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October 2013

31 THU
Shane Swanson, the tough and sure-handed rodeo cowboy from Hershey, Neb., looks back on his 1980s playing days.
Bo Pelini says Tommy Armstrong and Ron Kellogg are “ready to go” at quarterback, with Taylor Martinez officially out of action for Saturday. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video
Nebraska gets a No. 6 ranking in game-day ambiance.
KLIN's Jack Mitchell proposes a new fourth-quarter tradition at Memorial Stadium, courtesy of the Man in Black.
Congrats to Spencer Long, one of 16 members of the National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athlete Class.
Husker Mike weighs in on Bo Pelini's job security and the potential importance of November.
It's time for the early round of Nebraska-Northwestern predictions. | Video preview
The revolving door at linebacker puts players' resiliency* to the test.
The late Jerry Minnick, Husker All-American 60 seasons ago, will have his own rooting section at Saturday's game.
Dylan Guenther says a lack of mental toughness is hurting the Huskers.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Tim Hager & Dan Steiner.
30 WED
The Wildcats aim to duplicate their 2011 upset in Lincoln and turn their season around.* | Colter-Bell rubber match | Scouting report* | Notes*
John Papuchis and Ross Els discuss the changes at linebacker after Wednesday's practice. | HuskerMax Report | Notes* | Audio | Video
Injuries have forced receiver Tyler Wullenwaber to give up football. | Bio
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Tim Hager & Dan Steiner.
Carl Pelini resigns as head coach at Florida Atlantic over alleged illegal drug use by him and his defensive coordinator. | AD's statement
Andrew Shanle dissects the defense's problems with the QB power read.
Matt Hayes of Sporting News says apathy has “sucked the very life” from the Nebraska program. | Chatelain: Fresh ideas needed
Derek Johnson says it's time to Cross ’em up on offense.
Hear Jay Foreman as he weighs in on the defense's struggles.
Tim Beck is coy about his game plan* for Northwestern, and the O-line remains confident it can deliver* regardless of strategy. | Notes* | Preview
Banged up at running back, Northwestern looks to pull out of its midseason tailspin* on offense. | Big Ten notes*
29 TUE
Some fans cross the line on social media with their criticism of players.
Former Huskers Barrett Ruud and Jay Moore break down the defense's struggles against Minnesota.
Ameer Abdullah* sits out of Tuesday's practice, a move Tim Beck describes as precautionary, and there are no blackshirts* in sight. More: HuskerMax Report | Kellogg's morale-building | Video
The Big Ten's chief of officials says the targeting crackdown is working.
Tale of the Tape, Minnesota edition: Gap integrity is still lacking.
Watch as Randy Gregory discusses the Huskers' mindset as they prepare for Northwestern.
Bo Pelini notes that turnovers have vexed Nebraska against Northwestern.
Brian Bosiljevac explains why be believes it's Tommy time.
Listen to Rob Zatechka's breakdown of the defeat at Minneapolis.
Four writers at Athlon speculate on Bo Pelini's future in Lincoln.
Sam McKewon* and Tom Shatel* agree that an ailing Taylor Martinez can't be Nebraska's best option at quarterback. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Michael Rose appears set to step into a major role* on defense.
Bo Pelini says the defense sometimes lacks the mental components of being physicially tough. | Jet sweep* strikes again
Here's the latest edition of the LJS’s recruit watch*
Jeremiah Sirles describes what it’s like for the many grad students* on the team. | Qvale Q&A*
28 MON
Jay Foreman's postmortem: “Nebraska needs to become a team
Taylor Martinez is questionable for Saturday after suffering a hip pointer* against Minnesota, and more changes appear on the way at linebacker.* More from Monday's press conference: Long lunch | Audio | Video
Dave Feit says the stakes have been raised for the demanding November stretch of the Huskers' schedule.
Mitch Sherman says Bo Pelini has ventured into one of his least favorite places – a gray area – in regard to Taylor Martinez.
The Michigan game gets a 2:30 p.m. CST start on ABC or ESPN.
