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NAIA adopts NCAA changes to women’s basketball

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is adopting recent changes made to women’s basketball by the NCAA, including the new time rule which will feature four 10-minute quarters. Great Plains Athletic Conference Commissioner Corey Westra says the changes made sense because there is so much crossover competition between NAIA programs ands NCAA institutions. Besides the timing […]

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Lockdown on University of Nebraska Lincoln campus lifted

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A lockdown issued after reports surfaced that a gunman was walking the downtown Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska has been lifted. Shortly before 10 o’clock Monday night, police responded to the basketball courts near the Harper-Schramm-Smith dorm complex where a fight had broken out. Police believe at least two of the people involved […]

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Financial details on Miles and Yori contract extensions

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Tim Miles will make $2,000,080 annually through March 31, 2020. Miles was making $1,652,646 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Nebraska assistant coaches also received a salary increase.  Recently hired Rashon Burno is the Huskers’ highest-paid assistant at $248,000.  Jim Molinari is making $244,297 after previously making $237,182, and Kenya Hunter is making $243,665 up from $236,568. Nebraska women’s […]

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NU women to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Nebraska will play North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 Duke, 60-54 in Lincoln on Dec. 3, 2014 in the annual challenge, will play host to the Wolfpack exactly one year after beating the Blue Devils in the series between two of the nation’s […]

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Contract extensions for both Nebraska basketball coaches

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The Nebraska’s basketball coaches are getting contract extensions. Tim Miles and Connie Yori have had their contracts extended through 2020. Miles receives a one-year extension to an original signing that was good for seven-years and was already extended by one year. Yori’s extension in for two year. Yori, the 2013 and 2014 Big Ten coach […]

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Burno hired as assistant basketball coach at Nebraska

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Friday the hiring of Rashon Burno as an assistant coach for the Husker program. Burno comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons at the University of Florida under Billy Donovan, who was named the head coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder last month. […]

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MVC Player of the Year joins Nebraska women’s basketball

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Kyndal Clark, the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year will join the Nebraska women’s basketball team as a fifth-year senior transfer for 2015-16.  Clark, who will officially graduate from Drake on Saturday, averaged 19.3 points per game while knocking down a Missouri Valley Conference-record 116 three-pointers as a junior for the Bulldogs in […]

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Creighton to travel to Indiana in inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games

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The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences today announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on FOX Sports 1, BTN, or an ESPN Network from Nov. 17-20, 2015. The Gavitt Tipoff Games is an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in […]

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Petteway declares for NBA draft

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University of Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he is forgoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.  Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, is on track to earn his degree in May and has spent the last three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I […]

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Omaha Benson star signs with Creighton basketball

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Former Omaha Benson High School star Khyri Thomas has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Creighton. Thomas, the captain of the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska Boys Basketball team in 2014, spent last year at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. He will join fall signees Martin Krampelj, Justin Patton and Marlon Stewart on […]

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Tarin Smith decides to transfer from Nebraska mens basketball team

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday evening that freshman guard Tarin Smith has decided to transfer from the Husker program following the spring semester. “My family and I have intensely thought about this decision, and we feel that it is best if I transfer at the end of this school year,” […]

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Pitchford passes on senior year at Nebraska

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University of Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford announced he is giving up his final season of eligibility with the Husker basketball program. Pitchford will remain at the University of Nebraska and finish his undergraduate degree in ethnic studies. “I thank Coach Miles for giving me the opportunity when I transferred from Florida,” Pitchford said. “I have […]

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March Madness may be too much for gambling addicts to resist

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As the college basketball tournament reaches its peak this next weekend with the Final Four, some Nebraskans won’t be able to resist the urge to gamble on the games. A few small bets may be harmless, but the addiction can take over and destroy lives and families. Ron Felton, a certified gambling counselor serving western […]

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Tim Miles to coach all stars at NCAA Final Four

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Tim Miles of Nebraska will serve as head coach of the East team at the College All-Star Game, which will be played during the NCAA Final Four weekend in Indianapolis. The game, which features top senior NCAA basketball student-athletes, takes place on Friday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The […]

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UNK coaching legend calls it quits after 39 years

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Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball coach Tom Kropp will retire from coaching. Kropp spent 39 seasons with Loper basketball, the last 25 as head coach with a record of 482-245. The Aurora native was an All-American basketball and football player at UNK and, after a professional basketball career, served as a graduate assistant and assistant coach under […]

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