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July 2013

31 WED
Download some schedule wallpaper from Jesse's Husker Football Zone
Here are some quotes from Bo from his day in Bristol, Conn.
Hear Dan Hadenfeldt & John Papuchis on Saturday's Legends Radio Show.
Matt Damon talks on ABC about his new connection to Nebraska football.
Sam Keller's lawsuit survives a challenge in federal appeals court.
Blue-chip defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes gets NCAA clearance to play this season for UCLA.
David Santos and Jamal Turner are among the Big Ten's potential breakout players in 2013, says Athlon Sports.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Jason Peter returned a Virginia Tech fumble 31 yards for a TD | OWH player countdown: Wide receiver Kenny Bell
The Lincoln paper previews the Michigan Wolverines.*
Ron Brown* is honored to join the likes of Bob Gibson and Johnny Rodgers in the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame.
Twenty-four practices in 20 days: NU releases its fall camp schedule.
A more confident and savvy Braxton Miller* has Ohio State in the Big Ten driver's seat. | 3-game suspension for Hyde
Here's the info and map you'll need if you attend Fan Day.
Michigan State loses its projected No. 2 right tackle to injury.
It'll be a busy day today for Bo Pelini at ESPN studios.
30 TUE
Corn Nation previews the Northwestern Wildcats.
SI.com examines what's at stake for Taylor Martinez in 2013.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: I-back Ken Clark wore No. 32 | OWH player countdown: Senior defensive back Ciante Evans
Six of eight CBSSports.com writers pick NU to win the Legends Division.
Hard work is the main ingredient in Quincy Enunwa's* simple recipe for success on the football field. | Talented trio*
29 MON
Hail Varsity assesses where the offense has room to grow in 2013.
Abu Lamin commits to South Carolina, and Sam McKewon comments on the difficulty of finding and developing DTs.
The last copies of “Husker Game Day 2010 – Farewell Big 12” are now available at a deeply reduced price.
Steve Sipple says Alabama is pushing the envelope of recruiting staffing rules in ways that NU is unlikely to emulate.
Athlon Sports has Nebraska & Florida projected for the Outback Bowl.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Nebraska players have had 33 1,000-yard rushing seasons. | OWH countdown: Spencer Long
The Lincoln paper offers capsule previews of Illinois* & Indiana.*
Several Big Ten players sound off on the pay issue.*
Placekicking duties* are up for grabs between Mauro Bondi & Pat Smith.
28 SUN
NU apparently faces an uphill battle for DT prospect Abu Lamin.*
Countdowns: OWH -- Quincy Enunwa | KLIN -- Trev Alberts wore No. 34
This week in Husker history: Thunder Thornton is among the MVP vote-getters after the college all-stars upset the Green Bay Packers.
Tickets are now available for the Through These Gates Lincoln premiere.
Nebraska finally seems at home* in the Big Ten, Tom Shatel writes.
Ndamukong Suh says getting a new deal from the Lions is not on his mind.
Senior defensive back Ciante Evans* strives to turn his mistakes into learning experiences. | Captain's role*
27 SAT
Eric Martin is making the New Orleans Saints' coaches take notice.
Bo Pelini is glad to see his staff remain intact* from 2012.
Cameron Meredith won't be prosecuted* in a June assault case.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Kinney & Berns, two top I-backs who wore 35
OWH player countdown: Jason Ankrah, Jamal Turner
26 FRI
Potential Colorado transfer Alex Lewis ponders a plea bargain.
Abu Lamin, a juco DT prospect, rates his Lincoln visit a "big 10."
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Lee Zentic's 36-yard return of a blocked punt in the big upset over Oklahoma in 1959
Californians for Nebraska's Kent Wiedel will join Kenny Bell and Mo Seisay as Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
The veterans on defense are making sure the newcomers stay on pace with their football acumen.* Wrapping up the two days in Chicago: Randle good to go | Foltz’s role | Notes & quotes | Final thoughts
25 THU
Tom Shatel notes that even the experts can't agree on whether the targeting rule* applies in specific situations.
Bo Pelini helped craft the offense's philosophy by envisioning an attack he wouldn't want to defend.* | Redshirt for Stanton? | Notes: 1,* 2
Northwestern's weaponry adds intrigue to this year's battle of the NUs.
The Nebraska-Iowa game might not keep its Black Friday spot beyond 2017, with Nebraska-Wisconsin mentioned as a possible alternative.
A new wrinkle this year: An assistant captain for each position group. There's more on that and other topics (including some SEC non-worship*) from Bo Pelini on Day 2 in Chicago.
The Orlando Sentinel previews Michigan State, with a No. 32 ranking.
Taylor Martinez can help the 2013 Huskers change their script and write their own legacy,* Tom Shatel writes.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Bob Devaney's final 37 games
OWH player countdown: Zaire Anderson, Cole Pensick
Who will win the Legends Division if it's not Nebraska? Vote here.
At a Lincoln forum, Tom Osborne, Bobby Bowden and Grant Teaff say coaches have a vital role* to play in influencing* the lives of young people.
24 WED
Bo Pelini indicates he's doubling down on his defensive scheme* despite last season's noteworthy struggles. More from Chicago: “Potential” aplenty | Impressive newcomers | Martinez's outlook* | Captains' role* | Meyer vs. media* | Delany's proposal | Notes: 1,* 2*
Player interviews from Chicago: Martinez, Enunwa, Evans | Tidbits
The new rules on targeting are “a little overboard” and too subjective, Bo Pelini says at Big Ten Media Days. He also addressed the status* of several new and veteran players.* | Transcript
Check out BTN's 2½-minute preview of the 2013 Huskers.
A Big Ten media panel picks Taylor Martinez as one of 10 players to watch.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Jersey No. 38 worn by Barrett Ruud
Steve Sipple sees a division title* as the ceiling for this year's Huskers.
Penn State is selling Nebraska-PSU tickets next week, but they will be bundled with Kent State-PSU tickets.
23 TUE
The Jets release undrafted rookie kicker Brett Maher.
The 2013 Husker football media guide is now viewable online.
Opponent previews: Corn Nation on Minnesota | Hail Varsity on Iowa
John Papuchis discusses the state of the defense with ESPN.com.
From Sam McKewon, five things to watch at Big Ten Media Days,* which will begin Wednesday in Chicago. | LJS analysis | BTN schedule | More
The "super division" idea is gaining traction,* Tom Shatel writes.
Win a pair of NU season tickets in a Catholic Social Services raffle.
Penn State gets the 500-word treatment from Hail Varsity.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 39 yards for a Carlos Polk TD against Colorado
OWH player countdown: Corey Cooper, David Santos
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Kenny Bell, Mo Seisay & Corey Cooper
22 MON
Jack Hoffman is honored with a proclamation in the U.S. House.
Chase Rome confirms he's Memphis-bound.*
A Michigan fan site says stopping the run will be the key to NU's success.
Tickets to the Big Ten title game on sale Saturday. | HuskerMax tickets
Taylor Martinez is No. 5 in a ranking of Penn State's top opposing players.
Michigan edges Nebraska as the favorite* to win the Big Ten Legends Division in an unofficial media poll.* | Buckeyes' Hyde dismissed
Nebraska's Jamal Turner makes the watch list for the Jet Award.
Off Tackle Empire presents its cocktail party preview of Nebraska.
Will the allure of pro baseball again cost Nebraska a top recruit?
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 40 passes on Joe Ganz's record-setting day
Memphis appears to be the destination of former Husker DT Chase Rome.
21 SUN
The first Uplifting Athletes road race in Lincoln draws 700 runners in support of the fight against pediatric brain cancer. | Team Jack coverage
John Melton's sense of humor and zest for life are missed by many.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: Black 41 Flash Reverse Pass vs. Oklahoma
Tim Beck* references the “Scoring Explosion” in describing the ’13 offense.
OWH player countdown: Jeremiah Sirles, Josh Mitchell
Sam McKewon lists his top 20 Big Ten players* and says the league's talent level is down but on the way up.
