The Class A basketball scheduling matrix is a good thing.
Seven of the top 10 coaches on the Nebraska all-time football victories list are still active and still very much at the top of their games. That's why they're featured in this year's Lincoln Journal Star preseason prep football edition.
Earlier this week, coach Dale Wellman said the preseason goal for his Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team was simple. No mention of tournament titles, conference crowns or a specific number of victories.
Whether it’s passing, dribbling or finishing around the rim, Taylor Kissinger is extremely effective on the basketball court with either hand.
Ashlyn Power seemed to have that setter’s touch Saturday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Whenever Jerry Stracke has watched the Crofton girls basketball team play at the state tournament, he’s always had the worst seat in the house — on their opponents’ bench.
Every year in the state volleyball tournament there are parent-daughter/coach-player arrangements on numerous teams, and the 2016 tourney is no exception.
The solution is simple — bring the 16 teams in the five lower classes to Lincoln, turn those substate/district finals into first-round state tournament matches and make it a four-day event.
Lincoln tennis players discovered last year that red flags around courts are a sign of trouble. And so are blue and white ones as well.
When it comes to the girls high school basketball tool shed, Rylie Cascio Jensen has more utensils at her disposal than any player in the state.
It was only fitting that Kearney Catholic’s fourth-quarter comeback to win the Class C-1 girls state basketball title came on the same end of the Pinnacle Bank Arena where the Stars pulled off another great escape almost four months earlier.
In mid-January, Regan Sankey thought her season was over after suffering a knee injury.
Two of the attributes that make Fremont senior Rylie Cascio Jensen one of the top girls basketball players in the state are a high understanding of the game and a tireless work ethic.
Every year there’s a class that destroys a good strong state tournament field because too many of the top teams are in the same area, end up together in districts and there aren’t enough wild cards available for everyone.
The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct 12 athletes, five coaches, a contributor and an official at its annual induction ceremony this fall.
Jordyn Keeney doesn’t consider herself a trailblazer, though others might disagree. She recently became the first woman to officiate a championship game at the Nebraska state boys basketball tournament.
The highlights from Thursday's high school sports action.
One short year ago, college basketball was getting ready for the game of a lifetime: North Carolina vs. Duke at the Final Four. And this year? Well, to put it kindly, who the heck are these guys? The NCAA Tournament, the annual event that has made marketing gold out of the story of underdogs and an anyone-can-win-it free-for-all, has produced an extreme rendition of what happens when all that cherished unpredictability plays itself out to the end. In one Final Four meeting, it will be San Diego State against Florida Atlantic. In the other, it will be Miami vs. UConn. Of the four teams descending on Houston, only one has ever sniffed a Final Four before. It's the first time since 1970 that has happened.
All this buzz about how a wildly unpredictable March Madness led to a Final Four nobody could've possibly seen coming overlooked one small detail. That detail is UConn. When Connecticut tips off against Miami in the semifinal, it will be two wins away from the school's fifth national title since 1999. No other school has won more over that span. When the name "UConn" came up with a "4" next to its name three weekends ago on Selection Sunday, nobody raised too much of a stink. Four wins later it's becoming apparent this is a team that might have been underestimated.
Florida Atlantic and San Diego State are giving the Final Four a mid-major flavor. Their national semifinal marks the second time two mid-majors will meet in the Final Four since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Owls qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time and have made it a memorable one, rolling all the way into their first Final Four. San Diego State also is in its first Final Four, riding one of the nation's best defenses through the bracket.
Getting a team through to the Final Four is a major boost for mid-major conferences financially, promotionally and for visibility on a national scale. The deeper a team goes in the bracket, the more money goes to their conference. The conferences use the money to upgrade league tournaments and on bolder promotion. Schools often use the windfall on athletic facilities and on-campus video production. The extra money is also a huge boon for better TV deals and exposure that allows them competitive opportunities previously out of reach.
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