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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...

Frost's rebuilding project at Nebraska hits sticking point

Oct. 30, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It wasn't supposed to be this way for Nebraska. In Scott Frost's grand plan, the Cornhuskers would begin their climb in the Big Ten West in Year Two coaching his alma mater. It was jarring when Nebraska lost its first six games in 2018, but wins in four of the last six created such an...

Nebraska man tries to open bank account with fake $1M bill

Oct. 29, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are searching for a man who walked into a bank in Nebraska this week and tried to open a checking account with a fake $1 million bill. Staff at the Pinnacle Bank branch in Lincoln reported the Monday morning incident to police. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that bank...

Indiana AD remark on Huskers' lack of respect baffles Frost

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Monday he doesn't know what prompted Indiana athletic director Fred Glass to say the Cornhuskers' staff doesn't respect the Hoosiers' football program. Glass told The Indianapolis Star after the Hoosiers' 38-31 win in Lincoln on Saturday the victory was...

Police: Nebraska mom ended son's cancer treatment and fled

Oct. 28, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are urgently searching for a 4-year-old Nebraska boy and his mother, who has been charged with child abuse for allegedly ending her son's treatment for cancer and fleeing the state. A social worker reported that Prince Rehan missed several appointments at an Omaha hospital...

Nebraska prisons seek crackdown on out-of-control contraband

Oct. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have declared war on contraband in Nebraska's largest prisons, repeatedly combing cells in the hunt for cellphones, drugs and weapons, but one top administrator admits the sweeps probably miss dangerous items and characterizes the cleanup as a near-impossible task....