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April 2015

30 THU
Former Husker I-back Scott Baldwin* dies at age 45* of cardiac arrest. | Obituary
Randy Gregory* falls out of the first round as he goes unselected* in the first 32 picks of the NFL draft. | Tracker | NU draft history
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Ryon Bingham & Troy Watchorn.
Freshman receiver Jariah Tolbert* is cited by campus police for possession of drug paraphernalia.*
Athlon ranks Tommy Armstrong as the Big Ten's No. 5 quarterback.
It's no longer a given* that Randy Gregory's name will be called tonight in the NFL draft's first round, but Sam McKewon still has him projected as the No. 8* pick. | Abdullah interview & photos
California may become a bigger Husker recruiting lode* under Mike Riley.
It's too soon to bury the Big Ten West, Mitch Sherman writes.
29 WED
Questions remain at linebacker, and HuskerOnline gives the position a C-minus grade for spring. | Right personnel on offense
Here's a short video interview with Ameer Abdullah at the NFL pre-draft party. Meanwhile, NFL teams are said to have growing doubts about Randy Gregory. | Dry stretches for O-linemen*
Husker Dan joins fans in saying good-bye to Adrian Fiala.
Jeremy Pernell catches up with TE/DE prospect Hayden Johnson from Missouri. | Recruiting update*
Four former Huskers are named to the Hampshire Honor Society.
28 TUE
NFL draft weekend will bring an anxious wait* for several former Huskers. | Abdullah & Abdullah team up
Though he's known for his prowess on the gridiron, there's much more to Dave Rimington than football.
Former Nebraska small-town rivals* Drew Ott and Nathan Bazata are now playing on the same line at Iowa.
Despite a notable spring game glitch, Nebraska is among the schools favoring helmet transmitters* during games.
See where Nebraska stands in the Big Ten in recruiting* for 2016.
27 MON
Freshman running back Devine Ozigbo has the big frame of a bruiser but says catching the ball* is what he does best.
A writer revisits the legal troubles of the mid-’90s Husker teams.
Tight end prospect Jack Stoll from Colorado discusses his recruitment and how he might fit into Nebraska's offense.
Big Ten schools had five of the nation's top eight spring game crowds.
Mike Riley isn't following his father's footsteps anymore.
Poll question: Does Ameer Abdullah have a chance to climb into the first round of the NFL draft? | Husker draft history
The defensive tackles get a spring grade of A from HuskerOnline.
In a Campus Insiders video mock draft, Ameer Abdullah goes in the first round to the Cowboys not long after the Steelers pick Randy Gregory.
His football days are done, but Roger Craig hasn't stopped running.
Steve Sipple says Tommy Armstrong would be wise to once again tap Brett Favre's* expertise this summer.
26 SUN
Randy Gregory's possible slide in the NFL draft has multiple teams scrambling to do their homework* on him.
This week in Husker history: Spring practices of the 1960s and ’70s continue – and are just getting started in 1905.
Jamal Turner and De’Mornay Pierson-El like their opportunities in the new offense but are aware they must put in the work.*
25 SAT
The nonconference schedule* has stumbling blocks, including a Miami team that faded* in last season's homestretch. | Iowa at crossroads?*
Ameer Abdullah is part of an unusually deep class* of running backs in this year's NFL draft.
Hudl's path to success was helped by the early support of Bill Callahan.
24 FRI
Incoming freshmen Carlos and Khalil Davis* are adding to their prep legacies in the shot put and discus.
Analyst Todd McShay lists Ameer Abdullah as the NFL draft's No. 2 playmaker in space.*
Mike Riley discusses recruiting* and much more* during his first fan call-in show Thursday. | Surgery for Cockrell
23 THU
Sam McKewon looks at the growing debate over satellite camps.*
The Michigan State game on Nov. 7 will be on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 in prime time. | Schedule analysis*
As the days until the NFL draft dwindle, give our sortable Husker draft history charts a workout.
22 WED
Mike Riley visits Capitol Hill and gets some expert advice* on playcalling.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Jerell Pippens & T.J. Hollowell
Jeremy Pernell goes over Ameer Abdullah's strengths and weaknesses in this pre-draft scouting report.
The 1937 NFL draft was truly one for the Husker history books, but it wasn't exactly big news in the local press.
Milt Tenopir says the staff's maturity will be a plus on game days.
