53 Quick Hits tagged with Sports

Report: Nebraska native Danny Woodhead to sign with the Baltimore Ravens

North Platte native and Chadron State grad Danny Woodhead will reportedly sign with the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Kimball star Mike Daum scores 42 for the Jackrabbits

Mike Daum, a Kimball graduate, scored 42 points in South Dakota State's 77-67 win over IPFW on Saturday.

Crazy catch sends Bo Pelini and Youngstown State to the FCS championship

Youngstown State's last-second comeback to upset No. 2 Eastern Washington 40-38 was capped by an insane touchdown catch by Kevin Rader.

Former Boys Town standout Shaquil Barrett nails backward halfcourt shot at Nuggets game

Perhaps Denver Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett might've had a future with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Omaha native Conor Gillaspie hits go-ahead three-run homer in NL Wild Card game

Former Millard North standout Conor Gillaspie cranked a three-run home run to right field to break a scoreless tie and send the San Francisco Giants to the NLDS.

TCU congratulates Coastal Carolina on CWS title with full-page ad

Sportsmanship alert: Despite losing to Coastal Carolina twice during the 2016 College World Series, TCU bought an advertisement congratulating the Chanticleers in Coastal's local newspaper, The Sun News of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Restless from the weather delay, fan tries to rush the field at TD Ameritrade

What happens when fans get impatient during a weather delay?

Video: Alex Gordon drives in a pair in rehab assignment with the Chasers

Former Husker standout Alex Gordon had two RBIs while on a rehab assignment with the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Video: TD Ameritrade Park grounds crew displays confiscated beach balls

The beach balls were caught in the middle Tuesday in the never-ending battle between fans and grounds crew members.

Video: Terence 'Bud' Crawford talks upcoming fight and more

Omaha native Terence "Bud" Crawford, the reigning WBO junior welterweight champion, gave an interview Monday on "Sway in the Morning."

Bud Crawford shoves Hammerin' Hank Lundy during pre-fight press conference

There are still two days left before Terrence "Bud" Crawford and "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy square off in the ring at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Video: Reggie Wayne shares the secret of Manning's 'Omaha' call

Finally, we know what Peyton Manning's 'Omaha! Omaha!' call means. Or maybe what it used to mean. On NFL GameDay Morning on the NFL Network, Deion Sanders asked former Indianapolis receiver and Manning teammate Reggie Wayne about the "Omaha" call. "'Omaha' means ... he's going the other way," Wayne said. "If it's a run to the right -- if it's dive right, 'Omaha' is gonna be dive left." It's unlikely that Manning is using the call in the same way Sunday in the AFC Championship.

Omaha! Omaha! Denver airport adds Manning-inspired touch for travelers

You thought the "Omaha! Omaha!" craze was over?

Tommy Armstrong on former NU coordinator Tim Beck

Ohio State fans are curious to learn more about the Buckeyes' new quarterback coach Tim Beck.

A little trash talk between Creighton and Nebraska basketball Twitter accounts

The Nebraska basketball Twitter account had a few words for Creighton's account on Friday.

Royals prospect Bubba Starling hits for the cycle with AA Northwest Arkansas

Bubba Starling, the Royals prospect and former Husker quarterback recruit, marked a milestone in his minor league career Tuesday night. Starling hit for the cycle with Class AA Northwest Arkansas in a 10-4 win over Arkansas.

Video: Saturday night fireworks with three home runs

Virginia got on the board first in an elimination game with Florida thanks to a solo homer by Matt Thais. But Florida's Peter Alonso followed with his own shot, a two-run homer to centerfield, in the top half of the second inning. In the fourth inning, Florida's Harrison Bader added another homer. That brings the 2015 CWS home run total to 14, the most since there were 32 home runs in 2010. Watch the home runs below.

Video: Rhett Wiseman homers for Vanderbilt

Rhett Wiseman homered in the fourth inning on Friday night, the 11th home run of the 2015 CWS and the 36th at TD Ameritrade Park in CWS play. Watch the home run below:

Video: Miami's Jacob Heyward hits 30th CWS homer at TD Ameritrade Park

On Monday, Miami's Jacob Heyward gave his team a 2-0 lead with a fifth inning home run. The home run was notable for a few reasons. It was the first home run to land between the 375 signs in CWS play at TD Ameritrade Park and only the second in the stadium's history. The homer was the fifth of the 2015 CWS and the 30th all-time during College World Series play at TD Ameritrade Park. Watch Heyward's homer below:

Video: Vanderbilt's Jeren Kendall hits walkoff HR

There have been 29 home runs at TD Ameritrade Park in College World Series. No. 29 was special. Vanderbilt's Jeren Kendall hit the first walkoff home run during CWS play at the park. Watch Kendall's game-winning home run below.

Video: Jared Foster hits the third home run of CWS

Three games in and the 2015 College World Series is at three home runs. That ties that total home runs hit each of the past two years and brings the overall total in five seasons at TD Ameritrade Park to 28. Watch Foster's home run below:

Danny Woodhead: From small-town Nebraska kid to NFL stud

San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is best known around these parts as the North Platte super-star who went on to dominate at Chadron State.

Video: Two home runs during the first game of CWS

The NCAA switched to a new baseball for the 2015 season in hopes of producing more offense, especially at TD Ameritrade Park. So far, so good. There were two home runs in the first five innings of play between Arkansas and Virginia, only the fifth multiple home run game during CWS play at the park.

