Pelini was not a bad head coach at Nebraska. There have been worse. But Pelini the head coach has a ceiling.
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January 26 is always a tough day, the day my mother passed away in 1995. Today was the 25th anniversary of that. But it was going to be a good day. I was taking my wife and two daughters to the Creighton "Pink Out" game. Plenty of reasons to smile, good vibes. Then came the news. A helicopter crash in L.A. Kobe Bryant, gone. Also, his 13-year-old daughter.
Get to know Nebraska football's most recent hire offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick.
Sonny Lubick is coming back to Lincoln. It’s been a while. He’ll be known around here as Matt’s dad. That is, Matt Lubick, the new offensive coordinator for Nebraska football.
For Tom Shatel, the best moment in the college basketball season happens Sunday, during Creighton basketball's annual Pink Out.
As Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sidelines, all my flashbacks followed him to the end zone. To 50 years ago, when an 11-year-old kid, in his living room in Dubuque, Iowa, watched Otis Taylor high-step it down the sidelines in Super Bowl IV.
Welcome to Creighton basketball 2019-20, where class is always in session. Call this one Leadership 101. Or Toughness 101.
A coach doesn't really learn how to coach until he's in charge.
Back on Sept. 9, the ’71 Huskers were recognized as the greatest college football team of all time, as voted by an ESPN panel of 150 media members, administrators and former players and coaches. That honor lasted until last Monday night, when Bob Devaney, Jerry Tagge and the gang went up in a puff of Joe Burrow cigar smoke.
Greg McDermott's 500 wins is a big enough reason to celebrate. And a time to take stock of all the assistants and players along the way.