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February 2012

29 WED
The Uplifting Athletes award goes to Rex Burkhead, and little Jack Hoffman's dad marvels at the chain of events that led to it.
Paul Velander & Ryan Anderson of baseball fame are Saturday's Legends Radio guests.
Upstate New Yorkers are encouraged to attend this Founders' Day event.
Hear Cody Green discuss his departure from NU with Schick & Nick.
Husker Locker wraps up the good and bad at the NFL combine.
Rex Burkhead ranks as ESPN.com's No. 10 Big Ten player in 2011.
Former Husker Joe Orduna is charged with child annoyance in California.
Alfonzo Dennard's solid numbers at the combine don't sway the doubters.*
Ex-Husker Cody Green aims to earn the starting QB job at Tulsa.
28 TUE
Bo Pelini says he's in no rush to name a replacement for Corey Raymond.
Three Huskers – Trev Alberts, Eric Crouch & Tommie Frazier – make the 2012 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers
Coach Roz has another story of an athlete with his priorities in order.
When it comes to TV viewership, the SEC & Big Ten rule the roost.
NU isn't the only Big Ten team that stands out in player development.
27 MON
Corey Raymond reconsiders and takes that LSU job. | What about Dixon?
Highly touted 2011 recruit Charles Jackson appears closer to eligibility.
Former football walk-on Curt Tomasevicz has his mind on the spring game after winning another bobsled gold medal.
Safety Marcus McWilson of Ohio commits to NU's recruiting class of ’13.
Iowa hires former Texas assistant Greg Davis as offensive coordinator.
Is Lavonte David Nebraska’s best ever at linebacker? | Replacing him
Alfonzo Dennard is No. 12 in ESPN.com's 2011 Big Ten player rankings.
Joe Mathis, a Rivals 100 defensive end, has NU in his top three.
26 SUN
Former Blackshirt Jim Pillen, a star of the 1978 upset over Oklahoma, enters the race for a Nebraska Board of Regents seat. | Bio
Marcel Jones struggles* in workouts at the NFL combine.
With Tom Osborne reaching age 75, NU should be planning* for the day when he decides to step aside, Tom Shatel says.
This week in Husker history: An annual border-state series is born, the Huskers’ uniforms get a makeover, and a future cornerstone of the offense – the I formation – is added to the mix at Nebraska for the first time.
Future Husker Avery Moss finishes his high school basketball career in style and hints that he might give two sports a try at Nebraska.
Steve Sipple sees reasons to be fidgety about football's future.
25 SAT
The NFL draft could reunite Patrick Witt and Bill Callahan in Dallas.
It's the last chance to vote for Rex in the Uplifting Athletes balloting.
Each of the four Huskers at the NFL combine has something to prove.
24 FRI
Corey Raymond says he's not interested* in the opening on LSU's staff.
The NCAA makes it official: Kickoffs will be from the 35.
NU tops a list of schools that find and develop diamonds in the rough.
Dirk Chatelain ranks NU's nonconference slate fourth in the Big Ten.
Four-star QB prospect Malik Zaire discusses his interest in Nebraska.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest will be Erick Strickland.
23 THU
Bo Pelini receives a thumbs-up for trying something new in recruiting.
LSU is said to be eyeing Corey Raymond for a spot on its defensive staff.
Bill Belichick will speak at the Nebraska Spring Football Coaches Clinic.
Husker Dan hands out a heap of Danno Awards honoring the best of 2011.
NU has three of the top 64 draft prospects, according NFLDraftScout.com.
Bo Pelini decides not to fight an August traffic ticket.
A Sept. 22 game against Idaho State completes the 2012 schedule, and future skeds include BYU, Florida Atlantic & South Alabama. | Discuss
Big Red Network sees question marks on the 2012 offensive line.
22 WED
Michael Rose's knee injury has been diagnosed as a bone bruise.
The BCS powwow in Dallas ends with no decision on a possible playoff.
Kris Brown & Ross Els will speak at the Husker Athletic Fund luncheon March 1 in Lincoln. Make your reservations by 5 p.m. Friday.
Jared Crick is gone, but the D-line has the ingredients for improvement.
Husker staffers get an outside firm's help in gleaning more insight during their limited time with recruits.
Tre'vell Dixon's bond with coach Corey Raymond is a plus for the Huskers as more offers arrive for NU's first 2013 recruiting commitment.
Here's a quick look at the four Huskers going to the NFL combine.
Nonconference scheduling is one area where the Big Ten trumps the SEC.
A trailbazing NU track star will lead the Nebraska School Activities Ass’n.
21 TUE
The Big Ten's home-game playoff doesn't look like it'll fly. And anything involving more than four teams appears to be off the table.
