Husker Players and Coach Tim Miles said they want their message to be positive not something that would feed into the negativity surrounding campus this week. The controversial comments made by UNL student Daniel Kleve are making their way to the hardwood.
Coach Tim Miles, Senior Evan Taylor, and Junior Glynn Watson Jr. explained why they've taken the stance and what they're doing to spread that message on Friday.
A video has spread of Kleve, a self described white nationalist, discussing intolerance and violence in a video chat with other white supremacists.
Coach Miles says he could tell the video was weighing on his team during Tuesday's game against Minnesota. They even discussed boycotting their next game. That won't happen but they will wear shirts that say "Hate Will Never Win."
"I think it just represents the message to just spread love. We all humans whether you play basketball or just a normal student we are all humans and we all feel the same emotions. Nobody ever wants to feel unsafe or that they're not loved so we want to spread love hate will never win in this world," Taylor explained.
The entire team tweeted "Hate will never win" on Thursday night.
HATE WILL NEVER WIN 💯— Glynn Watson (@Glynn_Watson30) February 9, 2018
They'll wear the shirts before the game against Rutgers at home on Saturday.
The players said they met with administrators who couldn't specifically say what they're doing about the situation but that they do have student safety in mind. Watson feels the administration does have their backs.