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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new court in Nebraska is working with veterans facing felony charges to get their lives back on track.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court has accepted six veterans into the program since it began about a year ago. The court serves combat veterans with little or no criminal record before their service ended, who were honorably discharged and have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.

Corry Starks has both and was facing two felony drug charges. He says the program is a full-time job, but it's helping him transition back into society.

Coordinator Tony Conell says the program is beginning to welcome more applicants. He says they're looking to extend treatment to combat veterans with mental health disorders beyond PTSD and brain trauma.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state's preliminary May unemployment rate matched the April, March and February rate of 2.8 percent, the Nebraska Labor Department said in a report released Friday.

The rate is down a tenth of a point from the 2.9 percent of May 2017, the department said, and remained well below the U.S. figure, which dropped to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April.

"Total nonfarm employment for May 2018 marks an all-time high for Nebraska," said state Labor Commissioner John Albin. "Contributing to this growth were the Lincoln and Omaha metropolitan areas, which also reached historical highs."

State nonfarm employment for May was 1,039,557, up 12,760 over the year and up 13,162 over the month. Private industries with the most growth year over year were manufacturing, up 3,539; leisure and hospitality, up 3,442; and professional and business services, up 2,857.

Month to month, the largest gains were seen in mining and construction, up 3,525; trade, transportation and utilities, up 3,378; and leisure and hospitality, up 2,736.

The preliminary Omaha-area rate dropped to 2.8 percent from 2.9 percent in April. The new rate is a tenth of a point lower than that of May 2017. Lincoln's preliminary rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in May, matching the year-ago figure. Grand Island's preliminary rate for May dropped to 2.9 percent from 3 percent in April. The new figure was a tenth of a point higher than May 2017.

The unemployment rates for Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha have not been seasonally adjusted, so they cannot be directly compared with the state unemployment rate.

Here are preliminary area labor market unemployment rates for May, followed by the April rates:

— Beatrice: 3.0, 3.1

— Columbus: 2.8, 2.8

— Fremont: 2.8, 2.8

— Hastings: 2.8, 2.9

— Kearney: 2.5, 2.3

— Lexington: 2.7, 2.9

— Norfolk: 2.5, 2.6

— North Platte: 2.9, 2.9

— Red Willow: 2.6, 2.5

— Scottsbluff: 3.2, 3.3


(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle.

Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $447,000.

The driver, Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Florida, and Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in York County Jail.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native American tribe, creating a potential roadblock for the project. Art and Helen Tanderup signed over a 1.6-acre plot of land to the Ponca Indian Tribe. The Ponca enjoy special legal status as a federally recognized tribe.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol issued more than 100 citations for seatbelt violations during the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign which ran for two weeks surrounding Memorial Day.

The enforcement ran from May 21 through June 3 in conjunction with efforts of numerous other departments around Nebraska and agencies all over the country. The campaign included high-visibility patrols, special enforcement areas, and vehicle checks.

In addition to the 101 seatbelt violations, NSP issued 27 citations for improper child restraint and made 37 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Troopers also arrested 68 people on drug possession charges and performed 460 roadside motorist assists.

The Nebraska State Fair announced today Kelly Clarkson will launch the 2018 Nebraska State Fair on opening night Friday August 24th…. and country superstars Old Dominion will take the stage Friday Aug 31th. Rounding out of the state fair concert series is Night Ranger on Sunday September 2nd… All tickets go on sale Tuesday May 1st at 10 am… 


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline plans to meet with landowners along its planned route through Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana this week and will start aerial surveying of the route in all three states, a company spokesman said Monday.

ransCanada Inc. spokesman Matt John said the company will make financial offers to all landowners along the proposed route, including those who have already granted the company access to their land. Company officials are forging ahead despite pending lawsuits in Nebraska and Montana that aim to derail the project.

"It's important that all of our landowners are treated fairly, and offering these agreements to all landowners who have previously signed easements is part of our commitment," John said.

The $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline would transport Canadian crude through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with lines to carry oil to Gulf Coast refineries.

John said company officials will offer a "construction completion bonus" as an incentive to get landowners to sign easement agreements. They also plan to award bonuses to early signers and will give landowners time to review the contracts with outside attorneys. John said TransCanada still hopes to begin construction in early 2019.

Opponents said they're still confident they will thwart the project.

In Nebraska, landowners have filed a lawsuit challenging the Nebraska Public Service Commission's decision to approve a route through the state. A federal lawsuit brought by Montana landowners and environmental groups seeks to overturn President Donald Trump's decision to grant a presidential permit for the project, which was necessary because it would cross the U.S.-Canadian border.

President Barack Obama's administration studied the project for years before Obama finally rejected it in 2015, citing concerns about carbon pollution. Trump reversed that decision in March 2017, but John said the State Department has begun a supplemental environmental review of the route. The State Department has previously reviewed the route, but another analysis became necessary because the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a different route than the one TransCanada had preferred.

