The Nebraska football team will open their season on Saturday against Florida Atlantic. The Owls finished 6-6 last year, after winning their final four games. Florida Atlantic featured one of the nation's top defenses in 2013. They allowed only 326 yards per game. They were especially stingy against the pass, ranking second nationally by allowing only 162 yards per game. Kickoff is set for 2:30pm. Pre-game show begins at 9:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Nebraska volleyball team will host the AVCA Showcase this weekend at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers will host 13th ranked Florida State Friday night at 7:00pm, and then will play 3rd ranked Stanford at noon on Sunday.
The Hastings College football team continues preparations for their season opener on September 6th at Kansas Wesleyan. The Broncos will hold a joint workout with Nebraska Wesleyan this Saturday in Lincoln.
The Hastings College volleyball team will play in the Bellevue Labor Day Classic this weekend. The Broncos are 3-1 on the season. They'll play Evangel University on Friday at 3:00pm followed by a game against Clark University at 7:00pm. On Saturday, Hastings will play the College of the Ozarks at 1:00pm followed by a game against 16th ranked Mid American Nazarene at 5:00pm.
The new high school softball ratings are out today in the Omaha World Herald. Millard South is on top in Class A. Grand Island is 7th. Elkhorn South is number one in Class B. York is 6th. Grand Island Northwest is 7th. Wayne tops the Class C poll. In action tonight, Hastings will play a doubleheader at Grand Island. Adams Central will play in the Fairbury/Thayer Central triangular.
Dordt is number three and Doane is 16th in the NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches Preseason Top 25 Poll. Biola of California is ranked number one. In the men's poll, Oklahoma City is ranked number one. Morningside is 14th and Concordia is 21st.
The Nebraska-Kearney cross country teams are both picked fourth in the MIAA preseason coaches polls. Missouri Southern is picked to finish first on the men's side. Southwest Baptist is the favorite in the women's poll.
Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning last night to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair of runs during the surge. Wade Davis pitched a perfect eighth to earn his second straight win. The same two teams play at 7:10pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM. The Royals now lead the American League Central by 2 ½ games over Detroit. The Tigers lost to the New York Yankees last night, 8-4.