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Bison fall at home to York

McCook - Two of Class B best matched up on Friday night as York was able to defeat McCook by a score of 20-7. It was the second consecutive year that York has defeated the Bison. Last season in York the Dukes handed McCook a 20-11 defeat. York would lead 14-7 at halftime with a late 2nd quarter touchdown thrown by Garrett Snodgrass to Brady Danielson. York would tack on anther touchdown in the third quarter by Garret Snodgrass. McCook would block the point after attempt to make the score 20-7. The Bison would have to critical tourn overs in the game. One on a Paxton Terry fumble at the York 30 with 5:45 remaining in the third quarter. The other turn over would occur with 11:46 left in the fourth quarter as Cam Berry would throw an interception hauled in by Garrett Snodgrass at the York 45 yard line. 


Scoring plays below 


5:46 1/Q - Zach Schlager 2 yard touch down run - pat good - 7-0 MC

1:54 1/Q - Garrett Snodgrass 4 yard touch down run - pat good - 7-7 

15.8 1/Q - G.Snodgrass 20 yard td pass to B.Danielson - pat good - 14-7 Y

6:51 3/Q - G.Snodgrass 3 yard td run - pat blocked - 20-7 Y 


McCook now (4-1) on the year will be back in action as they travel to Scottsbluff (5-0) next Friday night. The game will be carried on 102.1 True Country due to the Husker football game at Illinois on 93.9 The Zone. Bison game-day presented by Taco Johns will start at 7pm with kick off at 8pm CT. 


Listen below to a post-game interview with McCook coach Jeff Gross with Matt Williams 



Huskers Hand No. 2 Penn State Shocking Home Sweep

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The 14th-ranked Nebraska volleyball team handed No. 2 Penn State its first sweep in Rec Hall in 14 years as the Huskers upset the previously unbeaten Nittany Lions on Fridaynight, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20, in front of a crowd of 3,763.

The Huskers (8-3, 1-0 Big Ten) won their sixth straight match against Penn State and gave the Nittany Lions (10-1, 0-1 Big Ten) their first 3-0 loss at home since Oct. 18, 2003 against Minnesota.

Seniors Annika Albrecht, Briana Holman and Kelly Hunter led the charge for the inspired Huskers. Albrecht had a career-high 19 kills on .400 hitting and added six digs and four blocks. Holman, who was questionable to play leading up to the match with an ankle injury, had a season-high 13 kills and hit .750. She also had three blocks. Hunter had 39 assists, six kills and nine digs. Mikaela Foecke and Lauren Stivrins each added eight kills.

The Husker attack was sharp all night as they hit .347, the highest by a Penn State opponent this season. The defense was just as strong, holding the Nittany Lions to a season-low .227 hitting percentage. Nebraska won the digs battle, 51 to 43, and edged Penn State in blocks, 7.0 to 6.5. Kenzie Maloney had 12 digs, and Sydney Townsend added 10.

Simone Lee had 15 kills and 13 digs to lead the Nittany Lions.

Set 1: The Huskers led early after Hunter opened the match with a kill and NU proceeded to connect on five kills in seven attacks for a 7-4 advantage. Penn State drew even at 9-9 before Stivrins terminated across the court and Foecke added a kill. Holman scored the next four points for the Huskers via kills and put NU ahead 15-13 at the media timeout. Penn State tied the set again at 16-16 on a kill by Lee, but Stivrins answered again for the Huskers. The teams engaged in a sideout battle until Penn State took a 20-19 lead, its first of the set. After a timeout, Sweet posted a kill and Penn State hit wide to put NU back in front, 21-20. Albrecht tacked on her sixth kill and the Huskers led 22-20 before Penn State took a timeout. It made little difference, however, as Albrecht pounded another kill on the next point. Lee killed for Penn State to end Foecke's service run and then added another to cut it to 23-22 Huskers. Holman gained set point for the Big Red after Hunter handled a tough pass and, while off balance, set Holman for a kill. The Nittany Lions scored two straight to tie the set at 24-24, but they served long for NU's third set point. And the Huskers didn't let that one slip away, as Stivrins and Hunter combined for a block to nab the 26-24 win. The Huskers won the hitting battle .364 to .250.

