Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 Nebraska Football Spring Game

April 16, 2016 - Lincoln, NE. -  On an almost perfect Saturday afternoon, the annual Red-White game was played in front of an announced attendance of 72,992 faithful Cornhusker fans.  Even though the game was scripted both on offense and defense it gave the fans excitement to watch their favorite players battle for depth chart positions.

The game ended on the last play of the fourth quarter when White team freshman defensive back Kyle Kasun, from Papillion, Nebraska, intercepted Red team freshman quarterback Patrick O'Brien's pass.  Because of incentive scoring rules, the White team defeated the Red team 46-41.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be in again action on Saturday, September 3rd when they host the Fresno State Bulldogs.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Omaha Storm Chasers split opening series with New Orleans Zephers

April 7, 2016 - Omaha, NE - Cold winter like conditions including unusual high winds greeted the New Orleans Zephers and Omaha Storm Chasers on opening night at Werner Park.  Game time temperature was 54 degrees and winds blowing in excess of 28 mph to right field.

Royals prospect starting pitcher Miguel Almonte started on the bump but exited quickly in the first inning after allowing four earned runs on two hits and walking four Zephers.  Chasers lost 6-3.

The headliner for the weekend series was World Champion Kansas City Royal outfielder Jarrod Dyson who was in town on a rehabilitation assignment.  Dyson saw action in both center and right field.

Storm Chasers finished out the series against the Zephers by bouncing back Friday, winning 6-5 after scoring the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Chasers continued with a 11-8 win on Saturday but dropped the series finally on Sunday 7-4.

The Round Rock Express start a four game series with the Storm Chasers on Monday evening.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Creighton baseball defeats UAB 3-1 after rain delay

Mar 12, 2016 - Omaha, NE -  Creighton baseball team had to be patient on this early March Saturday afternoon as rain moved in the Omaha area causing a three-hour rain delay.  The Jays turned the frustrating delay into a game winner by defeating UAB 3-1.

Starting senior pitcher Matt Warren (3-1, 2.39) picked up his third win of the season by throwing six complete innings and holding UAB to just four hits.  Creighton scored their three runs on five hits.  Ryan Fitzgerald had two RBI's.

With today's win Creighton took the series and goes for the sweep on Sunday at 12pm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Sandhill Crane Migration is on in Nebraska

Mar 10, 2016 - Grand Island, NE - On a perfect early spring day in central Nebraska, the spectacular yearly migration of the Sandhill cranes appears to be in full swing.

Thousands of cranes could be witnessed on both sides of Interstate 80 feeding in the corn fields and flying to and from the Platte River.  Photographing these spectacles is rewarding in a special way.

It's no wonder bird watchers from all over the world come to Nebraska to enjoy this special event each year that can be witnessed by the entire family.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Creighton 100 St. John's 59

Feb 28, 2016 - Omaha, NE -  St. John's walked in to the CenturyLink Center not expecting to see their head coach and former USA Olympic basketball Dream Team member Chris Mullin get ejected early in the 2nd half and get handed one of their worst defeats of the season, 100-59.

St. John's did not expect Creighton's only two seniors Geoffery Groselle and James Milliken to combine for 41 total points in their last home game as a Bluejay.  Groselle ended the game with a double double 22 points and 11 rebounds and Milliken tallied 19 points respectively.  Creighton improved to 18-11 and 9-7 in Big East while St. John's fell to 8-22 for the season and 1-16 in Big East play.

Creighton ends the season with a two game road trip to Providence and Xavier before Big East tournament action at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Creighton stuns #5 Xavier Musketeers

Feb 09, 2016 - Omaha, NE - On a cold winter Tuesday night at the CenturyLink Center 17,011 fans watched as the unranked and underdog Creighton Bluejays handed the #5 ranked Xavier Musketeers from Cincinnati a 70-56 loss and their third in Big East Conference action.

Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. lead all scorers with a season high 32 points.  Watson was 11-21 from the field and 9-10 from the charity stripe.  Teammate Cole Huff finished with 11 points.  Xavier had three players in double scoring figures: Jalen Reynolds 17 points, James Farr 14 points and Edmond Sumner 10 points respectively.  Reynolds had a game high nine rebounds.

Creighton travels to Milwaukee, WI. for a Saturday match up against the Marquette Warriors at 7 pm.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sellout Crowd for Creighton vs Cancer

Jan 30, 2016 - Omaha, NE -  On Saturday night, a sellout crowd of 17,924 filled the CenturyLink Center for the 5th annual Pink Out Creighton vs Cancer basketball game.  This year $16,527.90 was raised to fight cancer.
Seton Hall improved their record to 15-6 this season after defeating Creighton 75-65.  Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead led all scorers with 22 points and six assists.  James Milliken came off the bench to score 21 points for Creighton respectively.

Creighton travels this week to Philadelphia to take on the #6 ranked Villanova Wildcats.