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Schreiber Named ABCA/Rawlings All-American

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Senior Scott Schreiber collected third-team All-America honors from ABCA/Rawlings on Saturday. He was eligible for the honor by virtue of achieving first-team All-Region accolades from ABCA/Rawlings on Wednesday. Schreiber earns the 103rd All-America certificate in Nebraska baseball history after senior reliever Jake Hohensee garnered second-team honors from the NCBWA last week. Schreiber, a three-time All-B... More>>

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Huskers basketball to face Oklahoma State in Sioux Falls, SD

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Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Husker basketball team will make its first trip to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sunday, Dec. 16, as the Huskers will an old conference rival in a unique setting. The Sanford Pentagon will host a matchup between Nebraska and Oklahoma State, as Heritage Court will be the scene of the first meeting between the two programs since 2011. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, by ... More>>

Two Huskers named First-Team Academic All-Americans

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-Nebraska women’s gymnast Danielle Breen and men’s tennis player Linus Erhart earned Google Cloud First-Team Academic All-America honors on Thursday, June 14, as named by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Breen, a senior from Ames, Iowa, became the fifth two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in Nebraska women's gymnastics history. She earned second-team CoSIDA Academic A... More>>

NEB MTEN: Maymi to Lead Husker Men's Tennis Program

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations A rising star in collegiate coaching with strong connections to the Big Ten, Florida and California, Sean Maymi was announced as the new men’s tennis coach at the University of Nebraska by Athletic Director Bill Moos on Wednesday, June 13. Maymi (pronounced MY-mee) has extensive ties to the Big Ten Conference in two successful stints as the associate head coach at Michigan. He helped the Wolverines to eight N... More>>

NEB MGOLF: Hankins to Bring NCAA, Big Ten Success to Husker Program

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations A proven coach with a record of success in the Big Ten Conference, Mark Hankins was announced as the new head men’s golf coach at the University of Nebraska by Athletic Director Bill Moos on Wednesday, June 13. “Mark Hankins will bring a track record of proven success in the Big Ten Conference and on the national level to our men’s golf program,” Moos said. “He has built strong teams a... More>>

NEB WRES: Manning, Snyder Named USA Wrestling Freestyle Coaches of the Year

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Link to Release: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211718281 Link to USA Wrestling Release: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/June/12/Manning-and-Snyder-named-Freestyle-Coaches-of-the-Year Manning, Snyder Named USA Wrestling Freestyle Coaches of the Year Nebraska Head Coach Mark Manning and Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder have been named winners of the 2017 Ter...

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NEB BSB: Hohensee Earns NCBWA All-America Honors

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Senior reliever Jake Hohensee garnered second-team All-America accolades from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday. After collecting second-team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors earlier in the day, Hohensee earns the 102nd All-America certificate in Nebraska baseball history. Hohensee, who served as Nebraska’s closer in 2018, led the Huskers and ranked 18th in the nation with 13 sa... More>>

Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame To Induct Dana Altman and Kyle Korver

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Creighton Athletics Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame To Induct Dana Altman and Kyle Korver OMAHA, Neb. —The Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame will add a pair of all-time greats to its ranks on Saturday, August 25th at the Marriott Capitol District Hotel in Omaha. This year's inductees in the 51st Hall of Fame class are Dana Altman and Kyle Korver. Altman was head men's basketball coach at Creighton from 1994-2010, ... More>>

NEB BSB: Three Huskers Earn All-Region Status

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Link to complete All-Region Teams: https://abca.org/ABCA/Awards/All-Region/NCAA_Div_I/2018.aspx Three Huskers Earn All-Region Status The Nebraska baseball team produced three ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region selections when the honorees for all eight regions were announced on Wednesday. Scott Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening each earned first-team accolades, while Jake Hohensee took second-team honors. Schreiber ... More>>

NEB WBB: Huskers to Face Louisville in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Video included

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Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations The Nebraska women's basketball team will square off with 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four participant and ACC regular-season and tournament champion Louisville in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The conferences announced the match-ups for the 12th consecutive season of the challenge, which pits two of the nation's premier women's basketball conferences against each other in head-to-head clashes. The Huskers, who adva... More>>

Saltdogs sign former Husker and Lincoln-native Hohensee

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today that the organization signed former Husker and Lincoln native Jake Hohensee.  Hohensee (pronounced HO-en-see) is a right-handed pitcher.  The Saltdogs released RHP Leland Tilley. Hohensee joins the Saltdogs immediately following his senior season at Nebraska. The 24-year-old was the closer for Darin Erstad’s team and posted 13 saves and ... More>>

NEB WRES: Burroughs, Green Set for Final X Lincoln Saturday Night at the Devaney Center

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Link to Preview: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211717774 Link to Tickets: https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=UW&linkID=huskers&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=&_template=chocolate FloWrestling Hub: https://www.flowrestling.org/events/6092710-2018-final-x-lincoln Burroughs, Green Set for Final X Lincoln Saturday Night at the D... More>>

