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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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 »

Big Ten moving 2017 basketball tournament to D.C.

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The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will make its first appearance on the East Coast when the 2017 event is held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will mark the conference’s 20th annual event and will feature all 14 conference […] Read More »

Huskers will face Florida State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The Nebraska basketball team will travel to Florida State for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Huskers and Seminoles will play on the first night, December 1st. Florida State is the third-winningest team in ACC play since the start of the 2005-06 season and has played in a school record nine consecutive postseason tournaments under head […] Read More »

Doc Sadler back in the saddle with new basketball coaching gig

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Former Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler is the new men’s basketball coach at Southern Mississippi. Sadler takes over for Donnie Tyndall who left for Tennessee. After six seasons at Nebraska, Sadler spent one year as director of basketball operations at Kansas. Sadler was at Iowa State last year as an assistant to Fred Hoiberg. He […] Read More »

Connie Yori’s top assistant leaving for Boise State

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Nebraska Associate Head Coach Sunny Smallwood is leaving Connie Yori’s staff to take a job at her alma mater of Boise State in a similar role. Smallwood spent nine years including the past six seasons as NU’s associate head coach. “We want to thank Sunny for her commitment to helping our program climb on the […] Read More »

NU women’s basketball adds junior college transfer to ’14-’15 class

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Nebraska Coach Connie Yori added a seventh newcomer to the Huskers’ 2014-15 women’s basketball roster with the signing of junior college All-America forward/center Anya (goes by Hanna) Kalenta on Tuesday. Kalenta, a 6-3 sophomore forward/center at Vincennes University in 2013-14, was a third-team NJCAA All-America honoree after leading the Trailblazers with team-best averages of 20.8 […] Read More »