21-Oct-2019 / NU Athletic Communications
NEBRASKA vs. INDIANA
OCT. 26, 2019 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 2:30 P.M. (CT)
TV - BTN (Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizo)
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2019 Record: 4-3, 2-1 Big Ten
Last Game: Minnesota (L, 34-7)
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 27-18 (4th Year)/8-11 (2nd Year)
vs. Indiana: First Meeting
2019 Record: 5-2, 2-2 Big Ten
Last Game: Maryland (W, 34-28
Coach: Tom Allen
Career/IU Record: 15-17 (3rd Year)/Same
vs. Nebraska: First Meeting
Nebraska gets back to its Big Ten schedule following a bye week, by playing host to Indiana in a cross-division matchup on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.The game is set to kick off shortly after 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by BTN. The game can be heard on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG.
Nebraska will enter the contest with a 4-3 overall record and a 2-2 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Huskers dropped a 34-7 contest at Minnesota on Oct. 12, prior to a bye week. Nebraska will look to get back on track at home, where the Huskers have won seven of their past eight games dating back to last season.
Indiana will come to Lincoln with a 5-2 record, including 2-2 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers are coming off a 34-28 victory at Maryland on Saturday. Indiana owns a high-powered passing attack, averaging 307.3 yards per game through the air. The Hoosiers also have one the league's most improved defensive units, allowing just 297.0 yards and 20.9 points per game.
Saturday will mark Nebraska's annual Military and Veteran's Salute at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers will honor retired and active military members throughout the game, including a joint Color Guard during the National Anthem.
The schools have met 20 times in series history, but just once as Big Ten opponents. The Huskers defeated Indiana, 27-22, in Bloomington in 2016.
• Indiana holds a 9-8-3 edge in the all-time series, including a 7-5-2 lead in the series in Lincoln.
• Nebraska has won each of the past five meetings between the schools, including four straight seasons from 1975 to 1978.
• Among Big Ten schools, Indiana was Nebraska's third-most common opponent before the Huskers joined the league in 2011.
Nebraska Joins 900-Win Club
Nebraska reached a major milestone in the history of its program with its win at Illinois on Sept. 21, becoming the fifth program in the country with 900 all-time victories. Nebraska joined Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Alabama in the 900-win club. Oklahoma and Notre Dame joined the 900-win list a week later on Sept. 28.
Rk. School (Wins)
1. Michigan (958)
2. Ohio State (918)
3. Texas (913)
4. Alabama (912)
5. Oklahoma (903)
6. Notre Dame (902)
7. Nebraska (901)
Frost Offenses Traditionally Impressive on Opening Drives
One common theme of a Scott Frost-led offense has been a fast start, and that has held true for Frost's tenure in Lincoln. Nebraska has scored points on three of seven drives in 2019.
Nebraska received the opening kickoff against South Alabama and drove nine plays and 81 yards for a touchdown to a take a 7-0 lead. At Colorado, NU drove 96 yards in five plays on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead. The Huskers opened with a field goal on the game's first drive against Northern Illinois. The opening-drive success has continued a theme throughout Frost's head coaching tenure.
• Nebraska scored on its first possession seven times in 12 games last season, including six of the final seven games. All seven of NU's opening scoring drives resulted in touchdowns. In Frost's two seasons, Nebraska has scored on its opening possession 10 times in 19 games.
• NU received the opening kickoff nine times in 2018 and scored touchdowns on six of those drives while punting only once. The Huskers had a game-opening touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead in five straight games during the Big Ten Conference season.
• The Huskers scored on nearly 60 percent of their opening possessions in 2018, even with a pair of drive-ending turnovers in opponent territory. Nebraska's average touchdown drive covered more than 74 yards, including one 80-yard touchdown march and five 75-yard scoring drives.
• Over the last three seasons - 2018-19 at Nebraska and 2017 at UCF - Frost's offenses have scored a touchdown on their opening possession 18 times in 32 games (56 percent). The average length of the touchdown drive in that span is 74 yards.
• In three-plus years as a head coach, Frost's offenses have scored on their opening drive 23 times in 45 games, with 21 touchdowns and two field goals. In 85 games over six-plus seasons as a play-caller, Frost's offenses have scored on their first possession of the game 44 times, putting points on the board in more than half of their opening possessions.
• Frost's Opening Drive Scoring Percentage: 52% (44 of 85 drives)
• Frost's Opening Drive Touchdown Percentage: 45% (38 of 85 drives)
Blackshirt Defense Looks for Strong Second Half
The Nebraska defense has focused on taking a step forward in 2019, specifically causing more turnovers and big impact plays. Nebraska has shown that ability in stretches this season, particularly in home wins over South Alabama and Northern Illinois.
• Nebraska has 11 takeaways through seven games to rank seventh in the Big Ten in that category.
