Senior Scott Schreiber is one of 25 semifinalists for the 41st Golden Spikes Award, announced by USA Baseball on Monday.

Schreiber, who started all 52 games for the Huskers in 2018, was drafted in the 26th round by the Tampa Bay Rays following the 2017 campaign, but decided to return to Nebraska for his senior season. A 2016 All-American and two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Schreiber is also a finalist for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. This year, Schreiber batted .369 with team highs in home runs (18), hits (79), runs scored (62) and total bases (148), while also tallying 48 RBIs, 13 doubles and one triple. He led the Big Ten Conference in runs scored, while ranking second in hits, home runs and total bases. Beginning with the announcement of semifinalists, a ballot will be sent to the Golden Spikes Award voting body consisting of national baseball media, select professional baseball personnel, previous Golden Spikes Award winners and select USA Baseball staff, totaling a group of over 200 voters. From Monday, May 21 through Sunday, June 3, the voting body will select three semifinalists from the ballot to be named as Golden Spikes Award finalists and fan voting will simultaneously be open on GoldenSpikesAward.com. Selections made by the voting body will carry a 95 percent weight of each athlete’s total, while fan votes will account for the remaining 5 percent. The finalists will then be announced on Wednesday, June 6. Beginning that same day through Friday, June 22, the voting body and fans will be able to cast their final vote for the Golden Spikes Award winner. The award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles, Calif. In its history, Nebraska has three Golden Spikes Award finalists, including 2005 winner Alex Gordon. Darin Erstad (1995) and Ken Harvey (1999) were also named finalists for the award.

2018 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

Joey Bart; Jr.; C; Georgia Tech; ACC

Alec Bohm; Jr.; IF; Wichita State; American Athletic

Kyle Brnovich; So.; RHP; Elon; Colonial Athletic

Brian Brown; Sr.; LHP; NC State; ACC

Kody Clemens; Jr.; IF; Texas; Big 12

Frank German; Jr.; RHP; North Florida; Atlantic Sun

Logan Gilbert; Jr.; RHP; Stetson; Atlantic Sun

Devlin Granberg; Sr.; IF/OF; Dallas Baptist; Missouri Valley

Luke Heyer; Sr.; IF/OF; Kentucky; SEC

Jonathan India; Jr.; IF; Florida; SEC

Josh Jung; So.; IF/RHP; Texas Tech; Big 12

Trevor Larnach; Jr.; OF; Oregon State; Pac-12

Nick Madrigal; Jr.; IF; Oregon State; Pac-12

Casey Mize; Jr.; RHP; Auburn; SEC

Joey Murray; Jr.; RHP; Kent State; Mid-American

John Rooney; Jr.; LHP; Hofstra; Colonial Athletic

Nick Sandlin; Jr.; RHP; Southern Miss; Conference USA

Zack Shannon; Sr.; RHP/IF; Delta State; Gulf South

Scott Schreiber; Sr.; OF; Nebraska; Big Ten

Brady Singer; Jr.; RHP; Florida; SEC

Bren Spillane; Jr.; IF/OF; Illinois; Big Ten

Kevin Strohschein; Jr.; OF; Tennessee Tech; Ohio Valley

Spencer Torkelson; Fr.; IF; Arizona State; Pac-12

Andrew Vaughn; So.; IF; California; Pac-12

Steele Walker; Jr.; OF; Oklahoma; Big 12





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Champaign, Ill. – A six-run seventh inning helped Nebraska finish its season with an 11-8 victory over Illinois at Illinois Field on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Angelo Altavilla led the Husker offense with a 4-for-5 performance with two RBIs, two runs scored and three stolen bases. Zac Repinski and Keegan Watson each homered during NU’s scoring barrage in the seventh frame.

Senior right-hander Matt Warren, making his 12th start of the season, went 5.0 innings and allowed three runs on three hits, while recording two strikeouts. Nate Fisher (0.2 inning), Andrew Abrahamowicz (1.1) and Jake Hohensee (2.0) each made relief appearances for the Huskers. Abrahamowicz earned the win, while Hohensee collected his team-high 13th save of the season.