"We know this song and dance very well," said Jane Kleeb, president of the Bold Alliance, a leading pipeline opposition group. "This pipeline will never be built. It's all P.R., and this is so typical of TransCanada."

The pipeline faces intense resistance from environmental groups, Native American tribes and some landowners along the route who worry about its long-term impact on their groundwater and property rights. But in Nebraska, many affected landowners have accepted the project and are eager to collect payments from the company.

"People here are a step above being OK about it — they're enthusiastic," said Ron Schmidt, a Madison County commissioner and farmer who owns property on the route. "I've talked to landowners who want the route to move just a little so it can go through their property."

Schmidt said he views the project as a one-time boost for the local economy that would help generate tax revenue. He said he also sees it as a way to promote the nation's energy independence, an assertion that many opponents dispute.

Farmer Art Tanderup, who has fought the pipeline since 2012, said he's still hopeful the project will never move forward and that TransCanada is "trying to appease its investors" with its announcement.

He said he opposes the project because of its potential impact on the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive groundwater system in Nebraska and seven other states, and concerns about a foreign company trying to use eminent domain on U.S. landowners.

"It's easy for us to tell them 'no' if they do come knocking," Tanderup said.


Senior Scott Schreiber collected third-team All-America honors from ABCA/Rawlings on Saturday. He was eligible for the honor by virtue of achieving first-team All-Region accolades from ABCA/Rawlings on Wednesday. Schreiber earns the 103rd All-America certificate in Nebraska baseball history after senior reliever Jake Hohensee garnered second-team honors from the NCBWA last week. Schreiber, a three-time All-Big Ten performer, was a Senior CLASS Award finalist and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist this season. The ninth-round pick by the Houston Astros in the 2018 MLB Draft led the Huskers in most offensive statistical categories, including hits (79), home runs (18), runs scored (62) and total bases (148). He was also among the Big Ten leaders in those categories, leading the league in runs scored, while ranking second in home runs and total bases. Schreiber climbed up Nebraska’s career charts in 2018, finishing his career ranked fifth in school history in hits (259), tied for fourth in home runs (44) and ninth in RBIs (172). Schreiber previously earned honorable-mention All-America status in 2016 from Perfect Game/Rawlings after making the All-Region second team that season.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Husker basketball team will make its first trip to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sunday, Dec. 16, as the Huskers will an old conference rival in a unique setting.vThe Sanford Pentagon will host a matchup between Nebraska and Oklahoma State, as Heritage Court will be the scene of the first meeting between the two programs since 2011. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, by visiting The start time and television coverage will be announced at a later date.vThe contest will be Nebraska’s first trip to the 3,200-seat Pentagon, which has hosted 23 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games since opening in 2013. Oklahoma State played in the venue on Dec. 12, 2015, defeating Minnesota, 62-60. “We are excited for Nebraska to make their debut at the Pentagon and to welcome back Oklahoma State to Heritage Court where they have won before,” said Kevin Lampe, executive vice president of Sanford Sports. “Two power conference programs coming off winning seasons is an outstanding matchup, and this game will be another great experience for the players and fans.” “Going back to Sioux Falls is special. I know there are a lot of Husker fans in the state, and to go back and play a high-major game in Sioux Falls will be a lot of fun for everyone,” said Nebraska head coach and Doland, South Dakota, native Tim Miles. “My parents (Tip and Alyce) plus all four siblings are in South Dakota, so to be able to play a game there is a unique opportunity. The role that Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health and the Sanford Pentagon have played is also very important. What they have done for college basketball in the Dakotas is incredible.” A member of the Big Ten, Nebraska is coming off a 22-11 season, going 13-5 in the conference in 2017-18. The Huskers fell in the first round of the NIT tournament. Nebraska returns five players who made at least 13 starts for NU in 2017-18 among its 10 returning letter winners. The returnees are led by preseason All-America candidate James Palmer Jr., who led the Huskers and was fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.2 points per game while also averaging 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. The guard from Upper Marlboro, Md., was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year, and is one of three double-figure scorers back for the Huskers. NU also returns senior forward Isaac Copeland Jr., who averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game in earning All-Big Ten honors, and senior guard Glynn Watson Jr., who chipped in 10.5 points and 3.2 assists per game. Oklahoma State, a Big 12 program, finished the 2017-18 season with a 21-15 record. The Cowboys advanced to the third round of the NIT tournament last season, and OSU posted six wins over top-25 opponents, including a school-record four wins over top-10 squads. OSU became the first team since 2003 to earn a regular-season sweep over Kansas, and had four victories over teams in the 2018 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Oklahoma State is expected to be led on the court by juniors Lindy Waters and Cameron McGriff, who averaged 8.7 and 8.4 points per game, respectively, in 2017-18. “We are excited to re-engage with an old conference opponent in such a great venue. Nebraska has a strong basketball program and Coach Miles has done great work in the last few seasons of re-establishing high expectations in Lincoln,” said Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton, Jr. “We appreciate the Sanford Pentagon group for working with us to make this happen and are looking forward to competing.” Nebraska is 64-53 all-time against Oklahoma State dating back to 1927. The teams have not played each other since the Huskers’ final Big 12 game, a 54-53 Oklahoma State victory in the 2011 Big 12 Tournament. "I am excited to get two old conference foes together again," Miles said. "I think these games are important and drive local interest on both sides. Coach Boynton did a tremendous job in his first year getting that team to the NIT. He took over in very difficult circumstances and for him to rebound, have such great energy and such a great attitude says a lot about him as a coach. He’s is the type of guy I like to compete against.” The Huskers’ matchup with Oklahoma State is part of a loaded non-conference schedule which also features two games in Kansas City for the Hall of Fame Classic (Texas Tech, USC and Missouri State), an ACC/Big Ten matchup at Clemson, a Gavitt Tipoff Games contest with Seton Hall as well as the annual matchup with Creighton. The 2018-19 slate will also include 20 Big Ten games, as pairings were announced earlier this spring.


