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December 2012

31 MON
Here are photos and video and photos from Monday's pep rally in Orlando.
The success of Uplifting Athletes was one of the year's top stories at NU.
Mark Richt says Nebraska can't be judged solely on the bad loss to Wisconsin. Video from the coaches' press conferences: Pelini, Richt
Hear former Husker Ralph Brown assess NU's chances against Georgia.
Barney Cotton says he pays no attention to the anonymous critics.*
There's no questioning the toughness of Thad Randle, who has played in pain* all season. | NU notes: 1,* 2, 3*
Seung Hoon Choi feels a connection to Korean-born Hines Ward.
Nebraska's receiving corps will be tested by the Bulldogs' athletic and physical secondary.* | UGA notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4
Tom Shatel says the seniors* have helped reshape the program's culture.
Tim Beck's offense has found its footing in Year 2.*
30 SUN
Hear Lyell Bremser's calls in this recap of the 1969 Sun Bowl.
Wide receiver Dominic Walker of Orlando* has committed to NU.
The OWH names Tom Osborne its Midlander of the Year,* and the LJS rolls out a T.O. tribute* of its own. | Q&A* | 10 qualities
Both starting QBs will be looking for their first bowl win. | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Georgia's plan at tailback might not be the one-man show that unfolded in the SEC championship game. | UGA notes: 1, 2,* 3
Georgia players say there's plenty to play for, including a rare 12th win.
The Georgia defense has a number of distractions to deal with.
Florida fans* in the Orlando area might have a tough time taking sides.
The LJS breaks down the Bulldogs in this scouting report.*
Tom Shatel hopes for a perfect ending* to Rex Burkhead's NU career.
A closer look at Nebraska's coordinators: Tim Beck* and John Papuchis*
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones* is a force to be reckoned with on the field.
29 SAT
If you're in Orlando, don't miss Tuesday's HuskerMax tailgate.
After Saturday's practice, Bo Pelini says he likes the team's focus.
Rex Burkhead is down to one last chance* to add to his legend. | Notes*
Taylor Martinez fits no mold,* Tom Shatel writes.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste continues to strive for consistency* as a cornerback.
Randy York reflects on Nebraska's pivotal Sun Bowl of 1969.
Putting Ohio U. on the map might turn out to be Frank Solich's legacy.
28 FRI
Check out some video from the players' visit to Universal Studios Orlando.
The Huskers go through their Friday practice in Orlando in half pads. More: Martinez video | Pensick video | Martinez's words: 1, 2* | UGA notes
Check out the early round of predictions for the bowl game.
Todd Peat is no longer on the team, Bo Pelini confirms. | Bio | Discuss
Corn Nation says the game boils down to which team runs the ball better.
Nebraska's defensive* and offensive* lines both face formidable challenges against the Bulldogs. | Recruiting DTs
A Georgia linebacker remembers Husker running back Ameer Abdullah as a standout at cornerback. | UGA notes: 1, 2, 3*
The injured Baker Steinkuhler and Justin Jackson try to make the most of their spectator roles.* | NU notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Husker defensive legend Rich Glover* pays a visit to practice.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will feature the best of 2012.
27 THU
Georgia's QB isn't known for his running. Can Nebraska take advantage?
The Huskers hit the field for their first practice* in Orlando.
This bowl game means plenty* to Nebraska, Steve Sipple writes.
Paralyzed former Husker Budge Porter is grateful for Tom Osborne's role in the fundraising that resulted in his barrier-free home.
Nebraska gets a B in its season report card from ESPN.com.
ESPN analyst and Georgia alum David Pollack says the Bulldogs aren't immune to a bowl-game letdown.
26 WED
The Huskers arrive in Orlando* hoping for a different result* this time.
Bo Pelini's high school coach remembers him as a fierce competitor.
Husker linebacker commit Josh Banderas of Lincoln Southwest discusses his future on the gridiron in a two-part video interview: 1, 2
Georgia's starting nose tackle, 358-pound senior John Jenkins, will miss the bowl game for academic reasons.
There are comparisons to the 1990s Nebraska teams as Alabama closes in on dynasty status.
Hear Jay Foreman and Damon Benning preview game against Georgia.
Bowl week has arrived, and here's NU's schedule through next Wednesday.
Georgia's bark was much worse than its bite in the 1969 Sun Bowl* against Nebraska. | Game page
A number of redshirts* appear ready to contribute on defense in 2013.
25 TUE
The Ricky Simmons story* shows how small acts of kindness can be huge.
The Nebraska chapter of Uplifting Athletes* is succeeding at raising funds as well as awareness.
