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Huskers continue preparations for Big Ten opener with Illini

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The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their Saturday night Big Ten opener with the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday afternoon, as the Huskers completed a 50-minute walk-thru inside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini met with the media afterward, noting that the Huskers have had a good week of […] Read More »

Huskers women’s soccer draws with Rutgers

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Nebraska (4-4-2) and No. 25 Rutgers each scored in the first half, but couldn’t break a 1-1 tie the rest of the way at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Thursday evening. Senior Mayme Conroy scored the Huskers’ lone goal of the game in the 37th minute off an assist from Jourden Casey. The goal marked […] Read More »

Bluejays trounced in women’s soccer Big East opener

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The opening match of BIG EAST play was less than kind to the Creighton women’s soccer team as the Bluejays fell to the two-time defending champion, Marquette, 7-2 on Thursday, Sept. 25. The loss dropped Creighton to 8-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play, wheil Marquette moved to 5-5-1 overall, 1-0-0 in the BIG EAST. […] Read More »

Pelini named Campbell Trophy semifinalist

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University of Nebraska center Mark Pelini is among the semifinalists for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy announced Thursday. Pelini, a senior from Youngstown, Ohio, anchors a Husker offensive line which leads the Big Ten and ranks eighth in the country in total offense (559.8 ypg.). The Huskers also rank in the top-10 nationally in […] Read More »

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Joan McVoy with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center says there are thousands of locations across the country that will provide this free and anonymous service sponsored by the U-S Drug Enforcement Administration   McVoy says 70% of those who abuse prescription pain medication for the first time get […] Read More »

Nebraska lands federal grants to research soil, water conservation

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The USDA is awarding new grants to universities and organizations in Nebraska and 30 other states that are working to develop new conservation methods, according to U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Farmers want to know how to deal with the variations of weather that they’re beginning to see — the more intense storms, the longer […] Read More »

Congressman Smith reacts to Holder resignation

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says that he is somewhat surprised by Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement  that he is stepping down from the position. Smith made his comments to affiliate KLIN Radio in Lincoln after Holder’s announcement on Thursday. “In the greater context, I’m not surprised given the controversies that have developed under his watch,” […] Read More »

Shields off his game, but gives Royals shot

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Pitcher James Shields has done this long enough that he knows one thing: If you don't have your best stuff, you've got to find a way to make things work. And that's what he did in the Royals' 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night at U.S. Cel... Read More »

Guthrie to take mound as Royals eye playoff spot

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The Royals can clinch a playoff spot for the first time since winning the 1985 World Series with a win over the White Sox on Friday. Jeremy Guthrie will start opposite Hector Noesi at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Royals drop playoff magic number to one

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There was no clinching of a postseason berth, no end to a 28-year drought, no clubhouse party for the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But the Royals did move closer to that happy moment with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox... Read More »

White Sox win challenge of close play at first

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura's seventh-inning challenge overturned a call that initially ruled Adam Eaton out at first with one out and the game against the Royals tied at 3. Read More »

Royals shift attention away from Seattle

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Just as the Royals were about to finish up batting practice on Thursday, the Seattle Mariners finished off the Blue Jays in Toronto, 7-5. That meant that the Royals knew they could not clinch a playoff spot in their game against the White Sox on Thursd... Read More »

Royals welcome potential tiebreaker against Tigers

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It's still a possibility: a one-game playoff for the American League Central Division championship on Monday at Detroit. And the Royals would embrace that chance. Read More »

UNL study concludes climate change effects could be dramatic for state

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Dramatic effects of climate change could be ahead for the state, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln climate study.One of the lead authors, Dr. Don Wilhite with the UNL School of Natural Resources and founder of the National Drought Mitigation Center, indicates that predicted temperature changes of four to nine degrees by the end […] Read More »

Study of rare disorder underway at UNMC

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People with a rare debilitating disorder from around the world are in Omaha this week at the University of Nebraska Medical Center taking part in the largest study ever done on orthostatic tremor, or OT.   Dr. Diego Torres-Russotto is a movement disorder specialist at UNMC and says “OT is a miserable disease”. Dr. Torres-Russotto the […] Read More »