May 2022 fresh links
MAY 31, 2022
Without giving specifics, Trev Alberts* says renovation ideas being considered for Memorial Stadium are “potentially disruptive in some areas.”
Linebacker Garrett Nelson is a first-teamer on Athlon’s preseason All-Big Ten squad, and six other Huskers are on the four-deeps.
Take a stroll through nearly a century’s worth of changes at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska faces stiff competition for in-state talent,* and Kade McIntyre’s high school coach expects it to continue.
Husker Dan evaluates the wide receivers and tight ends.
Countdown to kickoff: Wide receiver Oliver Martin.
MAY 30, 2022
Recruiting for 2023 kicks into high gear this week with a big batch of visitors slated for the coming weekend. | A meeting for McIntyre* | Insights from Joseph
MAY 29, 2022
Ninety days before kickoff, player countdown season has arrived.
The success of Nebraska football’s makeover will hinge largely on how the transfers* pan out, Sam McKewon writes.
Athletic trainer Jerry Weber has served the Huskers with caring and know-how for 45 years.
This week in Husker history: Answering the call in World War I.
From Tom Shatel, three good reasons* to scrap the Big Ten’s divisions. | Tricky discussion
Podcaster Josh Pate explains why predicting a 6-0 start for the Huskers isn’t as bold as one might think.
MAY 28, 2022
Former Husker Adrian Martinez says Kansas State is “probably the most talented squad I’ve been able to be a part of.” | Discuss
MAY 27, 2022
A fitting endeavor this weekend: Looking at the origins of Memorial Stadium, whose 100th season is this fall.
P.J. Fleck’s Minnesota Gophers* again figure to have the ingredients that have frustrated the Huskers in recent seasons. | Michigan, Wisconsin & Iowa previews
MAY 26, 2022
Nebraska becomes the fifth Power 5 school* to offer Fremont Bergan athlete Kade McIntyre, projected to play linebacker.
Night games are in the mix as kickoff times and TV arrangements for several Husker games are announced.
Nebraska’s opponents have also stocked up on transfers to various degrees. Here’s a look at the additions with the most potential impact.*
MAY 25, 2022
Former Husker offensive lineman Keith Williams has joined the Nebraska football recruiting staff. | Bio
Recruiting notes: Tight ’23 trio, Regional guys, Portal of necessity,* Relentless Busch,* A busy June,* Quiet weekend.
Nebraska’s games at Purdue and Michigan make this list of 10 “must watch” Big Ten Conference games.
It was the best year since 2013-14 for the big three Husker women’s sports.
MAY 24, 2022
Help for the Huskers: Meet Nebraska football’s portal additions.
Nebraska football has a new director of recruiting: Taylor McDaniel* from Kansas State.
Dave Feit closes the book on 2021-22 with hot takes on the Husker women’s banner year, the frustrating finish for baseball, and the argument for being in multiple conferences.
Former Texas receiver Marcus Washington announces he’s transferring* to Nebraska, where he’ll team up once again with quarterback Casey Thompson. | Discuss | McKewon analysis* | A father’s trust* | Transfer rankings
Nebrasketball forward Lat Mayen has turned pro in his native Australia and won’t be back for his final season of eligibility. | Discuss
The man who killed Chad and Chris Kelsay’s grandfather in 1999 has died while serving his life sentence.
MAY 23, 2022
A helium shortage means no balloons* will be made available by the university at games* this fall, Trev Alberts says on the radio. Dave Feit has some ideas about what should replace the tradition. | Shatel commentary* | Fans’ reaction: 1,* 2*
The place in history for the big three Husker men’s sports in 2021-22 gets even worse with a rebalanced formula.
Husker Dan gives a transfer portal update.
Adam Carriker goes over what we can expect from Nebraska’s revamped defensive line.
A look at Big Ten teams’ one-score games and turnover margins in 2021 could point to who is due for better fortunes in 2022.
