Minnesota Kickoff Set for 230
The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday morning that Nebraska's Oct. 17game at Minnesota will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The network determination will be made following this Saturday's games.
This week's Nebraska-Wisconsin game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT, with television coverage on ABC, or ESPN2 in outer markets.
Foltz Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week
Special Teams Player of the Week
Sam Foltz, Nebraska
Jr., P, Greeley, Neb./Grand Island
Averaged 46.9 yards per punt over nine attempts against Illinois
Three punts were downed inside the 10-yard line, including one at the one-yard line
Recorded five punts of at least 50 yards, including each of his first four attempts
Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first since Sept. 8, 2014
Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: De'Mornay Pierson-El (Dec. 1, 2014)
Wong-Orantes Wins Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Nebraska junior libero Justine Wong-Orantes has been named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
Wong-Orantes helped lead the fourth-ranked Huskers to a 3-2 comeback win over No. 1 Penn State on Friday with a career-high 30 digs.
A native of Cypress, Calif., Wong-Orantes totaled 41 digs on the weekend, averaging 4.1 digs per set.
It's the first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award for Wong-Orantes, and the second for the Huskers this season (Kadie Rolfzen, Sept. 21, 2015).
The Huskers have won five Big Ten weekly awards this season, already matching last year's total.
Kielly named USHL Goaltender of the Week
Storm goalie Jake Kielly has been named CCM "Goaltender of the Week" for week two of the regular season, the USHL announced Monday.
Jake Kielly earned a 31-save shutout in his first USHL start, a 2-0 win over the Chicago Steel. Kielly started strong with eight saves in the first period and made 23 saves over the final two periods to secure the win.
While Kielly held, defenseman John Marino, named USHL "Defenseman of the Week" in week one, scored the go-ahead goal early in the third, helping Tri-City move to 3-0-0 to begin the season, the best start in franchise history since 2003-04 (4-0-0).
In 2003-04, the Storm had its best regular season in franchise history, winning 43 games and earning 91 points en route to taking the Anderson Cup. That Storm club was helped by future NHL goalie Peter Mannino, who watched the Storm sweep the Steel this weekend as an Assistant Coach with Chicago.
Kielly and Lincoln netminder Peyton Jones are the only two USHL goalies to record shutouts this season.
Kielly, 19, comes to the Storm from the Austin Bruins (NAHL), where he boasted a 20-5-1 record and a 2.12 goals-against-average.
The Storm have allowed one even strength goal this season, in the third period of a 5-1 win Opening Night against the Omaha Lancers. The Storm have allowed four goals, the fewest goals in the USHL.
This weekend, Tri-City hosts the undefeated Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Free Kids Friday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m., catch the Storm take on Des Moines on "Huskers Night" and grab a Coca-Cola Family Four Fourpack, with four tickets for $40 plus four cokes, four hot dogs and four bags of chips.
Local Sports 10-5-2015
Ohio State is still ranked number one in the latest AP College Football Poll. The Buckeyes are 5-0 on the season. TCU is now second followed by Baylor, Michigan State and Utah. Rounding out the top ten are Clemson, LSU, Alabama, Texas A & M and Oklahoma.
The Nebraska football team suffered a disappointing 14-13 loss to Illinois in the Big Ten Conference opener on Saturday. The Fighting Illini scored the winning touchdown with just ten seconds left in the game. The Fighting Illini finished with 382 yards of total offense compared to 292 for the Huskers. Nebraska is now 2-3 on the season, 0-1 in the conference. They'll play host to Wisconsin on Saturday. The Badgers opened the conference season with a 10-6 loss at home to Iowa. Kickoff will be at 2:30pm. Pre-game show begins at 9:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Nebraska volleyball team split a pair of matches over the weekend. The Huskers beat top ranked Penn State on Friday and lost to 13th ranked Ohio State on Saturday. Nebraska is now 12-2 on the season, 3-1 in the conference. They'll play host to Michigan State on Wednesday.
The Nebraska women's soccer team lost to Purdue 2-1 on Friday. The Huskers are now 5-4-2, 1-2-2 in the conference. They'll play host to Minnesota on Thursday.
The Hastings College football team compiled a season 567 total yards to beat Briar Cliff 44-31 on Saturday at Lloyd Wilson Field. Cruz Samaniego completed 18 of 26 passes for 410 yards and three touchdowns. Darvonte Knight rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown. Austin Curlee caught four passes for 166 yards, including a 99 yard scamper in the fourth quarter. Hastings is now 2-3 on the season, 1-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They'll play at Morningside on Saturday.
The Hastings College volleyball team beat Morningside on Saturday. The scores were 25-12, 25-13, 25-21. Logan Drueppel and Katie Placke had 10 kills apiece. Hastings is now 15-6, 6-2 in the conference. They'll play host to Concordia on Wednesday.
The Hastings College men's soccer team beat Dakota Wesleyan 7-1 on Saturday. The Broncos are now 6-3-1, 3-0 in the conference. They'll play at Doane on Wednesday.
The Hastings College women beat Dakota Wesleyan 5-0. Taylor Geis had a hat trick for the Broncos. Hastings is now 6-4, 3-0 in the conference. They'll also play at Doane on Wednesday.
The second qualifier of the GPAC Women's Golf season is set for today at the Southern Hills Golf Course in Hastings. Mornngside is the leader with a score of 342. Hastings is 11th with a 395. Lauren Fitts of Dakota Wesleyan has the individual lead with a 75. Taryn Mosby of Hastings is tied for 25th with a 92.
The Nebraska-Kearney football team lost to Central Oklahoma 36-24 on Saturday. The Lopers will host Northeastern State on Saturday. The volleyball team lost to Central Missouri State in four games. The Lopers will play Fort Hays State on Tuesday at the Health and Sports Center.
The Tri City Storm picked up a pair of wins over Chicago over the weekend. The Storm beat the Steel 6-3 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday. The Storm is now 3-0. They'll host Cedar Rapids and Des Moines this weekend.
Salvador Perez added to his career best home run total as the Kansas City Royals secured home field advantage throughout the postseason beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Sunday. Perez hit his 21st homer in the third inning.
The new high school football ratings are out today in the Lincoln Journal Star. Millard West is ranked number one in Class A. Grand Island is 3rd. Kearney is 9th. Omaha Skutt is the leader in Class B. Aurora is 4th. Grand Island Northwest is 9th. Norfolk Catholic is on top in Class C-1. Holdrege is 6th. Hastings St. Cecilia continues to lead in Class C-2. Sutton is 4th. Gibbon is 5th. Guardian Angels Central Catholic is the leader in Class D-1. Bruning Davenport Shickley is 2nd. Amherst is 5th. Exeter-Milligan is now on top in Class D-2. Giltner is 5th. Lawrence Nelson is 10th.