Nov 26, 2019 4:28 PM

KC Royals new owner now official, pens letter to fans

Posted Nov 26, 2019 4:28 PM

Royals fans mark November 26th 2019 on your calendar. It marks the day that a new owner takes the reins of the franchise and possibly takes it in a winning direction.

The 26th of November, 2019 is the day the paperwork was cleared and John Sherman officially became the new majority owner of the Kansas City Royals. Sherman has experience with the front office of a MLB franchise having worked with the Cleveland Indians as a minority shareholder and vice chairman in 2016.

Sherman wrote a letter to the Royals fanbase upon assuming the mantle of owner, here it is:

November 26, 2019 

I want to thank you for your support and passion for the Kansas City Royals. Since the franchise began play in 1969, our fans have supported their team and embraced our players. The Royals, like other Major League Baseball franchises, give fans in Kansas City and across our region a sense of belonging and pride. We will strive to be competitive on the field and deeply involved in the community. Our goal is to grow the great game of baseball while providing our fans with a great game experience at beautiful Kauffman Stadium. 

Two very important men preceded me. Royals founder Ewing Kauffman gave Kansas City a chance to shine as a Major League city and champion and, in doing so, helped turn the area into a spotlight for excellence and community spirit. My friend, David Glass, carried on that legacy and brought back to Kansas City playoff baseball, another world championship and an unforgettable celebration that Royals fans will forever remember. 

As we embark upon this new chapter of Royals baseball, my partners and my family pledge to continue to provide Royals fans with an organization that they will be proud of. Our entire organization is working to compete at the highest level on the field. Through the draft and development process, we’re encouraged about another core group of pitchers and position players heading to the Major League level. I am confident that the Royals have a bright future. 

We will also endeavor to be outstanding community partners. I believe to my core that education is the key, from the inner city to our suburbs and every big and small town in the Midwest. Through Royals Charities and other initiatives, we will harness the excitement of a Major League franchise to make the lives of our fans and our communities better. 

As we start this journey together, we look to continue to build on our great history. We are proud of our fans and our hometown. We look forward to being the stewards of this great franchise. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. As Royals fans, we’re looking forward to the seasons ahead! 

On behalf of the entire organization, we thank you. 


John Sherman Chairman and CEO 

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Nov 26, 2019 4:28 PM
Huskers Fall at No. 5 Wisconsin

By NU Athletic Communications

MADISON, Wis. - The No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 5 Wisconsin, 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 21-25), in its final Big Ten road match this season on Sunday afternoon at UW Field House. 

Lexi Sun had 16 kills on .316 hitting to lead the Huskers, who dropped to 23-4 overall and 15-3 in the Big Ten with two matches to go. 

The Badgers (21-5, 17-1 Big Ten) won their third match in a row against the Huskers and fifth in the last seven meetings. Wisconsin hit .333 and had a 4-0 edge in aces, 8-4 advantage in blocks and 48-44 edge in digs. It was the first time this year that Nebraska was out-dug by its opponent. The Badgers also had 15 more kills than the Huskers, 54-39. 

The Huskers hit .241 with Nicklin Hames providing 32 assists and seven digs. Lauren Stivrins had eight kills and a pair of blocks. Madi Kubik had five kills and a team-high 15 digs, and Jazz Sweet also had five kills. 

Molly Haggerty had 16 kills to lead Wisconsin. Dana Rettke added 12 kills and five blocks. 

The Huskers finish Big Ten Conference play at home next weekend. Nebraska will host Maryland on Friday at 7 p.m. and Ohio State on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the regular-season finale. 

Set 1: Both teams flashed great defensive plays early in the set, and Nebraska took a 9-7 lead after kills by Stivrins and Sweet. The Badgers scored four points in a row to go up 12-10 after back-to-back kills by Rettke, and Wisconsin led 15-12 at the media timeout. A UW service error and kill by Callie Schwarzenbach cut it to one, 15-14, but the Badgers pushed their lead to four, 19-15, after a block and kill by Danielle Hart and ace by Lauren Barnes. Wisconsin pulled away to take the set, 25-19. 

Set 2: Sun produced three kills for the Huskers as the teams split the first 10 rallies, 5-5. Wisconsin claimed an 11-8 lead, but the Huskers fought back with a kill by Kubik and two Wisconsin errors that tied the score at 11-11. But two Badger kills and a block by Rettke and Haggerty restored a three-point Badger lead, 14-11. A couple kills by Sweet helped the Huskers trim it to 17-16, but Wisconsin went ahead 20-17 after a kill and an ace, and Nebraska could get no closer than two the rest of the way as Wisconsin claimed the 25-22 win. 

Set 3: Nebraska rallied from 10-8 down to go up 12-10 after a kill by Stivrins and a stuff block by Stivrins and Hames. But the Huskers' eighth net violation of the match allowed Wisconsin to score three in a row and go back ahead, 13-12. The Badgers made it 16-14 on a solo block by Rettke, but Nebraska drew even at 16-16 after a kill by Sun and a block by Sweet and Schwarzenbach. With the match tied 18-18, Wisconsin scored via a kill and a block to go up 20-18, but Sweet terminated for sideout. But the Badgers scored four of the final five points of the set to win 25-21.