Lincoln – Train like a Husker this summer, as Nebraska men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has announced a series of summer camps and clinics. The camps will take place throughout the month of June at the Hendricks Training Complex.
The 2019 camp series will feature two four-day camps, as well a pair of specialty clinics for boys and girls entering the 3rd-12th grade. In addition, there will also be a three-day Little Huskers camp for kids who are in grades K-4 for the upcoming year.
Hoiberg and his staff of instructors will work with campers on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun atmosphere. All camps are open to both boys and girls entering the respective grade level.
2019 Fred Hoiberg Basketball Camps
|Day Camp #1||Mon.-Thurs., June 10-13||9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Boys/Girls Grades 3-12||$250|
|Day Camp #2||Mon.-Thurs., June 24-27||9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Boys/Girls Grades 3-12||$250|
|Little Huskers Camp||Wed.-Fri., June 19-21||9 a.m. – Noon||Boys/Girls Grades K-4||$180|
|Ball Handling and Shooting Clinic||Friday, June 14||9 a.m.-Noon||Boys/Girls Grades 3-12||$60|
|Forward Specialty Clinic||Friday, June 14||1-4 p.m.||Boys/Girls Grades 3-12||$60|
|Dual Clinic Special||Friday, June 14||9 a.m. -4 p.m.||Boys/Girls Grades 3-12||$110|
Lincoln – University of Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby was one of 66 players invited to the 2019 NBA Combine, as the NBA released its list of invitees on Wednesday. Roby becomes the first Husker invited to the NBA Combine since Terran Petteway in 2015.
A 6-foot-8, 228-pound forward from Dixon, Ill., Roby enjoyed a breakout 2018-19 campaign, setting career highs in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game to help the Huskers to 19 wins and a second straight NIT appearance. He made 35 starts and finished among the Big Ten leaders in blocked shots (third), steals (ninth) and rebounding (14th) and was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in both blocked shots and steals.
Roby tallied three double-doubles – all in Big Ten action - and had a career high 28 points in Nebraska’s NIT win over Butler. It was one of five 20-point games for the junior forward. His 66 blocked shots in 2018-19 tied for ninth in school history, and he joined Venson Hamilton (1997-98 and 1998-99), as the only Huskers to put together consecutive seasons of at least 50 blocked shots and 50 assists.
Following the combine, Roby will have until Wednesday, May 29th to withdraw from the NBA Draft and preserve his collegiate eligibility.
The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
All three games of the baseball series between Nebraska and Michigan at Hawks Field, May 16-18, will be televised on the Big Ten Network as the TV wildcard selections for the final weekend of the regular season. As a result, the start times for the first two games of the series will be changed from the originally scheduled times. The series opener on Thursday, May 16 will begin at 7:30 p.m. (CT). The game on Friday, May 17 will start at 8 p.m. (CT). The regular-season finale between the Huskers and Wolverines is still scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. (CT).
Updated Schedule for Nebraska-Michigan Series
Thursday, May 16 – 7:30 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
Friday, May 17 – 8 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
Saturday, May 18 – 2 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
Lincoln – Nebraska senior guard James Palmer Jr. will have another opportunity to showcase his skills in front of NBA teams, as he was selected to the first-ever NBA G League Elite Camp in Chicago next week.
The event for college players goes from May 13-14, and provides an opportunity for the top-40 players not originally selected for the NBA Combine, an opportunity to qualify for the combine. A select number of players from the draft-eligible group will be invited to participate in the 2019 NBA Draft Combine based on their performance in the NBA G League Elite Camp. The NBA Draft Combine will be held May 14-19 in Chicago.
This camp continues a busy stretch for Palmer since his senior season ended. He played in the Reese's College All-Star Game during Final Four weekend and in the Portsmouth Invitational, where he earned All-Tournament honors.
Last season, he averaged 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game, ranking third in the Big Ten in scoring and fourth in steals. He established Nebraska single-season records in points (708), free throws attempted (282), free throws made (215) and minutes played (1,269) to help the Huskers make their second straight postseason appearance.
A third-team All-Big Ten selection and a first-team All-District pick by the USBWA in 2019, Palmer had 18 20-point games as a senior, including a 34-point effort against Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament. In his two-year career at Nebraska, Palmer finished with the second-highest career scoring average in Husker history (18.5 points per game) as he started all 69 games in that span.
