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MARCH 31, 2019

Husker247 analyzes what’s known so far this spring about the progress of the offense. | Tight ends’ push: 1, 2

Larry and Scott Frost will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in September.*

This week in Husker history: New coach Dana X. Bible arrives on campus amid much anticipation.

MARCH 30, 2019

The hiring of Fred Hoiberg as men’s basketball coach is now official as a seven-year, $25 million deal has been announced. | Discuss | “Go Big Fred” T’s

The NCAA’s “Day in the Life” commercial doesn’t sit right with the Huskers’ Jaron Woodyard and Lamar Jackson.

MARCH 29, 2019

Tad Stryker says improved depth bodes well for the defensive line.

Nebraska’s junior day event Saturday will include visits from four-star outside linebacker Quandarrius Robinson* and defensive tackle Jahkeem Green, a potential 2019 contributor. | In-state offer

Tony Tuioti has six “really solid” defensive linemen and is looking for two more to emerge for an eight-man rotation. | Building the Blackshirts

A 247Sports bowl projection has Nebraska facing LSU in the Citrus.

Former Husker Curt Tomasevicz gets a 2014 Olympics medal upgrade from bronze to silver to go along with his 2010 gold.

Travis Fisher sees an improved attitude in his defensive backs from a year ago.

MARCH 28, 2019

Adrian Martinez’s leadership style includes the occasional in-game moments of swagger. | Raising the bar*

Barrett Ruud isn’t counting out Nebraska’s true freshmen when it comes to picking up the mental intricacies of the inside linebacker’s duties.

MARCH 27, 2019

Wednesday’s practice is done, and there are plenty of videos, photos and reports to peruse. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule

MARCH 26, 2019

Head basketball coach Tim Miles is officially out after seven seasons at Nebraska. | Discuss

Greg Austin* figured he was the next Will Shields, but then an injury brought him back down to earth.

Returning experience on special teams* could be a major plus for the 2019 Huskers.

MARCH 25, 2019

Hank Bounds has announced he is stepping down as the university’s president. | His statement | Discuss

The Huskers have returned from spring break with an energy level that impressed offensive coordinator Troy Walters at Monday’s practice. | Coverage & video | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule

Lincoln Southeast’s Grant Detlefsen is aiming to become another Nebraska walk-on success story at punter.* | 4-star WR to visit*

Nebraska is No. 5 nationally in this ranking of QB-RB-WR combos.

MARCH 24, 2019

The Huskers’ 2020 recruiting class has just one member, but that might change soon.* | Busy week of offers

The staff is staying patient with Cam Jurgens’ transition to center.

Devine Ozigbo is set to meet with the Cleveland Browns for a second time.

This week in Husker history: Even a century or more ago, spring meant spring football practice.

MARCH 23, 2019

The LJS spends some time in QB school with Mario Verduzco. | Locked in on the details | McCaffrey’s progress

MARCH 22, 2019

Several former Huskers turn out at the dinner in Schuyler for flood victims and first responders.

MARCH 21, 2019

Here’s a football fix from the Athletic Department to get you through spring break.

Marquel Dismuke has made strides physically and mentally to become a top contender at safety. | Cam Taylor a wild card*

The Lost Spring Games: In the 1920s, the player they called “Blue” delivered for the Reds.

MARCH 20, 2019

Luke Gifford is getting encouraging feedback from NFL teams as he strives to keep his football career going.

Former Huskers Spencer Long and Jeremiah Sirles are putting on a dinner Thursday in Schuyler for people affected by the flooding.

With Stanley Morgan gone, it’s a whole new ballgame for Nebraska’s wideouts.

The Lost Spring Games: The 1930s featured the first known admission charge for a Husker football spring game.

MARCH 19, 2019

Ryan Held expects his stable of running backs to have a “way better” season than last year, even without Devine Ozigbo.

Former Husker O-lineman Brent Qvale has re-signed with the New York Jets.

Nebraska is a 7.5-point underdog to Ohio State in a sportsbook’s list of 45 top games of 2019.