In the top of the first, the Huskers went down in order with two flyouts and one strikeout. Illinois took a 1-0 lead after the bottom of the first. Bren Spillane drew a one-out walk and scored on Michael Massey’s RBI single. Warren struck out the next Illini batter.

Altavilla hit a two-out single before stealing second, but remained stranded when a strikeout ended the second frame for the Big Red. Illinois added two runs in the bottom of the second to build a 3-0 advantage. Grant Van Scoy drew a two-out walk before Jack Yalowitz homered to right field.

Nebraska managed two hits in the top of the third, but left two on base in a scoreless frame. Mojo Hagge hit a one-out single, but was thrown out at second when Scott Schreiber reached on a fielder’s choice. Schreiber made it to second when Jesse Wilkening singled, but both runners were stranded when a flyout ended the inning. The Fighting Illini threatened with two baserunners with two outs in the bottom of the third, but the score remained 3-0.

NU tied the game at 3-3 with three runs in the top of the fourth. The first four Husker batters reached base, as Repinski drew a walk before Luke Roskam, Altavilla and Jaxon Hallmark singled. Altavilla’s hit brought in Repinski and Hallmark’s hit drove in Roskam. Hagge grounded out, but earned an RBI as Altavilla scored on the play. The Illini went down in order in the bottom of the fourth.

The Huskers took a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth with two runs. Wilkening laced a leadoff double before advancing to third on a groundout. Repinski’s sacrifice fly drove in Wilkening. Roskam blistered a double and scored on Altavilla’s RBI single. Warren retired all three Illini batters in the bottom of the fifth with one strikeout.

Nebraska went down 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth. Illinois retook the lead at 7-5 with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The first four Illini batters reached base and also scored with two singles, one double and a walk.

The Huskers responded with six runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-7 lead. Brison Cronenbold drew a leadoff walk before Repinski blasted his third home run of the season. After a flyout, Altavilla and Hallmark hit back-to-back singles before Watson blistered his first career home run to bring in both baserunners. Schreiber walked before scoring on Wilkening’s second double of the game. In the bottom of the seventh, Spillane hit a solo home run to cut the Husker lead to 11-8 before three consecutive outs.

Roskam drew a one-out walk before a double play ended a scoreless top of the eighth for the Big Red. Illinois’ leadoff hitter walked, but he remained stranded after three consecutive outs.

Hagge singled in the top of the ninth, but the other three Husker batters in the inning struck out. Illinois’ leadoff hitter walked in the bottom of the ninth, but a double play followed by a groundout ended the game.

The Huskers finish the season with a 24-28 record, including an 8-14 mark in Big Ten play.




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Fehringer, who just completed his second season at WNCC, is one of many coaches that will be coaching the 32 most talented junior college players in the country for the event that will be held July 11-13 at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

“I think as younger coaches, we work hard in order to help our players to get the respect they deserve and the opportunity they have earned as well,” Fehringer said. “For me, it is just a testament of the investment the players have put into the program that allowed me the same opportunity to go out and perform on a successful platform.”

The other three coaching staffs for the all-star game will include the coaches from Eastern Florida State, College of Southern Idaho, and Indian Hills.

Last season, Fehringer guided the WNCC men to a 27-8 record and a Region IX championship, the first men’s basketball championship since 2001. The Cougars went 1-1 at the NJCAA national tournament.

Not only will Fehringer will be going to coach in the JA32 All-star game, but he will be taking his assistant coaches Roybell Baez and Billy Engel with him to help coach.

Two Cougars will also make the trip as well as part of the 32 most talented junior college players in the country with Green and Roub.

Fehringer said it is special for these two to play in an event like this, where there should be many coaches from the Division I, II and even NAIA level there watching.

“I think choosing a college is extremely difficult for 18-year-old kids, especially if you are from the Czech coming to America,” Fehringer said. “For Jervay and Martin, it continues to allow us to trust each other more and more committed to one another because of the confidence of being at Western Nebraska was one of the greatest decisions they have made so far.”

Last season, Green averaged 14.9 points a game while pulling down five rebounds. Green also dished off 3.7 assists and shot 50.9 percent from the field. Green finished off the season scoring in double figures in the last 11-straight games, including a season-high 35 points in a Region IX tournament second-round win over Central Wyoming.

