April 2022 fresh links
APRIL 30, 2022
A Day 3 shutout for Nebraska is averted as Samori Touré becomes the third Husker taken in the NFL draft, while JoJo Domann and others go the free-agent route.
Nebraska’s pass rush gets a boost as Ochaun Mathis, the highly sought-after transfer from TCU,* opts for Nebraska over Texas. | Video & discussion | Analysis: Callahan, McKewon* | Carriker gut reaction | Bio
APRIL 29, 2022
Center Cam Jurgens goes to the Philadelphia Eagles and cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt is taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the NFL draft. Go here for coverage. | Husker Hour commentary
Three Huskers have entered the transfer portal: Damian Jackson, Chris Walker from the defense, and wide receiver Latrell Neville.
APRIL 28, 2022
Friday’s rounds* should be when at least a couple of Huskers’ names are called in the NFL draft.
Though hit with injuries, the tight ends* are poised for a bigger role in the offense. | O-line recap
Friday’s baseball game against Iowa has been moved up to 3:35 p.m. because of a forecast for severe weather.
JoJo Domann discusses the ups and downs of his journey from youth football to the NFL’s doorstep. | Path to the draft: Jurgens (1, 2*) Taylor-Britt,* more* | Importance of development*
APRIL 27, 2022
Nebraska’s bats stay hot in a 14-3 rout of Omaha.
Noah Vedral has become a de facto coach on the field* for Rutgers, Nebraska’s Oct. 7th opponent.
Here’s a rundown of Husker prospects in the NFL draft, which starts Thursday.
The Huskers steal seven bases en route to an 8-6 baseball win over Kansas State.
APRIL 26, 2022
Nebraska volleyball defensive specialist Keonilei Akana is entering the transfer portal after two seasons in Lincoln.
Deondre Jackson, the transfer running back from Texas A&M who committed to the Huskers in January, will not attend* Nebraska after all. | Discuss
APRIL 25, 2022
Husker Dan analyzes Casey Thompson’s prospects in the Big Ten.
Scott Frost talks on the radio* about the depth issues* on the defensive line, breaking down position barriers and more.* | Video
Jeremy Pernell’s ranking of the top 100 NFL draft prospects includes a couple of Huskers. | Discuss
It’s a crucial week, but JoJo Domann* is “not losing sleep” over where he’ll land in the NFL draft.
APRIL 24, 2022
Sam McKewon makes note of a coincidental common thread* in the woes of the big three Nebraska men’s sports. | Sipple on Pelini* | Callahan’s rundown
Husker baseball avoids a sweep at Indiana with a 19-7 romp.
Texas Tech transfer D-lineman Devin Drew says after a weekend visit to Lincoln that Nebraska looks like “a good fit” and “a good opportunity.” | It’s UT or NU for Mathis
Tom Shatel* and Steven M. Sipple* offer their takes on the new NIL/portal world of college athletics.
This week in Husker history: The first spring game; a 41-member recruiting class; several NFL first-rounders; the passing of Sam Francis.
The latest round of position status reports: Wide receivers, Running backs,* Defensive backs,* Quarterbacks.*
APRIL 23, 2022
This spring gave tight end Travis Vokolek some insights into coaching.
Transfer kicker Timmy Bleekrode sees himself taking on “a little bit of a leadership position” after he arrives in Lincoln a month from now.
Volleyball coach John Cook discusses how stress caused him to hit bottom in 2009.
APRIL 22, 2022
Reserve defensive lineman Tate Wildeman* has left the team and is reportedly done with football.
With a key deadline looming, here’s a portal primer. | Recruiting notes: 1,* 2,* 3
The latest batch of position status reports: Linebackers (1,* 2*), Safeties,* O-line (1,* 2), Cornerbacks.*
APRIL 21, 2022
Nebraska quarterback commit William Watson did some peer recruiting during his time in Lincoln for the spring game.
Casey Rogers says he hopes “all doors are open” as he weighs his options in the transfer portal. | Carriker: What now for the D-line?
APRIL 20, 2022
Nebraska’s bullpen closes the deal in a 4-3 win over North Dakota State.
Better late than never: BTN’s spring game telecast is now available to non-subscribers.
