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July 2014

31 THU
With good guidance from his parents, senior safety Corey Cooper has stayed on a path toward success.
Bo Pelini discusses his 2014 expectations and more in this video.
Maurice Purify plays in the Arena Football League* for a modest paycheck and “the love of the game.”
Seven Huskers* are listed in a ranking of Big 12 NFL “busts.”
The coaches' poll is out and Nebraska is No. 22. | Discuss
Enter to win a pair of 2014 season tickets on the 30-yard line to benefit St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Elkhorn. Drawing ends soon.
Hail Varsity examines what offensive efficiency might look like statistically.
Here are the details for those planning to attend Fan Day.
Bill Callahan stays with the Cowboys* despite losing play-calling duties.
30 WED
Bo Pelini points to Josh Mitchell's turnaround as a source of pride.
Kenny Bell's football journey has him positioned for a rebound year, and he plans to relish the experience.*
Paul Myerberg and Randy York offer commentary on Ameer Abdullah, and No. 8 explains in a new video why he plays for Nebraska.
Alfonzo Dennard says he's “moving forward” after injury rehab and jail time.
They're “the godfathers” of long snapping: In an Indiana barn, Gabe Miller and his dad help long snappers develop their skills.*
The OWH player countdown continues: Imani Cross* and Maliek Collins.*
Being a smarter passing team* is one of the goals as the Huskers make their offense more “user-friendly.”
Corey Cooper* is glad he "stuck with it" in Lincoln after struggling early.
29 TUE
More commentary on Ameer's speech: Forde, Shatel,* Christopherson
The Big Ten chief of officials says he has no problem with Bo Pelini.
SI.com looks at the changes Bo Pelini is making on and off the field. | Simplifying the offense | Athlon podcast | Tuesday notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5*
Derek Johnson shares insights gleaned from watching Husker reruns.
Tune in to Saturday morning's Legends Radio Show to hear from Kenny Wilhite and Charlie McBride.
Bo Pelini isn't the only Big Ten coach with recruiting reform ideas.
View Ameer Abdullah's address in Chicago on the essence of being a student-athlete. | Commentary
The Huskers will wear an alternate uniform again this season, perhaps against Illinois. Here's more* from NU's contingent on day two in Chicago.
Last year's injuries* appear to be a factor in the decision to adjust this year's practice schedule.
Noting a seven-game Husker drought in 200-yard rushing games, Steve Sipple calls for a commitment to the ground attack.
Tom Shatel says a more relaxed* approach works for Bo Pelini.
28 MON
Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon remain friends* despite competing against each other for team and individual honors.
Bo Pelini isn't counting out Johnny Stanton or Ryker Fyfe in the competition at quarterback, and there could be freshmen in the mix in the defensive secondary. Meanwhile, the coach's recruiting ideas and his lighter side get some ink. | Notes (1, 2) | Photos (1, 2)
The Huskers are No. 28 in the Orlando Sentinel's rankings.
Bo Pelini wants more efficiency,* not just on Saturdays but also in the team's practice routine. More from Chicago: Notes (1, 2) | Transcript
In this video, Campus Insiders' Doug Chapman looks at NU's playoff hopes.
Dave Wannstedt says the Husker job was “never on the radar” for him when Nebraska was replacing Frank Solich a decade ago.
Hear some talk, serious and otherwise, from Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah in Chicago on 1620 the Zone.
Can the Blackshirts hold their 2014 opponents under 100 rushing yards per game? Vote in our poll.
Pat Fitzgerald apologizes for his “bad joke” about Nebraska.
It's the surest sign the season isn't far away: the 2014 media guide.
Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah make the Big Ten's 10-member Players to Watch list.
Bo Pelini's turn at the podium in Chicago will happen today at noon CDT. Live updates: ESPN.com, OWH,* BBS
The OWH player countdown continues: Jamal Turner* & Cethan Carter.*
Dave Feit's latest hot takes cover Pat Fitzgerald's "boring" comment, alternative uniforms, cornfields and more.
27 SUN
Lee Barfknecht applauds the Big Ten's selection of Ameer Abdullah* for his high-profile role this week in Chicago.