• Nebraska had five takeaways against South Alabama, including four in the second half. The five takeaways matched the most in two seasons under Scott Frost (Illinois, 2018) and was only the fourth time since 2010 that a Nebraska defense recorded five or more takeaways.
• Nebraska scored a pair of defensive touchdowns against the Jaguars–a 38-yard interception return by Eric Lee Jr. in the third quarter and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Alex Davis in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring. The two defensive touchdowns marked the first time Nebraska scored a pair of defensive touchdowns since having two interception returns for touchdowns against Southern Miss in 2013. Nebraska is seventh in the nation in defensive touchdowns.
• Lee's interception return for a touchdown was the first by a Husker since Marcus Newby had an interception for a touchdown against Northwestern in 2017.
• Davis' fumble recovery for a touchdown was the first by the Huskers since Josh Mitchell returned a fumble 57 yards for a touchdown against Miami in 2014.
• Nebraska also scored on a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown by JD Spielman in the third quarter. The three non-offensive touchdowns were a first for Nebraska since the Huskers had three defensive touchdowns in a 31-3 win over Wake Forest in 2005.
• NU's effort against South Alabama marked the 16th time in school history the Huskers have scored on offense, defense and special teams in the same game. It was the first time since 2012 NU had accomplished that feat, and the first instance against an FBS opponent since 2009 at Colorado.
• Nebraska has added six takeaways over the past six games, including a critical interception by Lamar Jackson against Northwestern with 1:00 remaining to set up a game-winning field goal.
• Nebraska has averaged 2.0 takeaways in its past 11 games. Prior to that, Nebraska averaged 1.0 takeaway in its 30 previous games spanning three seasons.
• The Huskers have forced three or more turnovers in four of their last 12 games. Before the current stretch, NU had not forced three turnovers in 30 games dating back to game two in 2016.
• Nebraska has forced 18 fumbles in its past 12 games. Prior to that, Nebraska had forced just 14 fumbles in its previous 34 games.
• Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander has a history of producing disruptive defenses. In 44 games as a defensive coordinator (UCF, Nebraska) Chinander's defenses have scored 11 touchdowns.
Bootle and Jackson Break Up Opponent Passing Games
Junior Dicaprio Bootle and senior Lamar Jackson team up to give Nebraska one of the Big Ten's top cornerback tandems. Jackson has two interceptions and a team-high nine 11 breakups in 2019. Bootle ranks second on the team with five breakups.
• Jackson is tied for fourth in the nation in passes defended at 1.9 per game and is second nationally with 11 breakups. Jackson had his second interception of the season with 1:00 remaining against Northwestern. His pick and 11-yard return set up Nebraska's game-winning field goal.
• Jackson had a career-high four breakups against Northern Illinois, bettering his previous career high of two breakups in a single game. He has posted two breakups in three additional games this season.
• Jackson is two breakups shy of the top 10 in Nebraska single-season breakups. He is within striking distance of the school record of 17 PBU by DeJuan Groce in 2000.
• In 2018, Bootle broke up 15 passes and had 39 tackles in his first season as a starter. Bootle helped Nebraska rank 34th nationally in pass efficiency defense.
• Bootle ranked ninth nationally in breakups and 16th nationally in passes defended per game (1.3) in 2018. His 15 pass breakups ranked second on Nebraska's season chart and were the most since Groce's school-record 17 PBU in 2000.
• Bootle earned third-team All-Big Ten honors last year, becoming the first Husker cornerback to be honored by the conference in four seasons.
Safety Cam Taylor-Britt joins the cornerback tandem as a play-maker in the Nebraska secondary. Taylor-Britt began the season at corner before shifiting to safety. He has caused four fumbles this season, the most by a Husker in seven seasons. His four forced fumbles rank fourth in the nation. Taylor also has 32 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups.
Husker Offense Showing Versatility
The 2019 Nebraska offense has shown the versatility to both strike quickly and drive the length of the field.
• Against Colorado, Nebraska had two touchdown drives of 95 yards or longer (95 and 96). That marked the first time the Huskers have had two 95-yard scoring drives in the same game since the 2000 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee (97- and 99-yard touchdown drives).
• Through seven games, Nebraska has 14 scoring drives that have covered 75 yards or more.
• Nebraska had two long scoring plays at Colorado with touchdown passes of 65 (Martinez-Spielman) and 75 yards (Martinez-Washington). That marked the first time the Huskers had multiple 65-yard pass plays in the same game since 2006 against Kansas.
• Nebraska flashed its quick-strike ability and explosiveness against Northern Illinois. Nebraska produced nine plays of 20 yards or more against the Huskies, including eight before halftime. The eight first-half chunk plays matched Nebraska's combined total in its first two games.
• Nebraska had a pair of 60-yard runs against Northern Illinois. Dedrick Mills had a career-long 61-yard run in the first quarter, and Maurice Washington had a personal-best 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. That marked the second time since last November that Nebraska produced a pair of 60-yard runs in the same game.
