Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Odell Beckham Jr. is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press the New York Giants have agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler. While terms were not disclosed, the deal with the 25-year-old, 2014 first-rounder is worth about $95 million with $65 million guaranteed. Beckham’s $19 million average salary would top the $17 million earned by Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His $95 million deal also tops the $82.5 million deal receiver Mike Evans has with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Beckham, who missed most of last season with a broken left ankle, was scheduled to make $8.4 million in the final year of his rookie contract. In his first four seasons, Beckham has caught 313 passes for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Two days after clarity came to Nebraska’s quarterback situation, things got complicated again. True freshman Adrian Martinez will be the starter when the Cornhuskers begin the Scott Frost era against Akron on Saturday night. However, Tristan Gebbia, the man he beat out, didn’t practice yesterday and the university registrar said in the afternoon he no longer was enrolled. Frost said at his noon-hour news conference that Gebbia’s status with the team was to be determined. With Gebbia gone, sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch would be the top backup.
The Nebraska volleyball team dropped from second to fifth in the AVCA rankings. They lost to Florida in four sets in their opener on Friday in the VERT Challenge in Lincoln before sweeping Oregon in three on Saturday. The Huskers return to action on Friday when they also host the Ameritas Players Challenge this weekend. They play Ohio, Wake Forest, and Santa Clara. Creighton slipped from 13th to 15th in the rankings. They upset Kentucky in five sets on Friday at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles before falling to Northern Iowa in three sets and USC in five. The Bluejays return to action this weekend when they compete in a tournament in Dallas, Texas. They face Arkansas State, North Carolina State, and SMU. Stanford is ranked number one followed by Texas, Minnesota, Florida, & Nebraska.
The Norfolk Catholic & Plainview girls golf team participated in yesterday’s Stanton triangular. No team score was kept. The Lady Knights were led by Anna Kassmeier’s 46. She won by four strokes.
The Omaha World Herald updated their high school volleyball rankings. Millard North is the new number one in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’ while Omaha Skutt is once again first in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C-1’, Wahoo High stays at number one. In Class ‘C-2’, Stanton remains first, Hartington Cedar Catholic jumps from third to second, Wisner/Pilger moves up from sixth to fifth, Clarkson/Leigh moves up from eighth to seventh, and Ponca drops from fourth to ninth. In Class ‘D-1’, Johnson/Brock remains first, Hartington/Newcastle stays at number four, Lutheran High Northeast is once again fifth, and Elkhorn Valley stays at number seven. In Class ‘D-2’, Exeter/Milligan stays at number one, Ewing slips from second to third, Humphrey St. Francis remains fourth, Wynot jumps from seventh to sixth, and Chambers/Wheeler Central moves up from eighth to seventh.
The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remains fifth in the Omaha World Herald rankings in Class ‘D-1’. The Lady Eagles are 1-0 on the season after sweeping Elgin Public/Pope John in three sets last Friday. They return to action on Thursday when they compete in the Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic at Wisner. They play Tekemah/Herman at 6:30 and fifth ranked in Class ‘C-2’ 1-0 Wisner/Pilger.
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Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Iowa 6 (Bsbl); Creighton 1 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (W. Socc.).
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