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June 2016

30 THU
There are risks and rewards as the Huskers raise the bar in recruiting, Sam McKewon writes.
Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey sees his senior season as a chance to rewrite* the story of his Nebraska career.
There's nothing random about the recruiting staff's social media strategy.
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Billy Devaney & Shawn Eichorst.
On his last day as chancellor, Harvey Perlman discusses the trajectory of Husker athletics in this KLIN interview.
An Iowa newspaper looks at what must change for Nebraska to stage a turnaround in 201. | Opponent previews: Oregon, Fresno State.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart ranks the Huskers' young defensive line fifth in the Big Ten West.
Nebraska was involved in just one of the 12 most-watched Big Ten football games of 2015.
29 WED
The NCAA adopts a new rule that clarifies how to fill bowl slots when not enough 6-6 teams are available.
Phil Steele has the Huskers ranked 22nd* and sees them as the "#2 most improved team."
The Huskers are hiring up to 200 football event staff workers as part of an effort to boost customer service.
Defensive end Robert Porcher IV of Orlando has committed* to the Huskers.* | 2017 class | 2017. | Highlights | Discuss
Tommy Armstrong returns to Lincoln with lessons from Eli Manning.
Old memories come back to life as Tad Stryker unveils part one of his list of best Huskers at every jersey number.
28 TUE
Big Ten funding disparities continue among the three newest members.
Buddy Ryan, the former NFL coach who died Tuesday, came up with the Oklahoma State defensive scheme that almost beat Nebraska in 1998.
Fan Day is set for Aug. 3 and will be 30 minutes longer than usual.
A USA Today blogger calls Nebraska's Keith Williams the most motivational coach in college football. | Discuss
Former Husker assistant Monte Kiffin is honored for his coaching career by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter talks about his two new coordinators and the challenge of the opener at Nebraska. | Oregon preview
A pair of rankings have the Huskers at No. 25 and No. 37.
27 MON
HuskerOnline has Friday Night Lights highlights. | Radley-Hiles to return
Ameer Abdullah and several other former Huskers return to Lincoln for a youth football camp.*
Our new forum software is up and running. Bookmark the new address: http://forum.huskermax.com
Michael Rose-Ivey discusses the linebackers in this KLIN segment.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart ranks Nebraska's offensive backfield second in the Big Ten West.
Athlon Sports lists De'Mornay Pierson-El among the Big Ten's top players returning from injury. | X-factor
26 SUN
Mike Riley touches on multiple topics in an extended version of a May interview with KETV. | Discuss
This week in Husker history: Former Husker quarterback John Howell is killed by a lightning strike at age 30.
Sam McKewon sees a lot of clunkers* on the Big Ten nonconference schedules, but Oregon-Nebraska isn't one of them.
25 SAT
Former Husker QB Mike Grant* is now on the hunt for Nebraska prep talent as an assistant at Wyoming. | Vedral to UCF*
Quarterback commit Tristan Gebbia* is an important voice in the Huskers' corner as Nebraska attempts to land more top recruits.
24 FRI
The final Friday Night Lights camp brings out spirited competition* between top prospects* before an appreciative crowd at Memorial Stadium. | Tweets & updates | Photos: 1, 2,* 3 | The prospects* | Video
23 THU
Register now for the Uplifting Athletes Road Race on July 17 in Lincoln.
It'll be a star-studded weekend in Lincoln as top prospects visit and the Huskers wrap up* their Friday Night Lights* camps. | Lenoir to Ducks
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart ranks Nebraska's receivers No. 1 in the Big Ten West and the offensive line No. 3.
22 WED
Masry Mapieu, the Huskers' 2018 commit at defensive tackle, has gone through changes* on and off the field.
NU is an inaugural member* of the LGBT SportSafe Inclusion Program.
Hail Varsity deep-dives into a dozen years' worth of mostly unfavorable turnover trends for the Huskers.
Lamar Jackson is seen by ESPN.com as the Huskers' top newcomer.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Ricky Greene & Tim Petersen.
