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Longtime Nebraska women's gymnastics coach suddenly retires

Oct. 16, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig has announced his immediate retirement. An athletic department spokesman said Tuesday he couldn't comment on the reason for Kendig's sudden departure but said it is not tied to any issue involving student-athlete welfare. Kendig...

Wary Frost looking for signs Huskers getting used to losing

Oct. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In the 24 hours after Nebraska's excruciating loss to Northwestern, and with no wins through six games, first-year coach Scott Frost started to wonder if his team would fall into the trap of accepting losing. He said he saw encouraging signs at Monday's practice. "Not only was it our...

Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

Oct. 14, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence "Bud" Crawford had one last retort to all the insults Jose Benavidez hurled his way. His right hand delivered it. Crawford used an uppercut to Benavidez's chin to knock him down the first time in the 12th and final round and then consecutive rights to put him down a second,...

Thorson, Luckenbaugh lead Northwestern over Nebraska in OT

Oct. 13, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rolling along with a 10-point lead, Nebraska had its first victory under coach Scott Frost and the end of the longest losing streak in its proud history in sight. Northwestern yanked it all away. And now, the Cornhuskers are off to their worst start ever. Clayton Thorson threw for a...

Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

Oct. 12, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers who pleaded guilty Friday in a large-scale organic grain fraud scheme were lured into participation by a Missouri businessman who was its mastermind, a defense lawyer said. The farmers "convinced themselves to look the other way" while Randy Constant marketed the...

With Frost eyeing first win, Nebraska meets Northwestern

Oct. 12, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — As a coach leading his alma mater, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald can imagine what this season has been like for Nebraska's Scott Frost. "There's just something a little bit more when you're at your alma mater," he said. "It just means more. It means more when you win. It hurts more...

Champ Terence Crawford planning to silence Benavidez in ring

Oct. 11, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. has been displaying lots of bravado in advance of his fight with Terence "Bud" Crawford. The WBO welterweight champion expects Benavidez to respect him by the time things are settled in the ring Saturday night. "I don't see anything special in him. I don't...

Nebraska's Frost took step to stop migration to Oregon St.

Oct. 11, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

First-year Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Thursday the transfers of three of his former players to Oregon State raised his suspicions, though he stopped short of leveling a tampering charge against the Beavers. Linebacker Avery Roberts, quarterback Tristan Gebbia and receiver Tyjon Lindsey all transferred from...

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

Oct. 11, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three Nebraska farmers will plead guilty to knowingly marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar fraud scheme, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. Tom Brennan, his son James Brennan and family friend Michael Potter have...

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane pounds Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...