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December 2010

31 FRI
The Miami of Ohio job goes to Don Treadwell, not Shawn Watson.
After an up-and-down NU career, Zac Lee still has hopes of playing on Sundays.
30 THU
Washington 19, Nebraska 7. Game page | Pregame page | Stryker | DVD
An NU mailroom worker is charged with stealing and selling season football tickets.
Future Huskers: Five in the Army All-American Bowl | 1970 Husker: Dan Schneiss
29 WED
The L.A. Times looks at the strong-but-silent Taylor Martinez. | Dad's licensing deal
The latest rains are expected to affect parking but not the playing field.
Sam McKewon: Which QB will translate his passion into victory?
Five reasons to be excited about Thursday night's game.
San Diego transit officials are beefing up trolley service for the bowl game.
All-America placekicker Alex Henery discusses his remarkable NU career.
The Tacoma paper looks at NU's past and present success at inside runs.
Husker Locker previews the game: Matchups | Huskers to watch | Huskies to watch
What must UW's depleted defensive line do to avoid a mismatch in the trenches?
The tumultuous season might help Bo Pelini & Co. down the road. | Osborne's takes
Tailback Chris Polk would love to shoulder the load against NU. | Early exit?
Rematches aren't always kind to the winner of the first game.
Martinez & Watson need good games Thursday, Sam McKewon writes.
DeJon Gomes' high football IQ is part of what makes him more than meets the eye.
The Huskies don't seem to mind the underdog role. | UW notes: 1, 2
Rex Burkhead's Wildcat role is here to stay, Shawn Watson says.
Husker staffer Brandon Rigoni tests his mettle on the Navy SEALs' obstacle course.
Big Ten veterans see a numer of natural rivalries in Nebraska's future.
The San Diego paper looks at the NFL potential of Jared Crick.
28 TUE
Congrats to Ndamukong Suh on being named a Pro Bowl starter. | Nicks selected
View scenes from the players' visit to the USS Ronald Reagan.
A couple of made-in-Nebraska scouting reports on the Huskers: 1, 2
The Huskies' upset hopes might hinge on running the ball and stopping the run.
Being a long shot motivates Washington linebacker Cort Dennison.
Would Mark Mangino be a good fit on NU's staff? A Kansas writer thinks so.
UW's wideouts hope to be more physical this time. | UW notes: 1, 2 | Injury update
Criticism of Shawn Watson has been unfair, Cody Green says. | Shatel: Good to go?
The San Diego paper makes note of Bo Pelini's fiery sideline demeanor.
NU fosters California recruiting ties by putting on a clinic for high school coaches.
Who will take the snaps for UW when the Huskies visit next fall? | Washington Insider
From Seattle, an assessment of the quarterback position at Nebraska.
27 MON
Niles Paul calls UW's "trash talk" a motivator. Notes from Monday's drills: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Braylon Heard, an academic casualty a year ago, says he'll enroll in January. | Bio
Check out the early round of predictions for the NU-Washington game.
It figures to be tougher going for Nebraska's offense this time around against UW.
Jared Crick is finishing strong after a slow start to 2010. | Game's NFL prospects
Sam McKewon's Monday Takes: Taking the high road in recruiting.
Steve Sipple sees little chance of a Big Red letdown against Washington.
Here's a report on Washington's Sunday practice. | Notes
Jake Locker says he skipped the 2010 NFL draft just for college experiences like Thursday's bowl game. | Second chance | Something to prove
26 SUN
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard says he's returning "for sure" for his senior season. Ditto for Lavonte David. More from Sunday's practice in San Diego: 1, 2, 3, 4
The OWH names UNL chancellor Harvey Perlman the Midlander of the Year.
25 SAT
The Huskers arrive in San Diego after a Christmas Day practice in Lincoln.
The sky seems to be the limit for Bubba Starling. | Football vs. baseball
UW's defensive plans against NU begin with stopping the run. | UW notes: 1, 2
Addressing job-search rumors can be a losing game for athletic directors.
Peruse some Husker fan stories from around the globe.
Bo Pelini could learn from K-State's fiery basketball coach, Tom Shatel writes.
NU kicks off fundraising for nearly $100 million in building projects.
The San Diego paper looks at how the Holiday Bowl dropped in the pecking order.
Top NFL picks Sam Bradford & Ndamukong Suh have quickly made huge impacts.
