Stories by Eric Olson

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Thrilling football plays recreated with Legos

Thanks to an Idaho man who creates Lego animations as a hobby, BYU fans can relive the glory and Nebraska fans the misery of the "Hail Mary' that ended the Cougars' victory over the Cornhuskers ...
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Study: 83 percent of NCAA infractions come from football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to the first study of its kind released Tuesday. ...
By Eric Olson

Monday, July 25, 2016

Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter who died in a car accident in Wisconsin over the weekend.
By Eric Olson

Friday, July 1, 2016

Coastal Carolina validates program

Coastal Carolina's College World Series victory brought validation for a baseball program that ranks eighth in wins since 2000 but until this year couldn't break through to make the College World ...
By Eric Olson

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Coastal Carolina wins College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — The Chanticleers defeated Arizona 4-3 in the deciding Game 3 of the College World Series finals on Thursday, capitalizing on two errors on the same play to score four unearned ...
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Coastal Carolina forces deciding game

OMAHA, Neb. — Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a ...
By Eric Olson

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wildcats blank Chanticleers in Game 1 of finals

OMAHA, Neb. - JC Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Coastal Carolina, Arizona to meet in unlikely CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. - The College World Series championship comes down to Coastal Carolina and Arizona - two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals.
By Eric Olson

Friday, June 24, 2016

Chanticleers stay alive in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. - Light-hitting David Parrett had three RBI in his first College World Series start and Coastal Carolina converted three Texas Tech errors into six unearned runs in a 7-5 victory that ...
By Eric Olson

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cowboys say toy dinosaur is their lucky charm

OMAHA, Neb .- Oklahoma State shut out its first two opponents at the College World Series and has allowed only five earned runs while winning all seven of its NCAA Tournament games. Cowboys fans ...
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Texas Tech sends Florida packing

OMAHA, Neb. - Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run homer, Texas Tech picked up a huge insurance run by way of two errors on the same play in the ninth inning, and the Red Raiders eliminated Florida 3-2 at ...
By Eric Olson

Monday, June 20, 2016

UC Santa Barbara stays alive in College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - Pinch hitter Ryan Cumberland's two-run single broke a tie and Noah Davis and Kyle Nelson combined to hold down No. 3 national seed Miami's offense in UC Santa Barbara's 5-3 victory ...
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Freshman's homer lifts TCU

OMAHA, Neb. - When Luken Baker came up to bat in the ninth inning, the TCU dugout fell silent.
By Eric Olson

Friday, June 17, 2016

Western teams out to prove they still have it in College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - UC Santa Barbara and Arizona were best in the West. Thing is, the perception throughout college baseball is that the level of play was down in that part of the country this year.
By Eric Olson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Power arms to be on display at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - For all the walk-off hits and grand slams that have highlighted the NCAA baseball tournament so far, the stage is set for pitching to take over when the College World Series opens ...
By Eric Olson

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

College World Series to offer beer, wine to general public for first time

OMAHA, Neb. - The beer taps will be open to the general public for the first time at the College World Series starting Saturday, part of a one-year trial that could lead to alcohol sales at more ...
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SEC places five teams in baseball's Super Regionals

With help from South Caro­lina and Louisiana State, the Southeastern Conference grabbed the spotlight after being overshadowed by the ACC heading into the NCAA baseball tournament.
By Eric Olson

Thursday, June 2, 2016

NCAA baseball tournament regional play begins Friday

OMAHA, Neb. - The NCAA baseball tournament starts with regional play today through Monday.
By Eric Olson

Monday, May 30, 2016

No. 1 Florida among record four SEC teams to nab national seeds

OMAHA, Neb. - Florida will have to break the curse of the No. 1 seed to win its first national championship in baseball.
By Eric Olson

Friday, March 25, 2016

Gamecocks women shocked by Orange

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Brianna Butler scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter and Syracuse upset No. 1 seed South Carolina 80-72 in the Sioux Falls Regional semifinal of the women's NCAA ...
By Eric Olson
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