Set 2: Holman and Albrecht took over in set two as they accounted for a 5-0 run with three straight kills and then went in on two straight blocks for an 8-4 Husker lead. Hunter put down back-to-back kills to put the Huskers up 13-9. NU led 15-12 at the media timeout after another kill by Hunter. After the media timeout, Holman and Foecke tallied back-to-back kills to make it 17-12 and force a Penn State timeout. Penn State drew within 19-17 on a kill by Lee, and the Huskers used a timeout. Albrecht responded with her 12th kill of the match, and Stivrins also terminated for a 21-17 Husker advantage. After a PSU timeout, Albrecht once again found an open spot on the floor for a 22-18 lead. Albrecht and Foecke finished off the 25-19 win as the Huskers hit .390. In the second set alone, Holman and Albrecht combined for 12 kills and teamed up for two blocks.

Set 3: Nebraska came out on the attack once again and went up 9-6 after a pair of blocks, one by Sweet and Stivrins and one by Albrecht and Stivrins. Penn State cut it to 14-13 before an Albrecht kill and a block by Stivrins and Albrecht. Later, Stivrins pounded a kill for an 18-15 lead. The Nittany Lions got within 18-17, but Stivrins came up big as she did all night to give the Huskers a two-point edge again. Holman's 13th kill of the match made it 22-19 Huskers. Albrecht added back-to-back kills for match point, and the Huskers clinched the sweep on her 19th and final kill of the night.

Up Next: The Huskers travel to face Rutgers on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT). The match can be viewed online with a BTN Plus subscription and can be heard on Husker Sports Network radio affiliates and on Huskers.com.



McCook Tennis Results from Holdrege Invite 9-21-17

McCook 4 Holdrege 5
Varsity Singles
1 Syd Wier lost to S. Anderson 8-0
2 Zion Moyer lost to J. Petit 8-1
3 Spencer Krysl def L. Neinast 8-3
4 Sam Knoll def B. Schrock 8-0
5 Andrew Graff lost to C. Weed 8-3
6 Mason Michaelis def G. Johnson 8-5
Varsity Doubles
1 Krysl/Knoll def Weed/Schrock 8-4
2 Fritsche/Michaelis lost to Johnson/Neinast 9-7
3 Wier/Moyer lost to Anderson/Petit 8-3
McCook Junior Varsity 9 Holdrege Junior Varsity 5
Junior Varsity Doubles
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def Scheele/Borden 6-1
Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def Huston/Wiser 6-2
Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner def Wiser/Huston 6-0
Joel Gray/Caden Bortner def Scheele/Borden 6-2
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def Scheele/Borden 6-0
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def Hamling/Adam 6-0
Joel Gray/Nick Wolvin lost to Wiser/Huston 7-6 (7-4)
Nick Wolvin/Brandan Eckhardt lost to Swanson/Klein 6-2
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def Hamling/Adam 6-3
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def Hamling/Adam 6-1
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Rambali lost to Swanson/Klein 7-6 (7-3)
Paul Stoney/Casey Carlin def Swanson/Klein 6-4
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers lost to Ehrenberg/Rivera 6-0
Hayden Markut/Jason Michel-Moreno lost to Ehrenberg/Rivera 6-4
Next action: Varsity @ North Platte invite Friday 9:00 AM


McCook softball wins two in Ogallala

Ogallala - The McCook softball team would snap a six game loosing streak on Thursday night picking up a 6-5 win against Gering, then following up the victory with the Bulldogs winning 19-7 over Scottsbluff. McCook would have to come back down 5-3 in the first contest vs Gering as Kori Uerling would come up with a 2 RBI single to tie the game with two outs in the bottom of the 6th. Gering was held scoreless in the top of the 7th. McCook coming to bat in the bottom of the 7th would have their best bat starting off the half inning but wouldn't necessarily need it. Emily Jacobs would reach first base on a throwing error by the Gering shortstop. Jacobs would then advance to second as Avery Doucet would lay down a sacrifice bunt. The next batter would be Ashley Miller for McCook. A pitch from Tori Hoagland would breifly get away from catcher Kaetlyn Todd, Jacobs would take off for third, Todd would throw the softball that way, it would then go by the third basemen Dean into left field allowing Jacobs to come down the line and score to win the game 6-5. Between the Bison and the Bulldogs they had split during the regular season with Gering winning at the Holdrege tournament, meanwhile McCook defeated Gering in the McCook tournament. 


