• Milt Tenopir, Aaron Taylor and Adam Julch will be the Legends Radio Show guests at 9 a.m. Saturday at DJ's Dugout in Omaha.
• MSU left tackle Jack Conklin lost weight to take on the likes of Randy Gregory. | Full-strength O-line | Defending the defense | Offense's rise*
• John Papuchis says Connor Cook's mobility in the pocket and his receivers' abilities will pose challenges for the Husker defense. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3*, 4 | Audio | Injury update* | Gregory's block | Tweets | Photos
• See and hear Tommy Armstrong talk about the matchup on BTN Live.
• From Spartan country, here are a couple of videos previewing the game.
• Our printable rosters and two-deeps for the MSU game are now available.
• Go six minutes into this podcast to hear Huskers Illustrated's Michael Bruntz discuss the players' mood and what to expect Saturday.
• Nebraska is front and center in this analysis of the financial impact of conference realignment.
• Bo Pelini and Mark Dantonio discuss the matchup* in the weekly Big Ten teleconference. | Bo on concussions | BTN Pelini interview
• Hear Rob Zatechka discuss the high stakes and why the Huskers should be feeling confident against Michigan State.
• Ameer Abdullah's durability* is crucial to NU's offense and gives No. 8 a shot to break Mike Rozier's school rushing record.*
• The Huskers were hyped as the Big Ten's new bully, but that title belongs to the Spartans, says a Lansing columnist. | Five things to watch
• Freshman defensive back Kieron Williams* had to learn* the dollar in a hurry. | Q&A: Davie,* Westerkamp* | Notes* | Five Pelini quotes
• See how Husker recruits and prospects fared in weekend play.
• A Michigan columnist says the Spartans must handle the spotlight better than they did a few weeks ago at Oregon. | NU by the numbers
• Hear Damon Benning's breakdown of NU's performance against Illinois.
• Jeremy Pernell previews the game and sees the Huskers escaping from East Lansing with a narrow victory.
• Faux Pelini and the Spartans' punter exchange ideas on Twitter.
• Bo Pelini says Josh Mitchell and Ameer Abdullah are good to go for Saturday night's game, but David Santos' status remains uncertain. More from Monday's press conference: Video | Notes1,* 2,* 3 | Taylor out for year | Quotes | MSU perspective: 1, 2, 3, 4
• The Jack Hoffman update includes reasons for both hope and worry.
• Known in recent years for its defense, Michigan State now has an offense* that's clicking. | Philosophical contrast* | Mental edge?* | Notes*
• No one needs to remind Tommy Armstrong Jr. that ball security will be crucial in East Lansing for the Husker offense.
• Tim Beck and Scott Frost are mentioned as possible candidates to replace Charlie Weis, who was fired Sunday as Kansas' head coach.
• Ndamukong Suh appears set to leave the Lions after this season and is said to have his eye on a move to New York.
• O-lineman John Raridon discusses his commitment* to the Huskers: I really didn't see a place Id rather go.
• The Ameer bandwagon is picking up passengers, Randy York writes.
• A Canadian columnist finds sporting bliss at Nebraska.
• This week in Husker history: Three future first-round NFL draft picks make their Nebraska debuts. The opponent was Wyoming. What was the year?
• See how the Huskers and Spartans match up statistically. (Link fixed.)
• Nebraska 45, Illinois 14. The Huskers pile up 450-plus yards rushing and pull away from the Illini. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Big Red Over-Reaction
• The Huskers get 2016 commitments* from O-linemen John Raridon of Iowa and Bryan Brokop of Illinois.
• Here's some backup channel info in case BTN's 5 p.m. game runs long.
• Check out the motivational video for tonight and more pregame material.
• Next week's opponent, Michigan State, rolls past Wyoming, 56-14.
• Damon Benning recalls the intensity* that hardened the 1994 team.
• The LJS recaps 50 memorable moments* from 125 years of NU football.
• The Huskers aim to maintain momentum and focus as they kick off Big Ten play tonight as heavy favorites against Illinois. Here's the pregame coverage fromOmaha,*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),*Grand Island (1, 2, 3),*Champaign (1, 2, 3, 4),Decatur,PeoriaandChicago (1, 2).Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Tate, Callahan.
