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May 2017

22 MON
Ameer Abdullah is motivated to have a bounce-back season in Detroit.
The burglar who victimized the Foltz family gets 3 to 5 years in prison.*
Sign up for Team Jack's Husker Alumni Golf Scramble on June 24, featuring Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah, Will Compton and more.
21 SUN
Cameron Jurgens' big weekend continues with an invitation to next month's Rivals Five Star Challenge in Indianapolis.
This week in Husker history: A 1977 stadium expansion plan is tabled.
College football is the latest challenge for 24-year-old freshman walk-on Damian Jackson,* a former Navy SEAL.
20 SAT
Future Husker Cameron Jurgens claims all-class gold medals in the shot put and discus at the state high school track meet.
The LJS ranks the Huskers' opponents* from easiest to hardest.
A Penn State blogger sees Nebraska's defensive secondary as the toughest the Nittany Lions will face in 2017.
Jordan Westerkamp is No. 6 in Big Red Report's ranking of all-time Husker wide receivers and tight ends.
19 FRI
High schools aren't finished resisting Big Ten Friday night games.
When will the Huskers be able to compete at an elite level again? Two very young special guests help Adam break down that answer on the final Carriker Chronicles until fall.
The Chiefs see plenty of potential in former Husker Alonzo Moore.
Donté Williams and Trent Bray are listed by ESPN.com among the Big Ten's top young recruiters.
A Vegas sportsbook puts the Huskers' win total at six.
Incoming running back Jaylin Bradley* has his sights set on playing as a true freshman.
18 THU
What is a positive “toxic differential”? It's a stat that can mean almost certain victory for the Huskers.
Sam Cotton has signed a free-agent contract with the Patriots.
Offensive identity will be one of Ohio State's 2017 question marks.
North Dakota hires Husker graduate manager Malcolm Agnew as running backs coach.
The OWH publishes updated salaries* of NU's front office personnel.
Now an NFL starter, Will Compton wasn't even the biggest sports star in his family while growing up in Missouri.
Longtime sportswriter Wendell Barnhouse takes a look at Tanner Lee, the Huskers' defensive switch and some offseason questions for Nebraska.
Mike Riley is 9th in Athlon's rating of Big Ten coaches. | Under pressure?
Wisconsin-Nebraska is No. 6 on ESPN.com's list of highest-stakes games in college football for 2017.
Check out this 1995 Husker remix tape and mull over the GOAT debate.
17 WED
Joshua Kalu makes the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.
Football and basketball continue to make up for red ink in most other Husker sports, but volleyball is also a money-maker.
Who will step up at wide receiver remains a question mark for 2017.
Future Husker Chase Williams talks with Adam Carriker about why he chose Nebraska, which player he emulates and much more -- including a message and a question for Husker fans.
16 TUE
Linebacker Willie Hampton* will arrive in Lincoln in June ready to work and quietly prove himself.
Change has been the byword this year at Oregon* and Ohio State.*
Nebraska is listed among seven storied programs expected to struggle in 2017.
Sam McKewon dives into several recruiting* storylines, including receiver Joshua Moore's upcoming decision.
Big Ten officials hear out opponents of Friday night games from Nebraska* and six other states.
It's more of a reloading year than a rebuilding one for Wisconsin.
Oklahoma has a pretty good setup* in the Big 12, but don't count out a move to the Big Ten, Tom Shatel writes.
Marquez Beason, the Huskers' lone 2019 commit, continues to garner offers* left and right. | Highlights | Recruiting notes
15 MON
Nebraska has hired* former Minnesota staffer Adam Clark as director of football operations. | Bio
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart breaks down Nebraska's 2017 schedule and says it "sets up well for the Cornhuskers."
Kevin Maurice signs a free agent contract* with the Jaguars.
Will the Huskers' offense or defense be the better unit in the fall? Adam Carriker breaks it down. Also, a family update: Will the soon-to-arrive baby be a Blackshirt or a volleyball player?
