Latest Tom Osborne News

Nearly all Nebraska COVID hospital patients are unvaccinated

Dec. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said Wednesday that the vast majority of the COVID-19 patients who are filling the state's hospitals are unvaccinated and many are younger adults. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues to...

Hawkeyes' Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers

Nov. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has owned the series against Nebraska in the 10 years since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, and recruits the Hawkeyes pulled out of the state immediately to their west have played major roles in the run. Four Nebraskans have been Iowa...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 08, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Nov. 7, 2021. Editorial: Cleanup plan at AltEn shows magnitude of work, disaster Imagine pesticide-laden wet cake piled onto Tom Osborne Field to nearly the top of Memorial Stadium, which is surrounded by 273 Woods Park-sized...

No. 9 Michigan's Harbaugh wary of visit to improved Nebraska

Oct. 07, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines gave Scott Frost a harsh introduction to the Big Ten in 2018. Frost was coaching his third game with the Cornhuskers and his team, down 39-0 at halftime, lost 56-10. “I think it’s...

Rodgers' return vs. Oklahoma still resonates 50 years later

Sep. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

Fifty years later, fans of all ages still ask Johnny Rodgers about that electrifying play. They want a first-person account of the bobbing, weaving, 72-yard punt return for a touchdown that helped Rodgers and No. 1 Nebraska beat No. 2 Oklahoma 35-31 in Norman on...

'They were as good as we were': Cornhuskers-Sooners '71

Sep. 16, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The 1971 game between No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Oklahoma lived up to the hype, with the Cornhuskers winning 35-31 in Norman, Oklahoma. The schools will celebrate the 50th anniversary of what's known as the “Game of the Century” when they meet on the same field...

Nebraska-Oklahoma provided stage for Black stars in '70s

Sep. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Half a century ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry games offered a grand stage for the best Black college football players while the South dragged its feet on integration. With Nebraska’s Johnny Rodgers, Rich Glover and Willie Harper and...

Thanks for the memories: This isn't your dad's Nebraska-OU

Sep. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans. It's the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century,” the showdown between the nation's Nos. 1 and 2 teams in Norman...

Cornuskers-Sooners revival just another game to most players

Sep. 13, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska-Oklahoma game Saturday is being celebrated by the older generations, the folks who long for the days when the battle of the Big Reds decided the Big Eight champion and often whose national title hopes survived and whose died. It would...