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August 2014

31 SUN
It was just one game, but Sam McKewon sees promise* in the O-line's execution and depth. | Newby's 100* | Cockrell steps up* | Crouch's observations*
Saturday’s Tunnel Walk was the culmination of a personal turnaround for Alex Lewis, who says, “I owe the school everything.”
Jeremy Pernell and Husker Mike review the Huskers' lopsided opener.
This week in Husker history: A 6-3, 260-pound “Goliath” of secret identity is said to be among the prospective members of Nebraska’s 1904 squad.
Spirited students are building new traditions in The Boneyard.
30 SAT
Ameer Abdullah and the Husker offense roll in a 55-7 romp over Florida Atlantic, but the day is dampened by an early injury to Randy Gregory. Go to the game page for all the coverage, including video of Jordan Wester­kamp's astonishing behind-the-back catch. Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Big Red Over-Reaction
There's good news and bad* for ex-Huskers as NFL clubs cut their rosters.
See the team's pregame motivational video for the FAU game.
A new season begins today with hopes of an improved defense and a more efficient offense. Get your pregame reads from the papers inOmaha (12),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island (1, 2, 3),*Boca Raton (1, 2)andFort Lauderdale.Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Callahan.
29 FRI
Here are some photos from the Huskers' practice Friday.
As Nebraska begins its 125th season, Randy York lists his top dozen Husker teams of all time. | OWH photo collection*
The payout to Florida Atlantic is tied for tops in the nation this weekend.
HuskerOnline recaps fall camp and previews the opener in this video.
Fresno State has just released 500 tickets to the Nebraska game, and about half a dozen HuskerMax ticket/tailgate packages remain.
Here's more on Jack Hoffman and the treatment trial he's part of.
Our printable rosters and two-deeps for Saturday are now available.
Get game-ready with the Friday Husker Tailgate podcasts.
At the Big Red Breakfast in Omaha, Bo Pelini says Kenny Bell will get the first shot as punt returner.* | Corn Flakes edition | Discuss
Brothers Trey and Jerald Foster will take the field Saturday as Husker teammates* for the first time. | Foltz's improvement*
28 THU
Last year's adversity helped forge a bond* on FAU. | Familiarity factor *
Imani Cross and Terrell Newby say they've stepped up* their games since last season and are ready to help the offense move the chains.
The grandson of a trailblazing Husker is seeking his own path at FAU.
Here are some notes (1, 2,* 3*), video and audio from Thursday's walk-through practice. | HuskerMax Report
Lo and behold, it's an official depth chart. | Discuss
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Dan Alexander & Troy Watchorn.
See where Nebraska shows up in the Wall Street Journal's graph measuring strength and admirability.
The competition at kicker is taking place against a backdrop of lofty standards* to live up to.
The Legacy Statue is back at its familiar East Stadium location.
Sam McKewon has a wrap-up from the recruiting* front. | Pelini's thoughts
As you might expect, the game predictions so far all favor Nebraska.
How many Husker QBs will play Saturday? Make your call in our poll.
Ameer Abdullah says success will come from confidence* more than skill.
The example Spencer Long* set could have a lasting impact on the O-line.
27 WED
A quick study in the secondary, Byerson Cockrell* seems like anything but a newcomer as he tackles the crucial nickel* role.
Nebraska's new game balls* have a little something extra: Microchips to track their history and movement. | Notes: 1,* 2*
The LJS breaks down Florida Atlantic in this scouting report.*
The Huskers are given 66-to-1 odds* of winning the national championship.
Comedian-actor Adam DeVine explains how following the Huskers helped him during his recovery from a childhood accident. (Salty-language alert.)
Dirk Chatelain says it's time to put "Sirius" out to pasture.*
Dave Feit outlines his five under-the-radar keys to the Huskers' season.
In its Campbell Trophy countdown, the National Football Foundation highlights Kyle Vanden Bosch, the recipient in 2000.
Hear Jay Foreman talk about what he hopes to see Saturday and Calvin Jones discuss teamwork, chemistry and more.
Athlon analyzes Nebraska's nation-leading winning streak in openers.
Mark Pelini immersed himself in the Husker playbook to become the brains* of the offense. | Notes*
An Idaho columnist draws parallels between the dominant runs of Boise State and Nebraska that seem unlikely to be repeated.
