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Husker DL Coach Hughes Will Not Return for 2016

University of Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley announced Friday that assistant coach Hank Hughes will not return to the staff in 2016.

Northeast Inducting 7 Athletes, State Volleyball Championship Team Into Hall

Seven former athletes and the 1998 Class A State Championship volleyball team are being honored Saturday night as the 26th class of the Lincoln Northeast Athletic Hall of Fame.  The banquet is Saturday at 7pm at the Havelock Social Hall, 6200 Platte Avenue, with social hour starting at 5:30pm.

Take Picture With World Series Trophy

Image result for world series trophy 2015Baseball fans will have an opportunity to take a picture with the 2015 World Series trophy.  The Kansas City Royals will visit the Bob Devaney Sports Center next Tuesday, Feb. 9. The trophy will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lincoln Southeast Honoring Athletes, Coaches, Contributors, Championship Team

The 2016 class of the Lincoln Southeast Athletic Hall of Fame is being honored Thursday evening at the Great Hall inside the Lincoln Train Station.  Social hour starts at 5:30pm, followed by the banquet at 7pm.  The inductees will also be honored at halftime of Friday night's boys basketball game with Southeast and Lincoln Southwest.

Lincoln Area Athlete Sign Letters Of Intent

Several Lincoln area boys and girls high school athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the college level during the winter signing period on Wednesday.  Schools range from the Division I, II and III levels to NAIA.   

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Hovey, Keels Leaving Nebraska

Nebraska wide receiver Lane Hovey is transferring to Montana for his final season of football, and reserve defensive lineman Joe Keels is transferring to Eastern Michigan.    Head Coach Mike Riley announced the departures on Wednesday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 4 Maryland Holds On To Beat Huskers

Freshman Diamond Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night.    Melo Trimble had 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Terrapins overcame a slew of turnovers to remain a half-game behind conference co-leaders Indiana and Iowa.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley's 29 Helps Wolves Defeat Concordia

Nebraska Wesleyan exploded for 61 points in the 2nd half as the Prairie Wolves picked up an important 96-83 victory over Concordia University on Wednesday night (Feb. 3) in GPAC men's basketball action at Snyder Arena. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Mavericks Suffer Road Loss At Western Illinois

Garret Covington scored 23 points, and Jabari Sandifer added 17 points and six assists to lead Western Illinois to an 83-76 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday night to snap an 11-game skid.    

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Falls At No. 3 Villanova

Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.  Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), who have won 11 of 12. 

Husker Football 2016 Recruiting Class Announced

Head Coach Mike Riley announced the 2016 recruiting class today which is being rated as a Top 30 class in the nation by various recruiting sites. Among the players singing with Nebraska, two are from the Cornhusker state.

Snow Forces High School Athletic Events to Postpone

With all of the schools closed Tuesday, that's also forced postponements of high school sporting events. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Pitchers Spink and McGovern Traded

The Lincoln Saltdogs have made some off-season trades.   All-Star catcher Luis Alen from Winnipeg and outfielder Logan Vick from Amarillo will becoming to Lincoln, in exchange for left-handed pitchers Conor Spink and Kevin McGovern.  

BOYS BASKETBALL: Morris' 24 Leads Southeast To Win

It took one exciting play late in the first quarter from Lincoln Southeast senior Sam Morris to break out for a 24-point scoring performance. The 6-5 swingman had a steal and dunk for an early 17-5 lead, as the Knights later held on for a 68-64 win over the Thunderbirds Thursday night in boys basketball at the Prasch Center.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Taubenheim's 13 Points Help Pius X In Win Over Northeast

Regan Taubenheim scored 13 points, including six during a pivotal fourth quarter, to help the Lincoln Pius X girls basketball team to a 46-36 upset of Class A No. 10 Lincoln Northeast Thursday night at Bishop Flavin Gym. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Georgetown Storms Back To Beat Creighton

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 19 points, including two key free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help Georgetown rally past Creighton 74-73 on Tuesday night.     Creighton went on a 10-2 run for a 64-53 lead with five minutes left. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Brown Named New Manager, Haller Returns As Pitching Coach

There will be a new skipper in the dugout at Haymarket Park this summer.  The Lincoln Saltdogs have hired Bobby Brown as the team's new manager, taking over for Ken Oberkfell, who stepped down for family reasons.  

