Category Archives: Sports

Bevo Francis; basketball scoring legend who saved his college dies

Bevo Francis is doing something he hasn’t been able to do for a long, long time. He’s dropping jump shots from every place on some basketball court far removed from earth, far removed from physical boundaries and his battle against … Continue reading

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Bevo Francis will get Hall of Fame recognition

It took 58 years. Next March, Francis will be inducted into the The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2011-12 Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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Twelve days, 55 students, 20,910 hits and counting.

Who knew? For two weeks in July,  UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications students trained and told the stories of the Special Olympic athletes, coaches, families and volunteers  who came from across America to  Lincoln, Neb. to compete in … Continue reading

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NCAA plans to expand men’s basketball tournament: A non-starter

Word has it the NCAA is discussing plans to expand the men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams, expanding from the current 65 team format. Terrible idea! The NCAA would go from March Madness to acting like April fools. Such a … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: A drive we’ll never forget

So, the world’s greatest golfer is human. Tiger Woods, the man who routinely drives a golf ball more than 300 yards, can’t drive his Cadillac Escalade 30 yards.  At least he couldn’t at 2:25 a.m. Friday  without hitting a fire … Continue reading

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Ernie Harwell: Saying goodbye as only Ernie can

If you’ve ever heard the voice of sports announcer Ernie Harwell, it’s hard to forget his distinctive tone and style. Meet the 91-year-old Harwell in person and you’ll never forget his twinkling eyes, buoyant optimism, class and curiosity about life. … Continue reading

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Calling a “timeout” on talk of a Bo Pelini salary hike and higher ticket prices

These are tough economic times.  The nation’s unemployment level is at  8.1 percent, four million Americans have lost their jobs this past year. That’s a bitter reality which has been lost on some folks who make a living in college … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Take a lesson from Bevo and the Rio Redmen

In 1954, Rio Grande College’s Bevo Francis set the all-time single game scoring record in college basketball. He scored 113 points in a 40 minute regulation game against Hillsdale College of Michigan. Photo: Rio Grande University Archives Fifty-five years ago, … Continue reading

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