Collier Will Return

Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson and Executive Associate Athletic Director Marc Boehm confirmed late Thursday afternoon that men’s basketball coach Barry Collier will return for the 2005-06 season.  

“We are not going to make a coaching change in basketball,” Pederson said. “Coach Collier will return next season.”

Nebraska lost 70-67 to Missouri on Thursday in the opening round of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Kansas City . The loss dropped Nebraska to 14-14 on the 2004-05 season, Collier’s fifth year as Nebraska head coach.