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NEBRASKA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Riley announces departure of Nebraska DL coach Hank Hughes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Hank Hughes is out as Nebraska's defensive line coach. Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley announced in a statement Friday that Hughes wouldn't return. Riley thanked Hughes for his hard work and contributions. Riley, who's entering his second year at Nebraska, said he would look for ''a great coach, teacher and recruiter to enhance our defense.'' Before joining Riley...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Announces Defensive Line Coach Hank Hughes Will Not Return To Program

Nebraska defensive line coach Hank Hughes will not return to the team, the program announced this afternoon.  Hughes joined Mike Riley’s staff in 2014 after serving as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cincinnati. He’s previously coached at Connecticut and Memphis.  Nebraska ranked 80th in the country in sacks in 2015.  Per Mike Riley, defensive line coach...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska fans sent pizza to recruits after Signing Day

The Nebraska Cornhuskers had a successful National Signing Day. It was a long and tiring day for everyone involved in the process, but they were rewarded at the end of the day. According to some photos on social media, Cornhuskers fans sent multiple boxes of pizza to the team’s recruiting office. #Huskers fans sent the recruiting office pizza! That's why they're the best fans...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stone, Trimble lift No. 4 Maryland to 70-65 win over Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Freshman Diamond Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night. Melo Trimble had 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Terrapins overcame a slew of turnovers to remain a half-game behind conference co-leaders Indiana and Iowa. Stone dunked off an assist from Trimble to...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Nebraska’s 2016 Recruiting Class: National Signing Day Recap

Mike Riley’s first full recruiting cycle as Nebraska’s head coach is over.  How’d it go? Much better than his first regular season with the Huskers.  The Lincoln, Neb. program closed strong, snagging a couple of four-stars late in the process and finishing with the No. 24 class in the country per 247 Sports. The Huskers have 21 commitments – five four-stars and 16 three...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Huskers sign 21 players, find riches in California DBs, QB

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley's acumen for recruiting the West Coast appears to have paid off. He and his staff signed four Californians on Wednesday, with three of them rated four-star prospects. The most talked-out recruit among the fans and media is quarterback Patrick O'Brien of San Juan Capistrano, California. O'Brien, who enrolled in January, looks like a...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska 4-Star QB Commit Patrick O’Brien Responds To Huskers’ QB Transfer

Nebraska’s football program landed a quarterback transfer on Saturday. The Huskers received a pledge from former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, who has to sit out next season and has one year of eligibility remaining.  Patrick O’Brien, a four-star Nebraska quarterback commit in the 2016 class, responded to the news on Twitter.  His thoughts: bring on the competition.  Competition...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin women’s HC Bobbie Kelsey goes on rant after loss

The Wisconsin women’s basketball team hasn’t had a great season this year as they are 6-13. The team fell to 2-7 in the Big Ten Thursday night with a loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The struggles have weighed down on head coach Bobbie Kelsey and following the loss, her frustrations boiled over. Kelsey went on a rant at the post-game press conference. Kelsey came to Wisconsin...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TE Recruit Chase Allen To Announce On Friday

Three-star Nixa, Missouri tight end Chase Allen will make his college decision tomorrow. I will be announcing my decision on Friday between Michigan, Iowa State, and Nebraska. — Chase Allen (@Dr_ChaseAllen) January 28, 2016 Allen, who visited Nebraska last weekend, will choose between the Corn Huskers, Michigan and Iowa State.  The Wolverines, currently hosting four-star tight...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

After finding a note in his sock, Lawrence Phillips’ family wants an investigation done

Last week, it was announced that former Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his prison cell. A few weeks later, it was announced that Phillips’ death was called a suicide. But now, there is a new revelation that has Phillips’ family questioning things. After finding a note in his sock, Phillips’ family now wants an investigation done.   The attorney...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska trolls Michigan State after upset victory

If there’s one thing that the Nebraska Cornhuskers won’t let go it is that their football team upset the Michigan State Spartans during the 2015 season. They certainly won’t let it go after their basketball team did the same Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers beat the 11th-ranked Spartans 72-71 in a big win Wednesday night, much like their 39-38 win on the gridiron during the...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska trolls Michigan State on Twitter after upset win

Nebraska’s men’s basketball team upset No. 11 Michigan State tonight. The Huskers topped the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich., 72-71.  The victory comes about two months after Nebraska’s football team upset upset a then-undefeated Michigan State squad in Lincoln, Neb.  Nebraska’s official Twitter account decided to remind Michigan State of this in hilarious fashion. ...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, Nebraska Schedule Future Football Games Over A Decade Away