• The Huskers had a season-high 14 plays of 20 yards or more against Illinois. In the process, Nebraska topped 300 yards in both rushing and passing to mark just the second time in school history the Huskers have reached that milestone.
• Nebraska's 674 yards of total offense at Illinois was its most against a conference opponent since posting 710 yards against Kansas State in 2007.
Spielman Continues to Climb Husker Charts
Junior wide receiver JD Spielman has already made Husker history as the only player in program history to have a 200-yard receiving game. Spielman is also leaving his mark on Nebraska's career record book. He has 145 career catches for 2,117 yards, ranking fifth at Nebraska in career receptions and sixth in career yardage.
• Spielman reached 2,000 and 1,000 career receiving yards faster than any other Husker. He hit 2,000 yards at Illinois on Sept. 21, breaking the 2,000-yard barrier in 25 games. He reached 1,000 career yards in only 15 games, eclipsing Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers (16 games).
• Spielman needs 45 catches and 630 yards to become Nebraska's all-time leader in both categories. He averaged 61 catches and 842 receiving yards per season in his first two years. On a per-game basis in his 28-game career, Spielman averages 5.2 receptions and 75.6 receiving yards.
• Spielman is the only player in school history to record 100 catches prior to his junior season.
• Spielman owns the only two 200-yard receiving games in Husker history (200 yards vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 209 yards at Wisconsin in 2018).
• Spielman is the only wide receiver in school history to have two career games with double-digit receptions (11 vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 10 vs. Purdue in 2018). Running back Marlon Lucky is the only other Husker to have two career games with double-digit catches.
• Spielman had more than 800 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only Huskers with two 800-yard receiving seasons. No Husker has ever had three 800-yard receiving seasons. With 469 yards in seven games, Spielman is on pace to reach that plateau again in 2019.
• Spielman had more than 50 catches in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers, Kenny Bell and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only players in program history with multiple 50-catch seasons. No Husker has ever had three 50-catch seasons.
• Spielman opened the 2019 season with a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against South Alabama, marking his second career punt return score. He had a 77-yard punt return touchdown last season against Bethune-Cookman. He also had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his first career touch against Arkansas State in the 2017 season opener. Spielman is one of only eight players in program history to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown.
• Spielman had a 65-yard TD reception at Colorado, his sixth career touchdown of at least 65 yards. The 65-yard catch at Colorado was one of four Spielman receptions of at least 40 yards in 2019.
• Spielman had seven catches for 160 yards at Illinois, marking his third-highest receiving total at Nebraska. It was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game.
Robinson Making Big Impact in Freshman Season
Freshman receiver Wan'Dale Robinson provides Nebraska with an explosive receiving, rushing and return threat in 2019.
A true freshman from Frankfort, Ky., Robinson keyed Big Ten wins against Illinois and Northwestern. At Illinois, he was called on as a running back and had 19 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown, while also catching eight passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. His play in the 42-38 win earned him Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week Honors.
Against Northwestern, Robinson again won the Big Ten freshman weekly honor. He totaled 186 all-purpose yards, including seven catches for a career-high 123 yards, the most receiving yards ever by a Husker true freshman. He had a career-long 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, a career-long 49-yard catch in the third quarter and a key 32-yard catch on Nebraska's game-winning drive.
• Robinson ranks third nationally among all freshmen and leads all Power Five Conference freshmen in all-purpose yards per game (105.4 ypg).
• Robinson's 336 receiving yards and 27 receptions are the most ever by a Nebraska true freshman.
21-Oct-2019 / Hastings College
(Hastings, Nebraska) – Hastings College will offer men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as varsity intercollegiate sports beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.
The addition of the two programs will bring Hastings College Broncos Athletics to 26 competitive teams. Like other College’s other athletic teams, the new programs will be affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
Hastings College is conducting national searches to find head coaches for both programs.
“We’re excited to launch these new athletic teams and provide opportunities for more student athletes to experience Hastings College,” said Hastings College President Dr. Travis Feezell. “The teams are reflective of the institution, our athletic conference and where we want to go as a college.”
Director of Athletics B.J. Pumroy said Hastings College recognizes intercollegiate athletics as an important component to the College’s learning community.
“Volleyball fans in Nebraska bring a great passion for the sport, enjoy a high level of play and are some of the most engaged fans in the country,” Pumroy said. “By adding men’s volleyball we look to bring new students to our campus and engage our community members in a sport in which they have shown great interest.”
In 2020 there will be 50 NAIA schools competing in men’s volleyball, up from 42 in 2019. The NAIA began offering a Men’s Volleyball Championship in the 2019 season. With the addition of the Hastings College, the GPAC will have five schools sponsoring men’s volleyball and the league will look to attract an affiliate member to get to automatic qualification for the national tournament status number of six teams.
Statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSA) shows in 2019 there were 2,926 High Schools sponsoring Boys Volleyball and 63,563 boys playing high school volleyball.
