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Friends On And Off The Court Video included

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comOlivia Boender of Waverly and Kasey Hohlen of Norris have been friends since fourth grade. They've also played basketball and volleyball against each other over that period of time. Boender will play volleyball at Nebraska while Hohlen is headed to Furman to play volleyball. More>>

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Saltdogs End Road Trip with Win

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RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Luis Nunez drilled a two-run homer to tie the game in the eighth and Matt Forgatch spanked a solo shot to lead off the ninth as the Saltdogs (30-30) came back to beat the Rockland Boulders (31-23) 5-4 in front of 2,034 fans at Provident Bank Park Sunday afternoon.Forgatch's game-winner came on an 0-2 pitch from Rockland reliever Shawn Gilblair, a searing drive beyond the bleachers in left field.Nunez also cleare... More>>

Rory McIlroy Wins British Open

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Posted By: SportsSports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Associated PressHOYLAKE, England (AP) _ Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. Garcia put up the biggest fight. He was two shots behind when he left a shot in the pot bunker... More>>

Tai Webster Makes New Zealand Travel Squad

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Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsNebraska sophomore Tai Webster was named to New Zealand’s 14-player traveling squad Saturday night, as the team continues preparations for the FIBA World Cup in late August.Webster, one of two teenagers on the roster, rejoined the team for the final two games of New Zealand’s series with South Korea this week. He averaged 6.0 ppg on 63 percent shootin... More>>

Webster Helps New Zealand in International Games

Posted By: Sportssports@klktv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsHusker sophomore Tai Webster totaled eight points, two rebounds and two steals in helping New Zealand clinch an international series with South Korea with an 89-81 victory Saturday morning in Auckland, New Zealand. Playing in his hometown for the first time since coming to Nebraska last summer, Webster came off the bench and played 23 minutes. He hit 3... More>>

Saltdogs Fall in Series Opener in New York

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Posted By: SportsSports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Lincoln SaltdogsRAMAPO, N.Y. -- The Rockland Boulders (30-22) tallied three runs to re-take the lead in the bottom of the third and did not look back in a 7-4 inter-league victory over the Saltdogs (29-29) at Provident Bank Park Friday night.After Lincoln assumed a 3-2 lead thanks to a two-out Ian Gac RBI single in top of the third, Rockland answered with three on four hits.The Saltdogs capitalized on a Matt Forgatch triple to cut the deficit ... More>>

Jack Hoffman Opens Cornhusker State Games Video included

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Posted By: SportsSports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Cornhusker State GamesLincoln—The 30th annual Cornhusker State Games officially opened Friday with eight year-old Jack Hoffman touching off the caldron as mystery torch lighter and capping off opening ceremonies at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Not quite tall enough to reach the bowl of the caldron, Hoffman got an assist from a pair of National Guard Soldiers who had rappelled ... More>>

Gregory, Abdullah Named to Walter Camp POY Watch List

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Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comStory Courtesy: Nebraska AthleticsHusker senior I-back Ameer Abdullah and junior defensive end Randy Gregory continued an impressive collection of preseason accolades on Friday, as both were named to watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year.The Walter Camp Player of the Year is the fourth-oldest individual college football award. A total of 50 players were named to the Walter... More>>

Abdullah Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comAbdullah Headlines Doak Walker Watch ListNebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named as one of the preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards in 2013, the most of any player returning for 2014. Abdullah owns 2,977 career rushin... More>>

Creighton's Doug McDermott Wins ESPY as Best Male College Athlete

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comCreighton's Doug McDermott Wins ESPY as Best Male College AthleteLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- And the ESPY goes to....Doug McDermott.Doug McDermott picked up 14 National Player of the Year awards following his recently-completed senior season at Creighton, and on Wednesday night added to his hardware when he was awarded an ESPY as the "Best Male College Athlete". The voting is done by millions of fans worldwide over the Internet.McDermott was one of five finalists ... More>>

NU Football: Kickoff Times, Ticket Information

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comKickoff Times Announced for First Two GamesThe Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced kickoff times for games in the opening weeks of the 2014 season, including the Huskers’ first two home games, Wednesday afternoon.The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium. Game time h... More>>

Red/White Volleyball Scrimmage Tickets on Sale July 23

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comHusker volleyball fans can get their first look at the 2014 squad on Saturday, Aug. 23, when the Huskers hold the annual Red/White Scrimmage at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tickets for the Red/White Scrimmage will go on sale beginning Wednesday, July 23, at 8 a.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online at Huskers.com, and they are also available by visiting the Nebraska Athl... More>>

Nebraska Football: Fan Day Set for Aug. 1

Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comNebraska Football to Hold Fan Day on August 1Fans will have their first chance to see the 2014 Husker football team at the annual Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular on Friday, Aug. 1. The event at Memorial Stadium is the best opportunity to meet Nebraska players and coaching staff before the start of preseason camp. Fan Day will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. inside Mem... More>>

