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MINNEAPOLIS — Sam Haiby scored a game-high 22 points but it was not enough to prevent home-standing Minnesota from closing out a 73-63 victory over the Nebraska women’s basketball team in Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team faces its eighth ranked team of the season, as the Huskers travel to Champaign, Illinois, to take on No. 5 Illinois on Thursday night.

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GRAND ISLAND — Throughout the fall football season, Hastings quarterback Jarrett Synek was throwing dimes to his receivers on the gridiron, but on Monday, he showed that — like his recievers — he’s got soft hands and great body control.

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LINCOLN — Isabelle Bourne tied her career high with 22 points and produced her third consecutive double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds to lead five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska rolled to an 87-72 women’s basketball win over visiting Penn State on Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Ba…

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LINCOLN — The fourth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season to hand No. 5 Minnesota its first loss of the season in a 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 sweep on Sunday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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OMAHA — The Class B state wrestling tournament’s heartbreak round was early Saturday morning. But wrestling fans’ hearts were broken Saturday night watching Hastings High’s Landon Weidner and Adams Central’s Braiden Kort fall just short of capturing gold medals.

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OMAHA — Most wrestling teams seem to have those iconic wrestlers that leave a lasting imprint on the program. And Sutton is no different. The Mustangs have seen their fair share of grapplers that have set records and impacted the future of the program.

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OMAHA — Some say winning a state championship is a once in a lifetime experience, but that doesn't apply when you have the skills, strength and determination that Joseph Hinrichs possesses.

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OMAHA — The Class B state wrestling tournament's heartbreak round was early Saturday morning. But wrestling fans' hearts were broken Saturday night watching Hastings High's Landon Weidner and Adams Central's Braiden Kort fall just short of capturing gold medals.

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Shots fell early and often for Midland University in its 85-63 win over Hastings College men’s basketball team in the final game of the season for both teams Saturday afternoon at Lynn Farrell Arena.

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Hastings College women’s basketball team saved perhaps its best game for last in its final GPAC matchup of the season verses Midland University, firing on all cylinders in a dominant 81-56 win Saturday afternoon at Lynn Farrell Arena.

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OMAHA — After Hastings' Landon Weidner won the 145-pound district championship, he had just one expectation for the state tournament: 'State title.'

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OMAHA — Last season, Adams Central's Braiden Kort put together an impressive state tournament run as a freshman that led to the state championship match. The magical season came to an unfortunate end when he lost the title to Quinton Chavez of Gering.

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OMAHA — All three Tribland wrestlers in Thursday’s Class D finals had an enormous roadblock standing in between them and the gold medal. In wrestling, you learn from your losses, and there were plenty of lessons being taught in the championship round.

OMAHA — Thayer Central head coach Josh Bowers said Dominc Stewart has improved wrestling while on his feet, and it's paying huge dividends in the state tournament. The Titans' senior has been on bottom position just 12 seconds through three matches in the tourney, and all 12 of those came in…

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OMAHA — The Doniphan-Trumbull wrestling team is just one win away from celebrating its first state championship, as Drake Belville advanced to the 132-pound Class D title match on Thursday.

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OMAHA — Superior's Hayden Neeman is wrestling with confidence, and the results are showing on the mat. 

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kate Cain matched a career-high with 22 points, Isabelle Bourne had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds, and Nebraska pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat No. 24 Northwestern 71-64 on Wednesday night.

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Following extensive consultation with the Irish government, medical authorities and the administrative staffs at Nebraska and Illinois, the 2021 season-opening football game scheduled for Aug. 28 between the two schools will not be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, due to the COVID…

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Adams Central’s dreams of a third consecutive trip to the state tournament are on hold for now, but likely no longer existent after Tuesday’s 66-58 loss in the C-1, Subdistrict 9 semifinals at St. Cecilia’s Chapman Gymnasium.

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It’s an obvious statement, but this year’s state wrestling tournament will be like no other before it. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced officials to take different measures to maintain heath safeties at the event.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. (AP) — Teddy Allen raced for a fastbreak layup off a steal with 12 seconds left, lifting Nebraska into a 62-61 win over Penn State on Sunday, ending the Cornhuskers string of 25 Big Ten losses that stretched back for more than a year.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Nebraska volleyball team continued its unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-20) win at Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball swept Rutgers 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 in the first of their two-match series this weekend on Friday afternoon at College Avenue Gymnasium.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin, considered perhaps the best NASCAR driver without a Cup Series championship, can look past that hole on his record. He instead points to a pair of Southern 500 trophies, a Bristol night race victory, three road course wins, six at Pocono and the big daddy …

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Tonight’s Storm road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers has been declared a “No Contest” by the USHL. Per the USHL’s safety protocols, minimum standards were not met to play the game. The USHL is working with the Buccaneers and the Storm to reschedule the game at a lat…

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Coming off of a nine-day layoff, St. Cecilia got the start it was hoping for in a top 10 battle Thursday night and it proved to be the difference.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman was lying in bed one morning, his two daughters still tucked in down the hall, when a YouTube video of his death-defying crash popped up as a recommended watch.

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Greg Newman recalled hanging on for dear life, arms wrapped around his driver, as he sped to the hospital on the back of a police motorcycle in his blue jeans and flip-flops. It wasn’t the appropriate footwear for the ride and the vehicle was meant to seat only one person, the cop, but Newma…

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BLUE HILL — After starting the season 2-8, the Blue Hill boys basketball team is certainly heating up at the right time of the season. The Bobcats went into Tuesday having won eight of its last nine games.

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BLUE HILL — Fresh of its championship in the Twin Valley Conference tournament, the Blue Hill girls basketball team wanted to make sure there was no letdown performance against a Bertrand team that has struggled to a 3-14 record heading into Tuesday’s game.

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LINCOLN — The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team swept Maryland 25-14, 25-21, 25-18 on Saturday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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After an exhilarating girls half of a Friday Night doubleheader, Hastings and North Platte continued to make The Jungle roar on the boys side, coming down to the wire before the Bulldogs pulled away 53-47 over the Tigers.

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In a back-and-forth game Friday night, both Hastings High and North Platte were looking to find an advantage and stick to it.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-vehicle crash late Thursday that injured two young children near the team's training complex adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium.

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The Big Ten Conference Administrators Council, which includes the Directors of Athletics and Senior Women Administrators from all 14 member institutions, has approved a revised 2021 Big Ten football schedule.