KGFW Sports – Huskers “lackadaisical”, Harper Out at Hastings and High School Football Update

KGFW Sports – Huskers “lackadaisical”, Harper Out at Hastings and High School Football Update

The Huskers fell to Illinois Saturday, 41-23. Following the loss, Husker head coach Scott Frost said he was surprised and disappointed, calling his team’s performance “lackadaisical”. The 1-and-3 Huskers will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City Friday. Iowa improved to 3-and-2 on the season with a 41-21 win at Penn State Saturday. The Huskers and Hawkeyes will kickoff at noon.

Nebraska provided the following health update on the status of senior linebacker Collin Miller, who left the game on a stretcher in the 4th quarter in the Huskers’ loss to Illinois on Saturday. “Collin Miller was transported to Bryan LGH West Hospital for precautionary reasons. Miller has movement in all of his extremities, and the results of all diagnostic imaging and testing on Miller were normal. He will stay overnight at the hospital for observation and at this point the prognosis looks promising.”

Nebraska’s ‘Golden Window Classic’ mens basketball tournament is in danger of being cancelled after several teams dropped out of the event. Four teams — Saint Louis, LSU, Western Kentucky and San Francisco — all pulled out Friday, less than 48 hours after the schedule for the event was announced. The Huskers were scheduled to play Saint Louis on Thanksgiving Day, and San Francisco Saturday. The event is still expected to go forward with a reworked lineup and schedule to be announced sometime soon. The Husker men will open their season with a Wednesday morning matchup with McNeese State. Tipoff is set for 11:00 a.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena

The UNK basketball teams hosted Washburn Saturday. The Loper men fell to 0-and-2 on the season with a 73-62 loss. The Loper women improved to 2-and-0 on the year with a 62-52 win. The UNK men and women will close out a three-game season opening homestand on Saturday, Dec 5th when they host long time rival Fort Hays State.

The Hastings College football team’s head coach Tony Harper has been fired. Harper served as head coach for the past 10 seasons, posting a record of 44-58 overall and 30-58 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Prior to being named head coach, Harper spent five seasons as defensive coordinator for the Broncos. The Broncos were 2-and-7 this season after Saturday’s 57-0 loss at Morningside. Hastings College will immediately begin the process of searching for a new head coach.

The Hastings College basketball teams are scheduled to host the University of Jamestown tonight at Lynn Farrell Arena. The women tipoff at 6:00, the men at 8:00.

High School Football Championships:

Class A
– Omaha Westside def. Elkhorn South – 37-21
Class B
– Elkhorn def. Aurora – 42-19
Class C1
– Pierce def. Adams Central – 28-19
Class C-2
– Ord def. Archbishop Bergan – 28-7
Class D1
– Dundy County Stratton def. Burwell – 42-36
Class D2
– BDS def. Sandhills/Thedford – 36-28
Class D6
– McCool Junction def. Sterling – 70-20