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March 16, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Danny Nee knew Nebraska's first Big Eight Tournament championship was big. He discovered how big Sunday night on the ride home from Kansas City, Mo. "When you're driving up (Interstate) 29 and cars are honking their horns at you, you know it's something," the Nebraska coach said. "There was this one guy with a gigantic sign that said: 'Simply The Best.' " And when the bus passed through Nebraska City on the way west to Lincoln, Nee saw 100 people with "We Love The Huskers" signs.
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October 30, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Monte Christo, a former walk-on, will start at quarterback tomorrow against Texas, Nebraska coach Frank Solich said last night. Bobby Newcombe, who has struggled as he tries to recover from a partially torn knee ligament, is not expected to play. Solich said Christo will share the duties with Eric Crouch. "We will start Monte Christo and Eric Crouch will come in second," Solich said. "Eric will get playing time in the first half and we will determine the remainder of the game as we go. " Crouch, who started twice after Newcombe was first injured, is back at full strength after being slowed by a hip injury.
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October 22, 1998 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It was the miracle play that saved a national championship season. It also is the sort of answered prayer in the final seconds that No. 7 Nebraska (6-1) hopes it won't need again when No. 19 Missouri (5-1) comes calling Saturday. "I know I didn't do anything great," Matt Davison, now a sophomore wide receiver for the Cornhuskers, said of the utterly improbable "Flea Kicker" reception he made on the final play of regulation last year, enabling Nebraska to tie the score against Missouri in a game it eventually won in overtime, 45-38.
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December 31, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
On the evening of Jan. 1, 1984, unbeaten and, many thought, unbeatable Nebraska stood one victory away from certification as one of of the greatest college football teams of all time. The Cornhuskers had swept through 11 regular-season opponents by a composite score of 624-186. All they had to do to win a national championship for coach Tom Osborne was to get past fourth-ranked Miami, which was 10-1 and staging a gridiron revival under Howard Schnellenberger. Not many people outside South Florida thought the Hurricanes could slow the Nebraska juggernaut; the Huskers went off as a solid favorite.
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June 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
After using six pitchers, the last thing Clemson wanted to see was a 10th inning. Jeff Baker saved his teammates the trouble. "It was both excitement and relief," Baker said of his RBI single in the bottom of the ninth that gave Clemson an 11-10 win over Nebraska last night in the opening round of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. "We didn't want to go extra innings in the first game of a tournament and put our pitchers in a bind that...
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March 22, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Nebraska and Penn State finally played, although it wasn't the dream matchup everyone wanted to see in January. Last season's only two undefeated college football schools met on the basketball court last night, with visiting Penn State winning, 65-59, to advance to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals. Penn State fans were upset when Nebraska won the national championship in football, but the Nittany Lions said that wasn't a motivating factor in their NIT meeting.
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November 3, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Nebraska strengthened its grip on the No. 1 ranking yesterday, while Florida tumbled from the Top 10 for the first time in five years in the Associated Press poll. The Cornhuskers (8-0), who beat Oklahoma, 69-7, on Saturday, received 46 first-place votes and 1,719 points from the panel of 70 media members, easily outdistancing No. 2 Penn State. The Nittany Lions (7-0) collected 16 first-place votes and 1,643 points after their 30-27 win over Northwestern. Last week, the Huskers led the Lions, 35-25, in first-place votes and 1,704-1,665 in points.
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January 2, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The covered wagons were back in the Orange Bowl parking lot again last night. And, of course, they were circled. This is a familiar bone yard for Nebraska football fans, the place where their national championship hopes traditionally come to die. And if the third time would be a charm for taciturn coach Tom Osborne, who had seen two titles slip through his calloused hands here, the elusive win would come against a team playing at home and...
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September 17, 1995 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Nebraska Cornhuskers never looked back. The crime news of the last week was a distraction from which the Huskers and their fans averted their eyes. Before yesterday's home-opening 77-28 humiliation of Arizona State, Nebraska's national championship trophy appeared on a big screen. Memorial Stadium was filled with good vibes. Coach Tom Osborne took his first step on the turf, and the noise level shot higher. A lost Heisman Trophy candidate didn't wreck the moment. Nebraska's band got a standing ovation when it first hit the field.
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October 20, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Style points matter. That was the message delivered by poll voters to Penn State yesterday. After beating Ohio State last Saturday right before No. 1 Florida lost to Louisiana State, Penn State picked up 40 first-place votes in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll, 25 first-place votes in the Associated Press media poll and became No. 1 in both polls. After scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns to squeeze by five-touchdown underdog Minnesota, 16-15, Saturday, Penn State lost its top spot in both polls to Nebraska yesterday.
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January 13, 2013 | Daily News Wire Services
Chane Behanan could be available for No. 3 Louisville when it faces South Florida on Saturday. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Friday that X-rays revealed a spur in Behanan's injured left ankle that was causing pain rather than the sprain the sophomore forward sustained in practice on Monday. He missed Wednesday night's 73-58 victory at Seton Hall and was expected to be out 7 to 10 days. Behanan told assistant coaches that he was ready to play and Pitino said, "he says he can play, so I'm going to take him for his word.
