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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 »

Petteway wins Nebraska’s MVP awards as Huskers celebrate their basketball season

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The Nebraska basketball team celebrated their successful season Monday evening with a season-ending banquet at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The crowd saw the Husker players receive their NCAA Tournament watches, and heard from head coach Tim Miles who wants more, saying, “We want to raise the bar of Nebraska basketball. I don’t want to win one […] Read More »

Peru State has new men’s basketball coach

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Former Omaha Central boys basketball coach Eric Behrens made the move official on Friday to take the head coaching job at Peru State, after 13 years of coaching the Eagles. Behrens had a successful run at Central, posting a record of 283-62. He led Central to seven state championship, three in a row from ’06 […] Read More »

Huskers fill a spot at center as Georgetown transfer comes to Lincoln

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team has added 6’9, 247 pound center and Georgetown transfer Moses Ayegba. He’s a fifth-year senior and will eligible to play immediately after he earns his undergraduate degree in May. He spent four years at Georgetown, but said he was looking for a change. He was recruited to play with the […] Read More »

Hooper picked by Tulsa in the WNBA draft

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Nebraska basketball All-American Jordan Hooper was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with first pick of the second round in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Hooper, the 13th overall pick, becomes the latest in a string of WNBA draft picks for Coach Connie Yori. Since 2007, five Huskers have been chosen in the three rounds of the […] Read More »

McDermott adds to his post season awards collection

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After two consecutive seasons of being an award finalist, the third time was a charm for Creighton University senior Doug McDermott, as he was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The Atlanta Tipoff Club made the announcement earlier tonight during the AT&T National Association […] Read More »

Miles wins coach of the year award

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University of Nebraska basketball Tim Miles was honored Friday afternoon, as he was named the winner of the 2014 Jim Phelan Award. The second-year Nebraska coach received the award at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Dallas. Miles becomes the first Nebraska men’s basketball coach to earn a national coach-of-the-year award. He is the second Big […] Read More »