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McCook

Coyote Country 93.9 The Zone True Country 102.1

North Platte

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Scottsbluff

KMOR-FM Sunny 99.3 Wild Country 106.9

VOLLEYBALL

Axtell def. Elba, 25-13, 25-8, 25-12

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Pender, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-14

Blue Hill def. Loomis, 25-17, 25-9, 23-25, 25-14

Centura def. Ravenna, 25-10, 25-18, 25-10

Chase County def. Hershey, 25-11, 25-15, 25-12

Columbus def. Hastings, 26-24, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 18-16

Fort Calhoun def. Conestoga, 25-15, 25-18, 25-14

Fullerton def. Heartland Lutheran, 3-0

Gordon/Rushville def. Morrill, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18

Gothenburg def. Amherst, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Lincoln Christian, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Columbus Scotus, 25-19, 25-10, 25-16

Hay Springs def. Hemingford, 25-21, 25-16, 25-20

Kearney Catholic def. Overton, 25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18

Kenesaw def. Shelton, 25-19, 28-26, 25-19

Lutheran High Northeast def. Stanton, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 28-26

Marty Indian, S.D. def. Omaha Nation, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24

Mead def. Raymond Central, 25-14, 25-21, 25-14

Nebraska City def. Blair, 25-9, 25-23, 25-16

North Bend Central def. Howells/Dodge, 3-1

North Platte def. Ogallala, 25-21, 25-23, 13-25, 22-25, 16-14

Omaha Roncalli def. Bennington, 25-21, 25-20, 25-15

Palmyra def. Yutan, 25-19, 25-22, 28-30, 25-17

Platteview def. Omaha Mercy, 25-11, 25-8, 25-18

Sidney def. Gering, 25-19, 25-22, 25-17

Silver Lake def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-16, 25-16, 25-14

South Loup def. Ainsworth, 25-18, 17-25, 21-25, 25-16, 15-5

Wisner-Pilger def. Twin River, 25-11, 24-26, 25-16, 25-15

York def. Grand Island Northwest, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20

Alliance Triangular

Alliance def. Rapid City Christian, S.D., 26-24, 25-17

Alliance def. Scottsbluff, 25-18, 25-17

Arlington Triangular

Syracuse def. Arlington, 25-8, 25-12, 25-8

Wahoo def. Arlington, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11

Wahoo def. Syracuse, 25-13, 25-12, 22-25, 25-14

Aurora Triangular

Aurora def. Omaha Gross Catholic, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20

Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Aurora, 25-13, 25-9

Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Omaha Gross Catholic, 25-12, 25-7

Beatrice Triangular

Lincoln Lutheran def. Beatrice, 25-14, 25-20

Lincoln Lutheran def. Norris, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21

Norris def. Beatrice, 25-14, 25-14

Bishop Neumann Triangular

Bishop Neumann def. Columbus Lakeview, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22

Bishop Neumann def. Omaha Concordia, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20

Columbus Lakeview def. Omaha Concordia, 25-18, 25-12

Broken Bow Tournament
First Round

Broken Bow def. Valentine, 25-15, 25-15

Mullen def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-18, 25-20

Consolation

Doniphan-Trumbull def. Valentine, 25-16, 18-25, 25-23

Championship

Broken Bow def. Mullen, 25-11, 25-15

Central City Triangular

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family def. Central City, 25-12, 25-15

Nebraska Christian def. Central City, 25-19, 25-11

Crossroads Conference Tournament
Third Place

Meridian def. Exeter/Milligan, 25-18, 25-15, 25-18

Championship

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Giltner, 25-9, 25-23, 25-27, 22-25, 17-15

Douglas County West Triangular

Douglas County West def. Louisville, 25-19, 25-17

Louisville def. Plattsmouth, 25-15, 25-22

Plattsmouth def. Douglas County West, 25-19, 25-23

Elmwood-Murdock Triangular

Freeman def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-18, 13-25, 25-11

Malcolm def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-22, 25-23

Malcolm def. Freeman, 25-16, 25-5

Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament
First Round

Kearney def. Lincoln East, 25-16, 25-22, 22-25, 27-25

Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln High, 25-18, 25-13, 25-9

Lincoln Southeast def. Norfolk, 25-9, 25-14, 21-25, 25-21

Lincoln Southwest def. Fremont, 25-13, 25-19, 25-10

Consolation Semifinal

Lincoln East def. Lincoln High, 25-18, 25-16, 26-24

Norfolk def. Fremont, 29-27, 25-21, 25-19

Semifinal

Lincoln Pius X def. Kearney, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16

