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NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Keisei Tominaga leads the hot-shooting Husker men to an 88-67 blowout of Boston College. | Stats | Highlights

Mickey Joseph was arrested Wednesday in a domestic assault case and has been placed on administrative leave. | Discuss

Matt Rhule explains why he values having “my guys” as assistant coaches.*

Jeremy Pernell rolls out his All-Big Ten team for 2022.

Stocking Stuffer Book: My Nebraska

Matt Rhule’s initial offers to recruits reflect his emphasis on speed.

Former Husker Grant Wistrom is named to the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame.

A hundred years ago today, the Huskers beat Notre Dame in the final game at Nebraska Field.

Trey Palmer earns second-team All-Big Ten honors, and Anthony Grant is honorable mention. | Athlon’s team awards

Doc’s Diagnosis: Gashed by a long Iowa run.

Former Husker Jake Peetz is expected to join the staff* as quarterbacks coach, but the move could hinge on Mickey Joseph’s status. | Bio | Busch not staying* | Staff tracker

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

Rhule or Fickell? Tom Shatel says Nebraska and Wisconsin each got the right guy.*

Here’s a bit of image trivia at the start of the Rhule era.

UConn’s E.J. Barthel is reportedly joining Matt Rhule’s staff as running backs coach. | Bio

Ochaun Mathis says he’s leaning toward entering the NFL draft.

Garrett Nelson earns second-team honors and two Huskers are honorable mention as the All-Big Ten defensive teams are announced.

Doc’s Diagnosis: Run blocking that worked vs. Iowa.

Husker Dan: Meet the new football head coach.

Perspectives on Monday’s Rhule introduction: Sermon at the Hawks, and a case for keeping Mickey Joseph.

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

Strength coach Zach Duval is out, and so is nutritionist Dave Ellis.

The hire almost fell through,* but NU President Ted Carter* helped make it happen, and a secret visit* to Lincoln sold the Rhule family* on Nebraska. | Rhule with media

Commentary and analysis from a presser that impressed: Shatel (12)* | Carriker & McKewon (video) | Vogel* | Washut* | Struve | Sipple* | Chatelain* | Christopherson | Just*

Matt Rhule left a strong early impression on quarterback Casey Thompson,* who is still weighing his options for 2023. | Recruiting vision*

Matt Rhule’s introductory press conference is in the books. Go here for the video, updates and discussion. | Quick hits: 12,* 3 | Contract details | About Mickey Joseph | Quotes: RhuleAlberts | Gallery | BTN interview

Dave Feit has a to-do list for Matt Rhule and all Nebraska football stakeholders.

South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is said to be close to joining Matt Rhule’s staff. | Bio

Doc’s Diagnosis: The 87-yard bomb to Trey Palmer.

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

A dominant performance from Derrick Walker leads Nebrasketball to a 75-58 win over Florida State.

Nebraska volleyball will open NCAA Tournament play Thursday by hosting Delaware State.

Shawn Ekwall has 10 takeaways from the Huskers’ season. More commentary to start the week: Sipple,* McKewon,* Bland,* Callahan,* Oltmans,* SchaeferChristopherson.

Fans are invited to be part of the welcoming committee Monday for Matt Rhule.

Evan Cooper, Matt Rhule’s longtime recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach, is expected to join the Nebraska staff, as are Terrance Knighton and Corey Campbell.

Omaha Westside speedster Jayden Lloyd* gets a scholarship offer from the Huskers.

Wisconsin is said to be finalizing a deal to make Luke Fickell its next head coach.

Matt Rhule’s contract reportedly is worth $72 million over eight years.

Insights into how Matt Rhule operates: In his words | OWH* | HV* | The Athletic* | CBS Sports

This week in Husker history: The 1902 team finishes unbeaten, untied and unscored upon, but a bid for Western Conference (Big Ten) membership is rejected.

NOVEMBER 26, 2022

The short-handed Huskers are swept by Minnesota* in Nebraska volleyball’s regular-season finale.

Who will be Matt Rhule’s assistants? Here are some possibilities: 1,* 2*

Tom Osborne* put in a good word for Mickey Joseph in his brief phone conversation with Matt Rhule.

Poll question: Do you like the hire?

Commentary on the Rhule hire: Husker Hour: Instant reaction | Sipple: Infectious energy | Chatelain:* Letter to Matt | Forde: Proven college winner | Carriker: Gut reaction | Shatel:* Program-builder | Christopherson: Plenty to like | Sherman:* Checklist for Rhule | Just:* Takeaways & questions | McKewon:* 5 things to watch

ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Iowa game. | Stukenholtz: Memories earned

A day after the close of his record-setting season, Trey Palmer announces he’s entering the 2023 NFL draft. | Discuss

It’s official: Matt Rhule is on board with an eight-year contract. He talked about it on College Gameday, and Trev Alberts will introduce him at a press conference Monday. | Discuss

NOVEMBER 25, 2022

Wisconsin volleyball continues its hex over the Huskers with a 3-1 win in Lincoln. | Knuckles’ season done

Nebraska jumps ahead early and survives a tense fourth quarter for a 24-17 upset win in Iowa City. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: Something tangible | Carriker gut reaction | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction

Nebraska men’s basketball falls to Memphis, but the women cruise against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

ESPN adds more fuel to the speculation that a Matt Rhule hire may be coming.