An Omaha-to-Lincoln train* for the Miami game evokes memories of a bygone era but could also be the wave of the future.
26 TUE
Sam Foltz focuses on improving his consistency and eliminating shanks.
Just 20 tickets* remain unsold for the Florida Atlantic game.
Daniel Davie is currently No. 1 at cornerback opposite Josh Mitchell, and four true freshmen* could play on defense* against FAU. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2* | Audio
Here's a rundown of the fan-experience improvements to expect Saturday, including info on connecting with the stadium Wi-Fi.*
Corn Nation previews the Hawkeyes and sees a lot of question marks.
Sam McKewon looks at which 2014 recruits seem certain to play this year and which ones will most likely redshirt.
Hear former Husker Jamel Williams talk about injuries, position changes and his improvisational Fiesta Bowl safety.
The offense hopes to click by getting into more "winnable" third downs.*
Imani Cross says he must take advantage* when opportunity knocks.
Husker QB commit Kevin Dillman will stay at Denton Guyer High School in Texas and play junior varsity football.
Tom Shatel says using Ameer Abdullah as a punt blocker would show some urgency* | Sam Cotton Q&A* | Notes*
Enter to win Miami game tickets plus lodging in a CFN's drawing.
25 MON
Rob Zatechka discusses what he wants to see Saturday in this podcast.
CBSSports.com lists Nebraska as a top "sneaky" playoff contender.
Former Husker Aaron Curry says TCU is his transfer destination.
Jay Foreman & Matt Vrzal are hosting a new show on football Saturdays on 1180 AM The Zone 2, with David Max as one of the first guests.
Bo Pelini has reason to feel far better about the Huskers' defense than a year ago. | Five quotes | Roach Q&A* | Armstrong as leader: 1,* 2*
Husker Dan looks forward to the opener and says Huskers 30, Owls 9.
The less-is-more approach to practice has the players feeling fresh.
Eric Crouch, part of the BTN crew for Saturday's game, discusses the competition at quarterback and more.
Here are videos and notes (1, 2,* 3,* 4) from this morning's game-week press conference. | Captains elected: 1, 2* | Walton must wait | Discuss
The season's first pregame notes are out, with details on Saturday's BTN broadcast crew and more.
Michigan State is the B1G favorite in a media poll do-over. | BTN rankings
Zaire Anderson aims for a big finish to his Husker career, and to continue his advancements off the field. | A fit for Santos*
USA Today previews Michigan State and ranks the Spartans No. 6.
Hail Varsity looks at where the offense and defense stand after fall camp.
Fresno State isn't saying who will start at QB in its opener at USC.
24 SUN
Sam McKewon runs down seven keys* to watch as the season progresses, starting with Tommy Armstrong's running game. | Sipple on simplicity*
Lee Barfknecht sees the Huskers as the No. 5 team* in the Big Ten.*
Miami names 18-year-old true freshman Brad Kaaya its starter at QB.
It's game week, and here's a video that sets the tone.
The Lincoln* and Omaha* papers roll out their season previews.
Husker football runs in the bloodlines of Florida Atlantic defensive tackle Brandin Bryant. | His grandfather*
Junior walk-on defensive end Jack Gangwish* is known for a motor that's "game speed all the time." | Notes*
Just 14 ticket/tailgate packages for the Fresno State game remain.
Tom Shatel wonders whether this is the year the Huskers break free of their recent “Groundhog Day” script. | Eichorst Q&A*
A Boulder columnist says a Colorado win over Nebraska in 1994 would have changed the trajectory of the Buffs' program. | Game page
23 SAT
The Huskers wrap up fall camp with a light workout Saturday, and Bo Pelini says fullback Andy Janovich is probable for the opener and Zach Sterup is "a lock" for game 2. | HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2* | Video | Audio
Jeremy Pernell turns his attention to the defense in the second part of his 2014 Nebraska team preview.
Nebraska commits Carlos and Khalil Davis have a sibling rivalry that has produced a menacing combination on their high school defensive line.
22 FRI
The OWH's Jon Nyatawa shares nine practices' worth of observations and insights on the Huskers' offense.* | Moore's emergence*
Wisconsin makes a quarterback change, opting for Tanner McEvoy in place of veteran Joel Stave.
