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Husker weekend recap of men's, women's gymnastics, track and field, women's tennis – Daily Nebraskan

Men’s Gymnastics

In its first time competing in front of a home crowd at the Devaney Center this season, the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team put together a big-time performance, racking up a team score of 409.850 to top Iowa’s score of 402.950. 

The Huskers were able to top Iowa with their best team score since the NCAA Championships of last season where they scored 407.489. Nebraska not only topped a quality team in Iowa but also did so with one of its best scores during head coach Chuck Chmelka’s time at Nebraska. Chmelka was pleased to see his team put together a complete performance.

“I think I only counted about four total misses today, Chmelka said,” and for only our second competition, that was really encouraging to see for our guys and as for the score that is just a surreal moment for me because I believed that this was possible but seeing it now for myself is stunning.” 

Senior Jake Bonnay battled through a shoulder injury but was still able to compete in one of his events, floor, where he dominated. Bonnay claimed the individual title with a score of 14.650 to help kick off the Huskers’ red-hot day during the first rotation. 

Sophomore Dillan King was able to put together a solid showing of his own with a score of 14.100 on the parallel bars as well as winning the individual title on high bar with a score of 13.850. Both Bonnay and King attributed the

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Transfer Leah Glazer brings drive, competitive edge to Husker bowling – Daily Nebraskan

Unlike some athletes who started playing their sport at a young age, Leah Glazer didn’t grow up bowling. In fact, this year is only her ninth year involved with the sport. 

“Basically, I had done every other sport and quit,” she said. “Then, I started going bowling for fun, and the more that I did it, the more I realized I really enjoyed this.”

This season marks Glazer’s first at Nebraska after spending her first two years at Arkansas State. She learned of the opportunity to bowl on a Division I scholarship in college and decided to pursue it. 

After deciding to pursue collegiate bowling, Glazer began focusing on the sport and finding ways to improve. That focus is how she got started reading books about psychology and mind games, something she still does today. 

As an escape from bowling, she said she turned to exercise to push herself to figure out how far she’s willing to go. 

“That’s all I’ve done for the past few years besides bowling, is finding ways I can be better while still enjoying what I’m doing,” she said.

What she enjoys most about bowling is how it provides a space for her to focus on herself and go out and compete, Glazer said. She did just that at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, earning first-team all-state honors in both her junior and senior seasons. She won the Nevada Class 4A state championship as a senior, bowling a three-game series of

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CB Tony Butler posts classy, heartfelt goodbye in announcing transfer from Nebraska – NBCSports.com

Thanks to a Nebraska football player, we won’t have to go through an entire day without a portal post.  Hurray?

Late this past week, Tony Butler announced in a very classy, heartfelt post on Twitter that he will be entering the NCAA transfer database.  The move would serve as the first step in a departure from the Nebraska football program.

The cornerback could also return to the Nebraska football team if he so desires.

That said, Butler would be leaving the Cornhuskers as a graduate transfer.  The 2020 season will be his final year of collegiate eligibility.

“In 2016, I came here as an 18-year-old kid lost and looking for a home.  Nebraska, you became my home and brought me in with open arms,” Butler wrote. “This place became very special. …

“Nebraska, you have done an incredible job at helping a lost boy become a man.  My family and I are forever grateful for this opportunity.”

✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/tb0FrpPAVD

— Tony Butler (@jetz1017) January 24, 2020

A three-star 2016 signee, Butler was rated as the No. 22 player regardless of position in the state of Ohio.  He took a redshirt as a true freshman.

The past three seasons, Butler played in 27 games.  Four of those appearances came in 2019, which was likely the trigger for the decision to transfer.  Most of the games played came on special teams.

Butler is the third player to leave the Nebraska football program in a week.

Linebacker Pernell Jefferson, a three-star

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World of college football reacts to tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant, 13-year-old daughter in helicopter crash – NBCSports.com

As is the case across the entire world of sports, college football is reacting to the devastating news involving Kobe Bryant.

Sunday morning, Bryant was one of nine people killed — initial reports had the number at five — in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on his way to a travel basketball event.  The former NBA superstar, who retired from the sport following the 2015-16 season, was 41.

