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January 2013

31 THU
Nebraska and Iowa will seek to continue their Black Friday* games.
Scott Frost's promotion to offensive coordinator at Oregon becomes official.
Applications for approximately 3,000 newly available season tickets are being accepted, and spring game tickets go on sale next week.
The Dolphins promote former Husker Zac Taylor to quarterbacks coach.
Hear Mike Minter's remarks on a range of subjects, including an unusual Super Bowl moment and his son's status.
Drake Martinez, brother of Taylor, commits* to the Huskers. | 2013 list
Tom Shatel says the Huskers can't afford to keep losing top talent.
30 WED
Former Husker great and New Orleans native Neil Smith learned a big lesson on his first snow day in Lincoln.
From the OWH & LJS, what’s up during the last week before signing day.
Former Husker Jay Foreman cites his own experience as he says the urge to leave is nothing unusual among players. (Audio)
Are the Huskers poised to reprise the “scoring explosion” of 30 years ago?
Ameer Abdullah is No. 20 in ESPN bloggers' 2012 Big Ten player rankings.
Josh Banderas is eager to sign* – and get rid of his sling. | Silly season
29 TUE
The OWH confirms that Braylon Heard plans to transfer, and his high school coach elaborates. | 2010-11 stats | Discuss
Geography is likely to shape the Big Ten's redrawn football divisions, say several of the conference's athletic directors.
28 MON
Braylon Heard will transfer, an Ohio TV station reports.
Husker hoops legend Tyronn Lue declined a chance to play cornerback for Tom Osborne's football Cornhuskers.
It's Ndamukong Suh to the rescue during the taping of “Splash.”
A nine- or ten-game league schedule is a possibility as Big Ten athletic directors consider options for the expanded conference.
Hear Mike Rucker discuss the importance of player development.
Former Husker punter Sam Koch* is happy to be bound for the Super Bowl* after seeing his Ravens come up just short in years past.
27 SUN
Youngstown safety Marcus McWilson decommits from Nebraska.*
The OWH examines how turnovers are holding the Huskers back.
Husker assistant Ross Els discusses the ins and outs of recruiting.
Focus on future Huskers: QB Johnny Stanton's* rehab is ahead of schedule, and DE Randy Gregory* aims to bulk up.
This week in Husker history: Twenty years ago, Bob Brown was selected for enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame.
26 SAT
Receiver Dominic Walker switches his commitment* to Auburn. | 2013 list
The regents’ approval of East Stadium’s “CB3” research facility will give football recruiting a lasting boost, Randy York writes.
25 FRI
Hear tight end Niles Paul talk about his second season with the Redskins.
Spencer Long is No. 22 in ESPN bloggers' 2012 Big Ten player rankings.
The OWH’s Dirk Chatelain has a Super Bowl quiz for Husker fans.
Tad Stryker finds it hard to get excited about 2013.
Loosened NCAA rules could be a game-changer in recruiting, Sam McKewon writes. | Regional trends
24 THU
See what trends emerge in an analysis of a quarter-century's worth of Husker recruiting rankings. | Wavering duo
Husker Dan unveils a different sort of All-America team.
23 WED
Cornerback Boaz Joseph of Weston, Fla., commits* to NU. | 2013 list
Winter conditioning is a time when leaders emerge.*
The Huskers have a nation-leading Super Bowl streak going, according to info compiled at the University of Florida. | Rathman’s approach*
22 TUE
Impactful late additions* in recruiting have been a Bo Pelini hallmark.
Ex-NU assistant Bill Busch says Wisconsin's run game is in good hands.
The LJS has some recruiting notes,* and the story of a state trooper's role in kicker Pat Smith's decision to walk on gets national play.
Tim Brown says Bill Callahan might have sabotaged his own team in the Super Bowl ten years ago. | Discuss
Ndamukong Suh is taking the plunge into reality TV competition.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Andy Janovich & C.J. Zimmerer
Dave Feit recaps what we learned from the Huskers’ 2012 season.
21 MON
Nebraska could use help in the Facebook voting for the cover of EA Sports’ NCAA Football game. Links: 1, 2
The Huskers have a tighter window for winter conditioning this year, but strength and conditioning coach James Dobson says it isn't a problem.
Sam McKewon looks at who might be next to commit to the Huskers.
20 SUN
Juco O-lineman Matt Finnen* commits to Nebraska, and Louisiana athlete Tre’vell Dixon is back on board* as a Husker commit. | 2013 list
Former Husker Scott Frost reportedly is moving up* to offensive coordinator at Oregon as Mark Helfrich becomes head coach.
