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August 2016

27 SAT
Tad Stryker sees something encouraging in why Derrion Grim left.
JD Spielman continues to boost his chances for immediate playing time.
LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye* says it's a miracle that he survived the crash that killed Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler.
Tackle Mick Stoltenberg* has grown to love “the chaos of playing in the middle” of the defensive line.
26 FRI
Offensive tackle Nick Gates is one of a trio of Huskers who experienced extreme makeovers during offseason conditioning.
A confidence boost* has linebacker Mohamed Barry feeling he'll be part of a defense that will be “way better” this season.
USA Today previews the Big Ten and picks Nebraska to win the West.
Brian Stewart is stressing the need for more INTs from his cornerbacks.
Oregon names transfer quarterback Dakota Prukop as its starter, and redshirt freshman Chason Virgil gets the nod at Fresno State. | More*
Derrion Grim will play at a community college in his California hometown.
Mike Riley's positivity* endures even when times get tough.
Sam McKewon says the numbers add up to Iowa* winning the division.
Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg says he's improving in multiple ways* thanks to the coaching of John Parrella.
Nick Saban ranks Lawrence Phillips as one of the top two running backs he's seen play in person.
25 THU
Derrion Grim says Nebraska's offense wasn't what he expected.
The understudies at safety are prepared to step up in Nate Gerry's one-game absence.
Husker student-athletes in 2015-16 posted a record-high GPA.
Tad Stryker sees a lot riding on how Tommy Armstrong plays and on how he is used in the offense.
Brandon Reilly and Nate Gerry have been suspended for the Fresno State game for violating* unspecified team rules.* More from Thursday's practice: Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5,* 6 | Video | Practice schedule
Larry Culpepper, the Dr Pepper guy, picks Nebraska to make the College Football Playoff. Video here.
ESPN says there are just eight blue blood programs in college football, and Nebraska is one of them. More: 1, 2 | Discuss
Hear Rob Zatechka discuss the injury situation on the offensive line. | 1994: Tough line for tough times | Poll: Who's the answer at left guard?
Athlon's top 35 Big Ten players include three Huskers.
Nebraska is about to end a four-year drought in five-star visitors.*
Tom Shatel says now's the time for the coaches* to bring their A-game.
24 WED
Freshman receiver Derrion Grim is leaving* the team, and his dad says he wasn't comfortable* in the program. | Discuss | McKewon commentary*
Mark Banker's passion* for his work shows in the long hours he puts in.
Fifteen pounds lighter, tight end Sam Cotton* is determined to show he's more than a blocker.
Fullback Luke McNitt is earning his teammates' respect.
JD Spielman is making a strong bid for playing time as a true freshman.
Here are a few scenes from Wednesday's practice, which had no media availability. | Practice schedule
Dan Voltz, a three-year starter on Wisconsin's offensive line, has given up up the game for health reasons.
Holder, receiver, emergency QB: Zack Darlington is ready for it all.*
ESPN.com's Brian Bennett previews the Huskers and sees them finishing anywhere from 6-6 to 10-2.
The chrome look of the alternate uniforms is a hit with players* and recruits. | Grades: Feit, Vogel
23 TUE
Mike Cavanaugh is keeping his options open at left guard.*
Fresno State begins preparations to face the NU offense and defense.
Iowa's Kirk Ferentz sees inconsistency in the NCAA's decisions on Drew Ott's and Tanner Lee's appeals for an extra year.
BYU's Hail Mary of a year ago has been re-created with Legos.
Developments on the special teams, including Caleb Lightbourn as the top punter, were disclosed* after Tuesday's practice. More: Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4* | Updates | Photos: 1, 2, 3
This season's alternate uniforms have been unveiled,* and they'll be worn in the game at Northwestern. | Discuss
Husker Dan rolls out some politically correct college football verbage.
Keith Jones & Steve Taylor are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Two of five ESPN.com writers have Nebraska playing in the Big Ten championship game. | Potential to rise
All donations tied to season ticket* purchases are now going to the Student-Athlete Experience Fund.
Oregon's tumble* in the AP rankings seems to be part of a strange trend for Nebraska's high-profile opponents, Tom Shatel writes.
22 MON
Athlon ranks Tommy Armstrong 31st among the nation's starting QBs.
The Davis twins have progressed physically and mentally since last fall's reality check after their arrival as heralded recruits. | Maurice's urgency*
Rex Burkhead remains patient despite his limited touches as a Bengal.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples says another losing season will not be acceptable at Nebraska. | Cathartic December fight*
Jordan Westerkamp, Nick Gates and Nate Gerry make ESPN.com's preseason All-Big Ten team.
