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UNO’s $75 million arena is scheduled to open in October.

BOSTON (AP) — Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon Gillies made 25 saves and Providence beat Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four. They're advancing to the national championship game for the second time in school history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An owner of a sports website apologized Thursday after one of its commentators used the term "firewater" in describing how supporters of an American Indian boys' high school basketball team would celebrate its first-round victory at the state tournament.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory says he's going to "turn a lot of heads" at the NFL scouting combine in two weeks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former men's basketball coach Tony Barone will be among four inductees into the Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame in April. Barone led the Bluejays from 1985-91, compiling a 102-82 record in his six seasons.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council has approved a renegotiated contract with financially troubled World Baseball Village that lets the complex operate until Nov. 30, with an option for a one-year extension if the complex makes its bond payments.

Greg Echlin

The NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship is taking place in Oklahoma City this week. Next year: Omaha. There are some who feel the return to Omaha is overdue.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired Oregon State's Mike Riley as its new football coach, replacing the fired Bo Pelini.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bo Pelini has been fired as Nebraska's football coach after a seven-year stint marked by his inability to restore the program to sustained national prominence and a number of embarrassing losses in big games.

Creighton upsets #18 Oklahoma

Nov 20, 2014

The Creighton Blue Jays scored an early-season upset in men’s basketball Wednesday night over the 18th ranked Oklahoma Sooners.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin has the story.

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