Lincoln Southwest def. Lincoln Southeast, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20Hi-Line Tournament

Anselmo-Merna def. Brady, 25-23, 25-18

Hi-Line def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-11, 25-17

Consolation

Ansley-Litchfield def. Brady, 25-12, 25-18

Championship

Anselmo-Merna def. Hi-Line, 25-23, 12-25, 25-15

Humphrey St. Francis Triangular

Humphrey St. Francis def. Madison, 25-4, 25-9

Humphrey St. Francis def. Schuyler, 25-16, 25-9

Leyton Tournament

Leyton def. Minatare, 25-20, 25-21

Leyton def. South Platte, 25-19, 25-16

Sedgwick County, Colo. def. Leyton, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19

Sedgwick County, Colo. def. Minatare, 25-15, 25-15

Sedgwick County, Colo. def. South Platte, 25-20, 25-17

South Platte def. Minatare, 22-25, 25-9, 25-11

Metro Conference Tournament
Consolation Bracket

Bellevue East def. Omaha Benson, 25-18, 25-12

Millard West def. Omaha Central, 25-11, 25-17

Omaha Burke def. Omaha Bryan, 26-24, 25-13

Omaha Westside def. Omaha North, 25-10, 25-3

Quarterfinal

Elkhorn South def. Bellevue West, 25-18, 25-12

Gretna def. Omaha Marian, 25-21, 25-22

Millard North def. Millard South, 25-10, 25-18

Papillion-LaVista South def. Papillion-LaVista, 25-19, 14-25, 25-20

Mid-State Conference Tournament
Consolation Semifinal

Guardian Angels def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-19, 25-17, 25-12

Semifinal

Battle Creek def. Norfolk Catholic, 25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 28-26

Wayne def. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 25-21, 25-16, 17-25, 25-18

Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
Semifinal

CWC def. Boyd County, 25-17, 25-19, 25-12

Summerland def. Stuart, 25-11, 25-15, 25-23

Pioneer Conference Tournament
Consolation

Johnson-Brock def. Sterling, 25-19, 25-18

Pawnee City def. Friend, 25-20, 25-11

Semifinal

Diller-Odell def. Falls City Sacred Heart, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Southern, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-13

Potter-Dix Triangular

Creek Valley def. Hyannis, 25-15, 12-25, 25-22

Potter-Dix def. Creek Valley, 25-9, 31-29

Potter-Dix def. Hyannis, 25-18, 25-18

Republican Plains Athletic Conference Tournament
Semifinal

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Wauneta-Palisade, 3-0

Southern Valley def. Bertrand, 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 8-25, 15-3

Third Place

Bertrand def. Wauneta-Palisade, 25-14, 25-15, 22-25, 25-20

Bertrand def. Wauneta-Palisade, 25-14, 25-15, 22-25, 25-14

Championship

Southern Valley def. Maywood-Hayes Center, 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 28-26

Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Tournament
Consolation Round Two

Centennial def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-13, 25-15

Fairbury def. Sandy Creek, 25-17, 25-22

Sutton def. David City, 2-1

Semifinal

Milford def. Thayer Central, 26-24, 25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 15-10

Superior def. Heartland, 25-15, 25-13, 25-13

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Double Triangular

Arcadia-Loup City def. Twin Loup, 25-8, 25-13

Pleasanton def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-7, 25-13

Pleasanton def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-18, 25-22

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Twin Loup, 25-23, 25-19

Sutherland Triangular

Elm Creek def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-23, 25-22

Elm Creek def. Sutherland, 25-16, 25-21

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Sutherland, 25-15, 25-19





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The Nebraska women's basketball team will open the 2019-20 exhibition season by taking on Rogers State on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pinnacle Bank. Tip-off against the Hillcats is set for 4 p.m.

The season tip-off for the Huskers had previously been listed as "TBA" on all schedules. With the announcement of the Nebraska football kick-off time at Purdue on Nov. 2 as 11 a.m., the women's basketball team was able to set the time for its lone exhibition game of the season.