A proven coach with a record of success in the Big Ten Conference, Mark Hankins was announced as the new head men’s golf coach at the University of Nebraska by Athletic Director Bill Moos on Wednesday, June 13. “Mark Hankins will bring a track record of proven success in the Big Ten Conference and on the national level to our men’s golf program,” Moos said. “He has built strong teams at both Michigan State and Iowa, and we look forward to him providing leadership for Nebraska men’s golf.” Hankins, who comes to Nebraska after serving as an assistant athletic director at the University of Iowa including the past two years as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee, led the Hawkeye golf team to six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and 11 team tournament championships from 2009 to 2014 as the head coach. Hankins coached three All-Americans, 11 first-team All-Big Ten honorees and 16 All-Midwest Region selections during his seven seasons on the course with the Hawkeyes. Prior to Hankins’ arrival in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes finished in last place at the 2007 Big Ten Conference Tournament and 155th in the final national rankings. Two years later, Iowa finished 17th at the 2009 NCAA Championship Finals. In 2011, Hankins led Iowa to a tie for 10th at the NCAA Championship Finals, before adding a 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Championship Finals in 2012. In those two seasons, three Hawkeyes combined for three All-America awards on the course. “It is with great enthusiasm that I join the Nebraska Athletic Department and have the opportunity to lead a group of talented young men in striving to put Husker men’s golf in a position to compete for Big Ten Championships and selection to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships,” Hankins said. “I want to thank Athletic Director Bill Moos and the entire administrative staff who invest daily to insure that every sport program at Nebraska is equipped to succeed at the highest levels academically and athletically.”

Prior to his 11 years in the Iowa Athletic Department, Hankins spent eight seasons (2000-07) as the head men’s golf coach at Michigan State University. He led the Spartans to five NCAA Tournament appearances from 2002 through 2007, including Big Ten Championship team titles in 2005 and 2007. Hankins was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year in both seasons the Spartans claimed the team crowns. He coached a pair of All-Americans at Michigan State, while 10 Spartans earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and six Spartans earned All-Midwest Region accolades.

Overall, in 15 seasons as a Big Ten men’s golf head coach, Hankins coached five All-Americans, 21 golfers who earned All-Big Ten honors, including two Big Ten Players of the Year and a Big Ten Freshman of the Year. His student-athletes also earned a total of 47 Academic All-Big Ten accolades and nine All-America Scholar awards from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). While his Big Ten teams combined for 22 tournament titles during his tenure, he began his head coaching career by leading the University of Texas-Arlington golf program to eight tournament titles in just two seasons in 1998 and 1999. He led the Mavericks to the NCAA Tournament both seasons, including a share of the Southland Conference title in 1999. In 20 seasons of collegiate coaching, Hankins helped 15 teams to NCAA Division I Tournament appearances, including 13 bids as a head coach. He began his collegiate coaching career with three seasons at Iowa State from 1994 through 1997. He served as assistant coach for both men’s and women’s teams before serving as the associate head coach for the Cyclones men’s golf program. He helped the ISU men’s program to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and 1997, while the Cyclones claimed a trio of team tournament titles in those two seasons. As an athletic administrator, Hankins has also distinguished himself. In addition to his representation on the NCAA Men’s Golf Committee the past two years, Hankins has served for three years on the Big Ten Sports Management Committee and as the Big Ten golf coaches liaison. He has also spent two seasons on the Big Ten Scheduling Committee. In 2014, Hankins was elected President of the Golf Coaches Association of America, after serving as vice-president on the GCAA board from 2008 to 2014. He initially served on the board as the Central Region Director from 2004 to 2008, and on the Jack Nicklaus Award Committee from 2008 to 2010. Before embarking on his career in athletic coaching and administration, Hankins was an assistant golf professional at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club and the Ames Golf and Country Club after competing professionally in California and Florida on the Golden State Tour, PGA Tour Qualifying, and events on the Nike Tour and Tommy Armour Tour. As a collegiate student-athlete, Hankins was a two-year captain of the Iowa State golf team, earning All-Big Eight Conference honors and GCAA Scholastic All-America honors his senior season. He earned his bachelor’s degree as a psychology major from Iowa State in 1993, before earning his master’s degree in business administration from ISU in 1997.