A couple of DE prospects in Wisconsin have the Husker staff's attention.
Mike Babcock looks back at “Jumbo” Stiehm, Nebraska's first great coach.
Alfonzo Dennard knows he must answer questions at the NFL combine.*
Incoming linebacker Michael Rose injures a knee in a basketball game.
QB prospect Malik Zaire sees himself as a potential contributor to a more passing-proficient NU offense. | Four-star DE to visit | Banderas recap
There's a big void in the marching band with the death of Andy Krueger.
Matt Davison has borrowed a page from Dr. Tom with Creating Captains.
There's still time to vote for Rex in the Uplifting Athletes balloting.
20 MON
The next round in the playoff discussion takes place Tuesday in Texas.
Four-star Arizona cornerback Priest Willis has a Husker connection and a Nebraska offer. | 2012 position analysis
Will the Huskers' 2012 running game be a little less Rex-centric?
With seeds planted* on Junior Day, the spring game is shaping up as a seal-the-deal opportunity in recruiting. | No Minter offer yet | “Pro appeal”
19 SUN
Josh Banderas becomes the first known in-state recruit for 2013 to get a Nebraska offer, but he'll take his time to decide.
This week in Husker history: The birth of a legendary coach, the death of a notable fan, the arrival of a promising young quarterback – and a long-ago effort to outlaw football in Nebraska. More here.
18 SAT
Leon Wright-Jackson, a much-hyped member of NU's recruiting class of 2005, signs with an Indoor Football League team in Washington state.
Mike Minter Jr. hopes to land an offer today at Junior Day.
Carl Pelini has filed for divorce in Lancaster County District Court.
There's some schedule news – sort of – in these OWH notes.
17 FRI
Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming explains why Junior Day is important at a place like NU.
Hear CBSSports.com's Bryan Fischer's observations on Husker recruiting.
In York, coach Ross Els describes the Husker Linebacker Doctrine.
ESPN.com takes a pre-spring look at each Legends and Leaders team.
A couple of familar names – Minter and Banderas – are among the prospects expected Saturday at NU's Junior Day. | Big board
16 THU
Matt Slauson, rehabbing from shoulder surgery, hopes for less drama in the New York Jets’ locker room in 2012.
In light of the TCU drug bust, Tom Osborne says NU's testing is effective.
Husker footballers hit the hardwood this weekend in Merna & Broken Bow.
Move Lavonte David to safety? Draft analyst Todd McShay doesn't buy that.
Danny Sheridan places Rex Burkhead's Heisman odds at 25:1.
The Huskers' spring practice schedule follows the same format as last year, with a week-long pause for spring break.
15 WED
NU faces heavy competition for St. Louis running back Ezekiel Elliott, who'll visit Lincoln this weekend.
Here are Parts 2 & 3 of Husker Locker's inside look at recruiting.
Husker Dan sizes up the Huskers' recruiting class of 2012.
14 TUE
ESPN.com looks at which Huskers might fill the shoes of Dennard & David.
NU will be part of a once-improbable big Thanksgiving weekend in Iowa.
With Junior Day coming up this weekend, here's an audio peek inside what really goes on during the recruiting process.
A look at how proposed new kickoff rules might have played out in 2011.
Hear Harvey Perlman explain why he still isn't sold on a plus-one playoff.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will have a basketball focus with former coach Moe Iba and brothers Tom & Terry Novak.
13 MON
From Sam McKewon, a rundown on a slew of 2013 recruting prospects.
This year's walk-ons show a competitive streak. | ’70s flashback: I.M. Hipp
12 SUN
An Oklahoma QB with moxie is set for a Junior Day visit. | Banderas too
Southern Cal has plucked former NU assistant Marvin Sanders from Carl Pelini's new staff at Florida Atlantic.
This week in Husker history: Possible forfeits, trophy time for Crouch, a trainer's ouster – and two standount fullbacks on the move, two generations apart. More here.
11 SAT
There will be plenty of competition at linebacker, and position coach Ross Els is looking for good feet and good instincts.
10 FRI
Rosters for the June 2nd Shrine Bowl include several 2012 Husker walk-ons.
The Big 12 website jumps the gun on the league's addition of West Virginia.
The NCAA is considering rule changes that involve kickoffs and more.
Randy York identifies three walk-ons packed with potential. | 2012 list
09 THU
Warren Buffett talks a little Huskers with Charlie Rose of CBS.
In a video segment. ESPN.com assesses NU's greatest offseason needs.
Ross Els gets cracking in his new role as recruiting coordinator.
The Super Bowl's final play* gave Prince Amukamara a 1997 flashback.
