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Oregon State plays an elimination game tonight at 6 against North Carolina in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.  Since its opener on Saturday, Oregon State has created a buzz in Omaha that has been different from any previous College World Series.  Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.

  

  

 

The College World Series gets underway

Jun 18, 2018
Photo by Ian Echlin

After four games were played on the opening weekend of the College World

Series, the story was the length of the days at TD Ameritrade Park as Greg Echlin

 

 

reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

  

 

 

Only once since 1998 have the Creighton Bluejays and Nebraska Huskers made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in the same season.  In 2014.  But as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio, both teams appear to be headed in that direction again...

It was a Big Red weekend in Kansas City as thousands of Nebraska women’s volleyball fans flocked to Sprint Center to watch the Huskers win the NCAA championship. 

At the NCAA women’s volleyball final four in Kansas City, the Huskers face a familiar foe in tonight’s first 6 p.m. semifinal match as Greg Echlin  reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

Omaha Central High School Senior Alec Rome joins us next with a story on basketball player Max Polk…

Kate Murphy joins Mike Hogan on Morning Edition to discuss Omaha Junior Roller Derby.

In two days, the Creighton men’s basketball program honored history and made history while in Kansas City.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abruptly fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Thursday, citing a failure to improve the "on-field performance" by the Cornhuskers.

The U.S. Senior Open Championship four years ago was a huge success in Omaha. The U.S. Golf Association has announced that it will return to the Omaha Country Club as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

 

 

  

 

 

As the Greatest Show on Dirt continues this week, AAA-The Auto Club Group want to remind everyone that if you’re having car trouble, you can obtain free roadside assistance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD Ameritrade Park, and Oregon State beat LSU 13-1 for its 23rd straight win Monday night.

The Cornhusker State Games is Nebraska’s Olympics. 

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Soccer Association is investigating how a youth soccer tournament's organizers disqualified a team after misidentifying an 8-year-old girl as a boy.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Echlin

The latest stop in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs called The Chase took place at Kansas Speedway Sunday.  That meant a business trip to Kansas City, Kansas, for Omaha psychologist Dr. Jack Stark.  He’s someone who’s accustomed to being part of championship seasons.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

On the last day of June, the latest the College World Series ever ran, Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona, 4-3, to win the first national championship of any kind at its school.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin has the story.

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When the Kansas City Royals held their first full-squad workouts Tuesday, two former Huskers teammates re-united.


All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon chose to stay close to his Nebraska roots and signed a four-year contract with the Kansas City Royals reportedly worth a total of $72 million. 

Greg Echlin

Basketball takes over again at CenturyLink Center tonight, but the arena was the epicenter of women’s volleyball over the weekend.  As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the price of admission turned out to be well worth it for Husker fans.


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A record crowd turned out for Thursday night’s semifinals of the NCAA women’s volleyball championship and saw the Huskers advance to the championship. 

In the first NCAA women’s volleyball championship in Omaha since 2008, the Huskers will play the second game of the doubleheader.  The Kansas Jayhawks are bracing themselves for a crowd that won’t be in their favor.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in Lincoln will provide an update on their investigation of an alleged rape that happened at the home where Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and receiver Jordan Westerkamp live.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and receiver Jordan Westerkamp.

Greg Echlin

City officials in Kansas City estimated that around 800,000 Royals fans gathered for their World Series celebration.  It was especially meaningful to the longest-tenured Royal.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority is considering adding a Ferris wheel, a zipline and party houses in downtown Omaha for next year's College World Series and the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

With Game One of the World Series set to start at 7:07 tonight, the question lingers: Is this the last two weeks that former Husker Alex Gordon will be wearing a Kansas City Royals uniform?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska-Omaha hockey team is ranked No. 1 in one of the major polls for the first time in the program's 18-year history.

With a key contribution from former Husker Alex Gordon, the Kansas City Royals move on to the American League Championship Series.  They defeated the Houston Astros, 7-2, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.


Greg Echlin

Game One of the American League Division Series drew fans from all over in its sellout atmosphere at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  But it wasn’t good news for those pulling for the Kansas City Royals.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The group that governs Nebraska high school sports is drafting a policy on allowing transgender athletes to compete because there has been some interest in it.

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