Former Husker offensive lineman Matt Finnin is named offensive coordinator at “Last Chance U” school Independence Community College in Kansas. | Bio

The Lost Spring Games: We begin our 28-season rundown with the 1940s, featuring the likes of Al Zikmund and the “jet-propelled” Cletus Fischer, plus the slim pickings of wartime.

To become better blockers, the Huskers are focusing on “plus-twos”* — driving their man back two yards or more.

MARCH 18, 2019

Position changes could play a key role in shaping the 2019 offensive line.

Former Husker Austin Rose pitches in with the flood-control efforts in Fremont.

Ameer Abdullah has signed a one-year deal that keeps him with the Minnesota Vikings.

Athlon looks at three possible graduate transfers who could help the 2019 Huskers.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Author Paul Koch concludes the series with the observation that love ultimately powered the Nebraska machine.

MARCH 17, 2019

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: The Nebraska system and what made it work.

This week in Husker history: Nebraska wins by 50-3 — and it’s baseball, not football.

MARCH 16, 2019

New defensive line coach Tony Tuioti is building bonds on the team and making offers* on the recruiting trail. | Corcoran update

Miami, Louisville and Kansas are among the first group of schools committed to taking part in the National AL/DL Pipeline Camp that Nebraska is hosting in June. | Ruud on in-state recruiting

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: “The best games never seen” happened in the Huskers’ high-intensity practices.

MARCH 15, 2019

Deontai Williams did some learning* as a part-time player at safety in 2018, and that could be a springboard into 2019.

Adam Carriker would like to change the outcomes of several notable plays in Husker history, but this one* tops them all.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: The phrase “Champions are made when nobody’s watching” holds true for Boyd Epley’s Husker Power program.

MARCH 14, 2019

Running back Greg Bell, who played in four games as a Husker last season before deciding to transfer, has chosen San Diego State* as his destinationdestination.

The “cinco” role could help give JoJo Domann* a bigger presence on the defense this season.

Tanner Farmer leaves a big hole to fill on the O-line and in the Huskers’ scoring efficiency.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Leadership started with the linemen on both sides of the ball and branched outward.

MARCH 13, 2019

Erik Chinander said after Wednesday’s practice that he likes what he’s seeing with the Huskers’ pass rush. Also, coach Jovan Dewitt talked about his battle with cancer. | Full coverage | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Improved speed and talent certainly helped the Huskers’ cause.

MARCH 12, 2019

Progress for safety Cam’ron Jones begins in the classroom, says defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. | Taylor’s many hats

As their senior season nears, cornerback Lamar Jackson is dialed in, and receiver Mike Williams is focusing being a better blocker.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Dedication to one another and a devotion to the process were drivers of success.

MARCH 11, 2019

Former Husker Russell Gary, an all-conference safety in 1980 and seven-year NFL veteran, has died at age 59.

Monday morning’s practice was the first with media access, so there are photos, videos and more to peruse, plus news about Maurice Washington’s legal case. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule

Does NU need beer money? The pros and cons are examined.

Adam Carriker discusses his favorite game* as a Husker fan — while skiing.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Goal setting at the start of each offseason set the tone.

Dematrius Davis, a 2021 quarterback from Texas with a Nebraska offer, is scheduled to make an unofficial visit for Monday’s practice.

MARCH 10, 2019

A new mindset is said to have taken hold with the Huskers in their weight-room work. | “There’s a pride”

Kade Warner is among the wide receivers being counted on to produce at a high level.

Spring back to April 1906, when football was being saved and the Cornhuskers could have been called the Guinea Pigs.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Motivation came in all shapes, shades, sizes, modes and intensities.

This week in Husker history: A Russian-born former Husker lineman becomes the head football coach and athletic director at Marquette.

MARCH 9, 2019

It was a rarity when quarterback Curt Dukes did it in 2002, but enrolling early is now becoming commonplace, and Scott Frost understands the benefits.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: The Unity Council-induced metamorphosis was easier for some than others, but it shifted thoughts and actions.

MARCH 8, 2019

Dan Jenkins,* whose Game of the Century story for Sports Illustrated in 1971 was a classic, has died at age 89.

