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Updated: Nebraska Exiting Myrtle Beach Invite’s Orlando Bubble, Hosting Lincoln Bubble

The Orlando bubble for Myrtle Beach Invite is out, Lincoln bubble is being airlifted in.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 29 Boston College at Nebraska Photo by John Peterson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will not be attending the Myrtle Beach Invitational (in Orlando) according to CBS’s Jon Rothstein. Instead the Huskers will be creating their own bubble in Lincoln.

This is breaking news that we will cover as more firm news comes out. It will be interesting to see what Power-Five programs decide to join in on this. Complete hypothetical, but it would be a fun scenario to hold this in conjunction with a cross-bracket tournament held by the Creighton Bluejays at the same time in Omaha with the winners of each playing each other for the championship.

The Nebraska Athletics Department has confirmed the report they will not be participating in the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Orlando.

As for other early season events, the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is not being planned for Orlando for now after all. Rothstein also reported sources are stating campuses are still the targeted location for games as in any other year.

Nebraska is overdue for a home game in the challenge. The locations the last few years have been:
2011: Wake Forest
2012: at Wake Forest
2013: Miami
2014: at Florida State
2015: Miami
2016: at Clemson
2017: Boston College
2018: at Clemson
2019: at Georgia Tech

Based on standings from last season it is possible to guess Wake Forest might be making the trip to Lincoln, but the Demon Deacons did have to travel last season after sitting out the previous three challenges. If you are confused by that, remember Notre Dame is a full ACC member in men’s basketball, making the ACC a 15-team conference to the Big Ten’s 14. Pitt would also be a likely opponent, and the Panthers hosted Rutgers last season making a road trip the easy expectation along with a roster on both teams that include transfers from the other.