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May 2016

31 TUE
The Husker offense* is the main reason Nebraska made Mel Kiper's list of top five College Football Playoff darkhorses.
HuskerOnline ranks the top five Big Ten QBs and running backs.
NU's PEO program helps former Husker athletes find their first jobs.
30 MON
Baylor's interim coach is a familiar name* to Husker fans who were following Nebraska's coaching change in 2007.
If Mike Riley could take a mulligan on a 2015 game, which one would it be? He talks about that and more in this interview.
Nebraska's baseball season isn't over: The Huskers will face Oklahoma State on Friday in the Clemson regional of the NCAA Tournament.
29 SUN
This week in Husker history: Were the good old days better? Alonzo Yont recalls the style of football played in the early 1890s.
Brenda Tracy, the victim of a gang rape in 1998 in Corvallis, Ore., will speak to the Nebraska football team on June 22.*
28 SAT
Mike Riley appreciates Memorial Stadium's rich history.* | Others of note*
In this video, ESPN's Charles Arbuckle discusses what needs to change for the Nebraska offense and Tommy Armstrong.
27 FRI
For Memorial Day weekend, here’s a reminder of what it’s all about.
Former Husker assistant Chris Kiffin* is named in three of the 13 violations levied by the NCAA against Ole Miss.*
Why doesn’t Mike Riley lead the team* out of the tunnel? “I just like it to be the players’ moment,” he explains.
Opponent spring reviews: Maryland and Iowa.
26 THU
Hear Mike Riley talk about the Oregon game and more on Portland radio.
Transfer quarterback Tanner Lee* can't play in 2016, but that doesn't mean he'll be taking a year off.*
Sam McKewon says the lesson* from the scandal at Baylor is that discipline in criminal matters should be taken out of coaches' hands.
A week in the Dominican Republic has changed the way Kieron Williams and Byerson Cockrell look at the world.
Former Husker pitcher Todd Oakes, a longtime coach for the Minnesota Gophers, dies of leukemia* at age 55.
Fans on Twitter have created awkward moments for Nebraska recruits.
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah has been sidelined from offseason team workouts with the Detroit Lions as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Sam McKewon offers up a deep review* of the 2013 recruiting class, perhaps the best of the Bo Pelini era.
Keyshawn Johnson Sr. discusses what made his son warm up* to NU.
Athlon lists Nebraska as one of three longshots to make the playoff.
25 WED
The Big Ten is changing its replay system to give on-field officials a greater role when plays are reviewed.
About 2,000 season tickets* are up for grabs. Sales start June 1.*
A private coach working with AJ Bush says the ceiling is “super high” for the backup Husker quarterback.
A new book describes how former Texas President Bob Berdahl “dented Nebraska’s athletic and academic standing.” More: 1, 2,* 3, 4*
ESPN.com says the most indispensable Husker is Tommy Armstrong, and Campus Insiders ranks him as the Big Ten's No. 3 quarterback.
24 TUE
Shawn Eichorst sees reason for optimism that the NCAA will enact recruiting reforms.*
John Parrella is a proud voice for the Huskers' sellout streak.*
Watch as Husker commits Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. explain what they’re telling other recruits about Nebraska.
Athlon ranks the Huskers 31st nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten West.
Burton Burns, the Alabama assistant whose Husker career in the 1970s was derailed by injuries, finally gets a Nebraska letter jacket.*
23 MON
Nebraska's ninth opponent, Ohio State, returns just three starters on offense and three on defense after losing a load of talent to the NFL draft.
The Huskers' June 5th satellite camp in California has been moved to Calabasas High School.
Nebraska is eyeing Raveon Hoston, a juco defensive end* who could play this fall,* as the staff seeks more D-line depth.* | Discuss
Bill Connelly plays the what-if game with the 1983 season and imagines a Nebraska-Auburn clash for all the marbles. (Sorry, Miami!)
Opponent spring reviews: Purdue and Wisconsin.
When Nebraska played its first West Coast game, half the battle was getting there. Here's more about the 1916 Oregon State game.
22 SUN
The Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies are hosting special Husker-themed events this summer.
Defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu* visits Lincoln as he looks for a destination* as a graduate transfer from Utah. | Discuss
Lincoln is No. 5 in a ranking of college football towns.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. says he had no advance knowledge of his dad's recent Oregon putdown on Twitter.
This week in Husker history: Charles S. “Cy” Sherman, the sportswriter credited with giving the Cornhuskers their name, dies at age 80.
De'Mornay Pierson-El makes Matt Brown's preseason all-comeback team.
21 SAT
Nebraska football commit Cameron Jurgens is approaching the range of the Huskers' Davis twins in the shot put and discus.
Incoming running back Tre Bryant* sees some similarities in his game and that of former Husker Ameer Abdullah.
There's a deepened connection* between Mike Cavanaugh and his offensive linemen in the coach's second year in Lincoln.
Recruiting reform remains a key issue for the Big Ten.
20 FRI
Jarques McClellion, a defensive back from Florida who has a Nebraska offer, talks with Jeremy Pernell about the recruiting process.
Cameron Jurgens wins a state title* in the shot put as he deals with the attention he receives as a 2018 Husker football commit. | Discus too
Ashland-Greenwood lineman Brett Kitrell* is working hard for a Husker offer after an injury-shortened junior season.
Opponent spring reviews: Illinois and Indiana.
Mike Cavanaugh's avoidance of an O-line rotation* jibes with the Huskers' philosophy of 20 years ago, Milt Tenopir says. | Discuss
19 THU
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Tony Davis and George Mills.
Athlon Sports ranks Mike Riley in the middle of the pack among Big Ten footall coaches.
Sam McKewon revisits the recruiting class of 2012.*
Maurice Purify overcame dark days* to become an arena football star.
18 WED
Joshua Kalu makes the watch list for the Lott trophy.*
Ex-Husker Paul Thurston* will play his senior year at Colorado State.
There's no guarantee* the Big Ten and ESPN will remain TV partners. | Discuss | Notes*
Sam McKewon ranks Nebraska's games by difficulty,* and ESPN.com identifies the Huskers' toughest stretch.
17 TUE
Danny Langsdorf says the QBs need to take ownership* this summer.
Shawn Eichorst says his remarks about Iowa when Bo Pelini was fired shouldn't have been taken as an insult. More from the Big Ten meetings: No expansion talk | Notes*
Dylan Utter is named to the Rimington Trophy watch list.
Former Husker Maliek Collins is enjoying life as a Dallas Cowboy.
Underclassmen* are the focus of Nebraska's latest recruiting offers.
Northwestern, the Huskers' first conference opponent, returns the key pieces of its 2015 offense.
Ex-Minnesota coach Jerry Kill joins Kansas State's administrative staff.
Very little is left of Aaron Graham's football mementos* after the fire at the former Husker's house last week.
16 MON
Kevin Williams' transfer to Michigan State* is now official.
Nebraska is one of Athlon's 15 biggest wild card teams for 2016.
Steve Sipple has updates* on Rick Kaczenski and Lane Grindle.
15 SUN
This week in Husker history: Pay for play? It was an issue in 1911.
The incoming freshmen have been assigned their jersey numbers.*
Offensive tackle Matt Sichterman from Ohio has committed* to the Huskers.* | McKewon's 5 takes* | Highlights | 2017 class | Discuss
Michigan State is reportedly where former Husker defensive tackle Kevin Williams* will play his final collegiate season. | Discuss
Athletic Department staffer Tucker Zeleny is finding Husker coaches eager to use data analysis* to their teams' advantage.
14 SAT
Like his mother, Husker football commit Cameron Jurgens* is building a legacy in the shot put and discus.
Paul Meyers, once seen as a likely heir to the athletic director's post, now enjoys the role of proud dad* to his baseball-playing son.
Hotel space in Lincoln is already becoming scarce for the Oregon game.*
Wyoming’s Craig Bohl is counting on having a more seasoned squad* this year than the one that struggled mightily in 2015. | Fresno preview*
13 FRI
The golf is sold out, but dinner tickets are still available for the Nebraska Greats Golf Classic. Watch Jerry Murtaugh discuss that and more.
Rahyme Johnson, a Nebraska recruiting target at linebacker, is back in play after decommitting* from UCLA.
