Chicago - University of Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. was one of the 10 players included on the 2018 preseason honors list released Monday morning in conjunction with 2018 Big Ten Media Day.
A panel of conference media members select 10 players – five from the East and West Divisions – as preseason nominations. Morgan, a two-time member of the Biletnikoff Award watch list, is the only wide receiver on the 10-player list.
Morgan leads an experienced Husker receiving corps, setting career bests with 61 catches, 986 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017. A second-team All-Big Ten pick, Morgan ranked second in the conference in receiving yards and touchdowns and fourth in catches per game as a junior. His 986 receiving yards broke the school record held by 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, while Morgan’s five 100-yard receiving games were the most by a Husker in school history. In Big Ten play, he was in the top five among conference receivers in 100-yard games (first), receiving yards per game (second) and receptions per game (fifth).
Morgan, along with seniors Jerald Foster and Mick Stoltenberg, will represent the Huskers at 2018 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago today and tomorrow. Fans can watch much of the action on BTN and online at BTN.com and on the Fox Sports Go app beginning at 11 a.m. today.
2018 Big Ten Players to Watch
Rashan Gary, Jr., DL, MICH
Brian Lewerke, Jr., QB, MSU
Nick Bosa, Jr., DE, OSU
J.K. Dobbins, So., RB, OSU
TRACE MCSORLEY, SR., QB, PSU
Noah Fant, Jr., TE, IOWA
Stanley Morgan Jr., Sr., WR, NEB
Paddy Fisher, So., LB, NU
T.J. Edwards, Sr., LB, WIS
Jonathan Taylor, So., RB, WIS
Unanimous honoree in ALL CAPS
Nebraska Preseason Big Ten Honorees (2011-Present)
2018 - Stanley Morgan Jr., WR
2015 - Maliek Collins, DT
2015 - De’Mornay Pierson-El, WR
2014 - Ameer Abdullah, RB
2014 - Randy Gregory, DE
2013 - Taylor Martinez, QB
2012 - Rex Burkhead, RB
2011 - Jared Crick, DT
2011 - Lavonte David, LB
5th-6th grade division
Eagles 21 Cowboys 6
2nd qtr...Eagles..Miguel Garcia 65 yard run (Bryson
2nd qtr...Eagles..Gullion 35 yard run (Trent Matson run)
3rd qtr...Eagles..Gullion 52 yard run (Tristan
4th qtr...Cowboys..Dante Horner 21 yard run (PAT failed)
7th-8th grade division
Ravens 32 Colts 7
2nd qtr...Ravens..Canyon Hosick 6 yard run (Lucas
2nd qtr...Ravens..Corbin Horner 71 yard run (Hosick run)
2nd qtr...Ravens..Hosick 21 yard TD pass to Lucas
Wilson (PAT failed)
3rd qtr...Ravens..Jacob Wilson 38 yard run (PAT failed)
4th qtr...Colts...Alex Anthony 4 yard run (Layton
4th qtr...Ravens..Horner 42 yard run (PAT failed)
MNB Bank McCook is one win away from heading to the State American Legion Baseball Tournament. MNB Bank has found themseleves in the Championship game which will take place tonight (Monday, July 23rd). Live coverage can be heard on 93.9 The Zone and online 939thezone.com.
5th-6th grade division
Redskins 8 Cowboys 0
1st qtr..Redskins..Quinten Terry 48 yard TD run
4th qtr..Redskins get a safety
7th-8th grade division
Chiefs 20 Colts 0
2nd qtr...Garrett Kaps 86 yard TD run (PAT failed)
3rd qtr...Adam Dugger 21 yard TD pass to Kaps
(Jackson Kerchal run)
4th qtr...Dugger 1 yard run (Dugger run)
MNB Seniors opened up scoring in the second inning when Cameryn Berry singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Holdrege took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third an error scored one run for Holdrege and Johnston doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Bauer was the winning pitcher for Holdrege. He surrendered three runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out four. Konor Rakes took the loss for MNB Seniors. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out six and walking one. MNB Seniors tallied eight hits on the day. Berry, Logan Greenlee, and James Mockry all managed multiple hits for MNB Seniors. Mockry, Greenlee, and Berry each collected two hits to lead MNB Seniors. Wells led Holdrege with two hits in three at bats.
Trae Koetter threw a gem on Saturday for MNB Seniors, allowing zero runs and besting Gothenburg by a score of 7-0 MNB Seniors secured the victory thanks to four runs in the second inning. MNB Seniors's offense in the inning came from groundouts by Seth Dugger and DJ Gross, a walk by Kaleb Taylor, and a single by Clayton Stevens. MNB Seniors opened up scoring in the second inning, when Stevens singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. One bright spot for Gothenburg was a single by Baker in the first inning. Koetter was the winning pitcher for MNB Seniors. He allowed two hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out five. Radley Shaw took the loss for Gothenburg. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and seven runs while striking out three. Dugger, Drew Harvie, Stevens, Cameryn Berry, and Taylor each collected one hit to lead MNB Seniors.
