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Nebraska-Northwestern preview capsule

October 17, 2014

No. 19 NEBRASKA (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) at NORTHWESTERN (3-3, 2-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network)

Line: Nebraska by 6 1/2.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 5-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams are trying to stay in the thick of the Big Ten West race. Nebraska came up short against Michigan State 27-22 two weeks ago and Northwestern fell at Minnesota last week. Minnesota and Iowa lead the division at 2-0.

KEY MATCHUP

Thursday's high volleyball scores; Broken Bow tops Shelton in three sets

October 17, 2014

VOLLEYBALL
Allen def. Winside, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19
Arapahoe def. Medicine Valley, 20-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-16
Broken Bow def. Shelton, 25-13, 25-17, 25-14
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. High Plains Community, 25-19, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15
Columbus def. Hastings, 25-17, 25-17, 14-25, 14-25, 15-10
Columbus Scotus def. Archbishop Bergan, 25-15, 25-8, 25-14
Creek Valley def. Peetz, Colo., 26-28, 29-27, 25-17, 25-18
Creighton def. Bloomfield, 25-20, 25-11, 25-13
Crofton def. Guardian Angels, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-13

NFL star, former Husker, turns down plea bargain

October 15, 2014

AMOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms.

Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a state Superior Court hearing. They're charged with conspiring to steal money through a mortgage scam run by William Barksdale, who has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison.

Their trial is scheduled to start Feb. 3.

Volleyball scoreS

October 15, 2014

LADY INDIANS TOP AINSWORTH OCTOBER 14, three out of four sets

VOLLEYBALL
Allen def. Whiting, Iowa, 23-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-9
Aquinas def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-15, 25-9, 21-25, 25-15
Beatrice def. Ralston, 25-19, 25-19, 25-22
Bellevue East def. Omaha North, 25-16, 25-23, 26-24
Bellevue West def. Omaha Westside, 25-22, 25-16, 15-25, 21-25, 15-11
Blue Hill def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22
Boone Central/Newman Grove def. Fullerton, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19
Broken Bow def. Ainsworth, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-15
Cambridge def. Hitchcock County, 25-12, 25-22, 25-15

Westerkamp leading Nebraska's receivers with style

October 14, 2014

ALINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's a good thing for Nebraska that Jordan Westerkamp ultimately chose football over ice cream.

The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team.

The kids were in the middle of a drill when Jordan went to the sideline feigning illness. In reality, he couldn't resist the siren song of the ice cream truck rolling by on a 98-degree afternoon.

Friday's High School Football Scores

October 11, 2014

Friday's Scores
The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL
Adams Central 22, Hastings 15
Alliance 39, Gering 21
Amherst 41, Twin Loup 19
Anselmo-Merna 50, Overton 38
Ansley-Litchfield 14, South Loup 6
Aquinas 63, Tekamah-Herman 7
Arapahoe 26, Franklin 18
Archbishop Bergan 58, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 2
Arlington 48, Douglas County West 7
Arthur County 48, Banner County 38
Ashland-Greenwood 66, Omaha Concordia 14
Auburn 63, Conestoga 0
Bancroft-Rosalie 50, Emerson-Hubbard 6
Battle Creek 53, West Holt 13
Bennington 49, Elkhorn Mount Michael 21
Bertrand 52, Alma 0

Mountain lion harvested in northern Nebraska

October 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A mountain lion has been harvested in northern Nebraska.

The state Game and Parks Commission says the 157-pound male mountain lion was harvested Sunday in Knox County near Lewis and Clark Lake. It marks the first mountain lion harvested in the Prairie Unit since it opened in January.

Mountain lion hunting in the unit is open until the end of the year. All other mountain lion units are currently closed.

High School Football Rankings

October 7, 2014

Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune.

VIDEO: Bo Pelini discusses loss to Michigan State

October 6, 2014

Bo Pelini's postgame comments following Michigan State vs. Nebraska.

No. 21 Nebraska 45, Illinois 14.

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even if Wes Lunt had been able to play against Nebraska, it probably wouldn't have mattered. Not with the Illinois defense unable to slow the Cornhuskers' running game.

The Illini allowed 458 yards rushing and 624 overall in a 45-14 loss to the No. 21 Huskers on Saturday night.

"We knew from coming into this week that they wanted to run the ball. Outside zone, inside zone, they wanted to run the ball," linebacker T.J. Neal Jr. said. "They're a running team. And they had an aggressive offensive line that made it hard to get to the running back."

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