Sports News-December 11, 2013

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Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns football coach Mack Brown.  Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com cited two unidentified sources who said Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end.  There has been speculation about Brown's future in Austin since even before the season started, and it became rampant after blowout losses to BYU and Mississippi in September.

Tommie Frazier waited a couple years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame.  Being snubbed didn't bother Touchdown Tommie.  He's just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play.  Frazier was one of twelve former players who were inducted by the National Football Foundation in the College Hall of Fame last night in New York.  Also among the inductees were Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde, Danny Wuerffel and Ron Dayne and former coaches Wayne Hardin of Temple and Navy and Bill McCartney of Colorado.  Frazier guided the Cornhuskers to back-to-back national championships in 1994 and '95, played a year in the Canadian Football League.  He was selected for Hall of Fame induction in the third year he was eligible.

The Nebraska football team has landed a top-notch recruit.  Joe Keels, Nebraska's latest star junior-college defensive prospect, switched from Wisconsin to Nebraska on Tuesday.  Keels gave NU's promising defensive front seven another key junior college piece according to the Omaha World Herald.  He is the 18th commit of NU's 2014 class, the fourth junior college commit and the second junior college defensive line commit.  The first, Dodge City, Kansas defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales, is the fifth overall juco prospect according to 247 Sports.  Keels is ranked 16th.  Keels also had offers from Ohio State, Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon, among others.

The Gator Bowl appears to be a tough sell to Nebraska fans.  A season that fell short of expectations ends New Year's Day in Jacksonville, Florida, with a game against BCS 22nd ranked Georgia, the same team that beat the Cornhuskers a year ago in the Capital One Bowl.  Steve Glenn, a walk-on offensive lineman in the 1970s, runs a travel agency in Lincoln.  He said he's sold fewer than a dozen seats on a 137-seat charter to Jacksonville.  Glenn thinks fans are "ready to be done with this season."  Mike'l Severe co-hosts a sports radio show in Omaha.  He said listeners are unhappy the Huskers are playing Georgia again.  They had hoped to go to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, where Kansas State would have been the opponent.

Kadie Rolfzen was named the North Region Freshman of the Year as one of five Nebraska volleyball players who earned all-region honors yesterday from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.  Senior Kelsey Robinson, junior Mary Pollmiller, sophomore Meghan Haggerty and Rolfzen were named to the 14-member North Region first team, while sophomore Cecilia Hall was an honorable-mention selection.  The Huskers return to action on Friday when they host San Diego at 7:00 at the Devaney Center in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.  Four members of Creighton's team were awarded All-Region honors as well.  Kelli Browning and Michelle Sicner earned First Team All-East Region acclaim, while Leah McNary and Lauren Smith earned honorable-mention accolades.

CJ Carter scored 20 points and John Karhoff added 18 to lead four in double figures as Nebraska-Omaha defeated Cal State Bakersfield 93-88 last night.  The Mavericks improve to 7-3.

The Wayne State women's basketball team moved up five spots to 17th in the latest USA Today Sports/WBCA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll released yesterday.  The 10-0 Wildcats went 2-0 last weekend, winning NSIC road games at Sioux Falls (79-71) and Southwest Minnesota State (67-50).  The Wildcats face a big weekend at home, hosting twelfth ranked Minnesota State Friday evening at 6:00 and 25th ranked Concordia-St. Paul Saturday at 4:00.

Local Schedule:  Air Force at Nebraska-Omaha (WBB-7:00).

Local Scores:  Twin River 53 LHNE 42 (BBB); Twin River 38 LHNE 24 (GBB); Nfk Cath 42 Pierce 39 (GBB); NECC 94 Southeast CC 68 (MBB); (25) NECC 82 Southeast CC 53 (WBB); Nfk High 149 Fremont 21 (B Swim Dual); Nfk High 134 Fremont 37 (G Swim Dual); Nebraska-Omaha 93 Cal State Bakersfield 88 (MBB).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:  Adam Moon of the O'Neill St. Mary's boys basketball team.

