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April 2013

30 TUE
Hear Eric Martin discuss his invitation to the New Orleans Saints camp, his time as a Cornhusker and more.
Jack & Andy Hoffman, Daimion Stafford and Eric Martin will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Future Husker Nate Gerry is upset in the 100 meters -- with a big asterisk.
Sam McKewon recaps the latest developments on the recruiting front.
Baker Steinkuhler* hopes to earn a free-agent deal at the Houston Texans' mini camp next month,
No decision has been made on which nonconference opponent to drop from the Huskers' 2016 schedule.
29 MON
NU rises a notch to No. 22 in Mark Schlabach's 2013 Top 25.
Jack Hoffman visits the president. | More coverage | More on Team Jack
There are no Husker games on the ABC/ESPN prime-time schedule.
Some top NFL organizations aren't buying into the SEC hype.
D-linemen* continue to be a key focus for NU on the recruiting trail.
Lee Barfknecht sees pluses and minuses* in the East-West divisions.
28 SUN
Sam McKewon examines NFL draft numbers and what they seem to reveal about the Huskers’ talent level. | Maher & Meredith* | Draft page
It's official: The Big Ten will move to East-West divisions starting in 2014 and a nine-game league schedule beginning in 2016.
This week in Husker history: If Academic All-America honors had existed in the early 20th century, surely Fred Hunter would've been a contender.
Watch as Steve Calhoun talks about Taylor Martinez and his NFL chances.
The OWH previews the Legends Division, with a focus on Northwestern.
27 SAT
Rex Burkhead goes to the Bengals in the sixth round of the NFL draft, and the Titans select Daimion Stafford in the seventh. At least four Huskers have reached free-agent deals. Get all the details on the draft page.
There are more similarities between Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah than meet the eye. | Draft wait continues
26 FRI
Listen to Sharp & Benning's 11-part roundtable on the state of the Huskers.
Former Husker Jim McFarland* says there are ways for NFL players to better control their fate, and it starts in the classroom.
Papillion-La Vista's Kenzo Cotton,* son of former Husker Curtis Cotton, is drawing big schools' interest as a cornerback.
As they await NFL draft results, Rex Burkhead's parents* are proud for reasons that have little to do with football. | No B1G shutout
25 THU
Jack Hoffman will be part of the “World’s Largest Softball Tailgate” Saturday as NU takes on Michigan, and fans are urged to join the free festivities.
CBSSports.com looks at Bo Pelini's quest for a breakthrough year in 2013.
Taylor Martinez & Ameer Abdullah find themselves in elite company as the first 2013 HeismanPundit/CBSSports.com Heisman watch list is released.
The U.S. Senate honors Jack Hoffman and desig­nates a National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day. | More about Team Jack
Harvey Perlman assesses the state of the NCAA and says "something has to give" with respect to rulemaking.
iOS users can follow the NFL draft via the Draftpedia app. | B1G lull*
24 WED
ESPN.com looks at Spencer Long's improbable path to star status.
Derek Johnson fast-forwards a year to eye Taylor Martinez's NFL chances.
Athlon ranks Ameer Abdullah as the No. 2 Big Ten running back for 2013.
The four-team playoff that begins with the 2014 season gets an official name – the College Football Playoff – and fans can vote on the logo.
It'll be a waiting game* for Rex Burkhead* and other Huskers in the draft.
23 TUE
Nebraska is one of at least four Big Ten schools that will have to juggle their nonconference schedules in 2016.
Go 2:30 into this audio clip to hear private QB coach Steve Calhoun discuss Taylor Martinez's progress and the fan pressure he faces.
22 MON
In a change of plans, the Jack Hoffman trading card is being made available for purchase, as an Upper Deck explains in this video. Order yours from Team Jack. | Plano salutes Burkhead | More about Jack
Frank Solich says his success at Ohio brings satisfaction, not vindication.
A new ACC media-rights deal may kill any Big Ten designs on plucking teams from that conference. | Shatel* | Barfknecht | Sipple* | Chatelain*
Another ailing child takes it to the house, this time at East Carolina.
Sam McKewon offers up a wrapup of the latest on the recruiting front.
A rare shutout likely awaits the Big Ten in the first round of the NFL draft.
Husker Mike assesses how the coming Big Ten changes might affect NU.
Brett Maher's NFL chances* don't begin and end with the draft.
The LJS comes up with a projected depth chart* for the offense, as well as some numbers* to chew on.
Private coaching* helps drive the trend of earlier and earlier commitments by young quarterback prospects.
Fresh Coat Painters and 4G Alarms & Communications are the newest members of our business directory.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: golfers Cathy Nelson & Kari Mangan
21 SUN
Saturday's opponent spring games: Southern Miss (12), South Dakota State (canceled), Michigan State (12), Penn State (12)
The LJS looks at some defensive numbers* in need of improvement.
Tom Shatel says NU must aim higher* than winning the Big Ten West.
