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are ready for the
The Rose Bowl will be
ESPN on Coker,
Crouch is good but can he beat the Heisman
The Colonel presents his game plan.
Erwin Swiney likes being in the championship game again.
aims to prove it can beat Miami's
Solich will accept a split
The Husker fan base just
fans take in Rose parade
as they await game.
pride is at stake.
Eric Crouch seeks a perfect
ending to a storybook
Can Miami stop
NU's running game? The 'Canes believe their depth
on the defensive line can wear out NU's O-line.
A batch of player features: Toniu
Fonoti, Dahrran Diedrick (1,
Portis, Phillip Buchanon (1,
UM's Jeremy Shockey says NU
gave up in Boulder.
A writer throws cold water on Eric
Crouch's NFL hopes.
More highbrow fare from TJ
QBs Dorsey and Crouch get
it done in different ways.
Barry Alvarez gives Frank Solich some Rose
Shannon and Mark
Stoops are coaches on the rise.
weaknesses, but try to find them.
The 'Canes are wary of the play-action
with the NU bashing, an L.A. columnist says.
Here's a way to get to the game
The Huskers meet the press: 1,
Notes from Sunday's
UM's receivers want fewer
Miami works on stopping
McKinnie and Benard Thomas talk a little smack (scroll down this
An Arizona columnist isn't buying CU's
Another team finds the NU offense ain't
USA Today looks at Judd
Davies and his role in the offense. Other player features: Mike
McKinnie, Erwin Swiney (1,
wreck helped unify the 'Canes.
Bohl tackles a big challenge.
name steps up at wide receiver for Miami.
Orange Bowl helped transform both
Campbell will miss the game, coach Coker confirms.
Bowl has that
by Boyd gets some ink in L.A.
ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski tosses a few darts in his
Several Huskers would like championship rings to match
those of their older
The schools are a study in contrasts in terms of recruiting:
It's the OWH's turn to profile Frank
Solich and Larry
Another set of '41 Rose Bowl recollections: 1,
L.A. isn't exactly captivated
by the game.
The Buffs say they won't
root for NU.
The L.A. Times takes a look at Husker
Miami LB Chris
Campbell is looking more and more doubtful for the game.
Notes from Saturday's
NU practice in the
The NU contingent polishes off nearly a
third of a ton of prime rib.
Collins returns to his old
An L.A. columnist is still
cranky about the matchup. (Three-week-old, identically-themed column
Many on NU's cheer
squads get left behind.
One final retort for TJ
Simers to chew on.
The BCS didn't exactly invent controversial
More features on Larry
Coker and Frank Solich (1,
Diedrick and Eric
The Miami paper examines the allure
of NU football.
The 'Canes have enjoyed payback
time in 2001.
A look at the Miami football "dynasty-come-lately."
The dramatic '84
Orange Bowl is recalled by Jeff
Smith and Kenny
And then there are those who recall playing in the '41
traffic could be a mess.
Reed, impact player.
Peruse the OWH's Rose
Bowl special section.
Crouch clings to his NFL
Brownson and Johnny
Rodgers talk about old times and current pursuits.
Courtesy of a Miami columnist, the view
through Nebraska's facemask.
The L.A. Times takes its turn at profiling coaches Solich
-- who, by the way, agree
on a controversial
The Orange County paper has a nice Eric
Notes from the Friday Dec. 28 UM practice: 1,
Turner Gill ponders the post-Crouch
Brant analyzes the matchup.
papers size up Frank Solich.
It's a California homecoming for Ken
More best-team-ever conjecture: 1,
some talent too, Solich says.
They're 700 pounds of blocking prowess: Toniu
A Miami linebacker has
a knee drained, while Bryant McKinnie returns
to practice. Najeh
Davenport, meanwhile, finds ways to help his
The players unwind in Anaheim: 1,
Profiles of UM's Todd
Sievers and NU's Eric
Crouch and Tracey
Wistrom. Also, coaches Frank
Solich and Larry
Notes from Thursday's NU
The 'Canes have cleaned
up their act, but their roster still makes
NFL scouts drool.
NU's loss was a wake-up
call for Miami.
of the Huskers, says a Florida columnist.
A Florida scribe visits with Congressman
the 2001 'Canes belong among history's
Get a fistful of game tickets, and suddenly you're everyone's
Today and the
Washington Post examine the Huskers' mindset.
pressure on NU's
A Florida paper recalls the '84
Orange Bowl classic.