• Husker Salute could use your help in meeting its fundraising goal for next month's annual weekend event in Lincoln.
• Randy York takes a shot at ranking the Huskers' top 10 wins of their 400 at Memorial Stadium and invites readers to submit their own lists.
• The owner of a scouting service looks at Ameer Abdullah's NFL potential.
• Tommy Armstrong is No. 2 in these Big Ten QB explosiveness* ratings.
• This isn't just another game for Illinois native Jordan Westerkamp, whose dad played for the Illini in the 1980s.
• Father-and-son Huskers Bill and Jesse Kosch reminisce about the five national championships they were part of.
• Illinois' veteran offensive line* will test the Huskers' young D-line, coach Rick Kaczenski* says at the Big Red Breakfast.
• Flippin, Rathman, Reynolds and more: The Grand Island paper marks Nebraska's 125th football season with this special section: PDF | HTML
• Go four minutes into this segment to hear Tyrone Hughes discuss recruiting (including a Barry Switzer story), coaching and more.
• Dave Feit's latest Hot Takes cover the return of Boyd Epley, the band's Fear Ameer tribute, Tim Miles and the balloon petition.
• Stopping the run has been a tall task for Illinois so far this year.
• De'Mornay Pierson-El* and Josh Kalu* were two under-the-radar recruits but have been quick to exceed expectations. | Notes*
• The new Husker Bucks meal program* has been an instant hit.
• Steve Sipple takes a mulligan* on predicting the Big Ten West champ.
• Alex Lewis has fit in well* at left tackle but can rattle off several areas in which he needs to improve.
• Ameer Abdullah gets some good press in the Twin Cities.
• Bo Pelini says David Santos probably won't play Saturday but calls the linebacker's injury "nothing long term." More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video & photos | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Audio
• Zac Lee & Jay Moore break down the Miami game and preview Illinois.
• Friday will be an important day for young Avery Harriman.
• Four-star athlete Jaason Lewis* picks Arizona State over Nebraska.
• Husker commit Kendall Bussey has transformed from runt to Mini Bus.
• Check out the early round of Illinois-Nebraska predictions.
• Poll question: Should the Memorial Stadium balloon release be ended?
• Tom Shatel says numbers alone* don't define Ameer Abdullah
• Whether they're trying to get in his head or at his knees, Randy Gregory is attracting other teams' best shots.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
• A ride aboard the Husker Helicopter is being raffled as part of Husker Fans Salute the Troops. Enter the drawing here.
• Plan now for Chicagoans for Nebraska's events for NU vs. Northwestern.
• Former Husker Jay Foreman analyzes the linebackers' play and more in as he reviews the Miami game.
• As Illinois tries to solve its slow starts, the Husker defense* has had its own issues early in games. | Trap game?* | Notes: 1,* 2
• David Santos wore a knee brace and didn't practice Tuesday. More: HMax Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Audio: Collins, McMullen, Lewis
• A UNL English faculty member is petitioning for an end to the balloon release at Memorial Stadium. | Discuss
• Saturday's trouble has prompted an alcohol ban this weekend at the Lincoln Indian Center tailgate site.
• Randy Gregory is named the Lott Impact Trophy player of the week.
• Nebraska is preparing for an Illinois offense* whose coordinator is tough to predict and thinks outside the box, Bo Pelini says.
• Ameer Abdullah has risen to No. 4 in the ESPN Experts' Heisman poll.
• We inadvertently had Miami lineups in our printable two-deeps for the Illinois game. The corrected version is here.
• Boyd Epley returns to the university as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning but will not oversee football S&C. | Discuss
• Tale of the Tape breaks down several plays from the Miami game.
• Dave Feit reports on the special night at Memorial Stadium.
• Saturday night's noise* is something the team would like more often.
• A Chicago writer sees little substance behind the Illini's 3-1 record.
• Vote here for Ameer Abdullah, who is one of four nominees for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week.
• Miami's unexpected scheme on offense made it a rough night for the Husker linebackers.* | Dime time for Kalu* | Success with takeaways* | Givens Price Q&A* | Notes*
• Josh Mitchell talks on BTN Live about his big touchdown and more.
