2010-11 University of Nebraska STudent-athlete



2010-11 University of Nebraska STudent-athlete
2010-11 University of Nebraska
STudent-athlete Handbook
Table of Contents
2010-11 Nebraska Academic Calendar................................ 3
From the Athletic Director..................................................... 4
Welcome to Nebraska............................................................ 5
History of Nebraska............................................................... 6
Executive Team..................................................................... 7
Nebraska Head Coaches....................................................... 8
Academic Excellence........................................................9-10
Athletic Recognition.......................................................11-12
Sports Participation.......................................................13-14
University of Nebraska Code of Conduct........................15-17
Academic Support & Life Skills......................................18-25
Physical Welfare & Injury...............................................26-31
Nebraska Sports Nutrition................................................... 32
Athletic Performance........................................................... 33
Athletic Facilities...........................................................34-37
Eligibility Requirements...................................................... 38
NCAA Rules & Regulations.............................................39-41
Compliance Officers/Financial Aid.................................42-44
University Facilities and Services..................................45-48
Quick Reference Guide........................................................ 49
Athletic Department Directory........................................50-53
Student-athletes are responsible for being familiar with and
abiding by the information presented in the Student-Athlete
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The University of Nebraska is a
unified community, and we are
proud of our heritage. As we
look with optimism toward the
future we strive to adhere to
the following code:
I will be respectful toward
others, their thoughts and
aspirations, and will look
upon them with equality and
I will be compassionate,
always mindful of those less
fortunate than me.
I will be honest with whom I
interact, practicing integrity in
my daily decisions.
I will be mindful of the
investments others have made
in the University, realizing my
own responsibilities in life.
And I will always be dignified
in who I am, striving for
excellence in all I do.
The University
of Nebraska-Lincoln
does not discriminate based
on gender, age, disability,
race, color, religion,
marital status, veteran’s
status, national or ethnic
origin, or sexual orientation.
Project Coordinators
Mike Nieman
Ben Wegemer
Jessica Schwager
Photo Credits
NU Photo Services
Nebraska Media Relations
2010-11 Academic Calendar
First Semester
Aug. 23
First Semester begins
Second Semester
Jan. 10
Late Registration begins
Late Registration begins
($25 late registration fee assessed)
Aug. 30
Last day for late registrations and adds
($25 late registration fee charged)
Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 18
Last day for late registrations and adds
Last day to drop a full semester
course and receive 100 percent refund
Sept. 3
(Student and Staff Holiday)
Last day to drop a full semester
Last day to drop a full semester
course and receive 75 percent refund
Last day to file a drop to remove course Sept. 4-Nov. 12
Second Semester begins
course and receive 100 percent refund
Jan. 21
Last day to drop a full semester
from student’s record
course and receive 75 percent refund
All course withdrawals noted with
Last day to file a drop to remove course
a "W" on academic record
Sept. 6
Labor Day (Student and Staff Holiday)
Sept. 10
Last day to apply for residence for
First Semester
from student's record
Jan. 22-April 8
All course withdrawals noted with
Jan. 28
Last day to withdraw from a full
a "W" on academic record
Last day to withdraw from a full
semester course and receive
semester course and receive
50 percent refund
50 percent refund
Final day to apply for a degree in May
Sept. 12
Tuition and fee payment deadline
($25 application fee charged)
Sept. 17
Last day to withdraw from a full
Last day to apply for residence for
semester course and receive
25 percent refund
Sept. 24
Oct. 15
Last day to withdraw from a full semester
in December
Feb. 12
Tuition and fee payment deadline
($25 application fee charged)
March 4
Last day to change a course registration
March 7
Early Registration for Summer, 2011,
March 20-27
Spring Vacation (UNL offices are
Final day to apply for a degree
to or from "Pass/No Pass"
Fall Semester Break
(Student Holiday - UNL offices are open)
Oct. 25-Nov. 9
course and receive 25 percent refund
Last day to change a course registration
to or from "Pass/No Pass"
Oct. 18-19
Second Semester
Feb. 4
Priority Registration for
Second Semester, 2009-10
Nov. 10-Jan. 9
Open Registration for Second Semester
Nov. 12
Last day to withdraw from one or more
open Monday through Friday)
March 28-April 12 Priority Registration begins for
First Semester, 2010-2011
April 8
Last day to withdraw from one or more
courses for the term
course for the term
Nov. 24
Student Holiday (UNL offices are open)
April 25-April 30
Last week of classes Nov. 25-28
Thanksgiving Vacation
April 30
Last day of classes
(UNL offices are closed)
May 2-6
Second Semester Final Exams
Dec. 6-11
Last week of classes May 6
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Dec. 11
Last day of classes
May 7
Second Semester Commencement
Dec. 13-17
First Semester Final Exams
Dec. 17
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Dec. 18
First Semester Commencement
Dec. 24-Jan. 2
Holiday Closedown
(UNL offices are closed)
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From the Athletic Director
Dear Huskers,
One of the blessings, and also
one of the difficulties, of being
a student-athlete is learning
how to juggle and manage a
great many responsibilities
in a compressed time frame.
Hopefully this planner will
help you master the process. I
hope that the work ethic, time
management, and disciplinary
skills that you master as a
student-athlete will serve you
well throughout the remainder of
your time.
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Welcome to Nebraska
Welcome to Nebraska
You should feel proud that
your scholastic achievement
and athletic abilities have
created a place for you at
Nebraska, where you will be
challenged to reach your full
potential in the classroom and
on the playing field.
This handbook has been
prepared for you to use as a
guide to the many opportunities
you will be experiencing during
your career as a student and
as an athlete. No one could
be expected to know all the
rules and regulations or the
possibilities and challenges
available. It is hoped you will
refer to this handbook as new
situations present themselves
to you.
During your career at
Nebraska you will set many
goals, both academically and
Intercollegiate Athletics has
set specific goals for all of its
units to reach every day. These
Academic Integrity:
 Dedication to the principles of academic excellence
 Encouragement of degree completion
 Support in securing a productive place in society
 Preparation for graduate education
Athletic Achievement:
 Dedication to maximum athletic performance
Diversity & Equity:
 Respect for and sensitivity to the dignity of every person
 Focus on the education and welfare of the minority student-
 Opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in coaching,
administration, etc.
 Compliance with the 1972 Civil Rights Law as it relates to equitable treatment for male and female student-athletes
Fiscal Integrity:
 Comprehensive fiscal policies and practices to ensure control and accountability
 Compliance with all Federal, State, NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations
Continuation of Nebraska's rich heritage as a national leader and an integral force in shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics
Personal Development:
Encouragement of all student-athletes toward personal and professional growth to be positive role models
Quality Support:
 The finest staff, facilities, services and equipment are provided to
create a positive, supportive environment
 Included in this guide is information
related to your academic activities
and your physical welfare, as well
as necessary sports participation
If you read the helpful information
contained in this handbook and utilize
the resources mentioned, you will
find that you can settle into your new
environment successfully.
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History of Nebraska
Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska
is the state's land-grant university and its major
comprehensive institution of higher education.
With 23,000 students from all parts of the world,
Nebraska offers a wide range of undergraduate
and graduate programs.
As UNL carries out its three-part mission of
teaching, research and outreach, the overall
impact of its efforts ensures that the quality of all
of its institutional programs is consistent with the
expectations and needs of the people of Nebraska.
Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska's
eight undergraduate colleges, the Graduate
College and the College of Law. More than
100 degree programs are offered leading to
career opportunities in the arts, the sciences, the
humanities and the professions.
Nebraska also receives more than $150 million
annually in grants and contracts from outside
sources for research, instruction, public service,
administration, and student aid. Alumni, including
authors, Pulitzer prize-winning journalists and
poets, presidential advisers and Nobel prizewinning scientists, have enriched the University’s
tradition of leadership and scholarly excellence.
The University’s faculty stands at the forefront
of discovery in many fields. Through such service
programs as Cooperative Extension, UNL reaches
tens of thousands of additional citizens each year.
Further, UNL has been innovative in stimulating
various cooperative efforts among the state, the
University, the federal government and the private
Nebraska, noted for its outstanding athletic
programs, is also noted for the quality of its
academic support programs. Nebraska has
received Athletic Management Magazine's Award
of Excellence for the best academic support
programs in collegiate athletics. UNL leads the
nation in Academic All-Americans for all sports.
Through athletic events, student-athletes are
encouraged to achieve excellence in competition
and individual development, gaining interpersonal
and leadership skills in the process. Additionally,
the department is dedicated to enhancing the
University’s reputation for integrity and excellence,
as demonstrated by the performance of studentathletes, coaches and all departmental staff
members, both on and off the field.
The Department of Athletics adheres to the rules
and regulations of the Big 12 Conference and the
National Collegiate Athletic Association.
At Nebraska, excellence in athletics and
academics are compatible. High standards in
athletics and academic programs ensure that
students will be given the best possible foundation
for their future lives and careers.
Your success as a student-athlete at Nebraska
must be measured first in terms of academic
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performance and then in terms of athletic
performance. Although you receive an athletic
scholarship, intellectual growth and academic
progress are always a priority for you while you
are here. Representing the University in its
intercollegiate athletics program is a privilege
earned by your successful academic efforts, as
well as by your athletic performance. Therefore, we
believe our program’s success must be measured
by our ability to support you both as a student and
as an athlete.
Being a UNL student-athlete affords you a
unique opportunity to develop mentally, physically
and socially in an atmosphere of excellence.
Everything from the coaching, facilities and
equipment to the medical care and academic
support you receive is planned to ensure that your
collegiate experience will be a positive one.
In addition to the University's New Student
Enrollment program, the Office of Athletic and
Academic Services provides student-athlete
orientation sessions for incoming studentathletes.
Prior to the first competition of the fall season,
the compliance office also conducts NCAA StudentAthlete Compliance Meetings for all athletic
teams to explain NCAA, Big 12 and institutional
regulations as well as department policies
and procedures. Additionally, the department’s
Substance Abuse Program is introduced.
Department Purpose
The Department of Athletics exists to provide
opportunities for students to enrich their
college experience through comprehensive,
challenging and professionally managed
intercollegiate sports programs.
The University of Nebraska broke ground on Memorial Stadium
in 1923.
Executive Team
Executive Team Member
Tom Osborne
Athletic Director
[email protected]
Marc Boehm
Executive Associate Athletic Director
[email protected]
Dennis Leblanc
Senior Associate A.D.
for Academics and Compliance
[email protected]
Bob Burton
Associate Athletic Director
[email protected]
Pat Logsdon
Assoc. A.D./Senior Women Administrator
Holly Adam
Ticket Manager
[email protected]
Dr. Lonnie Albers
Director of Athletic Medicine
[email protected]
Chris Anderson
Associate A.D. for Community Relations
Gary Bargen
Assistant A.D. for Compliance
Jan Brown
Accounting Manager
[email protected]
Dan Floyd
Director of Information Technology
[email protected]
Kirk Hartman
Creative Director
Butch Hug
Assistant A.D. for Events
John Ingram
Assistant A.D. for Facilities
[email protected]
Jeff Jamrog
Assistant A.D. for Football
[email protected]
Katie Jewell
Associate Director of Academic Programs
[email protected]
Shot Kleen
Director of Technology
[email protected]
Keith Mann
Director of Media Relations
[email protected]
Paul Meyers
Associate A.D. for Development
Doak Ostergard
Outreach Director
Dr. Josephine Potuto
Faculty Athletic Representative
Kim Shellpeper
Associate Director of Academic Programs
[email protected]
Michael Stephens
Director of Corporate Marketing
[email protected]
Randy York
Creative Director
Keith Zimmer
Associate A.D. for Life Skills
[email protected]
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Nebraska Head Coaches
Mike Anderson
Scott Jacobson
Women's Tennis
Chuck Chmelka
Men’s Gymnastics
Dan Kendig
Women's Gymnastics
Pablo Morales
Gary Pepin
Swimming and Diving Men's and Women's
Track and Field
Bill Spangler
Men's Golf
Bill Straub
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John Cook
Robin Krapfl
Women's Golf
Bo Pelini
John Walker
Jay Dirksen
Men's and Women's
Cross Country
Mark Manning
Rhonda Revelle
Morgan Hicks
Kerry McDermott
Men's Tennis
Doc Sadler
Men's Basketball
Connie Yori
Women's Basketball
Academic Excellence
Major National, Conference
and Institutional Academic
Today's Top Eight Award
Regarded as the nation's most
prestigious academic award,
Nebraska has a nation-leading 16
recipients of the Top Eight Award. To
be nominated, students must have
exhausted their athletic eligibility.
The award is based on the criteria
of athletic achievement, academic
achievement and community
Wrestling and women’s basketball standouts Craig Brester and Kelsey
Academic All-Americans
Nebraska’s rich tradition of
academic excellence is solidified
on the national level through the
University’s dominance of the
CoSIDA Academic All-America Award.
Nebraska leads the nation in this
prestigious honor.
To be considered for the award,
student-athletes must be sophomore
status or above, maintain a minimum
3.3 cumulative grade-point average,
be a team starter or key reserve and
be active in the community.
Griffin were selected by faculty as the 2009-10 Nebraska StudentAthlete of the Year award winners.
Nebraska Male and Female
Student-Athletes of the Year
Honored annually at the
Student-Athlete Recognition
Banquet, faculty members from
the Intercollegiate Athletic
Committee vote on and select one
male and one female studentathlete each year.
Criteria for nomination include
candidates being enrolled in the
academic year in which the final
season of athletic eligibility
occurs; having a minimum
cumulative grade-point average
of 3.00; performing with
distinction in a varsity sport; and
acting both on and off the field
in a manner that has brought
credit to the student-athlete,
the institution and intercollegiate
2009-10 honorees include:
Craig Brester (Wrestling)
Kelsey Griffin (Basketball)
Bryan Snyder (Wrestling)
Diandra Hyman (Bowling)
Kyle Vanden Bosch (Football)
Angie Oxley (Volleyball)
Brian Shaw (Football)
Janet Dutton (Track and Field)
Jim Koziol (Gymnastics)
Fiona Nepo (Volleyball)
Ryan Tobin (Wrestling)
Jenny Smith (Softball)
Ted Harris (Gymnastics)
Shelly Bartlett (Gymnastics)
Jason Christie (Gymnastics)
Billie Fletcher (Volleyball)
Rob Zatechka (Football)
Nicole Duval (Gymnastics)
Trev Alberts (Football)
Theresa Stelling (Track and Field/CC)
Mike Stigge (Football)
Karen Jennings (Basketball)
Pat Engelbert (Football)
Janet Kruse (Volleyball)
David Edeal (Football)
Lynne Frey (Track and Field)
Student-Athlete Recognition
A n n u a l l y, t h e a t h l e t i c
Former honorees include:
department celebrates studentNick Sullivan (Baseball)
athlete excellence and life
Amanda Gates (Volleyball)
skills at the Student-Athlete
Stephen Tetrault (Gymnastics)
S a r a h P a v a n ( Vo l l e y b a l l ) Recognition Banquet held in April
Stephanie Carter (Gymnastics) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The banquet is a result of an
Dane Todd (Football)
endowment created by Dick and
Ashley Selig (Track and Field)
Dale Herman. Student-athletes
Aaron Plas (Track and Field)
Richelle Simpson (Gymnastics) who have completed at least
one year of school can earn a
Volleyball standout Kori Cooper is a two-time Daniel Bruce (Baseball)
bronze, silver or gold medallion
first-team Academic All-America recipient Judd Davies (Football)
and a three-time first-team Academic All-Big Anne Gaffigan (Track and Field/CC)
based on either their cumulative
12 award winner.
grade-point average at the end
Jeff Leise (Baseball)
of the semester preceding the
Laura Pilakowski (Volleyball)
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Academic Excellence
The Husker men’s gymnastics team captured the 2010 Life Skills Award of Excellence for the first time.
banquet, or their grade-point
average earned during the
previous calendar year.
The Herman Team GradePoint Average Awards are
presented to the one men's and
one women's team with the
highest team cumulative gradepoint average in the previous
calendar year. Nebraska's male
and female Student-Athlete
of the Year are announced at
the banquet in addition to
recognizing the single men’s and
women’s team with the highest
point total in the year-long Life
Skills Team Competition.
Big 12 Commissioner's
Honor Roll
At the conclusion of each
academic term, the Big 12
Conference names the Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll
recognizing student-athletes
who have earned a 3.0 or better
grade-point average.
Nebraska student-athletes
continue to raise the bar and
graduate at a higher rate than
the general student population.
Nebraska student-athletes
post an outstanding exhausted
eligibility rate of 94 percent,
which leads the Big 12
Academic All-Big 12
Nebraska student-athletes
are always well represented on
Academic All-Big 12 teams for
their respective sports. To be
named to the first team, studentathletes must be regulars on
their team and have earned a
3.2 or higher cumulative gradepoint average (GPA) or a 3.2
GPA or better in the previous
two academic terms. First year
and junior college transfers are
not eligible to be nominated.
Those earning between a 3.0
and 3.19 GPA are eligible for
Academic All-Big 12 second team
A total of 104 Nebraska student-athletes earned degrees during the 2009-10
fall and spring commencement exercises, including Husker basketball player
Yvonne Turner.
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Athletic Recognition
Degree-Completion Awards
contributes $650,000 a year to a
program of Degree-Completion
Awards to be given to studentathletes who have exhausted
their athletic eligibility and
institutional aid.
In addition, the NCAA
consortium of businesses
provides funds for degree
completion awards. See your
academic counselor for details.
Postgraduate Scholarships
Postgraduate scholarships
are also available to those
who wish to pursue advanced
degrees. For details, talk to the
Life Skills Department.
In most cases, applicants
must be in their final season
of athletic eligibility, have a
minimum 3.2 GPA, and have
excelled in their sport and in the
HERO Leadership Award
Annually, at least one
student-athlete from each
team is selected to receive
the HERO Leadership Award
recognizing student-athletes
who have consistently gone
above and beyond the call of
duty demonstrating a strong
commitment to community
Honorees are selected by the
Head Coach, Academic/Athletic
Counselor, and the Life Skills
Recognition Events
There is often confusion
concerning the types of
recognition events that are
allowable, as well as what
travel expenses you may accept
in connection with various types
of recognition. Before traveling
to any such event, seek approval
from the Athletic Compliance
P­ romotion or Charitable
Benefit Appearances
regulations, student-athletes
appearances under certain
conditions. All requests for such
appearances must be approved
by the Compliance Office.
As a prerequisite to approval,
the student-athlete and an
authorized representative of
Nebraska All-American high jumper Epley Bullock with Athletic Director Tom
Osborne at the 2010 Hero Breakfast.
the organization requesting
the appearance must sign
a waiver ensuring that the
student-athlete’s name, image
or appearance is used in a
manner consistent with NCAA
In addition, a studentathlete is not allowed to miss
class in order to participate in
the activity.
Please direct any such
requests to the Athletic
Compliance Office at 472-2042
before proceeding.
Media Relations
As a member of a Nebraska
intercollegiate athletic team,
you should be aware that a
great deal of attention is paid
by the surrounding community
to the University’s athletic
program. Part of the benefit of
being associated with Nebraska
is the extensive media attention
received by the department.
The public is very interested
in the intercollegiate athletic
activities at Nebraska, and it
is from these interested alumni
and fans that the University
receives much of its support for
our athletic program.
You have a responsibility
to Nebraska, your coaches and
teammates to cooperate with
the media whenever possible. To
aid the Media Relations Office
with requests for information
from the media, you are asked
at the beginning of the year
to complete a media relations
questionnaire. Any personal
information you disclose may be
released by the Media Relations
Interacting with the print
and electronic media gives
you the opportunity to develop
communication skills that
can be helpful not only as a
student-athlete but in future
professional, business and
athletic careers. As an entering
freshman, you may be nervous
about speaking to media
representatives, but by the
time you graduate you will have
become relaxed, confident and
Never agree to an interview
unless arrangements have been
coordinated through the Media
Relations Office.
This policy will help you
avoid contact with unauthorized
people who may attempt to
gain and use information for
gambling or scouting purposes.
The Media Relations Office will
let you know when to expect
authorized contact from media
and other related individuals.
The Media Relations Office
will not give out your home or
cell phone number without your
permission. You may wish to
have an unlisted number so that
unauthorized people, whether
media members, gamblers or
well-meaning fans, do not get
it from Directory Assistance and
disturb you.
