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November 2015

25 WED
Offensive tackle Alex Lewis has turned things around after some rough stretches early in the season.
Lavonte David is named NFC defensive player of the week.
Jeff and Joel Makovicka discuss Husker teams past and present at this week's football breakfast.
Memories of a rivalry: Why Nebraska-Oklahoma was different.
Numbers to know about Iowa vs. Nebraska | No Huddle video
Lincoln authorities say there will be no charges* in the report of a sexual assault* at the home of Husker players, but the university's investigation* of the matter continues. | Video
Andy Janovich wishes he had redshirted so he'd have one more year.
24 TUE
Lane integrity* will be a key to containing C.J. Beathard's* scrambling.
The Hawkeyes’ defense has turned leaky lately and is aiming to regain its edge. | Iowa’s culture change* | Efficient on offense*
Roger Craig is again a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist.
Iowa is entering the game as the No. 4 team in the playoff rankings.
Terrell Newby and Brandon Reilly were practicing again Tuesday, but their status for Friday is to be determined. More: Video | Notes: 1,* 2*
Running back Aaron Green says he's glad he had his Nebraska experience despite his transfer to TCU.
The Hawkeyes' success in close games could give them a boost Friday.
The NCAA holds off on crafting a plan to place sub-.500 teams in bowls.
Stepped-up security measures will be in force for Friday's game, and fans are advised to arrive early.*
The Hawkeyes will have to deal with the SI cover jinx.
It's a role reversal for the teams in this budding rivalry.
BTN will air a half-hour Iowa-Nebraska preview show at various times this week, starting tonight. View a short excerpt here.
A press conference* will take place Wednesday to discuss updates in the investigation of the sexual assault that allegedly occurred at the home of two Husker players.
Defensive end Greg McMullen talks about the up-and-down season, the coaching transition and more in a Q&A with BTN.com
The Big Ten adds Return Specialist of the Year to its postseason awards, and it's named after Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers and Iowa's Tim Dwight.
Nebraska has a chance to lead the league in passing yardage, and HuskerOnline wonders whether that's a good thing.
Iowa's offense poses a test for the linebackers, who are hitting their stride* after an injury-plagued start.
Take a stroll through gameday history* via this LJS photo gallery.
Friday will be a sendoff for the seniors,* who helped keep a cohesive team* during the coaching change.
23 MON
The Huskers say playing Iowa is motivation enough regardless of what else is at stake. | Hovey’s switch* | Notes: 1,* 2* | York commentary
Nebraska vs. Oklahoma is prominent in a Sports Illustrated ranking of rivalries by decade.
Maliek Collins* says he's focused on the Hawkeyes, not on a potential jump to the NFL. | Walk-on story: Christian Bailey* | Janovich Q&A*
Meet Hilary O’Bryan, who helps things run smoothly as assistant director of football operations.
Mark Banker says it's crucial not to let Iowa QB C.J. Beathard beat the Huskers with his feet. More from Monday's practice: Video | Notes: 1, 2*
Our PDF two-deeps and rosters are ready for printing.
Husker Dan previews the game at gives it a new nickname.
The news is mostly good on the injury front, and there's nothing new* on the legal front.* More from Monday's press conference: Video | Notes
This year's Heroes Game honorees: Nebraskan Kassee Jones and Iowans Tracy Bohlen and Jane McCurdy.
Sam McKewon expects Nebraska fans to be on a mission to make the Hawkeyes earn it.* | Sipple: Too close to call*
22 SUN
Lee Barfknecht suspects that fatigue* is taking a toll on Iowa's defense. | QB's knack | Iowa notes
The NCAA will decide Monday how to fill expected bowl vacancies.
Adam Carriker uses the bye week to take stock of the Mike Riley era.
Nebraska commit JD Spielman wins Minnesota's Mr. Football award.
Who will win Friday? Rob Zatechka & Travis Justice take opposite sides.
Iowa will enter Friday’s game ranked No. 3 in the AP and coaches’ polls. | Stats matchup
This week in Husker history: The first game, 1890; Nebraska’s 119-point day; Thanksgiving weekends with the Sooners and Buffs.
21 SAT
Tad Stryker likes the Huskers' spoiler role, but it's not something he'd like to get used to. | Shatel: A real rivalry?* | Sipple: Redemption factor*
The 1999 Kansas State team* came to Lincoln in November with a perfect record and found out how loud Memorial Stadium can get.
New university procedures take coaches out of the picture* when determining player punishment for sex-related offenses.
