Get In The Game

When I was a little girl, I knew I was going to grow up to be an athlete. I went to bed at night imagining my career as a figure skater or a basketball star or a ballerina, but that one would really be a hobby. I saw the adult world as one of fun and possibilities. […]

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Bud Rising

When Terence “Bud” Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he’ll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that’s not seen anything like this since 1972. Forty-two years ago heavyweight champion Joe Frazier came to town to battle local Great White Hope Ron Stander. Omaha was thrilled […]

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Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the assumption. The evidence was far from subtle. But it was an assumption, keep that in mind. First, the basis for such an assumption. Pelini was brusque with ABC sideline […]

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened. If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III might not have gotten the opportunity to heave the Hail Mary pass to Jordan Westerkamp on the final play of the Northwestern game. Much was made of Ameer Abdullah’s determined […]

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory “blew right past me.” Gregory, a defensive end, “took a good angle, had a full head of steam,” said Santos, a linebacker. “I already knew Randy was fast, but right then, it […]

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Accepting the challenge

Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team. And the task is daunting. The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr. How tough? They rank first in the nation in total defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. And they rank third nationally in scoring defense and pass defense. “Tough” hardly […]

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Hail Mary

Ron Kellogg III disappeared. At least from Bo Pelini’s vantage point he did. Kellogg is the fifth-year senior quarterback who initiated Nebraska football history by throwing a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the Huskers’ 27-24 victory against Northwestern. No doubt you’re familiar with the pass. The ball was tipped at the goal […]

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Deja vu and Details

Rewind to last football season, late October. Nebraska had been embarrassed by Ohio State in Columbus – 63-38 if you don’t recall, or maybe don’t care to recall – and was preparing to play Northwestern, also on the road. Husker nation was in an uproar. The forecast for the remainder of the season was dire. […]

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Martinez, Maybe

The question was whether Taylor Martinez would play for the Nebraska football team on Saturday at Minnesota, following a bye-week. And the answer was a definitive maybe. “We’re just seeing how he’s progressing . . . kind of play it by ear as the week goes on,” coach Bo Pelini said at his weekly news […]

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Heading Home

Purdue is next up for the Nebraska football team. And, it’s safe to say, no Husker is more excited about the trip to West Lafayette, Ind., than sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory. “It’s a big week for me,” Gregory said at Nebraska’s weekly news conference on Monday. The reason doesn’t require much research. Gregory went […]

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