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December 2011

31 SAT
It's a return visit to Citrus Bowl Stadium for Florida native Lavonte David.
The Huskers held an 80-minute practice and a press conference Saturday.
It's what's up front that counts, as the 1996 Fiesta Bowl showed.
The Gamecocks are determined to end their bowl slump. More on South Carolina: Mr. Steady at QB | LJS Insider
Jordan Westerkamp remains torn between Nebraska and Notre Dame.
The coaching journey of John Papuchis is filled with fateful twists.
Rick Kaczenski, meeting the Nebraska media for the first time, says the NU job was impossible to turn down. | NU notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
A look at Pelini's progress from a South Carolina perspective.
30 FRI
On crutches, South Carolina guard Terrence Campbell is doubtful for Monday.
Here are photos and video from the team's Disney World visit.
Athlon's breaks down the game and says NU 20, SC 17. | More predictions
The Huskers believe their running game can click against South Carolina's speedy defense. | NU notes: 1, 2 | Bowl week schedule
Tom Shatel says the Pac-12 deal could change NU's profile and identity.
Tom Osborne likes the chemistry in Bo Pelini's program. | Cram session
NU isn't the only team in Orlando aching to return to its glory days.
With a zone-read QB, this isn't your typical Spurrier offense. | SC notes
Baylor breaks Nebraska's 11-year-old NCAA record for points scored in a bowl game. | 2000 Alamo Bowl | Randy York's Bowl Trivia
If you live in Maine, check out this booster club that's being formed.
29 THU
The team has things to clean up, Bo says after Thursday's practice.
The LJS takes a postseason look at NU recruits & prospects. | 2012 list
Physicality has become Quincy Enunwa's calling card. | Notes: 1, 2, 3
More on what the Big Ten-Pac 12 alliance might mean: OWH, LJS, ESPN
The bowl game brings Tim Beck back to his college stomping grounds.
The printable rosters and two-deeps for the bowl game are available here.
Five things you should know about Steve Spurrier. | S.C. notes
South Carolina is dialed in on stopping NU's option. | Disruptive D-line
Matt Davison: A trailblazing man for all seasons.
28 WED
Brion Carnes says he's being patient but is ready to step in if needed. Tim Beck, meanwhile, praises the team's work ethic in Orlando. | Notes
The Big Ten and Pac-12 are launching a partnership that will put a Pac-12 team on Nebraska's football schedule every year. | Discuss
Catch Thursday's Bowl Game Special with Joel Makovicka & Matt Hos­kin­son on 1620-The Zone or in person in northwest Omaha. Details here.
Here are some early observations from Wednesday's practice.
Rich Fisher reportedly is the likely choice as NU's recruiting coordinator.
Bo Pelini insists he's not "looking around" for greener pastures.
NU's defensive line hopes it has learned something about dual-threat QBs.
Players say the coaching moves aren't a distraction. | Notes: 1, 2
Ndamukong Suh is snubbed in this year's Pro Bowl voting.
The Long twins' decision to walk on seems likely to gird them for the rigors of pursuing careers in medicine. | Their role models
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Dave Redding & Larry Mushinski.
27 TUE
How might the Huskers have fared this year in an intact Big 12?
Steve Spurrier names Lorenzo Ward his "permanent" defensive coordinator.
Rick Kaczenski already is influencing the Nebraska game plan on defense.
Andrew Rodriguez's foot injury will sideline him for the bowl game, Bo Pelini says after the first practice in Orlando.
Sandhills cattleman Marty Connealy, father of 1990s nose tackle Terry, dies at 78.
Alfonzo Dennard is ready for a physical battle with Alshon Jeffery.
After hearing what was holding him back, Alonzo Whaley has blossomed.
Know the foe: 10 moments that shaped South Carolina's season.
26 MON
As the Huskers arrive in Orlando, Bo Pelini says the team will be ready to play.
NU's two juco commits land in the upper tier of Rivals' final Juco Top 50.
Watch as Sipple & Christopherson discuss the keys to the bowl game.
Ron Brown expects the time off to rejuvenate Rex Burkhead.
