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July 2012

31 TUE
NU remains in the hunt for defensive tackles from the junior college ranks.
Cameron Meredith makes the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award.
It's about more than wins and losses, Bo Pelini tells fans in Columbus: “At the end of the day, there's always that bigger picture.”
Hear Husker beat reporter Chris Whitney discuss expectations for 2012.
Athlon says NU's defense is one of 10 Big Ten storylines to watch.
TD countdown: Thunder Thornton, 16 yards* vs. Michigan in 1962
A familiar face – and voice – joins the Athletic Department: Jim Rose.
Husker players say preseason predictions* aren't prominent on their radar.
Corn Nation offers up its preseason rundown of Northwestern.
30 MON
Husker recruit Christian Lacouture of College Station, Texas, will play his senior season at Lincoln Southwest.* | 2013 recruits
Justin Prestige gears up for the season – an his first Husker home game.
Friday's the deadline to get in on the HuskerMax™ tailgate/ticket combo.
ESPN.com's countdown of top Big Ten players starts with Nebraska's Taylor Martinez at No. 25.
Dirk Chatelain is the latest to weigh in on fans' two-edged passion.
Yahoo gives the Huskers a No. 19 preseason ranking, and the Orlando Sentinel has Nebraska at No. 14.
The LJS previews Iowa,* the 12th team on Nebraska's schedule.
Hear Jerry Murtaugh discuss the goals of the Husker Greats Foundation.
Kyler Reed says it's time for the team to do something big.
A new service connects football fans with Lincoln residents willing to rent out their homes* on game weekends.
Touchdown countdown: Curtis Craig, 17 yards* vs. Alabama in 1977
Arkansas State dismisses running back Michael Dyer, an Auburn transfer
Steve Sipple: It's the end of the Huskers' summer quiet time.*
Ndamukong Suh says he's focusing on "some foundational things in my game" as he tries to rebound from his sophomore slump in the NFL.
29 SUN
Get ready for more asterisks: The LJS is the latest to put up a pay wall.
Touchdown countdown: Cory Dixon, 18 yards* vs. Kansas State in Tokyo
Tom Shatel says Bo Pelini needs to embrace* the fans' passion instead of linking it to the team's ups and downs.*
Will Compton's self-transformation* has turned him into a driven leader.
This week in Husker history: Sam Francis emerges as the top vote-getter in nationwide fan balloting for a college all-star team.
28 SAT
Bo Pelini says the foundation's been laid* for a successful year by players who have "embraced the culture." | Burkhead bandwagon | Notes: 1, 2*
Touchdown countdown: Dean Steinkuhler, 19 yards vs. Miami
Will Compton explains why this year can be different. | The reader
27 FRI
Here are the latest morsels from the Huskers' appearance in Chicago: Pelini comments | Photos: OWH, LJS | Video
Bo Pelini bemoans the sped-up process of recruiting and says player evaluation is a challenging task.
Husker Dan weighs in on the penalties imposed on Penn State.
Bo Pelini on his Twitter ban: "To take your random thoughts and put them out there for the whole world to see, what good can ever come of that?"
After images of the alternate uniforms* leak out, the design and the plan to use them vs. Wisconsin become official. | Commentary: 1, 2, 3
The Huskers may be flying under the radar* this season, but Bo Pelini is confident his hungry team* will take a step forward.
The backup running backs are ready to take a load off* Rex Burkhead.
Bo Pelini says NU is set up to keep football worship from running amok.
Touchdown countdown: Joel Makovicka, 20 never-say-day yards vs. Akron
26 THU
A woman sues Ndamukong Suh in connection with a December car crash.
Rex Burkhead talks at length about the team's detail-oriented approach to the 2012 season. | Heisman campaign?
Jim Delany says the Big Ten will stick with eight conference games.
The compliance expertise of Jo Potuto makes her an in-demand voice in the wake of the Penn State sanctions. | Delany on leadership*
Here are some quick hits, interview nuggets, video, photos and more from the Nebraska contingent Thursday at Big Ten media days. | More coaches
The Wisconsin game is rumored to be the venue for NU's alternate uniforms, but players say they're still in the dark about the design.
