Archive - Sports Article
July 8th, 2015
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.
Patrick Sharp comments following the Blackhawks' Game 4 win
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Eight players with ties to Nebraska have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft.
Tyler Peitzmeier of Yutan, who pitches for Cal State Fullerton, and Nebraska catcher Tanner Lubach out of Lincoln Southwest High both were taken in the ninth round. Peitzmeier went to the Chicago Cubs and Lubach to the Los Angeles Angels.
Iowa Western Community College shortstop Ryan Merrill, who graduated from Millard West High, went to St. Louis in the 15th round. Bellevue University pitcher Stephan Meyer, from Tucson, Arizona, went to Pittsburgh in the 18th.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.
The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Miles was paid $1.65 million in 2013-14.
Miles' pay bump comes after the Cornhuskers slipped to 13-18 last season and lost their final nine games. They had finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2013-14 and went to the NCAA tournament.
High School State Track 2015 is â€˜Off and Runningâ€™ with nearly perfect conditions, an overcast sky and little to no wind. Classes A & C occupy the morning slot with Classes B & D set to launch mid-afternoon. The Chief is there to capture the action!
The first of our area events is in the record books with the 3200 relay team from Arcadia-Loup City (Josie Ference, 9; Lindsey Trotter, 12; Kennedy Lewandowski, 9 and Jessica Eurek, 11) logging in at 10:15.25.
Broken Bow- Austin Reynolds
Mullen- John Opela
Sandhills/Thedford- Jacey Nutter
South Loup- Trevor Halstead