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SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

The Huskers are walking a “fine line” of preparation is they transition to putting pads on. | Practice action

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.

The Big Ten announces its corporate partnerships for rapid COVID-19 testing, plus details on how the program will work.

Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman has been cleared to play after an earlier opt-out, but Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons won’t be opting back in.

Can the Big Ten be persuaded to allow fans at games? Husker Doc Talk takes up that and more.

1970 Day by Day: Which shoes to wear? Minnesota’s new Tartan Turf is an unknown, so Nebraska will pack three different types. | Rust Belt Huskers

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Ashland-Greenwood running back Matthew Schuster, son of former fullback Brian Schuster, announces he’s walking on at Nebraska.

Husker Dan ranks Nebraska’s toughest season openers.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Who will be the starting quarterback at season’s end?

Defensive players and coaches talked with the press after Tuesday’s practice. Go here for video and coverage. | Updates & discussion

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

Take a look at how former Huskers fared in Week 3 of NFL action. | Stat check

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.

1970 Day by Day: Sundays were the time for fans to pore over the newspaper coverage, then catch the game action on “The Bob Devaney Show.” | “Fast Eddie” Periard

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.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day sizes up the Huskers and says he respects quarterback Adrian Martinez “as a person and as a player.”

1970 Day by Day: Nebraska guards against a letdown against Army after the tie with USC.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

The Pac-12 will start a seven-game conference-only football season on Nov. 6, and the Mountain West has approved an Oct. 24 start. | D-I recap

With competition on the horizon, it’s “starting to feel more normal” for Scott Frost, but he’s itching to have the team back in pads. | Audio

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.

The electrifying Rondale Moore has a change of heart and is opting back in to the 2020 season for Purdue, Nebraska’s Dec. 12 opponent.

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.

Gale Sayers, the Hall of Fame running back from Omaha, has died at age 77. | Living with dementia | ’61 recruiting saga | 99-yarder vs. Huskers

Games on the radio were a lifeline for generations of Husker fans.

Sam McKewon has some storylines to watch as Big Ten football returns.

1970 Day by Day: Bruised ribs continue to keep split end Guy Ingles out of action as the Huskers prepare for Army. | Legends on the D-line

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Bill Moos says logistics of road games are still being sorted out with a little more than a month to go before the opener. | Practices ramping up | The sellout streak | Audio

Glimpse some scenes from practice via this one-minute video.

Urban Meyer commends Scott Frost and the rest of Nebraska’s leadership group for speaking their minds.

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.

Dr. Rob Zatechka says don’t complain about the schedule, embrace it. | Christopherson: A favor in disguise | Peterson: Optics problems | Forde-yard bash

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.

1970 Day by Day: In a classic at the L.A. Coliseum, the Huskers and third-ranked USC battle to a 21-21 draw. | Gaining respect

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Athlon lists five questions about the Huskers and their rebooted season.

1970 Day by Day: Jeff Kinney at quarterback against USC? It was a real possibility on the eve of the big game. | Five-ring family

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.

Larry Frost, former Husker and the father of coach Scott Frost, has passed away at age 73. | Husker legend

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 Pac-12 is now eyeing an October or November start for football. | D-I recap

The NCAA has extended its recruiting dead period through the end of 2020.

It’s official: The Big Ten is starting football the weekend of Oct. 23-24 but with no fans in the stadiums. Go here for all the coverage and commentary, plus Nebraska’s press conference. | Discuss

1970 Day by Day: Just three days before the USC game, the quarterback situation is far from solid after Jerry Tagge’s latest setback. | The Johnny Rodgers factor

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

The Big Ten has turned over documents in the lawsuit filed by a group of Nebraska players, but the players’ next step is yet to be determined.

If Notre Dame can play, so can the Big Ten, Tom Shatel writes.

The wait for a Big Ten decision continues Monday amid conflicting reports about what to expect. | D-I recap

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.

There apparently was no vote Sunday, but the Big Ten is expected to make a return-to-play decision Monday or later.

