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March 2012

31 SAT
This week in Husker history: A former player finds both coaching and law to his liking, plans for a preseason game fall through, and Husker great Guy Chamberlin attains Hall of Fame recognition.
Ron Brown likes the blend in NU’s stable of running backs. | Notes: 1,* 2
Saturday's scrimmage allows underclassmen to shine* and brings a slew of upbeat comments from Bo Pelini. | Audio: H’Max report, Pelini | Video
Johnny Rodgers, a USC Trojan? It could have happened.
Jason Ankrah aims to make a difference* after getting his feet wet in 2011.
Nebraska’s younger safeties look to earn playing time.
Ahman Green* visits cancer patients at Children's Hospital in Omaha.
30 FRI
Who's the fastest Husker? It might be Utica walk-on Tyler Wullenwaber.
NU has the 14th-toughest schedule in terms of opponents’ win percentage.
Nebraska stays solidly in the hunt for blue-chip safety Su’a Cravens.*
After a rocky 2011 season, Ciante Evans’ confidence is on the rebound.*
New defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski likes to see intensity and high tempo from players and coaches alike.
Student tickets go on sale beginning Monday morning.
29 THU
Sam McKewon runs down NU's remaining QB prospects for the ’13 class.
Rivalries lost? A&M and Missouri are likely to get over it quickly.
Hear Ken Jarecke discuss his latest Husker photo book and lots more.
Justin Jackson knows his switch to center is his final chance to make a mark as a Husker. Notes: 1, 2
Offensive tackles Sirles & Moore have learned from 2011's highs and lows.
The first “Jet” trophy will go to Arkansas’ Joe Adams. | York commentary
28 WED
Some early reports from Wednesday's practice: Big install day | Quick hits | Joseph's style | Audio: H’Max Report, Papuchis, Garrison, Joseph, Bell
Prince Amukamara kicks off a campaign for Collegbound Nebraska. | Q&A
Another "free agent" quarterback lands at Wisconsin.
The Big Ten Network will televise the spring game on a tape delay and will live-stream the game online. | Discuss
"Always a Cornhusker" Maurice Purify stars in arena ball in Arizona as he hopes for another shot at the NFL. | Bio
Huskers Gameday previews opponent No. 10, Penn State, in a podcast.
Former D-linemen find themselves in the mix at center.
Damion Stafford has potential for greatness in 2012, Steve Sipple writes.
27 TUE
There’s a new trophy in college football for the nation’s best return man, and it’s named after the legendary Husker who “put ’em in the aisles” and “tore ’em loose from their shoes.”
Watch as Tim Beck analyzes Taylor Martinez's footwork in a BTN segment.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste aims to regain the starting spot that was briefly his.
Taylor Martinez puts his passing lessons to immediate use.
There's tinkering on the O-line as Andrew Rodriguez tries the tackle spot.
The LJS offers status reports on the last four teams on the 2012 slate.
Ex-Husker Josh Williams' plan to transfer to Kansas becomes official.
26 MON
Here are some quick hits from Monday's practice, including word of some extra work Taylor Martinez did over spring break. Audio: H’Max Report, Pelini, Martinez, A.Green, Moore
Husker Dan weighs in on the basketball hire.
It's 1997 Nebraska vs. 2002 Ohio State in ESPN.com's champions final.
Cash for nasty hits? It's a fine line to tread, former Husker NFL’ers say.
25 SUN
A Twitter skirmish has broken out between OWH & LJS sports scribes.
Malik Zaire, an NU target at quarterback for 2013, chooses Notre Dame.
Mike Babcock dusts off memories of Tom Osborne's first game as head coach, a 40-13 rout of UCLA in 1973. | Game page
This week in Husker history: Seventy years apart, one search for an athletic director ends and another begins.
The LJS looks at four Big Ten opponents’ spring storylines.
An unofficial visit “blows away” Kansas City O-line prospect Zach Hannon.
24 SAT
The Huskers' nonconference slate features new but proven coaches.
Tim Miles of Colorado State was introduced this morning as the new Husker men’s basketball coach. Get coverage of the press conference and more about his hiring here.  .
23 FRI
Check out the video of the cutting-edge Nebraska Performance Lab, in the works as part of the East Stadium expansion project. | Discuss
Closing the deal on third down is a priority for the 2012 defense.
BTN puts together virtual roundtable on the 2012 Huskers.
22 THU
Matt Slauson looks forward to having Tim Tebow as a teammate.
