The seventh-annual Nebraska Football Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 14. The one-mile fun run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K run will follow, with an estimated start time of 8:30 a.m. Both races will start and finish on Stadium Drive just outside the west side of Memorial Stadium.
The history of the Nebraska Football Road Race is directly tied to the inspirational relationship created in 2012 between former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman. Because of this relationship, the Nebraska football team has been committed to raising awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research. In the six previous road races, a total of just over $230,000 has been raised.
Fans can register for the races by going to www.huskers.com/roadrace. Online registration is open until July 10 at 5:59 p.m. The cost until July 10 is $25 for the one-mile fun run and $30 for the 5K. Runners will also receive a commemorative race-day shirt and bracelet. All proceeds will benefit the Buffet Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its pediatric brain cancer research efforts.
Runners can still register after July 10 by going to the Lincoln Running Company (1213 Q St.) and paying a $40 late-registration fee for the 5K and $30 late-registration fee for the one-mile fun run. Registration at the Lincoln Running Company closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Runners can also sign up on race day for either the 5K or the one-mile fun run for $40 at the check-in table located near the start/finish line, but will not be listed in the results due to chip timing. Shirt sizes for late registrants are not guaranteed. Additionally, the first 1,000 registrants will be invited to watch a preseason Nebraska football scrimmage in Memorial Stadium in August. A date has not been finalized. Each registrant will receive an email with more details about the scrimmage as the date approaches.
The Nebraska Football Road Race is also a great way for fans to meet the team prior to the season. Select players will participate in the one-mile fun run and registrants will have opportunities to interact with the members of the Nebraska football team at the event.
The Danger Update features a look ahead from Coach Pig Brown.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the 2019 All-IFL First and Second Team Selections.
The Arizona Rattlers lead the way with nine selections to the All-IFL list followed by the Iowa Barnstormers with six selections.
The Arizona Rattlers finished the 2019 regular season with an undefeated 14-0 record and have advanced to the 2019 United Bowl championship. After a distinguished season, Arizona has a league-high nine players were selected with All-IFL recognition. OL Lamar Mady and C Steven Gurrola paved the way for the Arizona Rattlers to lead the IFL in rushing yards and have been named First Team All-IFL Selections. On defense, DL Nikolaus D'Avanzo, DB Davontae Merriweather and DB Allen Chapman were honored with First-Team accolades. K Jimmy Camacho was named the First-Team All-IFL Kicker.WR Jarrod Harrington, DL Lance McDowdell, DB Dillion Winfrey were named to the Second Team All-IFL list.
A year after being named IFL Champions, the Iowa Barnstormers finished this season's campaign with a 12-2 record and a third consecutive United Conference championship appearance. The deadly combination of QB Daquan Neal and WR Ryan Balentine helped both earn First Team All-IFL recognition. DB Tyrell Pearson tied for the league lead in interceptions and also earned First Team recognition. OL Demarious Loving, C Oliver Lumpkin, and LB Treyvon Williams were named as Second Team selections.
After advancing to their seventh consecutive Intense Conference Championship, the Nebraska Danger had four players named to the All-IFL list. After leading the IFL in sacks in 2019, DL Chris Martin earned First Team recognition. RB Davonte Sapp-Lynch, DL D'Vonn Brown and DB Brandon Roe were named to the Second Team.
In their first season of IFL play, the Quad City Steamwheelers had one of the most exciting offenses in the league. WR Quinton Pedroza and WR Keyvan Rudd become the first wide receiver duo in IFL history to both earn First Team honors. The duo combined for 1,842 receiving yards and 42 touchdowns this season. QB E.J Hilliard and DB Danzel McDaniel earned Second Team honors.
Four teams each placed three players on the All-IFL teams this season.
In a season where the Green Bay Blizzard returned to the playoffs for the first time in seven years, DL Silverberry Mouhon and DB Bakari Triggs earned First Team recognition. OL Vincent Calhoun was named to the Second Team. The Sioux Falls Storm had incredibly consistent play from several members this season as the team advances to their tenth United Bowl. OL Forrrestal Hickman anchored the Storm's vaunted offensive line and earned First Team recognition. WR Brandon Sheperd and DL Claude Davis were named Second Team selections.
