Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Tristan Gebbia has been granted a release, freeing him to transfer to another school. Frost made the announcement yesterday, three days before the Cornhuskers’ opener against Akron. True freshman Adrian Martinez was named the starting quarterback over the weekend. Gebbia dropped his classes Monday and did not attend practice. Martinez and Gebbia engaged in a close competition for the starter’s job through the spring and in the preseason. Gebbia was recruited by former coach Mike Riley and ranked among the top pro-style quarterbacks coming out of high school in 2017. Martinez, a native of California, redshirted his first year. Sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch is in line to be the backup to Martinez. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Nebraska is renewing the fight for transfer quarterback Noah Vedral’s immediate eligibility in the wake of Gebbia’s decision to leave the program. Frost noted on yesterday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference that the school has considered pursuing a waiver for eligibility for a long time and made it sound as though that process is underway with Vedral.
The Creighton men’s soccer team is ranked 20th in the first United Soccer Coaches Poll. They are 1-0-1 on the season after upsetting Clemson 2-0 last Friday night and then finishing in a scoreless draw with UC Davis last Sunday. The Bluejays return to action on Friday when they play Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona at 9:00 PM. Wake Forest is ranked first followed by Duke, Washington, Akron, and Michigan State.
Nebraska-Omaha men’s basketball coach Derrin Hansen announced yesterday that Omaha native Kyle Luedtke has joined the Maverick men’s basketball program for 2018-19. Luedtke is a 6’4, 190-pound guard from Omaha Creighton Prep, where he lettered two years under his father, Coach Josh Luedtke. Kyle Luedtke was a second-team all-state selection as a senior after averaging 13.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He also was named captain of the 2018 Nebraska High School Boys Basketball State Tournament Team, having averaged 21.0 points per game in the postseason for the Junior Jays.
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