Press Conferences
During the football and
volleyball season, weekly media
luncheons are held on campus
in the Don Bryant Media Facility
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A regular media gathering
may also be held for the
men’s and women’s basketball
programs during the season in
the Bob Devaney Sports Center
media room. As a member of a Nebraska
athletic team, you may be
asked to be available to larger
media groups, provided your
attendance does not conflict
with your class schedule. If
an individual player is being
honored, every effort is made to
have that player present.
You may also be asked to
speak with the media after
practice or a game, as prearranged by your coach and the
Media Relations Office.
conferences are held as
needed. For instance, when
Nebraska hosts a conference
or NCAA championship, a press
conference is held before the
event. Members of any team
with media present are expected
to be available to the media
following their game or event.
Please note that the locker
rooms, weight room and training
rooms are off-limits to the
public. This includes media.
Athletic Support
The following organizations
build enthusiasm and support
for Nebraska's athletic program.
Let them know you appreciate
their efforts.
Nebraska Spirit Squad
As fellow students, the
Cheer Squad and the Scarlets
(dance team) work hard to
support Nebraska athletics,
the University and community.
These students support
Nebraska on the sideline and at
philanthropic events, and make
almost 200 public appearances
a year.
Each squad’s members
are selected through a tryout
process in the spring of the
academic year. They are selected
based on their overall academic
profile, fitness/health, attitude
and potential for contribution,
and technical skills.
The University of Nebraska
mascots, "Herbie Husker" and
"Lil' Red" can be found at men's
and women's athletic events
generating crowd enthusiasm.
These wholesome and funloving mascots are a hit with
fans of all ages.
By stirring the crowd with a
rousing fight song, Nebraska’s
band and pep band are an
important part of each athletic
event where they participate.
Booster Organizations
Often, student-athletes
think of booster clubs as just
social organizations. However,
the main goal of each and every
club is to help generate the
financial and moral support
necessary to maintain a strong
athletic program.
These various booster
groups generate over $2
million a year for the athletic
program at Nebraska. The NCAA
defines individuals who have
supported athletic programs
as "representatives of athletic
interests." Athletes should be
aware that the NCAA has rules
and regulations governing the
activity of "reps." Whenever
you have a question regarding
a booster’s involvement with
you or a prospective studentathlete who may be visiting our
campus, please ask your coach,
or the Compliance Office at 4722042.
Membership in Nebraska
booster clubs is open to anyone
– alumni, letterwinners, friends,
parents and fans. It allows
individuals with a common
interest to work and socialize
together. If you know of anyone
who might be interested
in joining one of the booster
organizations or in making a
contribution to the department,
have them call the Nebraska
Athletic Development Office at
472-2367 or visit Huskers.com
and click "Make a Gift".
Nebraska Booster Clubs
Chip-N Club (Women’s Golf)
Fairway Club (Men’s Golf)
Fastbreakers (WBB)
Touchdown Club (Football)
Beef Club (Football)
Cattle Club (Football)
Walk-on Club (Football)
Husker Home Run Club
Husker Netters (M/W Tennis)
Husker Power Club (Strength
Husker Splash Club (Swimming
& Diving)
Husker Wresting Club
Nebraska Gymnastics Club
Nebraska Soccer Booster Club
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NU Relay Club (Track and Field)
On Deck Circle (Softball)
Rebounders (Men’s Basketball)
The Match Club (Volleyball)
Dealing with
the Media
Be aware that the image
you create for yourself
and your team affects the
reputation of the entire
With this in mind, you
are urged to exercise care
when making statements
to the media.
The longer you are on
a team, the more likely it
is that you will develop
a personal relationship
with some of the media
representatives regularly
covering your team.
While we encourage these
relationships, remember
that regardless of what
is said, a reporter’s first
obligation is to report the
news. Don’t say it if you
don’t want to see it in print
or on television.
If your team receives
regular media attention,
a member of the Media
Relations staff will hold a
briefing to give you media
before the beginning of
your playing season. At
that time, you will be given
a handout that will help
you deal with the news
Sports Participation
When you participate in
intercollegiate athletics, you are
representing the University and
all the people who support it.
As a student-athlete, you
will be in the public eye, and
your personal conduct should
reflect favorably upon yourself,
your team, and the University.
Furthermore, you are part of a
larger team made up of all of the
members of all intercollegiate
teams at Nebraska. Cheer for
them all!
Student-Athlete Eligibility
The Student-Athlete Annual
NCAA Rules Compliance
meeting is conducted for each
team before the beginning of
intercollegiate competition. You
will need to provide information
about your non-athletic
financial aid, academic year/
summer employment, housing
registration and participation
in outside competition. Prior to
competing, you must complete
required NCAA, Big 12, and UNL
Once certified, you must
meet NCAA requirements that
pertain to your academic and
athletic eligibility.
Big 12 Conference
On paper, the Big 12
Conference became a reality
Feb. 25, 1994, when Baylor,
Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Texas
joined Big Eight Conference
institutions Iowa State,
Kansas State, Oklahoma State,
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska and Oklahoma in
pursuit of common endeavors.
The 1996-97 academic year
marked the first year of headto-head competition among the
12 institutions.
schools have been respected in
the classroom and on the field of
competition. League institutions
have received accolades for the
quality of academic resources,
programs and services offered to
students. Athletically, members
of the Big 12 Conference have
accounted for more than 130
NCAA team championships and
16 wire service football titles,
while student-athletes have
claimed more than 750 NCAA
crowns. The conference, which
is headquartered in Dallas
and celebrated its 10th
in 2005-06, sponsors 30
17 for men and 13 for women.
Appropriate Behavior
One of your responsibilities
as a student-athlete is to
always behave appropriately at
all athletic events. Recognize
that appropriate behavior will
require effort on your part.
Enter each competition
expecting fairness
Have a proper attitude and
behave respectfully and
politely at all times
Do not worry about your opponent's performance
Give your best performance
Compete hard but play fair
Treat your fellow players equally and with respect
Inappropriate behavior never
justifies retaliation
Emphasize the positive
Respect your officials
Support team efforts by encouraging teamwork and mutual effort
When you attend other
athletic events, remember that
you are expected to demonstrate
appropriate behavior as well.
Your coach will instruct you
in positive techniques for
communicating with officials,
opponents and the public. You
will also be advised on how
to react to the aggressive or
inappropriate actions of others.
Inappropriate Behavior
The University will not
tolerate any of the following
Abusing an official, coach,
athlete, opponent or spectator
Throwing objects at an
individual, spectator, or
across the field or arena
Seizing equipment or cameras from officials or
the news media
Inciting players or spectators to violent action
or any behavior that insults
or defiles an opponent’s
Encouraging our fans to boo
an opposing team when
introductions are made
 Using
inappropriate language
or gestures to officials,
As a Member of a
Husker Team
As a member of the Big 12
Conference, the University
of Nebraska fields and plays
host to many of the nation’s
finest NCAA teams. Nebraska
offers intercollegiate athletic
opportunities for men and
women in the following 23
Cross Country
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field (indoor)
Track & Field (outdoor)
Cross Country
Track & Field (indoor)
Track & Field (outdoor)
opponents, team members
or spectators
­Ridiculing or humiliating
another player’s performance
Making public statements
that are negative,
controversial or not in
compliance with the
department’s policy on
media relations
Violating generally
recognized intercollegiate
standards or the values
and standards associated
with the University as
determined by your head
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Sports Participation
All Nebraska student-athletes are expected to observe team travel regulations.
Team Travel
Your head coach will review
the standards for team conduct
that you should observe when
you travel with your team.
Specific requirements for dress,
individual conduct, curfews
and free-time activities will be
Regardless of your sport, the
athletic department does not
allow student-athletes to use
alcohol, tobacco or drugs at any
time while representing their
teams at home or on trips away
from campus.
Missed Classes
You may occasionally
miss classes to participate
in "away" athletic events. In
general, faculty members are
understanding, provided that
students inform them prior to
travel and as early as possible
about anticipated absences.
Communication from the
student-athlete to the faculty is
At the beginning of each
semester, review the syllabus
requirements and give each of
your professors a copy of the
"missed class" letter and your
schedule of away competition.
Review the syllabus with your
professor and discuss any
possible conflicts with exams,
projects or papers.
sure you understand your
professor’s requirements, and if
you experience any difficulties
in working out a schedule for
makeup work, contact your
academic counselor.
If your instructor requires
documentation of your team
travel, request a letter from your
academic counselor at least one
week in advance of the trip.
You should also reconfirm
your absence with your
professors, at least a week
prior to departure. At that time,
arrange to make up missed
course work that results from
traveling with your team.
You may access a student
absence form on the Internet
at: http://www.unl.edu/asenate/
This form is not required and
is strictly optional. It is provided
only as a means of assisting
faculty and students in
keeping records of agreements
made if a student needs
to miss scheduled classes.
travel (liability waiver forms
may be obtained from your
coach or can be picked up at
the Compliance Office located
in the Student Life Complex). All
releases must be approved by
the appropriate sport supervisor
prior to the team departing
If you are scheduled to
compete during a vacation
period, your coach may
arrange paid transportation, as
permitted by the NCAA, from
your home.
In all instances, you must
meet with your coach to discuss
vacation plans prior to departing
Traveling Apart from the
There may be extenuating
circumstances that dictate that
you travel to or from an athletic
event using other means of
Submit a
written plan to your coach for
approval, detailing the owner of
the vehicle, other passengers,
parking arrangements and any
other information that your
coach has specified. The coach
will ask you to sign a Liability
Release Form, and you should
keep a copy of it with you as you
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Code of Conduct
You are a representative
of your team, of the Athletic
Department and of the University
of Nebraska. Your position is
enviable in that you receive
a great deal of interest and
attention from the public and
from the media. That also means
that you have a responsibility
to make your representation
positive. Familiarize yourself
with the Code of Conduct, and
conduct yourself in a manner
that will make the University
Conduct Rules Sources
The department requires
coaches, trainers and staff to
conduct themselves in a way
that creates a positive image of
the people, values and traditions
associated with the University,
the Big 12 Conference and the
NCAA. As a student-athlete, you
are expected to uphold the same
standards of conduct, including
academic honesty, that have
been adopted by the department
and the University.
See the 2010-11 University of
Nebraska Undergraduate Bulletin
for the complete text of the
Student Code of Conduct and
Disciplinary Procedures.
Alcohol Abuse
State law sets a minimum
age for the purchase and
consumption of alcoholic
beverages at 21 years of
age. Even after reaching 21
years of age, student-athletes
are prohibited from drinking
alcoholic beverages when
traveling with or representing
their teams.
alcoholic beverages are not to
be consumed while attending
athletic or athletically sponsored
events. Reported violations
will be investigated by the
department and appropriate
actions will be taken.
If you believe you have an
alcohol abuse problem, talk to
your coach, the trainer of your
sport, the University Health
Center, or Counseling and
Psychological Services (15th
and U Streets) for assistance
or information on alcohol and
chemical abuse. All counseling,
both within and outside the
department, is confidential. The
Counseling and Psychological
Services office can be reached
by calling 472-7450 or by
visiting www.unl.edu/health/
Relationship Violence and
Acquaintance Rape
Acquaintance rape and
relationship violence are
topics of concern on campuses
nationwide. You may be unaware
that the term "rape" includes
forced sexual intercourse and
also drug-facilitated rape (the
use of Rohypnol, GHB) and nonconsensual sex with someone
who is impaired by alcohol and/
or drugs, or who is intimidated
by threats. Sexual intercourse
against a person's will or when
that person is unable to give
consent is rape.
Relationship violence is
targeted against someone you
date, co-habitate with, marry
or with whom you have a
child. It involves a range of
behaviors, including not only
physical violence but verbal
and emotional abuse, terroristic
threats and stalking.
The Women's Center and
the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis
Center provide support services
for victims of these crimes and
work with the UNL community
to challenge the beliefs and
ideas that perpetuate them.
They offer presentations and
workshops to help you and
your team members become
Irresponsible Drinking can Contribute to...
Academic Failure: Resulting from partying instead of studying; sleeping in, cutting classes, attending
classes high or hung over.
Acquaintance (or date) rape: See section above.
Accidents: At least half, sometimes more, automobile, motorcycle and boating accident fatalities
involve alcohol. Seventy percent of drowning victims and 50 percent of burn victims were using alcohol
at the time of their accidents, and many who were hurt or killed in falls were impaired by alcohol use.
Suicide: Since alcohol is a depressant, drinking may make a person feel worse. Twenty-five percent
of suicides involve alcohol.
Fights: Alcohol lowers a person's inhibitions, allowing the person to behave with less restraint than
when sober. This means he/she can be more easily frustrated or angered, reacting violently to situations
that normally might be ignored. The user is also more likely to become verbally abusive, thereby inviting
a violent reaction.
Vandalism: Breaking windows, tearing down exit signs, pulling fire alarms, throwing food, stuffing
toilets, etc., are almost always alcohol related.
Unsafe sex: Use of adequate protection is likely to be forgotten when one's judgment is clouded by excessive
alcohol. The same impairment of judgment can result in indiscriminate sexual activity. After drinking heavily,
sexual functioning and performance is often diminished. Excessive use of alcohol may result in coma or
Legal problems: Unruly behavior may result in mandated change of room assignment, being removed
from a residence hall, suspension from the University because of offenses engaged in while drunk,
involvement with police, etc.
Development of addiction: Ten percent of college students are addicted to alcohol or other
Physical Effects: Drinking even small amounts of alcohol may affect one's athletic performance for
several days.
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leaders in making UNL a safe
place for women. Contact the
Women's Center at 472-2597
to schedule a presentation. If
you are concerned that your
behavior in a relationship may
be abusive, contact Counseling
and Psychological Services for
confidential assistance.
If you are or have been
a victim of sexual assault
or relationship violence,
please contact the UNL
Victim Advocate, 472-0203
at the Women's Center, 340
Nebraska Union or the Rape/
Spouse Abuse Crisis Center at
475-7273 for counseling and
referrals. R/SACC provides 24hour crisis emergency services
for victims and an advocate
for rape victims who report to
the crisis line or to any Lincoln
hospital. All services are free
and confidential.
and Harassment
You are a part of a
community that supports both
individual ethical integrity
and community diversity. The
University does not condone
discrimination or harassment
directed toward any person or
group within this community–
students, employees or visitors.
As a member of the University
community, you are to refrain
from actions that intimidate,
humiliate or demean persons or
groups, or that undermine their
security or self-esteem.
Discrimination includes
behavior that denigrates
others because of their race,
ethnicity, ancestry, national
origin, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, age, physical or
mental disabilities (including
learning disabilities), mental
retardation, and past/present
history of a mental disorder.
Additional information on
the policy is included in the
Appendix of this Student-Athlete
Handbook on pages 50-51. The
entire policy is available on the
Internet at: http://bf.unl.edu/
If you do not have access to
the Internet, you are welcome
to use the computer lab at the
Student Life Complex in West
If you believe you are being
harassed or otherwise subjected
to discrimination as detailed
above, you are encouraged to
consult the Office of Equity,
Access and Diversity Programs,
Room 128, Administration
Building, 472-3417.
Dress Code
Since personal appearance
is a direct reflection on you, take
an interest in how you appear,
especially when traveling with
your team. The dress code for
each team varies from coach
to coach. Your head coach will
let you know if a specific dress
code is required. In general,
you should always exercise
good judgment concerning the
appropriateness of your attire,
taking into consideration the
function you are attending.
Social Networking Policy
Advisory Committee has created
a Social Networking Policy to
protect your image and the
team you represent. Please
carefully review the below
policy. Furthermore, Nebraska
contracts with an outside
company to provide ongoing
monitoring of your social
networking sites to ensure you
are best representing Nebraska
Athletics. Also, be aware
that media representatives
constantly monitor your
social networking sites for
inappropriate language, photos
and content reflecting poorly on
yourself or the university.
Playing and competing
for the University of Nebraska
is a privilege not a right.
Student-athletes at UNL are
held in high regard and are
seen as role models in the
community. As leader, we have
the responsibility to portray
our team, our University and
ourselves in a positive manner
at all times. Sometimes this
means doing things that are
of an inconvenience to us, but
benefit the whole team.
In recent years, Facebook,
MySpace, and other social
networking sites have increased
in popularity and are used by
the majority of student-athletes
at the University of NebraskaLincoln.
Student-athletes may not
be aware that third parties
including the media, faculty,
future employers and NCAA
officials can easily access their
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1. Always present a positive
image; don’t do anything
to embarrass yourself, the
team, your family or the
2. Understand the
importance of being
punctual; be on time for
every commitment.
3. Be prepared to give 100
percent both mentally and
physically in the classroom
and on the playing field.
4. Do not consume alcoholic
beverages on team trips,
at athletic events or at
events sponsored by the
department. Nebraska
law prohibits anyone
under 21 from patronizing
drinking establishments.
The coaching staff strongly
suggests that those 21 and
over also shun drinking
establishments. Just being
in attendance may lead to
5. NCAA rules prohibit the
use of tobacco products of
any kind while participating
in practice or competition
or while representing the
University in any capacity.
Tobacco use is prohibited at
these times, and the athletic
department, in concern for
your health, discourages its
use at any time.
profiles and view all personal
information. This includes all
pictures, videos, comments and
posters. Inappropriate material
found by third parties affects
the perception of the student,
the athletic department and
the University. This can be
detrimental to a studentathlete’s future employment
Examples of inappropriate
and offensive behaviors
concerning participation in
Code of Conduct
online communities may include
depictions or presentations of
the following:
Posting photos, videos,
comments or posters showing
the personal use of alcohol,
tobacco, eg., no holding cups,
cans, shot glasses, etc.
Posting photos, videos, and
comments that are of a sexual
nature. This includes links
to websites of pornographic
nature and other inappropriate
Posting pictures, videos,
comments or posters that
condone drug related activity.
This includes, but is not limited
to images that portray the
personal use of marijuana, and
drug paraphernalia.
Using inappropriate or
offensive language in all
comments, videos and other
postings. This includes threats
of violence and derogatory
comments against race and/
or gender.
If a student-athlete’s profile
and its contents are found to
be inappropriate in accordance
with the above behaviors,
he/she will be the subject to
the following penalties: 1)
written warning; 2) a meeting
with Director of Athletics and
Head coach; 3) penalties as
determined by the athletics
department, for example,
suspension from athletic team.
For your own safety,
please keep the following
recommendations in mind
as you participate in social
networking websites:
Set your security settings so
that only friends can view your
You should not post your
e-mail, home address, local
address, telephone number(s),
or other personal information
as it could lead to unwanted
attention, stalking, identity
theft, etc.
Be aware of who you add as a
friend to your site - many people
are looking to take advantage
of student-athletes or to seek
connection with studentathletes.
Consider how the above
behaviors can be reflected in all
Facebook applications.
If you are ever in doubt
of the appropriateness of
your online public material,
consider whether it upholds
and positively reflects your own
values and ethics as well as
the athletics department and
the University’s. Remember
to always present a positive
image and don’t do anything to
embarrass yourself, the team,
your family, or the University.
Weapons Policy
Posession of dangerous
weapons, either concelead or
unconcealed, on University
property, on the worksite,
in University vehicles, or
in personal vehicles when
on University property is
a violation of NU policy.
Dangerous weapons include
guns, knives, explosives or any
other devices as determined
by the University, which in the
manner used or intended are
capable of producing death or
bodily injury. Devices authorized
by the Vice Chancellor for
Business and Finance and/
or provided to employees for
purposes of carrying out work
responsibilities shall not be
deemed dangerous weapons for
purposes of this policy. Violation
of this policy shall make the
offender subject to appropriate
disciplinary action.
Misuse of Prescribed or
Non-Prescribed Drugs or
Use of Illegal Drugs
Using illegal drugs or
misusing prescribed drugs
is risky and usually harmful
to your academic and athletic
performance. Because drugs
often produce behavioral, physical
and psychological changes, their
use can cause problems not only
for you but for your teammates
as well. Illegal or unauthorized
drug use and abuse is a serious
problem and the department
wants you to understand the
effects and consequences of
such use; therefore, attendance
at drug education sessions will
be required.
Understanding the effects of
drug abuse, problems associated
with drug abuse and options for
counseling and rehabilitation
will be addressed.
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Academic support
Husker student-athletes
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 athletic
support team is comprised of
13 full-time staff members
and tutorial staff addressing
all subject areas.
Athlete Orientation which will
help you adjust to the multiple
demands of being a college
Academic Guidance
Educational Assessments
Assessments are administered
assessments help determine
your strengths and areas
for improvement.
allow academic counselors
to develop a personalized
academic support program
and team.
