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Annual Mike Peterson Baseball Tourney Starts Thursday


The Lincoln Legion Coaches Mike Peterson Baseball Tournament starts Thursday afternoon at four sites around Lincoln.  Ten Lincoln areas teams are competing in the first day of pool play.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Uses Four-Run Rally In 8th To Beat St. Paul


After scoring four runs to take a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, the Lincoln Saltdogs (14-23) needed a clutch 6-4-3 double play in the ninth to secure a 6-5 victory in the series opener over the St. Paul Saints (29-8) in front of 2,424 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Falls In Series Finale, Smith Records 700th Hit


The Lincoln Saltdogs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Gary SouthShore RailCats quickly came back to win the series finale 5-3 to avoid the home sweep at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday afternoon.  

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Sweeps Fargo-Moorhead In Extra Innings


The Lincoln Saltdogs (11-22) got more terrific starting pitching, squandered a late lead and then won in walk-off fashion for the second time in three nights as they topped the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-24) 4-3 to complete the series sweep.

Virginia Wins 1st CWS Title In 4-2 Win Over Vanderbilt


Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school's first baseball national championship.  

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns


The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Scores Two In Extra-Innings Win


Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner for his first professional RBI as the Lincoln Saltdogs (9-22) edged the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-22) 4-3 in walk-off fashion in front of 2,151 fans at Haymarket Park Monday night.  

Bulls Forward, Former Creighton Star McDermott Named SGA Grand Marshal


Chicago Bulls forward and former Creighton University basketball star Doug McDermott has been named Grand Marshal of the State Games of America (SGA) Parade of Athletes. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: 13 Runners Stranded As Explorers Beat Lincoln


Curt Smith collected three hits but the Saltdogs (8-16) stranded a season-high 13 runners in a 9-1 loss at division-leading Sioux City Explorers (17-6) in front of 2,656 fans at Lewis and Clark Park Monday night.   

NU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Husker, LNE Star Ford Returns As Assistant


Former Nebraska and Lincoln Northeast point guard Ashley Ford will return home as an assistant coach with the Nebraska women's basketball program, Coach Connie Yori announced on Monday. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep, Routs Winnipeg


Every starter got a hit and former big leaguer Shairon Martis won his debut as the Lincoln Saltdogs (6-13) routed the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-11) 14-5 to avoid the sweep in front of 4,415 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer


Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.    Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Two Homers Not Enough To Overcome Goldeyes


Mitch Canham and Jon Gaston each homered but once again the pitching was a letdown as the Saltdogs (5-13) fell to the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-10) 8-6 in front of 2,650 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night. 

Husker Catcher, Former LSW Star Lubach Picked By Angels


Nebraska's Senior catcher Tanner Lubach was picked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday, marking the 37th straight year a Husker has been drafted. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Crouch, Wiegert Make Hall of Fame Ballots


Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday.  

NWU SOFTBALL: Yori Named New Head Coach


Mary Yori has been named the new head softball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan.  Yori, the older sister of Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori, will work full time as the Prairie Wolves' softball coach and the school's intramural director.  

NWU Men's Golf: Clouse Resigns As Head Coach


Nebraska Wesleyan has announced that David Clouse will resign his position as Head Men’s Golf Coach effective immediately. In his only season as golf coach, Clouse led the Prairie Wolves to a Great Plains Athletic Conference runner-up finish.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Laredo Overpower's Lashley's Grand Slam


Ryan Lashley laced a grand slam but shortly after, the offense shut down as the Laredo Lemurs (4-7) blew by the Saltdogs (4-7) 12-5 in front of 1,334 fans at Uni-Trade Stadium Monday night.   

Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits $2 million after down season


Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.    The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through 2019-2020.

NU BASKETBALL: Miles, Yori Receive Contract Extensions


Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season.    Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. 

Nebraska to open 2017 football season against Arkansas St.


Nebraska will open the 2017 football season against Arkansas State in Lincoln.    The Nebraska athletic department announced Monday that the Red Wolves would visit Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2. The game will be the third between the schools.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU To Play Villanova In Tipoff Games


For the first time in more than 16 years, the Nebraska Men's Basketball team will play Villanova next season.  The matchup between the Huskers and Wildcats will be part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games in November, which features eight games between Big Ten and Big East teams over the next eight seasons.  

2015 Husker Volleyball Schedule Is Set


The Nebraska volleyball program has announced its 2015 season schedule. After leading the nation in attendance for the second straight season with 8,083 fans per match last season, the Huskers will play 15 regular-season matches at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2015.

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced


The University of Nebraska proudly announced the inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 17. A total of 22 distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers’ season-opening football game against BYU.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Headley's Hot Bat Powers NU Over Bears


For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Last Second Shot Falls Short For NU


D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 68-65 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener.    

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul


James Milliken scored 22 points and Creighton took charge of a tight game in the second half for a 78-63 victory over DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night.    

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations


Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Miles Bans His Players From Locker Room After Loss To I


Aaron White had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Iowa rode a 21-2 run to end the first half to a 74-46 victory over the Nebraska Men's Basketball team on Sunday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Falls At No. 16 Maryland


Melo Trimble scored 26 points, including a pair of pivotal 3-pointers down the stretch, and No. 16 Maryland squeezed past Nebraska 69-65 Thursday night in the first-ever meeting between the teams in men's basketball.  Walter Pitchford came off the bench to score 19 points for Nebraska, who now falls to 13-13 overall.  

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina


Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 'Bama Upsets 12th-Ranked Huskers


Nikki Hegstetter scooped a loose ball off the floor to score with less than two seconds to play and Alabama survived a missed final shot to upset 12th-ranked Nebraska 53-51 on Sunday.  Hegstetter had two baskets and two offensive boards by that point but was in the right spot to scoop an Ashley Williams miss off the floor and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska it's first loss of the season (7-1).

Abdullah Finalist for Two National Awards


University of Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah was selected as a finalist for a pair of awards Tuesday afternoon. The Homewood, Ala., native was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award and one of 12 finalists for the 2014 Wuerffel Award.

Silver Hawks Still In State Softball Tourney After Day One


Lincoln Southwest is still alive in the NSAA State High School Softball Tournament, after falling in their first game in the Class A tournament 12-6 to Papillion-LaVista, but bouncing back to beat Lincoln North Star 4-0 in an elimination game Thursday at the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings.   

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


Click on the headline to see all of the scores from Thursday's tournament action!