Stories by Eric Olson

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Study show marijuana use is being dealt with differently with college athletes at their schools

LINCOLN, Neb. - At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called ...
By Eric Olson

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Three teams with sub-.500 records are getting a chance to go bowling

Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State are being rewarded for their work in the classroom, not for what they did on the football field.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Questionable call puts spotlight on officials

LINCOLN, Neb. - Another week, it looks like another officiating blunder in college football.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

List of current coaches might be interested in vacancies

We're not even to November and the coaching carousel already has started to turn in college football.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Northwestern is off to strong start

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is happy to be 3-0, though he sees no cause for celebration yet.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Coaching debuts: Riley heartbreak trumps Harbaugh hype

LINCOLN, Neb. - Jim Harbaugh won all the hype. But heartbreak? Well, Mike Riley took that one.
By Eric Olson

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Cougars stun Huskers on last-second heave

LINCOLN, Neb.- Freshman backup Tanner Mangum heaved a 42-yard touchdown pass to Mitch Mathews on the final play of the game and Brigham Young stunned Nebraska 33-28.
By Eric Olson

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cavaliers dethrone Commodores

OMAHA, Neb. - OMAHA, Neb. - Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt.
By Eric Olson

Monday, June 22, 2015

Commodores take Game 1 of CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. - Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey's two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and defending national champion Vanderbilt.
By Eric Olson

Vandy coach doesn't like timing of MLB draft

OMAHA, Neb. - No one is happier than coach Tim Corbin that three first-round draft picks are on Vanderbilt's roster. Corbin is not happy, however, about when those picks were made.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Commodores, Cavs set to square off again

OMAHA, Neb. - Many preseason prognosticators believed Vanderbilt and Virginia had what it took to reach the College World Series finals again.
By Eric Olson

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cavaliers advance to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. - Kenny Towns drove in three runs and Josh Sborz pitched four innings of shutout relief as Virginia defeated Florida 5-4 on Saturday night to set up a College World Series finals ...
By Eric Olson

Vanderbilt gets shot at repeat

OMAHA, Neb. - Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman is happy to be back in the College World Series finals - perhaps more for teammates who weren't on the roster last year than for himself.
By Eric Olson

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gators eliminate Hurricanes

OMAHA, Neb. - Harrison Bader led off the game with the first of Florida's four home runs and the Gators knocked Miami out of the College World Series.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 14, 2015

TCU senior finally gets an NCAA Tournament win, beating LSU

OMAHA, Neb. - Preston Morrison limited LSU to five hits and a run in seven innings, and TCU capitalized on LSU starter Jared Poche's stunning middle-inning struggles in a 10-3 victory.
By Eric Olson

Monday, May 25, 2015

Solid conference play helps UCLA land overall top seed in tourney

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA ...
By Eric Olson

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Batters pay for being late to box

DES MOINES, Iowa — The reality of baseball’s new pace-of-play rules hit the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ Matt Carson in the top of the sixth inning Friday night when he was down 0-1 in the count before ...
By Eric Olson

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweep of Seminoles pushes Irish past last year's win total

Notre Dame is coming off its biggest baseball weekend in a decade, maybe longer.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Badgers coach not in gracious mood after loss

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was in no mood to toss bouquets after his team's 68-63 loss to Duke on Monday night.
By Eric Olson

Monday, April 6, 2015

Cowboys riding high, Longhorns in swoon

Oklahoma State's first sweep of Texas in seven years and school-record 10th consecutive series win in conference have moved the Cowboys back to the top of the Big 12.
By Eric Olson
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