Season ticket holders receive first crack at potential bowl tickets.
Iowa will come to Lincoln undefeated after taking care of Purdue, 40-20.
The Huskers delivered an impactful pass rush* at Rutgers after some choice words from Mark Banker at practice.
Receiver Derrion Grim from California signs his financial-aid paperwork with the Huskers. | Senior highlights | 2016 class
Mike Riley's record after bye weeks is solid. | Bowl possibilities*
20 FRI
Tale of the Tape examines Nebraska's defensive success at Rutgers.
Nebraska has several juco players* in its sights for help on defense.
Kevin Williams aims to make the most of his extra season.*
Former Husker Quincy Enunwa returns to the Jets after his four-game suspension and intends to “stay on the straight and narrow.”
19 THU
I.M. Hipp recounts his remarkable walk-on story from four decades ago.
Quarterback Patrick O'Brien has signed his financial aid agreement and says he's “excited to be officially a Cornhusker.” | Senior highlights
Tight end Cethan Carter's rushing touchdown last week likely placed him in a one-member club. | Key plays
The coaches are traveling near and far on the recruiting trail. See who's where. | Discuss & decipher | Anchrum to Clemson
No one seems to know exactly how the selection of five-win teams for bowls would work.
Drew Brown’s kicks and confidence are booming after his rough start.
18 WED
A reduction in penalties reflects more disciplined play* by the Huskers.
The use of wristbands* is improving communication on defense. | Notes*
Former Husker Rob Zatechka discusses bye weeks, distractions and more in the latest Husker Doc Talk.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Bo Ruud and Zach Potter.
Any charges* could be weeks away* in the sexual assault case.
Jay Foreman breaks down the defense's improvement and says the bye week shouldn't be all about resting guys.
Nebraska's potential spoiler role against Iowa holds varying degrees of interest among Husker players.
Big, physical and well-coached: That's defensive coordinator Mark Banker's assessment of Big Ten offenses after nearly a full season.
I-back Imani Cross is enjoying a strong finish to his Husker career.
17 TUE
Coach Mike Riley addresses both legal* and football matters after Tuesday's practice.* | Notes: Video | 1, 2,* 3*
Lincoln police are investigating* a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Tommy Armstrong and Jordan Westerkamp.
Time-consuming drives by the Husker offense, aided by a resurgent running game,* are helping to keep the defense fresh.
The performances of several Husker underclassmen provide optimism* for 2016 and beyond.
16 MON
Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports predicts an Iowa loss in Lincoln. | Discuss
Sam McKewon runs down the bowl scenarios* for the Huskers.
Huskers.com's extended Rutgers game highlights are viewable here.
BTN will air a segment Wednesday night on Tommy Armstrong and Brett Favre. Here's a preview.
The Iowa game will have a 2:30 p.m. start and air nationally* on ABC.
The defense's improved injury situation led to better play at Rutgers.
It's not a bye week for our polls: New questions here.
15 SUN
Adam Carriker was glad to see the Huskers avoid a letdown at Rutgers. More commentary: McKewon* | Sipple* | Christopherson* | Barfknecht*
This year's game with Iowa could help turn a manufactured rivalry into a real one. | Stats matchup.
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah ties an NFL record with a non-scoring 104-yard kickoff return.
This week in Husker history: The Rose Bowl that wasn't; Glassford's resignation; Jennings' second upset of the Sooners.
Rutgers center Derrick Nelson is out of the hospital and says he's “doing well” after his injury near the end of Saturday's game.
14 SAT
Up next is Iowa, which improved to 10-0 by holding off Minnesota, 40-35.
Nebraska 31, Rutgers 14 Tight end Cethan Carter has a breakout game as the Huskers overcome three interceptions and cruise past the Scarlet Knights. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | McKewon analysis | Big Red Over-Reaction
Bo Pelini is back in the spotlight after drawing two costly penalties in the final minute of Youngstown State's game.
Juco linebacker William Johnson* flips his commitment to UAB, where immediate playing time appears much more likely. | 2016 class
Nebraska fans rate as the most knowledgeable in a poll of college football coaches by ESPN's Brett McMurphy. | Discuss
The Huskers aim to build from last week's big win and keep their bowl hopes alive as they face a struggling Rutgers squad on the road. Here are the game-day stories from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Newark (1, 2), Trenton (1, 2) and Bergen County. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Sullivan, Harvey, Callahan.
13 FRI
Darin Erstad is named one of four finalists for the Dodgers' managerial job but then withdraws* from consideration.