Rex Burkhead is one of a Big Ten media panel's 10 "players to watch."
Athlon ranks NU's linebacking corps in the Big Ten's lower half.
TD countdown: Eric Crouch, 21 yards vs. Iowa with an exclamation point
Will Compton will summon his inner journalist in Chicago. | Thurs. schedule
25 WED
Previewing Big Ten media days: Storylines (1, 2*) | Numbers
Taylor Martinez makes the 25-man watch list for the Manning Award.
Safe Pets Sitting Service joins the HuskerMax™ Business Directory.
Recruiting update: NU is in final two for Delton Williams and Zach Hannon.
A batch of opponent previews: Iowa | Michigan | Wisconsin
Touchdown countdown: John Gibson, 22 yards vs. Notre Dame in 2001
24 TUE
A Husker fan hopes you might be in position to help find his brother, who disappeared in China eight years ago.
With player transfers* from Penn State a possibility, Bo Pelini says NU is "researching" the Nittany Lions' roster.
UCLA has yet to name its QB – or put a label on its offense. | More
The Insight Bowl, a Big Ten-vs.-Big 12 game, gets a new name.
East Side Story: See the progress of the stadium expansion.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Nate Swift & Hunter Teafatiller
Several former Huskers head to NFL training camps for the first time.
The Big Ten gives fans a new option for tickets to the league title game.
The 2012 media guide is now viewable online. | Updated roster | Notes*
Corn Nation previews NU's sixth foe, Ohio State. | MSU camp preview
Touchdown countdown: Chris Garrett, 23 yards vs. Oklahoma, 1989
23 MON
Jim Delany says there will be no adjustments* to the Big Ten's divisions to account for a weakened Penn State. | “Great damage” | Potuto's take*
Lee Barfknecht sees legends and leaders in short supply* as the Big Ten braces for its football media days. | Sipple's skepticism | Shatel* | More
Athlon Sports lists Nebraska as a possible destination for three potential Penn State transferees. | Bad chemistry?
Penn State's penalties: A $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban and scholarship reduction, and all 1998-2011 wins vacated. | More | Discuss
Jared Crick packs his bags for training camp with the Houston Texans.
Four of 10 key Big Ten games on this list involve Nebraska.
Sample the commentary in advance of today's news about Penn State.
What if Tom Osborne had landed the Texas Tech job in 1969?
Touchdown countdown: Jeff Smith, 24 yards vs. Miami, 1984 Orange Bowl
22 SUN
Husker commit Johnny Stanton makes the final Elite 11 quarterback list after five days of competition in California.
NCAA penalties against Penn State will be announced Monday morning, one day after the university removed the Paterno statue. | Discuss
A Big Ten media poll has Nebraska finishing third in its division.
The OWH looks back half a century* at how the hiring of Bob Devaney unfolded – and how it changed everything.
The OWH launches voting on what most defines Nebraska football.
This week in Husker history: New Nebraska coach Bill Jennings is seen as part of a conservative trend nationally on the offensive side of the ball.
Ahead of Big Ten media days, Steve Sipple says justice, not vengeance, should be applied to Penn State.
TD countdown: Nate Swift, 25 yards vs. Texas in a 2006 heartbreaker
21 SAT
Single-game tickets for Nebraska-Northwestern are sold out. | H’Max tix
Johnny Stanton and other dual-threat QBs must battle negative preconceptions about their passing abilities. | Leading the pack
TD countdown: Bobby Reynolds, 26 yards vs. Penn State, 1950
Will Shields, who will be enshrined tonight in the College Football Hall of Fame, is also somewhat legendary for his prowess on the dance floor.
Toby Johnson, a top juco defensive tackle, likes what he sees in Lincoln.
20 FRI
A dedicated fan in California is gone, but he is not forgotten – and neither are the great lengths he would go to in order to follow the Huskers.
A Michigan scribe sees a likely Nebraska loss in East Lansing this fall.
