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May 7, 1989 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
After a glowing college football career at Nebraska, former Burlington City standout Charles Fryar assumed that his future would be determined during the recent NFL draft. Fryar, a cousin of former Nebraska all-American and current New England Patriots receiver Irving Fryar, had been a three-year starter at cornerback for one of the nation's highest-profile football programs. Last season, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was named first-team all-Big 8. He grabbed five interceptions for the Big 8 champions, including two in his final game, a 23-3 loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl.
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November 5, 1989 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Colorado's Darian Hagan watched with one eye open and one eye closed. There were six seconds left in the football game of his life, and he wasn't sure what to do. Watch or not watch. But curiosity got the best of Hagan, and as Nebraska quarterback Gerry Gdowski set up to throw, Hagan opened his other eye. As Cornhuskers split end Jon Bostick streaked 42 yards into the end zone, Hagan's eyes widened. When Gdowski's pass arced down toward Bostick's arms, Hagan's eyes almost popped out of his head.
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November 20, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Quarterback Steve Taylor sneaked 1 yard for a touchdown, capping an 80-yard march with the opening kickoff, and Nebraska ended four years of frustration by defeating Oklahoma, 7-3, yesterday in Norman, Okla., for the Big 8 championship and a berth in the Orange Bowl. The Cornhuskers (No. 7 AP and UPI) won their first outright crown since 1983 by shutting down Oklahoma's vaunted wishbone and holding the Sooners (No. 8 AP, No. 9 UPI) to 137 total yards and only 98 on the ground. Oklahoma came in as the nation's fourth-best rushing team, averaging 367.9 yards a game.
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September 6, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A WOMAN HAS sued Nebraska coach Bo Pelini's foundation and offensive coordinator Tim Beck, alleging she suffered a traumatic brain injury while participating in a drill at a football clinic put on by the foundation 2 years ago. Beverly Morgan, 66, of Lincoln said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Lancaster County Court that she fell and hit the back of her head during a drill in which a gauntlet of women struck her with blocking pads. The fall caused her cap and earrings to fly off, according to the lawsuit.
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March 20, 1993 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sam Crawford, who leads the nation in assists, turned the Carrier Dome into his personal playground last night, dishing out 16 assists, knocking down deep three-pointers, smiling as he watched his New Mexico State Aggies teammates dunk all over Nebraska (20-11) during a 93-79 first-round East Regional victory. This game was strictly about entertainment. There was little serious defense. And Crawford aside, no real superstars, either. Nebraska's top scorer, Ed Piatkowski, from Rapid City, S.D., can't even claim to be the star of his own family.
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November 2, 1991 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Big Eight Conference has been the Big Dud in college football so far this year. The winner of today's game between No. 9 Nebraska and No. 15 Colorado will have a pretty good shot at an Orange Bowl trip. And outside of Boulder, Colo., and Lincoln, Neb., nobody seems to care. Nebraska (6-1 overall, 3-0 conference) has been clobbered this season, at home no less, by Washington. Colorado (5-2, 3-0) also was handed an embarrassing home loss, by Baylor. No Big Eight team is going to be in the national-title picture, and that reduces the Orange Bowl to second-class status this season.
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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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October 17, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Joe Dailey became the first Nebraska quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes, and the Cornhuskers bounced back from the worst loss in their history to beat Baylor, 59-27, yesterday in Lincoln, Neb. Dailey completed 13 of 20 passes for 342 yards, breaking the record of 297 yards set by Dave Humm against Wisconsin in 1973. Dailey threw touchdowns of 27 and 45 yards to Isaiah Fluellen in the last 1 minute, 21 seconds of the first half to give the Huskers a 31-3 lead.
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November 29, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Nebraska kept its national championship hopes alive - barely. Ahman Green rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and the second-ranked Cornhuskers survived a fourth-quarter scare to beat Colorado, 27-24, yesterday. Scott Frost passed for 92 yards and ran for 76 yards and a score as the Huskers (11-0, 8-0 Big 12) extended their conference winning streak to 39 games. Colorado (5-6, 3-5) completed its first losing season since 1984. If Nebraska beats Texas A&M in the Big 12 championship game next Saturday, the Huskers will play in the Orange Bowl with a shot at their third national title in four years.
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December 4, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden Catholic righthander Jonathan George, considered among the best major-league-baseball prospects in the region, has accepted a baseball scholarship at Nebraska. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior made an oral commitment last night. George is expected to have another decision in June during the major-league draft. With a fastball that has been consistently clocked above 90 m.p.h., he is considered a potential choice in the top five rounds. For now, he's happy to have his college decision made.