Tutorial Support
A tremendous resource for all
academic abilities, unlimited
tutorial support is available
from day one up to college
Subject and
mentor tutors help provide
academic support and study
strategies to be successful.
Supplemental Instruction
A sub-component of the
tutorial program, targeted
group review sessions help
ease the adjustment to college
academics while building
academic self-esteem.
Academic Supervision
Eleven professional academic
counselors are in place to
monitor daily academic
progress, receive consistent
course feedback and monitor
athletic eligibility.
Personal Counseling
Student-athletes will find
a very supportive and caring
environment at Nebraska.
stress management, time
management, academic focus
and problem resolution are
all addressed in a proactive
manner throughout the year.
Counseling referrals are also
made if necessary to mental
health professionals at the
University Health Center.
Multicultural Support
Designed to enhance cultural
awareness, staff members
concentrate efforts on issues
of transition, adjustment and
retention for students of color,
international students and
programs are geared toward
helping students with specific
issues as they transition to
the University of Nebraska, all
student athletes are welcome to
participate in these programs.
(Top): Academic counselor Alvin Banks, one
of eight full-time academic counselors,
helps athletes coordinate their class
schedules and tutorial support systems.
(Below): The new $8.7 million Nebraska
Student Life Complex will nearly triple
the size of the Student Services space
available to Husker Student-Athletes.
Computer Resources
Student-athletes enjoy stateof-the art computer labs with
more than 60 computers and
Laptops are also available
during team travel.
Personal Support
Student-Athlete Orientation
coordinates New Student-
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Life Skills
Husker student-athletes
Athletic Director Tom Osborne has enhanced Nebraska’s award-winning life skills
program creating a separate department with four full-time staff led by Associate
Athletic Director Keith Zimmer. Life Skills at Nebraska will help student-athletes
succeed while in college and get fully prepared for life after sports. Student-athletes
will have access to personal and team education, the ability to create a personalized
life skills plan, attend numerous career events and participate in countless outreach
and leadership programs.
Tom Osborne
presents men’s
Adrion Hernandez
with a 2010 HERO
The annual
connects studentathletes with
former Huskers
and college
A d v i s o r y
Committee (SAAC)
gives current
Huskers an
avenue to expand
their leadership
beyond the field of
Career Success Seminar
By applications only, twenty
upperclass students will attend
specialized career presentations
with the goal of internship to
and/or job placement.
Husker Life Skills Seminar
All incoming Huskers (freshmen
and transfer) are required to
take a zero credit, pass/no
pass seminar during the fall on
Sunday evenings. This seminar
will assist in your successful
transition to Nebraska and
preparation for life after sports.
The enclosed syllabus on page
21 highlights seminar content.
Sports Psychology
Sports psychology consultants
are accessible to individual
student-athletes and teams to
maximize performance on and
off the field.
Postgraduate Scholarships
Staff will help qualified
senior student-athletes apply
for numerous conference
and national postgraduate
scholarships for those who have
excelled in athletics, academics
and leadership.
Proactive Education
Education on societal issues
impacting collegiate students
delivered through life skills
theatre, team presentations and
student-athlete assemblies.
Individual Meetings
During individual meetings, life
skills staff members will help
create a personalized life skills
plan identifying key goals prior
to graduation to best prepare
student-athletes for life after
Outreach and Leadership
Student-athletes have many
leadership skills through campus
and community involvement.
Nebraska is regarded as a
national leader in community
service as Husker studentathletes have eagerly accepted
the role-model challenge.
Career Programming
Student-athletes will benefit from
job fairs and networking nights
along with individual career
sessions providing resume,
cover letter and interviewing
assistance. Direction regarding
internships and postgraduate
options are also provided.
Life Skills Award of
Presented to the one men’s and
one women’s team with the
highest point total in the annual
life skills team competition
recognizing commitment to
education, service, leadership
and supporting student-athletes.
Offered during fall and spring
breaks, student-athletes can
get on-site career exposure
while networking with various
representation from all 23 teams
meeting bi-weekly serving as a
voice to athletic administration,
Big 12 Conference and the NCAA.
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community outreach
Nebraska student-athletes have a major
impact on the state of Nebraska through
a variety of outreach programs. Last
year, well over 100,000 people statewide
benefited from the volunteer efforts of the
Huskers. The Huskers were involved in the
Read to Succeed Book Drive, Food Bank
of Lincoln Back Pack program, hospital
visitations, school outreach, the “School is
Cool” celebration and the statewide “Tour
of Excellence.
Top: Football student-athlete Blake Lawrence and cross
country student-athlete Betsy Miller were honored during
the 2009-10 HERO Leadership Breakfast.
Top/Middle: Nebraska football student-athletes Mike
McNeill and Zac Lee volunteered for School is Cool Week.
Bottom/Middle: Men’s gymnasts Bear Danley, Mark Ringle,
Tony Maras, Michael Heredia, Michael Killeen, Adrion
Hernandez, Josh Rusler and Matthew Forrest distributed holiday toys to the families
of military service men and women.
Bottom: Nebraska volleyball student-athlete Kori Cooper volunteered during American
Education Week.
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Life Skills Seminar for
Facilitators: Keith Zimmer and Jackie Wallgren, Life Skills Staff, UNL Athletic
Course Time: Sundays; 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Office Hours: Life Skills Complex, West Stadium Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30
Course Location: Student Life Center, West Stadium
Required: All incoming Nebraska Student Athletes must enroll and complete seminar.
Evaluation: Seminar is zero credit, pass/no pass.
Life Skills Theatre
Course Calendar:
Effective Communication Series
Study Skills/Test Preparation/Time Management
Major Exploration/Career Services
Nutrition/Body Image Supplements
and Eating Disorders
Leadership Development/Sport Psychology
Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites
Involvement Fair
Relationship Issues
Alcohol/Drug Awareness
Money Management
• To educate new student-athletes on the
importance of being a positive University of
Nebraska-Lincoln representative.
Weekly Blog/Quiz
Via blackboard, student athletes will be required
to complete a weekly blog and quiz demonstrating
their awareness and content retention to Life Skills
resources and seminar presenters.
• To provide consistent and comprehensive life skills
education facilitating the transition to University
of Nebraska-Lincoln academics and athletics
while promoting retention and graduation.
• To assist in overall development of each studentathlete during and after collegiate career.
• To connect student-athletes with valuable
resources campus-wide.
• To emphasize the value of community
volunteerism and involvement on-campus.
• To promote degree programs and major
offerings within the CEHS. Also, studentathletes will gain awareness of specific
courses offered by CEHS which relate to
student-athlete development.
Life Skills Counselor Meeting
Student athletes will be required to meet with
their respective Life Skills Counselor to create a
Life Skills Game Plan for Life and Resume.
Final Assignment
Student athletes are required to write their “Last
Speech” based off the book “The Last Lecture”
written by Randy Pausch.
Involvement Fair
Student athletes will be required to attend the Involvement Fair exposing them to area agencies and nonprofits and instilling the importance of volunteerism.
The StrengthsQuest assessment is a tool that
student athletes use to become more self-aware,
explore career options and understand the
importance of strength building.
Career Fair
In order to best prepare for life after sports,
students will be expected to attend the StudentAthlete Career Fair. Student-athletes gain valuable
career information, as well as experience and
confidence interacting with prospective employers
and make valuable contacts for internships and
full-time employment.
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Life skills
One Memorial Stadium
University of Nebraska
(402) 472-4616
To prepare Husker student-athletes for life after sports through proactive life skills education,
career development, community involvement and leadership training.
Bachelor Degree, Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Expected Graduation May 2014
Minor(s): Leadership, Administration, Cumulative GPA: 3.9
Transferable Skills:
• Time management, competitive nature, strong work ethic, teamwork, integrity
Student-Athlete, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; 2010 to Present
• Rely upon work ethic and determination to achieve academic, athletic and personal success
• Demonstrate leadership and role-model qualities through service and daily actions
• Demonstrate accountability, integrity and teamwork on a daily basis
• Establish trust and rapport with peers from diverse backgrounds
• Proven ability to manage multiple demands
Intern, Company in Lincoln/Omaha or in home city/state; Summer 2011
• Selected as one of three summer interns for Fortune 500 Company
• Facilitated all summer programming
• Initiated, executed and analyzed staff surveys regarding staff development opportunities
• Presented to more than 800 employees at summer retreat
Shadowing Experience, Campus or Community site, Lincoln, NE; 2011
• Observed all aspects of daily operations and attended weekly staff meetings
• Responsible for communication with local and national agencies
• Networked with professionals on campus and throughout the state of Nebraska
• Student-Athlete and Team Captain, University of Nebraska
• President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and member of Your Degree First
• Volunteer, Lincoln and Omaha Hospital Visits
• Motivational Speaker, School is Cool Celebration
• Volunteer, Husker ConNect and Teammates Mentoring Programs
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Academic Support Program
The University of Nebraska
offers an academic/athletic
support program to assist
all student-athletes with the
transition into college.
Continued support is
provided through graduation,
job placement or graduate
school. Specific academic
support services include
personal support, academic
support, and professional
development administered by an
academic staff of 11 counselors,
a computer technician, math
specialist and tutors.
Each full-time counselor
is in charge of the academic
supervision of assigned sports
and also has programming
responsibilities within the overall
athletic/academic support unit.
Recent compliance reviews of
the athletic/academic unit have
been completed. The Gender
Equity and Sports Management
consultants from Andrus, Daniel
& McCulloch gave the athletic/
academic unit a rating of
"excellent." The report prepared
by Sport Services Inc. gave the
athletic/academic unit a grade
of A+.
Personal Support
An orientation program is
offered at the beginning of the
academic year to educate all
new student-athletes regarding
specific academic support
services, issues relating to
campus life and post-eligibility
Presentations are made by
academic/athletic counselors,
compliance officials, NU faculty
professionals and studentathletes. The orientation
program is designed to facilitate
the transition into college while
enhancing awareness about
support services campus-wide.
The student-athlete orientation
is offered in addition to other
new student orientation/
enrollment programs offered by
the University.
Personal Counseling
counselors interact daily
with a diverse population of
approximately 550 studentathletes.
Because of the extensive and
The Student Life Complex is a place for all student-athletes to study and
prepare for classes.
consistent contact academic/
athletic counselors have with
student-athletes, relationships
are formed that allow studentathletes to feel comfortable
in confiding personal and
sensitive information. Upon
learning of concerns that could
hinder academic and personal
development, athletic/academic
counselors make appropriate
referrals to Counseling and
Psychological Services within
the University Health Center.
­Multicultural Awareness
to Nebraska from across the
United States and from all
over the world. In addition
to providing programs and
services aimed at capitalizing
upon the department’s wealth
and diversity, additional support
programs are in place to help
facilitate the transition of
women, international students
and ethnic minorities. These
support programs include
Ladies First, International
Connection, and Your Degree
First. Efforts are made to
match students with campus
and career mentors to assist
with personal and professional
commitment to multiculturalism
is demonstrated through
our cooperative relationship
with the Women’s Center,
providing periodic education
on relationship issues. Ladies
First is a program designed for
female student-athletes to have
the opportunity to talk about
issues pertaining to women and
provide resources that will help
in their development throughout
their college experience.
International Connection
is a program designed for
international student-athletes
to become acclimated to the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
by providing resources and
social stimulation that will
assist them in the transition
to college and the Lincoln
Your Degree First is a
program designed to assist,
motivate and promote minority
student-athletes in pursuing
the degree of their choice. It
is constructed to offer a support
system among minority studentathletes regarding educational
progress, degree program
awareness, skill development
Educational Assessments
Informal and formal
are available to all studentathletes.
The Coordinator of Learning
Development Programs is
available to administer and
score informal assessments,
which include a reading
comprehension assessment
and a writing assessment,
to referred student-athletes
throughout the academic school
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The results are used
to determine if more formal,
professionally administered
assessments are warranted.
When more in-depth
assessments are necessary,
referrals are made to a consulting
psychologist or licensed
mental health practitioner who
conducts the assessments and
reviews results with the Director
of the Office for Students with
Disabilities and others identified
by the student-athlete. If it
is determined that a studentathlete has a learning disability,
appropriate accomodations are
­Tutorial Support
Tutorial support is available
providing specific one-onone subject tutoring, mentor
tutoring and ongoing study
skills development.
Tutors are hired, trained
and evaluated by the Associate
Director of Academic Programs
in coordination with assistant
academic counselors. Each
tutor receives a comprehensive
tutorial manual complete with
relevant NCAA rules, tutorial
policies and procedures,
and information regarding
academic ethics and honesty.
Furthermore, tutors are required
to report any academic fraud
or violation of NCAA rules by
student-athletes or members of
the tutorial staff to the Associate
Director of Academic Programs.
In addition, a student-athlete
must also report any tutor or
student-athlete violation of
relevant NCAA rules to the Senior
Associate Athletic Director for
Academics and Compliance. A
tutor is not allowed to complete
any student assignment.
The tutorial staff consists
of undergraduate and graduate
students as well as others
from the Lincoln business
and teaching communities. To
request a tutor, student-athletes
have access to a computerized
database containing the
names, courses and contact
information for qualified
tutors. Once a student-athlete
receives this information it
is his or her responsibility to
arrange a tutorial appointment
at a mutually convenient time.
You will receive information on
this process at your orientation
meeting. Student-athletes are
encouraged to have regular
weekly appointments throughout
the entire semester. To recieve
assistance with graded
coursework, student-athlete
must have the instructors sign
a “Permission for Tutoring”
form before tutoring can occur.
Tutorial sessions are monitored
by the academic counseling
Supplemental Instruction
The third component of the
tutorial support program is
supplemental instruction (SI).
The goals of SI are to
provide transition assistance,
develop study skills promoting
encourage academic success
and retain students.
Nebraska's SI component
is modeled after the program
that was developed at the
University of Missouri at Kansas
City. Faculty and staff from
nearly 400 institutions from
the United States and abroad
have been trained to implement
SI. Potential SI classes are
identified, professors are
consulted for approval, and the
SI selections are communicated
to all student-athletes through
the academic staff. SI classes
are typically freshman-level and
meet the NU general education
requirements. SI leaders are
selected from the tutorial staff
by the Associate Director of
Academic Programs. These SI
leaders are required to attend
a specialized training session
and must have successfully
completed the course for which
they are facilitating. SI leaders
attend all class sessions,
take notes, read all assigned
material, communicate regularly
with professors and conduct
SI sessions. On the average,
SI leaders meet with students
two times per week throughout
the semester. Students who
attend the SI sessions learn
appropriate application of
study strategies as they review
content material, i.e., note
taking, graphic organization,
vocabulary acquisition and
test preparation. Studentathletes are also encouraged
to participate in the Universitywide SI program coordinated by
the Division of General Studies.
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Academic Supervision
Critical to the retention
and graduation efforts of
Nebraska student-athletes
supervision programs. Athletic/academic
counselors supervise study
halls, gather academic progress
information and monitor
Nebraska, Big 12 and NCAA
academic rules and policies.
There are two facets to the
study hall program. Studentathletes either attend a required
two-hour study hall Monday
through Thursday, or have flex
time where they study a specific
number of hours each week
during Student Life Complex
Counselors and coaches
determine which study hall
program meets the academic
needs of a student based upon
test scores, class rank, gradepoint average, probation status,
present class schedule and past
academic record. Weekly study
hall reports are distributed by
athletic/academic counselors to
coaching staffs. Grade cards
are also used to monitor the
academic progress of studentathletes.
During the sixth and 11th
weeks of each semester,
academic grade cards are sent
to the professors of all studentathletes for each of their
courses. Student-athletes sign a
release form allowing professors
to complete and return the
grade reports to academic
counselors which subsequently
review the information with
the student-athlete and head
coach. Professors typically
comment on attendance, class
participation and estimated
grade. Each student-athlete is
also required to have his or her
University adviser complete a
satisfactory progress form and
a pre-registration worksheet.
The satisfactory progress
form is used to determine the
applicability of a student's
graduation. This is an official
document maintained on file
in the athletic certification
coordinator’s office within the
department of registration and
records. The pre-registration
worksheet is completed by the
faculty adviser and studentathlete to assist the student in
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completing the registration
process for the upcoming
semester. Information received
from professors and advisers
counselors in monitoring
Nebraska policies, Big 12 and
NCAA eligibility rules, and
graduation progress. Athletic/
academic counselors consult
regularly with the athletic
certification coordinator to
review the eligibility of certified
counselors work in conjunction
with faculty advisers and
registration/records officials
to ensure satisfactory progress
leading to graduation. Studentathletes who have completed
their eligibility but not their
degree potentially can receive
tuition, fees and books through
the Degree Completion Program
sponsored by the Center for
the Study of Sport in Society.
In return, student-athletes
contract to complete either
community service hours or
voluntary campus employment.
Computer Resources
The Student Life Complex
has two state-of-the-art
computer labs containing a
total of 93 computers. The labs
feature 57 PC Desktops and six
Mac Desktops, along with 30
laptop computers complete with
laser printers.
Student-athletes receive
computer lab training during the
orientation program and have
the benefit of ongoing education
from a full-time staff member of
the athletic computing center.
The full-time staff member
continually works to keep the lab
updated with computer software
to meet the needs of studentathletes. Student-athletes have
access to the Internet as well as
the UNL library on all systems
within the lab. Additionally,
student-athletes have access
to laptop computers that
can be checked out for away
computer resources, combined
with computer instruction and
supervision, have contributed to
enhanced student efficiency and
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Academics and
Katie Jewell
Associate Director of Academic
Sheri Hastings
Shawn Morrison
Academic Counselor/
Coordinator of Multicultural
Andrea Einspahr
Academic Counselor
Computer Technician
Alvin Banks
Academic Counselor/
Coordinator of Student-Athlete
Will Sheppard
Academic Counselor
Mike Nieman
Kim Schellpeper
Associate Director of Academic
Academic Counselor
Leah Huber
Academics Administrative Assistant
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Physical Welfare & Injury Care
Because your physical
well-being is essential to your
success, both as a student
and as an athlete, the Athletic
Department feels a strong
responsibility to help you reach
and maintain your optimum
Medical Care
The University offers an
extensive athletic medicine
program. The program’s
goals are to prevent injuries
whenever possible and to offer
a rehabilitation program when
necessary. The athletic medicine
staff has a personal interest
in you and your well-being. In
order to best serve you, it is vital
that you report all injuries and
illnesses to the staff as soon as
possible. This must be done in
person at the Osborne Complex
Athletic Medicine Center prior
to 10 a.m., Monday through
Physical Examinations
The University requires
all incoming freshmen and
transfer students to undergo
a physical evaluation and
examination performed by
the athletic medicine staff
before participating in an
intercollegiate athletic program.
In addition, all upperclassmen
undergo an interim exam
based on previous injury, family
history or medical diagnosis. A
completed record of the physical
is kept on file in the training
Documentation of Previous
All student-athletes are
asked to complete a health
history form describing previous
injuries and their past medical
history. If you have sustained
injuries to the head, neck, back,
shoulder, knee or ankle, or if you
have had fractures, dislocations,
severe sprains, surgery or any
other major health-related
problem, you are required to
note this on the information
sheet. The department is not
obligated to cover medical costs
related to pre-existing injury.
Previous injuries not
fully rehabilitated may limit
your participation. The final
athletic participation rests with
the athletic medicine staff.
Treatment of Injuries and
You must report all injuries
or illnesses (including those
NOT athletically related) that
might interfere with your ability
to practice or participate in your
sport to the athletic medicine
staff or the head athletic trainer.
If the injury occurred during
practice or competition, you
should see your team’s athletic
trainer as soon as possible.
At that time, an evaluation is
performed to determine the
extent of your injury and your
ability to practice or compete
that day. Additional care will be
arranged for you by your athletic
If you are unable to keep a
doctor’s or trainer’s appointment,
be sure to call and reschedule.
Sick Call
medical clinic is available
during the school year in the
Osborne Complex Athletic
Medicine Center training room
for student-athletes. Any
athlete who is injured, ill or
requires consultation by a team
physician is expected to report
to the training room between 7
a.m. and Noon, Monday through
You are expected to use
the athletic medicine facilities
rather than the University
Health Center. At night, every
effort should be made to contact
Dr. Albers or team athletic
trainer before using other health
care facilities.
Athletes needing orthopaedic
consultation are seen after
practice or at an arranged time
set by your athletic trainer.
