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Varsity Singles
1 Syd Wier lost to A. Munson 7-5, 0-6, 1-6…Syd will enter the state tournament with a 11-23 record
2 Zion Moyer def B. Lee 6-0, 6-0… Zion will enter the state tournament with a 22-11 record
 
Varsity Doubles
1 Spencer Krysl/Sam Knoll def C. Lohoefener/J. Cauffman 6-1, 7-5…Spencer/Sam will enter state
tournament with a 28-6 record
2 Von Fritsche/Mason Michaelis def T. Hoatson/N. Merz 7-6 (8-6), 6-2…Von/Mason will enter state
tournament with a 18-9 record
 
McCook Junior Varsity 29 North Platte Junior Varsity 11
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def N. Ostrander/E. Wood 6-4
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def M. Dailey/H. Burnette 6-3
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def Z. Florea/B. Little 6-2
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def W. Brown/M. Dailey 6-2
Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner lost to M. Dailey/H. Burnette6-3
Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner def N. Ostrander/E. Wood 6-1
Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner def B. Jennings/W. Brown 6-4
Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner def K. Lawerence/C. Lukas 6-1
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty lost to B. Jennings/W. Brown 6-4
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def C. Lukas/C. Brady 6-3
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def C. Stone/C. Bergeron 6-3
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def E. Ramsey/L. Friedrich 6-4
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Bergeron/K. Lawerence 6-3
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def Z. Florea/B. Little 6-2
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def C. Brady/D. Younghans 6-3
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin def L. Friedrich/E. Ramsey 6-2
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def J. Carlson/C. Stone 6-0
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def L. Friedrich/E. Ramsey 6-4
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def G. Bergeron/Z. Tanner 6-4
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def E. Wood/N. Ostrander 6-4
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def D. Younghans/D. Moore 6-1
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def I. Epler/Z. Tanner 6-2
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def D. Moore/J. Carlson 6-1
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def Z. Little/H. Burnette 7-5
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Ramali lost to E. Mercer/L. Zimbleman 6-3
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Rambali lost to M. Tilford/C. Lee 6-5
Jason Michel-Moreno/Hayden Markut lost to C. Zurn/A. Cauffman 6-1
Peyton Rambali/Davin Brunswick lost to L. Zimbleman/E. Mercer 6-3
Spencer Rogers/Casey Carlin lost to J. Keeney/B. Nelson 6-1
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers lost to C. Zurn/P. Cauffman 6-5
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers def P. Zeller/Z. Brinker 6-3
Jason Michel-Moreno/Spencer Rogers lost to M. Tilford/C. Lee 6-0
Jason Michel-Moreno/Joey Gonzales def E. Perlinger/L. Blank 6-4
Hayden Markut/Davin Brunswick def P. Zeller/D. Patterson 6-2
Casey Carlin/Hayden Markut lost to L. Blank/E. Perlinger 6-2
Jason Michel-Moreno/Casey Carlin lost to L. Blank/D. Patterson 6-2
Joey Gonzales/Casey Carlin def E. Perlinger/D. Patterson 6-5
Joey Gonzales/Casey Carlin def P. Zeller/Z. Brinker 6-0
Peyton Rambali/Casey Carlin def M. Tilford/Z. Brinker 6-2
Peyton Rambali/Hayden Markut def B. Nelson/J. Keeney 6-5
 
McCook Varsity ends season with a 8-4 duel record
McCook Junior Varsity end season with a 10-1 duel record
Next action: Varsity at state tournament-Lincoln next Thursday/Friday 8:00 AM





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The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team heads to Iowa City, Iowa this Saturday for a 7 p.m. match against Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The match will be streamed online with a BTN Plus subscription.

Husker Sports Network will broadcast all the action on HSN affiliates including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 24th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren Cook, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.

About the Huskers
• The Huskers enter the match with a 12-3 overall record and 5-0 mark in the Big Ten after a 3-1 win over No. 14 Michigan State on Wednesday at the Devaney Center.
• With the win, the Huskers took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings a quarter of the way through the conference season.
• The Huskers won their sixth match in a row and their sixth straight match against a top-15 opponent, matching the most consecutive wins by NU against top-15 teams in a season since 2006.
• Nebraska is 13th nationally and second in the Big Ten in kills per set at 14.46.
• Nebraska ranks 12th nationally in opponent hitting percentage at .150, a mark that ranks third in the Big Ten.
• The highest opponent hitting percentage against the Huskers this season is .232 by Northern Iowa. The Huskers have held their first 15 opponents this season under .250 hitting. The last time they accomplished that feat was in 2007.
• Annika Albrecht leads the Huskers with 3.25 kills per set and 2.83 digs per set. In Big Ten matches only, Albrecht ranks fourth in the Big Ten in kills at 4.33 per set. She has led NU in kills in the last seven matches.
• Albrecht has 117 career service aces, which is tied for ninth in NU career history.
• Mikaela Foecke is averaging 3.17 kills per set and 2.83 digs per set.
• Jazz Sweet adds 2.38 kills per set.
• Kelly Hunter, a two-time Big Ten Setter of the Week this season, is putting up 10.70 assists per set and 2.63 digs per set. The only NCAA Division I setter who has set her team to both a national and conference championship, Hunter ranks fourth in school history with 3,341 career assists at NU.
• Senior middle blocker Briana Holman averages 2.49 kills and 1.04 blocks per set with a team-high .332 hitting percentage. Holman’s hitting percentage of .413 in Big Ten matches ranks fifth in the conference.
• Junior libero Kenzie Maloney is averaging 4.23 digs per set, which ranks fifth in the Big Ten.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins chips in 2.29 kills and 0.96 blocks per set for the Huskers.

Coaches
• John Cook, Nebraska: 18th year at Nebraska (511-68); 25th year overall (672-141)
• Bond Shymansky, Iowa: 4th year at Iowa (58-56); 16th year overall (348-165)

Series History
• Nebraska leads the all-time series with Iowa, 25-0. The Huskers have won 16 in a row by sweep, and 23 of the 25 matches overall in the series have been Husker sweeps. The Hawkeyes’ last set victory against the Huskers was in 1987 in Iowa City. Nebraska swept Iowa in Iowa City last year, 25-17, 25-19, 25-13.

