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November 2014

30 SUN
Players are silent* after meeting Sunday night with Shawn Eichorst.
Dirk Chatelain says Shawn Eichorst's gamble is one that must be made.* More commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Callahan, Hamar, Vogel
A number of former players say the firing sends a strong message* about where the bar is set at Nebraska. | Zatechka podcast
Lee Barfknecht has a theory on the type of coach* Shawn Eichorst wants.
Kendall Bussey, Mirko Jurkovic and Stanley Morgan decommit, paring NU's recruiting class of 2015 to 11 members. | Munson commentary
National commentary on the firing: Matt Brown | Pat Forde | Bryce Miller | Mitch Sherman: 1, 2 | Brian Hamilton | Blair Kerkhoff | Dennis Dodd
No Huskers make BTN.com's all-conference team.
Shawn Eichorst explains his decision: We “weren't good enough in the games that mattered.” More from today's press conference: Video | Audio | Transcript | McKewon commentary (video) | LJS* | OWH*
Nebraska re-enters the coaches' and AP polls at 23rd and 25th.
Eric Crouch and other ex-Huskers discuss the decision in these videos.
Moving on now is justifiable, Derek Johnson writes. | Eyes on Eichorst*
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Bo Pelini is fired after seven seasons in Lincoln, and Barney Cotton* is named interim* head coach. | Statement | Players angry: 1, 2, 3,* 4* | Reaction: Recruits (1,* 2), Ex-players,* More | Bio | Timeline | Potential successors: 1,* 2, 3, 4,* 5, 6 | Photo galleries: 1, 2 | Contract
29 SAT
A silent Saturday* provides no answers as fans continue to debate the future of Bo Pelini. | Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Wisconsin wins the Big Ten West and will now face an Ohio State team that lost star quarterback J.T. Barrett to injury.
Citizen hero Gene Willers' story ties football with real life. | Video
Turner Gill coaches Liberty to its first-ever FCS playoff win.
Niles Paul equips Omaha North with new jerseys and cleats.
Here are the Huskers.com video highlights from Friday's game.
28 FRI
Nebraska 37, Iowa 34. The hobbled Huskers roar back from a 17-point deficit and win a thriller in overtime. Go to the game page for all the coverage and multimedia. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Video: Postgame presser | Winning TD, Punt return | Big Red Over-Reaction
Kenny Bell is suited up, but not Randy Gregory, Corey Cooper or Alonzo Moore. More pregame updates here.
The Huskers need a win today in Iowa City to avoid a three-game losing streak and take some heat off their coach. Here are the pregame reads fromOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island (1, 2),*Des Moines (1, 2, 3)andQuad Cities (1, 2, 3).Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Barfknecht,* Callahan.
27 THU
Dave Feit says the history of Minnesota football serves as a cautionary tale for Husker fans. | Survey
Nebraska's oldest football letterman remains proud that the mid-1930s Huskers "could play with anybody and against anybody."
Mirko Jurkovic's commitment to Nebraska might be in jeopardy as the O-lineman will make a visit to Ohio State this weekend.
Ryne Reeves might be about to get his first start* at center, but he's not lacking in experience. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Going against Brandon Scherff in practice as elevated the play* of Drew Ott, Iowa's defensive end from Nebraska. | Video
The Lincoln* and Omaha* papers preview the Hawkeyes. | Fun facts
The Huskers must figure out how to fix the leaks* in their run defense.
It's been an unusual journey for Paul Kelly,* Nebraska's short snapper.
Zac Lee, Jay Moore and Steve Warren recap the loss to Minnesota and preview the matchup against Iowa.
26 WED
Players experience something bigger in a visit with hospital patients.
Bo Pelini says after Wednesday's practice that Kenny Bell and Randy Gregory are both 50/50* for Friday's game. | Video
Home field hasn't been much of an advantage for Iowa lately.
Eric Crouch says Bo Pelini is the right man for the job.
Hail Varsity analyzes the statistics of Iowa and Nebraska.
The Cedar Rapids paper explains what makes Ameer Abdullah special.
An Iowa columnist wishes this were more than a bronze-medal game, and another writer says the series could use a boost in appeal.
Hear what Damon Benning expects to see in the Nebraska-Iowa game.
The early predictions give the edge to the Hawkeyes.
See what Ron Brown had to say* at the Big Red Breakfast.
Sam McKewon sees NU playing in a California bowl,* win or lose Friday.
Tale of the Tape examines some defensive miscues against Minnesota.
25 TUE
Iowa's Drew Ott is a Nebraskan that Nebraska let get away.
De'Mornay Pierson-El works hard* to improve his game.* | Notes: 1, 2*
The Cedar Rapids newspaper previews the game and predicts a close Hawkeye victory. | Iowa notes: 1, 2
Tim Beck says Iowa's defensive line* will be tough to handle. More from Tuesday's practice: H’Max Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2 | Audio | Photos
Ameer Abdullah is one of three Doak Walker Award finalists. | Frustration*
With an eye on life after football, Ndamukong Suh is tapping the business expertise of Warrn Buffett and other high-profile mentors.
Jeremy Pernell lists the coaches NU should consider if it makes a change.
Hear Michael Bruntz of Huskers Illustrated for an update on the Huskers as they deal with potential distractions going into the Iowa game.
I.M. Hipp will be a guest Saturday on the Legends Radio Show.
Special holiday pricing of $59 is in effect for the Nebraska My Wingman.
Bo Pelini says Kenny Bell remains questionable* for Friday. | Audio
The Husker offensive line is short on depth* as it fights through a November slump. | Q&A's: Moudy,* J. Cotton* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Iowa QB Jake Rudock is showing resiliency* and improved numbers.
Ameer Abdullah believes good will come* from his injury. | Green & Heard*
Shawn Eichorst's silence* makes sense for now, Steve Sipple says.
Milt Tenopir* will receive the first annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award.
This week's recruit watch* includes a big play by Eric Lee.
Former Husker DeMoine Adams shares his message of empowerment.
24 MON
Our printable two-deeps and rosters for Friday's game are here.
Go 7:30 into this segment for Damon Benning's NU-Minnesota breakdown.
SI.com's Andy Staples says "somebody in Lincoln" needs to decide what the university wants the football program to be.
From Campus Insiders, here's a video preview of Nebraska at Iowa.
Bo Pelini says his focus right now is on Iowa,* not on bigger-picture issues. More from from Monday's press conference: Bell's status | Ameer reflects | Bo on assistants | Video | Quotes
Husker Dan adds his two cents on the state of the program.
The citizen hero honorees for Friday are announced. | Video
Poll question: Does Bo Pelini need a win at Iowa to keep his job?
The Huskers must get better at stopping the run* in order to survive Big Ten play, Sam McKewon writes.
Angry Dad says any change will be a business decision.
A rule change* in recruiting might be needed to help Nebraska return to football's elite, Gerry DiNardo says.
Tommy Armstrong made strides* Saturday even in defeat.
Lee Barfknecht sees the sellout streak* as being on shaky ground.
23 SUN
Hear Rob Zatechka explain the simplicity of Minnesota's win and how it's the model of what Nebraska needs to do.
Pride and bowl position are on the line for the Huskers again this year against Iowa. | Notes*
Saturday's loss left the Hawkeyes angry but not embarrassed.
Nebraska is No. 1 in this week's misery index from USA Today.
Dave Feit invites you to answer his survey on the state of the Huskers.
This week in Husker history: After barely surviving a monumental fourth-quarter collapse, the Huskers win in overtime at Colorado.
The Huskers fall out of the top 25 in the coaches' and AP polls.
It's the end of a “good ride” for Dr. Pat Clare, longtime orthopedic surgeon for Husker athletics.
22 SAT
Next week's opponent, Iowa, drops a 26-24 decision to Wisconsin. Check out the Husker-Hawkeye stats comparison.
