March 27, 2015

Tim Miles to coach all stars at NCAA Final Four

Tim Miles will coach at the NCAA Final Four

Tim Miles will coach at the NCAA Final Four

Tim Miles of Nebraska will serve as head coach of the East team at the College All-Star Game, which will be played during the NCAA Final Four weekend in Indianapolis.

The game, which features top senior NCAA basketball student-athletes, takes place on Friday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The TV broadcast of the game will air on CBS on Saturday, April 4, at noon (CT).

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) will announce additional game information, including team rosters, during game week.

Husker baseball earns first win in program history over Cal State-Fullerton

Garett King (photo/NU Athletics)

Garett King (photo/NU Athletics)

The Husker baseball team had never beaten Cal State Fullerton in eight tries in program history. That changed yesterday at Hawks Field as the Husker won their 11th in a row and are now 11-0 at home following their 7-2 win over the Titans. Ben Miller with 3 for 4 with two doubles. Freshman pitcher Garett King struck out five and walked now in 5.1 innings for his second win of the season.

Ben Miller led the NU offense on the night with a 3-for-4 performance, including his second career two-double game. After notching NU’s first hit of the game with a single in the second inning, the sophomore hit a double in the sixth and an RBI double in the seventh to put the Huskers ahead 7-2.

CSF freshman Connor Seabold also struck out five over 5.1 innings, but allowed three runs on seven hits in the loss and fell to 2-2 on the year.

The Huskers go for their 12th in a row with a 1:35 start against the Titans today. scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

Three Husker wrestlers move onto quarterfinals

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Robert Kokesh (174), James Green (157) and Anthony Abidin (141) each advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships during Session II of the tournament on Thursday night.

Kokesh, the top seed at 174 pounds, picked up his second major decision of the day with his 11-0 triumph over Purdue’s Chad Welch. Kokesh outscored his two opponents 20-0 on Thursday and will face eighth-seeded Tyler Wilps of Pittsburgh in Friday morning’s quarterfinals.

Green, a three-time All-American, also notched a pair of bonus-point wins at 157 pounds on Thursday. He won a 20-5 technical fall over Drexel’s Noel Blanco after his major decision in the first session. Green will battle No. 12 seed Mitchell Minotti of Lehigh in Session III.

Abidin, the No. 9 seed at 141 pounds, topped eighth-seeded Geo Martinez of Boise State in the second round by a 6-4 decision. Abidin is set to grapple against top-seeded Logan Stieber of Ohio State on Friday morning.

Friday’s results:

125 pounds
First Round: #2 Nahshon Garrett (CORN) by dec. over Tim Lambert (NEB), 10-6
Consolation First Round: Tim Lambert (NEB) by major dec. over #15 Chasen Tolbert (UV), 9-1

133 pounds
First Round: #6 Earl Hall (ISU) by dec. over Eric Montoya (NEB), 7-4
Consolation First Round: Eric Montoya (NEB) by dec. over Zach Synon (MIZZ), 4-0

141 pounds
First Round: #9 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by major dec. over Nick Lawrence (PUR), 8-0
Second Round: #9 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over #8 Geo Martinez (BSU), 6-4

157 pounds
First Round: #4 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Markus Scheidel (COL), 13-4
Second Round: #4 James Green (NEB) by tech. fall over Noel Blanco (DREX), 20-5

165 pounds
First Round: Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over #2 Michael Moreno (ISU), 7-5
Second Round: #15 Ethan Ramos (UNC) by dec. over Austin Wilson (NEB), 6-3

174 pounds
First Round: #1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Taylor Massa (MICH), 9-0
Second Round: #1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by major dec. over Chad Welch (PUR), 11-0

184 pounds
First Round: #16 TJ Dudley (NEB) by major dec. over Ophir Bernstein (BRO), 9-0
Second Round: #1 Gabe Dean (CORN) by dec. over #16 TJ Dudley (NEB), 9-8

197 pounds
First Round: #15 Aaron Studebaker (NEB) by dec. over Jake Smith (WVU), 3-1
Second Round: #2 Morgan McIntosh (PSU) by major dec. over #15 Aaron Studebaker (NEB), 14-5

First Round: #6 Adam Coon (MICH) by pin over Collin Jensen (NEB), 4:29
Consolation First Round: Collin Jensen (NEB) by dec. over Nathan Butler (STAN), 5-3

Huskers baseball finishes off sweep of Sycamores

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska baseball (14-6, 0-0 Big Ten) won another one-run game as they completed a two-game sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores (8-9, 0-0 MVC) on Wednesday afternoon with a 3-2 victory. The Huskers are now 7-0 at Hawks Field and continue their 16-game homestand on Friday at 6:35 p.m. when they open Big Ten play with a three-game series against the Michigan Wolverines.

Senior Josh Roeder shut the door for the second straight day to notch his seventh save of the season. Roeder is now seven saves away from breaking Brett Jensen’s NU career saves record of 31.

The Huskers scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning, capped by a two-run homer from Austin Darby. It was Darby’s first home run of the season and snapped an 0-for-9 slump for the senior right fielder.

Inaugural class of Nebraska’s Hall of Fame announced

Alex Gordon (photo/

Alex Gordon named to the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame (photo/

The inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame was announced and 22 student-athletes, one from every current sport, will be enshrined and honored at the Huskers’ season-opening football game with BYU on September 5th. This first class includes Dave Rimington for football. Alex Gordon for baseball. Eric Piatkowski for men’s basketball and Karen Jennings for women’s basketball.

Alex Gordon, Baseball

“It’s such a great honor to join these fellow inductees. It was a privilege to put on a Husker jersey and represent the University in every game that I played. To be a part of the University’s great  story is something I will be forever be grateful for.“

Inaugural 2015 Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Steve Friesen, Men’s Golf (1996-99)
Alex Gordon, Baseball (2003-05)
Charlie Greene, Men’s Track and Field (1965-67)
Jim Hartung, Men’s Gymnastics (1979-82)
Penny Heyns, Women’s Swimming and Diving (1993-96)
Karen Jennings, Women’s Basketball (1990-93)
Steve Jung, Men’s Tennis (1986-89)
Joe Kirby, Men’s Cross Country (1987-90)
Christine Latham, Soccer (1999-2002)
Liz Mooney, Women’s Tennis (1983-86)
Eric Piatkowski, Men’s Basketball (1991-94)
Adam Pine, Men’s Swimming and Diving (1997-2000)
Shannon Pluhowsky, Bowling (2001-02; 2004-05)
Merlene Ottey, Women’s Track and Field (1980-84)
Dave Rimington, Football (1979-82)
Sarah Sasse, Women’s Golf (1999; 2000-03)
Bill Scherr, Wrestling (1981-84)
Richelle Simpson, Women’s Gymnastics (2002-05)
Lori Sippel, Softball (1985-88)
Fran ten Bensel, Women’s Cross Country (1989-92)
Amanda Trujillo, Rifle (2000-03)
Allison Weston, Volleyball (1992-95)