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September 2010

30 THU
QB recruit Jamal Turner has overcome tragedy on his way to stardom. | Dual threat
Shawn Watson sees positive signs from the offense. Thursday notes: 1, 2, 3
Nebraska and K-State both have issues to address during the bye week.
SI.com's Stewart Mandel uses Nebraska's schedule to defend Boise State's.
The Oklahoma Cornhusker Club is planning a big tailgate for the OSU game.
Brenden Stai breaks down what went wrong against SDSU and assesses K-State.
A frustrating game has Niles Paul itching for more touches. | McKewon commentary
Alfonzo Dennard makes QBs pay for avoiding Prince Amukamara's side of the field.
Chad May looks back at the early ’90s and KSU's then-budding rivalry with NU.
KSU's Andre McDonald says next week's game is generating excitement, not venom.
Chris Kelsay signs a four-year contract extension in Buffalo worth $24 million.
Meet your Huskers: Marcel Jones | Rickey Thenarse | Cody Green | Kyler Reed
The Big 12's move to a round-robin schedule becomes official. | The schedules
It all comes down to heart, Ron Brown says in saluting five walk-ons from years past.
Bill Snyder's teams have a history of success in games following bye weeks.
An online benefit auction features NU & NFL items donated by Eric Warfield.
29 WED
The revitalized Huskers return to practice. Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Photos: 1, 2
A new video feature debuts today in our center column. More about it here.
Championship rewind: This weekend in 1970, the Huskers trampled the Gophers.
Husker Locker gives out its nonconference report card for the 2010 defense.
An involuntary season on the sidelines helped Brandon Kinnie grow up.
Taylor Martinez must prove himself as a passer, Dirk Chatelain writes.
Carl Pelini isn't hitting the panic button over NU's rushing-defense numbers.
Kansas State's 4-0 start hasn't gone to the Wildcats' heads. | Tuesday quotes
The idea of adding a ninth conference game isn't much of a hit with Big Ten coaches.
The Memorial Stadium experience wows a South Dakota photographer.
Former Nevada QB and Nebraska booster Stan Heath dies at age 83.
The offense earns B’s in Husker Locker’s nonconference report card. | 3-year trends
28 TUE
Joe Moglia doesn't earn a dime as Nebraska's billion-dollar assistant.
AP poll voter Rob Long defends his No. 13 ranking of the Huskers.
Husker Dan reports on the South Dakota State game and more.
Tickets to what could be the final Big 12 championship game go on sale Thursday.
October battles, a few of them involving the Huskers, will be key in settling the league's division races. Big 12 rankings: McKeever, McKewon, Barfknecht, Ubben
Beating K-State in Manhattan will require Nebraska's best football, Bo Pelini says.
If the "ideal" Big 12 program were built, it would include some select Nebraska parts.
27 MON
Bo Pelini says the team was guilty of buying into the hype, and there'll be no easing up during the bye week. More from Monday's teleconference: 1, 2, 3 | Notes: 1, 2
See where all the voters in the AP poll placed Nebraska on their ballots.
Fluke or omen? Steve Sipple and KLIN's Jack & John discuss the SDSU game.
Sam McKewon sees silver linings in Saturday's performance. | Sipple: A calm Bo
Enter to win Texas-Nebraska tickets: Californians for Nebraska | St. Augustine
Is a January clash in Arizona in store for future conference mates NU & Ohio State?
The team's struggles didn't spoil a special night for Jim Ebke. | Proud SDSU fans
26 SUN
See how KSU and NU match up statistically heading into next week's showdown.
Shawn Watson says he expects Taylor Martinez to work hard to bounce back.
NU climbs to No. 6 in the coaches' poll and keeps the sixth spot in the AP tally.
25 SAT
Scouting the next two opponents: KSU 17, Central Fla. 13 | UCLA 34, Texas 12
Nebraska 17, South Dakota State 3. Game page. | Pregame page | Stryker | DVD
Saturday's game could mark the end of the pay-per-view TV era for Nebraska.
Future Husker: Four things about Daimion Stafford | 1970 flashback: Dave Walline
Danny Woodhead, now with the Pats, says he's not bitter about NU's snub in ’04.
24 FRI
Tommie Frazier, Charlie McBride & Zach Wiegert are back as Harris Poll voters.
It was the things Alfonzo Dennard did off the field that helped him get on it.
Blackshirts Bill Janssen & Dave Mason are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Prince Amukamara rises and Jake Locker drops in Mel Kiper's draft forecast.
It's a trap game for NU, Ted Gilmore says. | One who got away | Room to improve
Cast your ballot in this Coach of the Year voting.
Downsizing his ego has helped Roy Helu Jr. grow as a player and a person.
Help the North Texas Nebraskans send Fort Hood soldiers to the NU-A&M game.
Strong on intangibles, Rex Burkhead and Taylor Martinez are quickly proving their recruitnik doubters wrong. | 2009 story | New QBs making waves
Jim Ebke's decision to transfer from SDSU was all about pursuing a dream.
Hear Barney Cotton discuss the O-line's progress. | Friday Husker Tailgate
Check out the predictions and Sam McKewon's five keys to Saturday's game.
Listen to Jared Crick rate the D-line's play and tell what has changed with Suh gone.
SDSU hopes its past games against major-college schools will help. | AP preview
Another day, another feature on left tackle Jeremiah Sirles.
Frank Solich says the Buckeyes have the mentality that helps a team win ’em all.
23 THU
Husker Dan reports on the third annual Husker Salute. Photo gallery here.
The university has about 150 Nebraska-Kansas State tickets available.
It was 45 years ago Saturday that No. 45 had a huge game at Air Force. | Box score
Nebraska fans in Texas can now order their Husker specialty license plates.
There's a bowl-game feel to this week among the South Dakota State fan base.
Brenden Stai tells what impressed him about the game in Seattle and insists there's a redeeming value to a late-September game against an FCS foe.
The Blackshirts are a savvy bunch in Year 3 of the Pelini era. | D-line shines
South Dakota has supplied Nebraska with some of its most stellar linemen.
Know your Huskers: Mike Caputo (1, 2), Jeremiah Sirles | Wednesday notes: 1, 2, 3
NU is part of a Big 12 trio waiting to crack the Top 5 in AP's rankings.
22 WED
Running back Kyle Minett is a difference-maker for SDSU. | Sputtering offense
Jake Locker calls Nebraska's defense "probably the best one I've seen."
Rewind to 1970: Forty years ago this weekend, it was Nebraska vs. Army.
Listen to running back Austin Jones' story of why he walked on.
Take part in the third annual Husker Hog Ride for the Halo of Hope Foundation.
Hear stories about Taylor Martinez from his former high school coach.
Get tickets to the Oct. 7 Taste of Nebraska in Washington, D.C.
The offense has established an identity, and its big plays are making TD drives easier to come by. More: Martinez the passer | Pancakes, anyone? | Challenge looming
Player features: Solid start for Jeremiah Sirles | Q&A with Mike McNeill
It'll be a homecoming for the dozen Nebraskans on the South Dakota State roster.
See the Week 2 report on Huskers in the NFL.
21 TUE
Cody Green took Saturday's miscue hard. More notes from Tuesday: 1, 2, 3
Nebraska and the Big 12 reach a $9.25 million settlement on the Huskers' exit from the conference. | Audio: Perlman, Beebe | Commentary: Shatel, Tramel
Bo Pelini likes the offense's resurgence but sees room to improve. More from Tuesday's presser: The FCS factor: 1, 2 | Audio: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Video: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
A classic drive in Seattle made a statement about power football. | Prolific again
Hear Bob Zenner's call of Rudy Johnson's opening TD against SDSU in 1963.
Brandon Kinnie is becoming a difference maker even if he has yet to find the end zone.
Losing doesn't get the better of Jake Locker, as Husker fans learned firsthand.
Ndamukong Suh's strong start has ’em hoping for even better things in Detroit.
Here's information about the pay-per-view telecast of the SDSU game.
Around the Big 12: Aggies are 3-0 but stumbling | When to resort to trickery | Week 3 Roundup | Rankings: McKewon, Barfknecht, McKeever, Middlebrook
20 MON
The Jackrabbits came away from the 1963 mismatch battered & bruised. | Box score
The O-line is clearing the way but is not without its missteps. Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Hear Steve Sipple discuss the UW game and what's next with KLIN's Jack & John.
Eric Hagg is named Big 12 co-defensive player of the week. | Honor for Martinez
Big running gains point to a return of a traditional strength for Nebraska. | Notes
Day-after commentary: McKewon | Sipple | Kerkhoff | Hairopoulous | Sorrentino | Russo
19 SUN
South Dakota State's slow start to 2010 continues. | Getting to know SDSU
A mystery analyst gives Taylor Martinez an A-plus grade.
NU climbs to 6th in the AP poll and 7th in the coaches' poll, with a first-place vote.
18 SAT
Nebraska 56, Washington 21. Game page | Pregame page | Stryker | DVD
Future Husker: Four things to know about Tevin Mitchel | 1970 star: Guy Ingles
17 FRI
Members of the Husker secondary use deep family ties for inspiration.
