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UNK Records 18th Dual Win

The Nebraska-Kearney women’s tennis team closed out the 2014 regular season by sweeping Fort Hays State, 9-0, Tuesday at Harmon Park.

The dual was originally set for Monday but pushed back due to weather.

The Lopers (18-6, 7-3), ranked sixth (NCAA) and eighth (ITA) in the Central Region, have now won 13 of its matches by 9-0 scores.

On “Senior Day”, UNK’s toughest doubles point came in the second spot where junior Kristin Weems (Arlington, Texas) and freshman Emily Fink (Elkhorn South H.S.) managed an 8-6 victory.

The pair improve to 15-4, which includes an 8-2 mark against MIAA competition.

In singles, senior Vanessa Gunawan (Indonesia) was up 6-0, 3-0 in the No. 1 position before her Tiger counterpart retired due to injury. The same scenario happened to Weems (6-2, 2-0) in the second spot.

Both improve to 16-8. In the latest ITA Central rankings, Gunawan is 11th in singles with Weems 18th.

At No. 5 singles, Missouri senior Britni Norfolk easily won her 10th consecutive match as she bested Katie Hipp (6-0, 6-0). Norfolk is now a team-best 20-4, including a 9-1 mark in MIAA duals.

Both Loper teams are off until the MIAA Tournament next weekend (April 25-27) in Springfield, Mo.

Husker Bats Blast 22 Hits in 14-5 Win over KSU

After facing a 4-0 deficit following the top of the first inning, the Nebraska offense lit up the scoreboard in a 14-5 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday night at Hawks Field. The Huskers amassed a season-high 22 hits as five NU batters registered three hits or more on the evening, while matching a season-best in runs. The Huskers have won nine of their last 10 games and are now 24-14 on the season.
Nebraska’s first three batters went a combined 12-for-14 on the night, including a 5-for-5 performance from Michael Pritchard, the senior’s first career five-hit game. Freshman leadoff hitter Ryan Boldt chipped in his third four-hit game of the year, while Jake Placzek, Ben Miller and Blake Headley each produced three hits. Five Huskers tallied doubles on the night, including two from Headley, while Tanner Lubach launched his third homer of the season with a two-run shot in the fifth.
Pritchard notched four singles and a double on the night and is 13-for-25 in his last six games, while raising his average 45 points from .261 to .306.
Nebraska’s 22 hits were the most by an NU offense since it notched 24 hits in a 22-3 win over Louisiana Tech at Hawks Field on March 16, 2012.
While Nebraska’s offense was scoring runs, the NU bullpen silenced KSU’s bats that scored a combined 22 runs in the first two meetings this year. Four NU relievers combined to give up one run on six hits over the final 8.0 innings of the game, with the lone run scoring on a wild pitch. Sophomore Colton Howell earned his first career win in 3.0 innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts.
Along with Howell, Bob Greco pitch 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, while Zach Hirsch tossed a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts and freshman Max Knutson ended the game with a scoreless ninth inning.
After falling behind 4-0, the Huskers answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, starting with three straight singles from Boldt, Placzek and Pritchard. Boldt scored on a Pritchard single and Pat Kelly drove in the second run for the Huskers with a sacrifice fly. Nebraska evened the game, 4-4, in the bottom of the third on a RBI single by Kelly and a double-play ball off the bat of Austin Darby.
The Wildcats retook the lead, 5-4, in the top of the fourth on a wild pitch by Howell, but NU answered in the bottom of the frame with a pair of runs to take the lead for good. After Boldt scored on a balk to tie the game, Pritchard laid down a two-out bunt single and Placzek scored on the play to put the Huskers ahead, 6-5.
After Greco set the Wildcats down in order in the top of the fifth, the Huskers pushed their lead to five with four runs on five hits to take a 10-5 lead through five innings. Lubach blasted his third home run of the year over the wall in left to give NU an 8-5 lead, while Boldt and Placzek added RBI singles after Headley doubled.
NU put up another four-spot in the bottom of the eighth on four hits, including back-to-back-to-back doubles with two outs. Quinn McGill started the rally by notching a pinch hit, two-RBI double off the left-field wall, before Lubach followed with his second extra-base hit of the game and Headley stroked his second double of the game.
The Huskers continue their five game homestand tomorrow night when they host the Omaha Mavericks at 6:35 p.m. Greg Sharpe and Lane Grindle will have the call across the Husker Sports Network and the game will be streamed live on HuskersNSide.

