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May 2012

31 THU
Jordan Westerkamp says he doesn't mind fans' high expectations of him.
Going with his head instead of his heart has paid off for Eric Stokes.
Everyone's invited to a screening of the Game of the Century Saturday night at a New York City watch site, The Irish Rogue.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests are Mike Caputo and Tyler Legate.
A future series with Oklahoma remains a possibility, Tom Osborne says.
Will 2012 see the return of Husker home dominance at Memorial Stadium?
Tampa Bay hires Eric Stokes as the Bucs' college scouting director. | Bio
NU is “ready to sign” to play Southern Miss in New Orleans in 2013.
Touchdown countdown: Johnny Rodgers, 77 yards in the '72 Orange Bowl
Dirk Chatelain likes the idea of rewarding conference champs* in a playoff.
Trailblazing Husker track star Keith Gardner dies at age 82 in New Jersey.
30 WED
Taylor Martinez tops a list of Legends players with something to prove.
Alfonzo Dennard enters a plea of not guilty in his assault case.
June is big* for the Huskers in recruiting, Sam McKewon writes.
Touchdown countdown: Richard Bell, 78 yards against South Carolina
29 TUE
Memorial Day's real meaning is echoed in the stadium, Randy York writes.
Condolences to the family of Bert Gissler: The WWII-era Husker whose interview appeared here last week died Sunday* at age 92.
Sign up now for Jared Tomich's Hackers-n-Halos golf outing on July 13.
Touchdown countdown: Mike Fullman, 79 yards vs. Kansas State, with a little help from Mike Rucker.
28 MON
Alfonzo Dennard aims to reward the Pats for the faith they showed in him.
TD countdown: Lawrence Phillips, 80 yards vs. Oklahoma State, 1995
Husker players follow their coach's example in paying more than lip service to community service.
Blue-chip safety Su'a Cravens cancels his Nebraska and Michigan visits.
27 SUN
Phil Steele pegs NU at No. 17. Here's his two-page Husker spread.
Future Husker Marcus McWilson discusses his decision to go to NU.
Choosing his own path* has taken Dion Booker to Afghanistan and back.
TD countdown: Bobby Reynolds, 81 yards against Colorado in 1950.
Bubba Starling* hones his skills at baseball boarding school. | No regrets*
This week in Husker history: A second chance for Christian Peter.
Harvey Perlman explains why a four-team playoff isn't a done deal.
26 SAT
Roy Helu Jr. found a younger role model at NU in Rex Burkhead.
Tom Osborne surveys the college football landscape on Sirius XM.
Touchdown countdown: Rick Berns, 82 yards vs. Missouri in 1978
25 FRI
The Huskers make the final six of Dallas quarterback Devante Kincade.
Evan Williams, son of the new associate A.D., will walk on at Nebraska.
TD countdown: DeJuan Groce's 83-yarder was part of his big night vs. Troy State
24 THU
The plus-one postseason option finds it way back into contention.
Russ Hochstein's gift has his old high school riding in style.
The Huskers target a top juco tight end, Beau Sandland, for 2013 but are facing stiff competition. | Banderas spreading the word
Touchdown countdown: Tom Rathman, 84 yards vs. Colorado in 1985.
23 WED
Stadium tours are a hit with schoolkids – and their tag-along parents.
Rex Burkhead, Spencer Long & Brett Maher make Phil Steele's preseason All-Big Ten first team. Eight other Huskers receive secondary recognition.
Steve Sipple says the smart money remains on Paul Meyers as the next A.D., but Tom Shatel says to connect the dots* regarding Jamie Williams.
Go to the UCLA game on the Utahns for Nebraska motor coach.
Maurice Purify continues to dominate in Arena Football League play.
Touchdown countdown: Niles Paul, 85 yards vs. San Jose State.
22 TUE
Ameer Abdullah makes the 34-player watch list for “The Jet” Award.
Guard Dan Samuelson switches his commitment to NU. | 2013 list
An Army staff sergeant in Colorado shares his Husker man cave photos.
Rex Burkhead is No. 2 in an ESPN.com ranking of top Big Ten players.
