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August 2017

20 SUN
The changes on the Huskers' defensive staff haven't meant a bumpy ride. | Test for Diaco* | Bonded Blackshirts*
This week in Husker history: A dose of secrecy in Biff Jones' first year.
Running back Tre Bryant's work ethic has always stood out, his former coaches say. | Week 3 camp recap
Rex Burkhead and Niles Paul catch TD passes* in NFL preseason play.
19 SAT
Summer camaraderie on the golf course is spilling onto the football field in the competition at tight end.
Steve Sipple says Nick Gates' honest self-assessments indicate he's willing to learn from his struggles.
Nebraska's student managers help keep things running, and they enjoy a few perks along the way.
Rob Zatechka looks at who might overachieve and underachive in 2017.
Tom Osborne has praise for Scott Frost during an appearance at Central Florida: “He's got the whole package.”
The O-line has a lot on its plate when Mike Cavanaugh hosts a meal.
Former Husker Brett Maher kicks six field goals in a CFL game.
Lessons from the gridiron helped a little-known lineman from the Devaney era become a well-known FBI agent.
18 FRI
Mike Riley treats the team to Kendrick Lamar's show in Lincoln. | Discuss
Nose tackle Mick Stoltenberg is going through concussion protocol but should return to action Monday. More from Friday's practice: Video | McKewon recap | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3, 4, 5 | Updates
Brian Brown's printable schedule is now available for downloading.
Hail Varsity revisits the rainy day in 2015 when it was Tanner Lee vs. Bob Diaco.
The Baltimore Ravens have waived former Husker Kenny Bell.*
Highly rated freshmen* are making an impact in camp.
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says no transfer quarterback faces a more pressure-packed 2017 season than Nebraska's Tanner Lee.
17 THU
Adam Carriker has a special message for the HuskerMax community.
Nebraska's boost in Big Ten money creates spending opportunities.
See Brandon Reilly's touchdown and Sam Foltz tribute from Thursday night's Buffalo-Philadelphia NFL preseason game.
Four-star receiver Manuel Allen has decommitted from the Huskers in favor of Louisville.* | 2018 class
Five-star DE Micah Parsons and four-star receiver Tommy Bush will visit Nebraska for the Wisconsin game.
See former Husker Will Compton mic'd up at practice. | NFL notes*
Cole Conrad has won the starting spot at center,* O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh says. More from Thursday's practice: Videos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5,* 6,* 7* | McKewon recap | Sipple's takes* | Updates | Photos: 1, 2,* 3
After a position switch, Tony Butler is among those trying to help add depth at cornerback. | Multiple options at safety
16 WED
Assistant coach Donté Williams says Nebraska has the potential to be a monster* in recruiting. | 500-mile targets* | 10-win factor
Bob Diaco's coaching from the press box* will represent a break from the practice of Husker defensive coordinators of the past few decades.
Defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun understands his role: “Terrorize the quarterback. And stop the run.”
After struggling with inconsistency last season, punter Caleb Lightbourn is responding* to Bob Diaco's detail-oriented approach.
15 TUE
The newest Huskers from Florida are getting noticed on the practice field. | Bootle on the rise: 1, 2,* 3*
An NFL scout says there's no need for cornerback Chris Jones to rush the big decision he'll face. | No limp or brace*
See how Nebraska's sellout streak compares with those in other sports.
Hail Varsity looks back at Tom Osborne's high school and college playing days in Hastings.
Check out the BTN analysts' impressions and more videos from Tuesday's practice. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6, 7* | More from BTN: DiNardo, Dienhart, Fun takes, Coverage tutorial | The young LBs | Photos
The Miami Dolphins have waived former Husker Jordan Westerkamp.*
Offensive tackle David Knevel has worked to improve his durability after an injury-plagued junior year.
Sports on Earth previews the Big Ten and has Nebraska finishing tied for third in the West.
Junior Mikale Wilbon* is making a strong case for being the go-to guy at running back.
14 MON
Wide receiver commit Joshua Moore says it's now official that he'll compete in both football and track at Nebraska.
Husker Dan gets caught up on some of his emails from readers.
Former Blackshirts Jared Crick and Prince Amukamara suffered injuries at NFL camps Monday.
Frank Broyles, whose Missouri and Arkansas teams handed Nebraska narrow defeats in his only two games against the Huskers, has died at age 92.
The offensive line tops Tom Dienhart's list of five things he'll be watching when the BTN crew visits Nebraska's practice Tuesday.
Former Husker Ralph Brown made the transition to a 3-4 defense in the NFL, and he's excited about how the scheme might help Nebraska.
A former Oklahoma writer runs down the current differences between the Sooners and the Huskers.
Acupuncture has become part of Ndamukong Suh's recovery regimen.
Don't look for Nebraska to join the ranks of schools with university-owned planes at coaches' disposal.
