Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - Omaha, NE -  The annual New Year's Eve firework display in downtown Omaha was a spectacular event to bring in 2016.  With temperatures in the low 20's thousands of people gathered on both sides of the Missouri River to watch.  J&M Displays from Des Moines, IA. did not disappoint.

This photo was captured north of the John Kerry pedestrian bridge, which connects Nebraska and Iowa,  along the bank of the Missouri River.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Woodman Tower Lit Red for Nebraska Volleyball Title

Dec 19, 2015 - Omaha, NE -The Woodman Tower located in downtown Omaha was lit red Saturday night to honor the University of Nebraska Women's Volleyball 2015 National Championship.

Nebraska Volleyball Wins National Chamionship

Dec 19, 2015 - Omaha, NE - The #4 ranked Nebraska Cornhusker Women's Volleyball team defeated #3 Texas Longhorns in three straight sets to win the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Championship.

It only took the Cornhuskers 1 hour and 45 minutes to sweep the Longhorns 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21 in front of a sellout crowd of 17,561at the Centurylink Center.  This was the second night that fans broke the NCAA volleyball attendance record.  Thursday night semi-final crowd of 17,551 broke the previous mark of 17,206 in 2006.

Nebraska wins its fourth NCAA National Title in program history, matching UCLA third all-time.  Only Penn State and Stanford have won more titles.  



Sunday, November 22, 2015

A must win for Creighton men's Soccer

Nov 17, 2015 - Omaha, NE - The 12th National seed Creighton men's soccer team hosted former Missouri Valley Conference rival Drake Bulldogs in second round action of the 2015 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship at Morrison Stadium in front of 2,212 spectators.

Creighton jumped out to a 2-0 1st half lead with goals by Ricky Lopez-Espin and Ricardo Perez.  After the break, the Jays Lopez-Espin added his 2nd goal of the match.  Teammates Evan Waldrep and Timo Pitter each added 2nd half goals respectively.  Drake's Steven Enna spoiled the shutout with a lone 2nd half goal. Creighton 5 Drake 1

Jays will play the winner of Sunday's Costal Carolina and North Carolina match up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Creighton races past the Roadrunners 103-78

Nov 17, 2015 - Omaha, NE. - Creighton eclipsed the century mark Tuesday night at the CenturyLink Center as they defeated the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners 103-78 to pick up their 2nd win of the season.

A sellout crowd of 16,580 were treated to an explosive 1st half of scoring by the Bluejays that hung 61 points on UTSA.  Six players scored in double figures for Creighton led by Isaiah Zierden's 24 points.  Zierden's was 7-13 from the field, 5-10 from beyond the arch and 5-5 from the free throw line.  Malik Albert dished out 10 assists for the game.

Creighton travels to Bloomington, IN. for a Thursday game against the 14 ranked Indiana Hoosiers at the legendary Assembly Hall.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Texas Southern falls to Creighton 93-70

Nov 14, 2015 - Omaha, NE. -  Creighton opened their 2015-16 season at the Century Link Center with a solid 93-70 win over Texas Southern University.

In front of 16,538 Bluejay fans, Creighton jumped out to a 16 point lead at halftime and never looked back. Ten players scored in the game and five were in double figures for the Bluejays led by freshman Khyri Thomas 18 points.  The Texas Southern Tigers forward Malcolm Riley led his team with 9 points.

Creighton is back in action hosting the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Creighton women defeat former MVC rival - Wichita State

Nov 13, 2015 - Omaha, NE. -  A Friday noon game proved to be a special early season win for the Creighton women's basketball team.  Former Missouri Valley Conference rival Wichita State fell victim to the Jays 79-54.

At halftime Creighton trailed 28-27 but had a monster 2nd half outscoring the Shockers 33-3.  Creighton scoring was led by freshman Audrey Faber 14 points.  Marissa Janning had a game high 9 assists.  Shockers were led in scoring by Jyar Francis 15 points.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nebraska defeats Michigan State but not without controversy

Nov 07, 2015 - Lincoln, NE. - The #6 ranked Michigan State Spartans came to Lincoln with hopes of keeping their undefeated season and Big Ten/National Title quest alive.

With temperatures in the mid-40's, a sellout crowd of 90,094 cheered as Nebraska took a 10-3 first quarter lead.  The Cornhusker defense gave up fourteen points in the second and third quarters and had their backs against the wall trailing 31-20 to start the fourth quarter.

The Spartans were held to only seven fourth quarter points as they watched Nebraska chip away and cut the lead to five points with 1:47 after a Tommy Armstrong one yard run and Drew Brown extra point.  Michigan State got the ball back on the Nebraska 44 yard line.  Their possession ended with a 38 yard punt giving the ball back to Nebraska on their own nine yard line with 00:55 seconds remaining.  After three plays, the Cornhusker offense advanced the ball to the Michigan State 30 yard line.  Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed a 30 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Reilly with 00:17 seconds left on the clock.  Nebraska took the lead after a failed two point conversion 39-38.  The touchdown pass was reviewed by game officials because Reilly had left the playing field (during his pass route), reentered and made the catch.

Nebraska improved to 4-6, 2-4 and Michigan State fell to 8-1, 4-1 for the season.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Northwestern 30 Nebraska 28

Oct 24, 2015 - Lincoln, NE. - On a beautiful sunny fall Saturday, the Northwestern Wildcats came to Lincoln with a two game loosing skid.  Nebraska entered the game with confidence after a well needed victory on Oct. 17th in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Gophers.

Northwestern lead at the half 17-12.  Nebraska came out in the third quarter to take a 19-17 lead on a Tommy Armstrong Jr. 4 yd rushing touchdown.  Nebraska out scored Northwestern in the 2nd half 16-13 but came up short after Northwestern ran out the clock.  Final: Northwestern 30 Nebraska 28.

Game statistical leaders:  Terrell Newby, 16 carries for 53 yards; Tommy Armstrong Jr., 24-48-1 for 298 yards passing-12 carries for 35 yards; Jordan Westerkamp, 5 receptions for 92 yards; and punter Sam Foltz, 6 punts for 304 yards- 50.7 per punt avg.

Friday, October 23, 2015

McDermott's return to Nebraska is a game winner for the Bulls!

Oct 23, 2015 - Lincoln, NE. - The Chicago Bulls' and former Creighton University men's basketball All-American Doug McDermott gave the Pinnacle Bank Arena sellout crowd of 15,297 their money worth when he sank the game winning shot with 3.2 seconds to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 103-102.

This is McDermott's second NBA season with the Bulls and first game played in Nebraska since being picked in 1st round of 2014 draft.

Doug was the main draw for this rare NBA preseason game in Nebraska and he did not disappoint.  McDermott signed autographs for his fans before and after the game.

Seeing current NBA stars on the court such as Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki, Raymod Felton and Charlie Villanueva - Bulls Derrick Rose, Paul Gasol and Kirk Hinrich was exciting for the fans.

McDermott's final stats:  Min: 28:37, FG: 2 FGA: 10, 3P 1 3PA 4, DR: 7, PTS: 5