TD countdown: Bobby Newcombe's 86-yarder against Kansas, 1999.
Defensive end Eric Martin is fined $50* in a December traffic case.
Additional quarterback prospects receive Nebraska offers.
Frank the Tank and Corn Nation try to sort out what the bowl agreement between the Big 12 and SEC might mean.
21 MON
Former Husker tight end Jamie Williams* accepts a post as an associate A.D. at Nebraska. | Re-recruited | Fodder for speculation | Bio
The Pedia lawsuit settlement has been completed. | Background: 1, 2
Indiana* appears on the Huskers' league slate for the first time as the Big Ten schedules are rolled out for 2015 and 2016. pdf | Discuss
Hear Jared Crick and future Husker Greg Hart chat with Schick & Nick.
Kevin Gladney, an Ohio wide receiver, has Nebraska in his top three.
Ahman Green discusses sexual orientation issues in football & his family.
Bert Gissler, an end from Osceola, looks back on the Cornhuskers' World War II years in a HuskerMax interview.
TD countdown: Dave Butterfield went 87 yards against TCU.
Alfonzo Dennard still has the strong support of his prep & college coaches.
20 SUN
This week in Husker history: Thirty years ago, Tom Osborne's pay reportedly placed him at No. 9 nationally.
The OWH assesses Year 1 for the Huskers in the Big Ten Conference: Men's sports* | Women's sports* | Shatel commentary*
Future Husker Josh Banderas wins the Class A 110 hurdles at the Nebraska high school state track meet.
Former Husker tight end J.T. Kerr reportedly lands at Southern California.
Touchdown countdown: 89 yards, Jarvis Redwine vs. Oklahoma in 1980 | 88 yards, Noel Martin vs. Missouri in 1962
19 SAT
A federal judge in California allows the licensing case filed by former Husker quarterback Sam Keller and others against EA Sports to proceed.
Harvey Perlman sees great promise in the East Stadium's bridging of the athletic and academic worlds. | Still against playoff
18 FRI
Lavonte David is the latest former Husker to sign with his NFL team.
Fans and former players alike are encouraged to get involved with the “Through These Gates” documentary
The Big 12 and SEC enter into a Rose Bowl-type agreement of their own.
Former Husker I-back Cory Ross signs with the Edmonton Eskimos. | Bio
TD countdown: Calvin Jones' 90-yarder vs. Okie State | Thanks from LJS
Nebraska is fourth in ESPN.com's latest Big Ten power ratings. Also, hear Athlon's managing editor talk about NU and the magazine's rankings.
Nebraska still has a chance to land its best option* at quarterback for 2013, Sam McKewon writes. | More on tight end Hart
Recruiting flashback: Junior Miller says basketball was his strong suit. | Bio
Ahman Green says the right opportunity could lure him out of retirement.
Alfonzo Dennard and the Patriots reportedly agree on a four-year deal.
17 THU
Tom Osborne says a 10-year contract could stabilize the playoff system.
John Papuchis discusses the defense with Tom Deinhart of BTN.com.
Five Huskers Athletic Fund golf outings are coming this summer.
Former NU fullback Lance Lewis pleads guilty to drug charges in Sidney.
Jim Delany says the national title game is likely to be a non-bowl event, and Tom Shatel says a playoff will be the death knell* for bowls.
The Journal Star has a question, and HuskerMax has an answer: 1, 2.
In Sioux City, Johnny Rodgers talks at length about his playing days.
16 WED
Jason Peter's annual All Fore Golf Tournament for the Git-R-Done Founda­tion is coming in September. Sign up as a foursome or a sponsor.
Greg Hart, an Ohio tight end, commits to the Huskers for 2013.
The Big Ten wants bowls' ticket policies to change, and the conference will tweak its ticket strategy for the league title game.
Playoff proponent Dan Wetzel says the Big Ten is hurting itself with its affection for the Rose Bowl. | Counterpoint: Randy York on Big Ten's logic
Football 202, the one-day clinic for football aficionados, is set for June 12.
Touchdown countdown: Willie Ross' 92-yarder vs. Miami in 1962.