Rick Kaczenski gives NU instant Big Ten insight, Sam McKewon writes.
25 SUN
There's no shortage of loyal Husker fans in Gamecock country.
Jamal Turner strives to rebound from this season's struggles.
Several scout teamers show the potential to become contributors in 2012.
It's team first for Curenski Gilleylen, even if his playing time has dwindled.
24 SAT
Mutual respect helps the Burkhead-Martinez rushing tandem click.
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw is riding a hot streak into the game.
NU's option could cause South Carolina trouble, says ESPN's Rod Gilmore.
Rick Kaczenski has wasted no time getting involved with the defense. | Miffed Iowans
Marcel Jones aims for a positive finish to an injury-plagued career.
An update on Andrew Hudson, the Oklahoma State player forced to give up football after suffering a concussion against NU in 2010.
23 FRI
Nebraska ranks No. 14 on Forbes' list of most valuable football teams.
John Papuchis tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd that he embraces the high expectations placed on the defense. | McKewon analysis | Q&A
Those who said Kenny Bell was too small to excel are being proved wrong.
South Carolina's “bowl mini-camp” wraps up today. S.C. notes: 1, 2, 3
To opposing offenses, Bo Pelini has been the Grinch of bowl games.
22 THU
Get your tickets now for the Rimington Trophy presentation in Lincoln to benefit cystic fibrosis research. Jim McMahon will be the featured speaker.
Bo Pelini promotes John Papuchis to defensive coordinator and hires Rick Kaczenski to coach the D-line. | NU assistants, 1926 to present
Mike Caputo is cleared to play in the bowl game after the senior lineman pleads guilty to reckless driving. | Discuss
Tommie Frazier discusses the upcoming bowl game in his latest Xs & Os.
Two names of note are on the USA Today prep All-USA Team.
After 11 years, Dominic Raiola is finally on the cusp of the NFL playoffs.
South Carolina compliance officers are looking into a poster that could mean trouble for Jadeveon Clowney and C.C. Whitlock.
The Husker O-line expects a "fistfight" against Carolina's defensive front.
Tyler Legate enjoys his expanded role, but it's still all about the team.
Hitting a new high on the team GPA has been a team effort.
Bo Pelini's record at NU puts him in rare coaching company.
21 WED
Jordan Westerkamp weighs his options after his Notre Dame visit.
The charge against Mike Caputo will be reckless driving. | Discuss
Alex Henery has rebounded from a rough outing in early October.
Ellis Johnson will start work at Southern Miss immediately and won't coach for South Carolina in the bowl game. | S.C. notes
Mike McNeill, the former Husker tight end, signs with the St. Louis Rams.
Eric Warfield comes up with a way to treat 88 kids to shopping sprees.
Tom Osborne says he has no reason to think Bo Pelini will bolt. Notes: 1, 2
20 TUE
Sign up for the Palm Springs area's annual Nebraska Classic golf outing.
Juco corner Mohammed Seisay picks NU over Arkansas. | Discuss | List
Rick Kaczenski, rumored to be joining NU's staff, resigns his Iowa position.
Six-year-old Jack Hoffman and his parents sat in on Monday's practice, and Jack's dad came away impressed by his father-to-father chat with Bo Pelini.
Alfonzo Dennard faces another opportunity against a top-flight wideout.
The NCAA hits Ohio State with a bowl ban next season & scholarship cuts.
Nebraska's media guide for the bowl game is now available in digital form.
After Tuesday's practice, Bo Pelini addresses coaching rumors and the statuses of Mike Caputo and Eric Martin. | HuskerMax Report | Pelini video
Husker Dan rolls out his 2011 Bowl Game Special.
Coastal Carolina hires former Pelini aide Joe Moglia as head coach.
South Carolina's defensive coordinator accepts the Southern Miss job.
With Bo Pelini again in the rumor mill, Sipple and Shatel say get used to it.
After this morning's practice, the players get a holiday break. Notes: 1, 2
Steve Spurrier gets a charge out of racking up firsts at South Carolina.
For Randy Garcia, the 1977 Liberty Bowl provided a dose of redemption.
Ingram and Clowney give South Carolina star power at defensive end.
