Friday, April 29, 2016

Huskers Make First Visit to Rutgers

Huskers Make First Visit to Rutgers: The Nebraska baseball team (26-15, 7-5 Big Ten) makes is first ever trip to Piscataway, N.J., this weekend for a three-game Big Ten series against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (21-20, 5-7 Big Ten). The series opens on Friday at 2 p.m. (CT) and will be the first meeting between the two teams as Big Ten opponents. Saturday's game is set for Noon and the finale is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Huskers and Creighton at TD Ameritrade Tonight Postponed

Huskers and Creighton at TD Ameritrade Tonight Postponed: Lincoln – Due to impending severe weather tonight, Nebraska's baseball game against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park has been postponed. The teams are now scheduled to meet at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at TD Ameritrade Park.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sport Shorts!

First of all I have to say I was saddened by Prince dying. The best ever concert I have attended is Prince at the MGM in Las Vegas. He was amazing. The word is that they have found thousands of unreleased songs and albums in a secret vault.

Professional basketball is coming to Omaha.  They will be a part of the NBLA and they will play at the Ralston arena. They will be known as the Omaha Chargers and a Rhino is in their logo. They will have a 20 game season from September to November. They hope to build rosters with familiar local names. They will look at Division II and NAIA players and may feature UNO, UNL, and Creighton players.

The Nebraska baseball team beat Nicholls State today. Jake Meyers was the pitching and batting hero. He pitched seven scoreless innings and had a home run at the plate.

Omaha World-Herald's Sam McKewon says that Nebraska has a disruptor. A person that will shake things up for Nebraska and move us up a couple of notches in college football. He is wide receivers coach Keith Williams. He is the king of Twitter and Calibraska.

John Wall says the Wizards hired Scott Brooks to win a title, not to sign Kevin Durant. I'm pretty sure that Kevin Durant won't be playing for them next year.

NU volleyball packs the Ogallala gym for an exhibition game yesterday versus Colorado. NU swept Colorado 25-16, 25-20, and 25-21. Briana Holman, and All-American transfer from LSU, had a great debut with nine kills and a pair of blocks. Kadie Rolfzen had 12 kills and six digs. Amber Rolfzen had seven kills and nine blocks.

Cubs win today versus Cinncy 9-0. Alex Gordon goes yard today and the Royals win too!!

The future of Nebraska football may be in the hands of the youthful defensive line.

Buster Olney has the Cubs the best team in baseball right now and the Royals a second.










Saturday, April 23, 2016

Williams Fills Positions on Husker Staff

Williams Fills Positions on Husker Staff: Head Coach Amy Williams filled her Nebraska women's basketball staff with some familiar faces on Thursday, adding all three of her assistants and her director of operations from the University of South Dakota.

Sully, the Pioneer: A True Blue Big Red Lifetime Achiever

Sully, the Pioneer: A True Blue Big Red Lifetime Achiever: Last Sunday night, a true blue Big Red pioneer received the first-ever Dick Herman Lifetime Achievement Award at Lincoln's downtown Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Legendary and longtime Nebraska

Huskers Sweep Colorado in Ogallala

Huskers Sweep Colorado in Ogallala: The Nebraska volleyball team swept Colorado 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 in its only spring match on Saturday at a sold-out crowd of 1,321 at Prairie View School.

Colonels Even Series with 7-1 Win

Colonels Even Series with 7-1 Win: Lincoln – After the Nebraska baseball team took the series opener last night at Hawks Field, the Nicholls State Colonels evened the series with a 7-1 victory on Saturday. Cole Stapler went all 9.0 innings for Nicholls State, his first career complete game and the first by an opposing pitcher this season

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TBL: World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain

TBL: World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain: World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain joined Mike'l Severe on 'The Bottom Line' Wednesday. Topics discussed included Nebraska quarterback Patrick O'Brien's performance in the spring game, the NBA playoffs and a ton more.

McKewon: Nebraska coaches await decision from touted Delaware linebacker Avery Roberts

McKewon: Nebraska coaches await decision from touted Delaware linebacker Avery Roberts: Tyjon Lindsey keeps it pretty quiet. The four-star athlete who visited for Nebraska’s spring game doesn’t do a lot of interviews.

