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Ex-PPF chief Rubenstein to lead DB consolidator ‘superfund’

Ex-PPF chief Rubenstein to lead DB consolidator ‘superfund’

first_imgIn a statement, The Pension SuperFund said it expected to grow to £20bn “and beyond” over time.Alan Rubenstein, who left PPF at the start of this year after early nine years in charge, is to lead the consolidator fund as CEO. He told IPE there was an estimated £250bn market for the fund’s services today, and that this would probably double over the next five years as schemes continued to close to future accrual.“In that context £20bn seems well achievable,” he said.Rubenstein is joined at the superfund by Marc Hommel, the former global head of pensions advisory at PwC, and Luke Webster, chief investment officer at the Greater London Authority and former chief financial risk officer at the London Pension Fund Authority. Webster is also partner and chief financial officer at Disruptive Capital.Rubenstein said The Pension SuperFund was already in discussions with several pension funds, sponsors and advisers. As to when it would absorb a first scheme, he told IPE that time would tell.”These things clearly do take time,” he said. “We’ll have to wait and see, but we have been really cheered by the reception that we’ve received so it does look like we have good wind behind us.” Alan RubensteinBlazing a trailThe launch of the consolidating fund is a direct response to challenges from both the UK government and the pensions industry to find ways to ensure the sustainability of DB schemes and many of their sponsors by improving governance and efficiency.Last year, a taskforce set up by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) advocated “superfunds” as an alternative funding option for DB schemes with weak sponsors.In a wide-ranging white paper published on Monday, the UK government supported the PLSA’s work and promised to consult on changes to legislation to allow commercial consolidators to operate.“Some employers find that they are constrained from focusing effectively on their core business because of the need to support a closed legacy pension scheme, the liabilities of which may be volatile and unpredictable,” the government said. The first commercial consolidator of UK defined benefit (DB) occupational pension schemes has launched, with the former chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) at its helm. The Pension SuperFund has been set up to absorb bulk transfers of UK DB pension assets and liabilities and consolidate them into one occupational pension scheme.It has lined up £500m (€571m) of capital to underpin these commitments and establish the vehicle, largely coming from private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Disruptive Capital as initial investors. Investors will share in any surplus achieved by the superfund after benefits are paid.The latter is the family office of Edi Truell, a long-term supporter of scheme consolidation through previous roles as co-founder of Pension Insurance Corporation and chair of the London Pension Fund Authority.   What the government says on consolidationcenter_img “If an employer can afford entry they could exchange their covenant support through transfer to a consolidator and know exactly how much they had to pay, making planning for their future business easier. If at the same time members’ benefits were likely to be more secure, then this would create a more beneficial situation for all parties.”The white paper indicated the consultation on a legislative framework and authorisation regime was likely to take place towards the end of this year.However, Rubenstein said the superfund saw no reason to wait until the consultation took place and legislation was passed. ”We want to make a start now because we think there is a real demand for it and a real need,” he said.He said The Pension SuperFund welcomed the encouragement given to consolidation in the government’s white paper and that it was right that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) made sure there was sufficient protection for members. Rubenstein has a long history of working closely with the regulator during his tenure at the PPF.“We would hope to work with them and help in defining those rules, but we believe that fundamentally it is possible to do consolidation under the existing framework,” he said.The superfund would seek approval – known as “voluntary clearance” – from TPR every time it absorbed a scheme, according to Rubenstein. No benefit changes A scheme’s transfer to the superfund would not trigger changes to benefits, according to Rubenstein. He said that The Pensions SuperFund did not think it necessary to have legislation to simplify or standardise benefits. This was in contrast to the PLSA’s findings.“We think it is possible to offer all existing scheme members the same benefits as they’re currently getting but to deliver those with greater certainty,” he said. “We don’t need to do actuarial equivalence, we don’t need to do bulk reductions.”In the statement announcing its launch, The Pension SuperFund said the scale provided by consolidation would enable it to achieve higher investment returns, stronger risk management and lower costs.“This, underpinned by the capital provided by its investors, will enable The Pension SuperFund to offer higher levels of security for meeting future pension promises and better outcomes for pension scheme members, trustees and sponsoring employers,” it said.Rubenstein declined to comment further on the criteria the consolidator fund would use when assessing schemes for transferral, beyond that they had been decided and would relate to size, covenant “before and after”, and funding levels. The keenly anticipated government report was published on MondayOffering industry the opportunity to innovate and create a number of different models with a variety of target markets could, in future, offer a more affordable way of risk transfer. However, it is important that this is done in a safe way, with clear parameters for vehicles to operate within and to provide members with reassurance that funds are meeting a set of clearly defined standards.Despite the work already done within the industry on commercial consolidation vehicles, there is much more to do to develop this policy to a point where it could be successfully delivered. When the current DB legislative framework was designed, it was always intended that an employer would stand behind the scheme, or that the scheme would buy out with an insurance company subject to strict funding and capital requirements.We therefore need to ensure that exchanging sponsor covenant and moving into a commercial consolidator improves the expected outcomes for members in order to realise the benefits that consolidation could bring.We are therefore developing proposals for a legislative framework and authorisation regime to enable consolidation in which an employer no longer sponsors their DB pension scheme.There is a delicate balance to be struck. If the legislative framework is too restrictive, then the consolidator vehicles may not be commercially viable but if the vehicle is under-protective of members, then the risks to members’ benefits will be unacceptable. We have therefore identified a number of areas that will need to be considered, which will be subject to further consultation this year.last_img read more

