Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Anthony Grant coming back, Dalano Banton goes off, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers got some good news this weekend that means the Nebraska football team will be reloading with some of its best offensive players. Anthony Grant signed with The 1890 Initiative. That’s news both because the NIL Collective is really spinning up and because it means the Huskers got their top two running backs coming back in 2023.

Grant himself hasn’t announced he was coming back, but it seems extremely unlikely he’d be signing this deal unless he was. After all, The 1890 Initiative is set up specifically to help Nebraska Cornhuskers players.

That means a running back who rushed for over 900 yards in a lost season will return. And he’ll be competing against Ajay Allen, who also announced he was coming back earlier this week.

Their return comes at the same time there’s some churn in the program. Garrett Nelson and Colton Feist both announced they weren’t returning.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers new

  • When it comes to Nebraska basketball, there’s been some big news for some of Fred Hoiberg’s ex players. Earlier this weekend, Bryce McGowens got some love from a teammate. Now Dalano Banton is scoring career highs in the G-League as he tries to make it back to the NBA. Just sent down to the G-League, Banton scored 37 points to go along with nine rebounds and four assists for the Raptors 905. He keeps doing that, he’ll be back in Toronto in no time.
  • There was some not so good news for one former Nebraska football star this weekend. Devine Ozigbo was released by the Denver Broncos and will now have to try to find himself a new team.

College Sports News

  • Saturday’s College Football Playoff games were easily the best since the playoff was adopted in the first place. TCU upset Michigan after building a big lead and holding on. Georgia roared back after trailing big to Ohio State thanks to a last-second missed field goal.

  • There were some weird moments on Saturday. The above clip was one of the weirdest.

  • One reason Georgia beat Ohio State is because Buckeyes receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was knocked out of the game with a concussion. The play that knocked him out seemed like textbook targeting, but the refs decided it wasn’t.