Nebraska is not ranked in the latest College Football Rankings. The Huskers are 8-3 on the season as they get ready to play Iowa on Friday in Iowa City. The top four teams remain the same, Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. TCU is fifth followed by Ohio State, Baylor, UCLA, Georgia and Michigan State.
The Nebraska men's basketball team overcame a shaky start to beat Nebraska-Omaha 80-67 last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Mavericks jumped out to a 23-7 lead in the first five minutes of the contest, but the Huskers battled back with a 23-2 run. Nebraska led at halftime 42-34. Shavon Shields led the way with a career high 35 points for the Huskers. Terran Petteway had 20 and Tai Webster had 10. Nebraska is now 3-1 on the season and will host Tennessee Martin on Friday at 7:00pm. We'll have the game on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 6:00pm.
The 10th ranked Nebraska volleyball team will spend the final week of the regular season on the road taking on two of the best teams in the Big Ten Conference. The Huskers will play at eleventh ranked Illinois tonight and at fourth ranked Penn State on Saturday. Tonight's match gets underway at 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.
Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, given each year to the nation's top running back. The other two finalists are fellow Big Ten running backs Tevin Coleman of Indiana and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin. This marks the first time in the 25 year history of the award that all three finalists are from the same conference. Abdullah is the third Nebraska running back to be named finalists for the award. The others were Calvin Jones in 1993 and Ahman Green in 1997.
Concordia beat the Hastings College men's basketball team 77-74 last night at Lynn Farrell Arena. The Bulldogs overcame an 11-point first half deficit and a 19-6 second half run by the Broncos to scratch out the win. Tobin Reinwald scored a game high 18 points for the Broncos. Carson Blum added 12 and Zach Lenagh finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Hastings is now 4-5 on the season, 3-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They'll play McPherson College in the first round of the Rodeway Inn Classic on Friday at 7:00pm.
The Hastings College women's basketball team struggled from the field and dropped a 68-65 decision to Concordia. It's the third straight loss for the Broncos. Hastings connected on only 30 percent of their shots and committed 17 turnovers. Jamie Van Kirk led the way with 14 points, Michaela Barry had 12 and Sierra Williamson had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bailey Morris scored 31 points for Concordia. Hastings is now 4-4 on the season, 2-3 in the conference. They'll face 13th ranked Friends University in the first round of the Rodeway Inn Classic on Friday at 5:00pm.
Omaha Skutt won the Class B State Football Championship with a 40-10 victory over Elkhorn yesterday. The Skyhawks rushed for 328 yards in the game.
Meanwhile, Wyatt Mazour ran for 250 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 128 yards and three scores to lead Boone Central/Newman Grove to a 54-14 victory over Ashland Greenwood in the Class C-1 championship game.
In Class C-2, Lane Napier ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns to lead Aquinas Catholic to a 40-6 win over Hartington Cedar Catholic. It's the third state title in the last four years for the Monarchs.