Saturday's miscues created a “humbling experience” for the offense. | McKewon: Indecision seized the day | Chatelain: Gopher hole for Beck
Look for more teams to try to exploit the Husker defense's midsection,* Steve Sipple writes. | Notes: 1,* 2*
27 SUN
Watch as ESPN’s Lou Holtz, Mark May and Rece Davis take up the question of Bo Pelini’s job security in Lincoln. | Eichorst quiet*
Husker Mike hands out some grades from Saturday's game.
The Huskers drop out of the AP and coaches' polls and rank fourth in USA Today’s Misery Index.
See how Nebraska and Northwestern match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: A game nobody could attend, a chippy conclusion to UCLA-Nebraska, a streak stopped by Texas, and the death of “Train Wreck” Novak.
26 SAT
Up next is Northwestern, losers in overtime Saturday at Iowa.
Minnesota 34, Nebraska 23 Minnesota runs all over the Blackshirts and pulls off a shocking upset as the Husker offense struggles to find a rhythm. Coverage, commentary and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Big Red Over-Reaction
Nebraska is one of the league’s attendance titans that lose money in the sharing of gate receipts.
Intermission is over: Six games in 35 days will determine whether the Huskers return to Indy or become Legends also-rans, and it starts today with Taylor Martinez hoping to return to form against Minnesota. Get the pregame reads fromLincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Omaha (1, 2),*Grand Island (1, 2),Minneapolis (1, 2, 3),*St. Paul (1, 2, 3)*and Duluth.Analysis & commentary: Sipple,* Vogel, Shatel,* Callahan, Sherman.
25 FRI
You can be excited about Tommy Armstrong's potential without tearing down another Husker, Dave Feit writes.
This week's printable rosters and two-deeps are finally ready.
Doing less,* but doing it better, has helped the Husker defense improve, Terry Joseph* says at Friday's Big Red Breakfast. | Hunt for CBs
The Friday Husker Tailgate podcast links are here.
Wide receiver Jamal Turner vows to finish the season strong after battling hamstring injuries. | Notes1,* 2*
A Minnesota columnist says NU's 84-13 romp 30 years ago was the wrong sort of turning point* for Gopher football. | Barfknecht's recollections
24 THU
Some top JUCO defensive tackles* are on NU's recruiting radar.
Minnesota is also not ready to say who will start at QB.
For North Dakota State recruiting, Nebraska is the new Texas.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas* is such a Husker fan that Waverly is where he wants to retire.
Bo Pelini says Taylor Martinez is likely to play Saturday, with the starter at QB to be determined. More from Thursday's practice: H’Max Report
Dylan Guenther assesses what we know at the season's midpoint.
Future Husker: An update on kicker Drew Brown.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Kent McCloughan & Mike Kennedy.
Going to Minneapolis? Here are some things to do: 1, 2, 3, 4
Kenny Bell's catch vs. Illinois makes an ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 collection of one-handed grabs.
Nebraska scores well in the latest Graduation Success Rate report.
Roy Helu talks about his bounce-back season and tackles some Husker topics on Adam Carriker's “4th & Pain.”
The LJS revisits the 84-13 rout* 30 years ago in Minneapolis. | Game page
Minnesota hopes for less red in the seats than two years ago.
Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman is built but needed structure in order to succeed.
The offensive line isn't lowering its expectations* in Spencer Long's absence. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Check out the early round of game predictions. | Scouting UM: 1, 2, 3*
Minnesota tailback David Cobb appears set for a second consecutive start.
Roy Helu Jr. gives fresh legs to the Redskins' rushing attack.
Corn Nation reviews Paul Koch’s “No Place Like Nebraska.” | Order it
Tom Shatel says the onus is on Nebraska to shake the Big Ten blues.
Minnesota's acting coach knows first-hand* about NU's rushing reputation.
23 WED
Ameer Abdullah's versatility has the Gophers' attention. | Sharing the load*
Take a video tour of the Huskers' football video operation.
John Papuchis says Minnesota will make it challenging to apply pressure on its QBs. More from Wednesday's practice: H’Max Report | Notes
From Sam McKewon, an update from the recruiting front.
Husker Dan sees Nebraska's goals as intact at the halfway point.
