Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Noa Pola Gates new home, more

Noa Pola Gates
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Former Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Noa Pola Gates is a free agent no more as he’s finally found a new home after entering the transfer portal.

Noa Pola Gates is one of those players that the Nebraska Cornhuskers thought was going to be a real difference-maker in the defensive backfield. He was one of the more highly sought aftrer corners in the country for his class.

However, he never really worked out once he set foot on campus and might have been one of the biggest examples to point to when talking about the development failures of the Scott Frost era. He entered the transfer portal in late April, just after the Huskers’ spring game and now he’s taking his talents to the Mountain West.

On3 is reporting that the former Nebraska Cornhuskers player is headed to New Mexico. That officially closes the book on his Nebraska career with just five total tackles.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • The Nebraska football season is certainly creeping closer but that also means the Nebraska basketball season is drawing near as well. Robin Washut writes that if the Huskers are going to succeed this fall and winter, they’re going to need CJ Wilcher to step up and so far, it looks like he will.
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers fans are plenty excited about next summer and the arrival of EA Sports College Football, but there are some hiccups on its way to launch, including a legal fight trying to stop it from releasing. The good news is that the company trying to stop it suffered a loss last week.
  • Former Nebraska basketball star Delano Banton has signed a new contract with the Boston Celtics that stretches two years.  Banton spent his first two seasons in the league with the Toronto Raptors. Mostly coming off the bench, he’s averaged 4.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
  • The NBA Summer League is now going to have four former Nebraska Cornhuskers players competing in July.