The LJS lists several scout-team freshmen who have looked promising.
Steve Sipple opens up his bag of gifts for NU's 2011 Big Ten foes.
Zac Lee remains positive as his NU career enters its final stretch.
The Huskies hit the practice field in San Diego. UW notes: 1, 2
The possible NFL lockout that's looming puts a crimp in Matt Slauson's plans.
Joe Broekemeier is just one of the team's walk-on success stories.
24 FRI
Don't blame the bowls for schools' holiday red ink, Lee Barfknecht says.
Ciante Evans and other young DBs look to step up. | Peso prospects
A "Mission Valley Miracle" makes the Qualcomm field good as new.
Here's another look at the big plays and close wins that got UW to a bowl.
There was lots that Cameron Meredith had to master as a DE in the Pelini system.
23 THU
The NCAA suspends Terrelle Pryor and four other Ohio State players for the first five games of 2011. (Nebraska is Game 6 for the Buckeyes.)
Husker QB recruit Jamal Turner stays the course and is on track to enroll next month.
Stocking-stuffer Christmas special: One extra year for new BBS subscribers.
This month's extra practice time has given P.J. Smith a chance to regroup.
Does UW have the nation's most overpaid assistant coach?
New starter Terrence Moore intends to "make the best of a bad situation."
A good game next Thursday could boost the draft stock of Jake Locker.
22 WED
Get your pregame PDFs: Printable rosters | NU media guide | UW media guide
Washington junior tight end Chris Izbicki has left the team.
New HuskerMax™ feature: video highlights from over 70 college teams.
Qualcomm Stadium's field is under water because of the California rains.
Pierre Allen accepts an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
Get two great new shirt designs from the latest member of our business directory.
The OWH tries to figure out the secret to Bo Pelini's bowl success on defense.
Cameron Meredith has developed his game into a versatile package.
Bowl ticket sales indicate Husker fans aren't hyped for this one. | Is anyone happy?
21 TUE
Five Husker stories explain why donating tickets to the military is a good idea.
Husker Dan previews the Holiday Bowl & gives an update on Christian Berkshire.
Mike Ekeler sees his new job as a necessary move out of his comfort zone.
Half of Washington's wins came in games not decided until the final play.
Eric Hagg & Prince Amukamara are competitive buddies in the NU secondary.
UW receiver James Johnson has a chance to salvage his season. | DT still learning
Tom Shatel plugs the World-Herald's new book, "Big Red Rivals."
Pro Football Weekly names Hagg, Amukamara & Henery to its All-American team.
Washington hopes the game marks the revival of a rich bowl tradition.
Jake Locker is a man newly engaged to be married as he prepares for the bowl game.
20 MON
The Huskies have their final Seattle practice before their trip to San Diego.
Bo Pelini, Harvey Perlman, Tommie Frazier and Matt Davison are the headliners at a special Californians for Nebraska/NU Alumni Association event in Irvine on Feb. 10.
Cornerback recruit Tevin Mitchel decommits, opting for Arkansas. | 2011 list
The hiring of Mike Ekeler by Indiana becomes official. Shawn Watson, meanwhile, might be in the hunt for the Miami of Ohio job.
Courtney Osborne is more than just a hard hitter, Marvin Sanders says.
NU will need the depth on the D-line that Terrence Moore & Thaddeus Randle provide.
After a season in flux, UW's O-line hopes it has found the right combination.
McKewon's Monday takes: The Pelinis continue adjusting on defense with an eye on the Big Ten.
19 SUN
About 3,900 of Nebraska's bowl tickets remain available. | Holiday Bowl Blitz
Rickey Thenarse is suspended for the bowl game after a DUI arrest in Lincoln.
Washington linebacker Cort Dennison sat out the September game but hopes to be a difference-maker this time. | UW Sunday practice notes
The OWH looks at what made Lavonte David an instant success.
Tom Shatel: The upcoming test of consistency will help tell whether NU is "back."
UW's lack of depth at defensive tackle was evident at Saturday's practice.
The Husker seniors reflect on their ascent from the tumult of 2007.
When tailback Chris Polk gets his carries, Washington tends to get the win.
The bowl experience isn't something to be taken for granted.
18 SAT
Mike Ekeler reportedly is leaving to become Indiana's co-defensive coordinator.
