NU Soccer to Open 2012 Season on Friday

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The Nebraska soccer team is set to open its second season as members of the Big Ten Conference on Friday, Aug. 17, when Head Coach John Walker’s squad visits Norman, Okla., for a 7 p.m. with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Friday will mark the first non-conference meeting between the two teams, as the Huskers were members of the Big 12 Conference through the 2010 season. The teams have previously met 15 teams, with Nebraska holding a dominant 12-2-1 record in the series.

Live stats of the game will be available at and a live stream may be provided, that is yet to be decided.

Home Opener with Drake Moved to Abbott Sports Complex

Due to construction at Ed Weir Stadium and a new playing surface at the Nebraska Soccer Field, the Nebraska soccer team will play its season opener against Drake on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Abbott Sports Complex in northeast Lincoln at 1 p.m. The facility is located at 7600 North 70th Street in Lincoln.

All fans eighth grade and younger will be admitted free to the game, while tickets for fans in ninth to 12th grade will cost $3 and adult tickets will be $5.

The playing surface at the Nebraska Soccer Field was replaced earlier this summer, but above-average temperatures and little or no rainfall in July and August has stunted the development of the new turf’s root system.

The Huskers have been training at the Abbott Sports Complex since preseason camp opened. Nebraska previously called the facility home from 1994 to 2005. The Huskers moved on campus to the Nebraska Soccer Field in 2005.