Rogers State provided current Nebraska Coach Amy Williams with her first head coaching job in 2007-08, when the Hillcats made the move from a junior college program to an NAIA school. Williams spent five seasons with the Hillcats, culminating with three consecutive 20-win seasons. In her final season at the Claremore, Okla., school, Williams led Rogers State to the 2012 NAIA Elite Eight.

This season, Rogers State will compete at the NCAA Division II level as a member of the MIAA Conference. Head Coach Kyle Bent will be assisted by former Husker guard Jasmine Cincore, who helped Williams' second Nebraska team to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.





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Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-10, 25-18

Adams Central def. Lexington, 25-10, 25-18

Bellevue West def. Bellevue East, 25-16, 25-16

Boyd County def. North Central, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23

Cedar Bluffs def. Boys Town, 25-12, 25-14, 25-9

Chadron def. Hot Springs, S.D., 25-5, 25-8, 25-6

Creek Valley def. Bayard, 26-24, 25-23

Elkhorn Valley def. Santee, 25-4, 25-11, 25-8

Elm Creek def. Cozad, 25-11, 25-23, 25-14

Falls City Sacred Heart def. Johnson-Brock, 19-25, 26-24, 25-23

Heartland def. Centennial, 26-24, 25-17

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Sterling, 25-8, 25-13

Lawrence-Nelson def. Kenesaw, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17

Lexington def. Holdrege, 25-13, 25-22

Milford def. Fillmore Central, 14-25, 25-20, 25-16

Milford def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-9, 25-9

Mitchell def. Bayard, 25-19, 25-7

Mitchell def. Creek Valley, 25-9, 25-18

Neligh-Oakdale def. West Holt, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 24-26, 15-12

Papillion-LaVista South def. Omaha Westside, 25-18, 28-26

Plattsmouth def. Auburn, 25-18, 25-21, 28-30, 22-25, 15-7

Southern def. Friend, 25-8, 25-13

Southern def. Nebraska City Lourdes, 25-21, 25-22

Sterling def. Lewiston, 25-13, 25-18

Stuart def. Elkhorn Valley, 14-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, 15-7

Summerland def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-17, 25-23, 25-14

Tri County def. Pawnee City, 25-22, 25-14

West Point-Beemer def. South Sioux City, 25-10, 25-20, 27-25

Crossroads Conference Tournament
Semifinal
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Exeter/Milligan, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23

Giltner def. Meridian, 25-15, 28-26, 22-25, 25-13

Frontier Conference Tournament
College View Academy def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-15, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22

Heartland Lutheran def. Parkview Christian, 25-11, 25-14

Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. College View Academy, 25-21, 25-15, 25-11

Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. Parkview Christian, 25-5, 25-7, 25-10

Parkview Christian def. Whiting, Iowa, 27-25, 12-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13

Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament
Fremont def. Grand Island, 25-13, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15

Lincoln High def. Lincoln North Star, 25-23, 25-13, 25-22

Norfolk def. Lincoln Northeast, 25-17, 25-15, 25-11

Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-18, 25-23

Ponca def. Osmond, 25-15, 25-23

Ponca def. Winside, 25-16, 29-27, 25-15

Wakefield-Allen def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-22, 25-17

Wausa def. Plainview, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22

Emerson-Hubbard def. Walthill, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26

Bloomfield def. Creighton, 12-25, 14-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-9

Homer def. Winnebago, 25-19, 25-14, 22-25, 23-25, 15-9

Winside def. Randolph, 2-0

Wynot def. Wakefield-Allen, 25-22, 25-18

Metro Conference Tournament
Omaha Northwest def. Elkhorn South, 9-25, 9-25

Millard North def. Millard West, 25-22, 25-22

Millard South def. Omaha Central, 25-13, 25-15

Mid-State Conference Tournament
Play-In
Boone Central def. Crofton, 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 13-25, 15-13

First Round
Battle Creek def. O'Neill, 25-20, 25-17, 25-14

Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Guardian Angels, 26-24, 25-20, 25-19

Norfolk Catholic def. Pierce, 25-7, 25-16, 25-17

Wayne def. Boone Central, 25-13, 25-15, 25-20

Republican Plains Athletic Conference Tournament
Alma def. Southwest, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-13, 15-11

