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September 2014

28 SUN
Jeremy Pernell and Husker Mike assess NU's performance vs. Illinois.
Ndamukong Suh appears set to leave the Lions after this season and is said to have his eye on a move to New York.
O-lineman John Raridon discusses his commitment* to the Huskers: “I really didn't see a place I’d rather go.”
The Ameer bandwagon is picking up passengers, Randy York writes.
A Canadian columnist finds “sporting bliss” at Nebraska.
This week in Husker history: Three future first-round NFL draft picks make their Nebraska debuts. The opponent was Wyoming. What was the year?
The Huskers move up No. 17 spot in the coaches' poll and 19th in AP.
See how the Huskers and Spartans match up statistically. (Link fixed.)
27 SAT
Nebraska 45, Illinois 14. The Huskers pile up 450-plus yards rushing and pull away from the Illini. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Big Red Over-Reaction
The Huskers get 2016 commitments* from O-linemen John Raridon of Iowa and Bryan Brokop of Illinois.
Here's some backup channel info in case BTN's 5 p.m. game runs long.
Check out the motivational video for tonight and more pregame material.
Illinois may start Reilly O’Toole at QB because of an injury to Wes Lunt.
Next week's opponent, Michigan State, rolls past Wyoming, 56-14.
Damon Benning recalls the intensity* that hardened the 1994 team.
The LJS recaps 50 memorable moments* from 125 years of NU football.
The Huskers aim to maintain momentum and focus as they kick off Big Ten play tonight as heavy favorites against Illinois. Here's the pregame coverage from Omaha,* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3),* Champaign (1, 2, 3, 4), Decatur, Peoria and Chicago (1, 2). Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Tate, Callahan.
26 FRI
Husker Salute could use your help in meeting its fundraising goal for next month's annual weekend event in Lincoln.
Randy York takes a shot at ranking the Huskers' top 10 wins of their 400 at Memorial Stadium and invites readers to submit their own lists.
The owner of a scouting service looks at Ameer Abdullah's NFL potential.
Tommy Armstrong is No. 2 in these Big Ten QB explosiveness* ratings.
This isn't just another game for Illinois native Jordan Westerkamp, whose dad played for the Illini in the 1980s.
Father-and-son Huskers Bill and Jesse Kosch reminisce about the five national championships they were part of.
Illinois' veteran offensive line* will test the Huskers' young D-line, coach Rick Kaczenski* says at the Big Red Breakfast.
Flippin, Rathman, Reynolds and more: The Grand Island paper marks Nebraska's 125th football season with this special section: PDF | HTML
Go four minutes into this segment to hear Tyrone Hughes’ discuss recruiting (including a Barry Switzer story), coaching and more.
Dave Feit's latest Hot Takes cover the return of Boyd Epley, the band's Fear Ameer tribute, Tim Miles and the balloon petition.
25 THU
Stopping the run has been a tall task for Illinois so far this year.
De'Mornay Pierson-El* and Josh Kalu* were two under-the-radar recruits but have been quick to exceed expectations. | Notes*
The new “Husker Bucks” meal program* has been an instant hit.
Steve Sipple takes a mulligan* on predicting the Big Ten West champ.
Alex Lewis has fit in well* at left tackle but can rattle off several areas in which he needs to improve.
Ameer Abdullah gets some good press in the Twin Cities.
Here's a math-heavy preview of NU vs. Illinois from Hail Varsity. | 3 keys
Bo Pelini says David Santos probably won't play Saturday but calls the linebacker's injury "nothing long term." More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video & photos | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Audio
Zac Lee & Jay Moore break down the Miami game and preview Illinois.
Illinois has returned 125 tickets, which are available at Huskers.com.
Friday will be an important day for young Avery Harriman.
Four-star athlete Jaason Lewis* picks Arizona State over Nebraska.
Mark Pelini is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
Husker commit Kendall Bussey has transformed from “runt” to “Mini Bus.”
Check out the early round of Illinois-Nebraska predictions.
Poll question: Should the Memorial Stadium balloon release be ended?
Tom Shatel says numbers alone* don't define Ameer Abdullah
24 WED
Whether they're trying to get in his head or at his knees, Randy Gregory is attracting other teams' best shots.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
“Fear Ameer” will be part of the marching band's halftime show Saturday.