OKEA takes interest in Equinor’s Aurora discovery

OKEA takes interest in Equinor’s Aurora discovery

first_imgOKEA estimates that the recoverable volumes are in the range of 12-28 mmboe. OKEA aims to become the operator for the licences and pursue a low-cost development of Aurora as a tie-in to the Gjøa platform without further appraisal drilling. The acquisition of interests in licences PL195 and PL195 B is effective as of 1 January 2020, OKEA said on Wednesday. Both the transaction and a potential change in operatorship are subject to approval by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. PL195 and PL195 B licences map; Source: OKEA OKEA has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Equinor for the acquisition of Equinor’s 40 per cent operated working interest in two licences offshore Norway, which include the Aurora discovery. center_img Aurora is a small gas discovery in the North Sea located west of the Gjøa field. Erik Haugane, CEO of OKEA, said: “By this transaction, we are diversifying our portfolio as well as strengthening our position in the Gjøa area. Wintershall DEA and Petoro each hold respectively 25 per cent and 35 per cent working interest each in the licences. “A development of Aurora fits right into the core of OKEA’s strategy with low-cost field development of smaller discoveries”.last_img read more

Local foundation launches fund in Lauren Hill’s name

Local foundation launches fund in Lauren Hill’s name

first_imgHill graduated from Lawrenceburg High School and currently plays basketball for Mount St. Joe’s.LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. —The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc., (DCF) has established the Lauren Hill Make A Difference Fund in honor of the 19-year-old, who has inspired so many around the world while she battles inoperable brain cancer.DCF established the Lauren Hill Make A Difference Fund at $100,000, and is also making a $10,000 contribution to The Cure Starts Now Foundation, a charity Hill has helped to raise hundreds of thousands dollars to find a cure for cancer.“Like so many others in our community, across the nation and around the world, the Foundation board of directors and staff are inspired by Lauren Hill and her determination to live life and make a difference in the lives of others even in the face of terminal brain cancer,” said Fred McCarter, Executive Director of DCF.“Through this endowment fund, we hope to help Lauren inspire others to strive to make a difference in our community in perpetuity!”Hill, of Greendale, Indiana, is a 19-year-old former Lawrenceburg High School basketball player and a current freshman player at NCAA Division III Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati. She is also a phenomenal fundraiser for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.The Lauren Hill Make A Difference Fund will enable the current and future DCF Board and staff members to make grants in perpetuity to address the changing needs in the community, following Lauren’s fine example of philanthropy and her motto to “Never Give Up.”“I’m very happy that this will help others,” said Hill. “It’s more meaningful and fulfilling to help others than it is to help yourself. This gives me a great sense of purpose that I can make a difference like this. Paying it forward makes me so proud.”Hill’s parents, Brent and Lisa said they are thankful the Foundation is encouraging others to follow Lauren’s lead to make a difference in their community. “We’re very happy that her inspiration will keep on going,” said Brent Hill.McCarter says the fund also honors Lauren’s family. “Brent and Lisa along with Lauren’s brother, Nate and sister, Erin, are fine examples to all of us,” he said. “They’ve unselfishly shared their daughter and sister and her message with us in an effort to comfort others and to find a cure for cancer.”Anyone can contribute to the Lauren Hill Make A Difference Fund. Contributions of any amount are accepted by the Foundation. Checks written to the Dearborn Community Foundation with a note designating the contribution to the Lauren Hill Make A Difference Fund can be mailed to the Foundation office at 322 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Please contact the DCF office at (812) 539-4115 for more information.last_img read more

