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February 2014

28 FRI
Bo Pelini gets a $100,000 pay raise* to bring his total to $3.075 million.*
Sam McKewon says the spring game isn't the proving ground* it once was.
Can Stanley Jean-Baptiste be the next Richard Sherman? Vote in our poll.
Inexperience at offensive tackle means a number of players are legitimate contenders for starting spots.
Nebraska is No. 3 as Athlon Sports ranks the rosters in the Big Ten.
Rob Zatechka weighs in on the Huskers at the NFL combine.
27 THU
Bo Pelini says Mike Moudy, Alonzo Moore and Daniel Davie will miss spring ball,* which begins a week from Saturday. | O-line primer*
Hear former Husker Aaron Taylor talk about the NFL combine, the draft and more.
Can Nebraska escape “four-loss purgatory”? Two views: 1, 2
ESPN.com looks at the position battles in the defensive secondary.
Cory Ross* likes Ameer Abdullah's "want-to." | Callahan influence*
26 WED
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Bruce Chubick and Tony Farmer.
Athlon previews Big Ten spring ball and makes note of the Huskers' reloading project on the offensive line. | OT rundown
Eric Warfield, preparing for a move to Texas, offers some thoughts on Stanley Jean-Baptiste's NFL potential and more.
Who has the inside track on being Ameer Abdullah's top backup?
Go three minutes into this segment for Jay Foreman's thoughts about the NFL combine's metrics and how the process has improved.
ESPN.com has spring previews capsules for the Big Ten West and East.
25 TUE
There's talk of possible future Friday night games in the Big Ten. | Discuss
The spring game's kickoff is set for 2 p.m.* April 12, and the online ticket office is always open.
ESPN.com sizes up the Armstrong-Stanton battle this spring at QB.
The Miami game looks like a contender for ESPN’s “College GameDay.”
24 MON
After a “good run” as a bobsledder, it's time for a new stage* for former Husker Curt Tomasevicz.
Steve Sipple offers some NFL combine and draf numbers* to chew on.
ESPN.com looks at the position battles that will take place at linebacker.
23 SUN
Quincy Enunwa runs a 4.45 forty at the NFL combine,* but a hamstring problem* keeps him out of most other testing.
This week in Husker history: NU loses its captain for 1914 as quarterback Max Towle is declared ineligible by the Missouri Valley Conference.
22 SAT
“It's about relationships, the character of our people,” John Garrison says of his success at recruiting.*
Future Husker Tanner Farmer wins another Illinois wrestling title.*
The three ex-Huskers at the NFL combine* face different challenges.
21 FRI
Tommy Armstrong is ESPN.com's top Husker player to watch this spring.
Olympian Curt Tomasevicz learned it in Shelby, Neb., and applied it as a Husker: “You keep working hard whether you get attention or not.”
Former Husker team psychologist Jack Stark has taken his winning formula to NASCAR.
20 THU
Jeremy Pernell breaks down NU's 2015 recruiting needs and likely targets.
Ed Orgeron will be the headline speaker at the NU coaches clinic.
Sam McKewon takes issue* with a recruiting analysis that found Nebraska's results to be on a sharp decline. | Poll
Zaire Anderson is another player to watch this spring.
Jeff Jamrog assesses the 2014 walk-ons in these videos.
No longer under the radar, Stanley Jean-Baptiste aims to move up on the draft board at the NFL combine.*
19 WED
Senior associate AD Steve Waterfield* becomes the athletic department's sports administrator for football.*
The 2014 conference schedules could give Wisconsin and Iowa a leg up in the Big Ten West race.
Go 3:45 into this segment to hear Jay Foreman's thoughts and recollections about the NFL combine. | Spencer Long Q&A*
Ndamukong Suh makes ESPN.com's Big 12 Mount Rushmore.
Newcomer defensive end Joe Keels is a player to watch in spring drills.
18 TUE
This might be the year that Big Ten November night games finally happen.
Listen to the new podcast from Ryan Tweedy of “Through These Gates.”
Running back Kendall Bussey gets a four-star Rivals rating. | 2015 class
Will this be the year for a big leap by safety Charles Jackson?
Newly re-signed with Detroit, Dominic Raiola aims to play two more years.
