The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat Notre Dame in one very interesting way this year. Meanwhile Keisei Tominaga helped his team to the Olympics.
No, the Nebraska football team didn’t play Notre Dame. I’m not hallucinating. However, the Huskers did manage to beat the Fighting Irish in one interesting aspect in the first week of the college football season.
We all knew that the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ game against Northwestern in Dublin last year got some serious eyeballs. Lots of Huskers fans traveled overseas to watch the game. Even more, I watched it on TV.
In fact, so many Nebraska Cornhuskers fans watched the contest that it got better ratings than when Notre Dame went up to Dublin and faced off against Navy.
The Fighting Irish got good numbers. It was the most-watched season opener for them in three years, with 3.81 million viewers. However, as Sean Callahan reported, the Nebraska Cornhuskers drew 4.42 million viewers.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Keisei Tominaga didn’t lead the Japanese national team in minutes, on Saturday but he certainly made the most of the playing time he did get. In a Saturday finals game against Cape Verde, Japan won 80-71 and clinched a bid for the 2024 Olympics. Tominaga only played 18 minutes but scored 22 points and hit 6-of-8 shots from behind the 3-point line. Looks like he’s in top form just ahead of the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball season.
- Speaking of Nebraska basketball, it looks like the Big Ten and Big East conferences are looking to extend the Gavitt Games beyond the 2023-24 season. According to Jon Rothstein, it looks like it could be an early season event where the teams will be tipping off the season in the cross-conference tourney.
- The Nebraska Cornhuskers soccer team continues to be on quite a roll to start the season. The Huskers beat Missouri on Friday, 5-0. The victory means they are now 4-0-1 on the season.