Jan.-April 2001(Links were not systematically saved until May 2001. Listed here is an incomplete collection.)
• The post-spring depth chart is released.
• Matt Davison signs as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills.
• Late selection in the draft motivates Carlos Polk.
• Dominic Raiola is satisfied with his decision to leave early despite his low draft selection.
• Former Husker Jason Schwab signs with the Redskins
• QB recruit Mike Stuntz trades soccer for track.
• Mike McLaughlin follows the trail Crouch blazed at Millard North
• Eric Crouch takes his time and says returning early is a mistake
• Dominic Raiola awaits the draft hoping for the best.
• It was five years ago today that his plane went down. How about taking a moment to remember one of the Huskers' finest, Brook Berringer.
• The Colonel gathers his thoughts about the spring game.
• Injured cheerleader Tracy Jensen settles with the university for $2.1 million.
• Dan Hadenfeldt could pull double duty for an NFL team.
• Fox Sports Net's John Fricke tells how the current version of the coaches' poll was born.
• Some spring game follow-up: Most of the position switches seem to have worked, and some young defensive linemen have stepped up. Between now and August, the staff has some decisions to make at several positions, and Eric Crouch has some rehab to do.
• Rose Bowl QB Roy "Cowboy" Petsch dies at age 82.
• Memorial Stadium gets a Top 10 rating from TSN.
• SportsPedia teams up with the Clubhouse Restaurant and South Coast Plaza for the Kick-Off Party for the Vince Ferragamo Foundation for Special Olympics and other charities.
• Get all the 2001 spring game coverage on the game page.
• Jammal Lord makes progress at quarterback.
• Dahrran Diedrick is one cool cat this spring.
• Patrick Kabongo shows more endurance.
• Punting candidate Kyle Larson gives credit to Dan Hadenfeldt.
• Lannie Hopkins climbs the depth chart.
• The Huskers throw Wilson Thomas a leadership role.
• The defense has its way in the second spring scrimmage.
• Manaia Brown's move inside shows promise.
• Jammal Lord is taking giant steps at quarterback.
• Cornerback Keyuo Craver is ready to lead the way.
• An update on the Sooners' spring and their QB situation.
• Jeremy Slechta again battles back from injury.
• For now, anyway, DeAntae Grixby enjoys toiling out of the limelight.
• The scoop from Saturday's (March 31) scrimmage: Stats & quotes, and coverage from the Omaha World-Herald, Husker Press Box and Grand Island Independent (1, 2). Get caught up on earlier spring coverage here.
• Scott Frost and Matt Davison take their "flea-kicker" show on the road.
• ESPN's Mel Kiper projects Dominic Raiola as the 18th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
• Judd Davies has surgery.
• Don't count out DeAntae Grixby in the I-back competition.
• George Will writes glowingly of Darin Erstad.
• A CD-ROM gives recruits a jump on the NU conditioning program.
• NU duo eager to fill hole at center.
• Rush end Brown gives the Huskers a big hitter
• Trevor Johnson will try any means to be an end.
• A reversal of fortune for Thunder Collins.
• Mark Vedral steps up in Randy Stella's absence.
• Thunder Collines returns to practice.
• Judd Davies insists he will play.
• Rush end Manaia Brown is eligible for 2001.
• Randy Stella's future with the team is in doubt as he is suspended for the spring.
• The Huskers give kicker Josh Brown a look at receiver.
• Frank Solich looks for a few players to step up as spring practice begins
• Injuries end the careers of Shaun Coleman and Taylor Gehman, and Judd Davies' neck problem keeps his status for 2001 in doubt.
• Ex-Husker QB Mike Grant moves over to running-backs coach at ISU.
• Kyle Vanden Bosch wows 'em with his wheels at theNFL scouting combine, while Dan Alexander and Correll Buckhalter also impress. And Russ Hochstein talks about the Wonderlic test.
• Tony Ortiz and Julius Jackson get picked in the NFL Europe free-agent draft.
• Ticket prices are going up.
• Trailblazing Nebraska football star George Flippin is remembered in Stromsburg.
• Ayo Saba and Matt Roth land elsewhere (KSU & Iowa) as Solich & Co. hit the homestretch of recruiting season.
• Toniu Fonoti suffers a broken hand while lifting weights.
• Troy Watchorn joins John Gibson in seeking an extra year of eligibility.
• Historical Husker teams square off against each other in a tournament at The Pond.
• If the reports about LeKevin Smith's leanings are true (and a grain of salt just might be in order), NU could end up with three top 15 defensive tackles. Also, NU is now the top choice of still-undecided Terrence Whitehead, a top-15 CB. More recruiting info here.
• Correll Buckhalter's stock is on the rise among NFL scouts.
• Nose tackle Jon Clanton sets a record and Brandon Biodrowski gets noticed in pre-winter conditioning tests.
• Tennessee twins Daniel and Josh Bullocks commit to NU, while Hakim Hill appears to have left the fold. More recruiting info here.
• Willie Amos sparkles as NU begins its physical testing.
• Eric Crouch says last season's pain has taught him to be more patient with his shoulder rehab this time.
• Tom Shatel mourns the passing of the Big Red Shop.
• Charlie McBride pleads guilty to DUI.
• Take a crack at the 2001 Top Ten prediction contest. Here are a few forecasts from the media to get you started: 1, 2, 3