Changes appear to be coming as the conference football schedules for 2023-24 have been removed from Nebraska and other Big Ten teams’ websites.
Husker football fans can get discounted tickets via a three-game mini-plan starting Wednesday.
Thoughts about Nebraska’s recruiting from Sean Callahan and Sam McKewon.*
MAY 22, 2022
The Huskers get more help on the defensive line* with a commitment from Stephon Wynn,* a transfer from Alabama. | Discuss
Weekend visitors say how things went: OT Cayden Green, WR Jaidyn Doss, RB Dylan Edwards.
This week in Husker history: A 1977 stadium expansion plan is tabled.
MAY 21, 2022
Tad Stryker weighs in on the finish to the baseball team’s less-than-glorious season.
The softball team’s season ends with losses Saturday in the NCAA regionals to Oklahoma State and then North Texas.
Injuries aside, there’s optimism surrounding the Husker tight ends.
The baseball Huskers hold off Michigan State, 10-9, but the season ends* with no hope for a spot in the Big Ten Tournament after Saturday’s rainout of the Maryland-Purdue game. | Shatel commentary*
Quarterback Aidan O’Connell’s return is one reason for high hopes at Purdue.
Transfer kicker Timmy Bleekrode* sees opportunity in Lincoln as he makes the jump from the FCS level.
MAY 20, 2022
Nebraska notches a 3-0 win over North Texas in the NCAA softball regional in Stillwater.
Bill Busch welcomes the elimination of the 25-man signing limit. | Change-filled summer*
The high jump competition involving Husker football target Carter Nelson* takes center stage at the state track meet.
The offense will have a new look* and a new name — Tempro — in Bret Bielema’s second season at Illinois.
MAY 19, 2022
Former Husker punter Sam Koch is retiring after 16 seasons in the NFL, all with the Baltimore Ravens. | Video | Discuss
Bill Busch is working to end the Huskers’ recruiting drought* in Kansas City.
Husker Doc Talk: An agent’s perspective on NIL, plus “Day by Day” insights from Josh Davis and how to watch the documentary.
From Hail Varsity, two scenarios* that hinge on the outcome of the opener against Northwestern.
Nebraska is not finished with transfer shopping to boost the 2022 roster.
MAY 18, 2022
The Pac-12 scraps its divisions in football, which is also an option for the Big Ten as it considers future scheduling models.
A batch of recruiting notes leads off with the question of whether an offer will come for Fremont Bergan’s Kade McIntyre. | Texas receiver to visit*
Jacob Padilla and Adam Carriker weigh in on how NIL and the portal are transforming college football.
College football analyst Greg McElroy expects Nebraska to be a team on the rise in 2022.
MAY 17, 2022
The baseball Huskers get a midweek win over Oral Roberts, 9-5.
Juco defensive lineman Taylor Lewis, who received a 2022 Nebraska offer last week, has tentative plans to visit Lincoln the weekend of May 27.
Teddy Prochazka* says his injured knee* is at least 80% recovered and he thinks he’ll be ready to reclaim his starting spot on the offensive line in fall camp.
The Doc Talk Podcast goes live tonight for the first time at Kros Strain Draft Works at Millwork Commons at 7 CDT.
Husker Dan looks at Nebraska father-son combinations after Dylan Raiola commits to Ohio State.
Registration is open for the 10th annual Nebraska Football Road Race to benefit pediatric brain cancer research.
Former Husker receiver Latrell Neville announces North Texas is his transfer destination.
Indiana, the Huskers’ fifth opponent, has lots of issues to fix on offense.
MAY 16, 2022
Running backs coach Bryan Applewhite shares some recruiting insights from the road.
The Huskers’ recruiting operation* is humming, Sam McKewon writes. | Callahan’s rundown
MAY 15, 2022
Husker softball is going to the Stillwater regional and will face North Texas on Friday. Meanwhile, another series loss dims the baseball team’s chances of making the Big Ten tournament.
