June 2022 fresh links
JUNE 30, 2022
The additions of UCLA and USC* beginning in 2024 are official. Watch BTN’s live stream here.
Dave Feit runs down how the additions to the conference will affect Nebraska in multiple sports.
Huge news in the Big Ten: USC and UCLA and perhaps others are in negotiations to join the conference as early as 2024. Media-rights riches are a motivator for all parties involved. | Commentary: Bender, Frank the Tank, Shatel,* Chatelain,* Souhan, Sipple | Discuss
The OWH’s recruiting scoreboard* has Nebraska’s 2023 class in the lower third of the Big Ten.
JUNE 29, 2022
Rehab time on the sideline this spring was a teaching moment* for transfer cornerback Omar Brown.
JUNE 28, 2022
Indispensable Huskers: Quarterback Chubba Purdy and receivers Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda and Oliver Martin.
JUNE 27, 2022
Husker Dan sees the lack of portal additions at linebacker as a good sign. | Nelson’s leadership*
Marlin Briscoe, the Omaha native who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League, has died at age 76. | Chatelain commentary* | Photos: 1,* 2 | Discuss
Who will rise to the top? It’s a crowded field of contenders at running back.
Danny Noonan dives into why son Maverick chose Nebraska* over Stanford. | Another commit imminent?: 1,* 2
JUNE 26, 2022
There are new names and familiar ones as Sam McKewon analyzes the lineup of quarterbacks* the Huskers face in 2022.
A fourth site joins the player-countdown party.
A best-case scenario* for the 2022 Huskers has Nebraska capping a 9-3 regular season with a win over Iowa.
This week in Husker history: The planning stages of Memorial Stadium, and the untimely death of Wayne Meylan.
JUNE 25, 2022
Tad Stryker says the “pay the players” movement will hurt as many as it helps.
Offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili, a starter in seven games last season, has been ruled ineligible for 2022 due to a failed drug test. | Analysis of impact | Discuss
After some notable misses last cycle, Nebraska has momentum going with local recruiting.
JUNE 24, 2022
Maverick Noonan from Elkhorn South, son of former Husker All-American Danny Noonan, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
Will Randy Gregory be a disappointment with the Broncos?
Athlon Sports previews the Huskers and ranks them 53rd nationally.
JUNE 23, 2022
Bryce McGowens is headed to the Charlotte Hornets after being picked in the second round of the NBA draft. It’s the first time Huskers have been selected in consecutive years since the 1990s.
Nebraska reportedly has added Northern Iowa to its 2024 football schedule. | Discuss
Dylan Edwards, a four-star running back from Kansas who made an official visit to Lincoln in May, chooses Kansas State over numerous other suitors. | Pass-rusher to visit*
Defensive transfers Ochaun Mathis and Stephon Wynn have exercised restraint* while easing into Nebraska’s team culture. | “Old guy” Henrich*
JUNE 22, 2022
Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley is named coach of the year in the USFL.
Cole Stukenholtz previews the Husker special teamers, who have much to improve upon from last season.
A negative turnover margin has contributed to Nebraska’s struggles in close games.
JUNE 21, 2022
Nebraska gets a commitment from Denver-area linebacker Hayden Moore. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
Slaying the big bad Gophers. A society columnist at quarterback. A run for the Roses. A “Wild Horse” in the backfield. All that and more were part of the Huskers’ second decade in Memorial Stadium.
Looking for a new team, former Husker Ndamukong Suh says the Raiders would be a fun option.
Husker Mike previews Northwestern and sees a somewhat improved team that Nebraska must not overlook.
JUNE 20, 2022
Former commissioner Chuck Neinas bemoans the departures of Nebraska and Missouri from the Big 12 more than a decade ago. | Discuss
Here’s what’s happening on the recruiting front after a weekend featuring seven official visitors.
Huskers coaching at a youth camp predict a big season* for Nebraska football this fall.
JUNE 19, 2022
Husker Dan takes stock of the retooled defensive line.
The OWH starts its countdown of top Husker players for 2022 with an admission that the portal additions increase the guesswork factor.*
Even though he’s a preseason magazine cover boy, Rahmir Johnson* knows he’s often overlooked when the competition at running back is discussed.
