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July 2015

31 FRI
Out-of-state perspectives on Mike Riley and Nebraska: USA Today | Quad City Times | Orlando Sentinel | AP | Fox Sports
The Huskers' offensive identity may include elements from Oregon, Baylor and the Philadelphia Eagles. | Challenges* | Armstrong a key*
Watch Mike Riley discuss Tommy Armstrong's attributes and the values Riley is trying to adhere to as coach.
Nate Gerry sees several freshmen as potential contributors on defense. On offense, Stanley Morgan is getting noticed. | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4*
When you're roommates, they make you take the roommate quiz. Watch Jordan Westerkamp and Tommy Armstrong.
New Husker running back Jordan Stevenson says he plans to enroll in the next few days and plans to help Nebraska win championships. Hear the full “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” interview here.
Here are afternoon updates from Chicago, including video of Mike Riley’s “BTN Live” appearance.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Imani Cross & Jamal Turner.
Jack Gangwish discusses football, farm life and more in this video.
Mike Riley takes his turn at the podium in Chicago* and says finding the right offensive mix is a key priority. | Video & more | Interviews: Gerry, Armstrong, Riley | Photos: 1, 2 | Transcript
Tommy Armstrong says he “clicked” this summer with Bret Favre after learning the concepts of Mike Riley's offense.
Jeremy Pernell recaps the whirlwind week that landed Jordan Stevenson at Nebraska, and Derek Johnson offers his takes on the new Husker.
30 THU
Here's Friday's schedule for the Huskers in Chicago. | Day 1 recap
The Wisconsin-Nebraska rivalry isn't likely to affect the longtime friendship* between coaches Paul Chryst and Mike Riley.
Tom Osborne understands the challenge* Urban Meyer will have in keeping Ohio State's edge after last year's success.
Byerson Cockrell will be limited* during fall camp because of shoulder surgery he had after the spring game, Mike Riley says. | Audio
Wisconsin's Corey Clement gets in a dig* at Nebraska, likening the Huskers to a flip phone and the Badgers to an iPhone. | Video | Discuss
A segment of Burt Street* in Omaha now bears Johnny Rodgers' name.
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He's in: Running back Jordan Stevenson commits to the Huskers and plans to arrive on campus Friday.* | Player highlights | Discuss | More coverage: 1, 2,* 3, 4 | Interview* | Chryst video | 2015 class
One week before fall camp, here's the practice schedule. | Fan Day info
The Huskers are outside the Top 25 in the preseason coaches' poll in a tie for No. 32 with Louisville. | Discuss
Maliek Collins and De'Mornay Pierson-El make the Big Ten's official eleven-member Players to Watch list.
For Tom Shatel, the Big Eight and Big 12 continue to shrink in the rearview mirror.*
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29 WED
Two Huskers make a Sports Illustrated list of the greatest college football players by jersey number, and six others are runners-up. Details here.
Alfonzo Dennard has been waived by the Arizona Cardinals.
Big Ten Media Days get under way Thursday, and here's what to expect* – besides a shortage of star power* in Chicago. | B1G Media Guide
Lavonte David isn't letting contract issues get in the way of his game.
Tom Osborne discusses his offense – "we were kind of running the wishbone out of the I-formation" – and more in a World-Herald Q&A.*
The OWH looks back on Erick Strickland's brief Nebraska football stint.*
Meet the captains via this video series: Westerkamp, Collins, Lewis, Armstrong, Gangwish, Gerry.
It's about more than athletics: A professor explains why Nebraska will never leave the Big Ten.
Special teams look like a strong suit for the Huskers this season.
Tight end Cameron Jurgens, the Beatrice sophomore-to-be with a Husker offer, debuts at No. 46 in 247Sports’ top 100 recruits for 2018.
Sam McKewon sees Nebraska as the Big Ten West runner-up.*
Nebraska comes in at No. 30 in an Orlando Sentinel countdown.
Mike Riley is bucking a Big Ten trend in taking non-seniors to Chicago.
28 TUE
Fifteen gems: Tad Stryker picks the Huskers' three top regular-season games from each of the past five decades.
