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Horne's 18 points carry Nebraska past Southern 81-76

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Jeriah Horne scored 13 of his career-high 18 points in the second half and hit the game-clinching jumper to carry Nebraska to an 81-76 win over Southern on Tuesday night. Nebraska (6-6) led by as many as nine in the first half, but saw Southern (4-8) take a four-point lead early in the second half. The Huskers took the lead for good with an 8-0 run, capped by...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

Since 1937, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have sent 33 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name? Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team  
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Final Score: UConn Women’s Basketball Crushes Nebraska, 84-41

The Huskies led from start to finish in the blowout victory. In their second consecutive matchup against the Big Ten, the UConn women’s hoops team came away with an easy victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 84-41. The Husky defense was dominant, allowing UConn’s lowest point total of the season while they grabbing as many steals as Nebraska had field goals (16) in the game...
Via The UConn Blog
December 21, 2016

Nebraska loses safety Nate Gerry for bowl vs Tennessee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) First-team All Big Ten safety Nate Gerry will not play for No. 24 Nebraska when the Cornhuskers play Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30. Coach Mike Riley said Thursday that Gerry and defensive back Boaz Joseph were ineligible for the game. Riley also said quarterback Tommy Armstrong has ''run a little bit,'' but Ryker Fyfe is expected to start against...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Music City Bowl: 5 Tennessee Vols to Watch for vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Music City Bowl features two teams with major injuries to key players. Here are five Tennessee Volunteers to watch for against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Just seeing the teams Tennessee and Nebraska play in the Music City Bowl doesn’t look right. After all, these are two of the most elite college football programs of all […] Music City Bowl: 5 Tennessee Vols to Watch for vs...
Via All for Tennessee
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana basketball vs. Nebraska: THREE THINGS

I’m not entirely sure what the point of that was. Indiana lost at Assembly Hall for the first time since spring of 2015, as Nebraska’s unearthly shooting, an inability to execute, and injury combined to create an upset. Here’s three things, if you actually want to think about this any longer than you already have. Another slow start Boy howdy, was the first half of this...
Via Crimson Quarry
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska snaps No. 16 Indiana's home winning streak at 26

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Glynn Watson Jr. scored 26 points and Tai Webster had 21 Wednesday night, leading Nebraska to a stunning 87-83 upset of No. 16 Indiana. The Cornhuskers (7-6, 1-0) snapped Indiana's 26-game home winning streak by finishing with their highest point total of the season in the Big Ten opener for both. Indiana's last loss at Assembly Hall was to Michigan State...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana's 26-game home winning streak snapped by Cornhuskers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nebraska coach Tim Miles had the perfect motivational speech for his weary team Wednesday night.Beat No. 16 Indiana, take Thursday off.Tai Webster and Glynn Watson Jr. made sure everyone got that badly needed break. Watson scored 26 points, Webster added 21 and together they provided the scoring punches in a closing flurry that helped Nebraska shock the defending...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: The Big Red pulse

The bowl season is here and as Friday approaches, the Nebraska Football team will look to get the gears rolling in preparation for their matchup in the Music City Bowl. Leading up to this week, the pulse surrounding this team has been adverse. The Huskers announced earlier in the month that senior safety, Nathan Gerry, will be ineligible to play during the bowl game. This is a huge...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Brandon Reilly honors Sam Foltz with TD celebration

Nebraska made sure to honor the late Sam Foltz during the first touchdown the team scored in the Music City Bowl on Friday. Trailing 14-0, Nebraska was in need of a big play, and got one from wide receiver Brandon Reilly. Reilly made a great play on the ball to haul in a 38-yard touchdown pass in the end zone, and then pointed to the sky to pay tribute to the team’s former punter...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Video Highlights from Vols’ Music City Bowl Win Over Nebraska Cornhuskers

Tennessee football had memorable plays in the Music City Bowl. Here are the highlights from the Volunteers’ 38-24 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They teased fans with a 5-0 start before getting hit with a slew of injuries and stumbling to the finish line. But Tennessee football put a strong exclamation point on its season, as the […] Tennessee Football: Video Highlights...
Via All for Tennessee
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Maryland basketball vs. Nebraska preview: Terps face a tough New Year’s test