This week in Husker history: The three finalists to replace Bob Devaney as athletic director are announced, and Al Papik – the favorite of Devaney and Tom Osborne – is not among them.
JUNE 18, 2022
Here are some observations about Donovan Raiola and some of the players he instructed during Saturday’s Pipeline camp.*
Being a leader and mastering the playbook are summer goals for Casey Thompson,* whose throwing regimen is still limited due to last fall’s thumb injury.
JUNE 17, 2022
Bellevue West receiver Dae’Vonn Hall impresses at Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights camp. | Updates & discussion | Photos*
A ranking of Big Ten tight ends has Travis Vokolek at No. 3.
A 5-0 start for Nebraska is part of these 10 bold predictions for 2022.
JUNE 16, 2022
Nebraska is in danger of posting its worst finish* in the history of the Directors’ Cup.
Lineups of home and away conference opponents for men’s and women’s basketball are unveiled. | Three takes | Big Ten release: Men, Women
Here are a couple of previews of the officials visitors scheduled for this weekend: 1,* 2.* | Video | Tapping into Texas*
JUNE 15, 2022
Chubba Purdy* is building bonds* with teammates as he attempts to step up in the quarterback competition, and new footwear is helping with the latter.
Bryan Applewhite’s Texas ties have been paying off in recruiting.
Safety Myles Farmer* is balancing leadership and competition as he strives to keep his starting role.
O-lineman Turner Corcoran* is raring to go after his offseason rehab. | O-line shuffling?*
JUNE 14, 2022
Portal activity since the spring game has changed the picture of Nebraska’s defensive front.
Screenings of the Husker football documentary “Day by Day: The Rise” will take place every Friday now through the end of July at Granary Green in Ralston.
Take a journey back in time to the first 10 seasons at Memorial Stadium.
The wraps have come off the 2022 volleyball schedule.
Cole Stukenholtz’s position previews start with the quarterbacks.
JUNE 13, 2022
Oklahoma wins a recruiting battle in Nebraska’s backyard as Fremont Bergan star Kade McIntyre announces he’ll be a Sooner.*
Husker Dan examines what’s in store on the offensive line. | Prochazka primed for return*
Nebraska gets a commitment from Riley Van Poppel, a four-star defensive lineman from Argyle, Texas. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
JUNE 12, 2022
Sam McKewon sees more snoozers than thrillers in Big Ten teams’ nonconference schedules* for 2022. | Sipple on Marcus Washington* | Doc Talk on bad sports parents
Buffalo is where former Husker and Navy SEAL Damian Jackson will use his final season of eligibility.
Running back Ajay Allen has his sights set on making an impact as a freshman.
Here’s a scholarship breakdown of the Huskers by position.
Nebraska found immediate help for the defensive line via the portal, but now an addition or two through the more traditional avenues may be a top priority* in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
This week in Husker history: Tom Osborne is officially on board as a graduate assistant on Bob Devaney’s first staff at Nebraska.
Nebraska’ Sam Koch transformed punting* in the NFL, and his next chapter is letting him show others the way.
A best-case scenario* has Nebraska at 7-1 entering November.
JUNE 11, 2022
Husker players showed youngsters the ropes at a football camp Saturday. | Photos*
Northwestern’s many question marks* have Pat Fitzgerald facing one of his toughest coaching jobs yet, Sam McKewon writes.
JUNE 10, 2022
USA Today files a lawsuit seeking access to details about the performance metrics* in Scott Frost’s and Fred Hoiberg’s restructured contracts
Running back Anthony Grant, a Husker since enrolling in January, is recognized as the junior college male student-athlete of the year across all sports.
Running back Gabe Ervin Jr. says he’s “fully healthy and ready to go” after rehabbing his injured knee.*
Countdown to kickoff: Alex Conn and Shawn Hardy II.
Chubba Purdy’s game against North Carolina State* offers glimpses of what the quarterback brings to Nebraska.
JUNE 9, 2022
Nebraska won “the battle of the familiar face” when it came to landing Ochaun Mathis.
