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November 2012

30 FRI
Will Shields & Roger Craig make the semifinals in balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.
Tom Osborne's final Big Red Breakfast was one for the memory books.
The Huskers have their “full gamut” at their disposal on offense and defense, Bo Pelini declares as he and Bret Bielema meet the press.
Stanford rallies in the fourth quarter to claim the Pac-12's Rose Bowl berth with a 27-24 win over UCLA.
The HuskerMax/Blur Parties Tailgate is under way in Indianapolis. See photos of the early arrivers.
Coaches Mark Dantonio and Bill O'Brien scout the Huskers and Badgers.
NYC Huskers: There's a different watch-site location for Saturday's game.
Six Big Ten coordinators break down the two teams. | Athlon preview
Neither team is a stranger to title games. | Stats & facts
Tom Osborne* brings a touch of nostalgia* to the Big Red Breakfast.
It happened in April: 18 hours* that changed the Huskers.
The Badgers believe they are bringing a different defense this time around against the Huskers. | Gilbert's potential | UW notes
Get ready for the silly season* of coaching vacancies, Steve Sipple writes.
Spotlight the Husker defense: Rome's rocky road* | Linebackers step up* | Martin's motivation* | Notes*
Monte Kiffin, former Husker player and assistant, is leaving his son's staff at Southern Cal after the season.
A Wisconsin columnist calls on Bret Bielema to roll the dice more.
Meet the man responsible for hauling* all the Huskers' gear.
Jim Delany sees plenty of work to do to elevate Big Ten football.
29 THU
The game predictions are starting to roll in.
The move of the 2013 Southern Miss game to Lincoln* is now official.
Wisconsin aims to shore up its run defense after being gashed by Penn State's Zach Zwinak. | Rex’s return
Travel industry experts have varying takes on Husker fans’ likely turnout* for Saturday’s game.
The Badgers’ offensive line is smarting from a subpar performance at Penn State. | Scouting report* | Resurgence of Ball*
A focus on coaches: Terry Joseph* keeps the secondary improving, and Tim Beck* keeps calm in the heat of the game.
28 WED
From Hail Varsity, a look at which team should have the upper hand Saturday based on some distilled stats.
Ron Brown says Rex Burkhead has had a good week of practice after an inspiring performance* against Iowa. Audio from Wednesday’s practice: HuskerMax Report, Els, Cotton | Notes: 1,* 2*
Eric Martin's emergence as a disruptive force has Wisconsin's attention.
The NFL straddles the fence by fining Ndamukong Suh $30,000.
Hear Wisconsin play-by-play man Matt Lepay’s observations about the Badgers, plus Fox's Petros Papadakis’ thoughts about the game.
Only six seats remain on the Omaha-to-Indy bus trip.
NU ends up selling just over half* its ticket allotment for Saturday's game.
Is Ohio State's absence a plus or a minus for Bo Pelini's Huskers?
Hear Jay Foreman discuss defensive strategy for Saturday's game.
The Huskers figure a rested Rex Burkhead* will be a plus. | Notes*
The Badgers have battled inconsistency on offense all year. | UW preview
Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips* is finally getting his chance.
Here's another batch of championship game wallpaper.
Wisconsin writers examine NU's knack for comebacks. | Scouting report
Mark Pelini* has never approached games with a backup's mentality.
The Badgers are healthier than the first time around. | Abbrederis cleared
27 TUE
John Papuchis* says it will take a group effort to replace Baker Steinkuhler. Audio from Tuesday's practice: H’Max Report, Papuchis
From Dave Feit, thoughts on the Iowa game and program expectations.
Loyal fans Don and Barb Suhr got married on a game day in 1951, but they still made it to the stadium on time – and they still do.
Here's the Week 12 rundown of Huskers in the NFL.
The latest Tale of the Tape examines how Nebraska and Wisconsin match up in their second go-round.
Ellis Johnson is fired after one season as head coach at Southern Miss.
Husker Dan says the script in Iowa City was straight out of Hollywood.
Did Big Ten coaches stick it to Urban Meyer in the all-conference voting?
Wicked Shadows has game-week wallpaper for your computer and phone.
Ken Mehlin & Trumane Bell are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Shaky placekicking has cost the Badgers late in the season.
The secondary's aggressive approach* is netting nation-leading results.
Mark Pelini* held his own against Iowa, but Saturday's starter at center has yet to be determined. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Quincy Enunwa* looks forward to an indoors game. | Stadium facts
Coaches Bielema and Pelini both stuck to their core beliefs* this season when adversity struck, Sam McKewon writes.
The Badgers see their title game experience as an advantage.
There's weaker-than-expected demand* for Indy tickets and travel.
A Wisconsin win in Saturday night's game would give the Rose Bowl its first five-loss team. | NU's Florida possibilities*
See how Husker recruits and prospects* fared in weekend play.
26 MON
Only 10 seats remain on the HuskerMax bus from Omaha to Indianapolis. | Rose Bowl interest survey
It's all good news on the injury front for the Badgers.
Ndamukong Suh won't be suspended for his Thanksgiving Day kick.
The Iowa game MVPs: Burkhead, Martin and Maher.
The Huskers start their week of preparations for Wisconsin. Audio from Monday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Beck, Evans
Spencer Long makes both the media and coaches' All-Big Ten* squads, while Taylor Martinez,* Eric Martin, Daimion Stafford and Brett Maher are named to one team or the other. Second-team honorees include Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell, Jeremiah Sirles, Baker Steinkuhler and Will Compton. Maher wins a share of kicker-of-the-year honors.
How will Nebraska stop Wisconsin without Baker Steinkuhler?
Only 10 seats remain on the HuskerMax bus to Indianapolis from Omaha.
Get our Cyber Monday deal and fill out our Rose Bowl interest survey.
Former Husker Mike Minter reportedly has been hired as head football coach at Campbell University in North Carolina.
Game-week downloads: PDF 2-deeps | NU notes | Wis. notes
Half of NU's ticket allotment* for Saturday's game remains unsold.
Despite the high stakes, Bo Pelini says he's not changing anything* in this week's game preparation. More from Monday's press conference: Audio | Video: Pelini, Burkhead, Martinez, Smith, Sirles, Whaley, Compton, Cotton
Here's Husker Mike's report card on the Iowa game.
Purdue will have a new coach when it plays Nebraska next season.
Nebraska and Wisconsin have been a study in contrasts* when it comes to closing out games. | NU notes*
Sam McKewon examines what NU has done right* during its win streak.
With physical Wisconsin up next, it's an inopportune time for the Huskers to lose two starting linemen,* Steve Sipple writes.
It's been a tough year* for several Big Ten media days participants.
25 SUN
This week in Husker history: Notre Dame & the final Nebraska Field game.
Two key Badgers appear set to return from injuries. Here's more from Sunday's teleconference by coaches Bielema and Pelini.
Nebraska rises to 13th in the coaches' poll and 14th in AP. | 12th in BCS
The Huskers lead the nation in pass defense and are No. 2 in pass-efficiency defense. See how NU and Wisconsin match up statistically.
At a crucial juncture of the season, there suddenly are holes to fill* on the offensive and defensive lines. | Notes*
Bo Pelini's "win out" statement became a challenge his players embraced.*
Actor Bruce Dern says he knew nothing about his Husker connection until “a guy sent pictures” of his grandfather. (That “guy” was us at HuskerMax.)
24 SAT
You can vote here for Spencer Long for the Burlsworth Trophy for walk-ons.
Get your spot now in HuskerMax’s ticket/travel/lodging package for the game in Indianapolis. | Game tickets
Rex Burkhead will go down as one of the most inspirational Huskers ever, Randy York writes.
Tom Shatel is starting to get used to this whole Big Ten* thing.
Wisconsin loses in overtime to Penn State and takes a 7-5 record into the Big Ten championship game against Nebraska.
23 FRI
Nebraska 13, Iowa 7. Next stop, Indianapolis. The Huskers prevail in a defensive struggle on a raw, windy day in Iowa City to secure a berth in the Big Ten championship game. Get the details and view the highlights on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Game DVD
The Huskers can punch their ticket to Indianapolis today with a win in Iowa City. Get the pregame stories from the papers inOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3),*Grand Island (1, 2),Des Moines,Iowa City (1, 2),Quad Cities (1, 2)and Dubuque.Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Harty, Callahan
HuskerMax welcomes JK Realty in Phoenix to the business directory.
Nebraska is looking for its first Nov. 23rd win since 1963.
A controversial play involving Ndamukong Suh has ’em talking in the NFL.
Future Husker: offensive lineman Dan Samuelson
22 THU
Tom Osborne can identify with this year's Nebraska Heroes Game honoree.
The game predictions are starting to roll in.
