Friday, October 13, 2006

2006/2007 Football Season Husker News #7 10-12-06

Hey Bay Area Husker Fans,

Another tough win against the Cyclones, but the Huskers showed they could play all four quarters (not all as well as some) on both sides of the ball. With a win this weekend at Kansas State, the Huskers will be lining up to play for the Big 12 North title against Mizzou at the Homecoming game on November 4th. Not to say that they won't also be focused on Texas and Oklahoma State in the coming weeks, but Mizzou is their last northern division rival for bragging rights to the title (Colorado is officially out of the running even though we play them at Thanksgiving). Of course if we win the Mizzou game we get to play Texas twice this season ;o(

Our #1 Volleyball team keeps rolling along in their efforts for another Big XII and National Championship. And not to be outdone, the Soccer and Softball Teams are doing well this fall too. See the articles below for more info on their recent successes. A little more Husker Humor at the end of the email for your entertainment. Lots of other stuff to read, so enjoy and...

Go Big Red (White and Blue),

Watch Sites for the PPV game this Saturday...

Good news for San Francisco residents. Steve talked with Arnie and Final-Final will pay for the PPV feed this Saturday, so it looks like three out of four of our watch sites (assuming Knuckles in Monterey won't pick up the $400 tab) will have the game on for our fans. If you are a Final-Final regular and don't get Steve's emails let me know and I'll get you connected.

So if you want to see the K-State game Saturday, come on out to Final-Final, Jack's Brewing or Legends to join other Red Clad Husker fans to watch the game. See our website for details and maps: Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Pacific, so come early, get a good seat and order up some good pub grub at half time! We will be passing the hat to help defray the $400 cost of bringing the PPV game to our group, so dig into your wallets and help out. We figure it would cost you $30 to watch at home so $10 per person isn't asking much and anything collected above the tab will go to our scholarship fund. And as Steve passed along to his Final-Final crowd: Larry the cable guy says, "Get'er done"!



Zac Taylor and Maurice Purify celebrate after their 27-yard touchdown pass to end the first half.

Big Red Review is your source for a complete postgame recap of Nebraska's 28-14 victory at Iowa State Saturday night. provides a complete game story, stats, notes, quotes and photos.

Nebraska vs. Iowa State Recap
Nebraska vs. Iowa State Final Game Statistics (HTML)
Nebraska Postgame Quotes
Nebraska Postgame Notes
Iowa State Postgame Notes
Iowa State Postgame Quotes
Audio Highlights from the Husker Sports Network
Nebraska Season Statistics
2006 Season Photo Gallery

Excerpt from the Recap...

Ames, Iowa - Cody Glenn and Brandon Jackson each rushed for more than 100 yards and combined for three touchdowns to carry the No. 22 Nebraska football team to its first road win of the season in a 28-14 victory over Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday night.

Playing in front of an ABC regional television audience in prime time and a packed house that included tens of thousands of Husker fans in Ames, Nebraska improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12, while Iowa State slipped to 3-3 on the season and 0-2 in the league.

"It was a great win for our team on the road," Nebraska Coach Bill Callahan said. "I told our players that I was awfully proud of the way they responded on the road in all three areas. I really liked our focus during our week of practice. Our players rose to the occasion in a hostile environment."

Along with another impressive performance by Nebraska's ground game, the Blackshirt defense flexed its muscles to frustrate Iowa State's potent attack throughout the night.

"I was proud of the fact that we made plays and put pressure on (Bret) Meyer," Callahan said. "I was also proud that we did not give up a big run tonight. I thought we played well on the defensive side of the football."

The Huskers produced 251 rushing yards, including career highs of 148 yards and two scores from Glenn and 116 yards and another score from Jackson, who gave NU its second double-100-yard rushing performance in the last three games.

Marlon Lucky and Kenny Wilson each went over 100 yards against Troy two weeks ago, giving the Huskers four different 100-yard running backs in the past three weeks and five total 100-yard rushing performances on the season.

"Two backs over 100 yards is huge," Callahan said. "Our offensive line deserves a lot of credit for that, they did a great job all night long."

Quarterback Zac Taylor completed 17-of-21 passes for 131 yards and a key touchdown pass to Maurice Purify to close the first half. Purify closed the night with two catches for a team-high 35 yards and his first career score. Taylor completed passes to nine different Husker receivers, as he became just the fourth quarterback in NU history to cross the 4,000-yard career passing mark.

