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10:38 am
Sun June 24, 2012

Multisports Complex to include Olympic swimming pool

The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials begin Monday, and one of the two pools used by Team USA qualifiers will stay in Omaha after the event.

 

Omaha Sports Commission officials announced Friday that the ten-lane warm-up pool will be part of a new Multisports Complex. Omaha business leaders Mike Cassling and Lisa Roskens raised $1 million to buy the pool. They're also leading an effort to raise funds for the complex.

 

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8:23 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Arizona takes game 1 of College World Series championship

courtesy NCAA

Game two of the 2012 Mens College World Series is Monday evening in Omaha.

Arizona won game 1 Sunday night, 5-1. The championship is a best-of-three series. If Arizona wins Monday night, they win the championship. If South Carolina wins, the championship will be decided Tuesday night.

South Carolina won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.

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3:41 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Omaha Storm Chasers have a new owner

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, new Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green, and Storm Chasers GM and VP Martie Cordaro at Tuesday's news conference.
Greg Echlin, KIOS-FM

A day after Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett declared, "It's your team," the new owner of the Storm Chasers was in a polo shirt and surveying Werner Park for the Wednesday afternoon home game.

Gary Green formally introduced himself Tuesday as CEO when the news of the Storm Chasers' sale was announced.  Green, who is based in New York, admitted trepidation about being accepted in Omaha.

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9:36 am
Wed June 20, 2012

UCLA Baseball Coach Laments Final Loss in Omaha

courtesy NCAA

The College World Series is down to five teams after Tuesday night's elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park.  The winning team Tuesday night is well-acclimated to Omaha.

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8:15 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Two games scheduled Monday as 2012 NCAA Mens College World Series continues

courtesy NCAA

Day four of the NCAA Mens College World Series begins at 4PM.

There are two games at TD Ameritrade Park Monday.  The first is Florida and Kent State. Kent State is one of two first-time participants in the College World Series. The other, Stony Brook, lost Sunday.

At 8PM, Arkansas plays South Carolina. The Gamecocks won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.

This is the second year of the Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

On the web: www.cwsomaha.com

 

 

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5:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Metro Transit Offers Stadium Circulator for 2nd Year

Courtesy of Metro Transit

For the 2nd year in a row, Metro Transit will offer its stadium circulator service for those attending the College World Series

Marketing Director Linda Barritt says the stadium circulator connects the stadium with downtown hotels, public parking and the Old Market.  

The fare is .25 cents each way.  She says the circulator will operate throughout the day today for the opening ceremonies. 

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4:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

2012 College World Series begins Thursday with opening ceremonies

The NCAA Men’s College World Series begins Thursday in Omaha with opening ceremonies.

It's the second CWS at T-D Ameritrade Park, and the 62nd Series in Omaha. South Carolina won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011. The eight CWS teams have open practices starting at 9:00 a.m. The opening ceremony is at 8:30 p.m. and features members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.

The first three College World Series were held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Wichita, Kansas. The first CWS in Omaha was in 1950.

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12:48 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Worker injured during construction of swim trials competition pool

A worker injured Tuesday while working on the decking for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials competition pool could be released from the hospital today.

Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff says the worker was installing plywood on the deck when he slipped and fell. The worker, a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local Union 42, suffered a concussion and broke two fingers.

MECA spokeswoman Rebecca Kleeman says the worker was conscious when he was taken to the hospital and is expected to fully recover.

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12:25 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Construction on U.S. Olympic Swim Trials pools nearing completion

10-time medalist Gary Hall Jr. and Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff speak Thursday at the CenturyLink Center.
Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Construction on two swimming pools at the CenturyLink Center is Omaha is nearly complete.

Workers are building the pools in the convention center and arena for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. This is the second time Omaha is hosting the trials. In 2008, more than 1,200 U.S. Swimming team members competed in Omaha. This time around it’ll be 1,800 swimmers.

Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff says construction has gone smoothly, and both pools are on schedule. Once construction is finished, both pools they’ll be filled and heated.

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3:51 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 13 former UNO football players and recruits

When UNO dropped its wrestling and football programs last year, students who were recruited were left without an opportunity to play, or take advantage of other scholarship opportunities. 

This morning, attorney Mike Degan of Husch Blackwell filed a lawsuit on behalf of 13 former UNO football players and recruits.  The lawsuit is being filed under Nebraska’s public records act. 

Degan says he filed the lawsuit after several unsuccessful attempts by the law firm to get UNO to share its documentation about the decision to terminate football and wrestling.

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