Nebraska lands a commitment from safety Kaine Williams, a transfer from Alabama.* | Discuss | McKewon analysis*
This week in Husker history: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert commits to Nebraska.
Tom Shatel finds the “Day by Day” documentary to be as direct and raw* as the 1990s teams. | There’s not a better sports story*
At Green Bay, Samori Touré will have to compete with two other receivers* in his own draft class.
Here’s a look at the Huskers’ weapons at wide receiver.
MAY 14, 2022
Congrats to the Husker softball team, 3-1 winners over Michigan in eight innings for the Big Ten Tournament championship.
There were things bigger than football to take away from the “Day by Day” premiere night, Tad Stryker writes. | Videos
There are substantial costs ($10 million) and logistical challenges* when staging an American college football game in Ireland.
Nebraska sees “nothing new” and no reason for worry in the NCAA’s updated guidance* on NIL and recruiting.
MAY 13, 2022
Nebraska makes the final four of inside linebacker Phil Picciotti from Pennsylvania and the top 10 of running back Dylan Edwards from Kansas. | No offer yet for Fremont Bergan’s McIntyre*
The softball team advances to the Big Ten Tournament championship game with a walk-off win over Ohio State.
Suspended since February, women’s basketball associate head coach Chuck Love announces he’s leaving the program.
Grant Wistrom doesn’t tire of looking back at the 1990s: “We were as good as it got back then,” he tells Tad Stryker.
MAY 12, 2022
Thursday night’s “Day by Day” premiere in Lincoln stirs up memories of the Huskers’ 1990s glory days as former players mingle and reminisce. | Photos
Special teams is where Cam Taylor-Britt* is likely to get early playing time with the Bengals, who like his fire.
A federal judge has dismissed the Title IX claims of four female students who accused the university of failing to adequately respond to their reports of being sexually assaulted and harassed by male athletes.
Nebraska’s quest for immediate help on the defensive line continues with a 2022 offer to juco prospect Taylor Lewis.*
Transfer Timmy Bleekrode, set to arrive in Lincoln this weekend, says he welcomes facing strong competition for the placekicking job.
The softball team advances to the Big Ten semis with a 3-1 win over Penn State.
Athlon staffers weigh on the Huskers’ chances for bowl eligibility this season.
In an interview with Tad Stryker, Jared Tomich recalls breaking through barriers to become a major force on defense for the Big Red in the mid-1990s.
MAY 11, 2022
Carter Nelson, an athletic 6-foot-4 tight end at eight-man Ainsworth, receives a 2024 offer* from Nebraska. | Portal visits to begin
Scott Frost slips from an A to a D as Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports regrades the coaching hires of five years ago.
Eliminating divisions and adopting a 3-5-5 scheduling model might be just what the Big Ten needs, Kaleb Henry writes. | Discuss
Gearing up for the premiere of “Day by Day: The Rise,” Tad Stryker talks with Tom Osborne about the film, his coaching days and more.
MAY 10, 2022
Wisconsin is making changes on offense,* but the starting quarterback isn’t one of them.
Series: The generosity of Husker Nation – Husker Salute
Northwestern, the Huskers’ first opponent, has a quarterback battle worth watching.
Cam Jurgens landed in what might be an ideal situation* for him in Philadelphia.
MAY 9, 2022
Dylan Raiola, the blue-chip 2024 quarterback with family connections* to Nebraska, announces his commitment to Ohio State. | Discuss
The NCAA clarifies the types of NIL payments and booster involvement that should be considered recruiting violations, but whether a crackdown is coming remains to be seen.
Husker Dan says run the damn ball.
Check out a time-lapse video of the turf install at Memorial Stadium.
Two big visitor weekends are coming up for Nebraska.