|NBA Draft-Eligible Players – Player (College/Club)|
|Battle, Tyus (Syracuse)||Jeffries, DaQuan (Tulsa)|
|Boatwright, Bennie (USC)||Konate, Sagaba (West Virginia)|
|Booth, Phil (Villanova)||Maker, Matur (Mississauga Prep (Canada)/Zlatorog (Slovenia))|
|Brissett, Oshae (Syracuse)||Mann, Terance (Florida State)|
|Brown, Bryce (Auburn)||Martin, Caleb (Nevada)|
|Cheatham, Zylan (Arizona State)||Martin, Cody (Nevada)|
|Clemons, Chris (Campbell)||Maye, Luke (North Carolina)|
|Coffey, Amir (Minnesota)||Mourning, Trey (Georgetown)|
|Cook, Tyler (Iowa)||Nembhard, Andrew (Florida)|
|Cumberland, Jarron (Cincinnati)||Palmer Jr., James (Nebraska)|
|Dawkins, Aubrey (Central Florida)||Perkins, Josh (Gonzaga)|
|DeLaurier, Javin (Duke)||Perry, Reggie (Mississippi State)|
|Diakite, Mamadi (Virginia)||Pickett, Jalen (Siena)|
|Elleby, CJ (Washington State)||Powell, Myles (Seton Hall)|
|Fall, Tacko (Central Florida)||Robinson, Justin (Virginia Tech)|
|Franks, Robert (Washington State)||Shayok, Marial (Iowa State)|
|Harper, Jared (Auburn)||Strus, Max (DePaul)|
|Happ, Ethan (Wisconsin)||Wigginton, Lindell (Iowa State)|
|Hernandez, Dewan (Miami)||Wooten, Kenny (Oregon)|
|Hinton, Amir (Shaw (NC))||Wright-Foreman, Justin (Hofstra)|
Evanston, Ill. – The Nebraska baseball team (24-18, 13-8 Big Ten) produced 12 hits in a 6-4 win over Northwestern at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park on Monday afternoon.
Senior right-handed pitcher Reece Eddins, making his ninth start of the season, went 6.0 innings and allowed one run, while recording six strikeouts and only walked one batter. Robbie Palkert threw 2.0 innings before Colby Gomes tossed the final 1.0 inning to pick up his team-high ninth save of the season.
In the opening frame, Nebraska took the early lead when Aaron Palensky smashed a leadoff home run. The Huskers left one runner stranded after Joe Acker drew a one-out walk. The Wildcats left two runners on in a scoreless frame.
Luke Roskam drew a one-out walk before Angelo Altavilla hit a two-out single to put two runners on, but a fielder’s choice ended the inning. Northwestern left one runner on base in a scoreless inning, as Nebraska retained a 1-0 lead.
The Huskers went down in order in the top of the third. Northwestern managed a single, but couldn’t drive in the run in the bottom of the third.
Nebraska was retired 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth with three groundouts. Eddins retired all three Wildcat batters in the bottom of the fourth.
In the top of the fifth, the Huskers plated one run to extend its lead to 2-0. Colby Gomes hit a leadoff single before Altavilla drove him in with an RBI double. Palensky drew a walk before Cam Chick reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Back-to-back strikeouts and a fielder’s choice kept Nebraska from adding any more runs. Casey O’Laughlin hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the score to 2-1 before three consecutive outs.
Nebraska added two runs in the top of the sixth to build a 4-1 lead. Jaxon Hallmark ripped a leadoff triple before scoring on Altavilla’s two-out RBI double. Palensky continued the hitting barrage with an RBI single to drive in Altavilla. Chick was hit-by-pitch and Acker singled, but both runners were left stranded. In the bottom of the sixth, Northwestern left two stranded in a scoreless frame that featured one hit and one error.
The Huskers extended their lead to 5-1 with one run in the top of the seventh. Mojo Hagge smashed a leadoff double before Hallmark singled. Gomes was hit-by-pitch to load the bases. Altavilla’s groundout drove in one run before a flyout ended the inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Palkert retired all three Wildcat hitters he faced.
Chick drew a leadoff walk in the top of the eighth before stealing second base. He also stole third and scored on the play when the Northwestern catcher overthrew the third baseman. Hagge singled and Hallmark walked, but both were left stranded. Northwestern trimmed the deficit to 6-3 with two runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth.
In the top of the ninth, Altavilla was hit-by-pitch with one out and advanced to third on Palensky’s base hit. They were each left stranded after back-to-back strikeouts. The Wildcats scored one run in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough.
The Huskers welcome Arizona State to Hawks Field this weekend for a three-game series, starting on Friday at 6:35 p.m. (CT) on NET.
Evanston, Ill. – The Nebraska baseball team (23-18, 12-8 Big Ten) was held to three hits in a 10-2 loss to Northwestern at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park on Sunday afternoon.
Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his 11th start of the season, threw 5.2 innings and allowed seven runs (five earned runs), while recording five strikeouts and one walk. Mike Waldron went 1.2 innings of relief before Chad Luensmann tossed the final 0.2 inning.
