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NEWS ARCHIVE

October 2015

31 SAT
Purdue 55, Nebraska 45. Not even four fourth-quarter touchdowns can save the Huskers as Nebraska falls in a flurry of turnovers and big Boilermaker plays. Go to the game page for coverage and multimedia. | Stryker commentary | McKewon analysis | Riley postgame | Big Red Over-Reaction
The Huskers will try to win on the road today with their No. 1 QB on the shelf. Here are the Nebraska-Purdue pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2)* and Lafayette. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Harvey, Callahan.
Former Husker player and assistant Dave Gillespie* temporarily takes over head coaching duties at Midland.
30 FRI
In baseball news of significance, Darin Erstad reportedly will interview for the manager's post with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
AP and Athlon Sports preview the game. | Predictions
Purdue hopes its bye week has allowed its struggling quarterback, David Blough, to refocus. | Game capsule | Who has the edge?
This season has been a learning experience for coach Brian Stewart* as he strives to keep the defensive backs improving.
29 THU
He's been clean for six months, and that's a victory for Terrell Farley two decades after the star linebacker's too-brief career.
Steve Sipple says the last thing the Huskers need is an idle December.
Guard Will Shields became a ball-carrying trickster in Nebraska's 1992 Halloween trouncing of Colorado.
Guest commentary: My “Husker Identity” Has Been Challenged
What must the Huskers do to win with Ryker Fyfe* making his first start? The OWH lists five keys.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Former Husker Jeff Quinn looks back on his days as a QB during a time of transition.* | Future Husker: William Johnson
Tommy Armstrong won't be ready to play Saturday, and Ryker Fyfe will get the start at quarterback. Nebraska will also be without starters Alonzo Moore and Byerson Cockrell.* | Video | Discuss
From a statistical analytics* perspective, this year's team isn't a whole lot different from 2014's.
The Huskers are about to play their 19th Halloween game. History shows that Nebraska doesn't spook easily on Oct. 31.
The OWH recaps the latest developments in recruiting, with a big weekend coming a week from Saturday.
The Lafayette paper gets a rundown on the Huskers from a Purdue grad, the OWH's Jon Nyatawa.
HuskerMax poll: Will Tommy Armstrong get the start at Purdue?
O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh is sticking with his starting five but is the first to say they've got to get better.* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Former Nebraska linebacker Jay Foreman says players' accountability issues are behind the Huskers' problems.
Previewing the game: Numbers to know | No Huddle video | LJS* | OWH*
Purdue's run defense* gave a glimpse of its potential by holding Wisconsin to under 100 yards.
Linebacker Dedrick Young* isn't playing like a true freshman.
28 WED
Give a listen as Rob Zatechka dives into the coaching vs. talent debate.
The game predictions so far are all in favor of Nebraska.
A few plays can make a big difference between a winning and losing record: Husker Dan looks at 2013, 2014 and 2015.
From the OWH, a recent history of pick-sixes* in Husker games.
Steve Sipple says the importance of getting to a bowl game is “gigantic” for this first-year coaching staff.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retires for health reasons, and Tracy Claeys takes over on an interim basis. | Press conference video | Discuss
Tale of the Tape examines the good and bad of the Northwestern game.
Ryker Fyfe says he's ready if needed, which is really nothing new* when you're the No. 2 quarterback. | Banged-up Big Ten* | Notes: 1,* 2*
A Nebraska cheerleader dies in a fall from a parking garage.*
27 TUE
ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman sees fan apathy as a creeping threat.
Tommy Armstrong sat out practice again Tuesday, and Ryker Fyfe* took the snaps with the No. 1 offense. | Video | Notes
According to this analysis, if Nebraska has a talent advantage in the Big Ten West, it isn't much of one.
Husker cornerback Chris Jones this weekend will be facing the team he was once committed to. | Moseley's time?
Athlon Sports lists two Nebraska games among 25 remaining that will shape the College Football Playoff.
