Here Are Nebraska Coaches' Talking Points About Unionization

How are other Big Ten schools handling the tectonic movements set off by the Northwestern football players' unionizing campaign? Very, very cautiously, it seems, to judge by the talking points handed down to Nebraska coaches by an associate athletic director. » 4/14/14 2:28pm Monday 2:28pm

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 he… » 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 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 matter… » 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 little … » 9/17/13 4:42pm 9/17/13 4:42pm

Bo Pelini On Nebraska Fans: "Fuck You, Fans. Fuck All Of You."

This is fun. Here we have an audiotape of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini flipping his shit about both the media and the Cornhuskers' fans after a 2011 game. Why are we getting this now? Well, our tipster was particularly exercised by Nebraska's flameout against UCLA on Saturday, which has led to some awkwardness in… » 9/16/13 5:05pm 9/16/13 5:05pm

The Time Eric Crouch Asked His Lineman To Spit In His Mouth

A reader alerted us to this story, which was written by former Nebraska quarterback and Heisman winner Eric Crouch for HuddlePass.com, a website featuring various first-person accounts from former college football stars about their playing days. Crouch's story is a pretty standard one about Week 1 jitters, until it… » 9/05/13 2:45pm 9/05/13 2:45pm

Huskers Nation Flips Its Shit After Someone Thumbs-Downs Cute Video

In the Nebraska spring game, Red inserted an undersized but plucky tailback by the name of Jack Hoffman for a crucial fourth-down carry. It's worth mentioning that Jack is 7 years old and has suffered from brain cancer, and because the good folks at Nebraska realize what a bullshit deal it is to be 7 and to have brain… » 4/06/13 8:10pm 4/06/13 8:10pm