A ride aboard the Husker Helicopter is being raffled as part of Husker Fans Salute the Troops. Enter the drawing here.
Plan now for Chicagoans for Nebraska's events for NU vs. Northwestern.
The OWH, LJS and Corn Nation preview the Illini. | Ferguson rising
Former Husker Jay Foreman analyzes the linebackers' play and more in as he reviews the Miami game.
As Illinois tries to solve its slow starts, the Husker defense* has had its own issues early in games. | Trap game?* | Notes: 1,* 2
Josh Mitchell is quick to credit Trevor Roach for Saturday's momentum-changing TD, and Bo Pelini tips his hat to the student section.*
23 TUE
David Santos wore a knee brace and didn't practice Tuesday. More: H’Max Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Audio: Collins, McMullen, Lewis
A UNL English faculty member is petitioning for an end to the balloon release at Memorial Stadium. | Discuss
Saturday's trouble has prompted an alcohol ban this weekend at the Lincoln Indian Center tailgate site.
Randy Gregory is named the Lott Impact Trophy player of the week.
Nebraska is preparing for an Illinois offense* whose coordinator is tough to predict and “thinks outside the box,” Bo Pelini says.
Ameer Abdullah has risen to No. 4 in the ESPN Experts' Heisman poll.
We inadvertently had Miami lineups in our printable two-deeps for the Illinois game. The corrected version is here.
Boyd Epley returns to the university as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning but will not oversee football S&C. | Discuss
Tale of the Tape breaks down several plays from the Miami game.
Dave Feit reports on the special night at Memorial Stadium.
Saturday night's noise* is something the team would like more often.
22 MON
A Chicago writer sees little substance behind the Illini's 3-1 record.
Vote here for Ameer Abdullah, who is one of four nominees for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week.
Miami's unexpected scheme on offense made it a rough night for the Husker linebackers.* | Dime time for Kalu* | Success with takeaways* | Givens Price Q&A* | Notes*
Josh Mitchell talks on BTN Live about his big touchdown and more.
Husker Dan has admiration – and a nickname – for Ameer Abdullah.
Here are some Monday updates and video from Illinois. | Up-and-down QB
Justin Prestidge offers his observations on the Miami game.
Bo Pelini says the defense had lapses in technique and communication against Miami that need to be corrected. Also, Ameer Abdullah has some advice for Jameis Winston.* More from the game-week press conference Monday: Video | Audio | Crowd's impact | Notes & analysis: 1, 2, 3 | Five quotes
Check out the 1994 team's Tunnel Walk from Saturday's game.
Derek Johnson assesses the Miami game and what might happen next.
Former Husker kicker Alex Henery signs with the Detroit Lions.
The Michigan State game will be a national telecast* on ABC.
Poll question: Will Ameer pass Rozier in the record books?
Nebraska might now be the Big Ten's best shot for the playoff, but winning out will require surviving some stern road tests.
Ameer Abdullah is the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week and one of two players on the Paul Horning Award honor roll. | A Heisman portrait
Here's how the Iron N's south endzone banner display came to be.
21 SUN
Athlon Sports sees a new identity emerging in the Huskers, and Steve Sipple says Tim Beck* has at least temporarily silenced his critics. | McKewon's rewind* | Questions at LB* | Takeaway revival* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Jeremy Pernell and Husker Mike weigh in on the game.
Hear Rob Zatechka and Dave Rimington discuss the run game and how Ameer Abdullah stacks up against other great Husker backs.
Changes are planned at the site of a tailgate* that turned ugly.*
Here's a four-minute highlight reel from Saturday night's game.
See how Nebraska and Illinois stack up statistically through four games.
This week in Husker history: The Huskers crush Pacific, but a blood clot puts Tommie Frazier on the shelf.
Former Husker quarterback Keithen McCant is thrilled to get his long-lost Big Eight championship ring back.
The Huskers climb to 19th in the coaches' poll and 21st in AP.
20 SAT
Nebraska 41, Miami 31 The Huskers use a punishing ground game led by Ameer Abdullah and a big defensive play by Josh Mitchell to subdue the Hurricanes. Coverage, stats, and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Big Red Over-Reaction
Next week's foe, Illinois, escapes with a 42-35 win over Texas State.
