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Sep. 2 Husker Football Practice Report

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comNU Defense Preparing for Speedy CowboysLincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for the second game of the season versus the McNeese State Cowboys, as the Huskers practiced for just under two hours Tuesday afternoon at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. Both offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coor... More>>

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Saltdogs Finish Season 54-46; Headed to Playoffs

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LINCOLN -- After clinching the Central division title following a rain out Sunday, the Saltdogs (54-46) split a double header with the Sioux City Explorers (47-53) in front of 4,579 fans to wrap up the regular season at Haymarket Park Monday afternoon.The Saltdogs were bested 6-3 in game one, despite a 2-for-4, two RBI day from left fielder Chad Mozingo.In the regular season finale, Lincoln was finished scoring by the fourth in... More>>

Former Doane Hurler Helps with No-Hitter

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Diekman (Wymore, Neb.) was a pitcher for Doane in 2006.The Phillies recorded their first no-hitter since the 2010 season as Cole Hamels, Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined to no-hit the Braves in a 7-0 win. After Hamels threw six no-hit innings, Diekman stepped to the mound in the seventh inning. He faced three batters, striking out Andrelton Simmons and Gerald Laird.On the season, Diekman has appeared in 64 games... More>>

Huskers Discuss Upcoming Game with McNeese State

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Lincoln - Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and the Huskers welcomed members of the media Monday to Memorial Stadium on Labor Day to discuss this Saturday's clash with McNeese State. Kickoff between the Huskers and the Cowboys is set for 11 a.m., with live national television coverage provided by ESPNU.Nebraska, which opened its 125th season of football with a... More>>

Husker Volleyball Falls Out of Top 10

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Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comLINCOLN - Nebraska Volleyball fell to No. 12 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Monday.Now-eight-ranked Florida State beat the Huskers in four sets Friday. Stanford moved to No. 2 in the poll Monday after sweeping Nebraska Sunday.Nebraska is now 0-2 on the season. They will travel to Dayton Friday for their next match.Here isMonday's AVCA Poll:1Penn State (35)14433-012Stanford (15)14242-033Texas (5)13793-024Wisconsin (5)12882-... More>>

Abdullah Wins Offensive Player of the Week

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsLincoln - I-back Ameer Abdullah was honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday, as he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Abdullah earned the award after rushing for a career-high 232 yards on 21 carries in a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. His rushing total was the 15th-most in Nebraska school history, while he broke the 100-yard rushing barrier for the 18th time in his career. Abdullah also became ... More>>

Randy Gregory "Doubtful" for Saturday.

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Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comCourtesy: Associated PressLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week's game against McNeese State because of an injury to his left knee. Gregory left the Florida Atlantic game after the Cornhuskers' first defensive series Saturday. Coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Gregory had an old basketball injury ``flare up,'' and it caused a clicking sensation in his knee. Gregory, who led the Big Ten in sacks last season, underwe... More>>

No. 3 Stanford Sweeps Huskers Video included

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Lincoln - The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 3-0, in front of 8,562 fans at the Devaney Center in the final game of the AVCA Showcase on Sunday.Stanford (2-0) led most of the way in each of the first two sets and won both by identical 25-17 scores. The Huskers (0-2) jumped out to a 10-6 lead in the third set before Stanford took 13 of the next 17 rallies to go up 19-14 en route to a 25-19 win ... More>>

Husker Soccer Completes Comeback over Marquette

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Milwaukee, Wis. – Facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Nebraska soccer team (3-1) rallied with three goals over the final 26 minutes to defeat Marquette, 3-2, at Valley Fields on Sunday afternoon.Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored a pair of goals to increase her season total to four in just as many games in 2014. Johnson put the Huskers on the bo... More>>

Postgame Notes vs FAU

Nebraska Post-Game Notes Nebraska vs. Florida Atlantic, Aug. 30, 2014 4 Nebraska's victory marked the 29th straight season it has won its season opener, extending the nation's longest winning streak in season openers. Nebraska has won 28 of its 29 season openers by nine points or more. 4 The win improved Bo Pelini's record at Nebraska to 59-24 moving him into third place on the Huskers' career coaching victory lis... More>>

Huskers beat FAU 55-7 Video included

Nebraska beats Florida Atlantic 55-7 in season opener. More>>

NEB Volleyball: Huskers Fall to No. 13 FSU in Season Opener

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.com Huskers Fall to No. 13 Florida State in Season OpenerLincoln - Junior Alicia Ostrander enjoyed a career night, but the seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team fell in a hard-fought battle to No. 13 Florida State, 3-1, in front of 8,569 fans Friday night, the largest crowd under the current Devaney Center seating configuration. The Huskers won the opener 25-18, before Florida State wo... More>>

