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Nebraska Risks Losing Baseball

Project Editor:Drew Hartley, History 470: Digital History, Spring 2008

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Nebraska Risks Losing Baseball
1st Sport at UNL: (1883/4)
MVC Closes Program: (1911)
Brief Season: (1912)
Attempted Revival: (1917)
The Final Revival: (1919)
Bibliography

MVC Closes Program: (1911)

The 1910 season ended with a 5-4 victory over Cotner College which pushed the season record to a mediocre 7-7-1 (Media Guide, 130), but baseball fans were excited about the team which was improving with every season. This excitement turned to disappointment and frustration as the Missouri Valley Conference in which Nebraska was a part of, threatened to abandon the Nebraska baseball program due to the assumption of professional athletes playing on the team. Many students felt that this was unfair. Many athletes played baseball in the summer for minor league teams that paid the players for their services during the summer. In the Missouri Valley Conference there were strict rules about such issues. Players and coaches at Nebraska failed to provide proper information which resulted in the abandonment of the baseball program before the 1911 season ever got started.



Missouri Valley Conference Meeting Minutes (1910)
Missouri Valley Conference Meeting Minutes (1910)