A Gopher fan reports on his excellent Lincoln trip (which included meeting a Nebraska football legend at the HuskerMax tailgate).
Old-school Baker Steinkuhler* quietly plays a big role. | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Hawkeye safety Tanner Miller was a Husker at heart – until that Iowa scholarship offer came. | Ditto for Cole Fisher | Iowa scouting report*
One thing Iowa can't afford is an ugly loss, columnist Mike Hlas says.
21 WED
Hear beat writer Marc Morehouse preview the game from an Iowa per­spec­tive. More audio: Benning’s breakdown | Pelini on Jim Rome’s show
NU’s ability to overcome deficits has the Hawkeyes' attention.
The Huskers continue a 20-year tradition of Thanksgiving hospital visits.
With Wednesday's practice in the books, the Huskers get set to travel to Iowa City. | HuskerMax Report | Pelini audio
Hail Varsity crunches some stats to see how Nebraska's 2012 offense stacks up against those of previous Husker teams.
Husker Dan looks forward to the “Hickoff Classic.”
It will be a “very difficult” road game in Iowa City, NU assistant Vince Marrow says at the Big Red Breakfast.
It's the Wednesday edition of the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate: 1, 2, 3
Hear Jay Foreman discuss rivalries and the importance of the Iowa game.
Sixteen* in the Big Ten: Just a matter of time? | Rutgers facts
Taylor Martinez is mastering the strategic side* of the game. | Notes: 1,* 2
Ticket availability is just a part of what determines how much red* will be in Kinnick Stadium on Friday.
It's the swan song for quarterback James Vandenberg, who has taken every snap for the Hawkeyes this season. | Iowa notes: 1, 2 | Ferentz quotes
20 TUE
Hear the OWH’s Henry Cordes discuss some of the surprises unearthed in his new book* about Tom Osborne’s final five years of coaching.
Noel Martin still follows the Huskers, 50 years after he scored Nebraska's only touchdown in the first game of the sellout streak.
John Papuchis expects a grind-it-out game against Iowa and its big back, Mark Weisman. Audio from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Papuchis, R.Fisher, Martin, S.Fisher
Harvey Perlman says the Big Ten acted practively in gaining an East Coast presence. | End of exceptionalism | A New York view
Jim Delany says division realignments haven’t been decided. | Rutgers is in
Bo Pelini says it has helped to have a year of Big Ten familiarity.
Corn Nation previews the Hawkeyes: Will ball security be an equalizer?
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Randy Schleusener & Joe Adams
Adversity earlier in the season has shaped* the 2012 Huskers.
The Hawkeye staff doesn’t have fond memories of the Huskers’ last visit to Iowa City. | Kaczenski’s return*
The Big Ten is gaining recruiting territory* and TV markets,* but Tom Shatel feels something’s lost.* | Sipple commentary* | Terp info | What’s next?
Game-week downloads: Printable two-deeps | NU notes | Iowa notes
Mike Osborne on his dad: “Tough but giving”
The Huskers’ linebacker rotation* is paying dividends. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Player spotlight: Ben Cotton* | Ameer Abdullah* | Imani Cross*
See how NU recruits & prospects* fared in weekend play. | Worth a look?*
19 MON
Notes & quotes from Monday's practice: 1, 2* | Audio: H’Max Report, Beck
An Omaha man and an Iowa couple will be the Heroes Game honorees.
The bigger Big Ten reportedly will have Illinois moving to the Legends Division. Commentary on the expansion: Dodd, Wojciechowski, Bennett, Chatelain, Gall, Babcock, Dienhart
Bo Pelini says the team must take its A game* to Iowa City. More from Monday's press conference: Quick hits | Video: Pelini, Sirles, Whaley, Martinez, Abdullah, Compton
The visiting juco defensive tackles liked what they saw Saturday.
Reserve your spot on the bus from Omaha to the Big Ten Championship.
Going to Iowa City? Here are some restaurants to consider.
Maryland's regents approve the Terps’ move to the Big Ten.
The Hawkeyes are taking on a spoiler role as Iowa's clunker of a season nears an end. | Growing gap* | Unloading tickets | What rivalry?
Don't look now, but the Blackshirts are a top 20* unit. | Notes*
The Big Ten’s stature will get a needed lift if Nebraska and Ohio State keep winning,* Lee Barfknecht writes.
Driven by demographics, the Big Ten’s possible addition of Maryland and Rutgers makes sense to some but seems foolish to others.
