Home | Tag Archives: basketball

Tag Archives: basketball

NU basketball’s Webster heading to his native New Zealand in hopes of making FIBA World Cup team

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska basketball sophomore Tai Webster is heading to his native New Zealand this weekend as he tries out for senior team’s roster for the FIBA World Cup. Webster, is one of 17 players selected to the camp. Competition begins for Webster next week, as New Zealand hosts Korea in a three-game series beginning prior to […] Read More »

Creighton to host Oklahoma in mid-November, travel to play the Huskers. Download the Bluejays basketball schedule here

kqnk-300x150-default

Creighton released their non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season that features eight home games, two games at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida and road games at Tulsa, Nebraska and North Texas.  Six of the teams played in the postseason a year ago, including five NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The regular-season begins  on Friday, Nov. 14 when Central Arkansas […] Read More »

Creighton to host Oklahoma in mid-November, travel to play the Huskers. Download the Bluejays basketball schedule here

kqnk-300x150-default

Creighton released their non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season that features eight home games, two games at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida and road games at Tulsa, Nebraska and North Texas.  Six of the teams played in the postseason a year ago, including five NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The regular-season begins  on Friday, Nov. 14 when Central Arkansas […] Read More »

Husker hoops reserve suffers torn ACL

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced that senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. The injury was discovered during an MRI examination on Tuesday in Lincoln.  Smith suffered the injury last Thursday playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships in Tortola, British Virgin […] Read More »

NU basketball forward Leslee Smith injured at FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska senior forward Leslee Smith is returning to Lincoln to have his left knee further evaluated after he suffered an injury while playing for the British Virgin Islands, in the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships.  The injury happened during a game this past Thursday. Smith helped the British Virgin Islands to a 3-0 start, Smith was averaging […] Read More »

Perone leaves Omaha Benson’s basketball program for assistant coaches job at Hastings

kqnk-300x150-default

Omaha Benson girls basketball coach Jon Perone was hired as an assistant women’s coach at Hastings College, leaving the Bunnies after leading them to their first Class A state championship in March. Perone led Benson to its first state tournament berth in 16 years back in 2013 and last season, his seventh with the program, he […] Read More »

McDermott drafted by the Nuggets at No. 11; traded to the Bulls

kqnk-300x150-default

The Denver Nuggets made Creighton All-American Doug McDermott the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., then traded him to the Chicago close to two hours later.  McDermott and veteran forward Anthony Randolph heading to Chicago for the 16th (Jusuf Nurkic) and 19th picks (Gary […] Read More »

Nebraska finds new basketball director of operations

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Friday that Teddy Owens has been named Director of Operations for the Husker basketball program. “Teddy will be terrific as our Director of Operations. It is a challenging job, but one he will handle well,” Miles said. “In this role, we rely on him to be a liaison […] Read More »

Former Husker Lindsey Moore meets President Obama (VIDEO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Former Husker basketball star Lindsey Moore used her off day along with her Minnesota Lynx teammates to enjoy Thursday at the White House as they were honored by President Barack Obama for their 2013 WNBA title. President Obama commended the team for winning their third straight WNBA title and joked about how he predicted he would […] Read More »

Nebraska women’s basketball adds another for the 2015 recruiting class

kqnk-300x150-default

Connie Yori’s Nebraska women’s basketball team added two players from Kansas for the 2015 recruiting class in the past week. Lanie Page, the sister of incoming freshman Kaylee Page, has committed to the Huskers. The Page sisters are from Wamego, KS., where they’re coached by their father, Jim. Lanie Page, a 6-foot-3 wing, joins Leavenworth, KS., […] Read More »

Lange rounds out her coaching staff at UNO by hiring an Iowa legend

kqnk-300x150-default

Kirk Walker, a legendary high school coach in Iowa and women’s assistant coach at Briar Cliff, has accepted an assistant coach position on the Omaha women’s basketball coaching staff.  Head Coach Brittany Lange announced his hiring on Tuesday. Walker joins Lange and assistants Lee Aduddell and Rodney Rogan on the UNO staff. Former assistant and […] Read More »

Fremont basketball star, Nebraska recruit makes U-18 national basketball team

kqnk-300x150-default

Fremont basketball star Jessica Shepard was selected Monday to the USA Basketball Women’s Under-18 national team following a three days of trials at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Shepard was one of 12 chosen for the roster.  27 players tried out.   The national team will compete in the FIBA Americas […] Read More »

Connie Yori brings Stephens back to her coaching staff

kqnk-300x150-default

One of the most successful players in Husker women’s basketball history is back in Nebraska again, as Coach Connie Yori announced the addition of Amy Stephens to NU’s 2014-15 coaching staff. Stephens, an Alliance, Neb., native still ranks among the top five Huskers in history in points (1,976, 4th), assists (444, 5th) and steals (280, 3rd), […] Read More »

Ricky Kreklow skips Mizzou for his final season and decides to walk on at Creighton. Calls it the “right decision”

kqnk-300x150-default

In somewhat of a surprise move, the former Missouri and California basketball player, Ricky Kreklow is passing up a few scholarship offers and has decided to walk-on at Creighton University. The 6’6 forward started his career at Missouri, then spent two injury plagued seasons at Cal. Kreklow decided to transfer after California coach Mike Montgomery […] Read More »

Husker basketball coach Tim Miles ticketed in auto accident

kqnk-300x150-default

Police ticketed NU men’s basketball coach Tim Miles for negligent driving after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident. Miles said he was changing the radio station when he rear ended another vehicle…that car hit the pickup in front of them. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Miles had some soreness, but it didn’t stop […] Read More »