From Nebraska media relations department
The Nebraska basketball team will arrive in Spain Saturday morning and spend extensive time in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, mixing in cultural experiences, sightseeing, team events and games against teams from across Spain during the trip.
Nebraska will play four games on the trip, with games scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16 (Eurocolegio Casvi), Tuesday, Aug. 18 (Albacete Basket), Friday, Aug. 21 (Europe Basketball Academy) and Saturday, Aug. 22 (CB Castelldefels).
The trip provides an opportunity for growth for a Husker team that lost three starters, including two-time All-Big Ten pick Terran Petteway, who is in training camp with the Atlanta Hawks. The four games gives fourth-year coach Tim Miles a chance to see many of his newcomers in action, including junior transfer Andrew White, who sat out last season after transferring from Kansas. NU’s talented freshman class will get its first taste of competition during the trip to Spain. The Huskers have five scholarship freshmen who will make their debut next week.
The trip begins on Saturday in Madrid, as the Huskers will spend Saturday sightseeing and have a short practice to adjust to the time zone difference in Spain, which is seven hours ahead of Lincoln. Sunday will feature a team event and the team’s first game in Spain. On Monday, the day is highlighted by a visit to the historic city of Toledo.
On Tuesday, the Huskers begin the day in Madrid and will travel to Albacete for the second game of the tour before finishing the day on the coastal city of Valencia, which is the third-largest city in Spain. While in Valencia, the team will visit the City of Arts and Sciences as well as enjoy some time on the beaches before departing for the final leg of the tour Thursday morning.
The Huskers will tour Barcelona Friday morning, including a stop at the Olympic Stadium before getting ready for their game Friday night. Saturday’s schedule includes a visit to Sangrada Familia as well as other sites around the city before the Huskers play their final game of the week Saturday night.
Fans can follow the Huskers’ journey through Spain on a number of platforms, as content will be available at Huskers.com, including video highlights and a daily blog by the Husker players, as well as content on Twitter (@HuskerHoops), Facebook (/NebraskaBasketball), Instagram (HuskerHoops) and Snapchat. The Huskers will use the hashtag #LosHuskers throughout the trip.