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No. 19 Hawkeyes look to crank up run game again vs Huskers

Nov. 28, 2019 3:28 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa’s run of success against Nebraska has been predicated on its ground game. Recently, it hasn’t been working so well. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have rolled up more than 260 yards rushing in each of the last three meetings with Nebraska and have had a running back go for...

4-game losing streak against Hawkeyes gnaws at Cornhuskers

Nov. 25, 2019 4:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The party line at Nebraska has always been that no regular-season game is more important than another. The vibe for this week’s game is different, and linebacker Collin Miller listed the reasons: It’s for bowl eligibility. And it’s Iowa. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes...

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

Nov. 24, 2019 10:18 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It’s frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest...

Big Ten Spotlight: West Division coaches in long-term deals

Nov. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Nebraska through 2026. The university announced the extension on Saturday before Frost and the Cornhuskers took the field against Wisconsin. "I'm grateful,” Frost said. “This is where I want to be. People in Nebraska know me...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska always brings out the best in Jonathan Taylor. The Wisconsin star ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win on Saturday in a performance that further etched his name into the record books. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision...

Huskers brace for No. 15 Badgers’ Taylor-led rushing attack

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issue for wary Nebraska fans this week isn’t whether the Cornhuskers can upset No. 15 Wisconsin. It’s about how many yards Jonathan Taylor will run for this time. The Badgers’ star has rushed for more than 200 yards two straight years against Nebraska and will...

UC Riverside beats Huskers 66-47 to spoil Hoiberg's debut

Nov. 5, 2019 11:55 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The enormity of the project Fred Hoiberg has undertaken at Nebraska hit him square in the face Tuesday night. The new-look Cornhuskers lost 66-47 to UC Riverside, one of the bottom programs in the Big West Conference. It marked the first time the Huskers had lost a season opener at...

Hoiberg sees untapped potential at long-suffering Nebraska

Nov. 1, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fred Hoiberg knows the track record of Nebraska basketball coaches isn't good. He wanted the job anyway. The curse of the Cornhuskers stretches back 70 years. That's how long it's been since they won their most recent conference championship. They own the distinction of being the only...

Purdue, Nebraska looking for turnaround week amid tailspins

Nov. 1, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

Purdue and Nebraska took time this week to look long and hard at what's ailing their programs. Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm emphasized the need to make corrections. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost challenged his guys to play with more passion. On Saturday, everyone will find out whose message broke through. "There...

Christian McCaffrey's baby brother toughened up in backyard

Oct. 31, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska freshman Luke McCaffrey made his true debut in college football last weekend, and one of his rivals in backyard games must have had flashbacks as he watched. That would be Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers' star running back. Luke is the last of the Brothers...