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Huskers Picked To Finish Second in Conference
Big Ten Football Media Days get underway Thursday in Chicago and Nebraska has been projected to finish second in the West Division this upcoming season. Wisconsin is picked to win the West, while defending national champion Ohio State is favored to win th
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One Lincoln Team Alive in Legion Tourney
Union Bank of Lincoln Pius X racked up 17 hits enroute to a 15-1 win over Fairway Assets of Millard North in the American Division of the State Legion Baseball Tournament Monday at Hastings. Union Bank will play Associated Fire of Papillion-La
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HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys
The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 
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Pairings Set for State Legion Baseball Tourney
The State Legion Baseball Tournament gets underway this weekend at two different sites in Class A.  Click the headline to see the brackets.
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NWU Athletics: Prairie Wolves To GO NCAA Division III, Leaving GPAC
Nebraska Wesleyan University president Dr. Fred Ohles announced Monday afternoon at Snyder Arena the Prairie Wolves leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference after the upcoming school year to join the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, starting with the 2016-17 school year.
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NSAA Board Selects Tenopir To Return In Interim Director Role
A former executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association is back in a temporary role. According to a news release sent out on Friday, Jim Tenopir is back as the organization's interim director. 
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Former 10/11 Sportscaster, HuskerVision Director Schmahl Dies
Former Lincoln TV sportscaster and Huskervision director Jeff Schmahl has died.   Schmahl passed away early Tuesday, after a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 
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HUSKER FOOTBALL: Collins Named To Outland and Nagurski Watch Lists
Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. On Friday, the Kansas City native was named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.   
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Nebraska Athletes To Get Laptops With More Scholarship Money
Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has announced plans to provide additional benefits to athletes that are now allowed under NCAA rules.    Eichorst said in a video statement on the athletic department's website Wednesday that beginning this fall each athlete would receive a laptop computer and that an athlete who graduates and exhausts his or her eligibility will receive assistance for obtaining an internship, studying abroad or attending graduate school.
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SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Martis and Smith Help Lincoln To Win Over Sioux Falls
Shairon Martis turned in another strong outing and Curt Smith smacked another homer as the Lincoln Saltdogs (16-29) blew past the Sioux Falls Canaries (20-25) 9-1 in front of 3,219 fans at The Birdcage Wednesday afternoon. 
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Gordon Doubtful For MLB All-Star Game After Groin Injury
Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon left Wednesday night's 9-7 win over Tampa Bay in the 4th inning with a left groin injury.  The former Lincoln Southeast and Nebraska star heard the muscle pop while going after a fly ball that turned into an inside the park home run from Logan Forsythe.
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SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Canaries Capitalize On Hot Bats, Cool Off Lincoln Pitching
The Sioux Falls Canaries (20-24) swatted back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-29) in front of 2,018 fans at The Birdcage Tuesday night.  
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Former Husker Gordon Has Big Day At The Plate For Royals
The Kansas City Royals took the opener of their day-night doubleheader Tuesday, beating Tampa Bay 9-5 on Paulo Orlando's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.  KC also won the nightcapper 7-1.  
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HUSKER FOOTBALL: Watch Lists Feature Armstrong, Collins and Pierson-El
Nebraska juniors and team captains Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Maliek Collins were named to watch lists for prestigious national awards on Tuesday. 
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Strong attendance for Division I Men's and Women's College Hoops in Nebraska
Nebraska and Creighton are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.  The NCAA said Monday Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 
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