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NU BSB: Huskers Visit Columbus for First Time Since 2012

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln - Following a 13-2 midweek win over Omaha on Tuesday night at Hawks Field, the Nebraska baseball team (24-15-1, 7-4-1 Big Ten) returns to Big Ten play this weekend with a trip to Columbus, Ohio, for a three-game series against the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-24, 4-8 Big Ten). The series will start the second half of the Big Ten schedule for both teams. 12 games into the 24-game conference slate, the Huskers sit... More>>

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NEB T&F: Percy Selected B1G Field Athlete of the Week

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska junior Nick Percy was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. The Ventnor, England native took over the NCAA lead in the discus after a meet-winning toss of 204-8 (62.38m) at the John Jacobs Invitational last Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma. Percy, the reigning Big Ten and NCAA champion in the event, posted his best mark in a Husker uniform and was just one meter shy of his all-time perso... More>>

NEB T&F: Huskers Head to Lubbock With Dual Meet Title Hopes

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations With one week remaining in the dual-meet season, the Nebraska men's track and field team will compete for its first-ever dual meet championship at the Red Raider Shootout in Lubbock, Texas on Friday at Terry & Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex. Field events begin at 2 p.m., while running events start at 6 p.m. The Husker men have a perfect 12-0 record in indoor and outdoor dual meets this year and are rank... More>>

NU BSB: Huskers Hit Three Home Runs in 13-2 Win Over Omaha

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team (24-15-1, 7-4-1 Big Ten) hit a season-high three home runs in a 13-2 victory on Tuesday night at Hawks Field, including a grand slam from senior Jake Schleppenbach. Luke Roskam and Scott Schreiber also homered in the Huskers’ win over the Omaha Mavericks (10-29, 7-11 Summit). The win was also the 200th victory at Nebraska for Head Coach Darin Erstad, who became the fi... More>>

NEB Softball: Huskers Hang On to Edge Creighton, 5-4

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Omaha, Neb. - The Nebraska softball team posted its fifth straight win over Creighton on Tuesday, scoring early before holding on for a 5-4 win over the Bluejays on a cold and wet night at the CU Sports Complex. Nebraska (21-25) scored the first four runs of the game but had to withstand a two-run seventh inning from the Jays, who stranded the tying runner at second base. Senior right-hander Cassie McClure earned... More>>

Nebraska MBB: Huskers Sign Thomas Allen

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Huskers Sign Thomas Allen Top-100 Recruit Led Brewster Academy To National Prep School Title in 2017 Lincoln -- Nebraska Coach Tim Miles announced the signing of guard Thomas Allen on Tuesday. Allen will join the Husker basketball program for the 2017-18 season. A 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard, Allen was a top-100 recruit nationally by ESPN, Scout and Rivals, which all listed the Raleigh, N.C., native as a four-sta... More>>

Nebraska MBB: Huskers Sign Winthrop Big Man

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Huskers Sign Winthrop Big Man 6-foot-8 Center is among Nation’s Top Returning Shot Blockers Lincoln – University of Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday that Duby Okeke (prounounced Doobie Okay-Kay) has signed with Nebraska to join the Husker basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Okeke, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound center from Jonesboro, Ga., began his collegiate career at Winthrop and will ... More>>

2017 Huskers Tour Announced

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst and Head Football Coach Mike Riley will be traveling throughout the state to thank the greatest fans in college sports, while also providing an exclusive inside look at the 2017 football season with eight Huskers Tour stops. These eight Huskers Tour stops, presented by First National Bank, are planned for May 8th through May 12th in Lincoln, Alliance, McCook, Grand Isla... More>>

NEB Softball: Knighten Taken 25th by Scrap Yard Dawgs in NPF Draft

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Scrap Yard Dawgs selected Nebraska senior MJ Knighten in the fifth round of Monday night’s National Pro Fastpitch Draft in Nashville. The Dawgs took Knighten with the No. 25 overall pick. The Dawgs selected Knighten on Monday one year after taking former Husker All-American Kiki Stokes with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NPF Draft. The Dawgs also traded for former Husker All-American Taylor Edwards in ... More>>

NEB Softball: Huskers Face Creighton Tuesday Night in Omaha

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations LINCOLN – The Nebraska softball team plays its final non-conference game of the regular season on Tuesday, when the Huskers travel to Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays. First pitch for Tuesday’s game is set for 6 p.m. Fans unable to make the short drive to Omaha can follow the action live, as Nate Rohr will be on the call for a free radio broadcast on Huskers.com, courtesy of the IMG College Huske... More>>

