July 4, 2015

Five Huskers headed to track and field nationals after first day

Five members of the Nebraska track and field team punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on the University of Texas campus.

Fighting off strong winds and two delays from lightning, Nick Percy (discus), Tierra Williams (long jump), Jazmin McCoy (long jump), James White (high jump) and Landon Bartel (high jump) became the first five Huskers to lock in a spot at the NCAA Championships. Four of the five NU qualifiers were freshmen or sophomores.

Huskers Advancing to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon
Nick Percy, Discus (9th)
Tierra Williams, Long Jump (6th)
Jazmin McCoy, Long Jump (9th)
James White, High Jump (5th)
Landon Bartel, High Jump (9th)

Huskers Advancing to NCAA Quarterfinals on Friday
Drew Wiseman, 400m hurdles
Levi Gipson, 400m
Jake Bender, 400m
Shawnice Williams, 800m

Boys high school golf championship results

High school golf

High school golf

Class A–Top 3 Teams

1 Creighton Preparatory School +7 296 287 583

Alex Schaake, 11 -2 F -3 71 70 141
David Hansen, 12 +3 F +8 77 75 152
Thomas Pieper, 11 +4 F +3 71 76 147
Nolan Maschka, 11 -2 F +3 77 70 147
Blake Tooley, 11 Even F +6 78 72 150

2 Papillion-LaVista  +18 297 297 594
Benjamin Broderick, 11 +6 F +12 78 78 156
Jeffrey Paschal, 12 +3 F +4 73 75 148
Ethan Anderson, 11 +18 F +28 82 90 172
Nolan Zikas, 12 Even F Even 72 72 144
Joshua Wilson, 12 Even F +2 74 72 146

3 Omaha Burke +27 309 294 603
Sean Song, 12 -2 F +4 78 70 148
Myles Shonsey, 12 +3 F +10 79 75 154
Tyler Schafer, 10 +1 F +2 73 73 146
Lucas Leinen, 11 +4 F +11 79 76 155
Connor Fox, 11 +16 F +37 93 88 181

Class A Individuals

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Financial details on Miles and Yori contract extensions

Tim Miles-Big TenTim Miles will make $2,000,080 annually through March 31, 2020. Miles was making $1,652,646 for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Nebraska assistant coaches also received a salary increase.  Recently hired Rashon Burno is the Huskers’ highest-paid assistant at $248,000.  Jim Molinari is making $244,297 after previously making $237,182, and Kenya Hunter is making $243,665 up from $236,568.

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori, who received a two-year contract extension through 2020, received a raise from $707,000 to $732,913 annually through 2020.  Women’s assistant coaches salaries are Amy Stephens, $171,561; Britney Brown, $150,000; and Dayna Finch, $121,635. All three are under contract through April 30, 2016.

Individual leaders after first round of the Boys golf state championships (5/27/15)

High school golf

High school golf

Place, name, grade, school, 2nd rd tee time/hole, 1st rd score
Class A

1 Jack Minnick, 12 Lincoln Southwest 10:10 am Tee: 1 -5 67
2 Gannon Murray, 11 Millard North 10:10 am Tee: 1 -3 69
T3 Thomas Pieper, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 10:00 am Tee: 1 -1 71
T3 Alex Schaake, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 9:50 am Tee: 1 -1 71
T3 Tyler Knoepfel, 11 Fremont 10:10 am Tee: 1 -1 71
T6 Aaron Ficek, 12 Lincoln East 10:00 am Tee: 1 Even 72
T6 Samuel Nelson, 10 Millard North 9:50 am Tee: 1 Even 72
T6 Nolan Zikas, 12 Papillion-LaVista 10:00 am Tee: 1 Even 72
T9 Tyler Schafer, 10 Omaha Burke 9:40 am Tee: 1 +1 73
T9 Jeffrey Paschal, 12 Papillion-LaVista 9:40 am Tee: 1 +1 73
T9 Max Kiely, 12 Lincoln Southeast 9:50 am Tee: 1 +1 73
T9 Austin Murray, 11 Kearney 9:40 am Tee: 1 +1 73
T13 Chandler Duncan, 12 Lincoln Southeast 9:30 am Tee: 1 +2 74
T13 Joshua Wilson, 12 Papillion-LaVista 9:30 am Tee: 1 +2 74
T13 Aaron King, 11 Papillion-LaVista South 9:30 am Tee: 1 +2 74
T16 Collin Brown, 12 Fremont 9:20 am Tee: 1 +3 75
T16 Samuel Hartmann, 12 Fremont 9:10 am Tee: 1 +3 75
T18 Cabe DeBower, 10 Columbus 9:20 am Tee: 1 +4 76
T18 Kort Steele, 10 North Platte 9:20 am Tee: 1 +4 76
T20 Frederick Kasselman, 12 Papillion-LaVista South 9:10 am Tee: 1 +5 77
T20 Luke Janning, 12 Millard North 9:00 am Tee: 1 +5 77
T20 Cade McCallum, 9 Grand Island 9:00 am Tee: 1 +5 77
T20 David Hansen, 12 Creighton Preparatory School 9:00 am Tee: 1 +5 77
T20 Nolan Maschka, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 9:10 am Tee: 1 +5 77
T25 Blake Tooley, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 8:30 am Tee: 1 +6 78
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NU women to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Nebraska vs. Duke in last season's Big Ten/ACC Challenge. (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska vs. Duke in last season’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge. (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska will play North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 Duke, 60-54 in Lincoln on Dec. 3, 2014 in the annual challenge, will play host to the Wolfpack exactly one year after beating the Blue Devils in the series between two of the nation’s best women’s basketball conferences.

“We’re excited about adding another quality opponent to our home schedule this season,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. “We know that NC State is a great basketball school with outstanding tradition. I think it is a matchup that our fans and our players will be excited about.”

 

The young Huskers will expect to have their hands full with a Wolfpack team that returns four starters from last year’s squad that finished 18-15 overall and 7-9 in the ACC. NC State advanced to the third round of the Postseason WNIT, ending its season with an 80-79 loss at Temple on March 26.  It was one of 11 losses by single digits for the Wolfpack last season, including a pair of one-point losses and an overtime setback late in the season.

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