Scouting Iowa
• Iowa enters the weekend at 13-5 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten after upsetting No. 22 Michigan, 3-1, on Wednesday night in Iowa City. Like Nebraska, the Hawkeyes have had a very difficult start to their Big Ten schedule. Iowa’s first six matches have included then-No. 2 Penn State, No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 22 Michigan and now No. 4 Nebraska.
• Taylor Louis leads the Hawkeyes with 3.57 kills per set and is hitting .302. Claire Sheehan adds 2.71 kills per set and 2.18 digs per set.
• Setter Gabrielle Orr organizes the attack with 11.47 assists per set. Libero Annika Olsen contributes 4.47 digs per set and ranks fourth in the Big Ten. As a team, Iowa ranks fifth in the conference in digs at 14.97 per set.

Hunter Guides Young Husker Squad
• All-America setter Kelly Hunter is in her senior season after leading NU to a national championship and a Big Ten championship the past two seasons as team captain and starting setter.
• Hunter was a second-team AVCA All-American in 2016 and an All-Big Ten setter, becoming the first Husker setter since Lauren Cook in 2012 to make the All-Big Ten team. She is a preseason All-Big Ten selection.
• Hunter ranks fourth in school history with 3,341 career assists at NU.
• Hunter was named the Big Ten Setter of the Week on Sept. 11 after a double-double of 31 assists and 14 digs against UCLA on Sept. 9.
• She added another honor on Sept. 25 after averaging 12.33 assists in sweeps at Penn State and Rutgers. She has eight career weekly Big Ten awards.

Albrecht Steps Up as Senior Captain
• Senior outside hitter Annika Albrecht was named a team captain along with Kelly Hunter prior to the season and has stepped into her new role as a six-rotation hitter for the Huskers.
• Albrecht leads the team in kills with 3.25 per set and adds 2.83 digs per set and 12 service aces. She ranks ninth in school history in career aces with 117.
• The North Aurora, Illinois native made national headlines this season when she tallied a career-high 19 kills on .400 hitting in a 3-0 sweep at Penn State on Sept. 22. For her performance, Albrecht was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week and the espnW Player of the Week. The honors were all the first of her career.

Foecke Excelling in Six-Rotation Role
• Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke is averaging 3.17 kills per set. She received All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2016 and was an AVCA All-Region honoree.
• Foecke worked hard to become a six-rotation player entering her junior season and has been effective in that role, adding 2.60 digs per set. Foecke has five double-doubles this season and leads the team in aces with 15.
• Foecke was a unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection and was one of just two players to earn a unanimous selection (Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson).
• Foecke was the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2015 - becoming just the third freshman to earn the honor - after 19 kills on .385 hitting in the championship win against Texas. The other freshmen to win the award were Deja McClendon (Penn State, 2010) and Kerri Walsh (Stanford, 1996).

Holman Leads Husker Middle Blockers
• Senior Briana Holman guides a relatively young group of Husker middle blockers, as she teams with redshirt freshman Lauren Stivrins and is backed up by true freshman Chesney McClellan.
• Holman is averaging 2.49 kills and a team-best 1.04 blocks per set for the Huskers while hitting a team-best .332. She was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 and the MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after a dominating display over three matches with 25 kills and 18 blocks on .525 hitting.
• Holman earned AVCA All-Region honors for the third time in her career last season and received All-Big Ten honorable mention.
• Holman was a first-team AVCA All-American at LSU in 2014 with 3.94 kills and 1.47 blocks per set. She was a two-time All-SEC performer for the Tigers and represented the U.S. Collegiate National Team at the World University Games in South Korea in July 2015.

Huskers Turn to Freshmen for Instant Impact
• With five true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen on the roster, the Huskers needed some new talent to step up in a big way in 2017, and that has happened.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins is averaging 2.29 kills per set and has started every match.
• Freshman outside hitter Jazz Sweet is fourth on the team in kills at 2.38 per set and is hitting .297. Sweet had an outstanding debut with 14 kills on .375 hitting against Oregon and 16 kills on .323 hitting at Florida.
• Redshirt freshman setter Hunter Atherton has made two starts and played in seven matches with an average of 6.14 assists and 1.82 digs per set. Atherton also has five service aces, third-most on the team.
• Freshman outside hitter Anezka Szabo, who plays the same right-side hitter position as Sweet, tallied 10 kills on .400 hitting against Saint Mary’s and has played in nine matches.

Huskers Ranked No. 4 in AVCA Coaches Poll
• Nebraska is ranked No. 4 in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll, up four spots from No. 8 last week and its highest ranking of the season. The Huskers have climbed 10 spots from their No. 14 ranking two weeks ago.
• The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 98 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history.
• The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 461 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
• Nebraska has appeared in all 517 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.

Cook Adds to Legacy; Will Join AVCA Hall of Fame in December
• Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 18th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2017. He has led the Huskers to three national championships, seven final fours, 11 conference championships and 15 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Cook has 672 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history.
• Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .882 win percentage in that time (511-68).
• Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 49 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a six-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016, his first Big Ten honor with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
• Cook was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year this season, his fifth career regional coaching honor and fourth while at Nebraska.
• Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
• Cook will be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in December in Kansas City, Missouri. Cook will join former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall.

Husker Fans Set Attendance Standard Once Again
• Nebraska fans led the nation in attendance for a fourth straight season as their 8,210 average per match in 2016 established a new NCAA attendance record, topping its 2015 average of 8,206.
• The Huskers’ total attendance of 155,986 in 19 home matches also set a school record.
• In 2013, the Huskers led the nation in attendance (8,175) for the first time since 1992, ending Hawaii’s 21-year reign as the national leader.
• The Huskers repeated as attendance champions in 2014 with 8,083 fans per match, which included a school-record 8,585 fans at the Oct. 3 win against Penn State.
• Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (27 straight seasons).
• The Huskers have sold out every regular-season match since 2001, a streak of 227 consecutive matches, the longest sellout streak in the history of NCAA women’s athletics.
• The Devaney Center has hosted the three largest regular-season crowds in NCAA history and seven of the 10 largest.

