February 7, 2016

Husker women fall at Indiana

Connie Yori

Connie Yori

The Nebraska women’s basketball team could not overcome cold shooting in a 59-47 loss at Indiana. The Huskers shot only 36 percent for the game and missed their first 11 three pointers as they fall to 7-5 in the Big Ten.

“It is hard to have your starting back court score two points for you and expect to get anywhere close to a win”, said Nebraska coach Connie Yori. The funny thing is we were still somewhat in the game but we definitely lost it on the offensive end.”

The Huskers also committed 26 turnovers and Yori felt her team was outhustled.

“I just thought this was a game about who wanted it more and Indiana must have taken the ball from us eight times at least.”

Jessica Shepard led Nebraska with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Allie Havers had 10 points as the Huskers drop to 16-7 overall.

Shields Injured as Huskers Beat Rutgers


UPDATED: Shavon Shields has now been released from the hospital after a CT scan came back negative. Coach Tim Miles released the following statement:

“We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released, and that his injuries aren’t more serious. We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I know Shavon and his family are grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

Senior forward Shavon Shields lay motionless on the floor at Pinnacle Bank Arena for minutes midway through the second half of Nebraska’s game against Rutgers. Shields landed hard after toppling over another player on defense.

“He’s alert, he’s awake, has sensation in his hands and in his feet,” said Nebraska athletic trainer R.J. Pietig after the game. “I guess at this time we don’t know too much other than we’ll be going for further testing and we just have to wait to see what comes from those.”

Shields was taken directly to the hospital after being taken from the floor on a stretcher. Coach Tim Miles says Shields was unconscious for about a minute after the collision.

“He didn’t recall anything that had happened,” said Miles.

The injury put a damper on Nebraska’s strong performance against the Scarlet Knights. The Huskers won 87-63 to improve to 13-11 on the season and 5-6 in Big Ten play. Rutgers remains winless in conference play.


Creighton rallies for win at Butler

Sydney Lamberty

Sydney Lamberty

The Creighton women’s basketball team closed the game with a 13-2 run to rally for a 52-42 victoty over Butler in Big East action.

Sophomore guard Sydey Lamberty led the Blue Jays with 18 points and her three pointer to beat the shot clock gave Creighton the lead for good just moments after Butler had scored to take a 40-39 lead.

The win lifted the Bluejays back to .500 at 12-12 on the season and 6-6 in Big East play, while Butler fell to 7-15 overall and 2-9 in conference play.

Creighton returns to action on Sunday, February 7 as the Bluejays head to Cincinnati to face Xavier at 1:00 pm.

Former Husker rooting for fellow 85 Bear

Mitch Krenk photo courtesy of YouTube

Mitch Krenk
photo courtesy of YouTube

Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans.

“I am not a betting guy but I think Carolina is too tough for them”, said Krenk. “Maybe that is me wanting Ron Rivera to get the win but Carolina has looked so tough in the playoffs I think they have got too much”

The 85 Bears were considered a team full of characters. They released a music video called “The Super Bowl Shuffle” in the middle of the season and were the subject of a 30 for 30 that premiered on ESPN Thursday night.

Krenk says the team just recently got together for a 30-year reunion.

“We had around 40 guys come back. I think it shows the bond that we have that 30 years later we are still getting together for parties.”

Karla James contributed to this story


World Series trophy to visit Nebraska

photo courtesy/mlb.com

photo courtesy/mlb.com

Baseball fans will have an opportunity to take a picture with the 2015 World Series trophy, as the Kansas City Royals will pay a visit to the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln on Tuesday, February 9. The trophy will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., before it makes its way to Omaha. It will be on display in Omaha from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hy-vee store on 9707 Q St.

Free parking will be offered in Lot 58 and fans will need to enter through the entrances on the north side of the Devaney Center. Fans have the option of purchasing a professional portrait with the trophy, or Royals staff will take a photo with the fan’s device.