Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013 AT 3:47 PM / Updated at 3:49 PM
NU gets ‘puzzling’ hoop schedule
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska learned Tuesday the four Big Ten schools it will play only once next season in men’s basketball, and coach Tim Miles was puzzled with the choices.

The Huskers will face Iowa (road), Minnesota (home), Wisconsin (home) and Michigan State (road) as “single-plays.” The other seven schools are “double-plays,” meaning home and home.

That doesn’t do much to foster geographic rivalry as NU’s three closest schools are single-plays.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at