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SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Many of the Huskers’ troubles have more to do with coaching, talent and strategy than with program culture, Sam McKewon* writes. More commentary: Sipple, Washut, Carriker

Opposing offenses are making hay on third-and-long* against the Husker defense. | Dose of hope from Martinez

See how the Huskers and Badgers match up statistically. | 3-touchdown underdogs

It could be an interesting week of personnel decisions for the Husker staff, Brian Christopherson writes.

This week in Husker history: Even Minnesota’s student manager plays as Minnesota routs the 1943 Huskers.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Purdue 42, Nebraska 28. The Huskers show some second-half fight but fall to the Boilermakers. Go to the game page for the details. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights

Keeping the faith? Husker fans tell Tad Stryker how it’s done.

Check out segments from Saturday morning’s BTN Tailgate show that aired from Lincoln.

The 0-3 Huskers have a laundry list of bad habits to clean up as they try to turn things around Saturday against Purdue. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Lafayette (1, 2)* and Fort Wayne. Commentary: Sipple, Vogel, Christopherson, Callahan, Shatel,* DeFabo.*


SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Jaron Woodyard is among the receivers aiming to step up and provide needed depth behind Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman.

Here are details about the BTN Tailgate show that airs Saturday morning from Lincoln. | Osborne’s special guest

Husker247 recaps the developments of Purdue week.

Nebraska isn’t finished looking for junior college help* in the 2019 recruiting cycle.

Anatomy of an Era: O-lineman Aaron Taylor says Milt Tenopir “taught that you always get the first lick in. Always put that doubt in their mind first.”

Former Husker punter and placekicker Rich Sanger has died at age 66. | ’73 media guide page | 2013 interview

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

The Huskers’ special teams* have been a mess, and Steve Sipple says that might be a symptom of a larger issue. | Trusting the process

Rondale Moore, Purdue’s electric true freshman, has the full attention of Nebraska’s defensive players and coaches.

Ahman Green* listened to his dad and stuck with football after considering quitting in high school.

Five more in-state prospects* get walk-on offers. | McKewon: Stars and hearts* | Recruiting notes: 1, 2

Scott Frost says Thursday’s practice was “a lot better than last week. We’re practicing well. Sooner or later it’s going to lead to results.” | Full coverage | Updates & discussion

What’s your prediction for Saturday’s game? | Athlon & Carriker* picks | More predictions

He walked away from the NFL to be a full-time drug addict. Now Ricky Simmons* is devoted to helping others get sober.

SB Nation dives into some of the stats that are bogging down the Huskers.

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor discusses the Unity Council’s role in the Lawrence Phillips case.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Nebraska appears likely to rely more heavily* on quarterback Adrian Martinez’s legs to get the offense going.

Scouting the Boilermakers: Freshman receiver/returner Rondale Moore gives pass-heavy Purdue* an explosive new weapon.

Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt says he believes Scott Frost and Adrian Martinez will be a winning combination for Nebraska.

College Football News previews the game and sees Purdue winning by six. | More predictions

The Patriots have placed Rex Burkhead on injured reserve after the former Husker was hurt on a special-teams play Sunday.

The rotation at running back may have a different look Saturday as Maurice Washington battles an illness and Wyatt Mazour gets more reps. Get full coverage of Wednesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

A Purdue site previews the game and says it’s not an automatic victory for the Boilermakers. | Purdue notes*

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum calls Nebraska the nation’s most disappointing team so far in 2018. | Discuss

Mick Stoltenberg is one of 179 semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

Mo Barry* talks with Adam Carriker about preparing for Purdue, how to buy in and more.

Anatomy of an Era: A soccer player during most of his youth, future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Taylor was “still learning the game” of football when he came to Nebraska.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

The gap between East and West in the Big Ten appears to be getting worse.*

Dirk Chatelain says it might be time to rethink* the notion that 2019 will be a breakthrough year for the Huskers.

Several freshmen are pushing for playing time and bigger roles.

BTN previews Saturday’s game in this video.

An Orlando columnist who said last fall that Scott Frost wouldn’t take the Nebraska job is now surmising that Frost regrets leaving UCF. | Discuss

David Blough’s hot hand as a passer could open up opportunities for Purdue’s running game.

Fillmore Central lineman Riley Moses has committed to the Huskers as a walk-on.* | Recruiting notes

Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says Nebraska needs “105 guys who love to play football, period.” Get all the coverage from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

Former Husker fullback Willie Miller knows the meaning of gut checks.