18 SUN
The Shrine Bowl is moving to Kearney for the 2013 and 2014 games.
Minnesota's leading receiver quits the team and lambastes his coach.
Check out the photos from our pregame tailgate Saturday.
NU remains 14th in the coaches’ poll and BCS but drops to 17th in AP.
See how the Huskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically after 11 games.
Glenn Presnell capped a spectacular season on Thanksgiving Day 85 years ago. This Week in Husker History also notes the birth 100 years ago of the NU-Oklahoma series.
Patricia Poppe is one person who hasn't quit caring about Thunder Collins.
17 SAT
Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14. The Huskers cruise to victory behind a big passing game and a stifling defense. Get the details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Game on DVD
Maryland and Rutgers may be set to join the Big Ten. | Risky strategy?
Next up is Iowa, which lost to Michigan on Saturday, 42-17. | Box
Running back Adam Taylor of Katy, Texas, commits to the Huskers.
As the Gophers come calling, it's a day for fans to salute the senior class as well as a legendary figure in Husker athletics. Get the game-day lowdown from the papers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Omaha (1, 2),*Grand Island (1, 2, 3),Minneapolis (1, 2),*St. Paul (1, 2)andSt. Cloud (1, 2). |Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Scroggins,* Mason, Callahan
Seniors' stories: Rex Burkhead and Kyler Reed
16 FRI
Lincoln* is now a possible venue for Southern Miss’ “home” game against NU next season. Also, the 2014-15 Miami series might be in jeopardy.
Ameer Abdullah is proving wrong those who figured he was too small.
Here's your chance to convey words of appreciation to Tom Osborne.
Tim Beck has praise for Ameer Abdullah* at Friday's Big Red Breakfast.
Kirk Cousins wears Husker gear after losing a bet with DeJon Gomes.
Listen to the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate: 1, 2, 3 | Osborne
The toss sweep* returns to NU's offensive attack. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Two seniors and their journeys: P.J. Smith* and Micah Kreikemeier*
It's been a good week* for Bo Pelini, Steve Sipple writes.
Tom Osborne is the dean of Nebraska's Fortunate 500.
Future Husker: LB Courtney Love,* another Cardinal Mooney product.
15 THU
Rex Burkhead's playing status Saturday will be a game-time decision, Bo Pelini says after Thursday's practice. Audio: H’Max Report, Pelini
Micah Kreikemeier, the first player to commit to the Huskers after Bo Pelini's hiring, reflects on the past five years.
Who's that fan in the sombrero? It's Paul Favela, aka “the Husker Hombre.”
The Big Ten becomes part of the future Orange Bowl mix.
Linebacker-turned-defensive end Eric Martin reflects on Senior Day with no regrets* about his Nebraska career. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Watch Will Compton field fans' questions on the latest “Ask the Huskers.”
The recruiting outlook on the D-line* is brightening, Sam McKewon writes.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Phillip Dillard & Blake Lawrence.
14 WED
Former Husker Yoshi Hardrick is accepted into pretrial diversion.
Listen to beat writer Phil Miller’s assessment of the 2012 Gophers.
The memory of Gary Tinsley serves as inspiration for the Gophers.
Terry Joseph sees covering big MarQueis Gray as a challenge for the Husker secondary. Audio from Wednesday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Joseph, Fisher
Postseason ticket requests are due Friday, the Athletic Dept. says.
An argument can be made that NU under Bo Pelini is Pass Defense U.
Dirk Chatelain lists 10 reasons why Bo Pelini and Arkansas might tango.
NU’s big-play WRs haven’t shirked their duties as “perimeter warrors.”
Jay Foreman says sideline chippiness is nothing new at Nebraska (audio).
Corn Nation previews the bowl-eligible Golden Gophers.
A dislocated shoulder* is a mere speed bump for center Justin Jackson.
Husker players show they are solidly in Bo's corner.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
It keeps getting harder for Tampa Bay's tackling machine, former Husker linebacker Lavonte David, to avoid the spotlight in his rookie season.
Avoiding mistakes has been a key for Minnesota's freshman QB.
Take a look at former Husker punter Sam Koch's first NFL touchdown.
The Gophers scramble to find backups at center. | Team’s progress
There are plenty of possible Rose Bowl opponents* for the Big Ten champ.
