Nebraska Rumors & News

  • Nebraska's Shavon Shields alert, stable after being stretchered off court

    The Score "Nebraska's Shavon Shields was taken off the court on a stretcher after landing on his neck, upper back, and shoulder during Saturday's game against Rutgers. The team announced Shields is alert, awake, and has feeling in his extremities, but head coach Tim Miles revealed Shields didn't recall..." February 08

  • 2016 3-star Forward Jeriah Horne Is Another Solid Addition for Nebraska Basketball

    BT Powerhouse "Tim Miles, like a few other new Big Ten coaches, is looking to establish a program. Landing a coveted recruit helps elevate a program and puts it on the map with other high school stars. Jeriah Horne's commitment is a nice get for Miles and his program. Jeriah Horne is a 6'6", 220 pound power..." October 05

  • Report: 7-foot Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu visiting Michigan State Monday

    Michigan Live "For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State is expected to have a highly sought-after visitor on campus. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, is planning to visit the Spartans on Monday, according to a report from CBS Sports. has also reported today..." June 23

  • Nebraska extends coach Tim Miles' contract through 2019-20 season

    Omaha World-Herald "With a new one-year contract extension in his pocket, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles continues his recruiting search for big men. Sources with knowledge of the situation expect the Huskers to get a visit in early June from 7-foot-2, 226-pound center Paschal Chukwu, who is..." May 27

  • Aussie forward Keanu Pinder decommits from Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska basketball recruit Keanu Pinder has decommitted. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Australia played for Hutchinson Community College in Kansas last season. Pinder's decommitment is not much of a surprise after the departure of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman, who's an..." May 23

  • Louisville transfer Anton Gill reportedly commits to Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Anton Gill, a 6-3 sophomore guard at Louisville, will reportedly transfer to Nebraska. Gill would have to sit a transfer season, then have two years of eligibility. As a sophomore, Gill averaged 2.4 points in 9.4 minutes of play. As a senior at Hargrave Military Academy, he averaged 28.2 points..." May 06

  • Nebraska transfer Tarin Smith commits to Duquesne

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "From the start of the college basketball regular signing period in April, landing a guard with some level of Division I experience was the top priority for the Duquesne coaching staff. That wish soon became a reality. The Dukes got a commitment Monday from guard Tarin Smith, a transfer from..." May 06

  • Terran Petteway to forgo senior season and enter NBA draft

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he will skip his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA draft. Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, spent the three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I want to start off by..." April 16

  • Point Gaurd Bakari Evelyn Commits to Nebraska Basketball

    Corn Nation "Nebraska basketball got an unexpected "BOOM!" this morning with the news from Bakari Evelyn, a 6'2" 175 pound point guard hailing from Detroit, who plans to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. Evelyn appears to fill the roster spot that opened up with..." April 15

  • NU's Walter Pitchford to forego his senior season but stay in school

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford announced Monday that he is giving up his final season of eligibility with the Husker basketball program. Pitchford will remain at Nebraska and finish his undergraduate degree in ethnic studies. “I thank Coach Miles for giving me the opportunity when I..." March 31

  • Nebraska coach bans players from their own locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nebraska men’s basketball team was ranked in the top 25 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll before the 2014-2015 season began. It appears the Cornhuskers were extremely overrated. Losers of their last five games, the Huskers have dropped to below .500 (13-14) for the first time..." February 23

  • Nebraska lands an Australian wing in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "The recruitment of high school basketball prospects from Australia has picked up in recent years as college coaches try to bring over the next big international recruiting prize. LSU won the commitment of the biggest fish from the island continent when Ben Simmons committed in late 2013, but the..." January 06

  • Nebraska big man out a few weeks with a broken metacarpal

    College Basketball Talk "Nebraska will be without senior reserve big man Moses Abraham for a few weeks as the Georgetown transfer has a broken metacarpal. Abraham suffered the injury in practice on Dec. 9 and will be out until late December, according to head coach Tim Miles. The 6-foot-9 Abraham was putting up some..." December 14

  • Huskers' Miles hopes to have PF Smith (ACL) back in mid-January

    CBS Sports "Nebraska power forward Leslee Smith is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn left ACL and could re-join the Cornhuskers in early January, Tim Miles told on Monday morning. "We're hoping to have him ready in mid-January, about a week or two into Big Ten play," Miles..." November 11

  • Tim Miles submits hilarious application to lead student cheering section

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Iron N, Nebraska's student cheering section, was searching for someone to take over the role of sports director when they stumbled upon an application with a familiar name. Huskers head basketball coach Tim Miles submitted his own application online, declaring his intention to lead the Iron..." November 05