The LJS sizes up the recruiting class* with 2½ weeks to go.
Shawn Eichorst's time at Miami* gets and in-depth look from the OWH.
Offensive line commit Zach Hannon* came up with a novel way of getting noticed at scouting combines. | Weekend visitors*
Ninety years ago this week, Nebraska athletics lost one of its most beloved figures as trainer Jack Best passed away at age 77. Read about Best and more in the latest edition of This week in Husker history.
19 SAT
New commit Cethan Carter is a late bloomer who is attracting new high-profile suitors,* but he says his NU pledge is solid. | McWilson* wavering?
Daimion Stafford will play in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game Feb. 2.
18 FRI
Rex Burkhead and Tom Osborne are part of a new sportsmanship campaign directed toward Nebraska middle- and high-schoolers.
Hear former Husker Sam Koch discuss the Ravens' Super Bowl quest.
Tight end Cethan Carter* from Louisiana* commits to the Huskers.
Ben Cotton starts on Part 2* of his three-pronged life plan.
NU's three recent D-line commits will require Rick Kaczenski's polish.
17 THU
There's a double dose of good news this week from Team Jack.
Bo Pelini gets a strong endorsement from his new boss, Shawn Eichorst.
A Feb. 11 trial is set in Lincoln for Alfonzo Dennard.
Will Compton gets ready for his shot at playing at the next level.
Three jobs at linebacker are wide open for 2013. | Fisher’s decision
Eric Martin, Tim Marlowe and Cameron Meredith will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
16 WED
The tribute to Dr. Tom in Omaha on March 9th will be anything but dull.
What does Chip Kelly's leap to the NFL mean for Scott Frost's future?
A top defensive tackle's canceled visit is explained by his coach.
Nebraska advances to the sweet 16 in the NCAA Football cover voting.
15 TUE
Listen to Ernest Settles discuss his decision to commit to Nebraska, as well as his late conversion from basketball to football. | Position of need
ESPN bloggers’ bold predictions for 2013 include some big numbers for Ameer Abdullah and Taylor Martinez.
Hear Tony Veland assess the merits of player versatility and more.
A forecast by Athlon has Nebraska winning the Legends again in 2013.
Barry Switzer and Bill Snyder will be part of a March 9 bash* at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha honoring Tom Osborne.
Ernest Suttles, a defensive end from Florida, switches his commitment from Iowa State to Nebraska. | 2013 list | Recruiting update
The Big Ten will reconsider the Legends and Leaders division names.
14 MON
Reserve quarterback Bronson Marsh transfers to Nebraska-Kearney.*
Sean Fisher opts for med school over a possible sixth year of eligibility.
Sam McKewon crunches some numbers* to determine where Bo Pelini's teams must improve in order to compete for national championships.
Matt Davison's Creating Captains will host a benefit event Feb. 15 on the indoor field at Hawks Championship Center.
13 SUN
O-line prospect Dan Samuelson decommits in favor of Michigan. More from the recruiting front: South Dakota speedster* | Els' homestretch strategy*
This week in Husker history: 105 years ago, NU appeared headed for the Big Nine – but the move wouldn't happen for more than a century.
Nebraska of 1994-97 gets a Florida columnist's nod for the best four-year stretch by a college football team.
I.M. Hipp recalls his 1977 performance that got Bear Bryant's attention.
Inside the athletic department: Shawn Eichorst* & Jamie Williams* profiled.
12 SAT
Terrell Newby's coach says the new Husker commit isn't worried about competition at running back. | NU's options at tight end
What will Sean Fisher decide? Randy York has a hunch.
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will feaure at least three Huskers.*
The Dallas Cowboys hire former Husker player and assistant Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator.
Hear Eric Martin discuss his Husker career and his future, and Terrell Newby talk about the process that is leading him to Lincoln.
11 FRI
Will Shields is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers
Ndamukong Suh settles a lawsuit over his 2011 car crash in Oregon.
Sean Fisher is still deciding whether to seek a sixth year* of eligibility.
Listen as departing seniors Rex Burkhead and P.J. Smith discuss their careers and future Husker Maliek Collins explains why he chose Nebraska.
Nebraska's rout of Alabama 41 years ago might have been a catalyst for change in Tuscaloosa, Randy York writes.
It's the second round as your Facebook vote can help get NU on the cover of NCAA Football 14.
