May 2021 fresh links
MAY 31, 2021
Jeremy Pernell gives a preview of what the June recruiting calendar looks like.
Husker Dan takes stock of Nebraska’s receiving corps and gives the group a C-plus grade.
The Huskers are shrugging off the toughness of their assignment after learning they’ll have to get past No. 1 Arkansas in order to advance in the NCAA baseball tournament. | Commentary: Callahan, Shatel, Sipple | Discuss
MAY 30, 2021
Tad Stryker reports on the low-scoring Nebraska-Michigan baseball series and the robust crowds that turned out.
College Football News previews the Huskers and sets their win total at 5.5.
Spencer Schwellenbach is Player of the Year, Will Bolt is Coach of the Year, and Max Anderson is Freshman of the Year as the Big Ten hands out its 2021 baseball honors.
This week in Husker history: Were the good old days better? Alonzo Yont recalls the style of football played in the early 1890s.
MAY 29, 2021
Projected win totals tell the story of Nebraska’s current place in college football’s hierarchy, Steven M. Sipple writes.
As the calendar flips to June, recruiting action will heat up in a big way.
Linebacker Mikai Gbayor reports progress in rehabbing his right knee as he gets set to arrive in Lincoln.
Wisconsin should be favored to win the Big Ten West, but the Badgers have lost some of the fear factor they once enjoyed against conference opponents.
MAY 28, 2021
Congrats to Husker men’s hoops’ Kobe Webster, who has been named a third-team Academic All-American.
MAY 27, 2021
If recruiting services’ rankings are any indication, Nebraska’s offense has more star power than the defense.
Jim Murphy, Husker lineman and co-captain in the mid-1950s, has died at age 86.
MAY 26, 2021
Defensive line coach Tony Tuioti has received a contract extension and pay raise.
Pat Logsdon, who in 1997 became the first woman in Division I to serve as director of football operations, is retiring this summer after a 42-year career in Nebraska’s Athletic Department.
Mike Minter talks with Adam Carriker about playing the rover position at Nebraska, his current coaching gig and his thoughts on the 2021 Blackshirts.
MAY 25, 2021
HuskerOnline previews the Fordham Rams, whose September game Lincoln will be the program’s first against a Power Five team since World War II.
The Big Red Blitz is returning June 16, when Husker coaches will meet and greet fans in 20 towns.
Former Husker Andre Hunt has pleaded no contest to false reporting.
Last year’s snub in the NFL draft was like a body blow to Lamar Jackson, but the former Husker cornerback has persevered.
MAY 24, 2021
Husker Dan sees productivity at running back as crucial to the Huskers’ success, but is there anyone in the mostly green group who will prove to be up to the task?
HuskerOnline previews Nebraska’s opening opponent, Illinois, a team in transition with Bret Bielema taking over.
Walk-on kicker Ryan Novosel has entered the transfer portal.
It’s less than a month away: The Nebraska Football Road Race to benefit research into pediatric brain cancer.
Adam Carriker says there’s reason for cautious optimism about the offensive line.
MAY 23, 2021
Tad Stryker says Will Bolt has quickly built the kind of resilient, team-first mindset that Scott Frost is still trying to achieve in football. More commentary on Nebraska’s big baseball weekend: McKewon, Sipple, Peterson, Shatel
Will former Husker assistant Lance Leipold get Kansas on the right track? Steven M. Sipple isn’t betting against it.
A HuskerOnline fan survey indicates the sellout streak is safe for now.
The defensive line takes the top spot in the OWH’s rankings of the Huskers’ eight position groups.
The Lincoln paper draws up a depth chart on offense.
This week in Husker history: Charles S. “Cy” Sherman, the sportswriter credited with giving the Cornhuskers their name, dies at age 80.
MAY 22, 2021
Sam McKewon previews Michigan and sees this season as perhaps Jim Harbaugh’s last stand in Ann Arbor.
Adrian Martinez and Geoff Exstrom debut the “Athletes Unfiltered” podcast.
Walk-on linebacker Caden McCormack is entering the transfer portal.
Justin Williams, a four-star Georgia running back, wants to see if he’s “feeling the vibe” when he visits Lincoln on June 4.
MAY 21, 2021
Ninety-nine days before Nebraska opens at Illinois, here’s what we know and don’t know about the Huskers and their 2021 season.
Nebraska’s additions via the transfer portal could be key to the Huskers’ 2021 season, Marc Sarchet writes.
Haymarket Park will allow over 90% capacity for Nebraska-Michigan baseball series.
Today marks the launch of HuskerMax’s role as content provider for All Huskers, Sports Illustrated’s FanNation site for Nebraska.
Coach Osborne will be signing his new children’s book from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The early stages of the pandemic put a damper on Power Five conferences’ revenue growth in fiscal year 2020.
MAY 20, 2021
Two Huskers make 247Sports’ list of top 100 transfers, and so do two players who left.
A hundred days from kickoff, here’s what we know and don’t know about the 2021 Huskers.
MAY 19, 2021
Sam McKewon looks at past senior quarterbacks’ stats to come up with reasonable expectations for Adrian Martinez in 2021.
Cam Taylor-Britt is a first-team honoree on Athlon’s preseason All-Big Ten team.
Former Husker Ryon Bingham talks with Adam Carriker about getting lost in the forest and more.
MAY 18, 2021
Initial work on Nebraska’s new football facility brings to mind a Bill Moos story from long ago and far away.
An Ohio State site sees Nebraska as a potential trap game for the Buckeyes.
