Husker baseball opens practice

A schedule hasn't been released yet and there's 14 inches of snow on the ground, but Nebraska baseball opened up practice on Friday. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A schedule hasn’t been released yet and there’s 14 inches of snow on the ground, but Nebraska baseball opened up practice on Friday.

And despite the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming season, head coach Will Bolt says the Huskers are ready to go.

“They’re excited and that’s a credit to them,” Bolt said. “We’ve got to show up every day and expect the unexpected.”

Bolt said he’s expecting a schedule to come out “hopefully in the next couple weeks.” It will be against Big Ten opponents only, and likely be a four-game weekend series with no mid-week games. Bolt says this move could severely hurt conference’s RPI, since the NCAA Tournament committee relies on the Big Ten’s non-conference games when deciding at-large bids.

“They’re going to have to rely on the eye test,” Bolt said.

However, the Huskers are rolling with the punches and have a solid group returning led by preseason, 2nd-team All-American Spencer Schwellenbach.

“We can only control what we control,” Schwellenbach said. “But we’re ready to go.”

Bolt, who enters his second season at Nebraska after taking over for Darin Erstad in 2019, said the first game will likely take place on March 5th.

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