The Nebraska football team practiced just under two hours yesterday as they ready themselves for the season opener against Florida Atlantic. Defensive coordinator John Papuchis says the Husker defense has had a good week of preparation and are "ready to roll." As for true freshman that are in the mix to play on the defensive side of the ball, Papuchis threw out a few names, Kieron Williams, Josh Kalu, Chris Jones and DJ Foster. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck doesn't plan on using any true freshman in the game on Saturday, the only exception would be wide receiver De'Momay Pierson-El. Saturday's game gets underway at 2:30pm. Pre-game show begins at 9:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The 7th ranked Nebraska volleyball team will host the AVCA Showcase this weekend. The Huskers will play 13th ranked Florida State on Friday at 7:00pm before facing 3rd ranked Stanford on Sunday at noon.
In high school softball last night, Grand Island took two games from Lincoln High 13-0 and 14-0. The Islanders are now 4-0 on the season and will host Hastings tomorrow night. In other action, Blue Hill won a pair of games at the Southern Valley/Alma triangular. The Bobcats beat Southern Valley/Alma 6-1 and Chase County 9-1.
The high school football season gets underway this week. On 1230AM KHAS, we'll have Gering at Hastings High. On ESPN 1550 KICS, it's Grand Island Northwest at Adams Central. And on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM, its Ravenna at St. Cecilia. All three games begin at 7:00pm.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins yesterday. The Royals had been shut down all night by the Twins' Ricky Nolasco. But the AL Central leaders managed to break through against closer Glen Perkins in the ninth. Wade Davis earned the win with a perfect ninth inning in relief. The same two teams will play at 7:10pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.