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Murder Charges Filed Against Ex-Husker Phillips


Former NFL running back and Nebraska star Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.  The 40-year-old Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward by strangulation at Kern Valley State Prison in April.

Assault Victim Files Lawsuit Against NU Coach Riley and Ex-Employer Oregon State


Nebraska football Head Coach Mike Riley responded Wednesday to a lawsuit filed by a former student at Oregon State University. The lawsuit alleges that Riley contributed to a rape culture on the campus.

AP High School Football Rankings Week 2


Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's result and this week's opponent. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Blackshirts Handed Out Before Monday's Practice


Starters on Nebraska's defense received the coveted blackshirt practice jersey before Monday's football practice.  The tradition goes all the way back to the Bob Devaney era.

Former Omaha TV Sports Anchor Named New Memorial Stadium Voice


Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz is the new public address announcer for Nebraska football games at Memorial Stadium.    The university athletic department announced Schuetz's hiring Monday.  

Upgrades, Improvements Done At Seacrest Field


More than $4-million in improvements done at Seacrest Field in the last few months. That includes a new scoreboard and stadium seating on both sides of the football stadium operated by Lincoln Public Schools. While the field turf is just a few years old,

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Pierson-El Among Those Out With Injuries


Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s practice and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: 4th Quarter Run Sparks NU To Win


Nebraska used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to take control, as the Husker Men's Basketball team held off Albacete Basket, 66-63, Tuesday evening. The Huskers, who improved to 2-0 on the exhibition tour of Spain.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: RedHawks Bounce Back In Rain-Shortened Game


The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (31-50) scored three unearned runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh to come back and stun the Lincoln Saltdogs (30-51) 4-2 in a rain-shortened contest in front of 3,380 fans at Newman Outdoor Field Tuesday night. 

BASEBALL: Lincoln Natives Gordon and Chamberlain Back In Same Organization


They were rivals in high school, teammates in college at Nebraska and rivals again in Major League Baseball.  Now, Alex Gordon and Joba Chamberlain are in the same organization again, playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers.   

NU MENS BASKETBALL: Huskers Win 79-64 Over Eurocolegio Casvi


Tai Webster scored nine of his team-high 17 points in a 12-0 run to open the third quarter, as Nebraska began its four-game exhibition trip through Spain with a 79-64 win over Eurocolegio Casvi Sunday evening. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Martis Gets No-Decision In Loss To T-Bones


Shairon Martis was brilliantly clinical but took a no-decision as the Kansas City T-Bones (41-33) edged the Lincoln Saltdogs (29-47) 1-0 to take the series in front of 2,950 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Five Players Suspended, Two Others Injured


Five Nebraska football players have been suspended for the Sept. 5 opener against BYU for violating team rules.    Coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions after practice Thursday night.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Offense Working on Consistency


The Nebraska football team wrapped up its fourth 2015 Fall Camp practice Sunday night, as the Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just over two hours. NU practiced in half pads—helmets and shoulder pads, and the team will be in full pads and have full contact on Tuesday.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Riley Impressed With NU After Day One of Fall Practice


Thursday night marked the dawn of a new era for the Nebraska football team, as first-year head coach Mike Riley and the Husker football team opened up 2015 Fall Camp. The Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just under two hours with no pads.

NWU FOOTBALL: Prairie Wolves Picked To Finish 7th In GPAC


The Nebraska Wesleyan University football team was picked to finish 7th in the 2015 preseason Great Plains Athletic Conference Coaches' poll that was released on Thursday (Aug. 6). 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Romeo Scores 32 In Loss To Australian Team


Natalie Romeo scored a game-high 32 points, but the short-handed Nebraska women's basketball team dropped a 79-73 decision to Cairns at the Cairns Basketball Stadium on Thursday. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys


The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 

NWU Athletics: Prairie Wolves To GO NCAA Division III, Leaving GPAC


Nebraska Wesleyan University president Dr. Fred Ohles announced Monday afternoon at Snyder Arena the Prairie Wolves leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference after the upcoming school year to join the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, starting with the 2016-17 school year.

NSAA Board Selects Tenopir To Return In Interim Director Role


A former executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association is back in a temporary role. According to a news release sent out on Friday, Jim Tenopir is back as the organization's interim director. 