In the second game of the night McCook would defeat Scottsbluff 17-9. The Bison would score 5 runs in the first and 5 more runs in the second to lead 10-0 after two innings played. In the first inning McCook would have two in the park home runs. The outfields in Ogallala were much deeper than normal high school softball fields as there were no temporary fences set up halfway out. The first inside the park home run came from senior catcher Cassidy Beeby bringing in two runs. Emily Jacobs would then follow Beeby with a solo tour around the bases for the second inside the park home run. Jacobs would also have one in the Gering game in the third inning. Scottsbluff would score 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to make the contest 10-4, but McCook would answer with 4 runs in the top of the 3rd to extend their lead to 14-4. Scottsbluff kept on the attack in the bottom of the fourth with 3 more runs to make it 14-7 after 4 innings. McCook would waste no time to get the lead back above 8 runs as they would tack on 5 more in the top of the 5th to lead 19-7. The Bison would get the final three outs in the bottom portion of the inning to pick up the win. 


McCook is now 11-10 on the year with the two wins. The Bison will next play Saturday, September 23rd in Lincoln taking part in the Lincoln Southeast Invite. McCook will take on Millard West, Lincoln Northstar, and Bennington. 


Listen to an interview with coach Jason Cochran joining Matt Williams after the Scottsbluff game. 



Football Scores 9/22


Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Fired

Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 21, 2017 – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced it has begun a search for a new director of athletics. The university has ended Shawn Eichorst’s employment, effective immediately.

“Shawn has led Nebraska Athletics in many positive ways, but those efforts have not translated into on-field performance,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “Our fans and our student-athletes deserve leadership that drives the highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker Athletics.”

Eichorst joined Nebraska in October 2012, and has about $1.7 million remaining on a contract that runs through June 2019. Green and President Hank Bounds decided to seek a new athletic director and met with Eichorst today. Green and Bounds also met with Husker coaches today to share the decision.

“I want to sincerely thank Shawn for his dedication to and care for our student-athletes, and for his commitment to their success here at Nebraska, and in life,” Green said. “He has positively influenced countless lives at this university, and I wish him and his family the very best going forward.”

In a statement, Eichorst said, “While I am deeply disappointed in the decision today, I am grateful for the wonderful years that my family and I have spent at Nebraska. I am proud of how our student-athletes, coaches and staff represented this great university and state, and I am confident that the future is bright for Nebraska Athletics.”

The search for a new director of athletics began today. The university expects to appoint an interim athletic director to oversee day-to-day operations of Nebraska Athletics until a new, permanent director of athletics begins.

The chancellor said the university will reach out to stakeholders knowledgeable of Nebraska Athletics, as well as those who have run successful college programs around the nation, for guidance and perspective in the search for a new permanent director of athletics. The search will focus on finding a director who helps put Husker teams into the best place of opportunity to compete and to uphold the athletic program’s outstanding academic achievement, Green said.

Green will hold a media availability at 2:30 p.m. at the Van Brunt Visitors Center, 313 N. 13th St., on the university campus.

“Winning can and often does happen in concert with well-run, quality college programs that work to ensure the success of the student,” he said. “That’s our expectation. We take pride here in doing things right and doing the right thing, and that won’t change. This is not an either-or equation. We can and should win in that kind of environment.”


Huskers Begin Big Ten Play at No. 2 Penn State


SEPT. 22, 2017 | REC HALL





RADIO - Husker Sports Network
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The Nebraska volleyball team opens Big Ten play on Friday at No. 2 Penn State at 7 p.m. (CT) at Rec Hall in University Park, Pennsylvania. The match will be televised on BTN and streamed on BTN2GO.com. The Huskers will then travel to New Brunswick, New Jersey to play Rutgers on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT). That match will be streamed online with a BTN Plus subscription.

Husker Sports Network will broadcast all the action on HSN affiliates including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 24th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren Cook, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.