Ticket prices* for Nebraska home games on the secondary market are down significantly but still in the top 15 nationally.
Defensive tackle Kevin Maurice acknowledges he's a work in progress* but says he's "made a jump" and "grown a lot" since last year.
With Alex Henery struggling, the Eagles have brought in competition.
Here are a few photos from Friday's practice, plus a week 3 video recap.
It isn't cheap, but it's worth it, says Hail Varsity's Erin Sorensen: A day at Football 202. Here's her recap.
Bo Pelini is in the middle of the pack nationally when it comes to results against ranked opponents.
An Athlon poll places Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory among the Big Ten's top five players, and four other Huskers receive top-15 votes.
Previewing the Big Ten, Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel both pick Nebraska to win the Big Ten West.
Mike Moudy* continues to look to Spencer Long, now in the NFL, as one to emulate on the O-line. | Hell in a Helmet* | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3*
Jeremy Pernell previews the offense with a look at each position group.
Via text message, Tommy Armstrong has a mentor in Tommie Frazier.*
Tom Osborne breaks down what the playoff committee's work will entail.
21 THU
Prep work for the first opponent, Florida Atlantic, has begun for the defense. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Video | Audio | Tweets
Sam McKewon says the Huskers can't lean on their running game* if it doesn't improve from last season, especially against the better opponents.
An NFL.com analyst looks at Mick Tingelhoff's hall of fame credentials.
The university still has about 450 student tickets to sell.
Tad Stryker sees a lot riding this season on the O-line's development.
Randy Gregory makes ESPN.com's preseason All-America team, and he's joined by Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell on the All-Big Ten team.
Two Huskers (guess who) land in Athlon's top 20 players for 2014 and are also in the running for Herbie Awards.
The Big Ten has an attitude problem* to go with its image problem, Tom Shatel writes. | Fyfe's fuel* | Notes: 1,* 2*
20 WED
Former Husker lineman Mick Tingelhoff is the Seniors Committe nominee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | Bio
Freshman O-lineman D.J. Foster is having a go at defensive tackle to build depth* at that position. More from practice Wednesday: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4* | Audio | Videos & photos | More photos: 1, 2 | Tweets
TV money appears to be driving the rise of neutral-site games, but ticket-buying fans may be getting the short end of the deal.
Husker Dan laments the premature end to Taylor Martinez's career.
Nebraska is No. 6 on Phil Steele's list of overrated teams for 2014.
Husker fans are BTN.com's unanimous pick for best in the West Division.
The team lends its moral support to Jack Hoffman in this video.
The man behind Faux Pelini speaks on camera as ESPN.com looks at the public emergence of Bo Pelini's lighter side.
Steve Sipple questions whether a 50-50 run-pass balance should really be the offense's goal. | Roach's resilience* | Notes*
Lee Barfknecht sees more than a small dose of Broderick Thomas in Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun.*
Charlie McBride discusses topics past and present in this podcast.
19 TUE
What was suspected is now official: Braxton Miller is out for the season.
Kareem Moss & Toby Wright are Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests.
Corn Nation says teams would be unwise to take Minnesota lightly.
This season has a now-or-never feel for junior kicker Mauro Bondi.
The battles in the trenches* during practice don't turn into off-field grudges. | Finnin Q&A* | Gerry the veteran* | Notes*
There'll be Runzas, Valentino's Pizza and more at the Nebraska Society of D.C.'s Taste of Nebraska on Oct. 4.
18 MON
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's season is said to be in jeopardy because of a reinjured right shoulder.
Fran Nagle, Nebraska quarterback in 1949 and ’50 and a former World War II prisoner of war, has died at age 90.*
Tommy Armstrong* puts in a strong performance* at practice Monday and draws praise from Tim Beck. More: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2* | Video & photos | Audio | Dienhart's view
USA Today has a detailed preview of Nebraska, No. 16 in its countdown.
Here's what the BTN crew is tweeting about the Huskers. The network's full coverage airs tonight at 5 and 8:30 Central.
Randy Gregory makes Matt Hinton's list of 10 most exciting players.
Suh, Henery, Crouch, Ruud & Groce star in these best of the 2000s clips.
Slipping on the depth chart, Aaron Curry has opted to transfer.* | Discuss
Dave Feit has seven reasons for concern about the 2014 season.
