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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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TBL: Martie Cordaro talks Storm Chasers, food and more

Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro joined "The Bottom Line" with host Mike'l Severe on Wednesday to discuss Omaha's upcoming season, promotions and events at Werner Park — including new food 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: Lee Barfknecht discusses the changing attitude toward Husker football

World-Herald staff writer Lee Barfknecht joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss fans changing their attitude toward Nebraska football, improvements to Lincoln as a college town, the Husker spring game, Nebraska basketball 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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Recruiting: A QB who once might have been a Husker commits to Ohio State

Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck didn't always get the No. 1 quarterback on his recruiting board while he coached the Huskers, but he will for 2016 at Ohio State. 

DeSoto (Texas) signal caller Tristen Wallace committed to the Buckeyes Wednesday over Texas and Baylor, among other schools. Beck was the first to offer Wallace while at Nebraska, but it's unclear whether the Huskers had continued to keep interest in the 6-foot-3, 228-pounder. Not that it would have mattered much. Wallace had strong ties to Beck and Ohio State is just coming off a dominant College Football ...

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Big Ten teleconference: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp talk spring progress, chemistry

Nebraska coach Mike Riley is still hunting for a house. And, unsurprisingly to reporters who have watched Riley's zeal during spring camp, the coach wishes there were more practices to attend. 

Those were about the only revelations in Riley's ten minutes on the Big Ten Teleconference Wednesday. NU wideout Jordan Westerkamp offered up a line about the strength of the Huskers' team chemistry after spring practice, but every player in the history of every teleconference would have said that. So let's briefly dive in to the rest of Riley and Westerkamp's thoughts. 

>> Riley...

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Baseball: UNO at No. 23 Nebraska

When: 6:35 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Haymarket Park

Radio: 1110 AM KFAB, Husker Sports Network

Online stream: BTN Plus

Pitchers: Jr. RHP Marcus Ethen (1-1, 3.05) vs. Jr. LHP Austin Christensen (0-0, 5.40)

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Recruiting: Nebraska commit Jared Bubak interested in Arizona State

Lincoln Christian tight end Jared Bubak is one of three commits in Nebraska's 2016 class, but he told Husker Online Tuesday that he's "50/50" between the Huskers and Arizona State. While Bubak said he's still committed to NU — and he was decked out in "No Place Like Nebraska" gear at Saturday's spring game — Arizona State, with its spread, no-huddle attack, might be a place Bubak likes more. 

"Which offense I fit in best and where I feel most at home is what I think it'll come down to," Bubak told Husker Online. "Both are great schools with great football and even better coaches."<...

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Two native Nebraskans and a former Husker highlight Phillies-Mets game

NEW YORK — Tuesday's events may have been met with indifference among New Yorkers — and we're not just talking about the Phillies-Mets game.

But the contest did feature something rare: two native Nebraskans pitching consecutively. Philadelphia's Jake Diekman, from Wymore, walked a batter before notching a strikeout to end the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh, Bellevue East product Buddy Carlyle took the mound for New York. He struck out one in one perfect inning of relief.

Though not a native Nebraskan, former Husker Cody Asche also hit his first homer of the year for ...

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TBL: Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers talks Adrian Fiala, NU football, baseball

The Nebraska football play-by-play announcer joined ‘The Bottom Line’ with host Mike’l Severe on Tuesday.

It was a tough day for the Husker family, losing Adrian Fiala. Reflect a little bit on when you first met him.

I’ve known Adrian back to my days when I was at Kansas State when he was doing games with the Huskers. I always enjoyed my time talking to Adrian, and he was very welcoming to me wh...

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TBL: Sam McKewon talks Husker spring football, Lawrence Phillips and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday to discuss the Husker spring game, Mike Riley's offense and more.

Plus, staff writer Henry Cordes met up to discuss former Husker Lawrence Phillips' allegations and his relationship with Tom Osborne.

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