Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics currently supports 31 varsity sports in the Big Ten.
James Franklin looks to lead the football team to new heights in his first season as head coach. Enthusiastic Pat Chambers has the men's basketball team playing a scrappy and exciting brand of basketball, while Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions look to capture another conference championship. The wrestling team remains in position to repeat as National Champions, and the men's hockey team will look to build on a solid 2014 season at Pegula Ice Arena this winter.
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Dating back to 1981, the two schools have met 30 times leading up to Thursday night’s clash. Nebraska leads the series 20-10, with six-straight wins coming against the Nittany Lions. The Cornhuskers own a 7-3 edge in NCAA Tournament meetings, but Penn State has taken the only two matchups in the Final Four.