A look at what’s happened in Huskers athletics over the past week.
Nebraska football saw three more players leave the program last week as Luke McCaffrey, Kade Warner, and Will Farniok all entered the transfer portal.
College Football Playoff: Former Husker offensive lineman Will Shields was selected to serve on the CFP selection committee.
Nebraska volleyball did not get to play their home opening series against Northwestern due to COVID positives within the Wildcats program.
Nebraska men’s basketball is back in action this week but not as soon as originally scheduled. The Huskers and Spartans pushed their game back to Saturday.
Nebraska women’s basketball earned wins over Illinois and Wisconsin. Senior Kate Cain has been named to Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year 2021 Watch List. The latest ESPN Bracketology has the team on the bubble.
Nebraska baseball began preseason practice Friday. Earlier in the week, junior Spencer Schwellenbach was named to the Preseason All-America Second Team by D1Baseball.
Nebraska track & field competed at the Illini B1G Multi-Meet. Zach Podraza was crowned the heptathlon champion. All four Husker women who completed the pentathlon finished with personal-best scores. Johanna Ilves led the way in third place.
Nebraska cross country has their first ever Big Ten champion in George Kusche who won the 8K in a time of 24:01.2 Saturday. Kusche is Nebraska’s first conference champion since 1992. The men finished fifth and the women ninth.
No. 7 Nebraska wrestling won the final two matches to come from behind and defeat No. 18 Wisconsin 21-15.
Nebraska women’s gymnastics fell to both Michigan State and Ohio State at the Michgian State Tri-Meet Saturday. Kaitlyn Higgins and Anika Dujakovich each won a share of the floor title with scores of 9.875, while Dujakovich won a share of the vault title with a 9.825.
Nebraska men’s gymnastics did not compete this week.
Nebraska swimming and diving did not compete this week.
No. 4 Nebraska bowling finished third at the Prairie View Invitational. It was a stacked field where top-ranked McKendree won the tournament by defeating No. 3 Arkansas State. NU placed third while No. 5 Sam Houston State and No. 10 Youngstown State rounded out the top five.
No. 6 Nebraska rifle did not compete this week.
Men’s tennis competed at the Badger Invitational, taking on Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. No team scores were kept, all seven Huskers who competed picked up either a singles or doubles victory.
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