The Nebraska Cornhuskers look like they’ll finish inside the Top 30 of the Governor’s Cup, which is going to score Trev Alberts a nice little bonus.
Regarding the main men’s sports, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have had a pretty rough year. However, the program’s standing in the Governor’s Cup race demonstrates that Athletic Director Trev Alberts has seen some success since his arrival. In fact, the athletic program as a whole did so well, that is appears Alberts is going to get a nice bonus as the race hits its final stretch.
As of Tuesday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were in 29th place with 734.25 points. According to the Omaha World-Herald, it appears that the only way the Huskers could move at this point would be up a couple of spots. The five schools currently located behind the Huskers cannot jump them, solidifying that Alberts will get an extra $160,000 added to his salary.
Should the Huskers stay in the Top 30 (which it appears they almost have to) it would be the highest finish in the Governor’s Cup standings since 2017. Over the last few years, the program has finished no better than 35th.
Alberts gets credit for this finish despite football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball – all failing to reach the NCAA postseason. Nebraska Volleyball and the track and field program having great seasons in both the men’s and women’s side helped that standing immensely.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- After one of the best softball players in the county, Jordy Bahl, announced she was leaving Oklahoma and “coming home,” Husker fans began celebrating vociferously. The question now is whether “home” means UNL or UNO since she’s from Papillion-Lavista. There was nothing official yesterday and as of now, nothing official this morning
- The Nebraska volleyball program added a new assistant coach and it’s a familiar face. Jordan Larsen is joining John Cook’s staff a few years after putting together quite a career as a player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
- Despite losing out on a transfer that would have shored up his roster in “Mongolian Mike” Fred Hoiberg is reportedly happy with where his roster is.
- Sam Griesel probably won’t get drafted but the former Nebraska Cornhuskers star is still busy showing NBA teams what he has to offer, even if its as an free agent as he’s had a couple of different stops with teams in predraft camps.