19 MON
The break has allowed the D-line to heal, John Papuchis says. Audio from Monday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Papuchis, Brown, Dennard, Bell
Workers on the East Stadium project lift the first pieces of steel into place.
About a third of Nebraska's tickets for the bowl game remain unsold.
South Carolina's defensive line is seen as a major challenge for NU.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg gives the Huskers' season a B-minus.
Three of the weekend's visiting recruits comment on the experience.
NU’s defensive ends aim to measure up to their storied predecessors.
Sam McKewon says fans deserve clarity from Bo on Mike Caputo’s case.
Andrew Green keeps striving to become a complete cornerback.
On-the mend South Carolina wideout Alshon Jeffery practices one-handed.
Thirty-four years ago tonight, Nebraska was in the Liberty Bowl and on the ropes, trailing 17-7 in the fourth quarter against North Carolina, the nation's leader in scoring defense. Who was the backup QB who rallied the Huskers? Read about it here.
18 SUN
Back from suspension, Ndamukong Suh makes a game-saving FG block.
Iowa's defensive line coach may be on Bo Pelini's radar. | Discuss
Tim Beck learns as he goes during his first season as offensive coordinator.
The conference change gives a different feel to bowl season.
Linebackers coach Ross Els' familiarity with the Pelinis helped make his first season on the Nebraska staff a smooth one. | More
South Carolina holds its first practice for the bowl game.
Frank Solich's Ohio Bobcats get the school's first bowl win in a thriller.
17 SAT
Tom Osborne likes how Tim Tebow is making NFL coaches rethink things.
Burkhead & David pull in top honors at the 2011 team banquet.
There might be reason to hope the Big Ten can avoid another bowl bust.
Ndamukong Suh's throwback style clashes with today's NFL
16 FRI
After Friday's practice, Bo Pelini declines to say who he has in mind for defensive coordinator. More: HuskerMax Report | Pelini audio
Keith Jones recalls NU's two close wins over South Carolina. | ’86, ’87
Here are the stories of how Grant Wistrom & Will Shields ended up at NU.
It's a big recruiting weekend, with six defensive prospects visiting.
Husker Dan reflects on how important that win over Ohio State was.
Five Huskers get set to pick up their diplomas a semester early.
South Carolina native Joe Carter will be facing some old acquaintances.
Marvin Sanders and Ross Watson are officially aboard Carl Pelini's staff.
Fifty years ago today, Hank Foldberg's hiring by A&M forced Nebraska to craft a Plan B – one that eventually would bring Bob Devaney to Lincoln.
15 THU
Roy Helu's success in Washington puts his faith front and center.
Brandon Kinnie talks about his game and what keeps him humble.
Watch as Tommie Frazier recaps the 2011 season in his latest Xs & Os.
South Carolina cuts six scholarships as it admits major NCAA violations.
Tim Beck works to improve Taylor Martinez's throwing. | Offense in review
The staff is about to wrap up a recruiting blitz on the road.
Liberty University hires Turner Gill as head coach. | Fiasco at Pitt
From Tom Osborne, memories of Heisman winners Rodgers and Rozier.
14 WED
Here's the HuskerMax Report from Wednesday's practice. More audio: Beck, Els, Martinez, Green | Notes: 1, 2
Brian Christopherson looks at how the coaching carousel affects NU.
Lavonte David earns AP second-team All-America honors.
Carl Pelini will wait until after bowl season to make his hires at FAU.
Tom Osborne says Bo Pelini has a sound plan for his staff moves.
Steve Sipple lists highlights and lowlights of the coaching-change season.
Sam McKewon shares his AP All-America team ballot.
The Carolina Panthers sign Adi Kunalic to a three-year contract.
NU tries to turn the tables on LSU in recruiting. | Westerkamp to visit Irish
Mike Caputo's charges might be a month away. | McDermott cited
13 TUE
Bid on signed jerseys from Glover, Rodgers, Shields and more.
Cure the off-week blahs with an NU-Spurrier flashback: Game | Photos
Steve Spurrier receives a two-year contract extension at South Carolina.