Nebraska's advantage in athleticism isn't enough to keep Steve Sipple from picking Iowa to win the Big Ten West.
Former Husker Josh Brown faces a fight for his job with the Giants.
Sam McKewon outlines some issues to expect* at Big Ten Media Days.
Tom Shatel says Bo Pelini has never been more compelling,* but will anyone in Chicago this week be interested?
This analysis looks at what worked for UCLA's offense in Lincoln last year.
26 SAT
The defensive line* is aiming for greatness this year despite its youth.
Ameer Abdullah's speaking role* in Chicago could further raise his profile.
Nature photography has become a passion for Dave Rimington.*
The LJS previews the Huskers' nonconference foes, plus conference opponents Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Also: Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana and Maryland.
Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah are preseason first-team all-conference picks in a BTN.com media poll.
Nebraska appears to be out of the picture for Hunter Dale.
The OWH countdown enters the teens: David Santos* & Zach Sterup.*
Ex-Husker DeAndre Wills appears headed to UAB or Jacksonville State.
25 FRI
Carl Nicks parts ways with Tampa Bay and appears set to retire.
Iowa has more than 6,000 tickets to the Nebraska game for sale.
Big Ten writers pick Nebraska to finish third in the West Division, while Randy Gregory is the runner-up for league defensive player of the year and Ameer Abdullah is No. 3 for offensive POY.
Lincoln Christian's Jared Bubak becomes the first known in-state prospect for 2016 to receive a Nebraska offer.*
The Hail Varsity yearbook cover story provides insights into Ameer Abdullah's ascent and his decision to stay in 2014.
24 THU
A new contract for Ndamukong Suh doesn't appear imminent, and his status beyond 2014 may be a concern for the Lions.
The Huskers' offense has plenty of room for improvement on third down.
Cornerback recruit Eric Lee says he's on track to graduate early and enroll at Nebraska in January.
A case is made that ESPN should do a “30-for-30” installment on the 1990s Huskers.
Brian Christopherson takes a crack at predicting the B1G division races.
Tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game to on sale Saturday, Aug. 2.
Miami is previewed at No. 49 in USA Today's countdown.
The LJS has a photo gallery of Nebraska's three Heisman winners.
More from the OWH countdown: Mike Moudy,* Jordan Westerkamp*
Do you follow recruiting year round? Sound off in our poll.
Three Huskers make Athlon's list of Big Ten breakout players for 2014.
Nebraska running back commit Kendall Bussey talks about getting bigger and better, plus his plans to visit multiple schools this fall. | Discuss
A Miami fan site previews the 'Canes-Huskers game.
Defensive end Greg McMullen has a LeBron James connection* that helped him expand his horizons beyond Ohio.
23 WED
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Tyrone Hughes and Corey Dixon.
ESPN.com's Brian Bennett says Nebraska's schedule dictates that the Huskers will need to be road warriors to win the Big Ten West.
Check out this video of Husker players and other participants in last weekend's Uplifting Athletes run for pediatric brain cancer research.
Nebraska's O-line is among 15 units in the Big Ten with the most to prove this season, says BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
Matt Davison will speak at Big Red Night in Columbus on Aug. 8.
The Huskers' game at Fresno State is one of Dr. Saturday's five games to watch in week 3. | Be there
Randy Gregory is No. 9 and Ameer Abdullah No. 20 in this Top 100 ranking of college football players for 2014.
Steve Sipple sees John Garrison continuing to rise as a recruiter.
22 TUE
Former Husker Rob Zatechka is highlighted in a countdown to the awarding of the 2014 Campbell Trophy.
At a Chicago golf event, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald zings “boring” Nebraska.
Brett Maher earns CFL player of the week honors on special teams.
Sam McKewon explains why his pick to win the Big Ten West* is a team not named Wisconsin or Nebraska.
Corn Nation previews Michigan State, which enters 2014 without the question marks it had on offense a year ago.
The OWH player countdown continues: Givens Price* and Taariq Allen.*
Al Golden hopes for answers soon to Miami's questions at QB.
