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December 2013

31 TUE
Penn State will be looking for a new coach, as the Houston Texans and Bill O'Brien have agreed on a contract.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Cody Glenn & Cameron Meredith.
Tom Osborne looks back on five memorable bowls from his career.
From Corn Nation, a by-the-numbers look at Nebraska vs. Georgia.
Here are notes and video from Tuesday's pregame press conference.
Watch this game preview from Sean Callahan and Andy Kendeigh.
Lee Barfknecht's bowl memories* include the Huskers running the wishbone and Tom Osborne taking a polygraph test.
Dave Feit's greatest Huskers by the numbers enters the 40s.
The Husker defense aims to start forcing some turnovers* again.
Steve Sipple salutes the work of Rick Kaczenski* with this year's young defensive line. | NU notes*
NU's run game will be tested by Georgia's productive inside linebackers.* | Dawgs and SEC on offensive* | Understanding Georgia | UGA notes*
30 MON
Quincy Enunwa's goal is to have the extraordinary effort of Ameer Abdullah replicated by all 11 Huskers on each side of the ball.
See photos & video from the Huskers' visit Monday with hospitalized kids.
Receiver Chris Conley and tailback Todd Gurley return to practice for Georgia.
Fans in Jacksonville are invited to this Tuesday night gathering.
Take Ron Kellogg's video tour of the Huskers' home away from home in Jacksonville.
Dylan Guenther previews the Gator Bowl and sees the two teams' running games as key. | Athlon preview | Corn Nation preview | Predictions
The memories are a bit foggy for a reason as Joe Ganz* looks back on his 2009 MVP performance in Jacksonville. | NU-Clemson game page
After being sidelined by injuries for much of the season, Jamal Turner* is ready to make an impact. | NU notes: 1,* 2* | UGA notes
Sam McKewon says a clean game* by Tommy Armstrong is essential to the Huskers' success against Georgia.
29 SUN
The Huskers are able to practice* Sunday after relocating to a facility with FieldTurf.* Here are some videos and photos (12). Georgia, meanwhile, stays indoors as several players battle an intestinal ailment.
From Sam McKewon, 10 defining moments* of the Huskers' 2013 season.
Wet weather forces the Huskers to change practice venues.
The mended O-line is enjoying a revival* of chemistry and continuity. | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3* | Bowl week schedule
Not all nine-win seasons* are equal, Tom Shatel writes.
Georgia's defense is focused on stopping Ameer Abdullah* and the Nebraska running game. | Scouting UGA*
Steve Sipple says a strong bowl outing by Tommy Armstrong would give the Huskers a dose of stability for 2014.
This week in Husker history: A slew of memorable bowls, a coach's nervous breakdown, and a "no" from Houston Nutt.
28 SAT
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Husker bowl records.
Imani Cross* says there's nothing to the rumors that he'll transfer after this season. More from Saturday's practice: Video | Notes* | Photos: 1, 2
An ankle sprain forces receiver Chris Conley to sit out Georgia's practice.*
The Huskers aim to end their dry spell in takeaways.* | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Bo Pelini might make his assistant coaches* off-limits to the media.
A healthy Todd Gurley could be a handful for the Nebraska defense. | Mason at the helm* | UGA notes: 1, 2*
The 1984 Orange Bowl had a lasting effect on Michel Rose’s* family.
The bowl game has brought Randy Gregory back to his birth city.
27 FRI
Watch the players having some fun Friday at the beach.
What is the Huskers' motivation for the Gator Bowl – pride, or a springboard to next season? Hear Rob Zatechka's preview.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests are 1980s O-linemen Mike Mandelko and Randy Theiss.
Avery Moss will miss the bowl because of a personal issue,* Bo Pelini says, and three others didn't make the trip due to violations of team rules. More from Friday's practice: Gregory won’t bolt | Notes | Photos | Video
Injuries weren't the only bad fortune for Georgia this season. | UGA notes
Kicker Pat Smith took a risk with his move to Lincoln and was rewarded.
26 THU
The Huskers get down to business* after their arrival* Thursday afternoon in Jacksonville. | Photos | Video
The Hail Mary against Northwestern is No. 3 on Athlon's list of 2013's best moments in college football.