Whenever the head athletic
trainer or a team physician
believes that you should be
referred to a specialist, the
athletic medicine staff will make
the necessary arrangements.
and referral information will
be approved and arranged by
the athletic medicine staff. If
you cannot provide your own
transportation, an athletic
trainer will make the necessary
arrangements. If you are
unable to keep any medical
appointment, please contact
the medical office involved or
your athletic trainer. Do not miss
an appointment without notice.
If you are referred for medical
care, testing, treatment or
surgery for a problem that is not
a direct result of intercollegiate
athletic participation, the
individual athlete is responsible
for all expenses. Referral by
a Nebraska team physician
does not automatically mean
the Athletic Department is
responsible for expenses.
A consultation between
Nebraska training rooms are located in the Osborne Athletic Complex, NU
Coliseum, Bob Devaney Sports Center, Bowlin Stadium and Hawks Field.
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your parents and the team
physician(s) will be arranged
upon your parents’ request. If
a second opinion is requested,
it must be authorized by the
Director of Athletic Medicine or
a Nebraska team physician if
it is to be paid by the Athletic
The Athletic Department does
not assume any financial
responsibility for medical
care, treatment, or surgery
that is obtained without a
referral from a Nebraska team
physician or the head athletic
Emergency Treatment
If a life-threatening injury
or emergency situation occurs
while you are practicing or
competing, your coach or
athletic trainer will access
emergency response. In the
event of an injury or illness
at night or on weekends, you
are encouraged to call athletic
medicine. You will be given
telephone numbers for athletic
medicine personnel.
Post-Injury Care
Athletic medicine services
and physical therapy procedures
are provided within the training
room to all student-athletes
currently enrolled at Nebraska.
All injured athletes are
expected to report to their
assigned training room before 9
a.m. for treatment, rehabilitation
or testing until cleared by the
athletic medicine staff.
Orthopaedic team physicians
are scheduled in the training
rooms on a regular basis. Your
athletic trainer will direct you
to the appropriate orthopaedic
Preventive Taping, Wrapping
or Bracing
Preventive measures such as
taping, wrapping or bracing are
recommended at the discretion
of your athletic trainer. You will
be informed at the beginning
of the season whether you
need to follow these preventive
measures, which methods to
use and what procedures to
Training Rooms
The University of Nebraska
has three well-equipped training
room facilities available to its
student-athletes. These training
room facilities are located in the
Osborne Athletic Complex, the
Coliseum and the Bob Devaney
Sports Center. The Osborne
Athletic Complex facility is
utilized by all athletes for sick
call treatment and rehabilitation
in the mornings. The training rooms at the
Devaney Center and Coliseum
are primarily used in the
afternoons for the sports that
participate in these buildings.
The hours of operation for
the Osborne Athletic Complex
training room are generally
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to
6 p.m., or until everyone is seen,
and as needed on weekends
during the regular school year.
Summer hours will be posted.
Hours for the Devaney Center
and Coliseum training rooms
are arranged according to the
availability of athletic medicine
staff and the needs of the sports.
For additional information on
athletic medicine services, call
Medical Expenses
The University of Nebraska
Athletic Medicine program
provides outstanding care to
our student-athletes for all
of their medical concerns. As
part of this care the Athletic
Department provides secondary
or excess insurance coverage
within specific NCAA guidelines.
The following is an explanation
of the University's procedure
concerning the payment of
expenses for athletic injuries.
Medical expenses that
are due to injury or illness
sustained by a student-athlete
as a direct result of practice or
participation in intercollegiate
athletics at any time during
the year will be covered by
our insurance program. This
would include injuries during
any official countable practice,
weight training or conditioning
session and/or game. In
the case of any of the above
athletically involved injuries
or illnesses our insurance is
considered secondary, or excess,
and the student-athlete’s
personal or parental insurance
is considered primary. This
means that the student-athlete
or parents must first submit
a claim with their health
insurance company. After the
personal/primary insurance has
paid on the allowable charges,
the University's insurance will
pay the remaining charges.
At no time will the studentathletes or their parents
sustain any expenses if the
injury is a direct result of
participation in their sport.
A copy of the explanation of
benefits and/or any statement
showing outstanding balances
must be sent to the Athletic
Department for final payment.
This needs to be done in a timely
manner so that expenses do not
go unpaid for a long period of
time after the primary insurance
has paid.
In accordance with NCAA
regulatory changes, it is the
policy of the University of
Nebraska to consider payment
for certain medical conditions
not directly related to athletic
participation that may occur
season if such treatment is
deemed necessary for the
student-athlete to return to
competition. All such payments
must follow the same insurance
guidelines as above and must
be reviewed and approved by
the University of Nebraska
athletic medical staff prior to
any agreement of payment.
Other medical expenses outside
the competitive season may be
considered on a case-by-case
basis for review by the Nebraska
medical staff.
All other medical care not
covered by the above situations
will be the responsibility of the
student-athlete and/or their
family. Therefore, it is strongly
advised that all studentathletes carry their own health
and accident insurance.
The training room is to be
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utilized for all athletic-related
treatments. All related medical
bills and prescription expenses
must be approved for payment by
the Director of Athletic Medicine
or head athletic trainer in
accordance with Department of
Athletics and NCAA regulations.
The Athletic Department
does not assume any financial
responsibility for medical
treatment obtained without a
referral from a team physician
or by the head athletic trainer.
Insurance Coverage
obtained secondary insurance
to cover athletic-related
injuries. This policy requires
that, if injured, you first file a
claim with your primary medical
insurance carrier. Any expenses
not covered, including any
parental or personal deductible,
will then be paid under the
University’s policy, subject to
its limitations and conditions.
All documents from the primary
carrier that deny coverage
(denial documents) must
be forwarded by you (or your
parents) as soon as possible
to the athletic medicine staff,
University of Nebraska, P.O. Box
880122, Lincoln, NE 685880128.
Questions that can be
answered by phone should be
directed to the athletic medicine
office at 472-2276.
Prior to the beginning of
each new academic year,
a questionnaire requesting
information regarding your
own health insurance coverage
must be on file in the training
room. This information must be
received prior to your athletic
participation in order for you to
be covered by the University.
Filing a Claim
When you are referred to a
physician or other "provider of
service" (e.g. hospital, or other
health care provider), outside
the athletic medicine program
and the University Health Center
for a condition that is covered
by the University, you must
take your primary insurance
information with you.
You are then asked to
contact your parents and inform
them of pertinent information
about your visit and ask them
to follow up by filing a claim
with your primary insurance
company. Some providers will
file the claim directly; if not, an
itemized bill will be mailed to
you, and you (or your parents)
will need to file the claim with
your insurance company.
If your primary insurance
carrier has not responded to
the claim in a timely manner,
the provider of service is asked
to send an itemized bill directly
to your parents along with a
request that they check with
their insurance company on the
status of the claim.
Once the primary insurance
company responds to the claim
with a denial or payment, you
(or your parents) must forward
to the Athletic Medicine staff:
 A copy of all bills
The insurance company's
Explanation of Benefits
(EOB), which details the
amount of their payment
for the claim
The athletic medicine staff
then processes these bills for
payment. Claims resolution
normally occurs within 45 days.
Insurance Coverage
The University realizes that
certain injuries that are the
direct result of intercollegiate
athletic participation may
require additional medical
attention after a studentathlete has exhausted his or her
eligibility. Therefore, secondary
insurance coverage is provided
for up to one year after the
date of a student-athlete’s last
competition. This coverage is
dependent upon documentation
of injury, reasonable adherence
to medical advice during
rehabilitation and no further
evidence of post-competition
re-injury. Each case will be
individually reviewed for strict
adherence to these guidelines.
Dental Care
Each student-athlete is
responsible for his or her own
dental care unless the need for
such care is the result of an
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athletic-related injury. Dental
injuries received during formal
practice or competition are
covered. If a mouthpiece was
provided for your sport, it must
have been worn at the time of
the injury if the department is to
accept financial responsibility.
All dental injuries should
be reported to the athletic
medicine staff as soon as
possible and an immediate
dental referral will be made.
Corrective Lenses
Corrective lenses may be
provided if it is determined
by the team physician and/or
head athletic trainer that they
are needed for intercollegiate
athletic participation.
Substance Abuse Program for
The abuse and misuse of
drugs and alcohol is a major
problem for all segments
of contemporary American
society. Student-athletes aren’t
necessarily more likely to abuse
chemical substances. However,
student-athletes occupy a
special position in the University
community. They must maintain
a high degree of physical fitness
and alertness to perform to the
best of their capacity in their
athletic endeavors. They must
adhere rigorously to the highest
standards of ethical behavior in
their chosen sports. Athletes are
often viewed as role models by
their peers.
These and other demands
placed upon you as a studentathlete by the University
community make it essential
that you participate in a drugfree environment. Remember
that the emphasis of this
substance abuse program is
not punitive, it is educational
and preventive. It is designed
to ensure that you remain drug
free so that you may continue as
a student-athlete at Nebraska
and benefit from the mental and
physical health associated with
participation in intercollegiate
With the goal of a drugfree environment, Nebraska
has developed the following
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Drug Education
In programs conducted by
University and athletic medicine
personnel, you will become
acquainted with the hazards of
both performance-enhancing
drugs and so-called "street"
or "illicit" drugs, as well as
alcohol, and the misuse of
prescription drugs. The purpose
of these educational programs
is to familiarize you with
the scope of the problem, to
acquaint you with the facilities
and procedures available to you
should you experience problems
of drug and/or alcohol abuse,
and to provide you with the tools
necessary to live a life free from
the problems associated with
either drug or alcohol abuse.
Lectures and educational
programs are provided for the
benefit of the student-athlete.
You are strongly encouraged
to attend these programs. If
you commit a drof or alcohol
offense, you may be required
to participae in these kinds of
educational opportunities.
The Purpose of Drug Testing
While the department
makes every effort to educate
you concerning the dangers of
drug abuse, drug testing is done
to identify any student-athlete
who is using a prohibited
substance and to ensure that
you are medically competent to
participate in intercollegiate
athletics and minimize your
risk of being injured or causing
injury to another athlete.
If you are found to be
using a drug specified on the
NCAA Banned Drug List, you
will be counseled regarding the
effects on you and on fellow
team members. You are also
required to participate in drug
assessment, education and
counseling. The University and
the Athletic Department will
facilitate your efforts to address
drug abuse in a treatment
program, if it is determined that
treatment is needed.
Drug Testing by the NCAA and
Big 12 Conference
As a student-athlete at
Nebraska, you are subject to
drug testing by the Athletic
Department and by the NCAA
and/or Big 12 Conference.
Under NCAA regulations, any
student-athlete involved in an
NCAA championship (individual
or team) or in a certified
postseason football bowl game
may be tested prior to, during or
after the event.
If any of these tests confirm
that you have used a banned
drug, the NCAA will declare
you ineligible for further
participation in postseason
and regular-season competition
for one calendar year following
your positive test and until you
retest negative. In addition, if
the Big 12 Conference finds you
have tested positive for steroids,
the conference will declare you
ineligible for competition for one
calendar year.
Drug Testing by Nebraska
is subject to drug testing a
minimum of two times within
the school year.
The first test is administered
at the time of your physical
exam for the academic year.
Each subsequent test will
be unannounced and can
occur during the fall, spring
or summer terms. Studentathletes testing positive will
be subjected to additional,
frequent testing.
refusing to be tested will be
considered positive and subject
to disciplinary actions. The
analysis results are returned to
the Director of Athletic Medicine.
Test results are made known
to the student-athlete, his/her
family, the Athletic Director, and
the head coach of the athlete’s
sport. Other people are notified
only if it is deemed necessary
by the Athletic Director and the
Director of Athletic Medice (e.g.
position coach, Head Trainer,
University officials, medical
personnel). Otherwise, drug
policy voiloations are kept in
The testing procedure
involves the collection of
specimens of urine under
observation by health care
personnel. The collection and
coding of specimen samples is
executed in a manner to ensure
total confidentiality and to avoid
misidentification. All analyses
are performed by qualified
laboratory personnel.
Alcohol Related Offenses
Should any student-athlete
cited for a violation of law
involving the consumption
of alcohol, including but not
limited to, driving under the
influence, minor in possession,
assault, or diturbing the
peace, a designated official
of the Athletic Department
shall investigate the matter.
If the official determines
that an abuse of alcohol
substantially contributed to the
circumstances surrounding the
citation, the student-athlete will
be treated as having committed
an offense subject to the same
disciplinary measures as are
set out under the section below,
“Positive Drug Testing Policies.”
Alcohol-related and drug testing
offenses shall be combined
for purposes of determining
whether any offense is a first,
second or third offense.
Additional Team Rules
Coaches, subject to
the approval of the Athletic
Director, may establish
additional drug testing policies
for their respective teams,
which are more restrictive or
strict than this departmental
policy. Student-athletes must
familiarize themselves with
any additional substance
abuse rules applicable to their
Use of Tobacco
NCAA bylaw 11.1.5 prohibits
the use of tobacco products
by student-athletes, coaches
and game officials during
practice and competition in
all sports. A student-athlete
using tobacco products during
practice or competition could be
disqualified for the remainder of
the practice or competition.
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Performance Psychology
Elite athletes realize that
developing mental skills can
provide the winning edge
in their performances. The
University’s Health Center
Counseling & Psychological
Services (CAPS) staff, are
available to assist studentathletes with difficulties
that affect their performance
participation in athletics. These
difficulties include depression,
relationship problems, anger
issues/homesickness, eating
disorders, etc.
Other areas in which
student-athletes may receive
assistance are: motivation,
self discipline and control,
visualization/imagery training,
relaxation and concentration,
peak performance, goal
setting, stress reduction and
management, mental toughness,
mental blockage, personality
profiling, interpersonal skills and
communication, performance
evaluation and analysis, and
team cohesiveness.
Please refer to the listing
of our medical staff in this
handbook for counseling and
psychological problems.
Positive Drug Testing Policies
University of Nebraska Policy
Student-athletes testing
positive for amphetamines,
cocaine, marijuana, opiates or
steroids, or in the descretion
of the University, any other
substance banned by the NCAA,
together with any alcohol-related
offense described above are
subject to the following:
First Offense
 Notification of designated
parent/guardian or emergency
 Frequent urine drug testing
through remainder of the
academic year.
 Educational program
participation required.
 Follow recommenations of a
substance abuse evaluation.
Second Offense
 Extensive drug evaluation
and rehabilitation required
before rejoining team.
Enrollment in an inpatient
drug rehabilitation program
or other treatment as
recommended by a substance
abuse professional.
 Permanent suspension if
situation warrants.
Frequent testing if allowed to
rejoin team.
Third Offense
Permanent suspension.
Regardless of whether
an offense is a first-time or
repeat offense, conviction for
possession of illegal drugs and/
or conviction of crimes while
under the influence of alcohol
will result in suspension or
other appropriate disciplinary
measures. Additionally, selling
drugs generally will be grounds
for immediate and permanent
suspension. Coaches, subject
to the approval of the Athletic
Director, may establish
additional drug testing policies
for their respective teams,
which are more restrictive or
strict than this departmental
policy. Student-athletes must
familiarize themselves with
any additional substance
abuse rules applicable to their
Big 12 Conference Policy
A student-athlete who
tests positive for the use of a
banned substance, other than a
“street drug,” shall be declared
ineligible to represent a Big 12
institution in intercollegiate
competition during the time
period ending one calendar year
after the positive drug test and
shall be charged with the loss
of a minimum of one season
of competition in all sports if
the season of competition has
not yet begun for that studentathlete, or a minimum of the
equivalent of one season of
competition in all sports if the
student-athlete tests positive
during his or her season of
competition. If the studentathlete tests positive for the use
of an illegal or non-prescribed
drug, the institution shall be
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notified and the student-athlete
shall be treated in accordance
with institutional drug testing
policies. (C.R. Section 8).
Team eligibility sanctions
may be imposed in the event
that the institution, after having
been notified of a positive test,
knowingly allows the studentathlete to compete.
NCAA Policy
NCAA Bylaw
dictates that a studentathlete who tests positive (in
accordance with the testing
methods authorized by the
Executive Committee) shall
be charged with the loss of
a minimum of one season of
competition in all sports if
the season of competition has
not yet begun for the studentathlete, or a minimum of the
equivalent of one full season of
competition in all sports if the
student-athlete tests positive
during his or her season of
competition. The studentathlete shall remain ineligible
for all regular-season and
postseason competition during
the time period ending one
calendar year (365 days) after
the student-athlete’s positive
drug test, and until the studentathlete retests negative and
the student-athlete’s eligibility
is restored by the Eligibility
If the student-athlete tests
positive a second time for the
use of any drug, other than
a “street drug,” as defined in, he or she will lose
all remaining regular season
and postseason eligibility in all
sports. If the student-athlete
tests positive for the use of
a “street drug” after being
restored to eligibility, he or she
shall be charged with the loss
of a minimum of one additional
season of competition in all
sports, and also shall remain
ineligible for regular-season
and postseason competition at
least through the next calendar
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ncaa banned drugs list
The NCAA list of banned drug classes
is subject to change by the NCAA
Executive Committee. Any changes
will be incorporated in this page. The
term "related compounds" comprises
substances that are included in the
class by their pharmacological action
and/or chemical structure. No substance
belonging to the prohibited class may
be used, regardless of whether it is
specifically listed as an example.
Bylaw Banned Drugs
The following is the list of banned
drug classes:
(a) Stimulants:
phenylpropanolamine (ppa)
and related compounds*
(b) Anabolic Agents:
anabolic steroids
(f) Peptide Hormones and Analogues:
chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG - human
chorionic gonadotrophin)
corticotrophin (ACTH)
growth hormone
(HGH, somatotrophin)
All the respective releasing factors of the
above-mentioned substances also are banned.
erythropoietin (EPO)
dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
tetrahydrogestrinone (THG)
and related compounds*
Other anabolic agents
(c) Substances Banned for Specific Sports:
and related compounds*
(d) Diuretics:
ethacrynic acid
and related compounds*
(g) Definitions of positive depends on the
1. for caffeine-if the concentration in urine
exceeds 15 micrograms/ml.
2. for testosterone-if the administration
of testosterone or the use of any other
manipulation has the result of increasing the
ratio of the total concentration of testosterone
to that of epitestosterone in the urine to
greater than 6:1, unless there is evidence
that this ratio is due to a physiological or
pathological condition.
3. for marijuana and THC-if the concentration
in the urine of THC metabolite exceeds 15
* The term "related compounds" comprises
substances that are included in the class by
their pharmacological action and/or chemical
structure. No substance belonging to the
prohibited class may be used, regardless of
whether it is specifically listed as an example.
Many nutritional/dietary supplements
contain NCAA banned substances. In addition,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
does not strictly regulate the supplement
industry; therefore purity and safety of
nutritional/dietary supplements cannot be
guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead
to a positive NCAA drug test. The use of
supplements is at the student-athlete's own
risk. Student-athletes should contact their
institution's team physician or athletic trainer
for further information.
Additional information regarding
non-therapeutic drugs and testing for
championship events can be found in the
NCAA's pamphlet, "The NCAA's Drug Testing
Program," or Bylaw and Executive
Regulation 31.2.3 in the 2005-06 NCAA
(e) Street Drugs:
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)3
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Nebraska sports nutrition
Individual Sports Nutrition
Nutrition is a vital aspect
to physical development
and sports performance.
The mission statement of
the University of Nebraska
Sports Nutition Department
is to educate athletes on the
role nutrition plays in these
two components of athletic
success. Student-athletes work
with sports dietitians to create
individual sports nutrition plans
designed to optimize health and
performance. Nutrition plans
provide athletes with specific
fueling strategies to ensure
proper hydration, nutrient
timing, and nutrient balance.
These strategies maximize the
abilities of student athletes in
the classroom and on the field.
In addition to this, Nebraska
offers a number of opportunities
and services to its student
athletes highlighted in this
section to encourage proper
sports nutrition.
Nebraska Training Table
The Nebraska Training Table
is one of seven dining halls
on campus where studentathletes have the option to eat
lunch and dinner. The Training
Table is open Monday through
Friday during the fall and
spring semesters. Some of the
outstanding features of the
Nebraska Training Table include:
 A Registered Dietition
located on site and present at
most meals to help studentathletes make the best decision
to meet his or her training
goals. This hands-on approach
to education creates learning
opportunities at the point of
 Championship
performance requires eating
the highest quality foods.
