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Nebraska Cornhuskers

University University of Nebraska
Conference Big 12
North Division
Location Lincoln, NE|Lincoln, Nebraska|NE
Head coach Connie Yori (8th year)
Arena Bob Devaney Sports Center
(Capacity: 13,595)
Nickname Cornhuskers
Colors Scarlet and Cream


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NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1993, 1998, 2008, 2010
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1988, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010
Conference regular season champions
1988, 2010

The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in women's college basketball.


Women’s basketball started as a club sport in 1970 and five years later it became a varsity sport when scholarships were offered. George Nicodemus was the first head coach and had a 22-9 record in his first season, taking the Huskers to the AIAW where they lost in the second round of the tournament. Five different head coaches would be hired after Nicodemus left the program in 1971 until 1986 when Angela Beck took a stable head coach position. Beck led the Huskers to their first NCAA bid after winning the Big 8 championship in 1988. She led the Huskers back to the NCAA in 93 and 96. She left the program in 1996 to pursue other opportunities and was replaced by Paul Sanderford. Sanderford led the Huskers to a NCAA sub-regional in 1998 and 1999 and received a third consecutive NCAA bid in 2000. Connie Yori became the head coach in 2002 and has led the Huskers to WNIT in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and NCAA in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

As part of the 2010 NCAA conference realignment, the women's basketball team will begin competing in the Big Ten Conference starting with the 2011-12 season.