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June 2015

30 TUE
As a summer dead period* arrives, the OWH takes stock of two lively months on the Husker recruiting front. | Latest offers*
ABC news in L.A. has a story on Taylor Martinez and his Journey app.
KETV poses a few questions about Mike Riley's first season.
Jordan Westerkamp and De’Mornay Pierson-El make Scout's top 10 Big Ten receivers, and Pierson-El makes Athlon's All-Sophomore team.
Should Nebraska dump Adidas? Dave Feit is ready for a change.
In a Q&A with the OWH, Tom Osborne discusses the playoff committee's work, the demands of coaching and 1985's tough home opener.
Jeremiah Sirles explains why his first NFL start was much more nerve-wracking than his first start at Nebraska.
29 MON
A batch of player profiles: Lavan Alston, Stanley Morgan,* Joe Keels, Byerson Cockrell.
Former Husker Charley Toogood posthumously enters a California hall of fame in honor of his high school coaching career.
Derek Johnson wonders whether earlier attention by Mike Riley could have prevented Jared Bubak's decommitment.
28 SUN
The OWH begins its 60-player Husker Camp Countdown.*
The Davis twins' choice of Nebraska is named the Kansas City Star's No. 5 prep sports story of 2014-15.
Mark Banker discussses what's brewing on defense* in this Q&A.
The Big Ten could use a better showing* in its nonconference games* than last year, and big opportunities await in Week 1.
27 SAT
Tight end Jared Bubak of Lincoln Christian,* the first member of NU's 2016 recruiting class, has decommitted.* | 2016 class | Discuss
Nebraska slips from a six-point favorite to four against BYU.
Prince Amukamara is HuskerOnline's top Nebraska cornerback of the post-2001 era.
26 FRI
Hear Mike Riley discuss the BYU game and much more on Provo radio.
The commit parade continues as JoJo Domann, a linebacker* from Colorado, announces he'll be a Husker.* | Highlights | 2016 class
Mark Banker explains his “outside-in” approach to adding speed and athleticisim to the defense.
Athlon Sports says Nebraska's chances of winning the Big Ten West hinge on Tommy Armstrong's adaptation to the new offense.
More post-2001 player rankings: Linebacker | Defensive tackle
Dave Feit shoots down a suggestion that Nebraska might be ripe for a return to the Big 12.
25 THU
Quarterback Johnny Stanton is transferring, and receiver Glenn Irons* is off the team, according to a statement* from coach Mike Riley.
Fourth-year junior Taylor Gadbois, a potential starter at offensive tackle for Miami, is kicked off the team. | Miami preview
Poll question: Will De’Mornay Pierson-El be a first-team All-American?
HuskerOnline looks at how two-quarterback recruiting classes have played out since 1997 at Nebraska.
24 WED
BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is already stoked for the Nebraska game. More from BYU's media day: Toned-down hype | Pivotal September
Jack Stoll, a tight end from Colorado, has committed* to the Huskers. | Highlights | Colorado reports: 1, 2 | 2016 class
Ameer Abdullah's game-winning TD against McNeese is up for an ESPY for best play. Vote here. | Video
Good football instincts* can be the ticket to early playing time under defensive coordinator Mark Banker.
Hail Varsity previews Iowa and sees no breakthrough in 2015.
HuskerOnline ranks the top post-2001 Huskers at defensive end and offensive tackle.
23 TUE
Lavonte David aims to put an end* to Tampa Bay's losing ways.
The first 500 who register for July's Uplifting Athletes Road Race will be able to attend the Huskers' Aug. 15th scrimmage. | HuskerMax team
Husker QB commit Terry Wilson discusses his plans to visit Oregon.
Athlon Sports names De'Mornay Pierson-El a first-team preseason All-American as a punt returner and fourth-teamer as a receiver, and Maliek Collins is a third-teamer at defensive tackle.
The new staff gets it* when it comes to recruiting, Sam McKewon writes in his latest recruiting update. | Future camps* | Latest offers*
Player profiles: Defensive veteran Nate Gerry and newcomer Alex Davis.
22 MON
Former Huskers pitch in at Will Compton's youth football camp.* | Video
The stock of the Huskers' quarterback commits continues to rise as ESPN gives Terry Wilson an upgrade* to four stars.* | 2016 class
Hail Varsity previews Michigan State and Rutgers.
John Garrison, Spencer Long and Matt Slauson top HuskerOnline's rankings of post-2001 Nebraska centers and offensive guards.
Being in the military and observing Nebraska football were two influences that helped shape Husker hall-of-fame sprinter Charlie Greene.
Nebraska is unranked in ESPN's three-year Future Power Rankings.
Mike Riley's staff has California connections* that it continues to use after the move from Corvallis to Lincoln.
21 SUN
Nate Gerry is No. 32 in a Cleveland paper's ranking of Big Ten players.