Purdue intends to be more aggressive in all phases as it emerges from its bye week. | Hazell on Nebraska | Purdue notes
Mike Riley* says he sees no single factor* behind NU's close losses.
A Chicago writer is bowled over by his first game at Memorial Stadium: “It’s like an SEC vibe, minus the condescension”.
Desperate situations* seem to snap the Nebraska offense out of its doldrums – so how can that do-or-die mind-set be replicated?
Dave Feit says the Northwestern game was truly a team loss.
Mike Riley understands the scrutiny, Randy York writes. | “Different” feel Saturday* | Special-teams woes* | Notes: 1,* 2*
Maliek Collins says talk is cheap and that it's time for the Huskers to “come out fighting.”
26 MON
Tommy Armstrong sat out Monday's practice and wore a protective boot. | Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
The printable rosters and 2-deeps for Saturday are available here.
Cornerback Jonathan Rose will be suspended for a second consecutive game for a violation of team rules. More from Monday's press conference: | Video | Looking for answers | Bowl hopes | Notes: 1, 2
A 5-7 record wouldn't necessarily keep Nebraska out of a bowl.*
Poll questions: Should the Huskers run the I formation more often? Does Ohio State deserve the No. 1 ranking?
Sam McKewon says the Huskers' troubles are mostly the same ones* that have existed for years. More commentary: Barfknecht* | Sipple*
Nebraska is looking for answers after its running game* hit a brick wall Saturday. | Fourth-quarter woes | Notes*
25 SUN
Jeremy Pernell, Adam Carriker and Husker Mike offer their postmortems of the loss to Northwestern.
Miami fires head coach Al Golden midway through his fifth season.
The Huskers have the clear upper hand in the stats matchup with the Boilermakers. | Purdue snapshot
This week in Husker history: Hanging a hundred on Creighton; Bill Jennings' infamous words; a nail-biter over Missouri in 1965.
24 SAT
Stories* and memories flowed, and so did emotions, at the 1995 players' reunion. | Tunnel Walk
Northwestern 30, Nebraska 28. The Huskers misfire on offense and fall victim to the Wildcats' big plays in an upset that puts Nebraska in danger of bowl ineligibility. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | McKewon analysis | Postgame audio and video | Big Red Over-Reaction
Former Husker O-line coach Milt Tenopir enjoys a close connection* with the new coaching staff.
The Huskers will try to keep their new-found momentum going today against a defensive-minded Northwestern team. Here are the game-day reports from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4),* Omaha (1, 2)* and Chicago (1,* 2). Commentary: Shatel,* Shatel,* Callahan, Bruntz | 60-second preview
23 FRI
If you're going to the game, don't miss the ’95 players’ Tunnel Walk.
Husker quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien gets a ratings boost.*
Here are Dave Feit's latest Big Ten power rankings.
Save $20 with the 20th anniversary special on the 1995 season DVD box set. Retrospectives: Shatel* | York | Osborne's memories
Sam McKewon marvels at the utter dominance* of the 1995 Huskers. | Tenopir's crew* | Key stats* | 1995 game pages
Saturday's game pits a pair of teams on opposite trajectories. | Athlon preview | More predictions
The wide receivers are working to continue rebounding from their lackluster start to Big Ten play.
22 THU
Jordan Stevenson is focused on helping the team* as a kickoff returner after his summer of setbacks.
Watch running back Terrell Newby discuss Northwestern's defense and more on BTN Live. | Making strides* | Q&A
Northwestern has been in soul-searching mode this week after back-to-back blowout losses derailed a promising season.
Former Husker kicker Greg Barrios is into recruiting -- for the Omaha Police Department. | Future Husker: Ben Stille
Coach Trent Bray has somehow been able to get the most out of an injury plagued corps of linebackers.
The Michigan State game illustrated the 1995 Huskers' amazing depth at I-back. | Ahman Green Q&A*
Here are some injury updates (1, 2, 3) heading into the Northwestern game. More from Thursday's practice: Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Fullback Andy Janovich* is a weapon that keeps defenses guessing.
