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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 49 Aaron Williams

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

Aaron Williams

5-11  |  185  |  Fr.  |  Safety

Williams, an early enrollee from Atlanta, was essentially a third-team safety to start the spring. But with the way Nebraska split up its practices, the third-stringers shared the same field with the first-stringers — and Williams ended up working his way into the top group every now and then.

He didn’t disappoint. Maybe he’s a safety. Maybe he helps at nickel....

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Reminder: Husker sports radio network has a new home in Omaha

In February, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and its broadcast partner, IMG, announced that the "Home for the Huskers" was switching radio stations in Omaha. Starting Wednesday, that switch takes place.

AM station 590 KXSP and its sister stations will host all of the Husker sports programming from now on. KXSP and the university agreed to a five-year deal to move the Huskers' network from 1110 AM KFAB, whose association with Husker athletics goes back almost nine decades.

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Kyle Korver should be back for camp after surgery

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is expected to be ready for the start of training camp following surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow.

Tuesday’s surgery was the third since March for the 34-year-old Korver, the team’s starting shooting guard and 3-point specialist. He had surgery for a broken nose three months ago, and earlier this month surgeons repaired ligament damage in his right ankle.

The former Creighton star was still wearing a walking boot when he helped the team introduce its new uniforms last week.

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TBL: Sam McKewon talks Husker recruiting, SEC vs. Big Ten and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday with host Mike'l Severe and co-host Joe Ganz to discuss the latest Husker football recruiting news, Big Ten football scheduling, how SEC and Big Ten teams matchup and more.

Replay the full interview below, plus listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

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Men's basketball: Incoming Husker helps Australia to win at worlds

Incoming Nebraska freshman Jack McVeigh helped Australia to a 93-64 win over Tunisia on Tuesday at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

McVeigh, who played just 13 minutes because of foul trouble, had three points, four rebounds and two assists. He averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists as Australia went 1-2 in group play.

Australia plays in the round of 16 Wednesday against Serbia.

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Recruiting: Building more bridges back to Omaha

According to Rivals and the 247 Composite ratings, Lincoln Christian's Jared Bubak and Omaha South's Noah Fant are currently the No. 1 and No. 2 prospects in the state. With rare exception, Nebraska should never want to lose both of the top two in-state prospects to other schools. Especially a new coaching staff.

Bubak is almost certainly a lock to Arizona State. He and his family handled this process well, with deliberation, although Nebraska fan message boards downplay his decommit, I thought he was one of the top overall prospects pledged to the Huskers as a position of need for...

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Kyle Korver to have third surgery since March, this time on elbow

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kyle Korver is scheduled to have surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, the team announced.

The procedure will remove loose bodies in the elbow that have bothered Korver, particularly late in the season. The former Creighton star wore a compression sleeve on his shooting arm for much of the year.

A timeline for his recovery will be determined following the procedure.

Korver had surgery earlier this month to repair a season-ending right ankle injury suffered in the Eastern Conference finals. He was scheduled for a follow-up doctor’s appointment in...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 50 Stanley Morgan

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

Stanley Morgan

6-0  |  185  |  Fr.  |  WR

The sure-handed, highlight-producing pass catcher out of New Orleans has every intention to work his way into the receiver rotation this fall. And a guy talented enough to make Louisiana’s Class 5A all-state first team (despite missing the end of the season with a shoulder injury) certainly has a chance.

His biggest hurdle? Grasping the playbook and embracing the po...

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TBL: Tom Shatel talks CWS, Big Ten media days and more

World-Herald staff writer Tom Shatel joined Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discusses include the College World Series, Big Ten media days, Nebraska football, the Royals and more.

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

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TBL: Husker QB commit Patrick O'Brien talks NU, visiting Lincoln and more

Nebraska quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien joined Mike'l Severe and former Husker QB Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include his commitment to Nebraska, getting better as a quarterback what he liked about his visit to Lincoln and more.

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

Watch the full interview and read an excerpt below:

 

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TBL: Dara Torres talks 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Olympic swimming legend Dara Torres joined host Mike'l Severe in studio on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

They discussed the upcoming 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha.

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

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Video: Best and worst Big Ten nonconference games

Alabama and Oregon — two teams who made the College Football Playoff last season — are set to face off with Big Ten teams in the 2015 nonconference schedule. But which matchups rank best? That's for World-Herald staff writers Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa to decide.

The duo ranked the five best and the five worst Big Ten nonconference games. So which games will you avoid watching, and which ones will have you glued to the TV? 

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Nebraska quarterback recruit Terry Wilson talked about his decision to visit Oregon, despite his commitment to the Huskers.

“I’m sure I’m with Nebraska. I’m going to Oregon...

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Knee surgery will sideline Milliken three to five weeks

James Milliken, Creighton’s top returning scorer, will miss three to five weeks of the summer conditioning program after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Bluejay coach Greg McDermott said Milliken injured his knee last week but was uncertain exactly when he did it.

Milliken, a 6-foot-2 guard who will be a senior this year, averaged 9.6 points last season while starting 12 of the 31 games in which he played as Creighton finished 14-19.

Milliken ended the season as one of the Bluejays’ hottest players. He averaged 19.5 points in two Big East tournamen...

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TBL: Husker schedule breakdown

Host Mike'l Severe and Husker Online's Sean Callahan break down Nebraska's schedule for next season on "The Bottom Line," including who are the Huskers' easiest wins, toughest matchups and more.

Listen live to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook.

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TBL: Former Husker kicker Eric Lueshen on Supreme Court ruling

Former Husker kicker Eric Lueshen joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to talk about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, his thoughts on what else needs to change with gay rights and more.

Listen live to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook.

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TBL: Greg Simmons says why he picked NU, discusses Husker ties and more

Linebacker Greg Simmons committed to Nebraska on Thursday. On Friday, he joined "The Bottom Line" to talk about why he chose the Huskers, the NU coaching staff, Nebraska's fan base and more.

Also, Simmons discussed his ties to the Huskers — his godfather is former Husker defensive back Wonder Monds, who owned "the greatest hairdo in the history of Nebraska." Simmons says he also wants to be an All-American, and "beat his record" and "be higher than him."

You can read up on the latest recruiting news at Omaha.com/recruiting, plus listen live to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p....

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TBL: JoJo Domann talks commitment, Husker coaches and more

JoJo Domann became the 13th known commit of Nebraska's 2016 recruiting class when he committed on Friday morning.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound defensive athlete out of Colorado Springs joined "The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe shortly after his commitment to discuss the recruiting process, what appealed to him about Nebraska, which positions he'll play as a Husker and more.

See the latest Husker commits and headlines on Big Red Today's recruiting page, plus tune in to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Don't forget to check out the complete list of 2016 commits, ...

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TBL: Jon Nyatawa talks slow CWS games, Husker camp countdown and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday.

Topics discussed include the slow CWS games, the Husker camp countdown, the NBA draft and more.

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

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TBL: Jeremy Crabtree talks early signing day, Husker recruiting and more

ESPN recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Thursday.

Topics covered include the possibility of an early signing day, the Huskers' recruiting class and more.

You can listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus check out all the podcasts at Omaha.com/bottomline.

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Juco guard Malik Albert picks Creighton

Creighton has signed former juco All-American Malik Albert.

He was a high scorer for Mott Community College who sat out this past season to get his academics in order.

"We are thrilled to add Malik to our team," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said in a press release. "He is a very gifted offensive player that can score in a variety of ways. He will be a terrific fit in our system."

The Detroit native averaged 24.4 points per game for Mott during the 2013-14 season.

The 6-foot-2 guard will have two seasons of eligibility for CU.

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From the Archives: Virginia coach Brian O'Connor's path from Omaha to Omaha

Five years ago was the final College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. Virginia coach Brian O'Connor was looking to make a second straight CWS appearance at the stadium 10 miles from his childhood home and not far from Creighton, where he chose to play college ball.

O'Connor wouldn't make it back to Omaha with his team that year. But he did in 2011. And in 2014.