Adding to the devastation, one of Bryant’s daughters, who was also a player on her father’s travel basketball team, 13-year-old Gianna Maria Bryant, was killed in the crash as well.

Kobe and Gianna are survived by wife/mother Vanessa and three daughters/sisters.  The oldest is 17, the youngest will turn one in June.

In the hours after the heartbreaking news was confirmed, the world of college football mourned the passing of Kobe Bryant. Below is just a sampling.

#FightOnForever, Kobe Bryant.

You inspired generations of Trojans and our city. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/t2BW9y0D37

— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 26, 2020

Our deepest sympathies are with the Bryant family and the familes of the passengers during this difficult time.

Rest easy, Kobe. pic.twitter.com/bf4Hp2GT6t

— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) January 27, 2020

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”

A legend. RIP.#MambaMentality pic.twitter.com/iQAKHWHbHA

— San José State Football (@SanJoseStateFB) January 26, 2020

Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/k7505l2ot0

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Nebraska Cornhuskers shortlisted several young quarterbacks for the next season – Blasting News United States

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are continuing their recruitment push It looks like the team’s training staff already has its sights on several high school quarterbacks. One of those being considered is 2022 recruit Walker Howard, who is from Lafayette, Louisiana, reports Journal Star. They have also offered a scholarship to California quarterback AJ Duffy for the 2022 class.

Quarterbacks for Nebraska Cornhuskers

It can be recalled that the four quarterbacks, on the current Nebraska roster, joined the team before Frost even became part of the staff.

The 2021 class will be crucial in maintaining the team’s strong offensive. The Huskers already have a skilled stable of quarterbacks. With the guidance of head coach Scott Frost and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco, they could become among the strongest quarterbacks in the conference. Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick will also be there to make sure that the quarterbacks are briefed about the team’s offensive strategy.

2020 season for Nebraska Cornhuskers

The 2020 season will offer the Nebraska Cornhuskers plenty of opportunities to show off the team’s wide range of talents.

It is looking like the Nebraska Huskers could improve on their 2019 record in the next regular season. The Huskers have one of the strongest recruiting classes in the country. According to a ranking from Rivals.com, six Huskers are among the top 250 college football players, nationally.

The highest-ranking Husker on the list is wide receiver, Zavier Betts. He was placed at the 59th spot. Other players on the list are no.

64 Turner Corcoran,

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Rutgers vs. Purdue: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel – CBS Sports

Who’s Playing

Purdue @ Rutgers

Current Records: Purdue 11-9; Rutgers 15-5

What to Know

The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-0 against the #24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. Purdue and RU will face off in a Big Ten battle at 8 p.m. ET at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Both teams have set a high bar for this contest after stand-out offensive performances in their previous matchups.

Purdue had enough points to win and then some against the Wisconsin Badgers last week, taking their matchup 70-51. The Boilermakers got double-digit scores from four players: guard Isaiah Thompson (14), guard Sasha Stefanovic (12), center Matt Haarms (11), and forward Evan Boudreaux (10).

Meanwhile, RU narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past the Nebraska Cornhuskers 75-72. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Nebraska made it more of a game than the oddsmakers had predicted.

Their wins bumped the Boilermakers to 11-9 and the Scarlet Knights to 15-5. Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.

How To Watch When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET Where: Louis Brown Athletic Center — Piscataway, New Jersey TV: Big Ten Network Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.) Follow: CBS Sports App Series History

Purdue have won all of the games they’ve played against Rutgers in the last six years.

Jan 15, 2019 – Purdue

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Nebraska vs. Michigan: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel – CBS Sports

Who’s Playing

Michigan @ Nebraska

Current Records: Michigan 11-8; Nebraska 7-13

What to Know

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-5 against the Michigan Wolverines since January of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Tuesday. Nebraska and Michigan will face off in a Big Ten battle at 7 p.m. ET at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Both teams have had a rocky road up to this point with five consecutive losses for Nebraska and four for Michigan.

The Cornhuskers were close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 75-72 to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Nebraska’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of guard Cam Mack, who had 19 points, and guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Speaking of close games: Michigan needed just a quick three to secure the win on Saturday, but they couldn’t get it done before the clock hit zeroes and lost 64-62 to the Illinois Fighting Illini. Michigan’s defeat came about despite a quality game from guard Zavier Simpson, who had 17 points.