Fred Hawkins,* former Husker lineman and magnate in the construction industry, has died at age 88. | Photos
They will be missed: View these extensive career highlights of Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah.
Shopping for a school, running back Jordan Stevenson* expands his options with a Miami visit. | Player highlights
In NU's four Big Ten seasons, the offense has outperformed the defense.
Two Huskers make Athlon's list of top 15 Big Ten Heisman candidates.
There's hope the new offense will boost the tight ends' presence.
27 MON
The father of Ryker Fyfe quashes speculation that the reserve quarterback is leaving the team.
Running back Jordan Stevenson says his time in Lincoln went well and that he's unsure whether he'll visit any other schools.
The receiving corps appears solid despite the loss of Kenny Bell.
Former Husker kicker Mauro Bondi* lands at Hawaii.
Tickets to the Big Ten championship game go on sale Saturday.
Nebraska gets its first full-time sports psychiatrist, Dr. Todd Stull.
A media poll pegs Nebraska for second place in the Big Ten West.
Nebraska's 1997 national title tops the Tulsa World's all-time Big 12 highlights, and Ndamukong Suh is named the top defensive player.
Steve Sipple says Jordan Stevenson* could shake up the Huskers' running back situation immediately if he picks Nebraska over Alabama.
26 SUN
Nebraska produced explosive drives at a good clip in 2014 but gave them up on defense even more frequently.
Nebraskan Drew Ott has no regrets* about opting for Iowa.
Ohio State dominates the front end of Sam McKewon's list of top Big Ten players* for 2015.
Player profiles: Maliek Collins, Trai Mosley,* Marcus Newby.
Hail Varsity looks at what needs improvement at quarterback.
From the LJS, what to expect from Mike Riley* at Big Ten Media Days this week. | East & West rundowns*
25 SAT
The Big Ten might've become the Big 16 in a move by five* Big 12 schools that was considered during the realignment upheaval of 2010, sources say.
At age 101, former coach Bill Glassford still follows* Husker football.
It'll be NU or ’Bama for former Wisconsin signee Jordan Stevenson.
More player profiles: Terrell Newby, Jonathan Rose,* Marcus Newby,* Josh Banderas.
A company official says the newest Adidas uniform is engineered* to give players a competitive advantage: “What you can’t grab, you can’t tackle.”
24 FRI
A New Jersey paper scouts the Huskers with some OWH help.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Lane Hovey & Graham Nabity.
Adding some variety to the Nebraska uniforms doesn't need to be just a once-a-year thing, Derek Johnson writes.
Poll question: Who will win the backup running back spot?
Corn Nation previews Wisconsin and sees few question marks despite the loss of star running back Melvin Gordon.
Athlon Sports sees six reasons to consider Nebraska a “sleeper pick” to win the Big Ten West.
As a warm-up for next week, the OWH offers up a sampling of quotes from media days* of the last 20 seasons.
HuskerOnline previews the competition at running back and sees Imani Cross and Adam Taylor battling for the No. 2 spot behind Terrell Newby.
23 THU
An Adidas exec says there's lots of collaboration* with the university on the design of the alternate uniforms.*
Nebraska-Wisconsin is one of Pete Fiutak's ten key games of 2015.
The Huskers' new coverage scheme may add to the urgency to sort out the ample depth in the defensive backfield.
Player profiles: AJ Bush, Michael Rose-Ivey, Sam Foltz
Tommy Armstrong is named to the watch list for the Manning Award.
This season's alternate uniforms have been revealed and will be worn in the Northwestern game on Oct. 24. | Feit's review | Twitter reactions | Commentary: York, Vogel, McKewon* | Discuss
The latest player profiles: Adam Taylor, Paul Thurston, Dedrick Young,* Jordan Westerkamp.
Sam McKewon comes up with a dozen peer programs* for Nebraska.
KETV takes a statistical look at the defensive and offensive lines.
22 WED
An Adidas exec provides a sneak peek at Nebraska's alternate helmet. | Uniform history | Sipple commentary | Gallery
There's uncertainty at running back and the most wide-open competition at the position in perhaps a decade.