Go 2:50 into this audio segment for Jay Foreman's observations on Taylor Martinez and more. | Eric Crouch on the Big Ten
Stanley Jean-Baptiste says his ejection* at Purdue won't alter his playing style.* | Starring role | Notes: 1,* 2*
Quarterback isn't the only area that's in flux for the Gophers.
Lee Barfknecht sizes up the wide-open Legends race. | B1G notes: 1,* 2*
22 TUE
The playing status of Taylor Martinez* is likely to be a game-time decision, Tim Beck says. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video
Terry Connealy looks back on his journey from eight-man football in Hyannis, Neb., to the national championship.
Hear Barry Alvarez on 1620 The Zone discussing his role on the College Football Playoff committee.
Mitch Sherman lists some keys for NU in the season's second half.
Hear Rob Zatechka the Minnesota game, including the health of Taylor Martinez and Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill.
Adam Carriker asseses the Huskers and the QB situation at midseason.
Here's the Week 7 report on Huskers in the NFL.
Nebraska nominates C.J. Zimmerer for the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy.
Minnesota holds off on naming a starting QB because redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner is “under the weather.” | Bo's teleconference comments
Miami, a Nebraska opponent in 2014 and ’15, loses some scholarships but avoids a bowl ban as the NCAA announces sanctions.
The Huskers get set for the “six-week meat grinder” that begins on Saturday. | Armstrong Q&A* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Andrew Green's versatility* is proving valuable for the defense.
What's different about a bye week? Jeremiah Sirles* explains.
A receiver no more, Sam Foltz* embraces his role as punter.
See how Husker commits and prospects did over the weekend.
There's still time to get Taste of Nebraska tickets in D.C.
21 MON
Kenny Bell sounds off on the enforcement of the targeting rule: “They’re just trashing the game.”
Former Husker Jay Moore explains how Minnesota might try to slow down Nebraska's pass rush.
Bo Pelini says the two byes* have been "a good thing for us" and that Taylor Martinez practiced Sunday. Here's audio and video from Monday's press conference. | Pregame release
The Northwestern game gets a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and BTN telecast.
Who's the Big Ten's best running back so far in 2013? Vote in our poll.
It isn't 1990 anymore: Nebraska's schedule* costs the Huskers in the polls, Sam McKewon writes.
Josh Banderas is determined not to get KO’d by “the wall.”
20 SUN
Minnesota's starting quarterback for Saturday is expected to be announced Tuesday. | Believing | Kill's status | Minn. notes
The Huskers are 24th in the season's first BCS standings. | Discuss
Don James,* who coached the Washington Huskies to victories over Nebraska in 1991 and ’92, dies at age 80 of pancreatic cancer.
NU re-enters the AP poll at No. 25 and remains 21st in the coaches' poll.
TV plans for the Minnesota game are finalized: It will air on ESPN.
“When he catches the ball, he turns into another human being.” That Ron Kellogg quote sums up Quincy Enunwa.
Three Huskers earn spots on Phil Steele's midseason All-America teams.
At the midpoint of the regular season, the OWH analyzes the Husker offense (Overview | By position | Top plays | MVP) and the defense (Overview | By position | Top plays | MVP). Also, an LJS checkup.
Roscoe “Dusty” Rhodes is one of the reasons for Memorial Stadium’s name. His death 95 years ago and the stadium’s dedication five years later are both part of this week in Husker history.
19 SAT
In a game between Nebraska's next two opponents, Minnesota upsets Northwestern on the road, 20-17.
Ross Els says the young linebackers are gaining resilience and learning the big picture* of their roles in the defense.
KOLN-KGIN's Lance Schwartz tells viewers what “Through These Gates” is all about. | West Coast screenings | Full schedule | On disc | Official trailer
Jordan Westerkamp hangs his hat on his route-running and sure hands.*
18 FRI
Don Erway, who quarterbacked the Huskers to a near-upset of Ohio State in Columbus in 1955, has died at age 78.
The mastermind of the Tunnel Walk of Shame explains what goes into his weekly creations.
BTN issues midterm grades and predictions, and ESPN.com has three Huskers on its midseason all-conference team.