Linemen* are the headliners for this weekend’s round of official visits.* | OG Herring interested | Tuioti too*
There’s hope for a robust running game* this fall if the springtime chatter about the offensive line isn’t just empty talk, Steve Sipple writes.
JUNE 8, 2022
College Football News previews the Huskers and sees a seven-win regular season.
Adrian Martinez says his transfer to Kansas State was motivated in part by a desire to win.
More than a dozen players, including Ochaun Mathis and Casey Thompson, are included in a rundown of potential Husker NFL draftees in 2023.
Athlon has Nebraska penciled in for a fifth-place finish in the Big Ten West.
Countdown to kickoff: Liewer, Bullock, Vokolek, Feist & Brewington, Carnie.
JUNE 7, 2022
Check out these video interviews with new Husker additions via the portal: Stephon Wynn, Devin Drew and Marcus Washington.
Lincoln East athlete Malachi Coleman* has broken into the top 100 of the On3 Consensus rankings and is No. 54 in the Rivals 100.
Football’s Guy Chamberlin, baseball’s Shane Komine and volleyball’s Christina Houghtelling will be among the eight 2022 inductees in the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mark Whipple reflects on decades of change in the world of recruiting: “We’re recruiting kids that can’t even drive cars now.”
Quarterback Casey Thompson’s daily schedule* reflects his desire to help right the Husker ship.
Husker Dan analyzes the offseason changes.
JUNE 6, 2022
Scottsbluff offensive lineman Brock Knutson announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
Frank Solich is on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot for his coaching accomplishments at Nebraska and Ohio, but no former Huskers made the ballot as players. | Discuss
Were you there when any of these records were set? Third in a series as Memorial Stadium enters its 100th season.
Sam McKewon says Nebraska is putting its money in the right place* when it comes to rewarding academic performance. | Sipple on help for special teams* | Weekly rundown*
JUNE 5, 2022
Malachi Coleman, the four-star athlete from Lincoln East, says the Huskers “knocked it out of the park” and set the standard* in his recruitment. | 7-on-7 observations*
This week in Husker history: The 1967 defense gets a third assistant coach as John Melton is assigned to the linebackers.
JUNE 4, 2022
Iowa Western defensive lineman Anterio Thompson gets a Nebraska offer* after showing some speed at the Friday Night Lights* camp. | Legacy competitor Smith*
Trev Alberts says he likes Scott Frost’s strategic thinking* in reshaping the Huskers’ roster.
JUNE 3, 2022
Cornerback Mario Buford* and athlete Dash Dorsey were clear priorities* for Nebraska during the first Friday Night Lights camp. | Tweets updates | Photos: 1,* 2, 3 | Three thoughts* | Video recap
Wide receiver Jaidyn Doss from Missouri announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
Nearly two dozen baseball Huskers are set for summer league play from coast to coast.
JUNE 2, 2022
Alabama transfer D-lineman Stephon Wynn plans to bring a championship mentality to Nebraska.
Ohio State believes it will take $13 million* in NIL money to keep its roster together.
Legendary Nebraska broadcaster Jack Payne passes away at age 99. | Shatel commentary
Mickey Joseph has top-rated receivers* giving Nebraska a serious look this weekend.
Former Husker football and basketball walk-on Garth Glissman has taken an unlikely path to an executive position in the NBA.
“Cows don’t have an off day”: Garret Nelson brings lessons from the farm to the field.
Countdown to kickoff: Victor Jones Jr., Chris Hickman and AJ Rollins.
JUNE 1, 2022
National honors go to Husker softball’s Cam Ybarra and Courtney Wallace.
Nebraska recruiting chief Vince Guinta is fired up about the atmosphere that awaits official visitors this month. | In-state trio* | Big weekend ahead*
Brian Christopherson ranks the Huskers’ top portal additions. | A new guessing game*
Quarterback commit William “Pop” Watson talks about his fit in Mark Whipple’s offense and his future with the Huskers in this video interview.
This weekend’s Friday Night Lights event kicks off four June football camps in Memorial Stadium that will be open to fans at no charge.
CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli sees Nebraska’s Big Ten championship odds as the league’s most overpriced at +1800.