P.J. Smith focuses on improving instead of worrying about playing time.
21 WED
Here's your chance to send 90th birthday best wishes to Al Zikmund.
Time to vote: It's 1997 Nebraska vs. Michigan in an ESPN.com playoff.
Willie Miller & Dan Alexander are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
There are NU tidbits worth reading in this Carl Pelini feature from Florida.
The Huskers' high expectations for 2012 get noticed by Sporting News.
A so-so bowl performance serves as motivation for Brett Maher.
Ross Els shoulders more duties in his second year on the staff.
20 TUE
Watch as Sipple & Christopherson discuss what's happening on defense.
There's ample room for statistical improvement in several key categories.
NU's athletic revenue puts the Huskers in the middle of the Big Ten pack.
Terry Joseph is working at making recruiting inroads in the South.
Ameer Abdullah aims to build off the year's experience under his belt.
19 MON
Senior-to-be Seung Hoon Choi still feels like "one of the young guys."
Broderick Thomas recalls his recruitment of a quarter-century ago.
18 SUN
Hear David Max discuss the program and this website in a podcast.
The OWH takes a look at how the spring roster is shaping up. | PDF
They called him "Close the Gates of Mercy." Read about the Husker from Fairbury who became an innovative and eccentric Hall of Fame coach.
On the field, mild-mannered John Papuchis has some pit bull in him.
17 SAT
Kyler Reed sees this as a potentially big year for the tight ends.
NU's Jo Potuto will give a free lecture March 28 on postseason possibilities.
16 FRI
Matt Alviti joins the list of quarterbacks with 2013 offers from Nebraska.
Wide receiver Kenny Bell discusses the offense's progress, the state of his ’Fro and much more in an ESPN.com interview.
Linebacker Alonzo Whaley is proud to have battled back after being brought to his knees last summer.
15 THU
The contenders at fullback hope to pick up where Tyler Legate left off.
He may be the new guy on the staff, but Terry Joseph is already feeling at home as the guy in charge of the secondary. | Notes: 1, 2
Tampa Bay makes ex-Husker Carl Nicks the NFL's highest-paid guard.
14 WED
Here are some early notes from Wednesday's practice – and now it's time for a 12-day-break. | Audio: HuskerMax report, Pelini, Joseph, Abdullah, Meredith | Photos: 1, 2, 3 | Video: 1, 2
Braylon Heard is taking every practice rep seriously* at his new position.
Legends Radio guests Saturday: Brian Carr & Bernard Day of hoops fame
Hear the producer of "Through These Gates" discuss the work-in-progress documentary and what inspired it.
Cole Pensick has a chance to replace his mentor at center.
Three players worth watching this spring: Turner, Whaley, Seisay
13 TUE
Closing the gap with Taylor Martinez this spring will be a tall task for Brion Carnes, Sam McKewon says.
Husker Dan ruminates about a record-setting streak that might have been.
Harvey Perlman discusses playoffs, Tom Osborne's future and Ron Brown's testimony in this podcast (advance to the 7:20 mark).
Quarterback Brion Carnes* and receiver Jamal Turner both report progress in the mental side of the game. Notes: 1,* 2
12 MON
Tim Beck sees more play-action passes in NU's future. More from Monday's practice: Qvale's switch | Audio: H’Max Report, Turner, Beck
Recruiting update: Reporters weren't the only visitors at Saturday's practice.
Athlon Sports offers a spring preview of the Huskers. | WRs & TEs
Before Memorial Stadium, Nebraska Field was where Husker history was made. Mike Babcock looks back at its 14 years.
The intensity and tempo of Saturday's practice left Steve Sipple impressed.
11 SUN
Hear Sean Callahan discuss the state of the team with Huskers Gameday.
If you like to see things get done in a hurry, check out the new time lapse video of the East Stadium construction project. | Project details
Rex Burkhead, Kaitlyn Burke & Chris Phipps aid the anti-bullying cause.
There's ample experience but little star power on a Husker defense that's trying to bounce back from a subpar season. | Focus on details
This week in Husker history: Devaney pulls double duty, an NU receiver shines in track, and the 1902 squad gets hit with another scheduling snub.
Taylor Martinez's improved mechanics get noticed. | Coaches meshing*
10 SAT
An NU fan wants to spread the word about his documentary film project.
