NEBRASKA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NEBRASKA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837299-68/pipeline-state-obama-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837299-68/pipeline-state-obama-decision.html.csp">U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to wait for the dust to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578372992014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837299@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:45:24 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes can’t vault past competition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57838336-89/utes-vault-nebraska-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57838336-89/utes-vault-nebraska-utah.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes can’t vault past competition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T23:09:44.674-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Utah imagined it would go head-to-head with UCLA for a spot in the Super Six, given how close the two teams have competed this year. But what the Utes never expected was to be eliminated by old foe Nebraska. The two teams competed on a regular basis until the Utes joined the Pac-12 and dropped the Huskers from their schedule last year. After Friday, one can imagine the Utes don’t want to see the Huskers for a long time. Utah thought it had taken care of the Huskers in the thir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57838336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:09:44 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes eliminated from NCAAs with subpar vault performance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57837320-89/utes-utah-gymnastics-nebraska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57837320-89/utes-utah-gymnastics-nebraska.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes eliminated from NCAAs with subpar vault performance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T23:09:44.645-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • After a strong year and a near-perfect postseason run, Utah’s fifth-ranked gymnastics team never imagined it wouldn’t make the cut for the NCAA Super Six, but the unimaginable happened Friday as the Utes finished fourth in their session and failed to advance to Saturday’s finals here at Birmingham’s Convention Complex. Utah ended the night with a 197.025 to finish behind Alabama and Florida, which tied for first at 197.65, and Nebraska, which finished with a 197.1. Pac-12 riva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837320@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:09:44 MDT BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:34:07.698-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another senior who will graduate this summer but still has a year of college football eligibility remaining will transfer to BYU and be immediately eligible to play for the Cougars this fall. Harvey Jackson, a safety at Nebraska until he got a release to pursue other options from coach Bo Pelini this spring, picked BYU over offers from West Virginia, Western Michigan, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State and Stephen F. Austin. “We just got better,” BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell tweeted...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833772@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:07 MDT Letter: Nebraska fourth-graders want items from Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785546-82/fourth-grade-merna-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785546-82/fourth-grade-merna-class.html.csp">Letter: Nebraska fourth-graders want items from Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.424-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We need your help. We are the Anselmo-Merna fourth-grade class. Our home is in Custer County, in rural central Nebraska. The school has students from two towns and the surrounding farming and ranching area; 21 in fourth grade. We are doing a project with our third-grade class called the States Fair. Each of us is researching a state and will be presenting our learning in May at our States Fair. Our teachers wanted to help us make researching more interesting by contacting newspapers in various...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785546@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT NCAA women: 5 Things to Know about the Sweet 16 and party crasher BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57733264-88/seeds-seed-teams-regional.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57733264-88/seeds-seed-teams-regional.html.csp">NCAA women: 5 Things to Know about the Sweet 16 and party crasher BYU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FEINBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:18.106-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two rounds in the books of the NCAA women’s tournament and everything is almost going according to seed, well except for the Nebraska Regional. Coming into the tournament it seemed that UConn may have the easiest road to the Final Four. That path got potentially easier with the upset of fourth-seeded Nebraska and No. 2 seed Duke. Don’t count UConn coach Geno Auriemma among those looking at it that way. “I’m sure all the talk will be for the next three days how, ‘If it wasn’t going to be easy eno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577332642014-03-28T17:29:18.106-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:18.106-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733264@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:18 MDT BYU hopes more upsets are in store http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57729839-88/byu-cougars-beat-hamson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57729839-88/byu-cougars-beat-hamson.html.csp">BYU hopes more upsets are in store</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:31:01.758-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Shortly after the postgame news conference, Jeff Judkins switched hats. The BYU coach turned off the competitiveness and turned on the charm. He went out to talk to the Nebraska players, still red-eyed and mourning the end or their season. He shook hands with Cornhusker fans, talking to them about the close finish of the 80-76 NCAA Tournament game that propelled the Cougars into the Sweet 16 for the first time in 12 years. “Well we’ll be looking for you next weekend,” he said. “We ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57729839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:31:01 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars prevail despite second-half struggles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57726303-77/byu-cougars-game-shot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57726303-77/byu-cougars-game-shot.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars prevail despite second-half struggles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T09:27:05.71-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • It could’ve been a killer. Lexi Eaton drove under the basket, into traffic. The sophomore was looking to get a bucket, pass it off or draw a foul, but none of those happened. What happened was better: After the ball was swatted from Eaton’s hands, Jennifer Hamson’s long arms stretched out for it and she put a shot up herself — the last of her five attempts that night. Like the previous four, this one sank in, and Hamson got a shot for an extra point after an official called a foul ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57726303@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:27:05 MDT BYU basketball: Ex-Utah man Jeff Judkins now a fixture with Cougs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720303-77/byu-judkins-coach-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720303-77/byu-judkins-coach-season.html.csp">BYU basketball: Ex-Utah man Jeff Judkins now a fixture with Cougs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T09:53:41.782-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • They say when one door closes, another opens. Jeff Judkins knows better. The first door never closed at all. It’s still open a crack, enough to hear whispers from the other side. He left the Utes and men’s basketball a long time ago, but on Saturday night after his BYU women’s squad put a bruising on North Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the texts were streaming in. Alex Jensen. Jeff Jonas. A lot of folks he used to share a sideline with once upon a time. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57720303@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:53:41 MDT BYU basketball: Frontcourt matchup key vs. Nebraska http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720370-77/byu-game-length-nebraska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720370-77/byu-game-length-nebraska.html.csp">BYU basketball: Frontcourt matchup key vs. Nebraska</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T10:28:34.886-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • It’s pretty much at the forefront of every scouting report on BYU at this point. Watch out for Jennifer Hamson. A day after the senior center helped dominate the paint for the 12-seeded Cougars in their 72-57 win over North Carolina State, BYU’s next opponent was fielding lots of questions about how to handle the 6-foot-7 shot-blocker. The Big Ten has no shortage of size, although the conference doesn’t have a player quite with Hamson’s length. “There are things you can do to try t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57720370@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:28:34 MDT NCAA Tournament: Baylor 74, Nebraska 60 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57713897-77/nebraska-baylor-didn-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57713897-77/nebraska-baylor-didn-points.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Baylor 74, Nebraska 60</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL J. WEBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:45:20.038-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SAN ANTONIO • Nebraska coach Tim Miles couldn’t fix the cold shooting or sloppy passes. The Big Ten coach of the year did see one thing he could correct: an overlooked shot clock error. Nope. These Huskers weren’t even going to get that right. Miles was instead ejected while trying to alert officials to the mistake, and 11th-seeded Nebraska would soon join their coach out of the NCAA tournament, falling to No. 6 seed Baylor 74-60 in the second round Friday. “I’m thinking, ‘That’s a correctible e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577138972014-03-22T16:45:20.038-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T16:45:20.038-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57713897@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:45:20 MDT Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699062-68/pipeline-nebraska-landowners-route.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699062-68/pipeline-nebraska-landowners-route.html.csp">Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRANT SCHULTE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T21:53:38.706-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska. The 69-year-old retired farmer wishes the pipeline had missed his property, simply to avoid the difficulty of growing corn and soybeans around the construction work. But what leaves Weber exasperated are the repeated project delays. “It’s ridiculous that we haven’t yet built this thing,” he said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699062@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:53:38 MDT