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Amy Williams says 'rigors' of Big Ten play prepared Huskers for March Madness

Are the Huskers ready for March Madness? Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams says the "rigors" of Big Ten play prepared the team for this time of year. "The Big Ten this year top to bottom was incredibly competitive," Williams said. "And with the five teams that we played twice ... the 18-game Big Ten schedule just is a grind. For us to make a little run in the conference tournament and knock off Michigan, get to the semifinal game, I think built some confidence for our team and has sharpened us up and prepared us for hopefully what we're going to face in the NCAA tournament.
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How a single season continues to bind Louisville's Jeff Walz and Nebraska's Amy Williams

This weekend Nebraska coach Amy Williams will see a familiar face down the sidelines. The eighth-seeded Huskers (24-8), are making the trip to Louisville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Wichita Region. They'll face Gonzaga on Friday at 3:30 p.m. And if the Huskers win, they will likely play No. 1 Louisville (25-4, 16-2 ACC) in the second round.

Better funding has transformed Team GB’s Winter Olympic hopes, says Amy Williams

Exponential investment into winter sports has transformed Team GB into a squad with record-breaking medal potential—but Olympic champion Amy Williams is adamant funding needs to keep up with British ambition. On slopes and slides, mere hundredths of a second will decide who gets gold, silver and bronze in Beijing. But behind the scenes, immense integers are instrumental to fractional gains, and Williams is anxious to see if millions of additional pounds awarded to British winter athletes since her 2010 skeleton gold could lead to unprecedented success over the next few weeks. “Athletes now train completely differently,” said Williams,...