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Allen scores 22, leads 2nd-half surge in Nebraska victory

Nov. 28, 2020 2:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Teddy Allen scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half when Nebraska pulled away for a 79-57 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday. Allen, a junior JC transfer who began his career at West Virginia, was 9-of-17 shooting with five steals for 13 total in three games. Trey...

Illinois linebacker Tarique Barnes (44) celebrates with teammates after he intercepted a pass by Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Illini win 2nd in row 41-23 over turnover-plagued Huskers

Nov. 21, 2020 8:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For most teams that come into Memorial Stadium, beating Nebraska doesn't mean as much as it used to considering the Cornhuskers' fall from the upper echelon of college football the last two decades. You couldn't tell that to Illinois coach Lovie Smith after his team left with a 41-23...

Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey runs from Iowa defensive lineman Chauncey Golston (57) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Northwestern looks to keep rolling against Nebraska

Nov. 5, 2020 3:35 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The sour taste from last season is being replaced by something far sweeter for Northwestern. The Wildcats come into their game against Nebraska on Saturday with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2015. Sure, it's a modest accomplishment. But coming off a first-to-worst tumble last...

A woman plays a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on July 2, 2020. The U.S. gambling industry was a big winner at the polls on Nov. 3, 2020, with three states authorizing sports betting and three others either authorizing or expanding casino gambling. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Jackpot! Expansion of gambling in the US wins big at polls

Nov. 4, 2020 1:31 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry won big at the polls Tuesday, with three states authorizing legal sports betting and three others either approving or expanding casino gambling. Maryland, South Dakota and Louisiana approved sports betting. That sets up a situation in which by the end...

Son of ex-U of Nebraska official accused of sexual assault

Oct. 21, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year old Nebraska man previously convicted of child pornography charges is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a sleepover three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Jack Eichorst, son of University of Nebraska's former athletic director Shawn...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Bailey Boswell, right, sits with her attorney Todd Lancaster during Boswell's murder trial at the Saline County Court in Wilbur, Neb. Jurors on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, found Boswell guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the 2017 killing of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln. (Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, Pool, File)

Jury finds Nebraska woman guilty of dismembering Tinder date

Oct. 14, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A jury found a woman guilty Wednesday of the killing another woman who disappeared after a Tinder date and whose dismembered remains were later found in trash bags along rural Nebraska roads. Jurors took less than four hours to find Bailey Boswell, 26, guilty of first-degree murder,...