Depth on the defensive line takes a surprising hit as Casey Rogers* enters his name in the transfer portal.* | Deadline looms | Discuss
Nebraska is part of a wave of new offensive coordinators in the Big Ten.
Cornerback Jeremiah Newcombe, son of former Husker QB and receiver Bobby, receives a Nebraska offer for 2024.
APRIL 19, 2022
Here are wild cards who could boost the Huskers at each position. | Status reports: Receivers (1,* 2*), QBs, D-line (1,* 2*).
On an 18-game win streak, Husker softball enters the national rankings.
With Nebraska needing an addition on the interior defensive line, here are some names to watch* in the transfer portal.
Learfield is the dominant player when it comes to Big Ten schools’ multimedia deals.
APRIL 18, 2022
The price has crept up, but the new athletic facility* remains on track for completion in the summer of 2023, Trev Alberts* says on the radio.
Husker Dan takes a look at the new faces on the football roster.
Lincoln High wide receiver Beni Ngoyi gets a Nebraska offer.
David Max offers a Fanalytix perspective on the 2022 season opener.
Husker coaches are hitting the recruiting trail this week as the spring evaluation period begins. | Gretna QB to Okla. State*
APRIL 17, 2022
Offensive lineman Yoshi Hardrick,* two-time champion in the CFL, appreciates getting knocked down a peg or two after his arrival in Lincoln in 2010.
Scott Frost was right* about Cam Jurgens’ NFL potential at center, Sam McKewon writes. | Toure’s stock rising
Here are status reports on the quarterbacks* and running backs (1, 2*). | Purdy’s abbreviated spring
Cornerback Quinton Newsome is striving for more as a player and a leader.
This week in Husker history: Frank Crawford, one of Nebraska’s first coaches, recalls football’s early days during a rare visit to Lincoln.
APRIL 16, 2022
Walk-on Colton Feist could be a meaningful part of the 2022 defensive line.
It’s Adam Carriker unfiltered in the latest Husker Doc Talk.
APRIL 15, 2022
Coach Jim Harbaugh says things are looking “scary good” for Michigan,* Nebraska’s Nov. 12th opponent.
APRIL 14, 2022
Post-spring game perspectives: Blaise Gunnerson, Chubba Purdy, Rahmir Johnson.
Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest mock draft has Cam Taylor-Britt going to the 49ers in the second round.
Nebraska announces the launch of an NIL marketplace for Husker student-athletes. | Trey Palmer’s NFT foray*
Roster additions and subtractions are a near certainty as the spring portal season is about to arrive. | Recruiting notes: 1,* 2*
ESPN’s FPI system rates the Huskers as a narrow favorite* to win the Big Ten West.
Samori Toure has his sights on the NFL after starting out as a half-scholarship guy at the FCS level.
The stars were out for Wednesday night’s Jet Award gala.
From Travis Fisher, what “dog mentality”* really means.
The defensive line play* in the spring game was part of what appears to be an improved pass rush.
APRIL 13, 2022
Former Husker defensive back Malik Williams has landed at Stephen F. Austin.
Three Huskers — Austin Allen, Matt Sichterman and Ben Stille — are named to the Hampshire Honor Society.
APRIL 12, 2022
The progress of veteran O-lineman Trent Hixson* has the staff feeling better about the center spot.
Nebraska announces a partnership with Altius Sports to bolster the university’s NIL program.
Tuesday’s baseball game against Creighton has been moved up 30 minutes due to weather concerns. | Suspended in fourth inning
An act of sportsmanship is recalled at Frank Solich’s retirement dinner in Ohio.
APRIL 11, 2022
There are a few position target areas* where the Huskers may look for help this spring via the transfer portal
Husker Dan offers his recap of the spring game. | Carriker: What we learned
Athlon takes a game-by-game look at the Huskers’ 2022 schedule.
Post-spring game perspectives: Sam McKewon,* Parker Gabriel,* Sean Callahan.
APRIL 10, 2022
Will Bolt’s Huskers lack the mental toughness of last year’s team, and the pitching staff’s health problems aren’t helping matters, Tad Stryker writes. | Rutgers romps
This week in Husker history: A spring game in 2012? No. In 1932? Yes.
