The University of Nebraska had a very good day April 23, 1963, in a track meet
against Houston. Six records were broken by Nebraska athletes as the Cornhuskers
“walloped” the Texans. Here, Gil Gebo cracks the tape of the 440 in 48 seconds,
one of the records set that day. In the background checking his stopwatch is
Husker coach Frank Sevigne.
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Cowboys sign second-round pick Randy Gregory to four-year, $3.8M deal
The Dallas Cowboys have signed second-round draft pick Randy Gregory to a four-year, $3.8 million deal that includes a signing bonus of over $1 million.
Many draft analyst had the star linebacker out of Nebraska was viewed as a top-10 pick but then failed drug tests, including one at the NFL combine, which sent his stock plummeting. The Cowboys met with Gregory before the draft and had conversations with him leading up to the second round, attempting to secure an agreement with a support system to help him on and off the field.
Gregory said during rookie minicamp there were “a lot of things” he needed to do to develop as a person.
“I think the main thing is, like I’ve been saying, just be mature,” said Gregory, who had 17.5 sacks in two seasons with the Cornhuskers. “I’ve taken the right steps. I think I’m around the right guys and the right system. I really feel like this is the best place for that.”
“I think we expect a lot of big things from ourselves,” Gregory said. “We can’t add any more pressure to ourselves, though. We’ve got to be the same player we’ve always been but try to get better.”
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory will have a chance to start as a rookie with free agent defensive end Greg Hardy suspended for the first 10 games because of his role in a domestic violence case. Hardy is appealing the suspension.
Gregory is the highest Dallas draft pick to sign so far. First-rounder Byron Jones, a cornerback from Connecticut, remains unsigned along with tackle Chaz Green (third round) and linebacker Damien Wilson (fourth round). The Cowboys’ first offseason practice is Tuesday.
Dallas essentially ended up with three projected first-round picks. LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins went undrafted after his name surfaced just days before the draft in an investigation of the shooting death of a woman he knew. Police have not identified him as a suspect. Collins signed with the Cowboys as a free agent.
New York. Trenta voti a favore, diciannove contrari. Ed è così che 11 voti di scarto fanno la storia. Siamo in Nebraska, Stato americano semi sconosciuto, impervio ma di bellezza inaudita; e da oggi uno Stato che, come molti altri ormai, ha abolito la pena di morte. Una decisione sofferta, che ha dovuto in qualche modo aggirare il veto posto dallo stesso governatore repubblicano Pete Ricketts,…
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Task completed: A book published after the author turned 65 This was a reread. I read most of the Little House books when I was nine or so. I figured if this wasas magical a reread as others have described to be, I might just read the whole series in order. It was not magical. The magic is gone. Nothing happened in this book. A year passed, they went to a dance, and Laura got a cornhusk doll for…
Young missy your father and I have been so worried, ever since you've been skipping out watching the cornhuskers game on tv with your father, he are worried that you spending too much time rock climbing rather them helping us working on the farm.
Ruby pouted. “I don’t like the cornhuskers… They’re boring. And I’ve been helping!!”
Now we move on to the middle of the pack in the Big Ten conference.
10. Randy Edsall (20-30 at Maryland, 94-100 overall)
Randy Edsall has Maryland moving in the right direction. The Terps have a pair of 7-6 seasons in their past 2 years and are attempting to move beyond that threshold. But the rigorous Big Ten East division will make it a tough hill to climb.
9. Kyle Flood (23-16 at Rutgers, 23-16 overall)
The other coach of the newest Big Ten addition checks in right above Edsall. Kyle Flood has continued the moderate success at Rutgers that began under Greg Schiano. The Scarlet Knights performed above expectations so far in the Big Ten and it’s his job to keep it that way.
8. Mike Riley (0-0 at Nebraska, 93-80 overall)
Meet Mike Riley, the second of three new coaches to the Big Ten. He made Oregon State, traditionally one of the PAC-12′s bottom-feeders, into a rather respectable program. At Nebraska, expectations are much much higher, but he does a lot more with less than most coaches, so at a power program like Nebraska perhaps he can bring back championship glory.
7. Pat Fitzgerald (60-53 at Northwestern, 60-53 overall)
Speaking of doing more with less, Pat Fitzgerald is running a very competent program over in Evanston. The high water mark was in 2012, when Northwestern won 10 games and their first bowl win since 1948. Since then, a pair of 5-7 seasons have disappointed. It’s hard to tell where the Wildcats will end up this year, but there certainly is the opportunity to become bowl eligible once more.
6. James Franklin (7-6 at Penn State, 31-21 overall)
Perhaps I should have Franklin in the top 5. He did the impossible and built a winning program at Vanderbilt, and his 7-6 record in his first year at Penn State was mainly thanks to roster attrition. Many believe that he will soon have the Nittany Lions returning to their former glory. If he starts climbing the ladder in the East, he will for sure be climbing the ladder on this list.
Nebraska announced the completion of the 2017 football schedule with Arkansas State filling the final vacancy on Labor Day weekend. Nebraska has played the Red Wolves twice, winning 38-9 in 2009 and 42-13 in 2012. Arkansas State has won the Sun Belt Conference title three out of the last four seasons, meaning the Red Wolves are one of the better “body bag” games available on the schedule.
It comes at quite the cost, though:
Just been told the payout is $1.65 million for #ArkSt’s 2017 trip to Nebraska. School record for sure, ASU is getting $1.3 mill from USC.
