The four players looking to transfer are Caleb Lightbourn, Quayshon Alexander, Breon Dixon and Cam’ron Jones.Losing Dixon and Jones is brutal for the Cornhuskers considering they were both four-star recruits. As for Lightbourn and Alexander, they’re hoping to find more playing time with their next team.McKewon also revealed that several walk-ons will leave the program, cutting the roster down to 149 players.Nebraska’s APR scores are in: https://t.co/86nghpJTUU #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) May 8, 2019The belief is that Nebraska will add 24 walk-ons over the course of the summer.Either way, it’s clear that changes will continue to occur for the Cornhuskers as they prepare for their second season under head coach Scott Frost.[Omaha World-Herald] LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With the summer quickly approaching, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have made sizable changes to their roster. The program trimmed its roster earlier this week.The Cornhuskers will enter this upcoming season with the hope that they’ll recapture their success down the stretch in 2018. Obviously the team’s record didn’t indicate that it’s heading in the right direction, but winning four out of the last six games is certainly an improvement.Most signs point to things looking up for Nebraska, but it did receive its share of unfortunate news this week as well.Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that four scholarship players for Nebraska have submitted their name into the NCAA transfer portal.
OSU sophomore defender Janik Möser (20) during a game on Nov. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State men’s hockey team is set to travel to Minneapolis to take on reigning Big Ten champion Minnesota for a two-game series opening up conference play.The Buckeyes (3-9) are coming off a weekend in which they were swept by sixth-ranked Nebraska-Omaha. For the Golden Gophers (4-7), it’s much of the same, as they’ve lost three straight games, including being swept at home by No. 7 St. Cloud State.The stage is set for a rematch of last year’s Big Ten tournament semifinal, a game that the Golden Gophers won 3-0 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.One thing the Scarlet and Gray are looking to improve on is winning tight games. OSU trailed Nebraska-Omaha by one goal late in each game last weekend before an empty-net goal sealed its fate.On Saturday night, the Buckeyes trailed the Mavericks 5-1 before almost completing a monumental comeback, bringing the score within one before losing 6-4.OSU outshot Nebraska-Omaha 24-8 in the final period of Game 2, which left coach Steve Rohlik simply wanting answers as to why the Buckeyes were so dominant late in the game.“The first answer was ‘desperation,’” Rohlik said. “That’s the key. We have to start desperate from the drop of the puck in the first period because it’s in us. We have shown a lot of glimpses of it. The consistency has to be there. We have been in one-goal games all year long. We have got to figure out how to play consistent and play desperate from the first period on.”Minneapolis, we have a problemMinnesota is one of college hockey’s premier programs, but right now it’s in a slump. The Golden Gophers own 35 NCAA tournament berths, including four consecutive trips, 21 Frozen Four appearances and five NCAA titles, which means there’s undoubtedly a lot of pressure for coach Don Lucia to turn his Golden Gopher program around.Given its 2-5 record at home, one might think it is bound to come out this weekend with a wounded-animal mentality.“I think we should look at them in that way,” senior captain Anthony Greco said. “We have both struggled. Last weekend, we proved to ourselves the team that we can be and I think we need to take advantage of that against this team and come out firing right away.”Rohlik knows all too well that lack of success in Minneapolis is not received positively.“People forget how many people they have lost and how young they are,” Rohlik said. “They can’t be undefeated every year. They are very talented, very skilled, very young and they are a good hockey team. They are going through some of those growing pains as well.”Minnesota’s roster contains 10 freshmen, including starting netminder Eric Schierhorn, five sophomores, 10 juniors and just three seniors.OSU enters Minneapolis with an 0-6 record on the road this season.A new seasonHeading into conference play after a brutal nonconference slate of games, the young OSU team is looking forward to a change of pace and getting to play on one of college hockey’s biggest stages in Minnesota.“The past is the past, you can’t change that but it is a new opportunity,” freshman forward Mason Jobst said. “Basically, preseason is over for us and now the real season starts. I’ve heard the boys talking in the locker room about how it is a whole different level. I’m excited to get out there and see what it’s all about.”So far this season, Jobst has two goals, three assists and has quickly become OSU’s top faceoff man.Friday’s game is something he said he has been looking forward to since he stepped onto campus.“This is why I came to Ohio State, to play Big Ten hockey,” Jobst said.Puck drop on Friday and Saturday is set for 8 p.m.Early Christmas presentsOSU is 3-19-1 all-time against the Golden Gophers.The only Buckeye win at Mariucci Arena came on Dec. 28, 1998, as the Scarlet and Gray beat the Gophers 6-5 in the Mariucci Classic.OSU is 14-21-6 in two seasons of Big Ten Conference play.Anthony Greco has points in five straight games, including three goals and four assists.
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