Minnesota 28, Nebraska 24. QB Mitch Leidner and the Gophers rally for an upset win in an injury-filled game as two fumbles near the goal line hurt the Huskers. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson, Pernell | Postgame video & audio | Video of late strip | Big Red Over-Reaction
The Huskers will try to rebound today as the seniors play for the final time at Memorial Stadium. Here are the pregame reads fromOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),*Grand Island (1, 2),*Minneapolis (1, 2, 3),*St. Paul (12)and St. Cloud.Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Scoggins,* Sharp, Vogel, Barfknecht,* Callahan.
Damon Benning breaks down the game and predicts a 30-20 Husker win.
Tim Beck says one game won't make him second-guess his system.
Here's a video recap of the Huskers' preparations for Minnesota.
Athlon Sports previews the game and picks Nebraska by 11.
21 FRI
Steve Sipple says Tim Beck must find a way to give Tommy Armstrong a boost in confidence.*
Minnesota's tight ends* will be a handful for Nebraska's linebackers, Barrett Ruud* says at the Big Red Breakfast.
Quarterback Mitch Leidner and the Gophers will try to get their passing game out of a rut. | Safety sidelined
The Husker seniors aim to focus on a win* and not let the emotions of their home finale get in the way. | A walk-on's story* | Notes*
Angry Dad senses a different reaction to the latest tough loss
Dave Feit wonders if we read too much into players' quotes.
Get to know future Husker defensive end Reuben Jones.*
20 THU
The Huskers must find the right mindset* as they try to bounce back.
USA Today Sports previews the game in this video.
The Royals' Alex Gordon, who will be honored at Saturday's game, looks back on his football-playing days.
Here's a recap of the records that fell Saturday in Madison.
There's nothing corporate about this trophy-game idea.
Bo Pelini says his advice to Tommy Armstrong is to relax and go have fun* Saturday. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1, 2, 3 | Audio
Four prospects, one of them already committed to the Huskers, are on the visitor list* for Saturday.
Program trajectory is a subplot for both Nebraska and Minnesota.
Poll question: What are NU's odds of beating both Minnesota and Iowa?
There are a few upset picks as the game predictions start to roll in.
Ameer Abdullah is a finalist for the Hornung and Pop Warner awards.
Minnesota's David Cobb embraces his role as a bruiser* at running back. | Award snub | Scouting reports: 1,* 2* | Minn. notes
The O-line had trouble with blitzes* last week and can expect the Gophers to try to exploit that. | Issue identification* | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Bo Pelini fields some blunt calls* on his radio show.*
From the LJS, photos of NU coaches past and present on the sidelines.*
19 WED
The 14 seniors playing their last home game Saturday will all have their degrees before the bowl game.
Go 4:20 into this segment to hear Breakdown Sports' Logan Larson assess what went wrong in Madison and what to expect from Minnesota.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Alonzo Whaley & Andrew Green.
Tale of the Tape looks at some of the defense's miscues in Madison.
Dave Feit reflects on the Badgers, beat-downs and “Bo-gatory.”
Bo Pelini is No. 24 in USA Today's tabulation of coaches' salaries, and four Big Ten coaches make the top ten.
Will Shields and Roger Craig are among 26 pro Hall of Fame semifinalists.
Faux Pelini offers a primer for coaches on how not to get fired.
Go two minutes into this segment for Jay Foreman's thoughts on the state of the defense and more.
Derek Johnson looks to the Minnesota game with conflicted feelings.
Ameer Abdullah is named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award.
Tim Beck says Tommy Armstrong and the offense must not allow one bad game to define them.* | Notes*
Tailback David Cobb* is the next challenge for the Husker defense.
Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun is a big part of Minnesota's success in generating turnovers. More on the Gophers: One game at a time | Slow starts on defense
Game control* becomes a key metric for the playoff committee.
Could Ameer Abdullah* go from Heisman contender to second-team all conference? | B1G notes*
18 TUE
Kenny Bell* says fans who demand a coaching change* are “crazy.” | Video
A win Saturday for the seniors is Tommy Armstrong's focus. | Video
Seven Huskers* went without their Blackshirts* in Tuesday's practice. | HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1,* 2 | Video | Audio | Photos
The Huskers are 23rd in the latest playoff rankings.
Husker Dan wonders if Saturday was Bo's Rubicon. | Benning breakdown
Audio of Bo Pelini & Jerry Kill in today's coaches' teleconference is here.
Here's an X's-and-O's look at how Melvin Gordon was able to run wild.
Our PDF two-deeps and rosters are ready for printing.
This one-minute video provides a preview of the Minnesota game.
Dan Hoppen and Dirk Chatelain* see the same pattern in some of NU's biggest losses. | Wrong side of history | Big-game blues* | Tumult train*
The Huskers are intent on bouncing back.* Foltz Q&A* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Nebraska will be facing a Mackey Award semifinalist in Minnesota's Maxx Williams, a sophomore tight end with seven TD catches.
17 MON
Kendall Bussey* reaffirms his commitment* to Nebraska. | Injury update
Jeremy Pernell reviews the Wisconsin game and suggests a number of coaching staff changes on both sides of the ball.
The Husker program* is on the right track,* coach Bo Pelini says at Monday's game-week press conference. More: No change at QB* | Transcripts | Injury update | Mitchell on Blackshirts: 1, 2,* 3* | Video
Rex Burkhead made the most of his six snaps on Sunday.
The Iowa game will have an 11 a.m. start and an ABC telecast.
The Wisconsin game thrusts a long-running debate back into the forefront, ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman writes.
Poll question: Will the blowout loss hurt Nebraska's recruiting?
Sam McKewon says Tim Beck's offense isn't built* for November play in Big Ten country. | Seeking answers | Back to work* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Shawn Eichorst's job has just become tougher,* Steve Sipple writes.
The introduction of video boards 20 seasons ago changed NU game days.
Wisconsin showed that its defensive numbers were no fluke.*
16 SUN
Minnesota will come to Lincoln with its conference championship hopes still very much alive.
Hear Rob Zatechka's observations on NU's breakdowns against Wisconsin and his thoughts on who should be coaching the defense.
This week in Husker history: Jeff Kinney outshines OU's Steve Owens.
The Huskers fall to 19th in the coaches' poll and 21st in AP.
A reminder: ESPN's documentary “Two Points, One Title” about the 1984 Orange Bowl airs tonight at 8 CST.
The Minnesota game will kick off at 11 a.m. CST on ESPN. See how the two teams match up statistically.
15 SAT
Wisconsin 59, Nebraska 24. After a promising start, it's another epic meltdown against the Badgers as the Blackshirts surrender 56 unanswered points and Melvin Gordon rushes for an FCS-record 408 yards. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Postgame video | Big Red Over-Reaction
Nebraska will wear all-whites today. Check back here for more updates.
It's a prove-it game for the Huskers today in chilly Madison. Get the scene-setters fromOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island (12),*Milwaukee (1, 2),*andMadison (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).Commentary: Shatel.* Callahan, Oates, Bruntz.
Reuben Jones, a defensive end* from Florida, commits* to the Huskers' recruiting class of 2015.
Kendall Bussey, the New Orleans running back whose commitment to NU is in doubt, suffers a leg injury in a playoff game. | Feit commentary
14 FRI
AP and Fox Sports Wisconsin preview the game.
Hail Varsity's cover story on Kenny Bell and his not-so-simple relationship with Husker fans is now available online.
Hear Damon Benning's breakdown of the Nebraska-Wisconsin matchup.
Baker Steinkuhler will be Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest.
Dave Feit is of two minds on Ameer Abdullah's Heisman hopes: 1, 2.
Here's a video recap of the Huskers' preparations for Wisconsin.
Nebraska must be the mentally toughest* team on the field, Ron Brown* tells a Big Red Breakfast crowd.
The Husker secondary knows eye discipline* will be crucial Saturday.
Nebraska's defensive line has Wisconsin's attention. | UW notes*
The Huskers' field-position turnaround* can be attribed to special teams, turnover margin and quick stops on defense.
Sophomore slump? Quite the opposite for Maliek Collins and Nate Gerry.*
A rivalry can't be manufactured, but Barry Alvarez* sees one taking shape between Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Hail Varsity takes a by-the-numbers look at the Badgers.
Steve Sipple says now might be the time for former Husker Scott Frost* to step up into a head coaching job.
Get to know recent Husker commit Stanley Morgan* from New Orleans.