The return of De'Mornay Pierson-El is putting a charge into the Huskers.
Poll questions: Will Nebraska keep Northwestern's passing game in the dumps? Thumbs up or down on the alternate uniforms?
Northwestern game previews: OWH* | LJS* | Corn Nation*
21 WED
Like Jack Gangwish a year ago, Ross Dzuris is making the most* of his opportunities at defensive end. | Gerry delivering again* | Notes*
Northwestern running back Justin Jackson* blames the Wildcats’ recent defensive troubles on the offense's inability to move the chains.
Tale of the Tape examines several big plays in the game against Minnesota. | Jay Foreman analysis
Fumbles have landed Ameer Abdullah on the bench in Detroit.
The 1995 football Huskers are just one of six championship teams that will be honored at Saturday's game.
Jeremy Pernell takes a midseason look at the college football landscape.
Husker Dan recaps Salute the Troops weekend and win at Minnesota.
The 1995 Huskers were defined by some impressive numbers.
Nebraska's wide receiver corps gets a No. 4 national ranking.
It's all Nebraska in the early wave of game predictions.
Previewing Northwestern-Nebraska: Numbers to know | No Huddle video
Alonzo Moore is making strides* as a receiver and blocker.*
20 TUE
Senior tight end David Sutton* is back in action but hasn't forgotten the late hit that cost him half the 2015 season. Notes: 1,* 2*
Hear Rob Zatechka talk about the momentum the Huskers suddenly have and how to keep it.
The OWH recaps the latest developments on the recruiting front.*
Danny Langsdorf says Northwestern's defense* is a unit to be reckoned with despite its recent struggles. More from Tuesday's practice: Video | Notes: 1, 2 | Photos
Pat Fitzgerald says Northwestern must account for Tommy Arm­strong's* ability to make plays when things break down. | ’Cats’ faltering offense
The Columbus Dispatch catches up with Bo Pelini in Youngstown.
Nebraska's plus-3 turnover margin Saturday was a first for the Huskers in Big Ten games. | Hungry for more*
HuskerOnline examines the Blackshirts' success against the run and their struggles against the pass.
Player features: Terrell Newby* | Ryker Fyfe*
19 MON
Husker safety Nate Gerry says the secondary is making strides* during a difficult transition. | Banderas on the rebound* | Notes: 1,* 2*
The NFL suspends Quincy Enunwa for four games.
Justin Prestidge reviews the win at Minnesota.
Here are some notes (1, 2,* 3,* 4) and video from Monday's practice.
De’Mornay Pierson-El says the game in Minneapolis was a big confi­dence builder on his road back* from a broken foot. | Two receivers' bond
Jordan Stevenson talks about the decision to burn his redshirt and says he needs to do better* on kickoff returns.
You've heard about it, and now you can lay eyes on it: The Bits of Broken Chair trophy will be on display before the Northwestern game.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for Saturday are ready for downloading.
LostLettermen.com lists 10 reasons the 1995 Huskers were college football's best team ever. | 1995 games
Check out the latest “Day by Day” installment, including extended highlights from the Minnesota game.
Jeremy Pernell sees a lot of positives after the win at Minnesota.
The defense could have a couple of key players back for the Northwest­ern game. More from Monday's press conference: Audio & video | Missed assignments | Notes: 1,* 2
The Purdue game will kick off at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Sam McKewon dives into the numbers and other factors behind the walk-on/talent debate* at Nebraska.
Dave Feit reviews the Huskers' trophy-game victory.
Sound off on our poll questions about the Minnesota game.
Steve Sipple likes the improvement* shown by the receivers, and Tommy Armstrong's work with Danny Langsdorf last week helped make things click* Saturday. | Notes*
18 SUN
It's a crossroads week* for Northwestern against a Husker team that just aced its crossroads test, Lee Barfknecht writes. | NU-NW stats matchup
Sam McKewon notes that the defensive backs still have a ways to go in mastering Mark Banker's quarters* coverage.
Adam Carriker weighs in on the win over Minnesota.
