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Will be interesting to see how the staff plays this!
Beat out iowa for masyr ?sp. Will be a small class on the DL and they have said they will be selective. Think they like Daniel parker better which should be treated as an in state kid out of Kansas city.

But we have to recruit every kid from Nebraska with potential. And all 5 star recruits so we can win national titles.

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Will be interesting to see how the staff plays this!
Beat out iowa for masyr ?sp. Will be a small class on the DL and they have said they will be selective. Think they like Daniel parker better which should be treated as an in state kid out of Kansas city.

But we have to recruit every kid from Nebraska with potential. And all 5 star recruits so we can win national titles.

 

We should have offers out to every Nebraska high school kid with Power 5 offers. I completely stand behind that.

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HuskermanMike    330

If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

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If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

 

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Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

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HuskermanMike    330

 

 

If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

 

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Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

 

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

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If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

...

 

Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

I don't think it's likely this kid ot Bryant gets one.

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HuskermanMike    330

 

 

 

 

If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

...

 

Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

I don't think it's likely this kid ot Bryant gets one.

 

With Coach Davis's recruiting being so great (/s), it would not surprise me if we whiffed on our top targets and had to resort to offering Bryant as a running back. The McCook player is a guy I would want, but we will have to wait and see how his senior year goes. If he plays unreal the staff will probably offer, if he does not tear it up he will most likely be going lower D1.

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

...

 

Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

I don't think it's likely this kid ot Bryant gets one.

With Coach Davis's recruiting being so great (/s), it would not surprise me if we whiffed on our top targets and had to resort to offering Bryant as a running back. The McCook player is a guy I would want, but we will have to wait and see how his senior year goes. If he plays unreal the staff will probably offer, if he does not tear it up he will most likely being going lower D1.
I don't think Bradley is a P5 RB. Now if we missed out on a bunch of WR's or DB's I could see him getting a late offer. But with Williams and Williams I doubt we miss out on that many.

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Mavric    10,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

...

 

Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

I don't think it's likely this kid ot Bryant gets one.

With Coach Davis's recruiting being so great (/s), it would not surprise me if we whiffed on our top targets and had to resort to offering Bryant as a running back. The McCook player is a guy I would want, but we will have to wait and see how his senior year goes. If he plays unreal the staff will probably offer, if he does not tear it up he will most likely being going lower D1.
I don't think Bradley is a P5 RB. Now if we missed out on a bunch of WR's or DB's I could see him getting a late offer. But with Williams and Williams I doubt we miss out on that many.

 

Freudian Slip for Bryant? ;)

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Decked    696

Thought Bryant was always viewed as a DB. Also, yes we should wait. Smallish class and we could probably get someone better. This class will be "skill" focused. Williams & Williams gonna clean up.

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If he tears it up his senior season, we should offer him. I do not know what the staff will do, but we cannot lose this kid out to an Iowa or Kansas State because he is a great player. Him and Moses Bryant are the two kids in Nebraska that deserve offers, the rest of the class can be elite talent that we go after in other states.

...

 

Talk to me when he has multiple P5 offers, like the other kids we should pass on apparently.

Why should we have to wait when he has multiple p5 offers? Drew Ott did not have that many...... Also look at Sean Cal's tweet. If he is that good at a camp and shows the staff he is a great football player during his senior season we should give him an offer. So he will get one most likely in October/November, but if he is tearing up the camps he will get one earlier.

 

We should recruit the best players in our state and he is deserving of one, the d lineman guy is a plan b at the moment. Moses Bryant will get one most likely, unless Davis recruits some stud running back.

I don't think it's likely this kid ot Bryant gets one.

With Coach Davis's recruiting being so great (/s), it would not surprise me if we whiffed on our top targets and had to resort to offering Bryant as a running back. The McCook player is a guy I would want, but we will have to wait and see how his senior year goes. If he plays unreal the staff will probably offer, if he does not tear it up he will most likely being going lower D1.
I don't think Bradley is a P5 RB. Now if we missed out on a bunch of WR's or DB's I could see him getting a late offer. But with Williams and Williams I doubt we miss out on that many.

Freudian Slip for Bryant? ;)

Bryant yes....I was actually thinking about how much better Bradley is than Bryant when I was typing this ha.

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Here's my cold take: All in-state Nebraska players that are clearly as talented as Bryson Williams should have priority over any other recruit, from the same position, from another state.

