Frequent Nebraska Cornhuskers opponent Northwestern is getting sued over the hazing situation that so many people tried to dismiss as no issue.
Anyone who thought that the Northwestern situation was going to go away once Pat Fitzgerald was fired were sadly mistaken. The man who was often thought of as a thorn in the side of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is now definitely a thorn in the side of the Northwestern Wildcats.
On Monday, renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump announced he’s filed a lawsuit against the Evanston-based university on behalf of eight former Wildcats players. That was far from the only piece of bad news. It turns out that Crump expects several more former players to join the suit.
How this ties into the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Big Ten on a larger scale is that Crump said his lawsuit may not focus only on Northwestern. It is expected to eventually spread out to other colleges with hazing issues.
The announcement comes in the wake of Northwestern announcing an interim coach and more than a few radio personalities deciding that the hazing complaints that cost Fitzgerald his job were much ado about nothing. It appears that Crump doesn’t agree. The good news so far is that this sort of thing doesn’t appear to have happened within the Nebraska Cornhuskers program.
Of course, the same could be said about Northwestern until earlier this month.
Nebraska Cornhuskers softball team adds another transfer
While she didn’t get the fanfare of Jordy Bahl, the Nebraska softball team added another transfer player to a roster that is gearing up to compete for big things next season. Catcher Peyton Cody will join the Huskers after transferring from St. John’s.
It appears she’s going to be a legit veteran presence behind the plate as she’s played five years at St. Johns, but got a sixth-year thanks to the COVID pandemic.
Over 149 career games, Cody hit .316 with 20 home runs and 100 RBI. More than 40 percent of her hits were for extra bases. Last season she hit .316 with eight home runs and 27 RBI.
Dalano Banton officially a Celtic
The Boston Celtics officially announced on Sunday that they signed former Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball player Dalano Banton. With the Toronto Raptors last season, Banton averaged 4.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 9.0 minutes per game. In 64 games as a rookie, he averaged 3.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 10.9 minutes per game during the 2021-22 season.
In one season with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Banton averaged 9.6 points and 3.9 assists per game. He was a much-touted transfer under Tim Miles who started his college career with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.