Team preview: Nebraska

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 8:10 PM ET
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It usually takes about four or five seasons for a coach to put his stamp on a program. Well, Nebraska coach Barry Collier is entering his fourth season and the mark he has left has gotten progressively worse. The Cornhuskers have rattled off win totals of 14, 13 and 11 the last three seasons, respectively. All this losing is not familiar to Collier, who turned Butler into a NCAA Tournament mainstay in the late 1990s.

But with his most experienced squad yet (four starters, 12 lettermen returning), Collier might just have the makings of a decent team-which would be welcomed in football-crazed Lincoln.