About the Huskers
• Nebraska finished non-conference play with a 7-3 record after a 2-1 weekend at the Omaha Challenge hosted by UNO at Baxter Arena. The Huskers swept Kansas State and Omaha but were upset by Northern Iowa, 3-1, which snapped the Big Red’s six-match win streak.
• Nebraska ranks 13th nationally in opponent hitting percentage after holding foes to .137 through non-conference play. The Huskers rank third in the Big Ten in that category.
• As a team, the Huskers are fourth in the Big Ten with 16.50 digs per set.
• Mikaela Foecke leads the Huskers with 3.29 kills per set and is averaging 2.71 digs per set. The junior has four double-doubles this season.
• Jazz Sweet adds 2.74 kills per set and is hitting a team-high .354. The freshman right-side hitter has at least five kills in every match this season and has hit over .300 in seven of 10 matches.
• Annika Albrecht was named the co-MVP of the Omaha Challenge last weekend. The senior outside hitter is averaging 2.68 kills and 2.97 digs per set. Albrecht has 114 career service aces, which ranks 10th in NU career history. With three more aces, she will move into a tie for ninth.
• Senior setter Kelly Hunter is putting up 10.04 assists per set and 2.48 digs per set. The only NCAA Division I setter who has set her team to both a national and conference championship, Hunter is the eighth Husker in school history to surpass 3,000 career assists. She now has 3,132 in her career and ranks seventh in school history. With 67 more assists she will pass Lauren Cook for sixth in NU history.
• Senior middle blocker Briana Holman averages 2.26 kills and 1.18 blocks per set.
• Junior libero Kenzie Maloney is averaging 4.62 digs per set, which ranks third in the Big Ten.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins chips in 2.18 kills and 0.88 blocks per set for the Huskers. Stivrins has at least six kills in every match this season and has improved her blocking of late with 1.40 blocks per set over Nebraska’s last three matches.


• John Cook, Nebraska: 18th year at Nebraska (506-68); 25th year overall (667-141)
• Russ Rose, Penn State: 39th year at Penn State (1,223-196)
• CJ Werneke, Rutgers: 10th year at Rutgers (76-208); 16th year overall (187-294)


Series History
• Nebraska holds a 19-10 lead in the series with Penn State. The Huskers have won five straight in the series and have not lost to the Nittany Lions since Nov. 29, 2014 in University Park. Nebraska won 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11) at Penn State and 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-22) in Lincoln in the regular season last year. The Huskers then came out on top in an epic regional semifinal match on Dec. 9 at the Devaney Center. Nebraska trailed the match 2-0 and faced elimination down 24-22 in set three. But the Huskers won the final four points of the third set and then won the fourth set, 25-19, before dominating the fifth set, 15-6.
• Nebraska is 3-1 all-time against Rutgers with all three wins coming in the Big Ten era. The Huskers swept the Scarlet Knights in 2014 and 2016 in New Brunswick, and in 2015 in Lincoln. This season marks the first in Rutgers’ four years in the Big Ten in which the Huskers will play Rutgers twice. Rutgers’ lone win was in 1978.


Scouting Penn State
• Penn State went 10-0 in non-conference action and has not lost a match since last year’s Dec. 9 regional semifinal match at Nebraska. The Nittany Lions have two neutral-site wins over No. 4 Stanford already this season. Penn State leads the Big Ten in hitting (.360) with first-team All-American Haleigh Washington leading the way with a conference-best .534 hitting percentage. Washington averages 2.54 kills and 1.49 blocks per set. Fellow first-team All-American Simone Lee contributes a team-high 3.94 kills per set on .334 hitting. Ali Frantti adds 2.53 kills and 1.79 digs per set. All three players were preseason All-Big Ten selections.


Scouting Rutgers
• At 5-7 entering Friday’s match against Iowa, Rutgers has already won its most matches since 2014. Rutgers has lost 31 straight Big Ten matches entering the weekend and is 1-59 all-time in Big Ten matches. Rutgers has served 72 aces this season, third-most in the Big Ten. Kamilla Cieslik averages 3.40 kills and has 19 aces this year. Sahbria McLetchie adds 2.83 kills and 1.75 digs per set.


Hunter Guides Young Husker Squad
• All-America setter Kelly Hunter is in her senior season after leading NU to a national championship and a Big Ten championship the past two seasons as team captain and starting setter.
• Hunter was a second-team AVCA All-American in 2016 and an All-Big Ten setter, becoming the first Husker setter since Lauren Cook in 2012 to make the All-Big Ten team. She is a preseason All-Big Ten selection.
• Hunter ranks eighth on NU’s career assists chart with 3,132. She was named the Big Ten Setter of the Week on Sept. 11 after a double-double of 31 assists and 14 digs against UCLA on Sept. 9.
• Hunter was named Big Ten Setter of the Week four times last season, giving her seven career awards. She set a career high with 61 assists at Penn State. She posted 11.24 assists per set to rank third in the Big Ten.


