After taking 2 of 3 games from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles this past weekend, the Nebraska Baseball team will head to Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas this weekend for the Houston College Classic.
Great story by @brianmctaggart on Houston #CollegeClassic coming to #MMP Mar 6-8: http://t.co/7fTJCdY7LP pic.twitter.com/o72Q1uZm0R— Houston Astros (@astros) February 12, 2015
The Houston College Classic will host six different teams this weekend, playing three games per day from Friday through Sunday. All games will be at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.
Nebraska vs. Texas A&M | Friday, March 6 – 3:35 p.m. (CT)
Probable Starters: RHP Sinclair (1-2) vs. LHP Minter (2-0)
TV: ROOT Sports Southwest
Stream: Free Radio (Huskers.com) | Video Stream: None
Radio: Husker Sports Network
TV: ROOT Sports Southwest
Your starting lineup vs. LHP A.J. Minter:
#Huskers and #14 Texas A&M face off today at the Houston College Classic at 3:35 p.m. #GoHuskersCC pic.twitter.com/xux3KzzVGq— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) March 6, 2015
Texas A&M, who is coached by former Nebraska Pitching Coach Rob Childress, is currently the 14th ranked team in America and the first opponent for Nebraska. This is the first matchup for Texas A&M and Nebraska since both schools left the Big 12 Conference. This is also the first time that former Nebraska player and coach Will Bolt has coached against his alma mater.
If you're in the Louisiana/Texas area and wish to go to the game on Saturday or Sunday, tickets are still available through the Astros website which you can find here. There are packages for both single days and Tournament Passes that get you in all three days as well.
- Chance Sinclair gets the ball on Friday for Nebraska. Sinclair has lost his last two games after having a 10-1 record last year.
- Ryan Boldt is the man leading the team with a .459 batting average this season, with that number going up to .800 when he has RISP.
- Blake Headley is already at 13 RBI's, which is halfway to his career high of 27 he obtained last year.
- After starting the season 0-18, Tanner Lubach has gone a spicy 6-14, with a Home Run and two multi-hit games.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (21-9, 10-8 Big Ten)
vs. #14 Iowa Hawkeyes (23-6, 14-4 Big Ten)
Friday, March 6, 6 p.m. (Central)
Sears Centre Arena (Hoffman Estates, Ill.)
TV: BTN (Eric Collins, Christy Winters Scott)
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney, Jeff Griesch)
107.3 FM, Lincoln; 93.3 FM, Omaha; 880 AM, Lexington
Free Live Audio: Huskers.com Live Stats: Huskers.com
Huskers Face Hawkeyes in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
The Nebraska women's basketball team continues its stay at the 2015 Big Ten Tournament by battling the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Tip-off between the No. 7 seed Huskers (21-9, 10-8 Big Ten) and the second-seeded Hawkeyes (23-6, 14-4 Big Ten) at Sears Centre Arena is set for 6 p.m. (CT).
Nebraska shoots for its first win over Iowa this season, as the No. 14 Hawkeyes posted a 78-72 overtime win in Iowa City on Jan. 26, before adding a 69-61 win in Lincoln on Feb. 12. The Huskers have ended Iowa's Big Ten Tournament stay the last three seasons, including a 72-65 championship game win last year. The Big Red also beat the Hawkeyes 76-61 in the 2013 Big Ten quarterfinals at Sears Centre Arena.
Nebraska advanced to the Big Ten quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season by pounding No. 10 seed Illinois, 86-71, in Thursday's second round. The Huskers led 13-2 to open the game, 49-29 at halftime and 75-47 with just over eight minutes left before settling for the 15-point win.