Kirt Manion CherryRoad Media Roughly 80 kids from grades K-8 have been taking to the tennis courts at Steinhart Park to get acquainted with the game of tennis this week. The kids are being led by high school age coaches overseen by Jason McNeely, Nebraska City High School boys’ tennis coach. High school coaches include […]
Seniors 2, Nationals 0 A pair of one-run frames pushed the Seniors past the Nehawka (EMN) Nationals on Monday, May 22. Hayden Coyle pitched six frames, struck out eight, walked three and allowed no runs on six hits. Cael Kriefel pitched one inning and struck out the side. Cael Kreifel had two doubles to lead […]
Kirt ManionCherryRoad Media A late-May buzz of activity at Clemmy Holmes Field at Steinhart Park means the summer American Legion baseball season has arrived. Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, saw the Nebraska City Juniors and Seniors host the Nehawka Nationals and Seward in season-opening action. The Juniors look to be in for a […]
Dustyn Stortzum grew up around horse racing his whole life. Some would argue that it is in his family’s blood. Stortzum’s mom, dad, uncle, grandma, and grandpa have all been a part of horse racing. Their jobs have included working at the track, helping horses load into the starting gate, and owning a couple of […]
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His swing was broken, discombobulated and out of sorts. At the time, it probably didn’t matter to the kid from south Lincoln. Football was Max Buettenback’s first true love. He grew up engraved into a sports family with a father and uncle who both achieved greatness as members of the Huskers football team in the […]
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Nebraska soccer slogged through the 2019 season with a 4-10-4 record, the school’s worst season in its 26-year history. The future looked bleak. The COVID-19 pandemic initially postponed the 2020 season to the spring, which made matters even worse. That was the turning point, the moment that a group of underclassmen jolted a once-conference power […]
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Every year as baseball season comes around, many sports enthusiasts get the itch to return to one of their childhood hobbies of collecting baseball cards. Many have hundreds of cards already tucked away in shoe boxes taking up space that need to be organized and put away. The hobby of collecting sports cards has been […]
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League of Legends has grown to be one of the biggest games globally. With 180 million active monthly players it continues to be at the top. It has also become the most watched and arguably the largest esport. To no surprise, at the University Nebraska-Lincoln, the Esports Club participates in League of Legends. At Nebraska […]
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Nebraska gets down to the goal line and is about to score against North Dakota. The Huskers have hit split-zone, a run play where the tight end goes across the formation and blocks, several times. A New tight end enters the field and Chancellor Brewington is inserted into the game at this point. Nebraska lines […]
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Welcome to the What’s the Word Podcast, with your Host Javin Wright and co-host Myles Farmer. In this podcast, you will hear from Grant Klein, a Nebraska Cornhuskers Equipment Manager. Many people outside of a football program don’t understand the importance of a manager’s role. If coaches and players are the heart and soul […]
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For this episode, we came together with some players on the University of Nebraska football team who transferred in from a junior college. We wanted to ask them about the experience and lifestyle they lived while they were in junior college. Deshon Singleton played at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas but was born and raised […]
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It’s the dream of so many young soccer players in the state of Nebraska: Play for Creighton, get drafted into MLS and play at a top level. For most, that dream falls short in one way or another, but for Diego Gutierrez and Duncan McGuire, they live the dream. Diego Gutierrez is a forward for […]
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Not until last September, did the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hire a Black head coach in any of its varsity sports. That milestone happened when Scott Frost was fired as the Huskers’ football coach and Mickey Joseph, who is Black, was promoted from assistant coach to be the interim placeholder. That said, the athletic department still […]
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While sports betting has been legal in Nebraska since 2021 there have yet to be any wagers placed in the state. Former Governor Pete Ricketts signed bill LB561 on May 25, 2021. But a delay in betting has been caused by multiple factors including a lack of betting infrastructure, little motivation from state lawmakers, and […]
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The William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community has changed students’ lives for the better. With the foundation’s help, students have access to opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise. William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community or WHT is a community of students who are recipients of the Susan T. Buffett scholarship. The Buffett scholarship foundation offers this […]
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Held May 5-6 less than 10 miles miles from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the Lancaster Events Center, the Nebraska Cornhusker College Rodeo was the final competition of the year for teams in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Named Great Plains Region Rodeo of the Year in 2022, the event […]
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Over the years, youth sports have changed dramatically. The days of a child playing one sport in the winter, one sport in the summer, and one sport in the fall are dwindling away. And a family being able to afford for their child to play multiple sports is becoming more difficult. Although talent is needed […]
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From the Florida heat in Lake City to the Mississippi country, Mike Williams found himself at one of the best junior colleges in the country. It was East Mississippi that allowed Williams to find himself as a person and control what he could at the moment, and what he could control he made the most […]
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Sports media relations professionals form a key cog in the day-to-day operations of Nebraska athletics. Yet, the average Husker fan likely doesn’t know who they are or what they do. Those in the communications office work on a daily basis as the liaison between coaches, athletes and the media. In total, the office employs six […]
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Believe it or not, redshirting in college athletics began in Nebraska. In 1938, Warren Alfson requested to sit out his sophomore year due to his low placement on the depth chart. This worked out for Alfson, who became an all-Big Six and all-American player in his collegiate career. Nearly 90 years later, the redshirt has […]
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As a high school football recruit from Minnesota who came to Nebraska, Bill Barnett didn’t think football would be his career after college. After his first years of playing for the Huskers, however, that changed. Barnett played football for the Huskers from 1974 to 1979. He was a three-time letterman winner, lifter of the year, […]
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The Nebraska men’s tennis team has gained recognition in the state of Nebraska and around the globe. The Huskers finished No. 52 this season in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings and had five different countries represented on the team to bring different perspectives to the game of tennis. International sports can be a great […]
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