Roub, who is a 6-foot-10 forward that can play under the basket or shoot the 3-pointer, averaged 9.6 points a game a year ago while pulling down 2.9 rebounds. Roub shot 44.1 percent from the 3-point arc, burying 60 3-pointers. Roub shot 50 percent from the field. Roub had a season-high five 3-pointers in a game against Central Wyoming on December 16.

The JA32 Classic will have four teams of eight players. The teams will practice the first day and then have competition over the next two days.




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WNCC sophomore Vinnie Shahid and freshman Merle Wiehl were named captains of the Omaha World Herald’s All-Nebraska JUCO basketball team that was released in April.

The WNCC men landed two players on the first team in sophomores Shahid and Marlon Sierra. Shahid was named captain of the team after earning second-team NJCAA All-American honors. Shahid, who is signed to play at North Dakota State next season, averaged 18.4 points and 4.8 assists a game.

Sierra, who is headed to Bowling Green State University in Kentucky, average 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game this past season in helping the Cougars to their first Region IX championship since 2001.

WNCC also landed three Cougars on honorable mention. Sophomores Djordje Dimitrijevic and Trent Harris, along with freshman Jervay Green made the list. Dimitrijevic is headed to Mercer University, a Division I university.

On the junior college women’s team, the Cougars had two players make the first team. Wiehl earned captain status on the squad, after leading the Cougar team in scoring as a freshman at 16.9 points a game while pulling down 5.7 rebounds.

Also making the All-Nebraska first team was freshman Karli Seay. Seay, who set a school record 48 points in a game against Eastern Wyoming College in February, averaged 14.3 points and 4.9 assists a contest.

WNCC also placed four players, who are headed to the next level to play, on the honorable mention list. Jaleesa Avery, Melisa Kadic, Anastacia Johnson, and Giovanna Silva made the recognition team. Avery and Kadic are headed to the Division I level next year, Avery to Morehead State with Kadic to Idaho State. Johnson is headed to Missouri Western in St. Joseph’s while Silva is headed to Peru State in eastern Nebraska.

Also on the All-Nebraska team were several former Cougars or incoming Cougars.

Chadron State College has three players with ties to WNCC. On the women’s side, Kallie Feddersen, who graduated from WNCC in 2016, earned first-team honors on the Division II side. Feddersen had an excellent season for the Eagles, averaging 15.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and four assists a game.

On the men’s side, Chadron State had two players that earned honorable mention honors. Jeremy Ruffin, who played for the Cougars in 2016-17 earned recognition as a junior. The other is Dru Kuxhausen. Kuxhausen, a Scottsbluff High graduate, played his freshman year at Chadron and then signed to return to WNCC for his sophomore season next year.

The complete JUCO teams includes on the women’s side Seay and Wiehl from Western Nebraska, Sierra Bell and Mykala Baylor of Northeast Nebraska, and DeAsia Walker of Southeast.

Women players earning honorable mention honors include Avery, Johnson, Kadic, and Silva from WNCC; Payton Blanke and Quenshae Love of McCook; Aliyah Foote of North Platte; Nahatahaa Nacona of North Platte; Irene Sanz and Judit Valls of Northeast; and Sebit Gatluak and Erika Goracke of Southeast.

Honorable mention honors on the men’s JUCO team went to Dimitrijevic, Green and Harris of WNCC; Latrell Talley of Central-Columbus; D’Von Moore and Chinedu Okonkwo of McCook; Trajan Harris of North Platte; Allen Anderson and Melkisedek Moreaux of Northeast; and Jalen Wilkins-McCoy of Southeast.




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Champaign, Ill. – The Nebraska baseball team (23-28, 7-14 Big Ten) was officially eliminated from contention for a spot in the Big Ten Tournament following a 13-6 loss to Illinois at Illinois Field on Fridayevening.

In the top of the first, NU left one baserunner stranded in a scoreless frame as Jesse Wilkening drew a two-out walk. Illinois took a 1-0 lead with one run in the bottom of the first. Michael Massey hit an RBI single that brought in Ben Troike after he was hit-by-pitch. Troike stole second before advancing to third on a wild pitch.

