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“Recruiting is done 100% through computers and phones for the time being," said University of Nebraska-Omaha Assistant Head Coach Brian Strawn. "This provides a real hurdle when trying to evaluate talent." Photo by Lydia Asplin

The state of America’s pastime amid a global pandemic

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By: Taylor Riemersma and Nick Schreiter It’s a hot and sunny June afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska. The best teams from all over the country have...
Cornfed frisbee player catching a frisbee during team practice at Whittier Fields on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Photo by Aaron Housenga

Sport clubs at UNL practice during COVID-19 pandemic

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Josh Adams drove over to the bright green grass of Whittier Fields to start training for his fourth year of men’s ultimate frisbee practice...
The Strength Training and Conditioning Room of the Campus Recreation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Lincoln, Neb. Photo by Lydia Asplin

Campus Recreation’s centennial celebration

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A good day in Amy Lanham’s book is seeing students, faculty and staff outside of class at the Campus Recreation center. “For me, when I talk...
Patrick Foley, punter for Creighton Prep, kicking off against Millard West. Photo by Heather Johnson

Friday night lights: A new look and feel in this strange year

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Football stadiums across the country sit more empty than ever this fall. In Nebraska and across the Great Plains, some stadiums have no student...
Nick Portz practices on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at the Viaero Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Photo by Maddie Washburn

Kearney, Nebraska: Everything a hockey player needs

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When people think about hockey hotbeds, states like Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota come to mind, as do northern states hosting loads of hockey facilities...
Nebraska student managers prepare for the Turkey Bowl game against the athletic trainers. Photo by Zane Goldfish

Overshadowed and underappreciated: the life of a Nebraska student manager

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By Garrett Freund and Jack Driggers Thousands of dirty socks, hundreds of scuffed uniforms and sweaty towels washed by...
Fans sit in the grandstands watching the RaceSaver Nationals Championship on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Eagle, Nebraska. Photographer: Peyton Stoike

NASCAR experts examine local importance of growing a motorsport

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By: Bryce Zimmerman and Jake Bartecki A hot summer night in Nebraska. The roar of the engines and smell...
Former Huskers baseball player Aaron Palensky

From Papillion to the pros: The story of former Huskers outfielder Aaron Palensky

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Aaron Palensky was driving around Fremont, Nebraska delivering packages for Amazon this summer. Like many college baseball players, his future in the...

A challenge to the system: a fight for social justice

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By: Garrett Freund and Jack Driggers Student athletes standing in the wind wearing matching black adidas shirts with...
Nebraska Wesleyan University, home to the Prairie Wolves, located in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sept. 17, 2020. Photographer: Peyton Stoike

Mental health in student athletes: COVID-19 edition

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By: Taylor Riemersma and Nick Schreiter The smell of fresh cut grass, the view of the lush green fairway,...