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April 2014

30 WED
Big Ten teams' recruiting classes of 2010 reflect the conference's underwhelming on-field performance of late, Sam McKewon writes.
Sam McKewon examines one measure of Big Ten quarterbacks' performance and sees room for improvement* for Tommy Armstrong.
Husker Mike says there's danger that the TV-money bubble will burst before Nebraska and the rest of the Big Ten are able to cash in.
Ndamukong Suh tops Athlon's list of BCS-era defensive-lineman, and Dominic Raiola is No. 8 on the O-line list.
ESPN is working on a half-hour documentary* on Tom Osborne's decision to go for two in the 1984 Orange Bowl.
29 TUE
It's a learning experience for Mike Ekeler* in his new job at Georgia.
Nebraska led the Big Ten in recruiting expenses in fiscal 2013, according to an Iowa newspaper report.
A new ball and cleats for 2014 are unveiled via Twitter.
28 MON
Nebraska is launching new software that allows season-ticket buyers a 3D view of available seats, speeding up the selection process.
As the Huskers await Monte Harrison's decision, the OWH looks at past multi-sport Husker athletes and recruits.
Nebraska or Iowa? Athlon writers disagree over who will finish higher in the Big Ten West. | Eye on Spartans*
ESPN.com offers a spring wrap on Nebraska and its 2014 league foes: Wis. | Rutgers | Purdue | NW | Minn. | MSU | Illinois | Iowa
Johnny Rodgers helps a Ponca sports project reach its goal.
Bo Pelini discusses his image and more with KETV: 1, 2
27 SUN
A leadership program connects Huskers with Lincoln schoolkids.
Baseball or football? Monte Harrison says he has yet to decide.
This week in Husker history: Hall of Fame for Grant Wistrom.
Tom Shatel says late kickoffs* for TV might put a dent in attendance.
26 SAT
Husker commits Eric Lee and Avery Anderson earn MVP honors* at an elite 7-on-7 camp in Kansas City.
It appears the move to the Big Ten will start paying off big time in 2017-18.*
Three opponents had spring games Saturday: Mich. St. | Rutgers | Iowa
25 FRI
Former Duke QB Brandon Connette's transfer to Fresno becomes official.
The OWH has some spring updates on Huskers in the NFL, including Ndamukong Suh trade speculation.
Jeremy Pernell offers a scouting report on former Husker Spencer Long.
The decisions of in-state recruits Michael Decker and Daishon Neal weren't exactly routine, ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman writes.
A deeper roster* at Miami gives Al Golden hope for a rebound from last year's late-season tailspin.
There are a couple of key differences* between the situations of Monte Harrison and Bubba Starling, Sam McKewon writes.
24 THU
The plan to give the five major football conferences more autonomy clears its first NCAA hurdle.
Corn Nation presents photos from spring games four decades apart.
Here's an update on former Husker Braylon Heard at Kentucky.
Ralph Brown says Bo Pelini needs to build a better bridge with ex-players.
Nebraska is pursuing a Florida transfer at safety,* Marqui Hawkins.
Steve Sipple* and Husker Mike assess the changes brewing in the NCAA.
The 1984 draft,* top-heavy with Huskers, is remembered in an NFL Network documentary airing tonight.
23 WED
Cornerback Josh Mitchell intends to come up big for the Huskers in 2014.
From Sam McKewon, an update on several of NU's recruiting* targets.
Derek Johnson says former Husker P.J. Smith's recent comments reveal a leadership void on the team.
This three-minute video recaps the year in athletics at Nebraska.
See Jeremy Pernell's scouting report on former Husker cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste ahead of next month's NFL draft.
Fresno State has yet to settle on a new QB to run its spread attack.*
Big Zach Sterup* aims for for a starting role at right tackle.
Here's a look at the unusual journey of Husker QB commit Kevin Dillman.
Athlon ranks the Big Ten schedules and has NU's at No. 11.
22 TUE
The receivers are passing down the tradition of striving for tenacity in downfield blocking.
Watch Vince Ferragamo play guitar with members of the Beach Boys.
The Illinois & Northwestern games will be night games on BTN. | Discuss
ESPN.com gauges the seat warmth of the Big Ten's coaches.
21 MON
Nebraska is No. 5* in spring game attendance for 2014.
Sam McKewon offers a deep review* of the 2010 recruiting class.
P.J. Smith blames the defense's 2012 Wisconsin debacle on a couple of players who wanted "to be bigger than the team."
Go 5:45 into this segment to hear Larry the Cable Guy talk about his upcoming show that benefits the Team Jack Foundation.
20 SUN
Dirk Chatelain says Bo Pelini's lighter side* has always been there.
Tad Stryker sees home-grown O-line talent as vital to NU's success.
A spring summary* from the LJS looks at five players on the rise, five areas of concern and five reasons for hope.
A new wave of leaders will be sounding off* on defense. | Solid at safety*
This week in Husker history: From the gridiron to daring bombing runs in the South Pacific during World War II.
19 SAT
If the big five football conferences get the reforms they want, player unions* might be unnecessary, Tom Shatel writes.
