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April 2012

30 MON
Tom Shatel says the Big Back Era* at NU may be upon us.
Brandon Kinnie relishes his chance with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A salute to veterans at Memorial Stadium shaped Neil Dufford's life goals.
Running back Aaron Green will transfer* from Nebraska, his father says and Bo Pelini confirms. | What's next?
Recruiting tidbits: The Huskers remain No. 1 on California defensive end Joe Mathis' list, and South Dakota linebacker Nathan Gerry gets an NU offer.
NU is No. 17 in a preseason Top 25 from ESPN's “College Football Live.”
One fan's GameDay memories involve a notable Colorado alum. | Vote redo
29 SUN
It's high time that Big Ten teams aim higher* than the Rose Bowl, Lee Barfknecht writes. | Leaders Division capsules*
Former Husker Jason Licht* helps shape one of the NFL's top franchises as personnel director of the Patriots.
There's no getting around it: This week in Husker history is a slow one.
28 SAT
It's Alfonzo Dennard to the Pats and Marcel Jones to the Saints in the NFL draft's seventh round. Earlier Saturday, the Texans took Jared Crick in the fourth.* | Free-agent news | Highlights: David, Crick | NU's 344 draftees
Three more opponent spring games took place Saturday. Results here.
Four Huskers help a Lincoln fifth-grader live his Make-A-Wish dream.
27 FRI
Lavonte David goes to the Buccaneers with the 26th pick of the NFL draft's second round.* | Bio | David autographed items
From Dirk Chatelain, commentary on the SEC's talent trove and Ron Brown's rights & responsibilities. | Wojciechowski and Shatel on Brown
Lavonte David must wait until tonight to see where he lands in the NFL.
26 THU
QB Aaron Baily, a top target for the Huskers at QB, opts for Illinois.
Congrats to Mike Nobler, Big Ten football video coordinator of the year.
The BCS recommends a four-team playoff, effective in 2014. Details still must be agreed upon, and university presidents still must OK the idea.
Hear Barrett Ruud discuss his move to Seattle. (Forward to 2:15 mark.)
ESPN's woefully flawed College GameDay balloting remains on hold.
From the OWH, a spring recap* by position group.
Sam McKewon projects how tonight’s first round* of the NFL draft might go. More: What makes Lavonte David* special | Patience | Projections: 1, 2
25 WED
All signs point to a Superdome date with Southern Miss in 2013.
Nebraska gets a Rivals columnist's nod for Kicker U. designation.
Writers at Athlon assess the Huskers' chances of winning the Big Ten.
In an Associated Press inverview, Ron Brown defends his anti-gay-rights stance.
Bo Pelini's contract has been extended* through the 2016 season.
24 TUE
Join Prince Amukamara & Roy Helu at a Boys Town fundraiser next week.
The Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan games all get 7 p.m. CDT starts for telecasts on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.* | Discuss
Husker freshman-to-be Greg McMullen earns an MVP award in Ohio.
The NU staff isn't finished hunting for top defensive prospects for 2013.
For new prep coach Rickey Thenarse, it's about giving Watts kids hope.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests are women's hoops star Maurtice Ivy and coach Angela Beck.
NU has built a reputation for developing NFL-caliber defensive backs.*
23 MON
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A prime-time kickoff appears likely for the Michigan-NU game in Lincoln.
Iowa reels in another eight-man standout from Nebraska, Nathan Bazata.
Share your favorite memories of ESPN GameDay in Lincoln. | Voting starts
Nebraska's season-ticket prices remain second-highest in the Big Ten.
Police say Alfonzo Dennard was warned twice before his arrest.*
Brandon Kinnie hopes for a fair shot,* regardless of whether his name is called during the upcoming NFL draft.
There's still reason to believe in Alfonzo Dennard, Steve Sipple writes.
22 SUN
Linebacker Courtney Love of Ohio commits to the Huskers for 2013.
Tom Osborne's NFL stint helped foster his appreciation for walk-ons.
