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DECEMBER 31, 2022

A new connection between the Husker football and track programs is paying off. | Recruiting notes*

Matt Rhule has a plan for making player development* work in the era of the transfer portal.

DECEMBER 30, 2022

Garrett Nelson says there was nothing easy* about his decision to turn pro.

Texas high school coach Bob Wager confirms he’s joining Matt Rhule’s staff as tight ends coach and special teams assistant.

Attend the 50th anniversary Heisman art event Jan. 6 in Elkhorn.

DECEMBER 29, 2022

The Nebraska men use a 29-5 run and strong defensive play to dispense with Iowa, 66-50.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren has reportedly emerged as a strong candidate to be the next president of the Chicago Bears.

His dad was a pro in a different sport, but Husker signee Riley Van Poppel has the same drive to succeed. | Faith in action*

Athlon has five New Year’s resolutions for Nebraska football.

DECEMBER 28, 2022

No. 14 Michigan’s physical defense is too much for the Husker women in a 76-59 Nebraska loss in Lincoln.

The expanded playoff is likely to bring major changes to the bowl system. | Shatel commentary*

Colton Feist, the walk-on who became a starter on the defensive line, announces he won’t return for his final year of eligibility.

Husker Dan: Matt Rhule’s first class is classy.

DECEMBER 27, 2022

Tad Stryker hopes “body blows” is more than just talk and can become Nebraska’s offensive identity.

Assistant coaches Terrance Knighton and Ed Foley talk on the radio* about their new jobs.

Former Husker Maliek Collins makes a young fan’s Christmas something special.

Nebraska’s 2023 defense loses a cornerstone as Garrett Nelson declares for the NFL draft. | McKewon analysis* | Discuss

Husker signee Malachi Coleman has accepted an invitation to play in the Polynesian Bowl on Jan. 20.

Recruiting analysts applaud Matt Rhule’s conviction to find quality under-the-radar* players on the recruiting trail.

Former Husker Tommy Armstrong Jr. and his mother are called heroes after a house fire in Gulfport, Miss.

DECEMBER 26, 2022

The composition of Matt Rhule’s staff becomes clearer with newly posted titles and duties. | Notes*

Matt Rhule explains his school of thought in regard to offensive line technique* and coaching.*

Defensive backs coach Evan Cooper is in sync with Matt Rhule when it comes to recruiting. | Texas connections | Staff notes

DECEMBER 25, 2022

HuskerOnline writers roll out their wish lists for Nebraska athletics. | Shatel too*

This week in Husker history: A 1932 old-timers’ charity game featuring the likes of Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir, “Link” Lyman and “Blue” Howell draws 4,000-plus fans to Memorial Stadium.

DECEMBER 24, 2022

Omarion Miller, four-star receiver from Louisiana who decommitted from Nebraska three weeks ago, has signed with Colorado. | Discuss

DECEMBER 23, 2022

There’s still work to do* as Nebraska seeks to lock down its own backyard in recruiting. | Big Ten recruiting results*

It’s now official: Ben Scott, the Arizona State offensive lineman* who was previously thought to be headed to Auburn, is transferring to Nebraska instead. | McKewon analysis* | Discuss | Class of ’23

Former Husker defensive coordinator Erik Chinander is joining the Boise State staff as defensive line coach.

Offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield discusses transfer QB Jeff Sims and some of the other newcomers, plus his offensive philosophy alongside Matt Rhule. | Video

DECEMBER 22, 2022

Defensive coordinator Tony White discusses the incoming linebackers, the Blackshirt tradition and what he looks for first in a player.

Athlon Sports grades the Huskers’ new signees. | The ones who got away* | Class superlatives

DECEMBER 21, 2022

The Nebraska women take down No. 20 Kansas in triple overtime, 85-79.

Commentary on Matt Rhule and his crop of recruits: Shatel,* Carriker, Sipple,* McKewon,* Just,* Vogel,* Christopherson.

On a day of mostly good news* for the Huskers, the only signing-day decommitment was the flip of three-star receiver Barry Jackson to Cincinnati. | Winners & losers

A signing-day flip goes the Huskers’ way as Vincent Carroll-Jackson, a three-star defensive lineman formerly committed to Syracuse, announces he’s coming to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights

Nebraska gets a signing-day commitment as Eric Fields, three-star linebacker from Ardmore, Okla., announces he’ll be a Husker. | Coverage & highlights

Texas A&M defensive lineman Elijah Jeudy announces he’s transferring to Nebraska. | Discuss

See what Husker coaches had to say about recruiting and more this morning: Rhule (1, 2), Barthel, Foley.