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

Nebraska aims to play spoiler Friday in Iowa City in Mickey Joseph’s finale as interim head coach. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2),* Cedar Rapids,* Des Moines,* Iowa City and Quad Cities. | Commentary: Shatel,* Just,* Keeler,* Callahan, Hlas,* Christopherson.

Nebrasketball can’t keep pace with Oklahoma in a 69-56 loss in Orlando.

Caleb Tannor will tie a Husker record Friday by playing in his 56th game.

Husker Doc Talk: Joe Moglia and the business of college football.

An Indiana site looks back more than a century at the story of former Husker and Hoosier coach Jumbo Stiehm.

NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Speculation is hot and heavy that Nebraska is closing in in a deal to hire Matt Rhule. | Mitch Sherman interview and article | Commentary: McKewon,* Christopherson, Callahan* | Early-October profile

Athlon Sports previews the game and predicts a 19-16 Nebraska win. | More picks

At age 83, longtime Husker assistant George Darlington* receives his Blackshirt.

It’s an early edition of the Friday Husker Tailgate: Thoughts on the coaching search ahead of the season finale at Iowa.

Doc’s Diagnosis: Little things added up to a defensive stop against Wisconsin.

NOVEMBER 22, 2022

Alexis Markowski’s 24 points and 18 rebounds help Nebraska put away Tarleton, 71-53.

Husker tight end commit Benjamin Brahmer puts on a show in the Class C-1 state championship game. | Profile page

Mickey Joseph says he’s focused on what he can control, and that’s getting the team ready to compete at Iowa on Friday. Go here for all the coverage of Tuesday’s game-week presser. | Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: Something nice to say about the offensive line.

Steven Sipple tries to read the tea leaves at this stage in the coaching search.*

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Recent Novembers* have gone opposite ways for Nebraska and Iowa.

Husker Dan looks at what’s in store for the “New Guy“.

Dave Feit recaps the little things that canceled out what the Huskers did right against Wisconsin.

There are a couple of changes* in this week’s depth chart, but nothing unexpected. | Game notes

Sam McKewon ranks Nebraska’s Black Friday* games, and the 2008 win against Colorado comes out on top.

Beating Iowa would have extra meaning for the Huskers and their fans, Brandon Cavanaugh writes.

Doc’s Diagnosis: So much for a goal-line stand.

NOVEMBER 20, 2022

Dirk Chatelain charts the Huskers’ woeful record* against the Big Ten West over the last three years. More day-after commentary and analysis: Ekwall, McKewon,* Husker Mike, Mullin,* Callahan,* Washut.*

It’s a volleyball sweep and a Nebrasketball win in Sunday action.

The Huskers open as nine-point underdogs at Iowa. | Stats matchup

Doc Talk Podcast: Have the Huskers improved at all?

Cole Stukenholtz has a love letter to Husker fans, and ThotDoc offers his Brain Droppings on the Wisconsin game.

This week in Husker history: Glenn Presnell finishes with a flourish as a Husker.

NOVEMBER 19, 2022

Up next is Iowa, a 13-10 winner at Minnesota with a field goal in the final half-minute.

Wisconsin 15, Nebraska 14. An 11-point Husker lead vanishes in the fourth quarter, and a touchdown in the final minute sends Nebraska to a ninth consecutive loss to the Badgers. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: That sinking feeling | Carriker gut reaction | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction | Game thread

Is this the year the Huskers break that miserable string? Tad Stryker’s pregame retrospective.

NOVEMBER 18, 2022

The Huskers are aiming to end Wisconsin’s decade of dominance in the series in Nebraska’s home finale Saturday. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln,* Omaha (1,* 2), Madison* and Milwaukee (1, 2*). | Commentary: Christopherson, Shatel,* Sipple,* Callahan, Keeler.*

It’s another volleyball sweep of the Hawkeyes, this time in Iowa City.

Here’s a look at the offense’s struggles during the absence of Casey Thompson.

Poll question: Do you consider Deion Sanders a good candidate for the Nebraska job?

A Wisconsin site previews the game and picks the Badgers to win by 8. | More predictions

Friday Husker Tailgate: The coaching search and a chance to end a long streak.

NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Nebraska men’s basketball gets outscored 50-23 in the second half en route to a 70-50 loss at St. John’s.

