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April 2009

The Cleveland Browns pick up Bo Ruud off waivers.
From columnist Dave Sittler, an Oklahoma perspective on Bo Pelini & the Huskers.
Congrats to Grant Wistrom, who will join 13 other Husker players in the College Football Hall of Fame. Coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Video: 1, 2, 3
The Patriots release Bo Ruud, who spent all of last season on injured reserve.
Sam McKewon assesses what future NFL drafts might hold for current Huskers.
The Huskers crack an SI.com post-spring Top 25.
Trev Alberts takes the UNO job: 1, 2, 3 vid (1K) | Commentary: Sipple, Shatel
The Ivy League is the next stop for Patrick Witt as the quarterback opts for Yale. Meanwhile, Greg Paulus is said to have a Lincoln visit tentatively set for Thursday.
UNO appears set to name Trev Alberts as its athletic director today.
Cody Glenn admits that his ticket-scalping story was a fabrication, and he remains mum about the actual reason for his suspension late last season.
Todd Peterson is happy to get the NFL opportunity he had been hoping for.
Cody Glenn's explanation of his suspension doesn't wash with NU officials.
QB Robert Marve is said to be leaning heavily toward Purdue, but NU isn't off his list.
Joe Ganz signs with the 'Skins and will compete with fellow free agent Chase Daniel.
The academic center for student-athletes is about to nearly triple in size.
Sam McKewon sees NU and Kansas as the top contenders for the Big 12 North title.
Cody Glenn is drafted by the Redskins in the fifth round, and he tells the Washington Post his suspension was for ticket scalping. Also taken on Day 2 of the NFL draft are Matt Slauson and Lydon Murtha. At least six other Huskers sign free-agent deals. More: All-time draftees | NFL Huskers | McKewon commentary
Octavious McFarlin and Jamel Williams try out for a NASCAR pit crew. photos vid (1K)
He's both the oldest and newest Husker academic all-American: Bob Oberlin
As expected, any action involving Husker players will wait for Day 2 of the NFL draft.
The LJS looks at Huskers' prospects in the NFL draft today and tomorrow, and ESPN.com's Tim Griffin rates the Big 12 schools' draft histories.
Husker Dan files his spring game report.
Marlon Lucky says he did a lot of growing up in his four years at Nebraska.
Hear Paul Jacobsen, the Lyell files source, on Saturday's Legends Radio Show.
Jerry Moore has used Nebraska principles to build champions at Appalachian State.
Skyboxes will no longer be havens for alcohol use, the OWH reports.
Matt Slauson and Lydon Murtha hope to help get NU's O-line pipeline to the NFL going again. Marlon Lucky just wants to play.
Husker coaches cope with a trend toward early commitments among Texas recruits.
Sam McKewon says one transfer-QB scenario makes more sense than the other.
Bo Pelini says he expects summer workouts to produce stronger, faster Huskers. And he likes what he sees in the Huskers' stable of young running backs.
An Alabama sports scribe gets a sample of Nebraska football spring fever.
Greg Paulus to Nebraska? It's not so far-fetched, Steve Sipple says.
Menelik Holt says the Spring Game showed there's hot compeition at wide receiver.
Trev Alberts says the camaradarie of sports is part of what draws him to UNO's job.
Ndamukong Suh says summer workouts will again be crucial to success in the fall.
Mike Moudy, an offensive tackle from Colorado, commits to the Huskers. | 2010 list
Could a Duke point guard be part of NU's quarterbacking corps this fall? Stay tuned.
The 1998 Spring Game gave a backup receiver an unforgettable moment.
Red 31, White 17. Game page | Pregame page
It's one big happy family at Friday's N Club golf outing.
Registration is under way for Football 202, set for July 31 in Lincoln.
The '71 and '95 Huskers are almost at the top of an ESPN.com list of perfect teams.
It's only a scrimmage, but it's our only Husker football fix in a span of 246 days. So enjoy it, and get ready by reading Sam McKewon's five keys plus pregame coverage from the usual places: LJS (1, 2, 3, 4), OWH (1, 2) | Live chat | Fan reminders
Saturday is also a big day for Ron Brown and Mission Nebraska.