Rock bottom is the topic from Rob Zatechka and Adam Carriker.* | Rankings: 1, 2

Nebraska’s quarterback depth is thin, but it should be a different story in 2019.

Anatomy of an Era: “We pushed ourselves as players,” Vershan Jackson says. “It can’t just be the coaches that push you.”

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Husker Dan says this is no time for fans to abandon ship.

There was talk about Blackshirts (they haven’t been taken away), the team’s mind-set and more at Monday’s Purdue-week press conference. Get all the coverage and video here. | Updates & discussion

The Huskers will play under the lights at Camp Randall as the Wisconsin game gets a 6:30 p.m. CDT start and a BTN telecast.

A spinal condition has forced Northwestern’s leading rusher, Jeremy Larkin, to retire from football.

Adam Carriker* shares something he never thought he’d share about playing for Bill Callahan.

Poll question: Is your faith in Scott Frost still solid?

Anatomy of an Era: Vershan Jackson made the switch from fullback to tight end, even though he “couldn’t catch a cold” at first.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

It’s evident that the Huskers’ practice habits still need work, Steve Sipple writes. More commentary: McKewon,* Kerkhoff, Christopherson, Washut

Nebraska’s biggest struggles were exposed Saturday in Michigan’s biggest plays. | Much to fix* | Sluggish starts

The newly scheduled Oct. 27 game could be worth more than $6 million to Lincoln-area businesses.

Nebraska opens as a three-point home underdog to the Boilermakers. | Purdue notes

See how the Boilermakers and Huskers match up statistically.

This week in Husker history: Fourth-quarter magic in 1963, ’68 and ’73.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Up next is Purdue, 30-13 winners Saturday over No. 23 Boston College.

Michigan 56, Nebraska 10. It’s no contest in Ann Arbor as the Huskers get crushed and fall to 0-3. Details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Carriker reaction

It’s a tall order today as a Nebraska team looking for its first win of 2018 heads to Michigan’s Big House as a heavy underdog. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toldeo. Commentary: Sipple, Vogel, Callahan, Shatel,* Christopherson, Baumbardner.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

A Michigan site breaks down the Nebraska offense.

Regardless of who’s at QB, Nebraska can’t win Saturday with the conservative game plan used against Troy, Jacob Padilla writes. | Friday five

Ndamukong Suh will be honored as the Man of the Year by the Big Ten Club of Southern California on Sept. 30th.

Sam McKewon says this is a chemistry-testing week* at Nebraska.

Adam Carriker crunches the numbers* and compares the 1997 Huskers and Wolverines.

Nebraska’s scheduling move leaves Akron less than pleased. | Discuss

Anatomy of an Era: The phantom clip that nullified his touchdown against Florida State still bothers Corey Dixon. “Seeing that flag out there was a heartbreaker.”

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Former Nebraska assistant George Darlington says the pace and organization of Scott Frost’s practices will pay dividends in player development.

Linebacker Will Honas is about to get a taste of why he came to the Big Ten. More player features: Maurice Washington, Damion Daniels

Scheme familiarity is something Scott Frost can draw on in facing Michigan.

Fifty-six seasons ago, an upset in the Big House* put Nebraska football back on the map. | Game page

Get Brian Brown’s updated printable schedule.

Bethune-Cookman will be the Huskers’ Oct. 27th opponent to make up for the canceled opener against Akron. It will be Nebraska’s first game against an FCS school since 2014. | Discuss | About B-CU | Pregame page

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples says Scott Frost’s rebuilding project is a long-haul deal.

Scott Frost says quarterback Adrian Martinez will make the trip to Ann Arbor and is “really close” to being ready to play. More from Thursday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

What’s your Nebraska-Michigan prediction? | Athlon & Carriker* picks | More predictions

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says Nebraska’s 0-2 start is no cause for alarm.

Anatomy of an Era: Corey Dixon came to Lincoln as a running back, but watching one hit in practice convinced him wingback was a better fit.

The LJS and OWH* scout the Wolverines.

Dan Schmidt’s induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame came with a little help from his friends.*

Scott Frost and Jim Harbaugh are among the 22 FBS coaches navigating the special circumstances of leading the programs for which they played.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Michigan fans haven’t forgotten Scott Frost’s speech* after the 1998 Orange Bowl.

The importance of buying in is discussed after Tanner Farmer’s comments on the topic go viral.

Check out some preview clips from BTN’s “Big Ten Elite” program on the 1997 Huskers. The show airs Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CDT.

Corn Nation looks at how Troy was able to keep the Huskers’ offense in check and how Scott Frost adjusted.