Bo Pelini goes into detail about the strides* the team is making and says: "We've been good, but not great. We need to take that next step."
This week in Husker history: Western Conference reforms create havoc with NU's 1907 scheduling. Also, an assortment of first-round draft picks.
21 SAT
See the results of Saturday's opponent spring games. | Legends capsules*
The Huskers may have a couple of silent commits, but who are they?
Anfonzo Dennard is jailed on suspicion of assaulting a Lincoln policeman.*
Husker assistants get ready for several weeks of hitting the recruiting trail.
Former Memorial Stadium hotdog slinger P. Stephen Potter explains his exit from the game in a CBS Evening News segment. | Background
20 FRI
Niles Paul prepares to make a switch to tight end with the Redskins.
In a first, ESPN will film a College GameDay commercial this summer on a campus selected via fan voting. The balloting begins Monday at 11 a.m. CDT. Get the details here, and help spread the word by sharing this card.
Former Husker Damon Benning's run as Omaha Northwest's coach* is over.
Six of Tom Dienhart's top 15 Big Ten games of 2012 involve Nebraska.
The Big Ten/Pac-12 scheduling partnership has hit a snag.
The receivers get a better feel for their added route-running freedom.
19 THU
Taylor Martinez & Lauren Cook brighten the day of an ailing Husker fan.
The signup deadline is April 30 for the Bo Pelini Foundation Celebrity Dinner, featuring Larry the Cable Guy, Ndamukong Suh and Eric Crouch.
Lyell Bremser* will be inducted tonight in the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame. More: Video | HuskerMax page | Legends Radio Show tribute (audio) | “MW&C” origin
The LJS reviews the defense and assembles a two-deep chart.
18 WED
Jack Hoffman's parents receive some bad news, but optimism prevails.
Rickey Thenarse becomes head coach at Jordan High in L.A. | Bio
Dirk Chatelain writes about the personal significance of April 18, the day Brook Berringer died. | Discuss
Montee Ball & Rex Burkhead top Athlon's ranking of Big Ten running backs.
Former Husker Dominic Raiola says he accepts the likelihood of short-term memory loss as one of the consequences of the game.
The LJS concocts a two-deep chart as it reviews the offense.
NU is in the hunt for John Montelus, a top East Coast O-line prospect.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Dion Booker & Mark Vedral
17 TUE
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg weighs in on Rex Burkhead's Heisman odds.
Wrapping up spring ball: LJS (video) | Husker Locker
Mother Nature couldn't thwart one family's spring-game magical experience.
16 MON
A.J. Natter, a DE from Wisconsin, commits to the Huskers for 2013.
A second option is now available for those with spring game tickets.
Maurice Purify displays his Husker pride at an arena game in Iowa.
Steve Sipple suggests an August recompense for Saturday's cancellation.
Here's a salute to everyone who missed his or her center-stage moment Saturday at Memorial Stadium. | Student-athletes of year
15 SUN
A look back at 1956, when the Alumni beat the Varsity in the spring game.
New at the HuskerMax shop: “Trapped Hurricanes,” the first in a series of Framed and Autographed Classic Plays pieces.
National pundits are foolish to exclude Rex Burkhead* from the Heisman conversation, Lee Barfknecht writes. | McKewon's rewind*
It was still a “great spring,” Bo Pelini tells BTN. (Video)
This week in Husker history: A spring-game standout who faded in the fall.
14 SAT
The storms didn't stop the HuskerMax tailgate. Here are some photos.
Five NU opponents had their spring games Saturday. Find reports here.
NU officials made the right call in canceling the game, Tad Stryker writes. | Shatel: It's just practice* | Player disappointment: 1, 2* | Family affair*
Saturday's no-go didn't necessarily put a damper on recruits' experience.
For the first time since 1949, there will be no spring game. Severe weather forced the cancellation of Saturday's Red-White scrimmage, and Bo Pelini* said logistical issues with a possible make-up game Sunday would be too great. | Photos: 1, 2, 3 | Video | Spring game history
A look at what really happened 50 years ago alters the Tippy Dye story at Nebraska but doesn't take the shine off his legacy, Randy York writes.