Randy Gregory is No. 3 in Sports Illustrated's draft rankings and is likened to the Packers' Clay Matthews Jr.
The wide receivers get a B-plus in HuskerOnline's spring review.
21 TUE
Former Husker assistant Ron Brown* is set to leave Youngstown State to join Turner Gill at Liberty. | Discuss
Winning time* now begins in the recruiting cycle, Sam McKewon writes. | New QB offers: 1, 2*
HuskerOnline gives the running backs a spring grade of B-minus and the quarterbacks a C.
20 MON
Broadcaster Jack Payne shares memories from his long career in an interview with David Max.
The stability* of Mike Riley's staffs helped lure defensive secondary coach Brian Stewart to Nebraska.
LaVerne Torczon, AFL veteran and former Husker captain, has died at age 79.*
Jeremy Pernell sizes up Randy Gregory in this scouting report.
Draft analyst Todd McShay has Ameer Abdullah on his All-Tape Team.*
Lincoln is 10th in an Athlon ranking of Big Ten college towns.
Poll question: Are you buying into the prediction that Randy Gregory will be the top bust of the 2015 NFL draft?
Nate Gerry makes the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Ricky Simmons shares his past bad decisions* in order to help others.
Dave Feit says it's probably too soon for the Nebrasketball panic button.
The Memorial Stadium statue of Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne continues to move people* in many ways.
19 SUN
A celebration of life* will take place Thursday in memory of Adrian Fiala, and it is open to the public.
This week in Husker history: Missouri Valley Conference schools reject a Kansas proposal to replace football with rugby.
Incoming linebackers Mohamed Barry and Tyrin Ferguson are aiming to contribute immediately.*
Steve Sipple says it's been a year of regression* for Husker athletics, on track for 10th place in the conference.
Mike Riley talks about his new job in a Q&A* with Tom Shatel.
18 SAT
Nineteen years after Brook Berringer's death, the OWH looks back.*
First- and second-year players are solidly in the mix in the competition in the defensive secondary.*
17 FRI
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany fleshes out his plan for freshman ineligibility. | “Compelling points” | “Make it stop”
Players go through a particularly challenging Friday workout.
Will Randy Gregory be the top bust of the 2015 NFL draft? That's what Pete Fiutak is predicting in this video. | B1G draft schools
Steve Sipple says quarterback Tommy Armstrong's leadership will be vital during the Huskers' summer workouts.
16 THU
A California coroner rules the death of Lawrence Phillips' cellmate a homicide by strangulation.
Husker assistants are hitting 11 states* Thursday as recruiting* heats up.
Check out the Diehard Tour video from Saturday's spring game and HuskerMax tailgate.
Athlon Sports analyzes the Big Ten schedules and sees Nebraska competing in a couple of the best games.
Wide receiver Jamal Turner is eager to resurrect his career after the ups and downs of the last few seasons.
15 WED
A juco addition to the 2015 recruiting class on defense is a possibility.
Buddy Lee, LSU's starting quarterback in the 1971 Orange Bowl against Nebraska, dies at age 67.
There was a Big Ten West teleconference Wednesday, with Mike Riley & Jordan Westerkamp representing NU. Reports: 1, 2, 3, 4,* 5,* 6* | Audio
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Morgan Gregory & Mickey Joseph.
SI.com's Andy Staples gauges the level of optimism among Nebraska fans in this video.
Mark Banker is pleased with the potential* of his defense but also sees question marks. | Banderas' fresh start*
Dave Feit weighs in on Adrian Fiala and Lawrence Phillips.
No charges* have yet been filed in the Lawrence Phillips case.
14 TUE
Former teammates of Adrian Fiala intend to honor him by helping the 15th annual TeamMates Mentors’ Golf Tournament in Gothenburg.
Tight end commit Jared Bubak has eyes for Arizona State.*
The OWH recaps the latest Husker recruiting offers,* which focused on running backs and tight ends.
Former Husker cornerback Zack Bowman signs with the Dolphins.
Go 2:30 into this segment for Damon Benning's emotional and conflicted thoughts about Lawrence Phillips. | 2005 recap* | Discuss
Campus Insiders’ Pete Fiutak says in this video that Mike Riley faces high expectations and needs to win now.
SI.com says Randy Gregory could be the NFL's next great edge rusher if he lands with the right team and stays focused.
Zack Darlington opened eyes* in the spring game after taking his father's advice* to heart.