Granted, Nebraska currently grosses over $5 million in revenue for each home game, plus a share of the Big Ten’s television revenue for the game. So it still makes financial sense to play this game in Lincoln than play a better foe on the road.
The entire 2017 Nebraska football schedule:
Sat. Sept. 2 Arkansas State Sat. Sept. 9 at Oregon Sat. Sept. 16 Northern Illinois Sat. Sept. 23 Rutgers Sat. Sept. 30 at Illinois Sat. Oct. 7 Wisconsin Sat. Oct. 14 Ohio State Sat. Oct 28 at Purdue Sat. Nov. 4 Northwestern Sat. Nov. 11 at Minnesota Sat. Nov. 18 at Penn State Fri. Nov. 24 Iowa
Pretty solid schedule, with road games at Oregon and Penn State, plus back-to-back visits from Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Note that starting in 2016, the Big Ten will begin playing nine conference games each season, leaving three nonconference foes each season. For reference, here are the upcoming non-conference schedules for the Huskers:
2015: BYU, South Alabama, at Miami, Southern Miss 2016: Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon 2017: Arkansas State, at Oregon, Northern Illinois 2018: Akron, Colorado, Troy 2019: South Alabama, at Colorado, Northern Illinois 2020: TBA, Cincinnati, TBA 2021: Northern Illinois, TBA, at Oklahoma 2022: TBA, TBA, Oklahoma 2023: TBA, at Colorado, Northern Illinois 2024: TBA, Colorado, TBA 2025: TBA, at Cincinnati, TBA 2026: TBA, Tennessee, TBA 2027: TBA, at Tennessee, TBA
Tragic news out of the athletic department this evening. Nebraska assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood was killed Saturday in a car accident near Atlantic, Iowa while on a recruiting trip. Underwood, 31, leaves behind his wife Austin, daughter Lyla and son Jude.
His biography from the NU athletic department:
Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous two as a volunteer assistant. Underwood helped the Huskers to the Big Ten Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2013, as Nebraska posted a 19-4-1 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to coming to Nebraska, Underwood spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of Montana and three years as a graduate assistant coach for Marshall‘s men’s and women’s soccer teams. He earned a Bachelor’s of Sports Psychology degree from Concord University in 2006 and earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Marshall in 2008.
A native of London, England, Underwood moved to the United States and played one season of varsity soccer at Concord, before the program was dropped. He immediately embarked on his coaching career, serving as a student assistant coach for the women’s program. Underwood earned a Union of European Football Association (UEFA) coaching ‘A’ license.
Head soccer coach John Walker added this:
“We lost a terrific man today. He was outstanding in all that he did. He was a wonderful husband to Austin and a terrific father to Lyla and Jude. As a coach, his potential was limitless. His creativity, attention to detail, passion for learning and teaching style was the best I have been around during my years in coaching. He was well beyond his years with his knowledge base and how he saw the game. Lastly he cared so much about the players and their well-being. He had such a positive influence on everyone that he came into contact with. We will miss him greatly.”
The following is a statement by Marshall head coach Bob Gray on the passing of former GA (& current @Huskers asst.) Peter Underwood:
With several conferences already taken care of, I’m switching my attention over to the Big Ten, which is riding a ton of momentum after an impressive bowl season. The perception of the conference as a…[read more]
ABC and ESPN announced a slate of ACC football broadcasts, which include Nebraska’s return trip to Miami on September 19. The game will kick off at 2:30 pm and will be televised by ABC and ESPN2 on the reverse mirror.
It’s somewhat surprising that the game wasn’t selected for primetime; it appears that ABC may be looking at a Pac-12 matchup between Stanford and Southern Cal instead. The afternoon kickoff may pose a conditioning challenge to the Huskers, though preseason camp in Nebraska should be comparable. The average high temperature in Miami is 89, with dew points historically around 76 degrees. Hot and humid - maybe a little worse than Nebraska in July.
Nebraska’s kickoff times and schedule for 2015 look like this on May 15:
Sept. 5 BYU TBA Sept. 12 South Alabama 7 pm, BTN Sept. 19 at Miami 2:30 pm, ABC/ESPN2 Sept. 26 Southern Miss (Homecoming) 11 am, ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN Oct. 3 at Illinois TBA Oct. 10 Wisconsin TBA Oct. 17 at Minnesota TBA Oct. 24 Northwestern TBA Oct. 31 at Purdue TBA Nov. 7 Michigan State 6 pm or 7 pm, ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 Nov. 14 at Rutgers TBA Nov. 27 Iowa TBA
Reports suggest we should hear about a kickoff time and network for the BYU game shortly, most likely at 2:30 pm on ABC. (There is a chance that ABC could select Stanford at Northwestern for the 2:30 time slot, pushing the Huskers/BYU game to an 11 am kickoff on ESPN.) Broadcast times for conference games will fall under the 12-day/6-day window, meaning that ABC/ESPN and BTN can wait until two weeks before the game to set kickoff times.
With ABC/ESPN and BTN announcing their prime time schedules for Big Ten games earlier, this will be the first season since 1990 when Nebraska doesn’t play a prime-time game on the road. Only two NU games will be in prime time in 2015: South Alabama (BTN) and Michigan State (ABC/ESPN). Conversely, that means more than a handful of morning kickoffs in all likelihood.