• Husker Dan has admiration – and a nickname – for Ameer Abdullah.
• Justin Prestidge offers his observations on the Miami game.
• Bo Pelini says the defense had lapses in technique and communication against Miami that need to be corrected. Also, Ameer Abdullah has some advice for Jameis Winston.* More from the game-week press conference Monday: Video | Audio | Crowd's impact | Notes & analysis: 1, 2, 3 | Five quotes
• Check out the 1994 team's Tunnel Walk from Saturday's game.
• Derek Johnson assesses the Miami game and what might happen next.
• Former Husker kicker Alex Henery signs with the Detroit Lions.
• Poll question: Will Ameer pass Rozier in the record books?
• Nebraska might now be the Big Ten's best shot for the playoff, but winning out will require surviving some stern road tests.
• Ameer Abdullah is the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week and one of two players on the Paul Horning Award honor roll. | A Heisman portrait
• Here's how the Iron N's south endzone banner display came to be.
• Athlon Sports sees a new identity emerging in the Huskers, and Steve Sipple says Tim Beck* has at least temporarily silenced his critics. | McKewon's rewind* | Questions at LB* | Takeaway revival* | Notes: 1,* 2*
• Hear Rob Zatechka and Dave Rimington discuss the run game and how Ameer Abdullah stacks up against other great Husker backs.
• Here's a four-minute highlight reel from Saturday night's game.
• See how Nebraska and Illinois stack up statistically through four games.
• This week in Husker history: The Huskers crush Pacific, but a blood clot puts Tommie Frazier on the shelf.
• Former Husker quarterback Keithen McCant is thrilled to get his long-lost Big Eight championship ring back.
• Nebraska 41, Miami 31 The Huskers use a punishing ground game led by Ameer Abdullah and a big defensive play by Josh Mitchell to subdue the Hurricanes. Coverage, stats, and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Big Red Over-Reaction
• Next week's foe, Illinois, escapes with a 42-35 win over Texas State.
• Brook Berringer is certainly not forgotten amid the 1994 team's reunion activities, and a BTN documentary on his life will air this fall.
• It doesn't match the sky-high stakes of some Miami-Nebraska clashes of decades past, but tonight's game holds plenty of significance for the 2014 Huskers and Canes. Get the coverage from the papers in Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Orlando (1, 2), Miami (1, 2) and Palm Beach. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Barfknecht,* Vogel, Callahan, Forde, Huskers Illustrated.
• In this video, former Miami star Clinton Portis says Nebraska will have no answer for Miami's speed in the deep passing game.
• Dirk Chatelain calls the 1984 Orange Bowl the greatest game in Husker football history and provides a detailed recap.*
• Here's a video recap of the Huskers' preparations for Miami.
• Get ready for the game with KLIN's Friday Tailgate podcast.
• Which of the two teams is closer to a return to glory?
• Athlon Sports previews the game and picks Nebraska by a touchdown.
• It'll be a grueling fight* in the trenches, offensive line coach John Garrison* tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.
• Lee Barfknecht has a passel of anecdotes from past NU-Miami games.*
• Crowd noise could be a problem for Miami's O-line, but the 'Canes say they're ready for it. | A fresh Duke
• Steve Sipple says Miami's speed advantage might not amount to much. | Test for Armstrong* | Hovey steps up* | Notes*
• Get to know future Husker Christian Gaylord* from Baldwin City, Kan.
• Randy Gregory is No. 7 on Mel Kiper's updated 2015 NFL draft board.
• Here's more on the longtime friendship of Brad Kaaya and Terrell Newby.
• Receiver Sam Burtch is out for the season with a torn ACL. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Audio
• A renegotiated marketing deal with ING will bring an extra $21 million* to the Athletic Department over the next six years.
• Husker Dan reviews the Fresno game and looks forward to Miami.
• KETV catches up with linebacker Corey McKeon for Throwback Thursday.
• Ameer Abdullah is in the running for the Senior CLASS Award.
• Dozens of 1994 Huskers will be on hand to sign autographs at the Husker Nation Pavilion before Saturday's game.
