Nebraska city keeps paying Kobach to defend immigration rule

Politics 12/12/18, 18:44

An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014. Fremont's City Council unanimously approved its annual agreement with Kobach on Tuesday. Since 2010, the ...

Cornhuskers keeping 8-2 start in perspective after NCAA snub

Basketball 12/12/18, 02:19

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team.Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten.Humble because for all the success they've had getting out ...

No. 24 Nebraska beats Creighton 94-75, ends skid in series

Basketball 12/08/18, 21:55

Nebraska, in basketball, is now a red state.The No. 24 Cornhuskers left no doubt, turning in their best performance of the season against Creighton, their in-state rival from Omaha.James Palmer made three of his career-best six 3-pointers in the first three minutes and finished with 30 points, and the Huskers ...

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL draft, skip bowl game

Football 11/30/18, 14:18

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, will not play in Iowa's upcoming bowl game."We are ...

Shayok scores 18 pts to lead Iowa St. past Omaha 82-55

Basketball 11/26/18, 22:16

Marial Shayok scored 18 points, freshman Tyrese Haliburton had 16 and Iowa State cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 82-55 on Monday night for its third straight win.Michael Jacobson scored 13 points with 10 rebounds for his first double-double with the Cyclones (6-1), who never trailed in disposing of the Mavericks.Iowa State showed ...

Huskers’ 4-8 season under Scott Frost offers hope for 2019

Football 11/26/18, 02:37

The growing pains Nebraska went through in its first year under Scott Frost were apparent. There was the program-worst 0-6 start, the seven games in which the defense allowed more than 450 yards and the eight in which it gave up at least 31 points, and there were special-teams breakdowns ...

Recinos’ FG lifts Iowa over Nebraska 31-28 at final whistle

Football 11/23/18, 15:33

Miguel Recinos drilled a 41-yard field goal through a driving rain as time expired and Iowa beat Nebraska 31-28 on Friday despite blowing a 15-point lead.Mekhi Sargent ran for a career-high 173 yards and scored twice for the Hawkeyes (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten), who have won four straight over the ...

Scott Frost’s Huskers get their first crack at Iowa

Football 11/22/18, 02:13

Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn't good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren't good enough to beat the Hawkeyes.New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry that's blossomed into ...

Ex-Hawkeye Erik Chinander’s heart belongs to Cornhuskers now

Football 11/21/18, 11:49

Erik Chinander was a Hawkeye through and through as a kid and then as a walk-on offensive lineman who earned two bachelor's degrees from Iowa.He is the Nebraska defensive coordinator now, and as much as his eastern Iowa roots mean to him, he says he has no conflicted feelings heading ...

Texas Tech tops Nebraska to win Hall of Fame Classic

Sports 11/21/18, 00:20

Texas Tech made every possession a grind, fought for every loose ball, dominated in the paint and imposed its will on Nebraska in a throwback to the old days of the rough-and-tumble Big 12.All that fight produced a title in the Hall of Fame Classic.Jarrett Culver finished with 26 points, ...

Update: Texas Tech tops Nebraska in Hall of Fame Classic

Sports 11/20/18, 23:41

The Latest on the Hall of Fame Classic (all times local):10:35 p.m.Jarrett Culver poured in 26 points, Matt Mooney scored 15 and Texas Tech overcame a slow start to beat Nebraska 70-52 on Tuesday night in the title game of the Hall of Fame Classic.The Red Raiders (5-0) trailed 15-6 ...

Flipping the script: Huskers seek 5-1 finish after 0-6 start

Football 11/19/18, 17:30

Scott Frost's first Nebraska team is in position to finish with one more win than the Mike Riley-led Cornhuskers had a year ago.That would be no small accomplishment. The Huskers (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) were the last Power-Five conference team to win this season following a program-worst 0-6 start. To ...

3 FGs in 4th quarter carry Nebraska to 9-6 win over Spartans

Sports 11/17/18, 16:06

Barrett Pickering kicked three field goals in the fourth quarter, the last one a 47-yarder with 5:13 left, as Nebraska came from behind to beat Michigan State 9-6 on Saturday.It was the first time the Cornhuskers had won a game without scoring a touchdown since a 3-0 victory over Kansas ...

Spartans to be big challenge for Huskers’ prolific offense

Football 11/16/18, 02:40

Nebraska's offense has generated more than 450 yards in seven straight games, something not even the powerhouse Tom Osborne teams of the 1990s did.If the Cornhuskers put up the same numbers Saturday against Michigan State's stout defense, it will be another sign first-year coach Scott Frost's up-tempo spread option is ...

Morgan’s big finish puts Huskers’ receiving records in sight

Football 11/12/18, 17:01

The most productive four-game stretch of his career has put Stanley Morgan Jr. in position to leave Nebraska as the greatest receiver in program history.The senior has caught 32 passes for 463 yards and six touchdowns to help the Cornhuskers (3-7, 2-5 Big Ten) win three of their last four ...

Ricketts considering tax plan to help struggling farmers

Business 11/11/18, 10:53

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is considering a proposal to change the way agricultural land is taxed to help farmers dealing with low crop prices.The governor mentioned the idea in an Associated Press interview as a way to prevent property taxes from sharply increasing even as the state's agricultural economy is ...

Illinois, Nebraska believe they’re moving in right direction

Football 11/09/18, 04:03

Even though Illinois and Nebraska have just three Big Ten wins between them, both enter their game Saturday believing they're on the verge of breakthroughs.The Illini (4-5, 2-4) have doubled their win total from 2017 and are coming off their best performance of the season in a 55-31 victory over ...

Omaha’s tallest building evacuated, 25 hospitalized

U.S. 11/08/18, 18:33

Omaha's tallest building was evacuated and more than two dozen people were hospitalized after cleaning-solution fumes spread through the 46-story building. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the First National Tower was ordered evacuated Thursday after workers began complaining of a strong odor and breathing problems. About 2,000 people work at the ...

Couple accused of keeping food from sons take plea deals

U.S. 11/07/18, 11:26

A northeast Nebraska couple accused of child abuse for locking cupboards and a refrigerator to keep their sons from eating snacks have taken plea deals.Dakota County Court records say 41-year-old Blaine Busker and his 38-year-old wife, Donella Busker, entered no-contest pleas Tuesday to one count each of misdemeanor child abuse. ...

Nebraska backs Medicaid expansion, re-elects Republicans

Politics 11/07/18, 04:17

Nebraska voters endorsed a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law but also elected a slate of Republicans who have railed against it as an unsustainable government program.State officials are now required to submit a Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government for approval following Tuesday's ...

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