Running-backs coach Ron Brown dispels rumors that he's about to retire.
Taylor Martinez's improving poise pleases offensive coordinator Tim Beck.
Tom Shatel likes the change in chemistry on the coaching staff.
12 MON
Police ticket Eric Martin on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.
A little creativity can make the Orlando trip easy and affordable.
Roy Helu's work ethic and steadiness gain him admiration in Washington.
A four-star California cornerback will pay an official visit this weekend.
Senior center Mike Caputo is hit with a DUI arrest in Lincoln. | Discuss
There's no shortage of new coaches on next year's Husker schedule.
Kenny Bell & Tyler Moore make BTN.com's Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp is now considering a Notre Dame visit.
The 30th anniversary of Bob Devaney's Hall of Fame induction brings back memories and appreciation.
Harvey Perlman says he could be talked into a big-bucks coordinator hire. Meanwhile, Norm Parker's retirement puts Iowa in the market.
Roy Helu racks up another 100-yard rushing day with the Redskins.
The Huskers try to make sure they don't leave their “A” game in Lincoln.
11 SUN
Less than two months until signing day, NU’s staff has some closing to do.
Steve Sipple says a bowl win would do wonders for the Huskers’ stature.
Marvin Sanders reportedly accepts the D-coordinator job at Florida Atlantic.
Coach Roz wants to hear about the great acts of character by coaches who have influenced you or others.
Linebacker Will Compton appears ready to lead in 2012.
It's down to NU and Arkansas for juco cornerback Mohammed Seisay.
The Huskers have energy and focus that were lacking a year ago.
Yahoo Sports names Brett Maher & Lavonte David to its All-America team, and Alfonzo Dennard is a third-team pick. | Abdullah on freshman team
09 FRI
Illinois hires Toledo's Tim Beckman to replace Ron Zook as head coach.
A self re-examination led Eric Warfield to his role as coach and student.
Athlon looks back at its All-Americans (including Lavonte David) as recruits.
Thomas Brown's commitment to NU capped a whirlwind two days.
Friday opinion: Dirk Chatelain on Jim Delany, plus-one, KU's hire & more.
Carl Pelini's exit is bittersweet for players. | Twitter prank | Notes
08 THU
Lavonte David makes the Walter Camp All-America second team.
The Huskers show some fire during Thursday's practice. Audio: HuskerMax Report, Burkhead, David, Meredith, Rome, Maher
Bo Pelini, Tom Osborne and Steve Spurrier meet the press in Florida.
LB prospect Thomas Brown commits to NU, but is he solid? | 2012 list
Nebraska-Oklahoma tops a list of best defunct sports rivalries.
Congrats to Austin Cassidy & Rex Burkhead, named first-team Academic All-Americans, and to Sean Fisher, on the second team. Cassidy becomes the Huskers' 14th two-time honoree. | All-time NU list | More
Johnny Rodgers' Heisman soirees are becoming a December tradition.
Zaire Anderson hopes to follow in Lavonte David's footsteps at linebacker.
Sipple & Christopherson discuss the defensive-coordinator possibilities.
Husker Dan offers up some random thoughts on the Huskers' season.
An aging stadium is about the only knock against the Orlando experience.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney is named SEC freshman of the year.
07 WED
Tyler Legate would take great pride in a third straight 10-win season.
Congrats to the 27 Huskers on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
Morsels from the recruiting trail: Devin Fuller, Anthony Alford
From ESPN.com, season recaps of Nebraska and South Carolina.
Kyler Reed aims to finally be up to speed again in the bowl game.
Southern Miss is likely to have a new coach when it visits Lincoln in 2012.
Dave Redding, a motivator for Will Shields, has always worn his passion for the Huskers and the Packers on his sleeve.
Carl Pelini hopes he can replicate NU's chemistry in Boca Raton. | More
Jim McFarland & Al Larson are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
The Big East goes coast-to-coast in adding five teams. | What's next?
06 TUE
Jim Delany gives the plus-one a thumbs down. | McKewon commentary
Will Shields reflects as he gets set for tonight's Hall of Fame induction.
South Carolina also will be down an assistant for the bowl game.
