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Nebraska Basketball is making their mark for March Madness

The Nebraska basketball program rewrote history on Tuesday night, following their 70-66 victory over the Maryland Terrapins. For the first time in ten years, Nebraska basketball has 20 regular season wins, with three games remaining on their schedule. Still, with 20 wins overall, and 11 wins in conference play, Nebraska is still on the outside looking in to multiple analysts, including...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Palmer's big 2nd half lifts Huskers past Maryland 70-66

James Palmer Jr. scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half, Isaiah Roby had all 11 of his after half, and Nebraska held off Maryland 70-66 on Tuesday night. Palmer and Roby combined for 35 of the Cornhuskers' 40 second-half points, and they secured their first 20-win season since 2008. Palmer scored 15 straight points for the Huskers (20-8, 11-4 Big Ten) over a 10-minute span...
Via AP on Yahoo
5 days ago

Scott Frost pulled out all the stops to impress recruit's mom

New Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost has his work cut out to turn the Cornhuskers into a national power once again. He knows it, and he’s putting in the hard work on the recruiting trail to make it happen.Here’s a cute story that proves this point to perfection.While Frost was recruiting four-star defensive end Caleb Tannor, Frost went to visit Tannor’s mother at Rainbow...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska wins 7th Big Ten game in last 8, 67-55 over Rutgers

Isaiah Roby had 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Nebraska opened up 16-point leads in both halves and didn't let Rutgers get closer than 10 points in the last 14 minutes to take a 67-55 win Saturday. Nebraska (19-8, 10-4) won its seventh Big Ten conference game in its last eight tries. Rutgers (12-15, 2-11) has now lost seven consecutive conference games.
Via AP on Yahoo
8 days ago

Preview and Prediction: Nebraska Basketball vs. Rutgers

For the second time this season, Nebraska basketball will face off against Rutgers, this time at home. The last time they met, Nebraska came away with the win on the road, defeating Rutgers 60-54. Since that matchup, Nebraska has won four straight games, including two road wins over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Rutgers on the other hand has lost six straight games, dating back to January...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roby's big night leads Nebraska past Minnesota 91-85

Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night. James Palmer Jr. had 19 points and nine assists for the Huskers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), who won for the sixth time in seven games. Anton Gill scored 12 points, while Glynn Watson Jr. and Isaac Copeland each scored 10 for Nebraska.
Via AP on Yahoo
12 days ago

NCAA Tournament Update: Nebraska Basketball

After a gruesome four games in eight days, Nebraska basketball is back to a somewhat normal routine after a long January schedule. Going 3-1 in the past four games, three being on the road, things are looking up for Nebraska. The road ahead is still long for the Huskers, but Nebraska basketball truly controls its own destiny. Nebraska Basketball’s Resume Entering the month of February...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska strength coach will not be punished for hospitalization of players

Nebraska strength coach Zach Duval will not be punished by the school for the hospitalization of two players recently.Cornhuskers athletic director Bill Moos confirmed on Tuesday to the Lincoln Journal Star’s Parker Gabriel that Duval will not be punished. The program announced on Tuesday that two players were hospitalized during winter workouts after showing symptoms of rhabdomyolysis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How Nebraska Basketball can be a part of March Madness

For the first time in 53 years, the Nebraska Huskers basketball team beat Michigan. A rowdy crowd at Pinnacle Bank Arena rose to their feet after routing a ranked Wolverines team by 20 points Thursday night. A lot of pregame focus was last year’s game in Lincoln, when Michigan handed Nebraska basketball their worst home loss in program history, beating the Huskers by 36 points. Now...
Via isportsweb.com
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Palmer scores 19, leads Huskers in 72-52 rout of Michigan

James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 on Thursday night for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten. Nebraska (14-7, 5-3), which needed Palmer's 3-pointer to beat last-place Illinois 64-63 on Monday, led 32-21 at the half and never let Michigan get closer than 10 points in the last 17 minutes...
Via AP on Yahoo
January 18, 2018

Palmer scores 19, leads Huskers in 72-52 rout of Michigan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 on Thursday night for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten. Nebraska (14-7, 5-3), which needed Palmer’s 3-pointer to beat last-place Illinois 64-63 on Monday, led 32-21 at the half and never let Michigan get closer than 10 points...
Via MyNorthwest.com
January 18, 2018

Scott Frost admitted he thought UCF would lose to Auburn

Outgoing UCF coach Scott Frost told his players after their Peach Bowl win that he didn’t quite expect their success.The school released a video of Frost’s postgame speech to his players following the 34-27 win over Auburn, and he admitted to his players that, given the distraction and awkwardness surrounding his impending departure for Nebraska, he hadn’t expected them to win the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Northwestern Loses a Heartbreaker to Nebraska

