Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Frank Solich back in town, baseball loses bad, more

Frank Solich of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks on during spring practice(Todd Warshaw /Allsport)
Frank Solich of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks on during spring practice(Todd Warshaw /Allsport) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be ending their spring practice session on Saturday afternoon, but that’s only part of the day’s big news. There’s also the fact that Frank Solich is officially back in town and seemingly back to being part of the program for the first time since his firing oh so long ago.

It turns out that Friday was kind of a family affair as dozens of former Nebraska Cornhuskers stars returned to the capital city in order to celebrate Solich’s return and what they hope is a return to national prominence by the Nebraska football program.

One of the most incredible pictures of the day was when Solich, his mentor and longtime friend Tom Osborne and the new Nebraska football coach were all photographed together.

Husker fans have been talking for quite some time about wanting to unify the program’s past and present. They hoped former head coach Scott Frost would be able to do that. It didn’t happen, but the Huskers hope to have another shot. So far, so good.

Nebraska baseball gets blasted

While it’s all sunshine and rainbows right now for Nebraska football, Nebraska baseball suffered a bit of a setback on Friday night. Will Bolt’s boys opened a weekend series against the Iowa Hawkeyes and were beaten down almost right out of the gate.

The Huskers went down 5-0 in the second, and while they tried to battle back, they allowed the Hawkeyes to have another big inning later in the game. Those two innings ended up being the killers as Nebraska baseball lost the series opener, 11-6.

This is especially troubling, considering that the Cornhuskers seem to need to win the Big Ten title if they want to go to the postseason. Obviously, if Bolt and company can win the next two games, it will be a successful weekend. But their margin for error continues to get smaller and smaller.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • Amy Williams added to her roster earlier this week when Montana State’s Darian White announced she was going to transfer to Nebraska. She’ll add some much-needed talent at the guard position.
  • Meanwhile, Fred Hoiberg’s boys lost another player to the transfer portal. Guard Quaran McPherson has decided he’s on the move. He unfortunately never really got to show what he could do in Lincoln. He redshirted for the 2021-2022 season and suffered an injury before things could get going last year.
  • While the Nebraska baseball team suffered a bad loss, the softball team beat Wisconsin on Friday. That continues what has been one heck of a good season so far.
  • One more bit of Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball news surfaced this week. That’s the fact that Hoiberg’s Heroes have their season-opening opponent. They’ll be taking on Lindenwood. Not exactly a top-notch opponent but it should certainly allow them to start the year on a high note.