James Joyner Defense, United States "In reality, it was presaged nearly two years ago in the former Army sergeant and Nebraska Senator's farcical confirmation hearings before his one-time colleagues." To the surprise of many, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resigned his post Monday, apparently under heavy pressure. Show More Summary
College football's spread offense era has made it harder than ever to defend against straightforward rushing attacks. Melvin Gordon rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska in the snow stands as a testament to his athleticism, a crowning...Show More Summary
Following Bishop James Conley's pastoral column in the Southern Nebraska Register which we reported last week, His Excellency has celebrated the Mass for the feast of Christ the King (OF) ad orientem at his diocese's Cathedral of the Risen Christ in advance of the promised celebration of Christmas midnight Mass ad orientem. Show More Summary
When Nebraska and Iowa lock horns in a Big Ten clash Friday, the Cornhuskers may very well be without top wide receiver Kenny Bell. According to Brian Rosenthal of The Lincoln Journal Star, the senior wideout is questionable for theShow More Summary
There are a two ways to go about being mediocre in college football. Strictly definitionally, a team can settle in somewhere directly between schools like Stanford and those like Eastern Michigan—finishing around.500 every season. But...Show More Summary
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Nebraska fans will be looking hard for something about which to be thankful. In the course of seven days, Nebraska fans saw their Cornhuskers go from an 8-1 team on the periphery of the College Football Playoff to (at best) the third-best team in the Big Ten West. Show More Summary
Different strains from the same bacteria species can show different probiotic effects in an animal, work from Dr Steven Frese at the University of Nebraska has shown.
Heading to Nebraska for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and we can’t wait for the food, the football, the ping pong matches, the football, the butter ball soup, the card games, the football, the pumpkin pie, the Cool Whip, the pecan pie, and the football.
Two amateur historians—one in Ireland, another in Nebraska—say that after spending dozens of hours reviewing the iconic World War II photo of the flag-raising in Iwo Jima, and consulting other historic photos and documents, one of the six men listed in the photo has been misidentified. Their full...
One week ago, Melvin Gordon vaulted into college football’s national spotlight with a 408-yard rushing effort against Nebraska that set the FBS single-game rushing record (for a week, as it turned out, thanks to Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine’s...Show More Summary
Talk about being in the middle of Middle America. This week I’m in bitterly cold Nebraska — Omaha, to be exact — visiting with my wife Colleen’s family. On Tuesday
Bo Pelini has been here before. In fact, this November feels eerily similar to last November for the University of Nebraska head coach. As a result, Pelini is now being placed firmly back on the hot seat. Should he be there, though? That's the million-dollar question. The easy answer would be yes. Show More Summary
Last week, Melvin Gordon set a single-game rushing record, trampling Nebraska for 408 yards and breaking LaDainian Tomlinson’s 15-year-old mark for TCU. The Wisconsin running back was so dominant that he got his numbers in just three quarters, sitting out the fourth altogether as the Badgers were comfortably ahead. Just a hunch that Gordon now wishes that […]
The Minnesota Golden Gophers proved they are worthy of being talked about as one of the better teams in the Big Ten, defeating Nebraska at Memorial Stadium 28-24. The final box score can be found here, thanks to NCAA.com. The Huskers looked as if they were going to run away with the game, as they led 21-7 at the half. Show More Summary
The Huskers struck first, but short-handed Nebraska couldn't hold on for the win. On Senior Day in Lincoln, the No. 25 Minnesota Golden Gophers weathered an early storm and scored a late touchdown to upset the host No. 23 Nebraska, 28-24. Nebraska...Show More Summary
What a brutal way to end a game. Nebraska's chance to come back and beat Minnesota died in bizarre fashion. Tommy Armstrong appeared to hit Demornay Pierson-El and he was heading into the end zone, but Briean Boddy-Calhoun stripped the...Show More Summary
We see fans with sports-themed hair from time to time. But this guy went above and beyond. Here's someone with Big Red and the phrase GO BIG RED shaved into their hair at Nebraska-Minnesota. Please identify yourself. You win everything. Nothing else to say. Show More Summary
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were expecting to draw closer against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with an easy 30-yard field-goal attempt, but things didn't go according to plan. The Cornhuskers ended up blocking the field goal, then Nate Gerry recovered the ball and took it all the way to the other end zone for a touchdown, putting Nebraska up 21-7. Show More Summary
NO NO NO NONON ONONONO: I think that's a blight of some sort. Might not wanna eat it. Your corn's teeth should be way cleaner than this. (via ESPN)
The Huskers' star pass rusher is back in the game after a few tense minutes on the sidelines. UPDATE: Gregory is back in the game after missing only a few minutes. Nebraska defensive end and potential top-10 NFL Draft pick Randy Gregory has left the Huskers' game against Minnesota with what appears to be a head/neck injury. Show More Summary