The LJS details some of the questions* surrounding the Huskers at this week's Big Ten Media Days event in Chicago. | BTN schedule
“Through These Gates” and its creator are featured in a Lincoln newscast.
An OWH reviewer* likes the improvements in “NCAA Football 14.”
This week in Husker history: Athletic director Steve Pederson says he wants to see progress, not a particular win total, in 2003.
20 SAT
Boyd Eply's pioneering role in strength and conditioning is noted as fitness professionals gather in Las Vegas.
John Papuchis tells fans in Omaha that he likes the speed of the younger defensive players, and Nate Gerry is seen as an early contributor.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 42 points vs. UCLA on Steve Taylor's big day
19 FRI
An article on Louisville's success contains insights on Shawn Watson as a Nebraska assistant and as a Nebraska adversary.
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck is ready for fall camp after recently undergoing jaw surgery to correct his sleep apnea.
The Outback Bowl extends its Big Ten contract through the 2019 season.
Kenny Bell and Taylor Martinez saw a different side of competition at the ESPYs with Jack Hoffman in L.A.
Harrison Phillips’ commitment to Stanford doesn't mean the Huskers' recruiting is in trouble, Sam McKewon writes.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 43 conference titles for NU
Hail Varsity previews Michigan, Northwestern and Michigan State.
OWH player countdown: Thad Randle, Jake Long
An Illinois columnist is less than thrilled with the Illini's string of conference openers against Nebraska.
Here's the schedule of coaches' press conferences Wednesday at Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago.
18 THU
The future Cincinnati games become official, and the Northern Illinois series is altered, with the 2016 Soldier Field game dropped and two others added.
Corn Nation's Jon Johnston says college football's days are numbered, but not because of concussion issues or over-reliance on TV money.
The Big Ten's shared Gator and Music City bowl tie-ins become official.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will air from Tiger Tom's in Omaha, with Jay Foreman as co-host and Jeremiah Sirles and David Santos as guests.
Games with Cincinnati reportedly are set for 2020 and 2025.
Ameer Abdullah makes the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.
Young Jack Hoffman scores again, receiving the 2013 ESPY* for Best Moment.* | Social media photos | Discuss | Team Jack coverage
A six-member panel at Athlon Sports forecasts a 10- or 11-win regular season for the 2013 Huskers.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 44 touchdowns for Johnny Rodgers.
WR commit Monte Harrison* is selected for a baseball all-star game.
17 WED
Nebraska-Oklahoma is the No. 1 rivalry to fall victim to conference realignment, writes an Iowa columnist.
View the newly released trailer for the "Through These Gates" documentary.
The Huskers are No. 22 in the Austin paper's top 25 countdown.
The new FieldTurf has aesthetic advantages* over the turf it replaced.*
In the face of the O'Bannon-Keller litigation, the NCAA decides not to renew its contract with game-maker EA Sports.
BTN confirms the addition of Eric Crouch as an analyst. | June story*
HuskerOnline looks at the Huskers' linebacker corps for 2013.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: A record-setting 45 TD passes by Zac Taylor.
A Michigan newspaper previews the Nov. 16th Spartans-Huskers game.
A Detroit bowl game joins the Big Ten lineup starting next season.
Taylor Martinez makes the 2013 watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award.
The last copies of “Husker Game Day 2010 – Farewell Big 12” are now available at a deeply reduced price.
Jack Hoffman & family travel to California to see whether an ESPY is in store at tonight's awards show. | Team Jack coverage
Player countdown: C.J. Zimmerer, Jake Cotton
16 TUE
Minnesota and Purdue are the subjects of quick-hit previews.
Kenny Bell makes the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award.
With the new FieldTurf, Dr. Tom's name returns to Tom Osborne Field.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 46 yards on Taylor Martinez's first TD run.
A brief history of Nebraska's licensing revenue shows how times have changed since the early 1980s.
15 MON
The Big Ten chief of officials confirms the league's crackdown on targeting.
Harrison Phillips* announces his school choiceStanford.* | Discuss
A prosecutor asks that Alfonzo Dennard's probation be revoked.
Corn Nation previews Purdue, on NU's slate for the first time since 1958.