Jeremy Pernell says the Husker staff's satellite camp tour was a long, demanding week that accomplished its goal. | HuskerOnline recap
Husker kicker Spencer Lindsay is raising money for cancer research* in his brother's memory.
20 SAT
Who'll be the top quarterback in the Big Ten West? Sam McKewon crunches some numbers and sees a five-way race.
The houses of Bo Pelini and other former Husker coaches are sold.
Patrick O'Brien's burst of recognition follows years of hard work.
18 THU
Can Mike Riley make Nebraska football great again? Athlon Sports looks at the new coach's task.
Hail Varsity sees improvement ahead for opponent No. 9, Purdue.
18 THU
HuskerOnline has photos and a video recap of Thursday's satellite camp in Dallas, which featured Husker QB commit Terry Wilson,* and Big Red Report catches up with NU target Noah Fant in Oregon. | Observations
Mohamed Barry, an incoming linebacker whose academic eligibility was a question mark, has been admitted* to the university.
A Miami perspective on satellite camps: Equalizer or imbalance creator?
Jersey numbers are assigned to the newcomers.*
Alex Lewis aims to bring back the toughness and strong will* of the Nebraska offensive lines of old.
Matt Herian and Kenny Bell lead HuskerOnline's rankings of post-2001 Nebraska tight ends and wide receivers.
Ameer Abdullah is taking nothing for granted even though he was the Detroit Lions' second-round draft pick.
17 WED
A CBSSports.com writer sees nine wins as a tall order for the 2015 Huskers. | Review of preview mags
FBS conference commissioners table a proposed early signing period for college football and will reconsider it a year from now.
Enter for a chance to win two season tickets for 2015 in a Catholic Social Services raffle.
Hail Varsity previews Minnesota and Northwestern, while Corn Nation does likewise with South Alabama.
Former Husker Richie Incognito intends to make the most of his fresh start with the Buffalo Bills.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Tim Wurth and Dan Steiner.
Poll question: How would an early signing period affect Husker recruiting?
Rugby has enhanced the football skills of tight end Matt Snyder.*
16 TUE
The Omaha City Council OKs the Johnny Rodgers street renaming.
News from the satellite camps: Tuesday recap | Miami gallery | Mark Banker interview | Latest offers*
The newly available season tickets are almost all gone already.
Zac Taylor and Ameer Abdullah top HuskerOnline's rankings of the post-2001 Husker quarterbacks and running backs.
See the university's promotional video for season ticket sales -- plus something unrelated that just might pump you up.
Get out your reading glasses for Phil Steele's preview of Nebraska, which he ranks 26th in the nation with a 7-1 conference record.
Opponent previews from Hail Varsity: Southern Miss, Illinois, Wisconsin.
15 MON
Here are two batches of photos from day one of Nebraska's satellite camp week. | Riley video | Video recap | Tuesday preview
Sam McKewon says an early signing period* will only make matters worse for Nebraska and other northern schools. | O'Brien shines*
Four-star safety Marquel Dismuke from California* commits to the Huskers.* | Highlights | 2016 class
Season tickets are available because of a Big Ten policy change* cutting the allotment for visiting teams. | Sales update* | Shatel commentary*
A stretch of Burt Street in Omaha will be named after Johnny Rodgers* if the City Council approves.
Former Husker Drake Martinez is giving Michigan State added depth at linebacker,* a position of need at Nebraska.
14 SUN
It's satellite camp week for the Nebraska staff, starting Monday in Atlanta. HuskerOnline has a preview podcast here. | Stoll recaps visit
Lee Barfknecht makes a case for naming Tommie Frazier* to the Football Writers Association's modern-era All-America team.
Ndamukong Suh* fields fans' questions at a College World Series-related event in Omaha.
13 SAT
Ashland-Greenwood defensive end Ben Stille has committed* to the Huskers, becoming the second in-state pledge* for 2016. | Highlights
Tommy Armstrong tops an LJS list of indispensable Huskers for 2015.
Ben Stille and other in-state linemen* shine at the second edition of Nebraska's Friday Night Lights camp. | Photos
12 FRI
Mike Riley salutes Husker fans' passion and says he's already working on the script for the first day of fall practice.
The BYU game gets a national ABC telecast and a 2:30 p.m. CDT start.
Recent developments seem to confirm Mike Riley knows quarterbacking.*
11 THU
Athlon Sports names Maliek Collins and De'Mornay Pierson-El to its first-team preseason All-Big Ten squad.
Scott Frost and Oregon are pursuing Husker QB commit Terry Wilson.*
Safety LeRoy Alexander and receiver Jariah Tolbert will transfer, and linebacker David Santos won't be with the team this fall.* | Discuss
The OWH looks back on the fifth anniversary* of the announcement of Nebraska's move to the Big Ten. | Winners & losers | H’Max archive
Hail Varsity previews Miami and examines the Canes' puzzling struggles.
Husker QB commit Patrick O'Brien advances to the Elite 11 finals.
