Former Nebraska quarterback Robert “Mickey” Joseph has been named the interim head football coach at Langston University, in Oklahoma after Greg Johnson stepped down to become a teacher. Joseph was the offensive line coach. Langston is a NAIA school that will play five NCAA school. The closest to us would be against Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Former Nebraska pitcher Tony Watson got his first call-up to the Major Leagues, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The lefty pitcher now gives six players in the Majors this season, Watson was drafted by the Pirates in the ninth round in 2007.
Nebraska’s Chantae McMillan is one of the favorites to win an NCAA championship in the heptathlon. The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships begins today in Des Moines, Iowa, with 18 Huskers set to compete. McMillan is the top seed in the women’s heptathlon, an event that combines the results of the 100-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 800 meters, long jump, high jump, shot put and javelin.