S C H E D U L E
July 25-26: Big 12 media days, Houston
July 30: Incoming freshmen report
July 31-Aug. 1: Freshmen practice
Aug. 2: Rest of team reports
Aug. 2: Husker media day, Lincoln
Aug. 3: Varsity practices begin
Aug. 7: First full-pads practice
Aug. 17: Photo day, 1 pm
Aug. 24: First game (Ariz. St.)
Aug. 26: Classes begin
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Links to coverage, roughly in reverse chronological order:
The Blackshirts want to end the ridicule.
Even with Jason Lohr out, the cupboard isn't bare in the interior line.
From the LJS, profiles of Tom Osborne and Frank Solich.
John Garrison, DeJuan Groce and Chris Kelsay are named team captains.
A few shots from photo day.
The defense again dominates in the Friday Aug. 16th scrimmage, with 19 tackles for loss. But Jason Lohr is lost for the season as he re-injures his knee.
Curt Dukes calls redshirting an option.
A mean streak is all that seems lacking in the O-line's Mike Erickson.
Notes from the Thursday Aug. 15th practice.
The duel at left cornerback remains too close to call.
The Wednesday Aug. 14th practices wrap up the two-a-days.
Phil Bland is glad to be back at practice.
Mike McLaughlin adjusts to receiving.
At weakside linebacker, T.J. Hollowell and Demorrio Williams drive each other.
Titus Adams shapes up, and Richie Incognito keeps his cool.
A groin injury sidelines Curt Dukes.
Notes from the Tuesday Aug. 13th practices: 1, 2, 3
Jason Lohr is back, and he's bigger.
Notes from the Monday Aug. 12th practices.
A look at a couple of high-profile depth-chart battles: Mike Stuntz (1, 2) vs. Curt Dukes (1, 2) and Dahrran Diedrick vs. Thunder Collins.
The defense is dominant in the Saturday Aug. 10th scrimmage. More: 1, 2, 3
The offense looks for its identity going into Saturday's scrimmage.
A hip flexor hobbles Barrett Ruud.
Thunder Collins looks & feels stronger.
The report on the Friday Aug. 9th practices.
Marques Simmons finds daylight on the field and on the depth chart.
Walk-on LB Steve Safranek strives to make the most of an unexpected opportunity.
Fatigue is evident at the Thursday afternoon (Aug. 8) practice.
The defensive line has depth, but can it be dominant?
NU has its first full-pads practice but is hurting for depth at some positions. The offense, Frank Solich says, is making progress.
Who will settle in at left corner?
Linebacker T.J. Hollowell tries to make up for lost time.
Notes from the Tuesday Aug. 6th practices.
NU's quest for a better pass rush starts with a bigger, leaner Chris Kelsay.
Notes from the Monday Aug. 5th practices.
TSN previews the Huskers.
Back from injury: LeKevin Smith (1, 2) and Phil Bland.
The O-line hones its mean streak.
The waiting is over for Jammal Lord: 1, 2, 3, 4
Charlie McBride and Craig Bohl talk about the task of solidifying the defense.
NU opens at 8th in the coaches' poll.
Notes from the Sunday Aug. 4th practices.
NU works at improving its road record.
The varsity undergoes performance testing, and the full practices begin.
There will be lots of reps to go around for the I-backs, Frank Solich says as he assesses his Huskers during NU's media day.
Tony Tata has departed.
The freshmen practice twice and await the arrival of the varsity.
"Big Smooth," Jemayel Phillips, contends for playing time on the OL: 1, 2, 3
Sandro DeAngelis must wait to compete for the kicking job.
Isaiah Fluellen is on the mend.
The freshmen go through performance testing and their first practice.
Frank Solich helps the new freshmen get acclimated.
Mark LeFlore looks forward, not back.
Brandon Greeson, David Horne, Andrew Shanle and 12 other scholarship freshmen get set to report.
Columnists guess what's in store for '02: 1, 2, 3
The memory of his father drives Jammal Lord.
NU's motto for '02: Start stong. Finish stronger. That's the word from Frank Solich as he addresses the low expectations about his team at Big 12 Media Days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Dahrran Diedrick doesn't have the I-back job locked up.
Solich talks about those CU rings: 1, 2, 3, 4
More from the Houston quotefest: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
The sportswriters pick NU to finish second in the Big 12 North.