He said he’s not sure whether or not she’ll return this season but will address her absence after she returns, whenever that may be. Sophomore outside hitter Capri Davis will take an indefinite leave of absence, Nebraska volleyball announced on Wednesday night. Free and open election coverage when you register today! The Nebraska volleyball team is known for its defense, and that’s probably not changing. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. With Davis on the shelf, Nebraska has starters Lexi Sun and Kubik at outside hitter with 6-foot-5 freshman Riley Zuhn, who has split her practice reps between outside hitter and middle blocker, on the bench. Davis, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Mansfield, Texas, has played in nine matches and 27 sets this season off the bench. That investigation ultimately led to the two Nebraska football players being expelled from the university. The lawsuit states that the university “handled sexual misconduct complaints against student-athletes in a different manner than how other complaints were handled.”. There was a development on the legal front in mid-December, though, as LeGrone and Hunt were arrested on one count of suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and one count of suspicion of aiding and abetting first-degree sexual assault, respectively, even as neither had been formally charged at the time. A former UH and Spring High School football player has been identified as the person who was shot and killed at a high-rise apartment in Midtown Houston. Two months later, ESPN.com has reported that nine women have filed a separate lawsuit naming the University of Nebraska as the defendant. The leave is due to medical issues and is effective immediately. Nebraska sophomore outside hitter Capri Davis will take an indefinite medical leave of absence from the volleyball program effective immediately, the Athletic Department announced on Wednesday. The lawsuit also alleges that school officials made errors in their investigations of some of the women’s reports and did not provide academic help. In that action, seven women, including two other female athletes, alleged that the NCAA failed to protect them from alleged sexual assaults by male college athletes, despite having an obligation to do so. Freshman Riley Zuhn will now focus on training to play outside hitter. ©2020 Hail Varsity. Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. She played against Michigan State and Michigan but did not see the court in the team’s last two matches. Yet another disturbing development surfaced around that same time as local media reported that an additional six sexual assault reports have been filed with the Lincoln Police Department that “are connected to either one or both of the former Husker players accused of sexual misconduct.” Four of the new reports involved non-consensual sexual penetration, three of which were designated as rape, while two included allegations of inappropriate touching of private parts. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country. When asked if there is a chance Davis will play again this season, Cook said he didn’t know. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Former Nebraska volleyball player Capri Davis has signed to ... Husker Athletics employees of pushing a student-athlete to use social media to denounce false rumors that she was pregnant. The University of Louisville is pausing all team-related football activities -- rescheduling Saturday's game at Virginia -- due to an increase in COVID-19 cases among players and staff. After learning that Hunt and LeGrone were accused of raping a student, the pair went to the Title IX Office a third time. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. From now through Nov. 7, we're providing FREE access to election coverage, made possible by our subscribers. With Davis on the shelf, Nebraska has starters Lexi Sun and Kubik at outside hitter with 6-foot-5 freshman Riley Zuhn, who has split her practice reps between outside hitter and middle blocker, on the bench. Video: Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital (TODAY), “The health and safety of all of our students is of the [utmost] importance to us,” a statement from NU read. Please subscribe to keep reading. Their criminal cases are still pending. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Nebraska being sued by former female athletes, other women for alleged mishandling of sexual misconduct complaints originally appeared on College Football Talk, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, US coronavirus: More than 100,00 new Covid-19 infections reported, the most cases in a single day since pandemic's start, Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities, Munroe football confident, collected, heading into postseason. This season for the Nebraska volleyball team there is only one player from the state, junior defensive specialist Hayley Densberger from Malco…. We cannot comment on the specifics of any Title IX investigation or on pending litigation.”, In late August of last year, Nebraska confirmed that the two football players, Hunt, a wide receiver, and LeGrone, a tight end, had been indefinitely suspended by the program for unspecified reasons. Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital. The Mansfield, Texas native played in nine of Nebraska’s first 17 matches of the season. Outside hitter Capri Davis (9) spikes the ball as Jazz Sweet (12) and Callie Schwarzenbach block during the Red-White Scrimmage in August at the Devaney Sports Center. It’s alleged that Davis and another unnamed female student-athlete were groped without consent by two members of the Nebraska football team in the spring of 2019. We got people who get paid to make those decisions, not me,” Cook said. That case was refiled in a Michigan state court in May. She missed the next two weeks (five matches) with an abdominal injury before returning to the court against Stanford in mid-September. A former Nebraska volleyball player, Capri Davis, is one of the seven plaintiffs in that suit. So why did Cook decide to announce that she won’t be playing? 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