“Women’s wrestling is a fast growing sport in intercollegiate and interscholastic levels across the country,” said Pumroy. “We believe it’s the right time to join the trend of schools adding the sport to meet an increasingly growing marketplace. We know Nebraska high schools traditionally have strong wrestling programs. We also believe with the national and state increase in participation in girls wrestling, the Nebraska School Activity Association may soon sanction the sport.”
At the NAIA level, 20 schools competed in the inaugural NAIA National Invitational Women’s Wrestling Championship held in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 2019, including two from the GPAC and three from the Nebraska. There are 63 colleges and universities nationwide who sponsor women’s wrestling. The NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics also recently recommended women’s wrestling to be recognized as an emerging sport, which is the first step to NCAA official championship sponsorship.
Eighteen states have women’s wrestling championships at the high school level. In Nebraska, 168 girls competed for their high school teams in the 2018-19 school year, which is the 20th largest state participation number. Nationally there were 2,980 high school sponsoring teams and 21,124 girls wrestling at the high school level in 2018-19.
Women’s wrestling competes in the traditional winter season, while men’s volleyball competes during the winter and early spring.
21-Oct-2019 / Associated Press
Adams Central 37, Kearney Catholic 7
Ainsworth 70, Boyd County 28
Allen 64, Randolph 16
Alma 54, Southwest 6
Aquinas 83, Twin River 14
Arcadia-Loup City 42, Amherst 6
Arlington 14, Platteview 7
Arthur County 58, Crawford 40
Ashland-Greenwood 53, Nebraska City 13
Auburn 29, Lincoln Christian 17
Aurora 21, Milford 0
Axtell 44, Lawrence-Nelson 34
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 42, Archbishop Bergan 36, OT
Battle Creek 21, Hartington Cedar Catholic 18
Bayard 50, Perkins County 46
Bellevue East 41, Lincoln Northeast 25
Bellevue West 57, Omaha North 6
Bennington 41, Blair 14
Bishop Neumann 35, Raymond Central 12
Bloomfield 54, Wynot 28
Boys Town 50, Douglas County West 0
Bridgeport 40, Gordon/Rushville 0
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 34, Cross County 20
Burwell 20, South Loup 15
Cambridge 40, Dundy County-Stratton 22
Cedar Bluffs 62, Omaha Christian Academy 19
Centennial 33, David City 14
Central City 49, Fillmore Central 0
Central Valley 44, CWC-Ewing 33
Chase County 39, Sidney 14
Clarkson/Leigh 44, Mead 8
Cody-Kilgore 40, Sioux County 6
Columbus Scotus 42, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 22
Cozad 34, Lexington 14
Creek Valley 64, South Platte 39
Crofton 34, Ponca 22
Deshler 46, Hampton 6
Diller-Odell 98, Parkview Christian 70
Doniphan-Trumbull 44, Hastings St. Cecilia 7
Elgin Public/Pope John 42, Osmond 22
Elkhorn Mount Michael 38, South Sioux City 6
Elkhorn South 76, Omaha Northwest 7
Elkhorn Valley 28, Neligh-Oakdale 20
Elm Creek 42, Ansley-Litchfield 16
Elmwood-Murdock 76, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 24
Elwood 64, Loomis 13
Exeter-Milligan/Friend 36, Nebraska Lutheran 20
Fairbury 21, Sandy Creek 7
Falls City Sacred Heart 50, Pawnee City 6
Fort Calhoun 41, Omaha Concordia 6
Freeman 13, Syracuse 0
Fullerton 54, Heartland 14
Garden County 44, Medicine Valley 8
Gothenburg 44, Ogallala 6
Grand Island 34, Lincoln Southwest 13
Grand Island Central Catholic 17, Gibbon 0
Grand Island Northwest 34, Crete 27
Gretna 35, Fremont 7
Guardian Angels 46, Homer 0
Hartington-Newcastle 50, Wausa 18
Hastings 64, Beatrice 56
Hay Springs 53, Hyannis 43
Hemingford 69, Morrill 24
Hershey 30, Wood River 14
Hitchcock County 48, Arapahoe 0
Holdrege 7, Minden 6
Howells/Dodge 28, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 20
Humphrey St. Francis 50, Riverside 0
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 50, St. Edward 6
Johnson-Brock 58, Meridian 8
Kearney 35, Lincoln High 7
Kenesaw 45, Blue Hill 0
Lincoln Lutheran 31, Falls City 16
Lincoln North Star 47, Omaha Bryan 8
Lincoln Pius X 21, Norfolk 14
Lincoln Southeast 40, Papillion-LaVista South 13
Lutheran High Northeast 76, Madison 28
Malcolm 55, Johnson County Central 14
Maxwell 28, Mullen 22
Maywood-Hayes Center 55, Sandhills Valley 28
McCook 45, Gering 14
McCool Junction 66, Dorchester 12
Millard South 46, Omaha Creighton Prep 23
Mitchell 28, Chadron 24
Norfolk Catholic 42, Stanton 0
Norris 41, Ralston 9
North Bend Central 16, Shelby/Rising City 13
North Central 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 7
North Platte 54, Omaha Benson 0
