Everything remains a moving target during these times and that seems to still be the case for the upcoming college basketball season and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Jon Rothstein posted an interesting update on Wednesday, suggesting the Huskers might not be participating in a key non-conference event this year:
Sources: Nebraska will not be a part of the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Orlando and will instead host its own bubble in Lincoln during the first week of the season.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 23, 2020
Several power conferences teams are expected to be included.
Cancellations like this are to be expected, but this could really shake up Nebraska’s schedule this season. Big Ten teams generally only get a few marquee non-conference opportunities a year and to back out of one like this is significant. We don’t know what Nebraska might replace these games with yet, but it’s going to be tricky.
Of course, Nebraska has plenty of questions entering this season. The Huskers struggled substantially last season and head coach Fred Hoiberg is hoping to improve on things this time around. We will have to stay tuned to see who or what might be added on the schedule to replace games like this.
Nebraska confirmed the news shortly after the Rothstein report surfaced: