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February 2013

28 THU
Tom Shatel* thinks Bo Pelini should put his focus on the defense again.
Tim Beck is looking for more consistency* in the offense this season.
Sam McKewon breaks down Taylor Martinez's passing statistics.
Sharp & Benning talk with Rex Burkhead about his NFL Combine trials.
After ten seasons in the NFL, Chris Kelsay decides to retire.*
Listen to Jay Foreman talk about the NFL combine and areas to watch in spring, and Jack Pierce talks about Husker fundraising.
Athlon ranks the Nebraska head coaching job 15th of 125 schools.
Offers are made to multiple 2014 recruits.* | 2013 Athlon analysis.
Tim Beck eyes a faster offense.*
Daimion Stafford takes his turn at the combine; Huskers ready for pro day.
27 WED
Imani Cross looks forward to his opportunity* to shine this spring.
Supply of NU season tickets could meet demand.*
26 TUE
Five Huskers are ready for breakout performances this spring.
Former Husker quarterback Mark Mauer resigns from his job as a Minnesota high school football coach after his arrest in a prostitution sting.
The Nebraska-Iowa game will stay on Black Friday* for two more years.
Former Husker John Clarkefrom 1990-91 dies suddenly during a workout.
NU ranks 4th in Athlon's review of Big Ten coaching jobs for 2013.
The rosters have been released for this year's Shrine Bowl in Kearney, which includes several future Huskers.*
Randy York reflects on what Abraham Lincoln means to Lincoln, Neb.
Please welcome two new writers to HuskerMax™ – Derek Johnson posts his first article about scheduling FCS schools, and Jeremy Pernell lists the top 250 college football recruits for 2014.
24 SUN
Here are Rex Burkhead's numbers from Sunday* at the NFL combine.
Bo Pelini says his confidence in his approach on defense remains unshaken. | Linebacker lineup
This week in Husker history: A $200,000 contract is in the works for new head coach Frank Solich – 33% above Tom Osborne's base pay.
An L.A. high school hires former NU assistant Marvin Sanders.
Brett Maher turns in a solid showing at the NFL combine.
23 SAT
Watch as Rex Burkhead shares his thoughts at the NFL combine.
Former Husker assistant Mike Ekeler joins the staff at Southern Cal.
22 FRI
There are plenty of partners behind the unique equation that defines the new East Stadium athletic/academic complex.
Hear record-setting Cameron Meredith discuss his Nebraska career and what he expects to happen next.
Position previews for spring ball: DBs | D-line | O-line | QB
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will pay tribute to the gone but not for­got­ten: Bill Thornton, Bob Hohn, Ben Gregory, Wayne Meylan, Ed Periard, Jerry List, Ralph Powell, Andra Franklin, Brook Berringer, Ken Clark.
21 THU
Marlon Lucky embraces his prominent role with the Haymakers.*
From Hail Varsity, a peek at what it takes to learn the Pelini defense.
Ameer Abdullah is one of Athlon's five running backs on the rise.
Extensive prep work has Rex Burkhead confident* about the NFL combine.
The Huskers-Hawkeyes series needs a spark, says an Iowa writer.
20 WED
Jurors in Lincoln find Alfonzo Dennard guilty* of felony assault.*
Hear Jay Foreman's recollections of the gantlet that is the NFL combine.
Taylor Martinez is No. 5 in ESPN bloggers' 2012 Big Ten player rankings.
19 TUE
Alfonzo Dennard's case goes to the jury;* no immediate verdict.
Here are the NFL combine* schedules for Nebraska's trio. | Rex is ready
Nebraska would be ill-advised to focus on a 500-mile radius in recruiting, according to this analysis.
Tom Shatel calls for a Devaney statue* at Memorial Stadium.
18 MON
Who among the inexperienced tight ends* will step up this season?
Hear Frank Solich reflect on what made Ken Clark special. | Omaha wave* | Osborne statement | Commentary: York, Sipple,* Babcock
Drake Martinez feels no pressure* in following his brother at Nebraska,
17 SUN
Ken Clark,* the seventh-leading rusher in NU history, has died at age 46,* a cousin confirms. | “The silent runner” | His biggest game 
Sixty-five years ago, Nebraska hired a new head football coach. “New,” however, might not be the best word, as it was his second stint in the job. It’s part of this week in Husker history.
16 SAT
Brett Maher has put in plenty of preparation for the NFL combine.
Bo Pelini says he's ready for the brave new world* of recruiting if it indeed comes to pass. | 2014 prospects* | Sphere of influence*
15 FRI
Alfonzo Dennard testifies* in his assault trial,* and both sides rest their cases without Bo Pelini being called to the stand.
Hear Eric Warfield discuss which of his Husker football teammates could hold their own on the basketball court.
There's been a shift in duties* for Barney Cotton, Bo Pelini says.
The Huskers return one of the Big Ten's most talented trios on offense.
Late-committing recruits may bring quick help to the O-line. | Athlon ratings
14 THU
Mike McNeill & Keith Williams are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
The latest testimony in Alfonzo Dennard's trial may complicate the prosecution's case against the former Husker.
NU's rivalries with Iowa and Penn State are "keepers" but not "un­touch­able" as the Big Ten redraws its divisions, ESPN's Big Ten bloggers say.
Sam McKewon pegs the Huskers at No. 13 in his top 25 for 2013.
13 WED
Bo Pelini & son take in a big hoops game at Duke.
How was the diminutive Frank Solich able to thrive at fullback?
Big Red Wrap-Up's recent recruiting special is now viewable online.
Commentary on the changing Big Ten: Christopherson,* Chatelain
Hear Jay Foreman discuss ways to combat the SEC recruiting advantage.
