Nebraska Athletics got a boost on Wednesday from an NCAA ruling.
We may have sports after all. According to multiple media reports the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball. The activities can begin on June 1 and go on until June 30.
In terms of the rest of the sports, they will be decided on at a later date. With this announcement, some Nebraska athletic activities can resume. In terms of many of your interests, this means the potential for football to begin. The fact that student athletes are going to be allowed back on campus gives the opportunity for the athletes to train.
To me, this is very good news. First off, let me say that I definitely want athletes to be safe. However, I can’t imagine a fall without Nebraska football. Nebraska football made up most of my Saturdays in the fall, and it was must-see TV every weekend, even in games that I knew Nebraska football was going to lose.
For me, it is also a return to a sense of normalcy. I have missed athletics, and football the most. It seems like the winter has dragged on, and having football and basketball back in action will be appreciated. Both the football and basketball teams are heading into this season with renewed outlooks. Nebraska football in particular has a strong sophomore class that should figure to get a ton of playing time this season.
Nebraska basketball has a new group of players that should provide some excitement at The Vault. With scoring potential, as well as the development from returning players, this Nebraska basketball season should be a lot better than last year. Of course, the Big Ten conference in basketball is always tough. Nevertheless, I fully expect this group of Nebraska basketball players to be ready to go and playing hard every game.
I am looking forward to fall sports resuming. This is certainly a step in the right direction in regards to that. Obviously, I want everybody to be safe and take proper precautions when doing so. Nevertheless, it will be great to hopefully have sports back in the fall. It will certainly make Saturdays in Lincoln a lot more interesting. I had fun covering Nebraska football and basketball in my first season with you guys last year, and I can’t wait to hopefully do it again. These teams certainly have a lot of potential.