Players are silent
* after meeting Sunday night with Shawn Eichorst.
Lee Barfknecht has a theory on the type of coach
* Shawn Eichorst wants.
Nebraska re-enters the coaches' and AP polls at 23rd
Eric Crouch and other ex-Huskers discuss the decision in these videos
Bo Pelini is fired
after seven seasons
, and Barney Cotton
* is named interim
* head coach. | Statement
| Players angry: 1
* | Reaction: Recruits (1
| Potential successors: 1
| Photo galleries: 1
wins the Big Ten West and will now face an Ohio State team that lost star quarterback J.T. Barrett
Citizen hero Gene Willers' story ties football with real life
. | Video
equips Omaha North with new jerseys and cleats.
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 from
Grand Island (1
Des Moines (1
Quad Cities (1
Nebraska's oldest football letterman
remains proud that the mid-1930s Huskers "could play with anybody and against anybody."
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
Going against Brandon Scherff in practice as elevated the play
* of Drew Ott, Iowa's defensive end from Nebraska. | Video
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
Bo Pelini says after Wednesday's practice that Kenny Bell and Randy Gregory are both 50/50
* for Friday's game
. | Video
hasn't been much of an advantage for Iowa lately.
Hail Varsity analyzes the statistics
of Iowa and Nebraska.
Hear what Damon Benning
expects to see in the Nebraska-Iowa game.
Iowa's Drew Ott
is a Nebraskan that Nebraska let get away.
The Cedar Rapids newspaper previews the game and predicts a close Hawkeye victory
. | Iowa notes: 1
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.
Shawn Eichorst's silence
* makes sense for now, Steve Sipple says.
* will receive the first annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award.
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.
adds his two cents on the state of the program.
: 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.
A rule change
* in recruiting might be needed to help Nebraska return to football's elite, Gerry DiNardo says.
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
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'
It's the end of a good ride for Dr. Pat Clare
, longtime orthopedic surgeon for Husker athletics.
Next week's opponent, Iowa, drops a 26-24
decision to Wisconsin. Check out the Husker-Hawkeye stats comparison
The Huskers will try to rebound today as the seniors play for the final time at Memorial Stadium. Here are the pregame reads from
Grand Island (1
St. Paul (1
and St. Cloud
breaks down the game and predicts a 30-20 Husker win.
Tim Beck says one game won't make him second-guess
Here's a video recap
of the Huskers' preparations for Minnesota.
Steve Sipple says Tim Beck must find a way to give Tommy Armstrong a boost in confidence
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
senses a different reaction to the latest tough loss
wonders if we read too much into players' quotes.
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.
Four prospects, one of them already committed to the Huskers, are on the visitor list
* for Saturday.
: What are NU's odds of beating both Minnesota and Iowa?
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.
reflects on the Badgers, beat-downs and Bo-gatory.
Will Shields and Roger Craig are among 26 pro Hall of Fame semifinalists
Go two minutes into this segment
for Jay Foreman's thoughts on the state of the defense and more.
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.
* becomes a key metric for the playoff committee.
The Huskers are 23rd
in the latest playoff rankings.
Audio of Bo Pelini & Jerry Kill in today's coaches' teleconference is here.
Nebraska will be facing a Mackey Award semifinalist in Minnesota's Maxx Williams
, a sophomore tight end with seven TD catches.
Jeremy Pernell reviews the Wisconsin game and suggests a number of coaching staff changes
on both sides of the ball.
Rex Burkhead made the most of his six snaps
The Wisconsin game thrusts a long-running debate
back into the forefront, ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman writes.
: Will the blowout loss hurt Nebraska's recruiting?
The introduction of video boards
20 seasons ago changed NU game days.
Wisconsin showed that its defensive numbers were no fluke
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 Minnesota game will kick off at 11 a.m.
CST on ESPN. See how the two teams match up statistically
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
| 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 from
Grand Island (1
Hail Varsity's cover story on Kenny Bell
and his not-so-simple relationship with Husker fans is now available online.
Dave Feit is of two minds on Ameer Abdullah's Heisman hopes: 1
Here's a video recap
of the Huskers' preparations for Wisconsin.
The Husker secondary knows eye discipline
* will be crucial Saturday.
The Huskers' field-position turnaround
* can be attribed to special teams, turnover margin and quick stops on defense.
Steve Sipple says now might be the time for former Husker Scott Frost
* to step up into a head coaching job.
Go 5:15 into this segment
for the latest on the Kendall Bussey situation from HuskerOnline's Dan Hoppen.
: Will NU sufficiently slow down Wisconsin's run game?
Wisconsin's swapping of quarterbacks from play to play was a new wrinkle
* last week, and there may be more on Saturday. | UW notes
* and LJS
* scout the Badgers, and Bucky's Fifth Quarter has a game preview
that examines some key matchups.
Hear former Pelini aide Joe Moglia
describe the process that has elevated his Coastal Carolina team to No. 1 in the FCS rankings.
Husker Dan says Saturday's game has opportunity
written all over it.
How should Nebraska attack the Badgers' defense? A Big Ten offensive coordinator
suggests getting on the perimeter.
Wisconsin has a limited number of tickets
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.
Sam McKewon says the playoff committee's message to the Huskers is to prove yourselves
.* | Scouting Nebraska: 1
The 2012 loss in Indianapolis still stings
for Kenny Bell.
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.
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
* | Audio
Jake Cotton provides a slew of interesting nuggets in this BTN interview
, including his April Fool's prank on Bo Pelini in 2010.
Here's a recap of how Husker recruits
* fared over the weekend.
Jerry Palm says a 12-1 Nebraska team would have a slightly better shot
at the playoff than a 12-1 Ohio State squad.
: Which Badger unit, offense of defense, concerns you more?
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.
Tad Stryker sees an an opportunity for a Husker breakthrough
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'
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.
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.
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.
Hear Rob Zatechka discuss the recovery time
for a sprained MCL, the playoff picture for the Huskers and more.
breaks down Nebraska's performance against Purdue.
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.
Former Husker lineman Ben Martin
gets a 16-year
* prison sentence for conspiracy to distribute meth.
Hear Hail Varsity's Mike Babcock
and HuskerOnline's Dan Hoppen
discuss the playoff, the Husker offense's performance and more.
: Does it make sense to have weekly playoff rankings?
Husker players hope they're done adding to the 2014 blooper reel
Barry Alvarez's blueprint
* is still working at Wisconsin.
Respect isn't out of reach
for the Big Ten, writes columnist Matt Brown.
Here's the Week 9
wrap-up of Huskers in the NFL.
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.
Who were Saturday's MVPs for the Huskers? They're listed here
Derek Johnson examines the struggles
of 14 Michigan and 07 Nebraska.
* tries to sort out cupcakes, league strength and the playoff.
Trap game? Wisconsin says its focus is on Purdue
, not Nebraska.
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.
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 OWH's Dirk Chatelain bemoans what the conference change and the Big Ten's expansion have done to Nebraska's schedule
: 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
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.
See how the Huskers match up statistically
with the Badgers, who lead the nation in total defense after their 37-0 win
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 from
and Fort Wayne (1
,* York (1
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
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