Ameer Abdullah* knows he won't be handed the starting job in 2013.
24 MON
Tom Osborne and former players reflect on his long tenure as coach and administrator at Nebraska.
The printable two-deeps and rosters for the bowl game are here.
ABC will have a former Bulldog in the booth, but he vows neutrality,
Nebraska's Stan Parker and Oklahoma's Spencer Tillman started something in 1986 – a pregame prayer.
Georgia's offense has a poised and efficient leader in Aaron Murray.*
This bowl game has plenty of meaning* for NU, Sam McKewon writes.
The Husker Huddle in Orlando on Jan. 1 will feature Tom Osborne's last speech as Nebraska athletic director.
23 SUN
NU commit Adam Taylor has a monster game – 277 yards rushing and five TDs – as his Katy Tigers win another state championship in Texas.
This week in Husker history: Legendary Cornhuskers return to the field for charity in a 1932 game at Memorial Stadium.
Six seniors* remain who stuck with their commitments with Bill Callahan's staff while so many others bailed.
Steve Sipple likes the idea of letting redshirts* play in bowls.
22 SAT
For freshman Imani Cross,* there isn't much empnasis on the "I."
Mario Bondi* stands ready to fill a void next season on special teams.
Darin Erstad cracks 'em up at with his roast of Tom Osborne.
21 FRI
Sophomore receiver Jamal Turner works to maintain the momentum* he built in the season's latter half.
As Georgia battles injuries, there's some good news at defensive end.
This week's recruiting developments add to the intrigue and pressure that will fill the weeks leading to signing day, Sam McKewon writes.
Rodney Garner, Georgia's defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, is hired away by his alma mater, Auburn.
20 THU
Athletic Department staffers turn out to toast and roast Tom Osborne.
The Huskers take a break for Christmas after practicing Thursday afternoon. More: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2* | Pelini video
With both his play and his leadership, Taylor Martinez has earned his stripes as a team captain.*
See how assistants’ pay at NU stacks up against other Big Ten schools.
Georgia's tight ends have turned into a focal point for the offense.
Charles Jackson* is preparing diligently for a future role in the secondary.
19 WED
Georgia aims to shore up its run defense after three straight subpar outings. Nebraska, meanwhile, tries to move on from its Dec. 1 embarrassment.
NU is No. 11 in Forbes' ranking of college football programs by dollar value.
Future Husker Adam Taylor is finishing strong in his bounce-back season.
Dirk Chatelain says the accountability of Bo Pelini's staff is admirable.
Two juco recruits* sought by Nebraska opt to go elsewhere.
Hear Jay Foreman's thoughts on the pluses and minuses of juco recruits.
Tom Osborne can relate to Mark Richt's close-but-no-cigar situation.
The story of walk-on Spencer Long* illustrates the imprecise nature of talent evaluation. | All-conference team recruit rankings
Utah State's Gary Andersen tells his players he's taking the Wisconsin job.
Cameron Meredith's move to DT has been a challenge and a sacrifice.
Ameer Abdullah isn't buying into the SEC mystique. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The FCS coach of the year award goes to former NU assistant Craig Bohl.
18 TUE
Jeff Hansen and Andy Means are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
David Knevel tells how a big cookie played a small part in his decision to commit to Nebraska.
From Randy York, a bagful of no-hassle gift ideas for Husker fans.
Taylor Martinez says the Huskers won't be intimidated by Georgia's star-studded defense. More from Tuesday's practice: Quick hits | Audio: HuskerMax Report, Papuchis, Beck, Abdullah, Martinez
Husker fans weigh in how the Big Ten's divisions should be drawn.
See if you can ace Husker Dan's holiday quiz.
Georgia coach Mark Richt talks with Sharp & Benning about the Bulldogs' efforts to bounce back from their narrow loss to Alabama.
OT David Knevel opts for NU over Alabama* and West Virginia.
Kenny Bell says he's still not sure why his big block* against Wisconsin was considered illegal. | HuskerMax Report
Georgia's offensive line might see some shuffling before Jan. 1.
Tom Osborne says there's "more anger out there" in society, making a modern-day coach's job tougher.
17 MON
The Big Ten likes its tough bowl matchups despite recent setbacks.
Nebraska schedules three games with Northern Illinois, starting with a game at Chicago's Soldier Field in 2016. Also, McNeese State fills the final opening in the Huskers’ 2014 slate.
Several of this season’s redshirts* appear poised to make an impact in 2013, and there's particular potential among NU's young linebackers.*
16 SUN
There’s no apologizing* for 10 wins, Bo Pelini says. | Highs & lows
This week in Husker history: In his final month as athletic director, Bob Devaney isn't happy about how his succession was handled.
