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LINCOLN – Sometimes old wounds just don’t go away. Houghton Lake re-opened the wounds of the Oscoda volleyball team Friday night, as the Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Owls in a division three…

OSCODA – It’s safe to say that the regular season went pretty well for the Oscoda volleyball team. The Lady Owls are hoping that success continues into the post-season, as they battle in the d…

STANDISH – The already shorthanded Oscoda girls swimming and diving team was even more shorthanded for the Independent Swim Conference dual at Standish-Sterling on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming team served as hosts to Caro in an Independent Swim Conference dual on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Owls had several strong performances during the meet. 

OSCODA – North Star League Big Dipper champions in the regular season. Big Dipper champions in the NSL tourney. Oscoda was able to add the tournament title to its regular season championship o…

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Right now, UW’s program is far and away in better shape than Nebraska’s. The Badgers got back to their identity last week, and will stick to that down the stretch as they chase a Big Ten Conference West Division championship. UW’s won eight of past nine meetings, including six straight, and they make it 9 of 10 and seven straight Saturday to retain the Freedom Trophy (above).

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Scott Frost’s homecoming to Nebraska isn’t going as well as Paul Chryst’s is at Wisconsin. Frost (above) is under fire to make changes to his staff as another season slips away, while Chryst and his staff were able to use a bye week to regroup and seemingly right the ship against a tough Iowa team.

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The Badgers still have a chance to reach the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis — they need to win out and have Minnesota lose at Iowa on Saturday or next week against Northwestern to do it, but there’s still a chance.

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Jack Dunn misplayed a couple of Iowa punts that left the Badgers pinned deep in their own territory in the second half, while Anthony Lotti had issues punting. He averaged 34.3 yards on three punts, more than 6 yards less than his season average. If cold weather was a factor, Lotti’s in luck — forecasts call for mid-50s temperatures in Lincoln on Saturday.

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Nebraska uses dual-threat quarterback Adrian Martinez (above) as the conductor of its spread offense. Despite missing two games due to a knee injury, Martinez is the team’s leading passer and rusher. The sophomore from Fresno, Calif., averages 270 total scrimmage yards per game.

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The Badgers ought to be licking their chops as they prepare for the Cornhuskers’ defense. Nebraska has struggled to slow opponents’ rushing attacks, ranking 11th in the Big Ten and 83rd nationally with 173.7 yards per game allowed on the ground. In Nebraska’s past three games, all losses, Minnesota (322), Indiana (104) and Purdue (145) combined for 571 yards and nine rushing touchdowns. UW seemed to find some of its mojo on the offensive line last week against Iowa, rushing for 300 yards, 250 of which came from junior Jonathan Taylor (above), and Taylor has dominated Nebraska the past two years.

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The Joe Burrow discussion among Nebraska football fans is intriguing because it emanates from a simple question: Why did Burrow never become a legacy player at Nebraska? "It's really easy," his brother, Jamie Burrow, told the Journal Star. "At every turn, there just wasn't interest from Nebraska, for one reason or another."

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