2019 Articles

Stryker: Belief in Frost, Martinez takes big hit in Colorado loss

9/7/19 | Tad Stryker
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when quite a few people (including me) were optimistic about Nebraska’s chances in the Big Ten West this season based on the logic that the Cornhuskers had the best coach-quarterback combination in the league? Well, we don’t look so smart now. The Scott Frost-Adrian Martinez connection is off to an unexpected stumbling start in…

Highlights vs. Colorado

9/7/19 | HuskerMax
Here are video highlights from Nebraska's 34-31 overtime loss Saturday to Colorado in Boulder. | Return to game page       Comeback complete! After blowing a 17-point lead to @CUBuffsFootball, Nebraska misses a 48-yard FG in OT to end the game. pic.twitter.com/jCEelh81X6 — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 7, 2019     WHAT A CATCH TONY BROWN 🔥🔥🔥@CUBuffsFootball ties…

Urban Meyer on the Huskers

9/6/19 | HuskerMax
Former coach Urban Meyer analyzes the Blackshirt defense of Nebraska and the abilities of the Huskers' starting quarterback, Adrian Martinez, in these two BTN videos.     Why does @CoachMeyerOSU think @MartinezTheQB can be "exceptional"? Partly because of his skills in @HuskerFBNation's RPO reads, which Urban and @gerrydinardo break down in-depth: pic.twitter.com/7fte85nI4F— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) September 6, 2019  …

Thursday practice, Colorado week

9/5/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost said the Nebraska offense was "leaps and bounds" better this week in practice, but there's uncertainty at placekicker as the Huskers get set for their trip to Colorado. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | CU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | CU • CU week…

Husker Dan: NU Will CU In Boulder

9/3/19 | Husker Dan
MUST LIST There are a couple of preconditions for any aspiring football team: #1.) Take care of your home field and #2.) Win the games you're supposed to win. Mission accomplished on both counts for Nebraska after its 35-21 win over the underdog Jag-"wires" of South Alabama. Wait, you say the win wasn't pretty? That it was sloppy and had…

Tuesday practice: Colorado week

9/3/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive assistant coaches and several players met with reporters after Tuesday's practice as the Huskers point toward Saturday's game at Colorado. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | CU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | CU • Stats matchup • Monday presser • Roster • Game page • Practice…

Monday presser: Colorado week

9/2/19 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game at Colorado and what they must do better than they did against South Alabama in the season opener. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday's transcripts • Updates & discussion • Depth chart • Game notes • Stats matchup • Roster…

2019 Nebraska-Colorado stats matchup

9/2/19 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buffaloes match up statistically entering their Sept. 7th game in Boulder. National rankings are based on games played through Sept. 1. NEBRASKA 1-0 (0-0)  COLORADO  1-0 (0-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 98.0 97 243.0 29 Passing offense 178.0 94 232.0 64 Pass efficiency 117.96 92 195.44 11 Total offense 276.0 108 475.0 44…

Stryker: Blackshirts’ 5 takeaways bail out frustrating offense

8/31/19 | Tad Stryker
The good news: there were no thunderstorms in Lincoln Saturday. The bad news: There was very little thunder or lightning in the Nebraska offense Saturday. So you were ready for a big opening-game statement. So you figured Adrian Martrinez and the Husker offense would slice up South Alabama and the second-team offensive line could get some much-needed work in the…

Big-play defense carries Huskers

8/31/19 | HuskerMax
Big plays by the defense, including two returns for touchdowns, bailed out the Huskers in their season opener Saturday against heavy underdog South Alabama. While the Nebraska offense sputtered most of the day, defensive touchdowns by Eric Lee and Alex Davis provided the winning margin. The offense accounted for just two of Nebraska's five touchdowns as another Husker score came…

2019 Nebraska-South Alabama football postgame notes

8/31/19 | HuskerMax
• Nebraska was victorious in its season opener for the 33rd time in the past 35 seasons. Nebraska improved to 98-27-5 all-time in season openers, including 85-14-3 in season openers in Lincoln. • Nebraska improved to 14-0 all-time in games played in August, 2-0 against South Alabama and 10-1 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. • Today’s…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Ready for first look at Wan’Dale Robinson

8/31/19 | Tad Stryker
It’s Scott Frost’s second season in Lincoln, but Nebraska football seems newer than ever, and excitement was at a high level on campus despite rainy Saturday morning weather. New faces bring new expectations, and my pregame question focused on Cornhuskers making their first game appearance. I asked 100 Husker fans this question before they entered the stadium for the NU-South…

