Nebraska Cornhuskers

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In Salute to Fallen Punter, Nebraska Lines Up With 10 Men

Team mourns Sam Foltz, who died in car crash

(Newser) - The Nebraska Cornhuskers lost punter Sam Foltz in a car accident in July, and the football team paid him tribute in its first game of the season on Saturday: After their first drive ended with a fourth and four, the team lined up solemnly in punt formation with just 10... More »

Cornhuskers Mourn Death of Punter in Crash

A former Michigan punter also died

(Newser) - The University of Nebraska community and Husker football fans are mourning the loss of punter Sam Foltz, who died Saturday night in a single-car crash. "All of the University of Nebraska is heartbroken. I don't know what else to say," Ronnie Green, chancellor of the university's... More »

UConn, Stanford, Tennessee, Nebraska Get Top Seeds

Defending-champion Huskies bring along 72-win streak

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut's defending champions earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, putting their record winning streak on the line. Geno Auriemma's Huskies have won 72 consecutive games, but none of them have come against Pat Summitt's Tennessee squad, which got another No. 1... More »

Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

Maryland Survives Coppin State

Nebraska holds off Xavier, Louisville dispatches Miami-Ohio

(Newser) - It looked like the Maryland Terrapins were in danger of being only the second top-seed to ever fall in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the AP reports. Unlikely Coppin State battled for the duration, at one point holding the lead, and the 16th seed kept the game close... More »

St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia

(Newser) - St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored... More »

No. 5 Duke Skies Over St. John's

Vanderbilt whips Georgia, Nebraska upsets Texas A&M

(Newser) - No. 5 Duke used a 32-9 run at the end of the first half to cruise past St. John's 86-56 today in a non-conference game, reports the Associated Press. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Blue Devils, who have won an NCAA-best 59 straight non-conference games at... More »

Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State

(Newser) - The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.... More »

Irish Smack Slumping Villanova

Elsewhere in Top 25, KU trounces Nebraska, Butler beats Ill-Chicago

(Newser) - Notre Dame handed No. 18 Villanova its second straight Big East loss with a 90-80 win this afternoon, reports the Associated Press. Kyle McAlarney scored 30 points, Luke Harangody had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Fighting Irish (14-4, 4-2) hit nine 3-pointers. The Wildcats (13-4, 3-4) lost to... More »

Osborne Set to Pick Pelini as Nebraska Coach

LSU coordinator gets the nod over former Husker hero Turner Gill

(Newser) - LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini will be named Nebraska's head football coach early next week, reports ESPN, citing multiple sources. Pelini has a tie to the Cornhuskers, for whom he was defensive coordinator in 2003. Pelini and University of Buffalo coach and former Husker QB Turner Gill reportedly were interim... More »

Franchione Quits After A&M Upsets Texas

Colorado blows by Nebraska, MSU comes back against Ole Miss

(Newser) - Dennis Franchione's controversial tenure as Texas A&M football coach ended on a high note with a 38-30 win over rival Texas. A somber Franchione, who resigned shortly after the game, said he felt blessed for the time spent with his players, reports the AP. Quarterback Stephen McGee had a... More »

Nebraska Sacks Athletic Director

Chancellor cites mismanagement, not recent blowout losses

(Newser) - After two thirty-point football losses, Nebraska's athletic director Steve Pederson has been relieved of duty—but chancellor Harvey Perlman says he had made up his mind before the second laugher, a 45-14 homecoming debacle against Oklahoma State. Perlman announced that Pederson's faulty leadership, more than the win-loss record, troubled him. More »

USC Rushes Through Nebraska

Ground game gets No. 1 Trojans past Huskers 49-31

(Newser) - The USC Trojans sailed through Nebraska's "sea of red" yesterday, finding every hole in the 14th-ranked Cornhuskers' defense to put up 313 yards rushing, the Los Angeles Times reports. Quarterback John David Booty had little more to do than to hand the ball to teammates like Stafon Johnson, who... More »

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