Sports News-January 17, 2014
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The Nebraska football team has reportedly filled the open coaching position on its staff according to the Omaha World Herald. Charlton Warren, who spent the last nine seasons at Air Force, is expected to be announced as the Huskers' new defensive backs coach. Terry Joseph left NU earlier this month to take the secondary coaching job at Texas A&M. Head coach Bo Pelini has been looking to find the Huskers' fourth secondary coach in five years ever since Joseph confirmed on Jan. 6 that he planned to accept a job offer from Texas A&M.
Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $500 contribution for every time the Denver Broncos' quarterback shouts "Omaha" during the AFC Championship Game. Manning brought national attention to Nebraska's largest city with his loud "Omaha" pre-snap calls during the Broncos' playoff win over San Diego last weekend. Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Brown announced yesterday that five Omaha-based companies are combining to donate $500 to Manning's "Peyback Foundation" each time he shouts "Omaha" in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Manning said "Omaha" 44 times in last week's game. The same number against the Patriots would be worth $22,000 to his foundation. The participating companies are ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks and Union Pacific Railroad.
Local Schedule: Omaha Westside at Nfk High (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Wayne (GBB-8:00); WSC at Concordia St. Paul at St. Paul, MN (W&M BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at LHNE Duals Tourn. (WR-2:00).
Tonight: The Hartington Cedar Catholic girls & boys basketball teams are at Pierce in a doubleheader starting with the girls game at 6:15 the boys game will follow at approximately at 8:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:55 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High's Ben Ries, Tony Brown, & Dave Nelson; Nfk Cath's Tim Kassmeier; LHNE's Josh Clark; & NECC's Matt Svehla.
Saturday Night: The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team visits Crofton at 7:45. Pregame coverage at approximately 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: LHNE 92 Battle Creek 83 (BBB); Creighton 39 Nfk Cath 25 (WR Dual); North Dakota St. 91 Nebraska-Omaha 69 (MBB); (18) Nebraska 88 Minnesota 85 (OT) (WBB); Nebraska-Omaha 66 North Dakota St. 48 (WBB).