After six years and three coaching changes, center Trent Hixson* is preparing to run out of the tunnel at Memorial Stadium for the last time Saturday. | Letter to seniors*

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Husker Ndamukong Suh to a one-year contract.

The Wisconsin game is now a sellout, and the streak stays alive.

Mickey Joseph reaffirms that Casey Thompson is on track to start against Wisconsin. Go here for more from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Athlon Sports previews the game and predicts a 27-17 Wisconsin win. | More picks | Scouting the Badgers: 1, 2*

NOVEMBER 16, 2022

On the radio, Trev Alberts preaches patience with the coaching search, and Mickey Joseph says it appears quarterback Casey Thompson will be able to play Saturday. | Video

Over 400 attend the 15th annual Husker Salute.

Bill Busch says the defense is preparing well for another “trench game.” Go here for more from Wednesday’s practice. Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: Beautiful blocking by Michigan.

NOVEMBER 15, 2022

A top-25 women’s basketball showdown becomes a blowout in a hurry as Creighton routs Nebraska in Omaha.

Poll question: What is Nebraska’s best chance for a win, the Wisconsin game or the Iowa game?

Casey Thompson is throwing at practice, but Chubba Purdy is done for the year and the quarterback situation remains in flux ahead of the Wisconsin game. Go here for more from Tuesday’s presser. | Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: Michigan’s running backs had it too easy.

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

From a Wisconsin paper, five things to know about the Huskers.

Husker Dan wonders if Matt Ruhle will be the next head football coach.

Wisconsin* is dealing with struggles on offense and a tragedy off the field.

Nothing has changed at quarterback* in this week’s depth chart. | Game notes: Neb., Wis. | Flip sheet

Dave Feit takes stock of Nebraska’s coaching search.

Doc’s Diagnosis: Ernest Hausmann was a bright spot in Ann Arbor.

NOVEMBER 13, 2022

There’s more to the Huskers’ troubles than recruiting,* Sam McKewon writes. More commentary and analysis: Husker Mike, Mullin,* Callahan,* Washut,* Christopherson.

A volleyball showdown goes Ohio State’s way as No. 4 Nebraska falls 3-1* to the No. 6 Buckeyes in Columbus.

Doc Talk Podcast: Don’t get fooled by the rumor mill.

Nebraska opens as a 13-point underdog to Wisconsin, and the stats matchup is another lopsided one.

ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings and Cole Stukenholtz’s takeaways from the Michigan game.

This week in Husker history: Bad blood between Kansas and Nebraska after a 10-5 game. Or was it 6-5?

NOVEMBER 12, 2022

The Wisconsin game will have an 11 a.m. start and an ESPN telecast. The Badgers lost Saturday at Iowa, 24-10.

Michigan 34, Nebraska 3. It’s no contest in Ann Arbor as the Husker offense gets nothing going. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: No identity | Carriker gut reaction | Highlights | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction | Game thread

Husker Hour: A top recruiting class for volleyball and plenty on football’s week ahead of Michigan.

NOVEMBER 11, 2022

It’s a tall task Saturday for the Huskers going into Ann Arbor without their top quarterback and with another top running back to contain. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln,* Omaha (1, 2),* Detroit and and Grand Rapids. | Commentary: Christopherson, Shatel,* Sipple,* Keeler,* Just,* Callahan

Nebraska volleyball celebrates its 300th consecutive home sellout with a sweep of Iowa, and women’s basketball is off to a 2-0 start after a 79-48 win over Houston Christian.

You won’t want to miss this video feature on Trey Palmer, his journey to Nebraska and his close connection with Mickey Joseph.

Friday Husker Tailgate: The guys dive into the latest on the coaching search and look at the matchup with No. 3 Michigan.

Who will start Saturday at quarterback? Make your prediction here.

A Michigan site breaks down the personnel matchups in Saturday’s game.

Stagnant since Casey Thompson’s injury, Nebraska’s offense faces a daunting task in trying to crank up the running game against the Wolverines.

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

The Husker men jump on Omaha early and move to 2-0 in the young hoops season with a 75-61 win.

Aftermarket ticket prices for the Michigan game range from $50 to $600.

The Michigan Stadium tunnel area will get beefed-up security after incidents between opposing players at the last two games in the Big House.

Nebraska’s defense will have its hands full trying to slow down Michigan’s one-two punch at running back.

Nebraska is third in a ranking of open head coaching jobs by recruiting potential.

Casey Thompson won’t play Saturday at Michigan, but Mickey Joseph isn’t saying who will get the start at quarterback. Go here for more from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Here are 10 things to know about the Michigan-Nebraska rivalry. | Series log

The Daily Nebraskan and LJS* scout the Wolverines, and Athlon Sports previews the game. | Predictions

NOVEMBER 9, 2022

Interim assistant coaches Joey Connors and Mike Cassano discuss the Huskers’ special teams and wide receivers on the radio.

