LAS VEGAS -- The No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team got off to a blazing start at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, winning 21 of its 24 bouts. Seven Huskers advanced to Friday night's quarterfinals and all seven advanced to Saturday's semifinal round. After Day 1, Nebraska's 79.5 team points are the most among the 27 teams in the overall standings.
The Huskers will return for the final day of competition at the U.S. Opens tomorrow (Dec. 4) with prelims beginning at 9 a.m. (CT). Coffey will kick the day off for the Huskers in the 1,500 freestyle, followed by Ronquillio in the 200 backstroke and Haebig in the 100 freestyle. The dominant breaststroke trio (Hall, Stein, Randby) will then take the water, while senior Shannon Stott caps off the meet for the Big Red in the 200 butterfly, an event that she has seen success in this season with five victories which includes a big win two weeks ago at the Mizzou Invitational.
The Nebraska women's basketball team caps its four-game road swing by opening Big Ten Conference competition at Minnesota on Monday. Tip-off between the Huskers (8-0) and Golden Gophers (6-4) is set for 7 p.m. (CT) at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost announced Friday Mickey Joseph will join the Husker coaching staff as Wide Receivers Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Associate Head Coach. The hiring is pending the completion of a University of Nebraska background check.
The Nebraska men's basketball team has a quick turnaround, as the Huskers travel to Bloomington, Ind., to open Big Ten play against the Indiana Hoosiers this Saturday. Tipoff at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is slated for 11 a.m. and the matchup will be on B1G Network and on the Husker Sports Radio Network.
The 10th-seeded Nebraska volleyball team (21-7) begins postseason play this weekend, welcoming Big South champion Campbell, Florida State and Kansas State to the Devaney Center, Dec. 3-4, for the NCAA First and Second Rounds.
Nebraska student-athletes have posted the highest rate in school history as they achieved a 95 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR), continuing the Huskers' long tradition of being a national leader in the classroom. The NCAA released its GSR scores on Thursday, with Nebraska ranked fourth of out 109 public Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions.
In a battle of unbeatens, Nebraska dominated from start to finish and continued to surge down the stretch in an 86-60 win over 2021 NCAA Tournament qualifier Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.