One of seven CBS Sports analysts picks NU to win the Big Ten West.
Wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey picks Ohio State over Nebraska and others.
Sam McKewon* and Steve Sipple* see positive signs from the defense.
21 SUN
Boe Wilson is one of several true freshmen* expected to play right away.
Offensive tackle Foster Sarell, 247Sports' No. 1 recruit in the nation, has scheduled an official Nebraska visit.
Highlight-reel catches come “naturally” to Jordan Westerkamp.
This week in Husker history: When you were captain in 1901, your duties included raising funds to cover the $150 cost of conducting fall camp.
NU is unranked but receives votes in the AP poll. | McKewon's ballot*
Mastering the small things* could turn the Davis twins into a big factor on the defensive line.
Gerry DiNardo's low expectations* for the Huskers don't faze John Parrella and Mike Riley.
As the first kickoff draws near, “pretty good” won't cut it much longer, Steve Sipple writes.
Ohio State will wear throwback uniforms when Nebraska visits on Nov. 5.
Josh Banderas* sees the linebackers' play “starting to click.”
20 SAT
True freshman Boe Wilson is in the mix at left guard after the injuries to Jerald Foster and Corey Whitaker. More from Saturday's scrimmage: Video | Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4,* 5, 6,* 7 | Scholarships awarded: 1, 2, 3,* 4* | Photos: 1, 2,* 3, 4 | Fall camp schedule
Safety Antonio Reed is determined to be a factor in 2016.
Commentary on Kieth Williams' penalty: Sipple,* Shatel,* Bennett
Cornerback Lamar Jackson and defensive end Alex Davis* are young players on defense who are showing promise.
19 FRI
Former Husker wrestler Jordan Burroughs suffers defeat in Rio.
Jeremy Pernell says the 2017 recruiting class is even more impressive than the star ratings indicate.
Friday morning's practice was followed by comments from defensive coordinator Mark Banker. Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4* | Video
Here's audio and video from Friday's press conference on Keith Williams' suspension. More: 1, 2, 3*
Left guard Jerald Foster's injury is worse than first believed, and he will miss the entire season.* | Discuss
Brian Brown's printable schedule is now available for downloading.
Iowa Western* is quarterback AJ Bush's transfer destination.
The university announces a four-game suspension for receivers coach Keith Williams. | Discuss
Sophomore Sedrick King is hungry to contribute* at defensive end.
18 THU
A 2017 showdown* looms between QBs Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien.
Thirty years after Jake Young did it, it remains a rarity for true freshmen* to letter on the offensive line.
Steve Sipple sees Iowa's strength in the trenches* as the difference-maker in the Big Ten West race.
Backup QB AJ Bush confirms he's leaving* the team.* | Discuss | Bio
Watch Tommy Armstrong's post-practice interview and much more from the BTN crew's visit Thursday in Lincoln. | Dienhart's insights: 1, 2
Freshman Oregon QB Terry Wilson,* who decommitted from NU, says he's bemused by the continued interest from Husker fans. | Audio
Tommy Armstrong makes Athlon's list of 20 most underrated QBs.
Jerald Foster, the projected starter at left guard, has suffered a knee injury* that could sideline him for a month. | McKewon analysis (video)
Cornerback Eric Lee is focusing on technique* as he vies for playing time.
Former Husker QB Jerry Tagge is fined for borrowing* from a client.
17 WED
A bigger-than-expected opportunity* faces the Davis twins.
Mike Riley's strong fatherly qualities* are serving the Huskers well right now, Tom Shatel writes.
There's hot competition for the jobs of returning punts and kickoffs.
This week's Husker Doc Talk focuses on the Keith Williams situation and the race for the Big Ten West title.
Nebraska's chances of landing Tyjon Lindsey* appear to have dimmed.
Watch Caleb Lightbourn wow them with his Rubik's Cube feat.
Former Huskers Blake Lawrence and Ameer Abdullah could use your vote in getting selected for the 2017 South by Southwest Conference.
The team's personality is impressing Mike Riley thus far in fall camp.
The BTN crew will be in Lincoln for Thursday's practice. Tom Dienhart runs down what he'll have an eye on.
