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August 18th, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Big Ten volleyball coaches pick Nebraska to finish second in the conference behind two-time defending champion Penn State.
Wisconsin is third in the poll released Thursday, followed by Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State and Minnesota. Michigan is picked eighth, followed by Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers.
Nebraska senior Mary Pollmiller and sophomore Kadie Rolfzen are on the 15-member preseason All-Big Ten team, with Rolfzen a unanimous selection.
VIDEO: First Nebraska football practice of the year
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had their first practice today in Lincoln, Neb.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wants to be known for being more than just a pass rusher.
After leading the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season, he says he needs to become better as a run-stopper.
Gregory's difficulty holding his ground against the run stemmed from his struggle to maintain weight. He dropped as low as 230 pounds last season. Last week, the 6-foot-6 Gregory was up to 248.
CHICAGO (AP) â€” As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:
What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?
No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences.
(AP) â€” If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process.
"You've made a commitment to a young man to come play in your program, why do we have to wait to any certain day?" Pelini said. "Why don't we just go ahead and let's sign on the dotted line, let's get it over with and move forward."
Bo Pelini may not even need a cute cat to keep the pressure off of him in Lincoln. In this Playoff Prognosis, Campus Insiders' Doug Chapman examines whether quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and the revitalized Black Shirt defense are enough to get the Huskers into football's final four.
The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now there has been four performances. In Performance 1 Sunday July 13 Evening JT Bradly of Milburn was 8th in Boys Cutting with a 130. After Performance 2 Monday July 14 Morning JT Bradley moved down to 15th in Boys Cutting. In Performance 3 Monday July 14 Evening Jayde Atkins placed 6th in Pole Bending with a time of 21.136. and ended up 21st in the First Round Leaders. JT Bradley moved down to 23rd. Colter Glendy of Oconto was 6th in Bull riding with a score of 61.
Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the state of Nebraska and now is the proud owner of the saddle designating his hard-earned efforts as the National Champion in Chute Dogging. For more on this talented roper see this week's Custer County Chief.
A full day is in store Saturday with the finals of the following events scheduled for competition. The following athletes qualified Friday to run in the finals:
CLASS D BOYS 110M HURDLES FINAL -- START LIST (Saturday at 12:15 PM)
1 Eric Martin - Brady; 2 Layne McCarthy - Garden County; 3 Alex Nielsen - Lourdes Central Catholic; 4 Seth Gohl - Hayes Center; 5 Jared Hastings - Giltner; 6 Lance Moore - Mullen; 7 Riley Haug - Hartington; 8 Joshua McDowell - Harvard
CLASS D BOYS 100 M Dash FINAL -- START LIST (Saturday at 12:30 PM)