In the top of the first, Nebraska scored one run to take the early lead. Aaron Palensky hit a leadoff single before Cam Chick’s base hit in the No. 2 spot. After a foul-out, a sacrifice fly scored Palensky from third base. Chick stole second, but was left stranded. In the bottom of the first, Northwestern left one runner stranded in a scoreless frame.
Angelo Altavilla drew a one-out walk in the top of the second, but back-to-back outs kept Nebraska from adding to its lead. The Wildcats managed one baserunner in the bottom of the second, but he was picked off at first base.
The Huskers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the third. Northwestern plated three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-1 lead. The Wildcats strung together three hits, while Nebraska committed two errors during the frame.
Gunner Hellstrom drew a two-out walk in the fourth, but the Huskers were held scoreless. Northwestern tacked on two more runs to extend its lead to 5-1. The Wildcats scored both of their runs with two outs, as they tallied two hits and Nebraska committed one error in the frame.
Mojo Hagge drew a leadoff walk in the fifth, but was thrown out on a double play. Palensky was hit-by-pitch before a flyout ended a scoreless frame. The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.
Nebraska was retired in order in the top of the sixth with two groundouts and a strikeout. Northwestern added two runs in the sixth to extend its lead to 7-1. The Wildcats produced three hits during the frame.
In the top of the seventh, the Huskers were sat down in order. The Wildcats managed a double in the bottom of the seventh, but left the runner stranded.
The Huskers scored one run in the top of the eighth to trim the deficit to 7-2. Chick drew a two-out walk before Joe Acker blistered an RBI double to drive him in. It was Nebraska’s first hit and first run since the opening frame. In the bottom of the eighth, Northwestern tacked on three more runs to extend its lead to 10-2. Five of the first six hitters recorded hits, including a home run and a double, before Nebraska tallied back-to-back outs to end the inning.
In the top of the ninth, all three Husker hitters flied out.
The series between Nebraska and Northwestern concludes on Monday, with first pitch set for 3:30 p.m. (CT).
Evanston, Ill. – Trailing 4-0 after eight innings, Nebraska (23-17, 12-7 Big Ten) scored two runs in the top of the ninth before falling to Northwestern at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park on Saturday afternoon.
Senior right-handed pitcher Matt Waldron, making his ninth start of the season, went 7.0 innings and allowed four runs, while recording five strikeouts and no walks. Waldron has gone 6.0 innings or more in eight consecutive outings. Max Schreiber threw 1.0 inning and tallied two strikeouts.
In the opening frame, the Huskers left the bases loaded without scoring. After a leadoff flyout, Aaron Palensky and Joe Acker each singled before Ty Roseberry walked, but back-to-back outs left the trio stranded. In the bottom of the first, Waldron sat down the Wildcats with a 1-2-3 inning.
Colby Gomes laced a one-out single in the top of the second and advanced to second base on a groundout. Gomes made it to third on a wild pitch, but was left on base after a strikeout ended a scoreless inning. The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the second as Waldron tallied two strikeouts.
Nebraska went down in order with two flyouts and a groundout in the top of the third. Northwestern plated one run in the bottom of the third to take the early 1-0 lead. The Wildcats managed two hits during the frame.
The Huskers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth. The Wildcats managed one hit in the bottom of the fourth, but left the runner stranded as the score remained 1-0.
Nebraska was retired in order in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth, Northwestern scored two runs on three hits to build a 3-0 advantage.
In the sixth, Palensky laced a leadoff single before Acker drew a walk, but a flyout and double play ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Waldron retired the Wildcats in order in the bottom of the sixth.
In the top of the seventh, the Huskers went down in order with a flyout, groundout and strikeout. In the bottom of the seventh, Jack Kelly hit a solo home run to extend Northwestern’s lead to 4-0.
Nebraska went down in order in the top of the eighth with two strikeouts and a flyout. The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the eighth as Schreiber notched two strikeouts.
In the top of the ninth, Acker drew a leadoff walk before pinch hitter Cam Chick singled through the right side to put runners on first and second. Pinch hitter Mojo Hagge kept the momentum going with an RBI double down the left field line for Nebraska’s first run of the game. After a line-out, Chick scored on a wild pitch that advanced Hagge to third. Back-to-back strikeouts ended the rally and the game.
The series continues on Sunday, with first pitch set for 1 p.m. (CT).
Lincoln, Neb. – Tied in the ninth inning for the second straight day, Nebraska (23-16, 12-6 Big Ten) found itself on the wrong end this time in a 6-5 loss to Illinois at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Fighting Illini (28-14, 8-7 Big Ten) had runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the ninth after a base hit and error on a fielder’s choice. NU recorded back-to-back outs before Kellen Sarver’s go-ahead double drove in two runs to give Illinois a 6-4 lead.
Looking to respond and walk-off for the second consecutive day, NU put two runners on via walks with two outs before Cam Chick’s single through the right side scored one run to trim the deficit to 6-5. However, the game ended on a groundout to the shortstop in the subsequent at-bat.
