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Rhonda Revelle teaches spin class with passionate energy

Andrew Ward award@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Having the most wins in program history, you might know Rhonda Revelle for his success as Nebraska softball's head coach for the past 25 years. On top of her duties with the Huskers, Revelle found an other passions - teaching a spin class at the downtown YMCA. "It fits into my schedule," Revelle said. "Really the first reason I started doing this is that I do morning activities with the Unive... More>>

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Lincoln Saltdogs trade for ex-big leaguer, former Husker Dan Johnson

Posted by: Sports@KLKNTV.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today they traded infielder Nathaniel Maggio to the St. Paul Saints for infielder Dan Johnson.  Johnson, a former Husker, brings 10 years of MLB experience to the Saltdogs. Johnson first made baseball headlines as a slugger for Nebraska from 2000-2001.  As a senior, he earned first-team All-America honors from three publications and led the Huskers to their... More>>

Lincoln Stars announce 2018-19 regular season schedule

Posted by: Sports@KLKNTV.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Communication LINCOLN, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars, in conjunction with the United States Hockey League, have announced the schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. For the first time, the Stars and the USHL will play a 62-game schedule with 30 games at the Ice Box. The 23rd season of Lincoln Stars hockey opens at the 2018 USHL Fall Classic at the UMPC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pa., marking the first time th...

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Former Player Added to Nebraska Softball Staff

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Former Husker softball player Taylor Edwards has rejoined the team as a coach, according to Rhonda Revelle.  Edwards will be a volunteer coach and work with the Nebraska catchers, while also training with the USA National Team for the 2020 Olympics.  Edwards was a four-year starting catcher for Nebraska from 2011 to 2014. The only All-America catcher in program history and a three-time all-conference performer, Edwards ...

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Jack Sock Advances to Men's Doubles Final at Wimbledon

Associated Press sports@klkntv.com LONDON (AP) - Former Wimbledon men’s doubles champions Mike Bryan and Jack Sock are into another All England Club final at their first Grand Slam playing together. The American duo saw off a comeback attempt from 15th-seeded Dominic Inglot and Franko Skugor to win 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-7 (4), 6-4. Sock and Bryan had six match points in the third set, but were taken the distance. They will face Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in Saturday&rs...

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"Journey for Hope" gives people with disabilities special night

Andrew Ward award@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb - A national organization was in Lincoln Wednesday for their "Journey for Hope" bike ride.  The ride goes from San Francisco to Washington D.C., stopping in select cities to host dance parities for people with disabilities. The cyclists also raise money along the ride.  Members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from a number of universities around the country are participating in the annual event this year.  If you'd lik... More>>

Ex-Husker Moore finds passion on the golf course

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Former Husker football player Jay Moore has found his passion - on the golf course.  Moore says he first fell in love with the game in college, but it's blossomed into a hobby. He finished fourth in this week's U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Firethorn Golf Course, earning a second alternate position in August's U.S. Amateur Championship. More>>

Lincoln Southeast Names New Girls Basketball Coach

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Southeast has named Isaiah Dell as its new girls basketball coach.  Dell has been the head girls basketball coach at Crete for the past five seasons. He will teach physical education and health at Southeast beginning this fall.  “I’m excited and honored to join the Knight family as both a teacher and coach, " Dell said in a press release. "I’m humbled to follow coach Kara Graham and t...

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Morgan Jr. makes USA Today top WR list

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - The USA Today released a list of top wide receivers returning in college football this season and Nebraska's Stanley Morgan Jr. is in the top 10. The senior comes in at No. 7 for the national publication.  The USA Today says, "Morgan’s the best of the bunch for a solid group that provides some optimism heading into Frost’s debut." Morgan Jr. caught 61 passes and almost become the first wideout in schoo... More>>

Schaake wins U.S. Amateur Qualifier, Moore second alternate

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Alex Schaake won the U.S. Amateur Qualifier Monday at Firethorn Golf Course to clinch a berth in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach in August. Schaake, a former standout at Creighton Prep high school in Omaha, shot a 10-under-par to win. Elkhorn's Ryan Nietfeldt placed second to qualify as well. Lincoln native and former Husker football player Jay Moore is an alternate for the tournament, finishing fourth with a 1-unde... More>>

Lincoln Southwest's Kauf named high school softball all-american

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Southwest senior Emma Kauf has been named a first team high school all-american by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Monday. She is the fourth Nebraska, and second player from Lincoln Southwest, to be named to the first team. Kauf batted .603 for the Silver Hawks last season, with an all-time NSAA record of 19 home runs and 79 runs scored.  Her coach Mark Watt says, "She is without a doubt the best h... More>>

Snyder, Engelhaupt no longer with Nebraska Football Team

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: KLIN LINCOLN, Neb. - Tight ends Matt Snyder and David Engelhaupt, along with offensive lineman Bryan Brokop, are no longer on the Nebraska Football team. All three of these players were no longer listed on Nebraska’s roster Monday. Snyder, Engelhaupt and Brokop all played sparingly during their time with the Huskers. This means sophomore tight end Jack Stoll, redshirt freshmen Austin Allen ...