Huskers Get Depth From Former Husker Women’s Basketball Player Allie Havers
• The Huskers gained some depth at middle blocker when former Husker women’s basketball player Allie Havers joined the team in the spring.
• Havers, a 6-5 native of Mattawan, Michigan, has one season of eligibility to play volleyball, a sport she excelled at in high school. Havers was a first-team Class A all-state player in Michigan in 2012 and a finalist for Michigan’s Miss Volleyball in 2013.
• On the Nebraska women’s basketball team, Havers closed her career having played in 125 games with 50 starts. She ranked among the top 50 career scorers (720 points) and top 25 career rebounders (541) in Husker history.

Cook’s Coaching Tree Continues to Grow
• Nebraska head coach John Cook’s assistant coaches have a great track record of moving on to become head coaches.
• After the 2016 season, Nebraska assistants Chris Tamas and Dani Busboom Kelly both accepted high-level Division I head coaching jobs. Busboom Kelly became the head coach at Louisville, while Tamas accepted the head coaching job at Big Ten foe Illinois.
• Seven assistants under Cook have become head coaches following their time on Cook’s Nebraska staff: Craig Skinner (Kentucky), Lee Maes (Virginia), Lizzy Stemke (Georgia), Dan Conners (UC Davis), Dan Meske (Augustana, Associate Head Coach at Louisville), Busboom Kelly and Tamas.
• In the last seven years, five of Cook’s Husker assistants have become head coaches.

New Players, New Coaches
• Not only are six of the 15 Husker players new to the program, so are the two Husker assistant coaches. Former Husker and U.S. Olympic libero Kayla Banwarth, and former Long Beach State men’s associate head coach Tyler Hildebrand are on the Husker bench this year.
• Hildebrand joined the Nebraska coaching staff as an assistant in February of 2017. Hildebrand came to Nebraska after five seasons on the coaching staff of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball program, including two seasons as associate head coach. In 2017, he was the AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. A former All-American at Long Beach State, Hildebrand was the top assistant there from 2013-15 after a decorated playing career on the U.S. Men’s National Team. He is a former setter who coordinated both the offense and the blocking defense at Long Beach State at one point in his career.
• Banwarth joined the Nebraska volleyball coaching staff as an assistant in January of 2017. Banwarth completed an illustrious playing career for the Huskers in 2010 before embarking on a professional playing career that saw her win an Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. National Team, as well as an FIVB World Championship. Banwarth is relatively new to the coaching profession after finishing her professional career with the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A U.S. National Team libero since 2011, Banwarth spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team.





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LINCOLN, Neb. - The fourth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team continued its impressive run through the beginning of its Big Ten schedule with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19) win over No. 14 Michigan State on Wednesday night in front of 8,406 spectators at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

With the win, the Huskers (12-3, 5-0 Big Ten) took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings a quarter of the way through the conference season. Michigan State, the only other unbeaten team in Big Ten play entering the night, dropped to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

The Huskers won their sixth match in a row and their sixth straight match against a top-15 opponent, matching the most consecutive wins by NU against top-15 teams in a season since 2006.

Nebraska hit .217 in the match and held Michigan State to .147. The Huskers have held their first 15 opponents this season under .250 hitting. The last time they accomplished that feat was in 2007. NU also won the serving battle against the Big Ten's leader in aces per set entering the match. The Huskers served five aces and gave up none to MSU, which also committed nine errors at the service line. The Huskers outblocked the Spartans, 11-7.

Annika Albrecht produced yet another dominant performance with 18 kills and 15 digs while hitting .333 and adding three solo blocks and two aces. She has double-digit kills in seven straight matches and has double-doubles in back-to-back matches for the first time this season.

Lauren Stivrins had 10 kills and four blocks, and Jazz Sweet provided an offensive spark with 10 kills on .318 hitting. Mikaela Foecke added nine kills and 10 digs, and Briana Holman had eight kills and two blocks.

Kelly Hunter had 45 set assists and 14 digs for her third straight double-double and fifth of the season. With her 45 assists, Hunter passed both Val Novak and Sydney Anderson on NU's career assists chart, as she now sits in fourth place with 3,341. She also had a season-high five blocks. Five Huskers were in double digits in digs, led by libero Kenzie Maloney with 17. Sydney Townsend had 10.

Brooke Kranda led Michigan State with 16 kills but hit just .190 against the Big Red.

Set 1: Nebraska rallied from a 5-3 deficit to a 7-5 lead after a 4-0 run keyed by the serve of Foecke. A kill by Sweet and a block by Albrecht and Stivrins doubled the lead to four at 10-6. Sweet added another kill, followed by a solo block by Albrecht to force a Michigan State timeout with the Huskers up 12-8. After the timeout, Stivrins posted a kill and Albrecht killed a back-row set from Townsend for a 14-8 lead. The Spartans then hit long to make it 15-8 Nebraska, capping a 5-0 Husker run. The Spartans answered with a 5-0 run of their own to get back within 15-13 before committing a service error. Albrecht served an ace on the next rally, and then Michigan State hit into the antenna. Another tough serve by Albrecht forced Michigan State into sending over a free ball, and Stivrins terminated for a 19-13 lead. Holman smacked a kill and teamed up with Sweet for a block to put the Huskers ahead by seven, 22-15. The Huskers put the set away, 25-19, with another kill by Sweet and two by Albrecht. The Huskers held the Spartans to just .098 hitting.

Set 2: Sweet and Albrecht continued their impressive matches with a kill by the freshman and a solo block by the senior to put the Huskers up 7-6 early. The Spartans hit for a couple of errors around a Foecke kill, and NU led 10-7 at a Michigan State timeout. Later, Holman and Albrecht each added a pair of kills to make it 15-10 Huskers. Nebraska dominated the rest of the way with Sweet and Stivrins each tallying two more kills and Albrecht serving her 117th career ace to move into a tie for ninth in school history. The Huskers won 25-15 after finishing the set on a 13-5 run. NU was even better defensively in the second set, limiting Michigan State to .047 hitting.

Set 3: Hunter, Foecke and Stivrins opened the set with kills for the Huskers, and Maloney served her second ace of the night for a 5-2 advantage. Michigan State drew even at 8-8 before committing a service error. Hunter then took over with a kill, a solo block and a combined block with Stivrins. After that, Stivrins and Albrecht recorded kills, and the Huskers led 14-8 after the 6-0 run. But Michigan State went on an 11-5 run to tie the set at 19-19. Albrecht and Rachel Minarick traded kills, and then the Spartans served long to put NU back up, 21-20. A Husker hitting error squared the set again before Kranda terminated to put MSU up 22-21, its first lead since 1-0 to begin the set. The Spartans went up by two, 23-21, after a block, and the Huskers used a timeout. A double-contact call on Michigan State gave the Huskers the next point, but Michigan State got set point on a soft kill and won 25-22 on a Husker hitting error.

