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Mad Chatter: Creighton takes a chance, another Husker hoops defection and another Crawford clinic

On a full-plate Monday, we’ll cover bad weekends for Husker basketball and baseball, Bud Crawford’s impressive knockout, the bad-boy Royals, Brook Berringer and more. But let’s lead with Bluejay basketball.

Suddenly Creighton is challenging Iowa State for the title of “Transfer U.” Greg McDermott’s latest commit, K-State transfer Marcus Foster, is by far the biggest splash yet. 

He’s a Big East-caliber athlete who has a chance to be Creighton’s best player in 2016-17. But Foster doesn’t come without baggage. From a March story in the Kansas City Star:

Any analysis of K-...

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Video: First seat installed at UNO's new arena

The first seat was installed at UNO's new arena on Monday.

See video from inside the arena as well as hear UNO chancellor John Christensen address the media.

By comparison, check out video from early February of a tour of the arena. 

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TBL: Husker recruiting report with Mike Schaefer

Huskers Illustrated's Mike Schaefer joined host Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include the latest Husker football recruiting news, quarterback targets and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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TBL: Tony Boone talks Terence 'Bud' Crawford's win

World-Herald staff writer Tony Boone joined host Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include Terence "Bud" Crawford's victory over Thomas Dulorme, possible future opponents for Terence Crawford and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Boaz Joseph cited for pot and paraphernalia possession

University of Nebraska-Lincoln police on April 16 cited a current and former Nebraska football player for marijuana possession at an off-campus dwelling. 

According to a UNL police report, sophomore cornerback Boaz Joseph was cited for possession of a tin with 3.3 grams of marijuana in it. Joseph also possessed a marijuana grinder.

“Coach (Mike) Riley and athletics administration are aware of the incident," read a statement from a Nebraska spokesman. "We have no additional comment at this time.”

Ishmail Jackson — who gained notoriety for joining the Huskers program and ...

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Baseball weekend recap: Confidence can't waver after series loss

The attitude remained positive and the internal expectations never changed. That's what stuck out to coach Darin Erstad as Nebraska sputtered for two weeks, trying to find a rhythm.

It's why the Huskers didn't descend into a tailspin when their pitchers started slumping and the mistakes (on the base paths and in the field) began to pile up. They were swept at Maryland, but managed to win five of their next games.

Here was Erstad's take: “When you're playing bad and you make a lot of errors – and you still find ways to win? You give yourself confidence that you can win when yo...

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Report: Creighton to face Indiana in Big East-Big Ten challenge

According to a CBS Sports' report, the Creighton men's basketball team will take on the Indiana Hoosiers in a 2015 nonconference matchup as part of the inaugural playing of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an event that pits teams from the Big East and Big Ten conferences.

CBS' Jon Rothstein first reported the news Monday morning on Twitter.

A source told Rothstein that the Bluejays will travel to Assembly Hall to take on the Hoosiers, though a date and game time had not been revealed.

The Gavitt Tipoff Games were announced last May as an annual series to be played on four cons...

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Report: Tim Miles to meet with pair of transfers, including one big man who's immediately eligible

Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles will reportedly meet with two transfer candidates this week in hopes of filling out some open scholarship spots on the Husker roster.

Brown transfer Rafael Maia will meet with Miles on Wednesday and and Louisville transfer Anton Gill will visit Lincoln on Thursday, according to a series of Twitter posts from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

Maia is immediately eligible to play as a fifth-year graduate transfer. He averaged 9.9 points and 8.7 rebounds this season. He has led the Ivy League in rebounding three straight seasons, and was first ...

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Baseball: Huskers fall out of Top 25 poll

A pair of wins over in-state rivals Creighton and UNO started Nebraska off on a high note last week, but after closing out the week with a whimper, the Huskers now find themselves outside of the Top 25.

Nebraska dropped out of the D1Baseball.com Top 25 poll on Monday after posting a 3-2 stretch last week. The Huskers (29-13, 6-6 Big Ten) are now seventh in the conference standings.

After the two midweek wins and a series-opening victory over Ohio State, the Buckeyes took two in extra innings for a series win over NU, ending the Huskers' three-week stint in the rankings. Nebra...

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Ameer Abdullah lands on analyst's 'All-Tape' team

Longtime NFL draft analyst Todd McShay touts it as one of his favorite pieces to write each year: the All-Tape Team.

Every year before the draft, the ESPN scouting guru highlights those players that he "most enjoyed studying on tape" while doing his research for the draft. Most enjoyed, as in players "who play the game the right way" and "will wind up contributing to an NFL team in some way."