North Platte St. Patrick's def. Southern Valley, forfeit
O'Neill 12, Broken Bow 6
Oakland-Craig 66, Yutan 7
Omaha Burke 28, Millard North 14
Omaha Central 38, Omaha South 12
Omaha Roncalli 49, Schuyler 7
Omaha Skutt Catholic 47, Omaha Gross Catholic 6
Omaha Westside 50, Columbus 0
Ord 28, Valentine 6
Osceola-High Plains 57, East Butler 22
Overton 68, Bertrand 22
Palmer 60, Shelton 26
Palmyra 62, Weeping Water 60
Papillion-LaVista 23, Elkhorn 7
Pender 43, Emerson-Hubbard 16
Pierce 60, West Point-Beemer 6
Plainview 72, Winside 8
Pleasanton 41, Anselmo-Merna 20
Ravenna 70, Nebraska Christian 30
Red Cloud 26, Heartland Lutheran 24
Sandhills/Thedford 59, Brady 20
Scottsbluff 51, Alliance 10
Seward 18, York 0
Southern 22, Tri County 18
St. Mary's 32, Clearwater/Orchard 16
St. Paul 57, Centura 7
Sterling 70, Lewiston 19
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 72, Wilcox-Hildreth 26
Sutherland 80, Kimball 18
Sutton 54, Superior 0
Tekamah-Herman 32, Louisville 22
Thayer Central 46, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 36
Twin Loup 47, Stuart 0
Wahoo 69, Columbus Lakeview 14
Wakefield 86, Winnebago 22
Waverly 29, Plattsmouth 7
Wayne 42, Boone Central/Newman Grove 24
West Holt 33, Creighton 32
Wilber-Clatonia 76, Conestoga 0
Wisner-Pilger 70, Omaha Nation 0
21-Oct-2019 / NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team took an early 1-0 lead, but allowed seven runs in the last five innings to fall to Kansas, 7-1, in a 12-inning exhibition game at Hawks Field on Saturday afternoon.
Spencer Schwellenbach put the Huskers on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first when he blasted a solo home run to left center field. It was one of eight hits for the Big Red on the day.
Starting pitcher Colby Gomes tossed 2.0 no-hit scoreless innings as one of 11 Husker pitchers to make an appearance against the Jayhawks. The two teams held each other scoreless during innings 2 through 7, as Cade Povich, Max Schreiber, Caleb Feekin, Sayer Diederich and Trey Kissack each threw 1.0 scoreless frame.
Kansas took its first lead of the game in the top of the eighth with a pair of runs. NU allowed three hits, including a home run, during the frame. In the bottom of the eighth, Drew Gilin laced a leadoff double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. But he remained stranded, as each of the next three Husker batters produced outs.
KU tacked on one run in the top of the ninth on a solo home run. Seeking to trim the deficit, Keegan Watson hit a one-out single up the middle before advancing to second on a groundout. He made it to third on a wild pitch, but remained stranded.
The Jayhawks plated one run in the top of the 10th to extend their lead to 4-1. In the bottom of the 10th, Leighton Banjoff and Luke Roskam managed back-to-back singles to open the frame. However, three consecutive outs kept the Big Red from scoring.
Kansas added three runs on three hits in the top of the 12th to extend their lead to 7-1.
21-Oct-2019 / NU Athletic Communications
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team won its fourth straight match with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-13) sweep of the Maryland Terrapins at XFINITY Center Pavilion on Saturday night.
Lexi Sun had 12 kills on .417 hitting to lead the Huskers (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten). Madi Kubik had 10 kills and eight digs while hitting .333, and Jazz Sweet and Lauren Stivrins chipped in six kills each. Callie Schwarzenbach finished with five kills.
Nicklin Hames had 27 assists and nine digs with three kills, and Kenzie Knuckles had a team-best 11 digs.
Nebraska out-hit the Terps (11-9, 3-5 Big Ten) .337 to .143. NU had 14 more kills (42-28), and 12 more digs (44-32). The Huskers posted seven blocks on the night, led by four from Sweet and three each by Stivrins and Schwarzenbach.
Erika Pritchard had 10 kills for Maryland.
The Huskers are on the road again next weekend, at Indiana next Friday and at No. 20 Purdue next Saturday.
Set 1: Sun had three kills on three swings early in the match, the third of which started a 5-0 run that put Nebraska ahead 10-6. Schwarzenbach put away a joust at the net, and Sweet had a kill between Maryland hitting errors. After Maryland cut the lead to 11-10, a Terps' service error and a kill by Kubik made it 13-10 Big Red, and Schwarzenbach added her third, fourth and fifth kills to give NU a 20-15 lead. Sweet had a kill a pair of kills and teamed up with Stivrins for a block, and Nebraska took the first set, 25-19. Schwarzenbach had five kills on .571 hitting to lead the Huskers in the set.