Set 4: After falling behind 3-1, Nebraska scored five points in a row via two Albrecht kills, one each by Sweet and Holman and a Holman/Foecke block. The Spartans cut it to 7-6, but Albrecht got a kill to put Hayley Densberger at the service line. Densberger served the next four points with Albrecht tacking on her 14th kill and Sweet her ninth, and the Huskers led 12-6. With a 13-8 lead, the Huskers got kills from Stivrins and Foecke and a solo block by Stivrins to help them to an 18-8 lead after a 5-0 run. Although the run ended on a service error, Hunter and Stivrins added another block, and Foecke smashed a kill to make it 20-10. Holman and Sweet pounded kills to help NU to a 22-12 lead, but the Spartans attempted to make things interesting with three straight points to get within 22-15. Albrecht got the Huskers out of the rotation with another kill, but Michigan State pulled within 23-18 after back-to-back kills by Kranda. Nebraska used a timeout to regroup, and Albrecht earned an immediate sideout for match point. She finished off the match at 25-19 with her 18th kill.

Up Next: The Huskers travel to face Iowa on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.





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Gering 0 McCook 4

 

Varsity Singles

1 Singles-Syd Wier def J. Demeranville 6-0, 6-0

2 Singles-Zion Moyer def M. Karpf 6-0, 6-0

 

Varsity Doubles

1 Doubles-Spencer Krysl/Sam Knoll def H. Walker/D. Dollarhide 6-0, 6-0

2 Doubles-Von Fritsche/Mason Michaelis def C. Bevins/C. Andrews 6-0, 6-0

Gering Junior Varsity 0 McCook Junior Varity 6

 

Junior Varsity Singles

Andrew Graff def M. Karpf 6-1

Logan Barenberg def C. Andrews 6-3

Caden Bortner def H. Walker 6-2

Tanner Unger def J. Demeranville 6-0

Junior Varsity Doubles

Barenberg/Graff def Walker/Dollarhide 6-1

Unger/Bortner def Bevins/Andrews 6-0

 

Alliance 0 McCook 4

Varsity Singles

1 Singles-Syd Wier def C. Crowe 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

2 Singles-Zion Moyer def P. Pohlman 6-1, 6-0

Varsity Doubles

1 Doubles-Spencer Krysl/Sam Knoll def J. Ackerman/H. Hill 6-1, 6-2

2 Doubles-Von Fritsche/Mason Michaelis def C. Dean/D. Garcia 6-2, 6-2

 

Alliance Junior Varsity 0 McCook Junior Varsity 6

 

Junior Varsity Singles

Andrew Graff def C. Wood 6-1

Logan Barenberg def B. Darveau 6-0

Caden Bortner def B. Richie 6-0

Tanner Unger def Q. Dean 6-0

Junior Varsity Doubles

Barenberg/Graff def Wood/Dean 6-0

Unger/Bortner def Darveau/Richie 6-2

 

Scottsbluff 2 McCook 3

Varsity Singles

1 Singles-Syd Wier lost to C. Muhr 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

2 Singles-Zion Moyer def S. Herman 6-0, 6-0

 

Varsity Doubles

1 Doubles-Spencer Krysl/Sam Knoll def M. Ramig/T. Madden 6-0, 6-1

2 Doubles-Von Fritsche/Mason Michaelis lost to S. McCaslin/I. Bowman 6-2, 6-4

Scottsbluff Junior Varsity 1 McCook Junior Varsity 1

 

Junior Varsity Singles

Caden Bortner def N. Hafner 6-1

 

Next action: Thursday Varsity/Junior Varsity host North Platte 3:30, final regular season meet





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The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball turns its attention to another top-15 opponent as No. 14 Michigan State visits the Devaney Center for a 7 p.m. match on Wednesday. NET will televise the match, and an online stream will be provided at BTN2GO.com.

The Huskers (11-3, 4-0 Big Ten) are coming off two top-10 victories as they swept No. 3 Minnesota before coming back from 0-2 down to beat No. 7 Wisconsin over the weekend. Those wins came one week after Nebraska swept road matches at No. 2 Penn State and Rutgers. It marked the first time in program history that the Huskers beat three top-10 teams in a span of nine days during the regular season.

The schedule doesn’t get easier for the Huskers, though, as they face the only other unbeaten team in conference play in Michigan State. The Spartans (11-2, 4-0 Big Ten) own road wins at both Minnesota and Wisconsin and have won six straight matches.

Husker Sports Network will broadcast all the action on HSN affiliates including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 24th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren Cook, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.

About the Huskers
• Nebraska is 13th nationally and second in the Big Ten in kills per set at 14.48.
• Nebraska ranks 13th nationally in opponent hitting percentage at .150, a mark that ranks third in the Big Ten.
• The highest opponent hitting percentage against the Huskers this season is .232 by Northern Iowa. The Huskers have held their first 14 opponents under .250 hitting for the first time since 2013.
• Mikaela Foecke leads the Huskers with 3.25 kills per set and is averaging 2.60 digs per set. The junior has five double-doubles this season.
• Annika Albrecht is averaging 3.15 kills per set and 2.75 digs per set. In Big Ten matches only, Albrecht ranks fourth in the Big Ten in kills at 4.29 per set.
• Albrecht has 115 career service aces, which ranks 10th in NU career history. With two more aces, she will move into a tie for ninth.
• Jazz Sweet adds 2.38 kills per set.
• Kelly Hunter, a two-time Big Ten Setter of the Week this season, is putting up 10.64 assists per set and 2.54 digs per set. The only NCAA Division I setter who has set her team to both a national and conference championship, Hunter ranks sixth in school history with 3,296 career assists at NU and is seven away from fifth place, currently held by Val Novak.
• Senior middle blocker Briana Holman averages 2.53 kills and 1.09 blocks per set with a team-high .331 hitting percentage. Holman’s hitting percentage of .429 in Big Ten matches only ranks fifth in the conference.
• Junior libero Kenzie Maloney is averaging 4.23 digs per set, which ranks fifth in the Big Ten.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins chips in 2.27 kills and 0.96 blocks per set for the Huskers.