13 TUE
The Huskers practiced in half pads Tuesday in preparation for the Gophers. Audio: HuskerMax Report, Papuchis, Smith, Cotton
In the market for a coach, Arkansas reportedly is eyeing Bo Pelini.
Saturday's official players of the game: Reed, Stafford, Martinez
Get your name on the list for an Omaha-to-Indianapolis motorcoach and lodging package.
Husker Dan files his report on the “Groundhog Day” Penn State game.
This week's Tale of the Tape analyzes five key plays vs. Penn State.
Game-week downloads: Printable two-deeps | NU notes | UM notes
Ndamukong Suh’s stats don't do justice to his dominating play, says Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. | NFL Huskers, Week 10
The Huskers have a genuine leader in linebacker Will Compton.*
Dave Feit breaks down the victory over Penn State.
Minnesota's MarQueis Gray has taken his position change in stride.
The fumble call* won't soon be forgotten in Penn State country.
Injuries haven't driven the passion out of Rex Burkhead.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Don't mistake sideline feistiness* for turmoil, the Huskers say. | Shatel*
See how NU recruits and prospects* fared in weekend play.
In his quest to improve, Brett Maher* takes it one kick at a time.
Minnesota's Australian punter* didn't expect to be contributing so early.
12 MON
Tim Beck says Minnesota's defense has made big improvements over last season. Audio from Monday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Beck, Joseph, Kaczenski, Stafford
A rotation of six bowls for the playoff semifinals is approved by the BCS commissioners and Presidential Oversight Committee.
Bo Pelini praises the team leadership* as the seniors prepare for their final home game.* Video from Monday's press conference: Pelini, Burkhead, Martinez, Compton, Whaley, Cross
Saturday's game will be No. 500 for Tom Osborne as a coach or AD.
The juco DT prospects who visited Saturday liked what they saw.
Brett Maher is named Big Ten special-teams player of the week.
Taylor Martinez’s more aggressive running is making him a nightmare for opponents to defend, Dirk Chatelain writes.
Too much is made of Bo Pelini's sideline behavior,* Steve Sipple writes.
Tim Beck says on-the-fly adjustments* typically are needed to get the Huskers' offense in gear against creative defenses.* | Notes*
Minnesota might be thin at center because of new injuries.
Freshman I-back Imani Cross is glad to have the coaches' trust.*
Poor play in the second half has dogged Penn State all season.
11 SUN
NU moves up to 14th in the coaches' and BCS rankings and 16th in AP.
See how Nebraska and Minnesota stack up against each other statswise.
This week in Husker history: Bad blood between Kansas and Nebraska in 1897, and boosters pass the hat for Bob Devaney in 1962.
10 SAT
Nebraska 32, Penn State 23. It's another double-digit second-half comeback and another dose of officiating controversy. Get the details and view all the big plays on the game page. | Stryker commentary | DVD
Next week's foe, Minnesota, defeats Illinois on the road, 17-3.
The Huskers hope to reduce the miscues today against an efficient Penn State squad that has shown resiliency and resolve. Get the scene-setters from the papers inOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),*Grand Island (1, 2, 3),Harrisburg,Pittsburgh (1, 2),State College,Scranton,AllentownandPhiladelphia.Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Rudel, Callahan, Vogel
09 FRI
Bo Pelini talks with Tim Brando about what's a stake Saturday and more.
Veterans Day hits home for Tom Osborne. | Saturday’s Gate sentinels
Listen to Damon Benning's breakdown of what to expect in Saturday's game.
Here's what an East Stadium expansion might have looked like in 1979.
Randy York has some facts and figures to ponder as you contemplate the 50-year sellout streak.
A study of early hype: Taylor Martinez, the original Johnny Manziel
The seniors have a chance to establish a legacy* in the season's homestretch, John Papuchis says at Friday's Big Red Breakfast.
Here's the audio from the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate: 1, 2, 3
Hear PSU’s Bill O’Brien discuss his team with 1620's Sharp & Benning.
The Husker O-line is producing results in relative anonymity.*
Athlon previews the game and says NU 27, Penn State 24. | More picks
Husker Mike recalls the confusion of witnessing the Miracle in Missouri.
The 2012 Huskers have done something no other NU team has done since 1964* – and they’ve done it twice.
Former Husker assistant Shawn Watson's name surfaces in speculation about the Auburn job.
The tight ends* are a big part of what makes Penn State's NFL-influenced passing game click. | PSU notes
Jamal Turner fields fans' questions in the latest Ask the Huskers (video).