There’s no secret* to Michigan’s approach on offense, but stopping it is easier said than done. | Running backs healthy | Video previews

The coaches’ poll that gave the 1997 Huskers the No. 1 ranking was close, but it could’ve been even more controversial.*

Quarterback Adrian Martinez practiced fully on Wednesday, but whether he plays Saturday remains in flux. | Complete practice coverage | Updates & discussion

College Football News previews the game and sees Michigan winning by three TDs. | More predictions

Nebraska is No. 3 in this ranking of Big Ten game-day experiences.

CBS Sports analyst Aaron Taylor says Husker fans need to be patient.

Adam Carriker says attitude is key if the Huskers want to get back on track* this weekend.

Anatomy of an Era: Even when he got a scholarship, Chris Dishman never expected to actually play at Nebraska. “I thought it was too big, out of my reach.”

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Referee Vance Carlson, who officiated the 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma game and 269 other Big Eight contests, has died at age 92.

Playing the game that never was: 1997 Nebraska vs. Michigan. | Radio fantasy* | The series: 1, 2*

An Oct. 27th game against an FCS opponent might be finalized by the end of the week.

Rob Zatechka does his best to talk Husker fans off the ledge in the latest Husker Doc Talk.

There’s one new Blackshirt as the Huskers prepare for Michigan’s pro-style offense. Get all the news from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

These 10 coaches weathered rough starts before winning national championships.

David Bunch,* himself a former Nebraska walk-on, tells Adam Carriker what it was like to see his son Andrew start for the Huskers at quarterback.

Anatomy of an Era: In 1995, the original Pipeline was gone. Chris Dishman says there was a determination that “we weren’t going to let this thing fall off.”

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

See former Husker Prince Amukamara’s game-clinching 49-yard pick-six on Monday Night Football.

Download the new HuskerMax app for iPhone and Android

Michigan has its own penalty and injury issues as the Wolverines prepare for Nebraska. | UM presser videos

Husker Dan hopes the “dawn” under Scott Frost isn’t far away.

Accountability, buy-in and attention to detail were recurring themes as players and coach Scott Frost met with reporters Monday. Adrian Martinez’s status for the Michigan game has yet to be determined, but the quarterback did practice Monday. | Full coverage | Updates & discussion

The Huskers open as 18-point underdogs against Michigan.

The Purdue game will have a 2:30 p.m. start and a BTN telecast.

Poll question: Are the Huskers in trouble at 0-2? | Path to bowl

Anatomy of an Era — Chris Dishman: “You always pushed yourself to the limit that you think your body couldn’t take it anymore, and then you pushed it a little bit further.”

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Steve Sipple says the excitement of the Scott Frost hire made people forget the mess he inherited. More commentary: McKewon* | Peterson | Carriker* | 5 burning questions

With a banged-up backfield, Michigan and QB Shea Patterson may be set to test the Huskers’ secondary. | UM stats

Nebraska isn’t alone in its high-profile September woes.

This week in Husker history: Chicago poaches a Husker; Nebraska’s national-TV debut; Bo Pelini’s taped rant.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Omaha Burke tight end Chris Hickman has committed to the Huskers, giving Nebraska a clean sweep of the state’s top five seniors. | Highlights & coverage | 2019 class | Discuss

Next week’s opponent, Michigan, beats SMU, 45-20. | Unsolved issues

Troy 24, Nebraska 19: A 17-0 hole proves too much to overcome, and the Huskers are 0-2 for the first time since 1957. Get the details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights

Tad Stryker’s pregame survey finds that fans came away from the Colorado game with a lot to like despite the loss.

Underdog Troy comes to Lincoln today with little to lose against a Nebraska team with uncertainty at quarterback. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Troy and Dothan. Commentary: Sipple, Rosenthal, Vogel, Shatel,* Callahan, Christopherson.


Anatomy of an Era: Sorting Tom Osborne’s mail from fans was one of Mary Lyn Wininger’s tasks, and negative letters were rare.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Hail Varsity examines last week’s player participation on offense and defense.

Husker247 recaps the week’s developments leading up to the Troy game. | Friday five

The Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship for 2018 goes to defensive tackle Peyton Newell.*

A Virginia columnist says Nebraska’s major mistake has been Ohio’s gain.

The predictions for the Troy game are continuing to come in. | What’s yours?

Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger says Tom Osborne “just had a way of making everybody feel like part of the team.”

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

If it’s easy, it isn’t interesting to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. | Barry cutting loose | Tannor’s potential

Troy is looking for continued improvement in its running game to keep Nebraska’s defense honest. | Troy previews: 1, 2

Andrew Bunch, Nebraska’s possible starter Saturday at QB, is a small-town legend* in Tennessee.