A celebration of life for HuskerVision pioneer Jeff Schmahl will take place Aug. 8 in Memorial Stadium.
Brad Kaaya's promising potential is giving Miami a shot of confidence heading into the 2015 season. | Video: Impact players
Bill Snyder on the Big 12: “Let’s bring Nebraska back.” | Commentary
Will Shields is glad to be entering the pro Hall of Fame with a fellow Hus­ker, even though Mick Tingelhoff wasn't a familiar name to him at first.
Will the Huskers end their four-loss rut? ESPN.com is of two minds.
The numbers point to Nebraska having a more consistent big-play offense under Mike Riley, according to a Hail Varsity analysis.
HuskerOnline's top five NU players for 2015 are led by Maliek Collins at No. 1. More profiles: Avery Anderson | Jamal Turner | Paul Thurston*
A former Husker walk-on's hole-in-one wins him a truck at the Big Red Scramble in Ashland.
Lincoln Christian tight end Jared Bubak says he went with a gut feeling* in switching to Arizona State.
Hail Varsity examines what needs to improve at linebacker and on the offensive-line.
21 TUE
How do Husker assistants* rank as recruiters? See the 2016 class numbers from 247Sports.
Poll question: Is a return to the Big 12 something worth considering?
As attention turns to Thursday's expected uniform announcement, here’s a look back at when the Huskers wore blue jerseys in a milestone game.
Off Tackle Empire looks at what Mike Riley brings to the table.
Former Husker quarterback Scott Frost climbs into the top half of the OWH's Nebraska 100 ranking of state athletes.
Another batch of player profiles: Givens Price, Dylan Utter,* Drew Brown,* HuskerOnline 5-pack.
Mick Tingelhoff, who'll enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, receives a warm hometown salute in Lexington, Neb.
20 MON
Off Tackle Empire presents its cocktail party preview of the Huskers.
As expected, former Nebraska tight end commit Jared Bubak says he'll attend Arizona State.*
Mike Cavanaugh is embracing the O-line tradition at Nebraska.
Athlon Sports gauges the first-year expectations in Nebraska for head coach Mike Riley. | Pete Carroll parallels
Jeremy Pernell previews the Huskers' new-look defense, which is predicated on attacking instead of analyzing.
Nebraska isn't going to give up the stability* of the Big Ten for a return to the drama of the Big 12, Lee Barfknecht writes.
19 SUN
View some scenes from Sunday morning's Uplifting Athletes run in Lincoln, and see if you can spot yourself, a friend or a favorite player in our video montage. | York commentary
The preseason magazines* don't see the 2015 Huskers as top 25 material. | Consensus | Steele's take*
Building relationships* is key to Trent Bray's recruiting success.
18 SAT
Player profiles: Chris Jones,* Givens Price*
Seven weeks before kickoff, here's a pump-up video.
Poll question: Which side of the ball do you trust more in 2015?
17 FRI
Wide receiver Kevin Gladney is dismissed* from the team. | Discuss
ESPN.com ranks Nebraska's special teams in the Big Ten's top tier.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Chongo Kondolo & Alex Lewis.
16 THU
The Huskers get their second commitment of the day in Boe Wilson, a center/guard* from Missouri.* | Highlights | 2016 class
Country music's Chase Rice* shags some punts from Sam Foltz.
DiCaprio Bootle, a cornerback from Miami, commits to the Huskers for 2016. | Highlights
Kenny Bell is off to the NFL, but he's refining his game with the help of Husker receivers coach Keith Williams.
Hail Varsity examines drive-opening plays of Nebraska and Oregon State in an attempt to gauge what might change in the new offense.
Former Husker linebacker Barrett Ruud earns a spot in the OWH's "Nebraska 100" ranking of athletes from the state, and the stock of Charles Brock* stock continues to rise.
15 WED
Husker QB commit Terry Wilson* won't make an unofficial visit to Oregon this weekend after all, but he's still planning on an official visit in the fall.