 

Why? Because they're in our back yard, more than likely they WANT to come to Nebraska, and they're much easier to recruit.

 

If that means our coaches have to re-adjust their recruiting board and move players around, then so be it.

 

Somebody smarter than me once said: Recruit the heart of the team from within the state of Nebraska, and then import the speed.

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Here's my cold take: All in-state Nebraska players that are clearly as talented as Bryson Williams should have priority over any other recruit, from the same position, from another state.

 

Why? Because they're in our back yard, more than likely they WANT to come to Nebraska, and they're much easier to recruit.

 

If that means our coaches have to re-adjust their recruiting board and move players around, then so be it.

 

Somebody smarter than me once said: Recruit the heart of the team from within the state of Nebraska, and then import the speed.

But he's not as talented as some of the other guys..thats the whole problem. The staff isn't stupid. If guys are around the same talent level from out of state to in-state who do you think they'll go after?

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Here's my cold take: All in-state Nebraska players that are clearly as talented as Bryson Williams should have priority over any other recruit, from the same position, from another state.

 

Why? Because they're in our back yard, more than likely they WANT to come to Nebraska, and they're much easier to recruit.

 

If that means our coaches have to re-adjust their recruiting board and move players around, then so be it.

 

Somebody smarter than me once said: Recruit the heart of the team from within the state of Nebraska, and then import the speed.

Expect the fact Williams was raised in Illinois and is not enamored with Nebraska Football.

 

Plus the recruiting outlets reporting that he has a school there that is lesser in athletic reputation but greater in academic reputation that he would accept over Nebraska. NW is my speculation there. It's a slap in the face if we offer then he says no thanks I'm headed to ....... (lessor school).

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I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

No we should consider him an "in-state" recruit. But your statement of we should take him over national guys because he "WANTS" to be here, may be false in this case.

 

Sure if we offer we may end up being who he chooses, but reportedly his "dream school" is much closer to home....aka the state of Illinois.

 

IIRC he moved here his 8th or FR year, so he's only been in the state 3-4 years of his life.

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I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

So you'd take him over the top ranked DT in the country, because he lives in Nebraska?

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I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

So you'd take him over the top ranked DT in the country, because he lives in Nebraska?

 

If "talent" is equal...YES!

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HuskermanMike    330

 

 

 

I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

So you'd take him over the top ranked DT in the country, because he lives in Nebraska?

 

If "talent" is equal...YES!

 

Except for the fact that the talent is not equal. He is a good payer but Trevor Trout is better than him and so are some of the other Defensive lineman we are after. If we miss out on the big fish we can offer him later, but most likely he is heading back to Illinois to play at N'western if they offer him.

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I'm glad we took Suh over some other in-stater...

A+ job on missing the core concept of what I said.

 

@Warrior10...So because he wasn't born in Nebraska (although he currently lives in the state) we shouldn't count him as an in-state recruit worth trying to keep?

 

@Decked...no one, certainly not me, is saying the "...staff is stupid..." And if it is a genuine tie (in terms of talent) between an in-state and out-of-state kid, I would hope the staff would go after the in-state kid first.

So you'd take him over the top ranked DT in the country, because he lives in Nebraska?

If "talent" is equal...YES!

I agree with this, if they're equal. But that's not the argument you laid out in your "cold take."

 

If Williams was a top 10 DT in our back yard, I'd agree with you. Fact is he's not and we already have one three star NE DT verballed in a small class. Let's go get the best talent we can!

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GBRFAN    456

Talent or no talent - who is to say that a kid that grew up here wants to stay here or wants to be here more than a kid from the coast. This is silly - some kids look at this as a chance to "get away" for kids from Nebraska that is to go see the ocean / bigger cities - kids from other places may be trying to get away from the troubles that surround them and their past and want to come here. When NU starts dominating like they did in the 80's and 90's then young Nebraska boys will inspire to only play for the big red - we are not there yet!!!

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MinnwiscowaSker said: I agree with this, if they're equal. But that's not the argument you laid out in your "cold take."

 

Apologies...that's what I meant. If they're EQUAL, then go with the in-state kid.

 

It made sense to me last night when I typed it...I knew what I meant. ;)

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Red Five    3,590

Congrats to Bryson, but as Mav said somewhere this is the worst Class A distance in 20 years

 

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On a kind of related note, all the money they've dumped into Burke over the years and they can't do any better than manual boards for field events.

 

Slackers.

