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August 3rd, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) â€” The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting.
Hoping to set themselves apart when playoff selection time comes around, Big Ten teams plan to play at least one nonconference game against a Power Five opponent and eliminate FCS schools from their schedules starting in 2016 when the league goes to a nine-game conference slate.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska sophomore guard Chandler Smith plans to transfer from the Husker women's basketball team.
Nebraska coach Connie Yori said in a statement released Tuesday that Smith, a 6-foot guard from Brewster, Washington, wanted to be closer to home.
Yori called Smith "a good person and a good player," adding she was disappointed in her decision but wished her the best.
Smith played in 18 games in her freshman season, with one start. She was hampered by a foot injury that limited her playing time early in the season.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Scott Frost, who quarterbacked Nebraska to a share of the national championship in 1997, and four other former Cornhuskers will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame this fall.
Ex-Huskers Demorrio Williams, Josh Bullocks, Jeff Krecji and Harry Wilson also were announced as inductees Thursday.
Brook Berringer, a quarterback on the 1994 and '95 national championship teams, will receive an honorary posthumous induction into the hall.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A new arm of the Nebraska athletic department has been created to collect and analyze data related to performances of teams and individual athletes.
Nebraska announced Wednesday that Tucker Zeleny would be the director of sports analytics and data analysis.
Associate athletic director for performance and strategic research Steve Waterfield said the work of Zeleny and his staff would help give Nebraska teams a competitive advantage.
Zeleny earned his doctorate in statistics from Nebraska in May.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.
The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
Nebraska fans helped the Big Ten lead the nation in conference attendance for the 39th straight year. Big Ten games drew an average of 12,781.
Creighton's league, the Big East, was sixth in conference attendance with 9,853 a game.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Many preseason prognosticators believed Vanderbilt and Virginia had what it took to reach the College World Series finals again.
That the defending champion Commodores (50-19) returned is testament to their dominant pitching and the steady effort of a veteran group that got every opponent's best shot.
That the Cavaliers (42-23) ended up here is nothing short of a surprise given all the obstacles they had to overcome along the way.
The best-of-three finals start Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Fans at the College World Series are encouraged to text guest services staff at TD Ameritrade Park if they encounter problems near their seats.
For assistance, fans should send a text to 69050. Type "CWS" and, after a space, state the issue and seat location.
Examples of problems guest services want to know about are impaired fans, altercations and abusive language.
Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority President and CEO Roger Dixon said the text system has been tested at several events at the adjacent CenturyLink Center and has proved to be helpful.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.
Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. Riley didn't say in a statement Thursday why Santos wouldn't be back for his senior season.
Riley also says that safety LeRoy Alexander and receiver Jariah Tolbert will transfer.
Alexander was suspended for the entire 2014 season for an undisclosed reason. Tolbert was charged with marijuana possession in June 2014 and again this past April.