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Nebraska football misses on Dylan Edwards, spring highlights, plus more Cornhuskers news

Dylan Edwards, a top running back who recently entered the transfer portal chose Kansas State over Nebraska football, plus more Cornhuskers news.



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Looking back, it was one hell of a weekend for Nebraska football. Dylan Raiola put on a show during the spring game throwing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.

Raiola didn’t play much in the second half but he didn’t need to. The excitement is palpable and for good reason. All three Nebraska football quarterbacks stood out during the game but Raiola stole the show and here’s a look at what he did on Saturday.

Of course, there were other standouts. Here are the highlights and our gut reactions. We also offered up five thoughts on the spring game and what it means for Nebraska football moving forward. Some Iowa fans even tried to criticize Raiola’s performance, as if they would know what quality QB play looks like.

All in all, it was a great weekend. Recruits described it as “electric” and there is sure to be some positive recruiting momentum coming out of it.

Nebraska football misses on Dylan Edwards

I’ll admit I was intrigued by the idea of Dylan Raiola and Dylan Edwards in the same backfield. However, that’s not going to happen as Edwards announced his commitment to Kansas State on Sunday.

It’s not a big surprise and after watching Dante Dowdell, I feel good about the Cornhuskers’ running back room.  Now, Nebraska needs to survive the next two days without any major departures via the transfer portal. On that note, Matt Rhule said opposing teams have been trying to get Thomas Fidone and others to leave.

In other words, Nebraska players are being tampered with. Go figure.

Nebraska basketball hosts transfer portal center

There is a new name for Nebraska Cornhuskers fans to know in the men’s basketball transfer portal as Nebraska basketball hosted 7-foot-1 center Braxton Meah on Sunday.

Meah played for Washington last season and has started 47 games over the past two seasons. He’s not a 3-point shooter at all, but he’s an effective low-post scorer and offers some rim protection. He’s also a graduate transfer.

This feels like the replacement for Josiah Allick. We still haven’t heard if Rienk Mast will return to the Nebraska Cornhuskers next season, but even if he does, more frontcourt depth is needed. Meah averaged just 16 minutes last season, scored 5.3 points, and grabbed 5.3 rebounds in addition to 0.9 blocks.

As a junior, he played 27 minutes per night and scored 8.8 points. He also averaged 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. The production is there and he would fill a key need, as I said, whether Mast returns or not.

Nebraska Cornhuskers win baseball series against Iowa

After a 7-4 win on Friday, the Nebraska baseball team run-ruled Iowa in a game that started on Saturday but finished on Sunday (due to weather) with a 12-2 win in favor of the Cornhuskers. Josh Caron had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, and three RBI. Rhett Stokes went 3-for-4 with a double, while Cole Evans and Joshua Overbeek both went yard. Mason McConnaughey got his fifth win of the season after allowing two runs on six hits in just over five innings of work.

Nebraska dropped the third game of the series on Sunday by a score of 4-1. That leaves Nebraska baseball 27-14 overall and 10-5 in Big Ten play. The Cornhuskers are in a three-way tie with Michgan and Indiana for third place but are just one game back of Purdue and Illinois (11-4) who are tied for first place.

Next up is Creighton on Tuesday in Omaha. The first pitch will go out at 6 PM CST.

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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