The Nebraska football team will battle Big Ten newcomer Rutgers tomorrow at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers are 6-1 on the season, 2-1 in the Big Ten Conference. The Scarlet Knights are 5-2 overall, 1-2 in the conference. Rutgers will be making its first ever trip to Memorial Stadium and marks just the second meeting between the two programs. The first matchup was a 28-0 Nebraska win at the New York Polo Grounds in 1920. The 94-year gap between games in the series is the longest for Nebraska against any opponent in school history. Kickoff will be at 11:00am. Pre-game show begins at 6:00am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Nebraska volleyball team will play at 5th ranked Wisconsin on Sunday. First serve will be at 4:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 3:30pm on 1230AM KHAS. The women's soccer team will play at Penn State tonight and at Ohio State on Sunday.
The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced that the College of St. Mary in Omaha will be the newest member of the league beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year. The College of St. Mary's is an all women's school offering volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, swimming, tennis and golf. The GPAC has not had an expansion since Morningside joined the conference in 2003. They lost Dana College in 2010, when the school went bankrupt and the University of Sioux Falls left in 2011 to join Division II.
The Nebraska-Kearney men's basketball team has been picked by the league's coaches to finish seventh this year in the MIAA. The Lopers were 15-13 last year, 10-8 in the conference. Defending national champion Central Missouri is the pick to win the conference this season .The Lopers open the season on November 15th against the Colorado School of Mines.
In high school football last night, Central City beat Minden 48-14, Cross County shut out Harvard 72-0, Giltner blasted Lawrence Nelson 56-18, Kenesaw got by Elwood 29-28, Ravenna defeated Centura 33-14 and Shelton knocked off Arapahoe 40-14.
Tonight, the regular season comes to an end for all three Hastings teams. Adams Central will play McCook for the district title at Patriots Field. Kickoff will be at 7:00pm. "Pigskin Preview" begins at 6:00pm on 1230AM KHAS. On ESPN 1550 KICS, Lexington is at Hastings High beginning at 6:45pm. In the other game, Hastings St. Cecilia is at Sandy Creek.
Sutton won the Southern Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament yesterday. The Fillies beat Superior in the championship game, 25-19, 25-20, 25-20. Milford beat Sandy Creek in the consolation game 26-24, 25-18. In the Silver Lake Tournament, Axtell beat Silver Lake in the championship game 25-18, 22-25, 26-24.
In other action, Grand Island Central Catholic won two games at the Schuyler triangular, beating York 25-18, 25-17 and Schuyler 25-10, 25-6. Grand Island beat Kearney 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18.