Brook Berringer is certainly not forgotten amid the 1994 team's reunion activities, and a BTN documentary on his life will air this fall.
It doesn't match the sky-high stakes of some Miami-Nebraska clashes of decades past, but tonight's game holds plenty of significance for the 2014 Huskers and ’Canes. Get the coverage from the papers in Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Orlando (1, 2), Miami (1, 2) and Palm Beach. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Barfknecht,* Vogel, Callahan, Forde, Huskers Illustrated.
19 FRI
In this video, former Miami star Clinton Portis says Nebraska will have no answer for Miami's speed in the deep passing game.
Here's more on the recruiting weekend, plus an overall recruiting update.*
Dirk Chatelain calls the 1984 Orange Bowl the greatest game in Husker football history and provides a detailed recap.*
Here's a video recap of the Huskers' preparations for Miami.
Get ready for the game with KLIN's Friday Tailgate podcast.
Which of the two teams is closer to a return to glory?
Athlon Sports previews the game and picks Nebraska by a touchdown.
It'll be a grueling fight* in the trenches, offensive line coach John Garrison* tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.
Lee Barfknecht has a passel of anecdotes from past NU-Miami games.*
Undersized cornerback Barron Miles came up big* for the 1994 Huskers. That team's captains became leaders in life.
18 THU
Crowd noise could be a problem for Miami's O-line, but the 'Canes say they're ready for it. | A fresh Duke
Steve Sipple says Miami's speed advantage might not amount to much. | Test for Armstrong* | Hovey steps up* | Notes*
Get to know future Husker Christian Gaylord* from Baldwin City, Kan.
Randy Gregory is No. 7 on Mel Kiper's updated 2015 NFL draft board.
Here's more on the longtime friendship of Brad Kaaya and Terrell Newby.
Receiver Sam Burtch is out for the season with a torn ACL. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Audio
Pregame banter between the teams has broken out on Instagram.
A renegotiated marketing deal with ING will bring an extra $21 million* to the Athletic Department over the next six years.
Husker Dan reviews the Fresno game and looks forward to Miami.
KETV catches up with linebacker Corey McKeon for Throwback Thursday.
Ameer Abdullah is in the running for the Senior CLASS Award.
Dozens of 1994 Huskers will be on hand to sign autographs at the Husker Nation Pavilion before Saturday's game.
See and hear Kenny Bell talk about the Miami matchup and more on BTN.
Running backs Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah have a friendship that has helped shape the Husker program.
Dave Feit's hot takes touch on 4th-quarter music and more. | Fresno recap
Poll question: Which Husker unit faces the greater challenge vs. Miami?
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Terrell Farley & Michael Booker.
Just about everyone's picking Nebraska in the early round of predictions.
With his performance at Fresno, receiver Lane Hovey* is no longer an unknown to Husker fans. | Notes*
Angry Dad sees parallel paths colliding again for the Huskers and ’Canes.
Saturday is your chance to strike a pose with NU's Heisman winners.
17 WED
More on the history of the NU-Miami rivalry: USA Today | AP | Shatel*
Mauro Bondi hasn't forgotten Miami's recruiting snub in 2011.
Hear the Ameer Abdullah interview from Wednesday's Doug Gottlieb show.
Some high-profile recruits* will be visiting for Saturday's game. | NU notes*
Saturday’s showdown in Lincoln is an opportunity for the ’Canes to prove this year’s defense really is improved. | UM notes: 1, 2*
Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, who tore an ACL in the spring, is now game-ready and available if needed Saturday, coach Al Golden says.
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It was a humbling spring for juco transfer defensive end Joe Keels,* who expected instant success. | Kevin Williams' comeback
Our printable rosters and 2-deeps for the Miami game are now available.
Check out Nebraska Wingman, the latest tailgate/fancave accessory.
Corn Nation and the Lincoln paper preview the ’Canes.
Mike Rozier, Eric Crouch and Johnny Rodgers will make appearances Saturday as the Heisman House Tour visits Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Here's a statistical examination of what makes Ameer Abdullah stand out.
The Hurricanes and Huskers are both more than a decade removed from their glory years, and ESPN.com looks at why.
