Programs across the country are building state-of-the-art athletic facilities. The University of Oregon set the trend in college football years ago, building a complex ahead of its time. Several major college football teams have followed suit over the past several years.
The University of Nebraska is next in line. According to a report, Nebraska football will be building a huge, new facility — a facility worth upwards of $150 million. Parker Gabriel of Husker Extra was first to break the news.
Nebraska will hold a press conference on Friday to unveil the plans. It is still unclear when construction is set to begin.
As we've seen in college football, recruiting matters. What helps recruiting? Without a doubt, things like coaching, culture and the program play a big factor. But as college football has evolved, uniforms and new football facilities matter to young athletes.
A $150 million price-tag for Nebraska's new facility is certainly high. Clemson recently updated its facility and recruits are amazed by what it offers. The price-tag for the Tigers' new complex? $55 million.
This begs the question — what will the Cornhuskers' new facility have to offer? And how long will it take to complete?
All those plans will be discussed during Friday's press conference.