Lucky led the Huskers with three catches for 28 yard, while Todd Peterson, Terrence Nunn, J.B. Phillips, Matt Herian and Frantz Hardy each joined Purify with two receptions on the night.
While Nebraska's West Coast Offense rolled up 382 yards and dominated the time of possession by holding the ball for nearly 37 minutes on the night, the Blackshirts surrendered just one touchdown on a short field in the first 59:54, before giving up an insignificant touchdown in prevent defense with six seconds left in the game.

The Blackshirts limited ISU to just 53 rushing yards in a magnificent performance. Junior linebacker Bo Ruud led the defense with a team-high nine tackles, while defensive tackle Barry Cryer wreaked havoc up front with four tackles, including a nine-yard sack and a pass deflection on the night.

In the secondary, Cortney Grixby nabbed his first career interception, while Andre Jones posted a team-high seven unassisted tackles.


Lincoln - The Nebraska-Kansas State college football game on Saturday, Oct. 14 will be telecast via Fox Sports Network pay-per-view on participating cable systems and nationwide to satellite dish customers. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM PDT from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.

Suggested retail price for residential purchase is $29.95 for home viewers and $400 for sports bars.

The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Under Conference TV rules, games not picked up for regular television distribution can only be televised live on pay-per-view if during a Conference TV window. Big 12 games scheduled for television on Oct. 14 are: Iowa State at Oklahoma (9:30 AM on FSN), Missouri at Texas A&M (12:30 PM on ABC) and Baylor at Texas (4:00 PM on TBS) (all times Pacific).

Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. The telecast will not pre-empt FSN’s regularly scheduled programming.

The Nebraska-Kansas State game will be the eighth Nebraska football game distributed on pay-per-view, following: Oct. 12, 2002 vs. Missouri; Oct. 25, 2003 vs. Iowa State; Sept. 4, 2004 vs. Western Illinois; Oct. 2, 2004 vs. Kansas; Sept. 3, 2005 vs. Maine; Oct. 15, 2005 at Baylor; and Sept. 23, 2006 vs. Troy. Nebraska won all seven of those games.

This is the first K-State football game distributed via pay-per-view since the Wildcats 40-6 win over Kansas on Oct. 27, 2001.

Dan McLaughlin (play-by-play) call the action with Richard Baldinger (analyst) and Brent Stover (reporter).

TEXAS GAME TO BE BROADCAST ON ABC SPORTS...(early morning kickoff for west coast)...
The matchup with Texas on Saturday October 21st has been chosen for telecast by ABC Sports with game time set for 9 a.m. (Pacific). The Husker-Texas game will be televised to more than 80 percent of the nation.


Lincoln—The Nebraska football team continued to prepare for Saturday night’s 4 p.m. (PDT) matchup against Kansas State with a two-hour workout in shorts and shoulder pads Wednesday afternoon inside the Hawks Championship Center.

The Huskers will play their fifth straight night game on Saturday, and, according to Head Coach Bill Callahan, NU has settled into a good game-night routine.

“We’re in a good frame of mind,” Callahan said. “We’re in a good routine because we’ve been doing this the last four weeks. I can’t speak for every guy in the room, but as a team, I know that we’re fine with it. Nebraska fans have an opportunity to see the game, and I think that’s great. Our kids have really adapted to it. We’re in a really good routine and we’re really confident in what we do and how we prepare.”

Callahan, who reviewed the film of Nebraska’s 28-14 win over Iowa State Wednesday before practice, noted the continued development of cornerback Rickey Thenarse. The freshman from Los Angeles, Calif., broke up a pass against Iowa State and has six tackles on the season.

“He has the body type that you want in a corner,” Callahan said. “He’s lean, he has good size and length and he has excellent speed. I think that he’ll get better with time. You have to take your hat off to the guy. He just wants to play, whether it’s at safety, corner or on special teams. He’s a football player. He takes his role seriously and whatever he can do to help us, he’s all aboard.”

On the injury front, senior offensive lineman Greg Austin dressed for practice and participated in individual drills before being held out by the Nebraska training staff.

“He tried to go today,” Callahan said. “He put the pads on and went out for individual drills, but (Head Football Trainer) Doak (Ostergard) backed him down. He needs another day. We’ll see what he looks like tomorrow.”

Austin’s continued perseverance through injury is an inspiration to Callahan.

