Former Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini is headed home. Pelini has been named the head coach at Youngstown State, an FCS program in Pelini's hometown. Pelini was fired two weeks ago after going 67-27 in seven seasons at Nebraska.
Nebraska assistant coaches Barney Cotton and Walt Garrison will be joining the new staff at Nevada-Las Vegas. It appears that Charlton Warren will remain part of the Nebraska football coaching staff. No official word yet from the University, but it has been confirmed by several recruits.
Nebraska senior I-Back Ameer Abdullah and junior defensive end Randy Gregory were each named Associated Press All-Americans yesterday. Abdullah was a second team pick and Gregory was a third team selection.
Senior Emily Cady has been named the Player of the Week in the Big Ten Conference. Cady averaged 15.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in wins over Creighton and Bakersfield last week. The Huskers are 9-1 on the season and will play host to High Point on Saturday. Tip-off will be at 3:00pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Offensive lineman Tanner Paxton of Hastings College has been named an NAIA Coaches All-American. Three other players from the Great Plains Athletic Conference were also named to the first team including running back Brandon Wegher of Morningside, defensive lineman Phil Latimer of Nebraska Wesleyan and defensive back Justin Wohlert of Northwestern.
The Hastings St. Cecilia girls basketball team went on a 22-0 run in the first quarter and beat St. Paul 73-27 last night. Claire Hamburger and Shandra Farmer scored 23 points apiece for the Hawkettes. St. Cecilia is now 5-0 on the season.
The St. Cecilia boys opened the game with 11 straight points and opened the second half on a 16-0 run and mauled St. Paul 60-16 last night. Brooks Asher led the way with 16 points, Derek Boyd had 11 and Zach Kitten had 10. St. Cecilia improves to 5-0.
Elsewhere in boys basketball, Amherst beat Kenesaw 70-53, Dorchester got by Harvard 34-24, Grand Island Northwest defeated Columbus 62-53, Kearney Catholic edged Ravenna 66-63, Heartland Lutheran knocked off McCool Junction 47-35 and Superior blew by Franklin 60-27.
In girls basketball, Columbus beat Grand Island Northwest 44-34, Dorchester got by Harvard 32-25, Gibbon defeated Shelton 56-31, Heartland Lutheran took care of McCool Junction 63-22, Kearney catholic beat Ravenna 60-24, Kenesaw got by Amherst 49-37, Lawrence Nelson upended Rock Hills of Kansas 53-41 and Superior beat Franklin 50-9.