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August 28th, 2014
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU, Saturday, at Houston. Despite losing 13 starters from last year's 9-4 team, including eight on defense, the Badgers are a popular pick to win the Big Ten West. What better way to measure themselves than by playing one of the SEC's most consistent winners? Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen hadn't named a starting quarterback as of mid-week, though all indications pointed to converted safety-wide receiver Tanner McEvoy. LSU has won an FBS-record 45 straight regular-season non-conference games since 2002.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska has lost possibly three players for the season to injuries and a bunch of others are ailing, but you won't hear coach Bo Pelini complaining.
"There's no magical thing to injuries. It's a tough sport. Things happen, and there's nothing you can do about it," Pelini said after Wednesday's practice. "Look across the country, we're not the only ones that have some guys hurt."
Nickel back Charles Jackson and linebacker Michael Rose are out with season-ending knee injuries and running back Adam Taylor broke his ankle and probably won't make it back this season.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Big Ten volleyball coaches pick Nebraska to finish second in the conference behind two-time defending champion Penn State.
Wisconsin is third in the poll released Thursday, followed by Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State and Minnesota. Michigan is picked eighth, followed by Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers.
Nebraska senior Mary Pollmiller and sophomore Kadie Rolfzen are on the 15-member preseason All-Big Ten team, with Rolfzen a unanimous selection.
VIDEO: First Nebraska football practice of the year
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had their first practice today in Lincoln, Neb.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wants to be known for being more than just a pass rusher.
After leading the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season, he says he needs to become better as a run-stopper.
Gregory's difficulty holding his ground against the run stemmed from his struggle to maintain weight. He dropped as low as 230 pounds last season. Last week, the 6-foot-6 Gregory was up to 248.
CHICAGO (AP) â€” As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:
What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?
No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences.
(AP) â€” If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process.
"You've made a commitment to a young man to come play in your program, why do we have to wait to any certain day?" Pelini said. "Why don't we just go ahead and let's sign on the dotted line, let's get it over with and move forward."
Bo Pelini may not even need a cute cat to keep the pressure off of him in Lincoln. In this Playoff Prognosis, Campus Insiders' Doug Chapman examines whether quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and the revitalized Black Shirt defense are enough to get the Huskers into football's final four.
The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now there has been four performances. In Performance 1 Sunday July 13 Evening JT Bradly of Milburn was 8th in Boys Cutting with a 130. After Performance 2 Monday July 14 Morning JT Bradley moved down to 15th in Boys Cutting. In Performance 3 Monday July 14 Evening Jayde Atkins placed 6th in Pole Bending with a time of 21.136. and ended up 21st in the First Round Leaders. JT Bradley moved down to 23rd. Colter Glendy of Oconto was 6th in Bull riding with a score of 61.