17 MON
Former Husker assistant Mike Ekeler* thanks his “Nebraska family” for helping him land his new job at Georgia. | Assistants' plight*
Terrell Newby's versatility is likely to boost the sophomore I-back's playing time in 2014, Mitch Sherman writes.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste's 40 time* at the NFL combine looms as pivotal.
Sam Cotton continues a family tradition as letter winners receive their N's.
16 SUN
Shawn Eichorst* says NU's support for recruiting* has never been higher.
The OWH maps out the recruiting that has helped shape Nebraska football since Bob Devaney's arrival in 1962.
Eric Lueshen* talks in detail about coming out to his teammates.
This week in Husker history: Four Southwest Conference schools – Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor – are invited to join the Big Eight.
15 SAT
The proposed pace-of-play rule is being ridiculed by a number of coaches.
Nebraska's lettermen's wall began with a suggestion from Mitch Krenk.
The Huskers send Faux Pelini a valentine and get a response.
Richie Incognito is found to have engaged in a pattern of harassment: 1, 2.
Ron Brown will speak at a NEKS4NE event on Feb. 15th in Topeka.
Corn Nation gives its version of a Nebraska Mt. Rushmore.
Rob Zatechka sees no need to force college offenses to slow down.
13 THU
Here are more details about the Team Jack gala on March 8 in Lincoln.
ESPN.com looks at what's brewing with Nebraska's tight ends.
Will redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Stanton get a serious look this spring? Sound off in our poll.
Athlon rates Nebraska sixth in its Big Ten recruiting rankings.
Ex-Husker Curt Tomasevicz could use your votes through March 17.
Two new videos show what's happening at the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory in East Stadium.
12 WED
Check out this new highlight reel from the 2013 season.
Rule changes affecting the pace of the game and targeting penalties* are being proposed* by an NCAA committee.
Bubba Starling remains a work in progress* for the Kansas City Royals.
Richie Incognito sounds off* about the Jonathan Martin situation.
Former Husker walk-on kicker Eric Lueshen says he was openly gay during his time on the team and was accepted by his teammates. | Bio
Will the Fresno State game be moved to Friday night? Sam McKewon explores the factors the decision will entail.
ESPN.com looks at Nebraska's situation at linebacker and quarterback.
Hear former Husker Jay Foreman's thoughts on how Missouri's Michael Sam will be received in the NFL.
Spencer Long's injury complicates his approach to the NFL combine.*
This analysis shows how field position was a Husker nemesis in 2013.
11 TUE
Sam McKewon lists NU's top recruiting prospects* for 2015 and says a top-20 class should be in the works. | 2014 Big Ten map | 2015 commits
Nebraska's average home attendance for 2013 ranks ninth nationally.
Rivals.com ranks Nebraska's John Garrison as a top 25 recruiter.
Former Husker I-back Cory Ross* is trying his hand at coaching.
The geographic specifics* of Husker recruiting vary from year to year, but Nebraska can be expected to always cast a wide net.
10 MON
Nebraska has some reloading to do in the secondary.
Bo Pelini's respect* for the SEC is evident in his approach to recruiting, Steve Sipple writes.
09 SUN
This video provides a look at the Huskers' winter conditioning.
Nebraska must wait until 2017 to begin seeing the main financial fruits of moving to the Big Ten.
Sam McKewon offers 10 opinions* on NU's recruiting class.
This week in Husker history: More than 30 years after he last played, Bobby Reynolds is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
08 SAT
As good a football prospect as Tanner Farmer is, some believe wrestling is actually his best sport.
07 FRI
Do you know your NU recruiting history? Take Dirk Chatelain's quiz.
Bo Pelini talks recruiting with ESPN.com and says doing away with specified signing dates might improve the process.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Quincy Enunwa and Jared Crick.
06 THU
The Pelini-Farmer “wrestling match” gets some national play: 1, 2
Spring game ticket sales have already reached the 21,000 mark.
Listen to Rob Zatechka's diagnosis of the recruiting process and NU's 2014 class. | OWH roundtable* | Chatelain: Measuring success*
Jeremy Pernell looks at where the top 300 recruits landed, and he rates the top 40 classes.
Former Husker linebackers coach Mike Ekeler joins the staff at Georgia.
Reading the tea leaves in the assistants' contract extensions, Steve Sipple sees shaky support for the staff from higher-ups.
Athlon and Corn Nation assess the Huskers' recruiting class.
