April 2023 fresh links
APRIL 30, 2023
An eight-run fourth inning carries Nebraska baseball to an 11-5 victory over Minnesota and a series win.
The design team for the Memorial Stadium makeover* is “cautiously optimistic” that some part of the renovation could be under way in 2024.
This week in Husker history: If Academic All-America honors had existed in the early 20th century, surely Fred Hunter would’ve been a contender.
APRIL 29, 2023
APRIL 28, 2023
Former Husker player and assistant Barney Cotton meets the mother of the heart donor who saved his life 3½ years ago.
Check out the Husker Heisman Spring Game recap.
APRIL 27, 2023
It’s a sellout: Nearly 83,000 tickets to Volleyball Day in Nebraska, the Aug. 30th doubleheader and concert in Memorial Stadium, have been purchased in roughly 48 hours.
APRIL 26, 2023
Nebraska baseball falls to South Dakota State for the first time since 1971.
Memorial Stadium makes the top 10 in a ranking of the most Instagrammable sports venues in North America.
APRIL 25, 2023
Nebraska baseball gets a midweek win at Omaha with help from Drew Christo’s solid relief performance.
Two veteran administrators* are no longer with the Athletic Department.
APRIL 24, 2023
A new two-minute, theatrical-style video by the Athletic Department is now part of our highlights page from the spring game.
Husker Dan shares his Spring Game observations.
Poll question: After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at quarterback for Nebraska in the season opener at Minnesota?
The game at Illinois in early October has been moved to Friday night.
APRIL 23, 2023
A week of dialogue is next for players and coaches as post-spring evaluations take place.
Football’s Trent Hixson and track and field’s Ieva Turke have been named Nebraska’s male and female student-athletes of the year.
Ndamukong Suh says all options are on the table as he ponders whether to play a 14th NFL season.
Husker Doc Talk: Spring game wrap from Rob Zatechka.
O-line depth* was less than ideal this spring, but portal additions for Donovan Raiola’s group appear unlikely.
Nebraska is No. 3 in a tally of 2023 spring game attendance.
This week in Husker history: Ground is broken for construction of Memorial Stadium — and at the spring game 75 years later, the field is named in honor of Tom Osborne.
APRIL 22, 2023
Husker Hour: Spring Game preview, McGahee commit reaction, Frank Solich’s return.
APRIL 21, 2023
Frank Solich said it was “great to be back” and addressed the issue of “the curse” as he returned* Friday to Memorial Stadium. | Reception & presser videos | Barry Alvarez reflects* | Special field numbering | 12 memorable games
APRIL 20, 2023
Matt Rhule says Saturday’s spring game will be very much like a regular game, because “we gotta get good at playing football.” Go here for more from Thursday’s press conference. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
Tickets go on sale next week for the Volleyball Day in Nebraska doubleheader and concert in Memorial Stadium on Aug. 30.
A national writer has Nebraska pegged for a 7-5 season in 2023.
Jeremy Pernell rolls out his top 100 prospects in next week’s NFL draft, and Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. is at the top of the list.
Former Husker tight end James Carnie, who has not been with the team this spring, has now entered the transfer portal.
The Athletic Department has an information page for fans planning to attend the Red-White spring game.
APRIL 19, 2023
Here are scouting reports on five former Huskers ahead of next week’s NFL draft.
Dave Feit: What Herbie Husker’s remake says about Trev Alberts’ decision-making process.
APRIL 18, 2023
Lightning forces the suspension of the Nebraska-Creighton baseball game with the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh.
Former Husker player and staffer Kenny Wilhite has been hired as head football coach at Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, S.D.
ESPN’s initial FPI index for 2023 has the Huskers 52nd nationally, 11th in the Big Ten, and on the bubble for a six-win season.
Now a high school junior, Jack Hoffman* discusses the ups and downs of the 10 years since his Spring Game touchdown run.
Vince Ferragamo and Jackie Slater talk about Nebraska and the NFL Draft.
