Archives for May 20, 2019

The Drive: May 20th, 5pm

  • Nebraska #17, thanks Athlon!
  • Mo Barry on Dedrick Mills grades
  • Wrap things up

The Drive: May 20th, 4pm

  • Nebraska Baseball takes their second consecutive series – how are you feeling about this team?
  • Do people not like Brooks Koepka?
  • Draymond Green admits that he’s a crybaby
  • What’s in the Box

The Drive: May 20th, 3pm

  • Was Game of Thrones good?
  • Nebraska Football wins big over the weekend, as it looks like Dedrick Mills will be here shortly
  • Man of the Weekend
  • Robin Washut (Husker Online)
  • What’s Poppin’ (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

The Recruiting Hour: May 20th

  • Opening Splash
  • What’s the latest on Dedrick Mills? – Parker Gabriel (23:32)
  • Wrapping Up

Cyza & Stephens: May 20th, 1pm

Husker Baseball

Does Brooks Koepka have the potential to get to Tiger dominance?

Billionaire pays off students’ loans

Cyza & Stephens: May 20th, 12pm

Magazine Hype!!!

Streaking the Quad

Wing Man

Cyza & Stephens: May 20th, 11am

Dedrick Mills is cleared to play at Nebraska

Steve Sipple: Lincoln Journal Star

Blog Jog

Jackrabbit Run

The 2nd stop on the ‘2019 Early Break Golf Tour’ is Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island! Jackrabbit Run consistently hosts high school tournaments for the regular season, as well as districts and state tournaments. It’s a perfect venue for those events, because it’s not overly easy but also not overly difficult.

Most holes are tree-lined, so if you are spraying the ball left or right, you might be in for a long round. I played on a windy day (25mph winds consistently), and that makes any golf course tough–but Jackrabbit Run is not a terribly long course, so although your score will be affected on a windy day, it won’t be crushed.

I was particularly impressed with the length of the par 3s. I played the tips (blue tees), which plays over 6,700 yards total. Two par 3s are 200+ yards, including the tough 14th hole, which plays 225 yards and is tree-lined and well protected especially on the right side of the green. Hole 7 is listed at 195 yards on the card, but with the pin in the back and also playing into the wind, it played more like 230 yards. Tough par 3s are important in making scoring difficult.

I was impressed with the greens—extremely smooth with no bumpiness, and also very nice speed. Putts hold their lines at Jackrabbit Run, which is what every golf course should desire.

Water is only in play on 2 holes (4 and 9), so it’s not a huge factor, but bunkers are everywhere, and the sand is well-maintained.

The clubhouse was cozy, and the people were very welcoming. I’d recommend the hot dogs–I had 2 because they were so good!

Give Jackrabbit Run a visit today! Twilight rates exist, as well as kids 15 and under play for $3 in a cart if accompanied by a fee-paying adult. That’s a great way to get kids into the sport and ‘grow the game’ without breaking the bank.

Contact Info:
Head Pro:  Don Kruse
Address:  2800 N. Shady Bend Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone #: (308) 385-5340

Is Brooks Koepka’s recent dominance good for golf or bad for the sport?

Koepka has now won 4 of the last 8 majors; stunning dominance. Tiger Woods at one point won 4 straight majors, and he was a polarizing figure. Koepka has been dominant—but is he a good enough face for the sport?

Nebrasketball’s roster is pretty much set now for 2019-20…could this team contend? / Shut Up Sipple

Nebraska has their roster spots filled out, even with Isaiah Roby’s status in question still (well, not really—he’s pretty much gone to the NBA). Samari Curtis was added late in the week, as was Derrick Walker (Tennessee transfer) and Kevin Cross…some national pundits say Nebraska could be contenders this year…could they?

Early preseason magazines have Nebraska winning the Big Ten West in 2019…are the Huskers ready in Year 2 to live up to such expectations?

  • Athlon Sports and Street & Smith both picked Nebraska as the team to win the West, although they predict they’ll lose the championship game and end up in either the Holiday Bowl or Citrus Bowl
  • It’s going to be impossible for these expectations to slow down, so we might as well stop trying to fight them. We’ve also asked before so we’ll ask again: can a team that had 2 straight 4-8 seasons be in a mental position to be top dog so soon as people expect?

The ‘Early Break Golf Course Tour’ continues with….Jackrabbit Run!

  • Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island is this week’s stop on the Golf Tour…what were Jake’s impressions?