Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
The Huskers 120th season of football comes to a close tonight with the Big Red gunning for the programs 25th double-digit win total and looking for some answers about next years team. Heres the pregame lowdown from the papers in Omaha (1
), Lincoln (1
), Grand Island
, Tucson (1
),* Green Valley (1
), San Diego (1
), Los Angeles
* and Kansas City
. Commentary: Shatel, McKewon (1, 2), Sipple, McKeever, Hansen*
The opposing coaches friendship and shared values were evident at Tuesdays press conference: 1
The 2009 Huskers go through their final practice: 1
Great things are expected of the still-raw Eric Martin
Barry Turners 2008 injury
may have been a blessing in disguise.
on the roster are giving Nebraska a substantial booost.
in Marvin Sanders secondary is reflected in the stats.
There's a move afoot to cobble together an alumni band
for the game.
Alex Henery, David Harvey and Colton Koehler receive Blackshirts
Mark Stoops is leaving Arizonas defense in better shape
than he found it.
The Huskers focus
impresses senior safety Larry Asante.
Bo Pelini discusses the season in a Q&A
with Tom Shatel.
The snowstorm keeps the marching band
from making the bowl trip. | Notes: 1
Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops remains focused
on the bowl game despite his impending departure to Florida State.
The Stoops and Pelini brothers have similarities
that are shaped by their shared backgrounds.
Sacks have been a rarity
for Arizona quarterback Nick Foles.
Arizona DT Earl Mitchell has grown
in more ways than one.
Tad Stryker tries to make sense
of what NUs coaches are saying about the offense.
If the fans cant get stoked
for this one, lets hope the players do, Steve Sipple says.
The Huskers must prepare for the running ability
* of Arizonas backup QB.
From USA Today, how one second
changed the college football season.
Look for the Wildcats to forgo their usual blue helmets
for this game.
Curenski Gilleylen knows he must earn
his way back onto the field.
The Big 12 commissioner isnt saying whether the Pelinis were disciplined
for their outbursts after the Texas game.
Steve Sipple yearns for a return of the Pipelines
Dejon Gomes says his big take-aways
are the simple result of relentless effort.
talks about the state of his Arizona team.
Take a photo tour
of the HP Holiday Bowl event venues.
The Holiday Bowl berth has the Wildcats fired up
Coach Ron Brown isn't letting neck surgery
keep him off the job.
The bowl game takes Menelik Holt & Anthony West to familiar turf
. Notes: 1
Arizona assistant Mark Stoops
accepts a job on the Florida State staff, and hell be replaced by Colorados Greg Brown
Sam McKewon's season in review continues with a look at the special teams
NU has sold out
its allotment of Holiday Bowl tickets. Other sources: 1
The Huskers rise one spot in each poll, to No. 19
and No. 20
Arizona beats USC
and accepts an invitation to the Holiday Bowl.