The OWH runs down the latest batch of recruiting offers.*
Mike Riley gets acquainted with more of the state* on his latest tour.
Randy York says Tyronn Lue deserves a Memorial Stadium salute.
21 TUE
Nebraska adds Buffalo to its 2021 schedule.
Athlon ranks the college coaches and has Mike Riley at No. 41.
Tom Shatel sees a lot to like* in the Big Ten's continued media-rights alliance with ESPN.
20 MON
Brenda Tracy says she wants to be a voice for other victims.*
Mike Riley and Shawn Eichorst will visit with fans in four Nebraska towns Tuesday: Valentine, Scottsbluff, Gering and Hastings.
ESPN reportedly is staying on board with the Big Ten in a six-year media-rights deal worth $2.64 billion.* | Discuss
19 SUN
This week in Husker history: Former Husker Clinton Ross is called upon to do a different sort of recruiting.
Oregon tailback Royce Freeman is a bona fide star flying under the radar*
Several more Huskers make the cut for CFL rosters.
Steve Sipple says Mike Riley's even-keeled manner is not only refreshing but also effective.
Gang-rape survivor Brenda Tracy issues an open letter in advance of her trip this week to Lincoln.
18 SAT
The Big Ten West race may hinge on the play of the contrasting quarterbacks* at Iowa and Nebraska, Sam McKewon writes.
Radio host Nick Bahe* drew inspiration from his dad, ex-Husker Ritch Bahe, when facing serious health issues in recent months.
New Husker Austin Allen is named boys prep athlete of the year by the Grand Island Independent.
The defensive line may be green, but Kevin Maurice says it’s “more than capable of doing great things.”
Yoshi Hardrick makes the cut* with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
17 FRI
Defensive tackle Masry Mapieu of York High commits to the Huskers* for 2018. | Highlights | Discuss | Friday camp notes: 1, 2,* 3*
Broc Bando, the IMG Academy offensive lineman from Lincoln,* has committed* to the Huskers. | Highlights | 2017 class | Discuss
An intriguing participant at Friday night's Husker camp will be Egyptian-born defensive tackle Masry Mapieu. | Lewis postpones visit
16 THU
Utah graduate transfer Stevie Tu’ikolovatu * opts for Southern Cal.
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah says his time off because of a shoulder injury will make him a smarter player.
Dennis Dodd unveils CBSSports.com's Mount Rushmore for Nebraska football in this video.
Five-star receiver Joseph Lewis says he'll make an unofficial visit* this weekend for Nebraska's Friday Night Lights camp, and Mike Riley is hoping for a good fan turnout* | Discuss
Nate Gerry tops HuskerOnline's rankings of Big Ten safeties.
Trev Alberts is happy to have his face on this barroom floor.
Here's a brief look at NU vs. Oregon from a West Coast perspective.
Ndamukong Suh is No. 26 in Pro Football Focus' ranking of NFL players.
Sam McKewon says Shawn Eichorst has already begun improving as a communicator* with the media and the public.
15 WED
Mike Riley doesn't expect any roster additions via transfers, and he says De’Mornay Pierson-El is on track for fall camp. | Recruiting talk*
A ranking service with a more-than-respectable track record has Huskers projected at No. 7 nationally. | Discuss
Fresno State's retooled staff has a familiar name at offensive coordinator.
Who besides Osborne and Devaney are among Nebraska's top five coaches of all time? ESPN.com says Stiehm, Booth and Bible.
Jordan Westerkamp and Nate Gerry make Athlon Sports' All-Big Ten first team, and seven other Huskers are second-, third- or fourth-teamers.
Baseball's Jake Placzek is Saturday's Legends Radio Show guest.
Shawn Eichorst says changes are being made in response to the outside review* of the Athletic Department.
Part 1 of the Jordan Westerkamp Chronicles looks at the receiver's decision to go to Nebraska.
Nebraska assistant Keith Williams* is on the receiving end of another Twitter taunt* from his Ohio State counterpart. | Discuss
HuskerOnline ranks Joshua Kalu as the Big Ten's No. 4 cornerback.
