Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Husker Update!

Nebraska plays Creighton tonight at TDAmeritrade stadium in Omaha. Should be fun. Creighton may be headed to their first losing season in years and Nebraska's RPI is similar to last year's. Nebraska ended up 65th last year and is presently 63rd.  But whenever Creighton and Nebraska play, it is fun! I hope they can play three times a swason in the future. Why not?

Nebraska baseball is now 26-15, overall, and 8-7 in the Big Ten. They are in 4th in the Big Ten with Purdue solidly in first followed by Michigan St. and Minnesota.  Nebraska's pitching has been a problem. They have a combined ERA of 6.13. Brandon Pierce has done well with an ERA of 3.85. Nebraska has the game with Creighton tonight followed by three games with California State University-Bakersfield this weekend.

Nebraska continues to recruit basketball players and the number four player in next year's class said that he has been to Duke and North Carolina and Nebraska's facilities is better than both. That's a start.

Just don't expect NU Basketball to all of the sudden this winter to be a NCAA contender. It won't happen. We don't have the numbers and maybe in three or four years...........................

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sport Shorts

Nebraska baseball ran into its best team of the season with Purdue. Purdue took two out of three from NU in Lincoln this weekend. Purdue should have a pretty good chance of doing well in the regionals and if they stay hot go to Omaha in June.

NU football got a nice recruit from Ohio. Courtney Love has commited to NU. He plays outside linebacker and is rated a four star. Love comes from Youngstown Cardinal Mooney where Pelini went to school. Nebraska is developing a pipeline to this school with Braylon Heard, Tim Marlowe, and Mark Pelini already on the team. What a great name.....Courtney Love.

Denny Hamlin won the Kansas City Nascar race today with Mark Truex Jr coming in a close second. The race was somewhat boring. Nascar's trend is headed to more and more boring races and they are losing fans. The car of tomorrow hasn't worked.

Pat Summit is no longer head basketball coach at Tennessee. WOW! She will be known as the one that put excellent women's basketball on the map.

Nathan Bazata from Howells commited to Iowa. He is the second 8-man player to go there. Drew Ott from Giltner is headed there this fall.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Matt Hill to Hong Kong!

Just received news that Matt Hill is headed to Hong Kong to play basketball. The former Lincoln Southeast star and Texas Longhorn is getting his first stint with pro basketball. Hopefully we will have more details soon.

Ricky Thenarse is going back to his high school at L.A. Jordon High School to coach his former team. Thenarse was a star running back for L.A. Jordon High School. We wish him well.

Chicago Whitney Young forward Jermaine Morgan may be headed to Nebraska. He had agreed to play at Colorado St. Rules say if a coach transfers they can switch schools also with no penalty.

Dick Clark died today. He was an icon quite a few years ago and I always tried to watch "American Bandstand" when I was a kid. I wished they showed reruns of that show. I am sure I would laugh a lot watching it today but I would like the chance to do so. I wished they hadn't have had Dick Clark on the New Year's show after he had his stroke. He was too good for that.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

What to watch for in the Red-White game!

Some things I am anxious to watch in the Red-White game today.

1. Look to see how much different Taylor Martinez throws the ball.
2. Watch how Brion Carnes, Ron Kellogg, and Brandon Marsh performs.
3. I would like to see how Taariq Allen plays at wide receiver. There will be a lot of competition at wide receiver.
4. Ameer Abdullah and Aaron Green. Will Green look better than Abdullah today. Both are young quality running backs.
5. Mohammed Seisay. Will he excel in the spring game at cornerback? Juco transfer like David and Asante. Will he be as good?
6. David Santos. Can he surprise at linebacker and move to No. 1 this fall?
7. Anxious to see how Braylon Heard, Baptiste, and Antonio Bell do at corner?
8. How will the fullbacks play? Mike Morrow, C.J. Zimmerer, Graham Stoddard??
9. Cole Pensick at center.
10. That we have an exciting enough game and a lot of fans attending to excite the recruits in to watch.

Jahill Okafor, five star Chicago center, will be in Lincoln THIS weekend along with four other Chicago propects. Okafor is the No. 4 overall player in the 2014 class by Rivals. He's 6' 10". Pretty much everybody in the country is after him. Hope that goes really well. I bet Chin Coleman, one of our new assistant coaches, had something to do with all this!

Paul White is a four star 6'8" SF who is visiting this week also.

Deveral Biggs may make a decision real soon also.

