The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team is getting an unprecedented infusion of NIL cash over the next few years that makes it the cream of the crop.
There are all kinds of opinions out there about what’s good and what’s bad in regards to NIL money. However, Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball fans have got to have a new positive view of what NIL can do.
That’s because the 1890 Initiative announced on Thursday that it had received a promise of $5 million over the next five years from the owners of the Nebraska Crossing, located in Gretna. This money is earmarked for John Cook’s squad.
“It’s a groundbreaking gift for the sport of volleyball,” 1890’s Matt Davison told On3. “This will help continue the success of Nebraska volleyball. Rod Yates is a former Husker that played in the 1980s. He owns the Nebraska crossing, and so I’ve had a good friendship with him. He’s the one that really drove this thing. So huge thank you to him. And this is going to set Nebraska volleyball up for years to come. Totally keep keep us near the top.”
Big day for Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball
Getting that NIL gift isn’t the only thing that went right for John Cook’s squad. It also turned out that the Nebraska volleyball picked up its fourth class of 2025 commit. This time the commitment came from 6-foot-2 opposite hitter Ryan Hunter from Charlotte, NC. Hunter was at the Husker’s Dream Team Camp earlier this month. It appears she very much liked what she saw.
Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball fills out its staff
Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced several new additions to the Husker basketball support staff for the 2023-24 season.
It is a mixture of old and new faces with promotions of Padyn Borders as Recruiting Coordinator and Michael Bania to Video Coordinator and the additions of Andrew McCabe (Men’s Basketball Head Athletic Trainer), Justin Moore (Graduate Manager), Nihilo Ibarra (Graduate Manager) and Joey St. Pierre (Graduate Manager).