Local Sports 11-20-2019

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia are the top four teams in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.  Rounding out the top ten are Alabama, Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota.


Nebraska senior linebacker Mohamed Barry has been named one of six finalists for the Pop Warner National College Football Award.  The award was established in 2010, and recognizes a graduating senior who has made a real impact on the field, in the classroom and in his community. Barry leads the Huskers in tackles this year.  Off the field, Barry is a four time member of both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.


The Nebraska women’s basketball team will continue its four game home stand tonight by battling Southern at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The Huskers are 4-0 on the season and off to their best start since 2014-2015 team opened the season with seven straight wins.  The Jags are 2-2 after losing to Wichita State 69-63 on Sunday afternoon.  Tip-off will be at 7:00pm.  We’ll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.


The Nebraska football team continues to work on its defense after giving up 482 yards to Wisconsin last week.  The Huskers are currently 12th in the Big Ten Conference in scoring defense and total defense, giving up 29.9 points and 413 yards per game.  Nebraska will face another explosive offense on Saturday when they play at Maryland.  The Terrapins average 28 points and 359 yards per game.  In five home games, Maryland is averaging 35.4 points per game.  Kickoff will be at 2:30pm.  Pre-game coverage begins at 9:30am on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


The Nebraska-Kearney women’s basketball team will play at Chadron State tonight.  The Lopers are 4-0 on the season after beating Cameron University and Adams State over the weekend.  Tip-off will be at 6:30pm.


Former Nebraska coach Frank Solich has become the winningest coach in Mid American Conference history after Ohio beat Bowling Green 66-24 last night.  Solich is now 111-81 in 15 years with the Bobcats.


Longtime Grand Island Senior High volleyball coach Bill Root has announced his plan to retire from coaching.  Root has been the coach of the Islanders for the past 20 years leading the team to the state tournament eight times.  He has two runner up finishes in 2006 and 2007.  He’ll continue to teach physical education at Howard Elementary School.


BASKETBALL>  In college basketball last night, 4th ranked Kansas beat ETSU 75-63, 6th ranked Maryland buried Fairfield 74-55, 7th ranked Virginia got by Vermont 61-55,8th ranked Gonzaga downed Texas-Arlington 72-66 and 25th ranked Washington beat Maine 72-53.


Winners in the NBA included Golden State, New Orleans, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Lakers.







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