13 MON
Terrell Newby is out to prove he's not just a specialty back.
Lawrence Phillips is accused of killing his cellmate in a California prison.
Poll question: Which would you prefer to see in 2015 at running back, by-committee approach or one-back strategy?
Adrian Fiala,* former Husker Blackshirt,* baseball player and broadcaster, has died at age 67. | Photos | 2008 profile & gallery
The South Alabama game will be on BTN in prime time.
ESPN.com lists some reasons for excitement and some unanswered questions in this Husker spring review.
An Athlon poll ranks the Nebraska job No. 5 in the Big Ten.
BTN.com looks at a decade of Huskers in the NFL draft.
Randy York recaps the spring game and related events.
Jeremy Pernell analyzes the position battles at the close of spring ball.
Steve Sipple sees a by-committee* approach emerging at I-back for the Huskers. | McKewon's rewind*
12 SUN
Quarterback Zack Darlington talks about the progress he made this spring and what he still needs to do. | Gung-ho Gangwish*
Appreciation and confidence* have replaced paranoia and arrogance on the coaching staff, Lee Barfknecht writes. | Des Moines perspective
USA Today looks at Mike Riley’s balancing of change and tradition.
This week in Husker history: 100 years ago, the birth of Bob Devaney.
11 SAT
View the “Tradition” video that led into Saturday's Tunnel Walk.
A Kansas City writer notes the contrasting styles* of Mike Riley and Bo Pelini. | BTN interview
Reds 24, Whites 15. More than 76,000 show up to see the 2015 Huskers in their final practice of spring. Look for coverage on the game page. | Postgame video | Highlights | Recap | Stryker commentary
Mike Riley's first Husker spring game* is likely to be a vanilla affair* that won't reveal much about the new offense, but there's still plenty worth watching today: 1, 2,* 3, 4,* 5,* 6. | Fan guides 1, 2,* 3* | Recruits: 1, 2* | Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple.*
10 FRI
The latest in the video series on the Husker assistants looks at offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf.
Thirty-seven players are named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.*
The spring game rosters are here. Details and observations: 1, 2,* 3*
As defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to earn high praise,* coach Hank Hughes works to keep him grounded.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Wilson Thomas & DeJuan Groce.
Running back Mikale Wilbon is gaining confidence* as he learns the ins and outs of the position, including pass protection.
The Daily Nebraskan lists five players to watch in the spring game.
09 THU
The spring game looms as a recruiting opportunity, and a number of key prospects are expected to be there.
More on the quarterback competition: AP | Big Red Report.
From Hail Varsity, eight spring game storylines to watch. | Dienhart's list
Here's a video recap of the final week of spring drills.
ESPN.com sees Nebraska's Randy Gregory going anywhere from No. 3 to No. 13 in the NFL draft. | Kiper says 13th
The spring game will feature the use of the helmet cam.
Husker linebacker Dedrick Young is among the true freshmen to watch in spring ball nationally, according to this 247sports.com video.
Redshirt freshmen AJ Bush and Zack Darlington are relishing their chance to compete* for the quarterback job.* | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
08 WED
The Huskers' final practice before the spring game is in the books, and Mike Riley discusses what he expects Saturday. | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5,* 6* | Updates | Photos: 1, 2, 3* | Spring schedule
Defensive tackle Maliek Collins says the new defensive scheme means "no more hesitant play."
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker explains his philosophy in this video.
In a Q&A with BTN, Mike Riley discusses the expectations of the job and says the players are “coachable” and not “prima donna guys.”
Nearly 65,000 spring game tickets have been sold, and buying online is recommended for fans who've yet to purchase theirs. | Gameday info
Defensive backs have been the focus of the latest recruiting offers.*
Johnny Rodgers was going to be a USC Trojan – until he met Bob Devaney. Video here.
07 TUE
Redshirt freshman O-lineman Jerald Foster sets his sights on playing time* at left guard. | The battle at center
Former Husker offensive lineman Matt Slauson receives the Chicago Bears' Ed Block Courage Award.
The latest medical news is positive from Team Jack.
Get to know special-teams coordinator Bruce Read in this video.
Former Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez talks about his foot injury and much more in an interview with Corn Nation.
The BTN crew for Saturday's spring game telecast: Eric Collins, Damon Benning & Larry Punteney.