• See and hear Kenny Bell talk about the Miami matchup and more on BTN.
• Running backs Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah have a friendship that has helped shape the Husker program.
• Poll question: Which Husker unit faces the greater challenge vs. Miami?
• Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Terrell Farley & Michael Booker.
• Just about everyone's picking Nebraska in the early round of predictions.
• With his performance at Fresno, receiver Lane Hovey* is no longer an unknown to Husker fans. | Notes*
• Angry Dad sees parallel paths colliding again for the Huskers and Canes.
• Mauro Bondi hasn't forgotten Miami's recruiting snub in 2011.
• Hear the Ameer Abdullah interview from Wednesday's Doug Gottlieb show.
• Saturdays showdown in Lincoln is an opportunity for the Canes to prove this years defense really is improved. | UM notes: 1, 2*
• Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, who tore an ACL in the spring, is now game-ready and available if needed Saturday, coach Al Golden says.
• If you are having problems on this site with pop-up ads on your phone or tablet, please read this.
• It was a humbling spring for juco transfer defensive end Joe Keels,* who expected instant success. | Kevin Williams' comeback
• Our printable rosters and 2-deeps for the Miami game are now available.
• Check out Nebraska Wingman, the latest tailgate/fancave accessory.
• Mike Rozier, Eric Crouch and Johnny Rodgers will make appearances Saturday as the Heisman House Tour visits Pinnacle Bank Arena.
• Here's a statistical examination of what makes Ameer Abdullah stand out.
• The Hurricanes and Huskers are both more than a decade removed from their glory years, and ESPN.com looks at why.
• Miami's defense will bring a newfound attitude to Lincoln but is on guard against emotional penalties. | Big test for Kaaya | Stop No. 8 | UM notes
• The 1994 Huskers, to be honored this week, are remembered by Tom Osborne as his most remarkable team. Here's why.
• A Lincoln band puts a new spin on the old fight song The Cornhusker, a.k.a. Come a-runnin boys. | Glee club version
• A coach breaks down some big plays from the Fresno State game in Hail Varsity's latest installment of Tale of the Tape.
• The San Antonio paper looks at the rise of local kid Tommy Armstrong.
• Former Husker great Bob Newton will do a live chat Wednesday
• John Papuchis says sound tackling will be a key to containing the Miami offense's big-play* capabilities. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Audio | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Photos
• Husker I-back Terrell Newby and Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya are teammates* from years past. | UM notes | Al Golden's presser
• Ameer Abdullah discusses football, faith and much more in this extensive ESPN.com profile.
• The last time Miami came to Lincoln, the 1976 Huskers dominated statistically but had to rally in the fourth quarter to win. | The rivalry
• Tommy Armstrong's violent running* is serving as a key component of the offense and an inspiration to teammates.
• The Miami game is this week's most expensive ticket on the secondary market, even though some single seats remain for sale via the university.
• Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is a true freshman, and the Husker defense aims to make him play like one.
• Bo Pelini shares Tom Osbornes go-for-two thinking in the 1984 Orange Bowl against Miami. | Order the shirt
• Hear Rob Zatechka talk about Nebraska and Miami past and present – including some second-guessing about the 1995 Orange Bowl.
• A writer for a Miami fan site is already impressed by Husker hospitality.
• Junior defensive tackle Kevin Williams is glad to be back in action* after two knee injuries. Jake Cotton Q&A* | Sleepy crew* | Notes*
• Ameer Abdullah says the O-line needs to improve* and must focus on fundamentals. More from today's press conference: Video | Notes* | Quotes | Back on their feet | Burtch returns
• Poll question: Can NU's run game stay on pace against the Canes?
• Finally, extensive highlights from the Fresno State game are available.
• Warren Buffett places a wager on the Huskers in Vegas and wins.
• Miami suspends reserve quarterback Kevin Olsen, once slated to be this season's starter, after his arrest on a DUI charge.
• Miami coach Al Golden is considering some personnel tweaks.
• Bo Pelini has few complaints about how the defense* fared against Fresno State's fast-paced, pass-happy attack. | McKewon's rewind* | Notes*
• See how the Huskers match up statistically with the Canes, who rank eighth nationally in total defense.
