Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Jackson Brockett's big day, more

On the same day that Nebraska Cornhuskers star Jackson Brockett met the man who threw the last no-hitter before his, he got some other big news.
Nebraska's Jackson Brockett delivers a pitch
Nebraska's Jackson Brockett delivers a pitch / Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen /

Jackson Brockett has had a heck of a last seven days. Of course, there was the no-hitter he threw for the first time in decades. But on Monday, he also got to meet the last Nebraska Cornhuskers star who knows what it was like to throw nine no-hit innings.

Brockett got to meet Richard Geier, the man who threw a no-hitter 70 years ago. In that game, he struck out 10 on his way to no-hitting the Kansas Jayhawks en route to a 1-0 win for the Huskers. Brockett, meanwhile, struck out 12 in his 9 innings of no hit baseball against Kansas State, weirdly enough.

Brockett got to sit down with the former Nebraska Cornhuskers star and have some coffee and talk about what it's like to have a game like the ones they both did, so many years apart.

That wasn't the end of Brockett's big day though. Just after he finished the meeting with Geier, he got some more good news. He was also named the Perfect Game USA national pitcher of the week.

That's hardly surprising, of course. It's not like there were a ton of pitchers throwing no-hitters last week. Brockett was a no-brainer pick when it was all said and done.

He was also named the pitcher of the week. One has to think that he's going to get another start to show that what he did last Wednesday wasn't a fluke.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

The Nebraska baseball team has six more games in the regular season, but the Nebraska softball team's postseason has officially begun. Despite setbacks like the injury to Jordy Bahl, the Huskers still managed to secure the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play their first game on Thursday at 1:30pm.

The Nebraska football coaches are busy on the recruiting trail and on Monday, they went en force to see a few of their top recruits.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers coaches are hoping to shore up some of the top in-state players by signing day this December.