When I was a little girl, I knew I was going to grow up to be an athlete. I went to bed at night imagining my career as a figure skater or a basketball star or a ballerina, but that one would really be a hobby. I saw the adult world as one ... more

Jun 5, 2015 12:00 PM Specials

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that's not seen anything like this since 1972. Forty-two years ago heavy... more

Jun 24, 2014 4:43 PM Specials

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the assumption. The evidence was far from subtle. But it was an assumption, keep that in mind. Fi... more

Dec 4, 2013 8:01 AM Specials

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened. If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III might not have gotten the opportunity to heave the Hail Mary pass to Jordan Westerkamp on the f... more

Nov 21, 2013 10:37 PM Specials

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory “blew right past me.” Gregory, a defensive end, “took a good angle, had a full head of ste... more

Nov 19, 2013 10:05 PM Specials

Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team. And the task is daunting. The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr. How tough? They rank first in the nation in total defense, rushing defense and pass effic... more

Nov 12, 2013 10:18 PM Specials

Ron Kellogg III disappeared. At least from Bo Pelini’s vantage point he did. Kellogg is the fifth-year senior quarterback who initiated Nebraska football history by throwing a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the Huskers’ 27-24 victo... more

Nov 5, 2013 10:24 PM Specials

Rewind to last football season, late October. Nebraska had been embarrassed by Ohio State in Columbus – 63-38 if you don’t recall, or maybe don’t care to recall – and was preparing to play Northwestern, also on the road. Husker nation w... more

Oct 29, 2013 8:20 PM Specials

The question was whether Taylor Martinez would play for the Nebraska football team on Saturday at Minnesota, following a bye-week. And the answer was a definitive maybe. “We’re just seeing how he’s progressing . . . kind of play it by... more

Oct 22, 2013 9:40 PM Specials

Purdue is next up for the Nebraska football team. And, it’s safe to say, no Husker is more excited about the trip to West Lafayette, Ind., than sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory. “It’s a big week for me,” Gregory said at Nebraska’s ... more

Oct 8, 2013 9:21 PM Specials

Taylor Martinez can do just about anything on a football field, except use a headset. “He didn’t even know how to turn it on,” Ron Kellogg III said following Nebraska’s 59-20 victory against South Dakota State. “I’ll give him some tips ... more

Sep 24, 2013 9:32 PM Specials

Apparently, not everyone got the memo. “I don’t use that at all,” coach Bo Pelini said during his weekly news conference on Monday. “That” was a reference to Nebraska’s 36-30 loss at UCLA last season, a game in which the Huskers allow... more

Sep 10, 2013 11:09 AM Specials

For collegiate soccer fans and soccer fans in general around the metro, a nationally respected product is not hard to find on the field. In fact, Omaha hosts a preseason top-ten team in Creighton and a Summit League challenger in the Univ... more

Sep 4, 2013 12:55 AM Specials

To quote legendary television sportscaster Keith Jackson: “Whoa, Nellie!” The Nebraska football team’s season-opener against Wyoming wasn’t supposed to go quite like that. Yes, the Huskers won. Yes, they scored 37 points and rolled up 5... more

Sep 3, 2013 2:22 AM Specials

March madness indeed. It’s been a month like no other so far for the Creighton basketball program, and the Jays haven’t even put their dancing shoes on yet. In the span of two weeks, the Jays fought their way out of a hole to capture th... more

Mar 18, 2013 9:54 PM Specials

The stakes couldn’t have been higher. The atmosphere couldn’t have been more electric. And the Jays couldn’t have come up with a more clutch effort in clinching the regular season Missouri Valley Conference championship before an ecstatic... more

Mar 5, 2013 12:06 AM Specials

Doug’s sigh said it all. The Jays were mired in a slump, and Illinois State had just come into the CenturyLink Center and handed Creighton another unexpected defeat. Suddenly the team that couldn’t miss couldn’t make ‘em. The team that ma... more

Feb 18, 2013 10:36 PM Specials

Seismic shifts in conference alignment have been rocking college athletics over the past few seasons, and it appears likely that Creighton could get caught up in the shift. Speculation has been running wild around the Creighton program in... more

Jan 11, 2013 4:03 AM Specials

It was supposed to be one of the biggest nights of young Josh Jones’ life. Creighton’s senior guard was playing the best ball of his Bluejay career, and he was pumped to be returning to the Bob Devaney Center floor for one last game. Af... more

Dec 19, 2012 10:49 PM Specials

Rex Burkhead was running along the sideline. And Jeremiah Sirles wanted to know why. “I’m going in,” Burkhead said. “I was like, ‘Oh, well, let’s go then,’” said Sirles The brief exchange between I-back and offensive tackle took pla... more

Nov 28, 2012 12:30 AM Specials