Nebraska hires Mike Riley as new head coach

Well, the first of the two major head coaching openings in the Big Ten has been filled. Nebraska reportedly has hired Oregon State coach Mike Riley to replace Bo Pelini, who was fired after yet another shameful, horrible, unacceptable nine-win season. Riley has served...

Wecht enters state Supreme Court race

He hasn’t been part of the state Superior Court for long, but court Judge David Wecht wants to move up. He officially announced today what’s been an open secret for a while: he’s running for the state Supreme Court. Voters elected JUdge Wecht, 52, of...

Rolling along

— OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and the United States are in the midst of a how-low-can-you-go oil price war. Spurred by the U.S. and Canada’s burgeoning shale oil industry, the Saudis seem determined to drive the price of a barrel of crude so low that...