The Northwestern game will air on ESPN2, and the Michigan State game will have a 6 p.m. CST start.
This week in Husker history: A century ago, the Notre Dame series began in a game that hinged on missed and made extra points.
17 SAT
Up next is Northwestern, which got rolled by Iowa, 40-10.
Nebraska 48, Minnesota 25: The Huskers ride a balanced offense to a big win on the road. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | McKewon analysis | Big Red Over-Reaction
The Huskers today are aiming for their first win over Minnesota since 2012 and their first conference victory of the season, but a physical Gopher team stands in the way. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Minneapolis and St. Paul (1, 2). Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Callahan. | Video preview
16 FRI
In-state pride makes losing hurt even more* for guys like Jack Gangwish, Dirk Chatelain writes. | Sipple on Armstrong*
Athlon previews the game and predicts a Husker win. | More picks
15 THU
Baseball once was the No. 1 sport for former Husker quarterback Dave Humm, who dishes out all sorts of stories in an OWH Q&A.* | Future Husker: Jack Stoll
Nebraska’s “Minnesota Twins” – linebackers Tom Ruud and Bob Nelson – played on Husker teams that outscored the Gophers 151-7 in three wins.
Danny Langsdorf* continues looking for ways* to make the offense click.
Former Nebraska fullback Judd Davies, now an Omaha surgeon, has a glass-half-full diagnosis of the Huskers.
Sam Foltz and Drew Brown are special-teams buddies, even though their baseball allegiences are at odds.
Linebacker Josh Banderas is expected to play Saturday, but Chris Weber won't. On offense, Chongo Kondolo* is expected to start after recovering from a toe infection. More from Thursday's practice: Video | Notes: 1, 2*
Tale of the Tape focuses on Nebraska's pass defense against Wisconsin.
Sexual assault and harassment allegations against Minnesota football players raise concerns within the school's administration.
Sam McKewon sees Steve Spurrier's resignation* as a cautionary tale that relates to Nebraska's recruiting.
Poll questions: Will the defense's turnover drought end this weekend? Should Tommy Armstrong be running more?
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Zaire Anderson & Corey Cooper.
Minnesota receiver KJ Maye* is a player to watch, as Nebraska has learned the hard way. Game previews: LJS* | OWH* | Corn Nation
Injuries are taking their toll across the Big Ten, with Nebraska's defense being a prime example.
14 WED
Jay Foreman breaks down the Wisconsin game and the way forward.
Right tackle Zach Sterup* is ready to step up after a lengthy absence from the starting lineup. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Minnesota safety Damarius Travis won't return from his hamstring injury in time for the Nebraska game.
The Twin Cities papers run down the Huskers' narrow losses: 1, 2
This week's No Huddle video summons the football gods for answers to Nebraska's problems in 2015.
Minnesota has an early edge in the game predictions.
Numbers to know for Nebraska this weekend: A drought in takeaways on defense and a shortage of explosive plays on offense.
ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman says it's too soon to judge Mike Riley, and there's conjecture that Riley would be atop Southern Cal's wish list if he had stayed at Oregon State.
The Gophers know they must pass to beat Nebraska. | Numbers | Injuries
Husker coaches say Tommy Armstrong's passing slump isn't all his fault.
Which ones hurt the most? Dirk Chatelain ranks the Huskers' 66 losses* since Thanksgiving Friday of 2001.
Trent Bray has helped turn the linebacking corps* into a surprising hit.
The defense is still aiming to produce turnovers* and big plays.
13 TUE

A pep talk* from Alex Lewis helped energize Tuesday's practice. Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4* | Video | Photos
Husker Dan says Nebraska needs to check out of the Heartbreak Hotel.
Rob Zatechka talks about the offense and what he sees as the problem.
A boy's first Husker game: Watch the video.
Mike Riley is expecting solid play along with “curveballs” from Minnesota’s defense.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for the Minnesota game are here.
Angry Dad wonders if it's time to laugh about the comedy of the absurd.
