An assistant coach of the Creighton men’s basketball team has been accused of offering cash and a “lucrative” job to a prospective recruit. The accusation came in a college basketball corruption trial in a New York federal courtroom on Thursday. The father of Brian Bowen testified that his family had an offer in place from assistant coach Preston Murphy to receive 100-thousand dollars and a “lucrative” job if Bowen signed with Creighton. The offer wasn’t accepted and no money or benefits were exchanged according to the testimony. Bowen never played collegiately and is now on a pro team overseas. During his testimony Bowen said similar deals were in place at Arizona, Oklahoma State and at Texas.
The Nebraska football team will play at Wisconsin tomorrow. The Huskers are 0-4 on the season, 0-2 in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers are 3-1, 1-0 in conference play. The Badgers average 266 yards per game rushing, which is first in the Big Ten and eighth nationally. They allow only 14.5 points per game. Kickoff will be at 6:30pm. Pre-game coverage begins at 1:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Nebraska volleyball team will play Minnesota tomorrow night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. First serve will be at 7:00pm. We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm. The women’s soccer team will play host to Iowa today. The match has been moved up to 4:00pm, because of the prospects of bad weather.
The Hastings College football team will play at Doane tomorrow. This will be the 117th all time meeting between the two schools in a series that dates back to 1891. Doane has won the last six games in the series. The Tigers have been stout on defense. They give up only 16 points and 302 yards per game. Kickoff will be at 1:00pm. Pre-game coverage begins at noon on 1230 AM KHAS.
The Hastings College volleyball team will host Dakota Wesleyan tonight. First serve will be at 7:30pm at Lynn Farrell Arena. The soccer teams will host Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Hastings High softball team went 2-0 on the opening day of the B-5 District Tournament at the Smith Complex. The Tigers beat Holdrege 21-2 and Adams Central 12-0 to advance to the winner’s bracket final today against Northwest at 10:00am. Adams Central will play Grand Island Central Catholic in an elimination game at 10:00am.
Hastings St. Cecilia beat Fillmore Central/Exeter Milligan 11-5 yesterday in the C-4 District Tournament in Central City. The Hawkettes will play Centennial at 10:00am this morning.
The Hastings St. Cecilia football game at Raymond Central scheduled for tonight has been moved up to 5:00pm this afternoon, because of the weather. In the other games, Adams Central will play at Minden and Seward is at Hastings High.
In high school volleyball last night, Hastings High beat Aurora, 19-25, 25-18, 25-12, 17-25, 15-9. The Tigers are now 20-2. In the Centennial Conference Tournament, Bishop Neumann beat Hastings St. Cecilia 21-25, 25-18, 25-19. The Hawkettes are now 16-6.
In some other games, Blue Hill beat Thayer Central, Grand Island Central Catholic beat Columbus Scotus, Grand Island got by Bellevue East, Harvard swept Nebraska Lutheran and Kearney Catholic beat Aquinas Catholic.