Bertrand def. Alma, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21

Bertrand def. Arapahoe, 25-10, 25-9, 25-9

Cambridge def. Medicine Valley, 25-14, 25-15, 24-26, 25-19

Dundy County-Stratton def. Wallace, 25-21, 24-26, 26-24, 25-15

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-8, 25-15, 25-11

Southern Valley def. Cambridge, 25-8, 25-15, 25-13

Wauneta-Palisade def. Hitchcock County, 25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13

Wauneta-Palisade def. Paxton, 25-7, 25-16, 25-9

Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Tournament
Sandy Creek def. Sutton, 12-25, 25-13, 25-18

Thayer Central def. Sandy Creek, 25-7, 25-10

First Round
David City def. Fairbury, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18

Superior def. David City, 25-9, 25-1

Twin Valley Conference Tournament
Third Place
Franklin def. Blue Hill, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22




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NEBRASKA vs. INDIANA
OCT. 26, 2019 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 2:30 P.M. (CT)

BROADCAST INFO
TV - BTN (Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizo)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Ben McLaughlin
SATELLITE RADIO - XM 195/Sirius 113
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com, TuneIn.com
APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App

HUSKERS
2019 Record: 4-3, 2-1 Big Ten
Last Game: Minnesota (L, 34-7)
Rankings: NR
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 27-18 (4th Year)/8-11 (2nd Year) 
vs. Indiana: First Meeting

HOOSIERS
2019 Record: 5-2, 2-2 Big Ten
Last Game: Maryland (W, 34-28
Rankings: RV
Coach: Tom Allen
Career/IU Record: 15-17 (3rd Year)/Same
vs. Nebraska: First Meeting

The Matchup
Nebraska gets back to its Big Ten schedule following a bye week, by playing host to Indiana in a cross-division matchup on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.The game is set to kick off shortly after 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by BTN. The game can be heard on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG. 

Nebraska will enter the contest with a 4-3 overall record and a 2-2 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Huskers dropped a 34-7 contest at Minnesota on Oct. 12, prior to a bye week. Nebraska will look to get back on track at home, where the Huskers have won seven of their past eight games dating back to last season. 

Indiana will come to Lincoln with a 5-2 record, including 2-2 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers are coming off a 34-28 victory at Maryland on Saturday. Indiana owns a high-powered passing attack, averaging 307.3 yards per game through the air.  The Hoosiers also have one the league's most improved defensive units, allowing just 297.0 yards and 20.9 points per game. 

Saturday will mark Nebraska's annual Military and Veteran's Salute at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers will honor retired and active military members throughout the game, including a joint Color Guard during the National Anthem.

Series History
The schools have met 20 times in series history, but just once as Big Ten opponents. The Huskers defeated Indiana, 27-22, in Bloomington in 2016.

• Indiana holds a 9-8-3 edge in the all-time series, including a 7-5-2 lead in the series in Lincoln. 

• Nebraska has won each of the past five meetings between the schools, including four straight seasons from 1975 to 1978. 

• Among Big Ten schools, Indiana was Nebraska's third-most common opponent before the Huskers joined the league in 2011. 

Nebraska Joins 900-Win Club
Nebraska reached a major milestone in the history of its program with its win at Illinois on Sept. 21, becoming the fifth program in the country with 900 all-time victories. Nebraska joined Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Alabama in the 900-win club. Oklahoma and Notre Dame joined the 900-win list a week later on Sept. 28.

Rk. School (Wins)
1. Michigan (958)
2. Ohio State (918)
3. Texas (913)
4. Alabama (912)
5. Oklahoma (903)
6. Notre Dame (902)
7. Nebraska (901)

Frost Offenses Traditionally Impressive on Opening Drives
One common theme of a Scott Frost-led offense has been a fast start, and that has held true for Frost's tenure in Lincoln. Nebraska has scored points on three of seven drives in 2019.

Nebraska received the opening kickoff against South Alabama and drove nine plays and 81 yards for a touchdown to a take a 7-0 lead. At Colorado, NU drove 96 yards in five plays on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead. The Huskers opened with a field goal on the game's first drive against Northern Illinois. The opening-drive success has continued a theme throughout Frost's head coaching tenure. 

• Nebraska scored on its first possession seven times in 12 games last season, including six of the final seven games. All seven of NU's opening scoring drives resulted in touchdowns. In Frost's two seasons, Nebraska has scored on its opening possession 10 times in 19 games.