Mike Riley talks about the program’s values as he stops in Omaha on the final day of his state tour. | Focus on conditioning*
BTN.com identifies the tall orders and the breathers on NU’s schedule.
ESPN.com’s all-time Big Ten player rankings are complete, and Nebraska ends up with the second-most top-five honorees.
HuskerOnline looks at where Oregon stands heading into the summer.
“Friends of the program” helped keep the sellout streak alive last season, according to an AP report on Mike Riley's current tour of the state.
12 THU
NU is getting a visit this weekend from Matt Sichterman,* one of the Midwest's top O-line prospects. | Riley on the “Calibraska movement
Andy Janovich signs a four-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
A mistrial* is declared after the jury deadlocks in the case against former Memorial Stadium announcer Patrick Combs.
Kansas legend Gale Sayers has a spot in NU’s record book, but Wilson Tucker might have a beef with that. Here’s more about his 1896 feat.
Interviews have been completed in the review* of the Athletic Department.
A June 17 California event joins the list of camps* on NU's schedule.
11 WED
Former Husker walk-on Austin Jones* is thinking big as he attempts to ascend in the world of mixed martial arts.
Listen as KLIN sits down with Mike Riley and talks with the coach about his first year-plus at the helm of the Huskers.
Tommy Armstrong is No. 3 in Athlon's ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
The Gretna-area home of former Husker captain Aaron Graham is destroyed by fire* after a lightning strike.
Start times for the Illinois and Indiana games are set for 2:30 p.m. CDT, with TV arrangements to be determined.
10 TUE
An Omaha man is suing the university* in an attempt to halt balloon releases* during Husker football games. | Discuss
ESPN.com is ranking the Big Ten’s top all-time players, and Nebraska is well represented – by players who never played a down in the conference.
Mike Riley says he's taking a blended approach to satellite camps this year. More from day one of his state tour: 1,* 2,* 3 | York commentary
Zach Sterup signs a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.*
Tom Dienhart has a five-item offseason to-do list for the Huskers.
Opponent spring reviews: Fresno State and Wyoming.
Florida is well represented in the Huskers' latest recruiting offers.*
Tad Stryker sees a beefed-up running attack as essential for the Huskers even after the transition to a pro-style quarterback.
Hear linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey discuss his physical transformation and more.
Tom Shatel says Harvey Perlman has left us with a mystery.*
The LJS sizes up the Big Ten West teams’ conference schedules.
09 MON
Oklahoma reportedly was “within 30 minutes” of leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-10 around the time Nebraska and Colorado exited in 2010.
Players' parents explain why the new visit rules should help Nebraska.
Harvey Perlman acknowledges missteps and miscalculations with the football program during his tenure as chancellor and says a would-be “wow hire” to replace Frank Solich got cold feet. | Discuss
The Fresno State, Northwestern and Minnesota games get prime-time slots on the Big Ten Network.
Quayshawn Alexander and his brother are staying strong for their mom.
Tom Osborne* talks Twitter, politics and in-state recruiting.
Husker Dan tells why he's a fan of “The Ordinary Spaceman.”
08 SUN
The Manning Passing Academy has the potential to enhance Tommy Armstrong's mental game.
This week in Husker history: The last of the Varsity-Alumni spring games.
Stats confirm that Husker defenses* have struggled in the Big Ten era.
Like his path to Lincoln, Lamar Jackson's path to football stardom seemed improbable* at the beginning.
Tom Shatel explores scenarios as talk of conference change* percolates.
07 SAT
A look at the cornerbacks concludes HuskerOnline's spring recap.
Former Husker Matt Slauson agrees to terms with the Chargers.*
Nebraska athletics celebrates a graduation milestone with more than 6,000 varsity letter winners now having earned degrees.
The Davis twins have no complaints about their two-sport regimen.
Butch Rasmussen looks back on the career of receiver Guy Ingles.
It's graduation day for Eric Martin and 56 other current or past Husker athletes across all sports.
He was once a silent commit to USC, but defensive back Lamar Jackson's November visit to Lincoln changed everything.*
06 FRI
From Randy York, 16 questions and answers about the 2016 Huskers.
