Nebraska Cornhuskers News: One big bad Wednesday, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Ahron Ulis (1) controls the ball as (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Ahron Ulis (1) controls the ball as (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers got a couple of gut punches on Wednesday when they learned about Ahron Uhlis and Myles Farmer within hours of each other.

Sometimes you get a piece of news like the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team did on Wednesday and you just wonder how someone could be so stupid. I’m not one to usually rip a college kid for their decisions, but Ahron Ulis’ actions were a special kind stupid.

The Nebraska basketball team played its first exhibition game in Spain without the newest transfer point guard, and when head coach Fred Hoiberg was asked about it, he would only say that Ulis was “dealing with a situation.” On Wednesday, that situation came to light.

The former Iowa Hawkeye bet on sports. Quite a lot of sports. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he bet on a lot of college basketball. And worst of all, he might have bet on his own school’s sports.

That last one is the biggie. If it can be proved he did that, then his collegiate playing days are over. Regarding gambling on your own team or program, the NCAA has taken a “one strike and you’re out” approach.

In all Ulis placed 1,850 bets with total wagers of “over $34,800.” There’s no world in which that was smart. Over 700 of the bets were while he was under the legal age of 21. There’s no world in which this just goes away.

Myles Farmer piles on

Ok technically, the Myles Farmer news came before the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ news about their point guard broke. Whatever the order of the bad news, it sure felt like piling on. Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule announced that Farmer had been suspended from the team on Monday.

During that announcement, there was some hope that Farmer might get right and do what the coaches were demanding of him to come back. On Wednesday morning, social media found out that Farmer entered the transfer portal. The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ #2 tackler last season appears headed elsewhere for sure.

Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball lands a commit

Not everything was bad news for the Huskers on Wednesday. The Nebraska baseball team added another piece to its 2025 recruiting class with the addition of Troy Peltz

Peltz is a special hitter who helped lead Lincoln East to a state title this past season. He joins what looks like a pretty good run at recruiting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.