• NU received the opening kickoff nine times in 2018 and scored touchdowns on six of those drives while punting only once. The Huskers had a game-opening touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead in five straight games during the Big Ten Conference season.

• The Huskers scored on nearly 60 percent of their opening possessions in 2018, even with a pair of drive-ending turnovers in opponent territory. Nebraska's average touchdown drive covered more than 74 yards, including one 80-yard touchdown march and five 75-yard scoring drives.

• Over the last three seasons - 2018-19 at Nebraska and 2017 at UCF - Frost's offenses have scored a touchdown on their opening possession 18 times in 32 games (56 percent). The average length of the touchdown drive in that span is 74 yards.

• In three-plus years as a head coach, Frost's offenses have scored on their opening drive 23 times in 45 games, with 21 touchdowns and two field goals. In 85 games over six-plus seasons as a play-caller, Frost's offenses have scored on their first possession of the game 44 times, putting points on the board in more than half of their opening possessions.

• Frost's Opening Drive Scoring Percentage: 52% (44 of 85 drives)    
• Frost's Opening Drive Touchdown Percentage: 45% (38 of 85 drives)

Blackshirt Defense Looks for Strong Second Half
The Nebraska defense has focused on taking a step forward in 2019, specifically causing more turnovers and big impact plays. Nebraska has shown that ability in stretches this season, particularly in home wins over South Alabama and Northern Illinois. 

• Nebraska has 11 takeaways through seven games to rank seventh in the Big Ten in that category. 

• Nebraska had five takeaways against South Alabama, including four in the second half. The five takeaways matched the most in two seasons under Scott Frost (Illinois, 2018) and was only the fourth time since 2010 that a Nebraska defense recorded five or more takeaways.

• Nebraska scored a pair of defensive touchdowns against the Jaguars–a 38-yard interception return by Eric Lee Jr. in the third quarter and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Alex Davis in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.  The two defensive touchdowns marked the first time Nebraska scored a pair of defensive touchdowns since having two interception returns for touchdowns against Southern Miss in 2013. Nebraska is seventh in the nation in defensive touchdowns. 

• Lee's interception return for a touchdown was the first by a Husker since Marcus Newby had an interception for a touchdown against Northwestern in 2017.

• Davis' fumble recovery for a touchdown was the first by the Huskers since Josh Mitchell returned a fumble 57 yards for a touchdown against Miami in 2014. 

• Nebraska also scored on a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown by JD Spielman in the third quarter. The three non-offensive touchdowns were a first for Nebraska since the Huskers had three defensive touchdowns in a 31-3 win over Wake Forest in 2005. 

• NU's effort against South Alabama marked the 16th time in school history the Huskers have scored on offense, defense and special teams in the same game.  It was the first time since 2012 NU had accomplished that feat, and the first instance against an FBS opponent since 2009 at Colorado.

• Nebraska has added six takeaways over the past six games, including a critical interception by Lamar Jackson against Northwestern with 1:00 remaining to set up a game-winning field goal.
 
• Nebraska has averaged 2.0 takeaways in its past 11 games. Prior to that, Nebraska averaged 1.0 takeaway in its 30 previous games spanning three seasons.
 
• The Huskers have forced three or more turnovers in four of their last 12 games. Before the current stretch, NU had not forced three turnovers in 30 games dating back to game two in 2016.

• Nebraska has forced 18 fumbles in its past 12 games. Prior to that, Nebraska had forced just 14 fumbles in its previous 34 games. 

• Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander has a history of producing disruptive defenses. In 44 games as a defensive coordinator (UCF, Nebraska) Chinander's defenses have scored 11 touchdowns.

Bootle and Jackson Break Up Opponent Passing Games
Junior Dicaprio Bootle and senior Lamar Jackson team up to give Nebraska one of the Big Ten's top cornerback tandems. Jackson has two interceptions and a team-high nine 11 breakups in 2019. Bootle ranks second on the team with five breakups. 

• Jackson is tied for fourth in the nation in passes defended at 1.9 per game and is second nationally with 11 breakups. Jackson had his second interception of the season with 1:00 remaining against Northwestern. His pick and 11-yard return set up Nebraska's game-winning field goal. 

• Jackson had a career-high four breakups against Northern Illinois, bettering his previous career high of two breakups in a single game. He has posted two breakups in three additional games this season. 

• Jackson is two breakups shy of the top 10 in Nebraska single-season breakups. He is within striking distance of the school record of 17 PBU by DeJuan Groce in 2000. 