APRIL 9, 2022
Darius Moore’s interception in the final minute puts the White squad over the top in the spring game. Go to the game page for all the coverage and analysis. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Highlights | BBS thread
A new program will reward Husker student-athletes financially for academic achievement.
Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State’s starting quarterback in 2018, has died at age 24 after being hit by a car in Florida.
APRIL 8, 2022
Commentary and analysis on the eve of the spring game: Sipple: Enjoy the show* | Shatel: Watch the punter* | Washut: Five storylines | Christopherson| Huskers to watch
Dave Feit counts down the top 10 Husker fan songs of all time, inspired by Friday’s release of rapper Tech N9ne’s ‘R.K. Huskers.’
It’s a huge weekend on the recruiting front under new senior director Vince Guinta.*
Here are the printable rosters for the spring game.
A collective of businesses and donors has made more than $850,000 in NIL payments to Husker student-athletes since August.
It’s been confirmed that the spring game will have an altered format,* with the Reds on offense and the Whites on defense like in 2014 and 2016. | Previews: 1,* 2, 3,* 4,* 5, 6,* 7*
Old guy or new guy? Cornerback Quinton Newsome says it doesn’t matter in the defensive backs’ competition.
APRIL 7, 2022
Here are rundowns of recruits expected at the spring game* this weekend.* | Perspective on attendance | Spring game musings*
A four-run eighth inning isn’t enough as Nebraska leaves the bases loaded in the ninth and falls 6-5 to Omaha.
APRIL 6, 2022
Husker Doc Talk goes over what to watch for in the spring game. | Shatel: Quest for confidence*
Former Husker receiver Will Nixon lands at Washington.
Wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph indicates the door isn’t closed to Zavier Betts’ return. Go here for much more from Wednesday’s practice, the final one before the spring game. Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
Quarterback Dylan Raiola, who’ll be a spring game visitor* this weekend, says he almost gave up football after being pigeonholed as an O-lineman. | Mathis’ methodology*
Here’s what to know if attending the spring game Saturday.
APRIL 5, 2022
Defensive back DeShon Singleton says opting for the junior college route* was “a blessing* for me.”
Adam Carriker and Sam McKewon preview the spring game in this video package.
Transfer running back Anthony Grant has maturity to go along with his talent. | Sipple: Obvious want-to*
APRIL 4, 2022
Nebraska is adding two recruiting staff positions* under new senior director of player personnel Vince Guinta. | More from Guinta
Injuries may force a change in format for the spring game, perhaps an offense-vs.-defense setup similar to what was used in 2014. Go here for more news from Monday’s practice. | Updates & discussion
Adam Howard from South Alabama is joining the men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
Here’s a look at how it’s going for Husker NFL draft hopefuls and who’s next up to replace them.
Husker Dan: Transfer portal hurts the Huskers.
APRIL 3, 2022
Sean Beckton’s observations about the Huskers’ running game* indicate Donovan Raiola’s methods are bearing fruit quickly, Steven M. Sipple writes. | McKewon on spring game goals* | Callahan’s rundown
Transfer Tommi Hill is making an immediate impression in the battle at cornerback.
Nebraska baseball completes a sweep at Ohio State with a 17-5 romp featuring 16 Husker hits and a Luke Sartori grand slam.
Induction into the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame holds special meaning for NFL veteran Niles Paul.*
A bad moment three decades ago in Oklahoma opened another door for Mickey Joseph.*
This week in Husker history: The Varsity narrowly prevails in the 1952 and ’57 spring games against the Alumni.
APRIL 2, 2022
Former Husker placekicker Sandro DeAngelis* now enjoys coaching soccer at Millard North.
A thin group of defensive linemen has meant increased action for Mosai Newsom.
Receiver Oliver Martin’s 2021 season is a reminder of how an injury* can take a toll on and off the field, Steven M. Sipple writes.
APRIL 1, 2022
Get to know Husker signee Decoldest Crawford, wide receiver and horse owner.
A.J. Rollins, Nate Boerkircher* and James Carnie* are among those getting more reps because of injuries to other Husker tight ends. | Whipple on the TEs
Sam McKewon says Purdue, which hosts Nebraska on Oct. 15, has the quarterback and the defense to make it a contender* in the Big Ten West.