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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



Missouri Valley Conference Meeting Minutes

Missouri Valley Conference Meeting Minutes


In the seventh section of the meeting minutes the Missouri Valley Conference considers doing away with baseball for the entire conference. Much of the controversy was due to the lack of identification and documented materials to show that the college players were not participating in summer pro leagues. In this particualr meeting, the minutes show that there as disccusion of discontinuing baseball. The minutes read Question of Discontinuing Intercollegiate Baseball. "Motion carried that consideration of the question of discontinuing intercollegiate baseball be postponed until the next meeting of the conferences."



The Last Team to Play Before the Program was Abandoned in 1911

The Last Team to Play Before the Program was Abandoned in 1911


This photo is of the 1910/11 Nebraska Baseball team. Soon after this photograph was taken, the Missouri Valley Conference decided to make Nebraska get rid of their baseball program due to professionals playing on the team. During the 1910 season, prior to being abandoned, the team had a record of 7-7-1 and was on the rise in the conference.