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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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One and done for Nebraska women

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Brianna Butler scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 58.7 seconds left, as 8th seeded Syracuse beat the 9th seeded Huskers 72-69 in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday night. Emily Cady led Nebraska with 18 points as the Huskers finish the year 21-11. Syracuse went ahead 62-57 on Butler’s jumper with 4:49 left. Nebraska tied it at 66 as Cady […]

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Creighton rallies from down 16 but loses WNIT game

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Down 16 points with 16 minutes remaining, the Creighton women’s basketball team got to within three in the final two minutes but came up short as Creighton fell, 68-58, in the opening round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 19. The loss ended Creighton’s season at 17-14. The Bluejays fell behind 30-12 with 6:36 showing on […]

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Concordia women’s basketball comes up short in national title bid

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Playing for their school’s first national championship, The Concordia women’s basketball team jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the title game against Morninside Iowa and built their biggest lead of the game at 26-14, before taking a 30-24 lead into the locker room. In a tight game in the second half, the Mustangs made […]

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Nebraska women get the dreaded 8/9 matchup for NCAA Tournament

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A tough draw for the Nebraska women’s basketball team. They get selected as the 9th seed and will travel to Columbia, South Carolina for their first round match up with the Syracuse Orange on Friday at 6:30. A win against the Big Orange, will put the Big Red up against top seeded South Carolina in […]

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Concordia advances to NAIA D-II championship. Hastings comes up short in the semifinals

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The Concordia women’s basketball team advanced to their first ever NAIA Division II national championship after winning their semifinal over Briar Cliff Iowa 72-62. The Bulldogs have made it to the semifinals in ’03, ’05 and ’12, but reach the finals for the first time and have a chance to bring Concordia their first national […]

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Boys state basketball results from 3/13/15

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Saturday’s finals Class A Omaha South (23-3) vs. Creighton Prep (26-2), 6:30 p.m. Class B Sidney (22-4) vs. Elkhorn South (20-5), 1 p.m. Class C-1 Winnebago (26-1) vs. Columbus Scotus (22-5), 11 a.m. Class C-2 Freeman (27-2) vs. Hastings St. Cecilia (26-1), 8:30 p.m. Class D-1 Humphrey St. Francis (23-4) vs. High Plains (25-2), 9 […]

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Creighton falls to Georgetown in BIG EAST tournament

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Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 12 points during a game-ending 15-4 run as Georgetown defeated Creighton, 60-55, on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament. Second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Georgetown (21-9) advances to Friday’s semifinal and will meet the winner of the Butler/Xavier nightcap. Creighton fell to […]

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Boys state basketball scores from 3/12/15

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Class A Thursday’s results Omaha South 68, South Sioux City 34 Lincoln Northeast 61, Norfolk 43 Creighton Prep 67, Millard West 55 Bellevue West 70, Bellevue West 53 Friday’s semifinals Omaha South (22-3) vs. Lincoln Northeast (21-5), 7 p.m.Creighton Prep (25-2) vs. Bellevue West (20-6), 8:45 p.m. Saturday’s final 6:30 p.m. Class B Thursday’s results Beatrice 56, Plattsmouth 36 […]

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Creighton gets past DePaul at BIG EAST Tourney

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Senior Will Artino had four straight second half baskets to start a 13-2 run as 10th seeded Creighton defeated seventh-seeded DePaul, 78-63, on Wednesday evening in the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden. With the win, Creighton (14-18) advances to play second-seeded Georgetown in Thursday’s third quarterfinal, which is slated to start at 6:01 […]

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Huskers fall short against Penn State at Big Ten Tourney

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Nebraska missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, as Penn State held off the Huskers, 68-65, Thursday afternoon at the United Center. Shavon Shields, who finished with 20 points 10 rebounds and rebounds, had a chance to send the game into overtime, but his 3-pointer was just off the mark, as Penn State advanced […]

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