NFL training camps* are set to begin for the first time for seven former Huskers, including Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
21 MON
Mirko Jurkovic, an O-lineman from Indiana, commits to NU* for 2015.
Fresno State is previewed in the No. 51 spot in USA Today's countdown.
Wisconsin is selling single-game tickets to the Nebraska game.
Two Miami stars – running back Duke Johnson and linebacker Denzel Perryman – are using criticism as motivation to improve.
Steve Sipple sees similar versatility in Ameer Abdullah and Ahman Green.
Hunter Dale is expected to make his college choice, for real this time, on Wednesday,* and O-lineman Mirko Jurkovic is set to decide today.
20 SUN
Tad Stryker says Imani Cross must rediscover his beast and help give the Huskers a 1-2 punch capable of wearing down defenses.
The second annual Uplifting Athletes run raises $30,000 for research into pediatric brain cancer.*
Rex Burkhead faces another battle for a roster spot in Cincinnati.
More from the OWH player countdown: Sam Burtch and Jonathan Rose.
Ahman Green is inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Not so fast: Hunter Dale says he's not committed* to Nebraska.
The Huskers may be facing their weakest lineup of opposing quarterbacks* in nearly a decade, Sam McKewon writes.
19 SAT
The LJS chews on some numbers from last season that might point to what to expect from the Huskers in 2014.
Corn Nation previews the Huskers' first conference opponent, Illinois, a team with a lot of new faces on offense.
Brett Maher's six field goals -- including the game-winner with 28 seconds left -- give Ottawa an 18-17 CFL victory over Toronto.
Randy York shares quick insights from three former Huskers: Cory Schlesinger, Dan Pensick and Monte Kratzenstein.
18 FRI
HuskerOnline's rundown of the top 40 Huskers concludes with Nos. 1-5.
In a new video, Husker athletes from out of state note that there's much more to Nebraska than corn. Also, several freshmen explain why they chose Nebraska and why they play football.
Ameeer Abdullah and Randy Gregory make the 50-member watch list for the Walter Camp Award.
The OWH player countdown continues with Aaron Curry* & Terrell Newby.*
17 THU
Two-sport star Hunter Dale, a defensive back from Louisiana, gives the Huskers* their 11th commitment for the recruiting class of 2015.
Sam McKewon says the Huskers might be wise to go the juco route* to make up ground at a couple of thin positions.
Eric Crouch and Tommie Frazier make Sporting News' list of best college players who never played in the NFL.
ESPN.com has three questions facing Nebraska at Big Ten Media Day.
From Hail Varsity, the Huskers' five most important plays of 2013.
Barry Switzer and the OWH's Lee Barfknecht are among the voters selected for a new college football poll.
It'll be Husker day on Friday on the Big Ten Network.
Paul McCartney had a way of connecting with Husker fans in Lincoln.
Ameer Abdullah makes the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.
HuskerOnline moves into the Top 10 of its player rankings.
Tony Ortiz will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest.
16 WED
How far down the road to paying players should colleges go? Derek Johnson offers some ideas but isn't buying the "exploited" argument.
Husker cornerback commit Eric Lee discusses his recruitment and more with Jeremy Pernell.
Maggie Sottero, fiancee of Husker O-lineman Mike Moudy, could use your help in this online contest to win a wedding dress.
Hail Varsity's Brandon Vogel makes an argument for a high-profile neutral-site opener for the Huskers.
Sam McKewon's virtual "Big Ten/SEC college football challenge" has the southerners edging the north,* but not by much.
Kickoff times and TV arrangements for the first two games are set.
Former Husker and former addict Ricky Simmons shares his motivational message with Lincoln high school students.
Fan Day is set for Friday, Aug. 1st, at Memorial Stadium.
Seven Nebraska games are in the upper half of Tom Dienhart's top 50 Big Ten games of 2014.
Player rankings: Ryne Reeves,* Josh Banderas,* HuskerOnline 11-15.
The game at Fresno State has turned into a hot ticket. | H’Max packages
Troy Henderson, the linebacker from Ohio who delayed his commitment after getting a Nebraska offer, opts for Syracuse.
