Patience pays off for volleyball star Mancuso

by Laurie Bollig January 22, 2013 in Volleyball

As her sister Dani was busy helping Nebraska win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, Gina Mancuso was tearing it up on the court as a sophomore at nearby Papillion-LaVista High School. Two years later, Gina was named the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year – the first high school athlete from the state to win the honor.

So, taking up where Dani left off and making an immediate impact on the Husker volleyball team – no problem, right?


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Perseverance and faith help write Te’o’s story

by Laurie Bollig January 10, 2013 in Football

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was everywhere you looked – on every television channel up and down the dial, in every newspaper’s sports section, being interviewed on the radio, chatted about endlessly on social media and the subject of just about every water-cooler conversation.

There was a stretch of time in early December – when he was on the awards circuit – that he wasn’t exactly sure what city he was in when he woke up each morning.

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