As the 2008 NCAA tournament starts Thursday, it marks the 50-year anniversary of Kansas State's last trip to the Final Four. Omaha's Bob Boozer - shown here challenging Wilt Chamberlain - helped KSU go 22-5 in that 1957-58 season and 25-2 the following year, when the Wildcats were upset in the regional finals.
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Ade Dagunduro scored 15 points to lead Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers used tough defense to pull away from Charlotte in a 67-48 victory in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night.
Photo gallery: Nebraska 67, Charlotte 48
NIT Wednesday: Gator rout sends Jays to Gainesville
Winds of change swept into Haymarket Park on Wednesday, signifying an end to the flawless stretch of baseball that produced 14 consecutive victories for Nebraska. Arkansas, too, had a little something to do with it. The Razorbacks beat NU 9-4 to earn a split in this memorable, two-game series that brought coach Dave Van Horn back to coach in Lincoln for the first time since his 2002 departure from Nebraska.
Joba Chamberlain will begin the season in the New York Yankees' bullpen. "We think that's where he fits best right now," manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. For much of spring training, Chamberlain was a contender for a spot in the starting rotation. He was a starter at Nebraska and the minors before New York switched him to a relief role last year and called him up in August to boost its shaky bullpen.
Omaha South High School's hardscrabble Collin Field is about to become a first-rate soccer and football field. Heritage Services, the nonprofit group overseeing fundraising and development of the $8.7 million project, plans to break ground in May. South High athletes should be able to take the new field in August 2009.
Photo gallery: More architect's renderings
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