     BOYS BASKETBALL
     Adams Central 57, Sandy Creek 42
     Amherst 63, Franklin 39
     Arcadia-Loup City 53, Ansley-Litchfield 17
     Auburn 52, Weeping Water 45
     Axtell 55, Silver Lake 33
     Bancroft-Rosalie 60, Emerson-Hubbard 42
     Bertrand 82, Elwood 66
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 44, Kenesaw 27
     Cedar Bluffs 44, College View Academy 34
     Central City 73, Centura 50
     Columbus Scotus 66, Guardian Angels 20
     Deshler 35, Meridian 33
     Diller-Odell 39, Dorchester 36
     Elkhorn Mount Michael 61, Bishop Neumann 55
     Elm Creek 54, Alma 33
     Ewing 48, CWC 36
     Fairbury 45, Superior 41, OT
     Falls City 68, Hiawatha, Kan. 61
     Falls City Sacred Heart 77, South Holt, Mo. 22
     Hartington 72, Walthill 50
     Hartington Cedar Catholic 64, Bloomfield 47
     Heartland 71, Harvard 60
     Heartland Lutheran 53, Pleasanton 49
     High Plains Community 46, Sutton 23
     Homer 48, Laurel-Concord 32
     Howells/Dodge 54, Aquinas 37
     Johnson County Central 31, Southern 10
     Johnson-Brock 55, Palmyra 52
     Lewiston 59, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 34
     Leyton 69, Peetz, Colo. 38
     Lincoln Christian 53, Fillmore Central 33
     Lincoln Pius X 43, Norris 42
     Lyons-Decatur Northeast 71, Winside 18
     Madison 71, Elkhorn Valley 25
     Malcolm 54, Conestoga 28
     Minatare 56, Banner County 38
     Minden 39, Lexington 38
     Nebraska Lutheran 63, St. Edward 34
     Neligh-Oakdale 49, Elgin Public/Pope John 44
     Oakland-Craig 57, Clarkson/Leigh 38
     Omaha Benson 53, Omaha Westside 50
     Omaha Skutt Catholic 67, Boys Town 53
     Osceola 51, Hampton 37
     Parkview Christian 49, Omaha Christian Academy 43
     Pawnee City 39, Tri County 33
     Sandhills/Thedford 56, Maxwell 29
     Southern Valley 58, Cambridge 35
     Sterling 64, Friend 58, 2OT
     Stuart 67, Santee 44
     Twin River 53, Lutheran High Northeast 42
     Wahoo 82, David City 46
     Wausa 57, Creighton 48
     Wayne 62, Logan View 24
     West Point-Beemer 68, Stanton 39
     Yutan 75, Arlington 73
 McCook Cattle Trail Tournament
     Arapahoe 77, Southwest 40
     Hayes Center 43, Medicine Valley 38
     Hitchcock County 54, Maywood 17
     Oberlin-Decatur, Kan. 79, Dundy County-Stratton 0
 GIRLS BASKETBALL
     Ainsworth 48, Anselmo-Merna 20
     Amherst 40, Franklin 32
     Ansley-Litchfield 42, Arcadia-Loup City 26
     Arlington 54, Yutan 46
     Auburn 40, Weeping Water 28
     Bancroft-Rosalie 48, Emerson-Hubbard 40
     Banner County 40, Minatare 17
     Bertrand 50, Elwood 16
     Boyd County 42, Clearwater/Orchard 29
     Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 50, Kenesaw 28
     Cedar Bluffs 44, College View Academy 37
     Central City 43, Centura 40
     Crofton 66, Boone Central/Newman Grove 24
     Deshler 66, Meridian 15
     Diller-Odell 56, Dorchester 17
     Elgin Public/Pope John 51, Neligh-Oakdale 28
     Elkhorn 64, Ralston 39
     Elm Creek 60, Alma 54
     Ewing 48, CWC 36
     Fairbury 55, Superior 39
     Falls City 68, Hiawatha, Kan. 61
     Falls City Sacred Heart 69, South Holt, Mo. 31
     Fillmore Central 56, Lincoln Christian 51
     Friend 64, Sterling 45
     Giltner 63, McCool Junction 25
     Grand Island Northwest 64, Crete 30
     Gretna 57, Omaha Gross Catholic 44
     Guardian Angels 47, Columbus Scotus 26
     Hartington 58, Walthill 32
     Hartington Cedar Catholic 45, Bloomfield 21
     Harvard 48, Heartland 27
     Heartland Lutheran 43, Pleasanton 39
     Hemingford 55, Crawford 47
     Homer 75, Laurel-Concord 48
     Howells/Dodge 54, Aquinas 35
     Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 40, Lewiston 16
     Louisville 50, Elmwood-Murdock 20
     Lyons-Decatur Northeast 75, Winside 38
     Madison 56, Elkhorn Valley 18
     Malcolm 47, Conestoga 28
     Minden 70, Lexington 28
     Nebraska Lutheran 33, St. Edward 25
     Norfolk Catholic 42, Pierce 39
     Norris 47, Lincoln Pius X 26
     North Bend Central 48, Schuyler 36
     Oakland-Craig 46, Clarkson/Leigh 36
     Omaha Benson 69, Omaha Westside 54
     Omaha Brownell-Talbot 43, Boys Town 37    Omaha Skutt Catholic 61, Omaha Mercy 32
     Osceola 46, Hampton 36
     Palmyra 34, Johnson-Brock 14
     Parkview Christian 14, Omaha Christian Academy 11
     Pawnee City 34, Tri County 24
     Peetz, Colo. 43, Leyton 29
     Sandhills/Thedford 54, Maxwell 20
     Sandy Creek 46, Adams Central 43
     Silver Lake 46, Axtell 39
     South Loup 39, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 27
     Southern 53, Johnson County Central 35
     Southern Valley 36, Cambridge 33
     St. Paul 34, Grand Island Central Catholic 32
     Stuart 55, Santee 16
     Sutton 64, High Plains Community 24
     Tekamah-Herman 42, Douglas County West 36
     Twin River 38, Lutheran High Northeast 24
     Wahoo 49, Ashland-Greenwood 38
     Wayne 66, Logan View 15
     West Point-Beemer 43, Stanton 30
     Winnebago 65, Allen 48
 McCook Cattle Trail Tournament
     Arapahoe 66, Medicine Valley 24
     Hayes Center 43, Oberlin-Decatur, Kan. 41
     Hitchcock County 42, Dundy County-Stratton 36
     Southwest 44, Maywood 22

