LINCOLN – In today’s Husker update, Husker women’s basketball has started practice; and, a sophomore football center is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy.
The Nebraska women’s basketball team officially tipped off practice for the 2020-21 season with an afternoon workout at the Hendricks Training Complex in Lincoln on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The Huskers will have six weeks to prepare for the expected start of the regular-season schedule. Nebraska’s opening date has not been announced.
Nebraska sophomore Cam Jurgens, who started all 12 games at center for Nebraska last season, was named Wednesday to the Rimington Trophy watch list. Named for former Husker Dave Rimington, the award is presented annually to the nation’s top center.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Jurgens began his career at tight end before shifting to center in 2018. Jurgens helped NU rank third in the Big Ten in rushing offense and fifth in total offense last season.
The watch list also includes Ohio senior Brett Kitrell, an Ashland-Greenwood graduate.