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  • Nebraska Football: Bell Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

    Nebraska Football: Bell Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comBell Named to Biletnikoff Watch ListNebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award on Tuesday. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.The 6-1, 185-pound Bell was named to the Biletnikoff watch list for the second straight season. Bell enters his final season at Nebraska on the verge of becoming the most prolific receiver in school history.More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comBell Named to Biletnikoff Watch ListNebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award on Tuesday. The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.The 6-1, 185-pound Bell was named to the Biletnikoff watch list for the second straight season. Bell enters his final season at Nebraska on the verge of becoming the most prolific receiver in school history.More >>
  • Ruud Joins Family in Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

    Ruud Joins Family in Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comRuud Joins Family in Nebraska Football Hall of FameThree O-Linemen Lead Husker Hall of Fame ClassThree former all-conference offensive linemen headlined by All-American and 12-year NFL veteran Russ Hochstein join Nebraska’s all-time leading tackler Barrett Ruud in a group of four Huskers being inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2014.Hochstein, a two-time first-team Al...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comRuud Joins Family in Nebraska Football Hall of FameThree O-Linemen Lead Husker Hall of Fame ClassThree former all-conference offensive linemen headlined by All-American and 12-year NFL veteran Russ Hochstein join Nebraska’s all-time leading tackler Barrett Ruud in a group of four Huskers being inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2014.Hochstein, a two-time first-team Al...More >>
  • Three Saltdogs Named A.A. All-Stars

    Three Saltdogs Named A.A. All-Stars

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comThree Saltdogs Named A.A. All-Stars July 14, 2014 LINCOLN -- Three Saltdogs will represent the South in the upcoming 2014 American Association All-Star Game in Winnipeg as slugger Ian Gac, starting pitcher Marquis Fleming and closer Marshall Schuler were voted All-Stars by league managers and media personnel.Gac is hitting .327 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 37 games, after missing most of June with a groin injury. The 28-year old masher ranks second in the ...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comThree Saltdogs Named A.A. All-Stars July 14, 2014 LINCOLN -- Three Saltdogs will represent the South in the upcoming 2014 American Association All-Star Game in Winnipeg as slugger Ian Gac, starting pitcher Marquis Fleming and closer Marshall Schuler were voted All-Stars by league managers and media personnel.Gac is hitting .327 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 37 games, after missing most of June with a groin injury. The 28-year old masher ranks second in the ...More >>
  • NU Football: Gregory Named to Lombardi Award Watch List

    NU Football: Gregory Named to Lombardi Award Watch List

    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comGregory Named to Lombardi Award Watch ListLincoln - Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up his fourth watch list recognition Monday morning, as he was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.Five Huskers have won the Rotary Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009, and Gregory will look to become the sixth Husker football player to win the prestigious award. A...More >>
    Posted By: Sportssports@klkntv.comGregory Named to Lombardi Award Watch ListLincoln - Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory picked up his fourth watch list recognition Monday morning, as he was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.Five Huskers have won the Rotary Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009, and Gregory will look to become the sixth Husker football player to win the prestigious award. A...More >>
  • Vintage Baseball Alive in Lincoln

    Vintage Baseball Alive in Lincoln

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:02:18 GMT
    Posted By: Peter Terpstrapterpstra@klkntv.comLINCOLN - No glove, no problem.Imagine the game of baseball before gloves were invented, before Babe Ruth was even born and before hard-hurling pitchers dictated the pace of the game.Take all of that, roll it together and you've got baseball as it was in the 19th century.Dave Leopardi is a new to Nebraska. He moved to Lincoln from Massachusetts in August-- and he's brought a new brand of baseball with him.Leopardi is starting up a vintage baseball ...More >>
    Posted By: Peter Terpstrapterpstra@klkntv.comLINCOLN - No glove, no problem.Imagine the game of baseball before gloves were invented, before Babe Ruth was even born and before hard-hurling pitchers dictated the pace of the game.Take all of that, roll it together and you've got baseball as it was in the 19th century.Dave Leopardi is a new to Nebraska. He moved to Lincoln from Massachusetts in August-- and he's brought a new brand of baseball with him.Leopardi is starting up a vintage baseball ...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 >>
  • Ian Hest

    Ian Hest

    Ian calls Boca Raton, FL home, so the thought of moving to Nebraska was a little scary to him, at first. "I always wondered how life in Nebraska would feel, but it has exceeded every expectation imaginable.More >>
    Ian graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Miami. Before coming to Channel 8 Eyewitness News, he interned at ESPN in Bristol, CT and at WOR radio in New York City.More >>
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