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Frost is among inductees into Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

July 14, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Scott Frost, who quarterbacked Nebraska to a share of the national championship in 1997, and four other former Cornhuskers will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame this fall.

Ex-Huskers Demorrio Williams, Josh Bullocks, Jeff Krecji and Harry Wilson also were announced as inductees Thursday.

Brook Berringer, a quarterback on the 1994 and '95 national championship teams, will receive an honorary posthumous induction into the hall.

UNL hires staff to study data tied to athletic performance

July 8, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new arm of the Nebraska athletic department has been created to collect and analyze data related to performances of teams and individual athletes.

Nebraska announced Wednesday that Tucker Zeleny would be the director of sports analytics and data analysis.

Associate athletic director for performance and strategic research Steve Waterfield said the work of Zeleny and his staff would help give Nebraska teams a competitive advantage.

Zeleny earned his doctorate in statistics from Nebraska in May.

Creighton, Nebraska in top 10 in men's basketball attendance

July 7, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.

The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

Nebraska fans helped the Big Ten lead the nation in conference attendance for the 39th straight year. Big Ten games drew an average of 12,781.

Creighton's league, the Big East, was sixth in conference attendance with 9,853 a game.

Defending champ Vandy, Virginia to meet in CWS finals again

June 22, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many preseason prognosticators believed Vanderbilt and Virginia had what it took to reach the College World Series finals again.

That the defending champion Commodores (50-19) returned is testament to their dominant pitching and the steady effort of a veteran group that got every opponent's best shot.

That the Cavaliers (42-23) ended up here is nothing short of a surprise given all the obstacles they had to overcome along the way.

The best-of-three finals start Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park

CWS fans encouraged to text stadium staff if they need help

June 12, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series are encouraged to text guest services staff at TD Ameritrade Park if they encounter problems near their seats.

For assistance, fans should send a text to 69050. Type "CWS" and, after a space, state the issue and seat location.

Examples of problems guest services want to know about are impaired fans, altercations and abusive language.

Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority President and CEO Roger Dixon said the text system has been tested at several events at the adjacent CenturyLink Center and has proved to be helpful.

VIDEO: Sharp: Stanley Cup Final is only 'going to get harder and harder'

June 12, 2015

Patrick Sharp comments following the Blackhawks' Game 4 win

Huskers LB Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska 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. Riley didn't say in a statement Thursday why Santos wouldn't be back for his senior season.

Riley also says that safety LeRoy Alexander and receiver Jariah Tolbert will transfer.

Alexander was suspended for the entire 2014 season for an undisclosed reason. Tolbert was charged with marijuana possession in June 2014 and again this past April.

Peitzmeier, Lubach among 8 with Nebraska ties taken in draft

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight players with ties to Nebraska have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

Tyler Peitzmeier of Yutan, who pitches for Cal State Fullerton, and Nebraska catcher Tanner Lubach out of Lincoln Southwest High both were taken in the ninth round. Peitzmeier went to the Chicago Cubs and Lubach to the Los Angeles Angels.

Iowa Western Community College shortstop Ryan Merrill, who graduated from Millard West High, went to St. Louis in the 15th round. Bellevue University pitcher Stephan Meyer, from Tucson, Arizona, went to Pittsburgh in the 18th.

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

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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 the 2019-20 season. Miles was paid $1.65 million in 2013-14.

Miles' pay bump comes after the Cornhuskers slipped to 13-18 last season and lost their final nine games. They had finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2013-14 and went to the NCAA tournament.

High School State Track 2015 is ‘Off and Running’

May 22, 2015

High School State Track 2015 is ‘Off and Running’ with nearly perfect conditions, an overcast sky and little to no wind. Classes A & C occupy the morning slot with Classes B & D set to launch mid-afternoon. The Chief is there to capture the action!

The first of our area events is in the record books with the 3200 relay team from Arcadia-Loup City (Josie Ference, 9; Lindsey Trotter, 12; Kennedy Lewandowski, 9 and Jessica Eurek, 11) logging in at 10:15.25.

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