Area Football Sectional Pairings

Area Football Sectional Pairings

first_imgThe Area Football Sectional Draw.The Opening Sectional Round will be taking place on Friday, October 19th.Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central @ Franklin CountyJennings County @ South DearbornMadison @ EdgewoodSilver Creek @ ScottsburgClass 3A-Sectional 31North Harrison @ LawrenceburgBatesville @ GreensburgCorydon Central @ Brownstown CentralCharlestown @ SalemClass 2A-Sectional 37Eastern Hancock @ Heritage ChristianCenterville @ Indy ScecinaTriton Central @ MilanUnion County @ KnightstownClass 1A-Sectional 46Edinburgh @ Cambridge City LincolnOldenburg Academy @ HagerstownSouth Decatur @ Indy LutheranTri @ North Decaturlast_img read more

GSA Girls Number 1 in Class C

GSA Girls Number 1 in Class C

first_img admin Latest Posts BLUE HILL — Both GSA teams continued to better their records this week, with the boys winning 5-0 over Deer Isle-Stonington, 4-1 over Dexter and 4-1 over Sumner.The Eagle girls downed DI-Stonington and Sumner 5-0 but fell in a close 3-2 battle with Dexter, which trails them by less than three points in the standings. In the Class C standings, the 7-1 GSA Eagle boys are ranked second, less than a point behind Madawaska, while the Sumner Tiger boys are sixth and the winless Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner boys are at the bottom.The 6-2 GSA girls are at the top of their division, with the DI-Stonington Mariners fourth and the Sumner Tigers ninth. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Spinners bowl Berbice to five-wicket win

Spinners bowl Berbice to five-wicket win

first_img… Demerara beat Essequibo by an innings and 106 runsBERBICE spin trio turned in impressive performances with the ball to stifle the Select Under-17 team for the second time in two days, to record a 5-wicket win in the first-round fixture of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited-sponsored Under-19 Inter-County cricket competition yesterday, at the Everest Cricket Club ground.The three spinners, Kevin Sinclair (3-9), Keith Simpson (3-15), and Deon Sinclair (3-19), helped Berbice dismiss the Select Under-17s for 85 in their second innings.The Select Under-17s lost their last five wickets for just 28 runs, 50 minutes into the post-lunch session, as they folded in 46.3 overs. Kevlon Anderson stroked a fighting 45, and was the lone batsman to offer some fight.Fast bowler Sylus Tyndall and Deon Sinclair claimed three wickets in the morning session to trigger the collapse after they resumed day two on 5-2.Junior Sinclair (2) was removed by Tyndall, while Sinclair claimed the wickets of Orlando Jailall (6), and Rajendra Singh (10), at 57-5 at lunch.Joel FortuneHowever, after the interval the remaining batsmen caved in without much resistance. Set 86 to win, Berbice made heavy weather of a paltry target but held their nerve in the end to win with a day to spare.The Berbicians were 64-5, before recovering to reach their target. Javid Karim (41 not out) and Matthew Hardyal (7 not out) added an unbroken 23 for the sixth-wicket to seal the win.Junior Sinclair claimed 3-25 to be the most successful bowler in a losing cause.Meanwhile, Essequibo crumbled to a pathetic innings-and-106-run defeat to Demerara, with also a day to spare at the Police Sports Club ground.Faced with a first-innings deficit of 221, Essequibo chronically weak batting imploded again. They were bowled out for 115 in 73 overs.Sheldon Charles was the only batsman to put up some resistance, with 25. Spinners again were the main destroyers. Keshram Seybodan claimed 4-20, Richie Looknauth 2-30, while Ronaldo Ali Mohamed, Raymond Perez and Sagar Hatheramani chipped in with a wicket apiece.Earlier, Demerara stretched their overnight total of 230-5 to 327 before declaring at lunch. Overnight batsmen Ramnarine Chatura and Looknauth took their tally to 40 and 50 respectively. Hatheramani (15) and Kishna Singh (4) were the other batsmen dismissed while Mark Jeffers was left unbeaten on 14.Left-arm spinner Joel Fortune claimed three of the wickets to fell during that session, to finish with figures of 6-74. Joshua Jones, Chanderpaul Mohabir, and Mahindra Persaud were the other successful bowlers for Essequibo.The second round is scheduled to commence on Thursday.last_img read more

