Thursday, May 31, 2012


Sport Shorts!

Grand Island quarterback Ryker Fyfe is a great player. Should be fun to watch in the Shrine Bowl this Saturday at 1:30. He passed for over 1900 yards and 20 touchdowns this past season. He will be a walk-on at Nebraska. I hope they give him a chance in two or three years.

This writer thinks that Andy Janovich from Gretna is the best high school football player in Nebraska to enter college this year. He is freakishly strong and tough. I hope they put him in the linebacker spot because the kid can play.

Nebraska baseball picked up a new recruit for 2013. He is Park Hill, Missouri left-handed picture Dalton Moats. Dalton is only 16 but just came off a no-hitter. Moats had offers from Kansas State and Houston. Baylor, Missouri, and Coastal Carolina. I love the name. It sounds like a baseball name.

Nebraska basketball has three more Chicago kids coming in to visit. They are from an AAU team called the Southwest Illinois Jets 16U team. The three are 2014 prospects and their names are Peyton Allen, Darreon Reddick, and Darius Austin. Allen is the big name. He already has offers from Iowa, Oklahoma St., and Bradley. He has received heavy interest from Michigan, Boston College, Kansas State, Xavier, and Penn State. He is a 6'5" guard who has made a name for himself as a shooter.

Reddick is 6'3" and is being called a combo guard. His present coach thinks he will play ppoint guard. Austin is a 6-6 small forward who is picking up interest.

Nebraska baseball is done. This team is almost identical in the RPI ratings as the team last year. However the team seems to be on the upswing right now.

NU has a lot of players returning next year. Gone is Cory Burleson at catcher, ourfielder Kale Kaiser, and pitcher Dexter Spitsnogle.

At catcher, NU has two juco players coming in, Tanner Lubach and Corey Stringer. Love the names.
Papillion's star infielder Jake Placzek is coming to NU. New ourfielders will be Justin Black from Billings, Montana and Matt Jones from Gretna.

NU only has one starting pitcher coming in and he is a juco player by the name of Matt Strahm.
The relief pitchers coming in the fall include jucos Christian Deleon and Michael Hoppes. High schooler Colton Howell will also join the Huskers.

Phil Steele has the Huskers winning the Legends Division this fall. Hope he is right.

Darian Barrientos-Jackson thinks Deverell Biggs is going to talk Akoy Akau into playing basketball at Nebraska.

God blessed us!

Lots of things happening! Starting off Sarah(oldest daughter) and Rob had beautiful twin girls on May 9th. Addison weighed 4 lbs 9 oz. and Reese weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz. They are doing well and are both over six pounds now. They are very precious seeing them lay beside each other and sleep. They have a bigger brother Sam who is two and a half. Sam is a lot of fun to be around and he loves his two little sisters.

On May 13th Nolan, who is Jessica (middle daughter) and Scott's boy had his first birthday!! What a fun thing to watch as Nolan does something different each day. He is very funny and cute and it is amazing what a one year old can do.

This Saturday Kim (youngest daughter) get married. She is marrying Joe and they make a great couple. Kim is the baby of the family is now 24. She has a special place in my heart and she has found a great guy in Joe. They will make a great couple.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sport Shorts

Saint Louis head coach Shimmy Gray-Miller has been named an assistant coach for the Nebraska women's basketball team. She had been let go in March. She replaces Kallie Lewis-Jay who took the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic.

Gray-Miller is a Michigan graduate and ranked in the top 10 in several career categories.

Tim Miles has announced officially another recruit. He is Terran Petteway who is transferring from Texas Tech. He was highly touted nationally out of high school. At Texas Tech he started 10 of 11 conference games but only averaged 3.3 points per game and 2.1 rebounds.

He did average 27 points per game his senior season on high school in Texas. He was a two-time all stater in Texas.

Kurt Busch has been fined $50,000 again by NASCAR. The Busch brothers are in constant trouble, aren't they?

Like him or not Urban Meyer is one heck of a coach and it will be hard for Nebraska to ever beat him.

Watch for Terrelle Pryor to get some playing time this year for the Oakland Raiders. Reports are that Pryor is working his tail off to be a part of the Raiders' offense.

Mother's Day Adventure

My daughter and son-in-law just had twins and made it on KOLN-KGIN channel 1011.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sports Shorts!

Husker strength and conditioning coach James dobson will receive the top honor for his job. There is nobody with more enthusiasm. He has a passion for what he does and is a large reason of why the Huskers are faster and stronger and in much better shape compared to before he got to NU. He is like a put bull on speed. He even makes a fat old boy like me want to run through a wall. He is well deserving of this award.

Coach Erstad said after the Husker's baseball game today that it was their most complete game of the season. Nebraska beat Indiana at Indiana in the opening game today 13-2.

Mike Rutherford of rated the new coaching hires and here are the grades:

Illinois-Jim Groce C-
Kansas State- Bruce Weber C+
LSU-Johnny Jones B-
Miss State-Rick Ray C+
Nebraska-Tim Miles A
South Carolina-Frank Martin A
Virginia Tech-James Johnson D+
Colorado State-Larry Eustachy A-

He says' "Tim Miles is never short on energy. Miles has an infectiously upbeat personality that his players feed off of. You almost have to in order to accomplish something like taking Colorado St. from 7-25 to the NCAA Tournament.

But work ethic isn't behind Miles' on-court success; the guy can coach. According to SI's Luke Winn, Colorado St. was the fourth most efficient team in college basketball coming out of timeouts this past season.

This is a terrific hire for a program that has vowed to make more of a commitment to basketball since joining the Big Ten."

Sounds great to me!!!

Christian Locouture became Nebraska football recruit number six. He is a defensive end from College Station, Texas, where Texas A & M is located.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Lacouture had narrowed his list of nine offers down to Nebraska, LSU and Michigan, but in the end he chose to become a Cornhusker.

A ton of top notch teams were after him and Nebraska got him. Looks like a great pickup.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sport shorts!

Nathan Curry, an athlete from Sioux Falls, South Dakota has a scholarship offer from Nebraska to play football. He is 6' 2" and 205 lbs. Gerry has run a 10.69 100 meter race and a 21.81 200 meter eace this spring. What position he might play is unknown but Nebraska is looking in different places for recuits. Looks like a very athletic kid.

The arena is on schedule and Nebraska basketball ticket holders will know their seats in July. Wow, that's fast and it will be interesting to see what it available.

The WAC conference only has two teams left. they are Idaho and New Mexico State. Looks like the conference will fold in the near future.

Chris Berman talks too much on TV.

Albert Pujois does not have a home run yet!