Nebraska Cornhuskers News: John Cook nabs a top transfer, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team landed a former Big Ten player of the year as John Cook retools for 2024.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team has been taking some hits since they lost in the National Championship game. Not only did they get beat down convincingly in that match but they saw a couple of players depart just days after. One actually left for the same Texas Longhorns team that just beat them.

However, the Nebraska Cornhuskers definitely got some good news to ring in the new year. Outside hitter Taylor Landfair announced on social media she was committing to the Huskers.

The 6-foot-5 outside hitter has two years of eligibility remaining after four years at Minnesota. She gets a bonus year from the 2020-21 season and can earn another with a medical hardship after missing most of the 2021 season with an abdominal injury.

Landfair was the Big Ten Player of the Year and a first-team All-American in 2022, averaging 4.35 kills and 1.63 digs per set while hitting .257. She did struggle a bit this past season. However, if there's anyone who can shape her back into one of the best players in the country, it would be John Cook.

Landfair joins a team that returns everyone who saw significant action in 2023. The Huskers have lost three players who were on the active roster to the portal in Hayden Kubik, redshirt freshman opposite Caroline Jurevicius and junior middle blocker Maggie Mendelson

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • On the same weekend that the Nebraska men's basketball team was beating up on a weak opponent, Amy Williams squad posted an impressive win against a conference foe. Thanks in large part to a 48-30 rebound advantage, the Huskers beat Maryland 87-81. It was a nice bounceback after the Huskers suffered a bad loss to Kansas in their previous outing.
  • The Lincoln Journal Star's Amie Just has entered her predictions on what 2024 will bring. That includes what she thinks Hoiberg's Heroes will do in the first part of the year.