Some questions have been cleared up but others remain unanswered after two weeks of fall camp.
Nebraska can ill afford any more recruiting misses at wide receiver.
Five Athlon writers give their game-by-game predictions for Nebraska and have the Huskers finishing anywhere from 9-3 to 6-6.
Poll question: Will it be a breakout year for linebacker Alex Davis?
Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has a vision* for putting Nebraska's new Big Ten and Adidas money to use.
Mohamed Barry feels ready for serious playing time* after his move to inside linebacker.
A large Husker memorabilia collection is being auctioned.
13 SUN
Sophomore Khalil Davis aims to use his added strength* to land a bigger role on the defensive line.
Reviewing the second week of fall camp: 1, 2
This week in Husker history: Devaney on the mend after surgery in 1967.
The defensive staff's energy* is rubbing off on players.
Senior Bowl executive Phil Savage elaborates on what makes Tanner Lee an “ideal NFL candidate.”
12 SAT
It's shaping up as a big week* in the running backs' competition.
Mike Riley felt that the O-line took a step forward Saturday.
Beyond the starters, the Huskers' options on the D-line are still in flux.
A number of younger players appear ready to step up.
The latest Husker Doc Talk addresses the injuries affecting the Huskers and an idea for adding interest to fall camp.
Mike Riley liked the offense's efficiency in Saturday's practice, which included about 90 plays of scrimmaging. More: Videos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Updates | Praise for Gebbia: 1, 2, 3*
11 FRI
The Athletic Department will provide $5 million in scholarships* to non-athletes starting in the 2018-19 academic year.
Former Husker offensive tackle Alex Lewis will have shoulder surgery and miss the 2017 NFL season.*
QB Tanner Lee draws praise from the head of the Senior Bowl.*
Chancellor Ronnie Green* says Nebraska doesn't plan on hosting any Friday night games.
Justin Prestidge has best- and worst-case scenarios for 2017.
The 11-year Adidas deal gets the Nebraska regents' approval.*
Nebraska is among the schools using virtual and augmented reality technology for training.
Wide receiver Todd Honas isn't letting a hearing loss slow him down.
Carlos Davis' strong performance on the defensive line leads off Sam McKewon's Week 2 roster observations.*
10 THU
Jaevon McQuitty's injury is just the latest dose of attrition* at wide receiver.
Former Husker Roy Long, whose playing days were interrupted by service in World War II, is receiving an honorary doctorate at age 95.
Jerry Palm predicts a Nebraska-Georgia Outback Bowl matchup.
Who's No. 2 at QB? Danny Langsdorf says it isn't settled.*
Jack Hoffman's touchdown tops ESPN.com's top viral moments of the past 10 years in college football. | Team Jack
Husker D-line commit Masry Mapieu says he is quicker and trimmer after a productive offseason of conditioning.
Wisconsin loses linebacker Jack Cichy for the season due to injury.
Former Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson has written a novel about a fictional corrupt football coach.*
The university will pay Lincoln more than $50,000* for the gameday work of city police officers.
Freshman Jaevon McQuitty is out for the season with a knee injury, and two other receivers are nursing pulled muscles.* More from practice Thursday: Video & audio | Foster's clutch catch | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5,* 6* | McKewon recap | Photos: 1, 2 | Updates
09 WED
Sophomore outside linebacker Alex Davis knows he has a chance to shine* in the new defensive system.
A lack of game experience* by the backups doesn’t mean a lack of options for Nebraska on the defensive line.
Trent Bray's decision to stay put shows that the Diaco Effect* isn't limited to players, Tom Shatel writes.
Former defensive coordinator Charlie McBride* will be roasted at an Oct. 5th fundraising event in Omaha.
Authorities in Florida have dropped* Antonio Reed's marijuana charge after he completed terms of his deferred prosecution agreement.
Enter to win tickets and lodging for the Ohio State game in a drawing that benefits the Oklahoma Cornhusker Club Scholarship Fund.
Scheme or skill? Hail Varsity examines the metrics of big plays.
There's youth and new energy on the defensive coaching staff.
Jermarcus Hardrick takes nothing for granted despite his rise to fan-favorite status with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. | CFL update
Players seem happy with the new routine of morning practices.
Willie Taggart is scrapping Oregon's aggressive use of two-point tries.
Defensive end Khalil Davis can't wait to show others what the new-look Husker defense is all about. | Duo at "dog" LB: 1,* 2,* 3
08 TUE
Don Bloom,* a captain for the 1950 Huskers, has died at age 88.
A Sporting News writer says a lot is riding on Tanner Lee's performance.
Tom Osborne says he's pulling for Shawn Eichorst but won't look over the athletic director's shoulder.
