Nebraska fans sarcastically celebrate second first down of game by releasing balloons

Ohio State is thoroughly thrashing Nebraska in Lincoln Saturday night. Things are so lopsided in the game, with the Buckeyes up 28-0 at the time of this writing, that Nebraska fans sarcastically celebrated the second first down of the game by the Cornhuskers by releasing balloons usually reserved for scores.Seriously.This is what it usually looks like when they score. The #9 team...
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October 14, 2017  |  Discuss

College coaches on the hot seat at the halfway point of the 2017 season

We are at the halfway point of the college football season, which makes it a good opportunity to see who out there has underwhelmed thus far. Several coaches entered the season squarely on the hot seat and needed strong showings to continue in their current positions. Others have gotten off to tough starts and added their names to an ever-growing list. Some have even turned it around...
October 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 6

The difference between college football and the NFL is like the difference between World Wars I and II. College football is trench warfare — it’s about attrition, resolve, staying put and outlasting everyone else. In the NFL, you can think in the long-term, fighting on multiple fronts. But the college game is about surviving from week-to-week. As the calendar flips to October, we...
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October 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rutgers TE uses rear end to make great catch

It’s been nearly five years since NFL fans witnessed the “Buttfumble,” which ended up being one of Mark Sanchez’s career-defining moments in the NFL.And now, with the five-year anniversary of the embarrassing play coming up in November, a Rutgers player did his best to use his rear end as well, but for a positive gain.Scarlet Knights tight end Jerome Washington saw a pass come his...
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September 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Nebraska QB sends perfect tweet about Eichorst firing

Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. sent a perfect tweet after news came out that the school had fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.Here’s what Armstrong Jr. had to say: That is a reference to Bo Pelini, who was the coach of the program when Armstrong was recruited to the school. Pelini was fired towards the end of Armstrong’s sophomore season. The former Nebraska...
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September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires AD Shawn Eichorst days after rant

Nebraska on Thursday announced the firing of athletic director Shawn Eichorst less than a week after he went on a rant following the football team’s loss to Northern Illinois.Eichorst was hired by Nebraska in late 2012 from Miami, and he was signed to a five-year contract. His current contract was set to run through June, 2019.“While I am deeply disappointed in the decision today...
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September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska makes winning a priority again in firing AD Shawn Eichorst

1999 — the year hangs like a massive albatross around the neck of the Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic department. Football is king in Husker land, and that year is the last time a conference championship was won by the team from Lincoln. It also is the measuring stick for every coach and athletic director the program has had since. No one has been able to measure up just yet, and the...
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September 21, 2017

Where Does Nebraska Go From Here?

The year was 1999. That’s the lasts time the Nebraska Cornhuskers won a conference championship. It’s a dry spell that spans eleven years in the Big Twelve, and the first five in its Big Ten existence. For a program with the proud history of Big Red, that’s an eternity in purgatory. With each year, the optimism builds, then fades fast after losses mount. And so it is in 2017... Source
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September 18, 2017

15 biggest disappointments of college football Week 3

Week 3 of the college football season didn’t feature too many surprises. Sure, we had Nebraska lose to a MAC team, but for the most part, teams that were expected to win took care of business. Still, that doesn’t mean some teams, units, coaches, or players didn’t disappoint us.Here’s a look at the 15 biggest disappointments from college football Week 3.Nebraska CornhuskersPerhaps...
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September 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD ‘angry, frustrated’ after loss to Northern Illinois

Nebraska’s athletic director voiced his frustration after the Cornhuskers lost to Northern Illinois on Saturday.The Huskers lost 21-17 at home to the Huskies, marking their first defeat to a non-Power 5 team since 2004. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst spoke for the fans when he expressed his frustration after the game.“I’m angry, I’m frustrated, I’m disappointed,” Eichorst said...
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September 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Tanner Lee threw two touchdowns in first quarter... to Northern Illinois

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee must not have eaten his Wheaties Saturday morning as the Cornhuskers hosted Northern Illinois. The junior threw two touchdowns before the first quarter was up. Which, normally would be a great thing. Except in this case, he threw them to the wrong team.In fact, the 112 yards returned the other way trumped Lee’s 96 yards passing in that first quarter...
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September 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Predicting studs and duds for college football Week 3

College football’s second week was about measuring stick games. We realized Oklahoma is a real playoff contender. We realized Georgia should be the SEC East’s favorite, by a good margin. We realized Stanford isn’t as close to USC as we might have thought. We realized Michigan isn’t as close to playoff contention as we might have thought.For most teams, however, we still don’t really...
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September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