Tight end Damien Bryant's commitment to Nebraska lasts less than a day.
Congrats to the Husker athletes who picked up their diplomas today.
Washington's defensive coordinator has gotten his wish: a do-over against Nebraska. QB Jake Locker also says he's looking forward to Round 2. | Husky notes
Bo Pelini is sticking with a bowl routine that has worked. More from Friday's practice: Audio: Pelini, Sanders, Gomes | Notes: 1, 2
Roy Helu Jr.'s unselfish way hasn't kept him from rising high on NU's rushing charts.
Former Husker footballer and wrestler Herb Reese, a pioneering heart surgeon, dies at age 81.
Vanderbilt, the school that reportedly talked to Shawn Watson, finally makes a hire.
Dave Rimington was humbled and shocked to have his name on a Big Ten award.
17 FRI
Taylor Martinez's injury is rated the No. 3 turning point of the college football season.
The Big Ten may redo the much-maligned Legends & Leaders division names.
Steve Sarkisian wants his receivers to push back at NU's defenders. | Locker healed
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will feature Bob Pickens & Ron Kirkland.
The wildcat formation gives Tyler Legate more chances to shine.
The Huskers know it's essential to learn from their close losses.
The two teams are drawing on differing motivation for the bowl game.
16 THU
Darien Bryant, a tight end from Ohio, joins the recruiting class of 2011.
The Big 12 title game was the season's fourth most-watched TV game.
Prince Amukamara's selection to Sporting News' All-America team makes him a unanimous All-American. He's the 20th Husker to accomplish the feat.
Speedy scout-team receiver Kenny Bell gets rave reviews from the secondary.
The young O-line talent seems to bode well for the future, Steve Sipple writes.
Ndamukong Suh talks about double-teams, fines and life in the NFL. | Pro-bowl voting
15 WED
Ten Huskers could be picked in the NFL draft next spring. | Dennard pondering
Zac Lee says he's good to go if he's needed in the bowl game. | Post-practice audio: Brown, Meredith, Cotton | Video: Gomes, Amukamara | Wednesday notes: 1, 2
From Seattle, a look at what'll be different about NU vs. UW the second time around.
This year's bowl game will run in the red financially for the Athletic Department.
Brandon Kinnie prepares for an even bigger role in 2011.
The state patrol gives Husker fans good marks for their driving habits.
14 TUE
Sign up for the Nebraska Classic, a Palm Springs-area golf tradition.
Bubba Starling is keeping an eye on Shawn Watson's status. | Vandy's hunt still on
Congrats to Alex Henery and Prince Amukamara, named first-team All-America by AP and SI.com. Jared Crick & Lavonte David are second-teamers, and Eric Hagg is a third-teamer. | More honors: Rivals.com names Taylor Martinez to its freshman All-America team. Henery is one of three finalists for the Rudy Award.
The new Big Ten division names are dull by design, Tom Shatel says. Others aren't so forgiving: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | "The Delany Code"
13 MON
Spirits are high as the team moves past the loss to Oklahoma and begins preparing for a familiar foe. Notes from Monday's practice: 1, 2, 3
Donate to the Shaneyfelt Family Fund to help defray their medical expenses.
The Seattle Times examines UW's performance key statistical categories.
Monday commentary: McKewon – The private-jet factor | Sipple – Emotional Bo
The Miami job that had Nebraska on pins & needles goes to Temple's Al Golden.
Florida's hiring of Will Muschamp might have a ripple effect in Lincoln. | The next Bo?
12 SUN
Tyrone Fahie picks up a major honor Sunday night. Here again is his story.
Angry Dad posts a review of the Oklahoma game.
Lavonte David's work ethic and nose for the ball add up to a monumental rookie year.
Here's an Alex Henery tribute with a 1960s beat. | Rudy Award voting
An injury at defensive tackle has Washington making adjustments.
Get a grin or three from Brad Dickson's look at an eventful week.
11 SAT
Texas loses its head-coach-in-waiting as Will Muschamp takes the Florida job.
Team captains and award winners are unveiled at the annual team banquet.
Prince Amukamara is a first-team selection on the FWAA All-America team.
More Pelini-Miami aftermath: What recruits are hearing | Sipple commentary
The Huskies hold their first bowl practice since the 2002 season.
10 FRI
There's no mention of Shawn Watson in this update on the Vanderbilt search.
