KGFW Sports – NU and CU Win, Recruiting News, Franzen Returns to Hastings and High School Schedules

KGFW Sports – NU and CU Win, Recruiting News, Franzen Returns to Hastings and High School Schedules

The Nebraska men’s basketball team defeated the University of South Dakota, 76-69 last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers were led by junior Teddy Allen who finished with a team high 23-points. Now 3-1 on the season the Husker men return to action Sunday afternoon when they host Florida A&M. Tipoff is at 1:00.

The Creighton men’s basketball team beat Omaha 94-67 last night. The 9th ranked Jays host Kennesaw State on Friday.

Nebraska coordinators Matt Lubick and Erik Chinander met with members of the media following practice Tuesday to discuss the team’s preparation for Purdue this weekend. Lubick said he expects both quarterbacks to play against Purdue, but he isn’t revealing specifics. Chinander said he liked the way the defense bounced back last week at Iowa following the loss to Illinois. He said “it shows that the program is moving in the right direction.” The Huskers and Boilermakers are set to kickoff Saturday morning at 11:00.

You can find links to these stories at HUSKERMAX.com:
– Nebraska is hoping to sign the vast majority of its 2021 recruiting class on Dec. 16th.
– Millard North’s Blake Closman announced he’s walking on at Nebraska. Listed at 5-foot-11, 190-pound Closman played safety for the Mustangs this season. He’s the second defensive back in the class and the 11th walk-on in the Huskers’ 2021 recruiting class.
– Bellevue West freshman receiver Daevonn Hall has received a Nebraska offer for 2024. The 6-foot-2 and 175 pound Hall played in six games for the Thunderbirds.
– The Tennessee Titans have signed former Husker linebacker Will Compton to the team’s 53-man roster. Compton has gone back and forth from the practice squad to the active roster during the 2020 season.

Matt Franzen is returning to Hastings College as the head football coach. Franzen has spent the past 13 years at Doane University. Franzen was named Doane’s athletic director in July 2018, and prior to that he was the head coach of the Tiger’s football program from 2007 to 2017 where he compiled a 65-49 record. He was an assistant coach at Hastings College for more than a decade before moving to Doane.

Opening Week for High School Winter Sports:

Thursday
– KHS Swimming & Diving @ Triangular – 3:00 @ Hastings YMCA
– KHS Girl’s Basketball vs. Bellevue East – 6:00 @ KHS (On KGFW)
– KHS Boy’s Basketball vs. Bellevue East – 7:45 @ KHS (On KGFW)

Friday
– KCHS Girl’s Basketball @ Sutton – 5:00
– KCHS Boy’s Basketball @ Sutton – 6:30

Saturday
– KHS Swimming & Diving @ Hastings Invite – 9:00 @ Hastings YMCA
– KHS Girl’s Basketball vs. TBA – TBA @ South Sioux City
– KHS Boy’s Basketball vs. TBA – TBA @ Bellevue East
– KCHS Girl’s Basketball vs. Holdrege – 3:45
– KCHS Boy’s Basketball vs. Holdrege – 5:00
– KHS Wrestling Invite – 10:30 @ KHS
– KCHS Wrestling @ Broken Bow Invite – 9:30