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Stories are listed roughly in reverse chronological order.
What would game day be without some neighborly words from Iowa's leading fishwrap?
Table-setters from the Omaha World-Herald (1, 2, 3, 4), Lincoln Journal Star (1, 2, 3, 4), Grand Island Independent (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Des Moines Register (1, 2), Ames Tribune (1, 2), Quad City Times (1, 2, 3), and papers in Houston, Washington, Atlanta and Kansas City.
Some pregame thoughts from the Colonel.
Kirk Herbstreit picks NU to win. More predictions here.
USA Today previews the game. More insight from the national heavyweights: Curry, Arute, Mandell, Dodd
Frank Solich must find a way to light the fire, Tom Shatel says.
Ames gears up for the big game.
It's a rivalry game for Bob Montgomery
Notes from Thursday's practice: 1, 2, 3
Frank Solich says the OWH sensationalized John Garrison's comments.
The KC paper looks at the "culture shock" in Nebraska.
Marques Simmons waits for his time to come.
Ex-Husker Mike Grant lures Nebraska talent to Ames. More from the ISU paper's pregame package: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And then there's the Daily Nebraskan's offering: 1, 2, 3
ISU's resurgence: Will it stick?
Your daily dose of Seneca Wallace stories: 1, 2, 3, 4
Encouraging words from a Dallas scribe: "The Huskers know how to respond when their pride is challenged."
It's a game with historic resonance, says a CollegeFootballNews.com columnist.
NU hopes its running attack can keep Senaca Wallace off the field. Meanwhile, ISU looks to improve its own ground game.
Nebraskans for ISU: Nick Leaders (1, 2, 3), Bob Montgomery (1, 2), JaMaine Billups.
Notes from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2, 3
An ISU student columnist attempts to talk smack.
Expect a more aggressive game from the Blackshirts, DeJuan Groce says.
Josh Davis makes the most of his opportunities.
NU's much-maligned offense is the sort that has given the Cyclones fits.
"We're not going to lose," says John Garrison.
Marv Seiler and others look back at the 1992 upset.
Craig Bohl gets testy at Tuesday's press conference.
Senaca Wallace will have plenty of targets to throw to as he tries to improve on last year's performance in Lincoln.
Notes from Tuesday's practice.
NU's receivers hope to exploit ISU's small cornerbacks.
Some notes from Ames: 1, 2, 3, 4
CNNSI and ESPN provide a little pregame buildup.
Tom Osborne calls for patience from fans.
"We're hungry," Demorrio Williams says, but does the team have that inner fire?
A major metropolitan Wyoming journalist dumps on NU.
The Huskers try to block out the criticism, and a player's father says some fans need to grow up.
Dan McCarney says he's shocked that ISU is favored.
Dahrran Diedrick says he needs more carries to find his groove.
Notes from Monday's practice: 1, 2, 3.
ISU's running game is hurting a little.
An ISU-NU stats comparison.
With NU looking vulnerable, it's a role reversal as the Huskers get ready to go to Ames to take on Seneca Wallace and the higher-ranked ISU Cyclones.
The OWH assesses the state of the Huskers: 1, 2, 3, 4
Philip Bland hopes to shed his knee brace soon.
ISU tunes up for the Nebraska game with a 42-12 win over Troy State.
Nick Povendo will start at left tackle in place of his roommate.
Wilson Thomas finds big yardage harder to come by.
Notes from Thursday's practice: 1, 2, 3
Judd Davies thrives for consistency.
ISU promotes Senaca Wallace for Heisman at www.gosenecago.com.
Chris Kelsay says the defense must work at bringing back the intimidation factor.
Frank Solich fields fans' questions.
Notes from Wednesday's practice.
ISU has room for improvement, Dan McCarney says.
A few more comments from Trev Alberts.
Ross Pilkington isn't missing baseball much: 1, 2, 3
Jason Peter suggests revoking some Blackshirts.
"We've got to improve; I've got to improve," Craig Bohl says.
A players-only meeting precedes the Huskers' return to practice: 1, 2, 3
Jammal Lord looks ahead, not back.
PSU's game of keep-away stymied DeJuan Groce.
The I-backs look for more big plays.
The Colonel offers further comments in the Penn State aftermath. And Trev Alberts, Tom Dienhart and Curt McKeever put in their two cents.
Richie Incognito apparently must sit out the first half at Iowa State.
Frank Solich and the players look for answers: 1, 2, 3
Craig Bohl talks about what went wrong and what's ahead for the Blackshirts.