As expected things are going well halfway through spring camp, seven practices down and seven to go before the spring game on May 1st. Scott Frost says the team is anxious to practice Saturday in front of fans at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska locks up a ninth win in ten games beating Maryland 6-2 at Hawks Field. Big Red improves to 14-5 which is now good enough for a game and a half advantage over both Michigan and Ohio State. The Wolverines started the day a half-game back but lost to the Buckeyes.
Following the fifth spring practice Scott Frost said Ben Stille is not participating in the 14 practices this month after having surgery. Ben will be back for the fall and with a player who has as much experience as Ben, the focus is on preparing for the season.
It’s been 109 days since the Huskers last turned the ball over, also the last time the team played but the pain feels fresh. Mario Verduzco had a simple answer when asked about what he wanted to see out of Adrian Martinez this spring, “No more frickin turnovers.”
1,647 fortunate fans were the first to see a Nebraska sporting event in more than a year and it did not take long for something to cheer. Jaxon Hallmark, who hit second in the order, hit a first-inning solo home run to give the Huskers a 1-0 lead. Nebraska went on to beat Minnesota 6-1.
First, the Big Ten announced attendance would now be decided by health departments in the communities of its members. Then Nebraska announced a plan for 50% capacity at the spring game on May 1st at Memorial Stadium.
Five former Huskers took the field one last time inside Hawks Championship Center in front of scouts from 32 NFL teams. Those five are Brenden Jaimes, Matt Farniok, Dicaprio Bootle, Dedrick Mills, and Jack Stoll.
“The University of Nebraska is looking forward to playing Oklahoma in Norman on September 18th. Due to the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to Husker Athletics and the local community, our administration did explore the possibility of adding an eighth home game this fall."
Nebraska’s season comes to end after a painful second half against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament. After holding the Nittany Lions to just 23 points in the first half, the Huskers gave up 49 in the second half before losing 72-66.
A first-half 18-3 run helped the Huskers beat Minnesota for the first time this season. After losing twice to the Gophers in the regular season Nebraska won the most significant game between the two teams 72-61. Sam Haiby, who’s now an All-Big Ten player, led NU with 19 points adding eight rebounds and three assists.
Creighton University announced Monday afternoon that it is re-instating men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott who was suspended four days ago following controversial remarks made in the locker room after the team’s loss to Xavier on Feb. 27.
Fred Hoiberg announces the Huskers leading scorer Teddy Allen is no longer part of the team. In 22 games this season he scored more than 16 points per game with more than four rebounds. This comes less than a week after Teddy scored 41 points, which is second-best all-time in program history.
The Nebraska women’s basketball home finale against Michigan State set for 1 p.m. on Saturday was canceled less than an hour before tipoff due to “advice from institutional medical staffs,” according to a release from the school.
It was a career night for a couple of players including Teddy Allen who scored 41 points, one shy of the program’s all-time single-game record. That’s held by Eric Piatkowski and Teddy said he was not aware he was that close in the second half. No record and no win either, Penn State won their first on the road in the Big Ten 86-83.
After a lot of anticipation there is a Big Ten baseball schedule. Released about three weeks before the first games. The Huskers will start March 5th in Round Rock, Texas with four games in three days against Purdue.
The Huskers overseas opener is moving stateside. Nebraska will still start the 2021 football season on Aug. 28 — and still face Illinois — but the game will be played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The majority of college football will kick off the season the following weekend.
The streak almost came to an end, the Huskers were in good shape late in the second half leading by six with 2:40 to go before losing 77-72 in overtime. Illinois ranked sixth in the country was led by Ayo Dosunmu, who carried the Illini late, he scored 31.
It is no doubt an adjustment for somebody new like Kayla Caffey who joined the program after two seasons at Missouri. Nebraska in many ways is in a league of its own, and that means a lot of what’s new is better than what she experienced before.
Three former Huskers enter the transfer portal, all three will significantly impact the depth on offense. McCaffrey is by far the immediate and biggest concern after starting a couple of games last year at quarterback.
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.
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.
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.