The Husker receivers are continuing to press on in their position coach's absence. More from Wednesday's practice: Videos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5, 6,* 7* | Updates | Photos: 1, 2, 3 | Fall camp schedule
Focus and maturity are giving cornerback Joshua Kalu a new edge.
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys isn't hesitating to do things his own way.*
16 TUE
Battling each other on opposite sides of the ball, Nick Gates and Freedom Akinmoladun are helping each other improve.*
Weight-room warrior Luke McNitt* is proving himself at fullback. | Q&A
ESPN's Sharon Katz names Nebraska as one of three potential College Football Playoff party crashers.
Here are a few scenes from Tuesday's practice, which had no media availability. | Fall camp schedule
Off Tackle Empire previews the Huskers with a consensus prediction of seven or eight wins in the regular season. | NU preview from Oregon
Getting the I-backs more involved in the passing game* could boost Tommy Armstrong's efficiency. | Tre Bryant's stock rising
15 MON
Linebacker Marcus Newby's body changes* could pay dividends in pass coverage.
Mike Cavanaugh would like to see a smaller gap* between the performance levels of the No. 1s and No. 2s on the offensive line.
Nebraska reaches out to Tyronn Lue and Vince Ferragamo in L.A.
Tom Shatel says a time out* makes sense in the Keith Williams matter.
Husker Dan pays tribute to Huskers who are no longer with us.
Keith Williams is released on bond after pleading not guilty* to amended charges that reduce his case from felony to misdemeanor status.
Graduate assistant Hardie Buck* is among those playing key roles with the Nebraska receiving corps. | Keyshawn still solid*
Mike Riley says “there will be consequences” for Keith Williams but that the facts are still being sorted out. Audio & video here. | Poll: Stay or go?
Tommy Armstrong makes the watch list for the Manning Award. | Monday morning practice reports: 1, 2, 3, 4,* 5*
Commentary on Keith Williams: Sipple,* Towle
Nebraska is No. 6 in ESPN.com's preseason Big Ten power rankings.
14 SUN
Sam McKewon looks at the state of the defense* 10 days into fall camp.
Antonio Reed* is crediting fellow safety Nate Gerry with helping him make the most of his rehab time after knee surgery.
Eric Lee* is coming on strong in the competition at cornerback.
Receivers coach Keith Williams is jailed and cited for DUI* after an accident in downtown Lincoln.* | Twitter reactions | Discuss
This week in Husker history: In 1906, Nebraska's chancellor promises a closer watch on players' off-field behavior.
Midway into the recruiting cycle* for 2017, Sam McKewon breaks down where the Huskers stand at each position.
Fresno State's first scrimmage had its rough edges. Meanwhile, Oregon's starter at QB has yet to be determined.
Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler will be honored by all of the Big Ten's punters this season with tributes etched on their shoes.
Mike Cavanaugh likes the chemistry* on the offensive line.
AP looks at the emphasis on rugby-style tackling at NU and elsewhere.
13 SAT
Year two* is often when things click for a coach, Dirk Chatelain writes.
Husker players say accountability isn't coming from just the seniors.
Mike Riley says he saw efficiency* and lots of encouraging signs in the Huskers' first live scrimmage of fall camp. | Videos & photos | Updates | Notes: 1,* 2, 3,* 4* | Simmons injury | Sipple commentary* | More photos: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5 | Fall camp schedule
Quarterback Tanner Lee wins his appeal for an extra year of eligibility.
AP's Eric Olson previews the “hungry-for-more” Huskers.
Alonzo Moore, Michael Rose-Ivey and Corey Whitaker are among the 12 Huskers in all sports who are getting their diplomas today.
Wyoming tailback Brian Hill is the first of three members of Sports on Earth's All-Underrated Team that Nebraska will face.
Tanner Lee is positioning himself to be a prime contender at QB in 2017.
12 FRI
Sophomore receiver Stanley Morgan is staying focused more on what needs fixing* than on last season's highlights. More player features: Marcus Newby,* Freedom Akinmoladun*
Here are a few scenes from Friday's practices. It was the first of the two-a-days, and there was no media availability. | Breaking down Week 1
On BTN, Matt Davison discusses De'Mornay Pierson-El's return.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests will be Jeff Kinney, Jim McFarland and Bob Liggett.
Which states are hot and which ones are not? The OWH looks at geographic trends* in Husker recruiting.
Five Athlon writers predict every game on the schedule and see Nebraska finishing anywhere from 6-6 to 9-3.
Mike Riley talks at length with a Michigan State fan site. (Interview begins at 1:30 mark of podcast.)
