May 7, 1989 |
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.
November 5, 1989 |
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.
November 20, 1988 |
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.
September 6, 2012 |
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.
March 20, 1993 |
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.
November 2, 1991 |
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.
July 29, 2011 |
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.
October 17, 2004 |
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.
November 29, 1997 |
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.
December 4, 2001 |
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.