Angelo Altavilla smashed his fifth home run of the season in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Fighting Illini went down in order in the bottom of the second.

NU went down 1-2-3 in the top of the third with two flyouts and a strikeout. Illinois left two baserunners on after a leadoff single and a strikeout-wild pitch, but the score remained tied at 1-1.

Jaxon Hallmark hit a two-out single and stole second in the fourth, but was left stranded after an inning-ending strikeout. Illinois scored five runs on four hits to take a 6-1 lead after the bottom of the fourth.

Joe Acker hit a two-out single in the top of the fifth, but remained stranded when the inning ended on a flyout. Illinois extended its lead to 9-1 with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The first two Illini hitters reached on a double and a single. A sacrifice fly brought in one run before Zac Taylor hit a two-run homer to left field.

In the top of the sixth, Wilkening, Hallmark and Alex Henwood each singled to load the bases with two outs, but a groundout ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Illinois tacked on four runs in the bottom of the sixth on six hits. Bren Spillane hit a leadoff home run before five of the next six Illini batters recorded hits.

In the top of the seventh, NU went down in order. The Fighting Illini also went down 1-2-3 in the seventh.

Nebraska scored five runs in the top of the eighth to cut the deficit to 13-6. Scott Schreiber reached on a strikeout-wild pitch in the leadoff spot before Wilkening blistered a home run to score both of them. Hallmark drew a one-out walk before Henwood singled. Altavilla walked to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Hallmark before Mike Addante’s two-RBI single. Brison Cronenbold hit a double to advance Addante to third, but both runners remained stranded after a groundout ended the inning. Illinois went down in order in the bottom of the eighth.

All three Husker batters in the top of the ninth were retired.

The Huskers and Fighting Illini wrap up their three-game series with the regular-season finale on Saturdayat 3 p.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network.





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Gering had a strong showing at the tournament as Sophomore Zoee Smith at number one singles recorded a seamless 6-1, 6-1 straight sets win over Ralston Senior Allie Edwards. Smith would follow her first-round matchup with the top-ranked player in Class B Kassidy Michaels from McCook, who would take down the Gering Sophomore 6-1, 6-1. Michaels would advance in the next round with even less trouble throwing up a “Double Bagel” (6-0, 6-0) on Senior Brynn Sealock from GICC. 

While at number two singles Freshman Kristen Whaley would battle fellow Freshman Rianna AhSam 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8) in a three-set tiebreaker. The bounce-back win wasn’t enough momentum for the Freshman as she would fall 6-2, 6-1 to Courtney Toner of GICC. 

The number one doubles team of Paige Peterson and Bobbie Claflin would follow the trend of a first-round win, but follow with a second-round loss. Number two doubles Martika Campbell and  Yadbir Kaur wouldn’t fare as well losing in the first round to York.

Scottsbluff and Alliance both were knocked out in the early rounds in each position. The number two doubles team of Diana Acosta and Marque Crowe of Alliance would win their first-round matchup 6-1, 6-1 but would fall in round two to Holdrege. 

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Even though it was learned that UNK was dropping its baseball program after this season, Achtermann still went out and had an outstanding season, earning the MIAA Baseball Player of the Year Award and being named a first-team utility player.

“For me, being Player of the Year is the most humbling and honoring awards I’ve ever received,” Achtermann said. “Obviously, I won the award, but without the success of my teammates/coaches and the want to make myself and everybody else better, there’s no way this would be possible. Just so thankful for everyone that is a part of the Loper family”

Achtermann was truly a utility player this season for the Lopers, who finished the season at 28-24, just like he was at WNCC where he was named an Omaha World-Herald All-JUCO utility player his sophomore season.  Achtermann started games at pitcher, third base, first base, right field and designated hitter for the Lopes.

On the mound, Achtermann finished the season at 6-1 with an earned run average of 4.46. He struck out 55 and walked just 22 in 62.2 innings of work.

 When he wasn’t pitching, he was swinging a mean bat. He hit .413 with 57 RBIs and 56 runs scored. He had 13 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs.

Achtermann couldn’t have asked for a better season.

