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'Gustnado' Blows Across Central Nebraska Road Amid Severe Weather

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'Gustnado' Blows Across Central Nebraska Road Amid Severe Weather


A gustnado churned across a road in central Nebraska on June 7 as severe storms swept the region. This footage was filmed by Jonah Lange, who said he captured it near Arnold, a village in Custer County, late Friday afternoon. Milder weather was forecasted in the region on Sunday, but scattered thunderstorms were possible in the region on Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Jonah Lange via Storyful



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Nebraska football nation offers condolences to former HC after wife’s passing

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Once a Husker, always a Husker. That’s the saying around the Nebraska football fanbase. It’s with that sentiment in mind that we issue a heartfelt condolences to former head coach Mike Riley.

Riley, who coached for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2014 to 2017, reportedly lost his wife, Dee Riley this weekend. While he hasn’t made an official announcement, news spread quickly through a surrogate on social media, Sunday evening.

Kerry Eggers, a long time sportswriter for The Oregonian took to Twitter to make the unfortunate announcement. 

“Dee Riley, wife of ex-@BeaverFootball⁩ coach Mike Riley, has passed away. She was 70,” Eggers wrote. “They were married for 43 years. It was one of the best marriages ever. Dee was the ultimate coach’s wife. She was loyal, supportive, kind and caring with everyone. R.I.P Dee Riley.”

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Before coming to Nebraska, Riley was the longtime head coach of the Oregon State Beavers and for a time, was easily that program’s most successful coach as he built them up from being an also-ran in the Pac-12.

Dee was indeed a staple of whatever community her husband belonged to. She was often spotted at University of Nebraska sporting events with the former head coach and could even be seen making her way into the stadium with the football team.

This news is especially painful not just because they were such an obviously loving couple, but because they were both seen as genuinely good people. While Riley’s tenure was not considered a success (despite two bowl trips in three seasons) with the Cornhuskers, he was someone who offered a positive outlook during a dark time in Lincoln that still hasn’t ended.

Just earlier this month, college football veteran writer Mike Farrell wrote about the nicest head coaches he’s ever dealt with. It should come as no surprise the former Nebraska football program leader was No. 2 on the list.

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My condolences go out to a very good man and his family who are no doubt dealing with a very heavy heart today.





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Top Nebraska football signee rallies support to keep star target in-state

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As the Nebraska football team works hard to secure some commitments as we enter the dead period, the Huskers coaches are ensuring they’re not the only ones working on guys like Christian Jones. There’s been some heavy peer recruiting for one of the state’s best prospects in the 2025 class as well.

Enter one Caleb Benning. While Dylan Raiola and Daniel Kaelin have gotten the most attention for working on peer recruiting, Benning might be hte best choice for Jones. After all, the two were teammates at Omaha Westside. Who better to make the pitch that they could be teammates again. 

Benning also isn’t leaving anything up in the air. While he works on Jones, he’s trying to get some help of his own. So he took to social media to try and get the pressure really put on the 4-star linebacker and get him to commit to the Nebraska football team.

Benning quote tweeted a post from his former high school teammate that showed Christian Jones on an official visit with the Huskers. He added the caption, “everyone tell him to stay home.”

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Though the tweet was mostly a joke to show the Westside star how much Cornhuskers fans wanted the linebacker to stay in-state, it also did get plenty of people to tweet their support.

The fight for Jones could be nearing an end. It’s not necessarily an automatic Cornhuskers win considering the interest and attention he’s gotten from some of the best programs in the country.

For a while now, Jones has been seen as a lean towards NU. Benning might simply be making sure that he understands how important it is for him to call Lincoln home. Nebraska football fans and coaches, and players are certainly hoping that’s the deal.



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Jayden Robinson commits to Nebraska volleyball

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Nebraska volleyball landed its second commitment to the class of 2026 on Saturday afternoon. Jayden Robinson is an outside hitter for Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas.

“I am so extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career and the University of Nebraska! Thank you to Coach Cook and his coaching staff for believing in me to play at the next level! The start of something big with my new family!”

Last season, she averaged 2.4 kills per set and led her team with 94 blocks. Robinson’s commitment comes after outside hitter Gabbi DiVita committed to Nebraska earlier this week.

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