Woman sues Oregon State University over 1999 sexual assault

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Mike Riley was the offensive coordinator from 1997-1998 and head coach from 2003-2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University seeks $7.5 million in a federal lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

The woman says the university and Riley failed to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player’s cousin.

According to the lawsuit, the rape occurred at an off-campus apartment in 1999. [Read more…]

NPCC Lady Knights Volleyball Fall to Northeastern

NPCC Knights LogoThe North Platte Community College Lady Knights volleyball team had their five game winning streak broken on Tuesday night.  They were defeated by the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen in four sets; 25-22, 21-25, 28-26, 25-19.

The Lady Knights were led by MaKenna Ketter, a Chase County High School graduate, with 14 kills.  Valerie Most from Brady added 12 and Jessica Lovitt from Mullen added 10. [Read more…]

Facebook post costs newly hired Neb stadium announcer job

Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The public address announcer for football games at Memorial Stadium has lost his job one day after Nebraska announced his hiring.

Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz said Tuesday that a university official told him he was being let go because of a months-old Facebook post by Schuetz commenting on the firing of football coach Bo Pelini. Schuetz said he deleted the post and declined to comment on what the post said. [Read more…]

Huskers Preparing for Cougar Defense

Alonzo Moore breaks free on a run during practice. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Alonzo Moore breaks free on a run during practice. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its week of preparation on Tuesday afternoon, as the Husker offense practiced inside Memorial Stadium while the defense practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for two hours.

Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf met with the media following Tuesday’s practice, mentioning the Huskers have been preparing for a stout BYU Cougar defensive attack during preparations for the season opener. [Read more…]

Nebraska AP high school football rankings: Sept. 1

ap prep rankingsHere are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week’s result and this week’s opponent. The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune. [Read more…]

Paulsen’s 2-run single lifts Rockies over Diamondbacks, 5-4

colorado-rockiesDENVER (AP) — Ben Paulsen hit a two-out, two-run single and the Colorado Rockies rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night.

Charlie Blackmon had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game home losing streak. [Read more…]