Nebraska student-athletes coming back in short order

Some good news on the Nebraska Athletics front.

There is exciting news in regards to Nebraska Athletics. Friday, Nebraska Athletics director Bill Moos confirmed that Nebraska sports will be allowed back on campus.

Earlier Friday, the NCAA approved all athletic activities to resume starting June 1. For Nebraska, that means the volleyball and women’s soccer players will return in addition to football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball. This is certainly a big day in terms of fall athletics.

As I alluded to in my piece about this on Wednesday, this will give us a sense of normalcy in the fall. This means that Nebraska will be able to move forward. Many of the athletics programs are in decent positions to compete. Men’s basketball is fielding a young but talented team full of players that can make an impact.

The football program has high hopes as well. All of those sophomores that were redshirted in 2020 can now show what they are made of. Players like Luke McCaffrey and Jamie Nance will now begin to gain some of the spotlight. This, combined with a difficult Nebraska football schedule should make for an exciting 2020 season. it probably won’t be a great season for nerves and anxiety, but that’s all part of the fun, isn’t it?

Volleyball should be able to field another competitive team this season. They always seem to be able to play well, even when the chips may be against them. The women’s basketball program finished with a 7-11 conference record last season. Overall, they recorded a 17-13 record. That’s respectable, especially considering the Big Ten is difficult to compete in. As many of you know any team can win on any given night in the conference.

This is certainly exciting news, as now I will have things to cover. I was worried that going into the fall, this site would be rather boring. That doesn’t seem to be the case, at least not right now. I’ll be interested to see how they implement things for safety for everybody involved, and how they take precautions in order to make sure everybody is safe.

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In any event, this is certainly good news to start the holiday weekend. I can’t wait to be cheering on all of these teams with you, and I think we are in for an exciting fall season. I’ll be interested to see how these teams do, and who steps up as breakout candidates for each sport.

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