KGFW Sports Blast 8/4/20

KGFW Sports Blast 8/4/20

(KGFW) – The Nebraska School Activities Association reaffirmed on Monday that Fall sports will go on as planned. The NSAA board voted to approve the way for football, volleyball, girls golf, boys tennis, softball and cross country to start on time Aug. 10. Eight football teams that have games scheduled on Aug. 21, before the Aug. 27 start date for other season openers, can begin practice on either Wednesday or Thursday this week. It is still not clear how the Omaha Public Schools will proceed with activities.

The NCAA Board of Governors is scheduled to meet today to discuss fall sports championships such as the NCAA Division I volleyball tournament. Officials in Nebraska will be watching closely as the NCAA Final Four is scheduled for Dec. 17-19 in Omaha. The board doesn’t make decisions about college football at the FBS level.

The final member of the 2020 Husker recruiting class to sign is in Lincoln. Defensive Back Nadeb Joseph is officially enrolled in classes and a part of the Nebraska football team according to a school spokesperson. Joseph, who is a former Rivals 100 player, comes to NU via Independence Community College. Punter Daniel Cerni is the only scholarship player still not in Lincoln. He is awaiting permission to travel from the Australian Embassy.

Nebraska baseball has announced that seniors Mojo Hagge, Joe Acker and Luke Roskam would return for the 2021 season. All three had what was supposed to be their senior season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two of the major awards handed out by the PGA of America are going to the Nebraska Section PGA. The section is receiving the Herb Graffis Award for growing the game and player development, a first-time honor for Nebraska. Also Chris Thomson, the director of golf at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, is the PGA Youth Player Development Award recipient.