Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: June 13, 2010

nebraska-net-tvOne of the dominant football programs in the country will be joining the Big Ten Conference, but that’s not exactly why I’m excited about this move. Nebraska also has one of the prominent statewide public television and radio programs in the country, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) covering the Cornhusker state with news, information and entertainment. Their General Manager is Rod Bates, a national leader in public broadcasting and also a great colleague. The emails have been flying all weekend welcoming Rod to the family of Big Ten public broadcast organizations. Most of his colleagues in the Big Ten believe he owes us a free trip to Lincoln to watch our teams play the Cornhuskers (it has been 54 years since Ohio State played Nebraska).

What I’m constantly impressed about with NET is the amount local documentaries and other productions they handle in serving the entire state. By the way, catch how NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) is covering this huge news in their state with radio reports from Lincoln on the change. Welcome to the Big Ten, Huskers (and don’t ask why its still the “Big Ten”)!