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Officials can decide a game

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For the longest time I have kept the position that officials do not decide games. Sometimes they make calls that certainly have an impact and when those calls happen late in a contest we, as fans, blame the officials for our team losing. In many of those instances you can argue that turnovers earlier in the game or poor shooting or whatever could have changed the outcome of the game. My argument has always been a game that has 40 or 60 minutes of game play does not get decided by a call that takes a couple of seconds. I realize some will not agree with that. Continue reading

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Basketball at Devaney is now a memory


Proor to Wynot vs Spalding/Spalding Academy for Nebraska Class D2 state championship on March 9, 2013.

For years the Bob Devaney Sports Center has been synonymous with University of Nebraska basketball. While the facility lacked successful home teams in many of those years it is still the house of many memories. For players, coaches and fans of the Cornhuskers the facility has been home sweet home. For high schools across the state it has been the goal at the beginning of the season. Continue reading

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Heee’s baaaaack – Mbakwe returning to Minnesota

Trevor Mbakwe and the University of Minnesota has announced the star forward will return for another season.

Mbakwe was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA and there was question whether or not he would return. Earlier this month he tweeted about “Unfinished Business” but said that was not an official return announcement. Continue reading

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Brad Smith and Don Beebe talk about the Chadron State coaching search

Chadron State College athletic director Brad Smith and former CSC and NFL wide receiver Don Beebe joined John Thayer on the KCSR Coaches Show Saturday morning (1/21) to talk about the coaching search process. The two are co-chairs of the search committee. They talk about what they are looking for in the next head coach at Chadron State College, a timeline and more.

Smith also talks about renovations with Armstrong Gym at CSC.

Chadron High girls basketball coach Curt Holmquist joined the program to talk about the Lady Cardinals, who are 13-0 on the season.

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Chadron State defeats Colorado Mesa, honor “O’B” 

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Two decades of Bill O’Boyle

On December 22, 2011 Chadron State College announced it would not renew the employment contract of Bill O’Boyle. The coach has spent six plus seasons as the program’s head coach and 20 total seasons on the CSC sideline. Continue reading

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2011 NCAA Volleyball Bracket Challenge

It’s not March Madness, but 64 teams have been selected for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. Penn State has won it the last three years and the Nittany Lions are the No. 8 seed this year. Texas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa State are the top four seeds in the tournament. The Regional sites include Lexington, Ky., Minneapolis, Minn., Gainesville, Fla., and Honolulu, Hawaii. The semifinals and finals are in San Antonio, Tex. at the Alamodome.

Test out your knowledge of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament with this bracket challenge. Just follow the link below. It only takes a few minutes to select the tournament winners.


2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament

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Chadron State defeats Colorado Mesa, honor “O’B”

Fans show support of Bill O'Boyle

Chadron State picked up a victory in the season finale on Saturday in thrilling fashion. The Eagles held off Colorado Mesa, 24-17 in overtime. After the Eagles scored, the defense pushed Mesa into a 4th and 14 situation. The pass near the first down marker was broken up and CSC picked up the win. Continue reading

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Victim of Success

Joe Paterno, Plaxico Burress, Dick Cheney, Lauren Cook, Jim Tressel, Tiger Woods……all have one thing in common – They are victims of success. Paterno and Cook have been the latest big names to surface with law-related issues. Cook, a volleyball star at the University of Nebraska, was charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an injury accident. Paterno, an iconic figure in Penn State history, has been linked to the child-sex abuse case of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Continue reading

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Taylor Martinez needs to silence critics. Can he?

Martinez has run himself to success in the past. Can he save the Huskers season with his legs? (Photo Courtesy: Husker Locker)

There was a time when Husker fans were excited for Taylor Martinez. As a freshman he could do no wrong as his name circulated in the Heisman-hyped carousel. He slashed opponent defenses and ran Nebraska to an unbeaten record and a No. 5 ranking. Then Texas came to Lincoln. The one game Nebraska fans had been waiting for all season. In the game Martinez mustered just 21 yards on 13 carries and completed just four of his 12 pass attempts in the game. He put the ball on the ground twice, although neither fumble was lost. Continue reading

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Oh, so you’re that fan…

So you’re that fan. You know, the one that played high school football. Well, kind of. You were on the team but never really made it on the field due to lack of ability. That, of course, is the truth. As far as people who didn’t grow up with you know you were the quarterback that led your team to a couple of fourth quarter comebacks and on to the state football playoffs. You can say that. Are they really going to take the time to look it up? No. Of course that was back in the day when you were fit and in shape. You didn’t carry the 270lb belly keg that you currently have.  Continue reading

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Tressel out, insert candidate name here

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News this morning that Jim Tressel had resigned as the head coach of Ohio State didn’t shock too many. With the recent events in the football program replacing the coach seemed inevitable. Speculation now begins on who could be the next Buckeyes head coach. Luke Fickell has been named the interim head coach for the 2011 season. You may recall that Fickell was scheduled to be the Buckeyes head coach during the five-game suspension for Tressel. Now he will get his chance earlier than expected to be the boss of the Buckeye program.  Continue reading

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Nebraska-Omaha dropping sports, moving division

My initial reaction when the Omaha World Herald broke the story about UNO potentially dropping football and wrestling and moving to Division I was all negative. After taking some time to process the information, maybe it isn’t as bad of a move. Let’s be honest, most of the people saying this is a poor decision are people that love football and probably don’t follow UNO football in the first place. Continue reading

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This week is a test, for you, Husker fans

For as long as I can remember the fans in Lincoln, Nebraska have been known as some of the greatest fans in the country. They welcome outsiders to Lincoln  to enjoy a football game. They follow the Huskers on the road filled with passion and knowledge about the game of football. Many sportswriters have come to Nebraska and left writing stories about their positive experience. They have written that there is no better college football atmosphere. They have written that fans are the nation’s best. And most importantly, they have acknowledged that there truly is ‘No Place Like Nebraska’. Continue reading

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Ed Cunningham is hot topic in Husker Nation

Forget about Roy Helu’s recording setting day or anyone involved with Election Day, the most talked about name across Husker Nation is Ed Cunningham, a broadcaster for ABC.  Fans have erupted over the last two weeks after comments Cunningham made during Nebraska football telecasts at Oklahoma State and against Missouri. Continue reading

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History says: Upset in Lincoln Saturday

Nebraska and Texas will meet Saturday, October 16 at 2:30 on ABC

It’s been circled on calendars for 10 months.

It’s been talked about since December 5, 2009.

It’s lost some of its hype on the national stage, but locally, in Nebraska, this is the most anticipated game in some time.

It’s October 16. It’s Texas vs Nebraska.

Some folks wearing red on Saturday will call this game revenge. There is no need to remind the Big Red faithful about the 2009 Big 12 Championship Game. You know the game that left Nebraska one second shy of the biggest win in the Bo Pelini era. Continue reading

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This one’s for “BT”…….

South Carolina has a chance to do something special this evening. If the Gamecocks can top UCLA, they will become the final National Champion crowned at Rosenblatt Stadium. It would stand as the first-ever championship for the school in baseball. The championship would also be just the second National Title by any sport at the school outside of women’s equestrian. But more importantly, a championship victory for the Gamecocks would bring many happy tears to a family in the stands. Continue reading

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Playing for a Legend…

When the UCLA Bruins take the field for the championship series of the College World Series against South Carolina, it will be more than just a game. The team will be playing for themselves, coaches, school and a man, a coach named John Wooden. Just 24 days following the passing of the greatest coach to ever, the UCLA baseball game will play in game one of  a best of three series to claim the national championship. Continue reading

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