The Kansas City paper looks at Opendorse’s role in the emerging NIL landscape* of college sports.
MAY 17, 2021
Husker Dan sees a red flag in the quarterback room.
Defensive back appears to be Nebraska’s top priority in the transfer portal.
Paul Finebaum says Scott Frost is on the hot seat as he enters his fourth season in Lincoln.
MAY 16, 2021
A look at Ohio State’s talent level is a dose of hard reality for Nebraska fans, Steven M. Sipple writes.
A slimmer and more nimble Damion Daniels is aiming to be a difference-maker on the defensive line.
Tad Stryker reports on Husker baseball’s two-game sweep of Northwestern and the big innnings that were involved.
Six Huskers achieved Nebraska Record Platform status by scoring 500 or more weight-adjusted points in each of six strength-and-conditioning categories.
Husker fans give Tom Shatel a boatload of ideas for turning the student section into more of a gameday force.
A leg with touchback prowess would go a long way toward fixing Nebraska’s troubles with kickoffs.
This week in Husker history: Pay for play? It was an issue in 1911. Likewise with the Big Six Conference’s color line in 1946.
MAY 15, 2021
Former Husker Isaiah Stalbird is going after some championship hardware Sunday as South Dakota State plays in the FCS national title game.
The LJS has a projected defensive depth chart that underwent some changes during spring ball.
With coach Lance Leipold gone, Buffalo’s “trap game” potential may have slipped a notch or two.
MAY 14, 2021
Former Husker receiver Jamie Nance lands at Utah State.
Damain Jackson was the top dog in the pre-spring squat index. More strength results here.
Adam Carriker explains why he expects the Huskers to play in a bowl this season.
A former quarterback in Arkansas is a top recruiting target for the Huskers as a defensive lineman.
MAY 13, 2021
Former Nebraska tight end Kurt Rafdal announces that Boise State is his transfer destination.
Walk-on defensive back Phalen Sanford took the top spot in the 10-yard split after winter conditioning.
Other than Cam Taylor-Britt, the two-deep at the two cornerback spots appears unsettled.
Former Husker Jason Ankrah has returned to his home state of Maryland to become a high school head coach.
MAY 12, 2021
Deontai Williams edged Wyatt Liewer in the pre-spring pro agility drill, but both were record-setters.
Larry Jacobson reminisces with Adam Carriker about the Huskers’ awesome D-line talent of the early 1970s.
Will the 2021 Huskers go to a bowl? Athlon writers and editors weigh in.
MAY 11, 2021
Wide receiver Oliver Martin was tops in the vertical jump at the end of winter conditioning. Results are being released throughout the week.
JoJo Domann and Ben Stille are rated by Pro Football Focus in the top 10 nationally among returning players at their positions.
MAY 10, 2021
Tom Shatel says it’s time to relocate and reimagine Memorial Stadium’s student section.
Brenden Jaimes says the Chargers’ interest in him came as a surprise on draft weekend.
MAY 9, 2021
Nebraska is fully engaged in college football’s facilities arms race, but Tom Shatel says athletes may soon be more attuned to a school’s approach to NIL opportunities. More commentary: Peterson, Sipple, Callahan
Sam McKewon has come up with a projected post-spring depth chart.
This week in Husker history: The last of the Varsity-Alumni contests, plus other May spring games.
MAY 8, 2021
Northwestern’s success in 2021 may hinge on how South Carolina transfer quarterback Ryan Hilinski pans out.
Re-establishing a home-field advantage would go a long way toward achieving an eight- to nine-win threshold, Steven M. Sipple writes.
It will be a busy and compacted summer for Husker football.
Recruits were wowed by the spring game atmosphere.
There five young Huskers made favorable impressions over the spring.
MAY 7, 2021
Buffalo has hired Michigan co-defensive coordinator Maurice Linguist as its next head coach.
MAY 6, 2021
Jeremy Pernell says there’s not much downside to adding a transfer quarterback this offseason.
Who carries the load at running back is one of the questions that remain unanswered after spring ball, Jacob Padilla writes.
Nebraska has two scholarships to use, and here’s a look at some of the possibilities.
Trimmed-down Nouredin Nouili is developing into “real dude” on the offensive line.
It will be a recruiting marathon in June as Nebraska plays catch-up in the 2022 cycle.
MAY 5, 2021
Bill Moos says the NCAA is going too far in reducing full-pads workouts.
“He’s got a big-time energy about him”: Cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt is the subject of the fourth “Through Our Eyes” episode.
Recruiting, attrition and injury rehabbing are some of the summer developments to watch.
Adam Carriker sizes up the contenders for the No. 2 spot at quarterback.
Athlon sees several potential Husker NFL draftees for 2022.
MAY 4, 2021
CJ Carr, a 2024 quarterback prospect who’s the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, gets a Nebraska offer.
Nebraska’s recent draft history has lost some luster, but the Huskers continue to have success landing offensive linemen in the NFL.
The return of fans to the stands is providing an economic boost to Lincoln.
Dirk Chatelain says evidence of Husker progress needs to come in next year’s NFL draft.
MAY 3, 2021
MAY 2, 2021
Enter to win a hotel and ticket package for the Oct. 2 Northwestern game, with proceeds benefiting the Californians for Nebraska scholarship fund.
This week in Husker history: Ex-Husker William Hayward, already noted for his valor in World War I, steps up in the world of politics and law.
MAY 1, 2021
The Whites score on a bonus play with no time left to down the Reds, 21-20, in the spring game. Go to the game page for coverage and analysis. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights | Photos