September 2020 fresh links
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
This will be a season like no other, Tom Shatel writes, starting with no printed media guide for the first time in at least 70 years.
Can the Big Ten be persuaded to allow fans at games? Husker Doc Talk takes up that and more.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
Husker Dan ranks Nebraska’s toughest season openers.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who will be the starting quarterback at season’s end?
John Howse IV, a Husker target at cornerback, announces his commitment to Vanderbilt.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska rises in the polls, and an injury may force a shift of duties on the O-line.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
Ohio State All-America candidates Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis have been cleared to play this season after opting back in.
Here’s a wrap-up of what to know as the Huskers ramp up their practices.
Former Husker Mohamed Barry has joined the Warren Academy staff “to help this community that has uplifted me.”
Athlon looks at each game on the schedule and sees the Huskers going at least .500.
The nature of college athletics makes virus control a different ballgame than it is in the pros, Sam McKewon writes.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska prepares for a heavy dose of the ground game from Minnesota.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
Rex Burkhead has his first three-TD game in the NFL, including a highlight-reel score.
Scott Frost faces a balancing act in preparing the team physically for the demanding start to the season, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Despite his rocky ride at Nebraska, Joe Dailey treasures his time as a Husker and says it made him a better person and coach.
This week in Husker history: Sophomore running back Bobby Reynolds dazzles in his college debut, and earlier Husker teams open with wins over Red Grange’s Illinois and Jay Berwanger’s Chicago.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
1970 Day by Day: After a sluggish start on offense, the Huskers put away Army, 28-0.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
The Mid-American Conference, the first FBS league to call off fall football, becomes the final one to reinstate it, announcing a six-game slate starting Nov. 4.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska guards against a letdown against Army after the tie with USC.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
There’s competition galore at punter, including recent Australian addition Daniel Cerni.
An NCAA committee recommends there be no win-loss requirement for bowl eligibility this season.
Dedrick Mills opens up about his road back from rock bottom.
Athlon lists five Huskers who might benefit the most from the 2020 season’s paused eligibility.
Nebraska commit Marques Buford will be playing football on the East Coast this fall in a bubble.
1970 Day by Day: Woody Cox gets the starting call at split end vs. Army as Guy Ingles’ status remains iffy.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
Steven M. Sipple takes stock of the gauntlet Nebraska faces early in the season.
Let there be fans at games, Husker Dan says.
Three Husker redshirt freshman walk-ons have been charged with misdemeanors in connection with a loud party earlier this month.
Wan’Dale Robinson says the players are ready to get back into full gear.
Games on the radio were a lifeline for generations of Husker fans.
Sam McKewon has some storylines to watch as Big Ten football returns.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh were Week 2 standouts among Huskers in the NFL.
“The facts change, our minds change”: ESPN looks at the meeting that saved the Big Ten football season.
1970 Day by Day: Linebacker Jerry Murtaugh joins I-back Joe Orduna in earning individual honors after the USC game.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
These 10 Huskers have fans buzzing in advance of the season.
Big Ten coaches aren’t without concerns as they plan for the ramp-up to full-contact football.
Monday Morning Quarterback: What will the Huskers’ record be this year?
The Ohio State game will have an 11 a.m. CDT start and a Fox telecast.
HuskerOnline looks at what Big Ten TV revenue might amount to during the altered 2020 season.
Brian Brown’s printable schedule for 2020 is available now — and there’s a tongue-in-cheek version this time around.
The Huskers received at least one vote in this week’s coaches poll.
1970 Day by Day: Three starters aren’t in pads as the Huskers begin preparations for Army.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Tom Osborne says the Big Ten’s moves have been confusing, but he’s glad to see football back on track.
Husker staffers are looking for innovative ways to keep fans connected and involved on game days.
This week in Husker history: Frank Solich sets a school single-game record by rushing for 204 yards against Air Force.
1970 Day by Day: A thousand fans greet the Huskers on their return from Los Angeles.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
It’ll be a rugged start for the Huskers, who will open the season at Ohio State and then host Wisconsin. | Moos not pleased | Commentary: Shatel, Callahan, McKewon, Sipple, Christopherson, Carriker | Discuss
The Huskers got vocal about wanting to play, and it worked.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
Athlon lists five questions about the Huskers and their rebooted season.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Tad Styker sees the adversity of 2020 as a Husker turning point when The Slide turns into The Climb.
Bill Moos is mindful of this challenging time for Scott Frost, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Former Husker Freedom Akinmoladun has moved up to the active roster for the Bengals’ game Thursday night against the Browns.
What will Nebraska’s new schedule look like? Here’s one possibility.