• In 2018, Bootle broke up 15 passes and had 39 tackles in his first season as a starter. Bootle helped Nebraska rank 34th nationally in pass efficiency defense. 

• Bootle ranked ninth nationally in breakups and 16th nationally in passes defended per game (1.3) in 2018. His 15 pass breakups ranked second on Nebraska's season chart and were the most since Groce's school-record 17 PBU in 2000. 

• Bootle earned third-team All-Big Ten honors last year, becoming the first Husker cornerback to be honored by the conference in four seasons.

Safety Cam Taylor-Britt joins the cornerback tandem as a play-maker in the Nebraska secondary. Taylor-Britt began the season at corner before shifiting to safety. He has caused four fumbles this season, the most by a Husker in seven seasons. His four forced fumbles rank fourth in the nation. Taylor also has 32 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups.

Husker Offense Showing Versatility
The 2019 Nebraska offense has shown the versatility to both strike quickly and drive the length of the field. 
 
• Against Colorado, Nebraska had two touchdown drives of 95 yards or longer (95 and 96). That marked the first time the Huskers have had two 95-yard scoring drives in the same game since the 2000 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee (97- and 99-yard touchdown drives). 

• Through seven games, Nebraska has 14 scoring drives that have covered 75 yards or more. 

• Nebraska had two long scoring plays at Colorado with touchdown passes of 65 (Martinez-Spielman) and 75 yards (Martinez-Washington). That marked the first time the Huskers had multiple 65-yard pass plays in the same game since 2006 against Kansas. 

• Nebraska flashed its quick-strike ability and explosiveness against Northern Illinois. Nebraska produced nine plays of 20 yards or more against the Huskies, including eight before halftime. The eight first-half chunk plays matched Nebraska's combined total in its first two games. 

• Nebraska had a pair of 60-yard runs against Northern Illinois. Dedrick Mills had a career-long 61-yard run in the first quarter, and Maurice Washington had a personal-best 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. That marked the second time since last November that Nebraska produced a pair of 60-yard runs in the same game. 

• The Huskers had a season-high 14 plays of 20 yards or more against Illinois. In the process, Nebraska topped 300 yards in both rushing and passing to mark just the second time in school history the Huskers have reached that milestone. 

• Nebraska's 674 yards of total offense at Illinois was its most against a conference opponent since posting 710 yards against Kansas State in 2007. 

Spielman Continues to Climb Husker Charts
Junior wide receiver JD Spielman has already made Husker history as the only player in program history to have a 200-yard receiving game. Spielman is also leaving his mark on Nebraska's career record book. He has 145 career catches for 2,117 yards, ranking fifth at Nebraska in career receptions and sixth in career yardage. 

• Spielman reached 2,000 and 1,000 career receiving yards faster than any other Husker. He hit 2,000 yards at Illinois on Sept. 21, breaking the 2,000-yard barrier in 25 games. He reached 1,000 career yards in only 15 games, eclipsing Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers (16 games).
 
• Spielman needs 45 catches and 630 yards to become Nebraska's all-time leader in both categories. He averaged 61 catches and 842 receiving yards per season in his first two years. On a per-game basis in his 28-game career, Spielman averages 5.2 receptions and 75.6 receiving yards. 

• Spielman is the only player in school history to record 100 catches prior to his junior season.

• Spielman owns the only two 200-yard receiving games in Husker history (200 yards vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 209 yards at Wisconsin in 2018).

• Spielman is the only wide receiver in school history to have two career games with double-digit receptions (11 vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 10 vs. Purdue in 2018). Running back Marlon Lucky is the only other Husker to have two career games with double-digit catches.

• Spielman had more than 800 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only Huskers with two 800-yard receiving seasons. No Husker has ever had three 800-yard receiving seasons. With 469 yards in seven games, Spielman is on pace to reach that plateau again in 2019. 

• Spielman had more than 50 catches in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers, Kenny Bell and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only players in program history with multiple 50-catch seasons. No Husker has ever had three 50-catch seasons.

• Spielman opened the 2019 season with a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against South Alabama, marking his second career punt return score. He had a 77-yard punt return touchdown last season against Bethune-Cookman. He also had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his first career touch against Arkansas State in the 2017 season opener. Spielman is one of only eight players in program history to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown.