Catch the bye-week edition of the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate.
Ralph Brown is tomorrow's guest on the Legends Radio Show.
An Athlon Sports panel leans toward Nebraska as the Legends favorite.
Tim Beck has the offense practicing fewer plays* to improve execution.
Dave Feit sees the Purdue game as a step forward but no turning point.
The defense's personnel shuffling between plays starts with the eyes of Jake Mandelko* in the press box. | D-line's "edge" | Ankrah inverview
Jack and Andy Hoffman make an appearance on Fox and Friends.
17 THU
Derek Johnson sees the Oregon games as great scheduling strategy – by the Ducks. And could an NU-Mizzou bowl game be coming in January?
Tommie Frazier discusses Husker teams past and present in the latest installment of Adam Carriker's 4th & Pain.
Tom Osborne* was hesitant but now embraces his role on the playoff selection committee. | Guiding principles | Commentary: Shatel,* York
John Papuchis sees the defense gaining confidence.* | Notes*
“We're playing for Spencer,” Mike Moudy* says as he contends to fill the right guard spot vacated by his injured teammate.
16 WED
Bo Pelini says on BTN Live and after Wednesday's practice that he's optimistic* Taylor Martinez will be ready to play against Minnesota. More: HuskerMax Report | Long's injury | Post-practice video | Audio
You must be 21 to appreciate Brian Bosiljevac's midseason rankings.
Irving Fryar is indicted in New Jersey in an alleged mortgage scam.
The Big Ten has released the 2018 and 2019 conference schedules. Nebraska's cross-division games: Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State in ’18, and Ohio State, Indiana and Maryland in ’19. | Discuss
Tom Osborne's appointment to the College Football Playoff selection committee is now official. | Alvarez too
Tickets to the Northwestern and Michigan State games have become available because the schools returned part of their allotments.
Go 2:20 into this clip to hear Jay Foreman's takes on the state of the defense at midseason.
Taylor Martinez isn't the only high-profile quarterback in the Big Ten whose 2013 season isn't playing out as expected.
Mike Moudy stepped in for Spencer Long at Purdue but faces competition* to keep the right guard spot.
Tale of the Tape analyzes three key plays from the Purdue game.
Check out these photos and a report from Salute the Troops weekend.
Spartans or Huskers? ESPN's bloggers go with Michigan State. More from around the conference: Michigan's running woes* | Midyear review*
15 TUE
Player of the Game honors go to Ron Kellogg III and Andrew Green.
Hear Rob Zatechka's midterm grades and his thoughts on the QB position.
Bo Pelini confirms that Spencer Long's knee injury* will sideline the all-conference guard for the rest of the season.* | QB rotation
See how Husker commits and prospects fared in weekend play.
Steve Sipple sees the defense getting tougher in the middle.*
Athlon Sports sizes up the Big Ten races at the season's midpoint and has Nebraska going to Indianapolis. | Huskers at midseason
14 MON
Best hands on the team? That's the reputation redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp* has earned.
Josh Kalu,* a Houston-area safety projected as a nickel back,* commits to the Huskers' recruiting class of 2014.
At the season’s midpoint, is your glass half full or half empty?
Jay Foreman and Justin Prestidge weigh in on the Purdue game.
Big news on the scheduling front: A series with Oregon is set for 2016-17, and games with Tennessee are pushed back to 2026-27. The details: 1,* 2, 3,* 4 | Discuss
It'll be another 11 a.m. CDT kickoff for the Minnesota game, with an ESPN or ESPN2 telecast.
Ameer Abdullah's positive attitude and work ethic rub off* on the team.
Ten guys, ten afro wigs, one RV: A road trip* to Purdue.
The staff weighs its options* at right guard after Spencer Long’s injury. | Defensive confidence* | Notes* | Report card
The bye week gives Taylor Martinez and others extra time to heal.
From Randy York, three memorable Mike Ditka moments that intersect with Nebraska football history.
13 SUN
Nebraska climbs to 21st in the coaches' poll but remains unranked by AP.
Next up, Gophers. See which team has the statistical edge.