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final    Indiana                  90    Miami                84
      Final    Cleveland            109    New  York          94
      Final    San  Antonio        116    Toronto          103
      Final    Brooklyn              104    Boston              96
      Final    Minnesota            121    Detroit            94
      Final    Oklahoma  City    101    Atlanta            92
      Final    Milwaukee              78    Chicago            74
      Final    Phoenix                114    L-A  Lakers    108
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Los  Angeles          6    Montreal            0
      Final            Columbus                5    New  Jersey        4
      Final  2OT    Buffalo                  2    Ottawa                1  (SO  Buffalo  4-3)
      Final  2OT    Washington            6    Tampa  Bay          5  (SO  Washington  3-2)
      Final  2OT    Florida                  3    Detroit              2  (SO  Florida  2-1)
      Final            Nashville              4    N-Y  Rangers      1
      Final            St.  Louis              2    Winnipeg            1
      Final            Chicago                  6    Dallas                2
      Final            Phoenix                  3    Colorado            1
      Final            Boston                    2    Calgary              1
      Final  OT      Edmonton                5    Carolina            4
      Final  2OT    N-Y  Islanders      3    San  Jose            2
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (11)  Kentucky      70              Boise  St.              55
      Final    (19)  Florida        67    (13)  Kansas                    61
      Final    (20)  Gonzaga        80              West  Virginia      76
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (23)  Gonzaga      70    Wisconsin      55

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