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Lee Named to Unitas Award Watch List

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska junior quarterback Tanner Lee is one of 47 quarterbacks named to the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list Wednesday morning. The Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each football season and the winner is selected based on accomplishments on and off the field. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class. The 6-4, 220-pound Lee is ent... More>>

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Nebraska MBB: Two Huskers Named to NABC Honors Court

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – Tanner Borchardt and Michael Jacobson were recognized for their efforts in the classroom Tuesday, as both players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. The honor is presented to players who are a junior or senior academically at an institution and posted a GPA of 3.20 or better at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year. It is the first honor for bot... More>>

NEB MGYM: Nebraska Claims CGA National Academic Team Title

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team claimed its first-ever College Gymnastics Association (CGA) National Academic Team title after finishing the 2016-17 school year with a combined team grade point average of 3.505. NU came ahead of 15 other teams, including second-place Stanford (3.479) and three-time defending academic champion William and Mary (3.454). Individually, 16 Huskers earned CGA All-America Scholar... More>>

Creighton Men's Basketball To Open Hall of Fame Classic vs. UCLA

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Creighton men's basketball team will meet national power UCLA on Nov. 20 in the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The pairings were announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. All four games of the Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., will be aired live on ESPN networks. On Monday, November 20, UCLA will take on Creig... More>>

Stars announce 2017-18 regular season schedule

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Lincoln, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars and United States Hockey League announced the 2017-2018 regular season schedule on Tuesday. VIEW THE SCHEDULE HERE The Stars 22nd anniversary season will feature 60 games and 30 home dates beginning with the home opener on Friday, Oct. 6 against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. The Stars schedule includes two (2) four-game road trips and three (3) three-game home stands. Highlights from the ... More>>

Eric Hosmer Wins Kansas City Royals Heart and Hustle Award

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Kansas City Royals Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce Eric Hosmer as the Kansas City Royals 2017 Heart and Hustle Award winner. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also ... More>>

Creighton Men's Basketball Trio Named to NABC Honors Court

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three members of the 2016-17 Creighton men's basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, as the NABC recognized Tyler Clement, Toby Hegner and Cole Huff on Tuesday. It's the second straight honor for all three men. Clement is a Financial Analysis & Marketing major, Huff a Journalism major and Hegner a Marketing major. All three men also lan... More>>

NEB WBB: Freshmen Give Huskers Top 20 Class from ESPN

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska's first freshman signing class under Coach Amy Williams was ranked as the No. 20 group in the nation by espnW in its final rankings of the 2017 high school seniors on July 13. Taylor Kissinger, a 6-1 guard/forward from Minden, Neb., and Kate Cain, a 6-5 center from Middletown, N.Y., make up the only two 2017 high school seniors in Nebraska's freshman class of 2017-18, but both were ranked in the ESPN Top 1... More>>

Nebraska Football: Nebraska Football Fan Day to Include Movie Night

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska fans will have an opportunity to double their fun on Saturday, July 29, at Memorial Stadium. In addition to the Huskers’ annual Fan Day, the Nebraska Athletics Department will debut the new HuskerVision North screen by having a Family Movie Night at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fan Day is annually the best oppor... More>>

Pierson-El Named to Hornung Award Watch List

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska senior receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El has been named to the watch list for the 2017 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Paul Hornung Award is in its eight season and is given annually to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. This marks the second time Pierson-El has been named to the Hornung Award Watch List after also being on the presea... More>>

Stars Home Opener Set

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Lincoln, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars are set to open the 2017-2018 regular season on Friday, October 6 against the Muskegon Lumberjacks, the United States Hockey League announced on Monday. The Stars finished the 2016-2017 season with a 32-22-6 record, posting a better winning percentage (.583) than the previous two (2) seasons and the most points (70) since the 2013-2014 season. The USHL will... More>>

Burroughs, Green win Grand Prix of Spain gold

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Madrid, Spain - Former Huskers and 2017 USA Wrestling Freestyle World Team members Jordan Burroughs and James Green both went undefeated on the way to gold medals in their respective weight classes on Saturday at the Grand Prix of Spain at the Pabellón Exterior del CSD in Madrid, Spain. Burroughs dominated the 74 kg/163 lbs weight class, as he did not allow a single point to his opponent in four ... More>>

Jones named to Thorpe Award Watch List

Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Lincoln – Senior Chris Jones became the third Husker this week named to one of the national award lists, as he was named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award watch list Friday morning. The Thorpe Award is presented to the nation’s top defensive back. Jones, a 6-0, 195-pound cornerback from Jacksonville, Fla., earned a spot on the list after a solid junior campaign in 2016. He totaled 37 tackles, including 33 ... More>>