15 SAT
The Huskers gain a commitment from safety D.J. Singleton but lose cornerback Jonathan Cook to Alabama. | 2013 list
Team award winners and season captains are announced as the team gathers for its 2012 banquet in Lincoln.
Sam McKewon lists five bowls of particular interest to Husker fans.
Randy York reveals his druthers in the BTN poll on football divisions.
14 FRI
Former Husker QB Scott Frost* reportedly was a finalist for the Louisiana Tech job, which went to Skip Holtz.
The Huskers are glad to be back at work as they try to erase the pain of the loss in Indianapolis.* Audio from Friday's practice: HuskerMax Report, Pelini, Bell | Notes: 1,* 2*
Dirk Chatelain assesses Big Ten teams' upset chances* in their bowls, and the ESPN bloggers play "what if?" with Ohio State and Penn State.
Your Facebook vote can help get NU on the cover of NCAA Football 14.
13 THU
Vince Marrow’s departure isn’t the blow to recruiting* that some fans are making it out to be, Sam McKewon writes. | Pelini statement
“We ain’t losing – bottom line,” says Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera.
Husker recruit Marcus McWilson admits to an unusual pregame ritual.
Vote in a BTN poll on possible division alignments for the 14-team Big Ten.
Most Big Ten schools are far short of selling all their bowl tickets.
Georgia's defense aims to redeem itself against NU's running game.
Former Husker center Dave Rimington hopes for a higher profile* for the award that bears his name. | About the AD job*
Nebraska-Georgia wasn't what the Capital One Bowl really wanted.
Young cancer patients get a lift from Husker players and the FBI.
Nebraska might have a new O-line commitment for 2013.
12 WED
Georgia coach Mark Richt and four of his players preview the bowl game.
Four Huskers are first-teamers on Phil Steele's All-Big Ten squad.
It’s official: Vince Marrow will be tight ends coach at Kentucky. | Analysis
Maryland will get more Big Ten up-front money than Nebraska did.
Saturday’s Legends Radio Show guests: Jon Hesse and Carlos Polk
Tim Beck and Rich Fisher are listed among the Big Ten's 13 top assistant coaches for 2012.
Meet the “CornDawgs” – the Nebraska cousins* of Georgia's Omaha-born coach, Mark Richt. | Notes: 1, 2*
Student-athletes take time to salute their departing athletic director.
NU is No. 19 in Athlon's extremely early rankings for 2013.
11 TUE
Southern Miss, Nebraska’s second opponent next season, hires Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken as head coach.
Juco TE recruit Beau Sandland* says he'll announce his decision Dec. 19.
Here's the Week 14 stats wrap-up of Huskers in the NFL.
Nebraska ranks No. 8 in the “Academic BCS.”
Spencer Long is named a second-team All-American by AP.
Graduate assistant Vince Marrow reportedly accepts a full-time spot on Mike Stoops’ staff at Kentucky, but it might not be a done deal.*
Nebraska bucked a national trend of declining attendance in 2012.
History shows that double-digit underdogs* have a shot in bowl games.
Steve Sipple sees similarities* between Bo Pelini and Brett Bielema.
10 MON
Meet Ndamukong Suh's biggest little fan – 8-year-old Isaac Barchus.
All of the Big Ten's bowl teams will be playing as underdogs.*
Follow the college football bowl games at FootballPedia®.
Get this special Christmas stocking stuffer HuskerMax special.
Registration is now open for the 39th Nebraska Classic golf tournament.
09 SUN
The LJS’s special report on the Pinnacle Bank Arena* is worth checking out even if you're not a hoops fan.
NU commit Josh Banderas is captain of the LJS* & OWH* all-state teams, and Nate Gerry pulls in a similar honor in South Dakota.
Patience is the theme as the LJS looks at Georgia's Mark Richt* and Tom Shatel ponders what the next few years might bring at Nebraska.*
Fifty years ago this week, Bob Devaney's Cornhuskers collected the program’s first bowl victory with a wild win over Miami in a frigid and nearly empty Yankee Stadium. It’s part of this week in Husker history.
08 SAT
Check out the newly available video highlights from the 1969 Georgia game.
Larry Jacobson accepts the Nagurski Legends Award with a stirring speech.
Tom Osborne says no schools* have sought permission to talk with Bo Pelini during the current cycle of coaching vacancies.
07 FRI
Now available: The Memorial Stadium "Thanks, Tom" tribute poster.
Rex Burkhead's latest honor is proof that nice guys sometimes do finish first, Randy York writes.