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November 12, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Jordan Hooper scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as 18th-ranked Nebraska (2-0) had no trouble with visiting Temple in a 64-39 win on Sunday in Lincoln. Erica Covile led the Owls (1-1) with 10 points, while Sally Kabengano had nine rebounds. The Cornhuskers shot only 32 percent from the field but did make seven three-pointers and attempt 22 more shots than Temple. The Owls shot 33 percent from the field. Temple had made a trey in 100 straight games dating back to the first game of the 2009-10 season, but saw the streak end, missing all eight of their three-point attempts.
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November 8, 2012 | BY TIM GILBERT, Daily News Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - The injury bug seems to be the Nittany Lions' weeklong opponent. As Penn State (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) readies for its last road game of the season, Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1), the Lions could be without two of their star players - senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill (knee) and redshirt freshman tight end Kyle Carter (foot). Meanwhile, running back Curtis Dukes (head), who generally sees time on special teams, is out. At his weekly news conference on Tuesday, coach Bill O'Brien said both Hill and Carter are day-to-day.
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October 10, 2011 | Associated Press
Nebraska might look back on its record-setting comeback win over Ohio State as the game that saved its season. A week after a 31-point loss at Wisconsin, the Cornhuskers trailed by 21 points in the third quarter before they rallied to win, 34-27, Saturday night in the greatest comeback in program history. With a challenging schedule in their inaugural Big Ten season, an 0-2 start in league play would have been devastating for the preseason pick to win the Legends Division.
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October 2, 2011 | Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. - Russell Wilson gave Nebraska a harsh welcome to the Big Ten, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another in No. 7 Wisconsin's 48-17 rout of the eighth-ranked Cornhuskers on Saturday night. Montee Ball ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns for the Badgers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten). But Wilson was the main attraction for a prime-time television audience as Wisconsin overcame a slow start to solidify its status as the class of the conference. Taylor Martinez threw three interceptions for the Huskers (4-1, 0-1)
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September 25, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Trent Richardson rushed for 120 yards and caught a 61-yard touchdown pass, and No. 3 Alabama overwhelmed No. 14 Arkansas in a 38-14 win on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) scored on special teams and defense, and used the old-fashioned power run to emphatically win the SEC West showdown that the Razorbacks (3-1, 0-1) hoped would stamp them as legitimate contenders. Instead, the league's top defense thoroughly overpowered Tyler Wilson and the No. 1 offense.
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September 23, 2011 | BY MARK PERNER, pernerm@phillynews.com
THE GUNSLINGER is headed for the town of Laramie, Wyo., and the town folk are awaiting the outlaw with open arms. The big, bad Red of Nebraska is invading the University of Wyoming campus to take on the 3-0 Cowboys in an obvious mismatch. But officials at the university are touting tomorrow's game against the No. 9 Huskers as "the most anticipated game in UW football history. " Anticipated? The Cornhuskers (3-0) are favored by more than three touchdowns, and no one cares about the game unless the Cowboys pull off an Appalachian State.
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July 29, 2011 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - Forget, for once, the annual regular season-ending blood feud between Ohio State and Michigan. The Buckeyes and Wolverines go at it on Nov. 26 in Michigan Stadium, with first-year coaches at the helm for the first time since 1929. But the bowl-ineligible Buckeyes are in the NCAA doghouse and the Wolverines are coming off the nightmare of the 3-year Rich Rodriguez coaching experiment, during which the winningest program in the history of college football went 15-24, including 6-18 in the Big Ten. No, the Big Ten game of the year in 2011 figures to be the Oct. 1 scrum in Camp Randall Stadium between two red-clad heavyweights that, in certain ways, are mirror images of one another.
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November 21, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cyrus Gray ran for 137 yards and Randy Bullock kicked the go-ahead field goal with about three minutes left as No. 18 Texas A&M knocked off ninth-ranked Nebraska, 9-6, in College Station, Texas, on Saturday night. The win was the fifth straight for the Aggies (8-3, 5-2 Big Twelve) and kept the Cornhuskers (9-2, 5-2) from clinching the Big Twelve North title. Nebraska will have another chance in its regular-season finale next week against Colorado. Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez missed the last five minutes of the first quarter and the entire second quarter after injuring his right ankle.
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March 29, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
A'dia Mathies scored 21 points and a quicker, more athletic Kentucky roared past top-seeded Nebraska, 76-67, last night and into the finals of the Kansas City Regional. The Wildcats will meet Oklahoma in the regional finals tomorrow night. Kentucky (28-7), which extended its school-record win total, opened the second half on an 11-1 run and led by as many as 19 points over the Big 12 champion Huskers, who saw an abrupt end to the most successful season in the history of their own program.
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