May 2020 fresh links
MAY 31, 2020
Bill Moos says the delayed start of the new football facility doesn’t mean the project’s scale will be reduced.
Jaylin Noel, a Kansas City wide receiver targeted by Nebraska, opts for Iowa State.
week month in Husker history: Nebraska decides to move to the Big Ten — 20 years after Bob Devaney explored the same idea.
MAY 30, 2020
Tom Shatel says former Husker Will Compton’s voice is one that should be heard during this time of unrest.
Tight end Jared Bubak is returning home to walk on with the Huskers as a graduate transfer from Arizona State.
MAY 29, 2020
Testing measures, safety procedures and other protocols are announced in advance of the June 1 return of athletes for voluntary workouts. | Altered routines
Shawn Hardy, a three-star wide receiver from Georgia, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2021
A Husker student athlete tested positive for the coronavirus, and Bill Moos describes the protocol that was followed afterward.
The university announces an earlier and compressed schedule for the fall semester.
Defense has been the big difference as Iowa’s and Nebraska’s fortunes have taken different paths over the last five years.
MAY 28, 2020
Despite the uncertainty surrounding football, Nebraska season ticket renewals are said to be well over 90 percent.
Nutrition director Dave Ellis says “citizenship and empathy” are key as athletic activities get set to resume. | Audio
Athlon lists five things that must happen for Nebraska to be a Top 25 team in 2020.
MAY 27, 2020
The NCAA has extended the moratorium on in-person recruiting by another month, through July 31.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Is a special Husker pay-preview package something you would buy to help make a season happen?
Former Husker Ndamukong Suh has tied the knot.
Expectations are high for Dicaprio Bootle in the defensive back’s senior season.
MAY 26, 2020
Bill Moos believes Nebraska is ahead of the curve on restarting athletics but says patience is a must. | Tickets & sellouts | Audio
Gone too soon: Former Husker O-lineman Jaivorio Burkes is remembered by the coach who recruited him, Bill Busch.
A 20,000-fan limit at home games this fall could cost Nebraska $27 million.
After losing his wife to suicide, former Husker Chris Dishman continues to open up with his grief to help others.
MAY 25, 2020
Tom Novak stood tall during bleak times for Nebraska, and it’s still worth celebrating 70 years later, Tad Stryker writes.
Seven months after receiving a new heart, former Husker assistant Barney Cotton is taking things slowly and counting his blessings.
MAY 24, 2020
MAY 23, 2020
Bill Moos knows he will be judged as AD on how he guides Nebraska athletics through the pandemic.
Husker commits Teddy Prochazka and Henry Lutovsky have been spending the spring fishing and peer recruiting.
MAY 22, 2020
Bill Moos says athletes will return to campus June 1 for the resumption of organized workouts, and a shortened football season is one of the scenarios being considered. | McKewon commentary
Construction of the $155 million football training facility will not begin in June as originally scheduled.
Former LSU kicker Connor Culp explains how he settled on Nebraska as his transfer destination.
MAY 21, 2020
Coach John Cook says Nebraska is working on a plan to allow fans at volleyball matches this fall, and a pared-back schedule appears likely.
Nebraska is preparing for the safe resumption of football and basketball workouts as soon as June 1, but not all hurdles have been cleared.
Tommie Frazier was the big name, but many others in the 1992 recruiting class also boosted the Huskers to greatness.
Back on the big stage, Bo Pelini speaks of a perception he says is unfair and a future he believes is bright. | Discuss
MAY 20, 2020
South Dakota wide receiver Levi Falck announces he is joining the Huskers as a graduate transfer.
Former Husker fullback Willie Miller has reached another goal in his life turnaround. | Carriker inverview
The NCAA Division I Council has voted to allow athletic-related activities in football and basketball during June.
Scott Frost has addressed special teams in a major way for 2020.
MAY 19, 2020
Check out the “If These Walls Could Talk” video from the Athletic Department.
Cory Schlesinger gets some love in a celebration of fullbacks.
Big Ten schools have been landing recruiting commitments at a brisk pace despite the pandemic-related restrictions.
Scott Frost is No. 34 in a ranking of college football coaches.
Australian Daniel Cerni explains how he became a punter and why he chose Nebraska.
MAY 18, 2020
Husker walk-ons Corbin Ruth and Riley Moses are cited after a second loud-party complaint, but they won’t be charged with violating pandemic restrictions.
Making college football happen on some level in 2020 is crucial, Sam McKewon writes.
The Athletic* has the 1995 Huskers No. 1 and 1971 Nebraska No. 3 in a ranking of the most dominant college football teams of the past 50 years. And the 1997 team is No. 22.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Would Joe Burrow have been a first-round draft pick if he had played for Nebraska?
HuskerOnline says now might be the time to rebuild the south end of Memorial Stadium.
MAY 17, 2020
All eyes will be on the SEC when the conference’s presidents and chancellors vote Friday on whether to allow their schools to open athletic facilities for voluntary workouts in June.
For Noah Vedral, it’s been “a cool, weird journey but it’s mine nonetheless.”
Casey Rogers is living his new dream as he contends for a bigger role on the Huskers’ defensive line.
MAY 16, 2020
In the “freakish athletic” Heinrich Haarberg, Husker coaches have fascinating new project* at quarterback.
Steven M. Sipple ponders the pieces that could be integral to an improved defense.
Nebraska athletic trainers have continued working with a handful of athletes recovering from injuries, though the process has changed.
Saturday is Nebraska Day on BTN, with 24 hours of Husker programming beginning at 5 a.m. CDT.
