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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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July 8, 2016
William L. Armstrong, 79, a Colorado media executive who became a major conservative voice in the Senate, died Tuesday after a five-year battle with cancer. A devout Christian as well as a staunch conservative, Sen. Armstrong served as director of the evangelical group Campus Crusade for Christ after retiring from the Senate in 1991 and later as president of Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo. He was first elected to the Senate in 1978 and served two terms, spending much of his time focusing on economic issues.
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July 4, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
TILDEN, Neb. - Nearly 120 miles northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska's topography abandons its modest attempt at hill-making and yields to the flat inevitability of the prairie. Along lonely Route 275, intersecting dirt roads are named incongruously - 88th Avenue, 555th Road, 284th Street - as if some optimistic planner once envisioned a great metropolis sprouting up in the farmland as easily as the corn and summer wheat. It was just west of the Subs and Suds, not far off the two-lane highway, where on Thursday I finally encountered Tilden.
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June 17, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
A COUPLE OF weeks ago, I wrote about the child who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. I said the mother was to blame, because she should have been watching the child at all times. The repercussions from that article were momentous: I lost some friends, including a dear one whom I miss and will likely not see again. I was asked to be on CNN, which was pretty darn amazing, because they sent a limousine and had someone do my makeup (which I expect will happen again only when I die.)
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June 15, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
LIL WAYNE had a rough day in the air yesterday. Yes, Weezy made his flight crew queasy. According to TMZ.com, Wayne, who reportedly has epilepsy, was en route from Milwaukee to California when he had a seizure and blacked out, forcing his pilot to land in Omaha, Neb. Paramedics came to the tarmac, Wayne woke up, refused to go to the hospital and his private plane took off for the west. Minutes later, he had another seizure and was back in Omaha. TMZ says Lil Wayne suffered a near-fatal seizure in 2013 and two 2012 seizures forced his plane down on successive days.
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March 7, 2016
Kansas Caucus, 33 delegates 100% of precincts reporting Bernie Sanders   26,450   68%    Hillary Clinton   12,593   32%    Louisiana Primary, 51 delegates 99% of precincts reporting Hillary Clinton   221,563   71%    Bernie Sanders   72,200   23%    Nebraska Caucus, 25 delegates 84% of precincts reporting Bernie Sanders   14,711   57%    Hillary Clinton   11,293   43%   ...
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December 25, 2015
Angela McEwan, 81, who became a professional actress in her 70s and drew acclaim for her role in Alexander Payne's film Nebraska, has died. A publicist for Ms. McEwan confirmed Tuesday that she died Sunday in New York from complications of lung cancer. The Los Angeles-born Ms. McEwan set out early in life to become an actor, but largely gave it up to raise a family and work as a criminal-court Spanish interpreter. But after her gastroenterologist husband, Guillermo McEwan, retired, Ms. McEwan took up acting lessons and landed roles in a handful of TV shows, including Parks and Recreation, New Girl , and HBO's Getting On. But it was her role as a small-town newspaper editor in 2013's Nebraska that captured the most attention.
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November 19, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IT SEEMS like a worthwhile concept. Start an annual series between the Big East and Big Ten named in honor of Dave Gavitt, the man whose vision was mostly responsible for the Big East becoming the monster it did. Villanova was the marquee team the last two seasons in this new version of the conference, and the preseason choice to be the best once again. So the possibilities looked appealing for this week's inaugural set of eight Tipoff matchups, to be held over four consecutive nights.
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November 1, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Welcome to Week 9, the final round of games before the College Football Playoff selection committee releases its first rankings of the season on Tuesday. We'll see who gets the early foothold in the top four and see whether they can hang on through the sixth and final ranking on Dec. 8. So who do you like? People have complained about the lack of style points and opponents' strength in Ohio State's 8-0 start, but the Buckeyes are a lock for the initial ranking. Clemson and Louisiana State are undefeated, and their chances of getting an early seat at the table appear good.
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October 16, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
YOU KNOW what they say about initial impressions. Well, it takes maybe half of a sentence into an introductory chat with Rowan senior Withler Marcelin to figure out that he's hardly just another record-setting running back. "He's just so comfortable and confident in who he is and what he's doing," said Profs coach Jay Accorsi, who wanted to make Marcelin a defensive back when he first arrived in Glassboro, N.J. "That's rare for a young person. "He doesn't get caught up in himself.
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