2019 Articles

Stryker Report: Shutdown pitching, Hagge defensive heroics bite ASU

5/11/19 | Tad Stryker
The dogs of Lincoln showed up for “Bark in the Park” Saturday, May 11, as Nebraska faced Arizona State, a team with a lot of bite in its lineup. The Sun Devils’ highly touted offense smashed four home runs against the Huskers the previous night, but could not get any traction on this day against Husker starter Nate Fisher, who…

Big Red Blitz Tickets to be Distributed in Fremont and Norfolk

5/6/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska fans in Norfolk and Fremont should mark their calendars for Thursday, May 16 for their opportunity to get tickets for the 2019 Big Red Blitz presented by First National Bank. Members of the Husker Spirit Squad will be distributing tickets in both communities on May 16 for the upcoming Big Red Blitz events. The Big Red Blitz will make…

Stryker: Put Martinez under center as an occasional changeup

5/5/19 | Tad Stryker
On the road to creating a high-force offense with Oregon speed and Husker power, Scott Frost needs to find a way through a boggy valley. It’s not a long valley. On the contrary, in 2018, the problems often came on third-and-short. In general, with freshman Adrian Martinez running the offense, the Cornhuskers showed signs they’re on the way to becoming…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft

4/22/19 | Jeremy Pernell
1. DT Quinnen Williams (Alabama) 2. DE Nick Bosa (Ohio State) 3. DT Ed Oliver (Houston) 4. ILB Devin White (LSU) 5. OLB Josh Allen (Kentucky) 6. DT Christian Wilkins (Clemson) 7. CB Andraez "Greedy" Williams (LSU) 8. DT Rashan Gary (Michigan) 9. QB Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) 10. G/T Jonah Williams (Alabama) 11. DE Montez Sweat (Mississippi State) 12. DT…

Stryker report: Family rituals mark end of spring game

4/19/19 | Tad Stryker
It was a day for family April 13 at the annual Red-White spring game in Lincoln. Coach Scott Frost had an unexpected Husker family reunion with a former teammate, defensive back Michael Booker. Meanwhile, young Husker fans lined up under the North Stadium hoping for a handshake or a high five as they honored their heroes on the way to…

Frost, Hoiberg, Moos to Lead Big Red Blitz

4/18/19 | HuskerMax
Head football coach Scott Frost, new men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg and Athletic Director Bill Moos will headline Nebraska coaches and staff on the May 30 Big Red Blitz presented by First National Bank. The tour will visit regions of the state directly impacted by the devastating March floods in Nebraska, with stops in Norfolk, Fremont and at the Strategic…

100 yards with Adrian & Ameer

4/16/19 | HuskerMax
Here's a 100-yard walk and talk by Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez and former Husker Ameer Abdullah, who was part of the Big Ten Network's broadcast team for Nebraska's 2019 Red-White Spring game. | Game page 100 yards with Adrian & Ameer #GBR pic.twitter.com/xW6Ijm4bGY— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 16, 2019      

Stryker: Spring football is family time in Nebraska

4/13/19 | Tad Stryker
Cornhusker fans are knowledgeable, and when the stakes are high, they are as intense as any in college football. But spring football is not one of those times. Spring football in Nebraska is a family reunion, a glorious picnic. It’s the time to see who the new sons, grandsons, nephews look like and what they can do. It’s the time…

2019 spring postgame presser

4/13/19 | HuskerMax
Comments from head coach Scott Frost and numerous players after the 2019 Nebraska football spring game. | Game page   Scott Frost     Adrian Martinez     Darrion Daniels     Mohamed Barry     Austin Allen     Matt Farniok     Wyatt Mazour     Cameron Jurgens     Trent Hixson     Brody Belt    …

Spring game: Highlights & features

4/13/19 | HuskerMax
Highlights and BTN features from the 2019 Nebraska football spring game. Refresh this page for the latest updates.         Saturday in :60 ⏯#GBR pic.twitter.com/4jHmfDqnz6— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 13, 2019     "This state's been through a lot with the flooding...To fill this place for a spring game makes this worthwhile." It's been a good day for…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Recent hirings raise Husker fans’ optimism

4/13/19 | Tad Stryker
With a brutally cold and snowy winter finally in the rearview mirror, Cornhusker fans filled the streets, restaurants, bars and tailgate sites of Lincoln on a sunny but cool and windy morning before the annual Red-White football game. If today’s pregame survey is any indication, most share the sentiment, “It’s a good time to be a Nebraska fan.” Despite no…

Frost & Martinez on BTN

4/11/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost and quarterback Adrian Martinez spoke with the Big Ten Network about their relationship, the team's progress and more in these videos released Thursday.        

Spring game fan info

4/11/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska’s annual Red-White Spring Game will take place Saturday at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Learfield/IMG Husker Sports Network and televised live to a national audience on BTN. The spring game sold out in less than a week in February. With a capacity crowd expected, fans are encouraged to…

Spring practice No. 14

4/10/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers practiced Wednesday morning for the final time before Saturday's Red-White Spring Game. Head coach Scott Frost said a number of players will likely be held out, including Wan'Dale Robinson, Maurice Washington, Chris Hickman and Nick Henrich. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Red-White rosters • Spring schedule • 2019 roster   Coverage • Husker247 |…

Pitch in for flood relief

4/8/19 | HuskerMax
The recent unprecedented flooding has impacted thousands of families across Nebraska and in Southwest Iowa. To date, 74 cities and 65 counties have been declared a State of Emergency. Nebraska Athletics would like to encourage all Nebraskans to help in the relief efforts. At the Nebraska Red-White football game on Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Red Cross, Nebraska Athletics, N…