15 TUE
Iowa is aiming to be “the big boys of the Big Ten” in the trenches.*
There's still time to get it on the 2014 Husker Salute Golf Scramble.
Freshman wide receiver Jariah Tolbert pleads guilty to a marijuana charge and not guilty to obstruction.
Here are five more of HuskerOnline's top 40 players for 2014.
Kenny Bell makes the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award.
Junior Sam Burtch is approaching the season with the confidence to be his own man at wide receiver.
14 MON
A Northwestern fan site has the Nebraska game circled in purple.
DeAndre Wills, a defensive end who was a late addition to the 2014 recruiting class, has left the program* for family reasons. | Bio
Former Husker Ben Martin pleads guilty to drug and gun charges.
Four former Huskers will join the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame: Barrett Ruud, Russ Hochstein,* Carl Johnson and Mike Mandelko.
Randy Gregory will wear number 4 instead of 44, and a few other Huskers also get new numbers* on the latest 2014 roster.
Check out Nos. 21-25 in HuskerOnline's top 40 players
The memorabilia playoff is now down to eight, soon to be four.
Randy Gregory is named to the watch list for the Lombardi Award.
An ESPN.com analysis has NU pegged for 7 or 8 regular-season wins.
Poll question: Will Ameer Abdullah have double-digit rushing TDs in 2014?
Off Tackle Empire rolls out its cocktail party preview of the Huskers.
The OWH player countdown continues: Nathan Gerry* & Byerson Cockrell*
Registration ends Tuesday* for the Uplifting Athletes road race.
13 SUN
The lyrics* to “Dear Old Nebraska U” aren't likely to change any time soon.
Here's an introduction to Nebraska for Rutgers fans.
The preview mags* aren't as high on NU as in past years. | Consensus
12 SAT
See the finishing touches on Memorial Stadium's main video board.
At an Omaha event, John Papuchis and Tim Beck speak highly of the talent* on the Huskers' roster.*
Sam Cotton* & Mark Pelini* are the latest in the OWH player countdown.
Boaz Joseph's court case is dismissed,* while Jariah Tolbert's continues.
11 FRI
Safety prospect Hunter Dale* has the Huskers in his top 10.
Corn Nation and College Football News preview the Miami Hurricanes.
ESPN.com says Nebraska has someone to root for at running back but less than a sure thing at quarterback.
Derek Johnson looks at Husker question marks, transfer options and a pair of statistical trends.
Nebraska's median ticket price on the secondary marketplace VividSeats.com is sixth nationally.
10 THU
Enter to win a pair of 2014 season tickets on the 30-yard line to benefit St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Elkhorn and its youth ministry program.
HuskerOnline begins a look at its top 40 Huskers: 36-40 | 31-35 | 26-30
Is Kenny Bell poised for a rebound year?
Ameer Abdullah will speak at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon, and he'll be joined at the league's media days by Kenny Bell and Corey Cooper.
Randy Gregory is named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy.
The OWH player countdown continues: Kevin Williams & Marcus Newby.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders add Ciante Evans to their practice roster.
This season could see Vincent Valentine taking another big step.
Former Husker great Rich Glover offers lessons in sports and life at his youth football camp in New Jersey.
One we missed last month: College Football News' preview of the Huskers.
Minnesota's Jerry Kill* discusses the Gophers' progress and more.
09 WED
The 1996 Fiesta Bowl is referenced in an attempt to put Germany's 7-1 World Cup win over Brazil in perspective.*
Nebraska was left out of ESPN.com's 25-team Future Power Rankings, and Brian Bennett says the omission seems like a slight.
NU is near the bottom in BTN.com's ranking of Big Ten special teams.
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck talks with BTN.com about Tommy Armstrong's development and more.
08 TUE
Sports Nightly is taking its show on the road this week, with stops still to come in Broken Bow, Holdrege, Grand Island and Nebraska City.
Two Miami linebackers are dismissed from the team after their arrest on sexual battery charges.
Mark Pelini makes the watch list for the Rimington Trophy.
The Huskers are given 5-to-1 odds to win the Big Ten championship, and 50-to-1 odds for the national title.