KLIN's 50 in 50 countdown: 47 consecutive home victories.
There's opportunity in the Huskers' 2015 schedule, Derek Johnson writes.
OWH player countdown: Imani Cross, Brent Qvale
Steve Sipple observes that there's no shortage of the bizarre in recruiting.
14 SUN
Two of the top tests* posed by opposing quarterbacks will come early in the season, according to QB rankings by Sam McKewon.
“When in doubt, throw him out.” The Big Ten reportedly is taking a hard-line stance on ejections for targeting. | Discuss
The new tight ends* are sold on the position's role in NU's offense.
This week in Husker history: Both world wars cause attrition in the program.
KLIN's 50 in 50: Mike Rozier sets an NU record with 49 rushing TDs, and the Huskers explode for 48 points in one quarter against Colorado.
13 SAT
Juco D-line prospect Claudson Pelon talks recruiting with Jeremy Pernell.
See the progress of the FieldTurf replacement at Memorial Stadium.
Hail Varsity provides a quick preview of Illinois, woeful in 2012.
Player countdown: Rodriguez, Green, Gregory, Williams, McMullen
Alfonzo Dennard* faces a July 31 court date. | More to story
12 FRI
It's 50 days until kickoff, and KLIN starts a countdown with an audio clip on a Husker legend who wore No. 50, Dave Rimington.
Ameer Abdullah's roles are the template for new commit Larenzo Stewart.*
The offense's biggest question mark for 2013: The tight ends.
The 2016 Huskers will face stiff road tests* during conference play.
Bo Pelini tosses the first pitch at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
Construction could start next spring on a proposed $20.4 million complex for tennis and soccer* north of the Devaney Center.
Here's a quick look at the Huskers' fourth opponent, South Dakota State.
11 THU
DB Ishmail Jackson will try out* for a walk-on spot on the team, a decision he reached after a tour of NU with his uncle Matt Damon.*
Spencer Long & Jeremiah Sirles make the watch list for the Outland trophy.
The nine-game conference schedules for 2016 and '17 are released. | Crossovers & no-plays | How it was done | Discuss
It's the 70s in Dave Feit's countdown of top Huskers by jersey number.
Ex-Husker Alfonzo Dennard* is arrested in Lincoln on suspicion of DUI.
Athlon ranks Nebraska's receiving corps No. 2 in the Big Ten.
10 WED
Bigger venues will mean more revenue* for football, basketball & volleyball.
Husker players will be the fans for a change and Jack Hoffman will be on hand for the July 21st Uplifting Athletes Road Race. Meanwhile, an Alex Gordon T-shirt is now part of the Team Jack cause.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Bruce Moore & Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Just a few of the 2013 newcomers have yet to arrive in Lincoln.
Husker senior guard Spencer Long is No. 16 in a countdown of Penn State opposing players. | O-line preview
Southern Miss, Nebraska's Week 2 opponent, is previewed in 500 words.
Taylor Martinez, Ciante Evans and Quincy Enunwa will represent Nebraska at Big Ten Media Days later this month.
Tight end commit Freedom Akinmoladun is a Missourian, but plenty of Nebraska red* runs in his family.
09 TUE
Recruiting news: T.V. Williams picks Kentucky,* and Harrison Phillips will announce his choice of schools Monday.
The Athletic Department gets a new senior administrator in Steve Water­field, in charge of performance and strategic research.*
Enter the Californians for Nebraska ticket raffles for 2013 home games, including a ticket-lodging combo for the UCLA game.
Cole Pensick makes the Rimington Trophy watch list, which was actually released and duly reported nearly two months ago. | 'Tis the season
Athletic directors at Nebraska and elsewhere are turning new attention to improving game experience for ticket-buying fans.
08 MON
Purdue becomes the second Nebraska road opponent of 2013 to institute “dynamic” single-game ticket pricing.
WR prospect T.V. Williams is set to announce his school choice Tuesday.*
Corn Nation previews Illinois, the Huskers' first conference foe of 2013.
Fan Day is set for the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 2.