  • Nebraska loses freshman forward to season-ending knee injury

    College Basketball Talk "Having already lost senior Leslee Smith for the entire season after he suffered a knee injury during the summer, the Nebraska basketball program announced that it has taken another hit to its front court. 6-foot-5 freshman small forward B.J. Day suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during..." October 10

  • Four-star forward Ed Morrow becomes Nebraska’s third 2015 commitment

    Corn Nation "On Saturday evening, the University of Nebraska celebrated the 20th anniversary of the national championship team of 1994. On that team was a sophomore outside linebacker. He didn’t play much, but he was back this weekend, walked out of the tunnel and lined up to greet the team as they took the..." September 22

  • Four-star point guard Glynn Watson commits to Nebraska

    SI "Four-star point guard Glynn Watson has committed to Nebraska, Watson announced on Twitter on Sunday night. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Watson picked the Cornhuskers over Creighton and Tennessee, among other offers. He went to Nebraska on an official visit this weekend and made his decision shortly..." September 03

  • Report: Maryland transfer target Andrew White picks Nebraska

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland transfer target Andrew White has committed to Nebraska, according to Jon Rothstein of White had been considering a host of schools that included Maryland after announcing his intention to transfer away from Kansas in May. White played two seasons in Lawrence, Kan., and..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Freshman Hammond prepared if plans change

    Lincoln Journal Star "Jake Hammond emphasizes that all of his new Nebraska basketball teammates have been helpful in backing the freshmen and taking care of the newcomers as they adjust to new surroundings and schedules. One player in particular, though, tops Hammond’s list of personal leaders. “Honestly, it was..." July 13

  • NU's Leslee Smith will require surgery for torn ACL

    Omaha World-Herald "Senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday. A 6-foot-8 forward, Smith suffered the injury July 3 playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships...." July 08

  • Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska..." June 26

  • Nebraska a leader for Kansas transfer Andrew White

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2012, but he just so happened to wind up at Kansas at the same time as a string of talented wing players. As a freshman, it was top ten pick Ben McLemore and seniors Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford that played the..." May 26

  • Former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba will transfer to Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "While the exploits of players such as Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields was enough to get Nebraska to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, one thing the Huskers lacked in 2013-14 was interior depth. Shields, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was Nebraska’s leading..." April 24

  • Baylor soars past Nebraska 74-60, faces winner of Creighton-UL Lafeyette

    Dallas Morning News "Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday. The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play either No. 3 seed Creighton or No. 14 seed Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday...." March 21

  • Position by position scouting report of No. 6 Baylor, No. 11 Nebraska

    Dallas Morning News "Here’s a quick scouting report of the likely starters for each team along with other tidbits of information on Baylor and Nebraska. Guard Kenny Cherry vs Tai Webster/Benny Parker Nebraska’s Tai Webster has started a large majority of Nebraska’s games this season, but may see more time on the..." March 19

  • Nebraska beating Baylor is second likeliest upset in West region

    Dallas Morning News "Does Nebraska have what it takes to pull the first round upset against the sixth seeded Baylor Bears? Peter Keating at ESPN, who has predicted big upsets in the past, says that a Cornhuskers’s upset has the second best odds of happening in the West region. Keating’s detailed prediction model..." March 19

  • Ohio St. 71, Nebraska 67

    ProSportsDaily "LaQuinton Ross scored 18 of his career-high 26 points after intermission as the Buckeyes overcame a huge second-half deficit to rally past the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. One day after grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds in Ohio State’s first-round..." March 15

  • Nebraska upsets No. 9 Wisconsin, 77-68

    Omaha World-Herald "Five months ago, the Nebraska men’s basketball team lost a home scrimmage to South Dakota State, which by ratings percentage index is now the nation’s 138th-place team. On Sunday, the Huskers clinched fourth place in the Big Ten and a first-round bye in this week’s league tournament by..." March 10

  • Nebraska 70, Indiana 60

    ProSportsDaily "Walter Pitchford finished with 17 points and nine rebounds as the Cornhuskers notched their third road victory in four tries by completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers. Shavon Shields added 17 points and eight boards while Terran Petteway chipped in 13 points for Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBS Sports "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • Nebraska 54, Northwestern 47

    ProSportsDaily "Shavon Shields recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Cornhuskers held off the Wildcats for their seventh straight win at home. Walter Pitchford contributed 10 points and nine rebounds while Terran Petteway also scored 10 for Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten). The Cornhuskers had a 40-29 edge on..." March 02

