NEW YORK (AP) — Doug McDermott, the nation's leading scorer who led Creighton to a second-place finish in its first year in the Big East, is the unanimous choice as the conference's player of the year.
The weekend for college basketball was one of the best in a long time for the Division I men’s teams in Nebraska. The Huskers upset ninth-ranked Wisconsin yesterday (SUN), 77-68. And Creighton finished second in its first regular season in the Big East Conference. Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports that the outlook is bright for the Nebraska teams for the NCAA tournament...
At this time a year ago, Creighton men’s basketball fans were on their way in droves to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. But this year, as a first-year member of the Big East, Creighton will head to New York instead for the conference tournament. As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the Valley has been trying to recover from Creighton’s departure.
The Big Ten Conference has issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini and fined the school $10,000 for Pelini's comments about the officiating in the Cornhuskers' game against Iowa last week.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that former Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham is expected to be on the College Football Playoff selection committee next year, and former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne has also been asked to be part of the panel.
There were two winners at the U.S. Senior Open when it concluded Sunday: Kenny Perry and the city of Omaha. Perry, who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, has carried a tune in two straight majors: the Senior Players championship two weeks ago, and the Senior Open at Omaha Country Club. Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin has the story on both winners.
The U.S. Senior Open golf championship continues Friday with the second round. Among those sharing the lead after the first round is Tom Lehman, who finished second at last year’s championship. He’s off to a good start in Omaha in more ways than one, as Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.