Trevor Roach gives the linebacking corps a veteran voice.*
This is the day the BTN bus stops in Lincoln, and Tom Dienhart tells what he'll be watching for at practice. | Camp schedule
17 SUN
Kenny Bell tells how he tended bar in Lincoln to get his electricity and water turned back on.
Find out how David Max got ready for football season by losing 16 pounds in two months.
Where does Rob Zatechka have Nebraska picked to finish in the Big Ten West? Check out the latest Husker Doc Talk podcast.
The Guy Chamberlin monument dedication in Blue Springs served as a history lesson for three recipients of the trophy that bears his name.
Sam McKewon says there's no reason to fret over the missed practices* of dinged-up players.
Young Jack Hoffman has enrolled in an international clinical trial in Boston for his next round of cancer treatment.
When Football didn't go as planned for Donovan Vestal, the Life Skills program helped him realize his calling.
Rex Burkhead suffers a knee injury in a preseason game for the Bengals and could be sidelined for several weeks.
The Huskers are ranked 22nd in the AP preseason poll. | Discuss
As the season draws near, here's a video to get the juices flowing.
Nate Gerry says he and Josh Banderas are light-years* ahead of a year ago in their mastery of the defense. | New confidence | Notes*
Johnny Rodgers says teamwork made his individual awards possible.
Tom Shatel fears something has been lost* with the advent of the playoff.
16 SAT
Two weeks before kickoff, Bo Pelini says he's seeing progress, maturity and confidence* from Tommy Armstrong. More from Saturday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5 | Ice Bucket Challenge & more video | Gregory Q&A | Camp schedule
Zaire Anderson sets his sights on being an every-down* ’backer. Greg McMullen, mean­while, has developed into a leader at DE. | Notes*
15 FRI
Saturday is dedication day for Blue Springs' Guy Chamberlin monument.
Byerson Cockrell continues to impress at nickel, and other newcomers in the secondary are making progress. More from Friday evening's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video & photos | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4* | Cotton Q&A
“I heard a 'pop' in my right knee”: Michael Rose blogs about his injury.
Seven current or former Huskers will get their diplomas Saturday.
Taylor Martinez talks some more about his latest mobile game and his work as an app creator.
Miami loses a key starter in the defensive secondary to injury
Here's a video recap of week 2 of the Huskers' fall camp.
Bo Pelini is No. 3 on Phil Steele's latest hot seat list.
Ameer Abdullah is getting some mentoring from Ahman Green.
Nebraska's stable of running backs is in Athlon's top four for 2014.
Jim Grobe says he now regrets staying at Wake Forest after being approached by Nebraska in 2007. | McKewon commentary*
Milt Tenopir is battling leukemia with a relentless approach* and moral support from many of his former players.
14 THU
The O-linemen are getting inspiration and history lessons by watching film of their predecessors.* | Price's place | Mitchell Q&A* | Thurs. practice photos | Notes* | Fall camp schedule
Sam McKewon goes over some recruiting topics* and makes a case for taking more chances on in-state linemen.
The two-game Kickoff Combo ticket deal is something that families might want to jump on, Randy York writes.
LeRoy Pearce, an assistant on Bill Jennnings' staff from 1958 to ’61, dies at age 86 in Arkansas.
Nebraska's athletic budget tops $100 million for the first time.
The playoff committee gets its marching orders and recusal policy.
Other schools have fan experience upgrades that may be worth borrowing.
For Throwback Thursday, the LJS has a Tom Osborne photo gallery.
Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory are first-teamers on USA Today Sports' preseason All-America squad.
Josh Mitchell likes the chemistry that's developing in the secondary.
Former Husker walk-on King Frazier vies for a spot in North Dakota State's rotation of running backs.
Corn Nation previews Wisconsin, whose questions are mainly on defense.
Taylor Martinez's next mobile game will have a football theme.
A Miami fan sees the trip to Lincoln as something extra special.
B1G forecasts: A Chicago paper has the Huskers winning the West, and CBSSports.com can't decide whether NU is overrated or underrated.
Tom Shatel says Nebraska needs to hear from athletic director Shawn Eichorst* more often. | Elephant in room
There's no shortage of depth and speed at receiver, but can anyone match the physical play* of the departed Quincy Enunwa? | Notes*
13 WED
Gerald Ferguson, a Husker halfback from 1948 to ’50 and later a successful high school coach in California, has died at age 86.