Executive Chef Michael Steele
ensures food is served at the
highest standards, while
adding creativity and flavor in
offering traditional recipes with
a healthy twist. All full-time
foodservice staff members are
Serv Safe certified, highlighting
a commitment to professional
foodservice standards.
All student-athletes have
input on what is served at the
Nebraska Training Table. these
suggestions can be shared
Nebraska training table rules
1. Prior to your arrival, we suggest you shower and dress in clean clothes. We also require
the removal of hats while dining in the Nebraska Training Table.
2. The Nebraska Training Table is reservation only at lunch for all students with meal
plans, but is reserved exclusively for student-athletes and athletic department staff at
3. Everyone is required to check in with the cashier at the entrance to the Nebraska
Training Table. If you have purchased a meal plan or you are a staff member charging
the meal to your account, you will be required to produce a student/staff ID card to
be admitted into the dining room. Failure to present identification will result in
non-admitance to the dining facility. You will no longer be able to give the clerk your
student/staff ID number to be admitted.
4. The dining room serves customers who have paid to eat during meal times. If you are
not eating, please wait outside the dining area glass walls to speak with friends.
5. Food service personnel and all customers will be treated with respect.
6. No tobacco in any form is allowed in any state facility, including chewing tobacco.
7. Please leave your table as clean as you would like to find it, and push your chair in
before you leave.
8. No utensils or food are to leave the Nebraska Training Table without permission.
9. Requests for small group use of the Executive Dining Room during meal service hours
will be prioritized for team functions first and can be scheduled by contacting Gaila
Friesen at 472-4610. The Executive Dining Room is for Athletic Department use only.
10. Catering requests from the Nebraska Training Table should be coordinated with Dale
Kruse, Nebraska Training Table manager at 472-7880.
with Josh Hingst, Director of
Sports Nutrition, Lindsey
Remmers, Associate Director
of Sports Nutrition, or Dale
Kruse, Nebraska Training Table
Service Hours:
Lunch 10:30 AM - 1 PM
Dinner 5 PM - 7 PM
If your schedule conflicts
with regular dining hours, you
can sign up for a “Sack Lunch”
at the check-stand or by calling
472-2813. Meals can be picked
up prior to or during meal hours.
 Purchasing a meal plan
maximizes the financial benefit
available to student-athletes.
Student-athletes receive a
discounted rate per meal with a
meal plan compared to the retail
rate. Contact Jena Johnson at
472-8253 to find out which meal
plan best meets your needs.
High quality nutrition facts
labeling helps student-athletes
make informed choices at
the buffet. Every item in the
Nebraska Training Table is
served with an accompanying
nutrition facts label.
Body Composition Assessment
Body Composition is a
useful tool to help athletes
identify a body composition
that maximizes performance.
A body composition that is
either too high or too low can
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impair performance. The Bod
Pod is a state-of-the-art body
composition assessment tool
that is available for all studentathletes to aid in monitoring
their training progress. Each
individual assessment takes
about five to ten minutes. Teams
are tested throughout the year
and all testing is voluntary.
Contact Josh Hingst or Lindsey
Remmers to schedule team
Sports Supplements
given an individualized sports
supplement plan during their
initial visit with a sports
dietitian. NCAA permissible
supplements are available at
all training areas free of charge.
These supplements are designed
to help optimize nutrient
balance and timing both before
and after workouts. Members
of the sports nutrition staff
distribute sports supplements
pre- and post-workout.
In addition to permissible
supplements provided in
training areas, athletes may
also take NCAA compliant
supplements. These include
supplements such as HMB,
Creatine, amino acids, and
proteins, among others.
Athletes must use great
caution when using these
types of supplements since
they are loosely regulated.
Any supplement used by
a student-athlete at the
University of Nebraska must be
reviewed for safety and NCAA
compliance by Josh Hingst or
Athletic Performance
Lindsey Remmers prior to use.
A sports supplement form
should be completed with the
pre-competition physical exam
and updated as appropriate
throughout the year. Extra forms
are available with Jackie Wilken
in Athletic Medicine. Please
return completed forms to Josh
Hingst or Lindsey Remmers.
Other Services Available
Cooking Classes
Eating Disorder Counseling
Grocery Shopping Tours
Hydration Assessments
Team Presentations
Game-Day Meal Plans
 Individualized Recovery
Athletic Performance Team
Athletics has established
a comprehensive strength
and conditioning program to
improve performance and lessen
the possibility of injury. the
performance team provides the
best program available while
maintaining the highest safety
standards. The department has
three weight rooms available
for use by student-athletes. The
main weight room, the strength
complex (472-3333), is located
in the Tom and Nancy Osborne
Athletic Complex. The other two
weight rooms are located in
the Bob Devaney Sports Center
(472-1403) arena level and in
the indoor track (472-4561).
A recreational center weight
room (472-3467) is open to all
UNL full-time students and is
located at Campus Recreation.
All intercollegiate athletic
teams have a strength and
conditioning program designed
specifically for the rigors of
their individual sport. each
program addresses flexibility,
conditioning, strength, power,
speed, and body composition
on an individual, team-member
basis. These programs are then
carried out under the direction
of one of the performance team
members and integrated into
the team strength and condition
program. Individual and team
assessments are carried out
periodically during the year.
A schedule of facility use
of weight room facilities may
be arranged through and
at the discretion of the Head
Strength Coach. At no time will
scheduling of individual time
supersede team use of the
Work Environment
The work that takes place
in the weight room is serious
in nature, but it is hoped that
you will feel comfortable in this
environment and enjoy your
workout sessions.
All student-athletes who use
the strength and conditioning
facilities should do so
productively. You should arrive
at your scheduled time, obtain
your workout program, and go
through the session with a
positive attitude and a minimal
waste of time. Approach
your workout session as an
opportunity to improve yourself
so you can perform better at
your sport.
Safety in the strength and
conditioning facilities depends
upon following facility rules.
Always think cautiously when
performing any exercise. The
weight rooms were established so
you would have the opportunity to
become stronger and more injury
resistant. Injuries should not
occur in the weight room.
Spotters serve two basic
purposes: (1) To motivate or
encourage you to give it your all
and (2) to supervise your workout
in order to make it safe for you.
Always have someone spot you
when performing any exercise.
The spotter should be prepared to
asses the lifter when the weight
cannot be raised.
Be aware of other people
around you when performing any
exercise. If people are in your way,
there is always the possiblity of
dropping a weight on them or
hitting them with a barbell. On
machine exercises, make sure
your spotter has his/her hands
clear of the the machine before
you begin to exercise.
If an injury should occur,
immediately contact the nearest
performance team member.
Weight Room Rules
Note: To all persons using
University of Nebraska Weight
Rooms. These rooms are provided
to improve the performance of
Nebraska athletes. The following
rules are presented so the
weight rooms will remain clean,
neat and ready for athletes to
safely use the equipment. Your
cooperation is appreciated.
1. All sports must have their
lifting times scheduled with
their strength and conditioning
2. All training sessions must be
supervised by a strength and
conditioning coach. No open
lifting for current athletes.
3. All athletes must wear issued
adidas workout gear at all lifting
and conditioning sessions. All
athletes must wear shirt and
shoes at all times, lifting in
streetclothes or personal, nonadidas gear is prohibited.
4. Return weights and
dumbbells to the appropriate
rack after use.
5. Former athletes using an
athletic department weight
room must sign a release form
and schedule a lifting time with
the strength staff.
6. Stereo system and video
equipment is only to be operated
by the strength and conditioning
7. No food or drink in the weight
8. Use of cell phones in the
weight room is prohibited.
9. No reading material allowed
in the weight room.
10. Personal stereos and iPods
can only be used in the aerobic
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Athletic Facilities
As a student-athlete at
Nebraska, you have the privilege
of utilizing some of the finest
intercollegiate athletic facilities
Championship Facilities Create
Championship Opportunities
Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic
The Tom and Nancy Osborne
Athletic Complex is the finest
collegiate athletic facility in
the nation. The complex was
completed in 2006 and is the
home of Nebraska Football, the
Charles and Romona Myers
Performance Center, the Strength
Complex, Athletic Medicine and
NU’s administrative offices.
The Osborne Athletic Complex
provides Husker studentathletes with a tremendous
advantage as everything they
need to prepare for competition
is all in one area. Memorial Stadium
When the Huskers play at
Memorial Stadium, five percent
of the state’s population
gathers to watch. With a
seating capacity of over 85,000,
Memorial Stadium has been the
home of Husker football since
1923. In addition to serving
football, administrative and
student-athlete support areas
are housed underneath and
around the Stadium.
In 1998-99, Memorial
Stadium underwent an extensive
stadiumimprovement project. Permanent
lighting was the first step of the
project on both the east and
west sides of the stadium.
Remodeled in 2009, the
media facility, club seats and
the addition of 42 skyboxes
provide luxury seating for Husker
games. Other improvements
include widening the corridors
on the west side, doubling the
number of concession stands
and tripling the number of
The stadium also received
a Fieldturf field for the 2005
season. Nebraska was the first
college facility to install this
turf system.
Nebraska’s Sideline Club
was the first field-level suite
to be designed for a college-
only venue. Nebraska completed
and immediately sold out of
the 42-seat Sideline Club in
2005. Sideline Club seats are
located in the southeast corner
of Memorial Stadium and are
just a few feet away from the
sideline, putting fans literally
on top of the action.
In 2006, 13 Skyline Suites
were added to the middle of
Memorial Stadium North. The
Skyline Suites feature a beautiful
view of the Stadium and the
downtown Lincoln Skyline.
A new Mitsubishi replay
screen was also installed in
2006 and is one of the largest
in any college stadium in the
United States, measuring 117feet 7 1/8-inches wide by 33feet-7 3/16-inches high, roughly
five times the width of the
original screens inside Memorial
Stadium. Two additional big
screens were added in 2009
along with ribbon boards on the
east and west balcony faces.
The Academic, Life Skills,
and Compliance offices as well
as the Training Table are located
in the West Stadium area. A
major addition began in late
2009 to expand the Student Life
Complx. When completed in the
fall of 2010, it will be the finest
facility of its kind in the nation.
In addition, a state-of-the-art
television production facility,
which houses HuskerVision,
is located within the West
Hawks Championship Center
The Hawks Championship
Center features 81,200 square
feet, including a full-length field
identical to Memorial Stadium’s
game field. The field is available
to all 23 of Nebraska’s varsity
teams and provides a controlled
environment with excellent
A spacious multi-purpose
facility available to all of
Nebraska’s sports, the Hawks
Championship Center includes
clinic space large enough to
accommodate more than 1,000
people. The 2006 Nebraska
Spring Football Coaches Clinic
was held for the first time
inside the Hawks Championship
The Championship Wing
includes an Olympic-sized
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(8X16 meters) sand volleyball
court for use in training by
Nebraska’s three-time national
champion volleyball team. The
special sand has been washed
and polished to prevent dust,
similar to the sand used during
Olympic beach competition.
The Skybridge allows
Nebraska student-athletes to
walk from practices to workouts
in the Hawks Championship
Center to the Strength Complex
and Athletic Medicine Center
inside the Osborne Athletic
Complex while remaining
inside a controlled and safe
The Skybridge, which
spans the walkway from the
Championship Plaza into the
Nebraska Soccer Field/Ed Weir
Stadium, provides a picturesque
entrance into the Husker Nation
Pavilion on football game days.
Strength Complex
Located inside Nebraska’s
new Tom and Nancy Osborne
Athletic Complex completed in
the fall of 2006, the Huskers’
Strength Complex is the finest
facility in the nation.
Part of the Charles and
Romona Myers Performance
spacious, well-designed and
Strength Complex is 40 percent
larger than the Huskers’
previous weight room inside
West Memorial Stadium.
The impressive architecture
of the Osborne Complex is
apparent inside the Strength
Complex. Large arching windows
provide a sense of strength
while allowing an abundance of
natural light to enter the weight
Transformer machines in the
Strength Complex were designed
exclusively for Husker studentathletes. The Transformers
adjust to each student-athlete’s
height. No other athletes
in the world have access to
this technologically advanced
The Landing
Located between the new
skybridge and the strength
complex, The Landing provides
a lounge area for student-
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athletes in between workouts
and classes. The Landing is
equipped with a television,
couch, and computers, as
well as a Gatorade and
water fountain and smoothie
machines. The landing was
remodeled in 2009.
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Many Husker athletic teams
compete in the beautiful and
spacious Bob Devaney Sports
Center. Located on the Nebraska
innovation campus adjacent to
the main Nebraska campus, the
building houses facilities for
gymnastics, basketball, indoor
track and field, swimming and
wrestling. Many other activities,
including concerts by major
recording artists, are held in the
complex. The main arena, used
for gymnastics meets as well
as basketball and wrestling,
seats 13,595. The Devaney
Center indoor swimming pool
and separate diving pool are
just west of the arena, with a
seating capacity of 1,000.
The indoor track was
replaced in 2001 with a $3
million banked hydraulic 200meter Mondo track. The new
state-of-the-art track is one of
the finest indoor tracks in the
Since it opened in the fall
of 1976, the Devaney Center
has hosted many conference
championships in gymnastics,
wrestling, indoor track and field
and swimming and diving. The
complex has also hosted NCAA
Championships in men’s and
women’s gymnastics, men’s and
women’s basketball, women’s
swimming and diving, and
A major expansion is planned
to begin in 2010 to construct
new basketball practice gyms,
new wrestling room, locker
rooms, new strength complex
and remodeled and expanded
Athletic Medicine area.
Haymarket Park
The University of Nebraska,
the City of Lincoln and NEBCO,
Inc., combined in a joint effort to
build a $29.53 million baseball
and softball complex for the
Nebraska baseball and softball
teams, as well as Lincoln’s
Northern League professional
Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium has been the site of 304 consecutive sellouts
since 1962. The stadium has been the home of the Huskers since 1923.
baseball team–the Saltdogs.
Both Hawks Field and Bowlin
Stadium are equipped with a
much talked about feature: the
SubAir system. The system can
both heat and cool the field,
allowing green grass to be grown
nearly year round. Haymarket
Park is one of the first facilities
in the country equipped with
the SubAir system. When the
SubAir system was installed,
only Invesco Field at Mile High
in Denver was equipped with
the system.
Hawks Field
The baseball stadium is one
of the top collegiate baseball
facilities in the nation. The
stadium is equipped with
permanent seating for 4,500
fans and the outfield berm areas
allow for a capacity of 8,500.
Nebraska played the 2002
season in the new stadium and
played host to NCAA Regional
action in 2002, 2003, 2005 and
2006, and NCAA Super Regional
action in 2002 and 2005. The
stadium has 16 skybox suites,
giving a luxurious view for
baseball during Nebraska and
Saltdog games.
Bowlin Stadium
The new Husker Softball
Complex opened in 2002. The
$3 million facility is just steps
from Memorial Stadium and the
accommodate up to 2,500 fans.
It features 750 chairback seats
and berm seating behind both
dugouts and in the outfield.
Additionally, Bowlin Stadium
features a clubhouse overlooking
right field that houses the
Nebraska softball locker rooms
and administrative offices.
The Huskers were chosen
to host an NCAA Regional
Stadium for four seasons in
2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
­Nebraska Coliseum
Nebraska volleyball has
called the Coliseum home since
the 1976 season. At the end
of the 1990 volleyball season,
the Coliseum underwent a
major renovation that included
a new floor, improved seating
(4,200 capacity), lighting,
laundry room, locker rooms,
training room, and offices for
volleyball, men’s tennis, and
administrative staff. In summer
of 2007, the Coliseum was
renovated again to house both
the women’s gymnastics and
rifle offices. The volleyball
offices and locker rooms will
also be remodeled.
The Huskers have hosted 31
NCAA championships (19 firstand second- round matches and
12 Regionals) in the past 22
Cook Pavilion
Opened in the fall of 1989,
Cook Pavilion provides the
Husker football team and many
other sports with an indoor
practice area that features a
full-length field and a roof high
enough to allow practices to
include all facets of the kicking
game. Cook Pavilion also
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features field turf, an artificial
grass system that is the same
used in Memorial Stadium.
The Pavilion is part of
the $17 million Lee & Helene
Sapp Recreation Facility, which
includes modern offices, a
training room and locker rooms,
in addition to the latest in
recreational equipment.
Ed Weir Stadium
Ed Weir Stadium, the outdoor
home of the Husker track and
field teams, ranks as one of the
nation's finest outdoor collegiate
track facilities. The stadium
with seating for 4,500 was
completed in the spring of 1973.
Dedicated during the 1974 Big
Eight Outdoor Track and Field
Championships, the stadium
is named for the Cornhuskers’
two-time All-America football
player and former track coach,
Ed Weir.
In the summer of 1999,
the track was reconstructed
with a modern layout and
Mondo surface was installed.
In addition, improvements
were made in the field-event
facilities, including a new
javelin approach area.
During its 34-year existence,
NU has hosted eight National
Junior Olympics, a USA-USSR
Junior Dual Meet, eight Big Eight
Outdoor Championships, the
2003 and 2008 NCAA Midwest
Regional Championships and
the 2007 Big 12 outdoor track
Nebraska Soccer Field
After spending nearly a
decade at the Abbott Sports
Complex, the Nebraska soccer
team returned to the Nebraska
campus in 2005. All Husker
home soccer games are played
at the Nebraska Soccer Field,
located immediately east of the
Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic
The facility boasts seating
for 3,500 spectators, making
both the location and amenities
more accommodating to players
and fans alike.
Mabel Lee Hall also houses
a practice gym for men's and
women's basketball until the
new basketball practice facility
is completed in 2011.
Mabel Lee Hall
Contained in Mabel Lee
Hall is the women's gymnastics
training facility. The facility,
completed in January of 1992,
includes locker rooms and a
fully-equipped training room. A
locker room and training room
expansion was completed in the
fall of 2009.
The gym houses an aboveground, L-shaped, loose-foam
pit, that can be used to train
vaulting, uneven bars or balance
beam routines, and also includes
a built-in trampoline. The gym is
complete with an 83-foot spring
floor strip for tumbling, four sets
of AAI uneven bars and two
single bars.
A new sound system and
complete video recording and
playback system are also
available to aid in the team's
Tennis Facilities
The Nebraska Tennis Center
is a brand-new $3 million
facility located in the Abbott
Sports Complex, just north of
the intersection of 70th and
Cornhusker Highway. The
complex is the new home to
the men’s and women’s tennis
teams, replacing the Woods
Tennis Center. The Nebraska
Tennis Center features six
climate-controlled indoor courts,
as well as 12 outdoor courts, a
modern strength facility, and
the latest in exercise equipment
and locker room facilities.
Ed Weir Stadium, the outdoor track and field facility, recently played host to
the 2008 Midwest Regional Championships.
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Golf Courses
Wilderness Ridge is the
primary practice course for the
Nebraska men’s and women’s
golf teams. Both teams also play
on several of the 22 other golf
courses in Lincoln, including the
Firethorn Golf Club, Yankee Hill
Country Club and the Country
Club in Lincoln.
Rifle Range
The renovated University
of Nebraska Rifle Range was
dedicated in March 1999.
Located in the lower level of
the Military and Naval Science
Building on 14th and Vine
Street, the range features
10 firing points with caswell
shooting stalls. Movable target
carriers, which are controlled
at the firing line, allow targets
to be placed at any distance up
to a maximum firing distance of
50 feet. Permanent stops for the
targets are located at 10 meters
and at 50 feet for NCAA air and
smallbore rifle competition.
In 2006, Nebraska installed
a state-of-the-art electronic
target system identical to that
used by the Olympic Training
Center. The program utilizes
digital imaging of shots fired,
allowing for immediate feedback
to both athletes and coaches.
In the summer of 2007, the
rifle offices relocated to the
Coliseum and the locker room
was remodeled in 2008.
Athletic Facilities
East Campus Union
The Husker Bowling facility,
located at the East Campus
Union, houses six lanes as well
as the coaches offices for the
eight-time national champion
Cornhuskers to practice yearround at the facility. The East
Campus lanes are one of the
best bowlingn practice facilities
in the country that is leased
by the athletic department for
exclusive use of the bowling
Multi-Sport Facilities
In addition to the sportspecific facilities above, you will
need to know the locations and
policies of the following multisport facilities.
Equipment Rooms
There are two equipment rooms
used by the Athletic Department:
one in Memorial Stadium, and
one in the Devaney Center. Their
hours of operation are 7 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
when classes are in session.
