April 2020 fresh links
APRIL 30, 2020
Former Husker De’Mornay Pierson-El is back in the NFL after being re-signed by the Las Vegas Raiders.
There’s a Game of the Century watch party tonight on Nebraska Athletics’ Facebook page at 6:30 Central. | HuskerMax game page
APRIL 29, 2020
The NCAA is being sued by seven women who accuse the organization of failure to protect in sexual assault cases at Nebraska and other schools.
Darrion Daniels had options as the NFL draft was winding down, and he opted for the 49ers and their “disruptive” defensive line.
CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli picks a winner for each game on the Huskers’ 2020 schedule and sees the Huskes going 7-5.
The NCAA is moving forward on NIL compensation, and Bill Moos says the Huskers intend to stay “ahead of the curve.”
Walk-on cornerback Ethan Cox has entered the transfer portal.
After going undrafted for unknown reasons, Lamar Jackson is now determined to “make ’em pay.” | Carriker interview
APRIL 28, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who’s the Huskers’ best linebacker of the 2000s, Ruud or David?
Backup quarterback Noah Vedral, the Nebraska native who followed Scott Frost from UCF to Lincoln, has entered the transfer portal. | Five takeaways | Callahan commentary | McKewon’s thoughts | Promising freshmen | Discuss
APRIL 27, 2020
Branson Yager, an offensive tackle from Utah, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Class of 2021 | Discuss
Congrats to the 70 Huskers on the 2020 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
Athlon lists five potential Husker draft picks for 2021.
The fate of this summer’s camps for prospects in football and other sports remains up in the air.
Sam McKewon tips his hat to the stick-to-it-ivity of the Davis twins.
APRIL 26, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says NFL draft numbers provide further evidence that the Big Ten is tougher sledding than the Big 12 was.
This week in Husker history: Spring practices of the 1960s and ’70s continue – and are just getting started in 1905.
APRIL 25, 2020
The wait for a Husker draft pick is over as Khalil and Carlos Davis are selected in the sixth and seventh rounds. Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson is a surprising non-pick. Go here for all the coverage. | NFL draft history
APRIL 24, 2020
The first three rounds of the NFL draft end with no Huskers selected, but the drought is likely to end Saturday.
Walk-on defensive back Ethan Cox has entered the transfer portal.
The university intends to hold in-person classes on all of its campuses this fall, but it’s unclear when sports might resume.
It’s down to Nebraska or Iowa State for Kansas City receiver Jaylin Noel.
Two of the first 10 NFL draft picks Thursday night had Nebraska ties, and a well-worn storyline resurfaced. | Sipple commentary
APRIL 23, 2020
It started with Sam Francis in 83 years ago: The Huskers’ history of first-rounders in the NFL draft. | Gallery | Sortable list
APRIL 22, 2020
Jeremy Pernell lists his top 100 prospects for the 2020 NFL draft. | Daniels to Texans? | Jackson driven: 1, 2
Zac Taylor discusses the NFL draft, his Husker memories and more with his former teammate Adam Carriker.
In the second round of the 2000 draft, the Chicago Bears had a pretty good “plan B” in Husker safety Mike Brown.
APRIL 21, 2020
Steven M. Sipple marvels at former Husker assistant Bill Busch’s recruiting double-play involving Alex Smith and Joe Burrow.
Rule changes for 2020 will allow the jersey number zero, and players ejected for targeting will be able to remain on the sideline.
Carlos and Khalil Davis explain how their twin rivalry pushed them to the NFL draft.
Nebraska’s 2020 schedule difficulty is ranked fifth in the nation, and the Huskers’ cross-division slate is No. 2. | FPI win projection | Daunting finish
Nebraska signee Nash Hutmacher is honored by MaxPreps as one of the Top 100 High School Athletes in the class of 2020.
APRIL 20, 2020
Bill Moos says the virtual spring game was a big success and an example of making innovative use of “the cards we were dealt.” | Audio
Purdue has landed a quarterback from UCLA, graduate transfer Austin Burton.
Nebraska’s Dr. Chris Kratochvil is chairman of the Big Ten’s new Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, which aims to ensure the health, safety and wellness of students, coaches, administrators and fans.
Support Nebraska food banks and protect yourself from the coronavirus with a Husker face mask.
Former Husker and current Dallas Cowboy Luke Gifford says a lot of good can come from going undrafted.
Athlon lists five spring storylines that Husker fans were robbed of.
APRIL 19, 2020
Finding a way to stop the run is a top item on the Huskers’ to-do list.
Former Husker linebacker Sean Fisher is serving his medical residency in Seattle but has not yet had a role in the coronavirus battle there.
This week in Husker history: Missouri Valley Conference schools reject a Kansas proposal to replace football with rugby.
APRIL 18, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says the Huskers’ drought of first-round draft picks underscores the program’s lack of freakish difference-makers in recent years.
The virtual spring game ends with a big comeback by the Whites for a 60-57 victory. Go here for coverage and to watch or rewatch the action and associated features. | Discussion
HuskerOnline takes a stroll through the last decade and a half of spring games. | Full history | The Lost Spring Games | Stadium traditions | Today’s schedule
Former Husker tight end Cethan Carter has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
APRIL 17, 2020
Nebraska misses out on the top in-state prospect for 2021 as Avante Dickerson of Omaha Westside commits to Minnesota. | McKewon: It’s still early | Discuss
There will be more to Saturday’s spring game simulation than you might think — including a Tunnel Walk and a former player’s performance of the national anthem. | Fan engagement | Sipple: Missing the real thing | More
Athlon lists five Huskers who might have benefited most from a normal spring season.