Pernell: Previewing the Special Teams

8/30/19 | Jeremy Pernell
It's not just on defense where Nebraska needs to vastly improve to become a Big Ten contender. The special teams units for the Huskers have bounced between below-average and atrocious for the last four seasons. Jovan Dewitt's unit struggled for the first half of the 2018 season but started seeing some improvements as the season wore on. A big bugaboo…

Pernell: Previewing the Secondary

8/29/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Travis Fisher did a remarkable job with this secondary last season. It's hard to remember now, but a year ago the lack of proven depth at defensive back was one of the biggest concerns on the team heading into Scott Frost's first season. Fisher said last years game against Northwestern was the most difficult for him. The Wildcats threw it 64…

Limited Edition Nebraska Five-Time Football National Champions Bobblehead

8/29/19 | David Max
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum just unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating Nebraska’s five football National Championships. The bobblehead features Nebraska mascot Herbie Husker surrounded by five championship rings on the base of the bobblehead, which is in the shape of Nebraska’s logo. A commemorative backing lists the years of Nebraska’s titles, which were in 1970,…

Thursday practice: South Alabama week

8/29/19 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that no decision has been made on the status of running back Maurice Washington for Saturday's game. He said the Huskers intend to redshirt Luke McCaffrey even though the freshman quarterback had a “phenomenal” fall camp. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB |…

Pernell: Previewing the Linebackers

8/28/19 | Jeremy Pernell
The heart and soul of the Blackshirt defense is senior team captain Mohamed Barry. The 6-foot-1, 245-pounder out of Loganville, Georgia, was named to the Butkus Award Watch List as well as the preseason Watch List for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is awarded to "college football’s Defensive Impact Player of the Year." After redshirting as a freshman, Barry played…

Tuesday practice: South Alabama week

8/27/19 | HuskerMax
Defensive coaches and several players met with reporters after Tuesday's Nebraska football practice. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander discussed the depth chart, the awarding of the Blackshirt jerseys and more. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Depth charts: NEB | USA | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | USA • Monday presser • Roster…

Pernell: Previewing the Defensive Line

8/27/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Stopping the run has been a popular talking point among defensive players this offseason. They know they have to get better. Last year they got pushed around too often, rarely stuffed their opponents in short-yardage situations and gave up 195.8 rushing yards per game, which ranked 96th nationally. Nebraska's defense finished 107th in rushing yards per carry allowed (5.0) and…

Husker Dan: Let the Games Begin!

8/26/19 | Husker Dan
THE REASON WHY A reader (Craig from Connecticut) sent me an email recently, opining about Scott Frost. I'm paraphrasing,  "Frost didn't leave a 13-0 program at Central Florida to come to the cold climes of Nebraska just to go 7-5 or 8-4 and play in second rate bowl games each year.  He came here for two reasons:  to win conference…

Monday presser: South Alabama week

8/26/19 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost and several players met with reporters Monday to preview the Huskers' season opener against South Alabama. The first depth chart of 2019 was released, and Blackshirts were issued to more than a dozen players. Frost declared the team to be improved at every position group. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday's transcripts • Depth…

Pernell: Previewing the Offensive Line

8/26/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska has all the makings of an elite offense. Scott Frost's system is dynamic, it's multiple, it's dangerous, it's explosive, it's proven. They have one of the best quarterbacks in college football, and the skill positions are deep and full of potential game-breakers. Guys are familiar with the scheme, and after another offseason, they're comfortable and playing with confidence. The…

Pernell: Previewing the Tight Ends

8/25/19 | Jeremy Pernell
The tight end room didn't lose a single player from last year and won't after this upcoming season, either. Sean Beckton's group is deep and talented. It's full of big-bodied guys who move well and present tough matchups for linebackers in coverage. The longevity of the room has helped Beckton groom his guys over the past two offseasons. Guys have…

One week out

8/24/19 | HuskerMax
It's one week until kickoff, and the Athletic Department marked the occasion with this video. Below it is a Friday release featuring the Huskers' nutrition program under the leadership of Dave Ellis.          

