It’s a sad commentary that the public has grown familiar with violence between members of rival street gangs. It frequently is met with sighs, shrugs, anger and calls for more police, better parenting and education.
If someone with a big title were to evaluate the Nebraska football program based on what unfolded Saturday, in the snow globe that was Beaver Stadium, the first thing he or she would need to do is put down the pen and paper.
As Nebraska wakes up to a college football Saturday, the World-Herald crew will be barreling out of Pittsburgh for a 2½-hour jaunt through the rural byways of Pennsylvania. Might see a horse and buggy or two.
With two games and 10 days until the end of his sixth season, and no word from the Ivory Tower on his future, a normal coach might walk on eggshells. Pelini? He trudges forth with a purpose, cracking eggs and grinding shell bits into the turf.
If Bo Pelini ever needs an update on his future at Nebraska, he can always tune into the media or fan message boards. It's readily available. But the Nebraska coach hasn't heard a word from the source who matters — Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst — and that's fine with him.
The moon above Nebraska is a basketball. There's a hoop on every barn and driveway in the state. Look at the line of headlights, from Grand Island and Wahoo and Beatrice, motoring to Lincoln on a winter's night.
Rejoice, all ye old-schoolers who've had enough of the one-and-done player in college basketball. Stand and cheer, you kings of the Wednesday night beer league, who would give anything to pull the uniform on one more time.
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