Coaches
• John Cook, Nebraska: 18th year at Nebraska (510-68); 25th year overall (671-141)
• Cathy George, Michigan State: 13th year at Michigan State (243-165); 31st year overall (608-389)

Series History
• Nebraska is 17-2-2 all-time against Michigan State and 9-2 in the Big Ten era. The Huskers won 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 16-14) in East Lansing last season, rallying from an 0-2 deficit for the comeback win. Although Nebraska has won six straight matches against the Spartans, the last two have been in five sets and the three matches before that went four sets. NU is 9-0 all-time against the Spartans in Lincoln.

Scouting Michigan State
• No. 14 Michigan State is the only Big Ten team other than Nebraska with a perfect conference record through the first four matches. The Spartans (11-2, 4-0 Big Ten) have been impressive in conference play with road wins at then-No. 5 Wisconsin and then-No. 1 Minnesota. Their last three matches - at Minnesota and at home against Maryland and Ohio State - have all been sweeps.
• Michigan State is one of the most veteran teams in the Big Ten with seven seniors who earn the majority of the playing time. Middle blocker Alyssa Garvelink was a second-team AVCA All-American last year and is averaging 2.45 kills and a team-best 1.64 blocks per set with a .344 hitting percentage. Garvelink ranks third in the nation in blocks per set. Outside hitter Autumn Bailey is putting up 3.10 kills and 3.68 digs per set. Bailey received All-America honorable mention last year. Brooke Kranda leads the team with 3.28 kills per set and adds 0.95 blocks per set.
• MSU is one of the toughest serving teams in the Big Ten with a league-best 1.79 aces per set.

Hunter Guides Young Husker Squad
• All-America setter Kelly Hunter is in her senior season after leading NU to a national championship and a Big Ten championship the past two seasons as team captain and starting setter.
• Hunter was a second-team AVCA All-American in 2016 and an All-Big Ten setter, becoming the first Husker setter since Lauren Cook in 2012 to make the All-Big Ten team. She is a preseason All-Big Ten selection.
• Hunter ranks sixth on NU’s career assists chart with 3,296.
• Hunter was named the Big Ten Setter of the Week on Sept. 11 after a double-double of 31 assists and 14 digs against UCLA on Sept. 9.
• She added another honor on Sept. 25 after averaging 12.33 assists in sweeps at Penn State and Rutgers. She has eight career weekly Big Ten awards.

Foecke Poised for Bigger Role
• Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke is NU’s top hitter with 3.25 kills per set. She received All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2016 and was an AVCA All-Region honoree.
• Foecke worked hard to become a six-rotation player entering her junior season and has been effective in that role, adding 2.60 digs per set. Foecke has five double-doubles this season and leads the team in aces with 14.
• Foecke was a unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection and was one of just two players to earn a unanimous selection (Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson).
• Foecke was the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2015 - becoming just the third freshman to earn the honor - after 19 kills on .385 hitting in the championship win against Texas. The other freshmen to win the award were Deja McClendon (Penn State, 2010) and Kerri Walsh (Stanford, 1996).

Albrecht Steps Up as Senior Captain
• Senior outside hitter Annika Albrecht was named a team captain along with Kelly Hunter prior to the season and has stepped into her new role as a six-rotation hitter for the Huskers.
• Albrecht is second on the team in kills with 3.15 per set and adds 2.75 digs per set and 10 service aces. She ranks 10th in school history in career aces with 115.
• The North Aurora, Illinois native made national headlines this season when she tallied a career-high 19 kills on .400 hitting in a 3-0 sweep at Penn State on Sept. 22. For her performance, Albrecht was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week and the espnW Player of the Week. The honors were all the first of her career.

Holman Leads Husker Middle Blockers
• Senior Briana Holman guides a relatively young group of Husker middle blockers, as she teams with redshirt freshman Lauren Stivrins and is backed up by true freshman Chesney McClellan.
• Holman is averaging 2.53 kills and a team-best 1.09 blocks per set for the Huskers while hitting a team-best .331. She was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 and the MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after a dominating display over three matches with 25 kills and 18 blocks on .525 hitting.
• Holman earned AVCA All-Region honors for the third time in her career last season and received All-Big Ten honorable mention.
• Holman was a first-team AVCA All-American at LSU in 2014 with 3.94 kills and 1.47 blocks per set. She was a two-time All-SEC performer for the Tigers and represented the U.S. Collegiate National Team at the World University Games in South Korea in July 2015.

Huskers Turn to Freshmen for Instant Impact
• With five true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen on the roster, the Huskers needed some new talent to step up in a big way in 2017, and that has happened.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins is averaging 2.27 kills per set and has started every match.
• Freshman outside hitter Jazz Sweet is fourth on the team in kills at 2.38 per set and is hitting .295. Sweet had an outstanding debut with 14 kills on .375 hitting against Oregon and 16 kills on .323 hitting at Florida.
• Redshirt freshman setter Hunter Atherton has made two starts and played in seven matches with an average of 6.14 assists and 1.82 digs per set. Atherton also has five service aces, third-most on the team.
• Freshman outside hitter Anezka Szabo, who plays the same right-side hitter position as Sweet, tallied 10 kills on .400 hitting against Saint Mary’s and has played in nine matches.

Huskers Ranked No. 4 in AVCA Coaches Poll
• Nebraska is ranked No. 4 in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll, up four spots from No. 8 last week and its highest ranking of the season. The Huskers have climbed 10 spots from their No. 14 ranking two weeks ago.
• The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 98 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history.
• The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 461 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
• Nebraska has appeared in all 517 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.

Cook Adds to Legacy; Will Join AVCA Hall of Fame in December
• Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 18th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2017. He has led the Huskers to three national championships, seven final fours, 11 conference championships and 15 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Cook has 671 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history.
• Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .882 win percentage in that time (510-68).
• Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 49 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a six-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016, his first Big Ten honor with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
• Cook was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year this season, his fifth career regional coaching honor and fourth while at Nebraska.
• Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
• Cook will be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in December in Kansas City, Missouri. Cook will join former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall.

Husker Fans Set Attendance Standard Once Again
• Nebraska fans led the nation in attendance for a fourth straight season as their 8,210 average per match in 2016 established a new NCAA attendance record, topping its 2015 average of 8,206.
• The Huskers’ total attendance of 155,986 in 19 home matches also set a school record.
• In 2013, the Huskers led the nation in attendance (8,175) for the first time since 1992, ending Hawaii’s 21-year reign as the national leader.
• The Huskers repeated as attendance champions in 2014 with 8,083 fans per match, which included a school-record 8,585 fans at the Oct. 3 win against Penn State.
• Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (27 straight seasons).
• The Huskers have sold out every regular-season match since 2001, a streak of 226 consecutive matches, the longest sellout streak in the history of NCAA women’s athletics.
• The Devaney Center has hosted the three largest regular-season crowds in NCAA history and seven of the 10 largest.

Huskers Get Depth From Former Husker Women’s Basketball Player Allie Havers
• The Huskers gained some depth at middle blocker when former Husker women’s basketball player Allie Havers joined the team in the spring.
• Havers, a 6-5 native of Mattawan, Michigan, has one season of eligibility to play volleyball, a sport she excelled at in high school. Havers was a first-team Class A all-state player in Michigan in 2012 and a finalist for Michigan’s Miss Volleyball in 2013.
• On the Nebraska women’s basketball team, Havers closed her career having played in 125 games with 50 starts. She ranked among the top 50 career scorers (720 points) and top 25 career rebounders (541) in Husker history.

Cook’s Coaching Tree Continues to Grow
• Nebraska head coach John Cook’s assistant coaches have a great track record of moving on to become head coaches.
• After the 2016 season, Nebraska assistants Chris Tamas and Dani Busboom Kelly both accepted high-level Division I head coaching jobs. Busboom Kelly became the head coach at Louisville, while Tamas accepted the head coaching job at Big Ten foe Illinois.
• Seven assistants under Cook have become head coaches following their time on Cook’s Nebraska staff: Craig Skinner (Kentucky), Lee Maes (Virginia), Lizzy Stemke (Georgia), Dan Conners (UC Davis), Dan Meske (Augustana, Associate Head Coach at Louisville), Busboom Kelly and Tamas.
• In the last seven years, five of Cook’s Husker assistants have become head coaches.

New Players, New Coaches
• Not only are six of the 15 Husker players new to the program, so are the two Husker assistant coaches. Former Husker and U.S. Olympic libero Kayla Banwarth, and former Long Beach State men’s associate head coach Tyler Hildebrand are on the Husker bench this year.
• Hildebrand joined the Nebraska coaching staff as an assistant in February of 2017. Hildebrand came to Nebraska after five seasons on the coaching staff of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball program, including two seasons as associate head coach. In 2017, he was the AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. A former All-American at Long Beach State, Hildebrand was the top assistant there from 2013-15 after a decorated playing career on the U.S. Men’s National Team. He is a former setter who coordinated both the offense and the blocking defense at Long Beach State at one point in his career.
• Banwarth joined the Nebraska volleyball coaching staff as an assistant in January of 2017. Banwarth completed an illustrious playing career for the Huskers in 2010 before embarking on a professional playing career that saw her win an Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. National Team, as well as an FIVB World Championship. Banwarth is relatively new to the coaching profession after finishing her professional career with the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A U.S. National Team libero since 2011, Banwarth spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team.





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Note: The conference by-laws have a no tie-breaker clause in the case of a tie for conference Champion or conference Runner-up. Therefore there can be multiple champions or runner-up finishers.

 
 
Team Standings

1 Kearney 46 pts
2 McCook 31
3 Norfolk 31
4 North Platte 31
5 Lexington 24
6 Scottsbluff 22
7 Hastings 19
8 Columbus 12
 
#1 Singles-Syd Wier, 1-3
Lost to T. Rowe, Lexington 8-5
Lost to B. Howie, Hastings 8-4
Lost to K. Strawhecker, Kearney 8-1
Def C. Muhr, Scottsbluff 8-5
 
#2 Singles-Zion Moyer, 3-1, 2 nd Place Medalist
Def L. Powers, Hastings 8-4
Def N. Hafner, Scottsbluff 8-1
Def J. Avila, Lexington 8-0
Lost to P. Tran, Kearney 8-1
 
#1 Doubles-Spencer Krysl/Sam Knoll, 3-1, 2 nd Place Medalists
Def S. Gomez/E. Davis, Hastings 8-2
Def E. McKenna/T. Berry, Lexington 8-0
Def Cauffman/Lohoefener, North Platte 8-5
Lost to Rademacher/Anderson, Kearney 8-3
 
#2 Doubles-Von Fritsche/Mason Michaelis, 3-1, 3 rd Place Medalists
Def T. Hoatson/N. Merz, North Platte 8-3
Lost to C. Liesinger/K. Goff, Kearney 8-2
Def S. Gomez/E. Davis, Hastings 8-2
Def K. Lo/B. Nguyen, Lexington 8-3

 

 

Next action for McCook Boys tennis team will be October 3rd, as they travel to Ogallala with matchups against Alliance and Scottsbluff starting at 1:30pm.

 






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GAME 6: NEBRASKA vs. WISCONSIN

OCT. 7, 2017 | MEMORIAL STADIUM

LINCOLN, NEB. | 7 p.m. (CT)

 

BROADCAST INFO

TV - BTN
RADIO - Husker Sports Network
SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 81, XM 81
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com

 

HUSKERS

Record: 3-2, 2-0 Big Ten
Last Game: def. Illinois, 28-6
Rankings: NR
Coach: Mike Riley
Career/NU Record: 111-93 (17th Year)/18-13 (3rd Year)
vs. Wisconsin: 1-3

 

BADGERS
Record: 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten
Last Game: def. Northwestern, 33-24
Rankings: AP-9; Coaches-8
Coach: Paul Chryst
Career/WIS Record: 44-25 (6th Year)/25-6 (3rd Year)
vs. Nebraska: 2-0

The Matchup

Nebraska returns to Lincoln for a difficult two-game homestand at Memorial Stadium, beginning with a Saturday night matchup against No. 9 Wisconsin. The Big Ten West Division showdown is set for shortly after 7 p.m. CT, with national television coverage on BTN and radio coverage on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

The Huskers come into the game with a 3-2 record and a 2-0 mark in the Big Ten Conference following a 28-6 win against Illinois last Friday. The Huskers continued to play outstanding defense in the victory, holding Illinois to just two field goals and 199 total yards. The Blackshirt defense has allowed just 23 points in its past 14 quarters of football. The Husker offense also excelled at Illinois, scoring touchdowns on all three of its first half possessions.