The LJS breaks down the Big Ten East. | Heat on Hoke
18 FRI
Jeremy Pernell looks at what was learned during spring ball and what needs to be addressed in August.
P.J. Smith, Brian Christopherson and Steve Sipple discuss the state of the program with 1620 The Zone's Sharp & Benning in a Big Red Roundtable.
Carl Pelini is taking a year off* from coaching and has written a novel.
See Nebraska signee Monte Harrison display his dunking skills.
Tommy Armstrong is No. 8 in Athlon's ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
Postgraduate scholarships go to senior walk-ons Jake Long and Brandon Chapek, recipients of the Solich Award for 2014.
The OWH remembers Brook Berringer* 18 years after his death.
17 THU
The LJS capsulizes developments the B1G West.* | Big goal in Wis.*
Nebraska could be facing Duke's former QB at Fresno State in September.
Former Husker safety Harvey Jackson will transfer to BYU.
Husker Dan has some spring game thoughts and a cat-naming contest.
The Fresno State game will have a 9:30 p.m. CDT kickoff and a CBS Sports Network telecast. | Discuss
Film study is now “a way of life” for nickel back Charles Jackson.*
16 WED
Imani Cross discusses his strong spring game and more in this video, and Eric Crouch talks about the QB competition and Bo Pelini's status.
From the LJS, a post-spring update on NU's nonconference foes.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Jordan Hooper & Lindsay Moore
Chicago-area receiver Spencer Tears commits to the Huskers for 2015.
The left side* of the O-line looks solid with Jake Cotton and Alex Lewis.
Bo Pelini has let his team know that the hard work must not stop during May, June and July.
Go 6:20 into this segment for Jay Foreman's thoughts on the spring game.
15 TUE
Sporting News ranks Bo Pelini sixth among Big Ten coaches.
Hear coach Charlie Partridge's assess Florida Atlantic's spring progress.
Derek Johnson offers his spring game observations.
The Hero Leadership Breakfast salutes Nebraska student athletes who are difference-makers in the community.
The Huskers' games against Miami and Michigan State will be prime-time telecasts on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. | Discuss
Ryker Fyfe shows he belongs* in the competition at QB.
More commentary on Bo the coach and Anya the cat: 1, 2, 3
14 MON
Former Husker safety Harvey Jackson might be headed to BYU.
Hear Rob Zatechka's observations on the spring game and the QBs.
The alcohol/drug-free pledge at the spring game carries extra significance for some, including this father.*
Experience Saturday's Tunnel Walk from the players' perspective.
Documents show that NU coaches and administrators have been advised that athletes are free to discuss union organization.*
Football Scoop gives the spring game two thumbs-up. | Report card
Steve Sipple says NU needs a linebacker* to rise to game-changer status.
13 SUN
Sam McKewon comes away from spring ball seeing the 2014 Huskers as strong conference title* contenders but with issues to iron out.
Opponent spring games: Miami's QBs struggle | No TDs at Wisconsin | Gophers’ offense sluggish | Romp at Illinois | Low score at Purdue | Encouragement at McNeese
This week in Husker history: The debut of NU’s West Coast offense.
12 SAT
Reds 55, Whites 46. The Huskers mix work and fun, and even a cat gets in on the act. See the game page for coverage, highlights and commentary. | Postgame video | Tunnel walk video
Some key recruits will be on hand for the spring game.
Nebraska's head coaches in men's and women's sports will ride the rails* June 28th for visits to Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney and North Platte.
It's been a whirlwind year for Jack Hoffman,* but he's more interested in normal childhood things than the spotlight.* | Team Jack coverage
It'll be a new-look Red-White game today as the Huskers wrap up their spring work with the focus more on the supporting cast* than on the biggest stars.More:What to watch: 1,* 2* | First-glimpse guys* | Leadership at QB* |Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple*
11 FRI
Here's the scoring system for the spring game. | Stadium info | Train rides
The 31-member 2014 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team is announced.
Former Husker linebacker Blake Lawrence explains his venture that connects marketers with athletes.
Hear Tommy Armstrong discuss his expectations for Saturday's spring game and more. | ESPN.com preview | Media guide
Nate Gerry is happy to be back in his comfort zone* at safety.
Zach Sterup is taking nothing for granted even though he's No. 1* at the moment at right tackle.
10 THU
The spring game could further boost Nebraska's lineup of 2015 recruiting commits.* | Neal's work ethic*
Signs point to NU vs. Fresno State not moving* from Saturday, Sept. 13.
It's Osborne vs. Paterno for all the marbles in ESPN.com's Big Ten coaches tournament.
Miami quarterback Ryan Williams hopes his rehab from ACL surgery allows him to play against Nebraska in September.
Hear Omaha North's Michael Decker discuss his decision to commit.
Senior linebacker Zaire Anderson has worked his way toward every-down* status. | Valentine's progress* | Notes: 1*, 2,* 3, 4
09 WED
Omaha North O-lineman Michael Decker* commits to NU for 2015, and Omaha Central* defensive end Daishon Neal follows suit.