Foecke Poised for Bigger Role
• Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke is NU’s top hitter with 3.29 kills per set. She received All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2016 and was an AVCA All-Region honoree.
• Foecke worked hard to become a six-rotation player entering her junior season and has been effective in that role, adding 2.71 digs per set and a .980 reception percentage.
• Foecke was a unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection and was one of just two players to earn a unanimous selection (Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson).
• Foecke was the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2015 - becoming just the third freshman to earn the honor - after 19 kills on .385 hitting in the championship win against Texas. The other freshmen to win the award were Deja McClendon (Penn State, 2010) and Kerri Walsh (Stanford, 1996).


Holman Leads Husker Middle Blockers
• Senior Briana Holman guides a relatively inexperienced group of Husker middle blockers.
• Holman is averaging 2.26 kills and a team-best 1.18 blocks per set for the Huskers while hitting .295. She was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 and the MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after a dominating display over three matches with 25 kills and 18 blocks on .525 hitting.
• Holman earned AVCA All-Region honors for the third time in her career last season and received All-Big Ten honorable mention.
• Holman was a first-team AVCA All-American at LSU in 2014 with 3.94 kills and 1.47 blocks per set. She was a two-time All-SEC performer for the Tigers and represented the U.S. Collegiate National Team at the World University Games in South Korea in July 2015.


Huskers Turn to Freshmen for Instant Impact
• With five true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen on the roster, the Huskers needed some new talent to step up in a big way in 2017, and so far that has happened.
• Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins is averaging 2.18 kills per set and has started every match.
• Freshman outside hitter Jazz Sweet had an outstanding debut with 14 kills on .375 hitting against Oregon and 16 kills on .323 hitting at Florida. Sweet is second on the team in kills at 2.74 per set and is hitting a team-high .354.
• Redshirt freshman setter Hunter Atherton has made two starts and played in seven matches with an average of 6.14 assists and 1.82 digs per set. Atherton also has five service aces, third-most on the team.
• Freshman outside hitter Anezka Szabo, who plays the same right-side hitter position as Sweet, tallied 10 kills on .400 hitting against Saint Mary’s and has played in seven matches.


Huskers Ranked No. 14 in AVCA Coaches Poll
• Nebraska is ranked No. 14 in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll.
• The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 98 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history.
• The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 459 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
• Nebraska has appeared in all 515 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.


Cook Adds to Legacy; Will Join AVCA Hall of Fame in December
• Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 18th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2017. He has led the Huskers to three national championships, seven final fours, 11 conference championships and 15 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Cook has 667 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history.
• Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .882 win percentage in that time (506-68).
• Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 49 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a six-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016, his first Big Ten honor with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
• Cook was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year this season, his fifth career regional coaching honor and fourth while at Nebraska.
• Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
• Cook will be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in December in Kansas City, Missouri. Cook will join former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall.


Husker Fans Set Attendance Standard Once Again
• Nebraska fans led the nation in attendance for a fourth straight season as their 8,210 average per match in 2016 established a new NCAA attendance record, topping its 2015 average of 8,206.
• The Huskers’ total attendance of 155,986 in 19 home matches also set a school record.
• In 2013, the Huskers led the nation in attendance (8,175) for the first time since 1992, ending Hawaii’s 21-year reign as the national leader.
• The Huskers repeated as attendance champions in 2014 with 8,083 fans per match, which included a school-record 8,585 fans at the Oct. 3 win against Penn State.
• Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (27 straight seasons).
• The Huskers have sold out every regular-season match since 2001, a streak of 224 consecutive matches, the longest sellout streak in the history of NCAA women’s athletics.
• The Devaney Center has hosted the three largest regular-season crowds in NCAA history and seven of the 10 largest.


