Nebraska officially joins Big Ten country

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Nebraska is officially in the Big Ten.

The Cornhuskers joined the conference on Friday, becoming its
12th member and first new addition since Penn State in June 1990.
Big Ten presidents and chancellors announced last June that they
had approved Nebraska's application to join the conference on July
1, 2011.

Nebraska's first event as an official conference member will be
the football media days late this month, with its first athletic
competition on Aug. 19, when the women's soccer team hosts North