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August 26, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
ZAIRE "BAM" Anderson certainly has come a long way. From Harrison Street in East Frankford to Riverside (Calif.) Community College all the way to Lincoln, Neb. Now, the 5-11, 220-pound senior outside linebacker has his eyes set on a starting spot this season for the Cornhuskers. Not bad for a young man who didn't even start playing linebacker until his senior year at Frankford (2009). In fact, Anderson was a first-team All-Public League coaches' selection at running back that season.
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July 25, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - A two-day drive from home, they came on buses from across the country. They watched as the cornfields of rural America morphed into the lush, deciduous trees separating major East Coast cities. A series of "Welcome to" signs slipped by until their buses came to the end of the line - the Atlantic Ocean, something that many of the volunteers with Lutheran Social Ministries last week had never seen before. They weren't in Nebraska anymore. It was the Jersey Shore.
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May 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Before Jake Diekman walks to the bullpen, the place where he honed a twisting motion to generate the hardest fastball thrown by any lefthanded reliever in baseball, he will ascend the dugout steps Sunday and join a line of his Phillies teammates. The public-address announcer at Citi Field will ask fans to remove their hats. Diekman does not remember the last thing he said to his mother, Billie, before she suffered a heart attack Feb. 4, 2007, and died in a Nebraska hospital.
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March 4, 2014
HOW YOU feeling, Bunkie? Something got you down? In the annual Gallup poll measuring Americans' sense of well-being, also known as the happiness poll, Pennsylvania was No. 36 in 2013, down sharply from 29 the year before. (Thank you, Gov. Corbett?) Since Philadelphians are the single biggest geographic group of Pennsylvanians, our civic angst probably drags down the ranking. We have a schools crisis and send in a hothead as a healer. Crime by criminals is down but crime by cops is up. Buildings collapse, water mains explode, the mayor adds deputy mayors and bike lanes.
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February 2, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE ARE some things in life that you can't make sense of, even as you watch them unfold with your own eyes. Take Molly Schuyler. The skinny mother of four beat out a bevy of burly competitive eating veterans yesterday morning to win Wing Bowl 22 in front of a rabid packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. The fact that she won isn't what defied belief. It's how she won. Schuyler put away a record 363 chicken wings in three rounds - in the span of an hour - with a level of speed and ferocity that left even WIP morning-show host and Wing Bowl co-creator Angelo Cataldi speechless.
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November 30, 2013
Dallas Buyers Club The "inspired by true events" tale of Ron Woodroof, a party-hearty Texas cowboy who, in 1985, contracted the AIDS virus. Matthew McConaughey gives a literally transformative performance as this homophobic hell-raiser, refusing to accept the doctors' prognosis that he has only 30 days to live. He proves them wrong, becoming a cash-rich drug dispenser and patients'-rights advocate in the process, in this colorful, compassionate film. R Nebraska Bruce Dern in a career-defining performance as an ornery coot who believes he's won a $1 million prize, and heads from Montana to Nebraska to claim it. His son (Will Forte)
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November 25, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa. Records: Nebraska, 7-3, 4-2 Big Ten. Penn State, 6-4, 3-3. TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Nebraska, Bo Pelini (sixth season, 56-23); Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 14-8). Series: The Cornhuskers have won the last three games against Penn State and hold an 8-7 lead overall. The Nittany Lions' victory in 2002 was vacated by the NCAA. THREE THINGS TO WATCH The Nebraska pass rush, which has accounted for 32 sacks (tops in the Big Ten)
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November 25, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - In an effort to keep his final Beaver Stadium appearance alive, Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones strained with all of his 318-pound might to reach the Nebraska kicker. As the football flew over his head, he glanced toward the goalpost. "I looked at it and there was nothing I could do," said Jones, one of 17 players on the field in Happy Valley for the last time. "I turned around and saw it was going straight down the middle. " Pat Smith's 42-yard field goal didn't clear the crossbar by much, but it was enough to give the Cornhuskers a 23-20 overtime victory over the Nittany Lions on senior day before a crowd of 98,517 that braved cold and blustery conditions and a few snow squalls.
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November 25, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Alexander Payne knew he wanted to make Nebraska - from a screenplay named for his home state - more than nine years ago, back when the director was shooting Sideways . It's taken him this long for a couple of reasons: The Descendants , for one, and some stymied projects in between. But mostly, Payne didn't want to follow one road movie with another. "Two guys in a car," Payne explains. "I didn't want to go from one two-guys-in-a-car to another two-guys-in-a-car.
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November 24, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Bill O'Brien has a reputation as a head coach who likes to throw the football, but he has said often that he wants a tough offense that can run the ball when the weather in Big Ten country starts to turn nasty. Penn State will be ready for some late November weather on Saturday when it takes on Nebraska on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium. The temperature for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff is expected to be in the mid 30s and there is a chance of snow showers and winds of 20 m.p.h.
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