“As far as the season goes, this was easily my best performance,” he said. “I finished the season leading the conference in average, slugging and tied for home runs. I think the biggest factor for me was playing with such amazing teammates, especially offensively. With guys like Dallas Schramm, Ty Roseberry, Brandon Hernandez, Brett Young and way more players. It took pressure off me batting in the three hole because I knew the guys in front of me and behind would pick me up.”

Achtermann biggest decision now is what to do for his senior season after UNK cut the baseball program. The Denver, Colorado, native said he has plenty of options. The UNK baseball team end its history 1,205 wins in his modern history (1961-2018).

Achtermann was the starting pitcher in what was the team’s final game on the field, a 6-4 loss to Central Oklahoma in the MIAA Conference tournament on March 11. Achtermann threw five scoreless innings while allowing four runs and scattering eight hits. He was also 1-of-4 at the plate with a run scored.

“For next year, I have a couple options ranging from Division II to Division I,” he said. “A couple are in the MIAA, and the D1 options are in the Ohio Valley Conference. But as far as a final decision, I have not decided yet, hopefully within the next week or so I will have a decision.”

Achtermann’s success at UNK was because of the two years he spent at WNCC as well as even at UNK. Achtermann said WNCC coach Mike Jones was a big help in helping him find another school to transfer to next year.

“WNCC has helped me big time in my growth both as a baseball player and an overall person,” he said. “I keep in touch with Coach Jones regularly, especially on the decision for my school choice for next year. With the baseball program getting cut, he has been very helpful in giving his thoughts towards schools.”





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Nebraska (23-26, 7-12 Big Ten) at Illinois (29-17, 13-8 Big Ten)

May 17-19, 2018
Illinois Field • Champaign, Ill.

 

Thursday, May 17 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Waldron (6-3) vs. Cyrillo Watson (1-1)

 

Friday, May 18 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Luis Alvarado (3-6) vs. Andy Fisher (5-2)

 

Saturday, May 19 • 3 p.m. (CT)
TV: Big Ten Network • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Warren (4-4) vs. Ty Weber (4-3)

The Nebraska baseball team wraps up its regular season this week when the Huskers travel to Champaign, Ill., for three games against Illinois. The series opener is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. (CT). The second game will be played on Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday’s finale is slated for 3 p.m.

Nebraska enters the week in 10th place in the Big Ten standings with a 7-12 record in conference play. The top eight teams based on winning percentage qualify for next week’s Big Ten Tournament at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Iowa (10-9) is in seventh, while Maryland (9-11) and Michigan State (9-11) are tied for eighth.

If two teams are tied in the standings at the end of the weekend, the head-to-head series will determine which team gets the spot. If the two teams didn’t play each other or the series was tied, the team with the best winning percentage against Big Ten common opponents within the conference schedule gets the spot. The next step to determine the qualifier, if the two teams are still tied, is the team with the better overall RPI.

 

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe, Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action throughout the season on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

All three games will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.

Saturday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and Scott Pose calling the action.

The first two games of the series will be streamed live online on BTN Plus. Subscriptions for BTN Plus are available on a monthly or annual basis. A school pass subscription is $79.95 for one year and $9.95 for one month. A conference pass subscription is $119.95 for one year and $14.95 for one month.

 

Last Time Out

The Huskers won the series opener against Indiana over the weekend, but dropped the final two games of the series at Hawks Field. NU notched a 5-2 triumph on Friday before falling by margins of 6-3 on Saturday and 8-6 on Sunday.

Next Up
If the Huskers qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, they will open play on Wednesday, May 23 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

Quick Notes

  • Nebraska enters the final week of the regular season with 43 home runs, tied for the second-most in a season under Head Coach Darin Erstad. The most home runs in a season under Erstad was 47 in 2012.
  • As a team, the Huskers have drawn 243 walks heading into the final week of the regular season, the most in a season since 2005 when NU drew 307 walks.
  • Nebraska has 15 saves this season, marking the eighth consecutive season the Huskers have recorded double-digit saves.