Spring practice No. 13

4/8/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers on Monday held their next-to-last practice before Saturday's Red-White spring game. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said the quarterbacks will wear non-contact jerseys, as they have all spring. Two playmakers on offense, JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson, remain limited because of injuries. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Spring schedule • 2019 roster   Coverage •…

Stryker video: Husker baseball pounds Purdue in series opener

4/6/19 | Tad Stryker
Military Appreciation Weekend and a Big Ten series against Purdue got underway Friday night, April 5, at Haymarket Park. Carter Cross got things going with a two-run single, and the Husker offense scored six in the first, never looking back on the way to a 17-0 victory over the Boilermakers. Cam Chick had a first-inning RBi single. Starting pitcher Mike…

Spring practice No. 11

4/3/19 | HuskerMax
The first half-hour of Wednesday's practice was open to the media, the last such opportunity until the April 13th spring game. Head coach Scott Frost called it "probably the best day of practice since I've been at Nebraska." Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Updates & discussion • Spring schedule • 2019 roster   Coverage • Lincoln…

Spring practice No. 10

4/1/19 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters and running backs coach Ryan Held had good things to say after Monday's practice about the defense's play. "If we don't bring our 'A' game, they're embarrassing us," Walters said. Walters mentioned walk-on Brody Belt as someone who's been impressing as a running back and receiver. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Spring…

Stryker: Better depth means upturn in chronically weak defensive line

3/29/19 | Tad Stryker
For most of a decade, the defensive line has been the Nebraska football program’s major on-field weakness. Those of us who saw Rich Glover, Larry Jacobson and Broderick Thomas terrorize opponents during the Devaney-Osborne era still have trouble coming to terms with that. Like a persistent cancer, perpetual unsoundness in the trenches has plagued the Huskers ever since Ndamukong Suh…

Spring practice No. 8

3/27/19 | HuskerMax
Reporters were able to observe the first half-hour or so of Wednesday morning's practice. In addition to the links below, dozens of tweeted images and video clips can be found on our discussion thread. Head coach Scott Frost and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander were among those available for questions afterward. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Spring…

Spring practice No. 7

3/25/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers returned to practice Monday after nine days off for spring break. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said afterward that he liked the players' energy level. "We had a great day," he said. "There was no hangover, so to speak." Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Spring schedule • Spring media guide • 2019 roster    …

Stryker video: Waldron, Fisher strong 1-2 punch to open conference baseball sked

3/23/19 | Tad Stryker
Behind great starting pitching from Matt Waldron and Nate Fisher, the Nebraska baseball team opened its conference schedule by sweeping  a doubleheader from Michigan State March 22. The Huskers won the opener 4-1, as Waldron threw a two-hit complete game, striking out six batters without a single walk. The senior righthander  improved his record to 3-0 this season. He retired…

Spring practice No. 5

3/13/19 | HuskerMax
After Nebraska's fifth football practice of spring 2019, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said he was pleased with improvements he was seeing in the Huskers' pass rush. Outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt spoke about his battle with cancer. He said he has missed just one practice and has lost more than 40 pounds. "My cure rate is supposed to be really…

Spring practice No. 4

3/11/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers' fourth practice of spring 2019 was the first with any sort of media access. Reporters observed the first half-hour of Monday's session, and they got comments afterward from head coach Scott Frost, assistant coaches on offense, and selected players. Frost said the energy level was down somewhat from last week, perhaps due to the clock change over the…

Spring practice #2

3/6/19 | HuskerMax
Wednesday's practice had no media access, but here are a couple of photos and a video tweeted out by the Athletic Department. | Discuss | Spring schedule   🤜 Bridge Walk | Bridge Talk 🤛Spring Practice Week 1:» @CoachBeckton & @StollJack #GBR pic.twitter.com/AQTvCfZu7w— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) March 6, 2019   #WallpaperWednesday// wideouts \\#GBR 👐📲 pic.twitter.com/VBCf6EoBpY— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) March 6,…

Spring press conference

3/5/19 | HuskerMax
Several players and head coach Scott Frost spoke to reporters Tuesday, one day after the start of Nebraska football spring drills. Frost said running back Maurice Washington will be a limited participant in spring practices as his legal proceedings play out.   • Tuesday transcripts • Spring schedule • Spring media guide • Updated 2019 roster   Coverage • KLKN…

Spring football schedule

3/4/19 | HuskerMax
Spring football drills will kick off with the Huskers’ first practice on Monday, March 4. Second-year head coach Scott Frost will hold a spring press conference the following day. It begins with players at 11:30 a.m., followed by Frost at 12:30 p.m. and then assistant coaches in a roundtable setting. Also of note is Nebraska’s Pro Day, which will take place Thursday, March…

Pernell: Optimism is high with spring ball starting tomorrow

3/3/19 | Jeremy Pernell
This time of year hope springs eternal throughout the college football landscape, and Nebraska is no different. Despite back-to-back 4-8 seasons that resulted in missing consecutive bowl games for the first time since 1967-68, the Huskers have been singled out by several publications as a potential dark horse team heading into 2019. In fact, they've appeared on numerous "Way-Too-Early" Top…

Stryker: Looking outside the box to fill NU coaching vacancy

2/23/19 | Tad Stryker
It’s been about two weeks since defensive line coach Mike Dawson announced his resignation Feb. 11, a transaction that both creates a problem and opened new possibilities for the Nebraska football program. When Scott Frost was hired, it was widely expected that offense would be the strength of his team. That turned out to be true in Year One, and…