August 29th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â Nebraska came out of preseason practice calling its offense the "Red Storm" and confident its defense will be better than the middling unit of a year ago.
"Now the test will come," coach Bo Pelini said. "Once we get to the first game, the question will be can we apply what we've learned? Can we react with 93,000 in the stands?"
The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers will begin to find out against Florida Atlantic on Saturday if they can match their happy talk with performance.
Florida Atlantic-Nebraska preview capsule
Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (BTN)
Line: Nebraska by 23 1/2.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 1-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams.
Though not all the sites are truly neutral, all the games will generate the exposure every coach craves for recruiting. Like bowl games, the openers also will produce lifelong memories for the players and varying financial rewards for the schools.
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
Rooted, but not standing still
Broken Bow, youâve been âBranded!â and itâs been a long time coming.
The official logo shown here as a graphics with this article, along with its accompany narrative was introduced to the community this week.
âI love it, love it, love it,â said Melissa Garcia, president of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.
Bernice M. Blakeman, age 94, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Bernice was born Sept. 7, 1919, at Callaway to John P. and Anna M.L. (Schmidt) Blakeman. She graduated from Merna High School in 1940.
Bernice spent her entire life on the family farm and ranch on Cliff Table west of Merna. In 2000 she moved to Broken Bow with her sister, Ilene.
She is a past member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
Bernice enjoyed feeding and watching the many wild birds that frequented her yard.
Doris E. Hartman, 77, of Kearney died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug.28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. Pastor Duane Duley will officiate and burial will follow at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation with family was Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date.
Douglas Michael Young parted from this life July 27, 2014, in Vernon Co, Mo. Born Sept. 29, 1956, to Harold LeRoy Young and Patricia Waldron Young in Callaway.
Doug graduated from CHS in 1975. He spent the summers of his high school years working with his dad in his painting business.
Alfred McCullough, of Broken Bow, passed away Aug. 21, 2014 in Broken Bow. Visitation were at Govier Brotherâs Mortuary Aug. 24, 2014.
Funeral services were at the Berean Church, Broken Bow Monday, Aug.25 with the Rev. Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial followed at Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, with Govier Brotherâs Mortuary handling the funeral arrangements.
Alfred Earl McCullough was born in a soddy south of Berwyn to David W. and Chloe (Johnston) McCullough Sept. 8, 1923. He walked to Fairview Elementary School where he graduated from eighth grade.