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Tennis Weekly Honors

Men's Tennis – McKay Inman, Hastings
McKay Inman of Hastings is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men's Tennis Player-of-the-Week. Inman, a junior for the Broncos from Colorado Springs, went 2-0 in singles on the week with two wins over high-quality opponents, helping Hastings to a 2-0 start in the GPAC. He is now 9-12 on the year in singles and 8-10 in doubles.

Two Husker Games Set for Prime Time

The Big Ten Conference and ESPN/ABC announced Tuesday that Nebraska’s 2014 games against Miami and Michigan State will be televised in prime time on the ESPN family of networks.

Nebraska will play host to Miami on Sept. 20, at Memorial Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CT. Two weeks later on Oct. 4 the Huskers will travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on the defending Big Ten champions, also a 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. local in East Lansing). Both games will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 with a determination on the network to be made at a later date.

The two Nebraska games were among a group of six Big Ten contests announced for prime-time telecasts on ESPN/ABC on Tuesday.

The Huskers’ matchup with Miami will be the first regular-season meeting between the schools since the Hurricanes visited Lincoln in 1976. The teams met five times in bowl games between the 1983 and 2001 seasons, with the winner of those contests capturing the national championship four times.

The overall series between the schools is tied at 5-5, with Nebraska winning all three games in Lincoln. The schools will meet in Miami in 2015.

The prime-time matchup at Michigan State on Oct. 4 will pit the two schools that represented the Legends Division in the first three Big Ten Championship Games. Nebraska and Michigan State are now in opposite divisions in the Big Ten but will meet each of the next two seasons in cross-division contests. The prime-time telecast will mark the fourth straight year the two schools have met on ESPN or ABC.

BTN is expected to announce their prime-time football schedule in the near future.

Olson Leaves Nebraska Basketball

New North Dakota State University head men's basketball coach David Richman has added an assistant.

Jayden Olson has been director of basketball operations the past two seasons under Nebraska head coach Tim Miles, a former NDSU head coach. Olson also spent two seasons with Miles at Colorado State, as director of basketball operations and video coordinator.

Olson also is a former assistant coach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He played his college ball for Williston State and Dickinson State in North Dakota.

Richman is taking over at NDSU for Saul Phillips, who left for Ohio after leading the Bison to the NCAA Tournament. He says current NDSU assistant coach Freddy Coleman and director of basketball operations Josh Vaughan will remain in their current roles for the Bison.

Orthman Senior Student Athlete Recognition & Awards Banquet

This year, the University of Nebraska Kearney Athletic Programs experienced a tremendous amount of success both on and off the playing field. UNK student athletes continue to strive to perform at the very top in athletic competition as well as in the community and in the classroom. Several students have earned prestigious academic and athletic awards throughout the year.

To honor their achievement, we are inviting the general public to join us for the Annual Orthman Senior Student Athlete Awards & Recognition Banquet. This semi-formal event will take place on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union's Ponderosa Room.

Tickets may be purchased by the General Public for $ 20.00 per person. To access a reservation form call (308) 865-8514. RSVP's must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. in order to ensure a reservation.

