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April 2008

The Lettermen's Wall brings out the emotion in former players.
The BCS format will remain unchanged at least through the 2014 season.
Sam Keller will try to catch on with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Andy Christensen's trial is set for mid-July.
Bo Pelini stays busy without hitting the recruiting trail.
Charlie McBride and Jared Tomich will be at a Chicagoans 4 Nebraska event.
As others sign free-agent deals, Maurice Purify must wait for an opportunity.
Three Huskers get picked on the second day of the NFL draft, and at least two others sign free-agent deals.
The OWH takes stock of the Athletic Department after half a year under Tom Osborne. More: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mike Rucker talks about football, retirement and his trip to Afghanistan.
Husker players wait for some action in day 2 of the NFL draft. | Tracker
Obsessions of a Husker mind: The issue of standing during games.
A royal bloodline of sorts runs through the Amukamara siblings.
Bo Ruud knows he'll get a shot at playing on Sundays no matter what happens in the NFL draft.
The Huskers add a commitment at linebacker from Pennsylvania.
A new Husker fan writes about his "conversion."
Carl Nicks isn't sure what to expect in this weekend's NFL draft.
Which players stepped up this spring? The LJS offers a list.
New item for the grilling season: Brand your steaks with Husker logos.
Jeff gives his Scarlet Commentary on the Spring Game.
Johnny Rodgers makes a Husker fan's last wish come true.
New items: Spring Game DVD and Let It Be By The Code shirt.
Terry Bowden says the shotgun zone read would be a good fit at Nebraska.
Tierre Green hopes for a shot at the NFL despite the Blackshirts' 2007 collapse.
Matt Senske receives the inaugural Gerard Scholarship of Excellence.
Mike Rucker retires after nine seasons with the NFL's Panthers.
Bo Pelini is counting on team leaders to help make sure the Huskers stay focused on improving through the summer.
Prospective recruits give their experience at Saturday's scrimmage high marks.
David Max gives his 2 cents on the spring game weekend.
Hard-hitting Rickey Thenarse works at learning to play team defense.
It's a game of opportunity, as LBs Tyler Wortman and Cody Glenn can attest.
Red 24, White 14. Game page | Pregame page
Three tons, 2,000 names: The Lettermen Wall is unveiled.
Lots of eyes will be on the defense as fans today get their first peek at Bo Pelini's brand of Husker football at the spring game. What to watch for: 1, 2.
The heightened interest in spring games isn't just a Nebraska phenomenon.
What a difference a year makes: Former players are unified and happy.
Members of the 11th annual Brook Berringer Citizenship Team are announced.
The federal government looks at possible health risks in artificial turf.
In Alabama, Tom Osborne discusses how losses to the Tide helped propel NU.
Joe Ganz adjusts to life in the spotlight. Ndamukong Suh has been injured but involved. Thursday notes (1, 2, 3) and spring game info (1, 2).
Recruits are excited by the chance to see "the new Nebraska" on Saturday.
A competitive spring game appears likely for a change as the rosters for the Red and White squads are announced. | Commentary
All three Heisman winners will attend a fundraiser in Tulsa on May 18-19.
Sports Illustrated looks at the culture change in the Nebraska program.
More than 100 recruits are expected to attend Saturday's spring game.
Phillip Dillard has picked up leadership qualities as he has shed pounds.
Carl Pelini will be the guest for the Big Red of the Rockies May 25th banquet.
Prince Amukamara wears many hats on defense and special teams. Mike McNeil works at becoming the total package at tight end. Latravis Washington gets accustomed to his switch to linebacker. Monday notes: 1, 2, 3
Tony Dungy discusses his impressions of Tom Osborne and others at NU.
Tickets to the sold-out spring game are going for $95 on the secondary market and are hard to come by. General admission starts at $32.
Will the fullback's role expand? Shawn Watson does some experimenting.
Bo Pelini ramps up the emphasis on class attendance.
With lots of shoes to fill at receiver, Chris Brooks figures it's time to step up.
Roy Helu shines during a 40-minute scrimmage Saturday. Notes: 1, 2, 3
Disrespect has been Joe Ganz's competitive fuel during his years in Lincoln.
Cody Glenn's position switch appears to be permanent and a success.
Phillip Dillard trims down to speed up at linebacker.
Keith Williams is becoming a force on the O-line. Friday notes: 1, 2, 3
Marlon Lucky enters the 2008 season with unfinished business.
Prince Amukamara works at building his confidence level at cornerback.
Matt O'Hanlon is glad to finally get a shot at playing safety.
Defensive recruit Josh Williams is arrested on a robbery charge in Texas. Also, Andy Christensen waives his preliminary hearing.
Seniority gets a guy only so far in the O-line competition Former defensive end Mike Smith fills multiple roles.
Brendan Stai and Aaron Graham provide the latest reconnection to the past for the 2008 Huskers. Wednesday notes: 1, 2
The spring game is declared a sellout (but kids can still get in with their Drug Free Pledge cards). KETV video
The defensive line's progress has Carl Pelini excited.
Alex Henery and Adi Kunalic duel once again for kicking duties.
The coaches already see improved intensity in the defense.
Former Husker Willie Miller is arrested after a road-rage incident in Omaha.
Option drills are part of Monday's practice for the offense. Monday notes.
The door to playing time is wide open for the tight ends.
"A simple man with a simple plan": That's Bo Pelini through the eyes of TSN's Tom Dienhart.
Steve Sipple likes the staff's confidence and chemistry.
Cozad becomes a spring-break destination for several out-of-state players.
Bo Pelini likes Cody Glenn's instincts at linebacker. Saturday notes: 1, 2
The staff tries to get players to their optimal weights for playing the game.
Marvin Sanders sees an eagerness to learn in his young secondary.
Todd Peterson hopes to be part of a turnaround in 2008.
KETV visits with energetic linebackers coach Mike Ekeler.
Only about 8,000 spring game tickets are still available.
Curenski Gilleylen is glad he redshirted. Friday notes: 1, 2, 3 | Video: 1, 2
Carl Nicks is approved for pretrial diversion in his loud-party case.
Bo Pelini personally polices a ban on players' downtown carousing.
In Ames, there'll be no single-game seats for Nebraska at ISU. In Lincoln, the student season-ticket signup begins Monday.
Nebraska made a good hire in Bo Pelini, Terry Bowden says.
Player features: Zac Lee, Jaivorio Burkes
Cody Glenn's move eases the I-back logjam. Roy Helu's play earns praise. vid (1K)
Marvin Sanders aims to revive the cornerbacks' interception numbers.
Thomas Lawson hopes for a rushing TD from his fullback position.
The Huskers head outside for Wednesday's practice and do some scrimmaging.
Carl Pelini thrives on the "intrinsic rewards" of coaching college football.
Get your spring game program.
Join us for the VA Tech game and the Friday night 1970/71 team reunion dinner.
Randy York conducts a Q&A session with Ron Brown on football and winning.
Washington Cornhuskers and Georgians for Nebraska will hold spring events.
Cody Glenn ponders a move to linebacker. Kenny Wilson works his way back onto the practice field.
Shawn Watson helps the new assistants get up to speed on the Husker offense.
Ron Brown looks for physical play from the tight ends.
The receivers know attention to detail is essential to earning playing time.
Cory Schlesinger will enter the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Rickey Thenarse finds peace on the playing field. Zac Lee impresses with his arm and mobility. Jaivorio Burkes aims to build off his starts as a freshman. Monday notes: 1, 2, 3