Big Ten welcomes Nebraska, newest member of conference

Effective Friday, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is officially the 12th member of the Big Ten Conference. The Cornhuskers boast 21 varsity sports, including a storied football program that has won five national championships.

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Quick facts:

*Name:* University of Lincoln Nebraska

*Founded:* Feb. 15, 1869

*Location:* Lincoln, Neb.

*Enrollment:* 24,610 as of Fall 2010

*Estimated Undergrad Cost of Attendance (In-State):* $15,519.80

*Estimated Undergrad Cost of Attendance (Out-of-state):* $27,219.8

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2010 Football Record

*Overall:* 10-4

*Big 12:* 6-2

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National championships:

*Football:* 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997

*Volleyball:* 1995, 2000, 2006

*Men’s gymnastics:* 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1994

*Bowling:* 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009

*Women’s track and field:* 1982, 1983, 1984

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First Illini-Husker Showdown on the Gridiron:

*Sat., Oct. 5, 2013 @ Nebraska*