New pro basketball league to debut Omaha Chargers this fall

New pro basketball league to debut Omaha Chargers this fall: Twenty years after the Racers ceased operations, professional basketball is ready to dribble its way back to Omaha.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New pro basketball league to debut Omaha Chargers this fall

New pro basketball league to debut Omaha Chargers this fall: Twenty years after the Racers ceased operations, professional basketball is ready to dribble its way back to Omaha.

Huskers at Wildcats Tuesday on Fox College Sports

Huskers at Wildcats Tuesday on Fox College Sports: The Nebraska baseball team (22-14, 7-5 Big Ten) will play the last game of a five-game road stretch on Tuesday night when it plays the Kansas State Wildcats (16-20, 3-9 Big 12) in Manhattan, Kan. Tuesday's game is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and will be broadcast on Fox College Sports.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sport Shorts!

Tate Martell, a commit to Texas A & M, is the No. 1 dual quarterback in the 2017 class. He is still visiting colleges and he has Nebraska on his wish list as a university he would like to have an offer from. 

The Brook Berringer legacy continues on. It has been 20 years since his accident.

The Timberwolves are scheduled to interview Jeff Van Gundy.

Kevin Durant's 20 missed shots tonight are his most in a postseason game. The game isn't over yet.

Hannah Huston was awesome on "The Voice" tonight. Get your votes in for her!!

Nebraska BB has offered 2018 Portland Basketball Club power forward Kamaka Hepa.

Steph Curry is out for Game 2.

South Dakota is interested in forwards Anthony Bratton (Westside) and David Wingett (Winnebago).








Mad Chatter: Inexperience threatens to ruin Mark Banker's renovation; CU and NU baseball going separate ways; Patrick O'Brien feedback

Mad Chatter: Inexperience threatens to ruin Mark Banker's renovation; CU and NU baseball going separate ways; Patrick O'Brien feedback: Greg McMullen's departure leaves the Husker defensive line in shambles.

Mad Chatter: Inexperience threatens to ruin Mark Banker's renovation; CU and NU baseball going separate ways; Patrick O'Brien feedback

Mad Chatter: Inexperience threatens to ruin Mark Banker's renovation; CU and NU baseball going separate ways; Patrick O'Brien feedback: Greg McMullen's departure leaves the Husker defensive line in shambles.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring game recruiting recap: Calibraskans lead loaded list of visitors; Texan tackle steals headlines

Spring game recruiting recap: Calibraskans lead loaded list of visitors; Texan tackle steals headlines: At least two “Calibraska” banners were hanging in Memorial Stadium on Saturday during the Nebraska spring game. That’s become the hot phrase for Husker recruiting with so many interested targets from California, including nine that visited this weekend.

#22 Michigan Takes Series Finale, 6-1

#22 Michigan Takes Series Finale, 6-1: Ann Arbor, Mich. – After winning its first three Big Ten Conference series of the year, the Nebraska baseball team (22-13, 7-5 Big Ten) was swept by the #22 Michigan Wolverines (24-9, 6-2 Big Ten), dropping the series finale 6-1 on Sunday at the Wilpon Complex. It's the first time Nebraska has been swept in a three-game Big Ten series since April of last season when it went 0-3 at Iowa.

Huskers Drop Opener at #22 Michigan

Huskers Drop Opener at #22 Michigan: Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-12, 7-3 Big Ten) dropped its series opener against the No. 22 Michigan Wolverines (23-9, 4-2 Big Ten) on Friday night, 10-6, at the Wilpon Complex. The Huskers and Wolverines each had nine hits on the night, but Michigan was unable to convert seven walks into four runs, including three leadoff walks that each came around to score.

Red-White Spring Game: Social Spotlight

Red-White Spring Game: Social Spotlight: It was a perfect day for football as the Nebraska Football team held their annual Red-White Spring Game in front of 72,992 fans in Memorial Stadium. We recap the game on social media.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Husker coaches won’t be happy with run game until O-line is more consistent

Husker coaches won’t be happy with run game until O-line is more consistent: At least with reporters, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf do not wear their frustration in rugged sound bites and distorted facial expressions. The disappointment is usually subtler than that.

Practice report, April 14: NU using offense vs. defense format at Saturday's spring game

Practice report, April 14: NU using offense vs. defense format at Saturday's spring game: There will be no player draft in advance of this year's spring game. The format for Nebraska's annual public scrimmage will match the two units against one another. Offense vs. defense.

