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As part of the Sertoma 8-Man Classic, a new classic will be inducted into the Nebraska 8-Man Hall of Fame. Nebraska 8-man Football Coaches Association Vice President Bob McEvoy talks about this year's 18 member class. 



Bob McEvoy

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The annual Sertoma 8-Man Classic kicks off Saturday 6pm at Lloyd Wilson Field, Hastings College. Listen for interviews with the Giltner and Kenesaw representatives.



Kenesaw-Ryan Denkert

Giltner-Dayne Hinrichs

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The 42nd Annual Sertoma 8-man Classic is the Saturday. 
Listen to interviews with the Nebraska Christian and Palmer Representatives.




Nebraska Christian-Jake Twogood, Noah Boersen

Palmer-Chad Samuelson

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The Sertoma 8-man All Star Classic is coming up Saturday. Steve Stein has interviews with both head coaches.



East Coach Ryan Haughton-Fullerton

West Coach Jeff Shabram Clearwater-Orchard

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Lincoln – Husker basketball fans can officially start counting down to the start of the Fred Hoiberg era, as the Nebraska men’s basketball program released its 2019-20 non-conference schedule on Wednesday.

 

The 11-game non-conference slate includes three games at the Cayman Islands Classic, a meeting with Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the annual in-state matchup with Creighton and a renewal of games against regional foes South Dakota State and North Dakota.

 

Nebraska will open the season with four straight home games before hitting the road for the Cayman Islands Classic in late November. The Huskers will officially open the Fred Hoiberg era on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when the Huskers host UC Riverside in the first meeting between the two programs. It is the earliest season-opener in school history. NU will host Doane in an exhibition game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

 

The Huskers continue the homestand against a pair of teams that made the postseason last year in Southern Utah (Nov. 9) and South Dakota State (Nov. 15). Southern Utah reached the second round of the CIT last season and returns three of its top four scorers. It is the first meeting between the Huskers and the Thunderbirds since 2009. South Dakota State went 24-9 last year and won the regular-season Summit League title before falling to eventual champion Texas in the NIT. The Jackrabbits made three straight NCAA appearances before the 2019 NIT trip. It is the first meeting between NU and SDSU since 2011.

 

The contest with Southern (Nov. 22) is part of the Cayman Islands Classic, as each of the eight teams will play one home game prior to the tournament. The field for the Cayman Islands Classic (Nov. 25-27) includes Colorado State, George Mason, Loyola (Chicago), New Mexico State, Old Dominion, South Florida and Washington State. The pairings for the bracket will be announced later this summer.

 

The Huskers open the month of December with road games at Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Dec. 4) and at Creighton (Dec. 7). The Bluejays went 20-15 and reached the NIT before losing to TCU last season.

 

Nebraska will play two conference games ahead of final exams before returning to the court for its final two non-conference games against North Dakota (Dec. 21) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 29). The matchup with UND will be the Huskers’ first against the school since 2017 and the third meeting since the Fighting Hawks joined Division I. The Huskers will close out non-conference action against a TAMU-CC team that finished sixth in the Southland Conference last season. It will be the first meeting between the Huskers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

 

The 17-game home schedule at Pinnacle Bank Arena this season is highlighted by 10 Big Ten matchups, including tilts with NCAA qualifiers Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa and Wisconsin, along with games against Indiana, Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers.

 

For more season ticket information or to sign up for the 2019-20 wait list, visit Huskers.com/Tickets or call the NU Ticket Office at (800) 8-BIGRED during business hours. Season tickets for the 2019-20 season begin at $136.

 

2019-20 Nebraska Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Date Opponent Location

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Doane (exhibition) Pinnacle Bank Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 5 UC Riverside Pinnacle Bank Arena

Saturday, Nov. 9 Southern Utah Pinnacle Bank Arena

Friday, Nov. 15 South Dakota State Pinnacle Bank Arena

Friday, Nov. 22 Southern Pinnacle Bank Arena

Mon.-Wed., Nov. 25-27 at Cayman Islands Classic George Town, Grand Cayman

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Georgia Tech (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) Atlanta, Ga.
Saturday, Dec. 7 at Creighton Omaha, Neb.

