The 2019 season has officially come to an end, which means its time to turn our sights toward 2020. With Nebraska locking in most of its recruiting class during the early signing period, now is a good time to take stock of where the roster stands. First up is a look at the offensive backfield.
When Kayla Banwarth left Nebraska to accept the Ole Miss head coaching job, one name jumped out from Coach John Cook’s list of possible replacements: Tyler Hildebrand. With the support of the Nebraska administration, Cook made an offer that Hildebrand couldn’t refuse.
The High School Roundup took the last couple of weeks off as most of the future Division I players competed in the Metro Holiday Tournament, which Hail Varsity recapped start to finish, but it’s back this week and features one senior passing a milestone and another making his season debut.
Nebraska fell behind by as much as 18, cut the deficit to three in the final minute then came up just a bit short in a 62-57 loss at Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.
After losing a thriller to Omaha Roncalli during the regular season last year, Omaha Skutt got its revenge on Friday with a dominant defensive showing in a 63-42 win. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on the action.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said Jervay Green has responded well to his benching in practice this week as the Huskers get set to head to Northwestern to take on a short-handed Wildcats squad on Saturday afternoon.
After three years at Nebraska, opposite hitter and blocking specialist Anezka Szabo is transferring to Kansas. She’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining after redshirting in 2018.
Lincoln Pius X graduate Charlie Easley is no longer a walk-on. Fred Hoiberg placed the freshman on scholarship after Friday’s practice.
Coach Fred Hoiberg benched Jervay Green against Iowa and the move paid dividends in the form of a win over the Hawkeyes. The question now becomes where does that leave Green and Nebraska moving forward?
Thorir Thorbjarnarson’s basketball IQ and growth as a shooter have made him an indispensable part of Nebraska’s starting lineup as the Huskers have gotten off to a 2-2 start in Big Ten play.