Dec. 30, 2009 — 7:06 p.m. CST, ESPN
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Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
The Huskers 120th season of football comes to a close tonight with the Big Red gunning for the programs 25th double-digit win total and looking for some answers about next years team. Heres the pregame lowdown from the papers in Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4), Grand Island, Tucson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Green Valley (1, 2), San Diego (1, 2, 3), Los Angeles* and Kansas City.
Commentary: Shatel, McKewon (1, 2), Sipple, McKeever, Hansen*
The opposing coaches friendship and shared values were evident at Tuesdays press conference: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Arizona has a stout defensive line of its own.
The San Diego paper looks at Nebraskas struggles on offense.
Arizona quarterback Nick Foles is aware of the challenge* posed by the Blackshirts. | Cant ignore Crick*
Great things are expected of the still-raw Eric Martin.
Barry Turners 2008 injury may have been a blessing in disguise.
Arizonans on the roster are giving Nebraska a substantial booost.
Improvement in Marvin Sanders secondary is reflected in the stats.
Arizonas punting game has been a disappointment.
There's a move afoot to cobble together an alumni band for the game.
Alex Henery, David Harvey and Colton Koehler receive Blackshirts.
Sam McKewon wants to see Rex Burkhead in the wildcat formation.
Mark Stoops is leaving Arizonas defense in better shape than he found it.
The Huskers focus impresses senior safety Larry Asante.
The Wildcats hope to force Zac Lee to test their defenses strength, the secondary.
Bo Pelini discusses the season in a Q&A with Tom Shatel.
Arizona struggled in its last outing against a Bo Pelini defense.
NUs turnover-filled loss* to Iowa State became a turning point.
Going to our tailgate? Get your tickets before Monday. Can't make it to the game? Donate your tickets to the troops.
Will this be one of the Holiday Bowls rare defensive battles?
Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops remains focused on the bowl game despite his impending departure to Florida State.
The early predictions for the bowl game lean in Nebraskas favor.
As its curtain call approaches, the ballyhooed 2005 recruiting class remains a tough one to judge. | Beck in Bama
The Stoops and Pelini brothers have similarities that are shaped by their shared backgrounds.
The Wildcats arrive in San Diego* and take in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Sacks have been a rarity for Arizona quarterback Nick Foles.
A visit to a Lincoln school reminds Husker players what being a role model is all about.
Theres nothing to prove on Dec. 30 — and thats the challenge for NUs staff, Sam McKewon writes. | Another view
Arizona DT Earl Mitchell has grown in more ways than one.
Filling Barry Turners shoes could be the next task for Cameron Meredith.
Tad Stryker tries to make sense of what NUs coaches are saying about the offense.
Ndamukong Suh becomes the first defensive player to be named AP College Football Player of the Year. | Awards page
If the fans cant get stoked for this one, lets hope the players do, Steve Sipple says.
Mike Stoops makes strides in raising the profile* of the Arizona football program.
The Huskers must prepare for the running ability* of Arizonas backup QB.
From USA Today, how one second changed the college football season.
Look for the Wildcats to forgo their usual blue helmets for this game.
Curenski Gilleylen knows he must earn his way back onto the field.
Cody Green is likely to get some snaps vs. Arizona.
The Big 12 commissioner isnt saying whether the Pelinis were disciplined for their outbursts after the Texas game.
The Tailgate the Nation documentary crew will film at the HP tailgate.
Steve Sipple yearns for a return of the Pipelines glory days.
Dejon Gomes says his big take-aways are the simple result of relentless effort.
Vince Ferragamo will be at the game-day tailgate. Former players are invited to attend. Game tickets are here.
Bowl finances pose a balancing act for the university.
Mike Stoops talks about the state of his Arizona team.
Take a photo tour of the HP Holiday Bowl event venues.
Holiday Bowl officials hope 2009 is a financial repeat* of 1998.
The well-traveled Ndamukong Suh returns to practice.
Win Holiday Bowl tickets and tailgate passes from CAL4NE.
Husker Dan files his mid-December report.
The Holiday Bowl berth has the Wildcats fired up.
Nick Foles has proved to be cool under pressure as Arizona's quarterback.
Sam McKewon sees a big year ahead for Prince Amukamara.
Coach Ron Brown isn't letting neck surgery keep him off the job.
Arizona assistant Mark Stoops accepts a job on the Florida State staff, and hell be replaced by Colorados Greg Brown.
The Sidetrack Band will be heading to the Holiday Bowl.
Sam McKewon's season in review continues with a look at the special teams.
Sam McKewon takes a year-in-review look at the defense.
There have been more ups than downs lately for Mike Stoops and Arizona.
Arizona beats USC and accepts an invitation to the Holiday Bowl.