Saturday, Dec. 21 North Dakota Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sunday, Dec. 29 TAMU-Corpus Christi Pinnacle Bank Arena





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Two Huskers Among Top-10 JUCO Signees

Lincoln – A pair of Husker men’s basketball signees were recognized this week, as JUCORecruiting.com released its final top-100 ranking for the class of 2019.

 

Cam Mack (Austin, Texas) was rated as the No. 3 JUCO player in this year’s class, while Jervay Green (Denver, Colo.) was the eighth-rated prospect by the site. Nebraska was the only program in the country with two players among the top 10 in this year’s class. The two players are also the program’s first top-10 recruits according to the JUCO site dating back to 2011.

 

Mack, the top-rated point guard in the class, spent last season at Salt Lake CC, averaging 19.1 points, 7.2 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game this past season. Mack, a first-team All-Region 18 honoree, ranked in the top 25 nationally in assists (fifth) and steals (24th). The 6-foot-2 guard dished out 10-or-more assists on nine occasions and had three triple-doubles in his lone season at the school. Mack shot 46 percent from the field and boasted a 2.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

 

Green, who was listed as the No. 2 combo guard in the country, was one of the nation’s most prolific scoring guards at Western Nebraska CC. He earned second-team NJCAA All-America honors, averaging 23.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists last season. The Region IX Co-Player of the Year, Green ranked eighth nationally in scoring while shooting 55 percent from the field, including 39 percent from 3-point range. Green’s sophomore season was highlighted by a 51-point performance against Iowa Lakes CC, one of his three 40-point games on the year.

 

Green and Mack highlight Nebraska’s recruiting class that begins to arrive on campus beginning next week.

 

Thorbjarnarson Represents Iceland
Rising junior Thorir Thorbjarnarson represented his native Iceland earlier this week, competing in the Games of the Small States of Europe. The Olympic-style competition is held for European countries with populations of under one million people.

 

Thorbjarnarson played in three games for Iceland’s Senior National Team during the competition, averaging 9.3 points per game, including 14 points in a loss to the hosts from Montenegro. He closed out the event with 12 points in a win over Cyprus in the fifth-place game. It is the second time that Thorbjarnarson has played in the tournament, as he made his national team debut in the event in 2017.

 

Last season, Thorbjarnarson played in 25 games, including seven starts, to help the Huskers to a 19-17 record. He averaged 2.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, as Nebraska reached its second straight NIT. He moved in the starting lineup during the Huskers’ Big Ten Tournament and NIT games, and had eight points, three rebounds and three assists in the Huskers’ second-round NIT loss to TCU.

 

Husker Basketball Camps Begin Next Week
The first session of the Fred Hoiberg Basketball Camps begins next Monday, June 10, at the Hendricks Training Complex.

 

The 2019 camp series will feature two four-day camps, as well a pair of specialty clinics for boys and girls entering the 3rd-12th grade. In addition, there will also be a three-day Little Husker camp for kids who are in grades K-4 for the upcoming year. Hoiberg and his staff of instructors will work with campers on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun atmosphere. All camps are open to both boys and girls entering the respective grade level.

 

For more information, camp information, pricing and to register for the 2019 camps, email fredhoibergbasketballcamps@gmail.com call 402-304-7584 or visit https://tinyurl.com/FredHoibergBasketballCamps.





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Lincoln – For the second straight year, Nebraska will be on the road for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as the Huskers will travel to Atlanta, Ga., for a matchup with Georgia Tech. The game at McCamish Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The start time and television information will be announced at a later date. All 14 games are carried on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU) and available on the ESPN App.

 

This will be only the second-ever matchup between the Huskers and Yellow Jackets, as the teams have not played since a 66-49 win by Georgia Tech on Dec. 28, 1983.

 

The Huskers have played well on the road in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, posting a 3-1 mark following a 68-66 win at Clemson last season. NU also posted road wins at Wake Forest (2012) and at Florida State (2014).