From Pennsylvania, perspectives on Husker fever and Taylor Martinez.
Cole Pensick's dad is a faithful observer* at practices.
Joe Ganz* serves as another set of eyes for Taylor Martinez. | NU notes*
08 THU
Nebraska’s Life Skills program can be a difference-maker in recruiting.
Angry Dad wonders whether ugly can turn pretty.
The Huskers have been preparing for Matt McGloin's quick-rhythm passing, Bo Pelini says after Thursday's practice. Audio: HuskerMax Report, Pelini
Congrats to the Huskers' four academic all-district honorees: Rex Burkhead, Sean Fisher, and Spencer and Jake Long.
Ndamukong Suh is again voted the NFL’s dirtiest player.
Severe weather* could hit during the latter part of Saturday's game.
Here's the ABC/ESPN2 coverage map for Saturday's game.
Dave Rimington's football legacy has Penn State center Matt Stankiewitch stoked about playing in Lincoln. | McGloin's turnaround* | PSU notes: 1, 2
The Huskers’ secondary logos are getting a new look.
The TD catch in East Lansing has given Jamal Turner* a confidence boost.
Bo Pelini is tired of hearing about his sideline demeanor. | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Tommie Frazier weighs in on who would have won if Penn State and Nebraska had played in 1994.
Cornheads are the craze at a Tennessee high school. Here's why.
07 WED
The Husker offense has been penalty-free when it has mattered most this season: in its fourth-quarter comeback touchdown drives.
Ameer Abdullah's* handling of a heavy load while being less than fully healthy draws praise from Ron Brown after Wednesday's practice. Audio: HuskerMax Report, Brown, Garrison
Former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit and 1970s player Nancy Grant Colson are the Legends Radio Show guests at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Fans at Saturday's game can donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.*
The LJS breaks down the Nittany Lions in its weekly scouting report.*
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien wishes to replicate NU's walk-on success.
The Nittany Lions know they’re facing a motivated foe. | PSU notes: 1, 2, 3
Hear Jay Foreman's thoughts on how the Huskers match up against the Nittany Lions. | Corn Nation preview
P.J. Smith's confidence helped him bounce back* from that wicked collision with Le’Veon Bell. | Blatchford’s rise | NU notes: 1,* 2*
See who NU's six players of the week were for the Michigan State game.
The stars could align to place Notre Dame* in the Rose Bowl for the first time since the days of the Four Horsemen.
Husker Dan weighs in on the victory at Michigan State.
06 TUE
This week's Tale of the Tape breaks down five key plays in East Lansing.
The efficiency* of Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin will be a challenge for the Blackshirts, John Papuchis says. Audio from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Papuchis, Evans, Sirles
Hear what Eric Crouch thinks of the breaking of his total-offense record. (Go forward 7 minutes into the audio clip.)
MSU coach Mark Dantonio airs his officiating gripes with the Big Ten.
Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium has emerged as a possible venue* for next year's road game against Southern Miss.
Hail Varsity crunches some election-year numbers for Nebraska football.
The Walter Camp foundation will present Tom Osborne with its 2012 Distinguished American Award on Jan. 12 in New Haven, Conn.
Get your downloads: Printable 2-deeps | NU notes | PSU notes
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien says there are tricks of the trade at his disposal to slow down the Husker offense’s tempo.
The Athletic Department has some tickets available for Saturday's game.
Here's the Week 9 stats wrap-up of Huskers in the NFL.
A home-and-home series with Oklahoma* in 2021-22 has been agreed to in principle, Tom Osborne says.
Tim Beck's zone-read offense keeps opponents guessing.*
It's been a season of adjustments for Rick Kaczenski and his D-line.*
What makes Nebraska's two-minute offense* click? Practice, plus a comfort level* with operating at a fast pace. | Marlowe Q&A*
The Huskers recall the emotions of last year's PSU game. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Here are some notes and numerology from Penn State country.
What do the Huskers do on Sundays?* Tim Marlowe explains.
See how Husker recruits and prospects fared in weekend play.
05 MON
Adam Rittenberg beholds Taylor Martinez’s transformation into a clutch QB.
Monday's practice is in the books as NU prepares for Penn State and its different defensive look. Audio: H’Max Report, Beck, Meredith, Compton
Two defensive recruits join the list of visitors for the Penn State game.
MSU hoops coach Tom Izzo joins in the criticism of Saturday's officiating.