After you have passed your preparticipatory physical exam and
have been determined eligible
to play, your name is placed
on the team roster. Your coach
will then inform you of the time
and particular Equipment Room
where you may pick up your
equipment. At the equipment
room you will be issued a locker
and lock.
You are responsible for any
lost or stolen articles. Lost or
stolen equipment should be
reported immediately to the
equipment manager. The items
are marked lost inventory and
a replacement is issued, if
Athletic uniforms, warm-ups,
and other equipment that are
issued to you may only be used
during official athletic practices
or events. This equipment is not
intended for personal, everyday
use. Any exceptions to this policy
must be approved by your head
Items are laundered by an
equipment room attendant or
the team manager. You are
responsible for getting your
laundry in on time. Laundry is
only done on a team basis.
Locker Rooms
Locker rooms are located
next to the equipment rooms in
the Osborne Athletic Complex,
Coliseum, Hawks Championship
Center and Devaney Center.
There are also locker rooms in
Mabel Lee Hall and Haymarket
Park. Only student-athletes and
necessary Athletic Department
staff members have access
to locker room areas. Media
personnel, friends or relatives
are not allowed in the locker
You are given an individual
locker. All equipment issued
to you must be kept locked in
your locker. Locks are issued to
you for the security of personal
and University belongings. It is
recommended that you leave
personal valuables at home or
securely locked in your locker.
You are responsible for the
cleanliness and security of your
locker. All trash, tape, paper,
etc. should be placed in the
wastebaskets located in the
locker rooms.
Laundry Room
Arrangements for the
cleaning and laundering of gear
are made by the equipment
manager for each sport. You are
issued a laundry bag complete
with towels, socks, shirt, shorts,
etc. This bag is then used for
washing practice gear. In this
manner you are provided a
clean set of workout gear for
each practice, as well as clean
uniforms for each game. You
are responsible for picking up
your gear before practice, and
for delivering it in your laundry
bag to the designated laundry
drop-off area after practice.
Please note that no personal
laundry may be washed through
the equipment room facilities.
field, wrestling, women’s
swimming and gymnastics.
The Coliseum training room
supports women’s volleyball,
softball, outdoor track and field,
cross country and soccer.
Hours for the main training
room are generally Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours for the satellite facilities
vary according to the sport in
season and the associated needs
of the sport’s student-athletes.
Check with your coach or the
training room, North Stadium
(472-2276), for these hours.
Husker Ticket Office
The recently remodeled
Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office
is located in the parking facility
across from Memorial Stadium.
Its hours of operation are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. (472-3111).
Stadium Drive Parking Garage
The parking facility houses
the Nebraska Athletic Ticket
Office, the Huskers Authentic®
Store, and the Parking and
Transit Services Office. To
contact Parking services, call
Facilities Office
For any questions regarding
facilities, contact the Facilities
and Events or Capital Planning
and Construction Office at 4721000 or go online to Huskers.
Training Rooms
Three training rooms are
available for Nebraska studentathletes. The main training room
is located in the Tom and Nancy
Osborne Athletic Complex and is
used for all rehabilitation and
sick calls, as well as providing
specific support to the football
and baseball teams. The
Devaney Center training room is
utilized by men’s and women’s
basketball, indoor track and
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Eligibility Requirements
Academic Fraud Defined
Academic fraud is defined
as a “staff member knowingly
involved in arranging for
fraudulent academic credit or
false transcripts for a prospective
or an enrolled student-athlete.”
[See NCAA bylaw 10.1 (b)]
More specifically, academic
fraud is defined as:
 Any time an institutional staff
member (e.g. coach, professor,
tutor, teaching assistant) is
knowingly involved in arranging
fraudulent academic credit
or false transcripts for a
prospective or enrolled studentathlete, regardless of whether
the institutional staff member
acted alone or in concert with the
prospective or enrolled studentathlete.
 Any time a studentathlete, acting alone or in
concert with others, knowingly
becomes involved in arranging
fraudulent academic credit or
false transcripts, regardless of
whether such conduct results
in an erroneous declaration of
 If a student-athlete commits
an academic offense that results
in an erroneous declaration of
eligibility and the student-athlete
subsequently competes for the
Academic Fraud Penalties
If a finding of Academic Fraud
occurs, the student-athlete:
 Will be rendered permanently
May also have their academic
scholarship reduced or
May be either suspended or
expelled from school, depending
on the severity of the academic
NCAA Six-Hour Rule
To be eligible for competition,
a student-athlete must complete
a minimum of six semester hours
of degree-applicable academic
credit in the previous full-time
regular academic term. This rule
is also applicable to studentathletes who are competing while
enrolled as graduate students.
Additionally, to be eligible to
compete in a postseason event
(e.g., conference tournament,
bowl game, NCAA Championship)
that occurs between regular
terms, a student-athlete must
have completed six semester
hours of degree-applicable credit
in the previous academic term.
Grading System
Nebraska uses an A through
F grading system. The letter
grades with point value (in
parentheses) are: A+ (4.0),
A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33),
B (3.0), B- (2.67), C+ (2.33),
C (2.0), C- (1.67), D+ (1.33),
D (1.0), D- (0.67), and F (0).
Grades of W (dropped/withdrew),
I (incomplete), P (pass/C or
better) and N (no pass) may
also be given. W, I, P, and N
are not assigned grade points
and therefore are not used in
computation of a student’s
grade-point average.
Enrollment Changes
Changes in your enrollment
(e.g. petitions to add/drop
courses, late enrollment,
instructor drops) should
be submitted prior to the
published deadlines to ensure
that your records are accurate
and complete. You must have
approval to drop a class. This
policy is designed to prevent you
from making changes in your
academic schedule that may
jeopardize either your academic
or eligibility status.
Below are several compliance
reminders that pertain to
the most common types of
questions/issues regarding
NCAA rules compliance.
Please see a member of the
Compliance staff if you have
questions regarding any of
these areas.
Ethical Conduct
 Y ou are not eligible if
you evade or violate NCAA
 You must compete with
honesty and sportsmanship at
all times.
You will lose your eligibility if:
You provide information to
individuals involved in organized
gambling; or
You gamble on intercollegiate
or professional sports (take or
place bets).
No fantasy leagues, bracket
contests, Internet websites, etc.
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You are not eligible for your
sport if you have:
 Taken pay or the promise of
pay, for competing in your sport;
A g r e e d t o c o m p e t e i n
professional athletics;
 Received above actual and
necessary expenses to compete;
 Used your athletics skills for
pay in any form;
 Accepted any benefit from
an agent;
 Agreed to have an agent
promote your athletic ability; or
A l l o w e d y o u r n a m e ,
picture, appearance or athletic
reputation to be used to promote
a commercial product or business
Financial Aid
You are allowed to receive
financial assistance:
 From parents/relatives that
you are naturally or legally
dependent of;
 Aid that is approved by
UNL and awarded for nonathletic abilities e.g., academic
achievement; or
 Aid from a non-institutional
source that meets NCAA criteria.
Yo u m u s t r e p o r t A L L
non-institutional aid to the
Compliance Office.
To maintain your eligibility
on an annual basis, you must
successfully complete:
24 hours of academic credit
prior to the start of your third
semester of full-time enrollment;
 Beginning with the third
semester, 18 hours of academic
credit since the previous fall
term; and
 Six hours of academic credit
during the preceeding regular
academic term.
You must also:
Choose a degree program
before the beginning of your third
year of enrollment; and
 Meet the NCAA percentage and
grade-point requirements based
on your year of enrollment.
Do not drop below full-time
status during a term or your
eligibility will be affected.
NCAA Rules
In order to participate in
intercollegiate athletics, you
must maintain your athletic
and academic eligibility. Your
coach, academic counselor, the
Compliance Office staff, the
Associate Athletic Director for
Academic Programs and Student
Services, Nebraska’s NCAA
Faculty Athletics Representative,
and the Chancellor work together
to ensure adherence to all NCAA
and Big 12 Conference rules and
regulations regarding eligibility.
Though NCAA and Conference
rules may seem complicated,
they ensure that all teams play
according to the same rules,
with no team having an unfair
competitive edge.
Great effort is made by the
University administration to see
that you and all staff members
are familiar with these rules and
understand that any deviation
from them, whether knowingly
or through ignorance, is not
condoned by the department or
the University.
The following sections are
intended to reinforce the rules
and requirements that have
been discussed during your
meetings with the Compliance
staff. These references are not
intended to be all-inclusive.
Your eligibility to participate
in athletics is based upon
your academic performance
as well as on your adherence
to a variety of non-academic
eligibility regulations.
Seasons of Competition
Five-Year Rule
You have five years in
which to complete four athletic
seasons in a sport. The fiveyear clock begins when you first
become a full-time student at
any collegiate institution. These
years are continuous. You do not
regain the time during which
you are not enrolled in school.
Full-Time Enrollment
NCAA and University rules
require that you must be a fulltime, degree-seeking student
in order to represent Nebraska
in athletics. This means you
must be enrolled in at least 12
credit hours. You are ineligible
to practice or compete if at any
Your registration falls below
12 credits. (EXCEPTION: If you
are in the last semester of
your undergraduate degree and
you are enrolled in your final
hours for the completion of your
degree, you may register for less
than 12 credit hours. Graduate
school full-time enrollment is
nine credit hours.);
admission is canceled; or
You withdraw from the
Designation of Program of
You must declare a major
before your fifth semester or
third year. To do this, you must
formally enroll in a specific
baccalaureate degree program
or obtain approval for the course
work and program leading to your
designated degree program.
If you decide to change your
major, be sure to notify your
academic counselor so that your
progress toward degree may be
Outside Competition
Before competing in any
outside event as an individual
or on a team, visit with your
head coach and the Compliance
Office to receive prior approval.
NCAA Drug Testing Policy
First Offense
If you test positive for a
banned drug:
You become ineligible for all
competitions for one calendar
year; and
You will lose one season of
A re-test is required for the
NCAA to restore eligibility.
Second Offense
Loss of all remaining eligibility
in all sports.
Practice and Competition
During the season you can
practice no more than 4 hours a
day and 20 hours a week with at
least 1 day off.
 Outside of the playing season
but within the academic year,
you are limited to 8 hours of
countable activity with no more
than 2 hours of skill instruction
and at least 2 days off.
 During the summer, all
activity must be voluntary. Some
sports may have supervision for
safety. Talk to the Compliance
Office to see if your sport is one
of those.
Hosting Recruits
All NCAA rules and guidelines
must be adhered to;
No activities that involve the
use of alcohol or drug related
products are allowed;
 No participation in or
arrangements of sexually
related activities or other forms
of prejudice harrassment is
allowed; and
No contact between recruits
and boosters/alumni/media is
Extra Benefits
A student-athlete or
prospect may not accept any
extra benefits that are not
offered to the general student
body. It is not permissible for
a student-athlete or parents/
guardians to receive a benefit
that is the result of a "special"
arrangement by an institutional
employee, booster, employer or
fan. Non-permissible benefits
include but are not limited to:
Free or reduced-fee housing/
rent including the use of
vacation or seasonal homes;
Free or reduced-fee meals;
Loans or cash advances in pay or salary;
Gifts or presents of any type regardless of the occasion or purpose;
Use of telephone for long distance or use of telephone cards and cell phones;
Free use of any motor
vehicle, boat or recreational
Free use of services (e.g.,
automobile repair, laundry,
copying, faxing, etc.).; or
Free or reduced-fee memberships at golf courses, health clubs, etc.
Please ask before you act.
Gambling and Bribery
NCAA rules strictly prohibit
members of the athletic
department or student-athletes
from engaging in gambling or
sport wagering activities.
It is hoped that you, as a
student-athlete, will never be
approached in an attempt to
involve you in a gambling or
bribery situation. However, on
some campuses in the past,
student-athletes have become
involved with organized
gambling operations. The
results of this involvement have
been both severe and tragic,
not only for the individual but
for the entire University athletic
Gambling is one of the major
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sources of revenue for organized
crime. Be aware that the
gambling industry is constantly
seeking sources of information
because operators use inside
information to set the betting
line or odds. It is possible that
you may be approached and
questioned about the condition
and attitude of other team
players. As an athlete, you may
be asked to alter a game in
some manner and be offered
favors or gifts for doing so.
If this occurs, you must
report the incident to your
coach or the Compliance Office
immediately. The University and
the department are committed to
combating all forms of gambling
and bribery. An attempt to
procure information through
bribery of a sports participant
is a felony. You should keep
in mind that participation in
gambling interests, even in
the most minor fashion, may
jeopardize your athletic career.
of gambling at an institutional
and state level. Understand
that the consequences at
the University level may
be expulsion, and that the
University will assist with the
enforcement of federal, state
and local anti-bribery laws.
6. Do not accept any money
from a “fan” for a game “well
7. Do not attempt to
sell or accept money for a
benefit in exchange for your
complimentary admissions.
8. Do not discuss the
condition or attitude of your
team with anyone other than
your teammates or coaches.
9. You must compete with
honesty and sportsmanship at
all times so that you represent
the honor and dignity of fair play
(NCAA Bylaw 10.01.11).
10. Do not participate in
fantasy leagues or other similar
contests that determine a cash
or award winner.
NCAA Gambling
1. You are not eligible to
compete if you knowingly
provide information concerning
competition to individuals
involved in organized gambling
activities; solicit a bet on any
intercollegiate team; accept a
bet on any team representing
the institution; or participate
in any gambling activity
that involves intercollegiate
athletics, through a bookmaker,
a parlay card or any other
method employed by organized
gambling (NCAA Bylaw 10.3).
2. You are not eligible to
compete if you have shown
dishonesty in evading or
violating NCAA regulations.
(NCAA Bylaw 10.1).
3. Report to your coach
or the Compliance Office any
attempt to secure information
concerning situations that might
alter the normal performance of
your team.
4. Do not accept any benefits
from strangers, such as meals,
presents, etc. You are required
by both the department and the
NCAA to report any individual
who offers gifts, money or
favors in exchange for supplying
information or for attempting to
alter the outcome of any contest.
5. Be aware of the legalities
The NCAA has rules limiting
activities with a sports agent.
Any agreement, oral or written,
can jeopardize your athletic
A Professional Sports
Counsel Panel has been
established to give you
guidance, and you can set
up a meeting by calling the
Assistant Athletic Director of
Compliance at 472-2042.
The NCAA and Big 12
have rules regarding transfer
eligibility. Consult a member of
the Compliance staff to obtain
information about transfer
Intra-Conference Transfer
A student-athlete transferring
to Nebraska from another Big 12
Conference institution may be
subject to one year of academic
In the sports of football and
basketball, the student-athlete
must also forfeit one season of
Transferring from Nebraska
There are several NCAA
rules that impact transferring.
It is very important that you
understand these rules prior to
making a decision to transfer. If
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you would like to speak with any
other four-year institution you
must have permission from UNL
to contact those institutions.
If you are considering
transferring from Nebraska
please take these steps:
1. Speak with your coach;
2. Contact the Compliance Office
to understand the transfer rules;
3. Ask for permission to contact
other institutions.
If you are denied permission
to contact other instututions to
discuss a potential transfer, you
have the right to an appeal. This
policy is outlined below.
Athletics Appeals Committee
The Athletics Appeals
established for those Nebraska
student-athletes who have been
denied the request to permit
another four-year institution
to contact them concerning a
possible transfer or have been
denied the use of the one-time
transfer exception. In addition,
the appeal committee will also
be available to student-athletes
who have been denied the
exception to transfer residence
If a student-athlete wants
to appeal the decision of the
Department of Athletics, the
following procedures must take
1. The student-athlete must
submit in writing to the Chair of
the Athletics Appeals Committee
a request for an appeals board
hearing within 30 days of the
original notification date.
2. An appeals board meeting
date will be established by the
Athletics Appeals Committee,
which consists of (1) Nebraska
representative to the NCAA and
Big 12 Conference; (2) Chair
of the Faculty Intercollegiate
Athletic Committee, or his/
her designee; (3) President of
the Student-Athlete Advisory
Commitee, or his/her designee;
(4) Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Student Affairs; (5) Faculty/
Staff member; (6) Two at-large
members, a student-athlete and
one Faculty/Staff.
3. Minutes will be kept of
the meeting, and the studentathlete will have the opportunity
to explain his/her situation and
express their concerns.
4. The Athletic Department/
coach will be asked to prepare
a written and/or verbal report
indicating basis for the denial.
5. The Athletics Appeals
Committee will caucus following
the hearing to determine the
outcome of the appeal.
6. The decision of the
Athletics Appeals Committee
will be submitted to the Director
of Athletics for appropriate
Medical Hardship
Medical hardship is defined
as an incapacitating injury or
illness that occurs during the
first half of the season before you
have participated in more than
three events or 30 percent of the
events in your sport, whichever
number is greater. The medical
hardship is granted by the
Big 12 Conference or faculty
athletics representatives. The
Compliance Office will file this
on the student-athlete’s behalf.
Complimentary Admissions
Complimentary admissions
to team competitions are
distributed in accordance with
NCAA rules and regulations,
which allow each studentathlete a maximum of four
complimentary admissions per
regular-season event in his/her
sport. A student-athlete may
also receive six complimentary
admissions for participation
in a conference championship,
NCAA Championship or bowl
game. NCAA regulations do not
allow the distribution of "hard
tickets." Admission is through
a gate list. NCAA regulations
also prohibit the sale or trade
of complimentary admissions,
and hold the student-athlete
responsible if your guests sell
their admission.
NU's Athletic Department
charges admission for the
following sports: football,
men’s and women’s basketball,
softball, baseball, men’s
and women’s track and field,
women’s swimming and diving,
volleyball, wrestling, men's
and women's gymnastics and
women's soccer.
All eligible NU studentathletes
complimentary admissions
per home event in their sport.
Complimentary admissions for
away competitions are given
to eligible members on the
official traveling roster for each
event. Excluded are ineligible
players, such as those sitting
out while meeting residency
Information for your Guests
Please inform your guests
that they must present valid
photo ID's in order to obtain
admission. Children who do not
have a photo ID must present a
birth certificate or social security
card. The designated gate will
open 1 1/2 hours before the
game and remain open until
the end of the first half (or
halftime). Once your guests are
admitted, they will sign for a
seat location pass. Hard copies
of tickets are not distributed.
Hosting a Prospective StudentAthlete
The following guidelines
have been established by the
University of Nebraska Athletic
Department to ensure that the
hosting and entertainment of
a prospective student-athlete
is conducted in accordance
with NCAA, Big 12 Conference
and University rules and
A student-athlete who serves
as a student-athlete host has
been informed that he/she is
an official representative of the
University of Nebraska as well
as the Athletic Department. As
a representative of the Athletic
Department, the studentathlete host is expected to
exhibit appropriate conduct and
behavior at all times.
During a campus visit, a
prospective student-athlete is
allowed to evaluate academic
opportunities, view campus and
athletic facilities, meet staff
members who will participate in
the development of the prospect
during their undergraduate
career as well as assess
their future involvement with
a specific sport team. This is
also a time that a prospect
evaluates the behaviors and
social practices of the studentathletes on a team and within
our entire athletic department.
It is the responsibility of
the student-athlete host to
know and to understand the
following Athletic Department
Campus Visit Guidelines. The
student host should consult
his/her coach when questions
or concerns arise while hosting
a prospective student-athlete.
Please note the following
1. Activities that include
the use of alcohol or a drugrelated product are not allowed.
Underage drinking (under 21) or
the use of a controlled substance
is illegal in the state of
Nebraska. A prospective studentathlete of any age is not allowed
to participate in these activities
during a campus visit. It is the
student host's responsibility to
discourage a prospect's interest
from engaging in the use of
alcohol or drugs. It is also a
student host's responsibility to
ensure the safety and well-being
of the prospect by not taking
the prospect to activities or
establishments that promote
the use of alcohol or other
controlled substances. A student
host should report any abuse of
alcohol or drugs by a prospect to
his/her head coach.
2. Activities or actions that
include the arrangement for, the
attending of, or the participation
in any sexually related affair
is strictly prohibited. It is not
permissible to take a prospect
to a "gentlemen's lounge,"
arrange for male/female
strippers or exotic dancers, or
arrange for escort services or
"call girls" to participate in any
campus visit activity involving
a prospective student-athlete.
In addition, the University of
Nebraska will not tolerate any
form of sexual harrassment
whether it is verbal slanders
or physical improprieties. It is
the responsibility of a student
host to conduct him/herself in
an appropriate manner at all
times. Inappropriate behaviors
by a prospect should be reported
to the head coach.