Miami and Nebraska have star running backs whose similarities don't end with thier jersey number. Notes: 1,* 2*
16 TUE
Miami's defense will bring a newfound attitude to Lincoln but is on guard against emotional penalties. | Big test for Kaaya | “Stop No. 8” | UM notes
The 1994 Huskers, to be honored this week, are remembered by Tom Osborne as his most remarkable team. Here's why.
A Lincoln band puts a new spin on the old fight song “The Cornhusker,” a.k.a. “Come a-runnin’ boys.” | Glee club version
A coach breaks down some big plays from the Fresno State game in Hail Varsity's latest installment of Tale of the Tape.
The San Antonio paper looks at the rise of local kid Tommy Armstrong.
Former Husker great Bob Newton will do a live chat Wednesday
John Papuchis says sound tackling will be a key to containing the Miami offense's big-play* capabilities. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Audio | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Photos
Husker I-back Terrell Newby and Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya are teammates* from years past. | UM notes | Al Golden's presser
Ameer Abdullah discusses football, faith and much more in this extensive ESPN.com profile.
The last time Miami came to Lincoln, the 1976 Huskers dominated statistically but had to rally in the fourth quarter to win. | The rivalry
Tommy Armstrong's “violent” running* is serving as a key component of the offense and an inspiration to teammates.
15 MON
The Miami game is this week's most expensive ticket on the secondary market, even though some single seats remain for sale via the university.
NU's renewed commitment to special teams* is paying off. | Fyfe Q&A*
Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is a true freshman, and the Husker defense aims to make him play like one.
Bo Pelini shares Tom Osborne’s go-for-two thinking in the 1984 Orange Bowl against Miami. | Order the shirt
Hear Rob Zatechka talk about Nebraska and Miami past and present – including some second-guessing about the 1995 Orange Bowl.
Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett hopes to extend his streak of big games. | UM notes: 1, 2
A writer for a Miami fan site is already impressed by Husker hospitality.
Junior defensive tackle Kevin Williams is glad to be back in action* after two knee injuries. Jake Cotton Q&A* | Sleepy crew* | Notes*
Ameer Abdullah says the O-line needs to improve* and must focus on fundamentals. More from today's press conference: Video | Notes* | Quotes | Back on their feet | Burtch returns
Poll question: Can NU's run game stay on pace against the ’Canes?
Finally, extensive highlights from the Fresno State game are available.
Warren Buffett places a wager on the Huskers in Vegas and wins.
Miami suspends reserve quarterback Kevin Olsen, once slated to be this season's starter, after his arrest on a DUI charge.
De'Mornay Pierson-El is named Big Ten special teams player of the week.
Monday morning commentary: Steve Sipple* on what the Huskers avoided | Lee Barfknecht* on the Big Ten's struggles
14 SUN
Miami coach Al Golden is considering some personnel tweaks.
Jeremy Pernell and Husker Mike reflect NU's performance at Fresno.
Bo Pelini has few complaints about how the defense* fared against Fresno State's fast-paced, pass-happy attack. | McKewon's rewind* | Notes*
See how the Huskers match up statistically with the ’Canes, who rank eighth nationally in total defense.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska's use of two quarterbacks at once provides controversy in a 1959 loss to No. 17 Texas.
The Huskers fall one spot to 22nd in the coaches' poll and re-enter the AP rankings at No. 24. | Sipple ballot*
13 SAT
Nebraska 55, Fresno State 19 The Huskers use big plays on a hot night to put away the Bulldogs. Coverage is accumulating on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Audio highlights
Even with his son playing for Fresno State, Husker legend Willie Harper says he can't root against Nebraska.
The Huskers will wear all-white uniforms tonight. | Motivational video
Next week's opponent, Miami, cruises to a 41-20 win over Arkansas State.
Brian Burrell will get the start at QB* tonight for the Bulldogs.
Here's parking and stadium info for those in Fresno. Lots open at 2:30 p.m.
The heat will be on in Fresno tonight when the up-and-down Huskers look for consistency in their first road test. Get the pregame reads from Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2)* & Fresno (1, 2, 3, 4).* Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Barfknecht,* Sherman, Callahan.