NEB FB: Huskers Closing In On Season Opener

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comHuskers Closing In On Season OpenerLincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska football team continued its preparation for Saturday's season opener on Thursday with a one-hour walk-through inside the Hawks Championship Center. Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke to the media after the team's workout."We had a good day," Pelini said. "We got accomplished what we wanted to get accomplished. We'll finish up our... More>>

Depth Chart for Season Opener

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comGame 1 vs. Florida Atlantic 12 125th Season of Nebraska Football2014 Nebraska Football Huskers.comOffensePos. No. Name, Ht., Wt., Yr.WR 80 Kenny Bell, 6-1, 185, Sr.7 Taariq Allen, 6-3, 200, Jr. -OR-87 Brandon Reilly, 6-1, 195, So. -OR-9 Sam Burtch, 6-3, 200, Jr.13 Lane Hovey, 6-4, 205, So.LT 71 Alex Lewis, 6-6, 290, Jr.77 David Knevel, 6-9, 310, RFr.LG 68 Jake Cotton, 6-6, 305, Sr.66 Dylan Utter, 6-1, 285, So.C 56 Mark Pelini, 6-0, 290, Sr. -OR-65 Ryne Reeves... More>>

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  • Abdullah Just Wants to Win

    Abdullah Just Wants to Win

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comAMEER ABDULLAH CARRIES HIMSELF MUCH LIKE HIS PREDECESSOR REX BURKHEAD...A HUMBLE MAN NOT WORRIED ABOUT BREAKING RECORDS, BUT WINNING GAMES...AMEER NEEDS TWO FULL PAGES IN THE MEDIA GUIDE TO LIST HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS...THE ALABAMA NATIVE ENTERS HIS SENIOR SEASON WITH A CHANCE TO BREAK MIKE ROZIER'S SCHOOL RUSHING RECORD...ABDULLAH, A FIRST TEAM ALL BIG TEN RUNNING BACK SELECTION LAST YE...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comAMEER ABDULLAH CARRIES HIMSELF MUCH LIKE HIS PREDECESSOR REX BURKHEAD...A HUMBLE MAN NOT WORRIED ABOUT BREAKING RECORDS, BUT WINNING GAMES...AMEER NEEDS TWO FULL PAGES IN THE MEDIA GUIDE TO LIST HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS...THE ALABAMA NATIVE ENTERS HIS SENIOR SEASON WITH A CHANCE TO BREAK MIKE ROZIER'S SCHOOL RUSHING RECORD...ABDULLAH, A FIRST TEAM ALL BIG TEN RUNNING BACK SELECTION LAST YE...More >>
  • Tommy Armstrong Starting QB

    Tommy Armstrong Starting QB

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comREALLY NO SURPRISE HERE, TOMMY ARMSTRONG IS THE STARTING QUARTERBACK HEADING INTO THE SEASON OPENER...IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE HUSKERS HAVE USED A NEW QB ON OPENING DAY SINCE 2010...ARMSTRONG HAS EIGHT CAREER STARTS UNDER HIS BELT, ALL COMING LAST YEAR...HE SAYS THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THIS TIME AROUND BEING QB NUMBER ONE...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comREALLY NO SURPRISE HERE, TOMMY ARMSTRONG IS THE STARTING QUARTERBACK HEADING INTO THE SEASON OPENER...IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE HUSKERS HAVE USED A NEW QB ON OPENING DAY SINCE 2010...ARMSTRONG HAS EIGHT CAREER STARTS UNDER HIS BELT, ALL COMING LAST YEAR...HE SAYS THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THIS TIME AROUND BEING QB NUMBER ONE...More >>
  • NU Football: Huskers Inch Closer to Season Opener

    NU Football: Huskers Inch Closer to Season Opener

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comLincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their season opening game versus Florida Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for just less than two hours at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. Both offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media followi...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comLincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their season opening game versus Florida Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for just less than two hours at the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. Both offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media followi...More >>
  • Erstad Announces Hiring of Mike Kirby

    Erstad Announces Hiring of Mike Kirby

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comLincoln – Nebraska baseball Head Coach Darin Erstad announced on Tuesday morning that he has hired Mike Kirby as the team's assistant head coach. Kirby will direct the Husker offense, coach Nebraska's infielders, oversee base running and will coach third base. With 12 seasons of coaching experience at the Division I level, Kirby comes to Nebraska after spending the last three seasons at Cal State Fullerton under Rick Vanderhook. It was Kirby's second coaching...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comLincoln – Nebraska baseball Head Coach Darin Erstad announced on Tuesday morning that he has hired Mike Kirby as the team's assistant head coach. Kirby will direct the Husker offense, coach Nebraska's infielders, oversee base running and will coach third base. With 12 seasons of coaching experience at the Division I level, Kirby comes to Nebraska after spending the last three seasons at Cal State Fullerton under Rick Vanderhook. It was Kirby's second coaching...More >>
  • Huskers Host First Fall Media Day