Nebraska Athletes To Get Laptops With More Scholarship Money


Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has announced plans to provide additional benefits to athletes that are now allowed under NCAA rules.    Eichorst said in a video statement on the athletic department's website Wednesday that beginning this fall each athlete would receive a laptop computer and that an athlete who graduates and exhausts his or her eligibility will receive assistance for obtaining an internship, studying abroad or attending graduate school.

Gordon Doubtful For MLB All-Star Game After Groin Injury


Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon left Wednesday night's 9-7 win over Tampa Bay in the 4th inning with a left groin injury.  The former Lincoln Southeast and Nebraska star heard the muscle pop while going after a fly ball that turned into an inside the park home run from Logan Forsythe.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Watch Lists Feature Armstrong, Collins and Pierson-El


Nebraska juniors and team captains Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Maliek Collins were named to watch lists for prestigious national awards on Tuesday. 

Strong attendance for Division I Men's and Women's College Hoops in Nebraska


Nebraska and Creighton are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.  The NCAA said Monday Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns


The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

NU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Husker, LNE Star Ford Returns As Assistant


Former Nebraska and Lincoln Northeast point guard Ashley Ford will return home as an assistant coach with the Nebraska women's basketball program, Coach Connie Yori announced on Monday. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer


Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.    Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Crouch, Wiegert Make Hall of Fame Ballots


Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday.  

Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits $2 million after down season


Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.    The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through 2019-2020.

NU BASKETBALL: Miles, Yori Receive Contract Extensions


Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season.    Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. 

Nebraska to open 2017 football season against Arkansas St.


Nebraska will open the 2017 football season against Arkansas State in Lincoln.    The Nebraska athletic department announced Monday that the Red Wolves would visit Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2. The game will be the third between the schools.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU To Play Villanova In Tipoff Games


For the first time in more than 16 years, the Nebraska Men's Basketball team will play Villanova next season.  The matchup between the Huskers and Wildcats will be part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games in November, which features eight games between Big Ten and Big East teams over the next eight seasons.  

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced


The University of Nebraska proudly announced the inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 17. A total of 22 distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers’ season-opening football game against BYU.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Headley's Hot Bat Powers NU Over Bears


For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Last Second Shot Falls Short For NU


D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 68-65 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener.    

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul


James Milliken scored 22 points and Creighton took charge of a tight game in the second half for a 78-63 victory over DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night.    

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations


Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Miles Bans His Players From Locker Room After Loss To I


Aaron White had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Iowa rode a 21-2 run to end the first half to a 74-46 victory over the Nebraska Men's Basketball team on Sunday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Falls At No. 16 Maryland


Melo Trimble scored 26 points, including a pair of pivotal 3-pointers down the stretch, and No. 16 Maryland squeezed past Nebraska 69-65 Thursday night in the first-ever meeting between the teams in men's basketball.  Walter Pitchford came off the bench to score 19 points for Nebraska, who now falls to 13-13 overall.  

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina


Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 'Bama Upsets 12th-Ranked Huskers


Nikki Hegstetter scooped a loose ball off the floor to score with less than two seconds to play and Alabama survived a missed final shot to upset 12th-ranked Nebraska 53-51 on Sunday.  Hegstetter had two baskets and two offensive boards by that point but was in the right spot to scoop an Ashley Williams miss off the floor and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska it's first loss of the season (7-1).

Abdullah Finalist for Two National Awards


University of Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah was selected as a finalist for a pair of awards Tuesday afternoon. The Homewood, Ala., native was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award and one of 12 finalists for the 2014 Wuerffel Award.

Silver Hawks Still In State Softball Tourney After Day One


Lincoln Southwest is still alive in the NSAA State High School Softball Tournament, after falling in their first game in the Class A tournament 12-6 to Papillion-LaVista, but bouncing back to beat Lincoln North Star 4-0 in an elimination game Thursday at the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings.   

First Coaches Poll Released, Huskers Not in Top 25


The preseason coaches poll was released today and the Nebraska football program is not among the Top 25, but did receive votes. Defending champion Ohio State tops the poll with TCU and Alabama rounding out the Top 3. Michigan State and Wisconsin are the o

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


Click on the headline to see all of the scores from Thursday's tournament action!