Nebraska ties, Oct. 3

Craig Bohl, Wyoming: The Cowboys’ Brian Hill rushed for 208 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, but Wyoming fell 31-13 to Appalachian State.

Turner Gill, Liberty: Quarterback Josh Woodrum completed 25 of 32 passes for 239 yards and rushed for 44 yards as the Flames beat Georgia State 41-33 to earn their fourth win over an FBS program in school history.

Mike Minter, Campbell: The Camels’ defense had a school-record nine sacks and held Drake to 40 rushing yards and 114 yards passing in a 24-14 victory.

Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina: Alex Ross threw four touchdowns in the ...

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Tom's Takes: Collins impresses, who's to blame?, what's next

Three quick takes by World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel coming out of Nebraska's 14-13 loss to Illinois on Saturday.

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Hats off to Maliek

Until the end, the story of the day was Maliek Collins having one of the great days you’ll see a defensive lineman have. He was everywhere, literally, as defensive coordinator Mark Banker moved him around and at times had him standing up just behind the line of scrimmage. That gave Collins a running start to blow apart the line. More than once he exploded through two offensive linemen, and at times he seemed to single-handedly push...

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Game Replay: Illinois 14, Nebraska 13

Four keys from Nebraska's 14-13 loss to Illinois on Saturday, including a key matchup, questionable calls, a top performer and more.

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Peculiar plays: The miscommunication on third down with one minute left will make it tough for the Huskers to get over Saturday's loss. They threw the ball. And the pass fell incomplete, stopping the clock. Nebraska should have drained the clock down to 10 or 15 seconds. A run play actually was called — but the players inadvertently did something different. And then on fourth down, NU called a pass play for its fullback in the flat, well s...

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Video: Sam McKewon's Nebraska-Illinois postgame analysis

Nebraska dropped a 14-13 Big Ten matchup to Illinois on Saturday.

Immediately after the final whistle, staff writer Sam McKewon jumped in front of the camera to offer his take on coach Mike Riley's third loss in five games. 

Is it time to panic? Just bad luck?

Watch the video below for his Sam's instant reaction, check out his blog on NU's third-down blunder, and read Dirk Chatelain's column to see where he's putting the blame.

Former Blackshirt Jim Pillen recovered Billy Sims’ fumble in the 1978 game against Oklahoma, but said the next game left him with regret.

“The Missouri game ... I have always said that I am not going to live with regrets, but I live...

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Mad Chatter: How Pierson-El makes everyone's life easier, Saban the underdog, red pants emails

It’s Friday! That means Ten Big stories in 10 little bites. We’ll cover Bill Simmons and Fred Hoiberg, Mark Richt and Nick Saban, the MLB standings and the Great Pants Debate. But first, a quick note on De’Mornay Pierson-El.

If you had told me a month ago that Nebraska’s passing game would look as good as it has without DPE, I would’ve been mighty surprised. Tommy Armstrong has played like a second- or third-team All-Big Ten quarterback WITHOUT his big-play weapon. 

Jordan Westerkamp is no doubt Armstrong’s favorite receiver — I'll have more on him in Saturday’s World-Herald....

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TBL's Cup of Joe: Five keys for Nebraska vs. Illinois

Former Husker quarterback and graduate assistant Joe Ganz gave his five keys for Nebraska to get the victory against Illinois on Saturday during his weekly "Cup of Joe" segment.

Replay the video below, plus listen live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.


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TBL: Tony Boone primes you for UNO hockey season

World-Herald staff writer Tony Boone joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to prepare you for UNO hockey season. 

Boone talked about the move to the new arena, Maverick basketball — and a little bit of boxing news.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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TBL: Creighton men's soccer coach Elmar Bolowich talks about his top-ranked team and a series with UNO

Creighton men's soccer coach Elmar Bolowich joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include his team's impressive start, how soccer is different in the Big East conference, goalkeeper Connor Sparrow, their upcoming match against DePaul and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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TBL: Rich Kaipust breaks down Huskers matchup with Illinois

World-Herald staff writer Rich Kaipust joined "The Bottom Line" with Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz to discuss Nebraska's injuries, what to expect out of their matchup with Illinois and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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Also on Friday, Mike'l and Joe discussed the bone formation and how it benefits the Huskers:

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From the Archives: Bob Gibson sets World Series record on this day, writes about it in World-Herald

It was this date, Oct. 2, in 1968. Game 1 of the World Series.

On the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals was a man who would later become known as the greatest athlete ever to emerge from the state of Nebraska. A right-hander out of Creighton University by way of Omaha Tech High School.

Bob Gibson.

The Cardinals were squaring off with the Detroit Tigers — who would later rally from a 3-1 deficit to win the series. But in that opener in St. Louis, Gibson, coming off one of the best seasons in the history of the major leagues, would set a record that stands to this day — 1...

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TBL: Jon Nyatawa previews NU-Illinois, talks running game and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to talk about the Huskers' ability to run the football and defend the pass, what to expect against Illinois on Saturday and more. 

