John Cook calls Nebraska’s morning NCAA tournament game ‘ridiculous’

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook is disappointed that the Huskers’ NCAA tournament game will be played Thursday morning. The Sweet 16-Oregon game begins at 11 a.m. ET in Louisville, Kentucky. That means Nebraska fans have to try and get to a 10 a.m. TV. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. The early start time … Read more

John Cook calls Nebraska’s morning NCAA tournament game ‘ridiculous’

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook is disappointed that the Huskers’ NCAA tournament game will be played Thursday morning. The Sweet 16-Oregon game begins at 11 a.m. ET in Louisville, Kentucky. That means Nebraska fans have to try and get to a 10 a.m. TV. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. The early start time … Read more

BHS leads local teams in Mandan

MANDAN LIONS TOURNAMENT GUYS At Mandan Middle School team results 1st Sturgis (SD) 312 2nd Pierre (SD) TF Riggs 278 3rd Bismarck 242 4th Century 238 5th Rapid City Stevens (SD) 206 6th Legacy 185 7th St Mary’s 114 8 Hettinger 105 9 Devils Lake 50 10 Killdeer 43 11 Mandan 31 points per team … Read more

Lee returns but bonus points separate Iowa, ISU

IOWA CITY — Iowa needed more than Spencer Lee’s return and Real Woods’ debut on Sunday for the Hawkeyes to fend off a disgruntled Iowa State wrestling team. Iowa and ISU split their 10 games, leaving one thing to help the Hawkeyes celebrate an 18-15 win. “Bonus points. Bonus points. Bonus points,” pointed out Iowa … Read more

Three Papio South volleyball players lead the first team

Three players from Class A state champions Papillion-La Vista South highlight the All-Metro Conference volleyball team. Outsiders Stella Adeyemi and Lauren Medeck repeat as first team picks. New to the first team is senior Libero Kenzie Dyrstad. This trio was instrumental in helping the Titans win their third championship in four years. Papio South defeated … Read more

No. 16 Illinois drops conference opener against No. 22 Maryland < Illinois

Illinois guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) goes to the basket for a layup against two Maryland defensemen during a Friday game at College Park. Md. Shannon suffered a cut on his face and required stitches after the game but still managed 21 points. Terrance Williams, Associated Press Illinois and Terrence Shannon Jr. bounced back from … Read more

A view of the Nebraskans playing in the NCAA volleyball tournament

Nebraska’s roots in volleyball run deep. Here’s a look at players from NCAA qualifying teams who fought for a high school in the state. Arkansas: Kylie Weeks (Elkhorn South). Creighton: Norah Sis (Papillion-La Vista), Sky McCune (Gretna), Jaela Zimmerman (Malcolm), Megan Skovsende (Omaha Skutt), Katie Maser (GICC), Emily Bressman (Omaha Marian). State of Iowa: Jordan … Read more

Women take off No. 5 New Mexico

By MARK REIN Low Courier MCCOOK — The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team buried nine 3-pointers and led over 90% of the game as the Cougars took the No. 5 New Mexico Junior College fell 63-52. WNCC head coach Isaac Lu said his team played well. “Our whole team strengthened this afternoon,” said … Read more

Opening of the Ben Franklin Store, 1947

DIANE BOIT 25 years ago – 1997 There was “déjà vu” in the State Class A girls basketball title game as Mandan finished second again, behind the Fargo Shanley Deacons, 46-43. Last year’s title game loss also went to Shanley, 58-57. It was another fight to the end, too, with four draws and 11 lead … Read more

Nebraska concedes in the first round, but the Hornets’ history makes the tournament special

This would never be a fair fight. And it wasn’t. It wasn’t even close. No. 2 seeded Nebraska easily defeated unseeded Delaware State, 25-15, 25-9, 25-10, in NU’s most one-sided win of the season to advance to the second round to face Kansas Friday night. But that’s not what this column is about. The fact … Read more