Athlon pegs NU as its preseason No. 14. More: Top players | Martinez | Team predictions | 10 greatest Huskers | Greatest moments | Jokes
Alfonzo Dennard's arraignment in his assault case is set for May 30.
15 TUE
Watch as Tom Osborne discusses playoff possibilities, including Big Ten athletic directors' stance against on-campus semifinals. There's also a movement for a 7-win threshold for bowl eligibility.
Coach Roz's video shows how leverage and sports can motivate kids.
Tommie Frazier's wait continues: No Huskers are in the new College Foot­ball Hall of Fame class. | Players react | No-repeat rule? | HOF Huskers
The new director of sports nutrition* offers a peek at feeding the Huskers.
Touchdown countdown: Mike Rozier went 93 yards in 1981 at Kansas State
14 MON
There are several ways to watch Tuesday's Hall of Fame announcement live.
Despite rising costs, NU's budget for athletics has stayed in the black. Big Ten schools are among the biggest spenders.
Former Husker I-back DeAngelo Evans, a one-time Notre Dame commit, recalls his recruitment and says he has no regrets about choosing NU.
Curenski Gilleylen is one of five rookie tryouts to sign with the Packers.
Don't let the name fool you: NU's EliteForm system has an egaltarian aim.
Watch as Will Compton discusses his leadership role on the defense.
KLIN radio adds an FM signal for improved reception in and around Lincoln.
The three Huskers on the ballot – Trev Alberts, Tommie Frazier and Eric Crouch – await Tuesday's Hall of Fame announcement.
The LJS's touchdown countdown: Roger Craig's 94-yarder vs. Florida State.
Shoulder pads, thigh pads, hip pads – now another pad is becoming integral to Husker football. Watch this video to see how Apple's popular tablet is employed on the practice field.
13 SUN
The Bobfather and the Grandfather: The veil comes off the mystery man who played a key role in the events that led to the hiring of Bob Devaney.
The LJS starts a countdown of NU touchdowns by yardage: 100, 99, 98, 95
This week in Husker history: There's a newcomer in the conference, Dean Steinkuhler gets ready to call it a career, and a QB recruit commits.
Tom Shatel* writes about football, concussions and what parents should do.
12 SAT
Randy York marvels at the Devaney legacy 15 years after the coach's death.
John Papuchis says cultivating better internal leadership has been the team's top mission since January. | Shatel on Perlman*
11 FRI
Aaron Green says TCU* will be his transfer destination.
And the victor in the College GameDay voting is ... Texas A&M. But Nebraska did prove itself to be a social media winner, Randy York writes.
The Nebraska Supreme Court rejects Thunder Collins' bid for a new trial.*
From ESPN.com, an NU spring wrap-up, with questions that remain for fall.
Cornerback Charles Jackson sees a silver lining* in his delayed enrollment.
Nebraska ended up in the red* with its Big Ten bowl budget.
10 THU
NU narrows the gap with A&M in the GameDay balloting. Tom Osborne asks for fourth-quarter quarter support from Husker fans.| Voting links
Check out our photos from Wednesday night's Omaha Sports Banquet.
Will Compton takes a newly proactive approach to the game's mental side.
09 WED
Listen as Mike Leach talks about why coaching against Nebraska was special. | Omaha press conference
Another adventure for Ndamukong Suh: A role in a reality TV dating show.
On the 15th anniversary of Bob Devaney's death, the LJS looks back.
Hear an ESPN marketing exec discuss the GameDay balloting and what might be driving its popularity. | Keep voting
“Dollar Bill” Byrne paid dividends* for Nebraska, Lee Barfknecht writes.
Bob Lingenfelter and Dan Schmidt, Nebraska-bred all-conference O-linemen from the mid-1970s, are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
08 TUE
Sports Illustrated looks at the 2012 Huskers' quest to eliminate distractions and return the program to college football's upper crust.
There's still time to catch Texas A&M in the College GameDay voting.
From Sam McKewon, a few updates on defensive recruits on NU's radar.
The recruitment of Steve Taylor 27 years ago survived a spaghetti mishap.
Watch kicker/punter Brett Maher discuss his quest for improvement.
Corn Nation previews tonight's debate on the idea to ban college football.
Hear Barrett Ruud comment on concussions, Junior Seau's death & more.
07 MON
Be there when the Huskers play the Bruins in Pasadena: HuskerMax has travel & ticket packages for the UCLA game.
Observations from someone Ron Brown has influenced: Dirk Chatelain
James Dobson says teamwork has made EliteForm a great product.
Bill Byrne, NU's athletic director from 1993 to 2002, will announce his retirement Tuesday as A.D. at Texas A&M.
Baker Steinkuhler is one of 42 players on the Lott Trophy watch list.
Hear defensive end recruit Christian Lacouture discuss his selection of Nebraska – and learn how to pronounce his name. | Recruiting update
See our photos from the Bo Pelini Fountation Golf Tournament dinner.
EliteForm technology keeps NU ahead of the strength & conditioning curve, Randy York writes.
Attend the 58th annual Omaha Sports Banquet on May 9th at a $10-off discount and hear coach Mike Leach speak. | Schedule
06 SUN
Ron Brown says he wants to avoid a "circus" atmosphere and won't testify Monday in Lincoln. | His letter to readers | Earlier Shatel commentary*
Marcel Jones quietly does things the right way. | L. David interview (video)
This week in Husker history: Fifteen years ago, Bob Devaney, who had been in declining health since suffering a stroke two years earlier, died at age 82 in Lincoln.
05 SAT
Courtney Osborne addresses fellow newly graduated Husker student-athletes and urges them to “aim for the moon.”
Christian Lacouture, a Texas defensive end, commits to NU. | 2013 list
Carl Pelini will speak at a June 2nd gathering of the South Florida Huskers.
Ewald Richard Stiehm, namesake and nephew of the NU coaching legend, soaks in some history in his first-ever Lincoln visit. | Jumbo's bio
Lavonte David's words and deeds make it clear: Linebacker is his position.
04 FRI
Watch as members of an ESPN roundtable discuss the outlook for the 2012 Huskers – and do some teeing off on Taylor Martinez. | Discuss
Rick Reilly and NU fan Brett Major weigh in on the Ron Brown controversy.
Strength & conditioning coach James Dobson is getting a national honor.
"Two best friends living a dream": The story continues in Tampa Bay for Lavonte David and Yoshi Hardrick, with a bit of a role reversal.
03 THU
Harvey Perlman says the so-called plus-one is still alive and is the top postseason option among Big Ten and Pac-12 presidents.
Tom Shatel has a playoff blueprint* that preserves at least part of the Big Ten's Rose Bowl embrace. | Delany's druthers
Scott Shanle says the Saints are getting a raw deal from the NFL.
02 WED
Larry Jacobson says his Nagurski Legends Award honors "all of my 1971 teammates and the way we played the game." | Mementos up in smoke
NU will have another Junior Day, by invitation only, for recruits on June 16.
Tad Stryker writes in support of coach Ron Brown.
Eric Warfield's annual charity hoops game in Lincoln is Friday.
Pete Tatman, the mid-’60s fullback, is Saturday’s Legends Radio guest.
Congrats to the former Huskers named to the National Football Founda­tion's Hampshire Honor Society: Austin Cassidy, Jim Ebke, Marcel Jones, Tyler Legate and Lance Thorell.
The New York Jets sign former Husker kicker Josh Brown.
Larry Jacobson, Nebraska's 1971 Outland Trophy winner, is named recipient of the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. | Bio
One look at a ’97 scrimmage sold a skeptical DeJuan Groce on Nebraska.
01 TUE
Tom Shatel has more on Damon Benning's exit* from Omaha Northwest.
Picking Alfonzo Dennard is likely to pay dividends for the Patriots, Prince Amukamara says during an appearance with Roy Helu Jr.* at Boys Town.
Sam McKewon takes a peek at the Huskers' 2013 NFL draft possibilities.
Roy Helu Jr. and Dani Mancuso: A story of love and faith.*

 
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