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Saltdogs defeat AirHogs 4-2

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – Carlos Pimentel took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Lincoln Saltdogs (23-11) won 4-2 over the Texas AirHogs (8-26) on Friday night. AirHogs right fielder Denis Phipps launched a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to break up a no-hitter by Pimentel. The Saltdogs ‘Ace’ earned the win by lasting 7.2 innings and giving up two runs (one earned) ... More>>

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Former Lincoln Star Poehling selected in NHL Draft first round

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Chicago, Ill. - The Montreal Canadiens selected Lincoln Stars alum Ryan Poehling with the 25th overall selection in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft on Friday at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.  "It is unbelievable," Poehling said. "It is an honor to be a part of the organization. I was excited leading up to the draft...then when I got drafted it hit me and I can not get this&... More>>

Huskers WBB adds top-100 recruit

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Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-One of the top 100 players nationally in the 2017 high school senior class will join the Nebraska women's basketball program for the 2017-18 season, as Coach Amy Williams announced on Friday that 6-5 center Kate Cain will join the Husker program.  Cain, who graduated from Pine Bush High School in New York, originally signed her National Letter of Intent with Delaware in November of 2016. Cain wa... More>>

Nebraska Swimming and Diving releases 2017-18 schedule

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-The Nebraska swimming and diving team will face a challenging 2017-18 schedule after going a perfect 6-0 in dual competition a year ago.  The Huskers open their 2017-18 campaign with the annual Scarlet vs. Cream Intrasquad at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Natatorium on Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., before beginning regular-season dual competition against Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Nebraska will f... More>>

Wiseman named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications  LINCOLN – Nebraska track and field senior Drew Wiseman was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I Men's Track and Field on Friday. Wiseman, a two-time Academic All-American, brings Nebraska's all-time nation-leading total to 329 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 58 of whom are Nebraska track and field student-athletes. The track and field program has produced at least... More>>

Creighton's Justin Patton Selected 16th in First Round 2017 NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls; Traded To Timberwolves

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics BROOKLYN, N.Y.. -- Justin Patton became Creighton's second men's basketball player in four years to be selected in the First Round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when the 7-footer was drafted No. 16 overall by the Chicago Bulls. At the moment, reports are swirling that Patton will be traded to Minnesota along with All-Star guard Jimmy Butler, but that trade had not been fina...

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Creighton Volleyball Announces 2017 Schedule

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics OMAHA, Neb. -- Head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth has never been shy about putting her Creighton Volleyball team to the test, and the 2017 schedule announced on Thursday figures to be among the toughest in recent memory. The 2017 gauntlet features 11 matches against 2016 NCAA Tournament participants as well as 12 contests versus teams that won 20 or more matches a year ago. Nine of the 11 non-conference opponents pl... More>>

Nebraska Football: Riley Announces Coaching Staff Change

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Elliott to Move to Defensive Analyst Position; Booker Named Assistant Coach Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced today a change to the Husker coaching staff. Due to personal reasons that recently arose, Assistant Coach Bob Elliott will not be available to work on the field during the 2017 Nebraska football season and instead will serve as a defensive analyst in 2017. Scott Booker has been hired as th... More>>

McVeigh Selected to Australia World University Games Team

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln -- Nebraska junior forward Jack McVeigh will join an exclusive list of Husker basketball players, as he was selected on Tuesday to represent his country in the 2017 World University Games later this summer. McVeigh is one of 12 players selected by Basketball Australia for the event, which takes place in Taipei from Aug. 19-29. He will become the third Husker basketball player to participate in the World Uni... More>>

Saltdogs hit four homers, win series against Railcats

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs hit three first inning home runs and never looked back on the way to an 11-6 win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the Saltdogs (19-10) the series win over the division-rival RailCats (15-16) and means the Saltdogs will stay in first place in the American Association Central Divison. The wind was blowing out to right field and it was apparent t... More>>

Saltdogs home win streak ends at 12 games

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs and the Gary SouthShore RailCats split a pair of one-run games in a doubleheader on Saturday night. Ben McKendall earned the win as the Saltdogs claimed the first game 4-3 and Jorge de Leon recorded the win for the RailCats in a 5-4 nightcap.  The RailCats extra-innings win in game two snapped the Saltdogs’ franchise record 12-game home winning streak. Game One: 9 inn ... More>>

Rain suspends Saltdogs game, will be completed Saturday evening

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN – Friday night’s game between the Lincoln Saltdogs and the Gary SouthShore RailCats was suspended in the middle of the fifth inning due to rain.  The game will be resumed at 6:00 PM on Saturday evening and played in its entirety.  Game two will be seven innings long and start shortly after the completion of game one. The Saltdogs and RailCats played to a scoreless tie in the middle of th... More>>

Saltdogs add Lincoln East alum Creighton WilkeSALTDOGS ADD LINCOLN EAST ALUM CREIGHTON WILKE

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today that they signed Lincoln East alumnus Creighton Wilke. The Saltdogs moved right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland to the Inactive List and placed LHP Matt Portland on the Disabled List. Wilke joins the team after participating in Spring Training with the Saltdogs. The infielder brings a left-handed bat and experience at the NCAA Division Two level. Wilke played two seas... More>>

NU BSB: Three Huskers Taken in MLB Draft

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – Three members of the 2017 Nebraska baseball team heard their names called on Wednesday during the MLB Draft, as juniors Jake Meyers, Luis Alvarado and Scott Schreiber were all picked. Meyers was the first to come off the board when the Houston Astros took the third-team All-American with the 16th pick of the 13th round and two picks later Alvarado was taken by Seattle Mariners. Schreiber was picked i... More>>

Meyers Tabbed as NCBWA Third-Team All-American

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln - After being taken in the 13th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon, junior Jake Meyers also earned his second All-America award of the season as he was named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Last week Meyers was also named a third-team All-American by Baseball America. Meyers was the third-team utility pick by both Baseball America and the NCBWA. ... More>>

NU BSB: Husker Signee Taken in Fourth Round of MLB Draft

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team saw one member of its most recent signing class get drafted on Tuesday, as Des Moines, Iowa, native John Swanda was taken in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels. A product of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Swanda was recently named Iowa’s 2016-17 Gatorade Player of the Year. The 6-2 right hander led the Roughriders to a 33-11 re... More>>

Nebraska Wesleyan Breaks Ground on Wrestling Practice Facility

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NWU Athletics LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Wesleyan University broke ground for their new wrestling practice facility on Tuesday morning (June 13) in a ceremony on the site of the new building. The 5,400 square-foot facility, located just north of Abel Stadium, will feature space for two practice mats, an exercise area, athletic training room, student-athlete locker room and a coaches’ office. The building’s design wil... More>>

Nebraska Wesleyan Football Announces List of 31 Recruits

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NWU Athletics LINCOLN, Neb. – Head Coach Brian Keller has announced the names of 31 recruits who have said they will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University in the fall of 2017 and plan to participate in football for the Prairie Wolves. Included in the group are 30 players from the prep ranks and one transfer. Among the list of recruits, 24 are in-state players from the state of Nebraska with seven players from Colorado. The 20... 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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