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.
Freshman running back Ajay Allen is the latest Husker to enter the transfer portal. | Tracker | Scholarship distribution | Discuss
The design team for the Memorial Stadium makeover* is “cautiously optimistic” that some part of the renovation could be under way in 2024.
Freshman defensive back Jalil Martin has entered the transfer portal. | Discuss
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
Ochaun Mathis is picked in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Rams, and Trey Palmer goes two selections later to the Buccaneers. | Discuss | Free-agent deals | Husker draft history
Brian Christopherson says Jeff Sims can excel at quarterback for Nebraska if supporting parts are in place. | Crucial summer*
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.
Casey Thompson is entering the transfer portal* after one season as Nebraska’s starting quarterback. | Noa Pola-Gates too | McKewon analysis* | Discuss
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.
Trey Palmer is certain to be picked in the NFL draft,* but the free-agent route might be in store for Garrett Nelson and other former Huskers.
APRIL 26, 2023
Nebraska baseball falls to South Dakota State for the first time since 1971.
It was a century ago today that ground was broken for Memorial Stadium.
Defensive lineman Stephon Wynn Jr., wide receiver Shawn Hardy and defensive back Braxton Clark are the latest Huskers to enter the transfer portal.
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.
Quarterback Richard Torres and receiver Victor Jones announce they’re entering the transfer portal, and QB Logan Smothers reportedly will do likewise. | Potential additions*
Two veteran administrators* are no longer with the Athletic Department.
APRIL 24, 2023
The versatile Janiran Bonner aims to build from his strong spring.*
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.
Ian Flynt, three-star tight end from Katy, Texas, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2024
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.
Going lighter and faster on defense is a bold move* in the rugged Big Ten, but it might be just what Nebraska needs, Sam McKewon writes. | Schaefer: Notable performers | Callahan’s rundown*
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
The Whites top the Reds, 21-7, in a turnover-filled spring game. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights. | Game thread
Husker Hour: Spring Game preview, McGahee commit reaction, Frank Solich’s return.
Nebraska gets a commitment from three-star linebacker Willis McGahee IV from Miami. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2024 | Discuss
Primers for today’s spring game: Storylines, walk-ons and other players to watch. | Shatel commentary*
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
The new coach is old school* in his approach to the spring game. | Red-White primer* | Fan enthusiasm* | What to watch*
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
Millard North athlete Caden VerMaas commits to the Huskers and becomes the first member of Nebraska’s 2025 recruiting class. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
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.
The Husker Heisman Huddle previews the Spring Game. | Players to watch: Offense,* Defense,* Receivers
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
Matt Rhule talks about the spring game, the Huskers’ stable of running backs and more in a BTN interview.
Here are scouting reports on five former Huskers ahead of next week’s NFL draft.
Donovan Raiola is eager to see “that next step” the offensive linemen take over the summer with the new strength and nutrition staffs. | Prochazka’s long-term view* | Ben Scott’s spring
Matt Rhule is serious about the revival of the fullback. | Josh Pate on Rhule
An analysis in The Athletic confirms Nebraska’s recent struggles in keeping and developing potential NFL-caliber talent. | Discuss
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.
The QBs and the O-line were the primary focus as coaches and players commented after Tuesday’s practice. Go here for all the coverage. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
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.
Nebraska Athletics has unveiled the updated Herbie Husker. | Discuss
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.
Fans should pay close attention to the quarterbacks, the rovers and even the kicker in Saturday’s spring game, Sam McKewon* writes. | Christopherson: Pedal stays down
Husker Doc Talk: Aaron Graham and the Pipeline. Which O-line was better, 1994’s or 1995’s?
Hawks Field becomes the Huskers’ launching pad as a seven-homer, 20-hit day gives Nebraska an 18-5 win and a series sweep over Northwestern.
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.
A nine-run second inning puts the game out of reach early, and Nebraska baseball clinches the Northwestern series with a 9-2 victory.
Wide receiver Alante Brown announces he’ll be entering the transfer portal.
The defense had the upper hand in Saturday’s scrimmage, but a late blunder got Matt Rhule’s full attention. Go here for more coverage and video. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
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.
Coaches and players from the defense provided insights after Thursday’s practice. Go here for videos and coverage. | Updates & discussion
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
Nebrasketball lands a pair of transfers: Charlotte guard Brice Williams and Bradley power forward Rienk Mast.
The Big Ten makes it official that Tony Petitti will be the conference’s next commissioner, and Tom Shatel calls it a savvy hire.*
Thirteen Huskers are named to the Hampshire Honor Society.
Strong performances* from the wrestling and track teams have given the Huskers a big boost in the latest Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.
APRIL 11, 2023
Ashton Murphy, three-star defensive lineman at Elkhorn South, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2024 | Discuss
Tommie Frazier talks with the Husker Heisman Huddle about quarterbacks and establishing a winning culture.
Nebraska erases a five-run deficit but falls in extra innings to Omaha, 6-5.
The Big Ten reportedly is set to hire former MLB and television executive Tony Petitti as its next commissioner.
Matt Rhule discussed the spring game, tackling, his young receivers coach and more after Tuesday’s practice. Go here for all the coverage. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
APRIL 10, 2023
Husker Dan remembers Cole Pensick and interviews Jeremy Slechta.
Matt Rhule is No. 25 in Pro Football Focus’ ranking of college football coaches.
Players are feeling a change* fueled by new nutritionist Kristin Coggin.
APRIL 9, 2023
Three Huskers hit home runs and the bullpen delivers six shutout innings as Nebraska baseball takes the Michigan series in an 11-3 romp.
A car crash in Polk County has claimed the life of former Nebraska offensive lineman Cole Pensick.*
This week in Husker history: Time runs out on Memorial Stadium’s sweeping-hands scoreboard clock.
APRIL 8, 2023
Brice Matthews’ two-run homer in the 10th inning lifts Nebraska baseball to a 3-1 win Friday at Michigan, but Saturday’s game goes to the Wolverines, 8-6. | Stats: 1, 2
After viewing part of several practices, Sam McKewon* has some thoughts* about Matt Rhule’s coaching style and philosophy.
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
Matt Rhule says the offensive line might be lacking in confidence, but not talent. Go here for all the coverage of Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
APRIL 5, 2023
Check out this Athletic Department video of tight ends coach Bob Wager at work.
The June lineup of Nebraska football camps includes one for fullbacks* and a Friday Night Lights event.
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 assault case against former interim head coach Mickey Joseph has been dismissed after the alleged victim declined to cooperate* with the prosecution. | Discuss
The Husker Heisman Huddle talks defense with Adam Carriker.
APRIL 4, 2023
Tuesday’s practice featured a segment open to the media. Go here for the coverage and footage, plus post-practice talk about the running backs and special teams. | Updates & discussion
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
A throwback recruiting tale: How Kenny Cheatham became a Husker — and a key player in the 1997 “flea kicker” game.
Sam McKewon says the quarterback run threat* is something Nebraska needs in 2023, risks and all. | Callahan’s rundown*
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?
In a radio interview, Frank Solich explains how he was persuaded to make a return* to Memorial Stadium.
Tight ends coach Bob Wager discusses recruiting in Texas and what makes high school football so strong there.
APRIL 1, 2023
The Huskers scrimmaged Saturday, and Matt Rhule says the offense had the upper hand. Go here for coverage and video. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
Gibson Pyle, a three-star offensive lineman from Texas, has committed to the Huskers for 2024. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
Husker Hour: Dylan Raiola’s recruitment, Frank Solich’s return, baseball’s missing piece.