Facing a two-game suspension, running back Venric Mark decides to transfer from Northwestern.
Sports Illustrated ranks the Huskers 24th and offers up this preview.
Defensive back Aaron Williams becomes the third 2015 recruit to make early-enrollment arrangements with Nebraska.
Team Jack has been named the official charity of the Omaha Marathon.
Shawn Eichorst says the football program* is stable under Bo Pelini and says, "I really enjoy what he brings to the table."
Bo Pelini says Ryker Fyfe is probably the No. 2 man* at QB at the moment. More from Wednesday morning's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5 | Video | Audio | Photos | Fall camp schedule
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Trev Alberts and Terry Connealy.
New yoga training* helps Husker players with flexibility and mindset.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is on board as the official sponsor of the HuskerMax tailgate at Fresno State. There are a few ticket/tailgate packages left.
12 TUE
Tuesday night's practice was closed to the media, but here are some tweeted photos. | Sterup Q&A* | Notes* | Fall camp schedule
Jonathan Rose is focusing on his playbook knowledge in his quest for a starting spot at cornerback.
Randy Gregory & Ameer Abdullah are SI.com second-team All-Americans.
Sam McKewon gauges where the offense stands* a week into practices, and the LJS looks at true freshmen on offense who've impressed so far.
Nebraska has the No. 22 spot in ESPN's national power rankings.
ESPN.com's best- and worst-case scenarios for the Huskers span a wide range, from playoff berth to no bowl at all.
No. 8 is No. 1* in the OWH's player countdown.
Derek Johnson has some crazy (or not) ideas for additional rivalry trophies for Nebraska and its division opponents.
The switch from guard to tackle might prove to be the quickest way to playing time for Givens Price.*
A portrait of Steve Pederson* is back in the building he built.
11 MON
More from Monday's practices: I-back depth | Photos | Notes: 1,* 2*
Rob Zatechka discusses the rash of injuries and makes some bold predictions for the Big Ten East in this podcast.
Huskers.com has new wallpaper for your computer or mobile device.
A Cincinnati writer follows up on young Jack Hoffman's trip to Kansas City to see Rex Burkhead play.
Miami has star power in LB Denzel Perryman and tailback Duke Johnson.
Husker Dan previews the season and sees Wisconsin winning the division.
The Huskers are looking to hire a student deejay* for practices.
Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell poke fun at each other in a Twitter “feud.”
The Miami-Nebraska game will be carried on ESPN Radio.
Nebraska QB commit Kevin Dillman is denied eligibility* at Denton Guyer High School in Texas after his move from California. | Discuss
Adam Taylor's injury is a broken ankle, and a time frame for his return is unknown. More from Monday a.m.'s practice, the first of the two-a-days: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4 | Audio | Video | Camp schedule
The Huskers are No. 3 in ESPN.com's preseason Big Ten power rankings.
The OWH player countdown is almost done: Kenny Bell,* Randy Gregory.*
10 SUN
Sam McKewon says the secondary needs to repeat what the defensive line did in 2008 when adversity* struck. | Size issue | Collins Q&A*
Alonzo Moore and Jonathan Rose have improved their games and formed a friendship via their battles in practice.*
Scott Frost, whose image graced a video game cover after his senior season, has mixed feelings about the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.
Craig Bohl is profiled by ESPN.com as one of the 25 most interesting people in college football.
Video man Mike Nobler has blossomed as the Huskers' unofficial coordinator of comic relief.
It took time to learn, but Josh Mitchell now knows “it's not about you, it's about everyone around you.” | Transformation*
09 SAT
Sam McKewon looks at who might step up* after the attrition on defense.* | Sipple: Next man up | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Q&A: Allen* and Fyfe*
As a high school coach, Matt Turman still uses the lessons* gleaned from the Huskers' 1994 championship season.
Randy York explains how the NCAA's autonomy decision aligns with the culture at Nebraska.
Irving Fryar faces a key hearing this month in his mortgage-fraud case.
Bo Pelini confirms after Saturday's practice that Michael Rose-Ivey's injury will sideline him for the season, but he says the team remains upbeat. | H’Max Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3 | Video & photos | Tweets | Camp schedule
The OWH player countdown continues: Tommy Armstrong,* Corey Cooper.*
Tom Shatel says Tim Beck has the athletes to make simplicity* work.
