Cox Classic week is underway in Omaha. It’s the only professional golf tournament where galleries come for the beer, brats and country music, then stay for the golf.
The new CenturyLink Center state-of-the-art scoreboard was tested Wednesday. Around the same time, 4,900 customers in west Omaha lost power. OK, MECA, I’m impressed. You can turn it off now.
The new scoreboard has all the bells and whistles. When Creighton fans raise the roof, the roof actually lifts 4 feet off the building.
Not only does CenturyLink Center have a super high-resolution scoreboard, but KMTV is upgrading the cellphone camera it uses to televise Bluejay basketball games.
For the first time, a bicycle parking valet will be offered at NU home football games. To avoid fighting for parking in downtown Lincoln, pedaling a bike 62 miles doesn’t sound so bad.
A new residence hall primarily for student-athletes at Oklahoma includes a movie theater. In a related story, a non-athlete dormitory at OU was going to get indoor plumbing, but the regents voted it down.
According to sources, Johnny Manziel signed 4,400 autographs at two more sessions. At this rate, he could be the first Heisman winner who fails to repeat due to writer’s cramp.
Manziel plays for Texas A&M. The A&M now stands for “Autographs and Moolah.”
Louisville football banned players from signing autographs at fan day. That’s unbelievable. I mean the part about Louisville football holding a fan day.
Florida State cornerback Nick Waisome ran down one of two burglars who tried to flee his apartment. The burglar who got away is being sought by police and University of Miami coaches who want to offer him a scholarship to play wide receiver.
A computer program called the Predictalator ran 50,000 simulations for the upcoming NFL season. The original plan was to run 50 million simulations to come up with one that had the Jets winning the Super Bowl.
The highlight so far of the Little League World Series occurred when a hitter from Taiwan grew 3 inches during an at-bat.
And finally: Six-year-old Little Leaguer Spencer Conn from Grayson, Ga., hit five home runs in consecutive pitches. Is there any way we can bend the rules to get a 7-year-old into next year’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park?