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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Injury updates for Michigan, recruiting news, and more



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Nebraska football gets good news on the Luke Reimer injury front, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

Michigan is coming to Lincoln Memorial Stadium and will provide a huge test for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. One bit of good news for Nebraska football is that linebacker Luke Reimer should return.

That’s a big positive for Nebraska football considering Michigan has a stout running game and some of the best tight ends in the Big Ten. Cameron Lenhardt is questionable and getting him back in the lineup would obviously be huge for the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska football recruiting updates

One of the blue-chip commitments for Nebraska football in the 2024 class is wide receiver Jacory Barney. Barney is ranked 423 overall in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’ll be visiting for the Michigan game this weekend, yet he’s also planning on taking visits to other schools such as Miami according to Husker Online.

It sounds like there is a trip planned to Arizona too. That’s a team to watch, but with Barney taking a visit this weekend, it makes you feel better about his commitment.

Preston Okafor is an unranked cornerback according to the industry rankings, but he’s 6-foot-2, 170 pounds out of Omaha Westside, and has also pledged to Nebraska football as a preferred walk-on.

Okafor is the younger brother of Collins Okafor. He’s also got scholarship offers from Northern Iowa and Montana State, making this another solid walk-on get for the Cornhuskers under Matt Rhule, who has really invested in walk-on players.

Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball facing a Big Ten doubleheader

Nebraska is 11-0 and 2-0 in the Big Ten, but the Huskers will put that record on the line Friday night at Purdue (6 PM CST) against the 17th-ranked Boilermakers (8-3, 2-0). Purdue’s outside hitters are solid. Eva Hudson and Chloe Chicoine are the key players to watch.

Indiana isn’t a top-25 squad but is 1-1 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers were swept by Wisconsin and Nebraska volleyball will play at Bloomington on Saturday afternoon (6 PM CST).

On the Nebraska side of things, the freshmen continue to dominate. Andi Jackson leads the country in hitting percentage. Bergen Reilly was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. She’s a stellar setter and is averaging more than 10 assists per set and 2.56 digs. She’s also got 21 blocks.

Harper Murray and junior Merrit Beason have also been outstanding killing the ball and we’ll see if the Huskers can continue their dominant start.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska