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HUSKER FOOTBALL: Collins, Valentine Picked In 3rd Round Of NFL Draft


Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins became the first Husker taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, as he was selected in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys Friday evening.  Later in the round, fellow Husker defensive lineman Vincent Valentine was taken as the 96th pick by the New England Patriots.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cincore Staying at Nebraska


Jasmine Cincore has chosen to return to the Nebraska women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season, she and Coach Amy Williams announced on Friday, April 29.   “We are really excited that Jasmine has decided to stay at Nebraska,” Williams said.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Rutgers Rallies To Be Huskers


One out away from taking the series opener at Rutgers (22-20, 6-7 Big Ten) on Friday afternoon, the Nebraska baseball team (26-16, 7-6 Big Ten) was able to complete the victory, as a single by Christian Campbell and a throwing error plated two runs, resulting in a 3-2 walk off win for the Scarlet Knights.

LPS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS


The Lincoln Southwest boys and girls track teams won the team titles at the LPS Championships yesterday (Thursday) at Lincoln High. Southwest's Anthony Banderas won the boys shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 10 inches. A week after breaking school rec

Athletes, Coaches, Contributors Honored At KFOR Sportscasters Club Banquet


Nine student athletes, four coaches of the year, six coaches retiring and one contributor were honored Wednesday night at the 44th annual KFOR Sportscasters Club High School Athletic Recognition Banquet in downtown Lincoln.   

New Football Exhibit At High School Hall of Fame Named In Osborne's Honor


The football exhibit hall at the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame will be named in honor of former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne.  The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation made the announcement Thursday.  

Ex-Husker Football Star Blahak Dies


Former Nebraska football defensive back Joe Blahak, a member of the Cornhuskers' national championship teams in 1970-71, has died.    Roper & Sons Funeral Home in Lincoln confirmed Blahak's death Monday. He was 65.    

LNE and NWU Hall of Fame Athlete Squires Dies


Nebraska Wesleyan and Lincoln Northeast hall of fame athlete Cliff Squires has died. He was 89-years-old. Squires is a member of the Northeast, Nebraska Wesleyan, Nebraska Football and Nebraska High School Sports halls of fame. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: White To Declare For NBA Draft


Nebraska junior Andrew White III has announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, maintaining his college eligibility.  A new proposal adopted in January allows men's basketball student-athletes to enter the draft and participate in certain pre-draft activities while still maintaining college eligibility. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Boldt Named To Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List


Nebraska junior outfielder Ryan Boldt was one of 60 players named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch list on Wednesday. Boldt was one of 50 players named to the preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch list back in February. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Pair of Pitchers Acquired In Trade With Wichita


The Lincoln Saltdogs acquired right-handed pitchers Matt Larkins and Brad Orosey in a trade with Wichita Tuesday. In exchange, Lincoln sent cash and the reversionary rights to OF Dexter Kjerstad, who is currently playing in the Miami Marlins organization.

Stokes Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week


Senior center fielder Kiki Stokes was honored for a terrific weekend on Monday, when she was named the co-Big Ten Player of the Week. The award was the first weekly honor for Stokes this season and the second of her career.

New Nebraska Women's Coach Williams Gets 5-year Deal


Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says new women's basketball coach Amy Williams is receiving a five-year contract paying $575,000 annually. Williams was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. 

McClure Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week


Nebraska junior pitcher Cassie McClure was honored as the Big Ten Pitcher of The Week the conference announced on Monday. The award is the second of the season for McClure, who also earned the first pitcher-of-the-week honor of the 2016 season. Mc

Shields Earns Invite to Portsmouth Invitational


Nebraska senior Shavon Shields is among the 64 players selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week. The four-day showcase event for college seniors begins on Wednesday, April 13, and runs through Saturday, April 16. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska Continues To Push Through Spring Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for just over two hours on Tuesday in the Hawks Championship Center and the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields. Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker spoke with the media following practice regarding how the defense continued making strides in practice.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Falls To K-State


The Nebraska baseball team (19-9, 5-1 Big Ten) had its three-game winning streak against the Kansas State Wildcats (13-17, 0-6 Big 12) snapped on Tuesday night at Hawks Field with a 4-2 defeat. The Huskers had the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the eighth with no outs, but were unable to drive in the runs.

BREAKING NEWS: Yori No Longer Nebraska Head Women's Basketball Coach


Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori has stepped down after 14 seasons.  The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon through a statement from the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. 

Royals Win Season Opener


In a rematch of last year's World Series, the champion Kansas City Royals topped the New York Mets 4-3 in their season opener. Lincoln native Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a single... (click headline for more)

Quarterbacks Progressing As Spring Moves On


The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours in the Hawks Championship Center on Thursday. Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf spoke with the media following practice. “We were a little sloppy on Tuesday, but probably to be expected after 12

Boys and Girls AP All-State Basketball Teams Announced


The 2016 Associated Press All-State Boys Basketball Teams as voted on by sportswriters and sportscasters throughout the state: CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Aguek Arop, Omaha South, 6-5, Jr. Ed Chang, Papillion-LaVista, 6-7, So. Cal

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Ends Creighton's 10-Game Win Streak


With an 8-2 victory on Tuesday night at Hawks Field behind Ryan Boldt’s first career multi home run game, the Nebraska baseball team (17-7, 3-0 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game over the Creighton Bluejays (16-5, 0-0 Big East) and snapped the Jays' 10-game winning streak.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Hammond Is Planning to Transfer


Nebraska Men's Basketball coach Tim Miles has announced forward Jake Hammond is transferring at the end of the semester.    The 6-foot-10 forward from Comanche, Oklahoma, was one of the Cornhuskers' primary backups in the frontcourt this past season and averages 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 29 games.

Earl Promoted As New Head Football Coach At Lincoln Christian


Lincoln Christian's Kurt Earl has been promoted from Offensive Coordinator to Head football Coach.  Earl began teaching at Lincoln Christian in 2006 and has been a member of the football coaching staff since.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Earns Road Sweep Over Purdue


The Nebraska baseball team (16-7, 3-0 Big Ten) completed a sweep of the Purdue Boilermakers (4-17, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon, holding on for a 9-8 victory. It’s the first conference road sweep by the Huskers since May of 2014, when Nebraska swept Michigan State in East Lansing.

Husker Track Teams Win Team Title In Pac 12/Big Ten Invite


The Nebraska men's and women's track and field teams swept the team titles at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational late Saturday night at Arizona State's Sun Angel Stadium.  

Nebraska Wesleyan Releases 2016 Football Schedule


Nebraska Wesleyan University released its football schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. The Prairie Wolves will play 10 games in the regular season, six at home in Abel Stadium and four on the road.  

NWU BASEBALL: Murphy Named Player of The Week


Nebraska Wesleyan University freshman pitcher Brody Murphy has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) baseball Player-of-the-Week honor for games played March 14-20.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. Picks Nebraska


After much anticipation, four-star prospect Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. has decided to play college football at Nebraska. The commit from California is the son of former USC star and NFL All-Pro Keyshawn Johnson.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Rides To Win On Big 7th Inning


Behind a seven-run seventh inning that included a grand slam from Steven Reveles and a two-run homer from Jake Placzek, the Nebraska baseball team (12-7, 0-0 Big Ten) improved to 3-0 all-time against the Indiana State Sycamore (13-8, 0-0 MVC) with a 10-4 victory.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Beat Northern Colorado 7-1 On Wednesday


Behind a home run for the second straight day from Scott Schreiber and a 11 strikeouts from the Husker pitching staff, the Nebraska baseball team (5-6, 0-0 Big Ten) completed a two-game sweep of the Northern Colorado Bears (3-11, 0-0 WAC) with a 7-1 win on Wednesday afternoon at Hawks Field.

Pius X Names Kearney As New Football Coach


Lincoln Pius X has named Ryan Kearney as the school's new head football coach.  He succeeds Tim Aylward, who stepped down after last fall following 31 seasons.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Home Runs, Good Pitching Help NU Over Tulane


Behind three home runs and an impressive relief outing from freshman Matt Waldron, the Nebraska baseball team (2-4) ended its trip to the inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic with its first win over a ranked team in 2016, as the Huskers downed #20 Tulane by a score of 11-5.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Romeo Records Triple-Double In Win Over Northwestern


Natalie Romeo notched the second triple-double in school history and Maddie Simon produced career highs with 16 points and seven rebounds to power Nebraska to a 76-67 women's basketball win over Northwestern on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Coll. of Charleston Takes Game 2 From Nebraska


After holding the College of Charleston scoreless in the season opener on Friday, the Huskers were unable to take the series on Saturday, as the Cougars’ offense carried them to a 13-5 win. The Huskers were only out-hit on the day 12-11, but committed four errors that led to four unearned runs.

2016/2017 High School Football Schedules Released


The Nebraska School Activities Association has released the football schedules for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.  While they are laid out by which week games will played, exact dates and times will have been determined by each individual school.  

Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced


This year's Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game will be Saturday, June 4th at Foster Field at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  Among the Lincoln area players on the South team include Jack Cobb of East, Alex Bruner of Southeast and Louis Gray of Norris.

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.   

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.  

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.  

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.

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. 

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.  

Huskers Men's BB Opens Season With Win


Andrew White III scored 18 points and Jack McVeigh added 16 to lead Nebraska to an easy 97-51 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener for both schools Saturday.    Nebraska opened up a 19-7 lead with 11:49 left......

Huskers Get Two-In-A-Row With Rutgers Win


Tight end Cethan Carter rambled 32 yards for a touchdown on his first career carry and caught one of three touchdown passes by Tommy Armstrong as Nebraska kept its bowl hopes alive with a 31-14 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.    Jordan Wester

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Men's and Women's Teams Land Major Recruits


The Nebraska Men's Basketball team picked up a three-star recruit in Jeriah Horne out of Overland Park, Kansas.  Horne signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Cornhuskers over Kansas State, Wichita State, Pepperdine and DePaul.

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Stivrins Will Feel At Home In Lincoln


Three newcomers have signed their letters of intent to play volleyball at Nebraska next season, led by Lauren Stivrins out of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Stivrins, who is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect by PrepVolleyball.com, has Lincoln connections.

Lincoln Area Athletes Sign Letters of Intent


National Letter Intent Signing Day for the fall period Wednesday, with several Lincoln area athletes signing to compete at the college level.