July 2020 fresh links
JULY 31, 2020
The Big Ten is still determining whether fall camp can begin next Friday, and there’s no guarantee there will be fall sports at all, the commissioner has told conference athletic directors. | Warren’s letter
JULY 30, 2020
NCAA is allowing uniform patches for social-justice causes, subject to conference and school approval for each athlete.
Illinois could be better than last year’s bowl squad, but avoiding the Big Ten West cellar again might be tough.
Nebraska has yet to land a defensive lineman for its 2021 recruiting class, but here are several possibilities to keep an eye on.
An external review at Iowa recommends that steps be taken to improve a culture in which many Black players have felt bullied and demeaned.
JULY 29, 2020
The Atlantic Coast Conference announces an 11-game scheduling plan that discards its divisions for the 2020 season.
JULY 28, 2020
NCAA president Mark Emmert says he remains “very concerned” about the status of fall sports and thinks a delayed start and shortened schedule might “make sense.”
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you like the Huskers’ chances of upsetting Minnesota and/or Penn State?
Jeremy Pernell analyzes new Husker commit Nadab Joseph and sees the juco defensive back as an incredibly talented player.
JULY 27, 2020
Former Husker defensive coordinator Carl Pelini is taking over as head coach at his alma mater, Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio.
Athlon Sports sees upset potential in Nebraska’s games against Penn State and Minnesota.
JULY 26, 2020
JULY 25, 2020
Rutgers has joined Michigan State in quarantining its football team.
Several Husker newcomers have revealed their jersey numbers on social media.
Former Husker Carlos Davis has signed his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
JULY 24, 2020
Walk-on linebacker Joseph Johnson has entered his name in the transfer portal.
JULY 23, 2020
Athlon lists five wild-card Huskers who could be surprise contributors this season.
JULY 22, 2020
Husker Dan takes a look at what Nebraska’s schedule ultimately might look like.
FBS football isn’t directly affected, but the NCAA’s governing board will reportedly meet Friday to discuss the fate of the NCAA’s fall sports championships.
JULY 21, 2020
Phil Steele says a lot of “ifs” must happen if the Huskers are to turn things around this season.
Northwestern’s offense has nowhere to go but up after a dismal 2019 performance.
JULY 20, 2020
Rutgers, a scheduled road opponent for the Huskers this fall, will adhere to a New Jersey directive limiting outdoor gatherings to 500 people or fewer.
California is delaying its high school football season until December or January, which will affect Husker commit Will Schweitzer and other prospects in the state.
Former Husker Khalil Davis has reportedly agreed to contract terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hail Varsity sees an interesting battle brewing for the No. 2 spot at running back.
JULY 19, 2020
JULY 18, 2020
The Huskers’ walk-ons could have added importance in this unpredictable season.
JULY 17, 2020
Husker tight end Jack Stoll has been named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award.
JULY 16, 2020
Nebraska was second in the Big Ten in athletic department profits in 2018-19, according to a USA Today database.
Athlon Sports lists five underrated Huskers who “demand attention, though they may find themselves fighting for it.”
JULY 15, 2020
The NCAA has eased bowl-eligibility rules for this season, but Big Ten schools aren’t affected because of the move to conference-only schedules.
JULY 14, 2020
JULY 13, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you see the Huskers getting to 6-4 in a conference-only season?
Nebraskans on South Dakota State’s roster are disappointed by the lost opportunity to play against the Huskers.
JULY 12, 2020
Dametrious Crownover, a four-star tight end from Texas, has Nebraska in his top five.
Scott Frost has a chance to prove Colin Cowherd wrong about Nebraska being a C-level job, Steven M. Sipple writes.
JULY 11, 2020
The Big Ten led the way as Power 5 conferences had more than $2.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019.
JULY 10, 2020
The replacement of Memorial Stadium’s FieldTurf won’t happen this summer after all.
Here’s a rundown of where other Power 5 conferences stand on scheduling for this fall.
A Lincoln woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for scamming Nebraska football ticket buyers in 2018.
JULY 9, 2020
The Big Ten has made it official: There will be no nonconference games this fall in football and half a dozen other sports, but it’s far from certain there will be a season at all. | Commentary: Shatel, Forde, Heady, Carriker | Five questions | Discuss
Nebraska is listed as a four-point favorite in the opener against Purdue.
Athlon Sports has five bold predictions for the 2020 Huskers.
JULY 8, 2020
Khalil Davis is eager to earn his way into the NFL.
Steven M. Sipple says Nebraska is still adjusting to life in a conference stocked with “bigger humans.”
Scott Frost is near the top of Dennis Dodd’s hot-seat rankings.
Adrian Martinez is No. 17 in this ranking of the top 30 Big Ten players.
Athlon ranks Nebraska’s schedule as seventh-toughest in the nation.
JULY 7, 2020
Rex Burkheard has reportedly reworked his contract with the New England Patriots.
JULY 6, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should the college football season be moved to next spring?
Steven M. Sipple says the option of a 10 game, conference-only schedule shouldn’t be discarded.
Was Adrian Martinez on “cruise control”? Adam Carriker offers his thoughts on Scott Frost’s comments.
JULY 5, 2020
Former Huskers have a conversation on race in America.
JULY 4, 2020
Former Husker assistant Mike Ekeler has never lacked energy, and an unusual run along I-80 in 2010 is just one example.
Nebraska is shut out, as are three other schools, on the Big Ten Network’s all-decade team.
JULY 3, 2020
Adrian Martinez is one of CBS Sports’ five biggest bounce-back players for 2020.
DaWon Baker, the Huskers’ diversity and inclusion director, sees signs of progress at Nebraska.
JULY 2, 2020
Brad Crawford of 247Sports sees South Dakota State as Nebraska’s most dangerous opponent.
JULY 1, 2020
If facts override fear, stadiums should fill this fall, Tad Stryker writes.
Veteran staff members Chris Anderson and Mike Dobbs are apparently among the personnel reductions in the Athletic Department.
Nebraska is one of 10 college teams that will be part of the Madden 21 video game, due for release Aug. 28.
The South Dakota State game will be a homecoming for several native Nebraskans playing for the Jackrabbits.
A program-record 10 Nebraska football players earn recognition as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Would a six-win season in 2020 be a success?