 

Georgia Tech returns its top three scorers for Coach Josh Pastner, who begins his fourth season at the school. Georgia Tech went 14-18 last year and placed 10th in the ACC with a 6-12 conference mark. Junior guard Jose Alvarado led the Yellow Jackets in scoring (12.5 ppg), assists (3.4 pg) and steals (1.8 spg) last season, while senior forward James Banks III chipped in 10.5 points per game while topping Tech in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and blocked shots (2.5 bpg). Sophomore Michael Devoe is also back after averaging 9.7 points per game and shooting nearly 40 percent from the 3-point line.

 

Nebraska is 5-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge since joining the conference in 2011-12. Five of Nebraska’s eight games have been decided by five points or less, including all three losses. In all, Nebraska is 9-6 all-time in conference challenge games, including the Gavitt Games and the former Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Challenge. The Big Ten is 5-12-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, but is an impressive 5-2-3 over the last 10 years. Last year, the teams split the 14 games which allowed the ACC to keep the Commissioner’s Cup.

 

Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg is no stranger to conference challenge events in his time at Iowa State, going 2-1 in three such events, including a perfect 2-0 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

 

The Huskers will have a completely retooled roster under Hoiberg, who was hired in April after four-plus seasons with the Chicago Bulls. NU replaces all five starters from a team that went 19-17 and reached the second round of the NIT. In all, 12 of the 13 scholarship players have not played a game at Nebraska and the only returnee who saw playing time a year ago is junior guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson, who averaged 2.0 ppg.. The only other returnee is junior Dachon Burke, who sat out last season after spending two seasons at Robert Morris, where he earned all-conference honors in 2017-18 by averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

 

The incoming class includes 11 scholarship newcomers and is NU’s second-highest rated class of the Big Ten era by 247Sports, despite Hoiberg and his staff putting the class together in less than six weeks. The newcomers include a pair of junior college guards ranked in the top-10 nationally in Cam Mack and Jervay Green along with five Division I transfers who combined for 2,300 points and more than 1,000 rebounds at the Division I level. A four-member freshman class includes Yvan Ouedraogo, who will play for France’s U-18 team this summer, Samari Curtis, who was Mr. Basketball in Ohio last year after averaging 34 points per game, and Akol Arop, who was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Nebraska last season.

 

Season-ticket renewals are underway for the 2019-20 season. Invoices had been sent to season-ticket holders prior to today’s announcement with the expectation of 18 home games, including a home game in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. However, with Nebraska playing a road game in the Challenge for the second consecutive season, ticket holders will receive email communication regarding updated invoices to reflect a 17-game home schedule.

 

For more information on Nebraska basketball tickets, including the season-ticket waitlist, fans can visit Huskers.com/tickets. Nebraska’s full non-conference schedule will be announced later this month.

 

2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule
Monday, December 2
Miami at Illinois
Clemson at Minnesota

Tuesday, December 3
Florida State at Indiana
Iowa at Syracuse
Michigan at Louisville
Duke at Michigan State
Northwestern at Boston College
Rutgers at Pitt

Wednesday, December 4
Notre Dame at Maryland
Nebraska at Georgia Tech
Ohio State at North Carolina
Wake Forest at Penn State
Virginia at Purdue
Wisconsin at NC State





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Norfolk, NE - It would a double header split on Tuesday night for the Home Federal senior American Legion baseball team. Game one Home Federal would win 10-3. Grand Island would have 16 hits in the game with one error. The three runs for Norfolk would come early in the 2nd and and 3rd innings. The 2nd game would see Norfolk getting the victory 4-1. Norfolk would outhit Home Federal 9 to 5. Norfolk would score one run in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th innings. Grand Island's lone run came in the 5th. 

Home Federal is back in action tonight (6/5) hosting Waverly. Double header will start at 5:00 pm from Ryder Park. 




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GRAND ISLAND, NE –  With a bye week in the rearview, the Nebraska Danger are now looking to keep their playoff hopes alive in a Thursday Night Football matchup in San Diego.