APRIL 16, 2020
The Huskers’ preseason FPI ranking from ESPN has taken a hit since February.
The White and Red rosters for Nebraska’s spring game simulation have been unveiled. | McKewon prediction
John Cook expects the volleyball season’s fate to hinge on what happens with football.
APRIL 15, 2020
Marshall is the transfer destination of former Husker receiver Jaron Woodyard.
NU President Ted Carter says he think’s “we’ll find a way” for Husker sports to return this fall.
Eric Crouch is announced as the sixth and final member of the 2020 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame class.
Check out the new arrivals in the shop, including the 2020 schedule T-shirt.
Darrion Daniels is in his “own little bubble” with his family in Dallas as he awaits the NFL draft.
APRIL 14, 2020
Two-sport star Sam Francis from the 1930s has been named to the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame. | 1937 NFL draft
Joe Ganz* says his dream is to one day return to Nebraska as head coach.
APRIL 13, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who’s your Husker quarterback, Turner Gill or Tommie Frazier?
Nebraska makes the top six of wide receiver Chauncey Magwood from Georgia and cornerback Keuan Parker from Oklahoma.
There’s no spring game, but the Athletic Department will stream a simulation of one featuring legendary Husker players at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Ten fumbles against a top-5 team? No problem for the 1999 Huskers against Kansas State. Watch here.
APRIL 12, 2020
This week in Husker history: In 1950, the university announces that WOW-TV will televise Nebraska’s home games for a second consecutive year.
APRIL 11, 2020
Peter Costelli, a four-star 2021 quarterback from California whose first offer was from Nebraska last spring, commits to Utah.
Nebraska’s Athletic Department is in better shape financially than most, but the fate of the 2020 football season looms large. | The cookie jar
APRIL 10, 2020
Bill Moos says the sale of beer at Memorial Stadium “is not going to happen.”
APRIL 9, 2020
Chicago-area kicker Ryan Novosel announces he’s walking on at Nebraska. | Highlights
Bill Moos is finding ways to stay connected with boosters and fans. | When to resume?
Husker Dan says lost practice time over the last three years can’t be helping the Huskers’ cause.
APRIL 8, 2020
Devine Ozigbo has gotten creative with his workouts as he prepares for a second NFL season.
Nebraska’s quarterback situation in the 2021 recruiting class might not be settled for a while.
The Huskers hope they have a hidden gem in linebacker Eteva Mauga-Clements. More player features assembled with month-old quotes: Ben Stille, Chris Hickman.
APRIL 7, 2020
Former Husker running back Terrell Newby has enlisted in the National Guard. | Video | Carriker interview
Pass rusher T.J. Bollers from Iowa* has the Huskers in his final six.
It’s a world of unknowns as former Huskers prepare for the NFL draft. | Three projected picks
Nebraska is No. 9 in a ranking of toughest 2020 schedules.
APRIL 6, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: With a big game on the line, who’s your pick for your QB – Scott Frost or Eric Crouch?
Cast your vote: It’s 1995 Nebraska vs. 2019 LSU for all the marbles in Yahoo Sports’ playoff for best college football team ever.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named Ndamukong Suh to the NFL All-Decade Team for the 2010s.
Adam Carriker says the Huskers’ redshirt numbers show that Scott Frost has been building for the future. | Myles Farmer ready
An L.A. Rams site sees Mohamed Barry as fifth-round material in the NFL draft.
APRIL 5, 2020
Tad Stryker unveils his All-Underrated Husker football team.
Joe Ganz’s discouraging loss in the Huskers’ 2007 quarterback battle serves him well in the coaching world.
This week in Husker history: Seventy years ago, the first official spring game.
APRIL 4, 2020
A rebuild of special teams is on tap after a disastrous 2019. | Length on defense
A CBS Sports mock draft has Lamar Jackson going in the third round and Khalil Davis in the seventh.
Five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis from Florida has the Huskers in his top six.
APRIL 3, 2020
Tom Shatel and several others give their five games that tell the story of Husker football. In all, 18 games receive votes. | Discuss
APRIL 2, 2020
There’s rising young talent in the defensive secondary, but unseating any of the returning veterans could be a tall order.
Mohamed Barry and Husker sprinter Givon Washington are among 10 national semifinalists for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Forbes looks at the rise of Hudl from a Nebraska startup in 2006 to the global leader in sports video data.
Lovie Smith’s Illini figure to be an improved bunch in 2020 after giving the Huskers all they could handle last season.
Throwback Thursday: Watch Zac Taylor, the Blackshirts and the 2005 Huskers unexpectedly dismantle the Buffs in Boulder. And don’t miss the late Ed Howard’s choice words in the game page’s commentary section.
Draftkings Sportsbook has set the over-under at eight wins for Nebraska. | Heisman odds
O-line stalwart Rob Zatechka relives the 1995 Orange Bowl with Adam Carriker.
A trio of juniors will have a big part in the fortunes of the 2020 defensive line.
APRIL 1, 2020
Lamar Jackson says he “definitely put in more work than ever” last season after realizing “I wasn’t where I needed to be.” | Value signings: Collins & Lewis
The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through the end of May. | Another QB offered
The LJS takes an April Fools’ Day look at notable Husker trick plays,* but they overlooked this one and another.
Nebraska is in the middle of the Big Ten pack thus far in 2021 recruiting.