Local Sports 8-10-2019

County prosecutors say they won’t charge Nebraska freshman Wan’Dale Robinson with possession of marijuana on a ticket University Police gave him in June.  University police were called to Robinson’s on campus room after a community service officer reported the smell of marijuana.  In a search of Robinson’s car, police found less than an ounce of marijuana.  Three others were in the room at the time, but Robinson was the only one cited.  Three other players, senior Jeremiah Stovall, freshman Myles Farmer and sophomore Maurice Washington were also cited this off season for marijuana related offenses, but will not be charged.

 

Jacksonville has released former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee, who was a sixth round draft pick of the Jags in 2018.  He spent most of last year on the practice squad.  Lee played only one season at Nebraska after transferring from Tulane.  He started all 12 games for the Huskers in 2017, throwing for 31-hundred 43 yards with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

 

Former Husker running back Devine Ozigbo caught a fourth quarter touchdown pass on Sunday afternoon to help the New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL Preseason game.  Ozigbo had three catches for 23 yards and had eight carries for 30 yards as he battles for a roster spot with the Saints.

 

David Farias has been hired as the new assistant coach of the Nebraska-Kearney women’s soccer team. The California native is familiar with the Midwest having played his final two college seasons at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.

 

The fall sports season will get underway at Hastings College this week.  The volleyball team will host Corban University of Oregon on Wednesday, before playing in the Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic this weekend. The women’s soccer team will host 14th ranked Eastern Oregon on Friday. The men’s soccer team will play Mid America Nazarene on Saturday.

 

ROYALS> The New York Mets beat the Kansas City Royals 11-5 yesterday.  Kansas City is now 44-80 on the season and will play at Baltimore tonight beginning at 6:05pm.  Pre-game show begins at 5:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.

 

NFL> The Washington Redskins remain uncertain about when quarterback Colt McCoy will be able to play in a game, leaving Case Keenum on track to start the season opener.  McCoy broke his leg on December 1st and needed three surgeries in the offseason.  He has not yet played in a preseason game this year.  Keenum has started the first two preseason games.  He has completed 7 of 16 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown.

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