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Nebraska-Clemson game will air on ESPN2; Rrecruits visiting Lincoln

September 8, 2018

Nebraska and Clemson will tip off at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 26.

ESPN announced the schedule Thursday. This is the second straight year Nebraska will travel to Clemson.

The Huskers kick off the ACC/Big Ten Challenge that Monday. Minnesota and Boston College will follow the Nebraska game.

The feature matchup for that week will be Michigan State at Louisville on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN followed by Indiana at Duke at 9:30 p.m.

Nebraska announced the rest of its TV schedule Thursday, too. All 20 of its Big Ten games will be nationally televised, either on an ESPN network, Fox Sports 1 or BTN.

Nebraska’s matchups against Penn State (Jan. 12), Michigan (Feb. 28) and at Michigan State (March 5) will be on an ESPN channel. Four games will be on FS1, including Indiana (Jan. 14), Michigan State (Jan. 17) and at Penn State (Jan. 26).

Nebraska’s home game against Creighton will tip at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 on BTN.

The Huskers have six Saturday games this year. The Ohio State game Jan. 26 will tip at 11 a.m. The Dec. 22 and Dec. 26 games against Cal State Fullerton and Southwest Minnesota State, respectively, begin at 1 p.m. Northwestern is the latest Saturday tip at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

In other notes:

» Tickets for the Dec. 16 game against Oklahoma State in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster outlets. That game will tip off at 6 p.m. on BTN.

The Cowboys are coming off a 21-15 season. They lost to Western Kentucky in the NIT quarterfinals.

» World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter attended the Tim Miles Elite Camp last Saturday. Click here to see who caught his eye.

Some out-of-state players stood out, including 2022 Indianapolis prospect D’Ante Evans and 2021 Kansas City product Tamer Bates. No offers have gone out since the camp.

A few notable prospects who also visited last weekend: 2020 forward D’Andre Davis, 2019 Omaha Creighton Prep forward Akol Arop and 2021 Bellevue West guard Chucky Hepburn. Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire Wade, didn’t participate in the camp, though he, his father and his stepmom, actress Gabrielle Union, were in town for the Nebraska football game.

» Husker basketball will have four unofficial visitors Saturday for the football game against Colorado: 2020 Lincoln North Star guard Donovan Williams, Arop, 2021 guard Hunter Sallis and 2020 Jeffersonville (Ind.) forward Tre Coleman.

Sallis is the only one of the four who does not hold a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

Williams committed to Nebraska on Aug. 21 and recently was named the No. 138 prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.

Arop (6-foot-5, 189 pounds) will make a return trip to Nebraska after unofficially visiting Nebraska last weekend. Arop is scheduled to have an in-home visit with UNO on Sunday and will take official visits to Drake on Sept. 21 and Nebraska on Sept. 30. Arop officially visited Tulsa the weekend of Aug. 25.

Sallis made an unofficial visit to Iowa State last weekend and came away with an offer from the Cyclones. Sallis received an offer from Creighton on Aug. 29. This summer, Sallis received offers from Mississippi and Drake. This weekend will be his first trip to Nebraska.

Coleman, a 6-5, 190-pound forward, is making his first trip to Nebraska. He received an offer from Nebraska in the spring. Coleman averaged 14.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists during his sophomore season. He is the nation’s No. 180 prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.

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