Missouri's Gary Pinkel will step down at season's end for health reasons.
Mike Rozier urges Omaha students* to avoid the mistakes he made.
It comes as no surprise as running back Aphonso Thomas* switches his commitment from Nebraska to SMU.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Adam Carriker & Stewart Bradley.
A New Jersey columnist says Nebraska fans “appear to be losing their marbles” because of the Huskers' rocky season.
Poll question: Should Imani Cross be the featured running back?
Dirk Chatelain says Nebraska has been overlooking NFL-caliber talent* in its own backyard for too long.
Rutgers has pass defense issues of its own, and the middle of the field is particularly vulnerable. | Game preview
It's a fine line* between success and failure for Tommy Armstrong, Steve Sipple writes. | Future Husker: Tre Bryant
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo poses another big test* for Chris Jones and the other Husker corners.
12 THU
They might be banged up,* but the Nebraska wide receivers* are proving to be a handful for opposing defenses.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. More from Thursday's practice: Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood lists the status of star receiver Leonte Carroo as probable for the Nebraska game. | Breakout potential*
The Husker equipment truck is an eye-catching billboard on wheels.
SB Nation publishes 29 pages of fan e-mails sent to Harvey Perlman after the Purdue loss and released under an open-records request.
Shaky pass protection has contributed to Rugters QB Chris Laviano's three-game rough stretch. | Lopsided losses: 1, 2* | Previews: 1,* 2*
Jay Foreman says the issue now for the Huskers is handling success.
Tight end Cethan Carter's blocking* is contributing to big plays.
Tale of the Tape examines how Nebraska got it done in the late going against Michigan State.
11 WED
Kevin Maurice is healed up and providing depth at defensive tackle.
Husker Dan says the refs got it right Saturday night.
From Hail Varsity, numbers to know for NU-Rutgers. | No Huddle video
Check out this 360-degree version of Saturday's postgame celebration.
Rob Zatechka says Saturday's win provides a measure of hope and trust.
Ameer Abdullah's diminished workload doesn't mean he's in the doghouse, says Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell.
It's a one-sided batch of game predictions so far, although some are expecting a close contest.
This new video pays tribute to the Memorial Stadium experience.
Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun says he let the Huskers' “dirty play” affect his game. | Discuss
Minnesota removes the “interim” tag from coach Tracy Claeys and signs him to a three-year contract.
The offensive line is aiming to keep improving* after its strong performace against the Spartans. | Notes*
Senior transfer Linebacker Kaiwan Lewis says Rutgers' schedule was why he chose the Scarlet Knights over Nebraska earlier this year.
It will be Nebraska's first conference game in New Jersey,* but the Huskers' connection there is long and substantial.
Literally and figuratively, it's a long way* from junior college in Mississippi for defensive back Byerson Cockrell.*
10 TUE
Here are some quick notes (1, 2, 3*) from Tuesday's practice. | Video
From Saturday night's win: A story of two fathers.
NU commit JD Spielman is named the Twin Cities' player of the year.
Our handy PDF rosters and 2-deeps for Saturday are ready for printing.
Rutgers players say they're expecting Nebraska to bring its “A” game to New Jersey. Video here.
Check out this slow-motion view of the contact on Brandon Reilly's touchdown route against Michigan State. | Discuss
NU President Hank Bounds* says the regents' ongoing policy discussions are unrelated to the recent Shawn Eichorst contract issue.
Tom Shatel says the Huskers can't afford to pass up a bowl invitation, no matter their win-loss record. | Three-game season* | Keeping focused*
Tommy Armstrong has saved his best for the fourth quarter.*
Zach Sterup's move to right guard contributed to a strong game from the Huskers' offensive line.*
09 MON
Jordan Westerkamp is within striking distance of a record-setting season depite absorbing some hard knocks.* More player features: Kevin Maurice* | Chris Long*
Hank Hughes explains the Huskers' strategy in seeking defensive-line help from the junior college ranks. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The prosecutor in Lawrence Phillips' case may seek the death penalty.
The Akinmoladun cousins were among the Huskers sharing lessons at the Sportsmanship 4 Life Pep Rally.
Mark Banker says the Huskers had their best tackling game of the year against Michign State as well as a strong finish.* More from Monday's practice: Video | Notes
Watch Mike Riley on BTN Live as he discusses the win, the passion of Husker fans and more.
Nebraska may have already altered the Big Ten's road to the playoff. Now can the Huskers complete a November to remember?
The Big Ten's football officiating chief explains the ruling on Brandon Reilly's touchdown reception in this video. | Poll question: Right call?