Bo Pelini says the Huskers can't count on winning games while losing the turnover* battle. Also, cornerback Antonio Bell is no longer on the team. More from Monday's press conference: Audio | Video: Pelini, Martinez, Smith, Whaley, Abdullah, Sirles, Enunwa, Cross, Marlowe
You can order tickets to the Bronko Nagurski award banquet in Charlotte, N.C., where NU's Larry Jacobson will receive the legends award for 1971.
Big Ten weekly honors go to Taylor Martinez for the fourth time this season.
The Minnesota game gets a BTN telecast and a 2:30 p.m. CST start.
A mobile QB can create fear* in any defense, Sam McKewon writes.
A patient approach made Jamal Turner’s big moment* possible.
Taylor Martinez’s quarterbacking tutor says No. 3 still has room for improvement on his mechanics. | Notes: 1,* 2*
04 SUN
Mike Devaney says his father would be proud of the Huskers' sweep of the Michigan schools in this golden-anniversary season.
Nebraska represents the Big Ten's last hope for national relevance this season, USA Today's Paul Myerberg writes.
Lincoln is the next stop for Penn State's road warriors. | Injured DT
Husker Mike says the T-Magic nickname truly fits. | Get the T-shirt
Nebraska rises to No. 16 in the latest BCS standings.
The Huskers climb to 16th in the coaches’ poll and 18th in AP.
See who has the edge in the Nebraska-Penn State stats matchup.
It was 15 years ago this week that Matt Davison’s “flea-kicker” catch saved the day against Mizzou. And 105 years before that, bigotry kept the 1892 Nebraska-Missouri game from being played. This week in Husker history.
03 SAT
Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24. It's another incredible comeback after miscues put the Huskers in a deep hole. Get the details and see the big plays on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Game on DVD
Next week's foe, Penn State, blows out Purdue on the road.
All signs point to a bruising battle today in East Lansing as the Huskers try to stay on track for a division crown. Get the pregame coverage from the papers inLincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Omaha (1, 2),*Grand Island (1, 2),Detroit (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6),Grand RapidsandLansing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).*Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Barfknecht,* Callahan
Winning Opportunity Sports joins the HuskerMax Business Directory.
It's speed vs. speed with Nebraska's wideouts vs. MSU's cornerbacks.
Here's the Michigan State edition of Encyclopedia Athletica.
02 FRI
Listen to some pregame analysis from Damon Benning and Dirk Chatelain.
Extra police will patrol Interstate 96 because of shootings last month.
Steve Sipple talks Nebraska with the Detroit Free Press.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests will be Bob Newton and Dave Morock from the 1970 national championship team.
The Huskers are working at reducing penalties, John Garrison tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.
Jeff Jamrog says a Superdome game against Southern Miss next season isn't a sure thing. More from the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate: 1, 2, 3
Athlon previews the game and says NU 24, MSU 20. | More predictions
Michigan State hopes to avoid the indignity of a home-field sea of red.
An improved defense* gives the Huskers hope for home stretch.*
The Spartans' offense eats up time* even when it doesn't score points.
Tom Osborne says he still takes little stock in recruit rankings* and cites his 1990s teams cases in point. | Future Husker: Gabriel Miller*
NU appears well stocked at linebacker for 2013 and beyond.| Notes: 1,* 2*
Rex Burkhead is named a finalist for the ARA Sportsmanship Award.
01 THU
Juco defensive end Randy Gregory* commits to the Huskers* for 2013.
Here are the early reports from Thursday's practice: 1, 2 | Audio: HuskerMax Report, Pelini
Who is Eric Kapitulik and why did he receive the game ball from the Michigan game? The answers and much more are right here.
Taylor Martinez’s improved passing has MSU’s attention. | Legacy question
A look at the offenses Michigan State has faced might take some of the shine off the Spartans’ lofty defensive rankings. | Physics lesson
Statistics indicate why Nebraska's first-down performance against the Spartans’ defense is likely to prove pivotal.
MSU linebacker Max Bullough is ready to get physical with Nebraska.
Angry Dad looks at resurrecting a season.
Could there be one more go-round* for future doctor Sean Fisher?
David Santos* is starting to put his speed to good use at linebacker.
NU’s offensive tackles* face a stern test Saturday. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The Huskers' last visit to East Lansing is something Mark Dantonio would like to forget. | 1995 game page
This week's Wicked Shadows wallpaper pays tribute to the Blackshirts.