Born: March 14, 1970

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

College: Iowa State

Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology (1993)

Master’s Degree: MBA (1997)


Coaching/Administrative Highlights

  • Nebraska Head Coach (2018-Present)
  • NCAA Men’s Golf Committee (2016-Present)
  • Iowa Assistant Athletic Director (2014-18)
  • Golf Coaches Association of America, President (2014)
  • Golf Coaches Association of America, Vice-President (2008-14)
  • Iowa Head Coach (2007-14, 7 seasons)
  • USA World University Games Head Golf Coach (Thailand, 2007)
  • Michigan State Head Coach (1999-2007, 8 seasons)
  • Texas-Arlington Head Coach (1997-99, 2 seasons)
  • Iowa State Assistant and Associate Head Coach (1994-97, 3 seasons)

    NCAA Division I Coaching Experience

    Iowa (Head Coach)

    Year Postseason Conference Tournament Finish

    2013-14 NCAA Championships - Regional 3rd, Big Ten

    2012-13 NCAA Championships - Regional 3rd, Big Ten

    2011-12 NCAA Championships - Finals (22nd) 6th, Big Ten (Joseph Winslow, GCAA/PING Honorable-Mention All-American)

    2010-11 NCAA Championships - Finals (T10th) 3rd, Big Ten (Vince India, Big Ten Player of the Year, GCAA/PING Third-Team All-American;

    Chris Brant, GCAA/PING Honorable-Mention All-American)

    2009-10 NCAA Championships –Regional 2nd, Big Ten

    2008-09 NCAA Championship - Finals (17th) 6th, Big Ten

    2007-08 10th, Big Ten


    Michigan State (Head Coach)

    2006-07 NCAA Championships - Regional T1st, Big Ten; Big Ten Coach of the Year

    (Matt Harmon, Big Ten Player of the Year, GCAA/PING Third-Team All-American)

    2005-06 NCAA Championships - Regional 4th, Big Ten

    2004-05 NCAA Championships - Regional 1st, Big Ten; Big Ten Coach of the Year (Ryan Brehm, Big Ten Freshman of the Year)

    2003-04 10th, Big Ten

    2002-03 NCAA Championships - Regional 7th, Big Ten

    2001-02 NCAA Championships - Regional 5th (Eric Jorgensen, Big Ten Champion; GCAA/PING Third-Team All-American)

    2000-01 6th, Big Ten

    1999-00 8th, Big Ten


    Texas-Arlington (Head Coach)

    1998-99 NCAA Championships - Regional T1st, Southland

    1997-98 NCAA Championships - Regional T3rd, Southland; (Harry Singh, 20th at NCAA Championships)


    Nebraska Head Coach Mark Manning and Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder have been named winners of the 2017 Terry McCann Freestyle Co-Coaches of the Year by USA Wrestling after guiding Jordan Burroughs to a world title and James Green to a world silver medal last year.