Football newcomer and former Navy SEAL Damian Jackson is motivating his teammates in his own way.*
Defensive players and coaches are upbeat about how the new 3-4 scheme is progressing, but Bob Diaco cautions that there's still a long way to go. More from Tuesday's practice: Videos | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4,* 5, 6, 7, 8* | OWH recap | Updates
OWH camp countdown is complete: Morgan,* Kalu,* Gates,* Jones,* Lee*
The Huskers are ranked 35th by CBSSports.com.
Depth and talent at linebacker will be key in the 3-4 defense.
07 MON
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has been approved* for pretrial diversion.*
Former Husker receiver Quincy Enunwa's neck injury is expected to sideline him for the entire NFL season.
Wide receiver Cameron Brown commits once again to the Huskers. | Commitment video & highlights | 2018 class | Air Nebraska?* | Discuss
Heeding today's sports analytics in early 1984 might have changed Tom Osborne's legacy.
There's still no clear leader for the Husker at running back.*
Husker Dan touches on a range of subjects in his Big Red Notebook.
USA Today predicts an 8-4 season for the Huskers.
Young guys speaking up* are part of a culture change on the team that has more players communicating, Sam McKewon writes.
06 SUN
Enter for a chance to win ticket/lodging packages for the Wisconsin and Ohio State games in Californians for Nebraska's fundraising drawings.
Player features: Cole Conrad,* De'Mornay Pierson-El.*
Stanley Morgan is determined to deliver with the big play.*
This week in Husker history: A century ago, Nebraska's coach mends fences with boosters in Beatrice.
05 SAT
The OWH's Tom Shatel shares his top memories from 40 years* of covering college football.
Former Husker receiverhttp://pro32.ap.org/article/jets-receiver-enunwa-injures-neck-during-metlife-practice Quincy Enunwa suffers a neck injury during practice with the New York Jets.
Here are videos, notes (1, 2, 3,* 4,* 5, 6,* 7) and updates from Saturday's scrimmage, described by Mike Rilay as a “mixed bag.” | OWH recap
De'Mornay Pierson-El aims to make the most* of his final season, "getting back to the basics and just having fun." | Lindsey delivering
04 FRI
An 11-year extension of the Huskers' deal with Adidas* is in the works.
Nearly a week into fall camp, Sam McKewon offers a slew of roster observations.*
A reminder: NET's new Tom Osborne documentary airs for the first time Sunday night and will be viewable online.
The Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams says his workouts with Husker receivers coach Keith Williams help him keep his edge.
03 THU
Wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. says he has learned* from his now-dismissed marijuana case* in Florida. More from Thursday's practice: Video | A crowd at running back: 1, 2 | Lindsey impressing: 1, 2 | O-line's challenge: 1, 2, 3* | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6,* 7, 8, 9* | OWH recap | Updates | Photos: 1, 2,* 3,* 4
Nebraska is unranked in the preseason coaches' top 25 but is the equivalent of No. 36 in the poll's point tally. | Snubbed? | Discuss
Husker Doc Talk discusses the developments on defense, with a guest appearance by HuskerMax's David Max.
Tanner Lee is No. 7 in Athlon's ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
He can recruit with the best of them, but now Donté Williams' coaching ability is being put to the test.*
02 WED
Walk-on receiver Kade Warner has fractured his hand* in practice.
The player-safety movement isn't soft, it's smart,* Tom Shatel writes.
OWH camp countdown: Carlos Davis,* De'Mornay Pierson-El,* Aaron Williams*
Steve Sipple says improved blocking on punt returns* could pay big dividends for the Huskers and assistant Scott Booker.
The defensive secondary is looking forward after a tough July. | Young cornerbacks' opportunity: 1, 2,* 3
Here are some scenes from Wednesday's practice, which had no media access. | Camp schedule
The memory of Sam Foltz drives wide receiver Brandon Reilly as he vies for a roster spot with the Buffalo Bills.
01 TUE
Three days into camp, Bob Diaco sees total buy-in* from the defense.
Sophomore cornerback Lamar Jackson is determined to prove last year's struggles* with his play and his attitude were not what he's all about.
Medical school remains on Spencer Long's radar, but for now the former Husker is focused on his starting job with the Redskins.
Husker Dan offers up a Husker fan's prayer.
See excerpts and related features as NET gets set to air a special production, “Tom Osborne: A Legacy Beyond the Game.”
Scott Booker is settling into his new role as safeties coach.
Nebraska lacks an ESPN top 50 player (1, 2) for the third year in a row.
Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco says Joshua Kalu has a chance to be one of the nation's best* at safety.* More from Tuesday's practice: Video | McKewon recap | Updates | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5 | Defensive improvement | Practice schedule
Big Ten coaches talk anonymously with Athlon about their opponents.
Arkansas State loses a senior linebacker to suspension.
Player features: Tyler Hoppes (1, 2*) | Drew Brown (1, 2*)

 
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