Six of the nation’s top NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey programs have become founding members of the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference which will begin competition for the 2013-14 season, the programs’ athletic directors and head coaches announced today at historic Penrose House.
University of Nebraska tight end Kyler Reed became the latest Husker football player named to a watch list, as the John Mackey Award announced its official list for the nation’s top tight ends on Tuesday.
Former Husker softball player Peaches James was among a group of 12 prominent athletes chosen for induction into the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame this month. James will be formally enshrined on July 30 at the sixth annual hall of fame dinner, held at the North Omaha Boys and Girls Club.
Sportsmen and women can show off their clay shooting skills at an event to support the S.A.N.D.S. program. Dave Burgess and Carl Brown were on Live at Midday to discuss the event and the locations for free junior fishing clinics.
Baseball America, baseball’s preeminent authority on minor league prospects, has rated the Kansas City Royals farm system as the best in all of baseball in the soon-to-be-released 2011 Prospect Handbook.
Nebraska seniors Prince Amukamara and Alex Henery were honored on Tuesday as first-team Associated Press All-Americans. Husker Blackshirts Lavonte David and Eric Hagg were second- and third-team selections, respectively.