Here's a rundown of the strengths and concerns for the Oregon Ducks.
HuskerOnline takes a post-spring look at the linebackers and safeties.
It's week five of The Informer's diaries of the Tommie Frazier years.
Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst will meet fans across the state in a seven-city tour next week.
Four of Athlon's seven redshirt freshmen to watch in the Big Ten West are Huskers: Avery Anderson, Eric Lee, and Khalil and Carlos Davis.
05 THU
Husker assistant Keith Williams* has the respect of NFL receivers, but at least one says the college game is where he fits best.
These days, it’s not other coaches he’s trying to outsmart. Tom Osborne explains his love for fishing.
More “Nebraska week” material from Off Tackle Empire: The quarterback | The defense | The Oregon Trail
Incoming freshman receiver JD Spielman intends to turn his lacrosse injury into a positive.
A St. Louis-area camp* on June 1 is part of the Husker staff’s scaled-back plans for satellite camps.
If you’re curious about the origins of HuskerMax, check out this interview that hearkens back to the ancient internet times of 1995.
04 WED
Danny Langsdorf explains what must happen in order to reduce turnovers* by Tommy Armstrong and the Husker offense.
Boyd Epley says Nebraska's performance index scores* don't tell the whole story behind an athlete's success.
A Chicago columnist rips the Bears for cutting ex-Husker Matt Slauson.
Campus Insiders ranks the Huskers fifth in the Big Ten.
Who are the Huskers' most likely 2017 NFL draftees? Two takes: 1, 2
ESPN.com goes over three lessons learned from spring ball.
Lil' Red goes under intense scrutiny at Off Tackle Empire.
03 TUE
Danny Langsdorf says a redshirt season is “probably best” for freshman quarterback Patrick O'Brien. | Discuss
Mike Riley is No. 43 in this ranking of Power Five coaches, and Nebraska cracks the top 25 in College Football News' team rankings.
Givens Price joins the list of undrafted former Huskers to get a shot at the NFL as he agrees to terms with the Cardinals.
Hear Kent Pavelka talk at length about his years as the Huskers' football play-by-play man, and how it came to an end.
The Adam DeVine experience added to the Huskers' video lore.
Nebraska week continues at Off Tackle Empire with a look at the Huskers' expectations and coaches.
Tom Shatel says Vincent Valentine hit the lotto* in the NFL draft by landing with the New England Patriots.
HuskerOnline takes stock of Nebraska's defensive line: 1, 2.
Mike Riley will finally be facing Oregon on a level playing field, Sam McKewon writes.
Ryan Gunderson sees efficiency and flexibility* as musts in recruiting.
02 MON
Tommy Armstrong is invited to the Manning Passing Academy* in June.
Numbers from this year's NFL draft underscore the talent disparities* within the Big Ten. | Husker draft facts
Hear cornerback Daniel Davie discuss his upcoming opportunity with the Colts and his ups and downs as a Husker. | Tryout for Sterup*
Nebraska's back-to-back games at Wisconsin and Ohio State will be played under the lights on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
Off Tackle Empire presents its cocktail party preview of the Huskers.
Seventy years ago this spring, Nebraska students were demanding an end to the color barrier in Big Six athletics. They lost this round, but it was the beginning of the end of the “gentlemen’s agreement.”
Husker commit Avery Roberts is making his mark on the camp circuit.*
The Chicago Bears release former Husker O-lineman Matt Slauson.
Receivers coach Keith Williams* is using new ways to inspire players.
01 SUN
Billy Devaney* says his job is as good as any he had in the NFL.
This week in Husker history: Ex-Husker William Hayward, already noted for his valor in World War I, steps up in the world of politics and law.
April was an exceptionally bountiful month* in Nebraska recruiting.
The top two QBs remain neck and neck after Oregon's spring game.*
Mike Riley wants Husker QBs' interceptions cut to five in 2016. There's much more in Sam McKewon's hourlong interview* with the coach.
De’Morney Pierson-El* on his comeback from injury: “I’m not completely there, but I’m really close.”
The Huskers are finally facing Indiana,* a team with potential to become more than a nuisance in the Big Ten. | B1G East capsules*