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After win, Huskers happy to lose open date to play FCS foe

Oct. 22, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Getting that first taste of winning left Nebraska hungry for more and the Cornhuskers are not complaining about playing again this week instead of having the open date that originally was on the schedule. Coach Scott Frost did give players Monday off for the first time this season with...

Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Oct. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state's congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G's best; Tide-Tigers IV?

Oct. 21, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue . Buying in on the Wolverines this...

Huskers beat Minnesota 53-28 for 1st win under Scott Frost

Oct. 20, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bucket of sports drink having been just poured over his head, Scott Frost wrapped up a quick television interview near midfield and started sprinting off the field at Memorial Stadium. Moments after the clock hit zeroes on a 53-28 victory over Minnesota Saturday, it was time for him...

Gophers' Annexstad treated at hospital for midsection injury

Oct. 20, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad was treated and released from a Lincoln hospital after getting injured in the first half of the Gophers' game against Nebraska on Saturday. Coach P.J. Fleck said Annexstad sustained an "internal injury in his midsection" late in the first half and...

School cook who added kangaroo meat to chili loses job

Oct. 19, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

POTTER, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school cook who mixed kangaroo meat into chili he made for students has lost his job. Potter-Dix Schools Superintendent Mike Williams said Thursday that Kevin Frei, the junior/senior high school's head cook in Potter, no longer works for the district. Williams said in a...

Winless Huskers are still sore about 2017 loss to Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If Nebraska needs any extra incentive to pick up its elusive first win Saturday, players who were on the field against Minnesota last year need only remember what happened in that game. The Gophers (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten), who visit Memorial Stadium on Saturday, rushed for 410 yards overall...

Nebraska's message for tourists? 'It's not for everyone'

Oct. 18, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: "Nebraska. Honestly, it's not for everyone." The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled Wednesday at a Nebraska City conference, will replace the...

Moos: Compliance issue prompts Nebraska gym coach to retire

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig decided to retire Tuesday after he and athletic director Bill Moos met to discuss possible NCAA compliance issues in the program. Moos said the decision was not tied to any issue involving student-athlete welfare. Kendig didn't...