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Seward's Krause aims for college interest this summer, fall

Matt Reynoldson mreynoldson@klkntv.com SEWARD, Neb. - Seward quarterback Joe Krause is on the rise this summer. The senior quarterback has been garnering interest from a number of colleges, including close to home at Concordia.  "Sophomore year was scary - there was a lot of big guys, " Krause said at the Concordia football camp Friday. "Getting in the weight room, you get a lot bigger, it gets a lot easier for you. I'd say sophomore year was the first time I r... More>>

Nebraska sets times for Red-White volleyball scrimmage, Fan Day

KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska athletic department has announced the start times for Nebraska football's Fan Day and the Husker volleyball Red-White scrimmage on August 18.  The volleyball match will begin at 3:00 p.m. that Saturday, an earlier start than usual. Fans are encouraged to stay and watch the debut of NET's documentary on the Huskers' 2017 national championship. Fan Day for the football team will be held from 6:30-8:3... More>>

Lincoln High's Horton looks to excel in two sports

KLKN TV Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln High senior Jaden Horton is on the rise this summer. Horton just wrapped up a junior year where he scored more than 10 points a game for the Links on the basketball court, and grabbed 15 passes for two touchdowns on a historic football season at Lincoln High. Horton is honing his skills on the court with the Nebraska Bison this summer, while also working out with the football team. He says, he might even try track when...

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Husker fans have chance to see football team practice

KLKN Sports Team sports@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. - Online registration for the Husker Football Road Race closes July 10th. The first 1,000 fans to register will receive an invite to watch a closed Nebraska scrimmage or practice during fall camp.  The race is set for July 15th beginning at 8 a.m. It's the sixth annual time the event has taken place, raising money for pediatric brain cancer.  The race features a 5K and one-mile fun run, beginning on the west side of Memori...

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  • Franzen named Doane athletic director, Bessler promoted to head football coach

    Andrew Ward sports@klkntv.com CRETE, Neb. - Doane College has named Matt Franzen as its next athletic director.  Franzen spent the past 11 seasons as Doane's head football coach, leading them back to national relevance. He was named the GPAC Coach of the Year in 2014, and led the Tigers to playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016. Chris Bessler will take over for Franzen as Doane's next football coach. He has spent the past 11 seasons as Franzen's defensive coordinator. 

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    Andrew Ward sports@klkntv.com CRETE, Neb. - Doane College has named Matt Franzen as its next athletic director.  Franzen spent the past 11 seasons as Doane's head football coach, leading them back to national relevance. He was named the GPAC Coach of the Year in 2014, and led the Tigers to playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016. Chris Bessler will take over for Franzen as Doane's next football coach. He has spent the past 11 seasons as Franzen's defensive coordinator. 

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  • Sock falls in opening round of Wimbledon

    Sock falls in opening round of Wimbledon

    Associated Press sports@klkntv.com LONDON (AP) - Jack Sock, the American man seeded 18th, took a tumble to the turf at Wimbledon and then continued his recent downward spiral, wasting a two-set lead and losing to 81st-ranked Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Sock now has lost four consecutive first-round Grand Slam matches and five of his last six. He's also lost six matches in a row overall, dropping to 5-13 this season. Sock reached a career-high No. 8...More >>
    Associated Press sports@klkntv.com LONDON (AP) - Jack Sock, the American man seeded 18th, took a tumble to the turf at Wimbledon and then continued his recent downward spiral, wasting a two-set lead and losing to 81st-ranked Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Sock now has lost four consecutive first-round Grand Slam matches and five of his last six. He's also lost six matches in a row overall, dropping to 5-13 this season. Sock reached a career-high No. 8...More >>
  • Nebraska Bison hold media day

    Nebraska Bison hold media day

    Sports sports@klkntv.com The Nebraska Bison travel squad held its annual media day on Monday.  Per usual, there's a plethora of players from the area.  Here is a list of the local talent playing on the 17U team:  Winston Cook, Wahoo Grant Frickenstein, Archbishop Bergan Jaden Horton, Lincoln High Blake Lacey, Wahoo Jeb Lucas, York Connor Riekenberg, Lincoln East Kelly Vyhnalek, Seward Cade Reichardt, Aurora Much Biel, Grand Island Jim Lamberty of York is t...

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    Sports sports@klkntv.com The Nebraska Bison travel squad held its annual media day on Monday.  Per usual, there's a plethora of players from the area.  Here is a list of the local talent playing on the 17U team:  Winston Cook, Wahoo Grant Frickenstein, Archbishop Bergan Jaden Horton, Lincoln High Blake Lacey, Wahoo Jeb Lucas, York Connor Riekenberg, Lincoln East Kelly Vyhnalek, Seward Cade Reichardt, Aurora Much Biel, Grand Island Jim Lamberty of York is t...

