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Creighton baseball tops Seton Hall, takes another Big East series

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Behind seven strong innings from junior Matt Warren, the Creighton Baseball team claimed its 10th BIG EAST series in two seasons with a 4-2 win at Seton Hall on Sunday, May 3. With the win Creighton is now 10-0-1 in its 11 series as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. On the season the […]

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Storm Chasers close out road swing with a win

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Aaron Brooks was strong for seven innings and Whit Merrifield homered to propel Omaha past Colorado Springs 4-2 Sunday afternoon in the last of four meetings at Security Service Field. The Storm Chasers earned a series split and return home at 12-11 after winning three out of eight on their second road trip of the […]

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Huskers pound Illinois to close out regular season

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The Nebraska softball team closed out the regular season with its 17th run-rule victory of the season, defeating Illinois, 9-1, in five innings Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. On Senior Day, Husker seniors Kylee Muir and Steph Pasquale combined to go 2-for-4 with four runs and four RBIs, leading a Husker offense that out-hit Michigan […]

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Creighton softball ends season with victory over Providence

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One day after Providence dashed the postseason hopes of the Creighton softball team, the Bluejays returned the favor with a 6-3 win in its season finale at the Friars’ Raymond Field on Sunday. Creighton (22-21, 7-12 BIG EAST) quickly built a 4-0 lead over Providence (16-23, 8-11) and never looked back. The Bluejays salvaged a […]

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UNK professor helps NASA search for ET

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A physics professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is among a group space experts picked by NASA for an unprecedented project that will search for life on planets outside our solar system. UNK’s Adam Jensen is now leading the group chosen to take part in NASA’s “Exoplanet” project. Jensen says, “What they wanted […]

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Cowboys end Randy Gregory’s slide at the 60th selection

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday evening, being selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 60th overall pick. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Gregory was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for Nebraska in 2013 and 2014, establishing himself as one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Gregory […]

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Lions select Huskers Ameer Abdullah in second round of the NFL Draft

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Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday evening. Abdullah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 54th overall pick in the Draft. Abdullah was the fourth running back selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Homewood, Ala., native left Nebraska as one of the top […]

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Roeder sets career saves mark as Nebraska baseball notches series opening win

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The Nebraska baseball team (32-16, 7-9 Big Ten) picked up its first conference road win of the year on Friday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the Northwestern Wildcats ( 14-30, 4-12) at Rocky Miller Park. After tying Brett Jensen’s Nebraska career record on Tuesday night at Creighton with his 31st career save, senior closer […]

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Huskers softball opens series with shutout victory over Illinois

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An eight-run fourth inning was all the offense the Nebraska softball team would need Friday night, as the Huskers run-ruled Illinois, 8-0, in five innings at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers sent 13 batters to the plate in the decisive fifth inning despite recording only three hits. Nebraska drew five walks in the inning and was […]

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Defense struggles as Creighton baseball drops series opener at Seton Hall

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Despite leading for most of the battle, the Creighton Baseball team suffered a 5-4 loss to Seton Hall on Friday, May 1. The loss dropped Creighton to 25-14 on the season and 8-4 in BIG EAST play, while the Pirates moved to 21-18 overall and 6-4 in conference action. Creighton’s offense came in a consistent […]

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Gov. Ricketts defends veto of LB 89, calls it unsustainable

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Gov. Pete Ricketts defends his veto of a bill intended to give needy families a boost in monthly income. Ricketts says he sympathizes with the intent, but calls the legislative solution unsustainable. “But LB 89 was proposing to bankrupt the very reserve fund that is helping to make sure that we’re taking care of these […]

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Omaha’s African American community’s reaction to riots in Baltimore

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Protestors took to the streets hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore this week burning buildings, looting, assaulting police and bystanders. If a situation like that happened here, Willie Hamilton with Black Men United says Omaha’s African American community would likely react the same way. Hamilton says there are things others not in that community […]

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April’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April in nine Midwestern states points to slow economic growth ahead. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says the overall index for the month of April rose to 52.7 from March’s 51.4. Goss says, “Firms linked to energy and agriculture are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity. Growth in Oklahoma […]

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Handcuffed suspect takes control of SHP car, takes off, arrested after spike strips flatten tires

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A handcuffed suspect arrested for speeding on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska and placed in the front seat of a State Highway Patrol cruiser took control of the cruiser and sped off, leading to high-speed chase that ended only when the patrol car ran over spike strips. The patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound […]

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TKEs at Wayne State College hope to redeem reputation

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Members of a suspended fraternity at Wayne State College are submitting a plan of action to address alcohol problems in hopes of regaining a footing at the school. The Lambda Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was booted for “unacceptable activities” related to alcohol use. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Dean of Students, says the fraternity […]

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