The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team lost two big players on Friday, but Volleyball is a big success. That and more in today’s news.
The Nebraska football players that entered the transfer portal before Friday stung a bit, but none of them hurt the way Casey Thompson called a career for the Huskers did. And he wasn’t even the only player the decided to transfer.
Both he and defensive back Noa Pola-Gates entered the portal at the end of the week and just a few days before the deadline for a player to leave his school almost descended upon them. While there are some who said that the former starting quarterback leaving was a done deal, it’s still a bit surprising that someone who announced he was coming back to Lincoln for the 2023 season decided to reverse course.
Noa Pola-Gates deciding to leave is less painful and a bit less surprising. The defensive back is a former Top 150 prospect who played very sparingly for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Gates appeared in just seven games across four seasons, with only five total tackles in his Nebraska football career. It seems likely his transfer will involve a step-down to either a G5 or FCS to get the playing time he’s looking for.
Nebraska baseball gets another JUCO transfer
Will Bolt and company may have lost on the field on Friday but they got another JUCO commit for next year as well. Rhett Stokes is a middle infielder who could provide some much needed offense in 2024.
He’s spending this season at New Mexico Military Institute. He’s the second JUCO transfer to commit to the Huskers in the last few weeks.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Volleyball Day at Nebraska has sold out and it took 48 hours to do so. The even has sold more than 82,000 tickets. This fall is going to be plenty impressive and the rest of the sports world has certainly taken notice.
- Nebraska Cornhuskers fans certainly know the frustration of bad refereeing. It appears the conference is trying to fix that by hiring away another conference’s best. A new report talked about how the best Pac-12 refs out there are jumping ship and coming to the Big Ten.