Spencer Long is rated among the league's top five offensive linemen.
Rex Burkhead makes the watch list for the Walter Camp award.
Braylon Heard reportedly has returned from cornerback to running back.
Harvey Perlman says reports about possible Big Ten changes in response to the Penn State scandal are “at best misleading.” *
TD countdown: Rex Burkhead, 27 yards vs. Michigan State, 2011
QB Johnny Stanton welcomes the pressure of the Elite 11 competition.
Sam McKewon lists the top 15 players to watch* in the Big Ten.
19 THU
Aaron Babcock gears up for next month's debut of Hail Varsity magazine.
Stan Parker & Kevin Kaelin are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Will Shields' enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame can be viewed live online Saturday.
NU's receiving corps gets a No. 2 league ranking, with Kenny Bell at No. 5.
The Big Ten commissioner would have power to fire a coach under a plan reportedly being crafted in the wake of the Penn State scandal. | Discuss
Rex Burkhead makes the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.
A UCLA fan site analyzes the Huskers and predicts a 31-20 NU win in L.A.
Nebraska's Uplifting Athletes chapter gets off to a strong start.
Touchdown countdown: Julius Jackson, 28 yards vs. Southern Miss, 1999
Pre-Snap Read previews the Huskers' 10th opponent, Penn State.
18 WED
Hear KOIL's Tom Becka explain his unusual idea for the Penn State game: Give your tickets to kids. Also, listen as Brian Christopherson shares his thoughts about the upcoming season.
Taylor Martinez makes the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award.
Athlon Sports reports on the efforts of the Husker Greats Foundation.
Yahoo's Graham Watson doesn't see NU underachieving in 2012.
Touchdown countdown: Rod Smith, 29 yards vs. Oklahoma State in 1987
17 TUE
Alfonzo Dennard's trial date in Lincoln is delayed until December.
Hear HuskerOnline's Nate Clouse discuss the latest on NU recruiting.
Prince Amukamara makes an equipment donation to Lincoln High football.
A ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks as Taylor Martinez at No. 4.
Touchdown countdown: Ndamukong Suh, 30 yards vs. Colorado in 2008
16 MON
ESPN's Rose Bowl deal nearly triples the Big Ten & Pac-12's yearly take.
Taylor Martinez does a stint as a camp coach at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La.
Fomer assistant Charlie McBride will speak Friday in Columbus.*
John Bishop is moving from KLIN in Lincoln to 1620 The Zone in Omaha to co-host "Unsportsmanlike Conduct," and Gary Sharp will be Jason Peter's co-host on KOZN's new morning show.
Sam McKewon says Michigan State's defense is one to watch.
Join in the fun and help some good causes at the HuskerMax Kickoff Classic on Aug. 25 at Zorinsky Lake Park in Omaha.
It'll have to do for now: SB Nation's hall of fame inducts Tommie Frazier.
Baker Steinkuhler and Spencer Long make the Lombardi Award watch list.
Athlon Sports has an NU-Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl penciled in for January.
Touchdown countdown: Jason Peter, 31 yards vs. Virginia Tech in 1996
Tight end recruit Greg Hart* sees a new dimension coming to the offense.
15 SUN
A message from Tom Osborne helped former Husker receiver Ricky Simmons turn around his life of addiction and incarceration.
Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson says his young squad faces a stern test in the season opener against Nebraska.
Touchdown countdown: Chuck Malito, 32 yards vs. Miami in 1976
Randy York looks at what's motivating Mohammed Seisay & Trevor Roach.
This week in Husker history: Turner Gill accepts a job on the NU staff.
Tom Osborne says safeguarding against abuse has always been a top priority* in the TeamMates mentoring program.
NU occupies a spot near the top and another near the bottom as Sam McKewon ranks every nonconference Big Ten game.*
14 SAT
Touchdown countdown: Bobby Reynolds flirts with disaster on his 33-yarder against Missouri in one of the most memorable plays in Cornhusker history. There's video and more here about the 40-34 shootout of 1950.
