Ex-Omaha sportscaster Schuetz new PA man at Memorial Stadium

Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz is the new public address announcer for Nebraska football games at Memorial Stadium.

The university athletic department announced Schuetz’s hiring Monday. He replaces Patrick Combs, who had been the announcer since 2002. Nebraska cut ties with Combs this month after he was arrested on suspicion of bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from two elderly women. [Read more…]

Huskers Host Cougars for Season Opener

Tommy Armstrong Jr. enters 2015 with 21 career starts. (Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. enters 2015 with 21 career starts. (Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations)

LINCOLN, NEB. | 2:30 p.m. (CT)

TV – ABC (Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay)
RADIO – Husker Sports Network
SATELLITE RADIO – Sirius Channel 84, XM 84
INTERNET RADIO – Huskers.com [Read more…]

Guyer, Kiermaier hit HRs help Rays beat Royals 3-2

kc-royalsST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win.

Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in two games and sixth of the season. [Read more…]

Manning on the run in Denver’s 19-12 win over 49ers

DenverBroncosDENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers.

All that rest has turned into rust for Manning, who was doomed by protection problems and an interception in the end zone one week after penalties and dropped passes kept him from finding any rhythm. [Read more…]

Huskers Top Pitt 3-1, Give Cook 600th Win

Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations

Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations

Lincoln – The Nebraska volleyball team finished off an unbeaten weekend at the Nebraska Invitational with a 3-1 (25-9, 25-20, 27-29, 25-19) win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The win marked the 600th career win for Nebraska head coach John Cook, making him the 15th active Division I head coach to reach 600 career wins.  [Read more…]

Moustakas has 3 RBIs, Royals beat Rays 6-3

kc-royalsST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.

Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Royals grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. [Read more…]

Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies

colorado-rockiesPITTSBURGH (AP) — A resurgent J.A. Happ worked into the sixth inning, Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday night.

Happ and Ramirez, both acquired near the trade deadline to give the Pirates needed depth, helped Pittsburgh improve to 14-3 in their last 17 games. [Read more…]