On this year's 13-man team? Husker I-back Ameer Abdullah.

Abdullah's already touted as one of the top backs in the draft. He's been praised for his outstanding character — no surpr...

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Social media recap: Bud Crawford with the win over Thomas Dulorme

Check out the action from Saturday night's Terence 'Bud' Crawford vs. Thomas Dulome title fight in Arlington, Texas.

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IT'S TIME >> Check out the official #MayPac trailer: https://t.co/Id2FesoWzg— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 6, 2015

The fighters are making their way to the ring here in Arlington. #CrawfordDulorme is on now.— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) April 19, 2015

Boxing entrances..... pic.twitter.com/ngmgR2jTo8— Robert Littal (@BSO) April 19, 2015

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19 years later, remembering Brook Berringer

It's been 19 years since the news. First came the report of a plane crash. Then the rumors of who was on the plane. Then the confirmation of the news. 

Brook Berringer, the former Husker quarterback who helped Nebraska to the 1994 championship and was a constant motivational tool for Tommie Frazier, had died in a plane crash. It was April 18, 1996 — two days before Berringer would have likely been selected in the NFL draft.

To remember Berringer, Big Red Today has dug through The World-Herald archives and pulled 10 stories that tell of the quarterbacks career, his fatal accid...

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Lincoln native Jack Sock and BTN's Gerry DiNardo highlight last week on TBL

Join host Mike'l Severe each weekday from 2-6 p.m. for "The Bottom Line." Here's a recap of some of the highlights from this week on the show, including Lincoln native Jack sock, BTN's Gerry DiNardo and more.

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Lincoln native Jack Sock, who just won his first ATP singles title, talked about his recovery from a serious injury that sidelined him to begin the year.

“I tore a muscle in my pelvis when I was training in the offseason. It’s in a spot where, in tennis you of course use a lot of your core and hip area, so I wanted go get that stitched up and do a lot of reha...

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Mavericks' Saturday softball game rained out

UNO’s softball game at South Dakota on Saturday was canceled because of rain and will not be made up.

The Mavs next play at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Iowa State.

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Nebraska A.D. Shawn Eichorst lands on powerful football advisory committee

Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst will be the Big Ten's representative for NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee.

The 12-member committee, will which meet later in April, oversees competition for FBS and FCS, is chaired by Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and will discuss a variety of issues, including conference title game deregulation. The committee will eventually have a football player on it. The football coach representative is Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Branded by CBSSports.com as more of a "true competition committee," the Football Oversight committee will...

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Mad Chatter: A tribute to Adrian Fiala, Petteway's complicated legacy, a new Riley/Pelini comparison

Today’s Mad Chatter features a typical Friday full plate. We’ll cover Terran Petteway’s legacy, Mike Riley's talent level, the Spurs’ quest for another championship, Kris Bryant's debut, Michael Phelps' return and more. 

But first and foremost, I’m honored to post a special guest column from old friend and former Daily Nebraskan colleague John Gaskins, who's now program director at 93.7 The Ticket in Lincoln. His subject: the one-and-only Adrian Fiala. 

Enjoy.

It is Sunday 4:45 p.m., and Chicago's O'Hare Airport is a steam bath of humanity, lines stretching to Peoria.In...

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TBL: Big Ten Network's Gerry Dinardo talks conference spring games

Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to discuss his Big Ten spring football tour, Husker football recruiting and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Creighton to host "Kicks for a Cure"

Creighton soccer will host the 10th annual “Kicks For A Cure” on Saturday at Morrison Stadium.

The event, which features high school and collegiate soccer teams competing to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer, includes four matches with free admission and donations accepted at all of the venue entrances throughout the day.

All of the proceeds of the event — which has raised nearly $1.8 million in its first nine years — will benefit Liz’s Legacy, the fund started by the Karnes family in memory of the late Dr. Liz Karnes. Funds will be directed toward researc...

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TBL: Omaha Storm Chasers owner and CEO Gary Green

Omaha Storm Chasers owner and CEO Gary Green joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to discuss the home opener, the season outlook, Mike'l Severe's Mets and more. 

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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TBL: Tony Boone previews the 'Bud' Crawford fight

World-Herald staff writer Tony Boone joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to break down Omahan Terence "Bud" Crawford's championship bout with Thomas Dulorme on Saturday.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Baseball: Ohio State at No. 23 Nebraska

Where: Haymarket Park

Radio: 1110 AM KFAB, Husker Sports Network

TV: NET (Saturday only)

Online stream: Huskers.com (Friday and Sunday), BTN Plus (Saturday)

Game One: 4:05 p.m. Friday (originally 6:35 p.m.)

