July 2021 fresh links
JULY 31, 2021
A Denver columnist says Colorado might be wise to place a call to the Big Ten. | Sipple: Wading through the muck
A couple of short videos from Saturday’s practice are available for viewing. | Fall camp schedule
A deeper rotation appears likely on the defensive line, which is stocked with both veteran and emerging talent.
The Huskers’ vibe, special teams and the pass rush: Derek Peterson has 10 questions for 2021. | Walk-ons to watch | Leaders’ task | Weekly wrap
JULY 30, 2021
Coach Mike Dawson provides a status report on the outside linebackers, from the fifth-and sixth-year veterans to the newly arrived freshmen.
Catch a few glimpses of the Huskers first practice of camp in these videos and photos.
The Huskers get a commitment from Valen Erickson, a three-star offensive lineman from Chicago. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2022 | Discuss
Trev Alberts says Nebraska won’t be playing Washington State in 2030 and ’31 despite a report that a such a series was in the works.
JULY 29, 2021
Check out these videos and photos from Fan Day.
Scott Frost says he wants position battles settled sooner rather than later, and he’d like to avoid running back by committee. Go here for all the coverage and video from Thursday’s pre-fall camp presser. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
The tight ends group is stocked with talent and ready for a bigger role.
Ben Stille makes the Wuerffel Trophy watch list for community service.
Athlon sizes up the candidate schools should the Big Ten opt to expand.
For youngsters sixth grade or younger, there are now two membership options for the Nebraska Kids Club.
JULY 28, 2021
Starting jobs up for grabs are among the storylines for fall camp.
Receivers Levi Falck and Wyatt Liewer have been placed on scholarship, coach Matt Lubick says on the radio. | Position preview
Several of the state’s top 2022 recruits have opted to go elsewhere, but younger prospects remain interested in Nebraska. | Notebook
Kicker Connor Culp makes the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award. | Huskers on watch lists
The LJS’s countdown of most intriguing Huskers wraps ups with Adrian Martinez at No. 1.
The Alberts-Frost partnership just might help the Huskers find a new identity, says Sporting News columnist Bill Bender.
There’s a map and some newly instated protocols for those heading to Memorial Stadium for Fan Day.
A kicker from Kansas who has no shortage of confidence has interest in Nebraska.
Coaches and players address the team-chemistry pitfalls that could come with the NIL era.
JULY 27, 2021
A Tulsa columnist’s “only in Dreamland” solution to save the Big 12 has Nebraska, A&M, Missouri and Colorado returning to the conference.
Ndamukong Suh and Prince Amukamara make Bleacher Report’s All-Big 12 team of the 21st century.
A linchpin in the Nebraska secondary, “Grandpa” Deontai Williams has a wealth of experience to lean on, both in football and in life.
HuskerOnline previews the quarterbacks and asks, How far can Adrian Martinez carry the Huskers in 2021?
Outside linebacker JoJo Domann is named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Big Ten West coaches say the division’s competitive balance is its strong suit. | Chasing Ohio State
JULY 26, 2021
Nebraska cracks the top 10 in a ranking of most-followed college athletic programs on social media.
Offensive line coach Greg Austin says freshman Henry Lutovsky could see playing time “sooner rather than later.” | Center-QB rhythm
Husker Dan gives his preseason assessment and bowl probabilities.
Some roster updates have been made as the start of fall camp nears.
Dirk Chatelain says Texas can’t get out of its own way, and moving to the SEC won’t fix that.
The spotlight is on Blackshirts past and present in a new hype video.
Should the Big Ten expand? Athlon writers weigh in.
JULY 25, 2021
Husker Doc Talk takes up the chaos that’s about to unfold with conference realignment. More commentary: Sipple, Peterson, McKewon, Callahan
This week in Husker history: A look at the coaching styles of Dawson, Bearg, Bible and Jones.
JULY 24, 2021
Former Husker kicker Eric Lueshen is battling a rare and severe bone infection and seeking financial help.
Ben Stille and Austin Allen are aiming to strengthen player-led accountability on the team.
With an eye on a future in coaching, Matt Masker will host a football camp in Kearney next week.
Sam McKewon says strong-in-the-trenches Iowa might have the skill players to win the Big Ten West this year. | Big Ten notes: 1, 2
“Life is good” at Rutgers for former Husker Noah Vedral.
JULY 23, 2021
ESPN examines the implications for the major conferences if Oklahoma and Texas make the jump to the SEC.
Scott Frost has a vision for his team, but Steven M. Sipple says the question is whether he has the coaching chops to make it happen.
Husker center Cam Jurgens makes the 40-man watch list for the Rimington Trophy, and tight end Austin Allen makes the Mackey Award list.
Former Husker fullback Tom Rathman shares Nebraska and NFL memories at a Nebraska Great Foundation event in Grand Island.
JULY 22, 2021
Running back Ronald Thompkins, who battled injuries before entering the transfer portal in May, announces his retirement from football. | Schlager in portal
Scott Frost meets the press at Big Ten Media Days and expresses confidence in his team and quarterback Adrian Martinez, but he says the Huskers must start earning respect. | Updates & discussion
Trev Alberts assures fans that printed tickets will be an option this fall for season ticket holders.
The 2021 Nebraska football media guide is now available for downloading.
JULY 21, 2021
Oklahoma and Texas are reportedly exploring a move to the SEC, but there would be myriad roadblocks to sort out. | Discuss | McKewon commentary
In Cleveland.com’s annual Big Ten preseason media poll, Nebraska is predicted to finish fifth in the West.
Storylines, perspectives and predictions are sure to emerge at Big Ten Media Days, starting Thursday in Indianapolis. | Primer
JULY 20, 2021
Husker Dan beholds the brave new world of electronic ticketing at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska will face a Michigan team that should be out to prove that last season wasn’t the start of a downward trend.
Six players from the 1971 national championship team will make up this year’s Nebraska Football Hall of Fame class: John Adkins, Doug Dumler, Bill Janssen, Jerry List, Dave Mason and Keith Wortman.
In the move to expand the College Football Playoff, the Rose Bowl’s clinging to its traditions could be a wrench in the works.
OKC columnist Berry Tramel has more to say about the state of the Huskers as he answers readers’ comments.
Here’s what to know if you’re heading to the stadium for Fan Day next week.
What will it take to keep Scott Frost’s seat from heating up? Sam McKewon addresses that and more.
Husker Online wraps up its countdown of the top 40 Huskers.
JULY 19, 2021
Coach Travis Fisher provides a rundown of the competition among his defensive backs as fall camp nears.
The Huskers will face an Oklahoma team that doesn’t seem ready to slow down in year five under Lincoln Riley.
Steven M. Sipple looks back at Frank Solich’s prowess as running-backs coach.
ESPN examines Nebraska’s struggle for stability during its decade in the Big Ten.
Eight current or former Huskers are set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
Adrian Martinez is named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award for the third consecutive year.
JULY 18, 2021
Sam McKewon says it could be a good thing that the sellout streak is in peril. More commentary: Callahan, Peterson
Bitterness remains over Trev Alberts’ bold move a decade ago to eliminate football and wrestling at UNO.
Dr. Rob Zatechka weighs in on the Trev Alberts hire.
Search committee member Austin Allen feels Trev Alberts understands what makes Nebraska special.
Here’s a rundown of common misunderstandings about name, image and likeness issues
This week in Husker history: Tragedy strikes the Huskers as all-conference punter Sam Foltz is killed in an auto accident.
The Athletic Department expects to tap its reserve fund for $54 million to balance its budget for the new 2022 fiscal year and to cover 2021.
JULY 17, 2021
Ben Stille and JoJo Domann hit a home run with their youth football camp, Steven M. Sipple writes. | Sights & sounds
Knowing Nebraska mattered in the search for an A.D., and it helped Trev Alberts move to the top of the list. | Lessons learned at UNO
Attrition at Buffalo gives the Bulls a taller task when they visit Lincoln in September.
It’s time Nebraska football stopped running* from its problems, OKC columnist Berry Tramel writes.
A list of the 10 most controversial games in college football since 2000 includes a win and a loss by Nebraska.
Tad Stryker looks for some homegrown stability with Trev Alberts.
JULY 16, 2021
Nearly 20 former Huskers honor Sam Foltz’s legacy by taking part in a kicking and punting camp in Greeley, Neb.
Football is king, but other coaches are impressed with Alberts who officially starts work on Monday.
JULY 15, 2021
Husker Dan feels that the Trev Alberts hire is a home run.
Husker volleyball tickets go on sale today (7/15).
HuskerOnline ranks Connor Culp as the No. 1 kicker in the Big Ten and gives its mid July recruiting update with a focus on DE Hayden Schwartz.
Bob Bowlsby responds to criticism for the Oklahoma game’s start time.
Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg give their thoughts on Trev Alberts’ hire.
Corn Nation ranks the rest of the Husker schedule.
JULY 14, 2021
How well do you know your Big Ten athletic directors? Take Dave Feit’s quiz and see how you do.
Hayden Schwartz, a three-star defensive lineman from Florida, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2022 | Discuss
Former Husker All-American Trev Alberts has been hired as Nebraska’s athletic director. Go here for all the coverage and commentary, plus video of the press conference. | Updates & discussion
Frank Solich is retiring for health reasons after 16 seasons as head coach at Ohio. | Photos | Discuss | Carriker gut reaction
Hail Varsity previews the Huskers’ stiff test at Oklahoma.
JULY 13, 2021
Former Texas Tech defensive back Kyan Brumfield and former Northern Arizona receiver Chancellor Brewington have joined the Huskers this summer.
Here’s a preview of the Huskers from a Purdue perspective.
Fan Day is set for the evening of Thursday, July 29.
JULY 12, 2021
HuskerOnline begins its countdown of the top 40 Huskers for 2021.
The Atlanta Braves take Spencer Schwellenbach in the second round of the MLB draft, and Cade Povich goes to the Twins in the third.
Athlon’s bowl projections have Nebraska and Kansas State squaring off in late December.
JULY 11, 2021
National pundits aren’t sold on the 2021 Blackshirts, Derek Peterson writes. More Sunday night commentary: McKewon on offseason changes, Sipple on NIL.
Wisconsin is No. 1 on this list of the top defenses the Huskers will face this season.
Rob Childress is returning to Husker baseball as director of player development. | Discuss
JoJo Domann has the No. 3 spot in HuskerOnline’s ranking of Big Ten outside linebackers.
This week in Husker history: It’s 1946, and Nebraska is testing the waters of football scholarships for the first time.
JULY 10, 2021
HuskerOnline says plenty is at stake for Nebraska in the opener against Illinois.
George Achola of the Husker Football Lettermen’s Association wants transparency regarding the makeup of the committee conducting the A.D. search. | Shatel: Get it right
JoJo Domann and Ben Stille discuss the motivation behind their upcoming football camp in Lincoln.
Ben Stille is No. 2 in HuskerOnline’s ranking of Big Ten defensive tackles.
Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler tops Sam McKewon’s rundown of opposing QBs who pose a stiff challenge for the Huskers.
JULY 9, 2021
Production from the running backs is essential, but who in the inexperienced group will rise to the top?
JULY 8, 2021
Men’s hoops pick up graduate transfer point guard Alonzo Verge from Arizona State.
Corn Nation ranks the 7-12 spots in the fall football schedule.
Phil Steele has Nebraska finishing in a fourth-place tie in the Big Ten West.
Illinois’ running-game options and new coach will provide a solid first test for the Huskers.
JULY 7, 2021
Adrian Martinez will share his story of overcoming adversity via a new endorsement deal.
JoJo Domann is ranked 43rd in the top players in the country by Pro Football Focus.
Nebraska is offering three-game home ticket packages for $195, with only the Ohio State game excluded. | Full capacity
JULY 6, 2021
Here’s a look at the top quarterbacks Nebraska faces this season.
The complete 11-game nonconference schedule for men’s hoops has been released.
JULY 5, 2021
Husker Doc Talk takes up the new NIL landscape, Bill Moos’ exit and more.
Nebraska’s punters get pointers from former Husker and 15-year NFL veteran Sam Koch.
Austin Allen is No. 3 in HuskerOnline’s ranking of Big Ten tight ends.
JULY 4, 2021
Terry Donahue, head coach for UCLA in half a dozen Huskers-Bruins games in the 1980s and ’90s, has died at age 77.
Phil Steele’s position rankings have Derek Peterson scratching his head in a case or two. | Callahan’s weekly rundown
Here’s a rundown of the Huskers’ schedule ranked by the fireworks a win would generate in each case.
This week in Husker history: Lawyer, state legislator and boxer — big Monte Munn was a versatile ex-Husker.
JULY 3, 2021
It’s been a whirlwind stretch for interim A.D. Garrett Klassy, but he says the same is true for “the whole department.”
Hail Varsity’s countdown of most intriguing Huskers finishes with center Cam Jurgens.
JULY 2, 2021
HuskerOnline ranks Adrian Martinez third among Big Ten quarterbacks.
A visa stipulation is keeping offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili out of the NIL action. | Volleyball’s huge potential | Q&A with Kunalic
Tight ends Austin Allen and Travis Vokolek discuss which Big Ten team chirps the most during games and more on the latest Athletes Unfiltered podcast.
Brendan Franke from Gretna and Morningside has joined the kickoff-specialist competition as a walk-on.
Nebraska’s 35th-place finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings is the Huskers’ best showing in five years. | PDF
Adam Carriker sees the NIL era as a game-changer for change college sports and the recruiting landscape.
JULY 1, 2021
The university will pay Bill Moos more than $2.9 million as part of his retirement settlement. | Discuss
June was a whirlwind month for recruiting, and Jeremy Pernell recaps it here. Also, what will the NCAA do with “COVID-shirt” numbers? | McKewon recap
See which Huskers are landing endorsements on the first day of the NIL era. | Going the extra mile | What’s off limits
The Husker men will play Auburn in the Holiday Hoopsgiving quadruple-header event Dec. 11 in Atlanta.