    In addition to their duties with the NU program, Manning and Snyder work together as coaches for the Nebraska Regional Training Center, where a number of top men’s freestyle athletes train. The pair serve as the personal coaches of Burroughs , an Olympic gold medalist four-time world champion, and Green, a two-time world medalist. Burroughs and Green both retained their spots on the USA Wrestling World Team for the 2018 season by winning finals series at their respective weight classes at Final X at the Bob Devaney Sports Center last Saturday. The 2017 season was another remarkable campaign in the careers of Burroughs and Green, capped off by performances at the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France, where the pair helped the United States to its first team title since 1995. Burroughs won his fourth world championship in 2017, as he became the second American men’s freestyle wrestler to win four world golds, following wins in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Burroughs also won Olympic gold in 2012, and he is tied for second in U.S. history with five combined World and Olympic titles. Green earned his best finish at the World Championships in 2017, as he earned the silver medal in Paris. He also earned a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships. Both wrestlers won titles at the U.S. Open in 2017, as well as the Grand Prix of Spain. The two clinched their spots on the 2017 World Team by winning their weight classes at the World Team Trials held in Lincoln. Green also won a title at the 2017 Pan-American Championships. Manning earns the Terry McCann Award for a third time, to go along with previous awards in 2011 and 2015. Snyder earns the honor for the first time, and 2017 marks the first year that USA Wrestling has honored two coaches with the award since it was initiated in 1992. Manning recently completed his 18th season at the helm of the Nebraska program after leading the Huskers to a ninth-place finish with three All-America honors at the 2018 NCAA Championships. Snyder, a four-time All-American at NU, wrapped up his eighth year on the Husker staff in 2017-18. Manning and Snyder have guided Burroughs and Green to notable wins so far in 2018. In addition to their wins at Final X, Green won the 70 kg title at the Pan-American Championships for the second year in a row, while Burroughs defeated the 2017 world champion at 70 kg Frank Chamizo of Italy, in a Super Match contested at 74 kg at Beat the Streets New York. The 2018 Freestyle World Championships are set for Oct. 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary, where Burroughs will look to defend his title and Green will look to claim world gold for the first time. This award is named after the late wrestling legend Terry McCann, a 1960 Olympic champion wrestler. McCann was a long-time coach with the successful Mayor Daley Youth Foundation club, which won numerous national titles in freestyle and Greco-Roman and produced champion athletes for the United States. McCann also served as USA Wrestling President and a United World Wrestling Bureau member.



    2017 - Mark Manning, Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska RTC and Bryan Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska RTC (co-winners)

    2016 - Lou Rosselli, Norman, Okla., New York AC

    2015 – Mark Manning, Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska RTC

    2014 – Terry Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC

    2013 - Lou Rosselli, Columbus, Ohio, New York AC

    2012 – Cael Sanderson, State College, Pa., Nittany Lion WC

    2011 – Mark Manning, Lincoln, Neb., Sunkist Kids

    2010 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC

    2009 – John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Gator WC

    2008 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC

    2007 - Lou Rosselli, Columbus, Ohio, New York AC

    2006 - Sean Bormet, Naperville, Ill., New York AC

    2005 - Mike Duroe, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye TC

    2004 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids

    2003 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC

    2002 - Tom Brands, Iowa City, Iowa, Hawkeye WC

    2001 - Zeke Jones, Morgantown, W.Va., Sunkist Kids

    2000 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids

    1999 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club

    1998 - John Smith, Stillwater, Okla., Sunkist Kids

    1997 - Greg Strobel, Bethlehem, Pa., New York Athletic Club

    1996 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach

    1995 - Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo., National Freestyle Coach

    1994 - Gene Davis, Colorado Springs, Colo., Athletes In Action

    1993 - Joe Seay, Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunkist Kids

    1992 - Bobby Douglas, Ames, Iowa, Sunkist Kids


    A rising star in collegiate coaching with strong connections to the Big Ten, Florida and California, Sean Maymi was announced as the new men’s tennis coach at the University of Nebraska by Athletic Director Bill Moos on Wednesday, June 13.M aymi (pronounced MY-mee) has extensive ties to the Big Ten Conference in two successful stints as the associate head coach at Michigan. He helped the Wolverines to eight NCAA Tournament appearances in his nine seasons as an assistant in Ann Arbor. In 2008, Maymi was named the ITA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year after assisting Michigan’s run to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 and a No. 16 final national ranking. This past season, Maymi helped guide Michigan back to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament again, as the Wolverines finished No. 14 in the final ITA rankings after a 22-6 season that included an 8-2 Big Ten Conference mark. “I am delighted that Sean Maymi will be leading our men’s tennis program,” Moos said. “His energy and vision along with his background as a proven winner fit perfectly with the goals and objectives that we embrace at Nebraska.”