1970 Day by Day: Jerry Tagge is out of action as the Huskers practice for USC under the lights at Seacrest Field.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
The NCAA has extended its recruiting dead period through the end of 2020.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
The wait continues: NU president Ted Carter said on a hot mic that a football announcement was coming Tuesday night, but he later said his remark was “picked up a little out of context,” and Wisconsin’s chancellor indicated no green light had yet been given. | Eight-game schedule? | Christopherson commentary | Discuss
Three O-linemen and a couple of defenders were the highlights among Huskers in the NFL in week 1.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers shuffle the defense during USC week. Hello, Willie Harper and Joe Blahak.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
If Notre Dame can play, so can the Big Ten, Tom Shatel writes.
1970 Day by Day: USC week gets off to a soggy start for Nebraska.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
Scott Frost and staff put their players first this summer with a continued emphasis on mental health, Derek Peterson writes.
Lincoln’s own Kevin Kugler is ready for his “point guard” role in Fox’s NFL broadcasts.
After retiring from the NFL “on my own terms,” former Husker offensive lineman Spencer Long ponders what’s next.
1970 Day by Day: With third-ranked Southern Cal up next, health concerns re-emerge at quarterback for the Huskers.
This week in Husker history: An upset win at Texas, a 21-21 tie at USC, and the passing of Lyell Bremser.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
The Big Ten has moved closer to a return-to-play vote after a reportedly successful medical presentation Saturday. | Sipple: Nebraska pride | McKewon: First-game lessons | Shatel: Frost’s strong stand
1970 Day by Day: Jerry Tagge hits 9 of 12 passes, including a 61-yard TD strike to Johnny Rodgers, as Nebraska opens with a 36-12 win over Wake Forest.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
The Big 12 announces a partnership that will result in 15-minute COVID-19 testing.
In this video, Husker assistant Barrett Ruud remembers experiencing 9/11 as a Nebraska freshman.
1970 Day by Day: A day before opening kickoff in Lincoln, it’s looking like a tall task for Wake Forest.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Penn State’s James Franklin and Ohio State’s Ryan Day criticize the Big Ten’s level of communication and leadership since the postponement of football.
Athlon Sports says the pandemic makes the emergence of highly regarded local talent even more valuable to the Huskers.
Here’s a look at the ways college football will be different this fall.
1970 Day by Day: Likely starters for Saturday’s season opener are named at all positions but one.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
The uncertainty surrounding the football season has several Husker seniors’ plans on hold.
State lawmakers from Nebraska are the latest to call on the Big Ten to reconsider its football postponement.
NU president Ted Carter says the Big Ten Return to Competition Task Force is “putting together some plans that the presidents and chancellors will vote on very soon.”
1970 Day by Day: Three days before kickoff, Tagge’s leg improves, but Brownson’s arm doesn’t.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
Keyshawn Greene says Florida Atlantic will be his transfer destination.
An October start for the Big Ten apparently isn’t going to happen, Steven M. Sipple writes, but he says the Big Ten still needs to break its silence.
The Huskers aren’t playing, but all of their recruits are. Here’s a rundown.
1970 Day by Day: Injuries at QB remain worrisome, but there’s hope that Jerry Tagge can answer the bell Saturday against Wake Forest.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
It appears to be the end of the road for the Husker Burger stand, a gameday staple outside Memorial Stadium since 1987.
Husker Doc Talk tries to gauge the validity of a rumored October start for Big Ten football.
1970 Day by Day: With Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson on the mend as game week begins, No. 3 quarterback Bob Jones is running the No. 1 offense in practice.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
A tweet from President Trump hints at progress in getting Big Ten football back on track.
Hail Varsity looks back 10 years at Nebraska’s decision to move to the Big Ten.
This week in Husker history: Every home game on TV? It happened way earlier than you might think.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska opens at No. 9 in the AP poll.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
With Big Ten football on hold, some Huskers are getting their first taste of coaching at area high schools.
A week before the season opener, a game-like scrimmage leaves Bob Devaney grumbling and Jerry Tagge hobbling.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
1970 Day by Day: Eight days before the season opener, the team captains are revealed.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
Sam McKewon looks at how the Big Ten’s postponement became a political football.
A new campaign is encouraging Husker fans to celebrate game days in Lincoln even if there are no games.
1970 Day by Day: The hurtin’ Huskers wrap up two-a-days.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
Scott Frost has the 16th-best contract in college football, according to this ranking.
Tom Vint, who covered Husker football in the 1980s and ’90s for the Associated Press, has died at age 72 after a battle with COVID-19.
An Athlon analysis gives Scott Frost good marks when it comes to gaining and retaining top talent.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers take another hit at center as Doug Jamail sprains an ankle, four days after Bill Janssen broke an arm.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which scheduling scenario do you prefer?
1970 Day by Day: Eleven days before the season opener, the Huskers’ pass rush is AWOL.