Nebraska Cornhuskers News: An elite Sunday, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers had a rather good weekend outside of the football team, but Sunday had the Huskers feeling elite.

Let’s just ignore the fact that the Nebraska football team lost again. Outside of Matt Rhule’s bunch, the weekend was an incredible success.

The Nebraska basketball team hammered Oregon State to improve to 5-0 for the first time under Fred Hoiberg. And that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Sunday was really an “elite” day in more ways than one for the Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic program. The most fun of all was that the Huskers were seeing success in two sports basically at the same time.

Nebraska Cornhuskers soccer team survives and advances with ease

It’s been a magical season for the women’s soccer team and that was never made clearer when they won their round of 32 matchup with Tennessee in the final minute of the game. However, on Sunday, the Huskers wanted to make sure there wasn’t that much drama in their Sweet 16 draw.

Behind Eleanor Dale’s program record goals, the Nebraska Cornhuskers overwhelmed UC Irvine for a 4-0 victory. The win means they’ll head to Stanford next weekend to take on the Cardinal in the Elite Eight.

The Cardinal had to sweat out a match with Mississippi State, 1-0. That is a bit of a bummer as a Bulldog win would have meant that NU would get to host another matchup.

Volleyball wins the Big Ten outright

There still a couple of weeks until John Cook’s squad can start running through the NCAA Tournament, but when they do, they’ll be playing as the reigning Big Ten Conference Champions.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team clinched a share of the conference title with a loss by Wisconsin to Purdue on Friday night. Their 3-sets-0 victory over Iowa on Sunday was the final piece of being champions all on their own.

This marks their fourth conference championship for the 27-0 Nebraska Cornhuskers and first outright since 2017.

Huskers fall short against Creighton

The Nebraska football team wasn’t the only team whose weekend didn’t live up to the hype. Amy Williams’ squad ran into a buzzsaw in the form of 22nd-ranked Creighton Bluejays on Sunday.

The 79-74 loss was the first of the season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They’ll try to get back on the winning track on Thanksgiving Day against the Lamar Cardinals.