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Nebraska basketball coach is barring his players from training complex

Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from an NCAA Tournament game against Baylor last year. That may have made Miles less angry than his team’s performance on Saturday.
Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from an NCAA Tournament game against Baylor last year. That may have made Miles less angry than his team’s performance on Saturday. The Associated Press

The University of Nebraska is known for its football program, of course, but the men’s basketball team has pretty sweet facilities, too.

According to the Nebraska athletic department web site, the Cornhuskers’ training complex includes a players lounge, which includes over 400 inches of televisions, a plasma video wall, a custom couch, pool table and kitchen area. The looker room has built-in iPads, a shower area with three sprinkler heads and built-in speakers to listen to music.

Sounds wonderful, right?

Well, the Cornhuskers’ players have access to none of that now.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that basketball coach Tim Miles was so upset after the Cornhuskers’ 74-46 home loss to Iowa, that he is barring the players from the facility.

“There will be chains on the doors locking it from the outside,” Miles said, “until further notice.”

The World-Herald’s follow-up question: Where will the players dress?

“Good luck,” Miles said. “They’re creative.”

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