Taylor Martinez's mechanics aren't the only thing to watch* today as the Huskers tangle in the Red-White game.* See the gameday tab at right for rosters and more. | Sipple: Seeking balance | Shatel: Blast of sunshine?*
13 FRI
Here are more photos from Thursday's banquet for “The Jet” Award.
Twenty Huskers are named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
Dave Feit lists do's and don'ts for those viewing the Red-White scrimmage.
Randy York offers up some eye-popping stats about the stadium project.
There will be plenty of recruits in attendance on Saturday.
The rosters for the Red and White squads are here. | Sortable & printable
Pre-Snap Read explains how Tippy Dye changed college football.
Three ways to remember No. 4: Autographed Lavonte David items are now available in the HuskerMax shop: Print | Mini-helmet | Football
Legends gathered Thursday night at “The Jet” Award soiree. | York commentary
East Stadium* progress should be noticeable to fans Saturday.
Newcomer Mo Seisay is catching on quickly at cornerback and making his physical style of play known.
12 THU
Tippy Dye, the man who hired Bob Devaney at NU, dies at age 97.
Josh Banderas becomes NU's third recruiting commmit for 2013. | List
Nebraska shows up on lists of best and worst nonconference games.
Johnny Rodgers’ passion for north Omaha* has never stopped burning.
Known as a relatively quiet man, tight end Kyler Reed is also a music man.
Taylor Martinez tops a national list of spring-game players to watch.
Daimion Stafford's better grasp of the system* helps his game. | Notes*
Rex Burkhead's young backups would welcome extensive action Saturday.
11 WED
After the final full-pads practice before the spring game, Bo says he'll keep things simple Saturday. | Audio: H’Max Report, Pelini, Heard, Els
Bo Pelini dismisses “ludicrous” speculation linking him to the Arkansas job.
More pre-draft praise comes Lavonte David's way.
"We want it all": More on the title talk coming out of Lincoln.
Lincoln Southeast sophomore guard D.J. Foster gets an NU offer for 2014.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will be a special Lyell Bremser tribute.
Tomorrow night’s banquet for “The Jet” Award is sold out, but you can still be a part of the celebrity after-party.
Athlon's ranks the league's QBs, and No. 3 is Taylor Martinez.
Corn Nation wants to know your spring-game desires.
Cornerback Charles Jackson says he's finally received NCAA clearance.
Turner Gill* isn't buying talk that he's stepped down the football ladder.
Jamal Turner battles hamstring trouble* as he strives to improve over 2011.
10 TUE
Watch BTN's Taylor Martinez interview & Huskers.com's spring-drills recap.
Some Big Ten coaches like the idea of inter-squad scrimmages. | Notes
Arkansas fires Bobby Petrino,* and Bo Pelini is among several coaches mentioned as possible replacements. | Discuss
Reds vs. Whites definitely isn't the only game in town this weekend.
The 2012 spring media guide is now available for your perusal.
Walk-on Kenny Anderson* finds a new role at DT. | Notes: 1, 2*
After much waiting, Mike Marrow finally has his chance to play. Father Vince,* meanwhile, gets ready to hit the recruting trail.
09 MON
Here's the game-day info for the Red-White tilt. | Burkhead honor set
John Papuchis likes how the LBs and DBs are progressing, and he hopes to see lots of energy from the defense Saturday. Audio from Monday's practice: H’Max Report, Papuchis, Burkhead, A.Green | Video | Photos*
Roger Craig credits coach Mike Corgan for shaping him as a ball carrier.
Former Husker Cody Green is named Tulsa's starter* at quarterback.
It's a culture change at UCLA as the Jim Mora era* begins.
08 SUN
Receiver Khiry Cooper* will join QB Cody Green at Tulsa.* | Q&A*
Friends rally behind Budge Porter,* paralyzed during spring ball in 1976.
Who's the fastest, the strongest, the smartest? Ben Cotton & Cameron Meredith dish about their teammates' superlatives.
