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Basketball Awards Ceremony

July 24, 2010

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Nebraska Red pause for the fans after receiving the medals on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Indiana respond to the crowd roar after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Team Kentucky celebrates after receiving their awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mark Levien of Iowa receives his award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Michelle McIntosh of Nebraska Black receives her award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mississippi players cheer at the fans after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Iowa celebrate after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Latashia Doss of Iowa punches in the air as Dawn Meyers looks on after receiving their awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Darrius Roberts of Missouri Green leans forward to receive his award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



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Flag football competition exceeds expectations

July 23, 2010

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Video by Asha Anchan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Spectators reflect on the overall experience of flag football, which was offered for the first time during the 2010 USA National Games.



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Track and field performances bring fans to their feet

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Excitement reigns in the stands as fans cheer for their team on Thursday.
Photo by Summer LaPlante, UNL



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Oklahoma athlete has large following

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Fans come together in support of athletes

July 22, 2010

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Fans show support on their wheels

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Photo by: Micah Rhodes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

(Above) This decked-out van from Indiana leaves no room for doubt for its support of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

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Photo by: Micah Rhodes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Texas vehicle reads: “Nebraska Bound!! Go Team Texas, SO Nationals”



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Fans, athletes and coaches focus on bocce action

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Bocce fans, athletes, and coaches show their support during doubles competition.

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Photos: Elizabeth Kavan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Bikers go the distance to support athletes

July 21, 2010

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Faces of flag football, Day 3

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Andrew Kline, 27, from Omaha, Neb., watches his team compete. Kline is a member of the Nebraska White team.
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Kline cheers for his team from the sidelines.
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Brennan Mickens, 20, from Kansas City, Mo., attends a Missouri flag football game. Mickens is a member of the Missouri bowling team who came to support another Missouri team.

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Missouri fan Lina Hill cheers for the Missouri team. Hill is from Blue Springs, Mo., and is supporting her son, Bernard Hill.
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Power lifter Nick Watterson (26) of Springfield, Mo., proudly displays his three gold medals. Watterson won his medals on Monday and is now finished with his events and plans to spend the rest of the week supporting other Missouri teams.
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David Svitak is a 27-year-old basketball player from Downers Grove, Ill. Svitak and some of his basketball teammates visited the flag football venue to see one of the other sports at the Special Olympics.
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Brandi Vanvleke cheers for the Missouri flag football team. Vanvleke is from Kansas City, Mo., and has a sister participating in the bocce ball competition. But she wanted to watch her home state’s team play flag football on Wednesday.
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Morgan Plant cheers for the Texas flag football team in between her scheduled soccer games. Plant is a 17-year-old soccer player from Houston, Texas.
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Tori Jones (17) sits on the bench and watches her Tennessee flag football team. Jones is one of two girls participating in the sport of flag football at this year’s games.

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Isla Brassil sits on the sidelines at the flag football games with her parents and two brothers. The family is not immediately linked to Special Olympics but wanted to be watch some of the competitions in their hometown of Lincoln, Neb.

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Texas flag football player Mike Earnst watches his team from the bench. Earnst is 21 and is from Baytown, Texas.
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Joe Volpert watches the Nebraska Red flag football team. Volpert, like many of the Nebraska Red players, is from Papillion-LaVista and commented on the opportunity he has had to watch many of the players grow up and now compete at the Special Olympics.
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Michael Tom smiles big on the bench of his Arizona flag football team. Tom, 27, is from Chandler, Ariz.
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Rhonda Stadter, from Blue Springs, Mo., shouts encouragement to the Missouri flag football team.
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Track and field enters the home stretch

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Three Special Olympics Nebraska athletes prepare to receive medals for placing in the top three of their division in the mini-javelin competition at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 21. From left to right are: Derek Podany, 25, of Papillion/La Vista; Jason Gieschen, 25, of Ogallala; and Robert Dowdle, 20, of South Sioux City.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Derek Podany, 25, of Papillion/La Vista, Neb., competes in the mini-javelin throw at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 21.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Minnesota fans watch and cheer their athletes at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 21.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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