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August 22 Husker Football Practice Report Video included

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Huskers Anticipate Season Opener Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team practiced inside Memorial Stadium Tuesday afternoon, working out for just over two hours in full pads and helmets. Head Coach Mike Riley met with the media following practice and commented on the ongoing preparation for the Sept. 2 season opener. “We had good work,” Riley said. “This was a pretty long day today for t... More>>

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NEB SOC: Huber Claims National Weekly Honor

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Sophomore forward Elyse Huber earned the first United Soccer Coaches Player-of-the-Week award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer season, the association announced on Tuesday. Huber, a Sioux City, Iowa native, led Nebraska’s offense over the weekend by scoring three of the Huskers’ six goals at the Rock Chalk Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. In Friday night’s regular-season opener, Hub... More>>

Huskers women's soccer defeats Tulsa 3-1

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Lawrence, Kan. – The Nebraska soccer team (2-0-0) completed a weekend sweep at the Rock Chalk Invitational with a 3-1 win over Tulsa at Rock Chalk Park on Sunday morning. The Husker offense produced 19 shots, eight of which were on goal, against the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa took only six shots, four of which were on goal. Sophomore Elyse Huber scored twice, while senior Haley Hanson knocked in NU&... More>>

Saltdogs score ten runs, defeat Sioux City 10-4

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs SIOUX CITY, IA – The Lincoln Saltdogs (52-30) scored 10 runs over four consecutive innings to beat the Sioux City Explorers (39-46) 10-4 for a series-clinching win on Saturday night. A night after the Saltdogs blasted a season-high five home runs and won 8-2, Lincoln blasted two more home runs out of Lewis and Clark Park.  Brent Dean had the first long ball, going yard in the sixth for his second homer in as... More>>

Bud Crawford knocks out Julius Indongo for undisputed, unified junior welterweight title

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds.         Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the bo... More>>

Huskers Volleyball Red defeats White 3-1

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Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team held its annual Red/White Scrimmage in front of 6,028 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night. The Red team defeated the White team 3-1 (19-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-18) behind 16 kills, seven digs and three aces by redshirt freshman Lauren Stivrins.  The scrimmage was the first look at the 2017 Huskers, who are ranked No. 5 in the AVCA Presea... More>>

Former Olympian Brooks added to Huskers women's gymnastics staff

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Nebraska women’s gymnastics head coach Dan Kendig is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Brooks on Saturday as the newest addition to the Husker coaching staff. “We’re really excited to have somebody with his accomplishments joining our staff,” Kendig said. “He gets what we’re trying to do. He’s someone who’s had to persevere in his career, and his ... More>>

Saltdogs hit a season-high five home runs, defeat Explorers 8-2

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs SIOUX CITY, IA – The Lincoln Saltdogs (51-30) hit a season-high five home runs and got a quality start from Shairon Martis to cruise to an 8-2 series-opening win over the Sioux City Explorers (39-45) on Friday night. The home run barrage started in the top of the second inning.  Brent Dean pulled one over the left field fence with two outs and nobody on.  Ivan Marin followed his lead by hitting a doub...

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Huskers Women's Soccer blanks Kansas 3-0

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Lawrence, Kan. - The Nebraska soccer team (1-0-0) opened the 2017 campaign with a 3-0 win over Kansas at Rock Chalk Park on Friday night. Sophomore Meg Brandt, a 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team member, scored in the seventh minute off an assist from Michaela Loebel to get the night started for the Big Red. Brandt, an Ankeny, Iowa native, took two of NU’s eight shots on goal in 75 minutes of action ... More>>

Stars name Azzano assistant coach

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Stars Lincoln, Neb. - Chris Azzano has been named assistant coach of the Lincoln Stars, the team announced on Friday. Azzano spent the previous two (2) seasons as an assistant coach at SUNY-Cortland (NCAA Division III). Prior to joining SUNY-Cortland, the 28-year old, Oshawa, Ontario native served one (1) season as an assistant coach for SUNY-Canton (NCAA Division III).  “We are excited to add Chris to our staf... More>>