The last time the Danger were in action, they suffered a tough loss to the Quad City Steamwheelers. The entire game was a game of cat and mouse, and with the W on the line, Danger place kicker Diego Marquez hit a game-tying field goal to send the game to overtime. When the dust settled, it was the Steamwheelers who came out victorious. 

New Danger signee Mike Tatum is looking to take a load off of Nebraska’s backfield. The veteran wide receiver’s presence on the field will serve as a key weapon. With playoffs looming, Nebraska’s defense will need to be almost perfect to secure a spot in the IFL playoffs. The Danger D will also see their most talented pass rusher, Chris Martin, back on the field against the Strike Force. Martin has wreaked havoc on opposing offenses all season, racking up a league-leading 8 sacks in the process.

The Nebraska Danger @ San Diego Strike Force game will kick off June 6 at 9:05 CT. Listen live on 2DAYFM 103.1 




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Corvallis, Ore. -- Despite an valiant effort that saw the Creighton Baseball team battle through four NCAA Tournament elimination games, the Bluejays ran out of gas in a winner-take-all battle with Michigan, falling 17-6 in the Corvallis Regional Final on Monday, June 3.

The loss ended Creighton's season at 41-13, while the Wolverines advanced to the Super Regional with a 44-19 record. The Wolverines will face the winner of tonight's game between #1 UCLA and Loyola Marymount next weekend.

A majestic second inning solo home run to left from junior Will Robertson gave Creighton an early 1-0 lad. It was Robertson's 15th home run of the season, moving him into sole possession of the team lead. The Bluejays extended their edge to 2-0 in the season as junior Parker Upton laced an RBI triple to left-center, plating junior Isaac Collins.

Creighton's starter Mitch Ragan gave one back in the top of the third as he allowed a single, a wild pitch on a strikeout and a pair of walks to force in Michigan's first run of the game. Evan Johnson came on to strand the bases full of Wolverine in the third with a strikeout of Michigan's Christian Bullock

The momentum of Johnson's strikeout carried into the fourth as senior Jack Strunc opened the frame with a blast to right field, his third of the season. Senior Jordan Hovey followed with a double to left and with one down in the frame, sophomore David Vilches lined an RBI single up the middle to make it 4-1.

The bottom of the fourth, however, proved to be Creighton's undoing as Johnson walked the first two hitters, forcing Bluejay head coach Ed Servais to bring in junior John Sakowski from the bullpen. Michigan went on to plate five in the inning, taking the lead for good at 6-4. After a grounder to short accounted for the first out, a hit batter loaded the bases, then a two-run double by Jesse Franklin made it 4-3 and a two-run single from Jordan Brewer gave the Wolverines the edge. Michigan's final run of the frame came on an RBI groundout by Blake Nelson.

A solo home from Michigan catcher Joe Donovan made it a 7-4 game. Michigan added four runs on three hits and an error in the sixth to seize an 11-4 edge.

Strunc tried to rally his squad with his second home run of the night to open the seventh, but Michigan answered with six runs in the seventh.

Creighton pushed across an unearned run in the eighth as Strunc delivered and RBI single.

Sakowski suffered his first loss of the season (7-1), allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in two innings of relief. Michigan's.

At the conclusion of the game the All-Tournament Team was announced, highlighted by Bluejays Jack Strunc, Will Robertson and Ben Dotzler

2019 CORVALLIS REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Most Outstanding Player: Jimmy Kerr, Michigan
Catcher: Adley Rutschman, Oregon State
First Base: Jimmy Kerr, Michigan
Second Base: Jace Mercer, Cincinnati
Third Base: Eric Santiago, Cincinnati
Shortstop: Jack Strunc, Creighton
Outfield: AJ Bumpass, Cincinnati
Outfield: Will Robertson, Creighton 
Outfield: Christian Bullock, Michigan
Designated Hitter: Jordan Nwogu, Michigan
Pitcher: Karl Kauffmann, Michigan
Pitcher: Ben Dotzler, Creighton





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