Here are videos and injury updates from Monday's press conference. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3*
Check out the Athletic Department's extended game highlights.
Tommy Armstrong is named Big Ten offensive player of the week.
Jordan Westerkamp earns a spot on the Biletnikoff Award watch list.
08 SUN
Steve Sipple says it's obvious that Danny Langsdorf got a lot right* in his play calling against the Spartans. | Yays & nays*
The defense got a key stop when it was needed most, but the unit is still a far cry from what Mark Banker envisions.*
Lee Barfknecht says the upset of Michigan State could help stoke the crowd for the Iowa game.*
Running back Tre Bryant from St. Louis, one of Saturday's visitors,* has committed* to the Huskers. | Highlights | 2016 class | Discuss
Adam Carriker says the Huskers' passion and belief were big difference-makers Saturday night against Michigan State.
The Big Ten says the game officials handled the call on Brandon Reilly's TD reception correctly. | Spotlight on officiating | Videos of play
Watch the final minute of play from the Nebraska sideline.
Visiting recruits were wowed by Saturday night's game atmosphere.
The Huskers have the edge in the stats matchup with Rutgers.
This week in Husker history: Record-breaking Reynolds; a scare from Walt Garrison; sunset on the Kansas series.
07 SAT
Nebraska 39, Michigan State 38. The Huskers stage an incredible rally and score with 17 seconds left to shock the Spartans. Go to the game page for all the coverage and video. | Stryker commentary | McKewon analysis | The celebration | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction | Game on DVD
Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst* squelches talk about a possible extension* of his contract.
Next week's foe, Rutgers, gets blown out by Michigan, 49-16.
Tonight brings a chance for the Huskers to pump new life into a disappointing season as unbeaten Michigan State comes calling. Here are the game-day reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Detroit (1, 2, 3, 4) and Grand Rapids. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Vogel, Sharp, Callahan.
USA Today analyzes the Huskers' defensive struggles.
Eight Nebraska war veterans will serve as honorary gate sentinels at Saturday's game, and here are their stories.
06 FRI
Tommy Armstrong's Hoverboard and iPad were taken in a car break-in.
Nebraska will try to flip two recruits who are visiting from Michigan.
Dave Feit's hot takes address whether NU is "rebuilding" and more.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman pokes fun at topics including football in a “Tonight Show” spoof.
A Michigan columnist says Nebraska has lost its way and should return to its roots on offense or pony up for a “big-time coach.”
Running back Jordan Stevenson and offensive tackle Matt Finnin* have left the team.* | Stevenson's tweet | Discuss
Steve Spurrier* will be at the game, his first at Memorial Stadium.
The LJS's Brian Rosenthal previews the Huskers for a Michigan paper. | Position matchups | Game breakdown
It's a big weekend for LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, the former Nebraska assistant under Tom Osborne.
Former Husker Drake Martinez may get his first playing time Saturday, most likely on special teams. | Spartans' November push
AP's Ralph Russo explains in this video why he's picking Nebraska to upset Michigan State. | More predictions | Scout.com primer
Steve Sipple says the Huskers’ fortunes hinge largely on university leaders – coach, athletic director, chancellor, president and regents – getting on the same page.*
Connor Cook's completion percentages haven't been great against Nebraska, but he enters this game on a hot streak.
Imani Cross embraces the full plate* he has off the field. | Notes*
05 THU
Tale of the Tape examines some good and bad of the Purdue game.
Tom Osborne's Huskers bagged a Bear when 'Bama visited in 1977.
Sophomore linebacker Chris Weber aims to regain the momentum* he had before his shoulder injury.
Early-1970s NU receiver Frosty Anderson* used to bleed Spartan green.
An ESPN writer blames Mike Riley for woes at his old and new schools.
Tommy Armstrong will start against Michigan State, and the right side of the O-line will have a new look with Nick Gates at tackle and Zach Sterup at guard. More from Thursday's practice: Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Sam McKewon covers a lot of ground in his latest Big Fat Recruiting Update.* | Big weekend: 1,* 2*
Gold balloons at Saturday's game will honor fallen military fathers.
Congrats to linebacker Chris Weber, an Academic All-District selection.
HuskerOnline crunches the special teams numbers and sees a slippage.
Former Husker Jay Foreman says there's plenty of blame to go around for Nebraska's poor season, from administrators to coaches to players.
Preventing big plays* might pay big dividends for the defense.
Where did the skull-and-crossbones Blackshirts logo originate? It all started with a businessman with a rodent problem.