08 FRI
More bad news for the defense: Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey reports on social media that he has a torn ACL and implies he's out for the season.
Friday night's practice was a no-media affair, but here are some photos and a video recap of the week from the Athletic Department.
Mike Moudy says he's 100% after an injury-shortened 2013 season.
Bubba Starling's “football mentality” can be a hindrance for him at the plate as he tries to rise in the Royals' organization.
Is it the death of the collegiate model? The judge in the Ed O'Bannon case rules that the NCAA can't stop schools from paying players a share of the money generated through the use of their names and likenesses.
Northwestern running back Venric Mark receives a two-game suspension.
In another setback for the defensive backfield, LeRoy Alexander is suspended* for the 2014 season. | Discuss
Receiver Nekyle Lundie from Georgia* makes a surprise commitment to the Huskers' recruiting class of 2015. | Video
Derek Johnson says cultural difference are one reason Northwestern is approaching rival status with Nebraska.
Corn Nation previews Purdue, a team trying to rebound from a dismal 2013.
Three newcomers will now contend at nickel.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Two receivers and their stories: Alonzo Moore and Jordan Westerkamp.*
07 THU
Jack Hoffman takes in a Bengals game a day after his tough diagnosis.
Charles Jackson's knee injury will require surgery and force him to miss the 2014 season. More from from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Spotlight on Cockrell | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4 | Video | Audio | Photos: 1, 2
A new degree of autonomy for the five major conferences wins NCAA approval, clearing the way for new benefits for athletes.
John Garrison and Charlton Warren are Nos. 5 and 7 in the Big Ten recruiter rankings of 247sports.com.
Steve Sipple says the freshmen in particular have benefited from the NCAA rule change on summertime interaction between coaches and players.
Ndamukong Suh makes an ESPN top 10 list of best defensive seasons.
Bo Pelini is among coaches favoring a schedule of Power Five teams only.
BigRedMax Wines are now available. Order now to have for the first game.
Poll question: Will the fullbacks have any rushing attempts this season?
The OWH countdown continues: Jake Cotton,* Josh Mitchell.*
Gregory vs. Scherff will be a much-anticipated individual matchup this fall.
Tim Beck says a simpler offense should mean a more confident offense. | Fyfe in the fray* | Alonzo Moore Q&A* | Notes: 1, 2,* 3*
NU's response to Nick Pasquale's death is not forgotten by UCLA fans.
Tom Osborne says field position* will be a key among playoff contenders.
06 WED
Here are some notes (1, 2, 3, 4*) from Wednesday night's practice, which Charles Jackson sat out in a knee brace. | HuskerMax Report | Video & photos | Audio | Tweets | Fall camp schedule
As the first season with a playoff draws near, Tom Osborne can attest to how seriously fans take the game.
His knee healed, Daniel Davie is back in the mix at cornerback.
Tommy Armstrong's teammates expect improvement from him after his trial-by-fire season of a year ago.
Young Jack Hoffman faces more chemo as it is learned in Boston that his brain tumor is no longer in remission. | Team Jack coverage
The Huskers are No. 14 in a ranking of NFL talent on the roster.
Sam McKewon sees more than one benefit to playing true freshmen.
Get up to date on the need-to-know rule changes and officiating points of emphasis for the 2014 season.
Maliek Collins is projected as a top breakout player in the Big Ten West.
The spotlight is on the QB competition as Miami opens camp.
Randy Gregory is one of 15 on Athlon's list of defensive Heisman hopefuls.
05 TUE
After moving from position to position, Charles Jackson seems to have found a home at nickel.* | Mark Pelini Q&A* | Notes* | Fall camp schedule
Barney Cotton marvels at the toughness of Ricky Henry as the former Husker shows promise at the Chiefs' camp.
Vincent Valentine sees mental strength as essential to his improvement.
A coach's challenge in dealing with athletes is always changing with the times, Bo Pelini says.
Randy Gregory is named to the Hendricks Award watch list.
Florida Atlantic has holes to fill on a defense that was strong in 2013.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Toby Wright & John Reece.
Brian Brown's printable schedule is now available for downloading.
Steve Sipple offers five thoughts from the Huskers' first practice.