Senior right-hander Reece Eddins, making his eighth start of the season, threw 4.1 innings and allowed three runs. Nebraska saw relief appearances from Shay Schanaman (1.2 innings), Mike Waldron (1.0) and Colby Gomes (2.0).
Nebraska out-hit Illinois by a 9-8 margin, with Mojo Hagge leading the offense with a 3-for-4 showing. Joe Acker, Saturday’s walk-off hero, and Cam Chick also produced multi-hit efforts in Sunday’s loss.
After a scoreless first two innings for both teams, Illinois plated one run in the top of the third and two runs in the top of the fourth to build a 3-0 lead.
After a scoreless fifth, the Fighting Illini scored a run in the top of the sixth to extend its lead to 4-0 before NU responded with one run in the bottom of the sixth. Luke Roskam was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot and advanced to second on Acker’s base hit. They advanced to second and third on a wild pitch before the second out was recorded. Hagge singled to right field to drive in Roskam, but Acker was thrown out after rounding third on the play.
Nebraska added three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at 4-4. Pinch hitter Alex Henwood drew a leadoff walk before a flyout. Aaron Palensky also walked to put two runners on before a double steal. Roskam drew a walk to load the bases. Acker roped a two-run single to center field that drove in Henwood and Palensky. In the next at-bat, Chick laced an RBI single to tie the game before a pop-out ended the inning.
The Huskers return to action next weekend when they visit Evanston, Ill., for a three-game series at Northwestern.
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (23-15, 12-5 Big Ten) bounced back and tied the series with a 4-3 walk-off win over Illinois at Hawks Field on Saturday afternoon.
Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Aaron Palensky was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jaxon Hallmark. Cam Chick drew a walk to put two runners on with one out for the Big Red. Junior Joe Acker drove an RBI single through the left side to bring in Palensky for the winning run. It marked Nebraska’s first walk-off win since May 7, 2017 when the Huskers defeated Rutgers, 7-6.
Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his 10th start of the season, went 6.0 innings and allowed three runs over the first three innings before holding the Fighting Illini scoreless for the middle three innings. Robbie Palkert tossed 3.0 no-hit shutout innings en route to his third win of the season.
Illinois (27-14, 7-7 Big Ten) struck first with two runs in the opening frame. The Fighting Illini strung together three hits and left two runners on in the top of the first. Nebraska scored one run in the bottom of the second to cut the score to 2-1. Acker drew his first of three walks on the day before stealing second. Angelo Altavilla and Mojo Hagge each walked to load the bases before Colby Gomes’ sacrifice fly drove in one run.
Illinois responded in the top of the third when Zac Taylor hit a leadoff home run to center field to make the score 3-1. In the bottom of the fourth, the Huskers plated one run to trim the deficit to 3-2. Gomes blistered a one-out double and then later scored on Palensky’s RBI single.
NU tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Hallmark and Cam Chick drew back-to-back walks to start the inning before Acker’s sacrifice bunt advanced them to second and third. Altavilla’s sacrifice fly brought in Hallmark.
The rubber match is set for Sunday at 11:05 a.m. (CT) at Hawks Field. It is “Love 4 Laney & Katie” Day as the first 1,000 fans into the game will get a T-shirt as part of Organ Donor Awareness Day.
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-15, 11-5 Big Ten) was held to five hits in an 8-1 loss to Illinois at Hawks Field on Friday night.
Senior right-handed pitcher Matt Waldron, making his eighth start of the season, suffered his first loss in 2019 after a 5-0 start. He went 6.0 innings, giving up six runs (five earned runs) in the first three frames before holding Illinois scoreless for the next three innings. Kyle Perry tossed 2.2 innings of relief before Tyler Martin pitched the final 0.1 inning.
Illinois pounced early with one run on two hits in the top of the first. NU was held hitless in the bottom of the first before the Fighting Illini added three runs on three hits in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the second, NU managed runners on second and third after Joe Acker and Jaxon Hallmark each walked, but they were left stranded in a scoreless frame for the Big Red.
Illinois plated two more runs in the top of the third on three hits to build a 6-0 advantage before Aaron Palensky managed the Huskers’ first hit of the game in the bottom of the third.
The two teams were each held scoreless during the middle three innings. In the bottom of the seventh, Colby Gomes drew a leadoff walk and advanced to third on Angelo Altavilla’s single to right center. Spencer Schwellenbach drove in Gomes when he reached on a fielder’s choice. It marked NU’s lone run of the game.
In the top of the ninth, Illinois added two more runs on four hits. In all, the Fighting Illini managed 17 hits. Illinois improves to 27-13 overall and 7-6 in the Big Ten.
The series continues on Saturday at Hawks Field, starting at 2 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on NET.