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  • Huskers Add Washington Catcher to 2018-19 Roster

    Huskers Add Washington Catcher to 2018-19 Roster

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Mikaela Forcum will join the Nebraska softball program in the fall as a freshman, Head Coach Rhonda Revelle announced Thursday. A Walla Walla, Wash., native, Forcum played two years for Walla Wall High School as a catcher. As a freshman, Forcum helped the Blue Devils to district and regional titles and earned second-team all-conference honors. The next season, Walla Walla repeated as district champions, while Forcu...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Mikaela Forcum will join the Nebraska softball program in the fall as a freshman, Head Coach Rhonda Revelle announced Thursday. A Walla Walla, Wash., native, Forcum played two years for Walla Wall High School as a catcher. As a freshman, Forcum helped the Blue Devils to district and regional titles and earned second-team all-conference honors. The next season, Walla Walla repeated as district champions, while Forcu...More >>
  • Creighton Star Marcus Foster will play with Sacramento in NBA Summer League

    Creighton Star Marcus Foster will play with Sacramento in NBA Summer League

    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics OMAHA, Neb.. -- Creighton guard Marcus Foster has agreed to play in the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings after going undrafted on Thursday night. A senior from Wichita Falls, Texas, Foster became the first player in program history to earn First Team All-BIG EAST honors twice. He led Creighton with 19.8 points per game while also adding 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a senior. Foster r...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics OMAHA, Neb.. -- Creighton guard Marcus Foster has agreed to play in the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings after going undrafted on Thursday night. A senior from Wichita Falls, Texas, Foster became the first player in program history to earn First Team All-BIG EAST honors twice. He led Creighton with 19.8 points per game while also adding 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a senior. Foster r...More >>
  • Creighton's Khyri Thomas selected in second round of 2018 NBA Draft

    Creighton's Khyri Thomas selected in second round of 2018 NBA Draft

    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Khyri Thomas became Creighton's third men's basketball player in five years to be selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when the 6-foot-3 guard was drafted No. 38 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Thomas was traded almost immediately to the Detroit Pistons, where he will join former Bluejay Anthony Tolliver (class of 2007).&n...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Khyri Thomas became Creighton's third men's basketball player in five years to be selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when the 6-foot-3 guard was drafted No. 38 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Thomas was traded almost immediately to the Detroit Pistons, where he will join former Bluejay Anthony Tolliver (class of 2007).&n...More >>
  • Royals to play in Omaha in 2019

    Royals to play in Omaha in 2019

    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications OMAHA, NE – Major League Baseball announced today that the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers will play a regular season game in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Honoring Omaha’s baseball tradition, the first Major League game ever held in Nebraska will be televised nationally by ESPN and will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha – one day before ...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications OMAHA, NE – Major League Baseball announced today that the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers will play a regular season game in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Honoring Omaha’s baseball tradition, the first Major League game ever held in Nebraska will be televised nationally by ESPN and will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha – one day before ...More >>
  • Kelly Hunter signs with pro team in Turkey

    Kelly Hunter signs with pro team in Turkey

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    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Former Nebraska All-America setter Kelly Hunter has signed a professional contract with Beylikduzu in the Turkish Women's Volleyball League, the highest division in Turkey.  Hunter was a first-team AVCA All-American, the Big Ten Setter of the Year and an All-Big Ten selection in 2017, as well as the AVCA North Region Player of the Year after leading the Huskers to a national title and a Big Ten ...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Former Nebraska All-America setter Kelly Hunter has signed a professional contract with Beylikduzu in the Turkish Women's Volleyball League, the highest division in Turkey.  Hunter was a first-team AVCA All-American, the Big Ten Setter of the Year and an All-Big Ten selection in 2017, as well as the AVCA North Region Player of the Year after leading the Huskers to a national title and a Big Ten ...More >>
  • Nebraska's Mercurio named Academic All-American

    Nebraska's Mercurio named Academic All-American

    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Nebraska track and field student-athlete Angela Mercurio was named a CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American on Thursday, as the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America teams were announced for men's and women's Division I track and field/cross country.  Mercurio is Nebraska's nation-leading 333rd Academic All-American for all sports and becomes Nebraska track and field's 58th Academic All-Am...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Nebraska track and field student-athlete Angela Mercurio was named a CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American on Thursday, as the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America teams were announced for men's and women's Division I track and field/cross country.  Mercurio is Nebraska's nation-leading 333rd Academic All-American for all sports and becomes Nebraska track and field's 58th Academic All-Am...More >>
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  • Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:54:56 GMT
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    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Scott Dixon celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Scott Dixon celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto for his third title at the event The New Zealand native finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France...More >>
    Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto for his third title at the event The New Zealand native finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France finishing second.More >>
  • With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:49:19 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .(AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.More >>
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.More >>
  • Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:38:14 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Security stewards remove people who ran onto the pitch and briefly stopped the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.More >>
    Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.More >>
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