A Purdue site previews the Huskers and predicts a six-point Nebraska win over the Boilermakers.
Friends look back on NFL Hall-of-Famer Mick Tingeloff's formative years in Lexington, Neb. | Will Shields: Star in community
Former Husker Spencer Long* isn't taking the starting right guard job with the Washington Redskins for granted.
Niles Paul* discusses his football camp, life in the NFL and his Omaha North memories.
14 TUE
Derek Johnson says an option offense isn't the answer at Nebraska, despite its nostalgic appeal.
This weekend's Uplifting Athletes run is closing in on its fundraising goal (but the same can't be said for the HuskerMax team).
Jeff Schmahl, the father of HuskerVision,* has died at age 58 after a battle with cancer. | 1995 Tunnel Walk | Praise from Byrne* | Discuss
Poll question: Can Tommy Armstrong be a 3,000-yard passer in 2015?
Athlon Sports ranks Nebraska's games from easiest to toughest.
ESPN.com sees Tommy Armstrong as one of the Big Ten's potential 3,000-yard passers in 2015.
13 MON
KETV takes a statistical look at what might be in store for Jordan Westerkamp, Tommy Armstrong and the passing game. | Pace of play
Jeremy Pernell examines how the Riley-Langsdorf offense might look in 2015 and beyond. | Position battles*
Don't get left out: The deadline for securing air packages for the Miami game is Wednesday.
The mobile version of HuskerMax has now been activated.
Steve Sipple sees tangible benefits for Patrick O'Brien from the Elite 11 experience.
12 SUN
Connor Cook and Taysom Hill top the OWH's list of talented quarterbacks* the Huskers will face in 2015.
Making a difference on and off the field earns Ameer Abdullah the OWH's annual Fred Ware Award.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak previews BYU in this video.
Former Husker receiver Abdul Muhammad is helping North Omaha kids find the right path*
Rich Glover's football camp in New Jersey gives kids a chance to dream.
11 SAT
De’Mornay Pierson-El reflects on his early success and a wild first year.
Player profiles: Freedom A, Michael Rose-Ivey, Alonzo Moore.*
Former Husker Glenn Irons lands at FCS school Northwestern State.*
10 FRI
There's wide-open competition at linebacker* outside of returning veterans Josh Banderas and Michael Rose-Ivey.
Former Husker player and assistant Craig Bohl is borrowing from Tom Osborne in his recruiting philosophy* at Wyoming.
Patrick O'Brien ends up out of the rankings* at the Elite 11. | Photos
Is Southern Miss ready to rebound from three awful seasons? Corn Nation previews the Huskers' fourth opponent.
Husker quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien will need a strong finish* today to rank in the final Elite 11.
Maliek Collins is named to the Outland and Nagurski award watch lists.
09 THU
Five Huskers will join the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in September: Josh Bullocks, Scott Frost, Jeff Krejci, Demorrio Williams and Harry Wilson. Brook Berringer will be an honorary inductee.
Tommy Armstrong, Nate Gerry and Jordan Westerkamp will represent Nebraska at Big Ten Media Day at the end of this month.*
Husker moments from 1971 and 1997 are in the running for greatest play in an NFL.com tournament.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak previews the Huskers in this video and sees a 10-win season for the Big Red.
Athlon Sports lists Nebraska offensive tackle Alex Lewis among the 10 most underrated players in the Big Ten.
ESPN.com's summer checklist for NU focuses on two areas of concern.
Niles Paul bulks up in a bid to become a more complete NFL tight end.
Husker Doc Talk reads between the lines -- the early lines from Vegas.
08 WED
The tight end position at Nebraska appears set for a transformation.
Former Husker lineman Brenden Stai says player development* could be a difference-maker under Mike Riley. | Discuss
Two Husker plays land on a list of ten old-school college football moments that would've broken Twitter.
Husker Dan invites you to sign up for the Salute the Troops golf event.
BTN.com sees Freedom Akinmoladun as a breakout player in 2015.
