July 6, 2015

Financial details on Miles and Yori contract extensions

Tim Miles-Big TenTim Miles will make $2,000,080 annually through March 31, 2020. Miles was making $1,652,646 for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Nebraska assistant coaches also received a salary increase.  Recently hired Rashon Burno is the Huskers’ highest-paid assistant at $248,000.  Jim Molinari is making $244,297 after previously making $237,182, and Kenya Hunter is making $243,665 up from $236,568.

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori, who received a two-year contract extension through 2020, received a raise from $707,000 to $732,913 annually through 2020.  Women’s assistant coaches salaries are Amy Stephens, $171,561; Britney Brown, $150,000; and Dayna Finch, $121,635. All three are under contract through April 30, 2016.

NU women to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Nebraska vs. Duke in last season's Big Ten/ACC Challenge. (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska vs. Duke in last season’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge. (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska will play North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 Duke, 60-54 in Lincoln on Dec. 3, 2014 in the annual challenge, will play host to the Wolfpack exactly one year after beating the Blue Devils in the series between two of the nation’s best women’s basketball conferences.

“We’re excited about adding another quality opponent to our home schedule this season,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. “We know that NC State is a great basketball school with outstanding tradition. I think it is a matchup that our fans and our players will be excited about.”

 

The young Huskers will expect to have their hands full with a Wolfpack team that returns four starters from last year’s squad that finished 18-15 overall and 7-9 in the ACC. NC State advanced to the third round of the Postseason WNIT, ending its season with an 80-79 loss at Temple on March 26.  It was one of 11 losses by single digits for the Wolfpack last season, including a pair of one-point losses and an overtime setback late in the season.

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Contract extensions for both Nebraska basketball coaches

Tim Miles will coach at the NCAA Final Four

Tim Miles 

Connie Yori

Connie Yori

The Nebraska’s basketball coaches are getting contract extensions. Tim Miles and Connie Yori have had their contracts extended through 2020. Miles receives a one-year extension to an original signing that was good for seven-years and was already extended by one year. Yori’s extension in for two year.

Yori, the 2013 and 2014 Big Ten coach of the year, has led the Huskers to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments while averaging 24 victories over the past four seasons. She’ll start her 14th season later this fall.

Miles is 47-49 through three seasons, and led the Husker men to the NCAA Tournament two season ago and was named Big Ten coach of the year. Last season, the Huskers fell to 13-18. Miles’s salary for last season was just over $1.65 million. Beginning in 2017, his salary will be over $2 million. Yori’s salary last year was $707,000. Financial terms of the deal were not released. The athletic department saying they haven’t been finalized.

NU comes up short against Illinois as they set Big Ten win streak record

Nebraska lost to the Illini in the Big Ten Tournament (photo courtesy/Illinois Athletics)

Nebraska lost to the Illini in the Big Ten Tournament (photo courtesy/Illinois Athletics)

Big Ten Tournament, Illinois rallied to beat Nebraska 3-2.  The Huskers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth with two runs on four straight hits, including back-to-back doubles from Tanner Lubach and Luis Alvarado. The Illini rallied in the bottom of the sixth with three singles and sac fly.  A bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth put Illinois on top.  For Illinois, it’s their 27th win in a row that’s a Big Ten record.  Texas and Florida hold the NCAA record of 34.

Two-time All-Big Ten pitcher Chance Sinclair made his 31st career start on Wednesday night and gave the Huskers 5.2 strong innings, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out four. Sinclair allowed one hit over the first five innings, with three of Illinois’ four hits off of Sinclair coming in the sixth.

Huskers play fifth seeded Michigan State today at 1 p.m.

Three Husker baseball players pick up All-Big Ten second team honors

Seven Nebraska players picked up Big Ten honors (photo/NU Athletics)

Seven Nebraska players picked up Big Ten honors (photo/NU Athletics)

The Nebraska baseball team has three players honored by the Big Ten on their all-conference second team.  Catcher Tanner Lubach, outfielder Ryan Boldt and starting pitcher Chance Sinclair made the list.  Illinois, the Huskers opponent in the Big Ten Tournament opener on Wednesday landed six players on the first-team.

Relief pitcher Josh Roeder was named to the third team, with a trio of young players making the All-Big Ten Freshman list.  Those players are pitcher Garett King, outfielder Luis Alvarado and 1B Scott Schreiber.

Illinois’ David Kerian was named Player of the Year, while teammate Tyler Jay garnered Pitcher of the Year accolades. Michigan’s Jake Bivens took home Freshman of the Year honors, while Fighting Illini mentor Dan Hartleb was tabbed Coach of the Year.

ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
C – Jason Goldstein, ILL
1B – David Kerian, ILL
2B – Brandon Lowe, MD
SS – Adam Walton, ILL
3B – Mark Weist, MSU
OF – Casey Fletcher, ILL
OF – Jackson Glines, MICH
OF – Pat Porter, OSU
DH – CARMEN BENEDETTI, MICH
SP – KEVIN DUCHENE, ILL
SP – Blake Hickman, IOWA
SP – MIKE SHAWARYN, MD
RP – TYLER JAY, ILL

ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM
C – Tanner Lubach, NEB
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