Following a lackluster football season that ended with no bowl game and the eventual firing of head coach Mike Riley, Nebraska Cornhuskers fans can rejoice as their bowl game desires are about to be satisfied. Picking up their sixth win of the season last night against Boston College, the Nebraska basketball team has finally become bowl eligible and will play in a bowl game following the basketball regular season.
Currently in his sixth season with Nebraska basketball, head coach Tim Miles had much to say during the postgame press conference. “This is truly a spectacular day for our basketball program,” said Miles. “These young guys work so hard day in and day out. Things can only get better from here. Amazing things can be accomplished when you aim for six wins in a season.”
Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos commented on the basketball team’s success last night after the game. “I’m really happy for the basketball program,” stated Moos. “As happy as I am, I have to say I am a little disappointed in other aspects. I was told we were a football school when I was hired, but this is the 18th year in a row where the basketball team has more overall wins than the football team. This is unacceptable for a university with such a rich history in football.”
ESPN Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi currently has the Nebraska Cornhuskers playing in the Chipotle Bowl against the Furman Paladins. Projections from other sports experts have the Huskers in bowl games such as the McCormick Gravy Bowl, Spalding Basket Bowl, Frosted Flakes Cereal Bowl and the Famous Idaho Foster Farms Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Belk Bowl.