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Doesn't look like it. Part of it is I don't think people know where to play him. Probably not a RB and pretty raw at DB.

 

I'm not exactly sure if he has any offers yet.

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On a kind of related note, all the money they've dumped into Burke over the years and they can't do any better than manual boards for field events.

 

Slackers.

 

There hasn't been a cent dumped into Burke in over 20 years for facilities. We are in the middle of our first renovation to the building since the 1990s. The stadium hasn't had a significant upgrade since its construction, and Burke gets $0 to host the meet.

 

NSAA keeps all profits and provides those boards while Burke provides free labor in the form of teachers being forced to prepare and work the meet and student volunteers.

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Yeah, that's nowhere near the case. Just on a quick google search, it got Rosenblatt's old video board in 2012. Field turf was replaced in 2007. Pretty sure the timing system has gotten a couple updates in that time.

Plus here's an article from 2008:

Jon Renner has striped plenty of tracks, but the Denver contractor admits that he's never had a challenge like the one he finished this week at Burke Stadium."I've done full-blown NCAA competition tracks and tracks for world championship meets," Renner said. "Those tracks haven't had as many marks as this one. There were so many races that had to be marked in not just one but two directions so they could run either way depending on the wind."

Saturday's Burke Relays will be the first event on the new surface in the facility that will host the May 16 and 17 state high school meet. The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics also are scheduled to return to Burke on July 22 through 27 .

The stadium now also has a synthetic football surface and scoreboard similar to those used for the Drake Relays and indoor meets at the University of Nebraska. Total cost of the renovation is just more than $2 million.

The scoreboard is "a beauty," Burke girls coach Bill Scarborough said.

"They tested it last week and taught people how to type in messages and upload results," he said. "It's huge, and it will display all eight times in a race within seconds of the end of the race."

Bob Danenhauer of the Omaha Public Schools said the new scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 27 1/2 feet tall and can be upgraded in the future to show live video. For now fans will be able to view nearly instant results on the 12-by-14 screen, as well as finish line photos that can be loaded into the system.

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Other Improvements

- A practice lane on the inside of the track that runners can use for warmups. It's expected to help reduce wear and tear on the inside two lanes.

- A new chute in the southeast corner of the track allows 300-meter hurdle races to start on the east straightaway and gives athletes a place other than the infield to check in.

- Only one finish line. A second one used to be in place for the 300 hurdles, but the reconfiguring of the track made the second line unnecessary.

- A storage building with Internet access and room for football and track equipment was built near the south gate.

- A second high jump apron has been added at the south end of the track, and the girls pole vault runway and pits have been relocated to the north end zone area.

- The four long jump and triple jump pits have been rebuilt, and sand traps surround each pit so sand from shoes doesn't get on the track.

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Yeah, that's nowhere near the case. Just on a quick google search, it got Rosenblatt's old video board in 2012. Field turf was replaced in 2007. Pretty sure the timing system has gotten a couple updates in that time.

 

Plus here's an article from 2008:

 

Jon Renner has striped plenty of tracks, but the Denver contractor admits that he's never had a challenge like the one he finished this week at Burke Stadium."I've done full-blown NCAA competition tracks and tracks for world championship meets," Renner said. "Those tracks haven't had as many marks as this one. There were so many races that had to be marked in not just one but two directions so they could run either way depending on the wind."

 

Saturday's Burke Relays will be the first event on the new surface in the facility that will host the May 16 and 17 state high school meet. The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics also are scheduled to return to Burke on July 22 through 27 .

 

The stadium now also has a synthetic football surface and scoreboard similar to those used for the Drake Relays and indoor meets at the University of Nebraska. Total cost of the renovation is just more than $2 million.

 

The scoreboard is "a beauty," Burke girls coach Bill Scarborough said.

 

"They tested it last week and taught people how to type in messages and upload results," he said. "It's huge, and it will display all eight times in a race within seconds of the end of the race."

 

Bob Danenhauer of the Omaha Public Schools said the new scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 27 1/2 feet tall and can be upgraded in the future to show live video. For now fans will be able to view nearly instant results on the 12-by-14 screen, as well as finish line photos that can be loaded into the system.

 

...

 

Other Improvements

 

- A practice lane on the inside of the track that runners can use for warmups. It's expected to help reduce wear and tear on the inside two lanes.

 

- A new chute in the southeast corner of the track allows 300-meter hurdle races to start on the east straightaway and gives athletes a place other than the infield to check in.