Malachi Coleman announces he’s staying home and signing with Nebraska. | Video | Ngoyi sticks with ISU

Former Baylor receiver Josh Fleeks is transferring* to Nebraska.

DECEMBER 20, 2022

The bulk of Matt Rhule’s first recruiting class at Nebraska becomes official Wednesday. Follow the signing-day developments on our recruiting page and forum thread. | Decision schedule

The Husker men dominate early on their way to a 75-65 hoops win over Queens.

Florida Gators edge defender Chief Borders announces he’s transferring to Nebraska. | Discuss | Portal tracker

Bob Wager, a top high school coach in Texas, is expected to join Matt Rhule’s staff.

Ronnie Green is stepping down in 2023 after seven years as UNL’s chancellor.*

Former Husker assistant Ryan Held has been hired as head coach at Nebraska-Kearney.

DECEMBER 19, 2022

Gretna lineman Mason Goldman announces he’ll be a Husker. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Casey Thompson’s dad says the quarterback intends to win the starting job at Nebraska in 2023 and has already begun learning Marcus Satterfield’s playbook.

Husker Dan believes in Trev Alberts.

Transfer quarterback Jeff Sims* explains why he chose Nebraska: “I feel like they have a plan.”

Jason Maciejczak, 320-pound lineman from Pierre, S.D., announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

Husker Doc Talk: Cautiously optimistic a few weeks into the Rhule era.

Four-star edge rusher Princewill Umanmielen of Manor, Texas, commits to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

DECEMBER 18, 2022

Linebacker Hayden Moore has decommitted from Nebraska and flipped to Michigan. | Discuss | Recruiting notes*

Jeff Sims, dual-threat quarterback from Georgia Tech, announces he’s transferring to Nebraska. | McKewon analysis* | Discuss

The Husker women pull away in the second half for a 66-39 basketball win over Wyoming.

Looking at Matt Rhule’s recruiting: Texas connections* | Track athletes*

This week in Husker history: Steve Pederson leaves Pitt to accept the post of athletic director at Nebraska.

DECEMBER 17, 2022

Cold shooting plagues Nebrasketball in a 71-56 loss* to Kansas State. | Stats

Rahmir Stewart, a three-star safety from Philadelphia with an impressive offer list, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Safety Corey Collier announces he’s transferring* from Florida to Nebraska. | McKewon analysis* | Discuss

Jaylen Lloyd, speedy wide receiver from Omaha Westside, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

Five-star 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola, son of former Husker Dominic and nephew of O-line coach Donovan, has decommitted from Ohio State. | Discuss

From Hail Varsity, the curious recruiting story of running back Kwinten Ives.*

DECEMBER 16, 2022

Mickey Joseph is officially out of a job* with the Huskers, but financial details remain unknown.

Two dozen Huskers, including 12 current and former football players, are receiving degrees this weekend.

Omaha Westside kicker Tristan Alvano announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Here’s a roundup of the recruits and portal targets who are visiting Lincoln this weekend. | Video

Florida high school coach Philip Simpson, who once played for Matt Rhule on the defensive line, is reportedly joining the staff in a support role.

DECEMBER 15, 2022

From the OWH, five highly effective traits* of Matt Rhule’s best teams.

The 2-for-1 Dave deal for the BBS subscription is back.

Linebacker Ernest Hausmann, who entered the transfer portal two weeks ago, announces his commitment to Michigan. | Discuss

Athlon Sports takes a by-the-numbers look at Bill Busch’s restoration work with the Nebraska defense in 2022. | Carriker interview

Matt Rhule gets an A in USA Today’s grading of coaching hires.

DECEMBER 14, 2022

Nebraska is set to host Arkansas transfer quarterback Malik Hornsby* this weekend. | Visitor list | As the portal turns* | Discuss

California regents approve UCLA’s move to the Big Ten. | Discuss

Poll question: Are you concerned about the players who have decommitted or are in the portal?

Lexi Rodriguez earns second-team All-America volleyball honors.

DECEMBER 13, 2022

The spring game has been set for April 22, Trev Alberts says on the radio, and the original east balcony will be converted to club seating this offseason. | Thoughts about Rhule’s staff | Video

Nebraska is lowering season football ticket prices by $100 in 2023 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Memorial Stadium.

Former Husker safety Jaeden Gould, who entered the transfer portal 10 days ago, commits to Syracuse. | Tracker

In memory of Mike Leach, a look back at his games against Nebraska and what he said afterward. | Stories from Moos*

Purdue has hired Ryan Walters, Illinois’ defensive coordinator, as its new head coach.

Offensive lineman Kevin Williams Jr. is entering the transfer portal.

DECEMBER 12, 2022

Husker Dan outlines the challenges facing Matt Rhule.

Junior college edge defender Kai Wallin gives Nebraska its second commitment of the day. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Nebraska gets a commitment from Syncere Safeeullah, a three-star IMG Academy cornerback from Nashville. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

DECEMBER 11, 2022

Sam McKewon preaches patience* with Matt Rhule’s rebuild. | Callahan’s rundown*

Matt Rhule’s eye for talent extends to his young coaching hires.*

Quarterback William “Pop” Watson, who reportedly had not been visited by the new staff, decommits from the Huskers and flips to Virginia Tech. | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Nebraska gets a commitment from long snapper Marco Ortiz, a graduate transfer from the Florida Gators.

Kwinten Ives, a running back/receiver from New Jersey, has committed to the Huskers during his visit this weekend. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

This week in Husker history: Nebraska’s first bowl win, Tom Osborne’s retirement announcement and more.

DECEMBER 10, 2022

Tad Stryker say Matt Rhule is built to the job of bringing stability back to Nebraska football.

No. 4 Purdue benefits from a controversial foul with 12 seconds left in overtime and holds off the Husker men, 65-62, while the women take charge after halftime for a 71-46 win over Samford.

Matt Rhule tells fans at Pinnacle Bank Arena that it’s his staff’s “mission” to turn Husker football around.

Husker Hour: Football coaching and transfers, volleyball ends, big basketball wins.

Reports say Jake Peetz will stay with the Los Angeles Rams rather than join Matt Rhule’s staff at Nebraska.

DECEMBER 9, 2022

Ochaun Mathis announces he’s entering the 2023 NFL draft. | Discuss

Tony White and Donovan Raiola are now officially on Matt Rhule’s staff. | Poll on White

Here’s a rundown of the official visitors through Sunday in Lincoln.

Jimari Butler says he has decided to stay at Nebraska rather than transfer. | Discuss | Tracker

DECEMBER 8, 2022

The Huskers’ volleyball season ends in a five-set loss to Oregon in the Louisville regional. | Three takes*

Three portal prospects are among the official visitors* expected in Lincoln this weekend.

Check out this Matt Rhule parody song.

Running back Jaquez Yant and backup kicker Charlie Weinrich* have entered the transfer portal. | Discuss | Bio

Athlon Sports lists some potential portal targets for Nebraska on defense.

DECEMBER 7, 2022

The Nebraska men’s offense struggles without Sam Griesel in an 81-65 loss at No. 14 Indiana, but the short-handed women rout Wisconsin, 82-54.

Husker defensive tackle commit Riley Van Poppel gets an “amazing” home visit in Texas from Matt Rhule.

Poll question: Would retaining Donovan Raiola be a good move or a bad one by Matt Rhule? | Carriker gut reaction (video)

Edge defender Cameron Lenhardt, who decommitted from the Huskers after Scott Frost’s firing, has scheduled an official visit to Lincoln this weekend. | Player info

Edge defender Jimari Butler becomes the 10th Husker scholarship player to enter the transfer portal. | Callahan analysis (video) | Bio

Trey Palmer and Garrett Nelson earn second-team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press.*

A third Big Ten West team will have a new coach in 2023 as Jeff Brohm is leaving Purdue for Louisville.

DECEMBER 6, 2022

Matt Rhule reportedly is keeping Donovan Raiola aboard as offensive line* coach. | Discuss

Play golf in the 48th Nebraska Classic in February.

Zach Wiegert spreads the credit around as he gets set for his induction tonight into the College Football Hall of Fame. | Updates & discussion | HOF Huskers

Athlon Sports lists some potential portal targets for Nebraska on offense, and Saturday Tradition looks at five areas of need for the Huskers.

Sprinter Brice Turner from Bay City, Texas, commits to the Huskers for football and track. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Reserve defensive lineman Mosai Newsom, who saw action in nine games this past season, has entered the transfer portal.* | Discuss

Ben Brahmer, who became the Huskers’ first 2023 pledge more than a year and a half ago, has decommitted* and flipped to Iowa State. | Discuss

Bill Busch overcame a serious heart issue before orchestrating improvement* on special teams and defense.

As a coach whose strong suit is player development, Matt Rhule faces a balancing act* with the transfer portal, Tom Shatel writes.

DECEMBER 5, 2022

Husker legacy receiver Keagan Johnson gets a Nebraska offer after entering the transfer portal out of Iowa.

Husker Dan looks at streaks in multiple Husker sports.

Inside an in-home visit* by Matt Rhule.

Three reserve Husker linemen — Alex Conn, Jailen Weaver and Marquis Black — have entered the transfer portal today, and a Texas A&M defensive end has set up a Lincoln visit. | Discuss | Tracker

The number of scanned tickets* at Husker games dipped this past season, including a sub-50,000 total for the home finale against Wisconsin.

Former Husker Jay Foreman breaks down offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield’s scheme and personnel in this video.

New Orleans running back Arnold Barnes decommits from the Huskers’ recruiting class of 2023. | Discuss

The transfer portal* ramps up in earnest Monday.

Ameer Abdullah elaborates* on his enthusiasm for Matt Rhule.

DECEMBER 4, 2022

It’s a huge day for Husker hoops as the men knock off No. 7 Creighton by double digits in Omaha and the women rout No. 20 Maryland in College Park.*

Colorado wants no red in Folsom Field when Nebraska visits next September.

Coastal Carolina is expected to hire former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck as head coach. | Bio

From Brian Christopherson, five examples of NFL-caliber talent developed by Matt Rhule’s staffs. | Recruiting notes*

This week in Husker history: High hopes after Frost’s hiring, games in Honolulu and Tokyo, and the Huskers’ first Heisman.

DECEMBER 3, 2022

It’s been rumored for days, and now it’s official: Deion Sanders is the new coach at Colorado, Nebraska’s second opponent in 2023.

Elkhorn South running back Cole Ballard* announces he’s walking on at Nebraska.

Kickoff specialist Brendan Franke is the latest to announce he’s entering the transfer portal.

Husker Hour: Rhule impressions, volleyball advances, wins for Nebrasketball.

Former Husker Ameer Abdullah, who played for Matt Rhule in 2021, urges fans to support Nebraska’s new coach.

DECEMBER 2, 2022

Nebraska gets past Kansas in four sets and advances to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA volleyball tournament.

Two more to the portal: Safety Jaeden Gould and receiver Kamonte Grimes. | Two kickers too

From back east, a Penn State perspective on Matt Rhule’s hire, and what went wrong with his NFL stint.

Rex Burkhead and JoJo Domann are supporting Team Jack with their cleats.

The new staff impresses* local high school coaches as the first recruiting* visits take place.

Wide receiver Omarion Miller announces his decommitment from Nebraska. | Class of 2023 | Discuss

Poll question: Are there any incoming assistants you’re especially excited about? If so, who?

Here’s what the offense might look like under Matt Rhule and Marcus Satterfield.

Dr. Rob Zatechka reacts to a couple of crazy days for Husker football.

Malachi Coleman makes it clear his decommitment doesn’t mean he’s closed the door on Nebraska.

DECEMBER 1, 2022

Nebraska makes quick work of Delaware State in the first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament.

A triple-double by Virginia Tech’s Georgia Amoore helps send Nebraska women’s basketball to an 85-54 defeat in Blacksburg.

Ernest Hausmann, Decoldest Crawford, Brant Banks and Gabe Heins are entering the transfer portal. | Discuss

Matt Rhule goes on the Jim Rome Show and discusses his new job, the Mickey Joseph situation and more.

Behind the Point Spread: Catch tonight’s conference championships edition at 7 Central.

Details of the allegations that led to Mickey Joseph’s arrest emerge in a court filing.*

Former Husker offensive coordinator Shawn Watson is named head coach at Wofford after a six-game interim stint.

Four-star Lincoln East athlete Malachi Coleman has decommitted from Nebraska. | Class of 2023 | Discuss

A half-dozen hires on Matt Rhule’s staff are confirmed in an Athletic Department announcement. | Staff tracker | CBS Radio interview

It’s now official: The College Football Playoff will expand to 12 teams starting with the 2024 season.

The Athletic* takes a deep dive into the details of Nebraska’s coaching search.