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Wednesday Frosted Flakes: Getting Through Tough Moments in Life

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Cornhead hats looks stupid enough as it is. Having one on your head as your team loses a game they shouldn't is even worse. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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Dynamic game for Nebraska running back Maurice Washington has frustrating end

Moments after Isaac Armstrong’s 48-yard field goal attempt missed wide right, just before he got to the locker room, Washington punched the air and screamed over the Colorado fans dancing on the field behind him.

Husker notes: Fourth quarter against Colorado a ‘learning moment’ for Nebraska

“We played three quarters of football, and unfortunately we didn’t play four quarters, so that’s what stuck out to me,” running back Dedrick Mills said.

Chinander not happy with ‘huge’ penalty called on Huskers in final minute of loss to CU

Erik Chinander made it clear on Tuesday that his Nebraska defense gave up far too much in the fourth quarter against Colorado.

Husker Defense Tries to Bounce Back

The Husker defense is looking ahead to this Saturday’s matchup with Northern Illinois. Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander spoke with the media, after the Tuesday morning practice.

Want a sign of the Huskers’ youth? Statistics point to offensive penalties

Of the Huskers’ 15 penalties for 129 yards through two games — NU ranks in the mid-90s nationally in both categories — 10 flags (65 yards) have counted against the offense. The defense has been hit with just three (44 yards), with a sideline infraction and special teams accounting for the rest.

Husker notes: Defensive line coach Tony Tuioti has special insight into Northern Illinois QB

Tuioti is NU’s first-year defensive line coach. Ross Bowers is a graduate transfer who won the top QB spot at NIU in fall camp. Both were part of the same Cal program in 2017 and 2018, with the assistant coach frequently working opposite the passer in practice.

Big plays, but also big mistakes from Husker QB Martinez in late loss to Colorado

The sophomore quarterback, coming off a rocky season opener against South Alabama, made quick decisions, had good protection, ran authoritatively and shredded the Buffaloes’ defense as Nebraska built a 17-0 lead.

Get ready for Husker football and follow live coverage all day

The Huskers are set to rekindle their rivalry with Colorado today, and The World-Herald’s team of reporters and photographers is in Boulder to provide full coverage throughout the day.

Colorado storms back from 17 down to beat No. 25 Nebraska in overtime thriller

Colorado hadn’t touched Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, whose jersey was clean and whose passing was perfect, and the Buffaloes had managed just 84 yards of offense and none on the ground.

3 Takeaways from Colorado’s comeback win over Nebraska

It’s difficult to put into words the meaning of Colorado’s comeback victory over Nebraska. This is a signature win for CU’s past and present as they beat a historic rival through the culture of toughness and accountability instilled by Mel Tucker.

The 150 greatest teams in college football’s 150-year history

As part of ESPN’s year-long initiative marking the 150-year anniversary of college football, we set out to rank the 150 greatest college football single-season teams of all time.

Other Stuff

How to Cope when Your Favorite Sports Team Loses

Watching your favorite team lose can be tough to handle, almost as much as watching them win can give you great excitement and joy. Losing is part of sports, though, and you’ll see your team lose plenty of games. Learning how to handle the losses is an important part of being a fan.

Sports fan depression is real: Did your team lose last night?

The first time a client came into my office, explaining that he was feeling depressed after his favorite hockey team lost the championship game, I thought he was exaggerating—that, or just being sarcastic. But he was serious.

Favorite Team Got You Down? Read This To Get Over Disappointing Losses

There are lots of books available to help you cope with grieving, but none of those books cover the experience of watching your favorite team lose. This type of loss typically takes days to get over, and the degree of sorrow differs depending on your enthusiasm for the disappointing team. Some losses hurt more than others.

*Article about Nebraska fans being sad after losing to Texas in 2010. We need a state wide therapist for being fans of our football team.


Sadness and yearning for a loved one, an object, or a way of life you have lost are the most common and expected feelings that occur after any loss.

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