Resilient confidence* will be a must for the defensive secondary after last season's struggles. | Gerry Q&A* | Notes*
The Sports Xchange previews the 2016 Huskers.
11 THU
Defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun has bulked up* to better withstand the rigors of Big Ten play.
Watch former Husker Zaire Anderson's touchdown for the Denver Broncos in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Steve Sipple says coach Brian Davis is managing a complex situation* with the crowded competition at running back.
Speaking after Thursday's practice, defensive coordinator Mark Banker describes Michael Rose-Ivey's knee injury as minor. More: Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3, 4, 5,* 6 | Defense's day? | Updates
Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports says he can see Nebraska making progress toward becoming a contender for a College Football Playoff spot.
A leaner Devine Ozigbo aims to become a bigger factor in the offense.
Nobody needs reminding that there are big shoes to fill at punter, and these two freshmen are the contenders.
10 WED
Footwork* has been a point of emphasis for Jerald Foster and the O-line.
Tom Shatel sees some of Brett Favre in Tommy Armstrong.
Lamar Jackson is one of BTN's 10 impact Big Ten freshmen to watch.
Mick Stoltenberg is vying for a leading role* on the defensive line.
Here are a few videos from Wednesday's practice, which had no media availability. | Fall camp schedule
Former Husker Joe Keels has landed at Buffalo for his senior season.
Five star receiver Joseph Lewis will visit Lincoln this weekend in a trip that was rescheduled from late July.
Opponent previews: Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern*
Athlon ranks Nebraska's receiving corps No. 13 nationally.
Picking plays that cater to individual players' skill sets* could be a key to the offense's success. | Fyfe stays prepared* | Receivers' progress*
09 TUE
Tad Stryker foresees a vital role for the Foster brothers this fall in the Huskers' heavy sets on offense.
Heat was an issue Tuesday as the Huskers had their first full-pads practice of fall camp. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5,* 6,* 7,* 8 | Video | Updates | Photos: 1, 2,* 3 | Camp schedule
Paul Myerberg of USA Today picks the Huskers to win the Big Ten West title. | AP's Big Ten preview
New Husker commit Guy Thomas* wants to “get out of Florida and just focus.” | Bond with Parrella | Florida inroads*
Mick Stoltengberg is eager for his return in 2016. | Q&A*
Kieron Williams and Aaron Williams share the same last name and are vying for the same position* in the secondary. | Confident corners
The OWH player 50-player countdown finishes with Tommy Armstrong.*
08 MON
In an article about Scott Frost's job at Central Florida, the former Husker says he “didn't even get a phone call” about NU's opening* in 2014.
Here are a few scenes from Monday's practice, which had no media availability. | Fall camp schedule
It was another memorable Husker Night at the K.C. Royals' stadium.
Andy Janovich is the only rookie listed at No. 1 on the Denver Broncos' preseason week 1 depth chart.
Check out the three official 2016 schedule posters.
Wisconsin's Rafael Gaglianone is giving up a jersey number that's special to him in order to honor Sam Foltz.
The low expectations from national pundits have the Huskers' attention.
07 SUN
Steve Sipple finds it easy to root for a strong finish* to the Nebraska career of Josh Banderas. | Linebackers' strides*
Defensive backfield Brian Stewart is impressed by the newcomers in the secondary. | Kieron Williams Q&A*
This week's Husker Doc Talk podcast breaks down the start of fall practice and sizes up the Big Ten East race.
This week in Husker history: 95 years ago, preseason camp in Beatrice was canceled for fear it would violate Missouri Valley Conference rules.
The OWH looks at how the receiving corps* became a team strength.
John Parrella is looking for more consistency* from his D-linemen.
Tom Shatel* on Mike Riley: Just imagine what we'll have if Riley's on-the-field catches up to his off-the-field.
It takes special ingredients* to play as a true freshman, but the 2016 Huskers have several contenders.
Illinois' punter is honoring Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler in his own way.
Steve Sipple likes the brashness and confidence* cornerback Chris Jones exudes. | Aaron Williams' double quest
06 SAT
An improved comfort level is evident among the defensive players, Mark Banker says after Saturday's practice. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5,* 6,* 7, 8) | Videos | Updates | In learning mode* | Fall camp schedule
Former Husker Lavonte David recognizes he must “carry myself a certain way” as a leader on the Tampa Bay Buccanneers' defense.
