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Local Sports 10-9-2015

The Nebraska football team will battle Wisconsin tomorrow at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers are 2-3 on the season, 0-1 in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers are 3-2, 0-1 in the conference. Wisconsin has been especially impressive on defense, allowing just 278 yards per game and holding its past four opponents to a combined 13 points. Kickoff will be at 2:30pm. Pre-game coverage begins at 9:30am on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.

The 4th ranked Nebraska volleyball team will host 24th ranked Michigan tomorrow at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers are 13-2 on the season, 4-1 in the conference. The Wolverines are 13-3, 3-2 in the conference. First serve will be at 7:30pm. We'll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 7:00pm.

The Nebraska women's soccer team lost to 14th ranked Minnesota 3-0 last night at Hibner Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers are now 5-5 on the season, 1-3-2 in the conference. Nebraska will play Wisconsin on Sunday.

The Hastings College football team will play at 3rd ranked Morningside tomorrow. The Mustangs are third in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 53.8 points per game. They are number two in total offense, averaging 564 yards per game. Morningside has won the last 11 meetings with the Broncos, including last year's 76-14 blowout victory. In that game, Morningside set an NAIA National record for total offense with 916 yards. Kickoff will be at 1:30pm. Pre-game show begins at 12:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.

The Hastings College soccer teams will play at Briar Cliff on Saturday. The volleyball team has the weekend off.

The Hastings High softball team is in the winners bracket finals of the B-5 District Tournament at the Smith Softball Complex. Yesterday, the Tigers beat Aurora 16-0 and Grand Island Northwest 8-3. Hastings will play Grand Island Central Catholic at 10:00am this morning. Adams Central has been eliminated after finishing 1-2 yesterday. The Patriots dropped a 10-2 decision to Northwest, beat Aurora 11-8 and lost to Holdrege 8-0.

In high school volleyball, Aurora beat Hastings High 25-19, 25-11, 25-14. The Tigers are now 4-15. Adams Central dropped two games at the Ord Triangular, losing to Ord 18-25, 16-25 and to Arcadia/Loup City 19-25-19-25. Adams Central is now 10-11.

Collin McHugh worked six innings and the Houston Astros hit a pair of solo homers in a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals last night in the first game of the American League Division Series. McHugh gave up two runs and four hits in six innings before four relievers combined to blank the Royals the rest of the way. Game two is set for this afternoon at 2:45pm. Pre-game show begins at 2:00pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.

Loper Basketball Event Set for Oct 15th

Nebraska-Kearney Athletics is encouraging fans to attend the "Loper Basketball Tip-Off event" on Thursday, October 15th.

The first official day of practice for NCAA Division II teams is October 15th.

The 2015-16 season promises to be an exciting one for both Loper teams. Head coach Kevin Lofton has all five starters back from a squad that won 18 games last year, including MIAA Player of the Year Connor Beranek and first-team All-MIAA pick Ethan Brozek.

First-year head coach Carrie Hofstetter returns five players, including four starters, off last year's 12-win team that reached the MIAA Tournament. Among the 12 new players are three Division I transfers.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. on the South Concourse of the Health & Sports Center, returning season ticket holders can pick up their season tickets and review their seating assignments. A student tail gate will also begin at this time; a valid student ID is needed for entrance.

Between 6:30-8:00 p.m., the teams will be introduced and Coaches Lofton and Hofstetter will speak as will UNK Athletic Director Dr. Paul Plinske.

Next, fans can see all the uniforms the teams will wear this upcoming season, there'll be on-court games, shooting and dunking contests among the UNK players and a chance for a UNK student to win $200 in catering for the student organization of their choice.

If returning season ticket holders are unable to attend on the 15th, they can visit the UNK Athletic Ticket Office during the week of Oct. 19-22 (Mon.-Thurs.) to pick up their tickets and review their new seats. See the times available below.

Returning reserved season ticket holders have a week to review their seats and exchange their tickets if they would like a new seat assignment. Seats will be reallocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the off-season, chair backs were installed in the H & S Center, dropping capacity by around 800.

New season ticket holders will have from Oct. 26-30 (Mon.-Fri.) to pick up their tickets and review their seat assignments. That week, the UNK Athletic Ticket Office will be open 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Similarly, individuals who have General Admission seats and are interested in upgrading to reserved seats for $30.00 (per seat) will have the same time frame to exchange their sets.

For questions, contact Steve Stutzman in the UNK Athletic Ticket Office at 308-865-1563 (

Returning reserved season ticket holders may visit with our ticket staff during the following times in their office or at the sporting venue:

Monday, October 19 (10:00AM-6:00 PM)
Tuesday, October 20 ( 9:00AM-3:00 PM, plus during Volleyball match 6:30 PM-8:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, October 21 (10:00AM-6:00 PM)
Thursday, October 22 ( 10:00AM-6:00 PM, plus during Loper Luncheon 11:30 AM-12:30 PM)

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