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Shatel: NCAA’s future looks like the ‘Wild West’

World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel joined “The Bottom Line” with Mike’l Severe on Thursday to discuss award season for Creighton forward Doug McDermott, the Masters, Husker football and the tumultuous NCAA landscape with discussions of player unions, added benefits for athletes, conference realignment, pay-for-play and more.

“I believe that the future is going to be the Wild West. I believe it’s going to be wide open,” Shatel said of the NCAA. “I believe there are going to be things going on that you never dreamed of. I believe college athletics is going to look a lot different in the next 10 or 20 years.”

Check out the video below for the full discussion, or download the new TBL app in the App Store and on Google

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Video: Storm Chasers owner/CEO Gary Green on “The Bottom Line”

Omaha Storm Chasers owner and CEO Gary Green stops by the studio to discuss opening day, what’s new at Werner Park and the outlook for his hometown team, the New York Mets.

Lancers start playoffs with home matches

The Omaha Lancers will begin their quest to claim the organization’s eighth Clark Cup Championship, the most of any team in the United States Hockey League’s Clark Cup era, with a pair of home games in the Western Conference semifinals April 12 at 7:05 p.m. and April 13 at 5:05 p.m.

“We are thrilled to start our playoff campaign on home ice at Ralston Arena,” Lancers coach and general manager Brian Kaufman said Monday. “Thanks to our fans, we believe we’ve got one of the best game-night atmospheres in the league and we’re excited to play games one and two at home.”

Single-game playoff tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Tuesday and are available via phone at 402-344-7825, extension 1, online at www.lancers.com and …

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Video: Texas A&M women’s basketball practices for NCAA Lincoln Regional

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team was in Lincoln on Friday preparing for the team’s 6 p.m. Saturday matchup with DePaul at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Check out highlights from the Aggies’ practice:

McCaffery is on his way to Iowa game

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery released a statement Wednesday regarding his son’s surgery in Iowa City. He’s on a plane heading to Dayton for Wednesday’s first-round NCAA game with Tennessee.

“Today’s surgery for my son Patrick went as planned. Doctors will continue tests in the coming days to determine further treatment. Patrick was in good spirits after the operation.

Our family would like to thank the surgeons who performed the operation and the doctors and nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics who have helped treat Patrick during this process.

The outpouring of support and encouragement Patrick and our family have received this past week has been overwhelming; words cannot express how genuinely thankful we are to everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers.”…

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NU-Creighton baseball game postponed until Wednesday

Due to impending bad weather Tuesday night in Lincoln, Nebraska’s baseball game with Creighton has been postponed until Wednesday at 5:05 p.m.

Fans with tickets for Tuesday’s game should use the same ticket Wednesday. If fans have bought tickets and can’t make it to Wednesday’s game, they can use them for general admission seating to any remaining home regular-season baseball game in 2014.

For ticketing questions, call 1-800-8-BIGRED.…

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Video: Cold King Darius talks his big game on TBL

Darius Morris stopped by The Bottom Line studio Friday, addressing the “slight minor miscalculation” that was picking Nebraska to win the Big Ten tournament and other sports topics. Find him on Twitter @coldkingdarius.

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Last week on ‘The Bottom Line’

Catch up on the first week of “The Bottom Line” with Mike’l Severe. And make sure to tune in again on Monday from 2-6 p.m.

They said it …

Former Nebraska A.D. Tom Osborne didn’t have any sort of timetable in mind when he hired Tim Miles as the Husker men’s basketball coach: “He inherited a program with no real historical success. I would say I knew it would take some time, but he has gotten there faster than I thought he would be able to.”

Greg Sharpe, the play-by-play man for NU and host of the Husker radio show “Sports Nightly,” talked about the effectiveness of the student section at Pinnacle Bank Arena and how a better spot in Memorial Stadium could …

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Video: The State of Basketball roundtable with Lee Barfknecht and Steven Pivovar

Nebraska spring football kicks off on Saturday and is often the talk of the state in the spring. But this year basketball is taking center stage.

Creighton ends the regular season with Providence at home on Saturday as the Bluejays hope to send star Doug McDermott and the other seniors off with a final home win.

And Nebraska faces Wisconsin at home on Sunday, trying to earn another big win to earn an NCAA tournament spot.

With that in mind, “The Bottom Line” host Mike’l Severe sat down with World-Herald staff writers Lee Barfknecht and Steven Pivovar to discuss the state of basketball in Nebraska.

Also on the show Thursday, Severe talked with Creighton coach Greg McDermott and former Bluejay point guard Tyler McKinney:

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Baseball: Nebraska, Creighton games postponed

Nebraska’s baseball game with Kansas State and the Creighton-Kansas game scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed due to winter weather conditions across the Midlands.

The Nebraska-Kansas State game has been rescheduled for April 9 at 5 p.m., while the Bluejays now face KU at 3 p.m. on March 12.

The Huskers next host St. John’s for a three-game series starting Friday at 1:35 p.m. Creighton returns to the field Friday at 6 p.m. at Arkansas State in the first of a three-game series.…

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