14 TUE
Notes from Tuesday's skills camp at Memorial Stadium: 1, 2.*
The final coroner's report* provides new details about Lawrence Phillips' death, and former Husker assistant coach George Darlington says it makes a convincing case for suicide.
A juco defensive end from Iowa Western is among the latest to get Nebraska recruiting offers.*
CBSSports.com's Tom Fornelli sees the 2016 Huskers falling short of a nine-win regular season.
An outside review finds the Athletic Department performing well but with room for improvement* in communication and collaboration. | PDF | Sipple: Calm waters* | Discuss
Nebraska commit Austin Allen's knee rehab will sideline him for 4 to 6 months.
Tom Shatel says fewer seats could mean a better experience* at Memorial Stadium.
13 MON
Husker Dan invites you to play golf and help our veterans.
Monday's Big Man Camp* leads to an offer for Daniel Parker Jr., a D-lineman from the same Missouri high school as the Davis twins. | Kitrell’s day | Observations: Callahan, McKewon*
The Oregon game gets a 2:30 p.m. national telecast on ABC,* and the Wyoming game will be on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. | Discuss
ESPN.com's Jeremy Crabtree makes note of Mike Riley's success over the years with satellite camps.
Billy Devaney's* expertise is being applied to more than just football.
12 SUN
Monday's Big Man Camp* will feature most of the state's top linemen, all of them gunning for a Nebraska offer.
An Illinois newspaper examines pay and perks in the Big Ten.
This week in Husker history: The path to the 1936 Summer Olympics begins for three-sport Husker Paul Amen.
Fans weigh in on the sellout streak and say donation requirements* are a major disincentive to buy season tickets. | Discuss
Recruiting in the Los Angeles area is nothing new* for the Huskers, but the “Calibraska” buzz is.
Freshman linebacker Greg Simmons' inner drive* helped him overcome tough obstacles in South Florida.
New Husker Ben Stille is the LJS's state boys Athlete of the Year.*
Shawn Eichorst sees room for improvement* in the Huskers' ninth-place average finish in Big Ten competition across all sports.
11 SAT
NFL.com places Roger Craig, Irving Fryar, Will Shields and Neil Smith on its Mount Rushmore of Husker NFL players.
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah will host charity youth football camps July 9 and 10 in Lincoln and Omaha.
10 FRI
A number of prospects stood out at the Friday Night Lights* camp in Lincoln.* | Photos: 1, 2* | Video | Notes*
This month holds several opportunities for top recruits* on the Huskers' board to visit Lincoln for the first time.
Who is the most exciting Husker? Jordan Westerkamp, says ESPN.com.
Safety Kieron Williams is approaching his junior season with an enhanced sense of motivation.*
Johnny Rodgers takes his teamwork message to kids in Iowa City.
There's no Nebraska representation in HuskerOnline's top five Big Ten defensive tackles and ends for 2016.
09 THU
Freshman spotlight: Offensive tackle Matt Farniok.
About 850* of the 2,000 available season tickets have been sold.*
Phil Steele expects a “much improved” Nebraska team this season.

It's anyone's guess* how many fans will show up for the upcoming Friday Night Lights camps in Memorial Stadium.
Third-and-short could be a barometer for the offense in 2016.
Tight end prospect Cade Otten* has longtime family ties to Mike Riley.
The OWH looks at the history and future of the sellout streak.*
08 WED
Why is a Husker fan on a quest for a 22-year-old photo from a stranger's wedding in Lincoln? Let Randy York explain.
Steve Sipple sees a challenging balancing act* facing Shawn Eichorst and Mike Riley.
Memorial Stadium will be open to the public for the Friday Night Lights Elite Camps on June 10, 17 and 24.
Athlon's Big Ten predictions include a key question involving Nebraska.
The Orlando Sentinel has six Nebraska opponents outside the top 80 in its college football countdown: Purdue, Wyoming, Illinois, Maryland, Fresno State, Indiana.
HuskerOnline ranks Nick Gates as the Big Ten's No. 2 offensive tackle.
