Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Massive NIL money, Happy Bdays, more

General view of the stadium during the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
General view of the stadium during the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

NIL money is going to be spent at record levels in the 2023-24 season and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are likely to be among the top spenders.

Love or hate NIL, it’s clear that it’s here to stay in some form or another. One reason why Name Image and Likeness rights are going to stick around is because there is a ton of money being poured into the system.

It appears that even more money is going to be poured into it than ever before in the 2023-24 season. Though there is some debate over just how much money is going to be going through the system.

According to OpenDorse, $1.17 billion is going to be spent on NIL this coming year. $595 million of that will be pushed into Nebraska football and the like. According to the organization, it looks as though the average NIL budget for schools in the NCAA is going to increase more than 11 percent.

Even if the top numbers aren’t quite as high as OpenDorse makes it sound, it’s clear NIL money is going to be big.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • A pair of Nebraska football players celebrated the commitment of Carter Nelson and their own birthdays on the same day. Malachi Coleman and Vincent Carroll-Jackson both had their birthdays on Wednesday.
  • Speaking of Carter Nelson, while the tight end’s commit was as big deal for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, it was also a big deal for his home town. Ainsworth hasn’t exactly been a hub of Power 5 prospects. That teams like Georiga, Alabama and Notre Dame were all after Nelson is a very big deal for the town, according to Brady Oltmans.
  • Nebraska baseball star Max Anderson received his fifth second-team All-American honor this month, as Baseball America released its All-America teams on Wednesday. Anderson got ABCA/Rawlings, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and NCBWA as a second-team All-American in early June. One has to wonder if the next honor is a high draft pick.
  • It’s not entirely Nebraska Cornhuskers related but it’s certainly interesting. A map started circulating social media showing the makeup of Division 1 college teams.