• Spielman had a 65-yard TD reception at Colorado, his sixth career touchdown of at least 65 yards. The 65-yard catch at Colorado was one of four Spielman receptions of at least 40 yards in 2019. 

• Spielman had seven catches for 160 yards at Illinois, marking his third-highest receiving total at Nebraska. It was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game. 

Robinson Making Big Impact in Freshman Season
Freshman receiver Wan'Dale Robinson provides Nebraska with an explosive receiving, rushing and return threat in 2019.

A true freshman from Frankfort, Ky., Robinson keyed Big Ten wins against Illinois and Northwestern. At Illinois, he was called on as a running back and had 19 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown, while also catching eight passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. His play in the 42-38 win earned him Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week Honors.

Against Northwestern, Robinson again won the Big Ten freshman weekly honor. He totaled 186 all-purpose yards, including seven catches for a career-high 123 yards, the most receiving yards ever by a Husker true freshman. He had a career-long 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, a career-long 49-yard catch in the third quarter and a key 32-yard catch on Nebraska's game-winning drive. 

• Robinson ranks third nationally among all freshmen and leads all Power Five Conference freshmen in all-purpose yards per game (105.4 ypg).

• Robinson's 336 receiving yards and 27 receptions are the most ever by a Nebraska true freshman.




(Hastings, Nebraska) – Hastings College will offer men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as varsity intercollegiate sports beginning in the 2020-21 academic year. 

The addition of the two programs will bring Hastings College Broncos Athletics to 26 competitive teams. Like other College’s other athletic teams, the new programs will be affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).

Hastings College is conducting national searches to find head coaches for both programs.

“We’re excited to launch these new athletic teams and provide opportunities for more student athletes to experience Hastings College,” said Hastings College President Dr. Travis Feezell. “The teams are reflective of the institution, our athletic conference and where we want to go as a college.” 

Director of Athletics B.J. Pumroy said Hastings College recognizes intercollegiate athletics as an important component to the College’s learning community.

“Volleyball fans in Nebraska bring a great passion for the sport, enjoy a high level of play and are some of the most engaged fans in the country,” Pumroy said. “By adding men’s volleyball we look to bring new students to our campus and engage our community members in a sport in which they have shown great interest.”

In 2020 there will be 50 NAIA schools competing in men’s volleyball, up from 42 in 2019. The NAIA began offering a Men’s Volleyball Championship in the 2019 season.  With the addition of the Hastings College, the GPAC will have five schools sponsoring men’s volleyball and the league will look to attract an affiliate member to get to automatic qualification for the national tournament status number of six teams. 

Statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSA) shows in 2019 there were 2,926 High Schools sponsoring Boys Volleyball and 63,563 boys playing high school volleyball.

“Women’s wrestling is a fast growing sport in intercollegiate and interscholastic levels across the country,” said Pumroy. “We believe it’s the right time to join the trend of schools adding the sport to meet an increasingly growing marketplace. We know Nebraska high schools traditionally have strong wrestling programs. We also believe with the national and state increase in participation in girls wrestling, the Nebraska School Activity Association may soon sanction the sport.”

At the NAIA level, 20 schools competed in the inaugural NAIA National Invitational Women’s Wrestling Championship held in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 2019, including two from the GPAC and three from the Nebraska. There are 63 colleges and universities nationwide who sponsor women’s wrestling. The NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics also recently recommended women’s wrestling to be recognized as an emerging sport, which is the first step to NCAA official championship sponsorship.

Eighteen states have women’s wrestling championships at the high school level. In Nebraska, 168 girls competed for their high school teams in the 2018-19 school year, which is the 20th largest state participation number. Nationally there were 2,980 high school sponsoring teams and 21,124 girls wrestling at the high school level in 2018-19.

Women’s wrestling competes in the traditional winter season, while men’s volleyball competes during the winter and early spring. 




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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team took an early 1-0 lead, but allowed seven runs in the last five innings to fall to Kansas, 7-1, in a 12-inning exhibition game at Hawks Field on Saturday afternoon.

Spencer Schwellenbach put the Huskers on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first when he blasted a solo home run to left center field. It was one of eight hits for the Big Red on the day.