Sam McKewon looks at 15 potential high-impact Big Ten newcomers.*
13 FRI
Louisiana athlete Tre’Vell Dixon has decommitted. | 2013 recruits
Hear Prince Amukamara & Blake Lawrence discuss the ESPYs, winning the Super Bowl and more on “Unsportsmanlike Conduct.”
The Big Ten and Pac-12 decide to abandon their scheduling partnership.
Tim Beck discusses the state of the offense with BTN's Tom Dienhart.
Born to Run: Johnny Rodgers' feats are described in song titles.
Steve Warren's delayed degree took care of unfinished business.
John Papuchis is listed as one of the Big Ten's rising coaching stars.
Athlon Sports gives the Husker O-line a No. 4 ranking in the Big Ten.
TD countdown: Reggie Baul, 34 yards vs. Florida State, 1994 Orange Bowl
12 THU
The Orlando Sentinel ranks Iowa 32nd in its preseason countdown, and Corn Nation previews the Wisconsin Badgers.
Tom Osborne reacts with sadness* to the Penn State report but hopes that positives will emerge from what has been learned about the cover-up.
Husker players are suddenly silent in the Twitterverse.
Nebraska's stable of running backs is rated second in the Big Ten.
Sentencing is delayed in the drug case of former Husker Lance Lewis.
Pre-Snap Read previews the Huskers' second opponent, UCLA, and likes the coaching staff Jim Mora has assembled in Westwood.
A Joe Paterno letter defending Penn State football is released on the eve of an independent report on PSU's handling of Jerry Sandusky's crimes.
TD countdown: Tommie Frazier, 35 yards vs. Florida in the Fiesta Bowl
11 WED
On Twitter, Eric Martin vents his financial frustrations. | Sipple commentary
David Max explains the origins of the Husker Greats Foundation and why making a donation is the right thing to do.
Will Compton, Rex Burkhead & Kyler Reed will represent Nebraska at the Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon on July 26 and 27 in Chicago.
Brett Maher makes the watch lists for the Lou Groza and Ray Guy awards.
Vegas' over-under numbers for wins suggest a wide-open Big Ten race.
Pre-Snap Read previews the Huskers' seventh opponent, Northwestern.
Touchdown countdown: LeRoy Zentic, 36 yards vs. Oklahoma in 1959
Ex-Husker Keith Neubert is hosting a new show on the History channel.
10 TUE
Matt Hinton of CBSSports.com is the latest to look at Taylor Martinez's efforts to improve his passing game.
Prince Amukamara talks about playoffs, weddings and more in a Q&A.
Long snapper Gabe Miller, a 2013 Nebraska commit from Indiana, says he's been told to expect to start as a true freshman.
From Schick & Nick, the final "Grin and Barrett" with Barrett Ruud.
Kyler Reed makes the 33-member watch list for the Mackey Award.
Fueled by his detractors, Taylor Martinez keeps working on his passing. Rex Burkhead, meanwhile, aims to improve his reaction time.
ESPN.com's Big Ten bloggers rank the NU coaching job as the league's fourth-best and Rex Burkhead as the conference's No. 2 running back.
The LJS's Camp Previews series takes a look at Urban Meyer's Buckeyes.
TD countdown: Tracey Wistrom, 37 yards vs. Rice the week after 9/11
09 MON
Johnny Stanton commits, giving the Huskers a dual-threat quarterback for the recruiting class of 2013.
SB Nation previews the Huskers and adds a hefty dose of stats analysis.
Athlon Sports picks Rex Burkhead and Brett Maher as second-team All-Americans, and Burkhead makes the watch list for the Maxwell Award.
Here's a look ahead at the Northwestern and Idaho State games.
Touchdown countdown: Harry Wilson, 38 yards vs. Oklahoma in 1965
Steve Sipple: Empty seats will put any NU football coach on the hot seat.
08 SUN
Join Johnny Rodgers & Vince Ferragamo at the HuskerMax UCLA tailgate.