Recruiting: John Parrella's recruiting style already a hit in the Husker offices

Recruiting: John Parrella's recruiting style already a hit in the Husker offices: When Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella accepted the Husker job, it was natural for fans to wonder how he'd attack the recruiting trail.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Husker Offense Continue to Make Strides in Spring

Husker Offense Continue to Make Strides in Spring: Nebraska's annual Red-White Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 16 at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at Huskers.com, or by calling the Nebraska Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-8 BIG RED.

Husker Offense Continue to Make Strides in Spring

Husker Offense Continue to Make Strides in Spring: Nebraska's annual Red-White Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 16 at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at Huskers.com, or by calling the Nebraska Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-8 BIG RED.

Nebraska Names Williams Women's Basketball Coach

Nebraska Names Williams Women's Basketball Coach: Lincoln, NE—The University of Nebraska has hired Amy Williams as its new Head Women's Basketball Coach, Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced today.

McClure Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

McClure Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Nebraska junior pitcher Cassie McClure was honored as the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sport Shorts!

The 1967 Holdrege basketball and golf teams are being recognized by the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame. They will receive the Golden Anniversary Team Award.  The Dusters basketball team went 23-1, losing only to Grand Island, one of eight Class A teams on their schedule. They defeated Schuyler's "Jolly Green Giants" 66-54 in the state final. In golf, the Dusters shot the lowest single-round Class B score (237) to date while winning the first of back-to-back state titles.

Manny Pacquiao retired last night after beating Timothy Bradley.

Former Saints DE Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans last night. Senseless road rage incident. Smith went to Ohio State.

The NU football team had a 100 play scrimmage on Saturday. The No. 1's went 25 snaps. AJ Bush and Patrick O'Brien both threw TD passes to Ty Betka. Betka is a transfer from Drake University and a walk-on. He is from Superior, Nebraska.

Kahil Davis worked with the No. 1 defense yesterday. Greg McMullen is on a 'leave of absence'. Tanner Farmer is the No. 1 right guard right now.

The football satellite camps have been banned. Nebraska had six scheduled. Riley says it just doesn't make sense.

Nebraska men's basketball is looking at Dylan Osetkowski, 6-8 forward, Tulane transfer and James Palmer, 6-5 guard, transfer Miami, Fla.

Bernard Langer can become the oldest player today to win the Masters by almost ten years and Jordan Spieth could become the only player ever to repeat at a major with back-to-back wire-to-wire victories.

Bob Jensen of Nebraskaland Prep says Arapahoe's Gentry Anderson is good. real good. He will be a sophomore this fall.

NU closer Chad Luesmann saved the first two games this weekend. Will he do it again today?








Incoming Huskers Produce Big Senior Seasons

Incoming Huskers Produce Big Senior Seasons: Nebraska 2016-17 newcomers Kathleen Doyle (Illinois) and Hannah Whitish (Wisconsin) both earned Miss Basketball honors, while Mi'Cole Cayton, Nicea Eliely and Grace Mitchell all enjoyed strong senior seasons to cap their high school careers.

Home Runs Power No. 1 Michigan Past Nebraska

Home Runs Power No. 1 Michigan Past Nebraska: No. 1 Michigan scored a pair of runs in its first and final at bat on Saturday to even its three-game series at Nebraska with a 4-1 victory over the Huskers in front of a school-record 2,302 fans at Bowlin Stadium.

Horne Earns Prestigious Honor

Horne Earns Prestigious Honor: University of Nebraska signee Jeriah Horne was honored Thursday night, as he was named the co-winner of the 2016 DiRenna Award, given to the top player in the Kansas City Area.

Huskers Hold Off Wildcat Rally, Notch 8-7 Win

Huskers Hold Off Wildcat Rally, Notch 8-7 Win: The Nebraska baseball team (22-9, 7-1 Big Ten) jumped out to an 8-2 lead against Northwestern (7-24, 1-7 Big Ten) after six innings and held off a late rally en route to an 8-7 win at Hawks Field on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Sport Shorts!

Mi'Cole Cayton, a top-100 prospect from California, said she will be still attending NU even tough Connie Yori is out as coach. Cayton played for USA Today's No. 1 high school team, St. Mary's. St Mary's was No. 1 until late in the season.


