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Chris Basnett


Lincoln, NE, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Early signing period has created ripples in college football; could it ever be tweaked?

Movers and shakers are talking about the recently created early signing period in college football getting an adjustment. → Read More

Nebraska, Creighton basketball teams planning joint pro day in October

On the heels of Dalano Banton's draft success, every player on NU's roster will have the opportunity to perform pro-like workouts for NBA scouts. → Read More

Rapid Reaction: NU had contingencies for Illinois defensive fronts, Lubick says

Yes, the Huskers were planning for the Illini defense to do one thing — and they did another. But, the OC says there were backup plans. → Read More

After talk of commitment to run game, Huskers sputter badly against new-look Illini defense

Nebraska said before the game it had the offensive line and the running backs it needed to commit to the ground game. Then the game started. → Read More

The Scene: The fans return — and Husker fans happily take in the fun parts of college football in trip to Illinois

Football was back, and so were the fans, including Papillion's Tyler Shunk, who made the trip to cheer on the Huskers. For a while, all was well. → Read More

Life in the Red Hot Topic: What does it look like if Nebraska loses at Illinois?

The Life in the Red Podcast crew braves a somewhat uncomfortable question in this week's Hot Topic. → Read More

Scouting Illinois: Breaking down the Illini

Chris Basnett takes a look at the Illini, who return a lot of last season's starters from a 2-6 team but add a new leader, former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema. → Read More

With Omaha coming to Lincoln, October setting up as huge recruiting month for Husker hoops

Top-five recruit Omaha Biliew will visit Nebraska in October, part of a group of official visitors rivaling any the program has ever had. → Read More

Husker football team 90% vaccinated, NU AD Alberts says

The Nebraska football team is 90% vaccinated, NU athletic director Trev Alberts said Wednesday night. → Read More

The Alliance: What is it, and what does it mean for Nebraska?

Here’s a simplified look at what it all means, and how it might affect Nebraska. → Read More

Rapid Reaction: NU settles on starter at RB, but doesn't reveal name; Reimer reflects on Blackshirt

Both Matt Lubick and Ryan Held were coy, but it appears the lead man will come from the trio of Gabe Ervin, Markese Stepp and Sevion Morrison. → Read More

Allen heats up in second half to lift Huskers past South Dakota

Teddy Allen started to cook, and Nebraska, finally, started to pull away. → Read More

'Ready for the next phase of life': After eight seasons at the helm, Erstad resigns as Husker baseball coach

Nebraska's ultimate grinder has hung up his cleats. → Read More

Two-time cancer survivor takes aim at Tour return

Jarrod Lyle will play at PCCC this week as one of → Read More

Ozarks' Toughest: All about the drive on Millwood's 7th

Narrow tee shot has out of bounds on right side and trees on left → Read More

T of C funds help pay for needed upgrades

Popular basketball tournament is a key fundraiser toward the SPS athletic budget → Read More

Ozarks' Toughest: Island Green's namesake no pushover

The 15th hole is rated just eighth-hardest, but plenty of golf balls find the water → Read More

Summer session: New Lady Bears get a taste of college

Busy summer for freshmen on MSU women's basketball team → Read More

Season of change for Lady Panthers

New coach, new players, same high expectations for Drury women's basketball team → Read More

Nixa's Murphy picks Mississippi State

Eagles running back rushed for 1,793 yards and 22 touchdowns last season → Read More