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Nebraska Men's Basketball Team Responds To White Nationalist's Video

The basketball hoop during the Pac-12 Tournament.

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The Huskers responded.

Earlier this week the Nebraska men's basketball team took down Minnesota to keep its impressive season alive. However, there was no celebration to be had as the team dealt with something much larger than the game of basketball.

Once on the team bus home from the win over Minnesota, one of Nebraska's captains texted head coach Tim Miles that the players wanted to have a team meeting. The victory wasn't something they reveled in for long.

On their minds was a video that had been circulating around campus. In the video was Nebraska student Daniel Kleve who proclaimed himself the state’s "most active white nationalist."

You can view the video here. Kleve reveals he was a part of the white supremacist rally last August in Charlottesville, Virginia that was responsible for the death of one person.

Nebraska's players were struck by the video, and as a result, held a team meeting to discuss "what they could do to peacefully yet forcefully make it clear that racism should not be tolerated," per Yahoo Sports.

They reportedly considered boycotting their upcoming game against Rutgers. According to Rick Ruggles of the Omaha World-Herald, the team reportedly rejected that proposal.

Instead, the team plans to make a video for the Rutgers game Saturday and wear T-shirts that say, “Hate will never win.” In fact, each member of the team already took to Twitter to show their support for the cause.

What a great use of their platform by the players. Nebraska and Rutgers tip off on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET.

[Omaha World-Herald]