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMaryland basketball starts 2017 with a game against one of its most confusing opponents yet.The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat Indiana at Assembly Hall on Wednesday. Thats as tough a thing as there is to do in the Big Ten. But the Huskers are also 7-6 this year, with a loss to Gardner-Webb scarring their resume. That record might be a little deceiving, as...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
December 31, 2016

Huskers' fast start teased fans before late-season collapse

Nebraska's 7-0 start and top-10 ranking in late October are a distant memory for a fan base yearning for the Cornhuskers to show staying power on the national stage. The No. 24 Huskers (9-4) lost four of their last six games, including 38-24 to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday, and they'll head into the offseason with questions about how to fix a defense prone to breakdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Who will put on a “Nebraska Football cap” at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl?

The Nebraska Football team finished out 2016 with a tough loss to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. The Huskers did not end the season well but they did walk away with nine wins. One observation made during the bowl game was the talent level of both teams. It was evident early that Tennessee had players that Nebraska could not match. The Nebraska Football team has been hard at work...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

After big road wins, Huskers guarding against overconfidence

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska created buzz across the Big Ten and nationally with road wins over Indiana and Maryland, teams that were a combined 23-3 at the time. Make no mistake, a 2-0 start in conference play is a big deal at Nebraska. The program has finished 11th and 12th the last two years, previously won its first two in league play in 2005-06 and less than three weeks ago...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey's 2nd-half burst carries Northwestern past Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Scottie Lindsey scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and Northwestern withstood a 16-0 Nebraska run spanning the halves to defeat the Cornhuskers 74-66 on Sunday. Vic Law was 5 for 6 on 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten), who also got 13 points from Dererk Pardon. Tai Webster scored 17 points to lead the Huskers...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Isaac Copeland transferring to Nebraska

Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland is set to join the Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. After an impressive season during his first year at the college level, Copeland was named to the Big East all-freshman team. Unfortunately, injuries this season had led to a decreased role for the 6-foot-9 forward. This season, Copeland was averaging 5...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 09, 2017

W. Basketball. Women's Basketball Closes Out B1G Road Swing at Nebraska

The Rutgers women's basketball team closes out its current road swing meeting the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the lone meeting between the two schools on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. (ET).
Via ScarletKnights.com
January 09, 2017

Cornhuskers' Riley fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Riley also announced Wednesday that defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years at Oregon State and the last two at Nebraska. ''I want to thank Mark for his hard work and contributions to our football program the past two...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-UConn coach Diaco new Nebraska defensive coordinator

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska. UConn fired Diaco last month after three straight losing seasons. Nebraska coach Mike Riley hired Diaco to take over a Nebraska defense that struggled in the most important games. He replaces Mark Banker, who was fired Wednesday. Riley said Saturday that Diaco ''is an...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Four-star WR Tyjon Lindsey commits to Nebraska

Four-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey has formally committed to attend Nebraska and become a Cornhusker. Originally from Las Vegas, it would appear he is intent on playing in the Big Ten during his collegiate career. He decommitted from Ohio State earlier this week. Lindsey announced his commitment to the Cornhuskers on social media. "God will ensure my success in accordance with...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2017

Will Bob Diaco be the spark that the Nebraska Football team needs?

For most football programs, the offseason is treated as a time to be out on the recruitment trail and find the future stars for your program. The Nebraska Football program has been covering a lot of territory during the process but had an unexpected surprise from head coach, Mike Riley, this weekend. The Nebraska program announced the hiring of former Connecticut head coach, Bob...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 20 Purdue basketball team stunned by Nebraska

The No. 20-ranked Purdue basketball program suffered a shocking upset on Sunday night at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Boilermakers found themselves trailing to the Cornhuskers with 42 seconds remaining in the game and Nebraska was able to hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the big win. Nebraska ended a five-game losing streak with the big win. The Cornhuskers...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 29, 2017

Purdue outmuscled late in 83-80 loss to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Michael Jacobson's putback with 42 seconds left gave Nebraska the lead, and the Cornhuskers made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to hold off No. 20 Purdue 83-80 on Sunday. Reserve Jack McVeigh matched his season high with 21 points, and reserve Jeriah Horne had 16 points for the Huskers (10-11, 4-5 Big Ten). They ended a five-game losing streak. Dakota Mathias...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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