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JULY 31, 2020

The annual Cleveland.com preseason media poll pegs the Huskers for a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten West.

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

Tony Tuioti offers insights into his mostly inexperienced defensive linemen and has praise for sophomore defensive end Tate Wildeman. | Audio

Bill Moos calls the continued scheduling uncertainty frustrating and says a move to spring football is the last of several options the Big Ten is considering. | Conference-only for SEC

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.

Bellevue West tight end Kaden Helms has become the fourth in-state player to get a Nebraska offer for 2022. | Big Ten scoreboard for ’21

JULY 28, 2020

Matt Lubick likes the leadership of Wan’Dale Robinson and Kade Warner and says he’s excited about his mostly green corps of wide receivers. | Audio

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.

Ohio State is limiting attendance to 20,000 this season and banning tailgating.

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

The time for hard decisions on the fate of the college football season is almost here, Steven M. Sipple writes. | Shatel: What’s the hurry?*

JULY 25, 2020

Rutgers has joined Michigan State in quarantining its football team.

Several Husker newcomers have revealed their jersey numbers on social media.

Thomas Fidone and dozens of other area prospects competed Saturday in the Warren Academy football showcase in Omaha. | Photos

Former Husker Carlos Davis has signed his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

JULY 24, 2020

The Huskers get a late addition to the 2020 team as Nadab Joseph, a four-star juco cornerback from Miami, announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss

The NCAA postpones any decision on the fate of this fall’s sports championships. | Michigan State in quarantine

Walk-on linebacker Joseph Johnson has entered his name in the transfer portal.

Adrian Martinez has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, and Ben Stille makes the Wuerffel Trophy list.

JULY 23, 2020

Bill Moos will keep close tabs on Friday’s meeting of the NCAA Board of Governors. | Where conferences stand

Barrett Ruud and Mike Dawson provide updates on the linebackers, including news of a bulked-up Nick Henrich. | Audio

Nebraska’s preparations will move into a new phase Friday with the start of two weeks of “minicamp.”

Husker sophomore Wan’Dale Robinson is one of 50 players named to the watch list for the Hornung Award.

Nebraska O-line target Marcus Mbow commits to Arizona State, and linebacker Christian Burkhalter opts for Oregon.

John Blake, former Oklahoma head coach and Nebraska assistant, has died at age 59. | One of a kind | Recruiter extraordinaire | Carriker’s memories

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.

Tight end and defensive line are among the positions of need as work continues on the Huskers’ 2021 recruiting class. | Announcements looming

JULY 21, 2020

Greg Austin says Brenden Jaimes and others on the offensive line have the potential to be the best in the country at their positions. | Audio

Phil Steele says a lot of “ifs” must happen if the Huskers are to turn things around this season.

Malik Williams, a three-star cornerback from Georgia, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2021 class | Discuss

Andy Hoffman, father of young cancer survivor Jack, himself is now battling a massive brain tumor. | Team Jack

Northwestern’s offense has nowhere to go but up after a dismal 2019 performance.

Nebraska’s Legislature approves a bill that would clear the way for college athletes to get paid for endorsement deals.

JULY 20, 2020

Erik Chinander discusses the competition and depth taking shape on the Husker defense. | Audio

Nine women, all current or former UNL students, have sued the school in federal court alleging its investigations and responses into sexual misconduct and harassment were insufficient.

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

JD Spielman is reportedly headed to TCU for his senior season.

Marques Buford, a three-star athlete from Texas, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2021 class | Discuss

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.

Defensive back Jaiden Francois, a 2020 Husker signee from Florida, has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. | Discuss

JULY 16, 2020

Travis Fisher likes the veteran leadership and up-and-coming talent in his defensive backs. | Audio

The NCAA has released new coronavirus recommendations, and president Mark Emmert says, “If there is to be college sports in the fall, we need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.”

Three-star running back Jaquez Yant from Florida is a late addition to the team as a walk-on.

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.

Three-star O-lineman Marcus Mbow from Wisconsin has the Huskers in his top five.

Nebraska running back Dedrick Mills has been named to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.

JULY 14, 2020

Ryan Held is fired up about the potential of incoming freshmen Marvin Scott and Sevion Morrison, as well as the rest of his running backs. | Audio

Junior colleges’ move to a spring season for 2020-21 is likely to affect recruiting at Nebraska and other FBS schools.

JULY 13, 2020

Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you see the Huskers getting to 6-4 in a conference-only season?

Off Tackle Empire previews the Huskers and doesn’t know quite what to expect in 2020. | About the offense

The offseason entered a new phase Monday for the Huskers, with summer newcomers now fully integrated into the workout program. | Nixon sidelined

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.

About the in-flux football schedule: Five questions and the TV factor.*

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 Pac-12 has followed the Big Ten in moving to conference-only schedules for fall sports.

The replacement of Memorial Stadium’s FieldTurf won’t happen this summer after all.

Bill Moos says he’s pushing for a 12-game schedule with divisional games in the middle of the season. | Financial implications

Here’s a rundown of where other Power 5 conferences stand on scheduling for this fall.

Coaches at Cincinnati and South Dakota State react to the cancellation of their games against Nebraska.

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

In a podcast, quarterback Adrian Martinez talks about his struggles with injuries and how he is identified not by football, but by his character and faith. | Sipple commentary | 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.

Ohio State is pausing voluntary workouts in football and several other sports because of an undisclosed number of positive COVID-19 tests.

Former BTN reporter Tom Dienhart says a 10-game, conference-only schedule is looking more and more likely in the Big Ten. | No Ivy League fall sports | Discuss

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

Lardarius Webb Jr., cornerback from Mississippi and son of a former NFL defensive back, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | 2021 class

Rex Burkheard has reportedly reworked his contract with the New England Patriots.

JULY 6, 2020

Power 5 conference leaders remain in wait-and-see mode about an on-time start for football as reported coronavirus cases climb. | No vaccine imminent

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.

The university is going paperless for game tickets and parking. | Discuss

Was Adrian Martinez on “cruise control”? Adam Carriker offers his thoughts on Scott Frost’s comments.

JULY 5, 2020

Nebraska is better-positioned than many programs to handle the costs of coronavirus testing. | McKewon: Wear a mask

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.

Latrell Neville, a three-star wide receiver from Texas, has committed to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2021 class | Discuss

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?