3. A maximum of $30 per day
may be provided to the student
host to cover the entertainment
expenses of the host, multiple
hosts, the prospect and/or
the prospect's parents, legal
guardians or spouse. The cost of
meals and admission to campus
athletic events is excluded from
this allowance. These funds
may not be used to purchase or
otherwise provide the prospect
with gifts of value (e.g. clothing,
souvenirs or memorabilia
items). NO CASH may be given
to the prospect or anyone else
accompanying him/her on the
visit at the time.
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4. A prospective studentathlete may not have contact
with a booster, alumni or any
other representative of athletic
interests. It is the responsibility
of the student host to ensure
that such contact does not occur
when entertaining a prospect.
5. It is the reponsibility
of the University, Athletic
Department, sports program
and student host to ensure the
safety, comfort and well-being
of a prospective student-athlete
during a visit to our campus. As
it is important that we follow all
NCAA, University and community
laws and regulations while
hosting a prospect, it is just
as important that we exercise
sound judgment in choosing
activities that will not place the
prospect in harm's way or bring
discomfort to them. Prospects
depend on us during their
visits to our campus. They trust
our decisions and choices to
ensure that they will receive an
accurate account of campus life
and community environment;
never should we arrange for or
allow any activity that would
jeopardize a prospect's safety,
comfort and well-being.
6. All entertainment of a
prospective student-athlete
must occur within a 30-mile
radius of our campus. It is the
responsibility of the student
host to ensure that the prospect
abides by this limitation. Never
allow a prospect to use a vehicle
during a campus visit.
7. Serving as a student host
is a privilege and has several
benefits that compliment the
duties and responsibilities
of being a host. Actions or
incidents that are contrary to
the Student Host Guidelines
may result in a decision by the
University to deny the admission
of or financial aid award to a
prospective student-athlete. In
addition, a student host may
be penalized in ways that could
include dismissal from his/her
team or loss of athletics aid.
Gary Bargen
Assistant Athletic
Director for Compliance
The Compliance Staff is responsible for ensuring that conduct and
operations of Nebraska’s 23 varsity sports are in compliance with NCAA
and Big 12 Conference rules and regulations.
The staff oversees the monitoring of recruiting activities, camps and
clinics, student-athlete employment, and playing and practice season
limitations. Further, they help set policy, develop goals and objectives,
and assist in creating strategic plans for the compliance unit.
Laure Ragoss
Associate Director of
Jena Johnson
Assistant Director
Student-Athlete Financial Aid
An athletic-related grantin-aid, as well as other forms
of financial assistance, may
be provided to help you with
your University expenses.
Grant-in-Aid Information
Sports teams are provided
with a specific number of
grants-in-aid (scholarships)
in accordance with budgetary
regulations. These grants are
awarded by the University's
Office of Scholarships and
Financial Aid upon the
recommendation of the head
coach and the approval of
the Athletic Director. Grantsin-aid are not reimbursement
for services performed, but
rather are provided to help
student-athletes with their
educational expenses. An
athletic scholarship is restricted
to educational expenses such
as tuition, fees, room, board
and the use of course-related
books. Additionally, your head
coach, in conjunction with the
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Patty Ferree
Kalyn Doyle
Assistant Director Compliance Coordinator
Athletic Director, decides who is
awarded aid for summer school
and the amount that is to be
Reduction or Cancellation
Your athletics aid may be
reduced during the academic
year if you:
1. Render
2. Misrepresent
information on an application,
financial aid agreement or
National Letter of Intent;
3. Engage in serious
substantial disciplinary penalty;
4. Voluntarily withdraw
from your sport.
If at any time your athletics
aid is reduced or cancelled, you
have the right to an appeals
hearing. The procedures for this
hearing are outlined on the next
financial aid
Athletics Scholarship Reduction
and Cancellation Procedures
NCAA Bylaw
“Institutional Financial Aid”
The institution’s regular
financial aid authority shall
notify the student-athlete in
writing of the opportunity for
a hearing when institutional
financial aid based in any
degree on athletics ability is to
be reduced or cancelled during
the period of the award, or is
reduced or not renewed for
the following academic year.
Any reduction or cancellation
of aid during the period of
the award may occur only
after the student-athlete
has had an opportunity for a
hearing. The institution shall
have established reasonable
procedures for promptly hearing
such a request and shall not
delegate the responsibility
for conducting the hearing
to the university’s athletics
department or its faculty
athletics committee. The written
notification of the opportunity
for a hearing shall include
a copy of the institution’s
established policies and
procedures for conducting the
required hearing, including the
deadline by which a studentathlete must request such a
NCAA Bylaw
“Institutional Financial Aid”
The Athletics Appeals
established for those Nebraska
student-athletes who have had
their institutional financial aid
reduced or cancelled during the
period of the award, or is not
If a student-athlete wants
to appeal the decision of the
Department of Athletics, the
following procedures must take
1. The
must submit in writing to the
Chair of the Athletics Appeals
Committee a request for an
appeals board hearing within 30
days of the original notification
2. An appeals board
meeting date will be established
by the “Athletics Appeals
Committee,” which consists
of (1) Nebraska representative
to the NCAA and Big 12
Amateurism Rules (including agents)
You may jeopardize your amateurism
if you:
1. Accept payment or a promise of
payment (in cash, prizes, gifts or travel)
for participation in your sport.
2. Enter into an agreement of any kind
to compete in professional athletics.
(You cannot negotiate a verbal or
written professional contract).
3. Request that your name be put on
a draft list for professional sports
or try out with a professional sports
4. Use your athletic skill for payment.
8. Agree to have your picture, name
or appearance used to promote a
commercial product.
9. Accept such things as gifts, meals,
loans of cars or money from athletic
interest groups or people within the
athletic program at the University.
10. Be represented by an agent or
organization in order to market your
athletic skills or reputation.
11. Receive any benefit that is not
available to other students at the
6. Have your athletic-related financial
aid determined by anyone other than
the University.
12. Participate in any outside
competition, a summer baseball,
football or basketball league not
approved by the NCAA. You must
have written permission from the
Athletic Director for summer league
participation. (Contact the Compliance
Office for the proper form).
7. Participate on teams other than
those fielded by the University during
the season. (This includes tryouts,
exhibitions or tournament games.)
13. Play on a non-collegiate athletic team
during the academic year without permission
from your head coach, the Assistant Athletic
Director or Senior Athletic Director.
5. Play on any professional athletic
Conference; (2) Chair of the
Faculty Intercollegiate Athletic
Committee, or his/her designee;
(3) President of Student-Athlete
Advisory Commitee or his/her
designee; (4) Assistant Vice
Chancellor, Student Affairs; (5)
Faculty/Staff member; (6) Two
at-large members; a studentathlete and one Faculty/Staff.
3. Minutes will be kept of
the meeting, and the studentathlete will have the opportunity
to explain his/her situation and
express their concerns.
4. The Athletic Department/
coach will be asked to prepare
a written and/or verbal report
indicating basis for the
reduction or cancellation.
5. The Athletics Appeals
Committee will caucus following
the hearing to determine the
outcome of the appeal.
Any financial assistance
in addition to your grant-inaid must be approved by the
Office of Scholarships and
Financial Aid to ensure that
the grant or loan sought is
in accordance with NCAA and
Big 12 Conference regulations.
It cannot be stressed often
enough that all financial
assistance, including grants,
during academic terms must
be reported to the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aid,
the Compliance Office and your
coach. Student-athletes have
the opportunity to document
this information at the Annual
NCAA Rules Compliance
and Eligibility Certification
meetings each year. Failure to
report all such income could
affect your athletic eligibility.
Procedures for Picking up your
Scholarship/Room and Board
If you are receiving cash in
lieu of room and board, checks
will be available by the first
day of each month (September
through May). You may pick up
your check with a valid student
ID at the Business Office located
in the Osborne Athletic Complex.
Please note that you may not
receive a check unless you are
continuously registered for 12
or more hours during the spring
and fall semesters.
If you have any questions
concerning your stipend, please
contact the Assistant Director of
Compliance for Student-Athlete
Services at One Memorial
Stadium or call 472-8253.
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financial aid
Post-Injury Grants-in-Aid
In the event of a careerending injury or illness as a
result of participation in
the athletic program, the
department will renew the
award, per Nebraska State
Law, Section 85-9, 110 R.S.
Supp., 1984 which declares:
"No public postsecondary
educational institution in the
State of Nebraska shall, prior
to graduation, reduce, cancel,
or refuse to renew an athletic
grant-in-aid to a student during
his or her period of eligibility
to compete in intercollegiate
athletics solely because of
an injury which prevents the
student from participating in
University Charges
The Athletics Department
is not permitted to pay the
 Long-distance
charges made from your
dorm room (or anywhere else)
Cost of treatment for nonathletic related injuries
"Consumable university
charges, "which can be
anything from lab fees for
breakage to non-required
field trips
Library fines
Fines for damage to
university property, including
your dorm room
Key deposits or replacement
of a lost residence hall key
Replacement costs for a lost
student ID
School supplies, dictionaries,
reference books, pens,
notebooks, paper, art
supplies, etc.
Vehicle registration fee
Parking stickers or fines
Loss of issued athletic
Dorm contract liquidation
Student-Athlete Employment
A student-athlete is
permitted to earn legitimate onand off-campus employment
income at any time.
The following regulations
The student-athlete is not
because of the publicity,
reputation, fame or personal
following he or she has
obtained because of athletic
NCAA Special Assistance Fund
Those eligible include:
 Pell-eligible student-athletes, including studenth-athletes who have
exhausted their athletic eligibility or no longer are able to participate
because of medical reasons.
 Student-athletes who are receiving countable, athletic-related
financial aid, and who have demonstrated financial need as
determined by an analysis conducted consistent with federal
methodology or the methodology used for all students of the institution.
 Foreign student-athletes who are certified in writing by International
Affairs that the student-athlete has financial need.
Permissible Uses of Funds:
 Cost of clothing and other essential expenses (not entertainment).
 Cost of expendable academic course supplies (e.g., notebooks
and pens) and rental of non-expendable supplies (e.g., computer
equipment and cameras) that are required for all students enrolled in
the course.
 Medical and dental costs not covered by another insurance program
 Costs associated with student-athlete or family emergencies.
The student-athlete is to be
compensated only for work
actually performed
The rate of pay is to be the
normal rate of pay for the
duties performed in the
The hours paid must be the
hours worked
Payment in advance of hours
is not permitted
Transportation to work
may be provided only if
transportation is available
for all employees.
We encourage you to
Compliance Office regarding
any employment issues to
ensure that eligibility is not
Note: International students
may not work off campus.
NCAA Student-Athlete
Opportunity Fund
Those eligible include:
 Scholarship and second-year
or more walk-on studentathletes (First-year walk-ons
are eligible for the second
semester only.) are eligible
to receive SAOF benefites
including red-shirts, those
on exempt scholarship,
and those whose athletic
scholarship was reduced to
zero due to other countable
 The student-athlete must
be a full-time student during
the fall semester. Those
scholarship student-athletes
that enroll in January will
be eligible for half of the
yearly amount. Additionally,
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the student-athlete must be
listed as a current squad
member as of the date of the
request for reimbursement
and the date the check is
picked up.
Permissible Uses of Funds:
School supplies
Clothes, dry cleaning and toiletries
Transportation - car
repairs and maintenance,
insurance, gas for local
travel, bicycle, UNL
parking permit, bus pass
Travel: bus, train, plane
and ground transportation
for self/immediate family
for visits and/or competition
Bills: utility, telephone charges, cable (no
credit cards)
Medical: glasses, contacts, necessary
dental work, medicine, doctor’s appointments
Household items: cleaners, deposits,
hook-up fees, utensils,
dishes, cookware,
broom, curtains, linens
Phone cards
Accessories, backpacks,
umbrellas, watches (no
Personal care: haircuts/
stylings, electric razor
(no tanning)
Impermissible Uses of Funds:
Student fees
Room (rent)
Board (food)
Required textbooks
Parking tickets
University Facilities & Services
The University of Nebraska
and the surrounding city
of Lincoln have a variety of
support services and resources
available to help you meet your
responsibilities and achieve your
objectives, and it would be good
to familiarize yourself with the
facilities and services available
to you. For additional information
consult your Undergraduate
Campus Activities and
University Bookstores
On UNL’s City Campus,
the University Bookstore in
the Nebraska Union, 4727300, offers a wide range of
merchandise and services
in addition to textbooks for
On UNL's East Campus,
the University Bookstore in the
Nebraska East Union, 472-1746,
stocks textbooks for classes
offered on East Campus and
has a special law section for
students and faculty in the
College of Law.
Counseling and Psychological
Located in the University
Health Center, CAPS offers a
wide variety of counseling,
educational, and developmental
services. Special workshops
and support groups are also
offered in stress management,
test anxiety, assertiveness,
food and body image issues,
anger management and others.
Appointments can be made by
calling 472-7450 or stopping
by 213 University Health Center.
Crime Prevention
important to the health and
safety of everyone on campus.
The University Police have
presentations to help educate all
of us on ways we can help them
help us. If your group needs a
program, consider scheduling
one of these:
Alcohol. Warning signs of abuse,
intervention methods, resources
available dealing with problems
and emergencies, laws and
of controlled substances,
The University of Nebraska City Campus is nestled against the downtown district
of Lincoln, allowing students easy access to the best food, entertainment and
shopping the city has to offer.
categories, terms, laws, dangers
– especially those that might be
encountered on campus.
Sexual assault awareness.
Information on what to do if you
are a victim or are confronted
by a victim, laws, myths, safety,
prevention, timely reporting.
DWI. Laws, legal requirements,
testing procedures, implied
consent, effects of alcohol on the
body, slowed reaction times, legal
definitions, myths and facts.
Personal safety. All areas of
safety and security, protection
of property at home, while
traveling and in the workplace,
with examples of actual crimes
on the campus.
Operation identification. The
marking of property with an
engraving pen to ensure recovery
of stolen property.
Violence in the workplace.
Handling unruly, disruptive and
possibly dangerous persons
and circumstances in the
All programs are provided
free of charge and can be
arranged by calling 472-2222.
Ask for the Education and
Personnel Division.
Jackie Gaughan
Culture Center
Multicultural Center is located
east of the Nebraska Union on
city campus. at 30,000 square
feet, the Gaughan Center is the
country’s largest multicultural
center attached to a student
union. The Gaughan Center will
continue the tradition of past
UNL Culture Centers, providing
a home away from home for
underrepresented students,
while welcoming all UNL
students, faculty, alumni and
The Gaughan Center
provides multiple study and
lounge spaces as well as sixteen
registered student organization
offices, two large meeting rooms,
two conference rooms, a music
room, a kitchen and a computer
lab. The Jackie Gaughan
Multicultural Center houses the
Office of Academic Success and
Intercultural Services (OASIS),
William H. Thompson Learning
Community Academic Program
Coordinators, Nebraska College
Preparatory Academy staff adn
the Kawasaki Reading Room for
Japanese Studies.
OASIS (Office of Academic
Support and Intercultural
Located in UNL's Culture
Center at 333 North 14th,
OASIS was established to
provide academic support,
opportunities for co-curricular
and intercultural involvement,
and a variety of events to
support members of the campus
community with an emphasis
on students of color. Look to
OASIS on Wednesdays for Coffee
Houses and Movie Nights (www.
unl.edu/oasis_culturecenter) for
an opportunity to spend time
with your friends and make new
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Services for Students with
SSD is designed to provide
students with disabilities
the opportunity to pursue
college goals through the
use of technological and
academic services. Located in
132 Canfield Administration
Building, 472-3787 (TDD 4720053), you are encouraged to
make advance arrangements for
the accommodations you will
challenged and encouraged to
realize their academic potential.
Students take a prescribed
number of honors courses
and write an honors thesis
their senior year. Two multidisciplinary honors seminars
encourage students to consider
important contemporary issues
from a variety of perspectives.
High school seniors should
submit an application by
March 1 of your senior year, 118
Neihardt, 472-5425.
Fraternities and Sororities
Most fraternity and sorority
chapters at the University offer
living and dining facilities for 40
to 90 students per chapter. Any
student admitted to Nebraska
as a first-time student is eligible
to participate in a fraternity
or sorority recruitment. For
information, contact the Office
of Greek Affairs, 332 Nebraska
Union, 472-2582 or 1-888-5471029.
International Affairs
As an international studentathlete, you will want to establish
yourself with International
Affairs, 420 University Terrace,
472-5358. You will receive
assistance with adapting to
life on campus as well as in
America, Nebraska and Lincoln.
You will have the services of two
full-time professional advisers.
You can enlist the help of an
English conversation partner to
practice your language skills.
You can sign up to meet with
families from Lincoln Friends of
Foreign Students, and you have
an opportunity for educational,
cultural and social programs
to acquaint you with services
and facilities in the surrounding
Most importantly, this is where
you learn those all-important
immigration requirements that
you need to know before you go
home on vacation. Make sure
you get your I-20 form signed at
International Affairs to re-enter
the United States after you’ve
gone home. Also, check your visa
status ahead of time.
University Health Center
As a student-athlete, your
first responsibility in the event
of an athletic-related injury or
illness is to report to the athletic
training room (see training room
rules). Also available on campus
for other types of illness is the
University Health Center at 15th
and U, 472-5000. Your student
fees entitle you to see a primary
care physician or physician
assistant at no charge for
patient visits. Charges are made
for specialty clinic, laboratory,
physical therapy, X-ray and
pharmacy services, and in
most cases your own insurance
will pay all or part of these
expenses. Before your first visit
to the Health Center, make sure
you have information on health
insurance status (name and
address of company, subscriber
number, group number and
name of policyholder) and any
medications you may be taking.
Then when you need to see a
doctor, call for an appointment
so you can be seen at a definite
time, with little or no waiting.
University Honors Program
The University Honors
Program addresses the needs
of talented students who are
Student Involvement
completes the academic
process by promoting and
assisting co-curricular activities.
Programs are designed to
create community, promote
enhance major event planning,
create diversity, and foster
a greater understanding of
the value of a well-rounded
collegiate experience. Student
organizations number over 350;
annually more than 75,000
attend presentations, workshops
and programs. The Offices of
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Student Involvement are located
in the Unions on City (472-2454)
and East (472-1780) campuses.
Many services and contacts are
available on-line at www.unl.
University Libraries
The University Libraries is
a member of the Association
of Research Libraries. The
collections include 2.6 million
volumes and 20,300 active
periodicals and serials housed
in 10 library locations on both
City Campus and East Campus.
Love Library, the largest library
facility on campus, recently
underwent a $13 million
renovation project to upgrade,
update and improve the original
1942 portion of the building
known as Love South. The
University Libraries, together
with the Schmid Law Library,
offer both in-house and remote
access to an ever developing
on-line information service
called the Innovative Research
Information System (IRIS). Visit
IRIS on the web at: http://iris.
TRiO Programs
A college education can be
earned by any student admitted
to UNL. A quality education is
a matter of choice, access,
opportunity, interest and
knowledge. Qualified students
may receive a comprehensive
series of unique support
services, instruction, assistance
and learning challenges through
the office of TRiO, 220 Canfield
Administration Building, 4722027. Students are afforded a
safe, intellectual, stimulating
and motivational working and
learning environment.
New Student Enrollment
NSE allows you to experience
the diversity, opportunity and
excitement of being a student
at UNL. A day is set up in
advance of your first semester
at Nebraska, so you can meet
with an adviser, register for
classes, take your math and
language placement exams,
tour the campus, have your
photo taken for your ID, and
attend sessions on campus life.
For more information call 4724646.
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Student Ombudsperson
This tough name to
pronounce may seem even
tougher to define, but the
Ombudsperson is the one
you would go to if you have
classroom issues, a question
regarding University policies
and procedures, a grievance
and/or when you feel you have
exhausted all other means of
communication. For assistance,
call 472-3755 or simply stop
by 106 Canfield Administration
Student Judicial Affairs
The University of NebraskaLincoln Student Judicial Affairs
process is a disciplinary
function designed to respond
to allegations of student
misconduct outlined in the
Student Code of Conduct.
environment and preventing
while upholding the values of
academic integrity and civil
respect, are among its main
The Office of Student
Judicial Affairs, in conjunction
with other members of the NU
campus community, recognizes
the reality of human fallibility as
well as the stresses associated
with collegiate life.