Pernell: Previewing the Wide Receivers

8/24/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Stanley Morgan was the most productive receiver in Nebraska football history, breaking six school records and becoming the program's first-ever 1,000-yard receiver last season (1,004). He and JD Spielman formed one of the best duo's in the Big Ten over the last two seasons. But production outside of those two was minimal. Between Morgan and Spielman, you're looking at 77…

Adrian Martinez on Jim Rome Show

8/23/19 | HuskerMax
Adrian Martinez was a guest Friday on the Jim Rome Show. The sophomore Nebraska quarterback talked about stepping his leadership, his appreciation of Husker fans and the history of Nebraska quarterbacks, his recruitment by Scott Frost and more. Watch a two-minute sample or hear the entire 11-minute segment below.              

Pernell: Previewing the Running Backs

8/23/19 | Jeremy Pernell
This staff was very high on incoming juco standout Dedrick Mills during the recruiting process. It was a bit of a nail-biter getting him to campus. After failing to meet the initial junior college academic qualification standards in January, Mills took three courses in the spring in order to replace previous grades to meet the 2.5 GPA required for juco…

Pernell: Previewing the Quarterbacks

8/22/19 | Jeremy Pernell
Last season, Adrian Martinez became the first true freshman in program history to start an opener at quarterback. In doing so, he became the first freshman and just the seventh player ever to accumulate 3,000 yards of offense in a season. Martinez played in 11 games, missing the Troy loss on Sept. 15 - thanks to a knee injury he…

Fall camp practice No. 17

8/21/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on offense met with reporters after Wednesday morning's Nebraska football practice. Coaches' comments made it clearer who will be at or near the top of the rotation at some groups when the Huskers take the field Aug. 31 against South Alabama. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp schedule •…

Fall camp practice No. 16

8/20/19 | HuskerMax
There was no media access during or after Tuesday's Nebraska football practice, but the Athletic Department supplied a photo gallery. Articles in the Coverage section were published Tuesday but were based on Monday's practice. • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media guide       Coverage • Lincoln Journal Star | DL Casey Rogers, tutored…

Sneak Peek of Day by Day Husker Movie

8/20/19 | David Max
  The first exclusive Sneak Peek of the movie Day By Day will be shown Friday Sept. 6, at The Embassy Suites in Boulder, CO from 6 PM - 10 PM.  A story when Nebraska reigned supreme above all others from 1993-1997. Only 400 tickets are available.   Event website: https://blurparties.com/day-by-day   The evening will be MC’d by Ahman Green and attended…

Husker Dan: All-Nebraska Dream Team Part 2

8/19/19 | Husker Dan
Part Two: The Defense Last week, Part One of the All Nebraska Offensive Football Dream Team was announced.  And in this issue, we’ll look at the winners on Defense. And to recap, the Dream Team members had to have been born in the state of Nebraska and/or played high school football in the state and had to have excelled in…

BTN Bus at fall camp

8/19/19 | HuskerMax
The Big Ten Network's BTN Bus arrived in Lincoln for Monday morning's practice. Here are videos and images from the BTN crew members as they watched the practice, plus interviews and other features that aired Monday evening on the network. | Jump down to latest video | Return to Monday's practice report   How can it be Frosty in August?…

Fall camp practice No. 15

8/19/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense met with reporters after Monday morning's Nebraska football practice, the 15th of fall camp. A Big Ten Network crew watched the practice, and their observations, videos and photos can be found here. The network will air a segment on the Huskers this evening. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion •…

Alternate uniforms unveiled

8/19/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers' 2019 alternate uniforms, a tribute to Nebraska's Blackshirt tradition, were unveiled Monday morning. No date has been announced for when they will be worn. More details and photos here. Thumbs up or thumbs down? Scroll down to register your opinion. Commentary: Feit | Carriker* | Crawford            

Fall camp practice No. 13

8/16/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers held a situational scrimmage during Friday morning's practice, and head coach Scott Frost provided updates afterward, including the news that senior backup offensive lineman Christian Gaylord is out for the season with a knee injury. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media…

Nebraska-Colorado Tailgate Sept. 7

8/15/19 | David Max
Blur Parties will be hosting a BIG tailgate before the Colorado game this year. Here are the details. BLUR PARTIES BOULDER Blur Parties is hosting a Husker hospitality tailgate in the heart of Buffalo country. We reserved two hotels and blocked off the street in-between. We are ready for 2,000 Husker fans to join our pre-game tailgate and watch site…

Fall camp practice No. 12

8/15/19 | HuskerMax
Thursday morning's Nebraska football practice was the 12th of fall camp. There was no media access during or after the session, but the Athletic Department provided these photos and video below. • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media guide   Coverage Note: These items were published Thursday but are drawn from information gleaned from practices…

Frost on leadership & culture

8/15/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Frost was the keynote speaker for the 2019 Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders conference hosted by U.S. Strategic Command. Frost's address provides insights into his leadership philosophy and his approach to improving the culture of Nebraska football. The audience included 320 military and Department of Defense civilians from across Offutt Air Force Base. The theme of the conference…

Fall camp practice No. 11

8/14/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on offense met with reporters after Wednesday morning's Nebraska football practice, the 11th of fall camp. Reporters watched the first 45 minutes of practice, and their observations can be found here and in the Coverage section below. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full…

Fall camp practice No. 10

8/13/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense met with reporters after Tuesday morning's Nebraska football practice, the 10th of fall camp. View a photo gallery from the practice and video below, and refresh this page for the latest updates as more coverage arrives. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media guide   Coverage…

Husker Dan: Husker Dream Team, Part One

8/12/19 | Husker Dan
SMALL STATE, SMALL TOWNS AND GREAT PLAYERS They come from large towns in Nebraska like Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and Fremont and from small towns like Franklin, North Platte, Pierce, Fairmont, Hartington, Burr, Columbus, Seward and Monroe. Some came to Nebraska on scholarships and several came to Lincoln as walk- ons.  There are several who ended their Husker careers as…

Fall camp practice No. 9

8/11/19 | HuskerMax
Below is Athletic Department footage from Sunday's scrimmage. There was no media access during or after the session, the ninth practice of fall camp. • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media guide        

Fall camp practice No. 8

8/10/19 | HuskerMax
The Athletic Department provided these images from Saturday's practice, the eighth of fall camp for the 2019 Huskers. There was no media access during or after the session. • Fall camp schedule • Roster: 110-man | Full • 2019 media guide   Day 8: Compete#GBR x #TheGoodLife pic.twitter.com/hbP8Kdwtm3— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 10, 2019      

Fall camp practice No. 7

8/9/19 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost met with reporters after Friday morning's Nebraska football practice, the seventh of fall camp. He said linebacker JoJo Domann is back after rehabbing several extra days at home. He again praised the team's attitude and said coaching the players is far easier than it was a year ago. Practices have been so physical that "we've had…

Fall camp practice No. 6

8/8/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers' practice Thursday morning had no media access, but the Athletic Department provided these images and video. | Fall camp schedule          

Fall camp practice No. 5

8/7/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on offense met with reporters after Wednesday morning's Nebraska football practice, the fifth of fall camp. Members of the media were able to watch the first 20 to 30 minutes, and many of their tweeted photos, viedos and observations can be found here. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp…

Fall camp practice No. 4

8/5/19 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense met with reporters after Monday morning's Nebraska football practice, the fourth of fall camp and the first with media availability. Coverage and video will continue to accumulate here, so refresh this page for the latest updates. • Updates & discussion • Fall camp schedule • 2019 roster • 2019 media guide   Coverage • HuskerOnline |…

Fall camp practice No. 3

8/4/19 | HuskerMax
Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics, here are a few scenes from Sunday's Nebraska football practice, the third of 2019 preseason camp. There was no media access during or after the practice. | Camp schedule      

FootballPedia Goes Live August 5, 2019

8/4/19 | David Max
Today we are officially launching a new web site - FootballPedia.com. It has been a concept for 20 years to bring together the three aspects of current information, historical information and community forums to a sports team site. In order to prove that the concept would work Joe Hudson and I launched HuskerPedia.com (now HuskerMax) on September 9, 1999. It…

Fall camp practice No. 2

8/3/19 | HuskerMax
Here's some Athletic Department imagery from the 2019 Huskers' second practice of fall camp. There was no media access during or after Saturday morning's session. | Fall camp schedule     Loving the GOOD LIFE 💯. Fall camp with these group of coaches and players is as good as it gets #GBR🔴🌽#DayByDay #EarnIt pic.twitter.com/cJzUqdeyxp— Troy Walters® (@CoachWalters1) August 3, 2019…

First fall camp practice

8/2/19 | HuskerMax
Here are Athletic Department photos and video from the 2019 Huskers' first practice of fall camp. There was no media access during or after Friday morning's session, but the Athletic Department supplied these photos. | Fall camp schedule      

Fan Day photos & video

8/1/19 | HuskerMax
Here are photos and video from Thursday evening's Nebraska football Fan Day event at Memorial Stadium. • More photos: Huskers.com, HV, H247, HOL (1, 2) | LJS | OWH* • Coverage: OWH* | LJS, KOLN, KETV   For the fans. ✍️#GBR pic.twitter.com/6MASCk6RVW— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) August 2, 2019       Fan Day 2K19 📸Thanks to all who made it…

Pre-camp presser

8/1/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost and several players previewed fall camp with a press conference Thursday, one day before the Huskers' first practice. Frost praised the players' buy-in but said the team still must prove its toughness. Get all the coverage and the complete video below. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Practice schedule • Fan Day • Media guide •…

Fall camp practice schedule

8/1/19 | HuskerMax
The Huskers will have 20 practices before the start of the 2019 fall semester. Below is the complete fall camp practice schedule plus the in-season schedule for practices and press conferences. Fall semester classes and the in-season schedule begin Monday, Aug. 26. • Pre-camp presser• Media guide• 2019 roster• 2019 games Day & time Media access Fri 8/02 8:35 a.m. None…

Husker Dan: My offseason notes

7/31/19 | Husker Dan
Don't look now, Husker football fans, but fall camp begins this week and the South Alabama home opener is just about 30 days away.  Our nine-month wait for Husker football will soon be over!  I'll write more about the upcoming season later, but first here are some of my notes from the offseason.   BILL MOOS (Husker A.D.) I got…

2019 Fan Day info & map

7/26/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska fans are reminded that this Thursday evening will be the 2019 Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular, with the event held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fan Day is annually the best opportunity for fans to meet and greet the Nebraska football players, coaches and staff before kickoff. Traffic flow for lines for players will be…

2019 Big Ten Media Days

7/18/19 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost took to the podium Thursday after weather problems delayed the Nebraska contingent's arrival in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days. He said the team is substantially ahead of last year's in terms of strength and conditioning, but he declined to draw comparisons between his Year Twos at Nebraska and Central Florida. Refresh this page for the latest updates…

Pernell: Frost continues fusion of ‘Oregon Speed and Husker Power’

7/18/19 | Jeremy Pernell
When Scott Frost was hired, one of the most impressive things about him was how prepared he was for the Nebraska job. Sure, his time at Oregon laid the groundwork of the offense he has taken and evolved into his own. One of the most innovative and dangerous systems in college football. And without question, his two-years at Central Florida…

Stryker: The 50 most significant Husker plays, Part One

7/14/19 | Tad Stryker
Of all the biggest, most significant plays in Nebraska football history, it’s amazing how few of them have come in Memorial Stadium. Or so I thought, until I started digging into the research for this column (or rather two columns; the second will come next weekend), which give my list of the 50 most significant Husker football plays in the…

Single-Game Football Tickets to be Available Monday

6/20/19 | HuskerMax
Nebraska fans wishing to become a season ticket holder are encouraged to do so before Monday, June 24, by visiting Huskers.com. Currently, a limited number of season tickets for Nebraska’s 2019 home schedule remain, but those sales will close at 8 a.m. Monday. The remaining ticket inventory will be sold on a single-game basis for games with tickets available. Purchasing…

Stryker: Building a team-first mentality doesn’t happen easily

6/16/19 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost was baptized by fire in Year One. He is getting another baptism — by leisure — as he approaches Year Two. The events of this June are one reason why hardcore college football fans hate the off-season. Maurice Washington and Wan’Dale Robinson — two highly touted athletes who have the ability to make Frost’s offense explode — instead, made…


6/10/19 | Husker Dan
Two of Bill Moos' Husker head coach hires over the past year and a half (IMHO) are grand slam home runs.  I'm talking about, of course, Fred Frost and Scott Hoiberg. What's that you say?  I have the names wrong?  Am I losing it?  Nah.  But it can be confusing keeping track of the two of them. Scott Frost (football)…

Stryker: Upcoming season will pivot on home games against West foes

5/23/19 | Tad Stryker
I recently watched BTN’s “Big Ten Elite” football retrospective honoring the 1997 Nebraska team. The director did a good job playing up the strongest story lines — Tom Osborne’s final season, the Blackshirt dominance of Grant Wistrom and Jason Peter, the rise of linebacker-mentality quarterback Scott Frost. It was at least as good as the network’s piece on the 1997…

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…