Bo Pelini issues a statement saying he won't interview for the Miami job.
A South Florida reporter talks with KLIN about the Miami/Pelini story.
Get used to Bo Pelini being a hot commodity, Sam McKewon writes. | Shatel: Is Bo making a point? | Pluses & minuses of Miami job | Bo on the recruiting trail
09 THU
Prince Amukamara is named a Walter Camp All-American but misses out on the Thorpe Award. | CBS Sports first-team All-Americans: Amukamara, Henery, David
Another look at the strong bowl lineup that's in the Huskers' Big Ten future.
John Papuchis dismisses a report that he's the frontrunner for a spot on Texas' staff.
Barry Turner moves from the Bears to the Lions. | Vanden Bosch on IR
08 WED
Bo Pelini declines to comment on a published report stating that he'll be talking to Miami about its coaching vacancy. | Pay rank | The latest on Watson: 1, 2, 3
The band may get to fly to the bowl game this time around.
The Lions don't want Ndamukong Suh to change his aggressive ways. | Greatest hits
The Huskers are honored for the football program's academic success rate.
Husker Dan laments the loss to Oklahoma and shares a few letters from the mailbag.
Baker Steinkuhler is suspended for the bowl game because of a DUI citation.
David Max shares Oklahoma game pics, including a tour of Cowboys Stadium.
The university's policy against student-ticket scalping is rarely enforced.
Crick, Amukamara, David & Henery are all Rivals first-team All-Americans.
Givens Price, the newest Husker recruit, will be just 16 when he joins the team.
Odds & ends: Osborne to stay for a while; bonuses for Pelini
There's plenty of Jan. 1st action in the Big Ten bowl lineup.
At Pitt, Steve Pederson's search for a coach raises worries of a 2003 repeat.
There's been no big rush for bowl tickets, but sales could pick up.
07 TUE
Will Shields is named the Walter Camp 2010 Man of the Year.
HuskerMax™ will join the NAA to form the largest tailgate at the Holiday Bowl.
Take a look at the swag the players will receive at the various bowl games.
Watch Ndamukong Suh talk with ESPN about his first season in the NFL.
The OWH's Dirk Chatelain breaks down some numbers that show an offense that doesn't deliver under pressure. | Shatel: Indefensible decisions
Oklahoma's offensive coordinator is bound for the Big Ten as Indiana's coach.
The Taylor Martinez rumors have Bo Pelini frustrated, Steve Sipple writes.
It might've been an NU-Irish Holiday Bowl if UW hadn't finished strong. | Fan interest
Givens Mordi Price, a Houston O-lineman, joins the recruing class of 2011.
06 MON
See how each coach voted in the final pre-bowl USA Today poll. | Bo has NU 8th
Shawn Watson reportedly is in the running for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.
Sam McKewon: Will Bo Pelini be defined by his decision to back Taylor Martinez?
Hear Steve Sipple discuss the fallout from the OU game and bowl announcement.
05 SUN
Believe it or not, it'll be a rematch of the Huskers and Huskies in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. | Commentary: Max, McKewon, Bishop, Shatel, Keeler, McGrath | Tickets: 1, 2 | Game page | Stats matchup | Bowl lineup
The Big Ten announces it is finished with pursuing expansion, at least for now.
The Huskers drop to 16th in the coaches' poll, 17th in AP and 18th in the BCS.
04 SAT
Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20. Game page | Pregame page | Stryker | Bishop | DVD
Watch this ESPN GameDay segment on what makes the Youngstown boys tick.
SI's Dan Jenkins penned a classic befitting the rivalry's signature game.
OU's knack for cooking up some timely Sooner Magic was always tough to take.
Future Husker: Four things about Max Pirman | 1970 flashback: Tom Osborne
03 FRI
The scout-team offense gets a workout in simulating OU's hurry-up system.
Berry Tramel weighs in on what caused the demise of a rivalry.
Husker fans have flocked to Texas for the Big 12 finale.
Bo Pelini says he'll miss the Big 12. Friday audio from the coaches: Pelini | Stoops
Sam McKewon goes over his five keys to the game. | NU & OU players to watch
Listen as Matt Davison adds a player's perspective to the trophy brouhaha.
Are we nearing the curtain call for the Huskers' current style of defense?
Hear the KLIN crew examine the matchup: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Switzer & Osborne | Bishop
QB recruit Bubba Starling is named the Kansas football Player of the Year.