Set 2: NU trailed 5-4 when Stivrins terminated a kill to start a 4-0 run. She combined with Hames for a block, and then Hames dumped a kill to the floor before Kubik hammered an overpass for an 8-5 lead. Kills by Sun and Kubik put the Huskers up 12-7, but Maryland cut the lead to two at 12-10. Sun, Kubik and Stivrins added kills as the Huskers went up 17-12. Sun, Stivrins and Kubik helped the Huskers pull away down the stretch to a 25-16 win.
Set 3: The Huskers began the set with a kill by Sun, a solo block and a kill by Sweet and an ace by Hames for a 4-0 lead. Kubik posted back-to-back kills for a 7-1 lead, and Stivrins pounded a kill before Hayley Densberger served an ace and Sun added another kill for a 13-5 advantage. Hames dumped her third kill, and Schwarzenbach combined for back-to-back blocks, one with Sun and one with Sweet, to keep the Huskers up eight at 16-8. Sweet and Stivrins posted NU's fourth block of the set, and Megan Miller served an ace for a 22-11 lead. The Huskers' dominant third set ended the match, 25-13.
19-Oct-2019 / Steve Stein
Aurora continued its defensive domination with a 21-0 win over Milford. The Huskies haven't allowed a point in district play and have outscored opponents 147-7 during their current four game winning streak. Aurora hosts Central City Friday with the C1-5 title on the line. That game will be on 97.3 the Wolf.
Tim Elge Post Game Interivew
18-Oct-2019 / Steve Stein
Aurora seeks a fourth straight win at Milford tonight. The Huskies have limited opponents to seven points combined during their current win streak. Milford can claim a playoff spot with a win over Aurora.
Coverage at 6:30 tonight from 97.3 the Wolf, on line at www.thewolf973fm.com and on the app.
Coach Kyle Peterson
Senior Cole Fiala
18-Oct-2019 / Hometown Family Radio Sports Network
Archbishop Bergan def. Omaha Concordia, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14
Bayard def. Hemingford, 26-24, 25-14, 25-16
Bertrand def. Kenesaw, 25-19, 25-12, 19-25, 25-17
Bishop Neumann def. Columbus Scotus, 3-2
Blair def. Omaha Benson, 26-24, 24-26, 25-18, 25-22
Bloomfield def. Creighton, 25-18, 25-23, 25-7
Broken Bow def. Kearney Catholic, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21
Columbus def. Norfolk, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21
Diller-Odell def. Friend, 25-3, 25-9, 25-8
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18
Elkhorn def. Plattsmouth, 25-17, 25-12, 25-18
Exeter/Milligan def. East Butler, 25-18, 25-9, 26-24
Falls City Sacred Heart def. Pawnee City, 25-11, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18
Gering def. Scottsbluff, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23
Gretna def. Omaha Bryan, 25-17, 25-10, 25-11
Guardian Angels def. Crofton, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16
Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-7, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19
Hastings St. Cecilia def. Sandy Creek, 25-9, 25-8, 25-14
Heartland def. Sutton, 17-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-12
Johnson-Brock def. Sterling, 25-13, 25-15, 25-13
Leyton def. Paxton, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20
Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln High, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22
Lincoln Southeast def. Fremont, 3-0
McCool Junction def. Osceola, 12-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-21
Medicine Valley def. Arapahoe, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17
Millard South def. Lincoln East, 3-0
Mitchell def. Bridgeport, 25-10, 25-22, 25-19
Norris def. Hastings, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21
North Platte def. McCook, 25-16, 25-20, 27-25
Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. College View Academy, 25-8, 25-14, 27-25
Omaha Burke def. Lincoln North Star, 25-20, 25-22, 15-25, 23-25, 15-10
Omaha Mercy def. Omaha South, 25-20, 25-14, 25-12
Omaha Nation def. Flandreau Indian, S.D., 19-25, 25-8, 14-25, 25-17, 15-7
Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Omaha Duchesne Academy, 25-13, 25-15, 25-17
Sidney, Iowa def. Nebraska City Lourdes, 25-19, 25-9, 25-13
Southern def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-16, 25-18, 22-19
Southwest def. Maxwell, 25-23, 25-15, 25-18
Superior def. Thayer Central, 25-10, 25-16, 25-16
Wakefield-Allen def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-7, 25-11, 25-8
Wayne def. Battle Creek, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19
Ainsworth def. Stuart, 25-12, 25-21
Boyd County def. Ainsworth, 26-24, 25-18
Stuart def. Boyd County, 25-22, 25-21
Minden def. Alma, 26-24, 25-15
Southern Valley def. Minden, 23-25, 25-11, 27-25
Southern Valley def. Alma, 25-20, 25-15
Aquinas def. David City, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19
Centennial def. Aquinas, 25-22, 25-22
Centennial def. David City, 27-29, 25-19, 25-19
Central Conference Tournament
Adams Central def. Columbus Lakeview, 25-19, 8-25, 25-21
Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-21, 25-14
Aurora def. Crete, 25-13, 25-16
Aurora def. Holdrege, 25-18, 25-14