NU BSB: Huskers Return Home, Host Mavericks

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln - After playing four straight road games, including a series victory at Minnesota, the Nebraska baseball team (23-15-1, 7-4-1 Big Ten) returns to Hawks Field on Tuesday for a meeting with the Omaha Mavericks (10-29, 7-11 Summit) at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday’s showdown will be the second and final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Huskers taking the first meeting earlier this season in Omaha ... More>>

Huskers earn spot in Big Ten Tournament

Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations The Nebraska women's tennis team earned the No. 9 seed and will take on No. 8 seed Minnesota in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, April 27 at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. The Huskers learned their Big Ten Tournament match-up when the conference officially announced its tournament bracket on Sunday evening. The Big Red will take on the Golden Gophers on Thursday at 10 a.m. ... More>>

Smith leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships

Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Maineville, Ohio - Kate Smith produced a final-round 76 to help the Nebraska women's golf team climb one spot in the final team standings on the closing day of the Big Ten Championships at TPC River's Bend Golf Club on Sunday. Smith, a freshman from Detroit Lakes, Minn., closed her first Big Ten Championship with a team-leading 47th-place individual finish at 234 (74-86-76). With Smith leading the way, the Huske... More>>

Nebraska rolls past No. 25 Illinois, 14-0

Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska softball team used a pair of six-run innings and a three-hit shutout from Cassie McClure to race to a 14-0 five-inning victory over No. 25 Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers posted their most complete performance of the season in salvaging the third game of the series. Nebraska finished with 14 runs - one shy of its season high - while shutting out an op... More>>

Huskers top Gophers, 9-4, to win road series

Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Minneapolis, Minn. – Leading 6-4 after eight innings, the Nebraska baseball team (23-15-1, 7-4-1 Big Ten) scored three runs in the ninth to knock off Minnesota and win the three-game series at Siebert Field on Sunday afternoon. Nebraska took Friday night’s opener at Minnesota by a 5-3 margin. The Gophers responded with a 5-3 victory of their own in the second game of the series on Saturday. Since jo... More>>

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  • Austin Epperson, Kyle King grab All-America Honors

    Austin Epperson, Kyle King grab All-America Honors

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations West Point, N.Y. --- Austin Epperson and Kyle King claimed All-America awards on Saturday night at the 2017 NCAA Championships, capping off an incredible season for the Nebraska men's gymnastics team. In addition, Epperson grabbed a runner-up finish on floor with a score of 14.60. The Allen, Texas, native ends his Husker career with two All-American accolades, after claiming one on floor in 2016. King b...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations West Point, N.Y. --- Austin Epperson and Kyle King claimed All-America awards on Saturday night at the 2017 NCAA Championships, capping off an incredible season for the Nebraska men's gymnastics team. In addition, Epperson grabbed a runner-up finish on floor with a score of 14.60. The Allen, Texas, native ends his Husker career with two All-American accolades, after claiming one on floor in 2016. King b...More >>
  • Huskers drop game two, Rubber Match set for Sunday

    Huskers drop game two, Rubber Match set for Sunday

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-15-1, 6-4-1 Big Ten) fell to Minnesota, 5-3, at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon, evening the weekend series at 1-1. On Friday night, the Huskers captured the opener by a 5-3 margin. Senior righthander Derek Burkamper made his ninth start of the season, and gave up four runs in 2.0 innings of work. Matt Waldron threw 4.0 innings and managed five strike...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-15-1, 6-4-1 Big Ten) fell to Minnesota, 5-3, at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon, evening the weekend series at 1-1. On Friday night, the Huskers captured the opener by a 5-3 margin. Senior righthander Derek Burkamper made his ninth start of the season, and gave up four runs in 2.0 innings of work. Matt Waldron threw 4.0 innings and managed five strike...More >>
  • No. 25 Illinois uses late runs to Edge Nebraska