The Tacoma paper looks at NU's defensive line and what makes it work.
KLIN interviews Niles Paul and Bob Rondeau, the voice of the Huskies.
The Huskies aren't your typical unranked opponent. | Historic opportunity
Check out photos of the Big Red crowds in Seattle: HuskerMax | OWH
Hear interviews with Mike Ekeler, Grant Wistrom and Cody Green via KLIN podcast.
Husky Stadium's noise can be extra tough to prepare for. | NU notes: 1, 2, 3
Former Husker assistant Kevin Cosgrove's son is battling leukemia.
Games against Nebraska helped define UW football in the 1990s. | Washington notes: 1, 2
16 THU
Ron Brown says he's not backing down in the face of an ACLU complaint.
Sam McKewon lists his five keys to Saturday's game.
UW receiver Jermaine Kearse is eager to face the challenge Nebraska presents.
A chance to lead UW to a special season is one reason Jake Locker returned.
Hometown Husker: Lance Thorell, special-teams starter from tiny Loomis, NE.
Husker Dan reviews the Idaho game and talks about the upcoming Husker Salute.
KLIN hosts Jack and John preview the Washington game with Brenden Stai. (audio)
Both defensive coordinators have some of that mad-dog intensity.
Are Taylor Martinez and the offense ready to go vertical with the passing game?
UW's Jake Locker has rare physical talents and is lacking only in wins.
Here's a Dawg's-eye view of the NU defense. | Prince vs. Kearse | UW notes: 1, 2
A Green Bay teammate's injury means Brandon Jackson will be asked to step up.
Rickey Thenarse finds the motivation to overcome setbacks and doubts.
15 WED
The LJS breaks down the Huskies. Notes from Wednesday's practice: 1, 2, 3, 4
Bo Pelini's body language might show what he really thinks about meeting the press.
Will you see the game? The ABC regional coverage map is here.
Cornhusker fans' red invasion of Seattle is under way.
See who's picking an upset and who's not as the game predictions start rolling in.
Be an extra in a UNL commercial shoot at Memorial Stadium next week.
Ron Brown's talks at public schools in Nebraska prompt a complaint from the ACLU.
Hear Mathew May tell the story of why he walked on.
Washington's offensive line is undergoing a shuffle just days before the game.
The 1970 tie with USC came 40 years ago this weekend. Hear two of the key plays, courtesy of KLIN. On Saturday, listen to Joe Orduna on the Legends Radio Show.
Marquee non-league wins and spotless Septembers have eluded the Huskers lately.
Nebraska's solitary man at QB: A cool customer faces the pressure cooker.
Coordinators size up the opposition: Husker offense | Husky defense
New members of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame reflect on the honor.
Jake Locker's skill set has the Blackshirts' full attention. | Tuesday notes: 1, 2
Player features: Yoshi Hardrick's learning curve | Jared Crick Q&A | Mike McNeill
How will NU's smaller linebackers hold up in the Big Ten? | Test coming Saturday
Bo Pelini might have been a top candidate if UW's job had opened up a year earlier.
Crowd noise can be a two-edged sword – just ask Carl Pelini.
HuskersGameday previews Saturday's contest, which is one hot ticket.
The passing game has yet to break out but has been efficient so far.
Five things to know about NU’s uniforms, which have been tweaked this season.
14 TUE
Bo Pelini says a hostile crowd shouldn't rattle Taylor Martinez. More from Tuesday's press conference: Paul to return kickoffs | Ball security (1, 2) | Video: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
It was 20 years ago that Lyell Bremser passed away, but his voice endures.
David Max comments on the Idaho game, Larry the Cable Guy's visit to Monowi and the Husker Salute to the troops coming up this weekend.
Linebacker Eric Martin tackles a new role that belies his nickname.
The Huskies know that containing Taylor Martinez will be a tall order.
A little more of that Week 3 magic is what Washington is hoping for. | UW notes
Bo Pelini's defenses have a way of turning safeties into stars. | Gomes the playmaker
A year in Steve Sarkisian's system boosts Jake Locker's comfort level. | Hype returns
Big 12 rankings, Week 2: Barfknecht, McKewon, McKeever | QB power rankings
Even for the best of teams, aggressiveness is a fine line to walk.
Going to Seattle? Here's the Washington Cornhuskers' lineup of events.
13 MON
The team gets a taste of rainy weather at Monday's practice. Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Steve Sarkisian says his Huskies are facing an exceptionally well-coached squad.
Check out the two teams' pregame notes (NU|UW) and depth charts (NU|UW).