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

Six months after sports came to a halt, the Huskers yearn to join those who are returning to the field. | Ranking the want-to*

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

A presentation of newly available coronavirus testing options will take place Saturday in a possible step toward a Big Ten vote on returning to competition.

The Nebraska attorney general notifies the Big Ten that it appears to be out of compliance with the state’s Nonprofit Corporation Act.

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.

It’s been a messy fallout with intensifying heat on Kevin Warren since the Big Ten called off fall football one month ago. | D-I recap

1970 Day by Day: A day before opening kickoff in Lincoln, it’s looking like a tall task for Wake Forest.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Former Husker Keven Lightner didn’t take the coronavirus seriously until it almost killed him this summer.

The Huskers have acquired their own rapid testing for COVID-19 via their partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The Lincoln Journal Star has joined the 1970 retrospective party with a look at Jerry Murtaugh’s bold preseason prediction.

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.

The Jaguars have placed Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve, but that doesn’t mean the former Husker running back’s season is over.

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.

The OWH kicks off its own look at the 1970 Huskers, who are staying connected with one another with the help of offensive guard Mike “Red” Beran.

1970 Day by Day: Likely starters for Saturday’s season opener are named at all positions but one.


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.

Nebraska is No. 1 nationally in a calculation of college athletic programs’ brand value.

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.”

Former Huskers Lavonte David in Tampa Bay and Maliek Collins in Las Vegas have been named co-captains of their NFL teams.

1970 Day by Day: Three days before kickoff, Tagge’s leg improves, but Brownson’s arm doesn’t.


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.

Check out Wan’Dale Robinson’s new video, part of the university’s brand-building program for athletes.

In a letter to Kevin Warren, lawmakers from six states urge the Big Ten to reconsider its postponement of fall sports. | Carriker on restart odds

1970 Day by Day: Injuries at QB remain worrisome, but there’s hope that Jerry Tagge can answer the bell Saturday against Wake Forest.


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.


NFL teams have signed four former Huskers to their practice squads: Stanley Morgan Jr., Freedom Akinmoladun, Lamar Jackson and Darrion Daniels.

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.


For Scott Frost and the city of Lincoln, there’s an empty feeling as the first gameless game day comes and goes.

With Big Ten football on hold, some Huskers are getting their first taste of coaching at area high schools.

Carlos Davis survives the final cut at Pittsburgh, but Lamar Jackson gets bad news as the Jets pare their roster.

On what would have been the Huskers’ opening day, Sam McKewon and Steven M. Sipple ponder the too-quiet weekend.

A week before the season opener, a game-like scrimmage leaves Bob Devaney grumbling and Jerry Tagge hobbling.


Mikai Gbayor, three-star linebacker from New Jersey, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2021 class | Discuss

Freshman Keyshawn Greene, a linebacker who was one of the highest-rated members of the 2020 recruiting class, is entering the transfer portal.

Former Husker defensive lineman Khalil Davis reportedly has made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ opening-day roster. | Reinstatement for Gregory

NU President Ted Carter throws cold water on rumors of an impending Friday revote by the Big Ten on fall football, and Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez says a proposal is still coming together. | Audio

1970 Day by Day: Eight days before the season opener, the team captains are revealed.


An NCAA panel is recommending that early-enrolling 2021 freshmen be ineligible to play in a team’s postponed 2020 football season. | KLIN D-I recap

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.


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.

The Big Ten must turn over additional files related to its football postponement, but Nebraska players will get substantially less documentation than they were seeking.

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.


Monday Morning Quarterback: Which scheduling scenario do you prefer?

Bill Moos shoots down speculation that there will be an October start for Big Ten football. | Video | KLIN D-I recap

In a court filing Tuesday, Nebraska players’ attorneys counter the Big Ten’s “fishing expedition” claim.

Nebraska is in the top five for three-star defensive lineman Mandela Tobin from San Diego.

President Trump says he’s had a “productive conversation” with Kevin Warren about “immediately starting up Big Ten football.”

1970 Day by Day: Eleven days before the season opener, the Huskers’ pass rush is AWOL.