    Maymi said he jumped at the opportunity to chart a new course in the Husker men’s tennis program, after becoming just the fourth head coach in the last 68 seasons of Nebraska tennis. “I am extremely grateful and blessed to be named the head coach of the Nebraska men’s tennis team,” Maymi said. “Thanks to Athletic Director Bill Moos, Deputy AD/SWA Pat Logsdon, and Senior Associate AD Keith Zimmer for this opportunity. I am motivated to lead this program and challenge these young men to achieve great things on and off the court.” In his first five seasons at Michigan from 2006-07 through 2010-11, the Wolverines advanced to five straight national tournaments and finished No. 34 or higher in the ITA national rankings all five seasons. Michigan climbed as high as No. 8 in the ITA rankings in both 2008 and 2011 before Maymi’s departure from the Wolverines and then-head coach Bruce Berque. In 2014-15, Michigan chose new leadership for its tennis program with the hiring of Adam Steinberg, who previously led Pepperdine to an NCAA team title in 2006. Steinberg brought Maymi back to the Wolverine staff for the start of the spring dual campaign. After a losing season in 2014-15, Maymi helped Michigan to three consecutive 20-win seasons and three straight top 25-final national rankings, including a final No. 14 ranking in 2017-18. For three seasons from 2011-12 through 2013-14, Maymi stepped away from collegiate tennis to work as the general manager of the global division and director of business development for Todd Martin Tennis in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Martin is the current CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and a former ATP Player who was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world in the 1990s. Maymi also spent six months training players at the Junior Tennis Champions Center - a world-class training center for young players in College Park, Maryland. After returning to Michigan for the dual season in 2015, Maymi also has served as the primary coach for current ATP player Evan King, who was ranked as high as No. 185 in the world earlier this year. King was a three-time ITA All-American and two-time Big Ten Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Year (2012, 2013) as a player at Michigan. Maymi’s playing and coaching career has established strong connections from coast to coast. As a collegiate player, Maymi was a four-year letter winner and two-time team captain at North Florida, helping the Ospreys to NCAA Division II Championship appearances in 1999 and 2001. He also served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams in 2001-02 before graduating with his bachelor’s degree as a communications/advertising major in 2003. Maymi worked with ATP professional Michael Russell in 2002-03, acting as a coach, hitting partner and strength and conditioning leader. He also served as a member of the Player Services team at ATP International Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2003. In 2004, he served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in Claremont, California. He went on to work as a teaching professional while providing personal and group coaching to top-ranked junior players at the Racquet Club of Lake Bluff, Illinois, in 2004-05. He also made his first connection in the Big Ten Conference as a volunteer coach for the Northwestern men’s tennis team, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament.

    In 2005-06, Maymi returned to California as an assistant coach at Fresno State. He helped the Bulldogs to the Western Athletic Conference title match while coaching the WAC Player of the Year and four other all-conference players before starting his first assistant coaching stint at Michigan in 2006-07. Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Sean and his wife, Samantha, have three daughters and a son.


    Born: July 31, 1978

    Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia

    High School: York

    College: University of North Florida, 2003

    Bachelor’s Degree: Communications/Advertising (sociology minor)


    Coaching Highlights

  • Nebraska Head Coach (2018-Present)
  • Helped Nine Teams to NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances in 11 Seasons as Assistant
  • Michigan Associate Head Coach (2008-11; 2015-18)
  • ITA Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year (2008)
  • Michigan Assistant Coach (2006-08)
  • Fresno State Assistant Coach (2005-06)
  • Northwestern Volunteer Assistant Coach (2004-05)
  • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Assistant Coach (Men & Women, 2004)
  • North Florida Assistant Coach (Men & Women, 2001-02)

    NCAA Division I Coaching Experience

    Michigan (assistant/associate)

    Year Record NCAA Final ITA Rank

    2017-18 22-6 NCAA Round of 16 14

    2016-17 23-7 NCAA Second Round 17

    2015-16 21-8 NCAA Second Round 25

    2014-15 7-17 None

    2010-11 13-11 NCAA First Round 34

    2009-10 14-11 NCAA Second Round 26

    2008-09 14-15 NCAA Second Round 33

    2007-08 20-7 NCAA Round of 16 16

    2006-07 20-7 NCAA Second Round 21

    Fresno State (assistant)

    2005-06 15-7 None 46

    Northwestern (volunteer)

    2004-05 12-13 NCAA First Round 47


    The Nebraska baseball team produced three ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region selections when the honorees for all eight regions were announced on Wednesday. Scott Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening each earned first-team accolades, while Jake Hohensee took second-team honors. Schreiber adds this to his 2018 award haul, which includes second-team All-Big Ten status in addition to being named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. The ninth-round pick by the Houston Astros in the 2018 MLB Draft previously earned All-Region honors in 2016 when he made the second team. Schreiber batted .369 this season with 18 home runs, 79 hits, 62 runs scored and 48 RBIs in 52 games. Wilkening, a junior who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 14th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, collected second-team All-Big Ten accolades after leading the Huskers with a .372 batting average in 2018. A 2017 and 2018 Johnny Bench Award Watch List selection, Wilkening tallied nine home runs, 74 hits, 56 RBIs and 45 runs scored this season. Hohensee served as Nebraska’s closer during his senior campaign in 2018 and earned a spot on the NCBWA Stopper-of-the-Year Midseason Watch List. Hohensee earned a team-high 13 saves in 19 appearances out of the bullpen and went 1-0 with a 1.05 ERA. He struck out 28 batters, while only walking six in 25.2 innings of work. In 2017, Hohensee earned third-team All-Big Ten recognition. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. The ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be announced on Saturday, June 16.

