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U.S. Senior Open Returning to Omaha in 2021

\The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Omaha Country Club as the host site for the 2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship. 

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Dates for 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Announced

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Dates for 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Announced 19th annual event to be played Nov. 27-30 ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The matchups, featuring all 14 Big Ten teams and all but one ACC member, were announced on June 8. The dates for the 2017 Challenge appear below. Tip times and specific network assign... More>>

Saltdogs lose 2-1, split series with AirHogs

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – The Texas AirHogs (10-26) held the Lincoln Saltdogs (23-13) to just five hits on the way to a 2-1 win on Sunday night. Tyler Bremer earned the win for Texas as he lasted seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits.  He struck out four batters without issuing a walk.  He retired 14 straight batters to end his night. Rookie Ben McKendall was charged with the loss for the Saltd... More>>

Former Huskers Rolfzen, Wong-Orantes win gold with Team USA

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Former Nebraska volleyball standouts Amber Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes won the gold medal with the U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team at the Pan American Cup on Sunday in Cañete, Peru.

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Saltdogs fall to AirHogs 2-1

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – The Lincoln Saltdogs managed a season-low three hits and lost to the Texas AirHogs 2-1 on Saturday night. AirHogs (9-26) starter Michael Freeman earned the win by holding Saltdogs (23-12) hitters to just one hit in seven innings.  He struck out eight batters and worked around six walks. Seth Webster was charged with the loss despite notching his sixth straight quality start.  The Sa... More>>

Griffith, Otto win USATF Junior titles

Posted by: Sports  sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Nebraska freshmen Isaiah Griffith and Sydney Otto won their events at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on Saturday night in Sacramento, California. With Griffith's win in the triple jump and Otto's javelin title, the two earn a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team that will compete at the Pan American Junior Championships in Lima, Peru, from July 21-23. Griffith posted an all-time best o... More>>

Four Stars selected on Day Two of NHL Entry Draft

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Lincoln, Neb. - Four (4) players with Lincoln Stars ties were selected on the second day of the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday at United Center in Chicago, Ill.  The Stars finished the 2017 NHL Draft with five (5) players selected for a total of 44 in team history. The 2017 NHL Draft marked the eighth consecutive draft with at least one (1) Stars alum selected and featured the second-most alumni chosen in... More>>

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>>

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>>

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  • McVeigh Selected to Australia World University Games Team

    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 >>
    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

    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 >>
    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

    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 >>
    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 >>
  • NU BSB: Three Huskers Taken in MLB Draft

    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 >>
    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 >>
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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 >>
  • Ryan Hillman

    Ryan Hillman

    Ryan Hillman is from Elizabeth, CO, where he grew up playing sports ranging from football to baseball to basketball.  “Growing up, I loved sports and discussing sports with my grandfather.”  Ryan says.

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    Ryan Hillman is from Elizabeth, CO, where he grew up playing sports ranging from football to baseball to basketball.  “Growing up, I loved sports and discussing sports with my grandfather.”  Ryan says.

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  • Phil Bergman

    Phil Bergman

    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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    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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