Huskers Begin 2015 With Red/White Scrimmage

Cecilia Hall (9) and Kelsey Fien (14) are two of the four Husker seniors this season. (Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations)

Cecilia Hall (9) and Kelsey Fien (14) are two of the four Husker seniors this season. (Photo Courtesy Nate Olsen/NU Media Relations)

The Nebraska volleyball team will hold its annual Red/White Scrimmage on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online or over the phone by calling 1-800-8-BIG-RED or at the Devaney Center ticket office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The match will be carried on the radio on Husker Sports Network affiliates (B107.3 FM in Lincoln and AM 590 in Omaha). [Read more…]

Huskers Shutout No. 23 Kansas in Season Debut

Seniors Katie Kraeutner and Jaylyn Odermann scored the goals in the Huskers' 3-0 win over Kansas. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Seniors Katie Kraeutner and Jaylyn Odermann scored the goals in the Huskers’ 3-0 win over Kansas. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Lincoln, Neb.— The Nebraska soccer team’s senior duo Katie Kraeutner and Jaylyn Odermann led the Huskers to a 3-0 win over No. 23 Kansas for the 2015 season opener on Friday night. The defeat occurred in front of 1,720 fans at Hibner Stadium, the program’s largest home crowd since Aug. 27, 2004. [Read more…]

Chiefs hold off Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

Kansas City Chiefs LogoKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith struggled behind their unsettled offensive lines in Kansas City’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday night.

Wilson was 9 of 15 for 78 yards, though most of those completions came on his final drive, when tight end Jimmy Graham finally got involved in the game. [Read more…]

Miley, Red Sox end Royals’ 5-game winning streak

kc-royalsBOSTON (AP) — Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs and scored another on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s triple to help the Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City 4-1 Thursday night, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak.

Wade Miley (10-9) left in the eighth inning, allowing just one run. The Red Sox are 5-2 under bench coach Torey Lovullo, who took over last week when manager John Farrell announced that is being treated for cancer. [Read more…]

Speed is Key for Blackshirt Defense

Greg McMullen gets past Nick Gates during practice Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Greg McMullen gets past Nick Gates during practice Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team wrapped up another 2015 Fall Camp practice Thursday morning as the Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for about two and a half hours. NU practiced in full pads again, as the Huskers continue to prepare for their Sept. 5 season opener against BYU. [Read more…]

Nebraska won’t rush Pierson-El back from injury

De’Mornay Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014. (Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

De’Mornay Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014. (Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Mike Riley is not setting a timetable for De’Mornay Pierson-El’s return from an injury.

Pierson-El broke his right foot while making a cut during a practice this week, and Riley initially said the wide receiver and return specialist probably would be out six to eight weeks. [Read more…]