This week in Husker history: Sophomore QB Bobby Newcombe shines in Frank Solich's first spring game as head coach.
Nebraska is in for a couple of modest years* in the NFL draft, Sam McKewon writes.
20 SAT
Bo Pelini confirms that QB/WR Brion Carnes will transfer.
Why do kids get cancer? It's a mystery that's at the root of what Team Jack is all about. | How to help
19 FRI
East and West will replace Legends and Leaders in 2014, ESPN reports. And a nine-game league schedule starting in 2016 appears set for approval as early as next week.
Taylor Martinez's training sessions* with Steve Calhoun will resume in May.
A QB and a receiver* at Creighton Prep are drawing FBS schools' interest.
Several seniors from the 2012 football team will play in a charity basketball game Saturday night in McCook, with proceeds going to Team Jack.
NU's soon-to-retire athletic certification coordinator, Linda Olson, is honored for her decades of behind-the-scenes work.
18 THU
Derek Johnson weighs in on the "most delusional fans" debate.
Nebraska ranks No. 4 in the Big Ten in 2012 football ticket revenue.
Anyone who might want to trade places* with Jack Hoffman hasn't seen what the 7-year-old boy must endure, Tom Shatel writes.
Rex Burkhead's legacy at Nebraska will endure long after he leaves Lincoln for the NFL, Steve Sipple writes.
Learning to lighten up was a key for NU's national champion bowlers.
17 WED
Bo Pelini remains the same man even as fan and media perceptions of him change, Husker Mike writes.
Former Husker Bob Kahler dies in Florida at age 96.
Advance five minutes into this audio clip to hear what Jay Foreman will be looking for in the defense's development.
Taylor Martinez is No. 2 in Athlon's ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
Making a difference: Ameer Abdullah and Quincy Enunwa have embraced 2-year-old brain cancer patient D.J. Reddick.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Brent Qvale & Andrew Rodriguez.
16 TUE
David Santos and Jason Ankrah are being asked to lead this spring and summer on the defense's front seven.
Nebraska is No. 1 in spring game attendance so far this year.
Jeremy Pernell lists the top 100 draft prospects for 2013.
Ndamukong Suh will be in Omaha next week for a charity event.
Upper Deck is creating a Jack Hoffman rookie trading card* to be used by Team Jack for fundraising and promotional purposes.
Ohio State believes it has nearly all the parts in place to become the Big Ten's premier offense in 2013.
15 MON
Defensive tackle Keven Williams says now is his opportunity to emerge, while high expectations continue to surround Vincent Valentine.
Congrats to Sean Fisher on his $10,000 Big Ten postgraduate award, and to Ben Cotton on sharing Nebraska's Heart & Soul Award.
There's a chance Memorial Stadium's FieldTurf* will be replaced this year.
14 SUN
Tom Shatel wonders if this is the year Bo Pelini's Huskers show the same discipline on the field* that they've so admirably displayed off it.
Jack Hoffman's parents have tried to steer the focus of the media spotlight to awareness of pediatric brain cancer. | Global coverage
When was the last time two Huskers were selected in the first round of the NFL draft? The answer is part of this week in Husker history.
Review this weekend's opponent spring games: Michigan | Ohio State | Northwestern | Purdue | Illinois
13 SAT
Congrats are in order once again for the NU women’s bowling team, which won its fourth NCAA title by rallying from a 2-1 deficit to beat Vanderbilt, 4.5 to 2.5.
Seniors Jason Ankrah and Thad Randle* are being asked keep the younger D-linemen on an upward trajectory over the summer.
View Friday night's ESPN SportsCenter segment on Jack Hoffman here. Also, watch Andy Hoffman talk with Fox's Jenna Lee (sister of former Husker quarterback Zac), and hear Jack Arute's interview with Andy.
12 FRI
The LJS has some updates on the Huskers' nonconference opponents.
Receiver Christian Bailey of California is joining the team as a walk-on.
Nebraska woos a Florida QB* who operates an offense similar to NU's.
11 THU
Braylon Heard picks Kentucky as his transfer* destination.
More on Jack's run: Social media's power | Inspiring the masses
Nebraska's senior associate athletic director for academics, Dennis Leblanc, is the Huskers' secret weapon in recruiting, Randy York writes.
Alfonzo Dennard* gets probation and 30 days in jail in his assault case.*
Taylor Martinez would welcome more passing in the offensive mix.
10 WED
Derek Johnson reports on what can be learned from the spring game.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Cole Pensick & Jeremiah Sirles
Brandon Vogel reflects on how Jack Hoffman's run transcends sports.
Athlon is having Facebook users pick the cover for its Nebraska edition.
David Santos' injury will keep him out of action for a few more weeks, Bo Pelini* says during a Big Ten teleconference.*
It's been a one-step-at-a-time approach for the young defense.*
Count Jared Tomich among those moved to tears by Jack Hoffman's run.
09 TUE
Hear Nate Clouse of HuskerOnline discuss the latest in recruiting and Sam McKewon of the OWH on the spring game.