13 THU
Bo Pelini says there's “nothing different” with Ameer Abdullah's status and that he expects him and Cethan Carter to play. More from Thursday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Video | Notes: 1,* 2* | Bo on BTN Live
Go 5:15 into this segment for the latest on the Kendall Bussey situation from HuskerOnline's Dan Hoppen.
De'Mornay Pierson-El spent some time Thursday fielding fans' questions.
Beating the odds is nothing new to hard-working Ameer Abdullah.
Poll question: Will NU sufficiently slow down Wisconsin's run game?
The game predictions are leaning heavily in Wisconsin's favor.
What makes Wisconsin's running game* hard to stop? The OWH looks at the X's and O's. | Gordon's ascent*
Steve Sipple says the Blackshirts will need a sledgehammer mentality* against Wisconsin's big O-line. | Armstrong's mindset* | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Wisconsin's swapping of quarterbacks from play to play was a new wrinkle* last week, and there may be more on Saturday. | UW notes*
The OWH* and LJS* scout the Badgers, and Bucky's Fifth Quarter has a game preview that examines some key matchups.
12 WED
The LJS looks at five other Saturday games of strategic interest.
Hear former Pelini aide Joe Moglia describe the process that has elevated his Coastal Carolina team to No. 1 in the FCS rankings.
Kendall Bussey's commitment* to Nebraska is looking shaky.* | Discuss
Husker Dan says Saturday's game has opportunity written all over it.
Check out this Nebraska-Wisconsin video preview, scripted by HuskerMax columnist Derek Johnson. More previews: Husker Doc Talk | Huddle Pass
How should Nebraska attack the Badgers' defense? A Big Ten offensive coordinator suggests getting on the perimeter.
Wisconsin has a limited number of tickets available.
Nebraska defensive end Joe Keels knows this about his cousin Melvin Gordon: You must tackle him at his waist, not his knees.
Go two minutes into this segment for Jay Foreman's thoughts on what to expect from the Huskers in Madison.
A lack of star power* isn't hurting Wisconsin's defense.* | UW notes: 1, 2
Terrell Newby is ready for an expanded role* if needed. | NU notes: 1,* 2*
Sam McKewon says the playoff committee's message to the Huskers is to prove yourselves.* | Scouting Nebraska: 1, 2
The 2012 loss in Indianapolis still stings for Kenny Bell.
11 TUE
Jeremy Pernell previews the Wisconsin game and goes over what the Huskers must do to leave Madison with a victory.
Hear HuskerOnline's Nate Clouse discuss the commitment of wide receiver Stanley Morgan and more from the recruiting front.
Ameer Abdullah returns to practice with a brace on his left knee. More from Tuesday's practice: HuskerMax Report | Notes: 1, 2* | Video | Photos
Nebraska drops to 16th in the latest playoff rankings. | Reactions*
Tommy Armstrong goes on BTN Live to discuss the Wisconsin game and the challenge he issued to himself after the win over Purdue.
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen says he hopes Ameer Abdullah is at 100% Saturday. More from the B1G coaches' teleconference: 1,* 2* | Audio
Ameer Abdullah is named one of 12 Wuerffel Trophy finalists and 10 Senior CLASS Award finalists.
Jake Cotton provides a slew of interesting nuggets in this BTN interview, including his April Fool's prank on Bo Pelini in 2010.
Brotherly competition helped drive Nate Gerry's ascent.
A tandem quarterback system is getting results for Wisconsin.
The O-line's goal: Executing without overthinking.* | Kondolo's wait over* | Price Q&A* | NU notes: 1,* 2*
A Wisconsin fan site previews the Huskers.
It'll be a matchup of Heisman hopefuls and friends Gordon & Abdullah.
Here's a recap of how Husker recruits* fared over the weekend.
10 MON
Tight end Cethan Carter's return is expected to boost the offense, the running game* in particular. | Kevin Williams Q&A* | Five Pelini quotes
The Blackshirts say they're not the same* defense Wisconsin embarrassed* in Indianapolis in 2012. | Road demons
Our printable two-deeps and rosters for the Wisconsin game are here.