It's a frustrating finish for the sidelined quarterbacks for Nebraska and Georgia, but they'll leave their marks in the record books.
Whoever succeeds Ciante Evans at nickel* will likely need to work overtime in the film room.
25 WED
The bowl game could be a 2014 launching pad* for several Husker players, Brian Christopherson writes. | Sipple's B1G forecast*
Quarterback commit Zack Darlington is determined not to let his concussions* derail his college football career.
Walk-on offensive lineman Brandon Chapek's story of patience and perseverance includes a Christmas twist.
24 TUE
Michael Rose Sr. describes walking the line between father and fan.
ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman offers up reasons for concern and optimism for the Huskers in the bowl game.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart reviews Nebraska's "weird season."
23 MON
Two Georgia players -- starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and second-string cornerback Sheldon Dawson -- are suspended for the bowl game.
Check out the game predictions that have been compiled thus far.
Bo Pelini likes Nebraska's early-December recruiting success* and aims to duplicate it in January. | 2014 commits
Big Arthur Lynch is the latest in string of Georgia tight ends* ready to excel at the NFL level.
22 SUN
Alex Lewis, the former Colorado lineman seeking to play at Nebraska, pleads guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault.
Coach Mark Richt says theres’s work to be done in shoring up Georgia’s secondary. | Injuries’ toll | UGA notes
The bowl game could be a 2014 springboard* for Tommy Armstrong.
This week in Husker history: Eighty-five years ago, Nebraska hires Dana X. Bible, who would become the program’s first 50-win coach en route to college football’s Hall of Fame.
Steve Sipple says Bo Pelini successes, particularly with the program's culture, should earn him a degree of patience from fans.
21 SAT
Three Huskers are first-teamers on Phil Steele's All-Big Ten squad, and five others make the second and third teams.
Who will step up at nickel* to fill Ciante Evans' shoes?
Fourteen current or former Husker football players will receive their diplomas.
20 FRI
Bowl season starts Saturday, and Jeremy Pernell has a capsule and prediction for each of the 35 games.
A win in Jacksonville would place Bo Pelini in elite company.
It's a big night* for former NU assistants Lance Leipold and Craig Bohl.
Listen as Rob Zatechka addresses what the Huskers are playing for on Jan. 1, and how Texas' coaching search looks like NU's 10 years ago.
247Sports names Georgia's Mike Bobo offensive coordinator of the year. | Struggles in UGA's secondary
19 THU
Nebraska's bowl media guide is ready for your perusal. | PDF two-deeps
Bo Pelini* says the team is getting healthy, the younger players are growing up, strength and conditioning is in good hands,* and recruiting is going well.* | HuskerMax Practice Report | Notes* | Video
Ben Cotton and P.J. Smith are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Gift ideas du jour: Johnny Rodgers autographed book and mini-helmet.
Husker plays are No. 1 and No. 5 in BTN's top ten for 2013.
Like Nebraska, Georgia has a defense that's young and improving.* | QB's loyalty* | UGA notes*
18 WED
Bill O'Brien previews the Gator Bowl for ESPN. | Gurley vs. Abdullah
A ferry ride to the stadium is part of the Gator Bowl Husker Huddle.
Defensive recruits Byerson Cockrell and Joe Keels are officially in the fold, as Wednesday was signing day for early juco enrollees. | 2014 class
If you missed 1620's Big Red Roundtable, here's the audio.
Nebraska is No. 10 in Forbes' ranking of college football teams by value.
A USA Today writer says the Big Ten's 2014 schedules are yawn-inducing.
More year-end accolades for Jack's run: CBSSports.com | USA Today
The upward trajectory* of the defense and its first-year players has the departing seniors wishing for another year.
The O-linemen credit coach John Garrison* with helping the unit withstand its unusual string of injuries.
17 TUE
Need stocking stuffers? Get the 2-for-1 Dave Christmas Special.
For Zack Darlington, faith, family and teammates formed the cornerstone that enabled him to persevere through a season on the sidelines.
Ameer Abdullah is a third-team* selection on AP's All-America teams.
The layoff has given the O-line some valuable time to heal.*
16 MON
Ameer Abdullah works at shaking the maddening fumble bug.*
Former Omaha blue-chipper Leodis Flowers looks back on his Husker career and says immaturity kept him from reaching his full potential.