    No. 25 Illinois uses late runs to Edge Nebraska

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. - A combination of defensive miscues and lack of timely hitting spoiled any chance of an upset for the Nebraska softball team in a 5-3 loss to No. 25 Illinois on Saturday in front of 1,673 fans at Bowlin Stadium. In addition to tying a season high with four errors, Nebraska's offense was just 3-for-18 with runners on base and 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Junior Kaylan Jablons...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. - A combination of defensive miscues and lack of timely hitting spoiled any chance of an upset for the Nebraska softball team in a 5-3 loss to No. 25 Illinois on Saturday in front of 1,673 fans at Bowlin Stadium. In addition to tying a season high with four errors, Nebraska's offense was just 3-for-18 with runners on base and 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Junior Kaylan Jablons...More >>
  • Huskers Sweep Rams in front of full house in Kearney

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    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Kearney, Neb. – In front of a packed house of 2,040 fans at Kearney High School on Saturday afternoon, the Nebraska volleyball posted a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of the Colorado State Rams. With the departure of four seniors, including three All-Americans, Saturday provided fans the first look at both returners and newcomers that will make up the 2017 Husker squad. Senior setter Kelly Hunter paced the...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Kearney, Neb. – In front of a packed house of 2,040 fans at Kearney High School on Saturday afternoon, the Nebraska volleyball posted a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of the Colorado State Rams. With the departure of four seniors, including three All-Americans, Saturday provided fans the first look at both returners and newcomers that will make up the 2017 Husker squad. Senior setter Kelly Hunter paced the...More >>
  • Meyers leads NU to Series-Opening Win Over Gophers

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-14-1, 6-3-1 Big Ten) opened its weekend road trip with a 5-3 win over Minnesota at Siebert Field on Friday night. The Golden Gophers fall to 22-11 this season and hold a 7-3 record in Big Ten play. Since joining the Big Ten in 2012, Nebraska holds a 13-2 advantage in the series against Minnesota. Junior Jake Meyers led the Husker offense with a 4-for-5 p...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-14-1, 6-3-1 Big Ten) opened its weekend road trip with a 5-3 win over Minnesota at Siebert Field on Friday night. The Golden Gophers fall to 22-11 this season and hold a 7-3 record in Big Ten play. Since joining the Big Ten in 2012, Nebraska holds a 13-2 advantage in the series against Minnesota. Junior Jake Meyers led the Husker offense with a 4-for-5 p...More >>
  • Smith leads Huskers in Big Ten First Round

    Smith leads Huskers in Big Ten First Round

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Maineville, Ohio - Kate Smith fired an opening-round 74 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team on the first day of the Big Ten Championships on Friday at TPC River's Bend. Smith, a freshman from Detroit Lakes, Minn., shot her two-over-par round on the 6,357-yard layout to enter Saturday's second round in a six-way tie for 14th, just one-shot back of a five-way tie for eighth. Michigan's Elodie Van Dievoet produc...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Maineville, Ohio - Kate Smith fired an opening-round 74 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team on the first day of the Big Ten Championships on Friday at TPC River's Bend. Smith, a freshman from Detroit Lakes, Minn., shot her two-over-par round on the 6,357-yard layout to enter Saturday's second round in a six-way tie for 14th, just one-shot back of a five-way tie for eighth. Michigan's Elodie Van Dievoet produc...More >>
  • NEB MGYM: Huskers make history, advance to team Finals at NCAAs

    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Huskers Make History, Advance to Team Finals at NCAAs West Point, N.Y. --- The No. 7 Nebraska men's gymnastics team made history Friday afternoon, advancing to the team finals at the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1999. The Huskers scored 413.050 to finish third in their session behind Stanford (420.450) and Ohio State (414.650). NU came ahead of Penn State (410.500), Michigan (406.950) and Air...More >>
    Posted By: Sports Sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NU Media Relations Huskers Make History, Advance to Team Finals at NCAAs West Point, N.Y. --- The No. 7 Nebraska men's gymnastics team made history Friday afternoon, advancing to the team finals at the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1999. The Huskers scored 413.050 to finish third in their session behind Stanford (420.450) and Ohio State (414.650). NU came ahead of Penn State (410.500), Michigan (406.950) and Air...More >>
  • NEB Vball: Huskers Face Colorado State in Kearney on Saturday

    NEB Vball: Huskers Face Colorado State in Kearney on Saturday

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    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska volleyball team will play its lone 2017 spring match against Colorado State at the new Kearney High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. The match will have an audio broadcast on Huskers.com. Select Husker Sports Network affiliates (Lexington and North Platte) will carry the match on the radio. John Baylor and Matt Coatney will call the action. Doors to the match will open at 1:30 p.m. The Huskers will sign aut...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska volleyball team will play its lone 2017 spring match against Colorado State at the new Kearney High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. The match will have an audio broadcast on Huskers.com. Select Husker Sports Network affiliates (Lexington and North Platte) will carry the match on the radio. John Baylor and Matt Coatney will call the action. Doors to the match will open at 1:30 p.m. The Huskers will sign aut...More >>
  • NEB T&F: Huskers Set for John Jacobs Invitational