Tom Shatel says Shawn Eichorst* has either come around or has a double standard by speaking out during the season.
12 MON
Mike Riley* is staying positive and says the team's focus now is simply getting a win in Minneapolis. | McMullen Q&A* | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3*
Maliek Collins says there's nothing to the allegations that Rick Kaczenski* is trying to turn players against the new staff. | Video
Here are notes (1, 2, 3,* 4) and video from Monday's practice.
De’Mornay Pierson-El is eager to resume a bigger role* on offense and in the return game.
Minnesotans for Nebraska has a slate of events on tap for this weekend's Big Red invasion.
The Northwestern game will have an 11 a.m. CDT start and an ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 telecast.
Mike Riley says the Huskers must find a way to improve the efficiency of the passing game,* and he sees signs of progress in pass defense. More from Monday's press conference: Injury updates | Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3
Poll questions: Will the Huskers make a bowl this season? What's the main cause of the defense's fourth-quarter failures?
Dave Feit recaps the good and bad of the Wisconsin game.
Turnovers* have been frustratingly rare for the Blackshirts.
Rhythm in the passing game* has eluded Tommy Armstrong for lengthy stretches after his strong start to the season. | Notes*
11 SUN
Adam Carriker and Jeremy Pernell weigh in on the to Wisconsin. More commentary: McKewon's rewind* | Yays & nays* | Misery Index
SI.com's Andy Staples expresses sympathy for the snake-bit Huskers.
This week in Husker history: The 1970 Huskers rally for a comfortable win after Kansas reels off 20 consecutive points in the first half in Lawrence.
See how the Huskers match up statistically with the next opponent, Minnesota, 41-13 winners Saturday over Purdue.
10 SAT
Wisconsin 23, Nebraska 21. The Huskers lose in heartbreaking fashion yet again on Rafael Gaglianone's field goal with four seconds left. Coverage and multimedia can be found on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame video & audio | McKewon analysis
It's Wisconsin vs. Nebraska today as two teams with unexpected 0-1 conference records try to stay alive in the Big Ten West race. Get the game-day reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Madison and Milwaukee. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Barfknecht,* York, Callahan, Oates.
09 FRI
Shawn Eichorst says he's certain the coaching staff is moving the team and program forward despite the win-loss record.
Mike Riley is No. 39* on USA Today's latest list of coaches' pay.
Nebraska's regents approve Ndamukong Suh's plans to open a NikeTown* in the former Nebraska Bookstore* space. | What about Adidas?*
Barry Alvarez discusses the two teams' disappointing starts and more in an interview with Hail Varsity.
The Madison paper's “Film Room” examines NU's porous pass defense.
Athlon Sports previews the game and picks Nebraska to win. | Predictions
This is a game that matters* to Shawn Eichorst, Dirk Chatelain writes.
The team's tough stretch doesn't mean recruiting* can't thrive, Sam McKewon writes. | The Keyshawn connection* | Right balance*
Dave Feit ranks the Big Ten teams and has the Huskers 11th.
Nebraska feels it's ready for the Badgers' running game, which doesn't pack the punch it did last season.
Get to know John Raridon,* future Husker lineman from Iowa.
08 THU
Wisconsin receiver Alex Erickson, who suffered a concussion against Iowa, has returned to practice and is expected to play Saturday.
Sam McKewon takes a position-by-position look at recruiting.*
Devine Ozigbo is glad to get meaningful reps* in his freshman season.
Tom Osborne figured he wouldn't last long* at Nebraska because he was replacing a legend in Bob Devaney.
Longtime friends Mike Riley and Paul Chryst will be foes* Saturday, and each is in need of a win.
Freedom Akinmoladun will miss* the next two games, Mike Riley says after Thursday's practice. Also, freshman running back Jordan Stevenson will suit up* Saturday and may return kicks. | Video | Notes: 1,* 2*
Keyshawn Johnson says overly critical fans are putting recruiting at risk.
Charlie McBride voices confidence* in the coaching staff. | Discuss
Will it be ABC or ESPN2 for Saturday's game. Check the coverage maps.