Bo Pelini discusses the challenge of defending against Jake Locker.
It's strength vs. strength in Saturday's meeting of coaching minds. | Notes
The South Dakota State game gets a 6 p.m. start and a PPV telecast.
Around the league and nation: Good & bad | Kudos for Martinez | New wave of QBs
Matt Slauson is fired up for his first NFL start. | NFL Husker photos
12 SUN
NU’s secondary faces a top star, but its approach doesn't change. | Sacks are back
Steve Sipple joins KLIN’s “Jack & John in the Morning” to talk about the Idaho game, Nebraska’s drop in the polls, and the upcoming battle in Seattle.
A look at NU's offense from a Seattle perspective. | Getting to know Washington
Some day-after commentary from the Idaho game: Prestidge | McKewon | Purvis
Check out the UW pregame page, including the stats matchup & printable rosters.
Nebraska slips to No. 8 in the coaches' and AP polls.
11 SAT
Washington and Jake Locker tune up for NU with a 41-20 win over Syracuse.
Saturday provided a special pregame moment for Tyrone Fahie. | York commentary
Tom Osborne makes AP's list of college football's top dozen coaching icons.
Nebraska 38, Idaho 17. Game page | Pregame page | Stryker | DVD
Another Saturday, another reason for Husker fans everywhere to pack the place.
A man of few words, Taylor Martinez lets his actions speak for themselves.
Rex Burkhead describes the zone read and the quick decisions it involves.
Future Husker: Kevin Williams | 1970 stalwart: Jerry Murtaugh
The new Student Life Complex gives the program’s academic side a boost.
The annual Taste of Nebraska in D.C. is set for Oct. 7.
10 FRI
Don't be surprised if Eric Martin starts at linebacker against the Vandals: 1, 2
Get prepped for the game with KLIN's Friday Husker Tailgate podcast.
Shawn Watson speaks from the heart at the Big Red Breakfast. More: 1, 2
Focusing on the starting quarterbacks: Enderle and Martinez
Yoshi Hardrick has a long track record of achieving, sometimes against long odds.
Is the Nebraska pipeline on its way back? Behold the deep line of young blockers.
09 THU
See what the Vandals have on defense and offense. | Idaho insider | More on Enderle
Here's updated info on the availability of Saturday's pay-per-view telecast.
Alonzo Whaley and Rickey Thenarse took dramatic journeys to start last Saturday.
Cameron Meredith returns to action at Wednesday's practice. | Notes: 1, 2, 3
08 WED
The 1970 captains are still flourishing in Omaha. | 40-year rewind: Game 1
The Nebraska-Idaho predictions are starting to come in.
Why I walked on: Jim Ebke explains his decision to return to Lincoln.
Hear Paul Rogers & Dave Morock on Saturday's Legends Radio Show.
Tyrone Fahie will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Husker Salute.
Shawn Watson's honesty helped nurture a team-first attitude among the QBs.
Anything short of perfection leaves the defense unsatisfied. Tuesday notes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Another new face on offense: Meet receiver Quincy Enunwa.
Idaho's Nathan Enderle hopes for a happy return to his home state. More on the Vandals: HuskersGameday preview | Big step up | $800K payday
For Taylor Martinez, the spotlight may take some getting used to. | Top performances
Husker Dan reviews the Huskers' season-opening performance.
Alonzo Whaley steps up after a friend goes down. | Rickey Thenarse's comeback
07 TUE
There'll be no more vanilla on offense, Shawn Watson says at Tuesday's press conference. | Pelini: “D” will improve, | Video: Pelini, Watson, McNeill, Crick
The Huskers climb two spots to No. 7 in the coaches' poll and No. 6 in AP.
A few essentials for the Idaho game: Depth chart | Notes | Printable rosters | More
Bigger than football: Sean Fisher makes a big play off the field.
Guess who leads the Big 12 in nonconference games against BCS-league schools.
With veterans sidelined, Nebraska's young linebackers are forced to learn on the fly. Bo Pelini says their mistakes are easily fixable. | Notes: 1, 2, 3
Around the Big 12: The ground game makes a comeback | Struggles aplenty. | Rankings: McKewon, McKeever, Barfknecht, Middlebrook, Ubben
Hastings College establishes the annual Tom Osborne Leadership Award.
Peruse WKU photos and commentary from David Max. | Dean Jacobs photos
06 MON
Rivals.com names Taylor Martinez the national freshman of the week.
Demorrio Williams makes a strong push for a starting spot at LB with the Chiefs.
