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Stories are listed in roughly reverse chronological order.
Pregame perspectives from the Omaha World-Herald, Grand Island Independent (1, 2), Lincoln Journal-Star (1, 2), Nebraska StatePaper, Kansas City Star, Colorado Springs Gazette, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News (1, 2, 3), Boulder Camera (1, 2, 3, 4), Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Associated Press.
Eric Crouch earns respect on and off the field.
Tracey Wistrom feels rested & ready.
Why can't the fans just get along?
The yards pile up quietly for Dahrran Diedrick.
Bill Curry analyzes the game for ESPN.
The Buffs are prepared to grind it out.
The Boulder paper looks at this one-sided rivalry: 1, 2
Folsom Field has seen its share of big games.
Josh Davis is likely to set a record in his home state.
Audio: TSN's Tom Dienhart discusses the NU-CU matchup, as does Gary Barnett: 1, 2
Everything's on the line for the Huskers.
The OWH pays a visit to the NU training table.
John Gibson is thankful to be back for more.
A look at NU's "old-school" defense.
Another story about CU's seniors.
The Colonel is nervous about this one.
The Denver Post visits with the Kelsays of Auburn.
Columns from Denver scribes Woody Paige and Bernie Lincicome.
SI puts Eric Crouch on its cover.
Recent practices have been extra intense and physical.
ESPN writes glowingly of Toniu Fonoti, NU's pancake specialist.
The NU offense is looking to end its first-quarter slump.
The season's umpteenth "gotta stop Crouch" story.
Thunder Collins has become NU's Mr. Versatility.
The Buffs have confidence in Bobby Pesavento.
TSN gives NU-CU its game-of-the-week treatment.
The Boulder paper looks back at NU's 1966 win.
A faster start would behoove the Buffs.
Gary Barnett says "no-name" is a misnomer for NU's defense, and he says his own D must do better at putting the wraps on Eric Crouch.
Cortlen Johnson talks with TSN and the Journal-Star about the game.
TE Daniel Graham is having a big year for the Buffs.
The stakes are huge for both teams.
Cortlen Johnson has racked up plenty of yards against NU, and his position coach knows a little about beating the Huskers.
The Denver Post looks at each side's fans: 1, 2
Turner Gill helps Eric Crouch deal with the hype.
Will the streak of NU-CU cardiac finishes continue?
Don't be surprised if a trick play becomes a factor.
It's been a rocky ride for CU's seniors. That goes for transfer Bobby Pesavento, too.
A look back at CU's wooing of Tom Osborne, and the Buffs' 1967 win in Lincoln.
CU will start Bobby Pesavento at QB in place of the hobbled Craig Ochs.
Jeremy Alrich recalls his missed FG that cost the Buffs the 1999 game.
Features on Dahrran Diedrick and Tracey Wistrom (1, 2).
Defense, kick coverage, punt returns: There's little rest for DeJuan Groce.
Woody Paige offers a one-of-a-kind Rose Bowl prediction.
Casey Nelson and Pat Ricketts earn Blackshirts.
Like father, like son? In the case of Philip and Richard Bland, not exactly.
John Garrison hopes to solve his long-snapping woes.
Willie Amos gets healthy and productive.
John Gibson is relishing his extra year.
The Husker coaches welcome the bye week. The Buffs, like NU, hope to heal up.
Will NU's first-quarter scoring drought end at CU?
Phil Bland and Josh Davis know CU will be primed.
Big 12 player-of-week honors go to Willie Amos.
The Buffs have two QBs but no QB controversy.
The 11-0 Huskers know its too early to celebrate.
Special teams have had their ups and downs
The Buffs beat the Cyclones in Ames, 40-27. More on the game: 1, 2, 3
NU 21, CU 7 -- Harmon Forecast
NU wins -- Tom Deinhart and Michael Bradley, Sporting News
NU wins -- five of five CBS Sportsline writers
NU wins -- Ivan Maisel, Sports Illustrated
NU 24, CU 17 -- Stewart Mandel, CNNSI.com
NU wins -- 11 of 11 ABC announcers
NU 31, CU 16 -- Matt Hayes, Sporting News
NU 31, CU 24 -- Erick Smith, USA Today
NU 24, CU 21 -- Steve Richardson, Dallas Morning News
NU 30, CU 14 -- Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle
NU wins -- Pete Watters, Nebraska StatePaper
NU wins -- Curt McKeever, Lincoln Journal-Star
CU 27, NU 24 -- Richard Rosenblatt, AP
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