Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Hoiberg Heroes with a blowout, football recruiting buzz, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg talks with guard Keisei Tominaga (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg talks with guard Keisei Tominaga (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team returned to action on Thursday night and boy did they ever get right into the action. The Iowa Hawkeyes came to town as the latest team that is among the toughest schedules in the country.

Add in the fact that the Huskers have not been playing their best ball of late. Sure they beat Queens College but that was not exactly an impressive victory. Before that, they played what was likely their worst game of the season against Kansas State. So there wasn’t a ton of expectations that the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team was going to win, let alone get a blowout.

Then the Huskers got off to a 28-8 lead and never really looked back. There were some times here and there when they struggled a bit, especially on offense. However the Cornhuskers ended up with a 66-50 victory.

It might have been the first Big 10 win of the season, but it was the second time in three games that the Huskers have looked like the better team. It’s even better that they beat up on a rival school.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • The Nebraska Football team has had an up-and-down week regarding players departing or staying. However, when it comes to recruiting, Matt Rhule has a ton of positive momentum. In fact, some recruiting experts believe the Huskers can still finish inside the Top 25 for the 2023 class when a few other prospects announce their future schools next month.
  • Among the players that could still commit to NU is Ethan Nation. This week he told 247Sports that he trains with guys who played for Rhule on the Carolina Panthers and it appears they’ve had nothing but good things to say about their former coach. That bodes well for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, landing Nation … and others.

Other College Sports News

  • The Huskers’ take down of Iowa wasn’t the only big upset in the Big Ten. Michigan lost to Central Michigan in what has many people talking about a defeat that has put head coach Juwan Howard squarely on the hotseat.
  • The Washington Huskies football team announced that it’s here to stay on Thursday night as it toppled Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Following the win, there’s lots of talk that UW will open 2023 in the Top 10.
  • Finally, it appears like Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren might be on his way out. He’s supposedly interested in the position of the Chicago Bears’ president. When rumors kicked up that he was interviewing for the job, the conference issued a statement that was not what anyone could call a denial: