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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.Each year when the crocuses begin to bloom, Rose tries to knock another brick out of the wall that separates him from working for a baseball team and almost certain induction into the Hall of Fame.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 4:48 PM

This weekend the Nebraska baseball team (18-7, 3-0 Big Ten) will host the No. 16 Texas Longhorns (17-8, 5-1 Big 12) at Hawks Field for the first time since 2011, when both teams were still members of the Big 12 Conference. This weekend’s...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Welcome to the final days of March Madness 2015, a month riddled with mythology and lucky charms that extend from locker rooms to living rooms. ‘Tis the season when emotions run higher than a longleaf pine.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Former Nebraska City pitcher Brett Sasse will make his first start of the 2015 baseball season tonight for the University of Nebraska-Omaha when the Mavericks travel tonight to face Kansas State at Manhattan.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Michigan Wolverines to open Big Ten play, the Nebraska baseball team (17-6, 3-0 Big Ten) will now play seven non-conference games before paying a visit to Big Ten newcomer Maryland on Friday, April 3.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 11:26 AM

I spent the start of last week’s column espousing my wonder at how good the Angels’ Mike Trout is. Yet, one could make the argument that he should not be the top pick in a fantasy draft.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 9:50 AM

With a sweep of Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, the Peru State baseball team won their fifth and sixth games in a row. The Bobcats won 2-1 and 7-5 over the Crusaders.

Updated Mar 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Mike Trout is only 23 years old. Yep, that’s it. I’m starting the column with a simple fact because my brain doesn’t know what to do with it.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Weather complications forced changes to the Peru State baseball team’s schedule during a trip to Texas. Peru State was scheduled to play five games in the Dallas metro Sunday and Monday. Instead the team played four games on Tuesday and...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Jacob Tasler, a senior at West Holt High School in Atkinson, signed a letter of intent to play football at Doane College. Also pictured with Jacob are his high school coach Steve Neptune and his parents Jerry and Elaine Tasler. Elaine is a former...

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Last week, I expressed my hope of finding some more power at the third base position after shuffling through shaky shortstops. Well I found some, including multiple 20-homer players, but not a single 30-homer guy from last season.

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