Senior safety Nate Gerry hopes the Huskers' new emphasis on rugby-style tackling keeps him on the field.* | Extra running
Wins, not records, are Jordan Westerkamp's focus in his senior season.
Tanner Farmer's has risen to No. 1 at right guard, but it's not a story of overnight success. | Versatile Whitaker
Andy Janovich already has a nickname with the Broncos: Hammerhead.
05 FRI
The coming weeks will be crucial for the green defensive line.*
Before becoming a football receiver, Brandon Reilly was a hockey* star.
Chris Jones says being No. 1 at cornerback is no reason to relax.
A 247Sports analyst sees a 10-win season well within reach for NU.
Mike Riley is ideally equipped to guide the Huskers through tragedy, Randy York writes.
Friday's practice had no media access, but a few glimpses do exist via Twitter. | Fall camp schedule
Tom Osborne shares details of his two years on the College Football Playoff selection committee.*
Dennis Dodd examines the life expectancy of the sellout streak.
04 THU
De'Mornay Pierson-El is happy to be back* from his injury rehab but knows there's rust* to shake off.
Players preferred not to test the limits of the Hawks Center's new turf.*
The Huskers have the first practice of fall camp under their belts, and Mike Riley says it was a good start.* | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6,* 7* | Video | Updates | Photos: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5
Nebraska starts out unranked in the coaches' poll. | Discuss
Will Compton's work ethic and humor make him a locker-room favorite with the Redskins. | Niles Paul's comeback
Sean Callahan is predicting a huge August for true freshman defensive back Lamar Jackson.
See what Big Ten coaches have to say as they speak anonymously about Nebraska and the other conference teams. | Discuss
03 WED
The Huskers are motivated* and aiming for Indianapolis* as they strive to correct the deficiencies of last season. | Loaded at receiver | Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple* | Notes*
Details about this year's alternate uniforms* are still under wraps.
Photos, tweets and more from Fan Day are accumulating here. | Video | Foltz tribute* | More photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Super fan Fred Kauffman is remembered for loyalty as enduring as the Memorial Stadium sellout streak.
Features and profiles from Wednesday's press conference: Tre Bryant impresses | Pierson-El healthy: 1, 2* | Remembering Sam: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6* | McNitt's progress*
A helmet decal is just one of the initiatives to honor Sam Foltz.
Mike Riley previews fall camp along with several players and says there's a different set of dynamics as usual. Video: Riley, Players | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Quotes | Updates | Photos: 1,* 2 | Fall camp schedule
Get familiar with the rule changes for the coming season.
Surviving the final month of the offseason: Dave Feit has an activity to occupy fans for each of the 31 days until kickoff.
During the Olympics, there will be some hashtag confusion for Husker fans on Twitter.
Brenda Tracy is petitioning the NCAA to ban sexually violent athletes.
Brandon Reilly's father, a friend of Sam Foltz's dad, expects the team to be inspired* to “make this season special.”
02 TUE
The 2016 Nebraska football media guide is now viewable online.
Nebraska is No. 6 in the newly released Associated Press all-time Top 100. More: 1, 2, 3 | Ten takeaways | Discuss
Don't head off to Fan Day without the stadium map.
The LJS breaks down the Husker defense* and special teams.
Last year's steep learning curve should be a thing of the past for Nebraska's defensive secondary.
More wide receivers* have reeled in recent Nebraska offers.
Here's how to register for the Huskers' new mobile ticket-buying system.
Athlon ranks Tommy Armstrong as the Big Ten's No. 3 quarterback.
Mike Riley says a reliable ground game* will be essential. | Video
This could be the season Northwestern tailback Justin Jackson* becomes a household name.
01 MON
Steve Sipple sees cultural parallels* between Urban Meyer's Ohio State and Tom Osborne's Nebraska.
Kevin Maurice and Marcus Newby are No. 4 and No. 6 on Pro Football Focus' list of top college football breakout players for 2016.
The LJS breaks down the Husker offense* heading into fall camp.
The memory of Sam Foltz can help unify* the Huskers this season, Sam McKewon writes. | Memorial wristbands
Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney, who will turn 76 this month, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Fans will be able to buy Husker tickets this season via text.
Coaching and recruiting staffs were quick to take advantage of loosened social media rules* that went into effect* today.
Ben Miles says he's following his own path* in choosing NU over LSU.
The linebackers have progressed from question mark to strong suit.
On the first day that official offers* can go out, see how Nebraska's letter compares with those of some other schools.

 
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