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Nebraska target Owen Pappoe, a 5-star outside linebacker, will announce his decision on May 5.

LB target Owen Pappoe sets commitment date; Nebraska hoops barely on wrong side of bubble

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Owen Pappoe sets commitment date

One of Nebraska’s highest priority targets in the 2019 class, Owen Pappoe, announced he will be making his college decision on May 5. The 5-star outside linebacker from Loganville, Ga., is strongly considering Auburn, Georgia and Clemson in addition to Nebraska.

Also, 4-star inside linebacker David Gbenda tells Land of 10 what his recent Nebraska offer means to him.

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Ethan Piper’s film reveals complete player

Land of 10 broke down recent commit Ethan Piper’s junior season highlights. The reviews are positive for the Norfolk, Neb., native. Find out why Huskers fans should be excited about the 3-star defensive tackle prospect’s commitment.

So close

Nebraska was one of the final teams cut from the field of 68 in the NCAA Tournament, according to selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen.

In other basketball news, coach Tim Miles reached out to the NIT committee for an explanation as to why the Huskers received a No. 5 seed in the tournament.

Zach Duval changing way Huskers players work out, eat

Nebraska’s new strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval has Nebraska players moving more weight, according to linebacker Mohamed Barry. Duval is also emphasizing the way players are approaching their diet.

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