KGFW Sports Blast 8/5/20

KGFW Sports Blast 8/5/20

(KGFW) – The NSAA released Tuesday a ten page list of heath measures for fall sports. Guidelines range from extending the sideline box for football players to the 10-yard lines to no switching of benches between volleyball sets to the use of electronic whistles.

Two former Huskers were cut by NFL teams yesterday. The Jets released receiver Quincy Enunwa, who was already going to miss 2020 with an injury. Also the Bill released offensive lineman Spencer Long. The moves come as NFL teams trim their rosters to 80 players ahead of training camp.

Two former Huskers have found new FCS college football teams. Receiver Javeon McQuitty will play at South Dakota while outside linebacker Breon Dixon has joined Missouri State.

In other Big Ten news: One of the top returning players in the league is opting out. Minnesota receiver and projected first round NFL draft pick Rashod Bateman has announced he will not play this season.

Nebraska volleyball begins fall camp today in Lincoln. Coach John Cook recently said the team will begin a mostly normal practice schedule but that he would prefer football to be showcased in the fall and volleyball to be moved to spring. The Huskers are still awaiting the Big Ten to announce the 2020 league schedule.

The American Rivers Conference is the only NCAA Division III conference in the nation going ahead with fall sports. The ARC includes Nebraska Wesleyan and eight teams from Iowa.

Former Husker and Hastings native Kevin Lightner is battling COVID-19 and his family is in need of help. They have set up a GoFundMe page because insurance is not covering the extended stay at a Lincoln hospital. Link up at Lightner was an all Conference offensive linemen for Nebraska in 1987.