Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sport Shorts!

This Thursday the NFL draft starts in Philadelphia. The starting time is 7 pm on ESPN. Thursday night they will have Round 1. On Friday they will do Rounds 2-3. Saturday they do Rounds 4-7.

Nebraska has had a least two players drafted since 1969. In 1993 they reduced the draft from 20 rounds to seven.

Nebraska had 11 players picked in 1976. The most impressive draft was after National Championship #2 in 1973 when we had three drafted but six were drafted in the first three rounds. Johnny Rodgers went in the first round to San Diego. In 1972 we had three round one draft picks.

In 2013 we only had two players drafted. Last year we had four.

So who will be this year's draftees? Will we get two. Cethan Carter looks like he will make it. Nebraska will probably have to depend on Nate Gerry to be the second one drafted if we again get to two.

Nebraska landed a verbal commitment from Chase Williams who is a four star athlete from California. He will likely play cornerback or wide receiver. This is our fourth commitment from California. Out of our eight commitments five are four stars!!

Nebraska is now No.9 in recruiting for the 2018 class.

When are we going to get Mario Goodrich as a commitment. I think it will come soon!

Nebraska basketball picked up a center in Duby Okeke (okay-kay). He will be a grad transfer. He has a 7'4" wingspan and had the record for Winthrop of 165 blocks. He averaged on 4 points and 4 rebounds a game but he should be a defensive force underneath in the Big 10. Nebraska also got a huge recruit in Thomas Allen. He is a great shooter and will help the team immediately.

I would have to give the MVP award to Russell Westbrook after today's press conference when he emphasized team over himself. Very good!

Nebraska baseball won 9-4 over Minnesota to take the series today. Jake Meyers goes to 6-1 although he needed the bats to win today.

Nebraska had the second biggest spring game attendance at 78,312. First was Ohio St. at 80,134. Alabama had 74,326 and was third.

Russell Westbrook had the first three straight 30-point triple double in NBA history.





Huskers Top Gophers, 9-4, to Win Road Series

Huskers Top Gophers, 9-4, to Win Road Series: Leading 6-4 after eight innings, Nebraska scored three runs in the ninth to knock off Minnesota and win the three-game series at Siebert Field on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Huskers Drop Game Two, Rubber Match Set for Sunday

Huskers Drop Game Two, Rubber Match Set for Sunday: The Nebraska baseball team (22-15-1, 6-4-1 Big Ten) fell to Minnesota, 5-3, at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon, evening the weekend series at 1-1.

Meyers Leads NU to Series-Opening Win Over Gophers

Meyers Leads NU to Series-Opening Win Over Gophers: The Nebraska baseball team (22-14-1, 6-3-1 Big Ten) opened its weekend road trip with a 5-3 win over Minnesota at Siebert Field on Friday night.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Huskers Visit Big Ten-Leading Gophers

Huskers Visit Big Ten-Leading Gophers: After dropping its first conference series of the year last weekend to Iowa, the Nebraska baseball team (21-14-1, 5-3-1 Big Ten) will look to get back on the winning path this weekend when it travels to Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-game series against the defending Big Ten regular-season champion Minnesota Golden Gophers (22-10, 7-2 Big Ten).

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Huskers Rally for 8-6 Win over Hawkeyes

Huskers Rally for 8-6 Win over Hawkeyes: Trailing 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning the Nebraska baseball team (21-13-1, 5-3-1 Big Ten) scored three runs, with two coming in on a triple by Mojo Hagge. Luis Alvarado closed the door in the ninth, his sixth save of the year, and the Huskers notched a 8-6 win to avoid a sweep by the Iowa Hawkeyes (22-12, 5-4 Big Ten). Nebraska hasn't been swept at home during conference play in 2009, when it was swept three times during Big 12 play by Kansas State, Texas and Missouri.

Emotional reunion highlights Spring Game

Emotional reunion highlights Spring Game: Staff Sgt. Matthew Hawke surprises family at midfield coin flip after spending last 10 months serving in Afganistan

Red Rolls to Spring Game Win

Red Rolls to Spring Game Win: On a glorious Spring Game Day at Memorial Stadium, nearly 80,000 red-clad Husker fans watched Nebraska quarterbacks combine for 693 passing yards on 62 completions, as the Red Team rolled to a 55-7 victory over the White Team on Saturday.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Red White game today!!

Football starts again today!!  It should be exciting!

What to look for? Well everybody wants to see how good Tanner Lee is or Patrick O'Brien? And then there is our new defense. What's that going to look like?

There are always some no-names that come out of this game as our next top players. Many times their play in the Red White game never means anything but it gives us something to talk about.

My surprises today is Wyatt Mazour, running back, and J.D. Spielman, receiver, on offense. On defense I will go with two linebackers in Avery Roberts and Mohammed Berry. I think they will have a breakout game.

Players I really want to do good on offense is Patrick O,Brien at quarterback, and Matt Snyder at tight end. I think if these guys play real well it means a good future. Tanner Lee will probably start this fall at quarterback but Patrick O'Brien will be a factor before the season is over.

On defense, I want Luke Gifford to have a great game. I have always liked watching him. I also like Marcus Newby. We need the depth at outside linebacker. I'm interested in how Mick Stoltenberg does against our center. I think he is going to be all Big 10 this year. The change for Freedom Akinmoladun is also key. Can he play defensive end in the new 3-4.

Our offense line has to gel!!  Hopefully they are getting better. I am interested in the starters. Is Nick Gates back? Has he recovered from the bowl game? How good is Boe Wilson? Is Jalin Barnett going to be a factor this year? Is David Knevel improved?

I am interested in watching our Tyler Hoppes at tight end and Conor Young, Keyan Williams, Bryan Reimers at receiver.

Is Alex Davis quick enough to play outside linebacker? Is this his year? I think the Davis twins will be very good.

So we have lots of players and positions to watch. Should be exciting!!

Yesterday Nebraska got a Top 50 player on Rivals in Brendan "Bookie" Radley-Hines. He is a defensive back and it is a huge pickup!!  I would guess we will get 2-4 more commitments in the next three days or so. This is a team changing weekend for Nebraska. Twenty 4 Star recruits are in Lincoln!!

Nebraska basketball is after 6'11 Brady Ernst from Clinton Iowa. He originally was at Iowa St but transferred to a Juco college. Ernst was a three star recruit out of high school and was rated ahead of Michael Jacobson.

Nick Fuller is going to South Dakota to play for Craig Smith who was an assistant coach at Nebraska.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Blackshirts gleaning intensity from Diaco

Blackshirts gleaning intensity from Diaco: First-year Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco appreciates energy, focus from defense heading into Saturday's Spring Game.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Michael Jacobson to Transfer after Spring Semester

Michael Jacobson to Transfer after Spring Semester: University of Nebraska Men's Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that sophomore forward Michael Jacobson has decided to transfer and continue his college career at another institution following the spring semester.

Webster to Play in Portsmouth Invitational

Webster to Play in Portsmouth Invitational: Former Husker guard Tai Webster will take the next step toward his career in professional basketball this week, as he will play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.