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What to watch as Husker women gear up for tough Big Ten/ACC Challenge foe

Given its success last season, the Nebraska women’s basketball team figured it’d get a tough draw in the 2022 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. But NU hoped for a home game, too. The Huskers got the hard assignment — No. 9 Virginia Tech. Despite winning at Wake Forest in 2021, the Challenge assigned NU — and a …

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Jaz Shelley scores 14 straight points in Nebraska’s overtime win over Mississippi State

Jaz Shelley added another indelible moment to her basketball career at Nebraska. The junior guard scored 14 straight points in a little more than two overtime minutes to propel NU to its best win of the year, 73-65 over Mississippi State. Shelley finished with 32 points — in part on 7-of-12 shooting from three-point range …

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Everything you need to know as the Nebraska women face Tarleton

Amie Just and Luke Mullin break down Nebraska’s loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Tarleton vs. NEBRASKA WOMEN Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, 6pm TV | Radio: BTN+ | 107.3 FM in Lincoln, 590 AM in Omaha (Huskers Radio Network) C – Nyajah Mitchells 6-4 Jr. 10.3 F – Viktora Ivanova 5-10 Jr. 10.0 …

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Nebraska women drop second straight game as Drake rolls to 80-62 win

The Nebraska women’s basketball team wants defense to be its calling card this season. But, for the second straight game, an opponent had little trouble solving the Husker defense. This time it was Drake, which shot over 50% and drained nine three-pointers to dispatch Nebraska 80-62 on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. “It’s just disappointing …

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The summer plan for ‘special athlete’ Mendelson; workouts begin; scheduling items

The Nebraska women’s basketball team now has a 17-year-old player on its team. Two-sport Husker athlete Maggie Mendelson arrived in Lincoln last weekend. She’ll play both basketball and volleyball at Nebraska, and in time, that she should pay off for both programs. Mendelson has played for the US youth national team in both sports. She’s …

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With small-town roots and a competitive drive, new Husker assistant Keller to ‘beat the path’ recruiting

Chris Basnett and Nate Head welcome Amie Just to the Journal Star and Husker Extra team. We learn more about Just her connection to Lincoln, and her time covering the NFL and college football in New Orleans and Montana. Lincoln Journal Star Jessica Keller loves competition, but that’s not a surprising trait for a coach …

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Early impressions of NU, ‘Fangirling’ over John Cook, Youth national teams — and Crumbl Cookies

Maggie Mendelson may not fully understand the difficulty of what she’s doing, but her new teammates do. Playing one college sport is a mental and physical grind and only offers about two months off each year. Mendelson, a Nebraska freshman, is going to play two. That journey started one month ago when the volleyball middle …

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Maddie Krull once dreamed of playing for Nebraska. Now, it’s become her di lei reality

JORDAN MCALPINE Omaha World Herald GRETNA — As Maddie Krull stood inside a Gretna gym to lead a youth basketball camp Friday, her passion and enthusiasm were genuine. “This is one of my favorite things to do,” she said. “I truly love just teaching the game and jumping in drills with all of the kids …

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Nebraska looks to bounce back from Creighton loss as Huskers prepare for Drake

Luke Mullin and Amie Just recap Nebraska’s loss to Michigan and discuss the Huskers’ chances against Wisconsin amid news of Casey Thompson’s return in the latest episode of Life in the Red. Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams had a two-word phrase to explain the caliber of opponent her team faced at Creighton vs. two …

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