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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 »

Creighton’s Doug McDermott wins 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy

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The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott as the winner of the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year. The announcement was made at a news conference today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. McDermott will be […] Read More »

Creighton’s Wragge finishes fifth at the NCAA three-point contest

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Creighton sharpshooter Ethan Wragge took fifth place at the State Farm College 3-Point Championships on Thursday night at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas. Wragge made 13-of-25 shots, in addition to four “money balls” that counted double, for a first round score of 17. Surprisingly, it wasn’t enough to advance. The […] Read More »

AP names McDermott college basketball’s player of the year

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Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott was named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Thursday afternoon.  He is the first BIG EAST Player to win the AP’s top individual award since St. John’s Walter Berry in 1985-86 McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.) and points (934) while also ranking second […] Read More »

Hooper gets AP honor, will compete in Final Four’s slam dunk and three-point contest

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Jordan Hooper was named second-team All-America award from The Associated Press, while sophomore Rachel Theriot added honorable-mention accolades for the Huskers. Hooper, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, finished her Nebraska career as the school’s career three-point leader with 295, which tied for fourth in Big Ten history. Hooper will compete in the […] Read More »

CBSSports.com names Doug McDermott National Player of the Year

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Creighton men’s basketball senior Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American and National Player of the Year from CBSSports.com. This is the second consecutive year McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the website, while he also claimed Second Team honors as a sophomore. McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 […] Read More »

McDermott named AP All-American for third time in his career

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Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the third straight year for the Creighton basketball star. McDermott joins some elite company with his back-back-to-back first team honor from the Associated Press. Since the awards started in 1947-48, McDermott is just the 11th man to earn first team accolades three […] Read More »