Georgia players discuss the upcoming game and acknowledge that a rematch wasn't what they’d initially hoped for.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste accepts a Senior Bowl* invitation.
Scott Frost was the only interviewee for the Boise State job who did not have a direct connection with the program.
Three Huskers make ESPN.com's All-Big Ten team, and three more are named to its conference all-freshman team. | Best games
Focus* is seen as the key to avoiding another 4th-quarter bowl fade.
Shawn Eichorst denies* a report that NU contacted Mack Brown's agent.
Running back Adam Taylor* appears set to make an impact in 2014 after an impressive redshirt season on the scout team.
Quincy Enunwa aims to finish* his season as strong as it started.
Gift idea of the day: Adidas Replica Football Jersey | 12 more
15 SUN
Ameer Abdullah is named team MVP* as end-of-season awards are announced at the annual football banquet.
Pushing 40, Tommie Frazier* discusses his latest honor, his post-football life and his controversial tweets.
Check out Lavonte David's pick-six that didn't count and Zack Bowman's interception that did.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney says no to Miami.
Nebraska occupies the top two spots in the top 2013 moments on BTN.
14 SAT
A number of redshirts* appear ready to make their mark in 2014.
QB recruit Zack Darlington will watch tonight as his best friend tries to lead his team to another Florida state championship. | Gerhart's skill set*
13 FRI
Former Husker Lavonte David is once again proving the doubters wrong.
The university reports its bowl ticket sales* have totaled 2,759* so far.
College Football News names Randy Gregory the nation's sophomore defensive player of the year.
Contrasting views of the Nebraska brand: York | Chatelain*
Ron Brown tackles big-picture issues and much more at the season's final Big Red Breakfast in Omaha.
See how the TV ratings for the Huskers' non-BTN games stacked up against the competition this season.
Ameer Abdullah's playing through pain* gets a salute from Steve Sipple.
12 THU
There's a substantial element of Nebraska vs. Arizona State* in this weekend's lineup of visiting recruits.*
Bo Pelini* says Tommy Armstrong is “probable” and Taylor Martinez “doubtful” for the bowl game. | Video
Check out the university's digital bowl guide and season recap.
Low demand* leads to the cancellation* of a Gator Bowl charter flight.
Tim Beck's pay is 11th among assistants nationwide. | B1G perspective
Van Brownson, Bob Newton and Wally Winter – from the 1969 team that walloped Georgia – are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Tom Osborne says the playoff system could result in an upgrade of teams' nonconference schedules.
11 WED
Ameer Abdullah says he's focused on the bowl,* not on his potential standing in the NFL draft. More from Wednesday's workout: Wanting a win* | Rose's rise* | HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3* | Audio
Jack Hoffman is nominated by a Sports Illustrated writer for the magazine's Sportsman of the Year honor, and he is part of YouTube Rewind 2013. | Team Jack coverage & multimedia
Hear Eric Crouch's thoughts about Heisman voting and Jay Foreman's observations on roster development and more.
Thirty Huskers earn Academic All-Conference honors.
Nebraska gets another defensive end as Darius Slade* picks the Huskers over Michigan State and Penn State. | 2014 commits
10 TUE
Finally in the College Football Hall of Fame, Tommie Frazier talks about what he learned from Brook Berringer, plus much more from 1992-95. | Emotional moment | HOF Huskers
Hear why Rob Zatechka likes the Nebraska-Georgia bowl matchup
Ahman Green will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Juco DE Joe Keels* flips his commitment from Wisconsin* to NU, but defensive back Chance Waz of Texas decommits.*
Derek Johnson examines what's at stake for the Huskers in Jacksonville.
Tom Shatel explains why Nebraska lacked its usual cachet in the eyes of the bowl committees* this year.
It will be just the second career start* for Georgia QB Hutson Mason.
Sales of Husker bowl travel packages* are off to a slow start.*
Steve Sipple likes Bo Pelini's positive energy* after a tough season.
09 MON
For Tommie Frazier, Tuesday night's Hall of Fame induction will be about “everyone who supported me on the ride that got me here.”
Four Huskers make Tom Dienhart's All-Freshman Big Ten team.