    NEB T&F: Huskers Set for John Jacobs Invitational

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska track and field team will compete in the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex. Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m., and Saturday’s start time is 10:30 a.m. Live results will be available at PTTiming.com. A subscription-only live video stream will be available for Saturday’s events at SoonerSports.com. The Husker me...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska track and field team will compete in the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex. Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m., and Saturday’s start time is 10:30 a.m. Live results will be available at PTTiming.com. A subscription-only live video stream will be available for Saturday’s events at SoonerSports.com. The Husker me...More >>
  • NU BSB: Huskers Visit Big Ten-Leading Gophers

    NU BSB: Huskers Visit Big Ten-Leading Gophers

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln - After dropping its first conference series of the year last weekend to Iowa, the Nebraska baseball team (21-14-1, 5-3-1 Big Ten) will look to get back on the winning path this weekend when it travels to Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-game series against the defending Big Ten regular-season champion Minnesota Golden Gophers (22-10, 7-2 Big Ten). The Gophers finished a half-game ahead of the Huskers last s...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln - After dropping its first conference series of the year last weekend to Iowa, the Nebraska baseball team (21-14-1, 5-3-1 Big Ten) will look to get back on the winning path this weekend when it travels to Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-game series against the defending Big Ten regular-season champion Minnesota Golden Gophers (22-10, 7-2 Big Ten). The Gophers finished a half-game ahead of the Huskers last s...More >>
  • NEB WGOLF: Huskers Head to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

    NEB WGOLF: Huskers Head to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations For complete tournament coverage, including links to live scoring, please visit the following article on Huskers.com: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211566505 Huskers Head to Ohio for Big Ten Championships The Nebraska women’s golf team travels to Maineville, Ohio, to compete in the 2017 Big Ten Championships, April 21-23. The 14-team field will face a challenging, par-7...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations For complete tournament coverage, including links to live scoring, please visit the following article on Huskers.com: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211566505 Huskers Head to Ohio for Big Ten Championships The Nebraska women’s golf team travels to Maineville, Ohio, to compete in the 2017 Big Ten Championships, April 21-23. The 14-team field will face a challenging, par-7...More >>
  • NEB Softball: Huskers Host No. 25 Illinois on Tailgate Weekend

    NEB Softball: Huskers Host No. 25 Illinois on Tailgate Weekend

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations LINCOLN – The Nebraska softball team wraps up its seven-game homestand with a key three-game Big Ten Conference series against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bowlin Stadium. The weekend series pits two of the hottest teams in the conference against each other, as Nebraska and Illinois are a combined 19-4 this month. The Illini have won eight straight games while the Huskers hav...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations LINCOLN – The Nebraska softball team wraps up its seven-game homestand with a key three-game Big Ten Conference series against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bowlin Stadium. The weekend series pits two of the hottest teams in the conference against each other, as Nebraska and Illinois are a combined 19-4 this month. The Illini have won eight straight games while the Huskers hav...More >>
  • NEB Softball: Huskers Fall to Kansas in Eight Innings

    NEB Softball: Huskers Fall to Kansas in Eight Innings

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. - A poor defensive game cost the Nebraska softball team on Wednesday, as the Huskers fell to Kansas, 5-3, in eight innings in a game that lasted more than four hours following a lengthy weather delay. Nebraska committed three errors in the game and two of the three runs Kansas scored in regulation were unearned. The errors spoiled a strong relief effort from junior right-hander Kaylan Jablonski, who ...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. - A poor defensive game cost the Nebraska softball team on Wednesday, as the Huskers fell to Kansas, 5-3, in eight innings in a game that lasted more than four hours following a lengthy weather delay. Nebraska committed three errors in the game and two of the three runs Kansas scored in regulation were unearned. The errors spoiled a strong relief effort from junior right-hander Kaylan Jablonski, who ...More >>
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    Phil grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, PA.  Ever since he was two years old, the only job he wanted to do is be a sports reporter.  Well, to be fair, he really wanted to be a professional athlete.

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