Nebraska continues to add prime time appearances to its 2014 football schedule. The Big Ten Network has announced that the September 27th game against Illinois in Lincoln and the October 18th game at Northwestern will be televised in prime time. The game against the Fighting Illini will kickoff at 8:00pm while the game in Evanston, Illinois will begin at 6:30pm. The announcement gives Nebraska five consecutive prime time games during the 2014 season. The others are September 13th at Fresno State, September 20th against Miami and October 4th at Michigan State.
The 19th ranked Nebraska softball team begins a six game road trip tonight at Creighton. The Huskers are 33-13 on the season, 11-4 in the Big Ten Conference. The Jays are 25-19, 6-8 in the Big East Conference. First pitch will be at 6:00pm at the CU Sports Complex.
The Hastings College softball team split two games with Doane last night at the Smith Complex. The Broncos pounded out 14 base hits in the opener to beat the Tigers 3-0. Doane came back to win the nightcap 5-1. Hastings is now 20-17, 9-5 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They’ll play host to Nebraska Wesleyan on Thursday. First pitch will be at 5:00pm.
Freshman Emily Eckhoff has earned Second Team All-American honors as a member of the Hastings College Women’s Bowling Team. This is the team’s inaugural season, making Eckhoff the first Bronco to earn this recognition.
Heather Sabata of Hastings College has been named the softball Player of the Week in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Joe Ritzdorf of Hastings has been named the Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.
Hastings St. Cecilia edged Adams Central and Grand Island Central Catholic in a golf triangular yesterday at the Southern Hills Golf Course. The Hawks finished with a team score of 171. The Patriots had a 177, one stroke better than Central Catholic. Alex Sheehy shot a 36 for St. Cecilia. Sam Lindblad had a 42 for Adams Central.
The Nebraska-Kearney softball team split two games with Chadron State yesterday. The Eagles won the first game 2-0. The Lopers took the second game 4-3. UNK is now 12-26, 9-15 in the MIAA. They’ll play at Fort Hays State on Saturday.
James Shields allowed two runs in six innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians last night. Shields struck out nine and won his second straight start. Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer. The same two teams play at 6:05pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 5:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.