    Huskers Host First Fall Media Day

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:29:42 GMT
    LINCOLN - Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and select Huskers met with members of the media on Monday at Memorial Stadium to discuss Saturday's season opener with Florida Atlantic.A complete transcript of Coach Pelini's session with the media follows. The article link below includes transcripts of Husker players Ameer Abdullah (Sr., IB), Tommy Armstrong Jr. (...More >>
    LINCOLN - Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and select Huskers met with members of the media on Monday at Memorial Stadium to discuss Saturday's season opener with Florida Atlantic.A complete transcript of Coach Pelini's session with the media follows. The article link below includes transcripts of Husker players Ameer Abdullah (Sr., IB), Tommy Armstrong Jr. (...More >>
  • NU Volleyball Matches to be Televised

    NU Volleyball Matches to be Televised

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:39:59 GMT
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsLincoln - The Nebraska Athletic Department and the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday afternoon that at least 23 of Nebraska's 29 volleyball matches during the 2014 season will be televised or streamed online. All 16 home matches during the 2014 season will be carried on TV or online via BTN, ESPN, NET, BTN Plus (subscription required) or HuskersNSide (subscription required).More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsLincoln - The Nebraska Athletic Department and the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday afternoon that at least 23 of Nebraska's 29 volleyball matches during the 2014 season will be televised or streamed online. All 16 home matches during the 2014 season will be carried on TV or online via BTN, ESPN, NET, BTN Plus (subscription required) or HuskersNSide (subscription required).More >>
  • Huskers Name 2014 Captains

    Huskers Name 2014 Captains

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:17:37 GMT
    LINCOLN - Nebraska announced Monday that five seniors have been selected as captains for the 2014 season.The group includes three offensive players in I-back Ameer Abdullah, receiver Kenny Bell and offensive guard Jake Cotton. The defense is represented by cornerback Josh Mitchell and safety Corey Cooper. The players come from five different states including Nebraska (Cotton), Alabama...More >>
    LINCOLN - Nebraska announced Monday that five seniors have been selected as captains for the 2014 season.The group includes three offensive players in I-back Ameer Abdullah, receiver Kenny Bell and offensive guard Jake Cotton. The defense is represented by cornerback Josh Mitchell and safety Corey Cooper. The players come from five different states including Nebraska (Cotton), Alabama...More >>
  • Gac Hits Walk-Off; Sets HR Record

    Gac Hits Walk-Off; Sets HR Record

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:36:39 GMT
    LINCOLN -- Marquis Fleming led a three-armed shutout and Ian Gac slugged a record-setting walk-off homer as the Saltdogs (49-44) topped the St. Paul Saints (47-45) 1-0 in front of 3,803 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday afternoon.With the score 0-0, Gac led off the bottom of the ninth inning and bashed a 2-2 pitch well over the left center field wall for his 23rd home run, to set a new franchise single-season record, surpassing Arg...More >>
    LINCOLN -- Marquis Fleming led a three-armed shutout and Ian Gac slugged a record-setting walk-off homer as the Saltdogs (49-44) topped the St. Paul Saints (47-45) 1-0 in front of 3,803 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday afternoon.With the score 0-0, Gac led off the bottom of the ninth inning and bashed a 2-2 pitch well over the left center field wall for his 23rd home run, to set a new franchise single-season record, surpassing Arg...More >>
  • Husker Soccer Falls to DePaul

    Husker Soccer Falls to DePaul

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:32:48 GMT
    Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field.Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson's tap-in score marked he...More >>
    Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field.Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson's tap-in score marked he...More >>
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    Brett Edwards

    Brett Edwards

    Like most youngsters, Brett Edwards spent a lot of time in the backyard of his home town of Vinton, Iowa playing sports.
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    Like most youngsters, Brett Edwards spent a lot of time in the backyard of his home town of Vinton, Iowa playing sports.   His passion for sports lead him to Wayne State College in Nebraska, where he played quarterback for the Wildcats.More >>
  • Peter Terpstra

    Peter Terpstra

    Peter grew up in Jefferson City, MO. He became interested in sports at an early age and remembers spending a good deal of his childhood and adolescence traveling the state to wrestling tournaments. BecauseMore >>
    Peter grew up in Jefferson City, MO. He became interested in sports at an early age and remembers spending a good deal of his childhood and adolescence traveling the state to wrestling tournaments.More >>
  • Andrew Ward

    Andrew Ward

    Andrew grew up in Robins, Iowa. and graduated from the University of Nebraska LincolnMore >>
    Andrew grew up in Robins, Iowa. and graduated from the University of Nebraska LincolnMore >>
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