MAY 8, 2022
A comparison of Texas and Nebraska over the last dozen seasons has been getting mileage on social media. | Discuss
While Nebraska baseball’s hopes for postseason play get dimmer, the softball Huskers have earned the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
From Brian Christopherson, five portal-related positives and questions for the Huskers. | McKewon on Vegas odds* | Shatel on NCAA’s future* | Callahan’s rundown
O-lineman Trent Hixson stuck with it,* and now he has a big opportunity in front of him.
Al Papik, the longtime administrator at Nebraska who was passed over in the early 1990s as the Huskers’ next athletic director despite the backing of Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, has died at age 95.
Cornerback Quinton Newsome always has a reminder of the friend he lost.*
This week in Husker history: Twenty-five years ago, the passing of Bob Devaney. Sixty years ago, his first spring game at Nebraska.
MAY 7, 2022
As the premiere nears, former Husker Josh Davis describes the making of the “Day By Day” Nebraska football documentary.
Ochaun Mathis’ mother relishes a family milestone: Her son’s college graduation day.
Are Nebraska’s listed title odds based on reality or instead on fan fervor?
Husker Doc Talk: Mark Emmert is leaving a mess behind at the NCAA.
MAY 6, 2022
Former Nebraska wide receiver Demariyon Houston lands at Missouri after a year in the junior college ranks.
A doctor is offering free LASIK surgery* to all Husker athletes in exchange for social-media exposure documenting their experience.
Two-way Creighton Prep lineman Rocco Marcelino* appears set to start reeling in Power Five offers.
MAY 5, 2022
CBS Sports lists Nebraska among the top transfer portal winners.
Steven M. Sipple says farewell* after more than three decades* with the Lincoln Journal Star. | Video
Tom Osborne discusses the new documentary “Day by Day: The Rise” with Adam Carriker and says it includes details that even he hadn’t been aware of.
Seven of 24 starters for Nebraska in 2022 could be from the transfer portal.
MAY 4, 2022
Incoming transfers have made the headlines, but Caleb Tannor figures to be as much a central figure for the Blackshirts as anyone.
Former Husker defensive lineman Casey Rodgers names Oregon as his transfer destination.* | Discuss
Ochaun Mathis elaborates on why he chose* Nebraska.
NIL restrictions are in the works as coaches bemoan boosters’ clout* in the new “Now It’s Legal” world of college athletics.
Adam Carriker digs into the X’s and O’s of what the Huskers can do on defense with the new transfer additions. | Portal talk
Athlon list five Huskers as potential NFL draftees in 2023.
Nebraska’s spring game attendance ranks fifth nationally for 2022.
MAY 3, 2022
Devin Drew, a transfer defensive lineman from Texas Tech,* announces he’ll be a Husker.* | Discuss | Analysis: Christopherson, McKewon,* Smith,* Marik*
MAY 2, 2022
Husker Dan tracks Samori Touré’s journey to the NFL draft.
Tim Wurth, who earned three letters as a 5-foot-7 I-back and fullback for Nebraska, has died at age 64.* | 1980 bio | His 100-yard day
The NCAA penalizes the Huskers and coach Scott Frost for improper use of an analyst. | Discuss | Shatel commentary*
The Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Kelce heartily endorses Cam Jurgens, his apparent successor at center.
Tad Stryker sees Ochaun Mathis as a much-needed playmaker — and his decision as a sign of Nebraska’s strength in the NIL arena. | Christopherson and Sipple* on Mathis | Mathis video interview
MAY 1, 2022
Sam McKewon calls for a more restrictive* transfer portal to counterbalance the clout of NIL collectives. | Callahan’s rundown
After getting pounded 12-1 in Sunday’s first game, Iowa scores two 10th-inning runs to earn a series victory over Nebraska.
Nebraska is navigating the rapid changes* in name, image and likeness, including the rise of collectives.
This week in Husker history: Cletus Fischer, the first of four brothers to letter at Nebraska, stars in the 1947 spring game.