Nebraska out to take streak to 7 vs. Cal State Fullerton

It has been 31 years since Nebraska won the first seven games of a season, with the lucky number now in sight Sunday against visiting Cal State Fullerton in a nonconference game at Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhiskers best start since 2008-09 required a rally from a two-point halftime deficit in an 89-79 home victory over Duquesne on Wednesday. It was the first time all season they trailed in the second half, but scoring on 16

Big Ten rock fight pits low-scoring No. 17 Iowa, win-needy Nebraska

A bowl bid might not have been realistic to Nebraska at the beginning of the season, particularly with a first-year head coach admitting a massive rebuilding plan was set to begin. And then the Cornhuskers found themselves one win from postseason eligibility entering November. Victory No. 6 remains elusive. The Cornhuskers are still one win shy of being bowl eligible for the first time since 2016. Their last chance comes Friday when they host No.

Nebraska, Duquesne duke it out for Cornhusker Classic title

Off to its best start in 15 years, Nebraska can add a preseason tournament title to its resume when it hosts Duquesne on Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb. This is the final of the Cornhusker Classic, a four-team round-robin event including Rider and Stony Brook. Nebraska (5-0) and Duquesne (4-1) have won their previous games in the competition. The Cornhuskers posted an 84-63 neutral-site victory over Oregon State on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. It

Nebraska, Oregon State meet in matchup of unbeatens

A pair of power-conference teams projected to finish near the bottom of their respective leagues bring perfect records to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday afternoon as Nebraska faces Oregon State. Nebraska (4-0) is off to its best start in five years after winning four home games by an average of 23.5 points. The most recent win, 84-63 over Stony Brook on Wednesday, saw the Cornhuskers move closer to full strength with the return of forward

Nebraska and Wisconsin still chasing bowl eligibility

Wisconsin and Nebraska both will attempt to become bowl eligible when the stumbling Big Ten teams meet Saturday night in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) is coming off an embarrassing 24-10 loss at home to Northwestern. Nebraska (5-5, 3-4) lost at home to Maryland, 13-10, on a field goal as time expired. The Badgers and Cornhuskers are in a five-way tie for second, two games behind Iowa in the Big Ten West. The

Nebraska hosts Stony Brook, seeks to stay unbeaten

Nebraska hopes to match its best start in five years when it hosts Stony Brook in a non-conference game Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers (3-0) are coming off a 64-50 home win over Rider on Monday in a game that saw them get back sharpshooter Keisei Tominaga. The senior guard, who had missed the first two games because of an ankle injury suffered in an exhibition game, started and played 22 minutes but

Nebraska hosts Rider seeking a quick start

Nebraska will try to keep up its best start to a season in five years when it hosts Rider in a nonconference game on Monday in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers (2-0) have won their first two games by a combined 59 points, most recently cruising to an 81-54 home victory over Florida A&M behind 20 points and 16 rebounds from junior forward Rienk Mast. The Bradley transfer was the first Nebraska player with a 20/15

Nebraska looking to extend Maryland’s misery

Nebraska may be headed in the right direction, but last weekend’s loss still got coach Matt Rhule fired up. Either Nebraska or visiting Maryland will achieve bowl eligibility when they face off Saturday in Big Ten action in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers (5-4, 3-3) had won three straight before a 20-17 loss at Michigan State. While claiming his program isn’t made up of “excuse-makers,” Rhule bemoaned officiating in his team’s close losses to Minnesota and

Dealing with injuries, Nebraska opens season vs. Lindenwood

Nebraska may be playing with a shorter rotation than normal when it opens the 2023-24 season against Lindenwood in a nonconference game on Monday in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers were without five players for their exhibition win over Doane on Oct. 29, and then top returning scorer Keisei Tominaga sprained his ankle in the first half. “Hopefully he recovers well,” Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said afterward. “Obviously, he’s a very important part of what we