Breaking news, sports and campus news from Western Kentucky University

All content by the Lincoln Journal Star
Nebraskas Matt Davison (3) cradles the ball after catching a pass that deflected off teammate Shevin Wiggins foot with no time left in the fourth quarter of the 1997 game at Missouri.

No. 2: The Flea-kicker

September 25, 2014
Nebraskas Jeff Hansen strips the ball from Oklahomas Billy Sims during the 1978 game at Memorial Stadium. The fumble preserved NUs 17-14 victory against the top-ranked Sooners.

No. 6: Billy Sims fumble

September 21, 2014
Nebraskas Jeff Smith has a two-point conversion pass from Turner Gill batted away in the fourth quarter against Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

No. 7: Going for two

September 20, 2014
Fullback Cory Schlesinger breaks a tackle on his way to scoring the winning touchdown against Miami in the 1995 Orange Bowl. The Huskers 24-17 victory gave Tom Osborne his first national title.

Trapping the Hurricanes

September 16, 2014
Nebraskas Johnny Rodgers (20) gets away from two Alabama defenders on his 77-yard punt return for a touchdown in NUs 38-6 victory against the Crimson Tide in the 1972 Orange Bowl.

Rodgers against the Tide

September 13, 2014
Rich Glover (79) brings down Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren in the Game of the Century. Glover, from Jersey City, is one of several standout ex-Huskers to come out of New Jersey. Now, with Rutgers, the state has a Big Ten school.

Glover is everywhere

September 12, 2014
Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. (10) beats the last man, Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar, to score on a 66-yard run in the first quarter. Helu added TD runs of 73 and 53 yards en route to setting the school single-game game rushing record with 307 yards.

Hello, Helu

September 11, 2014
The 1940 team was the first Nebraska squad to play in a bowl game. The Huskers lost the 1941 Rose Bowl to Stanford.

First bowl game

September 8, 2014
Penn States Joe Paterno and NUs Tom Osborne clown around during a news conference before the 1983 Kickoff Classic. The controversial finish to the teams game the year before led to them playing in the inaugural Kickoff Classic.

He’s out of bounds!

September 7, 2014
Bob Devaney was named NU football coach on Jan. 6, 1962, replacing Bill Jennings.

It was some kind of hire

September 3, 2014
Missouris Gary Anthony (29) misses the tackle as Nebraskas Eric Crouch (7) scores on a 95-yard touchdown run Sept. 29, 2001, in Columbia, Mo. 

How to win a Heisman

August 31, 2014
Alabama coach Bear Bryant is escorted by Alabama State Troopers off the field at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 1977, after his fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost to Nebraska 31-24.

Beating the Bear

August 28, 2014
Walk-on quarterback Matt Turman got the start against No. 16 Kansas State on Oct. 15, 1994, and helped the Huskers to a 17-6 victory.

Turman to the rescue

August 26, 2014
Nebraskas Taylor Martinez (3) and Scott Criss (67) guide Jack Hoffman down the field on his touchdown run during the second half of the 2013 Red-White Spring Game.

Jack’s run, 2013

August 24, 2014
STATE COLLEGE, PA. - 11/12/2011 - Penn State tackle Cody Castor (96) and linebacker Ben Kline (38) kneel in prayer with Huskers Brion Carnes (15) and Daimion Stafford (3) during a pre-game prayer delivered by Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 12, 2011. (FRANCIS GARDLER / Lincoln Journal Star)

The Prayer, 2011

August 12, 2014
Load More Stories
Activate Search
the Lincoln Journal Star