• This week in Husker history: Nebraska's use of two quarterbacks at once provides controversy in a 1959 loss to No. 17 Texas.
• Nebraska 55, Fresno State 19 The Huskers use big plays on a hot night to put away the Bulldogs. Coverage is accumulating on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video | Audio highlights
• Even with his son playing for Fresno State, Husker legend Willie Harper says he can't root against Nebraska.
• Next week's opponent, Miami, cruises to a 41-20 win over Arkansas State.
• The heat will be on in Fresno tonight when the up-and-down Huskers look for consistency in their first road test. Get the pregame reads fromOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island (1, 2)*&Fresno (1, 2, 3, 4).*Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Barfknecht,* Sherman, Callahan.
• Get some insights on Fresno State in this Q&A.
• Here are a few photos of Friday's practice and flight to Fresno.
• Dave Feit borrows a page from his hometown church's playbook for an idea on how to appease Husker fans of all generations on game day.
• Hall-of-Famer Bob Brown sees the Huskers through a historic lens.
• This Nebraska promotion on Ameer Abdullah's behalf packs some voltage.
• Miami suspends defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad for the season.
• Here's a 2-minute video recap of NU's preparations for Fresno State.
• Dirk Chatelain says a return to power football* could help the Big Ten bridge the gap with the Southeastern Conference.
• Nebraska expects an "up-tempo, wide-open" attack from Fresno State's offense,* Charlton Warren tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd in Omaha.*
• You're nothing but a scatback: View this CBS Sports feature on Ameer Abdullah, his family and what motivates him.
• Better tackling* is the goal as the defense tries to avoid allowing "leaky yardage." | Gerry in comfort zone*
• Fresno State receiver Josh Harper, son of former Husker great Willie, looks forward to his second go-round* against NU. | Analyzing Fresno | 3 keys
• Givens Price thanks those who've helped him along his unique journey.
• There's still time to enter CFN's drawing for tickets to the Illinois game.
• Randy Gregory and Kenny Bell are good to go for Saturday, and Joshua Kalu could see significant action at dime back. More from practice Thursday: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Tweets | Video | Audio
• See Johnny Rodgers Saturday in Kearney and taste his private-label wine.
• Hear some game-week analysis from ex-Huskers Jay Moore and Zac Lee.
• Nobody's going with an upset so far in the NU-Fresno State predictions.
• Poll question: Will Nebraska cover the 10-point spread at Fresno State?
• Check out the new FearAmeer website that the Athletic Department is using to promote Ameer Abdullah* for various national awards.
• Today is your last chance to get in on the HuskerMax tailgate at Fresno State. Sales end at midnight CDT.
• Tom Shatel says the Big Ten doesn't have to sell out* to be competitive, but it does need to loosen up the bow tie a bit.
• Fresno State is trying to shore up its run defense vs. the Huskers.
• The Legends Radio Show will air Saturday at 9 a.m. from Roberts Nursery, 6056 N. 156th St. in Omaha, with Mark Tranowicz, Dean Steinkuler, Harry Grimminger and Milt Tenopir.
• Injuries in the receiving corps* complicate Nebraska's quest to get its passing game back in sync. | Notes: 1,* 2*
• The LJS breaks down the Bulldogs in this scouting report.
• The Huskers' offense isn't getting itself in favorable third-down situations.
• Dave Feit breaks down what can be learned from the McNeese game.
• Mitch Sherman sees high risk and low reward for the Huskers at Fresno.
• From Football Outsiders, a look at the qualities that make Ameer Abdullah a potential long-term starter in the NFL.
• O-lineman David Knevel tells his hometown paper in Canada that it was good to see his first game action.
• Angry Dad finds surprises and similarities in the McNeese game.
• The Huskers are tweaking their road routine* for the late start at Fresno.
• Are the Big Ten's playoff hopes riding on Nebraska?
• Tale of the Tape: A coach analyzes a few plays from Saturday.
• The quarterback position is one of the areas Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter is evaluating* after the Bulldogs' rough start. | Quick deficits
• Former Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor grew up in Fresno and knows it'll be a tough environment for the Huskers. | Fresno notes
• Check out these videos of the latest Huskers to enter the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame: Hochstein, Mandelko, Ruud & Johnson.