A cornerback from Florida who visited Lincoln two weekends ago has committed to Indiana.*

Scott Frost says a decision on Saturday’s quarterback might not come until minutes before kickoff. Get all the coverage from Thursday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

Improved intensity* is one of the encouraging signs Tom Osborne sees from the 2018 Huskers.

The coaches see Dicaprio Bootle’s mentality as a tone-setter for the defensive secondary.

Congrats to Freedom Akinmoladun, named to the AFCA Good Works Team.

Anatomy of an Era: She got the job “because I knew shorthand.” Meet Mary Lyn Wininger, Tom Osborne’s longtime secretary.

Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco puts his own stamp on coach-speak.*

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Troy comes to Lincoln with an undersized but disruptive defense and an offense that should look familiar* to the Huskers.

BTN’s Gerry DiNardo breaks down two Nebraska option plays in this video.

The multiple-angle video of Adrian Martinez’s injury that was submitted to conference officials has been released.

Husker Dan says Nebraska may be behind the 8-ball when it comes to bowl eligibility.

Orlando columnist Mike Bianchi says a UCF-Nebraska game would make little sense for either program.

Athlon previews the game and sees Nebraska winning by 10 over Troy. | More predictions

Quarterback Adrian Martinez’s status is still a game-day decision, and Andrew Bunch says he’s ready if needed. Get all the news from Wednesday morning’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

Khalil Davis’ emphatic sack Saturday started with the hands and feet.

Nebraska’s offense has has sauce again, Derek Peterson writes.

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy remembers the summer workouts before the 1994 season: “You don’t really realize how far you can push yourself until you do it.”

SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Freshman Caleb Tannor has seen only special-teams duty thus far but feels he’s on the right track to contribute on defense.

Freshman Barret Pickering* says a kicker can’t afford to dwell on his misses.

Nebraska is No. 20 in a Forbes ranking of most valuable* college football programs.

Corn Nation takes an X’s-and-O’s look at some offensive plays against Colorado.

Nebraska could gain more 12th-game scheduling options* because of Hurricane Florence. | A case for UCF

Defensive coaches say it’s imperative that the Huskers start creating turnovers after being shut out in that department against Colorado. Get coverage from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion

Husker Doc Talk takes up Adrian Martinez’s injury, the Blackshirts and more.

National writers Pat Forde and Tom Fornelli take shots at Nebraska’s 0-1 start.

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy says “it was just something that we had a lot of pride in, the defensive line, that we weren’t going to be outworked.”

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Scott Frost says Adrian Martinez might play Saturday, and the play on which he was injured is being reviewed by conference officials. Also, several Blackshirts have been issued. Get all the coverage from Monday’s press conference here. | Updates & discussion

The Michigan game will have an 11 a.m. CDT start and an FS1 telecast.

Poll question: How disappointing was the loss to Colorado?

See how former Huskers fared in NFL action Sunday.

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy says there’s “nothing more motivational than when your peers are telling you you’re screwing up and you better straighten out.”


The Huskers’ revived running game* was a positive sign from Saturday’s defeat, but a couple of fourth-and-short failures sting for the offensive line. | Commentary: Carriker, Sipple, Christopherson, Babcock, McKewon,* Cavanaugh | Five burning questions | Notes

Athlon names Adrian Martinez the national freshman of the week on offense. | Rave reviews | Big plays

This week in Husker history: The Tom Osborne era starts with an exclamation point as the Huskers rout UCLA.


Up next is Troy, 59-7 winners Saturday over Florida A&M.

Colorado 33, Nebraska 28. The Buffs connect for the winning TD with 1:06 left to spoil Scott Frost’s debut, and a late injury to quarterback Adrian Martinez causes concern. See the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon analysis* | Postgame presser

What former conference rivals should Nebraska schedule? Husker fans weigh in via Tad Stryker’s gameday survey.

It’s a redo of a debut as the Huskers open the 2018 season Saturday against a former conference adversary. Get the Colorado-Nebraska pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2),* Boulder (1, 2, 3, 4) and Denver. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Christopherson, Rosenthal, Vogel, Rooney, Callahan.



View some photos from the 2018 Nebraska Hall of Fame Dinner

Mike Babcock recalls his off-the-mark 1994 Colorado-Nebraska prediction. | Game page

Several legendary figures — including Mike Rozier, Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne — are enshrined in the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame.* | Photos

Ten years later, Joe Ganz and Alex Henery look back on the kick that saved the day against Colorado. | 2008 game page

Anatomy of an Era: A small-town Nebraska kid, Lee Barfknecht took his journalism training to heart: “You don’t root for the team you’re covering, and you don’t root against any other team you don’t cover.”