Nebraska's offensive line and receiving corps come in at No. 2 in ESPN.com's Big Ten postseason rankings.
12 TUE
Big Ten schools will stop scheduling FCS opponents, Barry Alvarez says.
Contrasting stories* begin to emerge* in the trial of Alfonzo Dennard.*
Former Husker assistant Kevin Steele reportedly is joining the Alabama staff in a player personnel role. | Discuss
A schedule of nine or 10* league games may be coming as soon as 2014.
11 MON
Huskers.com invites you to submit your All-Devaney Center teams for men's and women's basketball, 1976 to present.
The Big Ten asks the NCAA to put its new recruiting rules on hold.
Jim Delany says the league is now OK with November night games.
Former Husker quarterback Dave Humm counts his blessings despite his long, difficult battle with multiple sclerosis.
Randy Gregory makes Athlon's list of the year's top juco transfers.
A.J. Natter's unselfishness has impressed the Nebraska staff.
Kyle Brey* appears set to fill the grad-assistant vacancy on the staff.
10 SUN
Incoming quarterback Johnny Stanton's leadership qualities help set him apart from the crowd. | Recruiting roundtable
New recruiting rules* have the Husker staff weighing its options.
A hundred and five years ago, the Cornhuskers wondered where their home games would take place, as their playing field was about to be overtaken by a new engineering building. It’s part of this week in Husker history.
09 SAT
The Taylor-Newby duo gives NU a potent dose of potential at running back.
Video highlights of walk-ons for 2013 are now available.
Randy Gregory has set high expectations for his first season in Lincoln.
08 FRI
Nebraska led the league in recruiting costs in the fiscal year that ended last June, according to an Iowa newspaper. | Urban's challenge
Games in Denver instead of Boulder are a possibility for Nebraska and CU.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Sean Fisher and Alonzo Whaley
John Garrison's Kansas City ties paid off for Nebraska in recruiting.
07 THU
A.J. Natter didn't let the blowout in Indianapolis alter his choice of schools.
Rex Burkhead, Daimion Stafford & Brett Maher get NFL combine invites.
Recruiting in the age of Twitter* can have its bewildering moments.
It was a frantic finish* to the recruiting season despite Bo Pelini’s patient approach,* and a January weekend* proved pivotal. Commentary: Stryker, Vogel, McKewon, Sipple* | Notes* | Quick hits
A look at some of the new guys: Banderas* | Stanton* | Newby & Taylor* | Dixon* | Hannon | Gerry* | D-linemen* | Early enrollees* | Walk-ons | All
How the classes stack up: NU’s rankings* | SEC depth* | B1G capsules*
Now available in our shop: Rex Burkhead autographed items.
Bo Pelini announces the departures* of Chase Rome and Braylon Heard as he discusses the new class of recruits. | Audio | Video | 2013 roster
06 WED
Hear from some of the new signees: Banderas, Suttles, Gregory, Mixon, Finnin, Love | Stanton Q&A
Don't forget: Spring game tickets are now on sale.
Louisiana athlete Tre’vell Dixon switches back to Nebraska in the only signing-day surprise for NU thus far. Follow it all right here with updates on who has signed, videos of all commits, tweets from the recruiting beat, real-time discussion, and more. . | Walk-on list | Discuss: 1, 2
Signing day* arrives with the potential for a couple of additions* to Nebraska's class. | Resilient Maurice | Walk-ons' stories*
The Detroit Lions release former Husker Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Dave Feit hands out 2012 grades for the coaching staff.
Husker commit Terrell Newby shines in the International Bowl all-star game.
Tom Osborne, Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah and others give a crowd of 1,700 middle-schoolers some lessons in character.
05 TUE
A Yahoo video acquaints viewers with Prince Amukamara's royal roots.
Hear the last-minute lowdown on recruiting from Nate Clouse, Mitch Sherman and Sam McKewon.
O-lineman Dwayne Johnson of Houston commits to the Huskers, and Tre'vell Dixon decommits for a second time.* | 2013 list
A focus on Florida* has paid off for NU in recruiting. | Silent commit?
04 MON
Taylor Martinez is 9th and Ameer Abdullah 11th on a Heisman odds list.
Sam Koch helps seal the Ravens' Super Bowl win by taking a time-consuming safety. | Super Bowl Huskers
03 SUN
DE Dimarya Mixon* of Mesquite, Texas, commits to NU. | 2013 list
Damon Benning* says he can relate to the plight of Braylon Heard.
Sam Koch was “born to kick,” and today he'll do it on football's biggest stage. | Super Bowl Huskers
This week in Husker history: Two-time NU captain John Westover’s eligibility at Nebraska was used up, but that didn't stop a Western Conference school from trying to lure the star tackle for an additional season of play in 1903.
Getting early campus visits* from recruits is a priority and a challenge for Nebraska. | Gerry ready to step up | Mixon decommits from Mizzou
02 SAT
The 2013 Pro Hall of Fame class does not include Will Shields.
Bob Stoops and Bo Pelini have joined the lineup at the March 9 Tom Osborne tribute in Omaha.
A Rock Demarco performance-art painting of Tom Osborne will be raffled at the Omaha Home & Garden Expo, with proceeds benefiting TeamMates.
01 FRI
A UNL analysis of former Husker Alex Henery's kicking technique turns up in Popular Mechanics.
Chongo Kondolo, a juco O-lineman, commits* to the Huskers. | 2013 list
Hear Tom Rathman’s thoughts as his 49ers get set for the Super Bowl.
Juco DE Randy Gregory aims to make a quick impact as a Husker.
Kyler Reed will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest.
Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez wants annual games against Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota as the Big Ten considers its future division alignments.
Athlon Sports ranks Nebraska's talent at No. 3 in the conference.
It's the swan song tonight for the Coliseum.