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At one time, there was a Husker flavor on the Omaha Storm Chasers roster.  Now it’s carrying over to the Kansas City Royals. 

Kansas City Royals All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon was back in the lineup Tuesday night after completing his rehab assignment in Omaha. 

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American star Serena Williams hopes to complete the Grand Slam of tennis at the U.S. Open next week in Flushing Meadow, New York.  She’s armed with victories this year at Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open. But men’s tennis, on the other hand, has been dominated by players outside America.  There’s a Lincoln native who’d like to do something about that.


The day after suffering a severe groin injury on Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals All-Star outfielder and Husker alum Alex Gordon was on crutches at Kauffman Stadium. He hopes to be playing again in September.

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Brian O’Connor finally got to enjoy a national championship close to his roots.  The head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers orchestrated a surprising result with a clinching 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Surprise starter Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined on the shutout, senior utility man Thomas Woodruff drove in two runs, and the Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt 3-0 on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all game in the College World Series.

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The scenario at the College World Series is the same as it was a year ago: Vanderbilt beat Virginia inGame One of the title series. It’s up to the Virginia Cavaliers to bounce back, which they did a year ago.


Greg Echlin

Before tonight’s game at TD Ameritrade Park, the late Lou Spry will be recognized.  The former NCAA executive, connected with the College World Series since the 1960s, died in March at his home in Louisiana.  He was 78.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series are encouraged to text guest services staff at TD Ameritrade Park if they encounter problems near their seats.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha-based Baxter Auto is paying $4 million over 10 years for naming rights to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's new arena.

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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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For Nebraska's men's basketball team, a sour ending to a solid season turned into motivation for this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A media panel has selected running back Ameer Abdullah and defensive end Randy Gregory of Nebraska to the Big Ten Players to Watch list for this season.

Two former Huskers on All-Star team

Jul 16, 2014

For the first time, there were two former Huskers on Major League Baseball All-Star teams.  But each plays for separate teams: Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals for the American League, and Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson for the National League.  As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports,  their only letdown is that they didn’t face other.

Vandy beats Virginia 3-2 for 1st national title

Jun 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — John Norwood's home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night for their first national championship.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Virginia coach Brian O'Connor is the hometown favorite when his Cavaliers meet Vanderbilt in the College World Series finals starting Monday night.

Mens College World Series begins Saturday

Jun 11, 2014

The College World Series begins Saturday in Omaha, with opening ceremonies Friday evening.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen says the school's new Championship Center will help the Bluejays be nationally relevant in men's basketball and other sports every year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha is honoring the retired NCAA administrator who helped forge a long-term agreement to keep the College World Series in the city.

Huskers softball advances to super regional

May 19, 2014
Greg Echlin

With their backs against the wall, the Huskers softball team responded with a pair of victories Sunday in Columbia, Missouri, to advance to a super regional in the NCAA  tournament.  The 19th ranked Huskers defeated Missouri, 11-4 and 8-1.


METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have selected Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste in Friday night's second round of the NFL draft.

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