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Omaha Barn Hunt Fun-addicts

 

Rusty the 7-month-old dalmatian is having the time of his life. He is face-to-face with a little white rat, who — don’t worry — is safely inside a cage.  

(London, England)  --  Kansas City's Jack Sock, a Lincoln, Nebraska native, is a two-time Wimbledon doubles champion, but he won't be playing this summer in London.  The Wimbledon Championships will not be played this year for the first time since 1945 because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The tennis tournament was to begin June 29th and run through July 12th.  "Devastated," eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer tweeted.  In addition, the ATP and WTA made a joint announcement all events of both pro tours have been canceled through July 13th, covering the entire grass-court season.

Omaha Pro Soccer Team To Announce Name

Sep 26, 2019

(Omaha, NE)  --  Omaha's new professional soccer team is about to announce its name.  United Soccer League officials will be on hand for a block party on October 3rd near 62nd and Maple streets.  The team's name, crest and colors will be unveiled during the event.  The Omaha USL League One team will start play next March at Werner Park.

Omaha Tennis Native Jack Sock Eliminated From U.S. Open

Sep 5, 2019

(Flushing Meadows, NY)  --  Nebraska natives Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow were ousted at the U.S. Open Tennis in the men's doubles quarterfinals.  They lost in three sets to the British duo of Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray.  Sock won the doubles championship last year when he teamed with Mike Bryan.

Nebraska native Jack Sock saw his tennis career peak in 2017 with a world top-10 ranking in singles.  Last year, Sock's success was in doubles.

Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio that Sock is at a crossroads: pair up or stay solo.

Oregon State wins its third College World Series

Jun 29, 2018

Oregon State won its third College World Series championship last (THUR) night with a 5-0 victory over Arkansas as Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.

  

  

Oregon State pulls off stunning turnaround

Jun 28, 2018

Oregon State pulled off a stunning turnaround in its 5-3 victory over Arkansas last (WED) night.   So the College World Series title will be determined tonight as Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.

CWS team faces controversy

Jun 20, 2018

Oregon State plays an elimination game tonight at 6 against North Carolina in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.  Since its opener on Saturday, Oregon State has created a buzz in Omaha that has been different from any previous College World Series.  Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.

  

  

 

The College World Series gets underway

Jun 18, 2018
Photo by Ian Echlin

After four games were played on the opening weekend of the College World

Series, the story was the length of the days at TD Ameritrade Park as Greg Echlin

 

 

reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

  

 

 

Only once since 1998 have the Creighton Bluejays and Nebraska Huskers made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in the same season.  In 2014.  But as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio, both teams appear to be headed in that direction again...

It was a Big Red weekend in Kansas City as thousands of Nebraska women’s volleyball fans flocked to Sprint Center to watch the Huskers win the NCAA championship. 

At the NCAA women’s volleyball final four in Kansas City, the Huskers face a familiar foe in tonight’s first 6 p.m. semifinal match as Greg Echlin  reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

Omaha Central High School Senior Alec Rome joins us next with a story on basketball player Max Polk…

Kate Murphy joins Mike Hogan on Morning Edition to discuss Omaha Junior Roller Derby.

In two days, the Creighton men’s basketball program honored history and made history while in Kansas City.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

Nebraska fires athletic director after 5 years

Sep 21, 2017
Photo by AP

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abruptly fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Thursday, citing a failure to improve the "on-field performance" by the Cornhuskers.

The U.S. Senior Open Championship four years ago was a huge success in Omaha. The U.S. Golf Association has announced that it will return to the Omaha Country Club as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio.

  

 

 

  

 

 

AAA-Auto Club Group pull out the Nebraska Nice

Jun 21, 2017

As the Greatest Show on Dirt continues this week, AAA-The Auto Club Group want to remind everyone that if you’re having car trouble, you can obtain free roadside assistance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD Ameritrade Park, and Oregon State beat LSU 13-1 for its 23rd straight win Monday night.

The Cornhusker State Games is Nebraska’s Olympics. 

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Soccer Association is investigating how a youth soccer tournament's organizers disqualified a team after misidentifying an 8-year-old girl as a boy.

Photo Courtesy of Greg Echlin

The latest stop in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs called The Chase took place at Kansas Speedway Sunday.  That meant a business trip to Kansas City, Kansas, for Omaha psychologist Dr. Jack Stark.  He’s someone who’s accustomed to being part of championship seasons.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

On the last day of June, the latest the College World Series ever ran, Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona, 4-3, to win the first national championship of any kind at its school.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin has the story.

Greg Echlin

When the Kansas City Royals held their first full-squad workouts Tuesday, two former Huskers teammates re-united.


All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon chose to stay close to his Nebraska roots and signed a four-year contract with the Kansas City Royals reportedly worth a total of $72 million. 

Greg Echlin

Basketball takes over again at CenturyLink Center tonight, but the arena was the epicenter of women’s volleyball over the weekend.  As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the price of admission turned out to be well worth it for Husker fans.


Greg Echlin

A record crowd turned out for Thursday night’s semifinals of the NCAA women’s volleyball championship and saw the Huskers advance to the championship. 

In the first NCAA women’s volleyball championship in Omaha since 2008, the Huskers will play the second game of the doubleheader.  The Kansas Jayhawks are bracing themselves for a crowd that won’t be in their favor.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in Lincoln will provide an update on their investigation of an alleged rape that happened at the home where Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and receiver Jordan Westerkamp live.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and receiver Jordan Westerkamp.

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