Ndamukong Suh's company has been chosen to redevelop* the former Nebraska Bookstore* space in downtown Lincoln.
Husker Dan doesn't like how the Alex Lewis situation has been handled.
Trev Alberts credits Tom Osborne for giving him the opportunity that became a Hall-of-Fame college football career.
The quick rise of daily fantasy football raises concerns across college football, including at Nebraska.
Chain gangs are getting unwanted attention after two gaffes last weekend.
Lawrence Phillips' now-deceased cellmate was a gang member known to hide razor blades in prison.
Mike Babcock looks back on the Huskers' stumbling start in 1981.
Are former coaches stirring the pot with Husker players? That's the scuttlebutt on sports talk radio. | Discuss
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Kent Wells, Jon Marco & Mark Hagge.
Tale of the Tape examines Maliek Collins' strong game against Illinois.
Nebraska is preparing for an attacking* Wisconsin defense* that has learned from last December's beatdown by Ohio State.
The banged-up Husker D-line* is ready to fight on. | Notes: 1,* 2*
Angry Dad says Husker Nation won't settle for just nice.
Here are Wisconsin previews from Corn Nation, the OWH* and the LJS.*
07 WED
The game predictions thus far heavily favor the Badgers.
Injuries on offense will test Wisconsin's depth this weekend.
Jeremy Pernell says coach Mike Riley still has work to do in building trust with his players.
Which program needs the win more? ESPN breaks it down.
See Matt Davison discuss Nebraska's struggles with BTN's Mike Hall.
Hail Varsity's No Huddle video previews the Wisconsin game and examines Nebraska's championship drought.
Justin Prestidge reflects on the 2015 Huskers' rocky start.
At age 101, coach Bill Glassford says he still gets an adrenaline rush from memories of game day in Lincoln.
Athlon Sports lists five reasons to have patience with Mike Riley.
Dirk Chatelain looks back on the Huskers' dismantling of Kansas State* in Manhattan five years ago today.
Sam McKewon reviews 10 plays* that cost the Huskers three games.
06 TUE
The ascent of Devine Ozigbo* doesn't surprise his high school coach.
Is NU's run defense as good as the stats indicate? Wisconsin will provide the season's sternest test to date, even with some O-line instability.
The Huskers are settling into a rotation* of three running backs.* More from Tuesday's practice: Video | Notes: 1, 2, 3 | Photos
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst* says Mike Riley is at his best when the chips are down. | Alex Lewis still a captain.*
Poll question: How costly is the loss of Kevin Maurice for four weeks?
The Huskers feel they're suited to slow down a Wisconsin running attack that shredded Nebraska in the teams' last two meetings.
05 MON
Sam McKewon says Nebraska's third-down trouble* goes well beyond a single play at Illinois. More commentary: Shatel,* York, Sherman
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is doing his best to move on from the offense's bleak performance against Iowa. Badger notes
Russ Hochstein, Calvin Jones and Danny Noonan are inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Devine Ozigbo is glad to have earned the coaches' trust. More player features: Sam Foltz* | Byerson Cockrell* | Ty Betka*
Rob Zatechka takes a hard look at Nebraska's rough season so far.
Defensive end Greg McMullen may move inside to address the attrition at tackle. More from Monday's practice: Video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3
Our printable two-deeps and rosters for Saturday are available here.
Kevin Maurice has a stress fracture in his foot and will miss four weeks. More from Monday's press conference: The third-and-seven: 1, 2, 3,* 4* | Mental test: 1, 2* | Riley on Alex Lewis* | Gangwish: No rift | Notes: 1, 2 | Video | Updates
Four Hall-of-Famers – Shields, Tingelhoff, Alberts and Rimington – will be honored at Saturday's game.
This week's depth chart has Devine Ozigbo as the No. 2 I-back.
A breakdown in officiating mechanics cost Illinois a down against Nebraska, says the Collegiate Officiating Consortium.
