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August 14th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Five Nebraska players have been suspended for the September 5 opener against BYU for violating team rules.
Coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions after practice Thursday night. He said he wouldn't name the suspended players at this time but might by the week of the opener. He said "it will become obvious as the kickoff occurs."
Riley also announced that receiver Sam Burtch and cornerback Chris Jones had knee surgeries this week. No timetable is set for their returns. He also said running back Jordan Stevenson didn't practice because of a bad ankle.
August 8 and 9 was the first NHSRA 2015-2016 fall rodeo at Bassett.
Saturdays's Boys All Around Champion was Jt Bradley of Brewster. Maddee Doerr of Creighton was Girls All Around on Saturday. Boyd Sawyer of Thedford was Sunday's Boys All Around Champion. The Girls All Around Champion for Sunday was Brittni McCully of Mullen.
JT Bradley of Brewster won the saddle for the All Around Cowboy for the weekend and Jayde Atkins of Broken Bow won the saddle for the All Around Cowgirl.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The Nebraska football team holds its annual Fan Day from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
The event is an opportunity for fans to meet and greet the Cornhuskers' players and new coach Mike Riley and his staff.
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