• Randy Gregory returns to practice and says his main hurdle now is mental,* not physical. Tim Beck, meanwhile, tries to figure out what was behind the offense's second-half collapse.* More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2* | Video | Audio | Photos
• Watch and hear Ameer Abdullah discuss how the team intends to rebound from Saturday's subpar performance.
• Huskers in the NFL: Here's the Week 1 report.
• Print out our rosters & two-deeps for viewing the Fresno State game.
• Bo Pelini says the team will be prepared* for the night game on the road, and Randy Gregory has a good chance of playing.
• Fresno State sees the Huskers running game as a special challenge.
• Freshman De'Moray Pierson-El* has had a strong start on punt returns* but says he can do better. | Josh Mitchell Q&A*
• The receivers aim for precision* in their routes to shore up the air game.
• The Huskers were hindered by first-down struggles* on both sides of the ball Saturday. | Lessons learned* | McMullen Q&A* | Notes*
• Here's a rundown of Husker commits' action in weekend prep games.
• The NCAA eliminates Penn State's bowl ban and scholarship cuts.
• Husker Dan and Jeremy Pernell review the good and the bad of the nail-biter against McNeese State.
• Bo Pelini says there's plenty of blame to be spread around for the Huskers' troubles in the passing game and other areas* Saturday. More from Monday's press conference: Video | Notes: Five quotes | 1,* 2*| Discuss
• Poll question: Would the Huskers have won without the Ameer-acle?
• Sam Foltz earns Big Ten special teams player-of-the-week honors.
• Injuries at receiver add urgency* to Tommy Armstrong's learning process, Steve Sipple writes, while Sam McKewon sees a dwindling margin for error* as NU's depth is tested. | A lot to fix on O-line* | Notes: 1,* 2*
• Hear Rob Zatechka and Dave Rimington recap Saturday's game and discuss the disadvantages of running from the shotgun formation.
• From Randy York, the anatomy of Ameer Abdullah's amazing TD run.
• What's ailing the Big Ten is a lack of playmakers,* Lee Barfknecht writes.
• Husker Mikes report card on the game contains lots of Fs.
• The Huskers drop to No. 21 in the coaches' poll and tumble all the way out of the AP Top 25. | Sipple's ballot*
• The Nebraska-Fresno stats matchup is a one-sided affair, but the Bulldogs' schedule strength to date almost certainly distorts things.
• This week in Husker history: A breakout game for Eric Crouch, and Guy Chamberlin considers transferring to an East Coast school.
• Taylor Martinez is busy with app development and real estate but hasn't given up on a football comeback.* | Eric Martin's motivation*
• Two dozen families who share a vision to increase research into pediatric brain cancer took in Saturday's game.
• Next week's opponent, Fresno State, falls hard to Utah, 59-27.
• Nebraska 31, McNeese State 24. Ameer Abdullah bails out the Huskers with an eletrifying catch and run in the final half-minute. Coverage, stats and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Postgame video & audio | Big Red Over-Reaction
• A few Fresno State tickets on the 30-yard line have become available.
• Terry Connealy recalls some legendary drills* in 1994 that few got to see: Ones vs. ones, O-line vs. D-line, in the pit in North Stadium.
• Spencer Long* has moved from one O-line tradition to another.
• It's likely the last of the FCS foes for Nebraska as McNeese State comes to town. Get the lowdown on today's game from the papers in Omaha (1, 2),* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3)* and Lake Charles. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Callahan.
• Who's the King of Knockdowns on the O-line? Jake Cotton and Alex Lewis are vying for the title – and the belt that goes with it.
• Watch this new Ameer Abdullah highlight reel from Week 1.
• Here's a two-minute segment from Bo Pelini's chat today with Tim Brando.
• Alex Hickey, the main beat writer for McNeese State, talks about the Cowboys' strengths and weaknesses in this Q&A.
• This 2-minute video recaps the Huskers' preparations for McNeese State.
• ESPN.com chronicles Alex Lewis' transformation over the last 16 months.