The Latest: Upcoming F1 race in Italy could have fans

The Latest: Upcoming F1 race in Italy could have fans

first_img___A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday. Associated Press Tuscany region president Enrico Rossi says local health authorities have approved limited spectators for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13.Rossi tells the Gazzetta dello Sport “the circuit contains three big tribunes that are well spaced apart so the limit of 1,000 people per the national rules on public events can reasonably be considered as the capacity limit for each tribune.”Official government approval is expected by Saturday.Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.The only spectators at the Italian GP in Monza a week earlier will be 250 specially invited health workers. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___An upcoming Formula One race in Italy could be open to 3,000 fans. The Latest: Upcoming F1 race in Italy could have fanscenter_img August 28, 2020 U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December. The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 4-star commit Marquise Blair reportedly denied admission

Syracuse football recruiting: 4-star commit Marquise Blair reportedly denied admission

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse’s lone four-star commit in the Class of 2015, safety Marquise Blair, has been denied admission to SU by the NCAA, according to Scout.com.Blair will instead attend a junior college after the NCAA didn’t accept some courses he took during his senior year at Wooster (Ohio) High School, Wooster head coach Doug Haas told Scout. The NCAA had been reviewing Blair’s academics since June.Haas also told Scout that Blair needs to graduate from junior college before enrolling in the NCAA, which would be January 2017 at the earliest. The decision came on Aug. 6, per the report, and Blair has yet to find a junior college.The Orange is left with safeties Chauncey Scissum and Antwan Cordy, both sophomores, and redshirt freshman Rodney Williams. Freshmen Christopher Frederick, Kielan Whitner and Daivon Ellison are also in the fold for a position group that has to replace both starters. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Tyler Lydon showing growth defensively in NCAA Tournament

Tyler Lydon showing growth defensively in NCAA Tournament

first_img Published on March 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Lydon doesn’t typically practice with the big men, because he’s often used out on the wing as a forward. He’ll sub in for Dajuan Coleman during 5-on-5 scrimmages, but doesn’t do many of the individual drills with those players. Mike Hopkins will give him pointers on where to be in certain situations, how to make the right rotations and read defenses. His speed and ability to slide has allowed him to be a center without the size of a player like Coleman.In December, Hopkins said that Lydon had the IQ of a 38-year-old who has been in the NBA. Still, Lydon will hold on to moments, he says, where he doesn’t play well — when he isn’t that athlete smarter beyond his years. That North Carolina game is one, but there are many more.Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis wasn’t neutralized well against Syracuse on Friday. But in the first half, Lydon did a good job trapping him and forcing him to either pass or take a bad shot. That’s partly how Lydon got to his impressive block total. He was always in the right place at the right time.He makes plays that seniors don’t make, Boeheim said when his team was in the Bahamas. He “sees two plays ahead,” Hopkins said in December.His final block on Friday, though, ensured there weren’t two more plays to be had. It all but ended Gonzaga’s chances, and propelled the Orange into the Elite Eight.“He’s a good athlete,” Tyler Roberson said. “Obviously he has really good timing and long arm. And he uses quickness to his advantage. “Obviously at this point, he’s more adept at center.” Comments CHICAGO — Tyler Lydon played the fewest minutes (23) of his career when Syracuse lost to North Carolina on Jan. 9. It was after that game that Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he thought Lydon was “just not quite ready yet, physically, to do some of the things.”The freshmen center/forward was trying to feel his way around, he said. He had experienced a lull defensively and offensively since his breakout in the Bahamas. He wasn’t the player he was then, or the presence that he has since become.“I don’t think that I’ve physically grown or anything like that,” Lydon said. “I’ve grown mentally. I think that’s the biggest change in my game. I’m not really worried about my offense. I’m more worried about my defensive stops.”Lydon’s defense has been on full display in this postseason. It’s clear he’s gone from “not quite ready” to a defender that uses his speed and instincts rather than physicality to be a presence on the inside. In the past two games he’s recorded 12 blocks, six in each game. The last, and most crucial with 1.6 seconds left, sealed Syracuse’s (22-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 63-60 win over Gonzaga.On Sunday at 6:09 p.m., he’ll go up against No. 1 seed Virginia (29-7, 13-5), a team he played against during that difficult stretch. He recorded 26 minutes but took just one shot and grabbed only four rebounds. But in watching tape of him since, the Cavaliers know they’re getting a different player.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A lot of guys, in their freshman year, go through a freshman hump,” UVA center Anthony Gill said. “And I guess he was in that little funk when we played them. But he’s really picked it up since then. I think the confidence aspect is really what picked up in his game.”MORE COVERAGEDougherty: Syracuse-Virginia will be a rare clash of brand-name defenses3 things Jim Boeheim said: Timeouts, Tyler Roberson and Tony BennettTrevor Cooney is driving into the paint more by designDougherty: The ACC, with half the Elite 8, was an especially important proving ground for SyracuseSyracuse gets 2nd chance to slow down Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon10 fun facts about VirginiaSyracuse basketball predictions for Elite Eight matchup with Virginia3 things Tony Bennett said: Michael Gbinije, Malachi Richardson and owning the zonecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s basketball winter break preview

