Nebraska ranks 18th in the “USA Today” preseason coaches’ poll. The Huskers are one spot behind Big Ten rival Michigan. Defending champion Alabama is number-one, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia. The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the top-25. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have five each.
OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.
Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.
An estimated 10.3 million Americans have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began, according to a study published on Wednesday.