the best to the student-athletes of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In 2013, a 50,000-square-foot expansion of Nebraska's East Memorial Stadium brought together athletic and academic researchers in Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) under one roof to study human behavior and performance. The partnership is believed to be the nation's only joint, on campus athletic and academic research facility. The collaboration is a testament to Nebraska's commitment to student-athlete's performance, safety, and long-term health and well-being housed within East Memorial Stadium, allowing optimal accessibility for student-athletes, researchers, and coaching staffs.

More information on the NAPL can be found on here.

On Campus Housing

The university offers several housing options to undergraduate students, from the rich diversity of our residence halls to the more self-reliant environment of apartment-style living. Nebraska offers suite-style, apartment and traditional housing.

We offer you the choice of 17 residence halls, 14 on city campus and three on east campus. The halls are grouped together into complexes and feature a wide range of amenities.

More information on campus living can be found here.

While student-athletes have access to the Lewis Training Table at Memorial Stadium for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are also other dining centers located across campus. More information can be found here.

Away from Campus

Modeled after the Power and Light District in Kansas City, the Railyard is near the front entrance of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Artists that have played Pinnacle Bank Arena include Katy Perry,
Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Lil’ Wayne, Jason Aldean,
Eric Church, Pink, Miranda Lambert, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel,
Blake Shelton, Pearl Jam,
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Carrie Underwood.

One of the nation’s largest 75 cities, Lincoln features many of the benefits of an urban setting and is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland. The third-largest city in the Big Ten, Lincoln enables Nebraska student-athletes to enjoy the benefits of city life while residing in a community which is widely regarded as one of the top places to live in the United States.

Lincoln's National Rankings
No. 1 - Most Content City (24/7 Wallstreet)
No. 1 - Top 10 Cities for Job Seekers (Forbes)
No. 1 - Healthiest Small City (Daily Finance)
No. 1 - City in Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
No. 2 - City in Highest Quality of Life (Huffington Post)
No. 3 - Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (Nerd Wallet)
No. 3 - Top 10 Places to Travel in the U.S. in 2017 (
No. 3 - Lowest Unemployment Rate (Bureau of Labor)
No. 6 - Best College Town (AIER)
No. 8 Top 10 Best Downtowns (
No. 8 Best Cities of 2016 (
Top-10 Most Beautiful Cities in USA (The Culture Trip)