There was no grass and the Huskers wore blue when Nebraska shut out Oklahoma, 24-0, ninety years ago in the first game played at Memorial Stadium. It’s part of this week in Husker history.
12 SAT
Bob Mersed of Lincoln started something in 1994 when he became the first fan to hold up a sign at an “ESPN College GameDay.”
Nebraska 44, Purdue 7. The Blackshirts just miss registering a rare shutout as the Huskers score a lopsided win on the road. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Big Red Over-Reaction
Catch tonight's “Through These Gates” screening in Lincoln. | Full schedule | On disc | Official trailer
It's the season's first road test as the Huskers take on Purdue for the first time in 55 years. Get the pregame coverage fromOmaha (1, 2, 3),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3),*Grand Island (1, 2),*LafayetteandFort Wayne (1, 2).Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Vogel, Callahan, Johnston.
11 FRI
Husker quarterback recruit Zack Darlington says he's confident he will play again despite the concussions he suffered this year.
Ndamukong Suh's appeal of his $100,000 fine is rejected.
West Lafayette is home to one of NU's most senior fans, Kay Wallace, 96.
Listen to Damon Benning's pregame breakdown of Nebraska vs. Purdue.
Eric Crouch says the two-QB system has yet to be tested by adversity.
Adam Carriker and Redskins teammate Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue exchange some trash talk and make a bet. | Purdue Q&A
Tommy Armstrong’s option adeptness brings “a different piece to the puzzle for us,” assistant coach John Garrison* tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha. | O-line chemistry*
Get game-ready with an earful from the Friday HuskerMax Tailgate.
Rich Fisher's receivers strive to be “perimeter warriors” with their blocking.*
Get insights from former Husker O-line coach Milt Tenopir via CoachesCabana.com as you watch Saturday's game.
Purdue braces for a red influx. | Scouting NU | Ten things | Edge: Huskers
A recurrence of a staph infection sidelines former Husker Carl Nicks.
There are more details* Rick Kaczenski wants Randy Gregory to conquer.
The rash of midseason firings* has Steve Sipple shaking his head.
10 THU
Nebraska's young linebackers have taken it upon themselves to build chemistry and leadership skills.
Watch Kenny Bell discuss “the catch” and more on BTN Live.
Tommy Armstrong gets the start again at QB and tight end Jake Long is out. More from Thursday's practice: H’Max Report | Notes* | Audio | Video
Corn Nation looks at Nebraska vs. Purdue by the numbers.
Nebraska's MVP so far this season? Husker Dan says it might be the league's schedule-maker.
Brian Bosiljevac sees fast starts as crucial for this year's defense.
Purdue quarterback Danny Etling was coached in high school by the son of a former Husker.
A Musial Award for sportsmanship will go to Nebraska in recognition of Jack Hoffman's run in the spring game. | Team Jack coverage
The OWH lists the privately funded perks that go to coaches and other university staffers.*
Check out the early round of predictions for Nebraska-Purdue.
There's still time to get tickets for the Husker Greats Foundation's Big Red Runway style show Oct. 20 honoring Husker women athletes.
Minnesota's defensive coordinator will serve as interim head coach as Jerry Kill takes time off to focus on managing his epilepsy.
Ameer Abdullah is showing power* to go with his shiftiness.
Jeremiah Sirles doesn't expect the away-game environment to rattle* Tommy Armstrong. | Road test | Notes: 1,* 2*
09 WED
Videos that should bring a smile for different reasons: Rozier | Hoffman
Get your passes now for the Blur Parties tailgate for the Minnesota game.
The starter at safety opposite Corey Cooper remains up in the air after Wednesday's practice. H’Max Report | Notes: 1, 2* | Audio | Video
Nebraska's Randy Gregory is one who got away from Purdue.
Purdue, like NU, has young players in key roles. | Youth movement
Ron Brown likes how Imani Cross finished* after Saturday's miscues.
Hear Rob Zatechka & Travis Justice discuss the Purdue game, Condi Rice and more. | Corn Nation preview
Dominic Railoa apologizes and makes a donation to the Wisconsin band.
In working with Bo Pelini, Jamie Williams* aims to build on Nebraska's brand and help win championships.
