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June 2013

30 SUN
Sam McKewon reviews five of the top preview mags.* | Consensus rankings
This week in Husker history: The birth of the Husker Nation Pavilion
29 SAT
From the LJS, the Big Ten's top 20 players for 2013: Part 1, Part 2
28 FRI
Nebraska wants Harrison Phillips,* even if his future position is anyone's guess.
Here's an unofficial NCAA Football 14 cover featuring Jack Hoffman.
Nebraska-Northwestern is listed among Week 10's top 5 games nationally.
Some classic audio files featuring Lyell Bremser help convey the rich history of the Nebraska-UCLA series.
ESPN.com breaks down Nebraska's nonconference schedule.
Go 2:15 into this podcast to hear Jay Foreman's perspectives on player fights, team chemistry, bad apples and more.
Player countdowns: Mo Seisay, Alonzo Moore | HuskerOnline 25-21
27 THU
Linebacker Thomas Brown and defensive end Ernest Suttles are off the team* after an off-campus altercation* over the weekend, Bo Pelini announces. | Bios: Suttles, Brown | Discuss
Drake Martinez gets ready for one last appearance as a high school player in California before starting his college career in Lincoln.
Dry needling, a technique similar to acupuncture, is helping Roy Helu Jr. return to form with the Redskins.
The possibility of free Wi-Fi at Memorial Stadium is being explored.
Long runs by Jack Hoffman and Taylor Martinez are up for ESPY voting.
Derek Johnson weighs in on the Huskers' alternate uniforms.
Today is Tom Osborne's* last official day with the Athletic Department, and he looks back on his career in an interview with Randy York.
26 WED
Husker football recruit Luke Gifford* isn't a one-sport sensation.
Corn Nation previews the UCLA Bruins, who will be minus several of their star players from last season's game in Pasadena.
The Team Jack Foundation launches the 8 million views campaign.
The Through These Gates documentary film will debut on Aug. 10.
Three Huskers make Athlon's list of top 15 Big Ten Heisman contenders.
Wyoming's leading rusher from 2012 could miss the 2013 season.
More commentary on the alt unis: Randy York, Hail Varsity
The Athletic Department's Keith Zimmer sees the Uplifting Athletes run on July 21 as something with potential to grow into something much bigger.
Player countdowns: Armstrong, Roach & Janovich | HuskerOnline 5
25 TUE
The Huskers will wear black jerseys against UCLA, as Adidas has unveiled NU's alternate uniforms for the game. Players are excited, but Dave Feit isn't, and Uni Watch gives the look a B-minus. | Discuss
Dave Feit's countdown of greatest Huskers by jersey number begins: 99-90
Athlon has Spencer Long as a second-team All-American and Ameer Abdullah as a fourth-teamer.
Harrison Phillips' wait for a Nebraska offer is over as the Huskers join several other major schools vying for his signature.
Prince Amukamara, at a youth sports clinic in South Dakota, looks back on his unusual journey from Arizona to Nebraska.
24 MON
The Big Ten is adopting a tiered bowl-selection process to keep things fresh* for fans, players and hosting communities.
Dozens of Huskers are expected to attend the inaugural Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race/Fun Run on July 21. Also, Jack Hoffman is in the running for Most Courageous Performance in the BTN Awards Show.
Stanford's scholarship offer to Millard West star Harrison Phillips* doesn't necessarily force Nebraska's hand, Steve Sipple writes. | UCLA too
Ever wonder what a turfless Memorial Stadium looks like?
23 SUN
The Big Ten is adding two California bowls with Pac-12 tie-ins to its lineup: the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Minnesota is No. 77 in USA Today's countdown of team previews.
The OWH reviews Nebraska's year in men's and women's sports.
Camp countdown: Michael Rose and Jordan Westerkamp
A big season is coming up for Eric Crouch – in the broadcast booth.*
This week in Husker history: A hundred years ago this week, Iowa and Minnesota were said to favor Nebraska's recently revealed bid to join the Western Conference, but the distance factor was giving other schools pause.
22 SAT
The highlights are few as Sam McKewon rates every Big Ten non­con­fer­ence game for 2013. | Entertaining Huskers
Nebraska coaches aren't afraid to trust their own scouting* of prospects.
Will there – and should there – be an alternate uniform game in 2013?
What did childhood play consist of for Johnny Rodgers* in Omaha and Tom Osborne* in Hastings?
21 FRI
Bill Pfeiff, a guard for the Huskers in the late 1930s who later coached at Lincoln High, dies at age 95.
The Big Ten isn't following the Pac-12 in limiting contact in practices.
The player countdowns continue: Sam Cotton | HuskerOnline Nos. 31-35
USA Today previews the No. 82 team in its countdown, Southern Miss.
Nebraska has a recruiting plan* that's working, Sam McKewon writes.
After a hearing in California, there's no immediate ruling on whether the O'Bannon-Keller case will become a class action.
20 THU
South Dakota State has some tickets for the Nebraska game that will go on sale Monday morning.
Nebraska native Danny Woodhead has joined the Team Jack cause.
Dave Humm's indomitable spirit and the memory of John Melton imbued last weekend's Husker Greats Foundation event in Las Vegas.
Watch D.J. Foster discuss his decision to commit early to the Huskers.
Harvey Perlman discusses the new arena district, student-athlete stipends and more on 1620 The Zone: 1, 2, 3
OWH camp countdown: Placekicker Mauro Bondi
19 WED
The NU-UCLA game is one of five to watch in Week 3, says Yahoo Sports.
Bo Pelini laid the groundwork* in December for Zack Darlington's commitment to Nebraska, Steve Sipple writes.
NU is third in the National Football Post's Big Ten ratings. | 12-0 OSU?
Southern Miss is parting ways with athletic director Jeff Hammond.
Here's a primer on Thursday's hearing in the Ed O'Bannon-Sam Keller case.
The OWH's camp countdown continues with Paul Thurston, and HuskerOnline starts its own top 40.
Hear Jay Foreman's takes on the recent Husker commits, Nebraska's strength and conditioning program, and much more.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will be a John Melton tribute.
18 TUE
Jeremy Pernell updates his top 250 recruits for 2014.
Hear Husker Sports Network analyst Matt Davison discuss Taylor Martinez's progress and the status of the defense.
Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers enjoyed the Heisman attention* more than Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel seems to.
Can Southern Miss bounce back from a woeful 2012? Corn Nation previews the Golden Eagles.
Check out the Huskers' new Adidas custom cleats. | Discuss
Adam Rittenberg sees Nebraska's Kenny Bell as the Big Ten's likely leader in receiving yards in 2013.
Jack Hoffman* is cheered at the CWS before his last day of chemo.
Wide receiver Taariq Allen is No. 46 in the OWH's camp countdown.
Zack Darlington's parents draw praise for sticking to their beliefs.
Ex-players flock to Vegas to honor Dave Humm and give him a hand.
There's a key hearing this week in the potentially game-changing legal case that former Husker Sam Keller is a part of.
17 MON
SB Nation analyzes Nebraska's mastery of SEC teams over a three-decade period through the 1990s.
The turf replacement* project at Memorial Stadium begins, and a new cork layer should make for cooler playing conditions.
New commit D.J. Foster* makes ESPN's list of Top 300 recruits.
Ouch! The Big Ten is tied for fourth in Phil Steele's conference rankings.
A latte with your kickoff? Derek Johnson writes about those 11 a.m. starts.
Scouting and patience are paying off as Nebraska gets the June recruiting momentum it was counting on, Sam McKewon writes.
Spencer Long & Ameer Abdullah make Athlon's preseason all-conference first team, while five other Huskers make the second and third teams.
More from the OWH's player countdown: Carter, Miller, Kondolo
Nebraska saw something* in cornerback Trai Mosley that others did not, and Mick Stoltenberg* has a fan in former Husker Steve Warren.
16 SUN
Here's the story of former Husker tackle Jim Raschke, who found fame in a different arena – and under a different name.