Hooper Taken 13th by Tulsa

All-American Jordan Hooper became the third Husker in the last five years taken in the top 13 picks of the WNBA Draft, when she was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with first pick of the second round of the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday.
Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., waited anxiously through the first round of the draft while watching with friends at a home in Lincoln. Once the draft moved from its live television home on ESPN2 to ESPNU, Hooper didn't have to wait long, as her name was called almost immediately.
"I am so excited about being picked in the draft and getting a chance to pursue the next stage of my basketball career," Hooper said. "Honestly, I don't know a lot about Tulsa other than they have some great young guards with Skylar Diggins and now Odyssey Sims. I love that Tulsa is in the Midwest and is about the closest of any WNBA team to Nebraska, so fans from my hometown of Alliance and fans across the state of Nebraska, especially here in Lincoln, might get some chances to watch me play in person."
Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., becomes the latest in a string of WNBA draft picks for Coach Connie Yori and the Big Red. Since 2007, five Huskers have been chosen in the three rounds of the WNBA Draft. Hooper is the first Husker to ever be picked in the second round.
"I don't really care that I didn't get picked in the first round, but I am excited about being picked high in the second round. To me, it meant that Tulsa wanted me and recognized that I can help make them a better basketball team in some way," Hooper said. "My focus right now is to get to work to make the roster and hopefully find a way to make some significant contributions, whether it is scoring, rebounding, setting great screens or playing good defense. I just want to do what it takes to help us win games."
Tulsa finished the 2013 season with an 11-23 record, while featuring WNBA All-Rookie point guard Skylar Diggins. The Shock took another first-team All-America point guard with the No. 2 overall pick of this year's draft when they chose Baylor's Odyssey Sims.
Hooper not only has experience going against Sims when the two were freshmen in the Big 12 Conference, but they also started alongside each other on the USA Basketball World University Games Team that won gold in Russia in the summer of 2013.
"I am extremely excited for Jordan and it is certainly well-deserved," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She is going to a team with some great young guards who will find ways to get her the ball and help her be successful. She is also going to a team where she has an excellent chance to make their roster and hopefully make an immediate impact."
In addition to newcomers Hooper and Sims, the Shock will feature first-year head coach Fred Williams, who spent the past six seasons with the Atlanta Dream, including the last two as their head coach. He helped the Dream to WNBA Finals appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
A first-team All-American by the WBCA, Hooper was the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year. The three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection also earned her second career spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after leading Nebraska to its first-ever conference tournament title. The school-record holder with 295 career three-pointers, Hooper is the only Husker and just the second Big Ten player in history to achieve the combined milestones of 2,300 points and 1,100 rebounds.
In 2013, point guard Lindsey Moore was taken by the Minnesota Lynx with the final pick of the first round (12th overall). Moore went on to win a WNBA title with the Lynx in her first season in the league.
Kelsey Griffin is the highest Husker draft pick in history, as she was chosen with the No. 3 overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Lynx in 2010. Griffin, a 6-2 forward, was traded by the Lynx to Connecticut on draft day and has spent the past four seasons with the Sun. Griffin was a WNBA All-Rookie selection in 2010 and enjoyed her most productive season in the league as a full-time starter for the Sun in 2013.
Hooper expects to report to training camp on April 27, before earning her bachelor's degree in psychology from Nebraska on Saturday, May 10. The Shock will play a pair of preseason games against the San Antonio Silver Stars before opening the regular season at San Antonio on Saturday, May 17.
The Shock will play their second regular-season game against Minnesota and former Husker point guard Lindsey Moore on Friday, May 23 at the BOK Center in Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Nebraska WNBA Draft History
· *Jordan Hooper (2nd Round, Tulsa Shock, 2014)
· *Lindsey Moore (1st Round, Minnesota Lynx, 2013)
· *Kelsey Griffin (1st Round, Minnesota Lynx, 2010)
· *Cory Montgomery (3rd Round, New York Liberty, 2010)
· *Kiera Hardy (3rd Round, Connecticut Sun, 2007)
· *Nicole Kubik (1st Round, LA Sparks, 2000)
Other Huskers in the WNBA
· *Danielle Page (Free Agent, Connecticut Sun, 2008)
· Anna DeForge (Two-Time WNBA All-Star, 2000-08)
· *Yvonne Turner (Training Camp Contract, San Antonio Silver Stars, 2013)

Errors Cost Bronco Baseball

The Hastings College baseball team struggled in the field committing a total of eight errors in losing the doubleheader to Dakota Wesleyan on Monday 3-0 and 6-1 at Caldwell Park.
In game one Hastings had five errors that led to all three of the Tigers runs. The Broncos were only able to get three hits against DWU starter Kyle Larson. Jake Steese, Drew Clark and Tyler DeLaFuente all got hits for the Broncos.
Tyler Stender pitched a complete game giving up three runs on nine hits in six innings of work.
In game two, Hastings once again only managed three hits while committing three errors. Two of the six Tiger runs were given up in part to those errors.
Steese would pick up the lone RBI for the Broncos driving home Trenton Neill in the top of the fifth as Hastings held on to a 1-0 lead until the seventh.
Hastings is now 10-20 (4-8) on the season and will be back in action Thursday April 17 as Midland comes to town for a doubleheader with first pitch set for 4:30 p.m. at the Smith Softball Complex

