It is that time of year again.
You know, the one where we don’t have any Husker basketball to watch and I try to convince you to become a temporary Jackrabbit fan.
This time, I’m promoting the South Dakota State women - who have advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.
I know. I can’t get most of you interested in Husker women’s basketball most of the time, but hear me out.
The six seeded Jackrabbits play the two seed Oregon Ducks on Friday at 10 pm central in Portland. The Jacks were 13-1 on their home floor this season. Their only misstep? Yep, a 87-79 loss to the mighty Ducks. SDSU has improved a fair bit on defense since that early-season meeting. Plus, the Jackrabbits include Nebraska native and former Husker Rylie Cascio-Jensen as one of their key reserves. SDSU is a longshot to defeat Oregon, who has a significant size advantages inside. But, what’s not to love about a mid-major Cinderella, especially when the men’s tourney has been so boring?
There are additional Nebraska ties in the women’s Sweet 16:
- Kianna Ibis, an Omaha Benson graduate leads the Arizona State Sun Devils
- Jessica Shepard, former Husker and Nebraska native hopes to take home a second consecutive national title at Notre Dame
- Dariauna Lewis, an Omaha North graduate is part of the surprising Missouri State squad that upset Iowa State to reach the Sweet 16
Husker baseball will be on TV. If you live in Nebraska, you will get to see the Huskers eight times. Outside of the state, you will only get five Husker games on TV. I think NET does have a live web streaming option, so you can watch that way if you are so inclined.
2019 Nebraska Baseball TV Schedule
Friday, April 5 vs. Purdue – 6:35 p.m. (NET)
Sunday, April 7 vs. Purdue – 12:05 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tuesday, April 9 vs. Creighton – 6:35 p.m. (FS1)
Saturday, April 20 at Iowa – 2:05 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Tuesday, April 23 at Creighton – 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Friday, April 26 vs. Illinois – 7:35 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Saturday, April 27 vs. Illinois – 2:05 p.m. (NET)
Friday, May 10 vs. Arizona State – 6:35 p.m. (NET)
Several Huskers are ranked in the top 100 early in the outdoor track & field season
Husker men in the Top 100 as of March 26, 2019
|10||Burger Lambrechts Jr.||Shot Put||60-11 1/2 (18.58m)|
|18||Tyler Loontjer||Pole Vault||16-10 (5.13m)|
|33||Mason Hericks||100m||10.47w (+3.1)|
|38||Burger Lambrechts Jr.||Discus||173-9 (52.97m)|
|41||James Joycey||Hammer Throw||195-4 (59.55m)|
|42||Eric Garner||Javelin||208-8 (63.60m)|
|49||Vincent Ohlman||110m Hurdles||14.39w (+2.6)|
|62||Grady Leonard||Shot Put||55-8 1/2 (16.98m)|
|66||Zach Podraza||Javelin||199-10 (60.90m)|
|76||Nick Coghill||Discus||167-5 (51.02m)|
|80||Spencer Powell||Pole Vault||15-7 3/4 (4.77m)|
The Husker women also have several athletes notching top 100 performances early in the season
Husker Women in the Top 100 as of March 26, 2019
|26||Alex Meyer||Discus||170-0 (51.82m)|
|28||Kristina Insingo||Shot Put||50-2 1/2 (15.30m)|
|36||Chanel Freeman||100m Hurdles||13.79 (+1.3)|
|49||Anna Purchase||Hammer Throw||190-11 (58.20m)|
|58||Zionn Pearson||Long Jump||19-2 1/2 (5.85m)|
|58||Jamesha Western||Shot Put||48-5 1/2 (14.77m)|
|80||Kiara Hobson||Triple Jump||39-3 (11.96m)|
|83||Andy Jacobs||Pole Vault||12-4 3/4 (3.78m)|
|91||Shelby Brown||Discus||155-5 (47.38m)|
Knapton Earns First-Team All-America Award - Diving
Junior Abigail Knapton earned her fourth consecutive All-America accolade Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.
Huskers Take 10th at NCAA Wrestling Championships
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Huskers senior Tyler Berger (157) fell in the national championship match to Penn State's Jason Nolf to end his stellar career with the Nebraska wrestling program.
Boyer Named Big Ten Tennis Co-Player of the Week
Senior Toby Boyer was named the Big Ten Conference Co-Player of the Week as the league announced its weekly honors on Tuesday, March 26.
Nebraska parts ways with Miles, eyes Hoiberg
Nebraska is moving on from coach Tim Miles after seven seasons. Former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is the favorite to replace him.
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Your Apples May Soon Be Picked By Laser-Shooting Robots | WIRED
It takes a deft touch to harvest fruit and veggies. Which is why roboticists are inventing hyper-specialized machines to pick crops.
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