Nebraska and Colorado haven’t met since 2010, but there’s still plenty of bad blood* to go around between the two fan bases. | Carriker, Sipple and Kiszla on rivalry | Players’ perspective | Biggest moments

Lincoln Southeast punter Grant Detlefsen* accepts a Nebraska walk-on offer.

See who will be in town* for the recruiting weekend.

Colorado has a pair of receivers capable of doing damage* against the Husker defense.

Scott Frost says the team is as ready for Colorado as it can be after a good week of practice. Get all the coverage from Thursday’s session here. | Updates & discussion

Charlie McBride and George Darlington reminisce* about the Colorado series and share their thoughts about the 2017 defense. | Video*

What’s your prediction for the Colorado game? | Carriker & Athlon picks | More predictions

Colorado week isn’t exactly nostalgia week for Tom Shatel.*

Anatomy of an Era: As a football beat writer, Lee Barfknecht saw his job as being “the fans’ representative inside the program.”


The LJS scouts the Buffaloes, and the OWH forecasts a narrow Husker win.*

The newest addition to the Huskers’ helmets allows players to show pride in their origins.

The NFL season will begin with 18 former Huskers on 53-man active rosters, with eight others on practice squads or injured reserve.

Wednesday’s practice is done, and Athletic Director Bill Moos said afterward that new tickets will be reissued to fans if a 12th game be scheduled to make up for the canceled season opener. Get full coverage here. | Updates & discussion

Funeral services are this weekend for Ed Husmann, former Husker lineman and co-captain who played in the NFL and AFL for 11 seasons.

Adam Carriker talks with Mick Stoltenberg about Blackshirts, the Buffs and more.


How good are the Buffs, and how much will Saturday’s cancellation hurt the Huskers? Husker Doc Talk takes up those matters and more.

Dedrick Mills, a juco running back formerly with Georgia Tech, has committed to the Huskers for 2019. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2019

Former Colorado coach Bill McCartney* says he’d still “rather be dead than red.” | Rivalry reel

It’s yellow jerseys for the defense as the Huskers prepare for Colorado. Get all the coverage from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion | Practice schedule


Colorado players too young to remember the bad blood between the Huskers and Buffaloes are getting an education from fans and others.

Stanley Morgan surprises a young fan with a hospital visit.

Former Husker fullback Andy Janovich is named one of the Denver Broncos’ six captains for 2018.

Nebraska is exploring its options* for getting a 12th game on the schedule while the financials of Saturday’s cancellation are sorted out. | Shatel commentary*

Scott Frost says the team had an excellent practice Monday in preparation for Colorado after the disappointing cancellation Saturday night. Get full coverage of the game week press conference here. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart

Husker Dan reflects on the game that wasn’t.

Oregon State announces the arrival of Nebraska transfer Tristan Gebbia.

Anatomy of an Era: Milt Tenopir says his linemen of the 1990s “took the word ‘dominate’ to heart. They knew what the heck that meant. It wasn’t just a quote. … They did it.”

Colorado has a convincing win under its belt, but the untested Huskers are still favored in Saturday’s game. | 5 burning questions | Buffs’ perspective: Improved QB, Familiar with Frost


Jacksonville adds former Husker quarterback Tanner Lee to its practice squad.*

It was believed that a Sunday morning game* was in the works, but then Akron said it was headed for the airport. | Moos & Akron statements | Regents react* | Commentary: Sipple, McKewon,* Cavanaugh, Carriker | Discuss

Anatomy of an Era: He was a college quarterback, but the offensive line was where Milt Tenopir became a coaching legend.

This week in Husker history: Nebraska’s offense is shackled in a high-profile season opener against the Tide.


The Akron-Nebraska game has been canceled, and a Fox report that it would be resumed Sunday turned out to be premature. | Full coverage | Stryker commentary

Bowl eligibility would satisfy Husker fans this season, Tad Stryker finds in his gameday survey.

After 272 days of anticipation, the Scott Frost era officially launches tonight against Akron, assuming the weather cooperates. Get your pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island and Akron. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Rosenthal, Vogel, Callahan, Christopherson, Husker Mike


Former Husker Brett Maher will be the Dallas Cowboys’ placekicker* on opening day. | Lee and Reilly cut*

Colorado, the Huskers’ Sept. 8 opponent, opens its season with a 45-13 thrashing of Colorado State. | Stats