The 9th ranked Nebraska volleyball team beat Creighton last night 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. It was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011. Kadie Rolfzen led the Huskers with 16 kills. Kelli Browning had 17 kills for the Bluejays. Nebraska is now 6-2 on the season and will host 2nd ranked Texas on Saturday.
Three Huskers have been named to Baseball America's Top Prospect List from across 20 summer leagues and TEAM USA. Sophomore Ryan Boldt, senior pitcher Josh Roeder and senior catcher Tanner Lubach each earned a top10 ranking in their respective leagues. A total of 238 players were ranked, as the publication ranked 30 prospects in the Cape Cod Leagues, the top 23 prospects for Team USA and the top 10 prospects in 18 other summer college leagues. Boldt was tabbed as the top prospect in the Northwoods League, Roeder was the number two prospect in the Coastal Plains League and Lubach was the number seven prospect,
Three former Husker volleyball players will represent Team USA at the Women's Volleyball World Championship Italy 2014 later this month. Kayla Banwarth, Jordan Larson-Burbach and Kelsey Robinson all made the final cut. Nebraska and Penn State tied for the most selections with three each on the final squad.
Two of college football's most dominant programs meet for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday when Nebraska plays host to Miami. The two programs have combined for 10 national championships, including eight since 1983. The series between the two schools is tied at five games apiece. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 2:00pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The new high school softball ratings are out in the Lincoln Journal Star. Millard South is still number one in Class A. Grand Island is ninth. Elkhorn tops the Class B poll. Grand Island Northwest is seventh. Bishop Neuman is on top in Class C.
Megan Billington of Grand Island Northwest will run cross country and track next year at the University of South Dakota. Billington committed to the Coyotes this week. Billington is a two time medalist in cross country. She also medaled in several events at the state track meet during her time with the Vikings.
The Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory last night. Sale was cuffed for a season-high five earned runs on nine hits over five innings. Meanwhile, Detroit lost to Minnesota 8-4 last night. The Royals now trail the Tigers by just ½ game in the American League Central Division.