  • Petteway, Huskers ready for March grind

    Lincoln Journal Star "If Terran Petteway is ailing, he won’t admit it. See, Petteway isn’t into excuses. It’s March. Enduring a physical grind, he said, should be expected of him. Same goes for his Nebraska basketball teammates. “We got to come ready to work,” Petteway said. “This part of the season, we’re..." March 01

  • Huskers aim to keep bad game from becoming a bad stretch

    Omaha World-Herald "Bad days happen, even to good teams, during a long basketball season. “I’ve been a head coach 19 seasons,” Nebraska’s Tim Miles said Friday, “and the one thing I’m always surprised by is how much motivating and inspiring you have to do in February and March. “It’s such a grind and such a..." March 01

  • Fans need perspective on basketball bounces

    Omaha World-Herald "Sad news emerged Thursday from medical facilities across Nebraska. A high incidence of broken ankles was reported, largely from those jumping off the Husker men’s basketball bandwagon following Wednesday’s 60-49 loss at Illinois. How dare NU lose and snap the longest conference winning..." February 28

  • Illinois 60, Nebraska 49

    ProSportsDaily "Kendrick Nunn scored 13 points to lead a balanced scoring effort as the host Illini snapped the Cornhuskers’ five-game winning streak. Rayvonte Rice tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals while Malcolm Hill also contributed 10 points for Illinois (16-12, 5-10 Big Ten), which won..." February 27

  • Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 29 points as the host Cornhuskers harassed the visiting Boilermakers into 30.2 percent shooting to win their fifth straight contest. Shavon Shields added 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten), which has won six in a row at home during..." February 24

  • Nebraska 80, Penn St. 67

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 26 points to lead the way as the Cornhuskers rolled over the visiting Nittany Lions to win their fourth straight conference game for the first time since 1999. Petteway made 14-of-19 at the foul line for Nebraska (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten), which had season highs in free throws..." February 21

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Huskers stun No. 9 Michigan State, 60-51

    Lincoln Journal Star "The Nebraska men's basketball team, acting like it had won games like these before, had no postgame celebration on the court. “That’s the way you have to approach it,” Husker sophomore Walter Pitchford said. Inside the locker room was a different story. “It was fun to see those guys with..." February 17

  • Rice can’t do it alone as Illini fall to Nebraska 67-58

    Chicago Sun-Times "In a rocking new arena, with a fan base suddenly alive, Nebraska basketball has a good thing going these days. Forget the Cornhuskers’ overall record, which stands at 13-10 after a 67-58 victory Wednesday against struggling Illinois. They’re 11-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena — really a heck of a..." February 13

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • For John Beilein's birthday, Michigan wraps up a rout of Nebraska

    Detroit News "After Indiana dealt Michigan its first Big Ten loss Sunday, the Wolverines were looking to bounce back and prevent a losing streak, many other conference teams have done this season. It didn’t take very long before coach John Beilein got to relax on his 61st birthday and not worry about the..." February 06

  • Hawkins re-emerges as Huskers prepare for road swing

    Lincoln Journal Star "The game itself, Nathan Hawkins said, wasn't going too fast for him. Rather, he was going too fast for the game. At least, that’s how it felt in Hawkins’ head. “That’s what Coach was saying,” Hawkins said, “that it looked like I was trying to think too much, things were going too fast in..." February 05

  • Huskers looking to take recent conference success on the road

    Omaha World-Herald "One cold hard fact overrides anything else the Nebraska men's basketball team might think about ahead of Wednesday's game at No. 10 Michigan. NU (11-9, 3-5) is the only Big Ten team without a true road victory. Much progress has been made in coach Tim Miles' second season. The Huskers are..." February 05

  • Husker men ready for Hoosiers, life without Biggs

    Lincoln Journal Star "How will Nebraska respond the remainder of the season without dismissed guard Deverell Biggs? The coach preparing to face the Husker men’s basketball team Thursday night believes he already has his answer. “Actually, I thought their best game they've played was the game this past Sunday,..." January 30

  • Haymarket gives a major bounce to Husker hoops

    Omaha World-Herald "Did you hear that noise Tuesday night? It was the sound of a jet taking off in downtown Omaha, on the CenturyLink Center runway, with 17,000 screaming fans aboard the Doug McDermott Express. It was the sound of winning. There's a noise building off in the distance, 60 miles to the west...." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • Nebraska dismisses junior guard Deverell Biggs

    College Basketball Talk "Nebraska has dismissed junior guard Deverell Biggs from the team for multiple disciplinary reasons, according to a report from The World-Herald. The 6-foot Biggs played in 15 games this season for Nebraska after redshirting last season and spending his first two seasons at Seward County (Kan.)..." January 28

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