Cam Schuknecht has been promoted to head men’s basketball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University to replace Mark Franzen, who has resigned and accepted the head men’s basketball post at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Nebraska Wesleyan’s men and women both advanced to the championship game of their respective Division III Independent tournaments held on Friday night. The NWU women upset top-seeded Chapman University 91-67 in Colorado Springs, while the men defeated the University of California-Santa Cruz on its home floor 67-62.
Senior forward Joseph Easley had his second double-double in as many nights and helped the Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team defeat College of St. Scholastica 88-72 Saturday at the 17th Annual Snyder Classic. With the win, the Prairie Wolves improved to 5-0, their best start since 1997-98. NWU is the only remaining undefeated team in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
The Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team is going to be tested early this season, but Head Coach Mark Franzen believes his squad has the right blend of youth and experience to improve on its 13-12 mark from last season.
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