UNK Today | August 2014 - page 15

Today
Loper Lineup
We’ll have reason to celebrate,
AD believes, page 3
Kearney Hub
August 20, 2014
No. 64 honors cancer-victim friend
Prison behind him, Cotton
seizes opportunities, page 7
See how the Lopers stacked up
last year, page 2
Soccer players get chance to
see the world, page 6
She canWhipple a happy tune
while on run, page 8
Grossnicklaus drives to over-
come adversity, page 10
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r
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’s
A
mar
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h
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h
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m
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miracu-
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s
p
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g
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a
k
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.
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do
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th
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t
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In one heartfelt, se
m
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c
o
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,
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n
ew
r
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p
f
o
rmed.
T
h
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ugh Mike is n
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ed liv
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facility in
‘Massive
Mike’s’
daughter
works
through big
changes
By Connor O’Gara Hub Sports Writer
MASSIVE CHANGES, PAGE 4
By BUCK MAHONEY
Hub Sports Editor
KEARNEY —Whenever he pulls on his jersey,
University of Nebraska at Kearney offensive tackle
Cole Manhart pauses and reflects on his past.
“I wear No. 64 because one of my best friends from
high school passed away from cancer, so when I came
to college, I asked his parents if I could honor him by
wearing No. 64 the rest of my college career,” the Uni-
versity of Nebraska at Kearney offensive tackle said.
They agreed.
“It just meant a lot to me that I could carry on his
legacy by wearing it here,” said Manhart, who brought
honor to the number last year when he was the only
unanimous All-Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics
Association selection.
Manhart became close friends with Kyle Blakeman
during their middle school years in suburban Denver.
They hung out together after school and nearly every
weekend through their freshman and sophomore years
at Thunder Ridge High School.
Often they watched the Colorado Rockies on tele-
vision. Blakeman loved baseball, and he especially
ALL-
CONFERENCE
tackle Cole
Manhart’s No. 64
honors his friend
Kyle Blakeman, a
high school team-
mate. Blakeman
died of cancer.
MANHART, PAGE 9
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