August 17 Husker Football Practice Report

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team continued work in its third week of training camp on Thursday morning, working out inside Memorial Stadium for a little more than two hours in full pads. Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf addressed the media after practice and discussed his thoughts on the quarterbacks during the team period work in Thursday’s practice. “We had a really good first and ... More>>

NWU Picked 6th in Preseason IIAC Football Poll

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: NWU Athletics CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Nebraska Wesleyan University football team was picked to finish 6th in the 2016 preseason IIAC Coaches' poll that was released on Thursday (Aug. 17). The IIAC preseason poll is voted on by the league coaches. The Prairie Wolves received 27 total points for sixth place. University of Dubuque was the coaches’ favorite in the IIAC preseason poll. Dubuque received 60 points and four f... More>>

NEB Vball: Huskers Announce 2017 TV Broadcast Schedule

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska volleyball team will make 15 regular-season television appearances in 2017, as the Big Ten Conference released its composite TV schedule for the season on Thursday. The Huskers will play one match on ESPNU at Michigan on Sunday, Oct. 29, and the Big Ten Network will televise at least six Husker matches this fall: vs. UCLA (Sept. 8), at Penn State (Sept. 22), vs. Minnesota (Sept. 29), at Wisconsin (Oct.... More>>

NEB SOC: Huskers to Make Three TV Appearances in 2017

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Note: This includes a time change - the Sunday, Oct. 8 game will now start at 3 p.m. (CT) Huskers to Make Three TV Appearances in 2017 Two of Nebraska’s home games will be televised this season in addition to one road game, as the Big Ten announced its women’s soccer TV selections on Thursday. NU’s Sunday, Oct. 8 home game against Rutgers has been changed to 3 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on ... More>>

NEB WBB: Huskers Announce B1G Schedule

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Huskers Announce B1G Schedule The Nebraska women's basketball team learned the dates of its 16 conference contests when the Big Ten announced the league-wide schedule live on the Big Ten Network on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The Huskers, who had previously announced a challenging 13-game non-conference schedule that culminates with a clash against Washington State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday, Dec. 22, will open Big ... More>>

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  • Nebraska MBB: Big Ten Unveils Conference Basketball Slate

    Nebraska MBB: Big Ten Unveils Conference Basketball Slate

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    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Big Ten Unveils Conference Basketball Slate Huskers Open Big Ten Play at Michigan State on Dec. 3; Big Ten Home Opener Set for Dec. 5 Lincoln – For the first time, the Big Ten will play two conference games in early December, as the Big Ten Conference unveiled its 2017-18 conference schedule Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers will begin Big Ten play on the road, opening Big Ten action on Sunday, Dec. 3, as the...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Big Ten Unveils Conference Basketball Slate Huskers Open Big Ten Play at Michigan State on Dec. 3; Big Ten Home Opener Set for Dec. 5 Lincoln – For the first time, the Big Ten will play two conference games in early December, as the Big Ten Conference unveiled its 2017-18 conference schedule Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers will begin Big Ten play on the road, opening Big Ten action on Sunday, Dec. 3, as the...More >>
  • NEB SOC: Huskers Open Regular Season at Rock Chalk Invitational

    NEB SOC: Huskers Open Regular Season at Rock Chalk Invitational

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The No. 22 Nebraska soccer team begins its 24th season in program history this weekend when the Huskers travel to Lawrence, Kan., for the Rock Chalk Invitational. NU faces host Kansas on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) at Rock Chalk Park. The Jayhawks qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament and made it to the Second Round. This year’s match will be streamed live on Kansas All-Access with live stats a...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The No. 22 Nebraska soccer team begins its 24th season in program history this weekend when the Huskers travel to Lawrence, Kan., for the Rock Chalk Invitational. NU faces host Kansas on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) at Rock Chalk Park. The Jayhawks qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament and made it to the Second Round. This year’s match will be streamed live on Kansas All-Access with live stats a...More >>
  • NEB WRES: Lambert Hired as Volunteer Assistant

