to win volleyball
Dallas -- Nebraska is the preseason pick of Big 12 Conference volleyball coaches to repeat as league champion this fall.
The Cornhuskers' Nancy Meendering was chosen player of the year. Texas Tech's Colleen Smith was tapped newcomer of the year.
Texas A&M was predicted to finish second in the league chase, followed by Texas, Colorado, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa State.
Oklahoma State does not have volleyball.
BU hires Hannon
as baseball coach
Baldwin -- Phil Hannon, a former Baker University baseball and football player, is the Wildcats' new baseball coach.
Hannon replaces Darin Loe, who left to coach at Northwest Missouri State. Hannon played and coached minor league baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization.
Hannon has been a private teacher in Baldwin the past few years.