Two Huskers selected in final day of MLB Draft

Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications LINCOLN-The Nebraska baseball team had two players and two signees selected during the final day of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. Junior Jesse Wilkening and senior Luis Alvarado each heard their name called during a day that featured rounds 11-40 of the draft. The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Wilkening in the 14th round, while the Los Angeles Angels picked Alvarado in the 17th round. In addition, Husker sign... More>>

NEB BSB: Schreiber Selected by Astros in Ninth Round

Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations After being among the Big Ten and national leaders at the plate in 2018, Scott Schreiber was drafted in the ninth round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Houston drafted a Husker for the second consecutive year after selecting Jake Meyers in the 13th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. The Astros went on to win the 2017 World Series. Scott Schreiber – Houston Astros (Ninth Round – 282nd O... More>>

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  • NEB T&F: Huskers Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships

    NEB T&F: Huskers Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Link to Preview: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211717556 Start Lists: http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor18/ Live Results: https://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/track-field/results/d1/outdoor18/Finals/index.htm Huskers Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships Nebraska’s qualifiers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships will head to Eugene, Oregon, this week to compet...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Link to Preview: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211717556 Start Lists: http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor18/ Live Results: https://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/track-field/results/d1/outdoor18/Finals/index.htm Huskers Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships Nebraska’s qualifiers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships will head to Eugene, Oregon, this week to compet...More >>
  • Ibarra earns American Associations Player of the Week Award

    Ibarra earns American Associations Player of the Week Award

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs and the American Association jointly announced today that Saltdogs infielder Christian Ibarra is the Pointstreak Player of the Week. Saltdogs players have won the award in consecutive weeks after Angel Reyes claimed the honor last week. Ibarra went 14-30 (.462) while playing in all seven games this week. He pounded two doubles and a home run to boast a .654 slugging percentage....More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs and the American Association jointly announced today that Saltdogs infielder Christian Ibarra is the Pointstreak Player of the Week. Saltdogs players have won the award in consecutive weeks after Angel Reyes claimed the honor last week. Ibarra went 14-30 (.462) while playing in all seven games this week. He pounded two doubles and a home run to boast a .654 slugging percentage....More >>
  • PUBLICATION NAMES CHASE SIMPSON AMERICAN ASSOCIATION PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    PUBLICATION NAMES CHASE SIMPSON AMERICAN ASSOCIATION PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – Minor League Sports Report chose Chase Simpson of the Lincoln Saltdogs as its Player of the Month for May in the American Association. The publication, led by writers Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow, wrote this about the Satldogs third baseman: “Chase Simpson leaves the first month of the American Association season hitting .409, fourth best in the league, with 4-homers and 11-RBI. His home ...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: Lincoln Saltdogs LINCOLN, NE – Minor League Sports Report chose Chase Simpson of the Lincoln Saltdogs as its Player of the Month for May in the American Association. The publication, led by writers Robert Pannier and Kevin Luckow, wrote this about the Satldogs third baseman: “Chase Simpson leaves the first month of the American Association season hitting .409, fourth best in the league, with 4-homers and 11-RBI. His home ...More >>
  • Three Huskers Named to College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

    Three Huskers Named to College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Three Nebraska football greats are among 76 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision announced as finalists Monday for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Huskers on the 2019 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame include Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch, and a pair of Outland Trophy winning offensive linemen in Zach Wiegert and Larry Jacobson. Crouch is on the ballot for the ei...More >>
    Posted By: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Media Relations Three Nebraska football greats are among 76 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision announced as finalists Monday for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Huskers on the 2019 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame include Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch, and a pair of Outland Trophy winning offensive linemen in Zach Wiegert and Larry Jacobson. Crouch is on the ballot for the ei...More >>
  • Nebraska to face Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Nebraska to face Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Lincoln – Nebraska’s non-conference schedule got a little tougher Friday, as the Huskers will travel to NCAA Sweet 16 qualifier Clemson as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge announced by ESPN. The matchup between the Huskers and Tigers will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, from Littlejohn Coliseum. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date, but all of the ACC/...More >>
    Posted by: Sports sports@klkntv.com Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications Lincoln – Nebraska’s non-conference schedule got a little tougher Friday, as the Huskers will travel to NCAA Sweet 16 qualifier Clemson as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge announced by ESPN. The matchup between the Huskers and Tigers will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, from Littlejohn Coliseum. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date, but all of the ACC/...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.

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  • 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

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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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    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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  • Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

    Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:45:36 GMT
    A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler.More >>
    A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler.More >>
  • Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

    Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:45:18 GMT
    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January.More >>
    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January.More >>
  • Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

    Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:45:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Senegal's Sadio Mane, right, and Poland's Michal Pazdan challenge for the ball during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Senegal's Sadio Mane, right, and Poland's Michal Pazdan challenge for the ball during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
    Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang.More >>
    Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang.More >>
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