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Six Nebraska football walk-ons were awarded scholarships this week by coach Mike Riley, who announced those players on Thursday. They are junior offensive lineman Cole Conrad, senior fullback Luke McNitt, senior receiver Gabe Rahn, junior receiver Brett Classen, and senior tight ends Tyler Hoppes and Connor Ketter.
No Friday night football for Huskers
Jim Tenopir, the executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association, told Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany that he did not understand Nebraska’s culture. Part of that is why many feel Friday night football belongs to high schools across the state and not the Cornhuskers.
Back at practice
Riley met with the media after Thursday’s practice to discuss Nebraska’s last week before game week prep. He shared that wide receiver Keyan Williams has re-injured his hamstring and is out for an unknown amount of time.
Nebraska basketball finalized its schedule on Thursday. The Huskers will take on Northwood University (Michigan) on Nov. 7. Game time and broadcast are still to be announced.
Keep an eye out
Three Huskers were named to the 2018 Senior Bowl watch list. Those players are kicker Drew Brown, defensive back Joshua Kalu and offensive lineman David Knevel.
Making a name
Former Huskers standout Maliek Collins is currently a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys. Will he have a big year? Cowboys guard Zack Martin thinks so.
A big weekend
Nebraska volleyball is in Gainesville, Fla., to face Oregon Friday afternoon and Florida on Saturday. Both games are set for 4 p.m. CT, with the Oregon matchup on ESPN3 and the Florida matchup on the SEC Network.
— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) August 25, 2017
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