Friday is the new submission deadline for the 2062 time capsule.
The Denver Post assesses Rex Burkhead's stock in the NFL draft.
In an ESPN.com video, Jeremiah Sirles discusses the offense's potential.
Tom Osborne helps Iowa Western celebrate its juco national championship.
Jack Hoffman's TD jaunt has gone national and even global. | In Japan
08 MON
Husker Mike issues his report card on the spring game.
Hear Andy Hoffman describe his son's special moment Saturday, and watch the Good Morning America segment featuring Jack & Andy. | ESPN.com feature
07 SUN
The defense has plenty to work on,* Sam McKewon writes. | 3 goals*
The LJS examines NU's higher travel expenses* in the Big Ten.
Fifteen years ago, Bill Clinton honored the Nebraska and Michigan teams at the White House and joked that the national cham­pi­onship should be settled on the lawn. See the video – it’s part of this week in Husker history.
06 SAT
The Reds come out on top in an offensive-oriented spring game, and little Jack Hoffman takes it to the house on the game's longest play. Get all the coverage, video and more on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, York
The progress of the defense figures to be utmost on fans' minds at today's Red-White spring game, but there are other things* worthy of attention* as well.Commentary: Sipple,* York, McKewon*
Please welcome a recent addition to the HuskerMax business directory, Andy Manes at 1st Source Asset Advisors.
The spring game isn't such a big deal* to coaches, but don't tell Joe Ganz.
Football physics specialist Tim Gay says football needs to change.
Roy Helu Jr. expects to return to full speed after foot surgery.
05 FRI
Steve Spurgeon and McGraw Milhaven of Husker baseball fame will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
HuskerOnline previews the defensive players to watch Saturday.
Congrats to the 21 members of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
Here are our sortable rosters for the Red-White game. | Media guide
Hear Will Shields talk about what he'll be looking for in tomorrow's spring game, as well as his perspectives as an athlete's parent.
The staff hopes the spring game pays dividends on the recruiting front.*
Developing depth is a priority for the tight ends.*
04 THU
Here's the lineup of spring games for Nebraska's 2013 opponents.
HuskerOnline lists three offensive players to watch Saturday.
Former Husker receiver Guy Ingles remains in awe of the excellence of Tom Osborne's 1995 team, even in practices.
The coaches have made some changes in hopes of improving ball security.
Hear Gregg Pruitt, in town for the Jet Award festivities, discuss his friend­ship with Johnny Rodgers, the old NU-Oklahoma rivalry and other topics. More: Billy Cannon, Johnny Rodgers
Ameer Abdullah says his time on the sidelines has given him a better grasp* of the playbook while improving the depth at running back.
Rick Kaczenski likes the attitude* converted O-lineman Brodrick Nickens brings to the defensive line. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Tom Shatel has some questions and predictions for 2062* and says the sellout streak will still be alive.
03 WED
Future Husker Nate Gerry sets a South Dakota record in the 100 meters.
The Huskers hold their final practice before the spring game, and Bo Pelini* calls it "a spirited go." | Audio: HuskerMax Report, Pelini, Abdullah
The spring game marks the last call for year 2062 time-capsule items.
Watch as Imani Cross discusses about his slimmed-down physique, his increased reps this spring, and the offense's potential.
Zaire Anderson absorbs the words of wisdom* of his Philadelphia mentors.
Athlon ranks Bo Pelini seventh among Big Ten head coaches. | Discuss
Going to the spring game? Here are a few facts and reminders.
Jason Ankrah sees better play* as essential to being a team leader.
02 TUE
Reports of King Frazier’s progress add to the spring game’s intrigue.
Former Oklahoma and Colorado coach Chuck Fairbanks dies at age 79.
Former Husker quarterback Dave Humm receives honorary Blackshirt designation on his 61st birthday. | Husker Greats Foundation
The stiff competition at cornerback is a good thing, Josh Mitchell* says.
Hear Matt Slauson's thoughts on his move from the Jets to the Bears.
Taylor Martinez's high goals include becoming an NFL quarterback.
John Garrison helps Spencer Long* avoid sliding into complacency. Notes*
Walk-on WR Sam Burtch* is making the most of his spring opportunities.
Steve Warren gets ready for his charitable foundation's big weekend.*
01 MON
John Papuchis says after Monday's practice that the defense continues to make strides. On offense, Tommy Armstrong’s leadership* is noteworthy. | Audio: HuskerMax Report, Els, Mitchell, Beck, Papuchis| Video
Tim Beck discusses the offense's potential in this ESPN.com video.
Ndamukong Suh wins the ESPN.com balloting for best Big Ten player of the last 15 years.
Hear Eric Warfield assess the top contenders for starting positions in the defensive backfield.
Cole Pensick says his extensive hockey experience helps him in football.
The trend toward dual-threat quarterbacks is one thing that keeps the Huskers in opponent-scouting mode,* even during spring practice.