Tanner Lee is No. 6 in this ranking of Big Ten QBs, and BTN.com rates the Husker quarterbacks No. 4 in the conference as a unit.
Illinois has holes to fill at quarterback and on defense.
14 SUN
Slot receiver? The CFL? Tommy Armstrong is keeping an open mind.
With an eye on trends and pop culture, Nebraska's recruiting staff is using its social media presence to full advantage.
This week in Husker history: QB Blaine Gabbert commits to Nebraska.
13 SAT
A summer early signing period would be bad news for late bloomers, Tom Shatel writes.
Rutgers' offense is getting help in the form of Jerry Kill at coordinator and Louisville transfer Kyle Bolin at quarterback.
If last week's tour of the state by Mike Riley is any indication, western Nebraskans' passion for Husker football remains strong.*
Lee Barfknecht says it's a head-scratcher that Nebraska is being outspent by Northwestern for head coaches* in football and men's basketball.
Linebacker Mohamed Barry is putting in offseason work in Atlanta.
12 FRI
Steve Sipple rates Nebraska's conference schedule second-toughest* in the Big Ten West.
SI.com lists Tanner Lee among eight “spring practice all-stars” who appear poised for breakout seasons.
Yes, Adam Carriker used to be a QB. He has some funny stories about that, plus some advice for Tommy Armstrong as he switches positions.
The addition of Jordan Lynch* to the Northern Illinois staff gives the Huskies a reminder that football glory is doable in DeKalb.
11 THU
Shawn Eichorst says he knew Nebraska was getting an elite recruiter* in Mike Riley. | Thursday tour recap
Art Bauer, a lineman for the Huskers who later coached at Lincoln Northeast, has died at age 89 in Spokane, Wash.
Tommy Armstrong and the Vikings have parted ways. | His tweet
The Philadelphia Eagles sign Nathan Gerry to a four-year deal.
Sam McKewon looks at the folly of ranking coaches.*
10 WED
Danny Langsdorf sees more harm than good in a summer signing period.*
Will Compton's path to NFL starter provides a blueprint for Nebraska's current crop of undrafted free agents.
Nebraska football's academic progress rate slipped* in the 2015-16 academic year.
It's been another strong spring* for Husker recruiting.
Will digital platforms like Amazon and Google displace cable TV in future media-rights deals? Sam McKewon* says it's something to watch.
It's Ameer Abdullah on the latest Carriker Chronicles. He talks about his injury rehab and 2017 goals, who impressed him in Nebraska's spring game and much more, including a behind-the-scenes Husker story.
09 TUE
Tanner Lee talks about his role as the Huskers' No. 1 QB and says efficiency and consistency are his goals -- plus a Big Ten championship.
John Parrella's high school jersey is retired as the Husker Tour makes a stop in Grand Island.* | Photos: 1,* 2
Mike Riley is No. 38 in this ranking of Power Five coaches.
Sean Keeler says the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry needs the kind of fire that Brian Ferentz recently provided.
Tanner Lee is No. 3 on a USA Today list of new starting quarterbacks with the greatest potential impact.
Former Husker Stanley Jean-Baptiste signs with the Chiefs.
A change in redshirt rules that's under consideration might have mitigated the Huskers' quarterback situation had it been in force late last season.
Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst discuss NCAA rule changes, the upcoming season and more in a KLIN interview.
Opponent previews: Oregon | Arkansas State
Jordan Westerkamp's confidence is intact* as he heads to his next tryout.
P.J. Fleck* is bringing a new culture – and language – to Minnesota.
An Oklahoma columnist thinks the Big Ten would welcome the Sooners.
08 MON
A December early signing period receives formal approval, but Mike Riley says summer signings would be even better.* | No offseason?*
Kicking off a state tour, Mike Riley says he likes how quarterback Tanner Lee has quickly fit in among his teammates. | Video | Recruiting buzz* | No comment on Ferentz
Iowa's Brian Ferentz talked some trash recently about "that school a little west of Omaha." Adam Carriker gives his response.
