The current NU players and coaches, whether they realize it or not, are part of a changing era in Cornhusker football. Brandon Koch, a junior offensive lineman, said he's certainly not oblivious to it as spring practice opens today.
A full-page guide to prepare you for our first glimpse of the new-look Huskers.
Oregon State Coach Judy Spoelstra called her team's efforts to get to Nebraska for the WNIT a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" kind of experience. But Spoelstra likely won't get much sympathy from Creighton Coach Jim Flanery, whose team has gone on the road, from coast to coast, to win five WNIT games in the past two seasons. Tonight, the Bluejays will try to get their first home victory in the tournament when Oregon State visits the Civic Auditorium for the WNIT quarterfinals.
Nebraska Coach Rhonda Revelle broke into rhyme while sizing up today's softball showdown between her Huskers and Creighton: "They're red-hot, and we're not," Revelle said. OK, even Revelle admitted that analysis was a bit oversimplified. But it sounds good. CU's 21-4 start is the best in Coach Brent Vigness' 11 years with the team. The game, which starts at 5 today at the CU Sports Complex, will be the first either team has played in their home state this year.
Five western Iowa boys basketball players have been named first-team all-staters by the Iowa Newspaper Association. During their meeting in Des Moines on Sunday, the INA's statewide panel of sportswriters selected Harlan Community seniors Joel Osborn and Jeff Bissen, Sioux City Heelan senior Dylan Grimsley and Carroll junior Sean Haluska to the Class 3-A first team. In Class 1-A, Manning senior Kyle Stribe made the first team.