Now a team captain, senior left tackle Alex Lewis has made the most of his second chance.* | O-line chemistry*
10 WED
Ameer Abdullah fields Detroit fans' questions in this video.
Four-star defensive back Marquel Dismuke,* who received a Husker offer in late May, decommits from Cal. | Latest offers*
Corn Nation previews the Huskers' first opponent, BYU.
Taylor Martinez is launching a social networking app for people battling mental and physical challenges. | His caring side*
Forbes ranks Ndamukong Suh as the world's 16th highest-paid athlete.
Mike Riley is No. 40 in an Athlon ranking of college coaches.
South Alabama is a football newbie that has made a quick imprint.
OKC's Berry Tramel lists the 10 best rivalries created by conference realignment, and two involve Nebraska.
09 TUE
Linebacker prospect JoJo Domann of Colorado Springs talks about his interest in the Huskers in an interview with Jeremy Pernell.
The full slate of 2015-16 bowl games is released.
Opening foe BYU has thrived without highly rated recruiting classes.
At age 15, Beatrice tight end Cameron Jurgens* might be the youngest in-state prospect to ever receive a Nebraska offer.
08 MON
Linebacker prospect Greg Simmons* decommits from Miami after his “game-changer” weekend visit to Lincoln.
Mike Riley makes NFL.com's list of NFL-ready college coaches.
Scout.com's national recruiting analyst says Husker quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien deserves a spot in the Elite 11 finals.
07 SUN
DaiShon Neal has added weight* in hopes of getting playing time at defensive end as a true freshman.
NFL.com's list of hot coordinators has Danny Langsdorf at No. 8 and Scott Frost at No. 1.
Steep ticket fees make a longtime fan decide to stay home. | Discuss
Finding the right rhythm and fit* for Tommy Armstrong will be Mike Riley's big challenge this season, Steve Sipple writes.
Linebacker prospect Koby Quansah from Connecticut discusses his recruitment with Jeremy Pernell. | Offer for Jurgens*
06 SAT
Husker walk-on receiver Conor Young has a big day at the Shrine Bowl.
Quarterback commit Terry Wilson* isn't one to flinch at challenges.
Strength coach Mark Philipp's passion* has helped ease the transition for players under the new staff.
Here are observations (1,* 2*) and photos from the Friday Night Lights camp, where a few class of 2018 prospects stood out.
05 FRI
The Nebraska Bookstore, a popular game-day destination, is closing.
See these two videos of Mike Riley's announcement of the team captains and comments from the six honorees.
ESPN.com sees Oct. 10-24 as a key stretch for the Huskers.
The staff has high hopes for its first Big Red Weekend.*
04 THU
Ameer Abdullah and soccer's Samantha Areman are named Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners.
Six team captains are named* for 2015*: Lewis, Armstrong, Westerkamp, Gangwish, Collins and Gerry. | Discuss
Former Husker O-lineman Spencer Long says complacency won't be an issue after his rise with the Washington Redskins.
The Dallas paper takes a Throwback Thursday look at local prep legend and former Husker Rex Burkhead.
Athlon Sports rolls out its Big Ten predictions for 2015.*
It'll be a quick change* for Omaha North's Michael Decker from Shrine Bowl weekend to life as a Husker.
The OWH has a Q&A with Lee Corso* about College GameDay, his coaching career, and his time as Burt Reynolds' college roommate.
03 WED
Rex Burkhead puts in work at wide receiver with the Bengals.
More trouble* for former Husker Scott Strasburger: Two hit-and-run accidents* while allegedly driving impaired with a child.
Former Husker assistant George Darlington* details the twice-a-month letters he receives from Lawrence Phillips. | Contacts with Osborne
Milt Tenopir* shares his expertise at Nebraska's "big man" camp.
02 TUE
Incoming Husker signees Michael Decker and DaiShon Neal are in the thick of Shrine Bowl practices this week.
The OWH wraps up the latest recruiting* news. | Fant eyeing Oregon
Zach Wiegert and Eric Crouch are on the newly released ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers | Bios: Wiegert, Crouch
Lawrence Phillips' letters from prison: “This place is a jungle.”
Who are the most powerful media people who cover Husker athletics? A survey by No Coast Bias comes up with a top seven.
Derek Johnson says storming the field or the court isn't worth the risks.
Sam McKewon says there are reasons not to sweat* about the recruiting ratings of Husker running back commit Aphonso Thomas.
01 MON
Mark Philipp* loves his job as strength coach: “I don't consider it work.”
Incoming linebacker Mohamed Barry won't arrive* in Lincoln until July.*
De’Mornay Pierson-El makes Phil Steele's first-team preseason All-America team, but no other Huskers* make first-team all-Big Ten.
This week month in Husker history: Nebraska decides to move to the Big Ten — 20 years after Bob Devaney explored the same idea.
South Dakota State's relentless recruiting in Nebraska could be putting a dent in the Huskers' walk-on program.