Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren has created the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition. In an open letter, he expressed his hopes for change and growth in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Warren is inviting student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, chancellors, presidents and others to join. Warren says the coalition will begin teaming up with already existing diversity councils on campuses to help push for positive change.
Nebraska designated hitter Leighton Banjoff has been named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Banjoff led the Huskers in four offensive categories in the pandemic shortened season. Banjoff is the 20th Husker to earn freshman All-America honors. In 2019 Colby Gomes was named a freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Former Hastings High pitcher Sam Wibbels is entering the transfer portal and leaving the University of Kentucky. Wibbels signed with the Wildcats last season but did not appear in a game. His tranfer destination is still undecided. Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 36th round of last years MLB Draft, Wibbels will be playing for the Hastings Sodbusters this summer.