12 FRI
Get some insights on Fresno State in this Q&A.
Here are a few photos of Friday's practice and flight to Fresno.
Dave Feit borrows a page from his hometown church's playbook for an idea on how to appease Husker fans of all generations on game day.
Hall-of-Famer Bob Brown sees the Huskers through a historic lens.
This Nebraska promotion on Ameer Abdullah's behalf packs some voltage.
Miami suspends defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad for the season.
Here's a 2-minute video recap of NU's preparations for Fresno State.
Dirk Chatelain says a return to power football* could help the Big Ten bridge the gap with the Southeastern Conference.
Nebraska expects an "up-tempo, wide-open" attack from Fresno State's offense,* Charlton Warren tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.*
“You're nothing but a scatback”: View this CBS Sports feature on Ameer Abdullah, his family and what motivates him.
11 THU
Better tackling* is the goal as the defense tries to avoid allowing "leaky yardage." | Gerry in comfort zone*
Fresno State's starter at QB will be a game-time decision. | Not like ’08*
Fresno State receiver Josh Harper, son of former Husker great Willie, looks forward to his second go-round* against NU. | Analyzing Fresno | 3 keys
Givens Price thanks those who've helped him along his unique journey.
Future Huskers: Catching up with Jared Bubak* and Aaron Williams.*
KETV catches up with Pat Ricketts, Bo & Barrett Ruud and Zac Taylor for Throwback Thursday.
There's still time to enter CFN's drawing for tickets to the Illinois game.
Randy Gregory and Kenny Bell are good to go for Saturday, and Joshua Kalu could see significant action at dime back. More from practice Thursday: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Tweets | Video | Audio
See Johnny Rodgers Saturday in Kearney and taste his private-label wine.
Hear some game-week analysis from ex-Huskers Jay Moore and Zac Lee.
Nobody's going with an upset so far in the NU-Fresno State predictions.
Poll question: Will Nebraska cover the 10-point spread at Fresno State?
Check out the new FearAmeer website that the Athletic Department is using to promote Ameer Abdullah* for various national awards.
Today is your last chance to get in on the HuskerMax tailgate at Fresno State. Sales end at midnight CDT.
Tom Shatel says the Big Ten doesn't have to sell out* to be competitive, but it does need to “loosen up the bow tie” a bit.
Fresno State is trying to shore up its run defense vs. the Huskers.
The Legends Radio Show will air Saturday at 9 a.m. from Robert’s Nursery, 6056 N. 156th St. in Omaha, with Mark Tranowicz, Dean Steinkuler, Harry Grimminger and Milt Tenopir.
Greg McMullen's training* prepared him for the heavy workload he faced Saturday at defensive end. | Fixable mistakes*
10 WED
Injuries in the receiving corps* complicate Nebraska's quest to get its passing game back in sync. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The LJS breaks down the Bulldogs in this scouting report.
The Huskers' offense isn't getting itself in favorable third-down situations.
Dave Feit breaks down what can be learned from the McNeese game.
Mitch Sherman sees high risk and low reward for the Huskers at Fresno.
From Football Outsiders, a look at the qualities that make Ameer Abdullah a potential long-term starter in the NFL.
O-lineman David Knevel tells his hometown paper in Canada that it was good to see his first game action.
Angry Dad finds surprises and similarities in the McNeese game.
The Huskers are tweaking their road routine* for the late start at Fresno.
Are the Big Ten's playoff hopes riding on Nebraska?
Tale of the Tape: A coach analyzes a few plays from Saturday.
09 TUE
The quarterback position is one of the areas Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter is evaluating* after the Bulldogs' rough start. | Quick deficits
Former Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor grew up in Fresno and knows it'll be a tough environment for the Huskers. | Fresno notes
Check out these videos of the latest Huskers to enter the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame: Hochstein, Mandelko, Ruud & Johnson.
Randy Gregory returns to practice and says his main hurdle now is mental,* not physical. Tim Beck, meanwhile, tries to figure out what was behind the offense's second-half collapse.* More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2* | Video | Audio | Photos
Watch and hear Ameer Abdullah discuss how the team intends to rebound from Saturday's subpar performance.
Huskers in the NFL: Here's the Week 1 report.
Print out our rosters & two-deeps for viewing the Fresno State game.
