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May 2013

31 FRI
Receiver prospect Blake Bone from South Carolina discusses the recruiting process with Jeremy Pernell.
Comments by Ohio State chief Gordon Gee have the Big Ten in damage control mode and are testing the league's collegiality. | Much ado ...*
Nebraska's D-line is seventh in Tom Dienharts Big Ten unit rankings.
Mickey & Terry Joseph are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
30 THU
It's all red in the top three slots of Hail Varsity's ranking of Big Ten offenses.
John Havekost, Russell Gary, Reggie Cooper and Keyuo Craver are slated for induction in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
A Big Ten sportsmanship award goes to Rex Burkhead.
NU has the No. 4 O-line in Tom Dienhart's Big Ten unit rankings.
Derek Johnson examines some neutral-site possibilities for Husker nonconference games.
Hear actor James Denton talk about his Jack Hoffman card purchase.
Nebraska is casting its net for quarterbacks in SEC country.*
Jeff Jamrog helps tackle the logistical challenges* that come with a playoff.
29 WED
Tom Dienhart's Big Ten unit rankings have Nebraska's receiving corps at No. 1 in the league, the running backs at No. 4 and the QBs at No. 2.
Facebookers can enter to win one of ten copies of the Nebraska edition of Athlon's college football preview magazine.
Dirk Chatelain says the latest Rutgers controversy takes even more shine off the Big Ten's eastward expansion.
Taylor Martinez tops an ESPN.com list of Legends Division players with a lot to prove in the 2013 season.
Hear Jay Foreman's thoughts on talent evaluation and more.
SEC coaches Nick Saban and Bret Bielema take swipes at the Big Ten.
28 TUE
There's a happy ending to the story of the Jack Hoffman card auction that was won by a deadbeat bidder.
A Michigan State beat writer sees the Huskers as the Spartans' toughest test this season. | Handicapping the Legends
27 MON
North Dakota State's Craig Bohl is finding recruiting success in Nebraska. Meanwhile, the Huskers remain in the hunt for juco linemen.
New questions arise about Julie Hermann, the former NU volleyball player recently hired as Rutgers’ athletic director, and she says she won’t resign.
26 SUN
Putting family first led to Matt Finnin’s roundabout path to Nebraska.
This week in Husker history: Future Hall-of-Famer Fielding Yost gets set for a brief stint as Nebraska's coach.
25 SAT
The newcomers who will contend for playing time on the D-line are filled with potential but are mostly short on experience.
USA Today previews Illinois, No. 110 in its college football countdown.
24 FRI
Bo Pelini and Tim Brando discuss Jack Hoffman's run and the ’13 season.
Avery Moss is ordered to stand trial* on a public-indecency charge.*
The Iowa game will kick off at 11 a.m. for an ABC telecast.
Nebraska is last in the conference in returning starters for 2013, but returning starts are a different matter.
Former Husker Fred Pollack* is one of 47 new Omaha firefighters.
Future Husker Nate Gerry hopes for a big finish* to his high school athletic career at this weekend's South Dakota state track meet.
23 THU
Three coaching legends will gather in Lincoln in July to discuss how to instill players with responsibility, ethics and integrity.
The Illinois game gets an 11 a.m. start, with TV plans to be determined.
Daniel Davie & Kevin Williams are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Eric Crouch tells the St. Louis newspaper he regrets* that he "was never passionate about being a receiver" in the NFL. | 1620 interview
Steve Sipple questions the wisdom of banishing FCS schools* from Big Ten teams' schedules.
A Twitter milestone has been reached by Husker athletics: A nation-leading total of 90,000 followers.
22 WED
Demornay Pierson-El, a versatile Virginia athlete with offers from NU and six other schools, discusses the recruiting process with Jeremy Pernell.
Hail Varsity looks at how assistants' share of the coaching pay pool varies among the major conferences.
A new Rex Burkhead shirt is for sale to help the Team Jack cause.
Times & TV for this season's bowl games are set. | Big Ten lineup
Hear Jay Foreman discuss recruiting and the case of Kenzo Cotton.
Tom Osborne will turn his attention to TeamMates after his official exit from the Athletic Department on June 30.
21 TUE
A movement is afoot to turn the Jack Hoffman card problem into a positive.
Cole Pensick makes the spring watch list for the Rimington Trophy.
Former Husker Dave Gillespie* is named athletic director at Midland.
Tom Osborne continues to share his ideas on the playoff selection process.
The O-line needs to become an exclamation point, Tad Stryker writes.
The benefit golf outing for Dave Humm is all about Husker brotherhood.*
20 MON
Incoming defensive end Randy Gregory* has a hurdle or two to clear if he is to take part in the Huskers' summer workouts.
The online auction of an autographed Jack Hoffman card turns sour as the winning bid of $6,100 goes unpaid.
Johnny Rodgers and Eric Crouch golf for a good cause in Las Vegas.
Hear former Husker Curtis Cotton talk about his speedy son's future.
Derek Johnson breaks down the 2014 Big Ten schedule.
Steve Sipple says the strength of Nebraska's brand will be tested by the pursuit of wideout Monte Harrison.
19 SUN
NU's pay total for its assistant football coaches ranks third among the 10 reporting Big Ten schools, and Tim Beck ranks No. 2 among coordinators.
Jeremy Pernell interviews wide receiver prospect Kenric Young of Florida.
Lee Barfknecht says getting creampuffs* off the schedule is in Big Ten football programs' self-interest. | 2014 schedule analysis*
This week in Husker history: A schedule change moves a major intersectional game from the end of the season to the beginning.
18 SAT
See the teaser for the Through These Gates documentary, which will be shown on tour beginning in late August.
This preview of Wyoming ranks the Cowboys 101st nationally.
17 FRI
New DVDs are out that capture moments from a most memorable spring: Full spring game, with Jack's run | Osborne retirement banquets | Combo
From Sam McKewon, a recruiting update and a look at NU’s strategy.
Mean Joe Green says Ndamukong Suh mustn’t “let other voices dictate how he plays.”
16 THU
Logan Rath, a defensive tackle from Giltner, Neb., is transferring from South Dakota State to Nebraska as a walk-on. | Bio
Hear Matt Vrzal's thoughts on what can be done to improve players' buy-in.
Nebraska draws Rutgers & Michigan State as cross-division opponents as the Big Ten unveils its revised schedules* for 2014. | Composite | Discuss | Reactions: Shatel, Rittenberg, Christopherson,* Vogel
Conor McDermott is awarded a $7,500 Big Ten postgraduate scholarship.
Former Husker Cory Ross* becomes interim head coach of the Lincoln Haymakers after the suspension of Dave Brumagen.
Alex Lewis' attorney backtracks on his comments that Lewis might have been accosted for wearing Nebraska gear.
15 WED
The Big Ten intends to inject freshness* and variety* into teams' bowl destinations as the league takes more control over the pairings. | Notes*
A CBSSports.com columnist has three ex-Huskers – Carl Nicks, Ndamu­kong Suh and Lavonte David – in his NFL Top 100. Suh, meanwhile, is ranked as the third-best player in Big 12 history.
Derek Johnson addresses some issues regarding early-season scheduling.
Congrats to former Husker volleyball player Julie Hermann, hired by Rutgers as its new athletic director.
Former Husker Carl Nicks is No. 21 on Sports Illustrated's list of top-earning U.S. athletes in 2013.
See where Nebraska stands in its recruiting quest for cornerbacks.
14 TUE
From the Big Ten athletic directors' meetings in Chicago: Playoff questions* | Stronger scheduling | Eichorst's role* | Notes*
The pieces of the future Big Ten bowl lineup are coming together.
UCLA loses junior defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa for the 2013 season due to hip surgery.*
How would à la carte cable affect sports fans and the Big Ten?
13 MON
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Bo Pelini faces a difficult decision* on Alex Lewis, Tom Shatel writes.
The Big Ten's bowl lineup* will be a focus when the league's athletic directors meet Tuesday in Chicago.
Trevor Roach & Corey Cooper are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Rex Burkhead signs with the Bengals for undisclosed terms.
Nebraska gains a walk-on wide receiver from Iowa City, Alex Balke.
More details emerge in the assault case involving Alex Lewis.*
Oklahoma and Nebraska top Athlon's ranking of greatest college football dynasties of the AP poll era.
David Max interviews Ralph Brown from the 1996-99 Husker teams.
Brett Maher signs with the Jets after a tryout at rookie mini-camp.
12 SUN
Alex Lewis, the Colorado O-lineman whose plans to transfer to Nebraska were made public Friday, is arrested* in an assault case.
Linebacker-turned-placekicker Rich Sanger looks back on his playing days in the early ’70s and his decision to attend NU.
Shawn Eichorst remains comfortable in the background and isn't out to remake* Nebraska athletics. | Q&A*
Husker-to-be Nate Gerry's competitive streak* has him sprinting into the high school record books in South Dakota.
This week in Husker history: There are no injuries as a 189-seat concrete section of Memorial Stadium's south end zone collapses.
11 SAT
Rex Burkhead's "Team Jack" wristband motivates him at mini-camp.
It's been a rough road to Lincoln for O-lineman Matt Finnin. | Bio
10 FRI
NU picks up an O-line transfer in Alex Lewis, a 12-game starter in 2012 at Colorado* and the son of former Husker center Bill Lewis. | The decision*
Strength & conditioning staffer Chad Wade gets Master coach designation.
“The beginning of an era”: Scroll down in this link to read Tom Shatel's column from Tommie Frazier's first start at QB in 1992. | Game page
Ross Els doesn't expect Nebraska's recruiting to be hurt by the Big Ten's new east-west divisional setup.
09 THU
Jason Hall's high school coach in Texas says the new Husker commit's speed is much better than advertised.
Former Husker Dave Mason of the 1971 national championship team has found satisfaction after football as a Green Bay dentist.
Hail Varsity looks at why football makes financial sense for colleges.
Pete Fiutak of College Football News previews the 2013 Huskers.
Did Tommie Frazier's choice of NU boil down to the luck of the draw?
Star offensive lineman D.J. Foster of Lincoln Southeast discusses the recruiting process with Jeremy Pernell.
An impressive collection in St. Paul, Neb., joins our Husker shrines gallery.
The Athletic Department's finances put NU in rare company nationally.
Hear new Southern Miss coach Todd Monken discuss his plans to get the Golden Eagles back to their winning ways.
Tom Osborne says the playoff selection committe should include former coaches,* which he says has worked well for the Legends Poll.
08 WED
Jason Hall, a defensive back from Texas, becomes the second* known commitment to Nebraska's recruiting class of 2014. | Need for patience
Your vote can help the son of a Husker fan win a wheelchair-accessible van.
Tom Osborne and Bo Pelini are helping promote the No Girl Should Be For Sale Walk. See the video here.
Check out the view from high in the new East Stadium seating section.
Corn Nation examines what Big Ten parity scheduling might look like.
See how Nebraska's revenues and expenses for athletics stack up nationally and among Big Ten schools.
The “Through These Gates” documentary film tour starts Aug. 22 in Scottsbluff. There's still time for organizations to add their town to the tour.
Hear Jay Foreman's thoughts about Tommie Frazier's selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. | More coverage
Athlon puts NU at No. 21 in its preseason top 25. | Unranked by Staples
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Conor McDermott & Kenny Anderson
07 TUE
Frazier is in: Get all the coverage of Tuesday’s College Football Hall of Fame announcement, hear thoughts from Tommie himself and Mike Babcock, and watch TF’s Lincoln press conference. | HOF Huskers
Big Ten payouts are set to reach a new high this year.
Husker teams from the last 32 years vie in a virtual tournament.
From Randy York, a tip of the hat to NU's sports information staff.
06 MON
Lindsey Moore joins Burkhead and Suh on the Team Jack All-Star Team.
A source has told Sporting News that Tommie Frazier* has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. | TF info | Discuss
Bo Pelini is the Twitter king of Big Ten football coaches, even though his tweets are few and far between.
A top NU target at receiver* for 2014 is seeing his stock rise.
05 SUN
Former Huskers take to the basketball court to raise money for the family of the late John Clarke.
This week in Husker history: The first spring game under Tom Osborne draws a record crowd of 20,000. Also, Mike McCloskey fesses up.
04 SAT
Congrats to the Huskers who got diplomas Saturday. | Sirles’ message
Nebraska's sports information department earns a spot in the Super 11 of the Football Writers Association of America.
03 FRI
The OWH offers a wrap-up of the latest developments on the recruiting trail.
James Dobson on The Program: It's "another way to develop leadership through shared adversity."
Derek Johnson examines Nebraska's prime-time snub by ABC/ESPN.
NU is No. 3 as the ESPN blog handicaps the Big Ten race. | Spring wrap
Two promising in-state D-line prospects* have yet to receive NU offers.
Recruiting deregulation is placed on hold as NCAA directors officially suspend changes passed in January.
02 THU
The SEC Network will launch in 16 months under a deal with ESPN.
Hear Tom Shatel discuss the state of the program, the fan base and what might be riding on the 2013 season.
Former Husker middle guard Ken Graeber's donation is aimed at helping the walk-on program, whose history he is a part of.
The Big Ten bowl lineup may be in for lots of changes. | Husker Mike's take
A new Suh shirt supports the Team Jack cause. | Big heart in Cincy
Harvey Perlman says the composition of the playoff selection committee* should differ from its basketball counterpart in one key respect.
01 WED
The Program returns to NU for a second round* of military-style training.
Tom Osborne Field's #Huskers hashtags must go, under a new NCAA rule.
Brion Carnes announces he'll transfer to Northern Iowa.
Tim Beck says the 2013 offense could be one of the country's best if turnovers and pentalties are curtailed.
Go 12:40 into this audio segment to hear Jay Foreman's concerns about players' mindset arising from last week's "State of the Huskers" roundtable.
What if football becomes taboo? Steve Sipple considers the implications.
The Hoffmans take enduring memories home from their White House visit.
Who'll win the Legends? Athon writers point to Michigan.

 
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