The Cornhuskers are now 7-13 while the Wolverines sit at 11-8. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Cornhuskers have allowed their opponents to shoot 43.40% from the floor on average, which is the 49th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. To make matters even worse for the Cornhuskers, the Wolverines enter the game with 46.80% field goal percentage, good for 25th best in

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Iowa expected to score big with Super Bowl bets – Sioux City Journal

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A customer places a bet Sept. 20 at the sportsbook at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The casino is now also offering online betting on sporting events. 

Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal

DES MOINES — State-regulated casinos could be the big Super Bowl winner as Kansas City Chiefs fans and others living in neighboring states where sports gambling is illegal come to Iowa to legally wager on America’s most-popular betting athletic event.

“I think the Super Bowl will likely result in the highest (wagering) handle for any game, day, or possibly weekend to date in Iowa,” said Brian Ohorilko, administrator for the state Racing and Gaming Commission. “The expected increase in traffic should help with overall casino numbers a bit.”

With more than a dozen retail sportsbooks at Iowa casinos, Max Bichsel, vice president of U.S. business for the Gambling.com Group — a marketing company in the sports betting industry — expects to see gamblers within driving distance of an Iowa casino make the trek to set up accounts and place their legal wagers — even making the 150-mile trip from Kansas City to the Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola.

Iowa law, for now, requires sports bettors to go to a licensed casino to establish an account. The law allows online sports betting for account holders, but digital geo-fencing prohibits gamblers outside of Iowa’s borders from placing bets.

The Kansas

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Iowa expected to score big with Super Bowl bets – Southernminn.com

DES MOINES — State-regulated casinos could be the big Super Bowl winner as Kansas City Chiefs fans and others living in neighboring states where sports gambling is illegal come to Iowa to legally wager on America’s most-popular betting athletic event.

“I think the Super Bowl will likely result in the highest (wagering) handle for any game, day, or possibly weekend to date in Iowa,” said Brian Ohorilko, administrator for the state Racing and Gaming Commission. “The expected increase in traffic should help with overall casino numbers a bit.”

With more than a dozen retail sportsbooks at Iowa casinos, Max Bichsel, vice president of U.S. business for the Gambling.com Group — a marketing company in the sports betting industry — expects to see gamblers within driving distance of an Iowa casino make the trek to set up accounts and place their legal wagers — even making the 150-mile trip from Kansas City to the Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola.

Iowa law, for now, requires sports bettors to go to a licensed casino to establish an account. The law allows online sports betting for account holders, but digital geo-fencing prohibits gamblers outside of Iowa’s borders from placing bets.

The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2 in Super Bowl LIV.

“It’ll be the first big catalyst event that will help (Iowa casinos) hopefully drive some revenue,” said Bichsel, who compared the potential influx of bettors coming to Iowa to residents of Los Angeles traveling to Las Vegas

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Iowa looks to extend streak vs Wisconsin – FOXSports.com

Wisconsin (12-8, 5-4) vs. Iowa (14-5, 5-3)

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Iowa looks for its fifth straight conference win against Wisconsin. Iowa’s last Big Ten loss came against the Nebraska Cornhuskers 76-70 on Jan. 7. Wisconsin fell 70-51 at Purdue on Friday.

SENIOR STUDS: Iowa’s Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp and Ryan Kriener have collectively accounted for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 70 percent of all Hawkeyes points over the last five games.NATE IS A FORCE: Nate Reuvers has connected on 32.3 percent of the 65 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 13 over the last three games. He’s also converted 76.8 percent of his foul shots this season.

PERFECT WHEN: The Hawkeyes are 12-0 when holding opponents to 43.1 percent or worse from the field, and 2-5 when opponents shoot better than that. The Badgers are 5-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 7-8 on the year otherwise.

STREAK STATS: Iowa has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 82.8 points while giving up 64.5.

DID YOU KNOW: Iowa is ranked 18th in the country by scoring 80.2 points per game this year. Wisconsin has only averaged 66.5 points per game, which ranks 269th.