For nearly seven decades, one of the top rivalry football games in college football was the yearly contest between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Oklahoma Sooners. The two former Big Eight and later Big XII Conference foes would annually play in a battle that many times would be for the conference championship. The two programs have played just ten times in the last 20 seasons...
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cool Twitter Graphic Shows Where Nebraska Coaches Are Recruiting Today

Since he took over as head coach last year, Nebraska’s Mike Riley has made it a point to be keep the public up to speed regarding where he and his staff will be out recruiting.  Today, he dropped another Twitter graphic showing where he and his coaches are going to be today. Looks like Riley is in the Garden State, presumably checking in with four-star defensive end commit Quayshon...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Nebraska DE Jack Gangwish played bowl game with broken hand

If you didn’t think the Nebraska Cornhuskers had some tough players this season, all you have to do is look at defensive end Jack Gangwish. He finished the season with a dislocated elbow and revealed that he also played in the Foster Farms Bowl with a broken hand. He was in a cast at Thursday’s Outland Trophy bangquet and he revealed that he suffered the injury during the bowl...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Nebraska, NFL Running Back Lawrence Phillips Dead At 40

After a football career that saw college glory and professional failure (due in part to countless issues off the field), the life of former Nebraska Cornhuskers star running back Lawrence Phillips has come to a tragic end. The 40-year old Phillips was found dead inside his California jail cell, where he was serving a 31 year sentence for multiple charges: The death is being investigated...
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Nebraska star Lawrence Phillips found dead in jail cell

On Wednesday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a statement announcing the death of former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Lawrence Phillips, who was found in his jail cell at the age of 40. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide. Phillips was serving a 31-year sentence  for inflicting great bodily injury involving domestic violence...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska rolls past Gophers 84-59

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska started Big Ten conference play with three-straight losses, but the Cornhuskers have found a way to win, taking their last two games by more than 20 points after Tuesday night's 84-59 victory over Minnesota. That was the first time since January of 1981 that Nebraska had won consecutive conference games by more than 20 points. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 90...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowl makes Mike Riley believer in power of run at Nebraska

The end of coach Mike Riley's first season at Nebraska has left him and the fan base excited about the possibilities for 2016. Getting into a bowl game with five regular-season wins turned out to be the most fortuitous thing for the Cornhuskers (6-7). That's because their 37-29 Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA on Saturday served as a trial run for the physical style of offense Riley...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA QB Josh Rosen Gets Blasted As He Throws Game Clinching Interception In End Zone In Foster Farms Bowl

UCLA was supposed to be able to handle the Nebraska Cornhuskers with relative ease in the Foster Farms Bowl. After all, the Cornhuskers were not there because they earned the right on the football field. It was because they were one of the more successful five-win teams in the classroom.The game ended up being far from easy for the Bruins. After battling to a 21-21 tie at the half...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa scores possibly the easiest pick-six ever

When you’re a defensive player and you dream about returning an interception for a touchdown (or as the kids call it, a “pick six”), they don’t get much easier than what Iowa defensive end Parker Hesse had during Friday’s game against Nebraska. With the game tied at seven in the second quarter, the Cornhuskers were buried deep in their own territory. Quarterback Tommie...
Via Gamedayr
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The B1G uglies – which division leader might stumble?

Three writers that can’t quite agree on anything are ready to sling mud at one another once again in a three part weekly roundtable after a way too long hiatus.. It’s time for Phil Harrison, Bart Doan, and Terry Johnson to solve the world’s problems one first down at a time in the heartland. It’s the weekly B1G Uglies – Part 2 of 3. Question: Which Division Leader Has...
Via The Student Section
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Police investigating rape claim at home of Nebraska players

Police are investigating a report of a rape that allegedly took place at a home that Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp are listed as residents of. A Lincoln police spokesperson told The World-Herald that a 20-year-old woman arrived at a hospital Sunday afternoon and claimed she was sexually assaulted. The accuser...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State encounters a timeless sports truth

Sports offer many lessons about life, and “The Games People Play” certainly conveyed one important lesson to the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday: Don’t put yourself in position to get jobbed by something out of your control. * It is true that sports can be overrated as a teacher of life lessons. Coaches so reflexively refer to “character” and “courage” in sports...
Via The Student Section
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska captain tells crowd ‘I’m sorry we suck’ after defeat

It’s been a difficult start for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this season, with the team suffering a last second loss to Illinois on Saturday. Things only got worse afterwards, as offensive lineman and team captain Alex Lewis was spotted grinning, waving to fans, and blowing kisses while saying “I’m sorry we suck.” Nebraska's Alex Lewis walking...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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