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Huskers Getting Ready

The Huskers continue to prepare for their bowl game on New Year’s Day.

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Twins Ink Pitcher And Catcher

The Twins have officially signed pitcher Mike Pelfrey and catcher Kurt Suzuki.

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Zenner Gains Another Honor

South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named to his fourth different All-America team in the past week, earning a spot on the American Football Coaches Association’s FCS All-America First Team.

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Cyclones Add To Fast Start

Georges Niang scored 22 points, and No. 14 Iowa State beat Akron 83-60 on Monday to match the best start in school history.

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GPAC Names Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has named its basketball Players of the Week.

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Wild Fail On Road

Wayne Simmonds scored twice as the Flyers handed the Wild a 4-1 loss at the Wells Fargo Center.

Vikings Routed In Cincy

Andy Dalton tossed for 366 yards and four touchdowns to sink the Vikings 42-14 in Cincinnati.

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Timberwolves Fall In Overtime

Jamal Crawford scored four points in the final 18 seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime and the Clippers snatched away a 120-116 victory from the Timberwolves at the STAPLES Center.

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Cyclones Advance In Tourney

Georges Niang scored 22 points and Number 17 Iowa State beat George Mason 79-67 on Sunday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

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Hawkeyes Roll On

Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and Number 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.

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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture

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A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens

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A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again

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State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

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A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.