August 27, 2014

Nebraska sees their top fundraiser leave and football loses a recruit

Paul Meyers, a key fundraiser for University of Nebraska athletics resigned on Wednesday after 20 years with the athletic department. The 49 year old Meyers has been associate AD for the Huskers Athletic Fund since 2005 and has led the department’s fundraising since 2000. He’s helped raise more than $250 million for NU athletics. Meyers was considered a candidate for the A.D. job that Shawn Eichorst was hired for in 2012.

Spencer Tears, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound wide receiver from suburban Chicago, decommitted from the 2015 NU football recruiting class without giving a reason. The three-star prospect had been committed to NU since mid-April. He was on the receiver to commit so far. That should open the door for Bellevue West wideout CJ Johnson, who will attend the first session of Nebraska’s Big Red Football camp, which starts Sunday. Johnson told reporters earlier this week that he expects to earn a scholarship offer at the camp.