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Storm Chasers advance to fourth straight PCL Championship

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The Omaha Storm Chasers beat the Memphis Redbirds 6-2 to take the American Conference Championship 3-1 and advanc to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series for a fourth straight year. Omaha becomes the third team in league history to advance to four straight Championship Rounds. Omaha set a franchise record by allowing only six total runs in the […] Read More »

Saltdogs come up big to force a fifth and final game in their playoff series with Winnipeg

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Lincoln starter Nick Green threw seven strong innings to help the Saltdogs (2-2) extend the division series with a 9-2 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Sunday night. The Saltdogs scored with two runs in the second. After Brian Joynt singled and Jeremy Hamilton doubled, Winnipeg starter Matt Jackson balked home a run before Mike Gilmartin […] Read More »

Missouri River levels are rising and will continue climbing

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With all the rain in recent weeks across the Midwest and Northern Plains, water levels are rising along the Missouri River basin — and the water will likely remain high through fall. Dave Becker, operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam, says they’re having to increase the releases from […] Read More »

Nebraska Survives Close Call, Defeats McNeese State 31-24

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“Thank God for Ameer Abdullah.” Head coach Bo Pelini may have uttered those words just moments after Nebraska held off McNeese State 31-24 at Memorial Stadium, but those same words were on the minds of another 90,000 plus inside the stadium and thousands more outside of it in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. After all, the […] Read More »

Abdullah Saves Nebraska in 31-24 Win Over McNeese State

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It wasn’t exactly how the script was supposed to go. But for Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah, it’s one that saw him play hero once again for the Huskers. With McNeese State giving the 18th-ranked Huskers all they could handle and then some, Abdullah took a short pass from Tommy Armstrong, broke numerous tackles, […] Read More »

Nebraska Unable To Shake McNeese State After Three Quarters, Leads 24-14

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Although Nebraska kept McNeese State off the scoreboard in the third quarter, the Huskers are still locked in a fight with the Cowboys after three quarters, leading 24-14. Nebraska appeared to have taken a 28-14 lead after a short Tommy Armstrong touchdown run, but the play was called back after a personal foul on guard […] Read More »

At Halftime, Nebraska Leads McNeese State 21-14

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McNeese State was on the move to start the second quarter, trailing 14-7. The Cowboys were unable to find points and were forced to punt to Nebraska as the Huskers looked to deliver the knockout blow. Instead, McNeese State found an answer and announced this will be a longer game than many people anticipated. After […] Read More »

McNeese State Strikes First, But Nebraska Leads After First Quarter

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Despite falling behind FCS-level McNeese State 7-0 early in the first quarter, 18th-ranked Nebraska battled back to take a 14-7 lead after the first quarter of play at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers were stopped on a fourth-and-1 near midfield, with the Cowboys taking advantage and getting on the board with a 5-yard touchdown […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/5/14

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Friday (09/05/2014) Ainsworth 28, Centura 18 Archbishop Bergan 55, Freeman 8 Ashland-Greenwood 28, Syracuse 13 Aurora 46, Alliance 27 Axtell 48, Dundy County-Stratton 6 BDS 30, Blue Hill 23 Bancroft-Rosalie 66, Osceola 36 Battle Creek 41, Oakland-Craig 6 Bellevue West 42, Papillion-LaVista South 32 Bertrand 40, Eustis-Farnam 10 Bishop Neumann 28, Lincoln Christian 26 Boone […] Read More »

UNL freshman found dead in fraternity house

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A freshman at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has died. The university reports 18-year-old Clayton Real died in his room at the FarmHouse Fraternity. Foul play is not suspected. Real was diabetic. Drinking off campus might have contributed to his death. Real, an Agricultural Economics major from Grafton, won a scholarship to UNL from […] Read More »

Historic horse racing is history; Supreme Court keeps it off ballot

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Historic horse racing will not make the ballot in November. The State Supreme Court ruled the law passed by the legislature this year violated the constitution’s prohibition against containing more than one issue. Gambling with the Good Life’s Pat Loontjer is overjoyed by the ruling. “I think I cried my eyes out this morning. I […] Read More »

Keystone XL route now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Link to audio)

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State Supreme Court justices have heard oral arguments in the lawsuit that claims the Unicameral violated the state constitution in passing the law to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline route through Nebraska. State Deputy Attorney General Katherine Spohn argued before the court Friday morning that the Unicameral acted within its rights in passing the […] Read More »

Thousands of flags will honor 9/11 victims

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For 10 years Lynn Castrianno of Omaha heads to Memorial Park this time of year to join dozens of volunteers who will place more than 3,000 American flags in honor of those who died on September 11th, 2001. Castrianno says each flag is coded with a tag that provides information about a person killed during the […] Read More »

Nebraska Medical Center calming fears of Ebola outbreak

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Just after 6:00 Friday morning a plane transporting Dr. Rick Sacra landed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. He was then put into an Omaha Fire Department ambulance and transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he will be treated at their bio-containment unit. Sacra was infected with the deadly Ebola virus […] Read More »

Huskers are not taking McNeese State lightly (AUDIO)

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For McNeese State this is their season opener. The Cowboys moved up to No. 6 in the FCS poll. They were 10-3 last season and went to the FCS playoffs for a Southland Conference-record 15th time, where they lost in the first round to Jacksonville State. The Cowboys averaged 40.0 points a game last season, […] Read More »