Sam Foltz earns Big Ten special-teams player of the week honors.
The Minnesota game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
Poll questions: Who's to blame for the third-down fiasco? Will Nebraska hold Wisconsin to under 400 yards?
Steve Sipple wonders whether Alex Lewis* is fit to be a co-captain.
Dave Feit recaps the Illinois game with a cue from REO Speedwagon.
04 SUN
Sam McKewon says many of Nebraska's problems are in the details. | Barfknecht: Lingering virus* | Yays & nays* | Heat is on
Wisconsin's struggling offense might be without its No. 1 wide receiver and No. 1 tight end against Nebraska.
Defensive tackle Kevin Maurice* stepped up and made the most of his chance to play a full game.
Jeremy Pernell, Adam Carriker and Husker Mike offer their postmortems.
Saturday's loss lands Nebraska at No. 3 on USA Today's Misery Index.
See how the Badgers and Huskers match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: Heartbreaking losses to Florida State (1980) and Texas Tech (2005), and a hard-fought win over Missouri (1970).
03 SAT
Next week's opponent, Wisconsin, loses 10-6 at home to Iowa.
Illinois 14, Nebraska 13. The Huskers fail to ice the game in the final minute and go down to defeat on a damp and blustery day in Champaign, and a botched third down play* was pivotal. Get all the coverage on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser
Here's the Huskers' travel roster. The defense will be without Banderas, Valentine, Davie and Kevin Williams. | Updates
Armstrong to Westerkamp/Reilly: It's the No. 2 QB-to-WR tandem in the Power Five, according to Pro Football Focus.
It was 90 years ago today that the Ed Weir and the Huskers shut down Illinois and the legendary Red Grange.
The Huskers' quest for the Big Ten West title begins on the road today at Illinois. Get the game-day reads from Omaha,* Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5),* Grand Island,* Champaign and Peoria. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* York, Chatelain,* Tate, Callahan.
AP previews the game and says the stakes are high for both teams.
02 FRI
Former Husker Irving Fryar gets a five-year prison sentence for his part in a mortgage scam in New Jersey.
Dirk Chatelain laments the mothballing of the Huskers' red pants.*
Devine Ozigbo awaits his chance with an “always ready” approach.
Fire them all? Even Der Viener Schlinger isn't safe from Dave Feit's tongue-in-cheek hit list.
The variety* in the Huskers' running game will give opposing defenses more to think about.
Jordan Westerkamp talks with BTN about his Illinois roots and more.
Illinois QB Wes Lunt is relying heavily on receiver Geronimo Allison as chemistry with other ball-catchers is lacking.
Former Husker receiver Nate Turner* recalls turning down Bill Callahan's attempts to recruit him to Illinois in the mid-1980s.
Jerry Murtaugh, who got in hot water when he (correctly) predicted a national title for the 1970 Huskers, has a new book out.
Get to know future Husker Greg Simmons,* linebacker from Florida.
Your vote can help get a car called Blackshirt onto a calendar.
01 THU
The defense* will continue to be hobbled by injuries going into the Illinois game, but receiver/returner De'Mornay Pierson-El and DT Jack Gangwish are expected to play. More from Thursday's practice: Video | Notes: 1,* 2*
Shawn Eichorst salutes Bill Glassford, the 101-year-old former NU coach.
Hail Varsity takes a deeper look into Nebraska's scoring efficiency a third of the way into the season.
The fullback is alive and well in the Big Ten. | #TBT: Tony Davis
It'll be a ’60s celebration on Saturday’s Legends Radio Show with guests Harry Wilson, Pete Tatman and Ron Kirkland.
The Nebraska-Illinois kickoff is moved back to 3:02 p.m. CDT as Hurricane Joaquin forces a juggling of BTN game times.
Poll questions: Will it be a nail-biter at Illinois? Whose absence on defense hurts the most?
These aren't your parents' Cornhuskers, says a Champaign columnist.
Angry Dad says things are so different they're the same.
The game predictions favor Nebraska, but it's not unanimous.