BOYS BASKETBALL: Pius X Holds Off Crete

Lincoln Pius X used two scoring runs to hold off Crete in a 61-43 boys basketball victory Thursday night at Bishop Flavin Gym. The Thunderbolts (9-2) got out to an 11-2 second quarter run, sparked by Jerome Schmidt's offensive rebound and putback off a missed three-pointer from Joe Burt.

High School Basketball Scores From Thursday 1-21-16

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HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska Upsets No. 11 Michigan State

Shavon Shields matched his season high with 28 points, including 19 in the second half, as Nebraska picked up its fourth straight win, a 72-71 win over No. 11 Michigan State at the Breslin Center Wednesday evening. 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nebraska Wins At Purdue 62-61

Nebraska made a huge defensive stand in the final 13 seconds, holding Purdue without a clean shot attempt to escape from Mackey Arena with a 62-61 women's basketball win on Wednesday night. 

BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waverly Sweeps Lincoln Lutheran

Austin Wubbels struggled offensively for much of the game, but he came through late for his Waverly teammates. The 6-7 senior forward scored six of his 10 points in the final minute, including a pivotal basket to help the Vikings to a 46-42 win over Class C1 tenth-ranked Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday night at Lutheran.

Former Husker, Lincoln Native Ruud Joins UCF Coaching Staff

UCF head coach Scott Frost announced Tuesday the addition of former Nebraska star and NFL veteran Barrett Ruud to the Knights’ staff. Ruud will serve as a quality control administrator for the Black and Gold.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Shields Leads NU over Gophers In 100th Start

Shavon Shields scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and Nebraska rolled to an 84-59 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.    The Cornhuskers' 25-point margin of victory is their largest against Minnesota in a 64-game series that dates back to 1902.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dunn Beats Buzzer, Gives No. 12 Friars 50-48 Win Over Jays

Kris Dunn hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as No. 12 Providence overcame its worst shooting of the season to defeat Creighton 50-48 on Tuesday night.    

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley Named Player Of The Week

Nebraska Wesleyan senior guard Trey Bardsley has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men's basketball player-of-the-week and the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) player-of-the-week. 

Royals Sign OF Alex Gordon To $72 Million, 4-year Contract

All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon has signed a $72 million, four-year deal to remain with the World Series champion Kansas City Royals, the team that drafted him more than a decade ago.    

Volleyball Title Nets Nebraska's John Cook An Extra $114,000

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook stands to receive a six-figure bonus for the Cornhuskers' national championship.    The athletic department's postseason bonus policy calls for Cook to be paid an extra $114,000. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 19 Iowa Holds Off Nebraska 77-66

Jarrod Uthoff had 25 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as No. 19 Iowa held off Nebraska 77-66 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.    Mike Gesell had 22 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double with the surging Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-0 Big Ten).

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Tops Georgetown Behind Watson's 27 Points

Maurice Watson Jr. scored a career-high 27 points and Creighton dropped Georgetown 79-66 on Tuesday night.    Watson was 9 of 13 from the floor and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Creighton (11-5, 2-1 Big East). 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: 2nd Half Spurt Helps Big Red In Win

Shavon Shields and Andrew White III each had 19 points and five rebounds on Tuesday night and Nebraska blew past Prairie View A&M in the second half for an 81-50 win. Nebraska (8-5) led by as many as 16 in the first half, but fell behind Prairie View 32-31 on Zachary Hamilton's basket with 18:40 remaining.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Shepard Gains Big Ten Player and Freshmen Of The Week

Nebraska Women's basketball player Jessica Shepard for the fifth time this season has been named Big Ten Freshman of The Week, while being named Big Ten Player of The Week for the second time this season.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Samford Upends Nebraska

Wyatt Walker scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, leading an 18-4 run to open the second half, and Samford beat Nebraska 69-58 on Sunday night.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Rose Off The Team, Stoltenberg Injured

Nebraska coach Mike Riley has dismissed senior cornerback Jonathan Rose from the team for violating team rules again.      Riley announced Rose's departure on Tuesday after the Cornhuskers' fourth practice leading to the Foster Farms Bowl against UCLA Dec. 26.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Defense Helps In First Win For North Star

It came down to defense for the Lincoln North Star boys basketball team to keep Lincoln Southeast at bay, as the Navigators won 50-40 last night at the Prasch Activities Center.  As North Star's defense stopped Southeast from gaining traction, th

Tuesday High School Basketball Scores

Here's a roundup of all the games from Tuesday night action across Nebraska.   Click the headline.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Watson Leads Nebraska's Comeback Over Rhode Island

Glynn Watson Jr. scored 13 of his career-high 17 points in the second half, including a floater with 22 seconds left, to lead Nebraska to a 70-67 come-from-behind win over Rhode Island on Sunday.    

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Creighton Wins Fifth-Straight Over Nebraska

Isaiah Zierden scored 17 points, Geoffrey Groselle added 15 and Creighton defeated Nebraska 83-67 on Wednesday night, the Bluejays' fifth win in a row over their in-state rival.    

FOOTBALL: NSAA Releases District Assignments For 2016 and 2017

District High School Football Assignments for the 2016-2017 seasons have been released.  In Class A, district 1 Lincoln North Star will face Bellevue West, Norfolk, Omaha Burke, Omaha Northwest, Omaha South and Omaha Westside.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska Has 22 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

There are 22 Nebraska football student-athletes that were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team include four-time academic all-conference selection Ryne Reeves and five players who earned the honor for the third time in their Nebraska careers, including wide receiver Lane Hovey, who was one of five football student-athletes and 21 overall Big Ten student-athletes recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.


Nebraska produced the largest comeback in Coach Connie Yori's 14 seasons with the Huskers, rallying from 21 points down late in the second quarter for a 65-63 win over in-state rival Creighton on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Thursday High School Basketball Scores

Click on the headline to see scores of the first night of boys and girls high school basketball from across Nebraska.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Routs North Carolina State

All-American Rachel Theriot produced her sixth career double-double with 20 points and 11 assists to lead five Huskers in double figures, as the Nebraska women's basketball team rolled to an 88-67 win over NC State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Hay's 1st Quarter Spurt Helps Millard West Over Northeast

Millard West got an early boost from Simon Hay, who scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter, as the Wildcats outlasted Lincoln Northeast 62-43 Thursday night in a boys basketball game at the Ed Johnson Gym.   

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Klingsporn's Three At Buzzer Lifts Wolves Over Concordia

Cole Klingsporn stepped back behind the 3-point line in the corner and nailed the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give Nebraska Wesleyan a 89-88 victory over Concordia University in GPAC men's basketball action on Wednesday night (Dec. 2) at the Walz Complex in Seward.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: ASU Defeats Creighton With Help of Goaltending Call

Geoffrey Groselle was called for goaltending on Tra Holder's layup try with 15 seconds left to give Arizona State the lead, and Creighton's Cole Huff missed two free throws and a 3-point try at the buzzer as the Sun Devils defeated the Bluejays 79

HUSKER MEN'S HOOPS: Reed 3 gives No. 21 Miami lead in 77-72 OT win over NU

Davon Reed's 3-pointer gave Miami the lead in overtime and the No. 21 Hurricanes made three free throws in the last 15 seconds to beat Nebraska 77-72 on Tuesday night.    

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: White, Shields Help NU Over Ark. Pine Bluff

Andrew White III and Shavon Shields combined for 23 first-half points to lead Nebraska past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-44 on Tuesday night. The Cornhuskers (4-1) pulled away late in the opening period, holding the Golden Lions (1-4) without a field goal for the last 8:03 of the half.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley Scores 35 In Upset of No. 19 Midland

For the second straight season the Nebraska Wesleyan men's basketball team upset nationally-ranked Midland University at Snyder Arena as they handed the 19th-ranked Warriors a 102-95 loss on Tuesday night (Nov. 24).


Jessica Shepard and Natalie Romeo both produced 20-point scoring efforts and the Nebraska defense played a record-tying first half in an 89-38 women's basketball win over Southern Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.