08 WED
Big Red Network's recruiting history continues with a look at the 1990s.
What a difference one season makes: A Forbes magazine poll places Ndamukong Suh fourth among most-disliked athletes.
Former Husker assistant Jack Pierce rejoins the athletic department, and Ted Gilmore reportedly leaves Southern Cal for the Oakland Raiders.
07 TUE
Tom Osborne and others weigh in on the idea of a four-team playoff.
Former Husker Doug Colman joins Joe Moglia's staff at Coastal Carolina.
Rivals.com lists John Papuchis as one of the Big Ten's top recruiters.
The Big Ten's playoff idea spawns commentary and analysis: Dodd, Myerberg, Hinton, Lesmerises
Sping game ticket sales are at about the 25,000 mark. | Order here
QB recruit Tommy Armstrong's leadership impresses the Husker coaches.
06 MON
The Big Ten reportedly is eyeing a plan for a national four-team playoff with on-campus semifinal games. | Discuss
With spring practice just 33 days away, Steve Sipple looks at the mostly inexperienced contenders at center.
Big Red Network analyzes Husker recruiting of the 1980s, and Tommie Frazier recaps national signing day in his latest Xs & Os.
Tad Stryker looks for some early on-field contributors among the Huskers' 2012 recruits. | More on the hoopla issue | 2012 class
05 SUN
Bo Pelini is on a mission* to elevate the team to a championship level.
Sam McKewon says Nebraska needs to turn up the hard sell* on recruiting for 2013. More signing-day follow-up: Randy York on the new linebackers | Brian Christopherson on snap judgments
This week in Husker history: A 1922 reprimand, an official green light for Tom Osborne, and the courting of Leodis Flowers. More here.
The big day has arrived for Prince Amukamara. | Super Bowl Huskers
04 SAT
Will Shields comes up short in Pro Football Hall of Fame voting. | Discuss
Bo Pelini isn't alone in favoring less signing-day hoopla. | Talent appraisal*
Jared Crick* is ready to prove his pectoral injury is almost in his past.
The signing of Vincent Valentine was no small victory for the Huskers.
Iowa's offensive coordinator leaves for an job with the NFL's Dolphins.
03 FRI
A New York columnist calls NU’s probation a textbook case of stupid rules.
Urban Meyer’s recruiting tactics at Ohio State cause a stir in the Big Ten.
Mike’l Severe evaluates the potential of the 2012 recruits.
Mathew May, a four-year letter winner as a walk-on, reflects on his years in Lincoln and his decision to follow his dream.
The Super Bowl will cap a season of ups & downs* for Prince Amukamara.
An injury derails Khiry Cooper’s baseball season; no word yet on whether his senior football season will be affected.
02 THU
Get details on every player in the 2012 recruiting class. | Walk-ons
The evening of Feb. 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the moment when Bob Devaney was finally released by Wyoming and could officially be considered Nebraska’s coach. To mark the event, HuskerMax has enhanced its 1962 game pages. Take a look.
Randy York takes an A-to-Z look at the recruits. | Walk-on highlights
One who didn't get away: How the battle for Jordan Westerkamp* was won.
Mike Rozier and Todd Frain are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Calvin Jones recalls the game in New Orleans 15 years ago that erased a nagging personal regret. | Super Bowl Huskers
Recapping NU's signing day: Emphasis on D* | Upbeat Bo | The assistants | Peat's choice (1, 2*) | Linebacker push | Bo quotes | 2013 peek
See how the rest of the league fared in recruiting: 1, 2,* 3, 4 | Pac-12 rising?*
Bo Pelini is involved in a non-injury auto accident in Lincoln.
A big fish got away, but Sam McKewon says NU is getting needed help* on defense. Steve Sipple says Bo Pelini has a number of reasons to smile.
01 WED
Meet some of the new guys: Armstrong, Cross, Valentine, Westerkamp, Thurston, Curry, Moore, Fyfe, Burke trio, Cotton (1, 2*)
Nebraska is one of a few schools pledging four-year scholarships.
Here's video of Bo Pelini's signing-day press conference. More: Highlights | H’Max report | Strategy | Travel woes | Peat | Departures | Notes* | Quotes
The NCAA imposes two years' probation for NU's textbooks violation.
Fans in California: CFN's Founders' Day dinner is coming soon.
Andrus Peat picks Stanford,* but defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Aaron Curry and wide receiver/athlete Alonzo Moore opt for the Huskers.
It's Feb. 1 – time to Vote for Rex and get your spring game tickets.
What figures to be an eventful signing day for Nebraska has arrived, with plenty riding* on several players' announcements. More: Why it matters | The Cotton clan | Avery Moss’ persuader