Storm Chasers to serve up hot dogs with buffalo pulled pork, french fries, bacon-covered bananas and more

The Omaha Storm Chasers will play their home opener Friday at Werner Park, which also means the return of the "eat your opponent" hot dog.

Video: Joseph Young leads Oregon against Oklahoma State

Oregon's Joseph Young, the Pac-12 player of the year, put on a show in the second round game with Oklahoma State in Omaha Friday. Young scored 15 straight points for the Ducks to end the first half, giving Oregon a 43-39 lead. He added another, monster dunk in the second half. Watch highlights below.

Video: Evidence that Wichita State's Fred VanVleet is a beast

With time winding down in the first half and Wichita State trailing by three points, Shocker Fred VanVleet did what he does best: score.

Video: Kansas' Wayne Seldon Jr. throws down dunks vs. NMSU

Everyone loves a good dunk. And on Friday, Kansas' Wayne Seldon Jr. provided a couple for the CenturyLink Center crowd.

Photo: Billionaire Warren Buffett is a Bud Crawford fan according to his t-shirt

Who showed up during HBO's broadcast of the Terence "Bud" Crawford vs. Ray Beltran fight on Saturday night at CenturyLink Center?

Video: Terence 'Bud' Crawford's greatest hits

Omahan Terence "Bud" Crawford will look to defend his title on Saturday at CenturyLink Center against Ray Beltran.

Vote: Should Alex Gordon have been sent home?

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was held up at third base in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Videos: Royals-Giants ready for Game 7

Excited for the decisive Game 7 World Series matchup between the Royals and the Giants?

Tim Miles (maybe) wants a radio show after he retires

During an interview with Fox Sports about Ohio University coach Saul Phillips, Nebraska hoops coach Tim Miles — Phillips' former boss — had a funny anecdote about the coach:

Video: Big Ten teams get props for alternate helmets

Maryland and Purdue ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in NCAA.com's list of the top five most creative helmets in college helmets. The Terrapins’ “Star Spangled” design earned the No. 1 ranking, and Purdue's collage look was ranked second. See the full list in the video:

Video: Recap of Mammoths' debut win

On Wednesday, the Omaha Mammoths defeated the Boston Browlers in the team's first game. Watch a recap of the opening win.

Video: Terence 'Bud' Crawford talks Beltran fight

Top Rank's Crystina Poncher recently interviewed undefeated lightweight champ Terence "Bud" Crawford after the announcement of his upcoming bout with contender Ray Beltran. Check out the video below:

Photos: Jack Sock signs autographs in Lincoln

Wimbledon doubles champion and Lincoln native Jack Sock was back in his hometown Monday for an event at the Woods Tennis Center, including an autograph-signing session with local fans. A few photos, courtesy of the Woods Tennis Center, plus a Facebook post about Sock being recognized at the Husker game Saturday:

Photos: More late-inning heroics from Cody Asche

Former Husker and current Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche smashed a walk-off, two-run home run during the 10th inning Friday against the Miami Marlins. Check out some of the AP photos of Asche's big hit below:

Big Bang Theory ready for NFL season

Popular CBS TV show "The Big Bang Theory" tried to tap into the excitement surrounding the start of NFL season Thursday, tweeting a picture of one of the shows main stars — Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's character, Penny — in a football jersey.

Ex-Husker Alex Gordon hits walk-off home run

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon gave Kansas City a walk-off win Tuesday night, hitting a two-run shot to right field and giving the Royals a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. Kansas City remains a game and a half ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

Watch: Suh penalized after crushing Jags QB

During the Lions' 13-12 win over the Jaguars on Friday, former Husker Ndamukong Suh was called for roughing the passer after a monster hit on Jacksonville QB Chad Henne.

Huge night for former Husker

In the eighth inning Friday night, Phillies third baseman and former Husker Cody Asche smashed a game-tying two-run home run -- scoring former Creighton star Darin Ruf in the process -- then scored the decisive run in extra innings as Philadelphia rallied for a 10-inning win against host San Francisco.

Most hated basketball team in Nebraska is ...

Over the past few weeks, Reddit has been polling users to find the most hated team by state. It's an unscientific poll with a small sample size, but the results are fun to analyze.

Gordon leads Go Big Red cheer at Royals game

On Saturday night the Kansas City Royals celebrated Nebraska night by giving away red KC hats. With lots of Husker fans in attendance, former NU star Alex Gordon had a home run and, while being interviewed after the game, led the fans in a "Go Big Red" cheer. Watch Gordon's interview below.

Woodhead shows burst in debut

In the photo below, Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, a former Chadron State star and North Platte native, races between two Cowboys defenders while gaining 25 yards on a pass reception during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 7 in San Diego.

Video: 105-year-old throws out first pitch

105-year-old Agnes McKee threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game this past weekend, becoming the oldest person to ever throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

A rookie no more

Thomas Ian Nicholas, who played Henry Rowengartner in the 1993 movie "Rookie of the Year," threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 12.

Video: Cold King Darius on TBL

Cold King Darius joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday, July 3, to make his latest predictions for upcoming sports matchups.

Best sports photo, July 2

Here's our nominee for best sports photo for July 2: