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Stories are listed roughly in reverse chronological order.
It might be more aptly called the Redemption Bowl. More on today's game from the papers in Omaha (1, 2, 3), Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4), Grand Island (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Jackson (1, 2, 3), Memphis (1, 2), Beloxi (1, 2, 3), Oxford (1, 2), Kansas City and Shreveport (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
Pregame thoughts from the Colonel.
UM's coach may be Kentucky-bound after all.
Notes from Thursday's practice. 1camera (1K)
The Huskers see the game as a springboard into 2003.
Scott Frost tests a potential career path.
A look at the two quarterbacks: 1, 2, 3
Notes from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ole Miss figures to have its hands full with NU's running offense.
A couple of key players on special teams: UM's Jonathan Nichols and NU's Kyle Larson.
After a month of distractions, NU aims to keep its winning-season streak alive.
Dahrran Diedrick guides the Huskers to a virtual victory in Shreveport.
A year ago, Ole Miss RB Ronald McClendon was almost a Husker: 1, 2, 3
The report on Tuesday's practice.
Jeff Jamrog likes the Blackshirts' intensity and says NU must stop the run and get to Eli Manning.
Will this be Manning's last college game? 1, 2
Ole Miss linebacker Eddie Strong on stopping Jammal Lord: "We have to hit him in the mouth."
Player features: Ole Miss CB Von Hutchins and receiving duo Bill Flowers & Chris Collins, and NU's Diedrick & Horne.
DeJuan Groce hopes to disrupt the rhythm of UM's passing game.
Big 12 schools seem to have reaped recruiting dividends from the I-Bowl.
Notes from Monday's NU and Ole Miss practices.
NU looks for improved I-back productivity.
"I have to get better," Jammal Lord says.
The Rebels arrive in Shreveport.
The report on Saturday's practice.
Ole Miss keeps QB sacks to a minimum.
Milt Tenopir says he's not finished.
Kentucky talks with Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe about its coaching vacancy.
A Mississippi newspaper looks at Husker fans' apathy.
The report on Friday's practice.
Ole Miss loses another player for the bowl game.
It'll be play-calling by committee in Shreveport.
More from Thursday's press conference: 1, 2
NU pares its bowl travel budget.
Notes from Wednesday's practice.
Jimmy Burrow's Mississippi roots run deep.
It looks like NU fans will be outnumbered, and the band will send a small contingent.
Eli Manning will wait until after the bowl to decide whether to turn pro.
Ole Miss receiver Jason Armstead is declared ineligible, but David Cutcliffe says his Rebels are otherwise eager to take on NU.
Notes from the Monday Dec. 16th practice.
John Lindsay of Scripps-Howard says Ole Miss 27, NU 24, the Harmon Forecast says NU 26, Ole Miss 20, and TSN's Tom Dienhart predicts an NU win.
Shreveport feels a bit snubbed by NU.
Scott Frost is happy to be helping out.
Ole Miss knows it will have its hands full on defense.
A couple of lean recruiting years have hurt NU.
Practice reports: Dec. 14th (1, 2), Dec. 13th and Dec. 11th (1, 2, 3)
The Alumni Association cancels its bowl trip.
It's time for "the young guys to step up" into leadership roles, LeKevin Smith says.
Ole Miss players discuss their second-half-of-the-season swoon.
NU's reputation helped land the Huskers in a better bowl.
Bowl ticket demand isn't red-hot, but some travel agents are pleasantly surprised.
Frank Solich will call the offensive plays in the bowl game. Or maybe not.
It's official: It'll be NU vs. Eli Manning and Ole Miss.
Perspectives on the matchup from down south (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and up north (1, 2, 3).
The bowl game is seen as a new start.
Notes from the Saturday Dec. 7th practice.
Notes from Friday Dec. 6th practice.