Nebraska coach bans players from locker room after ugly loss to Iowa

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles is so steamed about his team's 28-point loss to Iowa that he's locking his players out of their locker room.

The Cornhuskers' 74-46 loss Sunday was their fifth straight and seventh in eight games. They're 13-14 overall and 5-8 and in 10th place in Big Ten after finishing fourth and making it to the NCAA tournament last year.

Miles also said players would not speak to the media until further notice, adding, "If there's anyone who's going to represent us right now, it's me."

Nebraska's $19 million training facility opened in 2011 and features a deluxe locker room with heated towel racks and I-pod plug-ins in the showers.

Nebraska coach Tim Miles yells during the game against Iowa on Sunday.

Asked where the players will shower after practices, Miles said, "Good luck. They're creative young people."

The Huskers wore throwback jerseys from the 1954-55 season and honored some 50 former players on Legends Weekend. The party turned into a dud, though, as the Hawkeyes led all the way and by never fewer than 10 points after Aaron White hit a 3-pointer with 4:48 left in the first half.

The loss was Nebraska's most lopsided of the season and its worst at home since Ohio State put a 34-point whipping on the Huskers on Jan. 21, 2012.

"You never want to throw your players under the bus, but that was just beyond disappointing. That's not what we represent," said Miles, whose players were not made available for interviews. "I honestly didn't expect this."