10 THU
Hear Barrett Jones, who will be in town Saturday night to pick up the Rimington Trophy, talk about what's behind Alabama's run of success.
Tim Beck's recent pay increase nearly doubles* his annual salary.
It's good to be part of the dynasty debate,* Tom Shatel writes.
Will Compton & Ben Cotton are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
09 WED
Another Black Friday game appears likely for Nebraska and Iowa.
Husker Dan says it isn't easy being a Nebraska fan these days.
Tom Osborne says Bo Pelini has good reason for optimism about 2013.
Four-star back Terrell Newby announces he'll be a Husker.* | 2013 list
Nebraska is adding women's sand volleyball as a 24th* sport. | Discuss
Tom Osborne reflects on the drive for perfection* that is a common thread between the 1990s Huskers and the present-day Crimson Tide.
As Nebraska awaits running back Terrell Newby's decision today, here's a recruiting update from Sam McKewon. | Jay Foreman on recruiting
Here are early top 25s for 2013: Athlon | Mark Schlabach | Paul Myerberg
See where several Nebraska seniors stand in position rankings for the 2013 NFL draft. | Steinkuhler's rehab*
08 TUE
Hear the latest on recruiting from HuskerOnline's Nate Clouse. | Synopsis
Steve Sipple explains his AP ballot,* and Sam McKewon ruminates on what separates the elite from the rest.
By the numbers: The Nebraska and Alabama dynasties go head to head.
In the final rankings, Nebraska is 23rd in the coaches' poll and 25th in AP.
Tom Shatel calls for placing Michigan and Ohio State in the same division.
07 MON
Hear Larry the Cable guy, in an Alabama interview, discuss his longtime attraction to Husker football.
Three of Nebraska's 2013 recruits are on campus and enrolled.*
Another ranking of football programs’ dollar value has NU at No. 11.*
Sam McKewon sees a few key problems to solve for Bo Pelini.
Hear former Nebraska I-back Correll Buckhalter explain how his experience as a Husker helped him have a lengthy career in the NFL.
06 SUN
The Huskers land another DT prospect, Maliek Collins of Kansas City.*
Sam McKewon looks at who's being pursued by Nebraska in the stretch run* of recruiting. | 2013 team snapshot
This week in Husker history: Two top I-backs make early exits to the NFL.
Steve Sipple says Bo Pelini's postseason positive tone appears genuine.
Randy York salutes Pete Elliott as a man of influence beyond the gridiron.
05 SAT
Craig Bohl's North Dakota State Bison claim a second national title.
DT Kevin Maurice of Orlando commits to the Huskers.* | 2013 list
Josh Banderas gets set to play in Saturday's Army All-American Bowl.
Shawn Eichorst* discusses his philosophy as he settles in as A.D.
04 FRI
Pete Elliott, Nebraska's coach in 1956,* dies at age 86. Read his 2007 interview with David Max. | Bio
Former Nebraska assistant Bill Busch joins Gary Andersen at Wisconsin.
Taylor Martinez is determined* to get NU to the next level. | 2013 offense
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest will be 1990 All-Big Eight offensive tackle Tom Punt.
03 THU
Angry Dad is thinking team improvement wasn't on the menu in 2012.
Nebraska is an exception as most major football schools don't restrict the use of a risky and controversial painkiller.
The Big Ten is working on a more diversified lineup of bowl games.
If there's a talent deficit at Nebraska, it isn't substantial, Hail Varsity's Brandon Vogel writes. | Should you believe?
Shawn Eichorst sees no big problems* to fix as he takes the reins as A.D.
Underclassmen are eager for a shot to turn the defense around. | Notes*
Rex Burkhead's next chapter* will begin to unfold in the coming months.
02 WED
Dirk Chatelain says Nebraska needs to redefine its edge.*
Todd Peat reportedly will enroll at an Arizona community college.
Hear Jay Foreman's postmortem and thoughts on the state of the program.
KLIN says thanks to Tom Osborne with a two-hour special featuring vintage audio clips spanning his career. | Eichorst set to take over
01 TUE
Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 The Huskers play the Bulldogs on even terms through three quarters, but Georgia pulls away with big passing plays. Get the details on the game page. | Stryker commentary
The Huskers have a chance today to erase a bad memory from one month ago as they test their mettle against the Georgia Bulldogs in Orlando. Here are the game-day stories from the papers inLincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6),*Omaha (1, 2, 3),*Athens (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),Macon,AtlantaandOrlando.Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Vogel, Schultz, Callahan
Walking on doesn't always produce a storybook moment.*