Mick Stoltenberg says he's happy with his move to defensive tackle.*
Freedom Akinmoladun* has beefed up* and remains hungry for knowledge about his defensive end position.
Last season's freshmen* are providing depth* across the offensive line. | Farmer's lessons* | Notes: Notes*
06 MON
Here are some notes (1, 2, 3, 4,* 5*), video and updates from Monday's practice. | Spring schedule
Richie Incognito is ready for a fresh start in Buffalo after a “humbling” year and a half away from football.
Two juco defensive players will be among the spring game visitors.
Poll question: Which unit are you more excited to watch during the spring game, offense or defense?
Graham Nabity is emerging as one of the surprises of spring drills.
Steve Sipple's plea: Save the Big Red Breakfasts.*
Jamal Turner sees the new offense* as a new opportunity.
05 SUN
Sam McKewon says the performance of the backup linemen* will be worth focusing on in the spring game. | Depth at defensive tackle*
This week in Husker history: The first official spring game, 1950.
Former Husker Keyuo Craver says his position coach for one season in the NFL, Mike Riley, had a way of keeping him focused.*
Former Huskers Danny Noonan, Russ Hochstein and Calvin Jones are selected for the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.
04 SAT
Boosters* are liking what they're seeing so far in Mike Riley.
Tight end Cethan Carter* needs foot surgery and is out for the rest of spring. More from Saturday's practice: Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4*, 5,* 6* | Video | Photos: 1, 2, 3* | Updates | Spring schedule
Watch former Texas coach Mack Brown's session with the media, in which he has high praise for Mike Riley.*
Tommy Armstrong says the week off was a plus, physically and mentally.
It took time for Mark Banker to gain Nate Gerry's trust.*
Walk-on linebacker Brody Cleveland* thrives on contact.
03 FRI
Nebraska's wide receivers appear to have an exceptional mentor in assistant coach Keith Williams,* Steve Sipple writes.
Watch Scott Voorhees perform his spoof “I Miss Bo” at the Omaha Press Club show.
Brandon Peters,* a top recruiting target at quarterback for the Huskers, commits to Michigan.
Here are a few images from Friday's practice, which had no media access.
Get to know secondary coach Brian Stewart: “Just being around that whole Blackshirt mystique is exciting to me.”
View the week 3 recap of the Huskers' spring drills.
Mack Brown says quarterbacks will be key to Mike Riley's success at NU.
Athlon analyzes the Huskers' 2015 schedule game by game.
Running backs coach Reggie Davis explains his approach in this video and says his NFL experience is like a coaching Ph.D.
Bruce Read sees potential in his special-teams* personnel.
02 THU
Mike Riley discusses the move to Lincoln in an interview on Oregon radio.
Mark Banker says he's excited to see how his defensive system translates to the Big Ten.
Center Ryne Reeves has had to be patient* this spring as his knee heals.
The DieHard Tour film crew will be in Lincoln for the spring game and the HuskerMax tailgate.
Details of the Big Red football camps June 1-12 are announced.
Wide receiver Jamal Turner is back on the field after a torn Achilles tendon* had him considering giving up the game.
A good feel for the screen game* will be essential for the running backs, and Terrell Newby seems to have it. | Notes: 1,* 2
Blitz pickups are among the challenges facing the offensive line.
Poll question: Will AJ Bush work his way into the top three on the quarterback depth chart?
Hear Jay Foreman's thoughts on the defense, plus what his advice would be for Randy Gregory.
Chris Jones and the other younger cornerbacks* like Joshua Kalu and Trai Mosley aren't conceding to the veterans at the position.
01 WED
Danny Langsdorf says he's seeing an improved comfort level from the quartersbacks. More from Wednesday's practice: Notes1, 2, 3,* 4,* 5* | Videos | Photos: 1, 2* | Updates
NYC Huskers' Taste of Nebraska is set for April 18th.
Nebraska wins ESPN.com's balloting for best Big Ten game-day setting.
Mike Riley is No. 48 in CBSSports.com's ranking of Power Five coaches.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman announces he'll step down in 2016. | Discuss
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Joe Walker & DeJuan Groce.
There's potential in the defensive trenches* in the form of Freedom Akinmoladun and Mick Stoltenberg.
Husker Dan strikes up the band with a Spring Game song.
Johnny Rodgers says Omaha* is the best place to host the Jet Award but that he's received inquiries from Atlanta and Las Vegas.