Practice No. 1 is in the books, and a new wrinkle is helmet cams for the QBs. | H’Max report (audio) | Notes & quotes: 1, 2 | Video | Photos: 1, 2, 3
With spring ball starting today, here are some players to watch at key positions. | Lightening Rex's load*
Bill Belichick outlines his formula for success* with Nebraska coaches.
09 FRI
The search for a new men’s basketball coach is on. In a memorable press conference Friday, Tom Osborne announced Doc Sadler’s dismissal, and the sixth-year coach delivered poignant, emotional remarks. Coverage here.
Dave Feit has a laundry list of what needs attention during spring drills.
Lavonte David in the first round? Mel Kiper Jr. says it's possible.
08 THU
"I almost have to pinch myself," Terry Joseph says of his new job.
See what numbers Jared Crick and others put up at Pro Day.*
The new kickoff rules won't change NU's quest for touchbacks.
Harvey Perlman says Ron Brown's testimony before the Omaha City Council didn't represent the university.
Pre-Snap Read provides a heavy dose of perspective as it gives the Cornhuskers' 2011 season a B-plus.
Harvey Perlman explains his anti-playoff stance to SI.com
Focusing on linebackers: Compton wants more | Filling David's shoes*
07 WED
Lincoln police make an arrest after a retired NU groundskeeper loses 17 Husker championship rings in a burglary.
The hiring of Terry Joseph as DBs coach is now official. | NU assistants
From Sean Callahan, a video breakdown of the top D-line condenders.
Bo Pelini makes it clear he doesn't want a staff of yes men.
It's been a winter of ownership,* leadership and clearing the air. | Notes*
Taylor Martinez hopes better footwork makes him an improved passer.
Ron Brown* testifies in Omaha against anti-discrimination legislation.
06 TUE
The hire is still not official, but Bo Pelini sees Terry Joseph* as a great fit.
The Chiefs release former Husker linebacker Demorrio Williams.
There's a new element that's improving things in the team chemistry department, Bo Pelini says at Tuesday's pre-spring press conference. More: I-backs' reps | Turner at WR | Audio & video
It appears the spring game will be televised on BTN. | Discuss
Trev Alberts will be this year's Husker Fans Salute the Troops speaker
When Bo talks, do some people merely hear what they want to hear?
Lavonte David's coverage skills could make him an equalizer against the NFL's new crop of tough-to-handle tight ends.
Who replaces Texas as Nebraska's league nemesis? A case is made for the Maize and Blue. | Discuss
05 MON
One game in Memorial Stadium – selling Runzas – was all it took for walk-on Graham Stoddard to get hooked on Husker football.
At No. 6, Lavonte David gives the Huskers three of the top dozen Big Ten players in ESPN.com's look back at 2011.
The Huskers' opening opponent, Southern Miss, begins spring drills today with a new coach and in search of a new quarterback.
The first quotefest of the 2012 season happens Tuesday at 11 a.m. CST as Bo Pelini & Co. conduct the Huskers' pre-spring press conference.
Steve Sipple sees improvement by Brion Carnes as a key for the Huskers.
04 SUN
If not for Mom's rules, Tommie Frazier might never have set foot in Lincoln.
Bo Pelini talks about his image, the fervent fan base, and his high expectations going into spring drills. | "Big jump" on defense*
This week in Husker history: Woody Hayes poaches an NU assistant, DeAngelo Evans is slow to mend, and the Huskers of 110 years ago try to add some Eastern prestige to the schedule.
03 SAT
NU is one of five programs seen as winning in Ohio in recruiting.
02 FRI
Terry Joseph says he's accepted the offer to join the NU staff. Hear what cousin Mickey Joseph, the former Husker QB, has to say about the hire.
Listen to Alfonzo Dennard as he discusses his NFL combine experience.
Southern Miss considers moving its 2013 game vs. NU to the Superdome.
The cupboard won't be bare for the Huskers' new secondary coach.
Lavonte David rises to second-round status in the eyes of NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.
Cameron Meredith is using his visual skills in the film room as he adjusts to his new position coach. | Notes
01 THU
Tennessee assistant Terry Joseph reportedly is Bo's pick as DBs coach.
Running back Braylon Heard will try his hand at cornerback this spring, and Graham Stoddard has moved from linebacker to fullback.
From the OWH, an update on Chans Cox and many more 2013 prospects.
Future Hall-of-Famers? Ndamukong Suh and Alex Henery make this list of likely honorees from the last 10 seasons.
Adi Kunalic weighs in on the new kickoff rules and how they might play out.

 
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