Men’s basketball winter break preview

first_imgAll stats and records are through Dec. 9.Saturday, Dec. 13 — vs. Nicholls State (1-4):After a grueling stretch of games against Georgetown, Oklahoma, Duke, Marquette and even UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin finally gets a “cupcake” when they host the Colonels this Saturday. Nicholls State, from the Southland conference, is a typical low-mid major program that often schedules games against power conference opponents to earn money for its program. The Colonels have already played UCLA, Wake Forest and Michigan and the Badgers should have no problem taking care of them at the Kohl Center.Monday, Dec. 22 — at. California (7-1):After a nine-day break, the Badgers will continue their non-conference schedule when they head to Berkeley, California, to take on the Golden Bears. California should be Wisconsin’s toughest remaining non-conference opponent, as their only loss this season came to then No. 10 Texas in the 2K Classic tournament. Currently, the Golden Bears are receiving votes in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches’ Top 25 polls. California is led by junior guard Tyrone Wallace, who is averaging team-highs in points (19.5), rebounds (8.9) and assists (4.6).Sunday, Dec. 28 — vs. Buffalo (5-2):The Badgers will close out their non-conference schedule with a matchup against Buffalo of the Mid-American Conference at the Kohl Center. The Bulls won’t be afraid of Wisconsin as they led No. 1 Kentucky at halftime — before eventually losing — Nov. 16. Regardless, UW should be able to take care of Buffalo at home despite the Bulls having two players — Justin Moss (16.6) and Shannon Evans (15.1) — averaging over 15 points.Wednesday, Dec. 31 — vs. Penn State (8-1):Wisconsin will finish 2014 and begin the Big Ten season when the Nittany Lions come to the Kohl Center New Year’s Eve. Penn State finished last season in second-to-last place in the Big Ten with a 6-12 conference record. The Badgers beat the Nittany Lions in their lone matchup last season, escaping Happy Valley with a 71-66 victory. UW will have to contain Penn State guard D.J. Newbill, who as of Dec. 10, leads the Big Ten in scoring with an average of 23.3 points per game.Sunday, Jan. 4 — at Northwestern (5-3):As of Dec. 10, the Wildcats have lost three straight games to Northern Iowa, Georgia Tech and Butler. Northwestern currently ranks 308 out of 351 teams in Division I in points per game (60.3) and has yet to score more than 70 points this season. Last season, the Wildcats finished in a tie with Penn State for second-to-last in the Big Ten with a 6-12 record. But, the Wildcats did record a 65-56 upset of the Badgers at the Kohl Center after being blown out by UW earlier in the season, 76-49, in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern is led by center Alex Olah, who leads the team in points (10.9) and rebounds (6.9).Wednesday, Jan. 7 — vs. Purdue (7-2):The Boilermakers have yet to play an away game this season, losing both contests at home to Kansas State and an ugly loss to North Florida. The Badgers had no trouble taking care of Purdue in their two matchups last season, disposing of the Boilermakers on the road 72-58 before earning a 76-70 victory at home. The Boilermakers are one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the Big Ten, hauling in 13.2 per game, and are first in the Big Ten in blocked shots (59), averaging more than six per game. Junior center A.J. Hammons leads the conference in blocked shots per game (3.2).Sunday, Jan. 11 — at Rutgers (5-4):The Badgers will make the trek to Piscataway, New Jersey, for the first time Jan. 11 when they take on Big Ten newcomer Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights have one of the worst scoring offenses in the nation, ranking 334th in scoring, averaging 57.4 points per game. Rutgers already has losses against George Washington, Saint Peter’s, Virginia and Seton Hall. In its game against Virginia, Rutgers managed to score only 26 points. Senior guard Myles Mack paces the Scarlet Knights, averaging 14.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.9 steals per game.Thursday, Jan. 15 — vs. Nebraska (5-2):Wisconsin ends its stretch of winter break games when the Cornhuskers come to Madison Jan. 15. Nebraska has losses to Rhode Island and Creighton this season but did knock off Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Cornhuskers are led by preseason all-Big Ten selection Terran Petteway, who is averaging 21.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Badgers will have to be ready for the upset-minded Cornhuskers, who, last season, ended UW’s eight-game winning streak, beating Wisconsin in the regular-season finale 77-68 in Lincoln.last_img read more