Bo Pelini says the team will be prepared* for the night game on the road, and Randy Gregory has a good chance of playing.
Fresno State sees the Huskers’ running game as a special challenge.
Freshman De'Moray Pierson-El* has had a strong start on punt returns* but says he can do better. | Josh Mitchell Q&A*
The receivers aim for precision* in their routes to shore up the air game.
08 MON
The Huskers were hindered by first-down struggles* on both sides of the ball Saturday. | Lessons learned* | McMullen Q&A* | Notes*
Here's a rundown of Husker commits' action in weekend prep games.
The NCAA eliminates Penn State's bowl ban and scholarship cuts.
Husker Dan and Jeremy Pernell review the good and the bad of the nail-biter against McNeese State.
Bo Pelini says there's plenty of blame to be spread around for the Huskers' troubles in the passing game and other areas* Saturday. More from Monday's press conference: Video | Notes: Five quotes | 1,* 2*| Discuss
Poll question: Would the Huskers have won without the “Ameer-acle”?
Sam Foltz earns Big Ten special teams player-of-the-week honors.
Ameer Abdullah makes the Hornung Award's four-man Week 2 honor roll. And here's the McNeese audio of his winning TD.
07 SUN
Injuries at receiver add urgency* to Tommy Armstrong's learning process, Steve Sipple writes, while Sam McKewon sees a dwindling margin for error* as NU's depth is tested. | “A lot to fix” on O-line* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Hear Rob Zatechka and Dave Rimington recap Saturday's game and discuss the disadvantages of running from the shotgun formation.
From Randy York, the anatomy of Ameer Abdullah's amazing TD run.
What's ailing the Big Ten is a lack of playmakers,* Lee Barfknecht writes.
Husker Mike’s report card on the game contains lots of F’s.
The Huskers drop to No. 21 in the coaches' poll and tumble all the way out of the AP Top 25. | Sipple's ballot*
The Nebraska-Fresno stats matchup is a one-sided affair, but the Bulldogs' schedule strength to date almost certainly distorts things.
This week in Husker history: A breakout game for Eric Crouch, and Guy Chamberlin considers transferring to an East Coast school.
06 SAT
The Big Ten's image took a beating in high- and low-profile games.*
Taylor Martinez is busy with app development and real estate but hasn't given up on a football comeback.* | Eric Martin's motivation*
Two dozen families who share a vision to increase research into pediatric brain cancer took in Saturday's game.
Next week's opponent, Fresno State, falls hard to Utah, 59-27.
Nebraska 31, McNeese State 24. Ameer Abdullah bails out the Huskers with an eletrifying catch and run in the final half-minute. Coverage, stats and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Postgame video & audio | Big Red Over-Reaction
Lincoln Christian tight end Jared Bubak* becomes NU's first 2016 commit.
A few Fresno State tickets on the 30-yard line have become available.
Terry Connealy recalls some legendary drills* in 1994 that few got to see: Ones vs. ones, O-line vs. D-line, in the pit in North Stadium.
The Huskers have a prominent role* in a new book about Barry Switzer.
Spencer Long* has moved from one O-line tradition to another.
It's likely the last of the FCS foes for Nebraska as McNeese State comes to town. Get the lowdown on today's game from the papers in Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3)* and Lake Charles. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Callahan.
05 FRI
Who's the “King of Knockdowns” on the O-line? Jake Cotton and Alex Lewis are vying for the title – and the belt that goes with it.
Watch this new Ameer Abdullah highlight reel from Week 1.
Here's a two-minute segment from Bo Pelini's chat today with Tim Brando.
Alex Hickey, the main beat writer for McNeese State, talks about the Cowboys' strengths and weaknesses in this Q&A.
This 2-minute video recaps the Huskers' preparations for McNeese State.
ESPN.com chronicles Alex Lewis' transformation over the last 16 months.
The O-line* is a diverse, multinational group that's gelled as a “big family.”
Get the podcasts of the Friday Tailgate for the McNeese game.
Tim Beck said last year's two-QB system took a toll on leadership at that position.* More from Friday's Big Red Breakfast: 1,* 2,* 3* | Corn Flakes
The Cowboys don't intend to be tune-up fodder* for the Huskers, and quarterback Daniel Sams* has the potential to shine.