Demornay Pierson-El, a prospective slot receiver from Virginia* makes it three commits* in a day as Big Red Weekend* pays off. | 2014 list
This week in Husker history: Plans for Nebraska Field move forward.
15 SAT
Lincoln Southeast guard D.J. Foster commits to the Huskers, and Gretna's Mick Stoltenberg accepts his NU offer.
Forward to 6:45 in this audio segment to hear quarterback Zack Darlington's comments about his commitment to the Huskers.
14 FRI
Trai Mosley, a cornerback from Texas, commits to the Huskers.
What is buried in those time capsules? Here are some of the things they'll be digging up in 2062.
Bo Pelini and friends, including Larry the Cable Guy, tee it up at Beatrice Country Club.
Dual-threat quarterback Zack Darlington from Florida has committed to the Huskers' recruiting class* of 2014.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg picks Taylor Martinez as the likely league leader in passing this season.
Nebraska's first road opponent of the season, Purdue, is No. 89 in USA Today's countdown for 2013.
OWH fall camp countdown: No. 50, defensive tackle Vincent Valentine
Memorial Stadium will get new FieldTurf* for the 2013 season.
13 THU
The time capsules* for the year 2062 commemorating the sellout streak are buried at Memorial Stadium.
With Big Red Weekend almost here, Hail Varsity offers up a primer on who's who and what to expect. | Newell in demand* | Alabama QB*
Gretna's Mick Stoltenberg gets an NU offer after a camp session Thursday.
USA Today previews Wyoming, No. 90 in its FBS countdown.
ESPN.com's Brian Bennett picks Ameer Abdullah to be this season's Big Ten rushing leader.
Memorial Stadium is No. 3 in Athlon's ranking of Big Ten stadiums.
Ross Els talks recruiting* and says it's way too soon to fret about the number of commits. | More* | Big weekend
Jerry Murtaugh recalls his rocky relationship with coach Bob Devaney as the former linebacker gets set to eulogize John Melton.
The OWH looks at the first 10 players in its Husker camp countdown.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Mark LeRoy and Tim Wurth
12 WED
Fellow Detroit Lions see Ndamukong Suh stepping up as a leader.
Is recruiting speeding up, and is Nebraska keeping pace? Hail Varsity crunches some numbers.
Kick back and enjoy this video tribute to coaches Bob Devaney and John Melton. | Laying the foundation*
Kenny Bell's hit in December's game against Wisconsin appears to have inspired an NCAA rule change. | Discuss
11 TUE
Tanner Farmer,* an offensive lineman* from Illinois, commits to Nebraska's recruiting class of 2014. | Competition at camp*
Here's one we missed a couple months ago: Nebraska's Heisman winners pitch in for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans (video).
NU and the Big Ten fare well with their NCAA Academic Progress Rates.
Three years after conference realignment began turning chaotic, NU's move to the Big Ten is given a B-plus by SI.com's Andy Staples.
Big Ten chief Jim Delany quietly receives a five-year contract extension.
NU ranks near the bottom in a percentage measure of returning lettermen.
Randy Gregory makes an ESPN.com list of Big Ten newcomers to watch.
The schedule might allow the young Blackshirts to learn on the job, but they must be ready by November, Tad Stryker writes
Former Husker assistant John Melton is remembered as a fun and fiery coach who could recruit with the best of them.
Incoming linebacker Josh Banderas fields 20 questions from Randy York.
10 MON
Transfer quarterback Danny O'Brien is leaving Wisconsin after one season.
The offer sheet of Husker commit Jason Hall* has grown more impressive.
Corn Nation previews the Huskers' first opponent of 2013, Wyoming.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg sees Tim Beck as one of the conference's candidates to move into the ranks of head coaches.
Ndamukong Suh coaches ’em up at a football camp in Dearborn, Mich.
Most of the 2013 recruiting class has arrived* in Lincoln.
Bo Pelini's staff feels a sense of urgency as a key recruiting week begins.