Bo Pelini says he's pleased with where his team stands after the final practice before the spring game.* More: HuskerMax Report | Video | Audio | Tweets | Photos: 1, 2, 3
Bo Pelini* confirms it’ll be offense vs. defense Saturday, and Ameer Abdullah says his goal is to rid his game of any flaws. | Accountability*
Hear former Husker Jay Foreman talk about the significance of the spring game, then and now. | Enunwa on the NFL
Vincent Valentine sees potential in the D-line to dominate.*
Competition is creating saltiness on the rebuilt offensive line.*
Tommy Armstrong says he's learned from last season's mistakes.
08 TUE
Husker Mike speculates on the format of Saturday's spring game.
Tommy Armstrong and Charles Jackson are big hits with young kids.
Hear Steve Warren discuss what's in store during Big Dreams Weekend.
Randy Gregory expects big things* this year from the defensive line, and it started with greater intensity during spring ball.
Dave Feit grades the coaches on their 2013 performance.
07 MON
DT Kevin Williams is glad to be back in action* after a lengthy recovery from knee surgery. | Jackson's development: 1* 2* | Notes*
An honor is coming Jerry Murtaugh's way, but he's more focused on helping and honoring others.
Ball security in the running game is a point of emphasis this spring. More from Monday's practice: H’Max Report | Notes: 1,* 2, 3,* 4* | Tweets
Californians for Nebraska will have its Founder's Day event April 19.
Poll question: Which side of the ball is most intriguing in the spring game?
Go 4:45 into this podcast for Rob Zatechka's thoughts on the spring game and why Johnny Stanton should get ample reps.
With prodding* from Ameer Abdullah, running back Terrell Newby is working to improve his understanding of the offense.
06 SUN
Sam McKewon sees Tommy Armstrong as a beneficiary of the tweaks that have been made to the offense.
Here are spring game reports from Fresno State and Florida Atlantic.
One year later, Jack's run continues to inspire. | Team Jack coverage
Ameer Abdullah's backups* bring a variety of dynamics to the backfield.
Jordan Westerkamp says his Hail Mary* catch last season is something to build off of, not dwell on.
Linebacker Marcus Newby is seeing action at defensive end* in a pass-rush role like that of Demorrio Williams a decade ago. | Notes: 1,* 2*
This week in Husker history: A strong Nebraska influence at Arkansas.
05 SAT
Curt Tomasevicz, C.J. Zimmerer and Jack Hoffman will lead the drug-free pledges at halftime of the spring game.
Cethan Carter has emerged as Tommy Armstrong's go-to guy* at tight end.
Miami's top quarterback will have surgery for a possible ACL tear.
Lack of depth at some positions may force a change in the spring game format. More from Saturday's scrimmage: HuskerMax Report | Notes (1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5*) | Video | Tweets
The Huskers get a well-traveled* dual-threat quarterback as Kevin Dillman* announces his commitment to the recruiting class of 2015. | Video
04 FRI
Josh Banderas is more comfortable in his second go* at middle linebacker.
Here are some photos from Friday's closed practice. | Spring schedule
DT Maliek Collins is on an unusually fast track* of progress at his position.
Saturday’s Legends Radio Show is a family affair with P.J. Smith and his father, Richard, and T.J. O’Leary and his parents, John and Peggy.
Avery Moss* is fined $500* in his public indecency case, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to enroll next winter.
A pair from SEC country* – Jonathan Rose and Byerson Cockrell – are vying for a starting spot at cornerback.*
Two Huskers make Athlon's BCS-era All-Big 12 team.
Eric Martin reports more than $1,300 worth of Husker gear* stolen.
03 THU
QB prospect Kevin Dillman* is making an unofficial visit* this weekend.
It's Osborne vs. Schembechler in ESPN.com's B1G coaches tournament.
Watch assistant coach Rich Fisher as he works with the receivers.
Walk-on Thomas Connely of Kearney will face a tough decision if the opportunity to play in a game arises.
The defense is on a quest to return to greatness in 2014.
Hear former Husker assistant Craig Bohl talk about his move to the top job at Wyoming.
Receiver Sam Burtch's even-keeled,* hard-working approach has helped him move up from walk-on to potential starter.* Notes: 1,* 2,* 3*
02 WED
The defense cranks up the intensity* and makes a strong showing at Wednesday's practice. | HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2* | Audio | Tweets
The athleticism of the defense* has Ameer Abdullah stoked.
Athlon is letting fans choose its Nebraska cover via a Facebook vote.
Hear Jay Foreman discuss the NFL draft and Husker spring ball.
01 TUE
Dana Stephenson,* all-conference defensive back and 1969 co-captain who lived a hard life and went "from Husker to homeless," has died.
He isn't a kid* anymore, and Givens Price appears ready to condend for the starting job at right guard.
Rex Burkhead will be striving for more in year two with the Bengals.
Walk-on Ryker Fyfe* is making his presence felt in the competition at quarterback. | Other positions
Brian Crist is joining the Husker staff as director of player personnel.*
Sam McKewon provides an update on the recruiting* class of 2015.
Steve Sipple says Tommy Armstrong appears to be the clear No. 1* at quarterback but needs to be pushed. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Former Husker King Frazier isn't under the radar at North Dakota State.