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8:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Creighton Bluejays await Selection Sunday

With Selection Sunday just around the corner, Creighton Bluejay fans will soon learn where their team will be sent in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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5:06 am
Mon September 24, 2012

US Figure Skating Championships Come to Omaha in 2013

The 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are set for January 20th-27th at the Century Link Center, Omaha.

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12:27 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

USA Swimming to decide next spring what city will host the 2016 Swim Trials

When USA Swimming considers site possibilities for the 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials, it isn’t driven by attendance figures alone—and Omaha isn’t a lock to host for a third time.  

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus says officials representing several different cities have already expressed interest in hosting the 2016 trials. Some have even shown up to check it out. Wielgus says he hopes Omaha is in the bidding, because any other city that competes for the trials in ’16 will have high standards to match.

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8:55 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Swim Trials: Phelps, Lochte and team USA prepare for London

Michael Phelps won a race Thursday night, which is not unusual.  But it was without a head-to-head battle with Ryan Lochte, which has become the Battle of the Titans this week at the Olympic swimming trials at CenturyLink Center. As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, Phelps showed Thursday he’s human.

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8:18 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Arizona wins 2012 College World Series

courtesy NCAA

The Arizona Wildcats are the 2012 NCAA College World Series champions.

Arizona beat South Carolina 4-1 Monday night in the second game of the CWS championship.  It's Arizona's first championship since 1986.

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

 

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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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9:22 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Omaha's Minor League team desires more attention during College World Series

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

The day South Carolina clinched its second straight College World Series championship last year, the Omaha Storm Chasers played a day game.  Combined attendance at the two venues reached almost 34,000.  That surpassed attendance numbers in nine cities during a full slate of games in Major League Baseball.  But as good as it sounds for Omaha as a baseball mecca, the Storm Chasers are struggling to grab some attention.

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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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