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The Creighton men's basketball team has slipped from 13th to 14th in the Associated Press poll after splitting two games last week. The 24-6 Bluejays lost to Georgetown 75-63 last Tuesday and then beat Providence at home last Saturday 88-73. They return to action on Thursday when they play their first game in the Big East Conference Tournament in New York City. Florida remains first followed by Wichita State, Villanova, Arizona, & Louisville.
A trio of Huskers were honored, as the Big Ten released its 2014 All-Big Ten Basketball teams yesterday. Sophomores Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields were All-Big Ten selections by both the coaches and media panel, while Tim Miles was chosen as the Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches. Miles was chosen by the conference coaches as the Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the Huskers to their best conference finish since 1998. In his second season at the helm of the Husker program, he guided Nebraska to a 19-11 record and a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten standings. Petteway becomes the first Husker to be named first-team All-Big Ten, as he was selected to both first teams. Shields, a sophomore wing from Kansas, was selected as an honorable-mention choice by both the coaches and the media.
Local Schedule: Northern Colorado at Nebraska (Bsbl-1:35); Creighton at Central Arkansas at Conway, AR (Bsbl-2:00); WSC Vs. Wayne State (MI) at Winter Haven, FL (Bsbl DH-12:30).
Thursday: The Boys State Basketball Tournament gets underway in Lincoln. Randolph meets Elm Creek in the Class ‘D-1’ bracket at 10:45. Pregame coverage at 10:25 on Lite Rock 97.5. Battle Creek plays Ainsworth in the Class ‘C-2’ bracket at 2:00. Pregame coverage at 1:40 on 106 KIX. Boone Central/Newman Grove tangles with Bishop Neumann at 3:45 in the Class ‘C-1’ bracket. Pregame coverage at 3:25 on 106 KIX. Norfolk High plays Omaha South in the Class ‘A’ bracket at 7:00 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: St. John’s 68 Creighton 63 (2 OT) (Big East WBB Conf. Semis); Arkansas St. 6 Creighton 2 (Bsbl); WSC 4 Queens (NY) 3; WSC 5 Tiffin (OH) 2 (SB).
At the 1900 Paris Olympics, winners were awarded paintings instead of medals
Tammy Day has been selected as the next member of the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education. Four candidates applied for the open position, created by the resignation of Julee Pfeil. Patti Gubbels was interviewed last week because of a scheduling conflict, while Day, Linnea Gettman and Justin Young were interviewed at last night’s School Board meeting. After discussion, Board member Arnie Robinson nominated Day, saying she has the characteristics he thinks are needed for the board. The vote was 4-1 for Day, with Bob Waite casting the no vote. Day will be sworn in at the March 27th meeting of the Board.
Northeast Community College is on track to become a tobacco-free college by August 1st. The policy will include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes. It will cover all property owned or leased by Northeast, including facilities in South Sioux City, West Point and O’Neill. Use of tobacco products will not be allowed in cars parked on the Northeast campus. College President Dr. Michael Chipps says the idea is to make Northeast a safe place, free of alcohol, drugs and tobacco use.
The current assistant principal and activities director for Norfolk Catholic High School has been selected as the new elementary principal. Troy Berryman, the current principal of Norfolk Catholic Elementary and the president-elect of the Norfolk Catholic Schools, says Norm Hale was selected from a pool of candidates after interviews with administration, parents, teachers and non-certified staff. Berryman says Hale’s extensive experience and knowledge of the local Catholic school system make him the “perfect person to continue to guide Norfolk Catholic Elementary from 'good' to 'great.'” Hale has been at Norfolk Catholic since 2009.
Nebraska lawmakers are squabbling over how much money to put into a state fund that helps reduce property taxes, and whether to pay $2.5 million for bronze fountains at the Capitol. The disputes arose yesterday as lawmakers debated changes to the state's $7.8 billion, two-year budget. The current proposal includes a $25 million increase in Nebraska's property tax credit fund, bringing the total annual amount to $140 million. Senators on Monday rejected an attempt to increase the fund by $45 million instead. Some lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to strip funding for Capitol fountains out of the budget. The fountains were part of the Capitol's original design, but were never finished.
A big tent north of the Norfolk Public Library is sure to grab the attention of motorists as they travel up and down 4th Street this summer. Humanities Nebraska is bringing the “Nebraska Chautauqua to Norfolk June 18-22. Each night under the big top, a different actor will be address the crowd in full character, portraying famous Americans of the mid-to-late 19th century including Chief Standing Bear, Willa Cather and George Washington Carver. The event will also include daily workshops, a Youth Chautauqua Camp, as well as movie screenings and book discussions in the months and days leading up to the event. All programs are free and open to the public.
The sports rookie was so young that he autographed everything in crayon.
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