Huskers Get Depth From Former Husker Women’s Basketball Player Allie Havers
• The Huskers gained some depth at middle blocker when former Husker women’s basketball player Allie Havers joined the team in the spring.
• Havers, a 6-5 native of Mattawan, Michigan, has one season of eligibility to play volleyball, a sport she excelled at in high school. Havers was a first-team Class A all-state player in Michigan in 2012 and a finalist for Michigan’s Miss Volleyball in 2013.
• On the Nebraska women’s basketball team, Havers closed her career having played in 125 games with 50 starts. She ranked among the top 50 career scorers (720 points) and top 25 career rebounders (541) in Husker history.


Cook’s Coaching Tree Continues to Grow
• Nebraska head coach John Cook’s assistant coaches have a great track record of moving on to become head coaches.
• After the 2016 season, Nebraska assistants Chris Tamas and Dani Busboom Kelly both accepted high-level Division I head coaching jobs. Busboom Kelly became the head coach at Louisville, while Tamas accepted the head coaching job at Big Ten foe Illinois.
• Seven assistants under Cook have become head coaches following their time on Cook’s Nebraska staff: Craig Skinner (Kentucky), Lee Maes (Virginia), Lizzy Stemke (Georgia), Dan Conners (UC Davis), Dan Meske (Augustana, Associate Head Coach at Louisville), Busboom Kelly and Tamas.
• In the last seven years, five of Cook’s Husker assistants have become head coaches.


New Players, New Coaches
• Not only are six of the 15 Husker players new to the program, so are the two Husker assistant coaches. Former Husker and U.S. Olympic libero Kayla Banwarth, and former Long Beach State men’s associate head coach Tyler Hildebrand are on the Husker bench this year.
• Hildebrand joined the Nebraska coaching staff as an assistant in February of 2017. Hildebrand came to Nebraska after five seasons on the coaching staff of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball program, including two seasons as associate head coach. In 2017, he was the AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. A former All-American at Long Beach State, Hildebrand was the top assistant there from 2013-15 after a decorated playing career on the U.S. Men’s National Team. He is a former setter who coordinated both the offense and the blocking defense at Long Beach State at one point in his career.
• Banwarth joined the Nebraska volleyball coaching staff as an assistant in January of 2017. Banwarth completed an illustrious playing career for the Huskers in 2010 before embarking on a professional playing career that saw her win an Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. National Team, as well as an FIVB World Championship. Banwarth is relatively new to the coaching profession after finishing her professional career with the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A U.S. National Team libero since 2011, Banwarth spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team.


Huskers Open Fall Season This Weekend

The Nebraska softball team begins its fall season this weekend, which will include eight home games and one scrimmage.

The Huskers will kick off the fall season with the Red-White scrimmage on Friday, Sept. 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The scrimmage will feature all current Huskers, including freshmen and transfer athletes, as well as some former Huskers.

On Sept. 24, NU welcomes South Dakota for a double header beginning at 1 p.m.

The next weekend, Nebraska hosts the Big Red Fall Classic on Sept. 30 and Oct.1. The Huskers will play two games against Colorado State on Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The following day, Colorado State will play UNO at 10 a.m. Then, Nebraska will face Colorado State at 12:30 p.m., before competing against UNO at 3 p.m.

On Oct. 5, the Big Red plays Butler Community College at 4 p.m. Nebraska wraps up the fall season on Oct. 10 when the team plays Bellevue University at 5 p.m. The final two games will last 10 innings.

All games will take place at Bowlin Stadium and are free admission.

Nebraska returns 15 players from last season, including seniors Laura Barrow, Caitlin Bartsch, Kaylan Jablonski, Gina Metzler, Taylor Otte and Austen Urness. Jablonski, along with junior Alyvia Simmons claimed All-Big Ten Accolades last season.

Other returning juniors include Madi Unzicker and Bri Cassidy. Joining the upperclassmen as returners are sophomores Alexis Perry, Sydney McLeod, Lexey Kneib, Tristen Edwards, Rindy Bryant and Bree Boruff.

NU welcomes five freshmen in Sarah Yocom, Rylie Unzicker, Ally Riley, Payton Huscroft and Olivia Ferrell, as well as junior college transfer Regan Mergele, who is a two-time All-American and a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association national champion.


