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Doug McDermott and the Creighton Bluejays have earned the three seed in the West region and will face 14th-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday at 2:05 in San Antonio. McDermott leads the nation in scoring at 26.9 points and was the unanimous Big East Conference Player of the Year. However, the 26-7 Bluejays were upset by Providence in the conference tournament final. McDermott has 3,105 points, fifth on the all-time scoring list. He is trying to become the eleventh player to be a three-time All-America and the first since Patrick Ewing of Georgetown and Wayman Tisdale of Oklahoma in 1985. The 23-11 Ragin' Cajuns earned an automatic bid as Sun Belt champions and are making their first NCAA appearance since 2005. They're led by Elfrid Payton’s 19.1 points and Shawn Long’s 18.7 points & 10.5 rebounds.
The Nebraska basketball team will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998, as the Huskers received an at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament yesterday. The Huskers received the eleven seed in the West Region and will take on sixth-seeded 24-11 Baylor in the Second Round on Friday in San Antonio. Friday’s game will tip-off at 11:40. It is the seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and the 24th postseason appearance in program history. Nebraska is looking for its first NCAA Tournament victory. If Nebraska would win their opening round game they would likely play Creighton on Sunday. Big Ten Coach of the Year Tim Miles guided the Huskers to a 19-12 record and a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten this season.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have posted its final high school boys basketball rankings. Norfolk High jumps from tenth to seventh in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & from ninth to seventh in Class ‘A’ in the Omaha World Herald. They move up from ninth to fourth in Class ‘A’ in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Panthers finished 21-7 on the year after placing fourth in the state in their class. The Panthers upset top ranked Omaha South 70-66 in triple overtime last Thursday in the opening round, lost to eventual champion Bellevue West 60-49 in the semifinals on Friday, and then dropped the consolation game to Omaha Benson on Saturday 67-62. Norfolk Catholic entered the Omaha World Herald rankings at number eight in Class ‘C-1’ after a 14-11 season.
Local Scores: South Dakota St. At Creighton (Bsbl-Ppd).
St. Patrick’s birth name was Maewyn Succat
Some of the finishing touches will be placed on Norfolk’s newest roundabout beginning today. Nebraska Department of Roads Project Manager Doug Lollman says placement of permanent pavement markings will begin this week on the Highway 35-Victory Road roundabout project. He says motorists should be aware of intermittent lane closures, flaggers and multiple vehicles and equipment during this process. Motorists should use caution when traveling through this construction zone.
A Norfolk motel damaged by fire in October 2012 will be demolished this spring. City Prevention Manager Trent Howard says the Budget Inn at 721 E. Norfolk Ave. has been vacated, and will be coming down within a few months. The building is owned by Mota AmBaji of Omaha. Howard says the company violated city zoning codes by operating the motel as a long-term residence facility. He says there were also numerous code violations that made the building unsafe to use, even as a short stay motel. Howard says he is not aware of any plans for the property at this time.
A Cedar County grand jury has found no wrongdoing in connection with the death of an inmate in the Cedar County Jail. District Court Judge Paul Vaughan called a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the February 12th death of Omar Alvaro Cerrillo of Los Angeles. Special Prosecutor John Thomas presented evidence regarding the death, and the grand jury returned a “No True Bill,” meaning they found no criminal conduct involved in Cerrillo’s death. Cerrillo was booked into the Cedar County Jail after a February 10th high-speed chase through Dakota, Dixon and Cedar counties. He was charged with three separate felony weapons charges and operation of a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Cerrillo was found hanging in his cell at 6:08 p.m. February 12th.
Students will see a slight increase in tuition next year at Northeast Community College. At Thursday’s meeting, the Board of Governors approved raising resident tuition by $4 per credit hour and non-resident tuition by $6. Vice President of Administrative Services Lynne Koski says there will no longer by a cap on tuition at 18 hours. She says students will pay for every credit hour they take. Koski says there will be no change in the facility fee. She says the board always tries to balance the cost for students with the cost to operate the college facilities.
Norfolk citizens are invited to tonight’s City Council Meeting for the quarterly “Coffee with the Council.” The Council meeting begins at 5:30 in the City Building at 309 North 5th Street. Presentations are planned on the city trails plan, library space needs and plans to move the Norfolk Post Office. Citizens are urged to come for the meeting, and stay afterward to visit with Mayor Sue Fuchtman and at least one councilman from each of the city’s four wards.
Regarding baldness, I always say, “They don’t put marble tops on cheap furniture.”
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