“I keep mentioning the fact that he’s a player that inspires me on a daily basis because, for anyone to go through what he does is unbelievable,” Callahan said. “I don’t know how he does it. But he has such a passion for the game of football, he wants to be out there with his teammates and he wants to do everything for Nebraska. He wants to play. Playing is important to him. He’ll do anything to do that. If it means sacrificing and going through some painful practices and going through injury and things of that nature, he’ll do it. He’s willing to do it, so I have a lot of respect for his ability to play the game under the conditions that he’s in.”

If Austin isn’t ready to go by Saturday, Nebraska will look to either sophomore Andy Christensen or redshirt freshman Jacob Hickman to fill in at left guard.

“Both guys are ready,” Callahan said. “I know that (offensive line coach) Dennis (Wagner) has worked both of those players. They’re really good players. We’ve shuffled them along the board and across the front through pre-season and during the season, so we’re confident in both those guys. Either one of those guys could fill that responsibility.”

The Huskers will wrap up their preparations in Lincoln for the Kansas State game on Thursday afternoon before departing for Manhattan on Friday.


Former Husker Blackshirt Scott Shanle recorded eight tackles, including five solo, in the Saint's 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

Demorrio Williams (Atlanta)—Williams and the Falcons enjoyed a bye week and will carry a 3-1 record into their next match against the New York Giants.

Sam Koch (Baltimore)—Sam Koch averaged 42.2 yards on six punts as the Ravens suffered their first loss of the season to Denver on Monday Night Football. The Seward, Neb., native had one 55 yarder and also pinned one inside the Bronco’s 20-yard line.

Cory Ross (Baltimore)—Ross was inactive during the Ravens’ 13-3 loss against Denver.

Chris Kelsay (Buffalo)—Kelsay made six tackles, including four solos, in the Bills 40-7 loss against Chicago.

Mike Minter (Carolina)—Minter recorded two solo tackles and two assisted tackles to contribute to the Panther’s 20-12 win over the Browns.

Mike Rucker (Carolina)—Rucker racked up six total tackles, including six solo, during Carolina’s 20-12 victory over Cleveland.

Mike Brown (Chicago)—Brown made three tackles, including one solo, during a dominating 40-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills. The former Blackshirt continues to lead a Bear’s defense that has only allowed two touchdowns through the first five weeks of the NFL season.

Kyle Larson (Cincinnati)—Larson and the Bengals enjoyed a bye week and will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

Ralph Brown (Cleveland)—Brown did not record a tackle in Cleveland’s 20-12 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Daniel Bullocks (Detroit)—Bullocks racked up a career-high eight tackles for the second week in a row (five solo) in the Lion’s 26-17 loss to the Vikings. Bullock’s eight tackles ranked third on the team in week five for total tackles.

Dominic Raiola (Detroit)—Raiola made his 69th consecutive start at center for the Lions during a 26-17 loss to Minnesota. Railoa, a Rimington Award Winner in 2000, anchored a Detroit offensive line that allowed quarterback Jon Kitna to throw for 225 yards.

Cory Schlesinger (Detroit)—Schlesinger played in his 172nd career game at fullback for the Lions during a 26-17 loss to the Vikings.

Ahman Green (Green Bay)—Green continues to be sidelined with a hamstring injury as the Packers lost 23-20 to the Rams.

Kris Brown (Houston)—Brown and the Texas enjoyed a bye week and will face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.

Zach Wiegert (Houston)—Wiegert enjoyed a week off as Houston continued to prepare for Week-6 opponent Cowboys.

Will Shields (Kansas City)—Shield’s recorded his franchise-record 212th consecutive start at right guard for the Chiefs in Kansas City’s 23-20 edging of Carolina. Shield’s contributed in the blocking that led to a 26-38, 288-yard, two touchdown Damon Huard performance.

Russ Hochstein (New England)—Hochstein played in his fifth consecutive game for the Patriots this season during a 20-10 victory over Miami.

Le Kevin Smith (New England)—Smith did not play during the Patriots 20-10 victory over Miami.

Josh Bullocks (New Orleans)—Bullocks racked up a career-high ten tackles, all solo, during the Saint’s 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

DeJuan Groce (New Orleans)—Groce did not play during the Saints’ 24-21 victory over Tampa Bay. He has been unable to play this season while rehabbing an injured hamstring.

