With the Division I Council set to vote on a proposed start date of Nov. 21 for the college basketball season on Wednesday, nonconference news for Nebraska came down on Tuesday via CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Sources: Orlando will host the following eight early season events during the first few weeks of the college basketball season.
Jimmy V Classic
Myrtle Beach Invitational
Diamond Head Classic
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 15, 2020
The Huskers are set to compete in the 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational along with Pittsburgh, Missouri, Dayton, Utah State, Loyola (Chicago), Charlotte and Penn. The event was originally scheduled to take place Nov. 19–21 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina in Conway, South Carolina. Now, if it happens, it will take place in Orlando, Florida, which has played host to the NBA’s season restart and postseason in a closed-campus environment at Disney World. Rothstein also reported that the expectation is that no fans will be permitted.
Stadium’s Jeff Goodman also reported the council will consider a recommendation of playing a minimum of four nonconference games and the potential for coaches to start woking with players for up to eight hours per week with a target start date of Sept. 21.
The Myrtle Beach Invitational would give Nebraska three nonconference games. The Huskers had previously scheduled nonconference games against Cleveland State, Purdue Fort Wayne, Lamar, Creighton, Kansas State, Kansas City and Florida A&M. The Huskers are also set to take part in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the schedule for which has yet to be determined.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.