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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...

Losing ways put Huskers' record sellout streak in jeopardy

Aug. 30, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two days after a season-opening loss at Illinois and facing mounting criticism for his 12-21 record at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost asked fans to hang in there with the Cornhuskers. Frost's comment Monday came amid speculation Nebraska's NCAA-record...

That's the ticket: Move from paper to digital divides fans

Aug. 26, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — John Fey was rummaging through a box of old scrapbooks this summer when he came upon a couple lost treasures. At the bottom of the box, detached from the page they were once glued to, were ticket stubs from Nebraska's 1971 “Game of the Century”...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

Huskers open practice out to end streak of 4 losing seasons

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four straight losing seasons, the last three under Scott Frost, have humbled the Nebraska Cornhuskers. On the eve of the first preseason practice, the tone from Frost and his players was what would be expected from a team predicted to finish fifth...