March 26, 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.

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.

 

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.

UNK coaching legend calls it quits after 39 years

Tom Kropp (photo/UNK Athletics)

Tom Kropp (photo/UNK Athletics)

Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball coach Tom Kropp will retire from coaching. Kropp spent 39 seasons with Loper basketball, the last 25 as head coach with a record of 482-245.

The Aurora native was an All-American basketball and football player at UNK and, after a professional basketball career, served as a graduate assistant and assistant coach under Jerry Hueser for 10 seasons.

“At 62 years old, I am one of the older basketball coaches in the profession, and every year I like to re-evaluate my options. My retirement from coaching is a timely decision, because the basketball program is showing strong potential for continued success under the leadership of Kevin Lofton, whom I fully support. In addition, I always wanted to return to teaching full-time toward the end of my career,” Kropp told Lopers.com.

He won three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season titles and two tournament titles, and reached the NCAA Division II Tournament 11 times. Kropp will teach full-time at the university. Co-head coach Kevin Lofton will become the sole head coach.

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.