Nebraska star Jess Gardner has emerged in recent years as one of the bigger Cornhuskers sports stars around.
Once upon a time Nebraska was obviously a football school. At that point, few could compete with the football players who dominated the institution. These days, though – that isn’t even remotely the case.
Nebraska’s football team came into the 2023 season a joke, and not even Matt Rhule could do anything to change that. As a result, other sports at the school have seen an increase in prominence.
Volleyball has obviously taken center stage over the past year, but so has track and field. Enter: Gardner. She is inarguably the most well-known pole-vaulter at the school and has blown up repeatedly over the last few months.
This week, Gardner went viral over her wild party photos:
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Obviously Gardner isn’t quite on the level of LSU’s Olivia Dunne. The latter went viral just a few days ago over her video in her pajamas. She is so famous that even her sister walking around in a see-through outfit nearly melted the internet.
But Dunne aside, Gardner is definitely in that next echelon of prominent collegiate athletes.
What Gardner has been able to do at Nebraska has been remarkable.
Paige Spiranac Gets Banned On TikTok Over Racy Video: https://t.co/QrSeUW7J75
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 6, 2024
Her profile is at an all-time high at the moment.
And given how sorry the Cornhuskers’ football team continues to be, it is unlikely that they will be able to steal the spotlight away from her any time soon.
What will Gardner ultimately go viral for next? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.