Gates Named to Outland Trophy Watch List

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Junior Nick Gates took the first step toward adding to Nebraska’s nation-leading Outland Trophy total on Thursday, when he was named to the 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List Watch List. Gates, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive tackle from Las Vegas, Nev., has anchored the Husker offensive line at tackle the past two seasons. Gates started all 13 games last year, when the Huskers lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks ... More>>

Nebraska MBB: Eaton Named Director of Operations

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Wednesday that Gregory Eaton has been promoted to Director of Operations for the Husker basketball program. Eaton replaces Teddy Owens, who was named the boys basketball coach at Carrollwood Day School earlier this spring. “I’m very happy to promote Gregory Eaton into this role,” Miles said. “He has be...

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Drew Brown Named to Groza Watch List

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – University of Nebraska place-kicker Drew Brown was one of 30 kickers named to the Watch List for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Wednesday morning. Brown, a senior from Southlake, Texas, earns his second Groza Award watch list nomination of his career, as the three-year starter comes off his most accurate season in 2016. Brown was 12-of-14 in field goals, including a career-long 5... More>>

NEB T&F: Pepin Promotes Jonas to Assistant Coach

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska track and field head coach Gary Pepin announced on Wednesday that volunteer assistant coach Dusty Jonas has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach position. Jonas, a former Husker high jump national champion, has been a volunteer assistant for the program for the past eight years and will replace retiring coach Billy Maxwell as the coach of the men's sprints, hurdles and relays. He will continue to... More>>

Creighton Men's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics OMAHA, Neb. -- Five games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, including a visit to runner-up Gonzaga and a pair of games in Kansas City at the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic, highlight the Creighton men's basketball non-conference schedule for 2017-18 that was announced today by head coach Greg McDermott. McDermott's eighth season on The Hilltop begins with a Nov. 3 exhibition game against UNC Pembroke, a Div... More>>

Gordon named American Association pitcher of the week

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs and the American Association jointly announced today that Saltdogs right-handed pitcher Derek Gordon is the American Association’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Gordon earns the award after going 1-0 and allowing just one run over 15 innings this week. He tossed eight shutout frames on July 3rd at Texas to help the Saltdogs to a 3-1 win in extra innings. He took the rubber... More>>

NEB Vball: Red/White Scrimmage Tickets On Sale

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Tickets to Nebraska volleyball's annual Red/White Scrimmage went on sale Monday morning through the Nebraska Athletics Ticket Office. The defending Big Ten champion Huskers will host their annual scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tickets can be purchased for $10. Groups that purchase 15 or more tickets receive a discounted rate of $8 per ticket. The Huskers will unveil their ... More>>

Nebraska Football statement on the passing of Bob Elliott

Posted by: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations  The statements below are from Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley and Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco regarding the passing of Assistant Coach Bob Elliott. Statement from Head Coach Mike Riley "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Elliott.  Bob was a wonderful man with a great family.  Bob has left an impact on and off the field that will be remembered for many years to come. &ldq... More>>

Saltdogs win first game in Cleburne, shut out Railroaders 3-0

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs CLEBURNE, TX – Brandon Jacobs hit a solo home run in the second inning and the Lincoln Saltdogs pitching staff did the rest of the work in a 3-0 win at the Depot at Cleburne Station on Friday night. After the Jacobs home run, Brian McAfee settled in to pitch six more shutout frames in the win over the Cleburne Railroaders.  The right-hander allowed just four hits and two walks over his seven frames.  He... More>>

Concordia names senior Athletes of the Year

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Concordia Athletics SEWARD, Neb. – Consider Amy Ahlers, Chandler Folkerts and Kali Robb members of the club. Based on a vote by athletic department staff members, Ahlers and Robb have been named 2016-17 Concordia co-Senior Female Athletes of the Year while Folkerts has been chosen as the 2016-17 Concordia Senior Male Athlete of the Year. Senior athletes of the year are selected based upon the athletic department vision compo... More>>

Saltdogs lose first game in Cleburne, 4-1

Posted by: Sport sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs CLEBURNE, TX – The Depot at Cleburne Station did not prove to be hospitable to the Lincoln Saltdogs in their first ever trip to the ballpark as the Saltdogs fell 4-1 to the Cleburne Railroaders on Thursday night. Patrick Mincey earned the win for the Railroaders after going seven innings and allowing just one run on three hits.  The All-Star struck out four and issued two walks to earn his sixth win of the se... More>>

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