Scott Shanle (New Orleans)—Shanle rec,rded eight tackles, including five solo) to tie for third on the Saint’s defensive effort in week five as the Saint's rolled over Tampa Bay 24-21.

Adam Treu (Oakland)—Treu played in his 148th career game with Oakland during the Raiders’ 24-21 loss to Cleveland, serving as the squad’s long snapper.

Fabian Washington (Oakland)—Washington did not play in Oakland’s 34-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Correll Buckhalter (Philadelphia)—Buckhalter snagged 33 yards on 11 carries and scored one touchdown in the Eagle’s 38-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Ryon Bingham (San Diego)—Bingham did not record a tackle but was active in the Chargers’ 23-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Carlos Polk (San Diego)—Polk did not record a tackle but recorded his fourth game action this season in San Diego’s 23-13 win over the Steelers.

Josh Brown (Seattle)—Brown rested in Seattle’s bye week as the Seahawks prepare for the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams.

Grant Wistrom (Seattle)—Wistrom and the Seahawks took advantage of their bye week to continue preparations for the Week 6 matchup with the Rams.

Barrett Ruud (Tampa Bay)—Ruud had one tackle in Tampa Bay’s 24-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Kyle Vanden Bosch (Tennessee)—Vanden Bosch snagged five tackles, all solo, in his fifth straight start for Tennessee in the 2006 season as the Titans fell to the Colts 14-13.


The Huskers improved to 15-0 on the season with a sweep of Texas A&M.

College Station, Texas – Sarah Pavan pounded a match-high 17 kills, while Jordan Larson recorded her seventh straight double-double, powering No. 1 Nebraska to a 30-25, 30-24, 30-20 sweep of Texas A&M Saturday night at G. Rollie White Coliseum.

Pavan, who has averaged nearly six kills per game in her career against Texas A&M, totaled 17 kills on .394 hitting and four blocks to pace the Huskers to a .342 hitting performance, their best offensive total in nearly a month.

Larson joined Pavan in double figures in kills with 11 and added a match-high 15 digs, as she became the first Husker to record seven straight double-doubles since Jennifer Saleaumua in 2003. It was her team-best 11th double-double of the year.

Nebraska Coach John Cook said the Huskers’ experience was the key against a youthful Aggie team that started four freshmen on Saturday.

“I think our experience showed the court tonight,” Cook said. “Texas A&M played exceptionally well, but we hung in there and weathered the storm and made some big plays at the end of games. A lot of that has to do with experience and confidence as a team.

“We have been trying to be more balanced the last couple of weeks. Rachel and the middles were connecting well. They were making it look easy, which was fun to watch tonight.

The Huskers (15-0, 7-0 Big 12) also received strong performances from both middle blockers, as Tracy Stalls and Kori Cooper combined for 15 kills on just 25 swings. Cooper, returning to her home state, matched her career high with eight kills on .615 hitting and three blocks, while Stalls added seven kills on .583 hitting.



Columbia, Mo – Sarah Pavan had a match-high 16 kills on .467 hitting, as No. 1 Nebraska took a big step in the race for a Big 12 crown with a 30-25, 30-22, 31-29 sweep of No. 15 Missouri in front of a crowd of 6,105 at the Hearnes Center Wednesday night.

Pavan, the Big 12’s reigning player of the year, was dominant with 16 kills in 30 swings, while adding four blocks and eight digs, as the Huskers handed Missouri its first home loss of the season.

Pavan was one of several offensive stars for Nebraska (16-0, 8-0 Big 12), which hit .339 as a team and out-digged and out-blocked the Tigers (13-5, 7-2 Big 12).

Jordan Larson totaled 14 kills and 14 digs for her eighth straight double-double and team-best 12th of the year, while Dani Mancuso and Tracy Stalls both totaled nine kills in the win. Mancuso hit a season-best .400 on 20 swings, while Stalls led all players with eight stuffs, matching her season high


Jordan Larson was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday.

Irving, Texas – University of Nebraska sophomore Jordan Larson earned the Big 12’s weekly honor on Monday, as she was chosen as the Big 12 Volleyball Player for the Week for Oct. 2-8.

Larson averaged 5.83 points, 5.17 kills on .382 hitting and 4.17 digs in two sweeps last week, as the No. 1 Huskers improved to 15-0 on the season and 7-0 in the conference. Larson picked up a pair of double-doubles, her 10th and 11th of the season, en route to collecting the second Big 12 weekly honor of her career.