Quarterback play* in the Big Ten is trending in the wrong direction this season, Lee Barfknecht writes. | Around the leage: 1,* 2*
08 TUE
Danny Etling, Purdue's new starter at QB, doesn't want the sudden attention* he's attracting to go to his head. | Purdue notes*
Jonathan Rose earns more opportunities* at cornerback. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Tim Beck says he intends to stick with a two-quarterback system if Taylor Martinez can’t play. More from Tuesday’s practice: HuskerMax Report | Three sit out | Tough coaching* | Audio | Video
The defense did plenty of bending but made key stops against Illinois.
A Nov. 14 hearing is set on Johnny Rodgers’ pardon request.*
After the Illinois game, Dave Feit has some October optimism.
Adam Carriker assesses the Illinos game and looks ahead to Purdue.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Danny Noonan & Keith Jones.
The second bye week should “help us to grow, especially on the defensive side,” Bo Pelini says.
Bo Pelini sees the D-line making strides* at pressuring QBs without blitz help. | Up-tempo defense* | Depth-chart moves* | Cooper Q&A* | Notes*
Memorial Stadium makes USA Today's "five best" list.
The HuskerMax BBS will be offline from 6 to 9 p.m. CDT this evening in honor of longtime member RussianRed.
Tuesday night’s “Through These Gates” screening in Wayne will be free, and sales of DVDs and books will be donated to the storm recovery effort. | Full schedule | On disc | Official trailer
Tom Shatel says Condi Rice should fit right in* on the playoff committee.
Jake Cotton* enjoys creating holes for NU’s “cheetah,” Ameer Abdullah
Purdue's Rob Henry isn't brooding about being replaced at QB.
See how Husker recruits and prospect* fared over the weekend.
07 MON
Bo Pelini is glad there's an early kickoff* for the season's first road trip. More from Monday's press conference: Martinez's status* | Audio | Video
Game-week downloads: PDF two-deeps | NU notes | Purdue notes
Former Husker Josh Brown describes his mechanics and the psychology of field-goal kicking in the NFL: “It is mental toughness at its very best.”
Huskers in the NFL, Week 5: Five Alex Henery field goals.
How good was Kenny Bell's one-handed catch? Vote in our poll.
Dominic Raiola is accused of taunting and ridiculing members of the Wisconsin band before the Detroit Lions' game Sunday at Green Bay.
Jay Foreman notes what was different defensively against Illinois.
Ameer Abdullah earns Big Ten co-player of the week honors. | Electric
Tim Beck has done well at designing game plans that protect* Tommy Armstrong, Sam McKewon writes. | The rotation*
John Papuchis is Athlon's Big Ten coordinator of the week, and Tommy Armstrong is its league freshman of the week.
The “auditions” continue for NU's young linebacking corps. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The two-coach approach* for the O-line seems to be working.
Here's an A-to-Z look at the Boilermakers. Purdue notes
06 SUN
NU inches up to 24th in the coaches' poll but remains unranked by AP.
The Nebraska-Purdue stats matchup is ready for your perusal.
This week in Husker history: Eighty years ago, the first NU-Texas game goes all Nebraska's way.
Saturday's MVPs: Abdullah, Evans and Gregory. | Report card
05 SAT
Nebraska 39, Illinois 19. Ameer Abdullah runs for 225 yards and the defense provides timely stops as the Huskers roll over the Illini. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Postgame audio | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Big Red Over-Reaction
Tom Osborne reportedly has been named to the College Football Playoff selection committee.*
Nebraska's added staff positions* are part of an effort to bolster recruiting.
The Huskers take a freshman quarterback and a struggling defense into today's Big Ten opener against a resurgent Illinois team. Get the scene-setters from the papers inOmaha (1, 2, 3),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3),*Grand Island (1, 2),*Champaign (1, 2, 3, 4),*Chicago (1, 2, 3),DecaturandSpringfield.Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Vogel, Callahan, Sherman.
04 FRI
“Hall of Famer” can now be added to Husker historian Mike Babcock’s bio.
A January trial is set in Colorado for potential NU transfer Alex Lewis.