• The O-line* is a diverse, multinational group that's gelled as a big family.
• Get the podcasts of the Friday Tailgate for the McNeese game.
• Tim Beck said last year's two-QB system took a toll on leadership at that position.* More from Friday's Big Red Breakfast: 1,* 2,* 3* | Corn Flakes
• The Cowboys don't intend to be tune-up fodder* for the Huskers, and quarterback Daniel Sams* has the potential to shine.
• Get to know future Husker Michael Decker* of Omaha North.
• Tom Osborne's record reflects a steady approach* to game preparation, regardless of the caliber of opponent.
• Howard Hawks is on this list of top-25 teams' big boosters.
• Two new Nebraska football Hall-of-Famers share a basketball memory.
• Randy Gregory won't play Saturday but should be available against Fresno State. Also, new snapper Paul Kelly is likely to see action. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2, 3* | Video | Audio
• This week's printable rosters and two-deeps are available for downloading.
• Caleb Amundson, last year's Nebraska Heroes Game honoree, will help kick off this year's nomination process.
• Poll question: What needs fixing in the punt return game?
• A Florida Atlantic cornerback says the Owls were overconfident and would beat Nebraska in a rematch* because of their superior speed. | Discuss
• Check out the early round of predictions for Saturday's game.
• Maturity* and motivation have helped make the Huskers' freshman defensive backs* quick studies. Notes: 1,* 2*
• The LJS breaks down McNeese State in this scouting report.*
• De'Mornay Pierson-El has no shortage of confidence as a returner.*
• Fresno State's No. 1 kicker has left the team for personal reasons.
• Quincy Enunwa is arrested after a fight at a New Jersey hotel.
• McNeese will start Tyler Bolfing at QB, but Daniel Sams will also play.
• Jay Foreman breaks down the FAU in a Q&A with Huskers Illustrated.
• Former Huskers Josh Bullocks, Lornell McPherson and Benard Thomas will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests:
• Drew Brown credits his brother* for putting him on the path to kicking.
• Husker Dan reviews the romp over Florida Atlantic and expects more of the same this Saturday.
• The Huskers have picked up a long-snapper transfer from Miami, Paul Kelly, a December grad with immediate eligibility. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2, 3, 4* | Video | Audio | Photos
• ESPN the Magazine examines the disparate sides of Ndamukong Suh.
• Johnny Stanton met high standards to receive the Sullivan Scholarship.
• Justin Prestidge reviews the season opener, and a coach provides some insights on the offense's performance. | Sherman: Frightening efficiency
• Ameer Abdullah climbs to No. 5 in ESPN's Heisman poll.
• Wisconsin gets thinner at QB as shoulder problems shelve Joel Stave.
• Miami has the ingredients for a turnaround* despite Monday night's loss, Sam McKewon writes, likening the Canes to Wisconsin of 2012.
• Willie Harper thought he might be a Husker running back — until he was knocked out cold by Rich Glover in practice. Read more from our interview with Willie, wholl be part of HuskerMaxs Fresno tailgate.
• Even at age 11, Jordan Westerkamp had the hands.
• It's no secret that there can be perils in facing an FCS foe.*
• Freshman safety Kieron Williams knows discipline,* and it has helped him get a quick start to his Husker career. | Notes: 1,* 2* | Moudy Q&A* | Turnover quest* | 5 Pelini quotes
• Take a glance at Minnesota's 1905 feat that the Huskers couldn't completely erase from the Big Ten record books Saturday.
• Hear Dr. Rob Zatechka's thoughts on Randy Gregory's injury, the matchup with McNeese State and more.
• Tom Shatel says the Big Ten should take a scheduling cue* from the SEC.
• Johnny Stanton was glad to get his first real game action in 708 days.
• Randy Gregory is doubtful* for the McNeese State game after minor knee surgery.* More from Monday's game-week press conference: Video | Audio | Quotes | Discuss | Pregame notes | McMeese's presser
• Ameer Abdullah earns Big Ten player of the week honors on offense.
• The offense's efficiency* and the defense's rebound* pleased coordinators Tim Beck and John Papuchis.
• Seats remain available for Californians for Nebraska's bus tour to Fresno.