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• Due to bye week for Nebraska football, there will be no weekly press conference with Bo Pelini today.

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UFC: Two Omahans use initiative to land spots on UFC card

Ryan Jensen and Jason Brilz didn't necessarily have to sell themselves to get on Wednesday night's UFC Fight Night card. But you could definitely say the two Omaha-area fighters did their fair share of convincing to find their way into the event. Both asked their way on to Wednesday's sold-out show at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, Jensen with an e-mail and Brilz a phone call to Joe Silva, UFC's vice president of talent relations, a.k.a. the match maker.

 


MIAA: Mavericks won't take Lions lightly

Ready for your first MIAA road trip, UNO? The Mavericks hit the road for a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Missouri Southern. Though the Lions were picked to finish merely seventh in the MIAA preseason poll, they pushed Division II No. 7 Pittsburg State to the finish on the road last Saturday, losing 21-14 on a touchdown with 16 seconds to go. Pitt State was picked third in the MIAA, just behind UNO.

 


Big 12 Football Ratings: Weeknight games pain for most

Since television networks love to pin what they think are snappy labels on sporting events, let's try one for this week's Big 12 football schedule. Call it "Tell Us to Jump and We'll Ask How High?" week. Because the networks need programming to fill time slots and schools need money to run their football programs, you can watch the Big 12 play games this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as Saturday. When Big 12 schools play on a non-traditional day, it almost always means it's on TV. For league members, nonconference games on ESPN and ESPN2 are worth $300,000.

Also:
Chizik says situation to dictate QB choice
College Football Notes: Iowa's Brodell honored by Big Ten

 


NU Basketball: Recruit's stock zoomed over summer

Rayes Gallegos says he has never been to Nebraska, but that hasn't stopped the 6-foot-2 guard out of suburban Salt Lake City from deciding to play basketball for Husker coach Doc Sadler. Gallegos, who will make his official visit to Lincoln on Sept. 26-27, confirmed Monday night that he has picked NU over Utah State, San Diego State, Colorado State and Weber State

Also:
CU Basketball: Shooting ability is strength of CU recruit

 


MLB: Bullpen is best for Joba, Posada says

Jorge Posada wants Joba Chamberlain kept in the bullpen and predicts more injuries for the young pitcher if the New York Yankees put him in their starting rotation. "I think if you start him and he pitches 200 innings in one year, you're going to lose him. He's going to get hurt. I don't see him as a starter," Posada said Monday during a session of "CenterStage," scheduled to air on the team's YES Network starting Sept. 28. Chamberlain pitched for the University of Nebraska before being drafted by the Yankees in 2006. He was sidelined from Aug. 4 to Sept. 2 because of rotator cuff tendinitis and went back to the bullpen when he returned.

Also:
Baseball Notes: Strange brew: Yost canned with 12 to go

 


Stu's Views: Three weeks into the season and still a slow start

For 20 years, Stu Pospisil has covered Nebraska high school sports statewide for The World-Herald. Now, in Stu's Views, only on Omaha.com, Stu offers even more news and analysis. Check back often for his updates!

 


2008 football preview

What's it like being inside the head of a Husker football player? Can Bo Pelini turn the team around in his first season? How's your Husker football IQ? How will Nebraska-Omaha and other state colleges fare? Which athletes will be part of the next installment of the Super Six? Enjoy team previews, analysis and schedules from your favorite Midlands teams.

 


Tom Kerr: A look at NU football

Omaha World-Herald artist Tom Kerr puts his own spin on what's hot in the sports world every week.

 


Shatel Online

What's on Tom's mind? What's on your mind?

Read World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel's columns and updates — or find out his answers to your burning sports questions in our Omaha.com exclusive.

Come on in ... this is Tom's home on the Web.

 











 

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