MAY 15, 2020
Zavier Betts‘ coach confirms that the four-star wideout from Bellevue West will qualify academically at Nebraska and join the team for the 2020 season.
Athlon lists 10 Huskers whose stock appears on the rise.
The special-teams rebuild continues as former LSU starting kicker Connor Culp announces he’s joining the Huskers as a walk-on graduate transfer.
Coach Pepper Rodgers, whose Kansas and UCLA teams went 3-3 against Nebraska in the late 1960s and early ’70s, has died at age 88. | Osborne’s first game
MAY 14, 2020
Walk-on linebacker Grant Tagge is ready for the “tough” stuff in Lincoln.
It’s still unknown what the protocol might be if college football returns this fall and a player tests positive for the coronavirus.
MAY 13, 2020
Former Husker receiver Brandon Reilly announces he’s retiring from football. | Highlights
The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through June 30.
Former Husker cornerback Prince Amukamara is reportedly signing with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Quarterback Noah Vedral’s destination as a graduate transfer is Rutgers, an October opponent of the Huskers. | Discuss
Adam Carriker interviews former Nebraska sports psychologist Jack Stark about his time with the Huskers, working under Tom Osborne, the creation of the unity council and more.
MAY 12, 2020
Scott Frost speaks optimistically about the prospects of football this fall, but he also says he’s worried about the ramifications if some or all of the season is wiped out. | About the QBs | Audio
MAY 11, 2020
Nebraska has added an Australian punter, Daniel Cerni, to the scholarship class of 2020. | Discuss
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should college players be eligible for the NFL draft at any time?
Luke McCaffrey is staying football-ready with his brothers Christian and Dylan at a park next to their parents’ Colorado home.
Bill McGovern and Bobby Maffei have joined the staff as defensive analysts.
Adam Carriker breaks down what Nebraska’s offense could look like in 2020 with and without wide receiver JD Spielman.
MAY 10, 2020
Steven M. Sipple likes Scott Frost’s recruiting emphasis on making the Huskers better in the trenches.
This week in Husker history: A mid-1950s panty raid costs four Nebraska players their football scholarships.
MAY 9, 2020
After committing to out-of-state schools, Avante Dickerson and Keagan Johnson have dealt with some hateful criticism.
Quarterback Heinrich Haarberg from Kearney Catholic announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2021
Husker Doc Talk: Whether it’s in-state recruits leaving or walk-ons transferring, it’s a part of how times have changed in college football.
MAY 8, 2020
Here’s a Bob Devaney gallery to commemorate the Hall of Fame coach 23 years after his death. | Sipple: Remembering Bob | Devaney page
Congrats to the 12 football Huskers and 66 athletes in all — including Darin Erstad — who are graduating Saturday. | Coaches’ messages
Walk-on offensive lineman Xavier Trevino announces he’s transferring to North Dakota, where he’ll be on scholarship.
David and Donna Max welcome a new grandson into the family.
Nebraska joins in the pursuit of juco running back JD Martin.
On an offseason Friday, how about some Brandon Reilly highlights.
MAY 7, 2020
The Buffalo Bills’ Harrison Phillips, the former Millard West defensive lineman who opted for Stanford, says he sometimes has “what if” thoughts about playing at Nebraska.
The man convicted of shooting former Husker and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier in Camden, N.J., more than 20 years ago has been released from prison.
Greg Sharpe and Nate Rohr remain optimistic despite no Husker games to call.
MAY 6, 2020
Bellevue West receiver/defensive back Keagan Johnson announces his commitment to Iowa. | Greg Smith analysis | Discuss
Athlon Sports looks at several potential Nebraska targets in the transfer portal.
Gil Brandt lists JD Spielman among his Top 10 senior wide receivers for the 2021 NFL draft.
Incoming defensive lineman Nash Hutmacher talks with Adam Carriker about his “Polar Bear” nickname, his offseason workouts and more.
MAY 5, 2020
As an NFL scouting exec, former Husker Eric Stokes understands the challenges Nebraska faces in attracting top-shelf, difference-making talent.
A neck injury reportedly will force former Husker receiver Quincy Enunwa to miss another NFL season.
Enjoy this Ameer Abdullah photo gallery from Aaron Babcock.
MAY 4, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you think there will be college football this year?
John Bivens, a heavily recruited 2019 running back from Ohio, is expected to join the Huskers as a walk-on.
Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg lands a scholarship offer from Nebraska. | Alabama QB too
The Big Ten is extending its suspension of team activities through June 1.
Husker offensive tackle commit Teddy Prochazka hasn’t been missing his workouts and is continuing to grow.
MAY 3, 2020
Sam McKewon wonders whether Wisconsin’s status as bullies of the Big Ten West is the Badgers’ ceiling.
Damian Jackson hasn’t seen much playing time, but the former Navy SEAL’s leadership stands out.
This week in Husker history: A batch of May spring games, and the quick demise of a would-be mascot named Husky Herf.
MAY 2, 2020
Here’s a look at where the 2021 recruiting class stands and what might happen next.
O-lineman Josh Wegener, a walk-on from Iowa Western, has entered the transfer portal.
MAY 1, 2020
Tad Stryker sees similarities between today’s Packers fans and Nebraska fans of yesteryear.
Patrick Payton, a three-star edge rusher from Miami, has committed to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2021
The NCAA’s advisory panel on COVID-19 announces nine core principles to follow in safely transitioning to athletic competition.
Adam Carriker weighs in on the issue of college athletes receiving pay.