AP's national college football writer is picking Nebraska over the Spartans, but he's definitely in the minority. More predictions here.
Michigan State QB Connor Cook is merely on the fringes of the Heisman conversation, but the next few games could change that.
Poll question: Are you surprised by the NU-Michigan State point spread?
Chancellor Harvey Perlman* expresses support for Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst and confidence in coach Mike Riley. | Discuss
MSU's linebackers coach expects a “dogfight”. Meanwhile, the Spartans' O-line is looking “nasty” with all its starters back. | Struggling specialists
It might be up to Terrell Newby's backups* to give the Huskers' run game a boost Saturday night. | Notes: 1,* 2*
From the OWH, the story of how Nebraska became a FieldTurf* trailblazer – and how you can own some of the stadium's old AstroTurf.
Getting another chance against MSU is personal for Alonzo Moore.*
The Huskers are still struggling to adapt to the new defensive scheme.
04 WED
Defensive end Alex Davis is showing potential during his redshirt year and is the scout team's Shilique Calhoun impersonator this week.
The Spartans say they don't mind the pressure* that comes with being unbeaten and in the playoff hunt. | Scouting report* | Preview*
Nebraska's commitment to the student-athlete now includes MacBook Air laptops for everyone. | GSR at new high
Here are some numbers to know about Nebraska vs. Michigan State.
Former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit weighs in on the football program and calls Mike Riley's hiring a first step in fixing the culture.
Eric Crouch and Mike Rozier will make “Nissan Heisman House” appearances Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Here's a look back at the turnaround engineered by Bob Devaney.
It's been a while since NU could take wins in its division* for granted.
The Daily Nebraskan revisits last year's rally and near-upset against the Michigan State. | Spartifacts
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker* is no stranger to feeling the heat.
Drew Brown credits his improved long-range accuracy to a consistent routine.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Debut seasons: One big kick* helped make 2008 a success.
03 TUE
Listen to Rob Zatechka's reaction to the Shawn Eichorst letter and Mike Riley's Monday press conference.
Tommy Armstrong, Michael Rose-Ivey and several other key players were back in pads for Tuesday's practice, but Terrell Newby's* status for Saturday night remains iffy. | Video
Is Nebraska abandoning the run too early in games? HuskerOnline looks into the numbers.
Mike Riley sees both a challenge and opportunity* in the Michigan State game. | Dantonio presser
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for Saturday are available here.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Mike Rozier & Ricky Simmons.
02 MON
It all seems like a bad dream to Colonel Mustard, but that won't stop him from cheering the team on.
The Spartans' bye week gave several key players time to heal.
Commentary on what was said* Monday by Shawn Eichorst and Mike Riley: Shatel,* Sipple,* York
Tommy Armstrong* appears on track to play against Michigan State after an unusual Saturday as an observer* from afar. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Player features: Brandon Reilly | Tyson Broekemeier
Jeremy Pernell offers his review of the Purdue game.
Here are notes (1, 2, 3,* 4*) and audio from Monday's practice.
Husker fans may hold one of the keys to a talent upgrade.
Mike Riley says the staff is “doing good things”* even though “there’s no doubt we have failed* in the eyes of what everybody wants to do.” More from Monday's press conference: | Audio & video | Armstrong on rebound | Pierson-El's season done | No looking ahead* | Notes
Shawn Eichorst issues a statement thanking fans and expressing confidence that “the future is bright” for Nebraska football.
“Living the nightmare”: Mitch Sherman on the state of the program.
The Rutgers game gets a 2:30 p.m. CST start and BTN telecast.
Michigan columnists weigh in: Wounded Nebraska | Trading places
A dreadful third-quarter stretch* doomed the Huskers at Purdue.
01 SUN
Tommy Armstrong's* availability against Michigan State is still unknown.
Nebraska makes the top five of 2017 receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
Former Husker Adam Carriker offers his thoughts on the Purdue game. More commentary: McKewon: Unsteady product* | Barfknecht: Talk to us, Eichorst* | Sipple: Run-game woes* | Yays & nays
Nebraska takes over the No. 2 spot in USA Today's Misery Index.
This week in Husker history: Memorable plays – Reynolds’ run and the Bummeroosky – helped Nebraska beat Missouri in 1950 and 1975.
Tom Osborne has been doing his homework in preparation for the College Football Playoff committee meetings that begin this week.
Up next is unbeaten Michigan State, which was idle Saturday. See how the Huskers and Spartans match up statistically.

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