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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Women's basketball: Yori and Theriot talk upcoming season, new coaches, injury updates

Nebraska women's basketball is coming off its most successful four-year run in school history. Four NCAA tournament bids, two straight highly-ranked recruiting classes, the completion of top-notch practice and arena facilities.

So it makes sense that coach Connie Yori would be upbeat when she met with a couple reporters Thursday. Perhaps there's a little more than that, though, to her energy.

The Huskers are young — seven freshmen or sophomores dot the roster — but talented. And because four seniors graduated last year, NU's having to mix and match personalities more than bef...

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How the national media are predicting the Nebraska-Illinois game

The Associated Press' Ralph D. Russo picked Nebraska to beat Illinois on Saturday. But his one-line description of the game might hold interest for Husker fans.

"Lose to the Illini and the honeymoon ends for Huskers fans and new coach Mike Riley," Russo wrote, before predicting NU to prevail 35-24. 

If you ask ESPN's Chris Fallica, the "honeymoon" might indeed end. Fallica picked Illinois to beat the Huskers 34-30, and "The Bear" is 20-5 against the spread this season. 

Anyway, no matter which side of the spectrum these professional pickers land on, it's worth noting th...

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Husker hoops target to make college choice today

Nebraska men's basketball recruiting target Jeriah Horne will make his pick today, and the Huskers appear to be in the mix coming down to the wire.

Horne, a Kansas City Barstow School product, announced Wednesday that he would make his decision from his final five schools: Nebraska, Pepperdine, Wichita State, Kansas State and DePaul. He had previously been considering Memphis and Iowa State as well. Horne’s father, Jerrell, played power forward at Memphis from 1992-94 alongside Penny Hardaway.

Horne, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound power forward who came to Nebraska last weekend for an...

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Nebraska vs. Illinois will start 20 minutes later than scheduled

The Nebraska Athletic Department and the Big Ten on Thursday announced that the Huskers' kickoff with Illinois on Saturday will be pushed back 20 minutes.

The game, which was scheduled to begin at 2:42 p.m., will now kick off at 3:02 p.m. in Champaign. 

The impending weather impact of Hurricane Joaquin has adjusted the Michigan-Maryland kickoff in College Park, too, moving it from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m.

The move in the Husker game time is to accommodate for any potential weather-related delays in earlier games on Saturday, the school said.

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Mad Chatter: The 2016 Husker offense, Pelini vs. NFL QBs, the Royals' wild card miracle

Looking for a bright spot in this gloomy Husker season? Looking for a reason to hope? Take a look at the depth chart.

Nebraska started six seniors Saturday against Southern Miss, three on offense (all linemen), three on defense. Here’s the 13 seniors who have contributed in 2015 (alphabetical):

Taariq Allen, Byerson Cockrell, Imani Cross, Daniel Davie, Jack Gangwish, Andy Janovich, Chongo Kondolo, Alex Lewis, Ryne Reeves, Jonathan Rose, David Sutton, Jamal Turner, Kevin Williams.

There aren't many indispensable pieces on that list. 

Look, things aren’t going to ge...

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Video: The Big Ten Preview Show, Sept. 30

The Big Ten West Division draws the attention of Lee Barfknecht and Jon Nyatawa during this week's episode of "The Big Ten Preview Show."

Iowa and Northwestern have impressed, but can they contend for the division crown? Nebraska hasn't been perfect, but could be visiting Illinois at just the right time.

Replay the full episode below:

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TBL breakdown: Nebraska vs. Illinois

Another week, another opponent breakdown from Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line."

This week, the Huskers head to Champaign to take on Illinois, which should put up a decent fight with Nebraska in the passing game. Mike'l and Joe break it all down:

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Also, replay the interview with the voice of Illinois football, Brian Barnhart, who was also on the show Wednesday.

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Illinois preview: Dangerous in the open

Illinois Illini

Overall record: 3-1

Offensive yards per play (119th): 4.91

Defensive yards per play (22nd): 4.44

Turnover margin (T-42nd): +2

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TBL: Dirk Chatelain talks Husker football, MLB, Creighton and Nebraska hoops

It was the usual mixed bag for Dirk Chatelain's Wednesday segment on "The Bottom Line."

The topic jump from the MLB playoffs to Nebraska football and the defensive struggles, the Huskers' penalty issues, NU and Creighton basketball and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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TBL: Jim Pillen reminisces on Husker playing days

Jim Pillen — a former Nebraska defensive back from the late 1970s — joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss his recruitment to Nebraska, his brother Clete Pillen, moving to monster back, the coaching during his time at Nebraska, the Oklahoma rivalry, memories as a Husker and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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From the Archives: After 'insult to me and my teammates,' Frazier and 1995 Huskers roll WSU

The 1995 Washington State team wanted to "shock the world." At least that's what the Cougars were preaching before their matchup with the nation's No. 2 team: Nebraska.

The chatter made its way to Lincoln and into the ear of Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier before the start of NU's matchup with WSU on this day 20 years ago.

"All the talking they had been doing was an insult to me and my teammates," Frazier said. "I wanted to prove that they weren't going to beat us."

And prove that he did.

Frazier, despite banging an already sore elbow and thigh, passed for 99 ya...

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