NCAA ruled that he’ll be eligible for the beginning of the season rather than having to wait until the semester break. With the Big Ten schedule the way it is, that would have meant missing two league games as well as the non conference portion of the schedule.
Copeland was a top 50ish recruit out of HS who started at Georgetown. He’s a 6’9″ PF who averaged 11.1 ppg and 5.4 rpg as a soph there before his junior year and a back injury and general disillusionment hit. The guy who recruited him there is now on Miles’ staff at NU, thus the transfer.
Big deal because with Ed Morrow leaving for Marquette, the Huskers have a serious need at PF. If Copeland can be the guy he was two years ago, that’ll go a long way toward addressing that issue.