“We’ve got to put a product out there that’s competitive. I’m not saying this staff cannot do that. They very well may be able to do it. I still need to decide that and really dissect.” – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Director Bill Moos on the direction of the football program under Mike Riley.
“We don’t have an ocean. We don’t have big beaches. We don’t have big rivers winding through our downtown. We don’t have mountains. … It is almost essential that this city be more complete and more aesthetically pleasing that others to compete with cities that have natural amenities.” – Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler on the influx of public art installed during his tenure.
“Actions that undermine the public’s trust will not be tolerated. The criminal justice depends on due process, but be assured those found responsible for misconduct will be held accountable.” – Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister after a second officer resigned amid allegations of sexual assault by an LPD officer.
“I don’t relish the prospect of a public dispute with members of the Legislature. … When factors are misrepresented to the degree that they have been in this case, I’m going to speak up.” – University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds in response to three state senators’ criticism of school’s treatment of conservative students.
“We have a lot of work to do to raise the awareness, familiarity of this state in out-of-state markets, and then that creates likelihood to visit.” – Nebraska Tourism Director John Ricks on improving Nebraska’s interest level for prospective tourists from last in the nation.
“It’s really hard to say she’s gone. We need to all try to be strong, like Ryan always was. She’s a part of our heart.” – Gabby Dennis on the death of her friend, Norris eighth-grader Ryan Post, in an accident outside the school on Oct. 25.
“I’ve never seen two animals lock horns like that that were both alive. It was a big deal.”- Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Guthard who witnessed rescue efforts to separate two bucks whose antlers were entangled during the rut.
“This team has a lot to grow on. This is probably the most talented team I’ve played with – I’m not going to lie to you. I see us doing so much more, like, we have no ceiling.” – Nebraska men’s basketball player Duby Okeke on the team’s potential this season.