    NEB WRES: Lambert Hired as Volunteer Assistant

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Former Husker and four-time NCAA Championships qualifier Tim Lambert has been hired by the Nebraska wrestling program as its volunteer assistant coach, Nebraska head coach Mark Manning announced Tuesday. “We’re extremely excited to have Tim join our coaching staff as the volunteer assistant coach, and also for him to continue his wrestling career with our regional training center (Nebraska Wrestling T...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Former Husker and four-time NCAA Championships qualifier Tim Lambert has been hired by the Nebraska wrestling program as its volunteer assistant coach, Nebraska head coach Mark Manning announced Tuesday. “We’re extremely excited to have Tim join our coaching staff as the volunteer assistant coach, and also for him to continue his wrestling career with our regional training center (Nebraska Wrestling T...More >>
  • NEB VBall: Huskers Picked Second in Big Ten Preseason Poll

    NEB VBall: Huskers Picked Second in Big Ten Preseason Poll

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    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Big Ten Preseason Poll selected by the conference's 14 head coaches. After winning the Big Ten Championship last year, the Huskers were picked behind only Penn State. Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke and senior setter Kelly Hunter were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team. Hunter was an All-Big Ten setter last year while Foecke received honor...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Big Ten Preseason Poll selected by the conference's 14 head coaches. After winning the Big Ten Championship last year, the Huskers were picked behind only Penn State. Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke and senior setter Kelly Hunter were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team. Hunter was an All-Big Ten setter last year while Foecke received honor...More >>
  • August 15th Husker Football Practice Report

    August 15th Husker Football Practice Report

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours on Tuesday outside the Hawks Championship Center on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in full pads and helmets. Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco addressed the media after practice, commenting on the previous scrimmages and the defense’s improvement. “Everything is positive,” Diaco said. “Every coach is impr...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours on Tuesday outside the Hawks Championship Center on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in full pads and helmets. Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco addressed the media after practice, commenting on the previous scrimmages and the defense’s improvement. “Everything is positive,” Diaco said. “Every coach is impr...More >>
  • NEB SOC: Husker Trio Named to Big Ten Preseason Honors List

    NEB SOC: Husker Trio Named to Big Ten Preseason Honors List

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Aubrei Corder, Haley Hanson and Sinclaire Miramontez each earned spots on the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Preseason Honors List, announced by the conference on Monday. Corder, a sophomore from Barboursville, W.Va., played every minute in goal for the Huskers last season in helping NU to an 11-6-5 record, which included a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Corder collected 78 saves as a true freshman and posted 11 shutou...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Aubrei Corder, Haley Hanson and Sinclaire Miramontez each earned spots on the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Preseason Honors List, announced by the conference on Monday. Corder, a sophomore from Barboursville, W.Va., played every minute in goal for the Huskers last season in helping NU to an 11-6-5 record, which included a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Corder collected 78 saves as a true freshman and posted 11 shutou...More >>
  • NEB MGYM: Five Huskers Set to Compete for Spots on U.S. National Teams

    NEB MGYM: Five Huskers Set to Compete for Spots on U.S. National Teams

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team will send five Huskers to the men’s portion of the P&G Championships on Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., for a chance to qualify for the U.S. National Teams. Newcomer and member of the current men’s U.S. Junior National Team Griffin Kehler will compete in session one in the junior competition, as he looks to maintain his spot on t...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team will send five Huskers to the men’s portion of the P&G Championships on Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., for a chance to qualify for the U.S. National Teams. Newcomer and member of the current men’s U.S. Junior National Team Griffin Kehler will compete in session one in the junior competition, as he looks to maintain his spot on t...More >>
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    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 >>
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    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 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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