Pocket passer or dual-threat guy? Here's a rundown of the types of quarterback play* the 2012 Blackshirts will face.
TD countdown: Carlos Polk, 39 yards vs. Colorado in a 2000 thriller
The Austin paper gives NU a No. 22 ranking and notes that the Huskers have the nation's top returning rushing duo.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney coaches a July game.
Boosters help recruiting take wing via the Husker Air Force.*
The LJS previews Wisconsin and its new-look staff. | Buckeye booted
07 SAT
Former Husker receiver Khiry Cooper signs with the Red Sox* but says he still intends to play football at Tulsa this fall.
Dale Klein,* soon to enter the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, recalls his magical seven-field-goal game against Missouri in 1985.
TD countdown: John O'Leary, 40 yards vs. Missouri on the Bummeroosky
06 FRI
Here's the story behind the Memorial Stadium groom's cake featured here earlier in the week. It cost $2,000 and took 40 hours to make.
The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews four Husker opponents – UCLA, Arkansas State, Ohio State and Michigan – and picks Nebraska for a third-place Legends Division finish.
Christian Lacouture* and 19 other Big Ten commits showcase their abilities at “The Opening” in Oregon. | QB Kincade picks Ole Miss
Athlon rates Nebraska's receiving corps as tops in the Big Ten.
From Pre-Snap Read, an extensive preview of Southern Miss.
Touchdown countdown: Frank Solich, 41 yards vs. Air Force in 1965
Thanks to a late push by Husker fans, Rex Burkhead, Tom Osborne and Tim Miles come out on top in four BTN.com fan polls.
05 THU
Ralph Brown surprised a lot of people by choosing NU over USC in 1996.
Touchdown countdown: Lawrence Phillips, 42 yards vs. Florida
Lee Barfknecht says the Big Ten should consider ousting Penn State.*
Dan & Cara Whitney “git-r-done” for NU and the greater community.
Iowa has been doing some catching up* in the facilities race.
04 WED
Reggie Cooper recalls how NU lured him out of Louisiana 25 years ago.
Kansas' Charlie Weis likes what he sees in ex-Husker Josh Williams.
Tom Osborne is comfortable with NU's scheduling philosophy going forward into the playoff era.
Touchdown countdown: Tony Davis, 43 yards vs. UCLA in 1973
03 TUE
Steve Manstedt, the one-time skinny walk-on from Wahoo, relishes his selection to the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Touchdown countdown: Junior Miller, 44 yards (twice) vs. Kansas, 1978
Tom Shatel tips his hat to Jerry Murtaugh's Husker Greats Foundation.*
Marcel Jones agrees to terms on a four-year contract with the Saints.
Tom Osborne recalls Ahman Green's contributions to two national titles.
02 MON
Fan Day is set for Friday, Aug. 3, at Memorial Stadium. | 2011 video
An Illinois bakery concocts an incredible edible Memorial Stadium.
It's Husker picnic and golf time in California, Kansas and Nebraska.
Jason Peter joins 1620 the Zone to co-host a new weekday morning show.
NU finishes 40th in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.
Kyler Reed talks about the coming season and how his "tweener" size might affect his NFL draft stock next year.
Marcus Newby, a linebacker from Maryland, commits to NU. | 2013 list
1620 the Zone's Matt Schick becomes “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” co-host.
It's time for Taylor Martinez to build his legacy, Tad Stryker writes.
TD countdown: Frank Dailey, 45 yards (give or take a dozen) vs. Illinois
Steve Sipple in Lincoln and David Jones in Pennsylvania weigh in on the latest Joe Paterno revelations.
01 SUN
Steve Sipple wants former coaches on the playoff selection committee.
The Orlando Sentinel previews Northwestern, NU's seventh opponent.
Tom Shatel looks at what changes and what doesn't under the playoff plan.*
The cost of suiting up a Husker: Nearly $1,000. | Fall camp checklist
Touchdown countdown: Von Sheppard, 46 yards vs. Florida State in 1986
This week in Husker history: Tom Osborne makes a successful case against scholarship reductions.