After a very long offseason, one that stretched into 2019 the Huskers open up the new season with a three-set sweep of Indiana. Nebraska’s successful run against Indiana continues, they haven’t lost since the late 70′s.
Even when the seasons change, the results stay the same. As a golfer, Sydney Taake placed sixth in the state while setting the lowest average scoring mark in school history. In the winter she swims, which is the sport Syndey focused on much of her life.
Creighton fell behind by 17 points midway through the first half, the Bluejays made a couple of runs but never took the lead against Providence losing 74-70. It’s the first time this season the Jays lose back to back games.
In a showdown between of the top five teams in the state Millard north beat Omaha Central 69-58 but those numbers won’t be remembered. It’s this one, number 500, Tim Cannon reached the milestone with the victory.
Ten days ago on 1/5/21, Creighton’s women’s team paused all team activities due to a positive COVID-19 test on the team.Ten days later, the program was forced to extend the pause of activities due to another positive test.
Creighton women’s basketball Head Coach Jim Flanery describes Temi Carda as a focused and committed player. She is a leader for the team and plays the most minutes. Carda is very important and in her senior season, she is not taking any chances.
In what needs to be an offseason that brings significant improvement the Huskers are losing their best receiver and playmaker Wan’Dale Robinson. He announced this afternoon he will be entering the transfer portal and this comes after Wan’Dale’s dad and personal trainer met with Scott Frost Friday.
It was an all-time performance for Millard North forward Saint Thomas. On 19 of 26 shooting, he scored a career-high 48 points against Bellevue West. It wasn’t just his ability to put the ball in the basket, Saint delivered a double-double with 12 rebounds.
In a very strong complete performance, No. 5 Creighton beats Seton Hall 89-53. The Bluejays are fifth in the coaches poll, seventh in the AP poll. The Pirates came in winning seven of eight games but they were no match for the Jays. Creighton improves to 5-1 in the BIG EAST for the first time since 2016-17.
The Volleyball season will be starting at the end of January, yes you read that right. It will be an unusual season but Nebraska and Creighton are once again expected to be very strong. That part is not unusual.
Derrick Walker will need to wait to make his Nebraska debut. The Tennessee transfer was set to play his first game in a season and a half but 24 hours out both programs agreed to call off the game. It was scheduled to happen at Mackey Arena.
Baylee Egan is not your normal high school basketball player. First, she can play any position on the floor and do it well. Second, averaging close to 12 rebounds per game last year she was second in the state in Class A
The Huskers continue to search for that first conference win after losing to 25th ranked Ohio State 90-54. The Buckeyes pulled away in the first half during a stretch where Nebraska missed 17 of 18 shots in Columbus. Big Red only made 28.3% of its shots and has now lost a dozen in a row ranked foes.
Creighton’s Emma Ronsiek was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Monday. Ronsiek earned the honor after her performance last Tuesday against DePaul where she delivered career-highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds, both also season-highs for all BIG EAST first-year players.
The 2020 TransPerfect Music City Bowl, which was set to be played between Iowa and Missouri on Wednesday, 12/30/20, was canceled after an increase of positive COVID-19 cases in the Missouri football program.
What was a two-point game at halftime changed after Michigan put together a 10-0 run early in the second half on the way to an 80-69 win on Christmas. The Huskers fall 0-2 in the Big Ten, Michigan remains undefeated at 7-0 with a 2-0 Big Ten record.
Adam Kunkel who hit a game-winner at the horn Sunday had a look to tie it, his shot was on line but long, it bounced off the back of the rim leading to a foul and a couple Creighton free throws sealing a 66-61 win.
A familiar script for the Huskers at ninth-ranked Wisconsin, for the sixth time in eight games Nebraska led after the second half under 16 minute timeout. Again though Big Red did not finish strong, allowing Wisconsin to go on a 15-0 run. The Badgers won 67-53.
Nebraska placekicker Connor Culp was officially named Big Ten Kicker of the Year on Thursday. Culp, who transferred from LSU, went 13/15 on field goal attempts and hit a career-long 49-yard field goal in the Huskers’ win over Purdue.
Add another item to the long list of accomplishments in Bellevue East junior Garrett Grice’s wrestling career. Grice just secured his 100th career win, a feat most high schoolers don’t hit until their senior year.
In a year where there was a lot working against Nebraska, it was business as usual for the staff signing another class that ranks inside the top 25 nationally. It could improve with time too, Avante Dickerson, did not sign with Minnesota, doesn’t mean he won’t but as of now, there is a potential opportunity for the Huskers.
There are decisions to be made soon for the Huskers seniors. Most of those are football decisions, Collin Miller’s is a life decision.After leaving the field on a stretcher against Illinois the senior captain has not returned, he was diagnosed with a spinal concussion.