LYNCHBURG, Va. — Ron Brown, the former Nebraska assistant who took a job under Bo Pelini at Youngstown State in January, is leaving the Penguins to become associate head coach and receivers coach at Liberty.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, filling a need and adding depth after cutting Reggie Bush in the offseason.
LINCOLN — William Washington said former Nebraska teammates Scott Baldwin and Mike Grant used to go around mimicking the tag-team wrestling combination of “The Bushwackers,” and recalled being defenseless as they acted out the worked-up routine of the goofy New Zealanders.
OMAHA — When Nebraska pinch ran for Ben Miller in its half of the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s game against Creighton, nearly everyone at TD Ameritrade Park thought they had seen the last of the Huskers’ designated hitter.
LINCOLN — Technically, Kelly Hunter’s debut as a Nebraska setter came two summers ago at a lightly attended tournament in St. Louis. Hunter split time with Mary Pollmiller as Nebraska opened the 2013 season in a 6-2 system, which coach John Cook shelved after three matches.
LINCOLN — Devine Ozigbo watched Nebraska’s spring game. The 2015 Husker signee at running back liked what he saw, both from his future teammates/competitors at the position, and what coach Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf had them doing.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — In an honest moment after Nebraska’s spring exhibition volleyball match against Kansas State, Amber Rolfzen admitted she wasn’t wild about her trial run moving from opposite hitter to middle blocker.
LINCOLN — Nebraska hitters wanted to make sure they capitalized on a handful of mistakes by one of the league’s top lefties Friday, so Wes Edrington cringed after watching a fastball dart right by him for strike two in the seventh inning.
LINCOLN — Billy Maxwell fancies himself a pretty good recruiter, but even a talented purveyor of persuasion like the long-time Nebraska track and field assistant coach had to feel a little unsure about reeling in Malcolm White.
LINCOLN — Nebraska on Wednesday officially signed two mens basketball recruits who had committed earlier, while the status of the scholarship that belongs to All-Big Ten wing Terran Petteway remains unknown.
LINCOLN — Nebraska’s offense was one thing last season and it’ll be another creature by next fall. So Saturday’s spring game — the first of coach Mike Riley’s tenure — was more than two hours of watching an offense stumble and stretch and grow inside the usual schematic constraints that come with all spring games.
LINCOLN — Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong has taken his share of throwaway kneels to end a half. As if proof that the Huskers’ still-in-transition offense needs to keep working out the kinks, Armstrong’s kneel in Saturday’s spring game went for a safety.
LINCOLN — A backwards Nebraska helmet perched on top of his head, defensive end Jack Gangwish looked like a rocket man — a football-playing rocket man — ready for some new mission Wednesday night. He and the rest of the Huskers will get one of sorts at 1 p.m. today.
Nebraska senior Liz Kuhlkin was honored as the National Tenpin Coaches Association women’s collegiate bowler of the year Wednesday night in St. Louis. Kuhlkin also was honored as a first-team All-American to headline a list of three Huskers earning NTCA honors.