Scouting the Illinois Fighting Illini

  • The all-time series between Nebraska and Illinois is tied 8-8, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1897. Nebraska is 2-4 when facing the Fighting Illini at Illinois. The two teams last met on April 3, 2016, a 9-7 win for Nebraska at Hawks Field.
  • Illinois is 29-17 this season with a 13-8 record in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini won two of three against Michigan last weekend.
  • Head Coach Dan Hartleb is 406-298-1 in his 13th season at Illinois. He is assisted by Drew Dickinson, Adam Christ and Casey Fletcher.
  • Players to Watch
    » #9 Bren Spillane (Junior OF/INF): Among the Big Ten leaders in several categories, including batting average (.417), home runs (20) and RBIs (55)
    » #6 Michael Massey (Sophomore INF): Batting .330 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 40 RBIs
    » #4 Ben Troike (Sophomore INF): Batting .310 with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and 24 RBIs





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Lincoln – Nebraska will welcome Seton Hall to Lincoln for the first time in school history as the Big Ten and Big East conferences announced the pairings for the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday. Nebraska will host the Pirates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date. All eight Gavitt Tipoff Games are televised nationally on either FS1 or BTN.

The 2018 matchup with Seton Hall will mark the first time in three appearances that Nebraska has hosted a Gavitt Tip-off Games matchup. The Huskers previously made trips to Villanova (2015) and St. John’s (2017). Seton Hall comes off a 22-12 season when the Pirates reached the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual Final Four qualifier Kanas. Junior guard Myles Powell paces the Pirates, as he averaged 15.5 points and 2.8 assists per game to help coach Kevin Willard reach the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. The Huskers return four starters for seventh-year coach Tim Miles, including first-team All-Big Ten guard James Palmer Jr., from a team that went 22-11 last season, including a school-record 13 Big Ten wins. Palmer was fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.2 points per game while adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Big Red. In all, the Huskers bring back their top four scorers, including three double-figure scorers, and rebounders from a year ago. The group also includes three-year starting point guard Glynn Watson Jr. (10.5 ppg, 3.2 apg) and Isaac Copeland, who was NU’s second-leading scorer (12.9 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg) en route to honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. The Gavitt Tip-off Games is part of the Huskers’ non-conference slate which will also feature two games in Kansas City for the Hall of Fame Classic (Texas Tech, USC and Missouri State), a ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup (opponent and location TBD) as well as the annual matchup with Creighton. The 2018-19 slate will also include 20 Big Ten games, as pairings were announced last month. The Gavitt Tipoff Games are an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the Big East and basketball visionary. Big Ten schools will participate a minimum of four times during the eight-year event.

 

2018 Gavitt Tip-off Games
Tuesday 11/13

Wisconsin at Xavier
Georgetown at Illinois

 

Wednesday 11/14
Seton Hall at Nebraska
Michigan at Villanova
Marquette at Indiana

 

Thursday 11/15

Penn State at DePaul
Ohio State at Creighton

 

Friday 11/16
St. John’s at Rutgers





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Lincoln – University of Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Monday that Amir Harris has signed a National Letter-of-Intent with the University of Nebraska for the 2018-19 campaign.
 
Harris, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard attends St. James School in Hagerstown, Md., where he played for Coach Dan Prete. Harris averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks per game as a senior, as the school went 19-11 and won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship. Harris showed his versatility in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference championship, totaling 11 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds.
 
“The addition of Amir is great for Nebraska basketball,” Miles said. “He's a first-class kid, an excellent student and an unbelievable athlete.  Amir has worked hard at his game and did a great job with St. James this season. He can play and guard multiple positions, and we love his versatility. We look forward to helping him develop into a complete player in our program.”
 
Harris is a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports and is ranked by Rivals as the No. 32 point guard in the class of 2018. He was the Hagerstown Herald-Mail Player of the Year and a first-team DMVelite All-Maryland Team selection in 2017-18.
 
He earned second-team all-county honors as a sophomore and a junior. As a junior at St. Maria Goretti High School, he was a key cog on a 29-9 squad, averaging 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals per game and leading the team in both assists (4.3 pg) and blocks (1.3 pg). He began his varsity career at South Hagerstown as a sophomore, chipping in 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game. 
 
He played AAU basketball for New World and Coach Renard Phillips.
 
Harris, who has a 4.0 GPA, is the son of Lee Harris. Amir also looked at Rhode Island, Oklahoma State, Auburn, SMU and Cal before selecting Nebraska.




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