Husker student-athletes to return to campus on June 1
The Nebraska athletic department announcing that football and basketball players will start returning to campus on June 1. This comes following the NCAA's decision earlier this week to allow voluntary workouts in June.
LINCOLN – Sports are returning and so are Husker student-athletes.
A spokesperson for the Nebraska athletic department confirmed with Channel 8 on Friday that it will start allowing players from football, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams to return to campus on June 1.
The university will follow the correct directed health measures to ensure the safety and health of all student-athletes and coaches.
This comes after the NCAA announced all Division I sports could begin voluntary workouts at the beginning of June after previously allowing only football and basketball players earlier in the week.
The Big Ten had previously extended its suspension of all organized team activities through the month of May.
Husker volleyball coach John Cook earlier this week on the Husker Sports Network expressed his dissatisfaction that volleyball was not included in the NCAA’s initial decision. However, he did say Nebraska has begun testing its players and the Big Red would be ready to go when they were allowed.
“Nebraska wants fans and we want sports and get it back to normal as much as we can and keep everybody safe,” Cook said.