Thus, the service is used as a
means to redirect inappropriate
behaviors through sanctions
that provide educational
opportunities and focus on
personal accountability.
The primary functions of
the NU Student Judicial Affairs
Office are:
To promote and protect the
health, safety and well-being of
the University community
To educate students,
faculty and staff of University
behavioral expectations and
policies regarding students
To investigate reports of
possible Student Code of
Conduct violations
To provide a fundamentally
fair process for resolving
To offer guidance for students
who need assistance with
decision-making as they work
toward their educational goals
To provide students with
educational/ developmental
consequences that encourage
personal growth, accountability,
integrity and good citizenship
To support members of the
University community who need
assistance and direct them to
appropriate resources.
Concerning Student Rights and
Responsibilities, the Student
Records Policy and the Student
Code of Conduct & Disciplinary
Procedures can be found in the
back of the Undergraduate or
Graduate Student Bulletin. For
more information or to request
additional copies of the Student
Code of Conduct, call 4722021.
Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation offers
the UNL community a wide
variety of indoor and outdoor
recreational opportunities. All
students become members
via payment of student fees,
and you may use the Campus
Recreation facilities on City
and East Campus by presenting
your current student photo ID.
Included are facilities for weight
training and conditioning,
volleyball, racquetball, squash,
badminton, cardiovascular
fitness, massage therapy,
jogging and much more.
Campus Recreation programs
include fitness and wellness
services, informal recreation,
intramural sports, sport clubs,
outdoor recreation, instructional
programming, injury prevention
and care, special events
and youth camps. For more
information call 472-3467.
Student Employment
and Internship Center
in Career Services
When you are seeking
part-time employment or an
internship, SEIC, 230 Nebraska
Union (472-3145), is the
place to go. Student jobs are
posted and referral services are
available. Some majors provide
for internship opportunities with
academic credit. Check with
your major adviser for these
department-based internships.
Nebraska Unions
The facilities operated by
the Nebraska Unions on City and
East campuses are full-service
community centers designed for
use by everyone at the University:
students, faculty, staff, alumni
and visitors.
The Nebraska Union on City
Campus, 472-2181, offers study
and television lounges, offices for
student organizations, the UNL
computer store, meeting rooms,
dining areas with complete
food services (including a food
court), a bakery, a bank, a game
room, a bookstore, copy center
services, and the student parttime employment office. A 50,000
square-foot addition, completed
in 1999, features an auditorium,
additional lounge and food court
space, new meeting rooms,
an art gallery, and a 24-hour
computer lab and copy center.
The Nebraska East Union,
472-1776, on East Campus
offers similar services to those
available in the Nebraska
Union, including a branch of
the bookstore. The East Union
also offers bowling, which is not
available on city campus.
The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center (340
Nebraska Union) provides
resources, support services and
a welcoming environment for
people who want to understand
the changing roles of women
and men. Resources include
a video and book library, plus
events that will help you fulfill
many class requirements. We
offer individual and group
counseling for many issues.
Special services are provided for
victims of relationship violence,
sexual assault and stalking.
For general information call
472-2597; to reach the Victim
Advocate call 472-0203.
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UNL Writing Center
Writer’s block? Not quite
sure how to write that paper?
Need help with your resume?
Writing fiction or poetry? Get the
help you need from the Writing
Assistance Center.
Information about location
and hours can be found on
the Writing Center website.
The Student Life Complex will
have a satellite location and
for information about hours,
contact Kim Schellpeper at
[email protected]
Centers for the Performing Arts
Kimball Recital Hall, on City
Campus at 11th & R streets,
serves as the home for UNL
School of Music’s concerts and
recitals by faculty, students and
guest artists. Kimball Recital
Hall is acoustically outstanding,
and with 850 seats is one of
the finest concert halls in the
Lied Center for Performing
Arts serves as a focus for the
performing arts in Nebraska. The
Lied, located at 12th & R streets,
includes a 2,278-seat auditorium
designed to stage major musical,
theatrical and entertainment
events, presented by regional,
national and international
touring companies.
The Temple Building has
been the home of theater at UNL
since 1907. All theater classes, as
well as the administrative office
and performance spaces of the
Department of Theatre Arts, are
here. Dance classes and dance
faculty are located in Mabel
Lee Hall. University Theatre and
University Dance produce six to
eight major events each year in
the facility’s two theaters, Howell
and Studio (dance concerts are
also staged in Mabel Lee Hall and
Kimball Hall).
Museums and Galleries
Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery and Sculpture Garden,
472-2461, designed by the
architect Philip Johnson, is one
of the nation’s most respected
university art museums. The
gallery’s permanent collection
features over 12,000 objects
that document the development
of American art from the 18th
century to the present. The gallery
offers special exhibitions from
around the world and has a two-
acre outdoor sculpture garden,
containing 35 sculptures. The
300-seat auditorium in the
Gallery is used for exhibitionrelated programs, public lectures
and concerts. The Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery is open
year-round and does not have an
admission fee.
The University of Nebraska
State Museum, located in
Morrill Hall, contains over 10
million specimens and houses
interpretative displays of
Nebraska’s geologic, natural
and cultural history.
The Center for Great Plains
Studies Art Collection, located
in Hewit Place, 1155 Q St.,
provides a unique western art
The Lentz Center for
Asian Culture, also located in
Hewit Place, is dedicated to
enrichment of knowledge and
understanding of Asia, primarily
through exhibitions of Oriental
art, of authentic ethnographic
objects and of artifacts.
The Eisentrager/Howard
Gallery consists of three gallery
spaces in the central core of the
main floor of newly remodeled
Richards Hall, just south of
Memorial Stadium. The Robert
Hillestad Textiles Gallery, located
in the Home Economics building
on East Campus, is dedicated to
exhibition of textiles – from art
to apparel.
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Room 13B Avery Hall
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12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday .........................................
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday .......................................
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visitors Center and Film
The Van Brunt Visitors Center
and Mary Riepma Ross Media
Arts Center are located in a
magnificent building at 13th and
R streets.
The Visitors Center offers
resources and information for
visitors to the UNL campus,
and is utilized extensively for
recruiting new students by the
UNL Office of Admissions. It’s
a starting point for campus
tours and a meeting place for
The Media Arts Center offers
daily movies on two screens with
the state-of-the-art sound and
projection. It is known as one of
the finest venues in the country
for independent film.
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Athletic Administration
Tom Osborne
472-3011; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Executive Associate Athletic Director
Marc Boehm
472-3011; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Associate Athletic Director
Bob Burton
472-5663; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Associate Athletic Director/
Senior Women’s Administrator
Pat Logsdon
472-5964; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Senior Associate Athletic Director/
Academic and Compliance
Dennis Leblanc
472-4614; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Associate Athletic Director for
Life Skills
Keith Zimmer
472-4616; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Community Relations
Chris Anderson
472-7771; [email protected]
Associate A.D./Community Relations
One Memorial Stadium
Huskers.com/Creative Director
Randy York
Paul Meyers
472-4881; [email protected]
Associate A.D. for Development
One Memorial Stadium
Jay Terry
Equipment Manager
Athletic Director
472-4647; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
472-2274; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Chris McQuillan
472-2274; [email protected]
Assistant Equipment Manager
One Memorial Stadium
Blake Lange
472-1461; [email protected]
Assistant Equipment Manager
One Memorial Stadium
Pat Norris
472-1416; [email protected]
Devaney Center Equipment Manager
Devaney Center
Events Management
Butch Hug
Assistant A.D. for Events
472-1950; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
John Ingram
Assistant A.D. for Facilities
472-1959; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Football Operations
Jeff Jamrog
Assistant A.D. for Football
472-3116; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Letter Awards
Jena Johnson
Compliance Associate
472-8253; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
NCAA Rules and Regulations
Gary Bargen
472-7002; [email protected]
Assistant A.D. for Compliance
One Memorial Stadium
Laure Ragoss
472-4630; [email protected]
Assistant Director of Compliance
One Memorial Stadium
Skybox Coordinator
Peg Slagle
Strength and Conditioning
James Dobson
472-3333; [email protected]
Head Football Strength Coach
One Memorial Stadium
472-0261; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Mike Arthur
472-3333; [email protected]
Director of Strength/Conditioning
One Memorial Stadium
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Athletic Administration
Media Relations
Ticket Office
Keith Mann 472-2263; [email protected]
Asst. A.D./Director of Media Relations
One Memorial
Holly Adam, Asst. A.D./Ticket Manager 472-4462; [email protected]
Athletic Licensing & Sales
Michael Stephens
472-9446; [email protected]
Asst. A.D./Director of Corporate Marketing/Licensing/Concessions
Athletic Medicine
Dr. Lonnie Albers
Asst. A.D./Director of Athletic Medicine
Shot Kleen 472-5989; [email protected]
Asst. A.D./Director of Technology
All Sports
FAR may be contacted any time
concerning a student-athlete’s
welfare and academic and athletic
eligibility issues, as well as NCAA,
Big 12 and campus rules compliance.
472-9859; [email protected]
Faculty Athletics Representative
Professor of Law Josephine Potuto
232 Law
[email protected]
Academic Support
Athletic/Academic Counselor
Kim Schellpeper
Associate Director of Academic Programs
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
Katie Jewell
Associate Director of Academic Programs
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
M/W Golf
Men’s Basketball
Alvin Banks
Academic Counselor/Coordinator of Special Programs [email protected]
Student Life Complex
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Gymnastics
Sheri Hastings
Academic Counselor
Men’s Basketball
Dennis Leblanc
Senior Associate Athletic Director/
Director of Academics and Compliance
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
Men’s Gymnastics
Swimming and Diving
Will Sheppard
Academic Counselor/
Coordinator of Multicultural Programs
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
M/W Tennis
M/W Track and Field
M/W Cross Country
Mike Nieman
Academic Counselor
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
Men’s Basketball
Andrea Einspahr
Academic Counselor
[email protected]
Student Life Complex
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Athletic Medicine
Medical Staff
Dr. Lonnie Albers
472-2276; [email protected]
Asst. A.D./Director of Athletic Medicine
One Memorial Stadium
Dr. Pat Clare
Chief of Staff/Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jerry Weber, Head Athletic Trainer/
Physical Therapist
One Memorial Stadium
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Mark Mayer
Associate Head Athletic Trainer/
Head Football Trainer
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Brad Brown
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Tom Dufresne
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-3465; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Coliseum Training Room
Jolene Emricson
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-3465; [email protected]
Coliseum Training Room
R.J. Pietig
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Jeff Rudy
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-5978; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Patrick Spieldenner
Assistant Athletic Trainer
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Amy Seiler
Massage Therapist
472-2276; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Dr. Scott Strasburger
Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
One Memorial Stadium
Dr. David Clare
Team Physician/Orthopaedist
One Memorial Stadium
Jackie Wilken
Administrative Coordinator
University Counseling and
Psychological Services Staff
Robert Portnoy, PhD, Psychologist,
472-7450; 213 Health Center
Department Head
Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD, Psychologist
Sue Bukacek, PhD, Psychologist
Charlie Foster, MA, Counselor
Janine Fromm, MD, Psychiatrist
John Goldrich, LMHP, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Gail Lockard, PhD, Psychologist
Marty Ramirez, PhD, Counselor
Sanat Roy, MD, Psychiatrist
Mary Swoboda, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Scott Winrow , PhD, Psychologist
Sharon Hanigan, Office Supervisor
Kathy Wesely, Support Staff
Marsha Yelden, Office Supervisor
Nancy Gerrard, APRN, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Karen Miller, MS, RD, LNMT, Registered Dietitian
Kelli Bremer, MD, Psychiatrist
Summer Allen-Portsche, PhD, Psychologist
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Athletic Department Directory
Head Coach
Men’s Basketball
Doc Sadler
472-2265; [email protected]
106 Devaney Center
Women’s Basketball
Connie Yori
472-6462; [email protected]
125 Devaney Center
Bill Straub
472-0404; [email protected]
111 Nebraska E. Union
M/W Cross Country
Jay Dirksen
472-1136; [email protected]
1631 Court Street
Bo Pelini
472-3116; [email protected]
One Memorial
Men’s Golf
Bill Spangler
472-6472; [email protected]
107 F Devaney Center
Women’s Golf
Robin Krapfl
472-1415; [email protected]
107 F Devaney Center
Men’s Gymnastics
Chuck Chmelka
Women’s Gymnastics
Dan Kendig
472-3808; [email protected]
203 Coliseum
Morgan Hicks
472-6167; [email protected]
Rm 8, Military & Naval Bldg.
John Walker
472-0456; [email protected]
One Memorial Stadium
Rhonda Revelle
472-6465; [email protected]
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Swimming & Diving
Pablo Morales
Men’s Tennis
Kerry McDermott
Women’s Tennis
Scott Jacobson
M/W Track and Field
Gary Pepin
472-1135; [email protected]
1631 Court Street
John Cook
472-9358; [email protected]
202 Coliseum
Mark Manning
Mike Anderson
472-2269; [email protected]
400 Line Drive Circle
472-2566; [email protected]
107 F Devaney Center
472-6474; [email protected]
126 Devaney Center
472-6464; [email protected]
107F SPC
472-6473; [email protected]
107 Devaney Center
472-6470; [email protected]
107 Devaney Center
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
policy and procedures on
unlawful discrimination,
including sexual and other
prohibited harassment
4. Particular Policy
4.1 Prohibitions
4.1.1. Discrimination. The
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
shall not discriminate based
upon race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, marital status
or sexual orientation, except
to the extent that such factors
may conflict with bona fide
occupational qualifications.
4.1.2. Discrimination in the
Form of Sexual Harassment.
It is the policy of the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln that no
member of the UNL community
may sexually harass another.
Sexual harassment is a form
of discrimination based upon
gender. It is prohibited at UNL
and is subject to the procedures
and sanctions contained in this
policy. Sexual harassment is
unwelcome sexual advances,
unwelcome requests for sexual
favors, and other unwelcome
verbal or physical conduct of a
sexual nature when:
1. Submission to such
conduct is made either explicitly
or implicitly a term or condition
of an employment or academic
standing; or
2. Submission to, or
rejection of, such conduct by
an individual is used as the
basis for employment decisions
or academic decisions affecting
such individual; or
3. Such conduct has the
purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with the individual's
work or academic performance
or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive working or
academic environment.
4.1.3. Discrimination in the
Form of Prohibited Harassment
Based Upon Protected Status.
Contributing to the creation of
a hostile environment for any
UNL student or employee based
upon his or her race, color,
religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, veteran status
or sexual orientation is a form
of discrimination prohibited
by this policy. No person shall
contribute to a hostile or abusive
environment at UNL based
upon race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, marital status or
sexual orientation (collectively
"protected status") by engaging
in harassing conduct (e.g.
physical, verbal, graphic or
written) that is unwelcome and
sufficiently severe, pervasive
or persistent so as to clearly
interfere with or limit the ability
of (1) a student to participate
in or benefit from the services,
activities or privileges provided
by UNL; or (2) an employee
to engage in his or her work
duties. UNL shall not knowingly
cause, encourage, accept,
tolerate or fail to correct
such a hostile environment.
By authorizing a complaint
against a person contributing
to a hostile environment
based upon protected status,
these procedures provide one
method of implementing UNL's
responsibility. Speech protected
by the First Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States
shall not be subject to sanctions
under this section or any other
section of this policy.
Whether conduct constitutes
a hostile environment must be
determined from the totality
of the circumstances. The
harassing conduct must be
severe, pervasive or persistent.
Generally, the severity of the
incidents needed to establish
varies inversely with their
pervasiveness or persistence.
The context, nature, scope,
frequency, duration and location
of the harassing incidents, as
well as the identity, number and
relationships of the persons
involved should be considered.
4.1.4. Discrimination in the
Form of Hostile Institutional
The University of NebraskaLincoln
responsibility to provide to
its students, employees and
others considered members
of the UNL community, in all
of its facilities and programs,
an environment that permits
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such persons the opportunity
to successfully engage in
study or perform work duties.
Should any such environment
become hostile in relation to
one's race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, marital status
or sexual orientation, such
that it unreasonably interferes
with an individual's ability to
engage in study, work or other
UNL business, then such an
individual may seek redress
against UNL (Section 3.4), as an
entity in and of itself, under this
policy for knowingly failing to
maintain the appropriate work/
study environment.
4.1.5. Academic Freedom.
Academic freedom does not
protect persons who discriminate
against or harass others on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, marital status
or sexual orientation. However,
discussion or inclusion of
germane, sensitive issues
such as those relating to
sexual relationships or race
relations within the context of
teaching, research, extension
or other academic activities
does not constitute harassment
based upon protected status
and does not contribute to a
hostile environment. Moreover,
the academic setting is
distinct from the workplace in
that wide latitude is required
for professional judgment in
determining the appropriate
content and presentation of
academic material.
Domestic Relationships
UNL policy requires recusal (the
relinquishment of the supervisory
role; see also Definition 7.6)
when supervisory or evaluative
relationships exist between
members of the University
sexual, romantic or domestic
relationships. This policy covers,
but is not limited to, persons
in the following professional
relationships: line officers and
faculty; faculty and students;
tenured and non-tenured
faculty; graduate assistants
and students; supervisors and
the employees they supervise;
and student or employee and
administrator, coach, adviser,
counselor, or residential staff
member who has supervisory
responsibility for that student or
4.2.1. Such work or academic
involve a power differential
that makes mutual consent
inherently suspect and that
raises questions of conflict of
interest. Maintaining either the
appearance or the reality of
impartiality in the face of such a
relationship is equally difficult.
As described in Definition 7.6,
should a personal relationship
develop between members of
the UNL community who are also
in a supervisory or an evaluative
relationship, the person in the
position of greater authority
shall recuse himself or herself;
that is, shall relinquish (with
or without explanation) the
supervisory or evaluative role
and make suitable arrangements
for the objective performance
or academic evaluation of the
other. Much the same procedure
is already in practice when
members of the same family
find themselves in situations in
which one supervises the other.
4.2.2. In the event that recusal
as described would seriously
and adversely disadvantage
the academic or professional
future of the person under
supervision or evaluation,
the supervisory or evaluative
relationship may be retained
when provision is made with
the next higher administrative
officer for objective oversight of
the performance.
4.2.3. Any person may file
charges of professional
misconduct with the ARRC or
Grievance Committee against
a person who fails to recuse
him/herself or to establish an
objective oversight process
in accordance with these
4.2.4. When recusal occurs,
the person whose work is being
supervised must be informed of
the recusal in writing.
­4.3. Time Requirements
Throughout this policy,
certain time limits are set out
to encourage prompt resolution
of discrimination complaints.
The Director of AA/DP may
expand any time requirement
contained in this policy, when he
or she determines that such an
expansion is necessary to meet
the requirements of institutional
responsibility or to serve the
interests of fairness.
5. Record-Keeping
5.1. Because this document
for informal resolution of
questions or concerns about
discrimination through a variety
of UNL organizations, the issue
of confidentiality is of major
significance. It is desirable
that, whenever possible,
discrimination issues be
resolved with minimum personal
trauma or embarrassment and
maximum effectiveness. Thus,
extensive documentation is not
necessarily desirable. However,
it is equally important that
a mechanism exist by which
problematic situations are
identified and recorded even
if formal procedures are not
individual or an administrative
unit if a pattern of inappropriate
behavior becomes apparent.
5.3. Formal Procedure
As soon as practicable
following the completion of any
formal complaint procedure, the
committee (or the Chancellor in
the case of an appeal to that
office) possessing the records
relating to the complaint shall
deposit them with the AA/DP
for keeping in accordance
with AA/DP's record retention
procedures. Any record kept by
UNL officials of formal resolution
efforts shall be consistent
with Regents and UNL Bylaws
governing confidentiality and
rights of access.
5.2 Informal Resolution
In order to achieve a balance
that accommodates both
sides of this question, when
informal attempts to resolve
discrimination issues are
undertaken by any UNL body or
office, a record shall be kept of
each incident, as follows:
5.2.1. A brief description of the
circumstances shall be made,
noting the administrative
unit and the principal parties
prohibited by the laws protecting
client/patient confidentiality,
all such descriptions shall be
forwarded to the Office of AA/DP
for review and archiving at the
end of each Spring semester.
Such records shall be retained
in accordance with AA/DP's
record retention procedures. Any
record kept by UNL officials of
informal resolution efforts shall
be consistent with Regents
and UNL Bylaws governing
confidentiality and rights of
5.2.3. UNL may initiate an
appropriate response against an
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