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Baseball: UNO at South Dakota State

Where: Erv Huether Field, Brookings, South Dakota

3 p.m. Friday: RH Tyler Fox (4-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. SDSU RH Adam Bray (4-3, 3.21)

1 p.m. Saturday: RH Zach Williamsen (5-4, 3.93) vs. SDSU LH Chris Anderson (4-1, 3.70)

1 p.m. Sunday: RH Shane Meltz (2-2, 3.25) vs. SDSU RH Ryan Froom (3-2, 3.03)

Scouting UNO: The bad news for the Mavericks (16-17) is that they begin the second half of the Summit League season having lost four of their last five games following Wednesday’s 8-6 defeat at Nebraska. The good news for UNO is that it has thrived at this time of the year sinc...

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College World Series tickets will be on sale Saturday

The NCAA has announced that a limited number of reserved-seat tickets for this year’s College World Series will go on sale Saturday.

The CWS will be held June 13-24 at TD Ameritrade Park.

Fans interested in purchasing the tickets can do so beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday either by going on online at NCAA.com/CWSTickets or by calling 866-208-0048.

Only those games that are guaranteed to be played will be sold. Tickets for “if necessary” games will be sold on their respective game days at the TD Ameritrade box office.

A valid credit card is required to purchase ticket...

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TBL: Jon Nyatawa on Husker baseball, football and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined “The Bottom Line” on Thursday to discuss the Husker baseball team, Nebraska football's depth chart and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Checking in on where the Husker coaches are recruiting

Nebraska coach Mike Riley on Thursday announced on Twitter that his coaches are scattered around, "painting the nation red." 

Riley has a history of keeping Husker fans informed about recruiting visits, and Thursday was no different. Although instead of tweeting a map, Riley just listed the states.

Boots on the ground all over the country today, painting the nation RED! 🔴🔴🔴 #GBR— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) April 16, 2015

#Huskers coaches in 11 states today! NE, IA, MO, KS, OK, CO, IL, SD, CA, LA, OH #GBR 🔴🌽🏈— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) April 16, 2015

Riley is not al...

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Softball: Northwestern at Nebraska

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday

Where: Bowlin Stadium, Lincoln

Scouting Nebraska: The 23-18 Huskers are fourth in the Big Ten at 10-4, just behind the third-place Wildcats at 8-3. … Nebraska has won 25 of its past 30 Big Ten games and 17 of the past 19 conference three-game series dating to 2012. … Third baseman MJ Knighten’s 21-game hitting streak ended in Wednesday’s 8-5, eight-inning victory over UNO. That streak started with NU’s March 11 victory over UNO. … Knighten is third in the Big Ten with a .436 average while center fielder Kiki Stokes is fourt...

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Mad Chatter: Nebraska's lopsided baseball rivalry, Mike Riley's difference-makers, golf's next superstar

Interesting stat (Part I): Since 1999, Creighton basketball is 13-4 against Nebraska. Winning percentage: 76.5. The Huskers’ only wins: 2003 NIT, ’06, ’08, ’10.

Interesting stat (Part II): Since 1999, Nebraska baseball is 35-14 against Creighton. Winning percentage: 71.4.

We think of the in-state basketball rivalry as lopsided. But baseball is approaching the same level. That's strange, because recently Nebraska hasn't been that good. Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park, Nebraska led 6-2 after three innings and edged CU 7-6. 

During the past 17 years, the baseball Bluej...

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Professional tennis player Jack Sock joins 'The Bottom Line'

Jack Sock, a Lincoln native who is now a accomplished professional tennis player, joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss his recent singles victory in the U.S. clay court championships. 

Sock also discussed his upcoming schedule, growing up in the Midwest, the differences between singles and doubles and more.

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TBL: Dirk Chatelain discusses the Husker spring game and more

World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain gave his take on the Masters, the Nebraska spring game, Husker basketball, the NBA playoffs and more during his Wednesday segment on "The Bottom Line."

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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TBL: HBO boxing's Kieran Mulvaney on Terence 'Bud' Crawford

HBO boxing reporter Kieran Mulvaney joined "The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe on Wednesday to discuss Terence "Bud" Crawford's upcoming title fight with Thomas Dulorme.

Replay the interview below, and listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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