2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll

Three teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference are ranked in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches Spring Top 25 Poll. Morningside is 4th, Northwestern is 13th and Dakota Wesleyan is 21st. Defending national champion Grand View of Iowa is ranked number one.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Defending national champion Grand View (Iowa) is the unanimous No. 1 in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Vikings, who received 13 first-place votes and 288 total points, won the Tom Osborne Trophy for the first time in program history on Dec. 21, 2013 with a 35-23 win at the 58th annual Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship at Barron Stadium in Rome, Ga. Grand View finished 2013 as the NAIA’s only unbeaten team at 14-0.

Grand View, led by AFCA Coach of the Year Mike Woodley, returns 14 starters on offense and defense, including second team All-Mid States Football Association Midwest League quarterback Derek Fulton. Fulton, who was named the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Game at the 2013 championship, ranked third in the NAIA in total offense (4,158) and fifth in total passing (3,451) a season ago. The dual-threat quarterback was also the team leader in rushing with 707 yards on 166 attempts, including five touchdowns.

Perennial powerhouse Carroll (Mont.), who fell to eventual runner-up Cumberlands (Ky.) in overtime of the NAIA Football Championship Series (FCS) semifinals, 34-27, checks in at No. 2 with 270 points. All-Americans Sean Blomquist and Dustin Rinker highlight the returners for the Fighting Saints. Blomquist led a defense that ranked third in scoring defense (16.2 points per game) with 124 tackles, including 91 solo stops, and 19 tackles for loss. Rinker was the cornerstone of Carroll’s rushing attack, tallying 1,960 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 364 attempts.

Cumberlands (Ky.) claims the No. 3 position with 262 points. The Patriots led the NAIA in rushing offense (4,978), rushing offense per game (355.6) and total scoring (616) last year.

Rounding out the top five are No. 4 Morningside (Iowa) and No. 5 Baker (Kan.) with 259 points and 244 points, respectively. The Mustangs eliminated Baker in the FCS quarterfinals before falling to in-state rival Grand View in the semifinals. Morningside returns quarterback Ryan Kasdorf, who led the team with 3,335 yards and 42 touchdowns, but will be without wide receiver and NAIA National Player of the Year Kyle Shuck due to graduation. The Wildcats return 16 starters from a season ago with eight coming back on either side of the ball.

Minimal movement occurred within the poll. No. 16 Saint Xavier (Ill.) making the biggest improvement with a two-spot jump, while no team fell more than two positions since the postseason poll. No. 24 Southern Oregon is the only newcomer.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents.

For more information on NAIA football, click here.

NOTES (all information dates back to 1999): The Spring Top 25 Poll has been produced since 2007 … Only one program has been ranked No. 1 in the Spring Top 25 and eventually won the national title that same year – former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) did so in 2009 … Five teams have received the No. 1 ranking in the spring poll: Grand View (Iowa), Marian (Ind.), Saint Xavier (Ill.), Sioux Falls and Carroll (Mont.) … There were 45 different programs ranked in 2013 … Thirteen teams were ranked in all 13 polls … Three teams held the No. 1 ranking: Morningside (Iowa), Cumberlands (Ky.) and Grand View … Cumberlands, Morningside and Saint Francis (Ind.) were ranked in the top 10 in every poll …Carroll leads all institutions with 57 all-time first-place rankings and is followed by former member Sioux Falls (55), Georgetown (25), Saint Xavier (14) and former member Northwestern Oklahoma State (11) … Saint Francis boasts the longest consecutive stretch of being named in the Coaches’ Top 25 Poll with 181 … Following the Cougars in consecutive appearances are Carroll with 168, Missouri Valley with 103, Morningside with 87 and Saint Xavier with 76 … Morningside holds the longest streak of top 10 rankings, having been ranked among the top 10 teams for 35-straight polls dating back to Sept. 19, 2011.
2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll (April 14)
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) (13) 14-0 288
2 3 Carroll (Mont.) 12-2 270
3 2 Cumberlands (Ky.) 13-1 262
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 11-2 259
5 5 Baker (Kan.) 11-2 244
6 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) 9-3 236
7 7 Missouri Valley 9-3 227
8 8 Tabor (Kan.) 10-3 192
9 10 Faulkner (Ala.) 9-3 190
10 11 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 9-4 183
11 9 Benedictine (Kan.) 10-2 182
12 12 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-4 168
13 13 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-3 161
14 15 Ottawa (Kan.) 8-4 147
15 14 Sterling (Kan.) 9-3 137
T16 18 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 7-4 111
T16 16 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 7-4 111
18 19 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-3 100
19 17 Friends (Kan.) 8-3 97
20 21 St. Francis (Ill.) 7-4 65
21 20 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 8-3 64
22 22 Langston (Okla.) 6-4 53
23 24 Peru State (Neb.) 7-4 33
24 RV Southern Oregon 7-4 31
25 23 Cumberland (Tenn.) 7-4 26

