Nebraska football saw more players enter the portal. Baseball suffered its worst loss of the season. That and more in today’s Nebraska Cornhuskers news.
As was expected, the days after the Nebraska football team’s spring game has seen quite a few players enter the transfer portal. Some of them were totally expected like Logan Smothers, while others were a bit of a surprise like Stephon Wynn and Richard Torres. On Wednesday, Braxton Clark deciding he was moving on probably fits in the “surprise category.” It also puts an end to the first recruiting class of the Scott Frost era.
Clark always seemed like he was poised to finally break out and figure it out, but through four years with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, his career high in tackles was 11. There were some who thought he might get a fresh start with Matt Rhule and company but he’s decided to get a real fresh start with a new team now.
Nebraska baseball collapses
One day after it looked like perhaps Will Bolt’s boys had finally figured something out when it came to midweek games, they laid the mother of all eggs. Against a South Dakota State team that was 17-17 coming into Wednesday’s game, the Huskers were never really in the game.
Nebraska went down 4-0 in the second inning and SDSU never really broke a sweat. The Nebraska Cornhuskers trailed 7-0 in the 8th inning before they finally plated a few runs and pretended as though they were going to rally. However, they allowed another run in the top of the 9th and failed to score in the final frame. The 8-3 loss marks the low point of a season that has had some serious ups and downs.
More Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Tickets for Volleyball Day at Nebraska officially went on sale on Wednesday and it appears that if they didn’t sell out, then there are very few tickets left as of this morning. It appears that the gamble to try and set the attendance record for a college volleyball game was no gamble at all and that record will both fall and be impossible to top this fall.
- Shawn Hardy also entered his name in the transfer portal this week and that means that there are now exactly two wide receivers that were recruited out of high school by Scott Frost still on the roster. One of those, Samiran Bonner is now technically a tight end-full back hybrid and the other is Zavier Betts.
Other sports news
- New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was injured earlier this week and it’s not a exaggeration to say that fans of the baseball team are more than a little nervous about just how bad it is and when he’ll be back. The answers to those questions aren’t known yet.
- There were two hockey games on Wednesday night and both ended up being pretty interesting upsets. The Florida Panthers managed to stay alive with their win, though they still trail 3 games to 2 to the Boston Bruins. The Seattle Kraken upset over defending Stanely Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche is even more interesting as it puts a team in its second year of existence one win away from advancing in the playoffs.