Collin Miller may have finally found a home at inside linebacker.

Adam Carriker says players have the opportunity find themselves* during spring drills — like he did.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: In-state players and walk-ons were the program’s backbone and soul.

MARCH 7, 2019

Hear the Husker Doc Talk discussion of spring football and expectations for the team and fans.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Games on the tube against top rivals made for true reality TV.

Nebraska’s Pro Day is Thursday, and several former Huskers will have a chance to impress NFL scouts.

MARCH 6, 2019

In a nonbinding student vote, the balloon release gets 51.9 percent support.

Tom Davis, All-America center for the Huskers in 1977, has died at age 63.

Here is some imagery from Wednesday’s practice, which had no media access.

Intangibles could be a difference-maker this season for the defensive secondary. More material from Tuesday’s press conference is continuing to arrive here.

The biggest question for the offensive line appears to be who will take over at center.

LSU has hired former Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove as a defensive analyst.

Nebraska cracks the top 20 in Athlon’s pre-spring rankings.

Jordan Westerkamp* talks with Adam Carriker about what’s next for him, his favorite Husker memories, doing drills with the current team and more.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: A Nebraska tradition to live up to was an incentive, a compulsion, a spurring-on to great feats.

MARCH 5, 2019

Scott Frost says running back Maurice Washington will be a limited participant in spring drills as his legal proceedings play out. More from Tuesday’s spring press conference here. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule | Media guide

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: The fans had an impact on the gameday atmosphere, as well as in the hearts and minds of the players.

MARCH 4, 2019

A nonbinding student vote will take place Tuesday on whether the balloon-release tradition should stay or go.

Steve Sipple says defensive improvement this season will hinge on player development. | Christopherson’s Curious 10

The Huskers’ first spring practice of 2019 is in the books, and here are some photos. | Spring schedule

Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten since 1989, will step down by the end of June 2020. | Playoff implications?

Jon Harrison, who caught two touchdown passes for Oklahoma in the 1971 Game of the Century against Nebraska, has died at age 70.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Nebraska’s initial foray into digital technology contributed to the Huskers’ 1990s success.

MARCH 3, 2019

Jeremy Pernell previews spring drills and says there’s reason for optimism. | Position previews: DBs, QBs | Carriker’s breakouts* | McKewon’s storylines*

Hail Varsity breaks down the offense and defense heading into spring ball.

Husker signee Bryce Benhart caps an undefeated season in wrestling by winning the Minnesota Class 6A heavyweight championship.

New defensive line coach Tony Tuioti has had some quick catching up to do after being hired the week before spring drills begin.

Proposed rule changes that are expected to be adopted next month include changes to targeting penalties and reviews. | Discuss

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Nutrition innovator Dave Ellis had a knack for matching healthy choices with man-sized appetites.

This week in Husker history: Kevin Steele joins Tom Osborne’s staff as linebackers coach.

MARCH 2, 2019

Scott Frost has done more than just talk the talk when it comes to mentoring.*

Stanley Morgan Jr.’s time in the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine* seems sufficient to maintain his draft stock. | Results

The latest position previews focus on the linebackers and safeties (1, 2). | Nine storylines

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Psychologist Dr. Jack Stark performed his practice both en masse and one-on-one, and he was a key figure behind the player-led Unity Council.

MARCH 1, 2019

Tight end turned offensive lineman Jimmy Fritzsche is ready to dive into Nebraska’s development plan as he strives to get bigger and stronger.

In a reversal from a year ago, Nebraska’s cornerbacks are now seen as a strength. | D-line preview

Quarterback Harrison Beck insists he could have led the Huskers to a national title if he hadn’t “fired” Nebraska and left in August 2006. | Discuss

Hail Varsity looks at the quarterback situations across the Big Ten West, including Alex Hornibrook’s early exit at Wisconsin.

Adam Carriker has some advice* for Adrian Martinez as the hype builds.

Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: There was no avoiding the books with Keith Zimmer and Dennis Leblanc riding you nonstop.