The Heisman Helmet auction for child-abuse prevention ends Wednesday.
See how the players' swag from the various bowls stack up.
Mike Stoops weighs his options and says he hasn't talked with Bo Pelini.
The prediction page gets its first entry, and it favors the Gamecocks.
South Carolina's defensive success starts with All-American play up front.
Passengers contradict Ndamukong Suh's story of his Portland crash.
Steve Sipple makes a case for Mike Stoops as defensive coordinator.
Ex-Husker assistant Craig Bohl likes the lower divisions' playoff system.
More than half of NU's bowl ticket allotment is sold in the first 24 hours.
An SI essay on the meaning of sports begins with a 1980 Lincoln moment.
Taylor Martinez and other Huskers give a fan a special Tunnel Walk.
NU is in the running for a Texas safety wavering on his Tennessee pledge.
Here's a look at Nebraska through South Carolina eyes.
05 MON
The Capital One places sixth in a ranking of this season's bowl matchups.
Carl Pelini reportedly won't be coaching in the Huskers' bowl game. Watch his introduction at Florida Atlantic. | The contract | 2014 game?
See how every coach voted in the final regular-season USA Today poll.
Should the league title game stay in Indy? Yes, says Lee Barfknecht.
Shop at HuskerMax tickets for choice seating at the Capital One Bowl.
Lavonte David earns first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association. | Husker All-Americans
Florida Atlantic's hiring of Carl Pelini becomes official.
Bo Pelini faces a staffing choice that will set the tone for 2012, Sam McKewon writes. | FAU to act today | NU notes
Nebraska is what's standing between South Carolina and the Gamecocks' first 11-win season. Bowl tidbits: Last time… | Travel pointers | First takes | SC breakdown | Spurrier video | Playoff scenario
04 SUN
The Huskers are going bowling in Florida at the Capital One Bowl against Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks. Book your package with the Nebraska Alumni Association. | Game page | Stats matchup | Discuss
Lavonte David finishes fifth in the Butkus Award voting.
NU slips to 20th in the coaches' & Harris polls and 21st in AP. | BCS: 20th
Carl Pelini will take over a team that's fallen on hard times, particularly on offense. | Schnellenberger salute
Husker recruit Sam Cotton is co-captain of the LJS's Super State Team.
Wisconsin wins a 42-39 thriller in the first Big Ten Championship Game.
The LJS's Sipple, Christopherson & Rosenthal review 2011's ups & downs.
Mike Minter and Jason Peter make a difference by reaching out to others.
03 SAT
A car crash in Portland is the latest misfortune for Ndamukong Suh.
Today's games will go a long way in determining NU's bowl destination.
No official word is expected until Monday, but Carl Pelini's move to head coach at Florida Atlantic appears imminent.
Ndamukong Suh loses his appeal of his two-game suspension.
02 FRI
Eric Hagg's resiliency impresses his Cleveland teammates.
Linebacker prospect Deion Jones decommits and opts for LSU. | 2012 list
Mike Stoops says "of course" he'd be interested in a staff opening at NU.
Big Red Breakfast: Ron Brown says it's about more than wins & losses.
Listen as Jack & John, Jason Peter and Sam McKewon discuss the Carl Pelini story and much more on the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate: 1, 2, 3
No league title game may mean more Husker fans at the bowl game.
Multiple reports say Florida Atlantic has offered its coaching job to Carl Pelini, but he insists it isn't so. Coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | Discuss
NU recruit Jordan Westerkamp is more than a pass-catching machine.
01 THU
Rex Burkhead steals the show at the Athletic Fund luncheon, and Ron Brown drives home the importance of character-building.
On the recruiting trail: Can NU keep Deion Jones? | Bo in N.J. | Overview
Here's Part 2 of Husker Locker's look at the football video crew.
At 67, Frank Solich stays energized by his Ohio team's success.
Support child-abuse prevention by bidding on this NU-Penn State Heisman helmet. It will be displayed outside the Big Ten championship game.
A Fox writer blames Bo for Ndamukong Suh's transgressions. | Discuss
Here's Calvin Jones's take on the game against the Hawkeyes.