Larry Frost, father of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost, has passed away | Local News

At Nebraska, he was the starting wingback on the 1969 Sun Bowl team.

“When I enrolled at Nebraska I probably thought, like most guys I suppose, that I was going to set the world on fire,’’ he told The World-Herald in 1969. “And there were times when I wished I had gone to a smaller school where I would have had the opportunity to play more.

“I would have to say without question or doubt that this year has made up for it all. Playing first string for a Big Eight championship team at Nebraska is all I ever could have dreamed. I wouldn’t trade it for four years of All-America at a smaller school.”

Before coaching his sons at Wood River, Larry’s career took them and his wife, 1968 Olympian Carol Moseke Frost, to six towns in Nebraska, Missouri and Texas.

At Palestine, Texas, where the Frosts lived from

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Drexel Hires Nathan Lavery as Head Coach of Swimming & Diving Teams

Elwanda Tulloch

Drexel Thursday announced the hiring of Nathan Lavery as head coach of the team’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Lavery, a native of South Africa, spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at TCU. He led the Horned Frogs’ sprint and stroke contingents, helping TCU’s men’s and women’s team each finish third at the Big 12 championships last year.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead Drexel University Swimming and Diving,” Lavery said in a university statement. “My wife Amy and I are thrilled to be a part of this great institution and what it stands for. We have great appreciation for Dr. Eric Zillmer’s vision for Drexel University’s place in the ever-changing landscape of college athletics. This is a university that already provides a life-changing student-athlete experience, and our team will strive to continue that excellence both in and out

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We simulated a video game to try making the greatest college basketball coach ever at Western Illinois

Elwanda Tulloch

Welcome back to the Western Illinois Leathernecks’ chase for greatness in our simulated dynasty in College Hoops 2K8. This series was started in the early days of the pandemic after real sports were put on hiatus. The objective was spelled out bluntly in the headline of the very first story: Can the worst college basketball program ever win a video game national championship?



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I decided to takeover Western Illinois University in College Hoops 2K8 — the last college basketball video game made by 2K Sports — and try to lead them to a title while simulating every game. I would only control the recruiting and coaching strategies. Now in Year 19 of the series, the goal has changed. At this point, I’m trying to see if Coach Rick — better known as Ricky Charisma — can turn into the greatest college basketball coach of the modern era.

Here’s how

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