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Sports section top stories for Thursday, July 19

Tony Fair's trust in Husker coaches helped Nebraska land the massive juco nose tackle

Nebraska landed one of the biggest nose tackles in junior college football Thursday when Pima Community College lineman Tony Fair picked the Huskers over Indiana. Read more

Subscribers onlyMcKewon: Tony Fair takes winding road to Nebraska, gives Huskers ideal nose tackle

Nebraska received a commitment Thursday from Pima Community College defensive tackle Tony Fair. Three takes on Fair’s decision to pick the Huskers. Read more

Subscribers onlyNebraska volleyball is counting on decorated freshman Nicklin Hames to take over at setter

The graduation of All-America setter Kelly Hunter leaves Nebraska without an experienced distributor this fall, and the defending NCAA champs need freshman Nicklin Hames to be good right away. Just like when she was in eighth grade. Read more

Former Husker assistant Ron Brown rejoins Nebraska football staff as director of player development

Former Husker assistant coach Ron Brown is rejoining the Nebraska football staff. Brown will serve as the director of player development, working closely with the Life Skills program to mentor student-athletes in off-field development areas. Read more

Elvir Ibisevic leaves UNO to embark on pro soccer career but will 'always be a Maverick'

Bosnian-born UNO forward Elvir Ibisevic has long desired to play soccer professionally. He'll soon get that opportunity, bypassing his final two years of collegiate eligibility to play for pay. Read more

Sungjae Im takes early PBC lead. Locals Scott Gutschewski, Ryan Vermeer six shots back

Sungjae Im didn’t endanger his lead on the Tour money list Thursday. Read more

Subscribers onlyMinnesota four-star Ben Carlson has Creighton and Nebraska high on list, plans to visit next month

Two of the three Division I basketball programs in Nebraska are vying for a commitment from 6-foot-9 Saint Paul (Minn.) East Ridge forward Ben Carlson. Nebraska and Creighton are two of the nine schools to offer Carlson. Read more

Canadian wing Quincy Guerrier is highly sought after. The Jays are hoping to secure a visit

Quincy Guerrier, a 6-foot-7, 212-pound wing from Thetford Academy in Quebec City, Quebec, told The World-Herald his plan is to enroll in the winter at the school he chooses. He currently has 28 Division I scholarship offers, including one from the Jays. Read more

Subscribers onlyMcKewon: Ron Brown's return to Nebraska means it's 'Back to the Future' under Scott Frost

Nebraska coach Scott Frost wanted a program that reflected what he experienced in the 1990s. Ron Brown, an assistant throughout that era and again under coach Bo Pelini, was a key part of Husker football and will be again now that he's returned. Read more

Subscribers onlyPrep football previews: Run-first Eight Man-1 No. 2 Howells-Dodge will lean on Dylan Horejsi

Following a loss in the state semifinals to champion East Butler, Howells-Dodge is looking for another run at postseason play. Read more