With a 4.0 GPA, Sean Fisher keeps hitting the books* with a vengeance.
The alternate uniforms* could give the NU brand some added oomph.
Fifteen years ago, there was grieving on rival campuses for former Husker halfback Ben Gregory, gone too soon at age 50. More from this week in Husker history here.
Things that make Lavonte David special are getting NFL teams' attention.
07 SAT
Bo expects better offensive balance with a more aggressive* air game. More from Saturday's scrimmage: H’Max Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3*, 4
Tyler Wullenwaber is starting to become known for more than his wheels.
Depth on the offensive line* has the coaching staff encouraged.
Kenny Bell works to round out his game and become a punishing blocker.
06 FRI
Sad news from Minnesota: Linebacker Gary Tinsley has died at age 22.
Watch as P.J. Smith talks to ESPN.com about the expectations for 2012.
Linebacker Barrett Ruud agrees to terms with the Seahawks. | Bio
Eric Martin is making some noise on the defensive line.
Rex Burkhead sees flaws to correct* when he studies last season's film.
Even though he played at Colorado, receivers coach Rich Fisher will tell you there's no place like Nebraska.
05 THU
Saturday's Legends Radio guest: former UNO wrestling coach Don Benning
A collection of commentary on the playoff possibilities: Corn Nation | Frank the Tank | Pre-Snap Read: 1, 2
P.J. Smith has matured into a leader in the secondary. | Notes: 1, 2*
Always subject to sky-high expectations, defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler remains his own biggest critic.*
04 WED
An extra year is possible for linebacker Sean Fisher. Audio from Wednes­day's practice: H’Max Report, Pelini, P.J. Smith, Fisher | Notes: 1, 2
Husker Dan reports on last weekend's "Hunt With the Huskers" experience.
Nebraska salutes 600-plus on National Student-Athlete Day.
Tom Osborne talks playoffs, uniforms and more with ESPN.com.
BCS leaders are focusing on four postseason options, including one with a Rose Bowl provision* that Sam McKewon sees as a non-starter.
More from ESPN.com's stop in Lincoln: Defense tested – literally | Burkhead and Meredith interviews (video)
Quincy Enunwa* wants to be known for more than his crushing blocks.
Steve Sipple favors alternate uniforms if the changes are kept within reason.
Watch Taylor Martinez discuss his offseason progress with Gerry DiNardo.
Randy York checks in with special memories of the 1973 UCLA game.
03 TUE
Kyler Reed hopes better health means more production this season.
Watch Bo Pelini discuss the team's potential with Adam Rittenberg.
Don't miss out on the HuskerMax tailgate at the UCLA game.
Two “legacy” prospects, two contrasting stories: Banderas & Minter.
Husker players welcome the news of a change of pace in uniforms.* Commentary: Shatel* | Vogel | Husker Mike
The offense's confidence grows in year two under Tim Beck. | Notes: 1, 2.*
Some soul-searching has resuscitated the career of Antonio Bell.*
02 MON
In honor of Al Zikmund's 90th birthday, a video gem.
Early material from Monday's practice: HuskerMax Report | More audio: Sirles, Beck, Kaczenski | Summary | Video | Photos*
There appears to be no redshirt in Jordan Westerkamp's future.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg reports from Lincoln on the Huskers' high expectations, and he chats with John Papuchis and Ben Cotton.
The Huskers will wear a “futuristic” uniform for one game in 2012. | Discuss
An NCAA task force proposes that conferences oversee the bowls.
Bison Books, a unit of the University of Nebraska Press, is carving out a national reputation as a source of scholarly baseball literature. The New York Times notes that Bison’s offerings have found an appreciative niche audience.
Seung Hoon Choi intends to keep coming on strong at left guard.
Chicago is a focus of Nebraska's search for a 2013 recruit at QB.*
01 SUN
It's time for the team to show street-fighter credentials, Tad Stryker writes.
Rick Kaczenski* had to make a choice between mentor and alma mater.
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.

 
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