Hail Varsity analyzes the Huskers' performance in several categories that go beyond the box scores.*
Dave Feit reveals the rejected ideas for the Nebraska-Wisconsin game trophy. | Wetzel commentary
Bo Pelini* says he expects* Ameer Abdullah to play against Wisconsin, but "we'll see on Saturday." More from Monday's press conference: Gregory in ’15? | Video | Notes* | Quotes
Jerry Palm says a 12-1 Nebraska team would have a slightly better shot at the playoff than a 12-1 Ohio State squad.
Nebraska-Wisconsin has officially become a trophy game, with the Freedom Trophy* going to the winner each year. | Discuss
Poll question: Which Badger unit, offense of defense, concerns you more?
The Minnesota game will have an 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. start, with final arrangments to be announced early next week. | Tickets available
Athlon Sports says the timing of NU's bye week could prove beneficial.
Wisconsin's defense has led the Badgers’ drive for a Big Ten title, and now the passing game* is showing new signs of life.
Sam McKewon draws five lessons* from Saturday's games and how they might apply to the Huskers. | Sipple on QB play*
The 2011 experience has some Nebraska fans leery* about Madison.
09 SUN
Tad Stryker sees an an opportunity for a Husker breakthrough in Madison.
This week in Husker history: Frank Solich's 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown sparks Nebraska to a win over Oklahoma State.
The Huskers climb to No. 11 in the coaches' and AP polls.
The OWH unearths previously unpublished Game of the Century photos.
Lee Barfknecht says Wisconsin's performance at Purdue* did little to solidify the Badgers as favorites against Nebraska. | Trophy ideas*
Alabama and Nebraska are the No. 1 and 2 states for college football fandom, according to a New York Times study of Facebook data.
Brandon Reilly* and Spencer Lindsay* draw inspiration from loved ones' battles with cancer.
08 SAT
The Wisconsin game will have a 2:30 p.m. CST start and an ABC national telecast.
The Badgers tune up for NU with a 34-16 win at Purdue, and Ohio State gains the inside track in Big Ten East with a 49-37 win at Michigan State.
Jeremy Pernell reviews the Huskers' recruting under Bo Pelini and sees things trending upward after a shaky start.
Experts on NCAA matters say sanctions* against Nebraska appear unlikely in the Mary Wong case. | Broadening the laws*
ESPN's film on the ’84 Orange Bowl* airs next weekend. | Background*
NU's streak of Florida bowls* seems likely to end this season.
07 FRI
Receiver Stanley Morgan from New Orleans commits to the Huskers,* giving Nebraska its 13th member of the recruiting class of 2015.
BTN Live focuses on the versatility of Randy Gregory in this feature.
After coming up big in special-teams play, Brandon Reilly looks to play a larger role in the passing game.*
Derek Johnson previews the men's hoops season and sees the Huskers ending their NCAA tourney hex.
Bo Pelini has the fifth-lowest cost-per-win figure in the Big Ten, according to an analysis by NJ.com.
An SI.com mock draft has Randy Gregory going No. 1 to the Raiders.
Steve Octavien says financial adviser Mary Wong,* now serving prison time, paid some of his bills while he was at Nebraska. | Discuss
Hear Rob Zatechka discuss the recovery time for a sprained MCL, the playoff picture for the Huskers and more.
Dave Feit breaks down Nebraska's performance against Purdue.
A longtime fan* with Parkinson's returns to Memorial Stadium.
06 THU
The Huskers are aiming to regain the tempo on offense that helped make the running game difficult for opponents to stop earlier in the season.
The LJS breaks down the playoff credentials and roadblocks of Nebraska and 15 other teams.
Ndamukong Suh makes midseason All-Pro on ESPN.com and SI.com.
Former Husker lineman Ben Martin gets a 16-year* prison sentence for conspiracy to distribute meth.
Linebacker and receiver* are areas of need in NU's current recruiting cycle.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Zach Potter & Cortney Grixby.
Hear Hail Varsity's Mike Babcock and HuskerOnline's Dan Hoppen discuss the playoff, the Husker offense's performance and more.
