The 14th ranked Nebraska volleyball team will play at 25th ranked Minnesota tonight. The Huskers are 11-6 on the season, 5-3 in the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers are 13-6, 3-5 in the conference. All five of Minnesota's conference losses are to teams currently ranked in the AVCA Coaches Poll. First serve will be at 6:30pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:00pm on 1230AM KHAS.
The Nebraska men's basketball team has landed a 6-foot-8, 190 pound player from Dixon, Illinois to its Class of 2016. Isaiah Roby averaged 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.1 blocks and 1.9 steals per game as a sophomore. Roby chose the Huskers over offers from Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Georgia and Northern Iowa, among others.
Sixteen Nebraska football players were awarded the coveted "Blackshirt" practice jerseys yesterday. Among those receiving the honor were defensive ends Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Kevin Williams, and Vincent Valentine, linebackers Zaire Anderson, Trevor Roach, David Santos and Josh Banderas and defensive backs Josh Mitchell, Daniel Davie, Jonathon Rose, Byerson Cockrell, Joshua Kalu, Corey Cooper and Nate Gerry.
The Hastings College men's basketball team has been picked by the league's coaches to finish seventh this year in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Broncos finished 21-10 last year, 14-6 in the conference. Midland was picked to win the championship this year followed by Morningside, Dakota Wesleyan, Briar Cliff and Dordt. Rounding out the pre-season poll were Northwestern, Hastings, Concordia, Doane, Mount Marty and Nebraska Wesleyan. Hastings will open the season on October 31st in the York Classic against Bellevue University.
The Hastings College women were picked in a tie for second in the preseason poll. The Broncos were 28-6 last year, 16-4 in the conference. Morningside was the preseason favorite. Concordia and Hastings tied for second. Northwestern was fourth and Midland was fifth. Rounding out the poll were Briar Cliff, Doane, Dakota Wesleyan, Mount Marty, Dordt and Nebraska Wesleyan. Hastings will open the season on October 31st at Southwestern College.
Several Hastings College players have been honored this week by the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Logan Drueppel has been named the Volleyball Player of the Week, Megan Kruse has been named the Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Lucas Venegas has been named the Men's Soccer Player of the Week and Alex Guyer has been named the Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
Hastings College is receiving votes in the latest NAIA Volleyball Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Broncos are 15-9 on the season, 5-6 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Rocky Mountain of Montana is ranked number one. Northwestern is 6th, Midland is 12th and Dordt is number 21.
Hastings is ranked number 17 in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll. Cumberland of Tennessee is ranked number one. The Broncos are number 12 in the men's poll. Rio Grande of Ohio is ranked number one.
In high school volleyball last night, Hastings High beat Cozad, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17. The Tigers are now 12-8. Minden defeated Adams Central, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21. The Patriots are now 13-13.
In the championship game of the Crossroads Conference Tournament, Giltner beat Exeter-Milligan. In the semi-finals of the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament, Superior beat Milford and Sutton defeated Sandy Creek.
In other action, Doniphan/Trumbull beat Hyannis, Grand Island Northwest defeated York, Kearney knocked off Columbus, Kearney Catholic rolled past St. Paul, Kenesaw upended Shelton and Silver Lake beat Wilcox-Hildreth.