The OWH countdown continues: Charles Jackson,* Zaire Anderson.*
After sitting out 2013 injured, Ricky Henry vies to make the Chiefs' roster.
NU at Wisconsin is one of Dr. Saturday's 5 games to watch in week 12.
Lindy's ranks the Huskers 21st and provides a team overview.
An ESPN.com rookie report on the Redskins' Spencer Long sees the former Husker as a contender for a starting position a year from now.
Corn Nation previews Big Ten newcomer Rutgers.
04 MON
Josh Mitchell has his coach and teammates to thank for making his turn­around possible. | Pressure off Armstrong* | Burtch Q&A* | 5 insights*
The Huskers' first practice of fall camp is in the books, and the pace was quicker,* as planned. | HuskerMax report | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4,* 5 | Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Audio | 105-man roster | Discuss | Fall camp schedule
Mike Rozier is in a 16-player playoff for best season in college football.
Husker players mingle with kids at two Lincoln rec centers. Photos: 1, 2
Californians for Nebraska has Fresno State bus tour spots available.
On the threshold of a milestone season, NU's lofty tradition is appreciated.
McNeese State is No. 9 in the preseason FCS coaches' poll.
Tom Osborne will be recused from voting for Nebraska on the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Randy Gregory wants to be known as more than just a pass rusher.
Sam McKewon wonders whether SEC teams will be allowed to game the playoff system* with their late-season games against weak opponents.
Poll question: Which run/pass ratio would you rather see this season?
Fresno State is now selling single-game Nebraska tickets.
A quarterback's suspension and a coaching shuffle are giving Miami extra issues to deal with in fall camp.
Here's what to watch for as the Huskers begin fall practices tonight.
Seven CBSSports.com writers predict the Big Ten races, and there's one pick for Nebraska to take the league championship.
Tommy Armstrong relishes the time he got to spend with Brett Favre.
NU commit DaiShon Neal says he's not wavering* despite Oregon's offer.
Hear what Rob Zatechka thinks about the alternate uniforms and more.
Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory are Nos. 21 and 19 in an ESPN ranking of college football players for 2014.
Big Ten coaches talk anonymously about conference opponents.
The competition at running back isn't so friendly on the field.
Bo Pelini is 20th on Pat Forde's list of most intriguing coaches of 2014.
USA Today previews Northwestern, No. 42 in its countdown.
The OWH countdown continues: Alexander,* Rose,* Valentine,* Lewis.*
03 SUN
Sam McKewon sees more of a fighting edge to this year's team.
Wide receiver prospect Tavin Richardson from South Carolina discusses the recruiting process and more with Jeremy Pernell.
Corn Nation looks at the players Nebraska can't afford to lose to injury.
Historian Jim McKee tells the story of pioneering Husker George Flippin.
This week month in Husker history: Conference exit in 1919.
Tommy Armstrong aims to move forward with the lessons learned in 2013.
Tom Shatel sees the Big Ten West as a good place* for Nebraska and for Husker fans. | B1G smorgasbord* | Team snapshots
The veterans on the defensive line are working extra time with the newcomers to get them up to speed.
The small senior class intends to come up big in leadership.*
02 SAT
Derek Johnson weighs in on the uniforms and more.
Tom Shatel presents an Optimists' Guide* to the season.
Uniform or costume? Hail Varsity reviews the alternate unis.
Randy Gregory* is trying to avoid the hype and focus on being part of a “feared defense.” | Rowdy's the word | Notes
Check out these photos (1, 2,* 3, 4, 5) and videos (1, 2*) from Fan Day.
01 FRI
Nearly a hundred additional Fresno State tickets are now available via HuskerMax's event packages.
Athlon examines Nebraska's chances in the Big Ten West.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze responds to Bo Pelini's remarks on the flip-flop of Damore'ea Stringfellow.
Avery Anderson and Eric Lee sign nonbinding financial-aid papers for early enrollment in January.
Early material from Friday's press conference: Imani Cross' role | Moss stays connected | Video
The Huskers' alternate uniforms for the Illinois game are unveiled* with some help from Bo Pelini. | Video | Experts weigh in* | Discuss
Game-start totals* don't tell the whole story about the offensive line.
Is Nebraska vs. Wisconsin trophy-worthy? Not everyone is convinced.