MIKE RILEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rape survivor shares her story with Nebraska football players

At a time when the sports world is littered with headlines regarding acts of domestic violence and sexual assault off the football field, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley finally worked out a time and place to deliver on a promise to share a unique perspective with his players in Lincoln. Riley invited Brenda Tracy, a survivor of gang-rape by four men at Oregon State, to share her...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Riley issues statement after rape victim speaks to team

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his football players getting into big trouble. Nearly two decades ago, two of his players at Oregon State were involved in a four-person gang rape of a woman. On Wednesday, he finally came face-to-face with that woman, Brenda Tracy, and she seemed to be pretty forgiving of him. She even was willing to speak...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Riley shows Huskers players what true accountability looks like in Tracy meeting

The story of Brenda Tracy isn’t likely one many across the nation, let alone those in Lincoln, Neb. knew much about until very recently. However, Tracy’s story of a brutal gang-rape suffered at the hands of four men back in 1998, two of which played on the Oregon State football, is a powerful one given today’s landscape in college football and college campuses in general. It...
Via Talking 10
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Riley invites woman to share story of being assaulted by his former players

LINCOLN, Neb. — A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 while Mike Riley was the head coach of the Beavers spoke Wednesday to Riley's Nebraska team about her experience.''As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program,'' Riley said in...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Woman gives talk to Riley's Cornhuskers about sexual assault

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 while Mike Riley was the head coach of the Beavers spoke Wednesday to Riley's Nebraska team about her experience. ''As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program,'' Riley said...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Riley brings Oregon State rape victim to speak at Nebraska

Over the last few years, there seems to have been a heightened number of sexual assault cases across the board in college football. Nebraska head coach Mike Riley doesn’t want that to happen with his team or have a repeat offense of what happened during his time with the Oregon State Beavers. When Riley was coaching in Corvallis, a female student, Brenda Tracy, was raped by a...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Riley listed for sale on Nebraska Craigslist

By Matt Hladik This has been a rough year for Nebraska football. The proud program is 3-6, with most of those losses coming in gut-punching fashion.  There’s already some whispers about first-year head coach Mike Riley being on the hot seat. In fact, there’s an ad on the Lincoln, Neb. Craigslist putting Riley up for sale.  Yes, you read that correctly. Don’t believe us...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD gives Mike Riley vote of confidence

Things are heating up in Lincoln. On Saturday, Mike Riley’s Cornhuskers did the unthinkinable — they lost to Purdue. Despite being in his first year, some Nebraska fans are already done with Riley’s tenure as coach. Today, athletic director Shawn Eichorst wrote a letter to the fan base, apologizing for the team’s performance against the lowly Boilermakers, and essentially...
Via College Spun
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska captain tells crowd 'I'm sorry we suck'

The Mike Riley era at Nebraska could’ve gotten off to a better start. The Huskers are now 2-3 after falling to Illinois Saturday 14-13.  According to multiple reporters on-scene, Huskers senior offensive lineman Alex Lewis told the fans “I’m sorry we suck” as he walked off the field in Champaign, Ill. He was reportedly smiling and blowing kisses to the crowd as he said...
Via College Spun
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Riley explains questionable pass play on third down

Nebraska lost another close one Saturday night, and this time around, it was a questionable decision that did the Cornhuskers in. With 55 seconds to play, a 13-7 lead and the ball on Illinois’ 27-yard-line, quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw an incomplete pass, stopping the clock for the Illini. Armstrong then threw another incomplete pass on fourth down, and Illinois got the ball...
Via College Spun
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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