PETTEWAY HEADED TO NBA
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:55
University of Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he is forgoing his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, is on track to earn his degree in May and has spent the last three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I want to start off by thanking the city of Lincoln and state of Nebraska for all of the love and support that you guys have shown me over the last three years,” Petteway said. “This is a bittersweet moment for me because Lincoln has become a second home to me, but in the same instance has helped me grow as a man and ballplayer, and I love y’all.” “I’m happy for Terran and his family,”
Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said. “While I had hoped he stayed with us for his senior year, I completely support his decision, and we will help him as much as we can through this process. I believe any team in the NBA or otherwise would love to have Terran on their team.” A two-time All-Big Ten performer at Nebraska, Petteway earned first-team honors in 2013-14 and third-team accolades this past season. He started every game for the Huskers over the last two seasons and ranks 20th on Nebraska’s career scoring list with 1,143 points. He holds two of the top-10 scoring seasons in school history (579, seventh, 2013-14; 564, eighth, 2014-15), while his 18.1 points per game career scoring average at Nebraska ranks second in school history.
Explore the Outdoors at Outdoor Family Fun Day, April 25th
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:43
Join the fun at the Niobrara National Scenic River’s 6th annual Outdoor Family Fun Day at Smith Falls State Park on Saturday, April 25th, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This free event offers families the opportunity to enjoy the Niobrara River through a variety of hands-on outdoor activities.
Take a short, safe canoe ride—led by experts—on the Niobrara River, considered one of the best canoeing rivers in the Great Plains. Try your hand at archery, an age-old skill that is as rewarding as it is challenging. Practice casting a rod and reel, and learn some ways to make fishing fun and successful. Explore a few simple tips on using binoculars and finding wild birds. Discover Nebraska’s ancient wildlife and make your own fossil impression to take home, and for lunch, join us for hot dogs and marshmallows roasted over an open fire.
“Outdoor Family Fun Day is a great way to spark children’s love of the outdoors. It gives them a chance to safely try their hand at an activity that may become a life-long passion, or even a career,” said Steve Thede, Niobrara NSR Superintendent. “It also gives everyone opportunity to find and explore their own park—in our own area, and a place that will likely become and remain meaningful to them for years to come.”
All activities are free of charge, and lunch is provided. Smith Falls State Park requires a $5/vehicle parking fee or a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission annual pass. Smith Falls State Park is located 19 miles east of Valentine, Nebraska via Highway 12.
The Niobrara NSR is proud to offer this event in partnership with the Niobrara Council, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Northern Prairies Land Trust, the Nebraska Master Naturalists, and our many volunteers.
The Find Your Park campaign is a national effort that was just launched this month to encourage people to get outside and find a park—scenic, recreational, cultural, or historic—that is meaningful to them. When you find YOUR park, share your experience at findyourpark.com or on the Niobrara NSR Facebook page.
For more information, please contact the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center at 401-376-1901.