Archive - Sports Article
August 4th, 2014
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)
Broken Bow golfers dualed Swedes at Wild Horse in Gothenburg April 8
There were three flights of golfers on Tuesday. Following are the individual and team results.
First Flight: Marcus Miller-39, Dalton Schnase-47, Austin Reynolds-40, Grayson Minnick-41 and Zac Harper-52 with a team score of 167 against Gothenburgs first flight team score of 190.
Second Flight: Tyrel Garner-54, Cole Kahnk-53, Brandon Wallace-55, Paul Sanger-59 and Jeremy Christner-55 with a team score of 217 against Gothenburgs second flight team score of 235.
ARNOLD -- Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and Twin Loup all participated in the Mullen Invite at Arnold April 5.
Results follow starting with the girls.
The teams scores were 1st-Mullen-161 pts.; 2nd-Anselmo-Merna-126 pts.; 3rd-Twin Loup-107 pts. and 4th-Sandhills/Thedford-76 pts.
100 M: 1st-Jessica Lovitt, Mullen-13.3; 2nd-Whitney Steckel, Twin Loup-13.9; 3rd-Emily Vinton, Mullen-14.1; 4th-Tristan Kirwan-14.1+; 5th-Brathe Myers, Anselmo-Merna-14.8; 6th-Lindsey Burnett, Anselmo-Merna-15.0
Class A Results
1st Place - Grand Island
2nd Place - Millard South
3rd Place - Kearney
4th Place - Omaha Burke
5th Place - Omaha North
6th Place - Papillion-LaVista
7th Place - Hastings
8th Place - Lincoln Southwest
1st Place Match
Grand Island defeated Millard South 33-29.
3rd Place Match
Kearney defeated Omaha Burke 42-20.
5th Place Match
Omaha North defeated Papillion-LaVista 39-30.
7th Place Match
Hastings defeated Lincoln Southwest 45-27.
Class B Results
1st Place - Omaha Skutt Catholic
2nd Place - Bennington
3rd Place - Adams Central
4th Place - Nebraska City