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April 17, 2010 — 1 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln

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Stories on spring drills are listed in reverse chronological order.
Today marks the first major exam for an offense seeking to pull its weight this season. More on the 15th and final skirmish of spring: Fading stars? | Position battles | Visiting recruits | Quiet spring | Commentary: Sipple, Shatel | Printable rosters
The new Suh coin will be used for today’s coin toss. | Order yours
About 150 former players dust off their golf swings and share football memories.
Congrats to the 18 Huskers named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
From Sam McKewon, five questions for Saturday and 10 players to watch.
The Red and White rosters are unveiled. | QB showdown | Print & take to game
The LJS asks & answers five questions about the quarterbacking in the spring game.
A big crowd Saturday could help seal the deal with visiting recruits. | 2011 list
Brent Qvale & Jeremiah Sirles appear to be the start of something big on the O-line.
Corn Nation looks at how the competition at linebacker is shaping up.
Get the spring game highlights on DVD (plus a Husker schedule magnet).
See video from Thursday’s rise-and-shine workout.
Zebra for a day: Ed Cunningham of ESPN/ABC will be the spring game’s side judge.
Excelling on special teams can be a foot in the door as an every-down player.
A contrite Carl Nicks visits practice and mends fences with Bo Pelini & Tom Osborne.
Bo Pelini says fans can expect “pretty basic football” Saturday. Notes: 1, 2, 3
Winter/spring schedule

Winter conditioning begins: Jan. 18
Spring practice begins: March 24
Red-White game: April 17

