Nebraska is up one spot to number ten in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. The Huskers are 20-7 on the season. Stanford remains number one followed by Wisconsin, Texas, Penn State and Washington. Rounding out the top ten are Florida, North Carolina, Florida State, Colorado State and Nebraska.
After a tough overtime loss at Rhode Island, the Nebraska men's basketball team will try to bounce back tonight when they host Nebraska-Omaha at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers suffered their first loss of the season Saturday night falling in overtime to the Rams 67-62. The Mavericks are coming off their biggest win as a Division I program, knocking off Big East power Marquette 97-89 on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is at 7:02pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:04pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
Nebraska junior Rachel Theriot has been named one of 30 early season candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award presented to the nations top women's college basketball player. Theriot was ranked as the number 13 player in the nation by ESPN heading into this season and was a preseason first team All Big Ten selection.
The dominant defensive performances from Amber Rolfzen and Cecilia Hall on Saturday against Michigan has earned them both weekly honors from the Big Ten. Rolfzen was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and Hall was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. The Huskers will play at Illinois tomorrow night. First serve is at 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.
The Hastings College basketball teams will try to get back on the winning track tonight when they host Concordia at Lynn Farrell. Arena. The Bronco men are 4-4 on the season after Saturday's 80-79 loss to Morningside. The women are 4-3 after losing to the Mustangs 73-47. The women's game tips off at 6:00pm with the men to follow at 8:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 5:45pm on 1230AM KHAS.
All time rushing leader Calvin Strong ran for 286 yards and three touchdowns as Omaha North beat Omaha Creighton Prep 41-0 last night to win its second straight Class A State Football Championship. The Vikings held the Junior Jays to just 128 total yards. It was the first shutout in a Class A Final since 1992.
Ethan Skinner ran for 233 yards and four touchdowns as Hemingford beat Bruning Davenport Shickley 52-8 to win the Class D1 Championship.
Kyle Jensen ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as Exeter-Milligan came from behind to be beat Anselmo Merna 40-26 to claim the Class D2 title.
The state championship games in Classes C2, C1 and B will be held today. We'll have all three games on ESPN 1550 KICS beginning at 10:00am this morning.
The head volleyball coach at Kearney High School has resigned her coaching duties. Melissa Ericksen led the Bearcats to an 11-23 record this year and a runner up finish in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament.