June 2021 fresh links
JUNE 30, 2021
Former Husker Ndamukong Suh says he learned valuable lessons the hard way after being a divisive influence with the Miami Dolphins.
Husker punter William Przystup has found a friend and motivator in Nebraska Road Race runner Matthew Nolde.
Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard and former NU president Hank Bounds say they won’t be candidates for Nebraska’s A.D. job.
Runza jumps into the NIL arena with a promotion offer to in-state college athletes. | NU ready and aggressive | NCAA’s green light
Iowa’s success in 2021 is likely to hinge on its reloading job in the trenches.
Barrett Ruud says this is a time for his deep group of inside linebackers to rest and recharge.
JUNE 29, 2021
Alabama A&M will be the fifth and presumably final collegiate stop for former Husker safety Breon Dixon.
Chancellor Ronnie Green discusses the traits he’s looking for in the next athletic director and says it’s “absolutely not correct” that there is a preselected candidate.
Ben Stille and JoJo Domann are first-teamers on the Pro Football Focus preseason All-Big Ten team.
This month’s recruiting activity has brought some changes to the defensive side of Nebraska’s recruiting big board.
Adrian Martinez’s peace of mind has Scott Frost encouraged about the quarterback’s upcoming season.
JUNE 28, 2021
All-American Lauren Stivrins will play this season if her injured back is sufficiently rehabbed, says volleyball coach John Cook.
Husker Dan looks at the chaos from the sudden Bill Moos resignation
The Huskers’ 10th opponent, Ohio State, has championship expectations, but there are questions on both sides of the ball.
Chancellor Ronnie Green says more information will be coming this week on the search for athletic director Bill Moos’ replacement.
Nebraska and Colorado will square off in men’s basketball in a charity exhibition game Oct. 31 in Lincoln, and the Huskers’ Big Ten/ACC Challenge game will be Dec. 1 at North Carolina State.
JUNE 27, 2021
Tad Stryker says Bill Moos’ departure isn’t likely to change the Huskers’ status as pariahs of the Big Ten. More commentary: McKewon’s questions for the candidates | Peterson: Frost’s precarious spot | Callahan: Weekly rundown
The Huskers face a tough schedule, but how tough? As high as No. 2 in the nation. | Big Ten rankings
Four-star athlete Jaden Mangham on his weekend in Lincoln: “Nebraska has always been a top school for me. … This visit has really helped their case.”
Dirk Chatelain recaps an often-rocky three decades of Athletic Department leadership changes. | Uncomfortable scrutiny
This week in Husker history: Former Nebraska quarterback John Howell is killed by a lightning strike at age 30.
JUNE 26, 2021
Steven M. Sipple says fans seem to be in no mood for a protracted search for the next athletic director. | Comparing tenures
Barry Alvarez says Nebraska “has the right people in place. … You just have to be patient.”
The Huskers get a commitment from 2023 Lincoln Southeast offensive lineman Gunnar Gottula. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | 2023 commits
Minnesota returns 20 starters as it tries to bounce back from a disappointing 2020 season.
JUNE 25, 2021
Lars Anderson, the writer who was correct about the Frost and Hoiberg hires, tweets that Nebraska’s pick for athletic director will be former Nebraska linebacker Ed Stewart.
Bill Moos has confirmed he’s retiring at the end of June after 3½ years as athletic director. Go here for coverage and analysis, including Adam Carriker’s gut reaction. | Discuss
JUNE 24, 2021
Coach Travis Fisher says it’s his goal to “outrecruit your room” and elevate the competition.
“His own state doesn’t even want him”: Tyrone Legette’s path to Nebraska in the late 1980s took the term “under the radar” to a new level.
Husker fans’ fervor is likely to be a plus for Nebraska as the new era in name, image and likeness rights unfolds, Brian Christopherson writes. | WSJ on Nebraska’s approach*
Coach Mike Dawson explains some of the nuances of mastering the outside linebacker role.
JUNE 23, 2021
O-line prospect Jake Maikkula gives his Lincoln visit good reviews. | Contending for Raiola
A CBS Sports writer sees Nebraska’s six-win over/under as a push.
Nebraska will get at least one more official visit in June as four-star Detroit-area athlete Jaden Mangham is scheduled for this weekend.
JUNE 22, 2021
“I think I’m different, but in a good way”: A look back at Ndamukong Suh and his Nebraska career.
Former Husker Vershan Jackson joins Adam Carriker to discuss the state of Nebraska football, the transfer portal and more.
JUNE 21, 2021
Husker Dan takes a look at the lack of respect from the national media.
Nebraska on Monday is hosting the final scheduled official visitor of June, offensive lineman Jake Maikkula from Colorado. | Notes & observations | Individual workouts
Dwight Siebler, who threw Nebraska baseball’s first no-hitter but lost the game, has died at age 83.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules against the NCAA’s limits on education-related benefits athletes can receive for playing college sports. | Moos statement
The OWH begins its camp countdown with quarterback Heinrich Haarberg at No. 50.
The football staff is well aware Nebraska fans are getting antsy, Sam McKewon writes. More commentary: Peterson on the McCaffreys, Sipple on Domann
JUNE 20, 2021
JoJo Domann, Adrian Martinez and Ben Stille have been featured so far in an ongoing countdown of the 50 best players on Ohio State’s schedule.
Lincoln Southeast linebacker Jake Appleget gives the Huskers their second commitment of the day. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2022
The Huskers get a commitment from Grant Page, a three-star receiver from Colorado. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
Check out video and photos from Sunday morning’s Nebraska Football Road Race.
Team culture and player development were topics for Ron Brown and Erik Chinander during last week’s Big Red Blitz.
This week in Husker history: A star-studded Friday Night Lights camp comes 100 years after former Husker Clinton Ross was called on to do a different sort of recruiting.
JUNE 19, 2021
Here’s a rundown and video recap of Saturday’s Pipeline Camp for linemen. More: Weekend notes, Photos (1, 2), Sipple commentary
The latest Husker Doc Talk takes up the Luke McCaffrey saga and more.
JUNE 18, 2021
Dylan Raiola, 2024 quarterback and son of the former Husker All-America center, gets a Husker offer after an impressive outing at Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights camp. | Video | Photos: 1, 2 | Updates & discussion
Steven M. Sipple says the smallish crowds at Wednesday’s Big Red Blitz events are a sign that the Huskers need to start winning more games.
JUNE 17, 2021
Ashton Hayes, a three-star running back from Nevada, has committed to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2022 | Discuss
JoJo Domann makes the 42-player watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Cornerback James Monds III is a name to watch as another recruiting weekend unfolds in Lincoln. | Official visitors
Former Husker receiver/returner De’Mornay Pierson-El has reportedly signed with the Denver Broncos.
You can help celebrate Andy Hoffman’s legacy by participating in the Husker Football Road Race on Father’s Day.
JUNE 16, 2021
Luke McCaffrey’s brothers take offense at Scott Frost’s comments about the transfer portal. | Discuss
Scott Frost discusses recruiting numbers and more during stops in North Platte and Kearney, and Mario Verduzco provides insights on the quarterbacks in Columbus. More from Wednesday’s Big Red Blitz: Volleyball’s Stivrins to return? | Hoiberg upbeat | Fisher on DBs | O-line growth | Full-capacity venues | Davison on new facility | Bolt on baseball | Photos | Updates & discussion
A former soccer goalie from Gretna, Brendan Franke, hopes to become Nebraska’s answer on kickoffs.
Congrats to Spencer Schwellenbach, named college baseball’s Two-Way Player of the Year.
Athlon previews the Huskers, ranks them 48th nationally and says they “should be able to fashion a .500 record, at least.”
JUNE 15, 2021
In a new video, Tom Osborne has words of motivation for the Huskers.
Bill Moos might prefer an eight-team playoff, but Steven M. Sipple likes how things are trending toward 12.
Iowa Western kicker Josh Jasek has announced his commitment to walk on at Nebraska, with a mid-summer arrival planned.
A few tweaks have been made to the personnel lineups for Wednesday’s Big Red Blitz.
Husker Dan takes a look back at the Eric Crouch/Bobby Newcombe saga and more.
JUNE 14, 2021
Jeremy Pernell sees Tyreke Johnson as a big get for the Huskers’ defensive secondary. | Inside Johnson’s decision: 1, 2
Richard Torres, a 6-foot-6 three-star quarterback from San Antonio, has announced his commitment to the Huskers. | Highlights & coverage | 2022 recruits | Discuss
Luke McCaffrey lands at Rice after his brief Louisville stint.
Off Tackle Empire offers up its cocktail party preview of the 2021 Cornhuskers.
JUNE 13, 2021
Steven M. Sipple says the naysayers are a likely source of motivation for Adrian Martinez. | McKewon and Peterson on playoffs | Callahan’s rundown
One of the nation’s top 2023 prospects, linebacker Tausili Akana from Hawaii, has a Nebraska connection and will make an unofficial visit Monday. | Sunday’s 7-on-7 performances
Ohio State transfer Tyreke Johnson, a defensive back who was a five-star recruit out of high school in Florida, announces he’ll be a Husker. | Analysis: Callahan, McKewon | Discuss
Nebraska games are first and last in Sam McKewon’s ranking of all 42 Big Ten nonconference contests.
This week in Husker history: The path to the 1936 Summer Olympics begins for three-sport Husker Paul Amen.
JUNE 12, 2021
Bill Moos says Wisconsin’s soon-to-retire Barry Alvarez is “my kind of guy. … And he’s always been proud to be a Husker.”
The U.S. Justice Department says the university is misreading Title IX sex discrimination laws in regard to a lawsuit that includes women’s accusations against athletes.
Quantaves Gaskins, a Georgia defensive back with a Husker staff connection, is under the radar no more after an eventful week. | In-staters impress
JUNE 11, 2021
The wraps have come off the Huskers’ fall volleyball schedule.
Reserve linebacker David Alston is transferring out after three seasons at Nebraska. | Carriker: Middle ground with portal
JUNE 10, 2021
A proposed 12-team format will be considered next week by the College Football Playoff management committee, and Tom Shatel says the more teams, the merrier.
Brian Christopherson says it’s too soon to assign a plus or a minus to the net effect of the transfer portal on the Huskers.
Another big recruiting weekend is taking shape in Lincoln.
Randy Gregory is counting on an improved mindset to help him be a major piece of the Dallas Cowboys’ defense.
Ben Stille and Adrian Martinez have earned first-team honors on the Academic All-District team.
Lavonte David explains his motivation for completing his college degree: “I made a promise.”
Could Luke McCaffrey return this season to Nebraska? A compliance official’s explanation indicates it’s a “maybe” situation.
JUNE 9, 2021
Nebraska is on the radar of football/baseball star Robby Snelling of Reno, Nev.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you see the Huskers getting to eight wins in 2021?
The OWH looks at the stats behind Nebraska’s notable struggles to win at home since joining the Big Ten.
Outland Trophy winner Larry Jacobson is among six who will be inducted into the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shortly after arriving at Louisville, former Husker quarterback Luke McCaffrey has left the Cardinal program. | Discuss
The Husker247 countdown of indispensable Huskers finishes with quarterback Adrian Martinez at No. 1.
JUNE 8, 2021
The possibility of a future expansion of the College Football Playoff, perhaps to 12 teams, will be on the playoff managers’ agenda this month.
Husker Dan takes a look at some shortcomings in the Scott Frost era.
The Huskers are pegged at fifth in the West Division in Athlon’s Big Ten predictions for 2021.
Nebraska is cited as one of the teams on the short end of transfer portal activity.
Details of the Big Red Blitz tour of Nebraska have been firmed up.
Under the tutelage of Will Bolt, the seniors of 2021 helped awaken the Nebraska baseball program from a long slumber, Tad Stryker writes. More commentary from Nebraska’s swan song in Fayetteville: Sipple, Shatel, Babcock, McKewon
JUNE 7, 2021
Arkansas scores four runs with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning to end the Huskers’ baseball season with a 6-2 win in Fayetteville. | Stats | Photos
Chase Androff, a three-star tight end from Minnesota, has announced his commitment to the Huskers. | Highlights & coverage | Class of ’22 | Discuss
Johnny Rodgers will be attending two events in Sacramento this weekend.
Last week’s eight official visitors came away mightily impressed, but can that feeling hold up as they shop around?
JUNE 6, 2021
The baseball Huskers upset Arkansas, 5-3, to force a Monday showdown for a berth in the NCAA Super Regionals. | Stats | Photos | Quotes
Steven M. Sipple says Dominic Raiola deserves a spot on the next College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
An 18-4 romp over NJIT keeps the Huskers alive in the Fayetteville NCAA baseball regional and sets up a Sunday night rematch against top-ranked Arkansas. | Stats
A look at the stats indicates the path to a Big Ten West title starts with defense and takeaways.
Four-star running back Justin Williams from Georgia has Nebraska at the top of his list after his weekend visit, but he won’t make a decision until late fall. | More positive reviews
This week in Husker history: Gale Sayers commits to Nebraska.
JUNE 5, 2021
Walks and miscues hurt Nebraska as No. 1 Arkansas leads from start to finish in a 5-1 win over the Huskers in the NCAA baseball tournament, and NU may be without Max Anderson on Sunday. | Stats | Photos
The depth of the 2023 in-state recruiting class is solid, if the first several days of June are any indication.
Quarterback prospect Richard Torres came away impressed by his visit to Lincoln.
Steven M. Sipple says Nebraska is catching up to its Big Ten rivals with the new football complex.
JUNE 4, 2021
The Huskers dig out of a 4-0 hole and beat Northeastern 8-6 in the Fayetteville regional of the NCAA baseball tournament. | Stats | Photos
Multiple scholarship offers offers go out as the Huskers host their first Friday Night Lights camp of 2021. | Photos
The door appears open for walk-on Kelen Meyer to handle Nebraska’s kickoffs.
JUNE 3, 2021
Here’s who’s coming to Lincoln for the Huskers’ first big recruiting weekend of 2021.
Nebraska Athletics is launching #NILbraska, an initiative to educate athletes on branding, marketing and financial literacy.
Ohio State transfer Tyreke Johnson, a five-star defensive back, is visiting Nebraska.
JUNE 2, 2021
Hail Varsity’s countdown of most intriguing Huskers begins with Nick Henrich at No. 10.
Fans will be able to attend four Husker recruiting camps in Memorial Stadium this month.
Zach Wiegert is on the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. | HOF Huskers
JUNE 1, 2021
Lincoln Southeast athlete Jake Appleget receives a Husker offer after going through a workout Tuesday.
Former Husker Rex Burkhead has reportedly signed with the Houston Texans.
Walk-on running back Jaquez Yant has earned a scholarship after a breakout spring.