The 13th ranked Nebraska softball team will host the Creighton Bluejays at 6 p.m.
Nebraska is 27-4 record, as the Huskers are off to the best start in school history. Beginning with last weekend’s Big 12-opening series at No. 7 Oklahoma, the Huskers are currently in a stretch where they will play 12 of 14 games against 2010 NCAA Tournament teams.
Creighton is well rested, playing their first game in 10 days after their scheduled series with Southern Illinois last weekend was cancelled. Creighton is 11-13 on the year, and the Huskers and Bluejays share three common opponents this season in Arizona, Centenary and New Mexico State. Nebraska posted a 4-2 record against that group, while Creighton went 1-2.
Head coach Brent Vigness (Central College, 1988) is in his 18th season at Creighton, owning a record of 564-388-2 with the Bluejays. Vigness also served as head coach at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., for five years prior to coming to Creighton. His career record in 23 years as a head coach is 712-459-3. The most tenured softball coach in school history has led the Jays to six MVC Tournament titles (1999, 2003-05, 2007, 2010), six regular-season MVC crowns (1998-2000, 2007-09), seven NCAA Tournament appearances (1999, 2003-05, 2007-08, 2010) and was named MVC Coach of the Year in 1998 and guided the MVC Coaching Staff of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Vigness begins the week tied with CU Hall of Famer Mary Higgins for the most wins in program history.