The game has slowed down for Husker nickel Issac Gifford.

A Michigan site gets insights on the Huskers from Brian Christopherson.

Mark Whipple is seeing improvement from the backup quarterbacks but isn’t ruling out playing Casey Thompson against Michigan. Go here for more from Wednesday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: A potent adversary in the Wolverines.

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Husker Dan looks at the QB history of the opposing coaches this weekend.

Starting safety Myles Farmer has been suspended for the Michigan game after a DUI arrest, and quarterback Casey Thompson’s status remains questionable. Go here for more from Tuesday’s game-week presser. | Updates & discussion

We probably should’ve listened to Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi this summer, Steven Sipple* says.

Doc’s Diagnosis: Run or pass? Logan Smothers’ third-down play late in the game against Minnesota.

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Nebraska fends off a second-half charge by Maine and posts a 79-66 win to open the men’s basketball season.

Nary a word* was said about Nebraska during Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s Nebraska-week press conference.

A year later, the jury is still out on Trev Alberts’ “punt,” Dave Feit writes.

The Husker women open the basketball season with a 100-36 romp over UNO.

Doc’s Diagnosis: When it works, the zone read is a thing of beauty.

A Michigan site sizes up the Huskers.

NOVEMBER 6, 2022

For Nebraska’s three sets of walk-on brothers, pride* is a common thread.

Husker Doc Talk: A Minnesota postmortem and weighing the possibility of a coaching announcement. More commentary: Stukenholtz, McKewon,* Husker Mike, Callahan,* Washut.*

Nebraska extended scholarship and walk-on offers* to some of Saturday’s visitors,* including a 6-foot-5 quarterback from Texas.

The Huskers open as four-touchdown underdogs to Michigan, and the stats matchup is about as lopsided as they get.

ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Minnesota game.

This week in Husker history: The 1997 “flea-kicker.”

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

Up next is Michigan, which blew out Rutgers 52-17 after trailing at halftime. The Wolverines and Huskers will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CST Saturday with an ABC telecast.

Minnesota 20, Nebraska 13. After a fabulous start, Nebraska’s offense goes missing for too long, and Minnesota holds on for the win in Lincoln. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Tad Stryker: Fizzled | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction

NOVEMBER 4, 2022

With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Huskers are two-touchdown underdogs to a Minnesota team that can secure bowl eligibility with a win Saturday in Lincoln. Here are pregame reads from Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2)* and the Twin Cities (1, 2, 3). | Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Keeler,* Callahan. | Weekly recap 

Here are some things to know about the series between the Gophers and Huskers. | 1902: First NU win | Full game log

Friday Husker Tailgate: Coaching search rumors and quarterback discussion ahead of a division home game.

NOVEMBER 3, 2022

On the radio, coach Travis Fisher discusses the rise of Malcolm Hartzog and more about the defensive backs. | Video

Starting a backup quarterback* hasn’t often ended well for Nebraska in recent seasons.

Football Scoop says Nebraska is vetting “multiple current and former Big 12 and Big Ten Conference coaches” and “an additional sitting Power 5 head coach.” | Thursday rumor mill*

An Athletic Department video provides an inside look at the football facility that will open next summer.

Mickey Joseph says Casey Thompson’s availability Saturday will be a game-time decision. Go here for more from Thursday’s post-practice presser. | Updates & discussion

The Daily Nebraskan and LJS scout the Gophers, while a Twin Cities scribe* and Athlon Sports preview the game. | Predictions

The Nebraska-Minnesota Bits of Broken Chair Trophy continues as a charity fundraiser.

NOVEMBER 2, 2022

Here’s BTN’s six-minute “The Journey” segment on Mickey Joseph.

Husker outside hitters have a big night in a sweep of Indiana.

Seventy-two hours before kickoff, sellout status is secured for the Minnesota game.

Something new on the NIL front: an energy drink to benefit Nebraska football walk-ons.

Check out the Fanalytix stats preview of the Minnesota game.

Mark Whipple says there’s “a good chance” both Chubba Purdy and Logan Smothers play Saturday if Casey Thompson is a no-go. Go here for more from Wednesday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: What makes Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim so dangerous.

NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Mickey Joseph is reportedly under consideration for the head coaching job at Arizona State. | Discuss

Arnold Barnes, a three-star running back from New Orleans, announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2023 | Discuss

The quarterback picture remains unsettled, but Mickey Joseph isn’t ruling out Casey Thompson’s return to action against Minnesota. Go here for more from Tuesday’s presser. | Updates & discussion

Doc’s Diagnosis: Dr. Rob saw this one coming — Chase Brown’s TD reception.

Steven Sipple wonders whether the backup QBs* have been receiving enough practice reps. | 24 plays: What went wrong*