Columbus Lakeview def. Crete, 25-9, 25-16
Grand Island Northwest def. Lexington, 25-6, 25-12
Grand Island Northwest def. Seward, 25-16, 25-15
Seward def. Schuyler, 25-12, 25-11
York def. Lexington, 25-19, 25-17
York def. Schuyler, 25-13, 25-10
Cross County Triangular
Cross County def. Meridian, 32-30, 25-11
Cross County def. Giltner, 25-19, 25-18
Giltner def. Meridian, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17
Blue Hill def. Deshler, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22
Blue Hill def. Harvard, 25-23, 25-12
Deshler def. Harvard, 25-21, 25-21
East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
Louisville def. Auburn, 25-23, 25-12
Malcolm def. Mead, 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 16-14
Johnson County Central def. Palmyra, 25-23, 25-15
Yutan def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-20, 25-20
Johnson County Central def. Yutan, 25-17, 19-25, 25-15
Freeman def. Conestoga, 25-17, 25-22
Freeman def. Weeping Water, 25-16, 25-15
East Husker Conference Tournament
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19
Clarkson/Leigh def. Pender, 25-19, 25-10
Oakland-Craig def. Twin River, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18
Stanton def. Madison, 25-11, 25-12
Pender def. Madison, 25-11, 25-23
Tekamah-Herman def. Twin River, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23
Stanton def. Clarkson/Leigh, 25-16, 32-30
Wisner-Pilger def. Howells/Dodge, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22
Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
Elm Creek def. Axtell, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21
Pleasanton def. Overton, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19
Goldenrod Conference Tournament
Central Valley def. Riverside, 25-16, 25-10, 25-16
Heartland Lutheran def. St. Edward, 25-6, 25-17, 25-20
Riverside def. Palmer, 25-27, 25-12, 25-21, 25-15
Fullerton def. Burwell, 26-24, 25-23, 25-21
Humphrey St. Francis def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-14, 25-9, 25-11
Nebraska Christian def. Spalding Academy, 25-8, 25-9, 25-15
Alliance def. Valentine, 25-18, 25-13
Valentine def. Gordon/Rushville, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17
Hartington-Newcastle def. Walthill, 25-11, 25-10
Ponca def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-22, 25-19
Ponca def. Walthill, 25-6, 25-7
High Plains Community Triangular
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-20, 25-14
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. High Plains Community, 25-14, 25-14
Lawrence-Nelson def. High Plains Community, 25-11, 25-13
Lou Platte Conference Tournament
Centura def. Ord, 25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19
St. Paul def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-16, 25-9, 25-17
Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference
Hyannis def. Sandhills/Thedford, 3-0
Sandhills Valley def. Arthur County, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 25-22, 18-16
Anselmo-Merna def. Sandhills Valley, 25-20, 25-12, 25-17
Mullen def. Brady, 16-25, 15-25, 25-12, 25-16, 15-8
South Loup def. Hyannis, 25-14, 25-15, 25-10
Twin Loup def. Cody-Kilgore, 25-10, 25-11, 25-23
Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament
Arlington def. Fort Calhoun, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-25, 15-12
Douglas County West def. Raymond Central, 25-17, 25-17, 10-25, 25-14
Syracuse def. Platteview, 20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-5
Wahoo def. Ashland-Greenwood, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13
Norfolk Catholic def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 25-10
Norfolk Catholic def. O'Neill, 25-20, 25-18
O'Neill def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 23-25, 25-13
Pierce County Tournament
Randolph def. Plainview, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22
Plainview def. Osmond, 25-22, 25-17
Pierce def. Randolph, 25-10, 25-16
17-Oct-2019 / NU Athletic Communications
The Nebraska baseball team concludes its fall schedule this weekend when the Huskers host Kansas in an exhibition game on Saturday. First pitch for the 12-inning game is set for 1:05 p.m., at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.
Admission is free to the game and gates will open one hour before first pitch. A limited number of menu items will be available to purchase at selected concession stands.
This marks the second consecutive year the Huskers and Jayhawks will square off in a fall game, as KU visited Lincoln last year on Oct. 6 for a scrimmage. The NCAA Division I Council adopted legislation in April 2018 to allow two fall exhibitions that do not count toward a team's 56-game spring schedule.
NU opened this fall with a 10-8 road win (12 innings) over Wichita State on Sept. 21. The Huskers produced 18 hits and four home runs in the victory over the Shockers.
Nebraska continued its fall schedule with the annual Red-White Series last week. After the two teams tied, 5-5, in a five-inning game on Oct. 9, the Red team clinched the series with a 7-1 win (nine innings) in Game 2 on Oct. 14.