Hear Damon Benning's breakdown of the Illinois-Nebraska matchup.
Turn the clock back 88 years to when Nebraska-Illinois was a marquee game and the Illini had the nation's most electrifying star.
Friday is another opportunity to catch a “Through These Gates” screening in Lincoln. | Full schedule | On disc | Official trailer
Derek Johnson offers a blueprint for improving NU's offensive production.
The linebackers may lack experience, but Ross Els likes the depth at the position, he tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.
If you missed KLIN's Friday HuskerMax Tailgate, you can catch it here.
The Athletic Department has job postings for two positions: director of player personnel and director of recruiting.
The Champaign paper offers up a game breakdown and more: 1, 2, 3
The quest for assertive leaders* on defense continues. | Experience gap
Ron Kellogg III says he's had no doubts* about his Husker career despite having spent most of it on the sidelines. | Notes: 1,* 2*
V’Angelo Bentley has revived the Illini's return game in a big way.
Taylor Martinez needs to regain his edge* as a runner, Steve Sipple writes.
Catching up with a future Husker: Peyton Newell.*
03 THU
Tommy Armstrong will start at QB against Illinois and Taylor Martinez will not play. More from Thursday's practice: H’Max Report | Audio | Video
CNN Headline News brings its “Rivalry Express” to Lincoln on Friday.
Cortney & DeAntae Grixby are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Jeff Kinney, Nebraska's star I-back on two national championship teams, says he really wanted to play safety.
ESPN color commentator John Congemi discusses Saturday's matchup.
Dylan Guenther says it soon might be time to hand the reins to freshman Tommy Armstrong for good.
Check out the early round of Illinois-Nebraska game predictions.
Randy Gregory* continues to strive for a Blackshirt. | The right call
Saturday marks the start of a rugged three-game stretch for the Illini. | Scheelhaase's success | Scouting report*
Tim Beck and his Illinois counterpart, Bill Cubit, have a history* that goes back nearly 30 years. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The Huskers' offensive line has made sack prevention* a strength but aims for further improvement. | Tight ends' strides*
02 WED
Great news* from Team Jack: Doctors have determined that Jack Hoffman's cancer is in remission. | Team Jack coverage
Avery Moss faces a Nov. 19th trial in his public-indecency case.
As expected, Purdue makes a change at quarterback, with the Nebraska game marking the first start* for true freshman Danny Etling.
Hail Varsity looks at comparative numbers for teams with green defenses.
Dirk Chatelain digs out some old OWH clippings to revisit Tommie Frazier's breakthrough in 1992.
Hear Jay Foreman discuss the challenge he says has essentially been issued to Taylor Martinez. | Crouch on the QBs
Sophomore safety Charles Jackson knows that consistency* needs to be as much a part of his game as his knack for delivering big hits.
Memorial Stadium won't exactly be a new experience for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase.* | On the defensive | Illinois preview
01 TUE
NU's young defense turns up the intensity* as Big Ten play nears.
Brian Bosiljevac is taking October one game at a time.
HuskerMax welcomes Adam Carriker as he makes his amended prediction for the Huskers' 2013 season. | Introduction
Toughness in the trenches* is driving Iowa's turnaround.
After Tuesday's practice, the status of Taylor Martinez* for Saturday remains uncertain. | HuskerMax Report | Audio | Video
Purdue* appears set to make a QB change* for its game against NU.
Bo Pelini says the burden on quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong and Ron Kellogg is eased by the veteran talent around them.
The printable two-deeps and rosters for Saturday's game are here.
Hear Rob Zatechka & Travis Justice on what Illinois brings and more.
Coordinator Bill Cubit has the Illinois offense clicking. | Illini notes: 1, 2
Even with Taylor Martinez* still questionable, the Huskers are confident* in situation at quarterback. | Kellogg Q&A*
Attend the Big Red Runway style show on Oct. 20 in Omaha and help the Husker Greats Foundation.
DE Greg McMullen,* an Ohio native, is "like a kid on Christmas" as the Big Ten games begin. | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Wandering eyes* can mean busted assignments for the Husker defense.
See how Husker recruits and prospects* fared in weekend play.