McCook Tennis Results from 9/19/17

McCook @ North Platte Duel, 9-19- 17

McCook 6 North Platte 3
Varsity Singles
1 Syd Wier lost to A. Munson 8-2
2 Zion Moyer def B. Lee 8-0
3 Spencer Krysl lost to C. Lohoefener 8-5
4 Sam Knoll def J. Cauffman 8-3
5 Von Fritsche def N. Merz 8-2
6 Mason Michaelis def T. Hoatson 8-3
Varsity Doubles
1 Krysl/Knoll lost to Lohoefener/Cauffman 8-5
2 Fritsche/Michaelis def Hoatson/Merz 8-4
3 Wier/Moyer def Munson/Lee 8-6
McCook Junior Varsity 5 North Platte Junior Varsity 4
Junior Varsity Singles
1 Andrew Graff lost to G. Bergeron 8-6
2 Logan Barenberg def W. Brown 8-3
3 Caden Bortner def M. Daily 8-6
4 Tanner Unger lost to N. Ostrander 9-8 (7-3)
5 Joel Gray def B. Jennings 8-2
6 Nick Wolvin lost to E. Wood 8-6
Junior Varsity Doubles
1 Barenberg/Unger lost to Ostrander/Daily 9-8 (7-5)
2 Graff/Bortner def Jennings/Wood 8-1
3 Gray/Wolvin def Bergeron/Brown 8-6
McCook Reserves 20 North Platte Reserves 7
Andrew Graff/Logan Barenberg def Barnett/Travis 7-5
Paul Stoney/Davin Brunswick def Tanner/Moore 6-1
Peyton Rambali/Matthew Searcey def Carlson/Ramsey 6-3
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty lost to Barnett/Travis 6-2
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def Younghuns/Tanner 6-0
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def Lee/Tilford 6-4
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def Eppler/Brady 6-1
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt lost to Barnett/Travis 6-1
Zach Burkey/Brandan Eckhardt def Stone/Lucas 6-1
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def Lucas/Stone 6-3
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def Fredrick/Moore 6-4
Ryan Brown/Kenny Farr def Flora/Little 6-1
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Rambali def Carlson/Ramsey 6-2
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Rambali def Tilford/Lee 6-4
Joey Gonzales/Peyton Rambali lost to Carlson/Moore 6-4
Paul Stoney/Casey Carlin def Flora/Little 6-5
Paul Stoney/Casey Carlin lost Mercer/Cauffman 6-5
Paul Stoney/Casey Carlin def Blank/Brinker 6-1
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers def Lawrence/Kearney 6-2
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers def Berio/Stone 6-2
Davin Brunswick/Spencer Rogers def Brady/Ramsey 6-2
Hayden Markut/Jason Michel-Moreno lost to Zeller/Nelson 6-2
Hayden Markut/Jason Michel-Moreno def Patterson/Perlinger 6-4
Hayden Markut/Jason Michel-Moreno lost to Blank/Brinker 6-4
Matthew Searcey/Isaiah Petty def Younghans/Eppler 6-1
Brandan Eckhardt/Zach Burkey def Zimbleman/Zurn 6-3
Joey Gonzales lost to Fredricks 6-4
Next action: Thursday Varsity/Junior Varsity @ Holdrege 4:00


Huskers in the Haymarket Presented by SCHEELS Set for Oct. 6

Lincoln – The Husker basketball programs will be taking their opening preseason event to downtown Lincoln next month, as the first-ever Huskers in the Haymarket presented by SCHEELS will take place on Friday, Oct. 6.

This interactive, fan-friendly event will take place outside on Canopy Street between R and Q Streets, as the street next to the Railyard near Pinnacle Bank Arena will be closed for the event. The event runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. includes both the Husker men’s and women’s programs and is free to the public.

Huskers in the Haymarket will feature dunk and 3-point contests, as well as other games featuring both teams and fans in attendance. The event will conclude with remarks from Husker players and coaches. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Both Husker programs will open the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, as the NU women will open against SIU-Edwardsville while the men host Eastern Illinois. The Husker women have their exhibition game against Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday, Nov. 5, while the men host Northwood University in their lone exhibition on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Season tickets for both programs are available by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets or calling the Nebraska Athletics Ticketing and Development Office at (800) 8-BIGRED or 402-472-3111. For the men’s program, only 300 Level seating is currently available at $108, while women’s season tickets range from $85 to $170.

Huskers N the Haymarket Presented by SCHEELS

Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Location: Canopy Street (between R and Q Streets)
Cost: Free
Note: In case of inclement weather, the event will not be rescheduled