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8:12 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Kenny Perry, and the city of Omaha, emerge as winners of U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry won the U.S. Senior Open Sunday in Omaha.
Credit Greg Echlin



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.

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11:13 am
Fri July 12, 2013

U.S. Senior Open second round underway Friday in Omaha

Credit Greg Echlin

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.

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9:22 am
Thu July 11, 2013

U.S. Senior Open gets underway in Omaha

Credit Greg Echlin

Since more than 4 million dollars of renovations at Omaha Country Club started eight years ago, the golf course was positioned to host something big.    The first golf major in the state of Nebraska officially started there Thursday morning with the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.  The event could have...to use a golf analogy...hit the rough, but as Omaha Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, it’s ready for its day in the sun.

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8:30 am
Mon July 8, 2013

MLB All-Star team includes Lincoln native, former Husker baseball star

Lincoln native and Husker baseball standout Alex Gordon is now representing the Royals on the MLB All-Star team.
Credit Google Images

It had been a long time since a major league baseball player born and bred in Nebraska became an All-Star. That is, until outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals was chosen for the American League squad over the weekend. And now, the fun for the Gordon family has only just begun.

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8:35 am
Thu June 27, 2013

With the end of the CWS, Dennis Poppe retires from NCAA

Dennis Poppe speaks at a news conference in Omaha before this year's College World Series.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

The College World Series title for UCLA Tuesday night was its first. But for Dennis Poppe it was his last championship.  From his NCAA office, Poppe has traveled to Omaha for the last 26 years as the supervisor of the event.  He’s retiring at the end of this year after 40 years with the NCAA.  But Poppe’s decision to step aside isn’t the only major behind-the-scenes change the last two years.

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1:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mississippi State, UCLA prepare for best-of-three CWS final

The best-of-three 2013 Men’s College World Series championship begins this evening.

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6:17 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Mississippi State, UCLA to play for College World Series championship

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Pat Valaika's two-run double gave UCLA some cushion, record-setting closer David Berg survived a rocky ninth inning and UCLA defeated top-seeded North Carolina 4-1 Friday night to move to the championship round of the College World Series.

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8:16 am
Fri June 21, 2013

North Carolina advances at CWS, but faces another elimination game

Credit Greg Echlin

Of the four teams left at the College World Series, only one of them has won it in the past. 

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7:01 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Indiana's 6-foot-10 pitcher throws a complete game, but Hoosiers sent home by Oregon State

Credit Greg Echlin

When Aaron Slegers took the mound Wednesday night for Indiana at the College World Series, the most often asked question was why at 6-foot-10 he’s playing baseball at Indiana, not basketball.

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11:06 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Negro Leagues Baseball exhibits on display in Omaha during College World Series

The history of the Negro Leagues and some of its greatest players are featured in three exhibits that are on display in Omaha.

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