Profiles of UM coaches Chudzinski
The laid-back 'Canes arrive in L.A.: 1,
Dan Waldrop is glad to be home
for the holidays.
An update (and recap) on Lawrence
Patrick Kabongo doesn't
make the trip.
Eric Crouch hasn't allowed himself to savor his December
Miami RB Clinton Portis prefers
the limelight, while coach Larry Coker seems
is a formidable
Brent Musburger says the Huskers can
win this one.
The UM staff tries not to put much stock in the
CU game tape.
on the road is old
hat for the
Huskers; the underdog
role is not.
NU's defense faces
a challenge, but so
reserves relish their Blackshirts.
A fan's '95
Orange Bowl MP3 brings back memories of seven years ago.
Another fan has a suggestion
for those who will be at the game.
A UM receiver is suspended.
Song was born on the 1941 Rose Bowl trip.
Meet UM's free-spirit center, Brett
The Huskers arrive in L.A. (1,
and begin getting
acclimated by holding a two-hour
It's been a special
season for the Burrows.
Miami DE Jerome
McDougle is grateful just to be around after a preseason scare.
The bowl loss still haunts the '86
Three keys to Miami's defense: DT William
Joseph, CB Mike
Rumph and backfield coach Mark
The L.A. Times offers an A-to-Z
primer on NU football as southern California gets ready for a red
With their unity
intact and in
spite of their detractors, the Huskers head for L.A.
space will be in short supply.
Sievers can't wait for '02.
John Gibson knows all about second
receivers are content to be obscure -- until game time.
Orange County is Cornhusker
Rose participants reminisce.
The L.A. trip has Dan
Waldrop fired up.
Saturday was graduation
day for 15 Huskers.
fullback goes down with a
Stuntz refamiliarizes himself with the quarterback position.
NU-Miami has been a small
but influential series.
Both teams are well
represented in the NFL.
NU has its final
Look for the hologram
on your ticket.
Staters assess the game again and pick NU to win.
It'll be like Miami vs. Washington all over again (65-7),
says UM's Jeremy
Help paint the field.
Reed, Miami's "all-universe" DB.
Wistrom remains upbeat despite injury.
The 'Canes have come
far in four
Mark Stoops gets plenty of brotherly
on how to defense the Huskers.
NU will wear its red
The university's bowl trip is complicated
Ruud reflects on the ups and downs of his freshman season.
kicker knows all about Huskermania.
Who will wear
down whom this time?
A salute to Eric
Pregame commentary: Desert
Husker, Colonel, Loon.
Lewis likes the Canes' chemistry.
Simers displays more of his rapier wit.
a pair of Crouch
Fonoti says his thoughts are on the game, not his
Canes are in a similar position.
Frank Solich talks about NU's offensive
strategy versus the Canes.
The Blackshirts hope to prevent a fast
start by Miami.
He's undersized, but John
Garrison gets the job done.
Injuries have slowed UM receiver Daryl
Quarterbacks Eric Crouch and Ken Dorsey are friendly
After missing the last two games, Phil
Bland doesn't intend to sit
this one out.
NU's seniors want to earn those championship
A look at the hoopla of 61
Miami's Bryant McKinnie says
he'll play -- but not if it risks his NFL career.
More often than not, NU has
a hand in the title hunt.
A game preview from the Daily Nebraskan: 1,
NU's corners expect
more action this game than last.
isn't in short supply in Coral Gables.
Diedrick has quietly
piled up the yardage.
We're in the Rose; get over it. That's the message from
players at Friday's
news conference. NU's underdog
role is also discussed, and Frank
Solich and Eric
Crouch field lots of questions.
Miami RB Clinton
Portis says he doesn't expect another disaster
Miami OT Bryant
McKinnie's knee rehab goes
Rutherford relishes the second chance, and so do the Blackshirts.
Troy State's coach compares
Crouch gets back
Can the Blackshirts get pressure
on Ken Dorsey?
how red will the Rose Bowl be? Tickets are a hot
The L.A. Times' T.J. Simers skewers
NU fans, and the readers strike back: 1,
makes the Rose Bowl extra
special for L.A.'s Thunder
NU's players make
no apologies as they begin
L.A. gets ready for the red
in Nebraska, but also in Pasadena.
'Canes are just glad to know who they're playing.
The Vols again prove to be tonic
for the Huskers.
NU practice notes: 12/4
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