Shawn Watson details Taylor Martinez's rise to starter. | Haze clears
The Huskers aim for that second-week leap. | Compton's status
Former NU assistant John Blake resigns at North Carolina amidst an NCAA probe.
05 SUN
Some day-after commentary on the WKU game: Prestidge, McKewon, Sipple, Purvis
The Idaho game stirs conflicting feelings in North Platte. | Enderle bio | More: 1, 2
Larry Asante and Matt O'Hanlon are released as NFL teams make their cuts.
The Chicago Tribune sees Nebraska's fans as a nice fit in the Big Ten. | More
A couple games of interest: BYU 23, Washington 17 | N. Dakota St. 6, Kansas 3
The Idaho Vandals turn their attention to the Cornhuskers.
A watchdog group questions the issuing of free football tickets to state senators.
04 SAT
Nebraska 49, Western Kentucky 10. Game page | Pregame page | Stryker | DVD | Tunnel Walk
Ndamukong Suh spends an evening at the stadium as a fan and alum.
Back from the dead: The old-school Herbie Husker is making a comeback.
In the public's mind, he's Mr. Blunt. But there are many other facets to Bo Pelini.
As a new season full of promise kicks off tonight, the quarterback position provides more than the usual intrigue. Get your game-day reads from Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4), Lincoln (1, 2), Grand Island (1, 2), Louisville and Bowling Green (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Commentary: Shatel, Sipple | Rosters | Program | Picks | Game page
Flashback to 1970: Jerry Tagge's memories | SI's preview
As Cory Schlesinger knows, first-year players are in for something special.
Future Husker: Jamal Turner works toward a January enrollment. | Rough night
03 FRI
In Lawrence, it'll be a battle of former Nebraska assistants.
The NFL hits Ndamukong Suh with a $7,500 fine. | The play
Husker Dan previews the season and offers a prediction or two.
Taylor Martinez, Mystery Man: Sam McKewon examines the QB's potential.
There are new watch sites in S. Carolina and elsewhere. Check yours for PPV info.
Bo Pelini knows year three can be full of opportunity. | McKewon's five keys to 2010
Idaho has nine days to prepare for the Huskers after a 45-0 win against North Dakota.
Some day-after conference commentary and analysis: It's about the money |
Penn State postscript | Big Ten too deep? | NU's toughest schedules
02 THU
A bigger role appears to be in store for WKU running back Bobby Rainey.
O-line recruit Tyler Moore relishes what he does for his team in the trenches.
Walk-on receiver KC Hyland moves up the chain from scout-team duty.
He has yet to take a snap, but there's lots of buzz surrounding Taylor Martinez. | Taggart expecting Zac Lee | Sipple on QBs
In another blow to the linebacking corps, Will Compton is sidelined indefinitely by a foot injury. Notes from Thursday's practice: 1, 2
Explore the Wall Street Journal's new college football statistical database.
Could Florida of 2006 serve as a template for a Nebraska quarterback rotation?
The score predictions for WKU vs. Nebraska are starting to come in. | BBS
Eric Crouch will try his hand at studio analysis this weekend for Versus.
Print out the rosters to have handy on game day: 1, 2 | Official game program
Driving to Saturday's game? Check out these traffic & parking pointers.
The LJS's Western Kentucky insider takes a closer look at the Hilltoppers.
01 WED
The future Big Ten landscape comes into focus as the Huskers land in the same football division as Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa & Northwestern. Details: Penn State rivalry | Iowa finale | Difficult start (1, 2) | 2011-12 skeds
• How it looks from elsewhere in the league: Iowa (1, 2), Penn State (1, 2), Michigan (1, 2), Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Northwestern | Big Ten Explorer
Barney Cotton seeks consistent tenacity from his linemen. Wednesday notes: 1, 2, 3
Teammates describe Baker Steinkuhler as a quiet warrior. | Brandon Kinnie interview
Bo Pelini and Jim Rome discuss a season of high expectations.
Keith Whitmire offers some bold projections for the Big 12 season.
Andy Staples reprises his push for a non-traditional Heisman winner. | Crick's journey
Watch the Big Red Wrap-Up season preview. | Randy Lee breaks down WKU
LB Lavonte David makes a big impression. Player features: Ryan Hill | Jared Crick
Showering before the game? Some players' rituals are a little unusual.
KU assistant Chuck Long remembers tossing passes and his cookies in Lincoln.
Husker commit Aaryn Bouzos is surrounded by Division 1-A talent. More from the prep ranks: Starling in region's Top 25 | Son of Minter | Aaron Green's big night
It looks like tonight's the night the Big Ten unveils its divisions. | Mix & match