Others receiving votes: Eastern Oregon 25; Reinhardt (Ga.) 8; Siena Heights (Mich.) 7.

2014 Nebraska Coaches Association Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball All-Star Rosters

2014 NCA Boys Basketball All Stars


Head Coach Paul Reinertson, Gibbon
Assistant Coach Mike Emory, Pierce

Head Coach Tod Heier, Twin River
Assistant Coach Tony Quattrocchi, Lincoln North Star

Damien Austin Kearney G
Ronney Barnes Omaha Northwest G
Jalen Barry Wayne G
Jarek Coles Omaha Central G
Ty Danielson York F
BJ Day Lincoln Southeast F
Spencer Eliason Chadron F/P
Zach Flott Ralston F/P
Mitchell Hahn Fremont F
Christian Hatterle Bellevue West F
Luke Hegemann Howells-Dodge F/P
Connor Heier Twin River G
Payton Helmstadter Lincoln Northeast G
Adam Moon St. Mary's F
Connor Musiel Lincoln North Star G
Logan Power Lincoln Christian F
Rylee Reinertson Gibbon G
Lane Rohrich Pierce G
Ben Scheef Wahoo F
Troy Sedlacek Millard South G
Matt Thomas Elkhorn South G
Nolan White Exeter-Milligan F
Austin Woita Bishop Neumann G/F
Rylee Zimmerman Beatrice G

2014 NCA Girls Basketball All Stars


Head Coach Heath Birkel, Deshler
Assistant Coach Jon Perone, Omaha Benson

Head Coach Steve Wieseler, Wynot
Assistant Coach Jennifer Wragge, Elkhorn

Paige Ballinger Pender F/P
Madi Braun Bellevue West G/F
McKenzie Brown Northwest G
McKenna Dodd Lincoln Southwest G
Cameron Eddie Laurel-Concord/Coleridge G
Morgan Ewing Lincoln Northeast F
Peyton Hagen Bellevue East G
Jenscena Hansen Deshler F
Maegan Hiatt Hershey G
Holly Hild Millard North G/F
Mary Janovich Gretna G
Rachel Jelden Holdrege F/P
Kaylee Jensen Lindsay Holy Family P
Ashlea Kerr Chadron G/F
Megan Kucks Elkhorn South G
Lauren Lehmkuhl Wakefield G/F
Kate Liveringhouse Bellevue West F/P
Taylor Menke Friend G
Hannah Riley York G
Jamie Schuetz Gretna F
Maggie Schulte Wynot F/P
Bailey Smith Columbus G
Brandan Tighe Homer G
Montrese Weller Omaha Benson F

Husker Softball Garners Awards

Pitcher of the Week
Emily Lockman, Nebraska
So., RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco
· Picked up three wins on the week, including a pair of victories over Iowa to help the Huskers record a weekend sweep
· Pitched a total of 15.0 innings, scattering six hits while allowing one earned run
· For the week, recorded a 0.47 earned-run-average, tossing one shutout and another combined shutout
· Against 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Northern Iowa, threw the first 4.0 innings of a 4-0 win, striking out a pair of batters
· Pitched all 6.0 innings in game two of the Iowa series, striking out four while allowing just one base hit
· Threw all five innings of a run rule win against the Hawkeyes in the series finale, allowing two hits as Nebraska cruised to an 18-0 victory
· Wins her second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
· Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Emily Lockman (Feb. 18, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Marjani Knighten, Nebraska
3B, Buena Park, Calif./Sunny Hills
· Batted .500 with six hits, three runs scored and one double while drawing four walks in helping lead Nebraska to a 4-1 record last week, including a sweep of Iowa
· In the weekend series against the Hawkeyes, batted .571 (4-of-7) and tallied an on-base percentage of .700
· Went 2-for-2 from the plate and drew one walk in a mid-week game against Nebraska-Omaha
· In game two of the Iowa series, went 2-for-2 with one double and one walk
· In the series finale against the Hawkeyes, tallied two hits, drove in a pair of runs, scored one run and collected one walk
· Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
· Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Marjani Knighten (April 7, 2014)