09 SUN
Safety Russell Gary* is going into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, but he was on very few schools' radar as a recruit.
Prospective slot receiver T.V. Williams from Texas offers insights into his recruiting experience with Jeremey Pernell.
This week in Husker history: The 49ers sign their top draft pick, running back Roger Craig, to a series of one-year contracts.
Steve Sipple says Bill Callahan's career rebound* makes perfect sense.
08 SAT
John Melton,* the longtime Devaney-Osborne assistant who was beloved for his sense of humor,* dies at age 86. | 2008 interview* | Discuss
Private coach Steve Calhoun* praises Taylor Martinez's drive to improve.
07 FRI
Placekicker Drew Brown, brother of former Husker Kris Brown, commits to the recruiting class of 2014. | “Dream come true” *
Matt Davison reports that team captains have been named in advance of the season, a first* in the Pelini era.* They are Taylor Martinez, Spencer Long, Quincy Enunwa and Ciante Evans. | Discuss
Roy Helu Jr. returns to action with the Redskins after missing almost all of last season because of injury.
Hail Varsity assesses the early point spreads for five Husker games.
The UCLA game gets an 11 a.m. start and an ABC telecast.
Sam McKewon says allowing earlier paid visits* would benefit Nebraska and recruits alike. | Star DT in mix
Ndamukong Suh is No. 40 on the NFL Top 100 list. | Captain Suh?
06 THU
Lavonte David and Prince Amukamara make a CBSSports.com list of potential breakout players in the NFL's 2013 season.
Charlie McBride offers insights on what made Dr. Tom a special coach.
Athlon previews the Big Ten and picks Michigan over Nebraska for the Legends Division title.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart sees Taylor Martinez as the likely league leader in touchdown passes in 2013.
Hail Varsity crunches numbers to gauge the chances of defensive improvement this season with just four starters returning.
05 WED
Tight end Gaelin Elmore discusses his recruitment with Jeremy Pernell.
Phil Steele has the Huskers at No. 16 in his preseason rankings, and Spencer Long makes his All-America second team.
Sam McKewon sees irony in Bill Callahan's comeback. | NU highlights
Past and present defensive backs Ben Eisenhart and Josh Mitchell are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Hear Jay Foreman assess past players whose stock in the public's mind might differ from their teammates' perceptions.
Barrett Ruud* hopes his NFL playing days are not over.
04 TUE
NU's defensive secondary is No. 4 in Tom Dienhart's Big Ten unit rankings.
Bill Callahan has assumed play-calling duties for the Dallas Cowboys.
Ohio State President Gordon Gee will retire on July 1 in the wake of recently revealed controversial comments.
Grad assistant Kyle Brey is just getting started in the family business.
Talk of forming an elite NCAA division for football isn't going away.
A hearing in Alex Lewis' Colorado assault case is delayed until July 1.
03 MON
The Big Ten's new partnership with the Pinstripe Bowl becomes official.
Check out the music video for "Long Road Home" from the upcoming documentary film "Through These Gates."
Three Huskers make Phil Steele's preseason first team All-Big Ten squad, while Nebraska gets seven spots on the second, third and fourth teams.
Sam McKewon says June is shaping up as a key month for NU recruiting.
The Big Ten releases its 2015 football schedule, which includes a late bye week for the Huskers. | Overview | "Fewer good games"
Millard West defensive lineman Harrison Phillips* aims for an NU offer.
02 SUN
Juco speedster Tyreek Hill has the Huskers on his list* of favorites.
Incoming defensive end A.J. Natter,* Nebraska's first recruit from Wisconsin in 16 years, already displays pride in his new school.
A hundred years ago this week, word began to leak out that Nebraska was seeking entry in the Western Conference.
The LJS ranks Big Ten teams' conference schedules by difficulty.
01 SAT
Register now for a July 21st Lincoln Track Club road race that will benefit pediatric brain cancer research.
Grad assistant Kyle Brey assesses NU's youthful corps of tight ends.*
Hail Varsity ranks Nebraska's defense fifth in the conference for 2013.