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Tim Miles (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: From Dream Season To Disaster, Nebraska Bottoms Out

Nebraska inexplicably fell from an NCAA Tournament team to a miserable season.


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Petteway Leads Nebraska Past Illinois, 53-43

The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Emma: Quest To Be The Best Is What Drives Wisconsin’s Gordon

“It drives me,” Melvin Gordon says of seeing the other top running backs’ accomplishments.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Seeing Red In Illini’s First Big Ten Trip To Nebraska

The Illini don’t have a Red Grange this season, but with Bill Cubit’s offense they may have more than a Galloping Ghost of a chance vs. the Huskers.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Bo Pelini.  (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Nebraska Won’t Punish Belini For Profane Rant

Nebraska is ready to move on from Bo Pelini’s profane rant against fans two years ago.

670 The Score–09/18/2013

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Bo Pelini Apologizes For Profane Rant About Nebraska Fans

Hours after Bo Pelini fired back at criticism from one of the Nebraska program’s all-time greats, he had to apologize for a profane rant in which he criticized “fair-weather” Cornhuskers fans.

670 The Score–09/17/2013

Bo Pelini.   (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Video: Bo Pelini Pulls Off Epic Phone-Smashing Prank On His Team

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has a strict no-cellphone policy.

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 1 Primer

A quick look at what to watch for Thursday as the Big Ten Tournament gets underway in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are The Illini? We’re About To Find Out

Over the next three weeks, Illinois faces five opponents with a combined record of 78-15. Four of them are currently ranked among the Top 15 teams in the country.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Fighting Illini.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Richardson Leads Illinois Past Nebraska 71-51

D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.


Tavarres King #12 of the Georgia Bulldogs makes a catch for a touchdown against Andrew Green #11 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Murray’s 5 TDs Lift Georgia By Nebraska In Capital One Bowl

Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday.


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Northern Illinois To Host Nebraska At Soldier Field In 2016

Northern Illinois will play Nebraska at Soldier Field in 2016 and will travel to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. for games in 2017 and 2019.


Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon runs for a touchdown in front of a spotty crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The Big Ten Championship Game To Chicago

Attendance certainly didn’t improve markedly this past weekend. Rather, it sunk startlingly.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Bret Bielema holds up the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy after winning the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Unlikely Victory, Badgers Prove They’re Rose Bowl Worthy

No, that wasn’t the Oregon Ducks playing in the Big Ten Championship. That was the now 8-5 Wisconsin Badgers.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Montee Ball runs against Nebraska Sept. 29. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Talent Will Win Out In Surprisingly Good Big Ten Championship Game

A look at how each team can win Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Ruling Notre Dame Out Is Foolish

Counting Notre Dame out against either Alabama or Georgia is just foolish. Anyone who’s willing to do so so easily simply hasn’t been paying attention this season.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

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Nebraska Beats Iowa 13-7, Will Play In Big Ten Title Game

Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and No. 17 Nebraska beat Iowa 13-7 on Friday to secure a spot in the Big Ten title game.


Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs for a second quarter touchdown while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium Stadium on November 3, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Nebraska Beats Michigan State 28-24 On Last-Second TD

Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving No. 21 Nebraska a 28-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday night that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.


Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Hoge: Northwestern Blew Much More Than A Lead Saturday

Excuse Northwestern fans for not being surprised with what happened Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2012

Northwestern's new black helmet. (Courtesy Northwestern.)

Photo: Northwestern Wears New Black Helmet Vs Nebraska

Northwestern came out with a new black helmet to go with their all-black uniforms Saturday against Nebraska at Ryan Field.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2012