Nebraska Coach Tim Miles has parted ways with Fahro Alihodiz, a 6' 10" center, who was recruited to Nebraska by the previous staff. Assuming Nebraska gets a medical scholarship for Christopher Niemann, they will be down to eight players on scholarship. The limit is 13.

Other news--Lee Summit Missouri power forward Tory Miller has received a scholarship offer from Nebraska to play basketball. He is 6'8" and 247 lbs. Nice size and we need players like that.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Cody Green stars in Tulsa Spring ggame!

Cody Green was the star of the Tulsa Hurricane Spring Game on Saturday. He was 8-9 in passing for 189 yards and three touchdowns. A starter at quarterback is to be named today for the upcoming season.

Khiry Cooper is transferring to Tulsa. Beings he graduates in May at NU he will be eligible to play this fall. It will be interesting to see how these two perform this fall.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Gretna golf team wins meet!

Scott Boehler, Gretna Golf Coach, reports results of their meet today!

DC West Invite
ResultsApril 4, 2012
Individual Medalist1.
Rob Minert –David City (73)
2. Harrison Agena – Syracuse (75)
3. Drew DeBolt –Gretna (76)
4. Zach Davis – Wahoo Neumann (77)
5. Clayton Wacker – Logan View (78)
6. Pat Carney – Gretna (78)
7. Graff Suhr – Arlington (81)
8. Mitch Swanson – Wahoo Neumann (82)
9. Kelton Terry – Gretna (82)
10. Matt Nelson – Wahoo Neumann (83)
11. Trevor Enstrom –Oakland-Craig (84)
12. Jason Wendelin – Gretna (85)
13. Jeffrey Hofer –Fort Calhoun (85)
14. Conner Dethlefs – Fort Calhoun (86)
15. Dyland Dravland – DC West (88)
Team Standings
1. Gretna – 321
2. Wahoo Neumann – 335
3. David City – 350
4. Logan View – 354
5. Syracuse – 357
6. DC West – 362
7. Fort Calhoun – 370
8. Oakland-Craig – 370
9. Fremont Bergan – 384
10. Arlington – 3980
11. Bennington – 393

DREW DEBOLT 37 – 39 = 76 (3rd Place)
PATRICK CARNEY 39 – 39 = 78 (6th Place)
KELTON TERRY 41 – 41 = 82 (9th Place)
JASON WENDELIN 42 – 43 = 85 (12th Place)
NOLAN KESSLER 45 –46 = 91

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

More changes with Nebraska basketball!

Brian Diaz has quit the team. He has been a valuable member of the NU team but foot problems has plagued him the past two years.

Ben Johnson is a new assistant coach for NU. He comes with some Big 1o background. He comes from Northern Iowa where he was an assistant. He played for Northwestern and Minnesota and has connections for recruiting in Minnesota and Iowa.

Beatrice walk-on Mike Fox is quitting basketball so that he can student teach next year. Fox played in 23 games this past season and averaged 10 minutes.

Finally, Christopher Nieman is probably not going to play due to his knee problems the past several years. They are trying to get him a medical scholarship so he can finish his studies.

Nebraska baseball gets back on the winning track with a 6-0 win over Kansas State. Yeah!

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Biggs to Nebraska?

Deverall Biggs has an offer from Tim Miles to play basketball at the University of Nebraska. Biggs was a standout for Omaha Central. This year he had a great year for Seard County Kansas C.C. He led the team to third place in the Division I Juco tournment. He was named Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year.

Biggs averaged 16.4 points per game and 3.9 steals this year. He has offers from Oklahoma St., Southern Mississippi, and Utah State.

Biggs may put Nebraska first because he says he misses home.

Miles says he doesn't like JUCO players or foreign players but with this former Omaha Central star, he is willing to make an exception.

Biggs may also help with the recruiting of Akoy Agau, who is a present Omaha Central standout.

The Husker football team is always changing. Andrew Rodriquez has moved to tackle and backs up Jeremiah Sirles. Brent Qvale is backing up Tyler Moore. Mo Seisay may find a way to start at cornerback. Braylon Heard continues to impress at cornerback.

Ryne Reeves has moved from center to guard and is being praised by Pelini.

Overall Pelini seems to be in good spirits which may show is confidence in his present team.

Nebraska has offered Josh Banderas from Lincoln Southwest a football scholarship. In track this last week he placed first in the 110 highs, second in the shot put, and second in the 100 meter sprint race. Quite a combination and the results reflects his athletic ability.

The Nebraska baseball tream lost two of three to Northwestern this weekend. Not very impressive against a pretty bad team but Northwestern's pitching was excellent the last two days.