    2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team
    First Team: Scott Schreiber – 1B
    First Team: Jesse Wilkening – DH
    Second Team: Jake Hohensee – RP


    Nebraska Football will host its Friday Night Lights camps on June 15 and June 22 at Memorial Stadium. Both events will take place from approximately 6-8 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

    The following information will assist fans who intend to attend the Friday Night Lights camps at Memorial Stadium:

    • Gates to the stadium will open at 5 p.m., and fans may enter the Stadium through Gates 3 (SW corner) and 11 (NW corner).
    • Fans should note that access to Stadium Drive along the West side of Memorial Stadium will be limited due to construction, but fans will be able to access gates 3 and 11.
    • All seating for the Friday Night Lights camps will be in the lower bowl of West Stadium, and the West Stadium concourse will not be available.
    • Restrooms will be available at field level in the northwest and southwest corners, as well as South Stadium. Fans in need of ADA restrooms should see an event staff member to access restrooms in the northeast corner.
    • Fans attending Friday Night Lights camps may park in the West Stadium parking garage, and the Champions Club parking lot. Those lots will be cashiered.
    • Concession stands will not be open, but fans may bring their own water and snacks into the event.


    The Nebraska women's basketball team will square off with 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four participant and ACC regular-season and tournament champion Louisville in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The conferences announced the match-ups for the 12th consecutive season of the challenge, which pits two of the nation's premier women's basketball conferences against each other in head-to-head clashes.

    The Huskers, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament after finishing third in the Big Ten Conference regular-season standings, will travel to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville to collide with the Cardinals on Thursday, Nov. 29. Tip times and television coverage will be announced for all match-ups in the challenge at a later date. The Cardinals, who are coached by former Nebraska assistant Jeff Walz, finished with a 36-3 overall record last season that included a 15-1 ACC mark. Walz, who will be in his 12th season at Louisville in 2018-19, will lead a squad that returns four of its five starters from its 2017-18 team. First-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year Asia Durr headlines the group of returning Cardinals after averaging 18.7 points per game while shooting 41.5 percent (115-277) from three-point range. Fellow seniors Sam Fuehring (9.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg) and Arica Carter (7.6 ppg, 4.0 apg) join junior Jazmine Jones (8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg) back in Louisville's starting five. The only loss to graduation for the Cardinals was second-leading scorer and top rebounder Myisha Hines-Allen, who averaged 14.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game a year ago.

    Coach Amy Williams, who was a player at Nebraska when Walz was an assistant for the Huskers in 1997-98, was the Big Ten Coach of the Year in her second season at her alma mater in 2017-18. The Big Red finished with a 21-11 overall record that included an 11-5 Big Ten mark. The Huskers also advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska, which produced the nation's top turnaround in 2017-18 with a 14-game improvement in the win column, returns four starters and its top five scorers from last year's team. Second-team All-Big Ten guard Hannah Whitish averaged 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists as a sophomore in 2017-18, while Maddie Simon pitched in 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as a junior forward. Taylor Kissinger, a 6-1 guard/forward averaged 10.0 points and 4.1 rebounds primarily off the bench, while fellow 2017-18 freshman Kate Cain pitched in 9.9 points and team bests with 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. Cain, a member of the Big Ten All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams, shattered the Nebraska school record with 100 blocked shots last season.

    Nicea Eliely rounds out Nebraska's top five scorers from a year ago with 8.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in her second season as a starter in 2017-18. The Huskers also add a four-player freshman class that includes Leigha Brown, Sam Haiby, Kayla Mershon and Ashtyn Veerbeek that has been ranked among the top 20 incoming classes in the country. The Challenge takes place over two days in late November, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, with Big Ten schools Michigan State and Wisconsin playing host to ACC counterparts that evening, while Illinois, Indiana and Rutgers venture on the road. The following night (Thursday, Nov. 29), Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue will serve as the Big Ten host schools, while Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State will play at ACC sites. The ACC and Big Ten offices collaborate to determine the Challenge schedule each season. In addition, the official title of the Challenge rotates each year. The 2018 event will be referred to as the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge and will continue to mirror the official title of the two conferences’ Challenge agreements for men's basketball and softball. The ACC and Big Ten have been among the most competitive conferences on the national women’s basketball landscape for many years, with both conferences sending 10 schools to postseason play in 2017-18. The Big Ten sent six schools to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, as Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State all advanced to the national tournament, with Ohio State earning a top-four national seed. Four other Big Ten squads (Indiana, Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue) participated in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), with Indiana winning its first WNIT championship with a 65-57 win over ACC member Virginia Tech in the title game before a record-setting crowd of 13,007 fans at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Last season, the ACC had eight women’s basketball programs selected to the NCAA Tournament, while two ACC schools competed in the WNIT.

    2018 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge

    Wednesday, Nov. 28Illinois at Clemson
    Indiana at Wake Forest
    Virginia at Michigan State
    Rutgers at Virginia Tech
    Duke at Wisconsin

    Thursday, Nov. 29Iowa at Notre Dame
    Georgia Tech at Maryland
    Michigan at NC State
    Syracuse at Minnesota
    Nebraska at Louisville
    Pittsburgh at Northwestern
    North Carolina at Ohio State
    Penn State at Florida State
    Miami at Purdue


    Nebraska wrestling greats Jordan Burroughs and James Green headline the field for Final X Lincoln, which will be held this Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Four men's freestyle weight classes and three women's weight classes will be contested, with the winners earning a spot on Team USA for the 2018 UWW Freestyle World Championships. Final X Lincoln is one of three events to determine the United States World Team, as other weight classes will be contested on June 16 in State College, Pennsylvania, and June 23 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


    In addition to Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds), an Olympic gold medalist and four-time World champion, and Green (70 kg/154 pounds), a two-time World medalist, World and Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder (97 kg/214 pounds) and World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg/126 pounds) will also be wrestling to retain their spots on the men's World Team, as will World Silver Medalist Alli Ragan (59 kg/130 pounds) and World Bronze Medalist Becka Leathers (55 kg/121 pounds) in the women's competition. Burroughs will be looking to represent the United States at the premier international competition (Olympics or World Championships) for the eighth year in a row. He is the reigning world champion at 74 kg, and is tied for second in U.S. history with five total World or Olympic titles. A two-time national champion and three-time All-American at Nebraska, Burroughs continues lives in Lincoln and train at the Nebraska Wrestling Training Center under NU Head Coach Mark Manning and Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder. His opponent at Final X will be Isaiah Martinez, who won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Martinez, a four-time NCAA finalist and two-time NCAA champion, will be looking to make his first senior world team. The matchup between Burroughs and Martinez will be the final bout on the card. Green, a two-time world medalist, will be looking to make his fourth-consecutive U.S. world team. He was the silver medalist at the 2017 World Championships, and also owns a bronze medal from the 2015 World Championships. Green also continues to live in Lincoln and train at the NWTC after wrapping up a career as a four-time All-American at Nebraska in 2015. He will face Jason Chamberlain, who spent three years training at the NWTC. Chamberlain, who is currently an assistant coach at Fresno State, won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Green’s matchup against Chamberlain will be the first bout of the evening. Gilman will face Daton Fix and Snyder will take on Kyven Gadson in the other men's matches at Final X Lincoln. Leathers will face Jacarra Winchester, Ragan will take on Jenna Burkert and Tamyra Stock will wrestle Randyll Beltz (68 kg/150 pounds) in the women's matchups. Each matchup will be a best-of-three series, and the order of bouts will be the same for the first round and the second round of competition. If any weight classes are forced to a deciding third match in their series, the bouts in round three will stay in order, with a minimum waiting time of 30 minutes from the end of bout two. The bout schedule is below. The 2018 UWW World Championships will take place Oct. 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets for Final X Lincoln are on sale now at FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the three-event Final X series to subscribers. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4, as well as on desktop or mobile web via


    Final X Lincoln

    June 9 - 6 p.m. (CT)

    Lincoln, Neb. (Bob Devaney Sports Center)


    Bout Order

    Bout One - Men's freestyle 70 kg

    2017 World silver medalist – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)


    Bout Two - Women's freestyle 59 kg

    2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)


    Bout Three - Men's freestyle 97 kg

    2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC)


    Bout Four - Women's freestyle 55 kg

    2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)


    Bout Five - Men's freestyle 57 kg

    2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy WC)


    Bout Six - Women's freestyle 68 kg

    2018 U.S. Open champion - Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Randyll Beltz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)


    Bout Seven - Men's freestyle 74 kg

    2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

    2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Isaiah Martinez, Leemore, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC)


    Sydney Townsend of the Nebraska volleyball team, and Landon Bartel of the Husker track and field team were honored as Nebraska's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners by the Big Ten on Thursday, as the conference announced its 28 honorees. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Townsend, a defensive specialist from Lincoln, earned her second straight Elite 90 award last December as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. Townsend became one of two Division I women's volleyball student-athletes all-time to earn multiple Elite 90 awards in a career, and she was a five-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Townsend, who graduated with a degree in biochemistry in May, helped the Huskers win two national championships and two Big Ten titles during her career. She finished her Husker career with 520 career digs and 60 service aces. Townsend was the Nebraska volleyball team's sportsmanship award winner in both 2015 and 2017. Bartel, a senior high jumper from Ashland, Missouri, is a three-time All-American in the high jump and will compete for a fourth-career honor at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Friday. Bartel was Nebraska's indoor track and field sportsmanship award winner after capturing his second-career Big Ten indoor high jump title and leading the Husker men to a runner-up finish. Bartel posted a 3.443 cumulative GPA majoring in classics and religious studies, and he was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and two-time academic All-Big Ten selection. Both Townsend and Bartel are members of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award recipients and Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll members.

    Crae Mill