Two years ago in our countdown we covered Dwyane Wade when he visited the Nebraska program back in 2015. Wade, an Illinois native, is married to Gabrielle Union, who is a Nebraska native. Their visit of the program back in 2015 included time spent with the basketball team before attending the Cornhuskers football game that weekend.
.@CoachMiles showing @itsgabrielleu and @DwyaneWade the digs. pic.twitter.com/DmlOIBOYtC— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) September 5, 2015
Awesome to have @itsgabrielleu and @DwayneWade3 speak to our team today! There is no place like Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/YMcp8rBU3c— Phil Beckner (@PhilBeckner) September 5, 2015
Well it’s 2017 and Wade and Union visited Nebraska once again, this time in town for the Cornhuskers game this past weekend against Rutgers. And once again Wade took some to visit the Nebraska basketball team. Wade took it a bit further this time, stating that his wife and the people of Nebraska have converted him into being a Nebraska fan.
As you all know my wife and the great people of Nebraska have turned me into an @huskers fan. Today we decided to go check out our team and I also asked the @huskerhoops team if I can run with them. Thank you guys for the run. I had a great time and a big thanks to coach Tim Miles for all the love that you've shown the wife and I.
It also looks like the university made a pair of personal jerseys for Wade and Union, which can be seen below:
New threads for @DwyaneWade and @itsgabrielleu.— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) September 23, 2017
Welcome back to Lincoln!
❄️ #GBR pic.twitter.com/6alEOXKtU1
Luckily for Wade and Union, Nebraska knocked off Rutgers this past Saturday. Two years ago when the couple visited it was during the BYU hail mary game, so this past weekend’s outcome was a much better result for the Nebraska fans.