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Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Minter passes on football lessons

Minter passes on football lessons

Mike Minter decided a couple years into NFL retirement that he gained too much knowledge playing for John Fox and Tom Osborne to settle for a life of playing golf and fishing.His nine-year career playing safety for the Carolina Panthers included the franchise’s first Super Bowl...

Michigan State foursome faced Tommie Smith and Charlie Greene

Michigan State foursome faced Tommie Smith and Charlie Greene

Michigan State football’s 1965 Big Ten and national championships will be recognized this fall, but let’s recall another Spartans' 50th anniversary. The spring feat has been overlooked but is worth remembering from June 1965. The scene was the NCAA track and field finals at...

Nebraska football lives in Osborne lost fantasy world

Nebraska football lives in Osborne lost fantasy world

Unreality finally caught up to Nebraska. The Cornhuskers faithful are unable to accept reality that the halcyon days of Tom Osborne in the 1990s – national titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997 -- will never return. And so Bo Pelini was fired on Sunday, two days after his team won a...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Nebraska

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Nebraska

BOULDER—Although it may not have seemed that way at first, life (and the season) went on for Rashaan Salaam and the Colorado Buffaloes as they returned to Folsom Field in week 9 to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys one week after a devastating loss to third-ranked Nebraska. The...