The new Traditions Lobby might be worth adding to your game-day agenda. | Tips
Husker Dan attends a spring practice session and files this report.
From Barney Cotton, six things to watch when evaluating the O-line on Saturday.
Linebacker Sean Fisher is on a mission to improve his strength and technique.
Here’s the latest on tickets, parking and other details for Saturday. | Don’t speed
If not a redshirt for Adi Kunalic, how about a Blackshirt?
Roy Helu is learning to play with pain. Monday notes: 1, 2
Cody Green wore a green jersey Monday but is said to be full-go for Saturday.
Toughness and attention to detail turn Niles Paul into a complete receiver.
Huskers Illustrated breaks down the Huskers at spring's three-week mark.
LJS video: Jared Crick on the O-line's improvement | Sipple & Christopherson on the reality of covering spring ball
Bob Hamar has a hunch Shawn Watson is about to look a whole lot smarter.
Austin Cassidy is glad he didn't take the easy route three years ago – and so are the defensive coaches.
Entering spring ball’s final week, the OWH looks at whose stock is rising: 1, 2
Trust is a huge factor in settling on a QB, and Shawn Watson is in no rush.
More chiseled than before, D.J. Jones makes a strong push at offensive tackle.
A strong finish to 2009 has Alex Henery optimistic about his double duties.
Shawn Watson is upbeat on the offense after Saturday's practice. Notes: 1, 2, 3
Bo Pelini is cool and comfortable in this "hot seat" ranking of Big 12 coaches.
The peso defense will make Eric Hagg’s sprints to sideline a thing of the past. On the D-line, Pierre Allen is eager for the challenge of a leadership role.
Don't forget Friday's benefit pep rally in Omaha with the Sidetrack Band.
Sixty years ago, the first Nebraska spring game pitted Bobby Reynolds & Co. against an Alumni team – and it wasn't exactly a telling preview of the fall season.
The offense gets a bit of an upper hand in Friday’s practice.
The contenders at linebacker know they can’t waste opportunities to impress.
Curenski Gilleylen learned his lesson – don’t get complacent – the hard way.
Tight ends Kyler Reed and Ben Cotton aim to shatter stereotypes associated with their contrasting physiques. | Notes from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2, 3
Adi Kunalic hopes to redshirt in 2010 but says he'll do what's best for the team.
Marvin Sanders makes sure his athletic corners don’t neglect the fundamentals.
Several more school records will be in Alex Henery’s reach in 2010.
Taking every day seriously is part of Jared Crick’s forumla for improvement. | Star list
Steve Sipple sees Eric Hagg as the key man in NU's new defensive approach.
Bo Pelini says the team wasn't as sharp as he'd like at Monday's practice.
Rickey Thenarse calls his injury a blessing, though it was tough to deal with.
Terrence Moore rebounds from the bad wheel that slowed him in ’09. | D-line preview
Anthony West deals with a learning curve as he tries a switch to safety.
Cameron Meredith aims to become one of the new cogs in what is hoped to be another fearsome defensive front. | Shatel: O-line's future is now
Taylor Martinez’s foot speed gives him a intriguing dimension at quarterback.
Shawn Watson sounds satisfied with Saturday's 150-play scrimmage. Notes: 1, 2.
Yoshi Hardrick's motor impresses the coaches. | Broken bone no hindrance
There'll be lots of scrimmaging at today's practice. | Notes | Video: Hagg, Pelini
Bobby Bowden marvels at how quickly Bo Pelini has transformed the program.
Mike Caputo vies for the center's job with confidence in his abilities.
A Husker pipeline of a different kind has created substantial defensive depth.
His body has changed, but Rex Burkhead’s "lunch-pail" approach hasn’t. | More: 1, 2
There's a little bit of cowboy in walk-ons Austin Cassidy and Tyler Legate.
The TEs know Mike McNeill’s switch is no guarantee they'll play more. | Kyler Reed
Partake in the good grub and good cheer at the HuskerMax spring game tailgate.
AP takes a look at who’ll be filling Suh’s shoes in 2010.
Linebacker Will Compton aims to lose the hesitation that held him back last fall.
There's quality and quantity in the keen competition at cornerback.
The O-line is looking for more gain and less pain after toughing out injuries in 2009.
Ndamukong Suh will attend the spring game, and plenty of tickets remain.
All that “peso” talk is pooh-poohed by Carl Pelini. Wednesday notes: 1, 2
Could the "peso" defense make history repeat in an unwelcome way?
The days of film-room slumber are over for Eric Martin. | Breaking down the back 7
He shadowed Matt O'Hanlon; now Austin Cassidy hopes to follow in his footsteps.
A depth chart does exist, but it's in great flux at this stage of the spring.
Corn Nation breaks down the Huskers’ much deeper offensive line.
Hello, "peso": The Huskers’ base defense appears to be undergoing a change.
Saturday’s Legends Radio guests are Vince Ferragamo, Chuck Malito & David Max
Player upates: Latravis Washington isn't ready to concede the QB race. | P.J. Smith is a top contender at safety. | It's a more confident Niles Paul in 2010.
Bo Pelini says the team is “way ahead” of a year ago. Monday notes: 1, 2, 3
In the mold of Todd Peterson, Joe Broekemeier appears poised for playing time.
Cody Green is set to build on what was a productive winter mentally and physically.
Will Mike Smith’s move on the O-line be permanent this time?
Marvin Sanders is there to help Prince Amukamara keep from getting caught up in the hype.
Rex Burkhead is building expectations along with his body. video
Shawn Watson likes how the O-line's depth lets him tinker and experiment. video
Notes from Saturday's practice, the first full-pads workout of spring: 1, 2, 3
It's a senior class that’s substantial in both numbers and experience.
Dreu Young has a hunger to improve in his final season. | The swagger factor
Brandon Kinnie & Niles Paul are determined to push each other to new heights.
For Roy Helu, complacency shouldn't be an issue, as the competition ramps up.
A more vocal approach is emerging on both sides of the ball. Friday notes: 1, 2 video
Offseason mental reps gave Prince Amukamara a chance to sharpen his game.
Trey Robinson's added bulk doesn’t mean he's just a short-yardage guy.
Adjuster” Mike McNeill’s switch might help boost the running game. | Tight ends
Spring drills get under way, with Ricky Henry idled by shoulder surgery and Cody Green aiming to show what he can do at QB. Notes: 1, 2, 3 video Huskers.com photos
It's a bullish bunch as Bo Pelini & Co. meet the press to kick off what will likely be a physical three weeks of spring. More from Tuesday's press conference: Paul & Prince | McNeill’s new role | Notes: 1, 2 | OWH video | York commentary
A look at what's shaping up at wide receiver. | The competition advantage
Nickel or safety? That's the question for Eric Hagg this spring. | 5 more questions
Jared Crick knows it'll be different without Suh, and he's girding for the challenge.
Big Red Network looks at what's brewing at linebacker and QB, and Corn Nation does likewise at running back.
Sam McKewon lists 6 essential questions and 10 newcomers to watch this spring.
Set to start spring ball Wednesday, the Huskers say they're ignoring the early hype and pressing ahead. | Position analysis | Pelini Q&A | Shatel column
More than 10 high-profile recruits plan to be on hand for the spring game.