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Winston's career-high 29 lifts No. 6 Spartans over Huskers

Jan. 17, 2019 11:35 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four nights after Tom Izzo called out Cassius Winston for his poor play in Michigan State's previous game, the Spartans' star point guard responded better than his coach would have expected. Winston scored a career-high 29 points to go over 1,000 for his career, had six assists and...

Watson is glad he stuck around to be part of Nebraska's rise

Jan. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left. Don't think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn't imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team capable of not just...

Principal who banned Christmas from school won't return

Jan. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska principal placed on leave after a Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols has been moved into a different district job. Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock told parents and staff Monday evening that Jennifer Sinclair...

Huskers lead wire to wire in 66-51 upset at No. 25 Indiana

Jan. 14, 2019 9:59 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Nebraska found itself in the zone Monday night. The No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers looked completely befuddled. As Glynn Watson Jr. scored 15 points, Isaac Copeland added 14 and James Palmer flirted with a triple double, it was a smothering defense that helped Nebraska pull away for a...

Booth leads comeback in Villanova's 90-78 win over Creighton

Jan. 13, 2019 3:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Villanova called on Phil Booth again. As usual, he delivered. Booth scored 19 of his 28 points after halftime to ignite the Wildcats' surge as they came from behind to beat Creighton 90-78 on Sunday. "He's got an incredible humility about him where when you need him, he's there,"...

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

Jan. 13, 2019 2:45 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will...

Possible Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital

Jan. 12, 2019 6:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus has been released from the hospital, having shown no signs of the disease. The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a news release that the patient left the...

The Latest: Truck crash closes highway lanes in Indiana

Jan. 12, 2019 5:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm sweeping across parts of the Midwest this weekend (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Indiana State Police say northbound lanes of Interstate 65 have been closed for hours after a semitruck jackknifed along the snow-covered highway in northern Indiana. Trooper Nathan...

Omaha man says thieves stole retaining wall _ brick by brick

Jan. 11, 2019 5:18 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man is left scratching his head after thieves came onto his property and, instead of breaking into his home, stole the landscaping outside of it. Lavern Smith of Omaha tells KETV that thieves stole hundreds of landscaping blocks that made up a retaining wall in his front and...

Roby keys Huskers in school-record 20th straight home win

Jan. 11, 2019 12:18 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby scored like he never had before, but that was just the beginning of what he did for Nebraska in its school-record 20th straight home win. Roby had a career-high 22 points and season highs of 11 rebounds and four blocks as the Cornhuskers beat Penn State 70-64 Thursday...