Breaking Brad: Oklahoma rolls out the welcome mat for new students; UNL sends tuition bill

The University of Oklahoma welcomed a new student by sending 300 current students, the marching band and the Sooner Schooner to her house to present her an acceptance letter. When I was accepted by UNL, I’m pretty sure the letter came postage due.

Kelly: Collaboration by 2 Omaha nonprofits — one religious, one secular — that serve kids could become national model

Both the Jesuit Academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha serve kids from the poorest section of the city, and the result of their cooperation is a $1.2 million improvement to the clubs’ camp and an affiliation for years to come.


Shatel: There’s no slowing 
this hurry-up drive into the future, and that’s OK

The game of college football is moving these days at a no-huddle pace, and the evidence was live and in color Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.


Dickson's Week in Review, Sept. 21-27

The newly arrived Mars space probe Maven sent back photos of a life form in some kind of futuristic costume — wait, that was actually the Huskers in their Red Rising alternate uniforms Saturday night.

Breaking Brad: Broncos fans have apparently had enough of Phil Simms

Denver Broncos fans are circulating petitions to stop Phil Simms from calling the team's games. Because it's Colorado, all of the petitions are printed on rolling papers.

Breaking Brad: Fear Ameer? Dang straight!

The Nebraska Democratic Party has started a campaign website called This replaces the old Nebraska Democrats' campaign website:


Shatel: West likely goes to whoever makes hay among NU, Iowa, Wisconsin

Gentlemen, start your tractors. No, that’s not a metaphor for Big Ten West speed. The race to the Big Ten West title commences today, and it says here that it goes through the Tractor Triangle.

Breaking Brad: Why is the media ignoring Derek Jeter's retirement tour!?!?

A new saint is about to be canonized by the pope. Man, this Derek Jeter farewell tour is getting out of hand.

Breaking Brad: Meanwhile at that Rob Zombie concert...

At Rob Zombie's Mid-America Center concert Wednesday, the following words appeared on risers: "hate," "kill" and "war." Like many of you, I initially mistook it for a Jean Stothert and Ben Gray town hall meeting.

Breaking Brad: NASA's Mars orbiter also loves Derek Jeter

A NASA-launched Mars orbiter has reached the Red Planet. It's not conducting scientific experiments. Instead, as part of a retirement tribute, the orbiter will spell out "DEREK JETER" on Mars' surface.

Breaking Brad: NU, Miami players tell dueling politicians to cool it

The Terry-Brad Ashford race is beginning to get a little contentious. After the ad showing Ashford running in his gym shorts, look for Terry to begin referring to him as "The Streaker."


Shatel: Ameer Abdullah’s Husker legacy is about more than just numbers

Where does Ameer Abdullah rank? You tell me. Name the Huskers over the years who could make that speech in Chicago, carry themselves as a team leader every day, make clutch plays to win games and rank in the top three of a big-time category in Nebraska history.

Breaking Brad: H&M's a model in efficiency for Omaha traffic engineers

The H&M store opened ahead of schedule. Any chance we can put the H&M people in charge of Omaha street repairs?

Breaking Brad: It's fall! Aka, time for our muddy sinkhole to change colors!

Tuesday is the first day of fall. It will just be nice to see leaves on the ground that weren't missed by Deffenbaugh yard waste pickup crews.


Shatel: Ameer Abdullah has advice for Florida State's Winston

Immature. Self-absorbed. Punk. Jameis Winston isn’t that guy. So says Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska I-back, Heisman Trophy candidate and longtime friend of Winston.

Breaking Brad: Nebraska-Miami 2 coming to pay-per-view soon

Nebraska-Miami was the first college football game promoted by Don King.

Breaking Brad: Man unlocks the secret to navigating Omaha's construction, sinkholes

A man from Colorado named Stephen VanGampleare won the Omaha Marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds. Between all the roadwork, the detours and the huge sinkholes, you can’t drive across Omaha in that time.


Lunch with Tom: Replay

Hungry for some sports chat? Join World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel at 10 a.m. for an early edition of “Lunch with Tom” to discuss Nebraska’s win over Miami and more.


Dickson's Bottom 10, Sept. 22

We have a new No. 1 Bottom 10 team. Whenever I type that, I feel a little bit like the Steve Martin character in “The Jerk” screaming, “The new phone books are here, the new phone books are here!”

Grace: Once silent in the face of bullies, teen won state poetry gold, fought censorship — and found his voice

Michael Barth’s voice could have been silenced. Bullies caused him to retreat. He considered suicide. But now that voice is in demand. 


Kelly: Where’s the best zoo? Why, here in Omaha, of course

Our acclaimed zoo has carried the Henry Doorly name for many years, but it’s trying to emphasize the name Omaha.

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