‘It’s become home’: Greg McDermott, Creighton announce multi-year extension | Creighton

After he signed a multiyear extension that would keep him at Creighton for several seasons to come, coach Greg McDermott started his explanation for signing the deal with a short, powerful phrase. “It’s become home,” McDermott said on a Zoom call of his 18 years in Nebraska, including 12 at Creighton and six at Wayne … Read more

Trev Alberts talks NCAA investigation, alcohol sales and more | Football

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s athletic department is working toward a “negotiated resolution” with the NCAA, NU Athletic Director Trev Alberts said Thursday night, on a case involving potential violations with the football program. The case stems from Nebraska’s alleged improper use of special teams analyst Jonathan Rutledge during the 2020 football season. Action Network reported details … Read more

Injuries plaging several key Nebraska players during spring practice | Football

Nebraska passed the halfway point of spring workouts Thursday and continues to practice without multiple players who will figure prominently into next season. Tight end has been particularly hard, NU coach Scott Frost said. Along with Travis Vokolek, Chris Hickman and Chancellor Brewington, touted second-year freshman Thomas Fidone has missed time with injury as well. … Read more

Zavier Betts’ future unclear with Nebraska football | Football

One of Nebraska’s most dynamic playmakers is no longer part of the program. Huskers coach Scott Frost said Thursday that third-year receiver and Bellevue West graduate Zavier Betts is not practicing and his future with NU is unclear. He declined to get into specifics, repeatedly saying the speedy 6-foot-2, 200-ponder is “not a member of … Read more

Creighton coach Greg McDermott agrees to long-term contract extension | Creighton

Coach Greg McDermott agreed to a contract extension that’s likely to keep him at Creighton for many years, a source confirmed to The World-Herald on Wednesday. Multiple outlets reported the development Wednesday, as well. The official announcement of the extension is expected as early as Thursday. The deal is likely to be at least four … Read more

The 3 biggest storylines for the Wisconsin football offense in spring practices | College Football

One of the battles the University of Wisconsin football team’s offense will have to fight this spring is against impatience. With an almost entirely new coaching staff and new players assuming top spots on the depth chart, the offense is likely going to need some time to get things in order. The Badgers, who finished … Read more

It’s official: Mizzou hires Dennis Gates as basketball coach | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For the fifth time in 16 years, Missouri has a new men’s basketball coach. The UM System Board of Curators went into closed executive session Tuesday morning and approved the contract for newly hired coach Dennis Gates, the university announced 30 minutes later. Gates, 42, will be formally introduced at a press … Read more

Sweet 16 primer: All eyes on Peacocks after wild 1st weekend

Top seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Arizona are in. So is little Saint Peter’s, the giant killer and only the third No. 15 seed to make it this far in the NCAA Tournament. And Coach K’s farewell tour continues as he and his Duke Blue Devils made it to the Sweet 16, too. All eight of … Read more

Shatel: Chris Crutchfield’s hiring could help heal wounds from dropping out of football at UNO | UNO

First downs and second guesses: Sandy Buda, the long-time UNO football coach, has yet to set foot in Baxter Arena. The old coach, like many former Maverick football players, disassociated himself after the school dropped football in 2010. But now? Leave the light on at Baxter and save the man a seat. “I’ll be coming … Read more

How Dennis Gates’ rise from Chicago prep guard to Cal freshman captain leads him to Mizzou | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Twenty-five years ago, Dennis Gates was full of surprises on his recruiting visit to the Bay Area. Gates, one of several Division I prospects from his powerhouse high school team in Chicago, was in Berkeley, California, visiting the Cal campus when on his second day there, coach Ben Braun asked over breakfast … Read more