Wisconsin will bring a perfect 4-0 record and a 1-0 mark in Big Ten play to Lincoln. The Badgers opened conference play with a 33-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Coach Paul Chryst's squad is ranked ninth in the Associated Press Poll this week and No. 8 according to the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Badgers feature a balanced offensive attack, averaging 233 yards on the ground and 226 yards per game through the air. Wisconsin also features one of the Big Ten's top defenses, allowing just 13.5 points and 247.0 yards per game.

 

Nebraska Football Top 10

• Nebraska is 892-374-40 all-time, one of only 10 schools with 800 wins.

  • The Cornhuskers rank fourth all-time with their 892 victories.
  • Nebraska has won five national titles (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997).
  • The Huskers have won 46 conference championships.
  • Nebraska’s 53 all-time bowl appearances rank second in NCAA history.
  • Three Huskers have won the Heisman Trophy (Rodgers, Rozier, Crouch).
  • Nebraska’s 107 football Academic All-Americans lead the nation.
  • The Huskers have 110 first-team All-Americans in school history.
  • Nebraska football is the only team in any sport in NCAA history to total 100 athletic and academic All-Americans.
  • Memorial Stadium has been sold out every game since Nov. 2, 1962, a streak of 357 consecutive sellouts.
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    Nebraska-Wisconsin Series

    • Nebraska and Wisconsin are playing for the Freedom Trophy for their fourth season in 2017. The trophy debuted in 2014 when the schools started competing in the Big Ten West Division and meeting each season.

  • Nebraska and Wisconsin have met six times since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, with the Badgers holding a 5-1 advantage. The teams have split two games in Lincoln.
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    Riley, Chryst Share Long History

    Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley and Wisconsin head man Paul Chryst are both in their third seasons at their respective schools, but have a long history.

    Chryst worked for Riley on two different occasions at Oregon State, and was also on Riley's staff with the World League's San Antonio Riders.

    Chryst served as the Beavers' offensive coordinator in 2003 and 2004 when Riley returned to Corvallis. Chryst was also on the OSU staff in 1997 and 1998 as an assistant coach. The two first worked together in 1991 and 1992 when Chryst was an offensive assistant on Riley's San Antonio staff.

     

    Nebraska, Wisconsin Ties

    The ties between Riley and Chryst are far from the only Nebraska-Wisconsin connections.

  • Nebraska Interim Director of Athletics Dave Rimington served as a graduate assistant coach at Wisconsin under Barry Alvarez. Rimington was on the Wisconsin staff in the early 1990s, helping the Badgers to the 1993 Rose Bowl. Rimington earned a master's degree in international business from Wisconsin in 1992.
  • Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and a former Blackshirt. Alvarez lettered as a linebacker for Coach Bob Devaney's Huskers from 1965 to 1967.
  • Wisconsin assistants Ted Gilmore (2005 to 2010) and Joe Rudolph (2007) both spent time on the Nebraska coaching staff.
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    Huskers, Badgers Have Recent History of Late-Game Drama

    The two most recent meetings between Nebraska and Wisconsin have provided for dramatic finishes.

    Wisconsin escaped the 2015 game in Lincoln with a 23-21 victory after connecting on a field goal in the game's final seconds. Nebraska had taken the lead in the final four minutes of the contest, before losing in the waning seconds. That loss was one of four games in 2015 Nebraska lost on the opponent's final play or in overtime.

    Last season, No. 7 Nebraska lost a 23-17 overtime decision to the 11th-ranked Badgers in Madison. The Huskers rallied from a 17-7 fourth-quarter deficit to force the extra session, but the Badgers prevailed in overtime.

  • The two most recent matchups between Nebraska and Wisconsin in Lincoln (2012, 2015) have been decided by a total of five points.
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    Riley Hopes for Continued Success vs. Ranked Opponents

    Nebraska will likely face back-to-back ranked teams in its next two games. Wisconsin is ranked ninth in the Associated Press Poll heading into this week's game. Ohio State will visit Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14 and is currently ranked No. 10th in the country.

  • Mike Riley-coached teams have 16 wins over ranked teams in his 17 seasons as a college coach, 14 at Oregon State and Husker wins over Michigan State in 2015 and Oregon in 2016.
  • The 2015 win over No. 6 Michigan State marked the sixth top-10 opponent a Riley-coached team defeated since 2006. The win was Nebraska's first over a top-10 opponent since October of 2011.
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    Huskers Look to Defeat Top-10 Foe in Lincoln

    The opportunity against a top-10 opponent at Memorial Stadium is not a new occasion for Nebraska.

  • The win over No. 6 Michigan State in 2015 was Nebraska's first over a top-10 opponent since a 24-3 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in 2011.
  • An unranked Nebraska team has defeated a top 10 foe three times in school history, most recently the 2015 win over MSU.
  • Nebraska has won six of its past nine matchups against ranked teams at Memorial Stadium dating back to 2009.
  • Nebraska has won three of its past four gameas at Memorial Stadium against top-10 opponents dating back to 2010.
  • The Huskers are 3-2 against ranked Big Ten teams at Memorial Stadium since 2011.
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    Nebraska Looks to Extend Prime-Time Home Dominance

    Memorial Stadium is always a tough environment for visiting teams in Lincoln. That is never more true than in night games at Memorial Stadium.

    The Huskers have won 20 straight home night games in Lincoln. NU is 46-5 all-time in Memorial Stadium night games. Included in the 20-game home night win streak was a 30-27 win over Wisconsin in 2012.

  • The Huskers’ dominance at night in Lincoln has been impressive, as 33 of the home night wins have been by at least 13 points.
  • Nebraska’s five losses in home night games have all come against teams that won at least 10 games in that season (Washington, 1991; Texas, 2002; USC, 2007; Virginia Tech and Missouri, 2008).
  • Nebraska is 1-0 in home night games this season, defeating Arkansas State 43-36 in the season opener.
  • Nebraska's most recent loss in a night game at Memorial Stadium came against No. 4 Missouri in 2008.
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    Nebraska to Honor 1997 National Title Team
    Nebraska will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 national championship team this weekend, including a Friday night banquet and recognition on the field on Saturday.

