Hunter is an online sports editor for The World-Herald.
Former Husker and Omaha Westside grad Jake Meyers didn't make the Houston Astros' World Series roster as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
JD Spielman, who broke records at Nebraska before transferring to TCU, is retiring from football. The news came Tuesday as Spielman has dealt with multiple injuries wile playing for the Horned Frogs.
Bubba Starling — who reached the majors with the Royals, spent several seasons with the Storm Chasers, won an Olympic medal and was briefly a Husker quarterback — retired from pro baseball on Monday.
The kickoff time and TV channel for Nebraska's home game against Ohio State on Nov. 7 won't be announced until Saturday.
Nebraska held its position in the top 10, but Creighton dropped five spots in the latest college volleyball rankings. UNO, meanwhile, is in a tie for first place in the Summit League.
Nebraska's last two home games kicked off at night, but the Purdue game on Oct. 30 will bring afternoon football back to Memorial Stadium.
Union Omaha is the first team to clinch a spot in the USL League One playoffs. The Owls currently sit in first place in the 12-team league. The top six qualify for the postseason.
Minnesota will be without its top two running backs Saturday against Nebraska as Gophers coach PJ Fleck announced Monday that Trey Potts will be out for the rest of the season.
Adrian Martinez was named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week on Thursday — and he won it in a landslide thanks to the unmatched support of Husker fans.
After getting cut by Tampa Bay on Saturday, former Husker Khalil Davis found a new team a couple days later when he was picked up off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.