Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Jeremiah Charles the champ, more

Jeremiah Charles is the champion of a dunk contest that took place at halftime of the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball win over Minnesota.
Minnesota v Nebraska
Minnesota v Nebraska / Steven Branscombe/GettyImages

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball had the state rocking thanks to a win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. But that game was only part of the fun of Sunday night. There was also a dunk contest at halftime that had the crowd roaring.

Defensive lineman Kai Wallin, running back Emmett Johnson, defensive back Jeremiah Charles, tight end Thomas Fidone and quarterback Heinrich Haarberg went toe-to-toe in the contest as they tried to come up with the craziest and best dunks of the night.

Some of the dunks were great, some didn't go as planned. In the final, Charles pulled out an impressive windmill, two-handed reverse dunk and that was enough to win the contest. One dunk that got the most attention was when Emmett Johnson incorporated Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule into his act.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

Fred Hoiberg's crew wasn't the only team that had a nice weekend. Amy Williams' squad also took down the Golden Gophers. They hosted Minnesota on Saturday night in what is the Nebraska women's basketball team's senior night and made short work of their opponent. Nebraska took down the Golden Gophers in dominating fashion for its third straight double-digit win of the season, 70-51. The win helps the Huskers go into the Big Ten tournament on a roll that likely clinches the chance that they're going to the NCAA Tournament.

  • The Nebraska football team has a new video series out and you can watch it right here. The series is known as Chasing 3. The series is a behind the scenes look at the Nebraska football team and how they're going about things in this day and age.
  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers softball team has had a bit of an up and down start to the season, but this weekend, they were at least able to take down a Top 25 team. Nebraska lost both games on its first day of the Mary Nutter challenge but faced off against No. 23 Oregon on the second day. The Huskers took down the Ducks with a commanding 6-0 victory.