Published Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm / Updated at 10:48 am
Sources: Husker guard Deverell Biggs dismissed from team

LINCOLN — It appears that Deverell Biggs' Nebraska basketball career is over after just 15 games in two years.

The junior guard out of Omaha Central was dismissed from the team Monday evening for repeated disciplinary woes, two sources with knowledge of the action told The World-Herald.

Biggs, the Huskers' third-leading scorer at 9.9 points a game, was reached by phone but declined to comment. Nebraska coach Tim Miles declined to comment later Monday night.

Biggs is a former two-time All-Nebraska high school pick who led Omaha Central to three straight Class A state titles. The 6-foot, 175-pounder then was a first-team junior college All-American in 2011-12 at Seward County (Kan.) Community College.

When he signed a letter of intent in April 2012 a few weeks after Miles arrived at Nebraska, Biggs was the first in-state recruit at NU in 10 seasons.

During his redshirt year in 2012-13, Biggs was hit with a driving-while-intoxicated charge. That earned him a two-game suspension to start this season.

Biggs didn't make the trip to Cincinnati on Dec. 28 for disciplinary reasons after missing a film session. He also didn't play in Sunday's victory over Minnesota. Two sources told The World-Herald he missed another film session that morning.

Biggs tweeted before the game that he wasn't playing for “personal reasons.”

The World-Herald learned that Biggs has a Feb. 5 court date in conjunction with a misdemeanor traffic offense. Campus police pulled over Biggs at 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 5 — about eight hours after NU returned from a loss at Ohio State — for running a stop sign.

A records check found Biggs was driving on a suspended license.

Biggs, besides his 9.9 points, averaged 1.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers a game. His career scoring high was 18 points on Nov. 30 against Northern Illinois. His best Big Ten showing was 14 points and five rebounds in a 71-70 loss to now-No. 10 Michigan.

It is expected Biggs will stay in school to finish the current semester. If he maintains his grades, he would have one year left to play, and could be immediately eligible at a non-Division I school.

His departure would create a second scholarship opening for Nebraska next season. On Saturday morning, Nebraska offered a scholarship to 6-foot point guard Trey Dickerson of Williston State (N.D.) College.

Contact the writer: Lee Barfknecht    |   402-444-1024    |  

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald.

Read more related stories


< >
2013 college football preview
View our 2013 college football preview, a 26-page, three-part section filled with coverage of the Huskers, Big Ten conference and more.
Big Red Bowl Retrospective
See complete historical results, game recaps and photo coverage from the Nebraska Cornhuskers college football bowl game appearances, from the 1941 Rose Bowl up to today.
Big Ten football recruits
The World-Herald's Big Ten recruiting database contains every football recruit that signed with a Big Ten school from 2002 to 2011, complete with color-coded interactive map representations, player information, high-concentrations recruiting clusters and more.
Devaney Center timeline
Check out a World-Herald timeline to see the evolution of memorable moments at the Devaney Center, complete with photos, videos, memorable quotes and more.
Follow OWHbigred on Twitter
Looking for the latest Husker sports news from The Omaha World-Herald and Follow us on Twitter!
Husker scholarship distribution chart
Want to see how many scholarships NU has invested at each position? Wondering how the Huskers have appropriated their offers by class? Check out our handy chart to look further into how Bo Pelini has built his team.
Husker Signing Day 2013
The World-Herald's top-notch coverage of the Nebraska football's class of 2013, complete with videos, photos, articles, live recruit interviews, interactive components and more.
Husker turnovers: A slippery slope
Bo Pelini has coached 68 games at Nebraska. When NUís turnover margin is positive or even, the Huskers are 35-2. When they lose the turnover battle, theyíre 13-18. Why hasnít Nebraska joined the nationís elite? More than anything, itís turnovers.
Interactive: Bo Pelini's contract
View an interactive PDF of Pelini's revised contract signed by the NU football coach, complete with brief summaries of the legalese and insight into the document's finer points.
Interactive: Darin Erstad's contract (2012)
View an interactive PDF of NU baseball coach Darin Erstad's contract released in August 2012, complete with brief summaries of the legalese and insight into the document's finer points.
Interactive: Tim Miles' contract
View an interactive PDF of Tim Miles' contract signed by the Nebraska men's basketball coach on May 4, 2012, complete with brief legal explanations, comparisons to other Big Ten coaches and more.'s Big Ten coverage
Delivering the best news coverage and analysis of the Big Ten Conference, from and other top news outlets from around country.
Husker Recruiting: Changes shrink NU's sphere of influence
For decades, the Great Plains represented fertile recruiting ground for Tom Osborne's football program. Restoring that lost tradition won't be easy.
Deadline Deal thumbnail
7M Grill
Half Off Delicious Comfort Fusion Food & Drinks!
Buy Now
< >