Former Nebraska Kicker Says He Was Openly Gay, Loved By Teammates

Erick Lueshen was a kicker on the University of Nebraska football team from 2004-2005, and according to an interview he did on 93.7 The Ticket, he was openly gay the entire time he was on the team. His interview was illuminating, and it sounds like his experience as an openly gay college athlete was very similar to… » 2/12/14 1:49pm 2/12/14 1:49pm

Bo Pelini Releases His Grumpiness On Sideline Reporter At Halftime

Nebraska was trailing Iowa 14-3 at halftime, and head coach Bo Pelini took out some frustration on ESPN sideline reporter Quint Kessenich, who asked for Pelini's reaction to the two interceptions thrown by Huskers quarterback Ron Kellogg III. "Well, what do you think? What kind of question is that?" Pelini asked as… » 11/29/13 1:46pm 11/29/13 1:46pm

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

Nebraska Beats Northwestern 27-24 On 49-Yard Hail Mary

It was shaping up to be the worst week ever for the Pelini family since that time the Youngstown Slovak Club ran out of pierogi. Then Cornhuskers quarterback Ron Kellogg III threw a tip-drill Hail Mary completion from midfield to steal victory away from the Northwestern Wildcats on the last play of the game. » 11/02/13 7:32pm 11/02/13 7:32pm

Nebraska Will Not Fire Bo Pelini For Saying "Fuck" A Lot

That settles that: Bo Pelini's not going anywhere. Nebraska officials issued a statement today that said the school is "prepared to put the matter to rest." The school also acknowledged that then-AD Tom Osborne "became aware of these comments and the existence of a recording more than a year ago, and addressed the… » 9/18/13 3:22pm 9/18/13 3:22pm

Thanks For The Tips, Journal Star. We're Interested.

Cindy Lange-Kubick, the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star's Life columnist, has written a response to our Bo Pelini story in which she provides us with a number of tips for possible stories. We take all the tips we get very, very seriously, and so we'd like to use this space to let Ms. Lange know exactly which ones we're… » 9/18/13 2:59pm 9/18/13 2:59pm

How We Acquired That Bo Pelini Audio Recording

That audio of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini venting and cursing (and cursing and cursing) about fans and some members of the media has existed for two years now. But it was made public yesterday because that's when we first learned of it. In fact, the source who gave us the recording reached out to us only a… » 9/17/13 4:42pm 9/17/13 4:42pm