The IFL's two first-year teams in the San Diego Strike Force and the Tucson Sugar Skulls each earned three selections. After rushing for 711 yards and 21 touchdowns, Tucson RB Mike Jones was named as a First Team selection. Defensively, LB Zach Allen was also named a First Team selection for the Sugar Skulls while DB Dee Maggitt Jr. was named to the Second Team. After leading the IFL in all-purpose yards, San Diego WR/KR Marques Rodgers was named as the First Team Kick Returner. Rodgers was also named to the Second Team as a Wide Receiver. K Ernesto Lacayo was named as the Second Team selection at Kicker.
Bismarck Bucks KR William Gibbs was named as the Second Team All-IFL selection at Kick Returner.
FULL LIST OF FIRST AND SECOND TEAM ALL-IFL PLAYERS BELOW
First Team All-IFL Offense
Quarterback : Daquan Neal (Iowa)
Running Back : Mike Jones (Tucson)
Wide Receiver : Ryan Balentine (Iowa)
Wide Receiver : Quinton Pedroza (Quad City)
Wide Receiver : Keyvan Rudd (Quad City)
Offensive Line : Lamar Mady (Arizona)
Center : Steven Gurrola (Arizona)
Offensive Line : Forrestal Hickman (Sioux Falls)
First Team All-IFL Defense
Defensive Line : Chris Martin (Nebraska)
Defensive Line : Nikolaus D'Avanzo (Arizona)
Defensive Line : Silverberry Mouhon (Green Bay)
Linebacker : Zach Allen (Tucson)
Defensive Back : Davontae Merriweather (Arizona)
Defensive Back : Tyrell Pearson (Iowa)
Defensive Back : Allen Chapman (Arizona)
Defensive Back : Bakari Triggs (Green Bay)
First Team All-IFL Special Teams
Kicker : Jimmy Camacho (Arizona)
Kick Returner : Marques Rodgers (San Diego)
Second Team All-IFL Offense
Quarterback : E.J Hilliard (Quad City)
Running Back : Davonte Sapp-Lynch (Nebraska)
Wide Receiver : Brandon Sheperd (Sioux Falls)
Wide Receiver : Jarrod Harrington (Arizona)
Wide Receiver : Marques Rodgers (San Diego)
Offensive Line : Demarious Loving (Iowa)
Center : Oliver Lumpkin (Iowa)
Offensive Line : Vincent Calhoun (Green Bay)
Second Team All-IFL Defense
Defensive Line : Claude Davis (Sioux Falls)
Defensive Line : Lance McDowdell (Arizona)
Defensive Line : D'Vonn Brown (Nebraska)
Linebacker : Treyvon Williams (Iowa)
Defensive Back : Brandon Roe (Nebraska)
Defensive Back : Dillion Winfrey (Arizona)
Defensive Back : Dee Maggitt Jr. (Tucson)
Defensive Back : Danzel McDaniel (Quad City)
Second Team All-IFL Special Teams
Kicker : Ernesto Lacayo (San Diego)
Kick Returner : William Gibbs (Bismarck)
Danger Update 7/3
Lincoln –A new era for Nebraska basketball begins on Friday, Sept. 27, as the Huskers will usher in the Fred Hoiberg era at Pinnacle Bank Arena with Opening Night with Husker Hoops.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature a musical act which will be announced at a later date. The night includes introductions of the 2019-20 Huskers, a live scrimmage on the brand new PBA court, remarks from Coach Hoiberg, fan contests, giveaways and more.
“We wanted to kickoff basketball season with an event that allows our fans to have a good time and get an early preview of our team as we start practice,” Hoiberg said. “We hope this event is not only the start of a new tradition for our program, but also the start of festive weekend with the Husker football team hosting Ohio State the following day.”
Pinnacle Bank Arena doors will open at 6 p.m. with the event beginning at 7 p.m.
Fans can start registering for lower bowl tickets on Huskers.com/Tickets beginning on Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. with a limit of four reserved tickets per person. Upper bowl seats will be opened as needed. A limited number of student seats will be held for RedZone season-ticket holders, and information on how to reserve tickets for the event will be communicated directly to student season ticket holders.
Opening Night with Husker Hoops begins a busy weekend on the Nebraska campus, as the Husker football team hosts Ohio State the following day.