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Former Husker football player Thenarse arrested over the weekend

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Former Nebraska football player Rickey Thenarse was arrested on burglary charges early Saturday morning after an alleged break-in at an apartment complex on Lincoln’s  northeast side. According to the Lincoln Police Department report, officers responded to a call at 12:40 a.m. from a 22-year-old woman who complained someone she did not know was banging on her front […]

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Pierson-El named Freshman All-American for special teams

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De’Mornay Pierson-El was named the punt returner on the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team. Pierson-El returned 34 punts for 596 yards in 2014, returning three punts for touchdowns while averaging 17.5 yards per return. Pierson-El led the nation with his 596 return yards, 194 more yards than any other returner. He […]

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UNK’s Manhart and NU’s Anderson to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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Nebraska Kearney senior offensive linemen Cole Manhart is one of 10 Division II players taking part in this Saturday’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, CA.  Manhart is on the “National” team coached by former NFL head coach Mike Martz. Manhart’s teammate is Nebraska linebacker Zaire Anderson.  The game kicks off Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Central and can be seen […]

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Tim Beck headed to Ohio State

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Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck will join Ohio State’s coaching staff following the  College Football Playoff National Championship.  Beck will replace former Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who will become Houston’s head coach. Beck moved up the ranks at Nebraska as the running backs coach, quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator since 2008. Beck has also coached at Kansas […]

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Will Shields a finalist for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame

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Former Nebraska lineman Will Shields who played in 224 straight games for the Kansas City Chiefs from his rookie season in ’93 to his final season in ’06 is one of 15 finalists for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.  The longtime Chiefs lineman was named first-team All-Pro three times, during which he blocked for an […]

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Riley continues to round out his coaching staff

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Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley added four assistant football including offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach Hank Hughes, and secondary coach Charlton Warren, who will return for his second season. Warren helped put together a defense that was pretty solid against the pass. Langsdorf was quarterbacks coach for […]

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Suh emotional after loss, Burkhead breaks big run as both former NU stars lose playoff games

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It was not a good day yesterday for former NU players in the NFL. Earlier in the day Rex Burkhead and the Cincinnati Bengals were another first round exit team. The Bengals have yet to win a playoff game since 1990. 26-10 loss at Indy. Burkhead had one carry for 23 yards. Also had three […]

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Cotton led Cornhuskers face biggest test of the season

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With Bo Pelini gone and the Mike Riley era set to begin at Nebraska football following the Holiday Bowl, interim coach Barney Cotton is set to leave his stamp on Cornhusker football for one game. All eyes will be on the Husker tonight to see how they respond to a 2014 football season that brought […]

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USC’s offense will provide plenty of challenges for NU’s defense (AUDIO)

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USC QB Cody Kessler, a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award and Manning Award, is having the most efficient season ever by a Trojan quarterback, and is among the nation’s leaders in passing efficiency, completion percentage, TD passes, completions and passing yards while hitting over 70% of his throws with 36 TDs and just […]

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Gregory and Pierson-El named FWAA All-Americans

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Junior defensive end Randy Gregory and freshman wide receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El were both named second-team All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Nebraska had a pair of players selected to the FWAA All-America teams for the first time since 1997, when three Huskers were honored. The FWAA has released its All-America teams […]

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Pelini throws NU administration under the bus, but lessons should be learned by Eichorst (AUDIO)

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Vulgar language has been apart of Bo Pelini’s M.O. since we’ve known him as the head football coach at Nebraska and that was certainly on full display when you hear the tape of his 30 minute speech he gave to his players off campus after he was fired by Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. I’m not sure […]

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University of Nebraska fires back at Pelini

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Statement from University of Nebraska December 17, 2014 The University of Nebraska is in receipt of what appears to be a transcript of remarks delivered by former football coach Bo Pelini.  These remarks to student-athletes were allegedly made during a non-official team meeting at a local high school, held two days after his termination.  At […]

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Pelini going back home. Reports suggest he’ll coach Youngstown State

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Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will become the head-coaching job at Youngstown State, according to multiple reports. Pelini went to high school in Youngstown, Ohio.   Pelini was 67-27 as Nebraska’s coach, passing Tom Osborne for the most wins ever at the school in a coach’s first seven years, but he couldn’t win the big games. Pelini […]

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Michigan and Wisconsin still on hold with their coaching searches (AUDIO)

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After LSU’s Monday evening bowl practice, Tigers’ coach Les Miles addressed persistent rumors that he will return to his alma mater, where he played under Bo Schembechler and spent a decade as an assistant coach.  Miles refused to be quoted on the record, but he sent a clear message: A return to Ann Arbor is not […]

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Nebraska-Kearney gets a new head football coach

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney has hired former Central Missouri assistant coach Josh Lamberson as its head football coach, UNK announced today. UNK will formally introduce Lamberson as its 17th coach in team history at a 10 a.m. news conference Monday at the Health and Sports Center. “I’m extremely honored and excited to help […]

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