Carl Pelini and Craig Bohl are mentioned as potential candidates at Minnesota.
The regents approve Clark Enersen as the Memorial Stadium expansion architect.
Bob Stoops expects DeMarco Murray to play Saturday night. | OU notes: 1, 2
Now it's Sam Mellinger's turn to lecture Husker fans.
Enjoy audio highlights from the 2001 Sooner-Husker game.
More crunching of penalty numbers: OWH, Tulsa World
Honors from the K.C. Star: Lavonte David, defensive POY | Six make All-Big 12
Oklahoma's Travis Lewis just wasn't cut out for braving snow flurries.
There's no known investigation in the Dallas area of the alleged threats. | NU notes
How big an impact on recruiting will the game in Arlington have?
The up-and-down Sooners seem to be on the upswing. Ditto for their kicker.
Landry Jones has grown up since a year ago. | Playmakers on offense
Player features: Rex Burkhead could be key | Justin Jackson, all the way from Roca
Youngstown eagerly awaits the Pelini-Stoops showdown.
02 THU
An empire unraveling: Sam McKewon gives the Big 12 five years.
Relive the final few minutes of 1971 OU-Nebraska – dry commentary and all.
OU's president salutes the rivalry in a letter to Nebraska newspapers.
Paul Myerberg of Pre-Snap Read bids adieu to a classic rivalry.
Hear Brenden Stai break down the Nebraska-Oklahoma matchup.
Six Huskers, including Alex Henery, make first-team AP All-Big 12. | List
Angry Dad pays a fond farewell to the Colorado series.
Ndamuking Suh is doing it all for the Lions in his rookie season.
Tom Shatel says Oklahoma could have saved the series in the mid-1990s.
Courtesy of KLIN, audio clips from NU's 1978 upset of the Sooners. | Game page
Plenty of negative vibes in this pair of columns from points south: Engel | Carlson.
The players aren't focused on the past, but a history lesson might motivate OU.
Looking back on the series: Top five games | All-time NU-vs.-OU team
Husker Dan reports on an extra-special Nebraska-Colorado game.
Ryan Broyles is a big difference-maker for the Sooners' offense. | OU notes: 1, 2, 3, 4
It's shaping up as a climactic finish to the Nebraska-Big 12 divorce.
Rex Burkhead's success at NU is no surprise to his high school coach in Texas.
Berry Tramel discusses his column that ruffled Husker fans' feathers.
Joe Broekemeier says he'd have no regrets even if he hadn't played Friday.
A look back at memorable moments in Big 12 championship games.
01 WED
The Blackshirts can draw confidence from the 2009 game vs. OU. | Notes: 1, 2, 3
A classic Husker walk-on dream came true during Oklahoma week in 1982.
Oregon assistant coach Scott Frost knows the road to a title can be bouncy.
A 2020-21 series with Oklahoma remains a possibility.
See which team has the edge in the early round of NU-OU predictions.
OU's offensive coordinator praises the Blackshirts' toughness, speed and smarts.
Bob Stoops still savors playing in Iowa's 1981 upset win over the Huskers.
The return of linebacker Austin Box has put a charge in the Sooners' defense. On offense, Landry Jones is starting to remind people of his famous predecessors.
Sign up for the Cowboys Stadium tour Friday night at 6:30. Deadline is tomorrow.
A default judgment is awarded in the Pedia lawsuit against Jerry Tegtmeier and Kyle O'Neill. Trial date is set for June 6, 2011.
The rivalry was indeed something special back in the day. | Five things to know
The record books – and the NFL – aren't likely to be overlooking Alex Henery.
Rex Burkhead proves to be a vital cog in the Husker offense. | NU notes: 1, 2
Enjoy audio clips from the Huskers' 1959 upset of the Sooners. | Game page
Brent Venables has his defense playing well down the stretch. OU notes: 1, 2, 3, 4
A police report is filed in Dallas on the threats to Dan Beebe.
Tickets to Saturday night's game are getting hard to come by. | Find them here
The Huskers' physical nature on defense and offense has the Sooners' attention.
A look at the pros and cons of having a league championship game.
The fiery ways of the Stoopses & Pelinis go back to their Youngstown roots.
Player features: Joe Broekemeier's emergence | Jared Crick Q&A

 
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