  • The 1997 Huskers (13-0) won the fifth national title in school history and third in four years. Nebraska was voted No. 1 in the coaches' poll, while Michigan (12-0) was voted No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.
  • The 1997 season marked Tom Osborne's final season on the Husker sideline, as the Hall-of-Fame coach capped his career with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee in the Orange Bowl.
  • Nebraska's senior class capped a remarkable run with its 1997 national title. In their four seasons, the Husker seniors compiled a 49-2 record with three undefeated national championship seasons.
  • 13 Numbers on NU's 13-0 1997 Season

    255—Head Coach Tom Osborne capped his Hall of Fame career in 1997 with his third national title, finishing his 25-year career with 255 victories.

    60—Nebraska’s 1997 season culminated a five-year run that saw the Huskers post a 60-3 record and win three national championships.

    30—NU’s average margin of victory in its 13 wins, including eight victory of 28 points or more.

    513.7—Nebraska’s total offense per game average which ranked first in the country.

    392.7—Nebraska ranked first in the nation by averaging 392.7 yards rushing per game. NU ran for at least 335 yards in all 13 games.

    47.1—Nebraska led the nation in scoring, averaging better than 47 points per game. The Huskers scored at least 42 points eight times in 1997.

    17—Nebraska had 17 individual 100-yard rushing games in 1997, including 12 by I-back Ahman Green.

    1,000—Senior quarterback Scott Frost topped 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving and was the first Husker to accomplish that feat.

    44—The Nebraska defense recorded 44 sacks during the season, including eight games with at least four sacks of opposing quarterbacks.

    257.3—Nebraska allowed opponents 257.3 yards of total offense per game to rank fifth nationally in total defense. The Huskers held eight opponents to 260 or fewer yards.

    73.4—The Blackshirts allowed opponents to rush for an average of 73.4 yards per game and ranked third in the nation in rush defense. Five opponents gained less than 50 yards rushing in 1997.

    3—Nebraska had three first-team All-Americans in 1997—offensive guard Aaron Taylor, defensive tackle Jason Peter and defensive end Grant Wistrom. Ahman Green earned second-team All-America honors.

    2—Senior Grant Wistrom and junior Joel Makovicka earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during the 1997 season.

     

    Husker Great Dave Rimington Serving at Interim A.D.

    Dave Rimington, a native of Omaha and a two-time Husker All-American, is serving as Nebraska's Interim Director of Athletics. Rimington was named to the post by Chancellor Ronnie Green on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    Widely considered to be the greatest center in college football history, Rimington is president of the New York-based Boomer Esiason Foundation. He has agreed to take a leave of absence from the foundation to lead Nebraska Athletics on an interim basis. The appointment is scheduled for up to 60 days.

    A four-year letter winner at Nebraska, Rimington is the only player to win the Outland Trophy in consecutive years – 1981 and 1982 – and is among the most decorated offensive linemen in college football history. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of fame in 1997 and is one of just 25 Huskers to have his jersey retired.

     

    Riley in Third Season at Helm of Husker Program

    Head Coach Mike Riley is in his third season as the Nebraska head coach in 2017. Riley has guided the Huskers to an 18-13 record.

  • Riley is in his 26th season as a head coach, tying for the second-most experience of any FBS head coach entering the 2017 season.
  • Riley is one of eight active FBS head coaches who also has experience as an NFL head coach.
  • Riley owns 16 victories over nationally ranked opponents during his college head coaching tenure.
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    Jaimes Joins Rare Club for NU Offensive Linemen

    True freshman Brenden Jaimes earned his first career start against Rutgers. Jaimes started at right tackle where senior David Knevel and redshirt freshman Matt Farniok were both limited by injury.

    A native of Austin, Texas, Jaimes became just the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start a game at Nebraska since 1972, and the first since 2011. Jaimes is also just the 11th offensive lineman to play at Nebraska as a true freshman.

    The status of Knevel and Farniok for this week's game at Illinois remains uncertain.

    True Freshman OL Starters in Nebraska History (Since 1972)
    • Matt Slauson, OG (3 games, 2005)
    • Jacob Hickman, C (1 game, 2006)
    • Javorio Burkes, OT (3 games, 2007)
    • Tyler Moore, OT (4 games, 2011)
    • Brenden Jaimes, OT (2 game, 2017)

     





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    The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday morning that Nebraska’s Oct. 14 game against Ohio State at Memorial Stadium will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally on FS1.

    Game time's for four of NU's final five games of the season are still TBA. As of now, after the Ohio State game the only game with a set time is the Iowa game on Friday, Nov. 24, which is set for 3 p.m.

    Check Huskers.com for the latest information. The Husker football schedule can be found here.





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    Lincoln – Nebraska linebacker Ben Stille was honored Monday by the Big Ten for his performance against Illinois, as he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

    Stille, a redshirt freshman from Ashland, Neb., shined with four tackles, including three tackles for loss, and his first career sack in Nebraska’s 28-6 win over Illinois. His three tackles for loss were the most by any Husker in 2017 and his five-yard sack in the first quarter helped NU hold Illinois to a field goal after they had first-and-goal at the NU 3-yard line. Stille’s performance helped limit Illinois to 199 total yards, while the six points allowed by the Blackshirts was their lowest in a road contest since 2006.

    On the season, the 6-foot-5 linebacker has seven tackles in his two appearances, and shares NU’s team lead with four tackles for loss.

    The Huskers return to action Saturday night, as they host No. 9 Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for shortly after 7 p.m. and the game will be carried nationally by BTN and on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network.






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    McCook, NE - The Class B District 6 softball bracket has been released by the NSAA. McCook has picked up the two seed with a 16-12 record and will take on seven seed Scottsbluff 10-20 on Thursday, October 5th at 3:30 pm from the Jaycee Sports Complex. Seeding is determined by the power points. Out of all the participating schools in the B6 tournament, North Platte finished with the highest power points giving them a first round bye as the one seed. All of the McCook Bison softball post-season action will be carried live on 93.9 The Zone & 939thezone.com. 

     

    Class B District 6 Bracket





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