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News column prompts police guard of Nebraska AD

Updated: December 31, 2005, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson was guarded by a state trooper during a home football game last month after investigators determined a credible threat had been made against him and his family.

The decision for the Nov. 12 game against Kansas State, first reported Saturday by the Omaha World-Herald, apparently stemmed from a Nov. 9 column written by 23-year-old Ben Schwartz that appeared in the North Platte Bulletin, a weekly newspaper published in Pederson's hometown.

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