The Nebraska women’s soccer team was forced to postpone its game scheduled for Friday at Iowa due to multiple student-athletes becoming sick. What’s more, the school stated that the illness has now spread to the Huskers football team.
Nebraska announced the postponement Thursday afternoon and stated the Huskers are working with the Hawkeyes in an effort to find a future date to reschedule the game.
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Delaying that game might not be the only consequence of the illness in Lincoln, however. Perhaps four or five football players have now caught it, according to coach Mike Riley. Freshmen Jaylin Bradley, Matt Sichterman and Brenden Jaimes are among those to deal with the illness.
“Have you heard about all these kids getting sick? Soccer kids? Half the soccer team or more? It’s happening … Jaylin [Bradley] got sick right before practice,” Riley said after Thursday’s practice. “I bet that’s probably our fourth or fifth guy. [Matt] Sichterman was sick. [Brendan] Jaimes was sick. Now Jaylin is sick, and one other guy. Or two other guys. Jaylin is going to play, but this was a real good practice for him today and he was not here. It would have been great for him.”