Nebraska got the big blockers it wanted up front, and the anchor is Tanner Farmer* – thanks in part to Illinois' botched recruiting of him. | 2014 class
Meet three of the walk-ons: Jarzynka | Poppen | Jacub
Trai Mosley's high school coach in Texas says the Huskers got a steal.*
05 WED
Tom Shatel relays 10 nuggets of advice* for the newcomers from former Husker standouts. | Commentary: Sipple,* Callahan, York, McKewon*
LB recruit Jaevon Walton gets some encouragement* from Lavonte David.
Conference expansion has quickly turned New Jersey and Maryland* into Big Ten recruiting turf, while the SEC* is doing some damage in the more traditional B1G footprint. | Warren's impact
The LJS sizes up the O-linemen,* QBs* and midterm enrollees.*
The walk-ons* couldn't pass up a chance to follow their dreams.
Early commit Luke Gifford took the initiative in peer recruiting.*
The Huskers have a strong head start on the 2015* recruiting season.
The decommits* went where they were expected to, with one exception.
Jeremy Pernell breaks down the recruiting class by position group.
Here's audio, video and notes (1, 2, 3)* from Bo Pelini's signing-day press conference, plus a list of the walk-ons. | Lewis on roster
Former Husker Todd Peat criticizes the hype* of signing day.
Some of the stories behind the signatures: Newell (1, 2)* | Brown* | Kitrell* | Walton* | Harrison* | Farmer* | Stoltenberg* | Tolbert* | Gifford* | Rose* | Stewart* | Foster* | Wilbon (1, 2)*
The recruiting class of 2014 is signed,* with a last-minute defection* by Blake McClain* providing the only surprise. | Recruiting central.
Working with ex-Husker Steve Warren has paid off for Mick Stoltenberg.*
04 TUE
The assistant coaches' contracts are extended* through the 2015 season.
Former Husker quarterback Dave Humm deals with short-term memory loss but maintains a passion for the sport that might have caused it.
On the eve of signing day, Blake McClain* is wavering.* More on recruiting: Analyst's views | Munson's top 8 | ’15 commit Lee | Sipple commentary*
Derek Johnson turns his attention to the state of Nebrasketball
Hear from some of the recruits: Tanner Farmer | AJ Bush | Edna Karr trio*
The recruiting stories of future Huskers Peyton Newell* and Mikale Wilbon* have different plot lines but similar endings. | Georgia encounter
Ron Brown salutes C.J. Zimmerer as a true giver.
Poll question: Is Bo Pelini's "lighter side" helping with recruiting?
Former Husker player and assistant Jimmy Williams joins the staff at Eastern Michigan as defensive line coach.
Blake McClain explains why he chose NU over South Carolina and others.
03 MON
The Huskers pick up another 2015 commit, from Christian Gaylord,* an offensive tackle from Baldwin City, Kan. | Highlights | 2015 commits
After Nebraska's busy weekend in recruiting, there figures to be litle signing-day drama Wednesday.
02 SUN
With “some issues” to work out, juco wide receiver commit Robert Lockhart won't sign Wednesday.
The Huskers get a 2014 commitment from quarterback AJ Bush from Georgia. | Highlights | Discuss | 2014 class
Four-star safety Avery Anderson* of Colorado Springs becomes NU's third* 2015 commit after flipping from Arizona State. | Highlights | Discuss
DeAndre Wills, a defensive end/tight end* from Alabama, becomes the latest to commit.* | Highlights
This week in Husker history: “King” Cole keeps Nebraska in suspense.
It took time for the limelight to find Tanner Farmer.*
Nebraska must find ways to overcome the many challenges* it faces in recruiting, Steve Sipple writes. | Saturday recap: 1,* 2*
01 SAT
Will Shields is left out of the latest Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
The Huskers get another commit for 2015, running back Kendall Bussey* from New Orleans. | Highlights
It's another "Boom!" on the recruiting front as DE Blake McClain,* a Florida State decommit, says he'll be a Husker.* | Highlights
Eric Lee,* a four-star cornerback from Colorado, becomes the Huskers' first 2015 commit. | Highlights | Discuss
The 2014 and ’15 recruiting cycles overlap as NU holds junior day,* and a key prospect is Omaha North lineman Michael Decker. | Finish line
Congrats to C.J. Zimmerer, winner of Uplifting Athletes' top award.
Kicker Drew Brown* is following his brother's path to Lincoln.

 
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