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Former Husker Star Fails NFL Combine Drug Test


NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska football player Randy Gregory failed a drug test.  He had tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month.  

Burglary at DLeon's


Police are investigating a burglary from Wednesday morning at the D'Leon's near 27th and Randolph. Officer Katie Flood says video surveillance shows a window was shattered and two men were outside. The video then showed one of the men inside. No suspects at this time.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Win Streak At 11 For NU, After Win Over Fullerton


Nebraska's 18-and-6 baseball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Tuesday night with a 7-to-2 victory over Cal State-Fullerton.  It was the Huskers first-ever win over the perennial power Titans, who had won the first eight meetings between the two teams.

Former Hoops Star Kropp Retires As UNK Men's Coach


Tom Kropp is retiring as the University of Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball head coach effective June 30th.  Kropp recently completed his 39th season with UNK basketball and finishes his head coaching career with a 482-245 record, covering 25 seasons.

UPDATE: Former NU Assistant Coach Accused of Domestic Assault


Former Nebraska football defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is in jail after being arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of 3rd-degree misdemeanor domestic assault.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Extends Win Streak To Ten, Sweeps Michigan


The Nebraska baseball team (17-6, 3-0 Big Ten) extended its winning streak to 10 games and completed a series sweep of the Michigan Wolverines (11-11, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 win at Hawks Field. 

HUSKER SOFTBALL: Armstrong's Homer Helps NU To Sweep of Spartans


Alicia Armstrong broke a sixth-inning tie with a three-run home run, helping the Nebraska softball team complete a three-game sweep of Michigan State with a 7-5 victory in Sunday's series finale. 

HOCKEY: UNO In NCAA Tourney


Nebraska-Omaha has made the NCAA Hockey Tourney field, as announced on Sunday.

Over 50,000 Tickets Sold For NU Spring Game


More than 50,000 tickets have been sold for Nebraska's upcoming spring football game. Nebraska athletic department spokesperson Keith Mann says 51,500 tickets have been sold for new coach Mike Riley's first spring football game in three weeks.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Boldt's RBIs Help NU Over Indiana State


Ryan Boldt and Jake Placzek each notched two hits, with Boldt chipping in a pair of RBIs and Josh Roeder got his sixth save of the season with a strikeout to end the game, as the Nebraska Baseball team held on for a 4-3 win over Indiana State Tuesday afternoon.

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.

No. 23 Georgetown Advances In Big East With Win Over Creighton


D'Vauntes Smith Rivera scored 25 points, including 12 of Georgetown's final 14 of the game, and the 23rd-ranked Hoyas beat Creighton 60-55 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.    

HUSKER SPRING FOOTBALL: NU Holds First Workout In Pads


The Nebraska football team continued its 2015 spring practice season Wednesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in sunny, 70-degree weather. 

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 Baseball Team To Be On TV/Web This Season


There will be 46 Nebraska baseball games, including every home game, on TV or streamed live on the Internet in 2015, as Nebraska’s own HuskersNSide will carry every home game not selected by BTN, BTN Plus or NET.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Falls Short To Terrapins


Melo Trimble scored 21 points and Dez Wells made a big shot with 8.8 seconds left, helping No. 10 Maryland hold off Nebraska 64-61 on Sunday night.   

GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL: Simon's 18 lead Pius In 41-33 Win Over Norris


Maddie Simon scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half, and Lincoln Pius X won its first state championship in girls basketball since 1992 with a 41-33 victory over Norris in Saturday's Class B final.    

DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Rockets, Crusaders Head To State


Lincoln Northeast has punched a ticket to the Boys State Basketball tournament next week, after earning a 66-63 win over South Sioux City to win the Class A, District 7 championship Monday night in South Sioux City.  Tyson Shadegg led four Rockets in double-figures with 18 points.  

Monday's Boys District Basketball Tournament Scores


Click on the headline to find out how your team did on the court.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cady, Jeffery Notch Double-Doubles In Loss To Ohio St


Emily Cady and Brandi Jeffery both recorded double-doubles, but Ohio State used a 15-0 run to end the first half to propel the Buckeyes to a 78-60 women's basketball win over Nebraska on Senior Day for the Huskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

NWU Ends Season with 89-69 Loss at GPAC Tournament


Nebraska Wesleyan's inaugural basketball season under coach Dale Wellman came to a close with a 89-69 loss at Briar Cliff in the first round of the GPAC Men's Basketball tournament on Wednesday night (Feb. 25) at the Newman Flanagan Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Overpowers Minnesota, 74-50


Freshman Natalie Romeo tied career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers, as No. 23 Nebraska overpowered Minnesota for a 74-50 women's basketball win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.

Creighton Powers By DePaul, 75-62, McDermott Wins 400th


James Milliken scored 18 points, helping coach Greg McDermott win his 400th game as the Creighton Men's basketball team beat DePaul 75-62 on Tuesday night. Creighton led by as many as 13 in the first half, but DePaul roared back in the second frame, cutting its deficit to two on a Forrest Robinson 3-pointer with 6:57 left.

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.  

NU BASEBALL: Headley's Three-Run Double Helps Huskers In Win Over BYU


Blake Headley's three-run double in the ninth inning helped the Nebraska baseball team to a 6-3 win over BYU on Thursday afternoon.