Nebraska joins the stats revolution by naming Tucker Zeleny* to the new position* of director of sports analytics and data analysis. | Discuss
Player profiles and countdowns: Chris Jones | Stanley Morgan | Nate Gerry* | Brandon Reilly | AJ Bush | HuskerOnline 5-pack*
07 TUE
Here's some footage of Husker commit Patrick O'Brien at the Elite 11 quarterback competition.
Hail Varsity's Brandon Vogel weighs in on Adidas, Nike and coolness.
Danny Langsdorf has assigned basic pass and catch* drills in an attempt to improve efficiency in the air game.
It's Nebraska's sellout streak vs. Wisconsin's jump-around in the finals of the Sirius XM traditions tournament. | Vote here
Tommy Armstrong makes the Maxwell Award watch list, and Maliek Collins is on the Bednarik Award's radar.
KETV analyzes a 2014 Nebraska strength: Flipping the field.
Player profiles: Pierson-El, Cross,* HuskerOnline 5-pack.
06 MON
At the Elite 11 competition in Oregon, Husker quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien discusses why Nebraska is right for him.
Should the Huskers replace Adidas? Sound off in our poll.
De’Mornay Pierson-El makes the 44-member watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the nation's most versatile player.
Hard work fueled Jack Gangwish's rise from obscure reserve to captain. More player profiles: Zach Hannon,* Kevin Maurice,* Carlos Davis*
Steve Sipple says awarding Blackshirts* before the season starts makes sense for a number of reasons.
05 SUN
Tad Stryker says finishing strong is more important than starting fast for Mike Riley in 2015.
It's shaping up as a strong year* for Big Ten schools in recruiting, and the OWH ranks Nebraska's class sixth in the conference.
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf discusses his goals for the offense and more in this LJS interview.
This month in Husker history: There’s bad blood between Minnesota and Nebraska in 1960 over quarterback Dennis Claridge’s last-minute switch to the Huskers.
04 SAT
Basketball was Terry Wilson's first love. Here's how the Husker commit became a highly sought-after quarterback.
A Vikings site explains what made Mick Tingelhoff a Hall-of-Famer.
03 FRI
Beatrice sophomore-to-be Cameron Jurgens says it was “mind-boggling” to get a Husker offer* at his age.
Ndamukong Suh is already impressing his Miami Dolphins teammates.*
An analysis of fan misbehavior at Big Ten stadiums finds Nebraska at the lower end of per-capita ejections and arrests.
Player profiles: Mikale Wilbon | Andy Janovich* | Tanner Farmer*
The last of HuskerOnline's post-2001 player rankings: Punters | Returners
02 THU
Senior placekicker Mauro Bondi* announces he's leaving* the team.
Mike Riley discusses the job's high expectations and more in an Associated Press interview.
Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center gets a facelift for improved efficiency.
Safety Marquel Dismuke discusses his commitment to NU in this video.
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Forrest Behm, the former Husker who took an improbable path to athletic stardom and the College Football Hall of Fame, has died at age 95. | 2005 interview | Bio | Video | HOF Huskers
Saturday's Legends Radio Show will be a special on Husker coaches with insights from Bob Newton, Van Brownson, Tony Davis and John O'Leary.
The Bovada sportsbook has Nebraska's over/under win total at eight.*
Mark Banker says Blackshirts* will be issued before the BYU game.
ABC/ESPN analyst Chris Spielman says the fundamentals of tackling* are the key to shoring up the Nebraska defense.
Hail Varsity tries to quantify the Huskers' home field advantage.
01 WED
Danny Langsdorf sees the Nebraska brand* getting people's attention, but SI's Andy Staples says it could use an overhaul.*
No foods appear off-limits as Randy Gregory works at gaining weight.
Boyd Epley and Nebraska started something in 1969 that would indelibly transform the college football landscape.
Nebraska is No. 6 on Lost Lettermen's list of tortured fan bases.
Even after two recent departures, depth at receiver is strong.*
More player profiles: Trai Mosley and Aaron Williams.*
Atop HuskerOnline's post-2001 player rankings are Alex Henery at kicker and the Bullocks twins at safety.