Thursday's HS Basketball S

Archbishop Bergan 67, Boys Town 54
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 54, Meridian 29
Douglas County West 49, Cedar Bluffs 39
Exeter/Milligan 49, Giltner 27
Garden County 50, Arthur County 34
Gering 73, Ogallala 36
Hartington 52, Wakefield 49
High Plains Community 63, Cedar Valley 23
Hitchcock County 71, Southwest 28
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 57, Emerson-Hubbard 51, OT
Lincoln Southeast 77, Lincoln North Star 58
Lincoln Southwest 77, Lincoln Northeast 39
Little Wound, S.D. 82, Hay Springs 34
Medicine Valley 59, Wauneta-Palisade 54
Nebraska Lutheran 45, Dorchester 39
Palmer 54, Heartland Lutheran 50
Plainview 40, Allen 27
Santee 86, St. Edward 70
SMC 64, Hyannis 51
Sterling 51, Friend 37
East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
Johnson County Central 44, Freeman 35
Mead 57, Yutan 43
Seventh Place
Weeping Water 64, Malcolm 55
Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament
Ponca 44, Osmond 36
Randolph 39, Creighton 38
Wausa 63, Walthill 59
Winnebago 65, Bloomfield 48
Wynot 63, Homer 55
Lou Platte Conference Tournament
Adams Central 55, Ord 50
Doniphan-Trumbull 68, Wood River 60
Gibbon 70, Arcadia-Loup City 47
Ravenna 60, Kearney Catholic 53
Loup Valley Conference Tournament
Anselmo-Merna 64, Twin Loup 31
South Loup 54, Mullen 53
Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
Niobrara/Verdigre 63, Clearwater/Orchard 58
St. Mary's 66, Stuart 48
Pioneer Conference Tournament
Falls City Sacred Heart 69, Johnson-Brock 38
Lewiston 70, Pawnee City 51
Nebraska City Lourdes 67, Diller-Odell 46
Sterling 51, Friend 37
Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament
Centennial 48, Thayer Central 34
Heartland 50, David City 28
Milford 44, Tri County 28
Sutton 44, Wilber-Clatonia 26
Western Trails Conference Tournament
First Round
Hemingford 66, Morrill 27
Kimball 69, Gordon/Rushville 29
Mitchell 63, Bayard 54
Arapahoe 77, Alma 49
Bellevue West 87, Omaha Marian 46
Bertrand 51, Cambridge 48
Blair 66, Ashland-Greenwood 34
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 64, Meridian 28
Cedar Valley 45, High Plains Community 30
Columbus 49, Bennington 34
Columbus Scotus 73, Aquinas 47
Douglas County West 43, Cedar Bluffs 40
Garden County 42, Arthur County 35
Gering 51, Ogallala 30
Giltner 59, Exeter/Milligan 32
Hastings St. Cecilia 54, Grand Island Central Catholic 27
Lincoln Northeast 64, Lincoln Southwest 57
Lincoln Pius X 42, Elkhorn South 30
Lincoln Southeast 52, Lincoln North Star 24
Little Wound, S.D. 65, Hay Springs 31
Nebraska Lutheran 50, Dorchester 36
Omaha Duchesne Academy 42, Plattsmouth 26
Omaha Gross Catholic 56, Omaha Skutt Catholic 52
Palmer 63, Heartland Lutheran 51
Southwest 45, Hitchcock County 36
St. Edward 44, Santee 22
Wauneta-Palisade 60, Medicine Valley 21
East Husker Conference Tournament
Clarkson/Leigh 53, Lyons-Decatur Northeast 32
Madison 48, Logan View 40
Oakland-Craig 49, Bancroft-Rosalie 45
Wisner-Pilger 48, West Point-Beemer 42
Consolation Semifinal
Twin River 43, Tekamah-Herman 38, OT
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 65, Howells/Dodge 20
Pender 58, Stanton 32
Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
Elm Creek 54, Pleasanton 39
Overton 58, Amherst 36
Lou Platte Conference Tournament
Centura 41, Ord 34
Doniphan-Trumbull 55, St. Paul 46
Kearney Catholic 60, Adams Central 19
Ravenna 50, Wood River 46
Loup Valley Conference Tournament
Sandhills/Thedford 46, Mullen 40
Mid-State Conference Tournament
Championship Semifinal
Crofton 52, Wayne 31
Norfolk Catholic 63, Guardian Angels 59
Consolation Semifinal
Boone Central/Newman Grove 67, Hartington Cedar Catholic 43
Pierce 70, Battle Creek 29
Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
St. Mary's 62, Stuart 36
Pioneer Conference Tournament
Falls City Sacred Heart 63, Johnson-Brock 34
Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament
Fillmore Central 60, Heartland 36
Sandy Creek 57, David City 39
Superior 60, Wilber-Clatonia 37
Sutton 53, Milford 33
Twin Valley Conference Tournament
Blue Hill 53, Red Cloud 15
Deshler 46, Silver Lake 30
Western Trails Conference Tournament
First Round
Gordon/Rushville 57, Morrill 48
Kimball 47, Bayard 27
Mitchell 49, Bridgeport 39