Two Husker games -- vs. Northwestern & Michigan State -- are in ESPN's Top 25 for 2012 and will be re-aired in a countdown that begins next week.
Sam McKewon explains why decommitments have become part of the nature of the recruiting business.
Hail Varsity previews Wyoming in 500 words.
HuskerOnline previews the Husker quarterbacks for 2013.
OWH player countdown: Afalava, Vacated, Taylor, Jean-Baptiste
07 SUN
Tanner Farmer has shown impressive strength against elite competition, but the Husker O-line commit says his footwork needs some work.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska is not among the "haves" as wartime factors shift talent to some schools and away from others.
06 SAT
Larenzo Stewart, a speedy 5-foot-6 running back from Klein, Texas, commits to the Huskers. | 2014 list
05 FRI
Newcomers get their jersey numbers in the updated 2013 rosters.
Safety Jason Hall from Texas withdraws his pledge to Nebraska.
Ameer Abdullah makes the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation's most versatile player.
04 THU
Nebraska lands two Missouri recruits* on the Fourth*: tight end Freedom Akinmoladun and wide receiver Monte Harrison.
DE prospect Peyton Newell draws motivation* from his mother's memory.
A steadier Taylor Martinez and a sturdier defense in 2013 would go a long way in elevating the quarterback's legacy, Tad Stryker writes.
Husker commit Tanner Farmer says he's aiming for a national title for NU.
CB3 – Nebraska's new Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior – opens this month in East Stadium, and Tom Osborne sees fascinating possibilities.
Former Husker wide receiver Niles Paul is growing more comfortable* as a tight end and is a hit with Redskin fans.
For Woody Widenhofer, who coached Missouri against the Huskers in the mid-1980s, life after football has included a toll booth job.
The OWH player countdown continues: Matt Finnin, Aaron Curry
03 WED
Calculations by a sports-math specialist indicate the 1995 Huskers were in a league of their own.
Defensive end prospect Peyton Newell of Hiawatha, Kan., is an early riser* in more ways than one.
Former Husker Cameron Meredith* is cited by Lincoln police* in connection with an alley fight in mid-June.
Go to the 5:40 mark to hear Jay Foreman's thoughts about the offense, the defensive line, two-a-days and more.
J.B. Phillips is Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest.
Ndamukong Suh is Athon's No. 2 defensive lineman of the BCS era.
02 TUE
Who's the nation's leading active rusher? Randy York has that answer and 12 others in his list of 13 facts for ’13.
NU commit Tanner Farmer* is earning good reviews at "The Opening," an elite camp in Oregon. | NU gets ESPN boost | 2014 class
Grantland's “Games of the Century” series revisits the 1984 Orange bowl.
Phil Steele projects Southern Miss to be the nation's No. 2 most-improved team in 2013, and he has the Huskers playing in Pasadena on Jan. 1.
Hail Varsity examines statistical similarities among recent national champs – and looks at which categories Nebraska has some catching up to do.
Player countdowns: Terrell Newby | HuskerOnline 16-20
Bo Pelini isn't hiding from the program's lofty expectations, Athlon Sports writes in a profile of the Huskers' sixth-year head coach.
Dave Feit's “Greatest Huskers by the Numbers” continues: 89-80
Defensive line prospect Matt Dickerson of San Mateo, Calif., discusses the recruiting process with Jeremy Pernell.
Former Husker tight end J.B. Phillips attains a bit of fame in golf.
Nebraska lands on a list of the 10 most iconic uniforms in college football.
Steve Warren is hosting a free football camp* Tuesday night in Omaha with the help of several other former Huskers.
01 MON
Being traded by the CFL's Alouettes comes as a jolt to former Husker Dahrran Diedrick.
A July 26th arraignment is set for potential transfer Alex Lewis.*
USA Today previews Iowa, the No. 69 team in the newspaper's countdown.
Nebraska-Michigan is listed as one of Week 11's top 5 games nationally.
Corn Nation previews NU's fourth opponent, South Dakota State.
Jay Foreman offers more thoughts on The Fight and team chemistry: 1, 2
More players in the OWH countdown: H. Jackson, C. Jackson, Moss