ROSEMONT, IL- The Northwestern Wildcats have had a slow start in conference play so far. On Tuesday night the Wildcats (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) lost at home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-5, 2-1 Big Ten) by the score of 70-55 thanks to a lackluster second half. Northwestern had a solid 30-25 lead at halftime, but were outscored 45-25 over the final two minutes to give them two losses...
Via The Sports Journal
January 03, 2018

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee declares for 2018 NFL Draft

He’s coming off a junior season that saw him complete less than 58 percent of his passes en route to throwing 16 interceptions for what was a bad Nebraska team.But this apparently hasn’t stopped quarterback Tanner Lee from believing he can make it in the NFL.On Thursday, Lee announced that he will forgo his senior season in Lincoln and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Really. A transfer...
Via Sportsnaut
December 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee skipping senior year for NFL draft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. The move was not unexpected in the wake of coach Mike Riley’s firing and Scott Frost’s hiring. “After weeks of prayer and consideration with my family, I’ve decided to enter the NFL Draft and pursue an opportunity that I feel is the best for myself and my family at...
Via MyNorthwest.com
December 28, 2017

UCF’s Scott Frost wins Associated Press Coach of the Year

Scott Frost is The Associated Press coach of the year after leading Central Florida to an unbeaten season and a spot in the Peach Bowl. Frost has already accepted the Nebraska head coaching job, but plans to complete the season with UCF and coach the 10th-ranked Knights against No. 7 Auburn. Frost received 21 first-place votes and 100 points from 57 Top 25 poll voters who submitted...
Via The Denver Post
December 18, 2017

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. not returning to Nebraska

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. says that he is leaving Nebraska for a new school.Johnson Jr. posted a note on Twitter Friday in which he thanked Mike Riley and Nebraska for giving him an opportunity. He said that he was leaving to continue his academic and playing career at another D-I school. Johnson Jr.’s time at Nebraska did not go well. He was cited for marijuana possession, which led...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. unsurprisingly transferring from Huskers

Did you know that Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers program? Chances are, if you blinked you missed his time on campus. That’s what happens when you get busted for pot possession and your dad brings you home to teach you a lesson or two. The elder Johnson made sure to make a statement when pulling his kid out of school just days in to his time there. He...
Via Talking 10
December 15, 2017

Scott Frost coaching UCF in bowl has become key recruiting tool at Nebraska

Fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers have plenty of reasons to be excited about the Scott Frost era in Lincoln. Among the hottest names in the coaching carousel this season, Frost is coming home to Nebraska with the hopes of turning things around after an undefeated season and a conference championship run with UCF. Similarly to how Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is going against...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2017

David Knevel remains top prospect in CFL Scouting Bureau rankings

Offensive lineman David Knevel of the University of Nebraska has kept his spot as the top-rated player for the Canadian Football League draft. The top three from the last rankings are unchanged with the six-foot-nine Knevel followed by offensive linemen Trey Rutherford of Connecticut and Ryan Hunter of Bowling Green. Still another offensive lineman, Peter Godber of Rice...
Via Sportsnet.ca
December 13, 2017

Knevel still tops in December scouting bureau rankings

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau published its second edition of the top-20 ranked prospects eligible for the 2018 CFL Draft on Wednesday. The first edition was released in September. David Knevel, a Brantford, Ont. native, stays on top of the list and is joined by Connecticut offensive lineman Trey Rutherford and Bowling Green offensive lineman Ryan Hunter...
Via CFL.ca
December 13, 2017

Coaches with the best and worst bowl records of all time

For some college football head coaches, postseason success comes easy, but for others it's very difficult. Here's a look at the coaches with the 10 best and 10 worst bowl records of all time, with a minimum of 10 games coached.
December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Frost turning to Florida to bring speed to Huskers program

Scott Frost has technically only been on the job for the Nebraska Cornhuskers for less than a week, but he clearly has had a gameplan in place for a while now. That much is evident not only by how quickly he’s gotten a staff together, but by the details on the recruiting trail. Normally it takes time to evaluate what is on a roster in front of you and figure out what is needed. That...
Via Talking 10
December 07, 2017

Mike Riley returns to Oregon State as assistant coach

After two stints as the Oregon State head football coach, Mike Riley is officially returning to Corvallis.New Beavers head coach Jonathan Smith, just recently hired away from Washington, announced his coaching staff on Twitter Thursday afternoon. And in an unassuming manner, said announcement included the confirmation that Riley will return to Oregon State as assistant head coach...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2017  |  Discuss

By hiring Josh Heupel, UCF Knights establish their future coaching formula

We knew Scott Frost had an eye on (his alma mater) Nebraska from the second he arrived at UCF. And when Mike Riley flamed out with the Cornhuskers this season, it seemed inevitable Frost would return to Lincoln. Shortly after UCF won a thrilling American Athletic Conference title game over Memphis, it was official: Frost was headed to Nebraska, leaving his 12-0 Knights team behind...
Via The Comeback
December 06, 2017
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