Arizona Diamondback's Jean Segura became the 7th player in the past 30 seasons to hit an inside-the-park HR and conventional HR in 1st 2 AB of game.

Alexander Payne will shoot his next movie a few days next week in Omaha. His movie is "Downsizing" and Matt Damon is one who will be filmed.

Natalie Romeo say 'Immature' players pushed out Connie Yori. She may transfer.

Husker baseball ends with Huskers 8 Northwestern 7. This allowed them to win the series with one game tomorrow.

The Golden State Warriors upped their record to 71-9 tonight.

Manny Pacquiao beat Tim Bradley in a unanimous decision tonight. Could it be Manny's last fight or is Bud Crawford next



Thursday, April 07, 2016

Sports Today!

Jonah Bradley is the new Lexington basketball coach.

Tristan Gebbia from Calabasas, California has committed to Nebraska. He is the No. 7 pro-style QB in the country. Gebbia is a teammate of Keyshawn Johnson Jr.

Also on Nebraska's radar is 4-star OT Henry Bainivalu from Washington, 4-star DE Chase Young from Maryland, 4-star OT Austin Deculus from Texas, 5-star WR Jeff Thomas from Illinois, 5-star Wyatt Davis from California, and 5-star Darnay Holmes from Calabasas, California(another teammate of Johnson and Gebbia). That's an exciting group.

Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs power hitter, was carted off the field tonight with some kind of knee injury. Hate that!! He's one of my favorites.

The most combined wins in a regular season game is 134 and was played tonight with the Spurs vs. Warriors. This game is still in the first quarter and is tied 13-13.

The average attendance at the Nebraska Spring game the past 11 games is 67,082. There are 52,000 tickets sold so far.

NCAA women's hoops final attendance was 14,514. The NCAA women's VB final had 17,509 and that game was in Omaha.

AP reports Connie Yori got paid 1.2 million dollars to leave.

Trent Harmon won the final "American Idol". I have no clue what he sounds like.

Sean Merriman of BTN predicts Nebraska's men basketball team will have the following lineup.
G Tai Webster
G Anton Gill
G Andrew White III
F Ed Morrow
F Michael Jacobson

Gill is the transfer from Louisville.

The Chicago Bulls were officially eliminated from the NBA playoffs tonight.

Jordan Spieth is ahead at the Masters!  Jason Day took back to back triple bogeys and is six strokes back.






Monday, April 04, 2016

Huskers Continue Spring Progression

Huskers Continue Spring Progression: Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for just over two hours on Saturday, splitting time between the outdoor practice fields and Memorial Stadium.

Huskers Improve to 5-1 in Big Ten with 9-7 Win

Huskers Improve to 5-1 in Big Ten with 9-7 Win: Lincoln – After dropping the series opener on Friday night, the Nebraska baseball team (19-8, 5-1 Big Ten) responded with victories in the final two games of its series with the Illinois Fighting Illini (11-14, 3-3 Big Ten), including a 9-7 win on Sunday in front of a packed house on an 80 degree day at Hawks Field. The Huskers won their second straight conference series and improved to 5-1 on the year in league play.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Sport Shorts!

The best two teams are left in NCAA basketball; Villanova and North Carolina. Tomorrow night this game should be a barn burner. This game is pretty much a toss-up but I think Villanova will rule just by a little 80-79.

Major League baseball is here!!  Go Royals and Go Cubs!! The Royals game tonight is a rematch of the 2015 World Series.

Nebraska baseball took two out of three from Illinois this weekend. Illinois had been 18-3 in Big Ten road games going back to 2014. Today's victory was 9-7 as the offensive power continues.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Huskers Even Series with Improbable Comeback Win

Huskers Even Series with Improbable Comeback Win: Lincoln – Trailing 7-4 heading in to the bottom of the eighth inning, the Nebraska baseball (18-8, 4-1 Big Ten) scored five runs to take a 9-7 lead on its way to a 9-8 comeback win over the Illinois Fighting Illini (11-13, 3-2 Big Ten) in front of 4,166 fans at Hawks Field on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Making a Case to Compare Ryan Bolt to Darin Erstad

Making a Case to Compare Ryan Bolt to Darin Erstad: When Nebraska's baseball media met with Darin Erstad and Ryan Boldt Thursday afternoon at Hawks Field, one of the best Associated Press sportswriters in America was searching for truth and fishing for