Huskers Host Miami on ESPNU

Nebraska’s game against Miami could be the decisive game of the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as television and start times for the annual event were announced Thursday morning.
The Huskers’ game with the Hurricanes from Pinnacle Bank Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 4, will be televised nationally on ESPNU with a start time of 8:30 p.m. central. It is final game of the 12-game series, as the Big Ten looks to hold on to the Commissioner's Cup for the fifth consecutive year.
The Huskers are 1-1 all-time in ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups, including a win at Wake Forest in 2012. The ACC leads the all-time series, 10-3-1, with the Big Ten winning three of the last four matchups.
The Huskers fared well on ESPNU in 2012-13, going 4-0 on the network, including three Big Ten victories.
Nebraska, under second-year Coach Tim Miles, returns three starters from a team that went 15-18 in his first season, including senior guard Ray Gallegos and forwards David Rivers and Shavon Shields. Gallegos, who averaged 12.5 ppg in 2012-13, led the Big Ten in 3-pointers per game and ranked second in school history with 83 3-pointers, while Shields averaged 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a true freshman. Rivers started NU’s final 17 games at forward and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. In all, nine letterwinners return for the Huskers in 2013-14, while eight newcomers, including three redshirts, will suit up for the Scarlet and Cream for the first time this season.
Complete matchups, start times and television information are listed below.

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Indiana at Syracuse: 7:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m.CT (ESPN)
Illinois at Georgia Tech: 7:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
Penn State at Pittsburgh: 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Michigan at Duke: 9:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. CT (ESPN)
Notre Dame at Iowa: 9:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m.CT (ESPN2)
Florida State at Minnesota: 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Maryland at Ohio State: 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN/ESPN2)
Wisconsin at Virginia: 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m.CT (ESPN/ESPN2)
Northwestern at North Carolina State: 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
North Carolina at Michigan State: 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPN)
Boston College at Purdue: 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska: 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Hastings College to hold its 25th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony

The 25th Annual Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 21 at Hazelrigg Student Union (705 E. 9th Street) on Hastings College’s campus.
For more information or to purchase a ticket for the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, contact Hauli Sabatka at 402-461-7433 or
The Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1989, honors and preserves the memory of athletes, teams, coaches and those who have contributed meritorious service to Hastings College and its athletic programs. A committee of college officials and alumni make selections based on submitted nominations. This year’s inductees include:
Chad Drehle ’96 of Jefferson City, Mo., for track and field and football
Craig Frahm ’88 of Highlands Ranch, Colo., for men’s basketball
Lyle Fleharty of Hastings, Neb., for meritorious service

The Hastings College Alumni Coach of the Year award, established in 2004 by the Alumni Association, is presented to a graduate who has shown outstanding achievement in an athletic coaching profession.
Todd Raridon ’80 of Plainfield, Ill.