Antoine Miles, an Ohio DE, commits to the Huskers.* | 2013 list
Hear the OWH's Henry Cordes discuss the surprising elements that turned up in his research for the book “Unbeatable”: 1, 2
Congrats to the 28 Huskers earning Academic All-Big Ten honors.
NU has the inside track on wide receiver Dominic Walker of Orlando, Fla.
Josh Brown is back in the game after signing with the Cincinnati Bengals.
06 THU
Honor roll: Spencer Long is a Walter Camp second-team All-American, and Rex Burkhead is voted captain of the AFCA Good Works Team.
Rex Burkhead says it's time to deep-six the negative energy* from the Wisconsin loss.
Bo Pelini's name surfaces in speculation about the Tennessee vacancy (which will be filled by Butch Jones of Cincinnati).
Mark Richt and Bo Pelini meet the press in Orlando
Correll Buckhalter will be Saturday's guest on the Legends Radio Show.
Nebraska reaches a milestone as Rex Burkhead repeats as a first-team Academic All-American and Sean Fisher is selected again as a second-teamer. | Nebraska’s AAAs
The homestretch of recruiting season finds the NU staff trying to secure difference-makers,* particularly on the defensive line.*
See how Nebraska coaches, past and present, compare in terms of results against ranked opponents.
Barry Alvarez will serve as Wisconsin's head coach in the Rose Bowl.
05 WED
A case is made for east-west divisions in the bigger Big Ten.
Here are some shots from the new East Stadium seats: 1, 2, 3
The Nebraska-Georgia matchup rates as the No. 6 bowl in this ranking.
Harvey Perlman says a revenue distribution formula for college football's playoffs has been finalized, but details are still under wraps.
The Chicago Tribune profiles Taylor Martinez, one of three finalists for newspaper's Silver Football Award.
Listen to Jay Foreman's postmortem of Saturday night's proceedings.
Steve Sipple makes a case against staff changes,* but Sam McKewon (audio) has a different take. | Moving on | Chatelain survey
Fifteen years later, Tom Osborne reflects on what made the 1997 national championship team special -- and it starts with Wistrom & Peter.
Purdue, a Nebraska opponent next October, reportedly hires Kent State's Darrell Hazell as its new coach.
Georgia tries to move beyond its heartbreaking loss* to Alabama.
04 TUE
Hail Varsity lists six shocking stats from the Huskers' 2012 season.
In a stunner, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema takes the Arkansas job.
A Georgia fan site sizes up the Huskers and says Nebraska might possess the Bulldog defense's kryptonite in Taylor Martinez.
Tom Osborne says Saturday's loss could be instructional* for Nebraska.
Wisky's creative pass rushes* kept NU's offense out of comeback mode.
03 MON
Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is named SEC defensive player of the year by the Associated Press.
Six-year-old Isaiah Casillas, who helped lead Nebraska's Tunnel Walk in the September game against Wisconsin, succumbs to cancer.
Listen as Damon Benning breaks down what went wrong and as FOX's Charles Davis talks about the flag on Kenny Bell.
The Black Friday time slot for Iowa vs. Nebraska might not last.
Dave Feit offers his review of the rough weekend. | Rejected version
Steve Sipple* issues a defense of Bo Pelini, while Sam McKewon* makes a case for upgrades among the assistants. | Chatelain: Guard your hearts
Two ESPN analysts see NU bouncing back and playing well in the bowl.
Coaches Pelini & Richt look forward to the matchup: 1,* 2,* 3 | UGA profile
Several Big Ten teams face offseason issues,* Lee Barfknecht writes.
02 SUN
The Huskers know they have much to fix in a span of four weeks.
Among the people taking the loss particularly hard: Travel agents*
NU will face Georgia – a team that was just one play away from making the BCS championship game – in the Capital One Bowl. | Stats matchup
This week in Husker history: Ninety-five years ago, Roscoe “Dusty” Rhodes was chosen as captain of the next season’s Cornhuskers. Find out why he never served in that capacity but is remembered for something greater.
01 SAT
Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31. An epic collapse by the defense sends the Huskers to a shockingly lopsided defeat in Indianapolis. Get the details on the game page. | Stryker commentary
The New York Times writes about Kathy Redmond's journey of reconciliation with the university,
The Huskers aim to finish the deal* this time and blot out recent narrow failures* in conference title games.Here is the game-day coverage from the papers inOmaha (1, 2, 3),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island (1, 2),Madison (1, 2, 3, 4),*Milwaukee (1, 2, 3),MinneapolisandColumbus.Commentary: Shatel,* Barfknecht,* Sipple,* Oates,* Callahan
Taylor Martinez is a finalist for a Big Ten player-of-the-year award given annually by the Chicago Tribune.