 

- Only one finish line. A second one used to be in place for the 300 hurdles, but the reconfiguring of the track made the second line unnecessary.

 

- A storage building with Internet access and room for football and track equipment was built near the south gate.

 

- A second high jump apron has been added at the south end of the track, and the girls pole vault runway and pits have been relocated to the north end zone area.

 

- The four long jump and triple jump pits have been rebuilt, and sand traps surround each pit so sand from shoes doesn't get on the track.

 

 

 

I forgot about the track resurfacing in 2008, but that is literally something every stadium has to do. Funny thing is, it had bubbles almost immediately just like before so it has to be replaced this summer (16 years my ass) and they are also doing it half-assed again because the NSAA doesn't pay for any of it and OPS does very little in athletic facilities for Burke. Never has. Every time Burke had raised money in the past, we were told we couldn't have it because it wouldn't look right because it is in West Omaha. I have taught and coached at 3 OPS schools and I can tell you from being at those and traveling to other schools for events Burke easily has facilities in the bottom 5 of all Class A schools in the state. I'm not talking out of my ass, I am a track coach at Burke. I know what I am talking about.

 

The Rosenblatt scoreboard was donated, by the way.

 

Edit: Timing system updated???? You obviously have no idea how track meets are timed. A company is hired that sets all of that up before the meet. None of that is in the stadium except for some poles at the finish lines to hang the company's cameras on.

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Atbone95    1,189

Hey, class of 2018 kids from Nebraska!!

 

Bryson Williams story is about over. And Nebraska fans (myself included) aren't going to be happy...

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Yeah, that's nowhere near the case. Just on a quick google search, it got Rosenblatt's old video board in 2012. Field turf was replaced in 2007. Pretty sure the timing system has gotten a couple updates in that time.

 

Plus here's an article from 2008:

 

Jon Renner has striped plenty of tracks, but the Denver contractor admits that he's never had a challenge like the one he finished this week at Burke Stadium."I've done full-blown NCAA competition tracks and tracks for world championship meets," Renner said. "Those tracks haven't had as many marks as this one. There were so many races that had to be marked in not just one but two directions so they could run either way depending on the wind."

 

Saturday's Burke Relays will be the first event on the new surface in the facility that will host the May 16 and 17 state high school meet. The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics also are scheduled to return to Burke on July 22 through 27 .

 

The stadium now also has a synthetic football surface and scoreboard similar to those used for the Drake Relays and indoor meets at the University of Nebraska. Total cost of the renovation is just more than $2 million.

 

The scoreboard is "a beauty," Burke girls coach Bill Scarborough said.

 

"They tested it last week and taught people how to type in messages and upload results," he said. "It's huge, and it will display all eight times in a race within seconds of the end of the race."

 

Bob Danenhauer of the Omaha Public Schools said the new scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 27 1/2 feet tall and can be upgraded in the future to show live video. For now fans will be able to view nearly instant results on the 12-by-14 screen, as well as finish line photos that can be loaded into the system.

 

...

 

Other Improvements

 

- A practice lane on the inside of the track that runners can use for warmups. It's expected to help reduce wear and tear on the inside two lanes.

 

- A new chute in the southeast corner of the track allows 300-meter hurdle races to start on the east straightaway and gives athletes a place other than the infield to check in.

 

- Only one finish line. A second one used to be in place for the 300 hurdles, but the reconfiguring of the track made the second line unnecessary.

 

- A storage building with Internet access and room for football and track equipment was built near the south gate.

 

- A second high jump apron has been added at the south end of the track, and the girls pole vault runway and pits have been relocated to the north end zone area.

 

- The four long jump and triple jump pits have been rebuilt, and sand traps surround each pit so sand from shoes doesn't get on the track.

 

 

 

I forgot about the track resurfacing in 2008, but that is literally something every stadium has to do. Funny thing is, it had bubbles almost immediately just like before so it has to be replaced this summer (16 years my ass) and they are also doing it half-assed again because the NSAA doesn't pay for any of it and OPS does very little in athletic facilities for Burke. Never has. Every time Burke had raised money in the past, we were told we couldn't have it because it wouldn't look right because it is in West Omaha. I have taught and coached at 3 OPS schools and I can tell you from being at those and traveling to other schools for events Burke easily has facilities in the bottom 5 of all Class A schools in the state. I'm not talking out of my ass, I am a track coach at Burke. I know what I am talking about.