Last season, the Huskers went 32-24 overall and qualified for their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last six years. NU posted a 15-9 record in Big Ten play to tie for third in the conference before finishing runner-up at the conference tournament. Last season, Kansas went 32-26 overall and posted a 12-12 record in Big 12 play.
Fans can follow Saturday's action by visiting Huskers.com/livestats.
17-Oct-2019 / NU Athletic Communications
LINCOLN, Neb. - Freshman Madi Kubik had a career-high 22 kills, and the No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team topped No. 20 Purdue, 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15) on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 8,005 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Huskers (14-2, 6-1 Big Ten) were stout defensively for the third match in a row. Nebraska held its third straight opponent to a season low in hitting percentage, as Purdue (11-5, 3-4 Big Ten) hit .099, becoming the third straight Husker foe to hit below .100.
Offensively, Nebraska hit .284, the best hitting percentage by a Purdue opponent this season, and five different Huskers all hit better than .300 on the night. Setter Nicklin Hames had 48 assists, 11 digs and four kills to coordinate the Husker attack.
Kubik stole the show offensively for the Big Red. Her 22 kills on .314 hitting tied Mikaela Foecke's 2015 freshman high of 22 as the most by an NU freshman since Sarah Pavan had 35 in 2004. Lexi Sun chipped in 11 kills on .321 hitting with 15 digs for her third straight double-double. Lauren Stivrins had 10 kills on .375 hitting with three blocks. Jazz Sweet had eight kills, and Callie Schwarzenbach added four kills and a team-best five blocks.
The Huskers had eight blocks in the match, while Purdue had 10. Aces were even at five apiece, although Nebraska committed nine services errors compared to five for Purdue. Nebraska made up for it with its hitting, posting 17 more kills (59-42) and out-digging the Boilermakers, 57-49. Kenzie Knuckles had 14 digs, and Megan Miller had six.
Caitlyn Newton led Purdue with 17 kills.
The Huskers return to the road this weekend to play Maryland in College Park. The match will begin at 7 p.m. (CT).
Set 1: Back-to-back kills by Stivrins gave the Huskers an early 4-1 lead. A solo block by Schwarzenbach put the Huskers up 10-5, and back-to-back kills by Kubik and Sweet kept NU ahead by five, 13-8, and forced a Purdue timeout. The Boilermakers got within three at 18-15, but a pair of hitting errors made it 20-15 Huskers. Purdue cut it to three again, 20-17, but Kubik and Stivrins terminated to restore a five-point lead, 22-17. Kubik's seventh kill gave NU set point, 24-18, and Stivrins finished it at 25-21 with her fifth kill. Nebraska hit .323 and held Purdue to .059 hitting.
Set 2: Kubik picked up where she left off, blasting kills No. 8, 9 and 10 to give Nebraska a 6-3 lead. Sweet and Kubik added two more kills for a 9-5 Husker lead, but Purdue came back to get within two, 12-10, after back-to-back kills. Leading 14-12, Nebraska scored a 5-0 run off of an ace by Sun, kills by Sweet and Kubik and a stuff block by Kubik and Schwarzenbach. The Huskers went up 21-14 after the middle blockers - Schwarzenbach and Stivrins - tallied back-to-back kills, followed by a Knuckles ace. NU went on to win, 25-16, to take the 2-0 lead. Nebraska was even sharper offensively in set two, hitting .391.
Set 3: NU built a 10-5 lead, getting kills from Sweet, Kubik (two), Sun and Hames. Sun and Stivrins also combined for a block as well, but Purdue charged back with a 6-1 run to tie the set at 11-11. The Boilermakers claimed a 14-13 lead on a Newton kill, and a Husker hitting error made it 15-13 Purdue. Stivrins served an ace to tie the set at 18-18, but a pair of Husker attacking errors put Purdue back up by two, 20-18. Schwarzenbach's third kill of the set cut it to 20-19, but another hitting error made it 21-19 and the Boilermakers increased the lead to 24-20 with back-to-back blocks. Sweet kept the Huskers in the set with a kill, and Kubik added her 16th after a long rally to make it 24-22. After a timeout, Purdue hit long to let the Huskers within one, 24-23, but Purdue got a kill from Shavona Cuttino to win the set, 25-23. The Huskers committed 11 attacking errors in set three after just eight in the first two sets combined.
Set 4: The teams went back and forth early, but Nebraska gained a 16-10 lead after a 9-2 run after Purdue had taken an 8-7 lead. Kubik added to her career day with four more kills to help the Big Red to an 18-11 advantage. She also combined with Schwarzenbach for a block during that stretch. She wasn't done though, as her 21st and 22nd kills, and a dump by Hames, increased the Huskers' lead to 22-14. Stivrins tacked on her 10th kill for a 22-15 lead, and the Huskers clinched the match with a 25-15 win, scoring the last four points of the match.