No preamble today; we are diving right in to your daily Flakes.
O'Brien is an Elite 11 finalist
Nebraska quarterback commit Patrick O’Brien is an Elite 11 finalist. The 6-foot-4 California quarterback received his official...
The major league baseball draft is complete - all 40 rounds. Four Huskers heard their names called.
#Huskers drafted: Tanner Lubach (9th Rd-Angels) Blake Headley (20th Rd-Cubs) Josh Roeder (21st Rd-Yankees) Colton Howell (28th Rd-Padres)— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) June 10, 2015
Of those, only Howell still has college eligibility left. He is reportedly undecided in his decision between going pro and returning to Nebraska. I have no insider information, but it seems unlikely to me that he would choose a return to college and risk injury or potentially sliding down to a later round next year.
Two Husker recruits/signees were drafted:
- Catcher Jesse Wilkening was selected in the 28th round by the Diamondbacks. More on Wilkening...
- Pitcher Chad Luensmann was selected in the 39th round by the Mets.
Both will likely be hearing from the Nebraska staff as well as their respective pro teams quite a bit over the next few days as they make their decisions. In comparison, current Husker Ryan Boldt was drafted in the 22nd round (2013) and chose to come to Nebraska instead of going pro, but that is no indicator of what these young men will do.
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Track & Field Nationals
Nineteen Huskers are competing in Eugene, Oregon. Tweets from Day 1 of competition:
Lohman finishes 15th in the hammer throw. He has the shot put tonight at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
— NUTrackandField (@NUTrackandField) June 10, 2015
15th is good enough for 2nd team All-American honors
Lohman's final shot put attempt is his best: 61-8 1/2 (18.81m). He just missed his second All-America honor of the day, finishing 17th.— NUTrackandField (@NUTrackandField) June 11, 2015
Men's 4x100 (Pankins/Hall/Lloyd/Rush) finishes 13th (39.76) to earn second-team All-America honors #GBR— NUTrackandField (@NUTrackandField) June 10, 2015
Drew Wiseman competed in the 400 hurdles and was clocked at 51.16.
Wiseman's finish was 14th, good for second-team All-America honors in his first individual event at an NCAA Championships #GBR— NUTrackandField (@NUTrackandField) June 11, 2015
#Huskers finish 4th in their 4x400 heat with a time of 3:07.72, they'll finish 15th overall— NUTrackandField (@NUTrackandField) June 11, 2015
(Video) Highlights of Terran Petteway's workout for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.