 

The Rosenblatt scoreboard was donated, by the way.

 

Edit: Timing system updated???? You obviously have no idea how track meets are timed. A company is hired that sets all of that up before the meet. None of that is in the stadium except for some poles at the finish lines to hang the company's cameras on.

 

Sadly, OPS treats Burke like crap...

 

A lot of people know why that is and hopefully it starts to change but I doubt it will.

 

And any teacher that had to work with "Dr." Frison...I am sorry for you and I hope that you are still in one piece.

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Mavric    10,348

 

 

Yeah, that's nowhere near the case. Just on a quick google search, it got Rosenblatt's old video board in 2012. Field turf was replaced in 2007. Pretty sure the timing system has gotten a couple updates in that time.

 

Plus here's an article from 2008:

 

Jon Renner has striped plenty of tracks, but the Denver contractor admits that he's never had a challenge like the one he finished this week at Burke Stadium."I've done full-blown NCAA competition tracks and tracks for world championship meets," Renner said. "Those tracks haven't had as many marks as this one. There were so many races that had to be marked in not just one but two directions so they could run either way depending on the wind."

 

Saturday's Burke Relays will be the first event on the new surface in the facility that will host the May 16 and 17 state high school meet. The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics also are scheduled to return to Burke on July 22 through 27 .

 

The stadium now also has a synthetic football surface and scoreboard similar to those used for the Drake Relays and indoor meets at the University of Nebraska. Total cost of the renovation is just more than $2 million.

 

The scoreboard is "a beauty," Burke girls coach Bill Scarborough said.

 

"They tested it last week and taught people how to type in messages and upload results," he said. "It's huge, and it will display all eight times in a race within seconds of the end of the race."

 

Bob Danenhauer of the Omaha Public Schools said the new scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 27 1/2 feet tall and can be upgraded in the future to show live video. For now fans will be able to view nearly instant results on the 12-by-14 screen, as well as finish line photos that can be loaded into the system.

 

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Other Improvements

 

- A practice lane on the inside of the track that runners can use for warmups. It's expected to help reduce wear and tear on the inside two lanes.

 

- A new chute in the southeast corner of the track allows 300-meter hurdle races to start on the east straightaway and gives athletes a place other than the infield to check in.

 

- Only one finish line. A second one used to be in place for the 300 hurdles, but the reconfiguring of the track made the second line unnecessary.

 

- A storage building with Internet access and room for football and track equipment was built near the south gate.

 

- A second high jump apron has been added at the south end of the track, and the girls pole vault runway and pits have been relocated to the north end zone area.

 

- The four long jump and triple jump pits have been rebuilt, and sand traps surround each pit so sand from shoes doesn't get on the track.

 

 

 

I forgot about the track resurfacing in 2008, but that is literally something every stadium has to do. Funny thing is, it had bubbles almost immediately just like before so it has to be replaced this summer (16 years my ass) and they are also doing it half-assed again because the NSAA doesn't pay for any of it and OPS does very little in athletic facilities for Burke. Never has. Every time Burke had raised money in the past, we were told we couldn't have it because it wouldn't look right because it is in West Omaha. I have taught and coached at 3 OPS schools and I can tell you from being at those and traveling to other schools for events Burke easily has facilities in the bottom 5 of all Class A schools in the state. I'm not talking out of my ass, I am a track coach at Burke. I know what I am talking about.

 

The Rosenblatt scoreboard was donated, by the way.

 

Edit: Timing system updated???? You obviously have no idea how track meets are timed. A company is hired that sets all of that up before the meet. None of that is in the stadium except for some poles at the finish lines to hang the company's cameras on.

 

I mean ... with all due respect you obviously didn't know what you were talking about because it took me two minutes on google to find several examples of upgrades that have been done within the time frame that you said nothing had been done. I thought the scoreboard was donated but there would have been other expenses that would have gone into that as well unless there were donations for that as well.

 

I haven't been to the state meet in several years and couldn't find a program. They used to list the improvements that have been done. I don't have a very recent copy but there is usually a pretty good list.

 

And I do know exactly how track meets are timed. I timed 10 of them myself this year. I didn't know what the setup was at Burke but thanks for assuming.

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Hey, class of 2018 kids from Nebraska!!

 

Bryson Williams story is about over. And Nebraska fans (myself included) aren't going to be happy...

I'm pretty happy with Maspry.

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