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Fred Hoiberg taken to hospital after Big Ten tournament, diagnosed with influenza

The Nebraska head coach appeared ill during the game, and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, his decision to coach is at least questionable

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg watches during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE 12:57 a.m. Hoiberg has been diagnosed with Influenza A, not Covid-19, and his team was released from the locker room.

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. The Nebraska basketball team is being quarantined.

Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg has been taken to the hospital after appearing to be ill while coaching the Nebraska Cornhuskers to an 89-64 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, some video of Hoiberg appearing sick certainly doesn’t look great in the current climate.

It’s very possible, perhaps even likely, that Hoiberg doesn’t have Covid-19 or anything beyond just a regular head cold. But under current circumstances, to be in such close contact with other people and your student-athletes certainly isn’t a good look.

Hoiberg apparently didn’t feel great before the game either, according to opposing coach and bracketology fan Archie Miller.

With the loss, the Nebraska basketball season is over, and they were missing two of their two best players for the tournament due to some driving misbehavior around campus.

Let’s hope that’s the worst thing that happened to Nebraska basketball that just finished a 7-25 season, 2-19 in the Big Ten.