MNB Seniors took the lead late and defeated Kearney County 13-2 on Friday. The game was tied at two with MNB Seniors batting in the top of the fifth when Eiklor induced Drew Harvie to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored. Logan Greenlee led MNB Seniors to victory by driving in four runs. He went 2-for-3 at the plate.Greenlee drove in runs on a triple in the fifth and a single in the sixth. Kearney County got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run for Kearney County. MNB Seniors knotted the game up at two in the top of the fourth inning, when Cameryn Berrydoubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. MNB Seniors put up six runs in the sixth inning. Kaleb Taylor, Derek Greenlee, Greenlee, Clayton Stevens, and Seth Dugger each had RBIs in the big inning. Stevens was the winning pitcher for MNB Seniors. He allowed four hits and two runs over five innings, striking out ten. Dugger threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Bates took the loss for Kearney County. He surrendered five runs on three hits over four innings, striking out four. MNB Seniors racked up ten hits. Dugger, Greenlee, and Taylor each racked up multiple hits for MNB Seniors. Dugger led MNB Seniors with three hits in five at bats. B R went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Kearney County in hits.
Scorekeepers were kept busy today during a high-scoring contest between MNB Seniors and Doniphan-Trumbull where MNB Seniors prevailed 15-10. Doniphan-Trumbull got things moving in the first inning. Williams drove in one when he singled. In the bottom of the second inning, MNB Seniors tied things up at six. DJ Gross's sac fly scored one run for MNB Seniors. After Doniphan-Trumbull scored three runs in the top of the sixth, MNB Seniors answered with three of their own. Doniphan-Trumbull scored when Stafford singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, Remm doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, and Seth Dugger's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Doniphan-Trumbull. MNB Seniors then answered when James Mockry's sac fly scored one run for MNB Seniors and Dugger singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. MNB Seniors pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Cameryn Berrysingled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. MNB Seniors scored six runs in the second inning. MNB Seniors's big inning was driven by walks by Clayton Stevens and Dugger, singles by Logan Greenlee and Mockry, and a sac fly by Gross. Kaleb Taylor took the win for MNB Seniors. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and nine runs while striking out eight. Dugger threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Wilson took the loss for Doniphan-Trumbull. He went four innings, allowing ten runs on six hits and striking out four. MNB Seniors racked up 11 hits. Berry, Stevens, Mockry, and Dugger each had multiple hits for MNB Seniors. Dugger, Mockry, Stevens, and Berry each collected two hits to lead MNB Seniors. Doniphan-Trumbull racked up nine hits in the game. Stafford and Remm all managed multiple hits for Doniphan-Trumbull. Stafford led Doniphan-Trumbull with three hits in four at bats.
MNB Bank will now take on Kearney County in the second round of the B6 area tournament from Holdrege on Friday, July 20th. Live coverage can be heard on 93.9 The Zone and online 939thezone.com.
Pregame Show 6:45pm
First Pitch at 7:00pm
5th-6th grade division
Eagles 13 Redskins 12
1st qtr...Eagles 6-0 Bryson Gullion 64 yard run
1st qtr...Redskins 6-6 Ethan Schmidt 49 yard run
2nd qtr...Eagles 13-6 Gullion 55 yard run (Gullion run)
2nd qtr...Redskins 13-12 Quinten Terry 65 yard run
7th-8th grade division
Ravens 28 Chiefs 0
2nd qtr...Ravens Canyon Hosick 6 yard TD pass to
Lucas Wilson (Corbin Horner run)
3rd qtr...Ravens Horner 65 yard TD run (Horner run)
4th qtr...Ravens Lucas Wilson 29 yard run run
4th qtr...Ravens Horner 79 yard run (Hosick pass
to Colby Evans)
The 39th Annual NCA All-Star Girls' Basketball Game
Monday, July 23rd, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln North Star High School
Televised on NET
The All-Star selection process begins late in the respective sports season. Every member coach has the opportunity to nominate deserving senior student-athlete(s). Once all nominations are received, an evaluation form, which includes both career and senior season statistics are sent to all member coaches. Coaches rate the players they have seen on all-star potential and attitude. The goal: players selected will represent the best student-athletes in all parts of the state, as well as representing the sport and themselves in a positive manner. Once evaluations are returned, they are tabulated and the final results are made available to the selection committee. The All-Star selection committee is made up of coaches from throughout the state. All-Star Coaches are selected in a manner similar to that of the All-Star players, as the respective sports advisory committee members nominate peers to coach the teams. The coach's records, career stats, and longevity are then taken into consideration and the sports advisory committees make their selection. Funding for the games depends on the support offered by each community having a player selected. Tickets are sold by each player's coach in advance, and these All-Star "Boosters", in addition to five tickets, will receive a line ad in the All-Star program. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to contact their respective coaches regarding the sponsorship of the student-athletes in the All-Star Games. The NCA also receives support for the games from Nebraska Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic of Lincoln, who sponsors the All-Star plaques given to each player, manager, and coach participating in the games. Without the support of the individual communities and corporate contributors, the games would be impossible for the NCA to sponsor. Your words of appreciation to these people would help us tremendously. The NCA would like to thank each community in advance for their support of the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Games.