Against Kansas State on Oct. 4, Larson totaled a career-high 20 kills on .400 hitting with 10 digs and a pair of blocks. At Texas A&M on Oct. 7, Larson finished with a match-high 15 digs and 11 kills in a sweep of the Aggies.


Senior Brittany Timko earned her second Big 12 Player of the Week honor this week.

Senior forward Brittany Timko was named the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season after leading the Huskers to a pair of come-from-behind wins in league play last weekend. The 5-7 Coquitlam, British Columbia, native was also recognized as the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week on Monday.

The honor follows an outstanding weekend for Timko that included three goals and one assist to lead the Huskers to league wins over Baylor and Texas Tech. Timko produced the game-tying goal in both matches, while tacking on the game-winning goal against the Red Raiders. Timko also notched an assist on the game-winning goal against Baylor.

Timko’s two goals against Texas Tech gave her 41 goals on her career in addition to her 41 career assists. She is only the second player in school history to record 40 goalsand 40 assists in a career. Timko joined Meghan Anderson (48 goals, 50 assists) as the only two players in Nebraska soccer history to hit the 40/40 mark. Timko and Anderson are also the only players in the 11-year history of the Big 12 Conference to join the 40/40 club, as well as being two of just 35 players in NCAA history to reach the marks.

Timko has a Big 12 Conference-leading 28 points behind 11 goals and six assists this season. The 5-7 forward leads the league in several statistical categories including points (28), points per game (2.15), goals (11) and goals per game (0.85), while ranking second in assists (6). Timko’s explosive weekend also catapulted her into the upper echelons of the national rankings where she now ranks fifth in points per game and seventh in goals per game.

Texas A&M goalkeeper Kristin Arnold was selected as the league's defensive player of the week, while Oklahoma's Audrey Habibi earned the newcomer award.

Timko and the Huskers split a pair of games on the road and at home this weekend. Nebraska travels to Texas A&M on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff before returning to Lincoln for a 1 p.m. start against Texas on Sunday. Sunday’s match with the Longhorns will feature a special Senior Day ceremony honoring Timko’s career as a Husker.

Timko Also Named National Player of the Week...
Lincoln - Nebraska senior Brittany Timko was honored on Monday as the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week. It is Timko’s second national honor of the year following her selection to the Honor Roll in early September.

Timko joins five other outstanding collegiate soccer players in receiving the Top Drawer Soccer honor this season, including Notre Dame’s Amanda Cinalli and Michele Weissenhofer, UCLA’s Danesha Adams, BYU’s Katie Larkin and North Carolina’s Heather O’Reilly.

The award comes following an outstanding weekend for Timko that included three goals and one assist to lead the Huskers to league wins over Baylor and Texas Tech. Timko produced the game-tying goal in both matches, while tacking on the game-winning goal against the Red Raiders. Timko also notched an assist on the game-winning goal against Baylor.

Timko’s two goals against Texas Tech gave her 41 goals on her career in addition to her 41 career assists. She is only the second player in school history to record 40 goals and 40 assists in a career. Timko joined Meghan Anderson (48 goals, 50 assists) as the only two players in Nebraska soccer history to hit the 40/40 mark. Timko and Anderson are also the only players in the 11-year history of the Big 12 Conference to join the 40/40 club, as well as being two of just 35 players in NCAA history to reach the marks.

Timko has a Big 12 Conference-leading 28 points behind 11 goals and six assists this season.


Ashley DeBuhr tossed a shutout against Creighton and went 2-for-3 offensively on the final day of the Big Red Fall Classic.

Lincoln – Pitching was the name of the game as the Nebraska softball team shutout Kansas, 3-0, and Creighton, 1-0, on Sunday to finish with a perfect 4-0 record at the Big Red Fall Classic at Bowlin Stadium.

Freshman Alex Hupp stole the show in game one, hitting and pitching the Huskers to a victory over her home state school of Kansas. Against the Jayhawks, Hupp, a native of Olathe, fired a two-hit shutout in the circle while going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored at the plate.

Game two not only pitted the Huskers against their lone in-state rival, the Creighton Bluejays, but the starting pitching matchup featured a pair of Beatrice, Neb., natives in NU senior Ashley DeBuhr and CU freshman Tara Oltman.