Starting pitcher Colby Gomes tossed 2.0 no-hit scoreless innings as one of 11 Husker pitchers to make an appearance against the Jayhawks. The two teams held each other scoreless during innings 2 through 7, as Cade Povich, Max Schreiber, Caleb Feekin, Sayer Diederich and Trey Kissack each threw 1.0 scoreless frame.

Kansas took its first lead of the game in the top of the eighth with a pair of runs. NU allowed three hits, including a home run, during the frame. In the bottom of the eighth, Drew Gilin laced a leadoff double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. But he remained stranded, as each of the next three Husker batters produced outs.

KU tacked on one run in the top of the ninth on a solo home run. Seeking to trim the deficit, Keegan Watson hit a one-out single up the middle before advancing to second on a groundout. He made it to third on a wild pitch, but remained stranded.

The Jayhawks plated one run in the top of the 10th to extend their lead to 4-1. In the bottom of the 10th, Leighton Banjoff and Luke Roskam managed back-to-back singles to open the frame. However, three consecutive outs kept the Big Red from scoring.

Kansas added three runs on three hits in the top of the 12th to extend their lead to 7-1.




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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team won its fourth straight match with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-13) sweep of the Maryland Terrapins at XFINITY Center Pavilion on Saturday night. 

Lexi Sun had 12 kills on .417 hitting to lead the Huskers (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten). Madi Kubik had 10 kills and eight digs while hitting .333, and Jazz Sweet and Lauren Stivrins chipped in six kills each. Callie Schwarzenbach finished with five kills. 

Nicklin Hames had 27 assists and nine digs with three kills, and Kenzie Knuckles had a team-best 11 digs. 

Nebraska out-hit the Terps (11-9, 3-5 Big Ten) .337 to .143. NU had 14 more kills (42-28), and 12 more digs (44-32). The Huskers posted seven blocks on the night, led by four from Sweet and three each by Stivrins and Schwarzenbach.

Erika Pritchard had 10 kills for Maryland.

The Huskers are on the road again next weekend, at Indiana next Friday and at No. 20 Purdue next Saturday.

Set 1: Sun had three kills on three swings early in the match, the third of which started a 5-0 run that put Nebraska ahead 10-6. Schwarzenbach put away a joust at the net, and Sweet had a kill between Maryland hitting errors. After Maryland cut the lead to 11-10, a Terps' service error and a kill by Kubik made it 13-10 Big Red, and Schwarzenbach added her third, fourth and fifth kills to give NU a 20-15 lead. Sweet had a kill a pair of kills and teamed up with Stivrins for a block, and Nebraska took the first set, 25-19. Schwarzenbach had five kills on .571 hitting to lead the Huskers in the set.  

Set 2: NU trailed 5-4 when Stivrins terminated a kill to start a 4-0 run. She combined with Hames for a block, and then Hames dumped a kill to the floor before Kubik hammered an overpass for an 8-5 lead. Kills by Sun and Kubik put the Huskers up 12-7, but Maryland cut the lead to two at 12-10. Sun, Kubik and Stivrins added kills as the Huskers went up 17-12. Sun, Stivrins and Kubik helped the Huskers pull away down the stretch to a 25-16 win.   

Set 3: The Huskers began the set with a kill by Sun, a solo block and a kill by Sweet and an ace by Hames for a 4-0 lead. Kubik posted back-to-back kills for a 7-1 lead, and Stivrins pounded a kill before Hayley Densberger served an ace and Sun added another kill for a 13-5 advantage. Hames dumped her third kill, and Schwarzenbach combined for back-to-back blocks, one with Sun and one with Sweet, to keep the Huskers up eight at 16-8. Sweet and Stivrins posted NU's fourth block of the set, and Megan Miller served an ace for a 22-11 lead. The Huskers' dominant third set ended the match, 25-13. 




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Aurora continued its defensive domination with a 21-0 win over Milford. The Huskies haven't allowed a point in district play and have outscored opponents 147-7 during their current four game winning streak. Aurora hosts Central City Friday with the C1-5 title on the line. That game will be on 97.3 the Wolf. 



Tim Elge Post Game Interivew

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Aurora seeks a fourth straight win at Milford tonight. The Huskies have limited opponents to seven points combined during their current win streak. Milford can claim a playoff spot with a win over Aurora. 

Coverage at 6:30 tonight from 97.3 the Wolf, on line at www.thewolf973fm.com and on the app. 




Coach Kyle Peterson

Senior Cole Fiala

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