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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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Volleyball competition comes to an end

July 23, 2010

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Emotional last day for flag football

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Photo by Emily Walkenhorst, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Indiana Kats player Des Scott looks on as Tennessee Thunder’s Kevin Evans runs down the field during the first game of the evening for Division 1 of the traditional flag football teams. Division 1 consisted of the Indiana Kats, Tennessee and Missouri, with each team playing each other once.

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Photo by Emily Walkenhorst, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tennessee Thunder’s Kevin Evans and Indiana Kats’ Bradley Smith embrace after the Kats’ 9-8 victory in overtime.

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Nebraska Red’s Kendrick Leubert (left) and Zach Taylor (right) try to tackle New Jersey’s Steven Rodenbeck during the second game of Division 2 play among the traditional teams. Nebraska Red won 22-14.

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Tennessee Thunder assistant coach Miles Duncan of Columbia, Tenn., scratches his head as the Thunder try to come back against Missouri in the second game of traditional Division 1 play. The Thunder lost 16-12.

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Arizona’s Andrew Wiemers tries to avoid a tackle from Texas Rattlers’ James Hawkins (left) and John Malone (middle) during the first game of play for Division 1 of the unified teams. Arizona won 14-0.

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Photo by Emily Walkenhorst, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Arkansas Hogs’ Tyrone Humphrey runs past Nebraska White’s Angelo McIntosh during the Hogs’ 12-6 victory in overtime. This was the first game of play for Division 2 of the traditional teams.

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TyAre Ross of the Nebraska White team tries to catch a ball against Arkansas.

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Missouri’s Bernard Hill runs for a touchdown against the Indiana Kats in the Division 1 of traditional teams championship game. Missouri won 26-20, completing a 9-0 undefeated run at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

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New Jersey and Nebraska Red players huddle between plays.

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New Jersey and Nebraska Red players leap for the ball.

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Indiana Bulletz and Texas Rattlers players chase after a ball in the second game of unified Division 1 play. Texas won 32-28.

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Arizona tries to defend the Indiana Bulletz during the championship game of the unified Division 1. Arizona won 32-19.

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Arkansas and Nebraska Red battle it out in the championship game of Division 2 of the traditional teams. Nebraska Red won 29-14.

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All 10 flag football teams pose after the medal ceremony. For traditional teams in Division 1, Missouri won gold, Indiant Kats silver and Tennessee bronze. For traditional teams in Division 2, Nebraska Red took home gold, Arkansas silver, New Jersey bronze and Nebraska White fourth-place ribbons. For unified teams in Division 1, Arizona won gold, Indiana Bulletz silver and Texas bronze.

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The Moody family poses for a picture following the medal ceremony. Brendon Moody, from the Nebraska Football Academy, volunteered all week and brought his sons along with him. They were often seen playing catch between games.



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Basketball takes the court on Thursday

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The Minnesota basketball team huddles together after a win against Delaware at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. Minnesota players demonstrated sportsmanship after each game by chanting their opponent’s name as they broke their huddle.

Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Minnesota basketball players watch their teammates on Thursday at Lincoln Southeast High School.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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A Delaware basketball player walks off the court during his team’s game against Minnesota.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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The Wisconsin team congratulates Missouri Blue on its win on Thursday. Missouri will play for gold Friday at 1 p.m.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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A Missouri Blue player takes a free throw in his team’s win against Wisconsin.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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An Illinois basketball player looks for a teammate to pass to during the game against Indiana at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Missouri and Wisconsin basketball players fight for the rebound.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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A Kansas basketball player shows tough defense against a South Dakota shooter on Thursday.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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A Kansas basketball player celebrates his team’s win against South Dakota, which set up Kansas to play Friday for gold.
Photos by: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Fans show support on their wheels

July 22, 2010

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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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Track and field action

July 21, 2010

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Keith Slater, Team Arkansas, approaches the finish line during the 200 meter run at Ed Wier Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Kiet Ly, Team Louisiana, and Jeremy Petty, Team Oregon push toward the finish line during the 200 meter run at Ed Wier Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Erin Gunnink, Team Indiana, throws the shot put Wednesday during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games at Ed Weir Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Nicholas Roy Vandenburgh, Team Minnesota, takes off on his first jump in the long jump portion of the decathlon at Ed Wier Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Flag football a not-so-lonely place for girls

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Flag football player counts 32 years of competition

July 20, 2010

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Bradley Smith is from Kokomo, Ind., and has competed in the Special Olympics for 32 years. Playing a variety of sports, ranging from volleyball to basketball, Smith competes in flag football at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.



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Athletes show their pride at Opening Ceremony

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The Special Olympics flag being raised during the Opening Ceremony Sunday afternoon
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photos arranged by Chelsey Criner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Find pictures of your state: (all photos are by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Alabama
Photo by Andrea Evers
Alaska
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Arizona
Photo by Dora Lopez
Arkansas
Photo by Dora Lopez
California
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Colorado
Photo by Andrea Evers
Connecticut
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
District of Columbia
Photo by Dora Lopez
Deleware
Photo by Emily Sallach
Florida
Photo by Emily Sallach
Georgia
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Idaho
Photo by Emily Sallach
Illinois
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Indiana
Photos by Andrea Evers
Iowa
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Kansas
Photo by Emily Sallach
Kentucky
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Louisiana
Photo by Emily Sallach
Maine
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Maryland
Photo by Emily Sallach
Massachusetts
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Michigan
Photo by Andrea Evers
Minnesota
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Mississippi
Photo by Emily Sallach
Missouri
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Montana
Photo by Emily Sallach
Nebraska
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Nevada
Photo by Emily Sallach
New Hampshire
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
New Jersey
Photo by Emily Sallach
New Mexico
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
New York
Photo by Andrea Evers
North Carolina
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
North Dakota
Photo by Emily Sallach
Ohio
Photo by Dora Lopez
Oklahoma
Photo by Emily Sallach
Oregon
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Pennsylvania
Photo by Emily Sallach
Rhode Island
Photo by Emily Sallach
South Carolina
Photo by Emily Sallach
South Dakota
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Tennessee
Photo by Dora Lopez
Texas
Photo by Emily Sallach
Utah
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Vermont
Photo by Emily Sallach
Virginia
Photo by Emily Sallach
Washington
Photo by Andrea Evers
West Virginia
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Wisconsin
Photo by Emily Sallach
Wyoming
Photo by Dora Lopez



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