This year, though, O'Connor did more than just make it to Omaha. He helped Virginia win the school's first national title. His journey was chronicled by Dirk Chatelain in this story from May 30, 2010.

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A look at Virginia's championship through newspaper front pages

"NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!" reads the front page of the Charlottesville, Virginia, newspaper this morning. The Daily Progress recognized its hometown university after its College World Series victory — Virginia's first national title in school history.

The photo, taken by The World-Herald's Rebecca S. Gratz, showed Cavalier players dogpiling in celebration. Sometimes it takes a newspaper's front page to really capture a moment in history. For Virginia, that moment came Wednesday night with its 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt to win the CWS. 

Here's a look at how some of the local newsp...

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Drafted or not, Terran Petteway's journey to make mother proud just beginning

Terran Petteway wants to be drafted. He knows he'll cry if it happens, he told Grantland — a culmination of a tough final season at Nebraska and, more importantly, another moment to honor his mother.

Grantland's Johnathan Abrams wrote a lengthy feature on Petteway, highlighting his difficult path to the NBA draft.

Here's a noteworthy section of the story, when Husker coach Tim Miles asked to meet with Petteway on the eve of his draft declaration:

Terran again began to dread the worst. “It can’t be that,” Terran thought. “It can’t be that.”Now, together in his office wit...

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Husker volleyball recruit switches commitment to Wisconsin

Nebraska volleyball commit Molly Haggerty has flipped her commitment to the Wisconsin Badgers, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Haggerty, an outside hitter from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, also indicated her commitment to the Badgers on social media, where she changed her private Twitter profile to read "Wisconsin Volleyball."

Haggerty is the younger sister of Meghan Haggerty, a senior middle blocker for the Huskers, and Maddie Haggerty, who fought through injuries during a redshirt freshman season and left the NU program in March. Maddie Haggerty, who is continuing her co...

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Several different heroes fueled Virginia's remarkable title run

You know how one friend will find that hilarious YouTube video, and then encourage another buddy to check it out? Then that friend loves it so much, and finds some other pal to share it with? And it goes on to the next one, and on, and on.

That's kind of the story behind Virginia's remarkable postseason run, a three-week stretch filled with late-game moment, clutch at-bats and improbable rallies.

What has made it so special: Almost every night, the Cavaliers found a new MVP.

One guy came through at the plate in the most critical of moments. Then the next day, a differen...

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Inning-by-inning: Virginia 4, Vanderbilt 2

FIRST

Virginia: Adam Haseley and Daniel Pinero open the game with first-pitch singles. Two outs later, Pavin Smith draws a walk. The Cavs leave the bases loaded, however, as Robbie Coman flies out.

Vanderbilt: Bryan Reynolds walks before Rhett Wiseman doubles. Dansby Swanson follows with an RBI groundout, and Zander Wiel adds a run-scoring double.

SECOND

Virginia: After a rough opening frame, Walker Buehler cruises through the second with a pair of strikeouts.

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Plenty of seats left vacant for Wednesday's CWS finale

The College World Series' decisive finale, a potentially drama-filled clash with a trophy on the line, drew the second-smallest crowd of the entire event.

A little odd, right?

I mean, staying home for the CWS championship series' Game 3 is basically like skipping out on your graduation party after four (or five... or six!) long years spent navigating through a tough undergrad regimen. Or immediately leaving your seats at a concert because the band just walked off the stage, knowing full well that the rockers would likely return for an encore or two.

Yet still, plenty of...

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Former Vanderbilt star David Price back in Omaha

The last time Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price made plans to watch his former college team at the College World Series rain disrupted his itinerary.

The Tigers game that day (in Detroit) was halted and Price's private plane didn't land at Eppley Airfield until after the second inning of the Commodores' first CWS game. Then the rain came in Omaha, too, suspending the Vanderbilt-Cal State Fullerton contest in the sixth inning. And Price had to leave (he wasn't there for the walkoff win the next day).

But Mother Nature couldn't stop Price from making a return trip for Wednesda...

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