Nebraska tight end commit Austin Allen injures a knee playing basketball.
07 TUE
Former Husker Josh Mitchell* is grateful for his opportunity in the CFL.
Four-star offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker* from California arrives for an unofficial visit to Lincoln. | Backyard camping*
Rivals national recruiting analyst Adam Gorney says of the “Calibraska” movement: “There really is something special happening in Lincoln.” | Gebbia video | Keyshawn Jr. “can’t wait” | Latest offers*
Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin are each given 100-to-1 national championship odds by a Las Vegas sportsbook.
Tom Shatel takes his turn at assessing the sellout streak's* future.
UCLA's Angus McClure says Nebraska improved over the course of 2015.
Another California satellite camp is joining the Huskers' lineup this week.
06 MON
Mike Riley is No. 9 college football coach in Twitter followers.
The Nebraska Athletics service trip to the Dominican Republic was an eye-opener for current* and former Huskers.
Nebraska linebacker commit Avery Roberts moves up from unranked to No. 77 in Rivals’ latest top 100. | Highlights
True freshman Lamar Jackson could provide early help* at cornerback.
Former QBs are upbeat about Tristan Gebbia's upside
05 SUN
Five-star receiver Tyjon Lindsey puts Nebraska in his final nine* and sets an Aug. 22* commitment date. | Highlights
Steve Sipple views this season as crucial* to the sellout streak's survival.
Check out video, photos (1, 2, 3) and notes (1, 2*) from Sunday's California satellite camp, described by Mike Riley as particularly productive.
Mike Riley says there are no hiccups academically for the 2016 recruiting class, who have been arriving in Lincoln over the weekend.
This week in Husker history: Gale Sayers commits to Nebraska.
04 SAT
Sunday's big Calabasas* satellite camp has been moved to a different location because of a wildfire.
Freshman spotlight: defensive back Tony Butler.
Lavonte David is named the No. 53 player in the NFL by his peers.
03 FRI
Complex Sports looks at the business-minded side of Ndamukong Suh.
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says the Huskers' 6-7 finish in 2015 is no reason to panic.
The Oregon game's uncertain time slot* could alter recruits' visit plans.*
02 THU
A quarter of the 2,000 available season tickets* are gone after 24 hours, but that's behind last year's pace. | Friday update*
Scott Raridon and son John recruited by Nebraska 37 years apart, and the process has changed more than a little during that time.
Steve Sipple says Eric Crouch has already waited too long* for enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated looks at Richie Incognito's transformation from NFL pariah to relevancy. | Discuss
Incoming freshman wide receiver JD Spielman is pleased with the progress of his knee rehab.
The university's payments to Bo Pelini's former assistants at Nebraska are expected to exceed $1.9 million.*
Bookmakers see improvement ahead for the Huskers. | Big Ten charts
ESPN.com views Wisconsin as NU's must-win game. | Game rankings
LSU star Leonard Fournette takes the high road in a Twitter exchange with Husker commit Avery Roberts.
Here’s a video on the first satellite camp of the season involving NU.
HuskerOnline ranks the top five Big Ten wideouts and tight ends.
01 WED
Oregon sexual-assault victim Brenda Tracy says her Lincoln visit will be “a time for healing.”
The OWH recaps the Huskers’ latest recruiting offers.*
Nearly two dozen blind or visually impaired kids take part in a special Tunnel Walk at Memorial Stadium.
Quarterback Eric Crouch and offensive tackle Zach Wiegert are on the 2017 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame,* and former Husker Allen Zikmund is on the divisional ballot for his coaching career.
Season ticket sales to the public begin today.
Pro Football Focus rates Jordan Westerkamp as college football's top returning wide receiver* for 2016.
Former Husker Maliek Collins is sidelined by a broken foot.
A spotlight on incoming freshmen: Tre Bryant, Quayshon Alexander.
It's the start of a key month* in recruiting. | Top WR to visit in fall
The versatility* of incoming freshman JoJo Domann has its roots in his father's coaching style.
Steve Sipple says Nick Saban has valid concerns about satellite camps.*