Get to know future Husker Michael Decker* of Omaha North.
Tom Osborne's record reflects a steady approach* to game preparation, regardless of the caliber of opponent.
Howard Hawks is on this list of top-25 teams' big boosters.
Two new Nebraska football Hall-of-Famers share a basketball memory.
04 THU
Randy Gregory won't play Saturday but should be available against Fresno State. Also, new snapper Paul Kelly is likely to see action. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2, 3* | Video | Audio
This week's printable rosters and two-deeps are available for downloading.
Caleb Amundson, last year's Nebraska Heroes Game honoree, will help kick off this year's nomination process.
Poll question: What needs fixing in the punt return game?
A Florida Atlantic cornerback says the Owls were overconfident and would beat Nebraska in a rematch* because of their superior speed. | Discuss
Check out the early round of predictions for Saturday's game.
Maturity* and motivation have helped make the Huskers' freshman defensive backs* quick studies. Notes: 1,* 2*
The LJS breaks down McNeese State in this scouting report.*
De'Mornay Pierson-El has no shortage of confidence as a returner.*
03 WED
Fresno State's No. 1 kicker has left the team for personal reasons.
Quincy Enunwa is arrested after a fight at a New Jersey hotel.
McNeese will start Tyler Bolfing at QB, but Daniel Sams will also play.
Jay Foreman breaks down the FAU in a Q&A with Huskers Illustrated.
Former Huskers Josh Bullocks, Lornell McPherson and Benard Thomas will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests:
Playing time has come quickly for Joshua Kalu,* while it's been a long time coming for Jack Gangwish.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
02 TUE
Drew Brown credits his brother* for putting him on the path to kicking.
Husker Dan reviews the romp over Florida Atlantic and expects more of the same this Saturday.
The Huskers have picked up a long-snapper transfer from Miami, Paul Kelly, a December grad with immediate eligibility. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2, 3, 4* | Video | Audio | Photos
ESPN the Magazine examines the disparate sides of Ndamukong Suh.
Johnny Stanton met high standards to receive the Sullivan Scholarship.
Hear the podcast of the Ameer Abdullah inverview on Jim Rome's show.
Justin Prestidge reviews the season opener, and a coach provides some insights on the offense's performance. | Sherman: Frightening efficiency
Ameer Abdullah climbs to No. 5 in ESPN's Heisman poll.
Nebraska rises to No. 18 in the coaches' poll and 19th in AP. | Sipple ballot*
Wisconsin gets thinner at QB as shoulder problems shelve Joel Stave.
Miami has the ingredients for a turnaround* despite Monday night's loss, Sam McKewon writes, likening the Canes to Wisconsin of 2012.
Willie Harper thought he might be a Husker running back — until he was knocked out cold by Rich Glover in practice. Read more from our interview with Willie, who’ll be part of HuskerMax’s Fresno tailgate.
Even at age 11, Jordan Westerkamp had the hands.
It's no secret that there can be perils in facing an FCS foe.*
Drew Brown* says he's benefited from the competition* at kicker.
01 MON
Freshman safety Kieron Williams knows discipline,* and it has helped him get a quick start to his Husker career. | Notes: 1,* 2* | Moudy Q&A* | Turnover quest* | 5 Pelini quotes
Take a glance at Minnesota's 1905 feat that the Huskers couldn't completely erase from the Big Ten record books Saturday.
Hear Dr. Rob Zatechka's thoughts on Randy Gregory's injury, the matchup with McNeese State and more.
Tom Shatel says the Big Ten should take a scheduling cue* from the SEC.
Jordan Westerkamp talks with BTN about his catch. | Stranger than fiction
Johnny Stanton was glad to get his first real game action in 708 days.
Randy Gregory is doubtful* for the McNeese State game after minor knee surgery.* More from Monday's game-week press conference: Video | Audio | Quotes | Discuss | Pregame notes | McMeese's presser
Ameer Abdullah earns Big Ten player of the week honors on offense.
The offense's efficiency* and the defense's rebound* pleased coordinators Tim Beck and John Papuchis.
Seats remain available for Californians for Nebraska's bus tour to Fresno.

 
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