Miami-Nebraska is ranked No. 5 among Big Ten nonconference games by ESPN.com, and Nebraska-Fresno State is No. 16.
Nebraska is tops in Tom Dienhart's Big Ten linebacker unit rankings.
No. 36 in the OWH's player countdown is I-back Adam Taylor.*
Athlon has the Huskers penciled in for a Pinstripe Bowl appearance.
07 MON
Here's another indication of how crucial it is for the Huskers to get better at winning the field position battle.
Nebraska's recruiting season has lacked summertime “booms,” but the class remains strong in quality if not quantity.
The lightning round has begun in Huskers.com's memorabilia playoff.
Watch list season gets under way with Ameer Abdullah in the running for the Maxwell and Hornung awards, Randy Gregory on the Bednarik list, and Kenny Bell on the Horning list.
The OWH player countdown continues with Brandon Reilly* & Joe Keels.*
Athlon Sports has 11 essential Big Ten stats for 2014, including one involving the number four for Nebraska.
06 SUN
From the OWH, a Q&A with new Penn State coach James Franklin.*
Husker football fans are rated the most loyal in the nation.
This week month in Husker history: Derek Brown must wait a year.
The LJS highlights 14 Huskers* who'll be crucial in 2014.
The OWH reviews the year in Nebraska men's* and women's* sports.
05 SAT
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart ranks the Huskers' receiving corps No. 2 in the conference, the defensive line No. 4 and the offensive line No. 6.
Former Husker John Bond shares his memories of coach Bill Jennings.
Corn Nation rolls out its preview of Fresno State.
The OWH player countdown continues with Kevin Maurice* and Sam Folz.*
04 FRI
Ndamukong Suh's image is undergoing a reconstruction.
An offer from Nebraska causes three-star linebacker Troy Henderson Jr. of Ohio to delay his decision.
A U.S. flag provided a memorable and iconic moment for Husker athletes assisting in the tornado cleanup in Pilger.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Anthony Steels & Oudious Lee.
03 THU
Hear Damon Benning’s thoughts on the step Nebraska must take to improve the perception of the program.
Tim Beck talks about unionization, fan pressure and more in Part 3 of his interview with Corn Nation.
Ameer Abdullah is No. 2 and Imani Cross No. 13 on Athlon's list of top Big Ten running backs for 2014.
No. 41 in the OWH's player countdown is Trevor Roach*
With no offer from Nebraska, receiver CJ Johnson picks Wyoming.*
HuskerOnline concludes its Mount Rushmore series with special teamers.
This is a redemption year* for the Redskins, Niles Paul says.
02 WED
Ndamukong Suh is No. 7 on an NFL.com list of top players of the 2000s, and Memorial Stadium is No. 12 among college football stadiums.
Andy Janovich* is No. 42 in the OWH's player countdown.
The number of season tickets* available is now under 100.
ESPN.com's Brian Bennett and Mitch Sherman offer two takes on whether Nebraska should be unhappy with the Big Ten's expansion.
Here are HuskerOnline's Mount Rushmore safeties.
Dirk Chatelain sees Nebraska as being on the wrong side of a divisional disparity* in the bigger Big Ten.
Adam Rittenberg sees Nebraska going 2-1 in a key November stretch.
Randy York shares his top 10 photos from the whistle-stop tour.
01 TUE
The Big Ten's addition of Rutgers and Maryland is likely to have some effect on the Huskers' recruiting footprint.* | Big Ten Explorer
Tim Beck discusses the details of the Hail Mary against Northwestern.
Alonzo Moore is No. 43 in the OWH's player countdown.
Ron Kellogg III is cited for giving a beer to a minor* in North Platte.
As the Big Ten grows to 14, here's a look at the conference’s changes in size and shape since 1896. | Last 3 expansions
Here are the cornerbacks on HuskerOnline's Mount Rushmore.
Anthony Steels is part of the brief history of the New Orleans Breakers.
More from Saturday's whistle-stop tour: Miller | York
Sam McKewon summarizes where each Big Ten team stands in recruiting.