Poll question: Does it make sense to have weekly playoff rankings?
Husker players hope they're done adding to the 2014 blooper reel.*
Bo Pelini discusses the O-line rotation and more on his radio show.
Barry Alvarez's blueprint* is still working at Wisconsin.
Respect isn't out of reach for the Big Ten, writes columnist Matt Brown.
05 WED
Tale of the Tape examines some key plays from the Purdue game.
Here's the Week 9 wrap-up of Huskers in the NFL.
Jay Foreman sees lots of future promise in the Husker defense.
Hear Zac Lee, Jay Moore and Eric Crouch discuss the Purdue game and the outlook for the Huskers in the season's homestretch.
Lee Barfknecht says Michigan State and Ohio State have lapped the field in the Big Ten.
04 TUE
NU climbs to No. 13 in the playoff rankings. | McKewon commentary*
Who were Saturday's MVPs for the Huskers? They're listed here.
Roy Helu Jr. has cut his hair for a cause.
Derek Johnson examines the struggles of ’14 Michigan and ’07 Nebraska.
Bo Pelini says Ameer Abdullah should be at “100%” against Wisconsin* and that his injury isn't as serious* as Rex Burkhead's in 2012.
After a solid outing against a pass-happy offense, the Husker secondary* faces a different challenge going forward. | Cross stays positive*
The Giants' Prince Amukamara is sidelined by a torn biceps.
Tom Shatel* tries to sort out cupcakes, league strength and the playoff.
Trap game? Wisconsin says its focus is on Purdue, not Nebraska.
03 MON
Go 4:10 into this segment for Damon Benning's breakdown of the Huskers' performance against Purdue.
A sports-injury expert says two weeks is “right on the border” of what's needed for a running back to come back from an MCL sprain.
Maryland is hit with a suspension, fine and reprimand for behavior before the start of Saturday's game against Penn State.
Nebraska won't win the Big Ten West without a healthy Ameer Abdullah, writes ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman.
The Wisconsin game will have an 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. start on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Details will be finalized after Saturday's games.*
The OWH's Dirk Chatelain bemoans what the conference change and the Big Ten's expansion have done to Nebraska's schedule.
Poll question: Will Ameer Abdullah recover quickly enough to be effective against Wisconsin?
Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah are named semifinalists for the Bednarik and Maxell awards, respectively
The Jack Hoffman story continues to touch ABC's Jeannine Edwards.
The quest for sharper play on offense begins with cleaning up the Huskers' baffling snap issues,* but a bigger-picture issue might be an overload* of complexity.* | Notes*
02 SUN
Mauro Bondi says he's been cleared to play against Wisconsin.
Jeremy Pernell and Husker Mike weigh in on the Purdue game.
Here's the Huskers.com highlight reel from Saturday's game, plus the Golden Knights’ Memorial Stadium jump.
This week in Husker history: The Blackshirts shine in wins over Texas A&M in 1999 and Oklahoma in 2009.
NFL.com plays “what if” with the 1997 season and has Nebraska handily winning a four-team playoff with Tennessee, Florida State and Michigan.
The Huskers climb to No. 14 in the coaches' poll and 15th in AP.
See how the Huskers match up statistically with the Badgers, who lead the nation in total defense after their 37-0 win over Rutgers.
01 SAT
Nebraska 35, Purdue 14. The Huskers grind out a win over Purdue after losing Ameer Abdullah to what's described as a mild MCL sprain. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Commentary: Stryker, Johnson | Postgame video & audio | Injury video | Big Red Over-Reaction
Here's the Huskers' psych-up video and more pregame material.
Even with limited touches, Husker commit Kendall Bussey reaches another statistical milestone.
Today the Huskers take on a Purdue team whose offense is finding its stride. Here is the coverage fromOmaha (1, 2),*Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),*Grand Island,Lafayette (1, 2, 3, 4),*Indianapolisand Fort Wayne (1, 2).Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* York (1, 2), Callahan.
It was a long and difficult road, but Anthony Steels is now eight years sober after being nearly ruined by cocaine addiction.
De'Mornay Pierson-El gets some press in the East: 1, 2