APRIL 17, 2023
Check out this Athletic Department video of coach E.J. Barthel at work with the running backs.
From Dave Feit, an obituary for the old Herbie Husker.
After two years at tight end, AJ Rollins is feeling at home* on defense and emerging as a potential difference-maker as a pass rusher.
Tom Shatel gets an eye-opening update on the NIL world* from Opendorse’s Blake Lawrence.
Poll question: Who will win more games this season, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
Nebraska’s first opponent is a Minnesota team that’s undergoing change* in P.J. Fleck’s seventh season at the helm.
David Max shares some photos from the 2023 Jet Award presentation.
A national writer talks with Trev Alberts about his task of resurrecting Nebraska football.
APRIL 16, 2023
Tad Stryker: Matt Rhule already has built enough equity to speak out on the Huskers’ greatest tradition.
Husker Doc Talk: Aaron Graham and the Pipeline. Which O-line was better, 1994’s or 1995’s?
When was the last time two Huskers were selected in the first round of the NFL draft? The answer is part of this week in Husker history.
APRIL 15, 2023
Enter for a chance to win Californians for Nebraska’s lodging and ticket package for the Sept. 30th Michigan game in Lincoln.
Wide receiver Alante Brown announces he’ll be entering the transfer portal.
Husker Hour: One week until the spring game, transfer portaling and Nebrasketball’s newest additions.
APRIL 14, 2023
The NIL/transfer portal era has left Northwestern* struggling to keep and acquire talent.
APRIL 13, 2023
Check out this three-minute video of linebackers coach Rob Dvoracek at work.
CBS Sports looks at Matt Rhule’s quest to make Nebraska football relevant again on the national scene.
Kaleb Henry’s wish list for the new B1G commissioner starts with officiating.
Versatility* is a prerequisite for anyone hoping to stake a claim to the fullback position.
APRIL 12, 2023
Thirteen Huskers are named to the Hampshire Honor Society.
APRIL 11, 2023
Tommie Frazier talks with the Husker Heisman Huddle about quarterbacks and establishing a winning culture.
The Big Ten reportedly is set to hire former MLB and television executive Tony Petitti as its next commissioner.
APRIL 10, 2023
Husker Dan remembers Cole Pensick and interviews Jeremy Slechta.
Players are feeling a change* fueled by new nutritionist Kristin Coggin.
APRIL 9, 2023
This week in Husker history: Time runs out on Memorial Stadium’s sweeping-hands scoreboard clock.
APRIL 8, 2023
APRIL 7, 2023
The Nebraska regents have approved the initial contract for the renovation of Memorial Stadium.
Husker Doc Talk: Final Four referee John Higgins of Omaha shares stories from on and off the court.
APRIL 6, 2023
APRIL 5, 2023
Check out this Athletic Department video of tight ends coach Bob Wager at work.
Athlon Sports says the Huskers might be looking for help on the offensive line when the second transfer portal window opens 10 days from now.
The Husker Heisman Huddle talks defense with Adam Carriker.
APRIL 4, 2023
APRIL 3, 2023
Having a coachable team isn’t something Matt Rhule takes for granted, Brian Christopherson writes.
Husker Dan previews the Spring Game.
Whether he’s at cornerback or safety, Malcolm Hartzog is impressing the coaches.
An Athletic Department video provides a look at Evan Cooper’s approach to coaching the defensive backs.
Ahman Green discusses his new role at Nebraska, his memories as a Husker and the future of the program.
Former Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey is reportedly joining the staff at Kansas as an offensive analyst.
APRIL 2, 2023
This week in Husker history: The military rejected him because of his “football knees.” Who was this former Cornhusker who still went on to play pro football at a championship level?
Tight ends coach Bob Wager discusses recruiting in Texas and what makes high school football so strong there.
APRIL 1, 2023
Husker Hour: Dylan Raiola’s recruitment, Frank Solich’s return, baseball’s missing piece.