Nebraska sophomore Tai Webster has been selected to play for the New Zealand National Team that will compete in this month's FIBA World Cup. Webster helped the team to a 7-3 record during its current overseas tour. New Zealand has two more pretournament games in Serbia before heading to Spain for competition. Webster also made the New Zealand National Team in 2012.
The Nebraska women's soccer team will make three appearances on the Big Ten Network this season. The Huskers open BTN's 2014 soccer coverage on Thursday September 11th against Northwestern at the Nebraska Soccer Field. The game will get underway at 2:30pm. Nebraska will host Big Ten newcomer Maryland on Sunday September 28th at 2:00pm. Nebraska's final appearance on the network is Thursday October 2nd at Michigan beginning at 2:30pm.
Hastings College is ranked number six in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. The Broncos finished 20-4 last year. Defending national champion Martin Methodist of Tennessee is ranked number one. Midland University is 19th. Hastings will open the season on August 30th at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.
The Hastings College women's soccer team is ranked 23rd in the preseason poll. The Broncos finished 16-5-1 last year. Concordia of Oregon is ranked number one. Hastings will open the season this Saturday at Graceland University in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Hastings College volleyball team will open their season on Friday in the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament in Oklahoma City against number one ranked Texas at Brownsville. The Broncos were 21-12 last year. Texas at Brownsville claimed the national championship with a 37-0 record. Three teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference were named in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches Preseason Top 25 poll. Northwestern was fifth, Midland was seventh and Dordt was 13th. Hastings College was receiving votes.
Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 last night. James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals. The same two teams will play at 7:40pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 7:00pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM. Kansas City still leads Detroit by two games in the American League Central Division. The Tigers beat Tampa Bay last night 8-6 in 11 innings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes likely will go with redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett as their quarterback in their Aug. 30 season opener against Navy in Baltimore. That's because Braxton Miller, the two-time Big Ten player of the year, is out for the season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder in an injury that will require surgery.