15 key questions entering Week 2 of college football

With Week 1 in the books, college football season is well and truly underway. Week 2 will still mostly consist of big teams getting their feet wet against lesser opposition, but there are some intriguing games on the schedule, both marquee and otherwise. In addition, there are players to watch for various reasons.Here’s a look at 15 key questions entering of college football’s second...
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September 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football’s Tanner Lee could be the Big 10 West’s X-factor

Sean Mannion, Sean Canfield, Matt Moore, and Derek Anderson. Each Quarterback saw their talents reward them with NFL careers and Mike Riley is looking to add another NFL quarterback to his collection. Entering the 2017 offseason Nebraska faced a true controversy with Tulane transfer Tanner Lee squaring off against Patrick O’Brien. In what was a tight battle, Tanner Lee came out victorious...
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Keyshawn Johnson says he told his son ‘you will not embarrass Nebraska’

Keyshawn Johnson Jr announced that he is taking time away from the Nebraska football program in the wake of his June citation for possession of marijuana, and it sounds like the decision was mostly mandated by his father.Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson said this week that he hopes his son returns to the Cornhuskers in January. However, Keyshawn Sr. said the younger Johnson...
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July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska coach leaves door open for Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to return

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has decided to step away from playing football at Nebraska while he works on some personal issues, but Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley has made it clear the wide receiver is welcome back at any time.Johnson, who arrived in Nebraska as a true freshman back in January, was cited for marijuana possession earlier this month. His father, former NFL receiver Keyshawn...
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June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to take time away from Nebraska to ‘mature’

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will be taking time away from the Nebraska football team to get things in his personal life in order.Earlier this month, the son of former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson found himself in a bit of trouble when he was cited for marijuana possession. This week we're learning that the younger Johnson will be taking a leave of absence from the Cornhuskers' program...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Can Joshua Moore take Nebraska Football to new heights?

The news broke Sunday afternoon that highly coveted wide receiver, Joshua Moore, made the decision to come to Nebraska over schools such as Texas A&M and Florida State. Moore let the world know his decision over social media in a commitment video. The new Husker commit hails from Yoakum, Texas, where he will play his final high school season alongside his brother Jordan Moore...
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska's Keyshawn Johnson Jr. cited for marijuana possession

Freshman Nebraska receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Friday. According to ESPN, campus police records in Lincoln confirm the citations.“According to multiple reports, University of Nebraska-Lincoln police records show Johnson Jr., 18, was found with 4.5 grams of marijuana inside a dorm room,” ESPN noted.Son of former NFL...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Four potential replacements if Lincoln Riley falters at Oklahoma

The news of Bob Stoops’s retirement as Oklahoma football coach took everyone by surprise — and also kickstarted the rumor mill into high gear. Was 33-year-old assistant Lincoln Riley really the man the school trusted to lead one of the nation’s most prestigious football programs into the future? For now, the answer is yes, with Riley being given the job without any qualifiers or...
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June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Preview of weeks 1-6 of the 2017 season

As we continue the wait for football to return, it’s never to early to start looking at what the upcoming schedule consists of. The Nebraska Football team bounced back in 2016 with nine wins after struggling to produce wins in head coach, Mike Riley’s inaugural year at Nebraska. Even with a nine win season, the performance by the team in big games seemed to overshadow the success...
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Preview of the 2018 recruitment class

For most of the spring, the hype around Nebraska Football was revolved around the next starting quarterback. Now that head coach, Mike Riley, has ended that conversation, all attention has turned to the 2018 recruitment class. There have been many conversations about whether or not Nebraska has the talent to get to the next level. Many of these conversations were generated after...
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Did we learn anything from the Nebraska Football spring game?

The Nebraska Football spring game is a wrap and man, it sure was a beautiful thing. It’s been awhile since there has been this much hype over a Nebraska Football team. Everybody else must have felt the same way as the Huskers played a spring football game in front of nearly 79,000 fans and a plethora of top high school recruits. You may argue that a game hosted in the spring is not...
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 Nebraska Football spring notebook: Wide Receivers

The spring football game is less than a week away and the buzz of anticipation has already filled the air. The Nebraska Football team has a lot of new pieces to show off this year, including a whole new look at the wide receiver position. In my last piece, I covered the running back position and now I will introduce new and current faces that you will see at the wide receiver position...
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball needs to turn over a new leaf, and fast

One player transfers, ok. Two players, maybe there is something going on? But four players gone in one offseason? Perhaps it is time to do some program soul-searching for the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball program.  Tim Miles’ team isn’t exactly off to a rip-roaring start to the offseason, as he has seen four players leave. None bigger than the announcement that Michael Jacobson...
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April 11, 2017
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