Trev Alberts is one of four finalists for the AD job at Nebraska-Omaha.
Jake Wesch becomes the first five-time honoree on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team as the 2009 members are announced.
Will the defense dominate on Saturday? There are signs that it might.
Saturday could prove to be an influential day on the recruiting front.
Keith Williams tries to grow into a leadership role on the O-line.
The wraps come off the rosters for the Red and White squads. | PDF
Three Spring Game primers from Sam McKewon: Offense, defense, Zac Lee.
Even though several key players will sit out, the Spring Game still offers much worth watching, including the contenders at quarterback. Wednesday notes: 1, 2, 3, 4
With Roy Helu sidelined, the younger running backs get a chance to shine.
Converted safety Mathew May continues to impress at linebacker.
QB Kody Spano will need surgery on a knee he injured in practice Monday.
If history is any indication, the offense will struggle this year, Tad Stryker writes.
The cornerbacks hope their added confidence means more interceptions this season. | Monday notes: 1, 2
Zac Lee isn't approaching the Spring Game as a do-or-die moment.
Tom Osborne talks about what has impressed him about Bo Pelini so far.
Niles Paul is suspended after an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Six-foot-six Will Henry tries to grow into a regular role in the receiving corps. And P.J. Smith is making a case for playing time at safety.
Father Robert Matya has become a priestly presence on the sideline.
This spring is a "restart" for cornerback Anthony Blue after he sat out 2008 injured. Niles Paul moves closer to a No. 1 WR spot. Hobbled Roy Helu may have to sit out the Spring Game. Saturday notes: 1, 2, 3
For Ricky Thenarse, staying focused is a mission. For the tight ends, improved blocking can pay dividends. Friday notes: 1, 2, 3
Quarterback Zac Lee's diligence is helping him blossom in the offense.
Ndamukong Suh is named to the watch list for the Lott Trophy.
Cody Green is adapting well to football at the next level, Shawn Watson says.
Tom Osborne gets in on the pranks that liven up the football program.
The O-linemen strive to become "the most powerful we possibly can be."
Will NU's next athletic director come via UNO? Steve Sipple says it's possible.
Husker Dan passes out the 2008 DANNO Awards for excellence.
Hunter Teafatiller is arrested for driving during suspension.
Jacob Hickman works at right guard as the O-line looks for its best five.
Wednesday's practice leaves Bo Pelini considerably less than pleased. | Notes
Tad Stryker expects the redshirt freshmen to make a difference on defense.
Defensive end Pierre Allen has turned bad weight into good.
Matt O'Hanlon's up-and-down year taught him that nothing's set in stone.
A silver lining to Barry Turner's injury is that there's experience at defensive end.
The sharing of captain's duty in 2008 could pay leadership dividends in 2009.
Anterio Sloan, a cornerback from Arkansas, commits to NU for 2010.
He's just beginning, but Ricky Henry is already known as The Finisher.
Shawn Watson keeps the offense evolving and moving forward. On defense, the improved depth is noticeable. Saturday notes: 1, 2 | Video: Pelini, Watson
Colton Koehler: The "farm dog" is in the hunt for a starting spot at linebacker.
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Barry Alvarez reminisces about the Devaney years, including the story of Devaney's first walk-on star, Langston Coleman.
Guy Rozier joins the Athletic Department development staff.
Top QB recruit Blake Bell, who was scheduled to attend the Spring Game, commits to Oklahoma.
Prince Amukamara turns up the intensity and raises his expectations.
Alex Henery talks about his quest to add the punting job to his duties. video
Barry Alvarez attributes much of his foundation as a coach to Bob Devaney.
The battle at safety between Matt O'Hanlon and Rickey Thenarse continues.
Steve Warren says Ndamukong Suh made the right decision in staying.
Keeping it simple pays off for the defense. Wednesday notes: 1, 2, 3, 4 photos
Take a gander at Bo Pelini's new contract — all 18 pages.
Ted Gilmore needs to have his green receiving corps grow up fast.
The Big 12 North first-place tie turned into a financial plus for the coaching staff.