07 SUN
Tommy Armstrong says the Vikings want to sign him as a safety, and he's "excited about it."
Husker Dan urges you to register now for the fourth annual Salute the Troops Golf Scramble.
The Davis twins' mother helped keep them on the right path.
Matt Sichterman's engineering aspirations helped draw him to Nebraska.
Cameron Brown, a speedy wide receiver from St. Louis, announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | McKewon's 6 takes* | 2018 class
This week in Husker history: Twenty years ago, the passing of Bob Devaney. Fifty-five years ago, his first spring game at Nebraska.
06 SAT
Nebraska is looking beyond athletic ability* in its quest for recruits.
See Jordan Westerkamp's diving grab today at the Bucs' rookie camp.
The Huskers have a clear leader at safety in junior Aaron Williams.
05 FRI
The Buffalo Bills announce the signings of 13 undrafted free agents, including Brandon Reilly. | S.F. tryout for Rose-Ivey
Nebraska is No. 5 in Tom Dienhart's ranking of Big Ten receiving corps.
What are the odds the Huskers win 10 games in 2017? Here's Adam Carriker's answer on Fast Friday.
04 THU
Depth is the biggest concern with the cornerbacks for 2017.
Tommy Armstrong knows he must show playmaking ability at this weekend's rookie mini-camp with the Vikings.
Former Husker Scott Frost signs a contract extension through the 2021 season at Central Florida.
After Iowa's Brian Ferentz takes a shot at Nebraska, Sam McKewon provides some numbers for perspective. | Discuss
Keith Williams explains how he works the recruiting trail.
Athlon analyzes how Big Ten teams rate in terms of returning starters.
Oregon appears poised for a quick recovery after last year's downfall.
03 WED
The outside linebackers are a position group that may take time to transition into the 3-4 defense.
Former walk-on Brandon Reilly is prepared to beat the odds* once more as an undrafted free agent. | Tryout for Cotton
Nebraska has had mixed results* with scholarship kickers.
Tom Rathman wasn't even sure he'd make the cut with the 49ers, but now he's entering the franchise's hall of fame.
The coaches are going coast to coast* this week to evaluate prospects.
Jordan Westerkamp discusses his upcoming tryout with the Bucs, why Husker fans should be excited about 2017, the changes in strength & conditioning, and lots more in the latest Carriker Chronicles. | No doubts*
02 TUE
The Huskers make Stewart Mandel's post-spring Top 25.
Barret Pickering, a highly rated placekicker from Birmingham, Ala., has committed to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Kohl's Kicking profile | McKewon's 3 takes* | 2018 class | Discuss
Arkansas State's coach sees a signature win* as possible in Lincoln.
Here's a look at the Philadelphia Eagles' thinking in drafting safety Nathan Gerry as a linebacker.
How has Nebraska's highly rated 2013 recruiting class* panned out? Sam McKewon takes a detailed look.
Nebraska was No. 5 in the Big Ten with $65 million in gross football revenue in the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Barret Pickering, a Nebraska target at placekicker,* expects to decide on a school “within weeks.”
Details and repetition: Watch Danny Langsdorf's work with the QBs.
The Huskers appear to have ample depth at inside linebacker.
Athlon lists five Huskers watch as potential 2018 NFL draftees.
01 MON
Walk-on kicker Cole Frahm hopes to replicate Alex Henery's success.
Josh Banderas had other options but felt most comfortable* with Denver.
Kirk Ferentz has shuffled his Iowa staff in quest of an offensive spark.*
Depth is one of the main question marks on the defensive line.
Sam McKewon takes a deep-dive* look back at the 2012 recruiting class.
Poll question: Will Jordan Westerkamp land a deal with the Buccaneers?
Adam Carriker is joined by another special co-host as he breaks down the weekend's developments with the draft, free-agent signings, Randy Gregory, Ameer Abdullah and more.
Husker signee Damion Daniels* is no stranger to coming up big, both in personality and potential.

 
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