Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Hoiberg as coach of the year, women win, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team has had a rather surprising second half of their Big Ten schedule. A little three-game winning streak has allowed the Nebrasketball team to get back to .500 for the first time this late in the season in the Fred Hoiberg era.

Sitting at 14-14, there is talk once again that the Huskers could even make a difference in March. There are even some who think there is an outside shot they could be a March Madness bubble team.

All of this talk about the best Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team since Hoiberg came to town even has writers at the Omaha World-Herald talking about the possibility of the man who was very, very close to getting fired last year, as coach of the year this season.

It seems rather unlikely that Hoiberg would actually get that honor what with Purdue out there looking like a national title contender and Northwestern close to the top of the conference, but Sam McKewon doesn’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • It has been a bad second half of the season for the Nebraska women’s basketball team but it’s possible that on Wednesday night, the Huskers took out some frustrations. After four straight losses, including some really bad ones, they absolutely dominated the 25th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini 90-57.
  • When it comes to Nebraska Cornhuskers football, the biggest question of the spring and fall is “who will be the starting quarterback.” Rhule recently gave an interview where he laid out some of the factors that will go into picking Casey Thompson or Jeff Sims. “I think we want a leader; someone who has the ‘it’ factor,” Rhule told J.D. PicKell of On3sports. “And, you know what, we want someone who’s going to protect the football. We want to be aggressive and explosive and push the ball down the field.”

  • The NIL Collective that is all about bringing money to Nebraska Cornhuskers athletics announced this week that it has officially worked out a deal with the Nebraska women’s basketball program. That’s a big deal for Amy Williams and company moving forward.