If your heading to the Nebraska football game on Saturday, keep your rain gear handy. There’s a 50% chance of rain with a few thunderstorms possible. Last year’s season opener against Akron was canceled because of weather. It’s the first time in school history that Nebraska had to cancel a football game because of weather. Lightning is the big concern. Once lightning strikes or is seen within eight miles of the stadium, the event begins a 30-minute delay. With every strike, the clock resets. Saturday’s game gets underway at 11:00am. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:00am on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Nebraska-Kearney women’s soccer team is picked to finish 10th this year in the MIAA. The Lopers were 5-12-1 last year, 3-7-1 in the conference. Defending league champion Central Oklahoma is picked to win the championship this year. Defending region champion Central Missouri is a close second.
The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team will hold their annual Blue/White scrimmage tonight at the Health and Sports Center. The Lopers upset NCAA Division I opponent Wyoming on Saturday in an exhibition match. First serve will be at 6:00pm.
The Hastings High softball team split a pair of games with Grand Island at the Smith Complex last night. Hastings won the first game 10-2. Ellie McCoy had two hits including a home run and drove in six runs for the Tigers. Grand Island won the second game 13-2. The Islanders scored six runs in the first inning. Hastings will play in the Lincoln Public Schools Invite on Saturday.
In other action, Adams Central pounded Lexington 17-1. The Patriots are now 2-1. Blue Hill split a pair of games yesterday. The Bobcats beat Chase County 11-4, but lost to Southern Valley/Alma 9-1. Grand Island Central Catholic beat Ord 16-8 and Kearney Catholic got by Centura/Central Valley 12-11.
ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals lost to Oakland 2-1 last night. The same two teams will play at 7:15pm tonight. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.
Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is negotiating to sell the team to local businessman John Sherman for more than $1 billion dollars. Glass purchased the team in 2000 for 96 million dollars. Sherman is currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians, but would have to divest himself of his share of the Indians to buy the Royals.