Local Sports 7-31-2015
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, as well as quarterback Tommy Armstrong, safety Nate Gerry and wide receiver Jordan Westercamp are all in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days today. The media will also hear from Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers. We'll have live coverage beginning at 11:00am on ESPN 1550 KICS.
Wisconsin lost a four star recruit yesterday. Nebraska gained one. Five foot eight, 200 pound running back Jordan Stevenson of Dallas is coming to Nebraska. Stevenson signed with the Badgers in February, but found out last week he was denied admission. Stevenson rushed for 25-hundred 11 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior last year at South Oak Cliff High School. He also considered Miami and Alabama. Stevenson will be in Lincoln to start fall camp next week. He is eligible to play this season.
Ryle Reinertson of Gibbon birdied the final two holes to win the 107th Nebraska Amateur Championship yesterday at the Indian Creek Golf Course in Elkhorn. Reinertson finished with a four day total of 286, one stroke in front of Jose Vega of Bellevue. Michael Colgate of Kearney tied for 16th with a 295. Reid Wiebe of Sutton tied for 30th with a 302.
Millard South will play Omaha Creighton Prep for the Class A State American Legion Baseball Championship tomorrow. Millard South captured the Hastings tournament this week by beating Papillion South twice in the championship series while Prep went undefeated in the Omaha tournament.
The Class B Seniors State Tournament will get underway tomorrow in Cozad. First round games will have McCook against Omaha Roncalli at 11:00am followed by Albion against Beatrice at 2:00pm. Ogallala will play Blair at 5:00pm followed by Cozad against Hickman at 8:00pm.
At the Class C Seniors State Tournament in Battle Creek, Shelton-Gibbon will play Pender at 11:00am followed by Bruning Davenport Shickley against Elmwood Murdock Nehawka at 2:00pm. Alma will battle Louisville-Weeping Water at 5:00pm followed by Battle Creek against Crofton at 8:00pm.
The Nebraska men's basketball team started practice yesterday for their 10-day exhibition trip to Spain, which runs from August 13th through the 23rd. They will visit three cities, Madrid, Barcelona and Velencia and play four games.
The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 last night. The same two teams will play at 6:07pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 5:30pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.