DeBuhr outdueled Oltman, finishing with a two-hit shutout of her own in the 1-0 win. DeBuhr surrendered only a pair of singles and did not walk a batter. She also posted nine strikeouts, which helped her work around three Nebraska errors.

DeBuhr also recorded one of the Huskers’ four hits in the game, as Oltman tossed a complete game four-hitter and did not allow an earned run. Sophomore Meghan Mullin scored the game’s lone run off a throwing error by Creighton third baseman Renae Sinkler.

On the day, DeBuhr finished 2-for-3 at the plate, while Mullin, Hupp and freshman Crystal Gonzalez also finished with two hits in the two contests.

Nebraska (6-2) wraps up its fall season next weekend, when the Huskers travel to South Bend, Ind., for the Worth Fall Classic, hosted by the University of Notre Dame.


The Nebraska swimming and diving team will endure one of the most notable stretches in its program’s history this week as the Huskers host three meets in three days at the Devaney Center Natatorium, beginning with a dual meet against defending Big 12 Champion Texas on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The matchup will mark the first time Nebraska and Texas have squared off in the pool since 2002, and will come on the eve of the Huskers’ hosting the Big 12 Relays on Friday at 8:30 a.m., before capping the week with a dual meet against Texas A&M on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Nebraska is 1-0 this season after a 156-87 win at Missouri State last Friday, and is one of only two teams in this week’s field that has had a regular season meet thus far. The win over the Bears marked the earliest starting point for the Husker swimming and diving team in school history.

Another first will be achieved this week as it will the first time men’s swimming has taken place at the Devaney Center Natatorium since the 2003 Big 12 Relays in Lincoln. Missouri, Texas A&M and Texas will compete for the men’s Big 12 Relay title on Friday, and the Aggie and Tiger men will meet again on Saturday morning in a dual meet, along with the Texas A&M, Missouri and Nebraska women. The Huskers and Tigers will not be scored head-to-head on Saturday due to their dual meet later this season.


* Huskers Best Iowa State In Balanced Gridiron Performance
The win at Ames was a good one, but it also showed that Nebraska is neither a scoring explosing nor a defensive giant.

* Nebraska's Defense Stepped Up Against Iowa State
Are they on the way back in a big way?

* Coach And QB on the Same Page At K-State
A look at a key figure in the K-state game, and the coach who works well with him.

* NU Volleyball Team Shows Why It Is No. 1 With Win Over Missouri
Nebraska continues to roll with a win over Big 12 opponent Missouri.

* UNL Breaks Ground For Virology Center
Much important work may come from the research.

* Holocaust Memorial Is Dedicated In Lincoln
Never again.

* CRP Payments to Nebraskans Will Exceed $73 Million In Fiscal '07
The idea is to create habitat, protect sensitive land and save on other subsidy programs.

* Estrogen No Bar To Covering Football - But Generally Avoid High Heels
Perhaps of particular interest to other young women who would one day cover Husker football. Or any other kind.

* Surprise! Opinions Differ On Latest Platte River Plan
This is the feds' idea for protecting some endangered and protected species. It's a central Nebraska thing.

* Schools Closed As Flu Hits 300 Kids In Gibbon
It's that time of year.

* Drought Prompts More Regulation In Two NRDs
This situation could get tougher before it goes away.


This has been around but is worth a chuckle...not sure if Jeff actually said this of Nebraska, but its true!

Good 'ol NEBRASKA!Here is what comedian Jeff Foxworthy has to say about NEBRASKA ....

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May live in Nebraska.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistanceand they don't work there .... you live in Nebraska.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time live in Nebraska.

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number .... you live in Nebraska.

If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of GRAND ISLAND for the weekend ... you live in Nebraska.

If you measure distance in squares of farm land live in Nebraska.

If you know several people who have hit a cow more than once .... you live in Nebraska.

If you have gone from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again .... you live in Nebraska.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching ..... you live in Nebraska.

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked .... you live in Nebraska.

If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them .... you live in Nebraska.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit .... you live in Nebraska.

If the I-80 speed limit is 75 mph -- you're going 90 and everybody is passing you .... you live in Nebraska.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow .... you live in Nebraska.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, stillwinter and road construction .... you live in Nebraska.

If you have more hours on your snow blower than miles on your car .... you live in Nebraska.

If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly" .... you live in Nebraska.

If you understand these jokes, and forward them to all your Nebraska friends & others .... you actually have lived in Nebraska (Or any number of other "Upper Midwestern" states)


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