As Monday’s 11 p.m. deadline approaches for Bubba Starling to choose between a college career at Nebraska or to jump to the pros with the Kansas City Royals, it’s worth taking a look back at the journey to this point.
The World-Herald staff writers have provided complete coverage of Starling’s developing story, from Bubba’s time spent fishing on hot, summer days to his dominating high school baseball games with MLB scouts watch from the stands. And of course there’s football, where the QB compiled 2,417 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns (see his player card here) during his senior season and committed to Nebraska.
Here’s some of the top stories from Bubba’s rise:
Dec. 25, 2010: The Legend of Bubba Starling by Dirk Chatelain
Jan. 7: Husker recruit wants to show running skills by The World-Herald
May 11: Huskers lead in the battle for Bubba by Sam McKewon
May 10: NU? MLB? Bubba in no hurry to decide by Sam McKewon
June 4: Two-sports bonus could net Starling $7 million by Rob White
June 4: Will big green beat Big Red? Not necessarily by Sam McKewon
June 5: Starling’s abilities enticing to many by Sam McKewon
June 6: Money? Royals can’t let local hero Starling get away by Tom Shatel
June 11: Starling’s chances at stardom in the majors? 50-50 by Rob White
July 7: Starling to join NU for conditioning by Rich Kaipust
July 13: Big Bubba on campus by Sam McKewon
Aug. 4: Starling: Decision process ‘really stressful’ by Sam McKewon
Aug. 5: Royal welcome for Starling by Jon Nyatawa
Aug. 6: Pelini: Starling won’t practice with Huskers by Sam McKewon
Aug. 8: Pelini, Starling’s father dispute report by Sam McKewon
Aug. 11: Report: No official offer to Starling by The World-Herald
Aug. 14: Choice not so simple for Bubba by Sam McKewon
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COUNTING DOWN TO THE DEADLINE?
Easily track the MLB Draft signing deadline below. Starling will need make a choice by the time the clock runs out: