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January 2014

31 FRI
The university's new “Be Ready” video provides some inspiration in advance of the 2014 season.
Will the Huskers land a defensive end recruit this weekend? Make your prediction in our poll.
Northwestern-Nebraska is No. 4 in ESPN.com's countdown of the best Big Ten games of 2013. | Game page | The Hail Mary
Ndamukong Suh is rated the Big 12's best defensive lineman of the BCS era by Athlon Sports.
Three-sport star Monte Harrison's freakish athleticism* makes him a prize catch,* but the NU wideout recruit could still be lured away by baseball.*
Rob Zatechka reflects on Avery Moss, Deverell Biggs and discipline.*
30 THU
Georgia quarterback A.J. Bush* gets a Nebraska offer.*
Shawn Eichorst is No. 5* in base salary among athletic directors.
Taylor Martinez* talks about his football future and the difficulty of dealing with his foot injury last season.
Spring game tickets will go on sale Wednesday morning.
Ameer Abdullah is 4th in ESPN.com's postseason Big Ten player ratings.
A UNL economist says player unionization probably won't happen, but the movement could lead to better benefits for student-athletes.
Several defensive ends, including a Florida State decommit, are in play for the Huskers in the final weekend of the 2014 recruiting season.
The future of Freedom Akinmoladun* could be on either side of the ball.
29 WED
Nebraska is listed among five schools whose recruiting classes could move up substantially by signing day.
Bo Pelini provides more cat material* for Faux Pelini on Twitter.
NFL or no NFL, Taylor Martinez sees app-making as “something that will always be a part of my future.” | Latest game: 1, 2
SI.com's Stewart Mandel says NU's standards are slipping. | Discuss
An original Seahawk, Ken Geddes* is enjoying the team's success.
28 TUE
Monte Johnson, Tony Veland and Calvin Jones will share Super Bowl stories and more on Saturday's Legends Radio Show.
The recruiting season has an awkward moment* as Bo Pelini and Central Florida's George O'Leary arrive to visit a prospect at the same time.
Randy Gregory is 10th in ESPN.com's postseason Big Ten player ratings.
Mike'l Severe's 2014 draft projection has five Huskers being selected.
Pick your favorite 2013-14 All-Pro Husker in our poll.
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter brings a formal union movement to college football. | Discuss
27 MON
Tom Osborne remembers Larry Kramer as a “good man,” and ex-Husker John Kirby explains why the tackle didn’t play in the NFL. | ’64 video
Sedrick King, a defensive end formerly committed to Central Florida, flips to the Huskers after a hush-hush visit* to Lincoln.* | 2014 commits
A campus ban* means Avery Moss is off the team* at least through the 2014 season. | Significant setback
Former Husker All-America tackle Larry Kramer, who won an NAIA Division II national title as head coach at Austin College, dies at age 71. | Bio
Bo Pelini is a Seahawks fan this week, and here's why.*
26 SUN
Mikale Wilbon, a Chicago running back* with three- and four-star ratings,* commits to the Huskers.
OKC columnist Berry Tramel says the Huskers might still be in the Big 12 if Oklahoma had done more to protect the Nebraska rivalry. | Discuss
This week in Husker history: Nebraska hires Bill Glassford as head coach, and Bob Brown is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After progressing during the latter half of last season, the defensive line has absorbed some offseason hits.*
Receiver Glenn Irons from New Orleans* commits to the recruiting class of 2014. | Fertile ground*
25 SAT
Jeremiah Sirles’ quest for a spot on an NFL roster is under way, and it probably won't involve an NFL combine invite. | Audio: Sirles and Enunwa
Ahman Green in a Broadway musical? It'll happen on Feb. 1.
24 FRI
The Huskers land a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Nick Gates* of Las Vegas.* | Video highlights | 2014 commits
The regents give the green light* to the sound and Wi-Fi upgrade at Memorial Stadium, and here's what's in store for fans this coming season.
Matt Finnin is granted an extra year* of eligibility, meaning the offensive tackle will be considered a junior this season.
Turnovers top Mitch Sherman's offseason to-do list for Nebraska.
Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon are good friends off the field who both said no to the NFL draft.
Charlton Warren has been quick to make his presence felt on the recruiting trail.* | Outside the footprint | Stoltenberg on the mend*
Stanley Jean-Baptiste's stock continues to rise* at Senior Bowl drills.
Hear Rob Zatechka’s analysis of Taylor Martinez’s foot injury and the quarterback’s NFL chances.
23 THU
C.J. Zimmerer could use your vote for Uplifting Athletes' top award.
With big dreams to pursue, Vincent Valentine aims to keep reshaping his body and improving his play.
Stories flow as Athletic Department legends gather at a special reception.*
22 WED
Running back Austin Rose of Lincoln North Star will walk on.
The specifics of Taylor Martinez's foot injury* finally come to light.*
Two weeks* before signing day, Nebraska remains in pursuit of a number of prospects, including at least three in Georgia.*
Ex-Husker Jason Licht becomes GM of the NFL's Buccaneers. | 2012 bio
21 TUE
Former Nebraska I-backs Brandon Jackson and Marlon Lucky will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
The Dallas Cowboys name Carlos Polk assistant special teams coach.
20 MON
Defensive back Chris Jones* of Jacksonville, Fla., flips his commitment from Purdue* to Nebraska.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste tops Gil Brandt's list of five under-the-radar prospects at the Senior Bowl.
O-line recruit Tanner Farmer vaults onto the Rivals 100 list.
For MLK Day, here are the stories of George Flippin and four other Nebraska athletes from a century or more ago.
19 SUN
Nebraska's recruiting class suffers another blow* as Terrell Clinkscales* decommits in favor of Kansas State. | Discuss
This week in Husker history: Mike Corgan interviews for the Oklahoma job vacated by Bud Wilkinson, but the position goes to Gomer Jones.
18 SAT
Simpler is better for the Husker offense in 2014, Tad Stryker writes.
Three recruits are making official visits to Lincoln this weekend.
Charlton Warren will be missed tremendously at Air Force, says a Colorado Springs sportswriter. | Q&A*
17 FRI
High-speed Wi-Fi* and a new sound system are coming to Memorial Stadium this fall, pending approval by the board of regents next week.
Athlon looks at the 2014 divisional races in the Big Ten and has the Huskers third in the West.
Sam McKewon sizes up Charlton Warren as a recruiter.* | Slade to MSU
Hear the latest from Rob Zatechka on player attrition and more.
Former Air Force players have praise for the aggressive philosophy of Charlton Warren, whose hiring* as coach of Nebraska's defensive secondary is now official.
Ameer Abdullah's press conference had Tom Shatel* and Steve Sipple* coming away impressed.
Philip Nelson, the sophomore quarterback who took most of the snaps in Minnesota's upset win over Nebraska, will transfer.
16 THU
Darius Slade, a three-star New Jersey defensive end,* has decommitted,* but there's positive news on the Trai Mosley* front.
Ameer Abdullah says he has things to work on in 2014 but nonetheless could have gone in the top half the NFL draft.
Athlon lists Nebraska among the winners in terms of underclassmen's decisions on whether to enter the NFL draft.
Donors can attend a new signing-day extravaganza, Big Red #Boom, at the Devaney Center.
As Air Force's Charlton Warren appears set to join the staff, Steve Sipple explains why it won't be Marvin Sanders. | Warren bio
Dirk Chatelain says NU needs to take advantage of the Blackshirts tradition to elevate Nebraska's national brand.
15 WED
Former Husker assistant Shawn Watson is officially on board at Texas, but not as offensive coordinator.
“Energy Bus” author Jon Gordon gives NU athletes a dose of inspiration.
Bo Ruud and Dane Todd are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
The Huskers finish fourth in ESPN.com's Big Ten power rankings.
A hand injury* forces Quincy Enunwa to skip the East-West Shrine Game.
Bo Pelini confirms that linebacker Jared Afalava* won't return, but there is no update* on the status of defensive end Avery Moss. | Discuss
HuskerOnline takes stock of where the Huskers stand as the recruiting dead period ends. | 2014 commits
The 99-yard score against Georgia was a long-distance feat that bucked the Huskers' trend of struggles inside their own 20.
14 TUE
Taylor Martinez autographed items are now available for pre-order: Mini-helmet | Football | Print
ESPN.com lists Vincent Valentine as one of five Big Ten defensive players to watch in 2014.
The Hail Mary and Randy Gregory earn spots on ESPN.com's Best of 2013 in the Big Ten.
Nobody dominated like the 1995 Huskers, and that remains true after Florida State's narrow win over Auburn, Randy York writes.
The NCAA convention this week could lead to greater autonomy for BCS conference schools over matters including aid to athletes.
13 MON
Husker fans are already getting creative to attend the Fresno State game.
Will you miss the BCS? Sound off in our poll.
Ndamukong Suh makes ESPN.com's All-BCS Era team.
Avery Moss and Jared Afalava were not enrolled* as of Monday morning.*
Nebraska was last among Big Ten schools in sales of their bowl-ticket allotments, according to this tally.
Brian Christopherson examines what worked last season, what didn't, and what needs to be improved for 2014.*
Sam McKewon looks at who Nebraska is still pursuing in the final few weeks before signing day.* | 2014 commits
12 SUN
Nebraska's midyear enrollees* are ready to get to work.
Jeremy Pernell takes a position-by-position look at the 2014 Huskers.
This week in Husker history: Coach Bill Glassford weathers a player revolt and keeps his job. Ndamukong Suh decides to return for his senior year.
Tom Osborne expects there to be no shortage of controversy when the four playoff teams are selected beginning next season.
Memories of Don Gill flow at services for the gentlemanly broadcaster and Big Band buff.
Sam McKewon runs down his final top 25 for the 2013 season.
11 SAT
A Cleveland columnist says the Big Ten conference needs “a Nebraska that is Nebraska again.”
Penn State's hiring of James Franklin as head coach becomes official.
Calvin Jones* knows that Ameer Abdullah's decision probably wasn't easy.
Contract extensions* may soon be coming for the assistant coaches.
10 FRI
Off Tackle Empire's Jesse Collins offers his postmortem of NU's season.
Hear Barron Miles discuss his transition into coaching in the Canadian Football League and what might lie ahead.
09 THU
Rob Zatechka says he wants Marvin Sanders back coaching at Nebraska.
Ndamukong Suh is voted the NFL's most feared player by his peers.
Ameer Abdullah announces he's returning* for his senior season,* and ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman sees the decision as a positive statement about the program. | Discuss
Ten years after the hiring of Bill Callahan, Hail Varsity unveils its All-Callahan Team: Offense | Defense
Wide receiver Jariah Tolbert* of New Orleans* commits to NU. | 2014 list
ESPN.com's Big Ten all-bowl team includes six Huskers.
Derek Johnson reviews the good, bad and ugly of the 2013 season.
Walk-on I-back King Frazier reportedly will transfer to North Dakota State.
Dave Rimington sees promise in the Huskers' stable of defensive linemen.
Faux Pelini speaks about his brush with Bo.
Brent Qvale and Ciante Evans will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Michigan has hired Alabama's Doug Nussmeier to replace offensive coordinator Al Borges.
08 WED
USA Today's Paul Myerberg has Nebraska 16th in his early rankings for 2014, but others leave the Huskers on the outside: 1, 2, 3
Hear Jay Foreman's assessment of Auburn's offense and whether its success could be replicated at places such as Nebraska.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Corey Cooper & Ameer Abdullah
Here are the stories of the three team award winners who will be honored at Thursday's Outland Trophy dinner: Pensick, Kellogg & Sirles.*
Nebraska-Wisconsin makes it onto Athlon's top 25 games of 2014.
No position group will be hit harder by graduation than the O-line,* but there's experience among the underclassmen.
Dave Feit explains why the bowl win over Georgia mattered.
NU is listed among five darkhorses for playoff spots next season.
07 TUE
HuskerOnline assesses the pros and cons Ameer Abdullah ought to consider in deciding whether to enter the NFL draft.
Sam McKewon looks at how Terry Joseph's departure* might affect the 2014 recruiting class.
NU finishes 25th in the coaches' poll and just outside the AP rankings.
Ameer Abdullah could enhance his legacy* at Nebraska by returning for his senior season, Steve Sipple writes.
Randy Borg has never regretted turning down multiple scholarship offers four decades ago to walk on at Nebraska.
06 MON
In a first, Bo and Faux* exchange tweets.
Another monetary ranking of college football teams comes out, and Nebraska is No. 12. | 10th on Forbes list
Terry Joseph* comfirms he's joining the staff at Texas A&M.
ESPN.com's Nebraska and Texas A&M writers discuss what a move by Terry Joseph would mean to both schools.
Sam McKewon says the 2014 offense must protect the defense.
Boys Town and Nebraska alum Ken Geddes worked at a Jack in the Box during the NFL offseasons and later became a successful counselor.
05 SUN
The OWH's Dirk Chatelain examines the Huskers' improbable streak of victories in close games.*
Steve Sipple's lasting impressions* from the season finale include positives and question marks.
This week in Husker history: Forty-one days after the firing of Frank Solich, Bill Callahan is introduced as Nebraska's new head football coach.
04 SAT
Defensive backs coach Terry Joseph* is considering an offer to join the Texas A&M staff. | Bio | Discuss
Don Gill,* former Husker play-by-play man for KLIN, has died at age 84.
Leaving on a winning note gives the seniors some peace of mind.*
Centenarian Gib Babcock died knowing his Huskers had won.
A Jesuit brother looks back on Dr. Tom's decision in the ’84 Orange Bowl.
Nebraska vs. Georgia set a viewership record for bowls aired on ESPN2.
03 FRI
Former Husker tight end Vershan Jackson gets a 300-day jail sentence in a Lincoln marijuana case.
Next season looks promising for a defense that had a heavy dose of growing pains* in 2013. | Mitchell's spark* | Notes*
Gilbert “Gib” Babcock, longtime equipment manager for the Huskers, has died at age 100.
Hear Rob Zatechka's thoughts about the bowl win and more.
02 THU
The OWH looks at the 95-yard Freeman White reception* of 1965 that now moves down to No. 2 in the Husker record books. | Zenner's radio call
The skirmish* before halftime may have provided emotional fuel for the Huskers in the final 30 minutes. | Husker Mike's report card
Quincy Enunwa's transformation can serve as a blueprint for underclassmen on the team, Randy York writes.
01 WED
Nebraska 24, Georgia 19. Winning the turnover battle and scoring on the longest play from scrimmage in school history, the Huskers hang on for an upset win over the Bulldogs. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Da bomb! | Postgame video | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Big Red Over-Reaction | Game on DVD
Randy York recaps 13 big moments of 2013 for Nebraska athletics.
Two teams whose seasons had similar storylines clash today in Jackson­ville, but only one can start the new year with a win. Here are the pregame reads on Nebraska vs. Georgia from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Grand Island, Athens (1, 2, 3, 4), Macon and Jacksonville. Commentary: Feit, Shatel,* Sipple,* Sherman, Callahan.

 
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