Check out the Nebraska-Georgia stats comparison. | Tale of the tape
Mitch Sherman analyzes Bo Pelini's positive pitch of the bowl matchup.
Sam McKewon says Michigan State's blueprint should give NU hope.*
08 SUN
It'll be a repeat of last year's bowl matchup* as Nebraska and Georgia clash in the Gator Bowl. Initial reaction from the Peach State is less than enthusiastic, but Bo Pelini likes the pairing.* | Selection process | Team profiles | Pregame page | NU in bowls | Tickets: 1, 2, 3 | Discuss
NU gets one point in the coaches' poll,* thanks to Bo Pelini's ballot.
This week in Husker history: The Devaney era at NU is in danger of being a mere two-year blip as the coach entertains an overture from Miami.
07 SAT
Nebraska's bowl destination* isn't much clearer after Saturday's big games, which included Michigan State's upset victory for the Big Ten championship, but a matchup with Kansas State in Arizona is a popular guess. | Projections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Wyoming hires former NU defensive coordinator Craig Bohl as head coach.
Ten years ago, it was a long, tense December for the football program.
Saturday's Big Ten title game* gives the conference a much-needed shot of national attention, Lee Barfknecht writes. | Predictions
06 FRI
Byerson Cockrell, a juco cornerback, commits to the Huskers.* | 2014 list
Alfonzo Dennard's DUI charge is dismissed in a plea deal.
Coaching changes elsewhere open recruiting doors* for Nebraska.
05 THU
Spencer Long is named a first-team Academic All-American, and second-team honors go to Jake Long and C.J. Zimmerer. | All-time NU list
Congrats to Jim Lewis of Grand Island, winner of a trip for two to the Rose Bowl in the Coors Light Score the Silver Seats contest.
Dave Feit offers up 10 ways to improve the Husker game-day experience.
Tickets for the Huskers' bowl game go on sale Monday. | BWW or Gator?
Alfonzo Dennard* receives jail time for violating probation, but a judge rejects a prosecutor's motion to revoke probation.
Sam McKewon sees lots of sizzle in a Texas-Nebraska* bowl matchup.
The original Lil' Red* would like his stolen championship ring back.
Here's the Week 13 report on Huskers on the NFL.
04 WED
Nebraska's statistical improvement on defense since September ranks as one of the best for a BCS conference school in the past five years.
Derek Johnson says Friday's game might have gone differently if Shawn Eichorst hadn't waited to break his silence. Brian Bosiljevac, meanwhile, straddles the fence between the Bo-lievers and Bo-leavers.
Listen to Jay Foreman's assessment of the state of the defense.
03 TUE
Shawn Eichorst expresses further support for Bo Pelini and says he's proud* of how the 2013 Huskers battled through adversity. | Audio links
Tale of the Tape provides a coach's perspective on some key plays from the Iowa-Nebraska game.
A matchup with Texas in Arizona is just one of NU's bowl possibilities.*
Hear new commit Terrell Clinkscales discuss his choice of Nebraska.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Keyuo Craver & Randy Stella.
For the offense,* it was a season of high expectations that quickly got derailed by injuries.
Nebraska's bowl destination* remains very much up in the air.
02 MON
The Big Ten reprimands Bo Pelini and fines Nebraska $10,000.
Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory* are named to the media's All-Big Ten first team, and Ciante Evans joins them on the coaches' all-conference first team. | The honorees
Jay Foreman breaks down the ups and downs of the Iowa game.
Three Athlon writers ponder whether Shawn Eichorst made the right call.
Which bowl will select the Huskers? Vote in our poll.
Sam McKewon lists three areas of concern* that need special attention from Bo Pelini: Turnover margin, special teams and inconsistency.
01 SUN
Hard-working Ameer Abdullah finishes the season as the Big Ten's leader in rushing yardage.
Juco defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales* commits to the Huskers,* and defensive back Chance Waz of Texas flips his commitment from Colorado to Nebraska. | 2014 class
Four Huskers make Jeremy Pernell's list of All-Big Ten performers.
This week in Husker history: Jim Thorpe and Carlisle schooled the Cornhuskers to the tune of 37-6 on a chilly Wednesday afternoon in 1908.