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Sunday, July 27, 2014

What's Up In Sports!

Only a little over a month to go until our first football game versus Florida Atlantic. Shouldn't be much of a game but the first couple of games are always fun because for one it has been a while and second we want to see who the new stars will be for the Huskers. Who will emerge from the young guys? How will Alex Lewis do at left tackle. How will Cross, Newby, and Taylor do in the backfield? Will Rose and Anderson star at linebacker? Will Alonzo Moore be our next receiver to star? How will the mood be with the coaches? Or the fans? Tons of questions The Ansers begin August 30th!

There is not a lot of hype in the Big 10 for Nebraska this year as they are predicted to finish third. That's good. Maybe this year we surprise versus disappoint.

Baseball is coming to its final part of the season with just two months left before the playoffs. The Cubs are going young. They have six of the top 41 young prospects in baseball. The Royals just cant keep it together enough to make the playoffs. At least thats the way it looks right now.

How about the Baltimore Orioles? They have a three game lead over the Yankees. Cruz has 75 RBI's. Markakis is 4th in the American League with 123 hits. Cruz is second in home runs with 29. Baltimore doesn't have any superstars just a lot of good players.

Detroit is probably more than the Royals can overcome. They are pretty solid. Can Chris Davis start hitting the ball. He's only hitting .201.

The A's have the best record in baseball at 64-39 but only lead the Angels by two games.

Fantasy football is coming soon. What players will give you the most consistent points. Well first of all you have to have some luck with injuries but I think I will try to get a Top 5 QB the first round and if not get the best runningback I can get or Jimmie Graham.

Hunter Dale, a defensive back from Louisiana, committed to Nebraska and then de-committed when he got home. He is being sought after by the top programs in the country. It will be interesting to see who he ends up committing to.

Rex Burkhead is in a tight battle to make the Bengals toster. Coley Harvey from ESPN says the biggest thing he has going for him is his work ethic.

NEBRASKANS IN THE NFL
This is the present list and will change as the season goes on:
Baltimore Ravens-Sam Koch, punter
Carolina Panthers-Mike McNeil-tight end
Chicago Bears-Matt Slauson, offensive guard
Cleveland Browns-Eric Martin, linebacker
Detroit Lions-Dominic Raoila, center, Mo Seisay, cornerback, Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle
Houston Texans-Jason Ankrah, defensive end, Jared Crick, defensive end, Zach Potter, tight end
Kansas City Chiefs-Ricky Henry, offensive guard
Minnesota Vikings-Mike Higgins from UNO, tight end
New England Patriots-Alfonso Dennard, cornerback
New Orleans Saints-Stanley Jean-Baptiste, cornerback, Marcel Jones, offensive tackle
New York Giants-Prince Amukamara, cornerback, Zach Bowman, cornerback, Josh Brown, kicker, ALSO Stephen Goodin from UNK, guard
New York Jets-Brent Qvale, offensive tackle, Quincy Enunwa, receiver
Philadelphis Eagles-Alex Henery, kicker
San Diego Chargers-Jeremiah Sires, offensice tackle, ALSO Danny Weadhead, running back
St. Louis Rams-Mason Brodine from UNK, defensive end and Greg Zuerlein, former Husker and UNO player, kicker
Seattle-Phil Bates, from Omaha North and Ohio, receiver
Tennessee Titans-Daimond Stafford, safety
Washington Redskins-Will Compton, linebacker, Roy Helu, running back, Spencer Long, offensive guard, Niles Paul, tight end

Jeff Gordon won his fifth Brickyard 400 and leads in the point standings in Nascar.

Tim Clark won the PGA event this week over Jim Furyk.

Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers has 88 wins and is only 26.

Manzielmania starts in Cleveland for Johnny Football.

Byron Scott is the new Lakers coach.

Danica Patrick finished 42nd today.

Suh reported to the Lions camp in great shape.

Bleacher predicts Denver with the best record this year of 12-4 and Dallas and  Minnesota with the worst records of 4-12.

TE Kyle Rudlph has agreed to a contract with the Vikings.

In boxing,Gennady Golovkin goes to 30-0 with a KO over Daniel Geale

Yasiel Puig became the first player to hit three triples today and is the first player since 1901 to do so.

Dodgers swept the Giants this weekend. Huge for them.






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