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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Huskers HQ

Laudermill's D sparks NU

LINCOLN — Hidden inside a disappointing overtime loss to Iowa was a battle the Nebraska women’s basketball team and guard Tear’a Laudermill was most pleased to win.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Huskers make offer to Las Vegas long snapper
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:26 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska special teams coordinator Bruce Read appears primed to land one of the nation’s top long snappers if an official visit goes well in Lincoln this weekend.

Jordan Ober, a 6-foot, 190-pound long snapper from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School, got an offer Wednesday from Read after San Jose long snapper Grant Gluhaich picked California over the Huskers. Ober will make the official visit this weekend with his parents and his stepmother and decide Sunday night.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Ice-cold Nebraska falls at Michigan
Posted: January 28, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The injury bug couldn’t stop Michigan, so what chance did Nebraska have?

Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and the shorthanded Wolverines rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over the Cornhuskers on Tuesday.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Huskers add defensive back from Texas
Posted: January 27, 2015

LINCOLN — There’s a fourth member of Nebraska’s promising group of 2015 defensive back recruits. Willie Sykes made it official on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound cornerback from Spring, Texas, visited Lincoln over the weekend. NU assistant coaches Mark Banker and Charlton Warren were in the Houston area Monday night, reportedly there to meet with the one-time Washington State pledge.

No. 15 Nebraska women fall to No. 20 Iowa in OT
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:12 am

IOWA CITY Iowa finally broke its eight-game losing streak to the Nebraska women’s basketball team Monday night. It took overtime and a questionable call at the end of regulation to get a 78-72 win that puts NU two full Big Ten games plus a tiebreaker behind the Hawkeyes.

But it’s the kind of game where the Huskers may be kicking themselves more than dwelling on a bang-bang call. They led for the first 36 minutes, occasionally by double digits. Iowa’s best post player spent whole chunks of the game on the bench with foul trouble. And when point guard Rachel Theriot’s jumper gave NU a 61-60 lead with 4.5 seconds left, it appeared Nebraska was going to survive a late swoon and come home with a major road win.

Omaha Central star Neal to reveal choice as UM makes pus
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:15 am

After considering all of the new pitches, promises and offers, Omaha Central’s star defensive end is ready to end the recruiting process.

DaiShon Neal, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound prospect, wrote on Twitter Monday that he would reveal his final college choice during a radio interview at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday on KOZN 1620 The Zone.

Huskers seeking to end frustration against Michigan
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:21 am

LINCOLN — In four years of Big Ten membership, Nebraska has claimed men’s basketball victories over every available league opponent so far except one.

The sweep would be complete if the Huskers (12-7, 4-3) topple Michigan (12-8, 5-3) Tuesday night at the Crisler Center (capacity 12,707) in Ann Arbor.

Husker coaches shore up commits’ pledges
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:23 am

LINCOLN — No new commits immediately came out of the biggest recruiting weekend of new Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s tenure, but the event hit a crucial mark in impressing two of the players already in the Huskers’ 2015 class.

Carlos and Khalil Davis — the twin defensive tackles from Blue Springs, Missouri, who stand as two key pieces of a class in dire need of defensive linemen — had their first chance to meet all of Riley’s new staff this weekend — a linchpin of finalizing their commitment to NU without taking an additional visit to Missouri next weekend.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 7:53 pm

MOBILE, Ala. — Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.

Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl, punctuating his college career in his home state.

Petteway scores 32, NU holds off Spartans 79-77
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:28 pm

LINCOLN — Nebraska coach Tim Miles told his players last week that if they hoped to make the NCAA tournament, they needed to start their run against Michigan State.

So far, so good.

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