April 27, 2015

Randy Gregory fails NFL pot test at Combine

Randy Gregory (photo: NU Athletics)

Randy Gregory (photo: NU Athletics)

NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska star and potential top-ten draft pick, Randy Gregory, tested positive for marijuana in February at the scouting combine.

Gregory admitted to the website that he’s been smoking pot for a long time and almost got kicked off the Husker football team. He said he smoking after graduating high school and tested positive in January 2014 and April 2014 at Nebraska.  Gregory was threatened that he would be kicked off the team if he failed a third test.

“I blame myself,” Gregory told NFL.com in revealing the positive test. “And I know it sounds cliché, but there’s really no one else I can blame.”

Gregory, 6’5, 243-pounds, had 17.5 sacks in his two years at Nebraska.


NU baseball puts 10-game win streak on the line, Servais goes for 401 with Creighton and NU softball hits the road

After a day off the red hot Husker baseball team is back at Hawks Field today, where they are undefeated at 10-0 and bring a ten-game win streak into today’s game with Cal State-Fullerton, a team the Huskers have never beaten.  The Titans own an 8-0 record against Nebraska and come into this two game series with a 1-5 road record.  NU freshman Garret King will start today’s game.

Congratulations to Creighton baseball coach Ed Servais.  He picked up his 400th coaching victory with the Bluejays on Sunday in their 8-3 win over Stony Brook.  400 wins, 237 losses, a .628 winning percentage. He has led the Bluejays to the NCAA tournament four times and guided the baseball program to the school’s first BIG EAST regular-season championship last season.  The Bluejays hold an 19-7 edge on Air Force. The last meeting between the two teams came in 2011 as Creighton posted an 11-9 win on March 16. The two teams were scheduled to meet in 2013 but the game was washed out by rain. Air Force has taken three of the last four meetings. Coach Servais is 5-3 in his career against the Falcons.

Busy time for the Nebraska softball team.  They’re over in Iowa for a doubleheader and it just gets busier.  NU will play eight games against four opponents in three cities in the span of eight days.  Some interesting stats.  Nebraska is averaging 7.2 runs per game this season. The school record is 5.7 runs per game, set last season, the Huskers have won their last six Big Ten games, but are 0-6 on the road.

Former Husker coach Kaczenski arrested on domestic assault

Rick Kaczenski

Rick Kaczenski

Former Nebraska defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, part of Bo Pelini’s staff that was fired in December, was arrested Sunday on a charge of third-degree domestic assault and remains in jail as of Monday morning. Lincoln police arrested the 40-year old Kaczenski Sunday afternoon after they had already responded to a call from someone outside the Kaczenski’s home regarding arguments between he and his wife late Saturday night/early Sunday.

According to the police report, Kaczenski’s 33-year old wife suffered a cut to her forehead and scratches to her face and neck, but did not seek medical treatment at a hospital.  Kaczenski allegedly threw a picture frame at her head.

Suspects arrested on suspicion of domestic assault charges in Lancaster County remain in jail until their arraignment and can’t be released on bond.  He was NU’s defensive line coach for three seasons.  Prior to that he was a defensive line coach at Iowa.

Green and Kokesh take third for Nebraska at NCAA wrestling nationals

Seniors Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) finished their Husker careers by each finishing third at the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Kokesh, a three-time All-American, won a pair of sudden victories against Big Ten foes. He downed third-seeded Mike Evans of Iowa, 6-4, before topping No. 6 seed Logan Storley of Minnesota by the same margin in the third-place match.

Kokesh finished his season with a 39-1 record, which is tied for the sixth-most wins in a season in school history. He concluded his career at Nebraska with a 144-15 record, good for second in school history. He collected a third-place finish after taking fourth in 2014 and third in 2013.

Green, who became the second four-time All-American in school history on Friday, defeated No. 7 seed Ian Miller of Kent State by a 13-4 major decision before taking down Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta, 3-2, in the third-place match. Green finished the season with a 35-5 mark.

With his win in the third-place match, Green passed Jordan Burroughs for fifth in school history with his 129th career victory. Green took third place for the second consecutive year after finishing seventh in 2012 and 2013.

Sophomore TJ Dudley (184) finished eighth after falling to Missouri’s Willie Miklus by a 6-5 decision. Dudley went 31-11 this season and collected All-America honors for the first time.

As a team, Nebraska is in ninth place with 59 points. Ohio State leads the team race with 94 points, while Iowa (84) and Edinboro (75.5) round out the top three.

Story courtesy:  NU Athletics

Nebraska notches three All-Americans at NCAA nationals

James Green (157) lost his semifinal match, and Robert Kokesh (174) and TJ Dudley (184) captured All-America honors during Session IV of the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday night.

Green, who earned his fourth career All-America accolade in Session III, battled top-seeded Isaiah Martinez of Illinois for a spot in the finals, but lost a 3-2 decision. Green held a 2-1 advantage after his reversal in the second period, but allowed a Martinez escape in the third before the Illini freshman tacked on a point for riding time. Green will battle Ian Miller of Kent State in Saturday’s consolation semifinals.

Kokesh became an All-American for the third time in his career after an 8-0 major decision over Illinois’ Zac Brunson in the consolation bracket. The senior from Wagner, S.D., wasn’t done racking up bonus points, though, as he notched an 11-3 major decision over North Dakota State’s Kurtis Julson in the following round. Kokesh will face Iowa’s Mike Evans in Session V on Saturday.

No. 16 seed TJ Dudley (184) clinched his first career All-America honor after a 5-2 decision over Matt McCutcheon of Penn State. Dudley, making his second NCAA Championships appearance, lost a narrow decision to North Dakota State’s Hayden Zillmer in the subsequent round and will wrestle for seventh place on Saturday.

Team Scores (Top 10 only)
1. Ohio State – 86.5
2. Iowa – 73.0
3. Cornell – 66.5
4. Edinboro – 64.5
5. Missouri – 60.0
6. Penn St. – 58.0
7. Oklahoma St. – 55.5
8. Michigan – 51.0
9. Minnesota – 49.0
9. Nebraska – 49.0
11. Illinois – 42.5