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.  

Thursday Boys and Girls High School Basketball Scores


Click the headline to see scores involving your favorite boys and girls basketball teams from around the state!

Shrine Bowl Set For June 6


The 2015 Shrine Football game at Foster Field on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus will be Saturday, June 6. Southeast head coach Ryan Gottula will lead the South team, while Lincoln Christian's Matt Farup will be an assistant. 

NWU Basketball: Men Earn Win, Women Suffer Loss vs. Doane


Nebraska Wesleyan completed the season sweep over Doane College in men's basketball with a 89-79 victory over the rival Tigers on Wednesday night (Feb. 18) at the Haddix Center in Crete.  With the victory, the Prairie Wolves clinch a spot in the 2015 GPAC Postseason Tournament as they improve to 12-12 overall and 9-10 in conference play.

 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northwestern Upsets No. 21 Nebraska


Nia Coffey scored 17 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Northwestern to a 59-51 victory over No. 21 Nebraska on Wednesday night.  Lauren Douglas scored 15 points off the bench for the Wildcats (20-6, 10-5 Big Ten), who have won six consecutive games. Ashley Deary and Karly Roser each added 10 points. Coffey turned in her sixth straight double-double.  

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Jones' Layup Helps No. 19 Butler Escape Creighton


Roosevelt Jones made the winning layup with 1.9 seconds to lift No. 19 Butler to a 58-56 win over Creighton and avoid getting upset by the Big East's last-place team Monday night.  The Bulldogs (19-7, 9-4) wouldn't have been in position for Jones' game-winner if Alex Barlow hadn't scrambled to rebound Kellen Dunham's missed shot a few seconds earlier. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Big Red Falls On The Road at Purdue


Vince Edwards scored 15 points and Kendall Stephens added 12 on Sunday, leading Purdue to a 66-54 Big Ten Conference victory against Nebraska in Mackey Arena.  Purdue (17-9, 9-4) pulled back into a second-place tie with 19th-ranked Maryland, each three games in the loss column behind league-leading Wisconsin. 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Ends Three-Game Skid


Natalie Romeo scored a career-high 21 points and Tear'a Laudermill added 20 and No. 22 Nebraska ended a three-game losing streak with a 70-63 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.  All three of the losses came against ranked teams and after the Cornhuskers (18-7, 8-6 Big Ten) lost standout guard Rachel Theriot to an ankle injury suffered in practice.  

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.  

High School Basketball Scores For Thursday, Feb. 12


Click the headline to view some of the area boys and girls basketball scores from Thursday night.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 5 Badgers Hold Off NU Comeback


Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and No. 5 Wisconsin built a big lead early and then held off Nebraska's late comeback bid for a 65-55 victory on Tuesday night.  The Badgers (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game and extended their lead in the Big Ten to three games over the four teams tied for second place. 

CBs From Colorado Top Riley's 1st Nebraska Recruiting Class


New Nebraska coach Mike Riley has announced a recruiting class of 20 players on letter-of-intent signing day.  Riley added 11 players to a group of nine that verbally committed to former coach Bo Pelini before Pelini's firing after the regular season.  Some of the biggest names in the class are cornerbacks recruited out of Colorado by Pelini's staff. 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Second Half Rally Helps NU In Win Over Michigan


Tear'a Laudermill scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half when No. 15 Nebraska took control for a 75-60 win over Michigan on Sunday.  Hailie Sample and Rachel Theriot added 14 points apiece for the Cornhuskers (17-4, 7-3 Big Ten), who shot 36 percent in the first half and trailed 31-25. 

Former Creighton Hoops Coach Barone To Be Honored


Former Creighton men's basketball coach Tony Barone will be among four inductees into the Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame in April.   Barone led the Bluejays from 1985-91, compiling a 102-82 record in his six seasons. His teams won Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 1989 and 1991, and he was Valley coach of the year in 1989. 

Former Omaha Central Star Agau Will Transfer To Georgetown


Former Omaha Central star and Louisville transfer Akoy Agau will continue to play college basketball at Georgetown. Agau had originally considered Nebraska, Marquette, Missouri-Kansas City and Wichita State before committing to Georgetown according to the website Nebraska High School Hoops.com. 

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).

Omaha To Host 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Tourney


The NCAA announced Monday that CenturyLink Center Omaha will host the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Midwest Regional in 2018. The 2018 Regional will mark the fourth time that CenturyLinkCenter Omaha has hosted NCAA Tournament Basketball action, joining Second/Third Round games it has hosted in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2015 games the facility will host in March.  

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.   

Nebraska's 2015 Baseball Schedule Is Out


The Nebraska baseball team's 2015 schedule is out, with the opening game of the year scheduled for Friday, February 13th in Las Vegas, taking on the UNLV Rebels.   The Huskers will play 27 home games at Haymarket Park and will open up the home part of the schedule March 10th, hosting Northern Colorado.   

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


The Lincoln Saltdogs swept the league's weekly awards for the week ending June 1, as 1B Ian Gac was named Pointstreak Player of the Week and RHP Marquis Fleming was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Pointstreak is the official baseball statistician of the American Association.  

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


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