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July 2016

31 SUN
Alfonzo Dennard wants to prove to the NFL he's a changed man.*
Previewing the Huskers in the trenches: D-line | O-line.
An offensive line* with star power adds potency to Indiana's offense.
Meet Barry Moore, who's been a Nebraska Athletics event staffer since the Eisenhower administration.
Ben Miles, a fullback* and son of LSU coach Les Miles,* has committed to the Huskers for 2017. | Highlights | Discuss | 2017 class
Former Husker Imani Cross* signs with the Omaha Beef.
Country singer Chase Rice* paid tribute to Sam Foltz during a concert Saturday night in Kearney.
Comments by Joe Paterno in 1972 prompted Bob Devaney to complain that JoPa "is no help to the game of football."
This week in Husker history: Bitterness from Bobby Newcombe.
Sam McKewon has five fall camp storylines* to watch.
KLIN countdown: 34 punt returns by De’Mornay Pierson-El.
30 SAT
Nearly 2,000 people gathered Saturday morning in Grand Island* for the funeral* of Sam Foltz.* | Video | Riley* & Read* | Athletic Dept. tribute | Commentary: Christopherson,* Shatel,* Miller | Tweets | Photos: 1, 2*
29 FRI
Hundreds attended the visitation and wake Friday for Sam Foltz in Grand Island. Several video reports can be seen here. | Memories shared* | Memorial wristbands
Tom Osborne comments on the past and current state of Husker football in a radio interview. | Discuss
The Raiders are parting ways with former Husker Roy Helu Jr..
Greeley, Neb., lines a highway with red N's in a tribute* to Sam Foltz.
The Huskers are stocked with talent at wide receiver and tight end.
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Jon Clanton & Casey Nelson.
Bill Connelly's Big Ten power rankings have Nebraska at No. 5.
Another Big Ten player poll puts Memorial Stadium near the top.
Both of Nebraska's 2018 recruiting commits* have landed in ESPN's initial top 300 ranking of this season's junior class.
Tad Stryker completes his compilation of the best Husker players and moments by jersey number.
The new voice of Memorial Stadium, Nate Rohr,* has been dreaming about being an announcer for nearly as long as he can remember.
Wisconsin isn't bemoaning its challenging schedule.*
28 THU
A number of Nebraska career records* are in reach for Tommy Armstrong, Jordan Westerkamp and Nate Gerry.
Daniel Davie will get a shot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.*
Here's what you need to know about Fan Day and the first few practices.
The College Football Playoff adjusts its schedule for semifinal games after last season's TV-ratings flop.
HuskerOnline previews the quarterbacks and running backs as the Aug. 4th start of fall camp nears.
27 WED
Wisconsin's Rafael Gaglianone explains his decision to wear Sam Foltz's No. 27: "Sam taught me so much." | So many “what ifs” | Zatechka's thoughts
Strict enforcement of restrictions on downfield linemen is seen as a safety issue in addition to a matter of competitive fairness.
Four former Huskers* – Kris Brown, Adam Carriker, Scott Raridon and Dean Sukup – will be inducted* into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Nate Rohr is named public address announcer at Memorial Stadium.
Special teams coordinator Bruce Read* is still coming to grips with the loss of Sam Foltz. | Final day*
Season tickets are now sold out, but single games* are available because of visiting teams' returns.
The Bengals sign former Husker Jack Gangwish to their 90-man roster.
Tommy Armstrong is one of Athlon's top 5 Big Ten Heisman contenders.
The Salem, Ore., paper predicts a Nebraska victory over Oregon.
Jim Delany sees no need to juggle the Big Ten's divisions.
Nebraska has the loudest road stadium in the Big Ten, according to a BTN survey of players at media days.
26 TUE
You can support the Foltz family by purchasing memorial wristbands. | Roadside tributes: 1,* 2 | Delahoussaye's message | Babcock commentary
Mike Sadler's tweets with Faux Pelini* gave Husker fans glimpses of the Michigan State punter's lighter side.
Getting targeting* calls right will be a key emphasis for the Big Ten in 2016, says the conference's coordinator of football officials.
The latest recruiting offers* extended by Nebraska include a couple of top defensive backs.
Jim Delany declines to divulge financial terms of the Big Ten's new contracts* with Fox and ESPN, but Tom Shatel says the money means no more excuses* for the Big Ten and Nebraska.
Former Husker Randy Gregory has reportedly checked into rehab and is facing a lengthened NFL suspension. | Discuss
Foot repair could be a difference-maker for Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner.
BTN is adding a 90-minute football pregame show* to its fall lineup.
Kicker Drew Brown* lost his “hero” in Saturday night's accident. | Final inspiring message | Commentary: Shatel,* Lange-Jubick,* Sipple*
25 MON
Tad Stryker says the tribute to Sam Foltz brought out the best in the player's teammates and Husker fans. | Lightbourn's lessons
Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone will wear No. 27 to honor Sam Foltz.
It's like a death in the family* for Sam Foltz's hometown* of Greeley, Neb. | Dealing with the loss* | Last photos*
Nebraska is No. 5 in Huskers Illustrated's Big Ten power rankings.
Former Wisconsin punter Drew Meyer recounts Saturday's tragic turn of events.* | Tenacity and humor | B1G coaches' condolences: 1, 2, 3*
Advanced-stats aficionado Bill Connelly looks at the “serious imbalance” between the Big Ten East and West.
ESPN's Joe Tessitore, one of the last to see Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, speaks glowingly of the two “special” players. | Video
Big Ten media days will go on Monday and Tuesday without Nebraska.
24 SUN
Mike Riley addressed the media* after meeting with his grieving team* on Sunday night. Here's the audio.
Thoughts and commentary on the passing of Sam Foltz: Shatel* | Sipple* | Callahan | Sjuts | Hamar* | Tripp | Dienhart | Prayer vigil: 1,* 2* | Grand Island mourns | Videos | Twitter reactions: 1, 2, 3,* 4 | Photos: 1,* 2,* 3, 4, 5
Tragedy strikes the Huskers as all-conference punter Sam Foltz* is killed along with former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler in a car crash in Wisconsin. | Discuss | University statements | Bio
This week in Husker history: A look at the coaching styles of Dawson, Bearg, Bible and Jones.
Winning big, not the Big 12, is what Nebraska fans really miss, Tom Shatel* writes.
The list of top Big Ten players has strong defensive tilt.*
I-back Terrell Newby* is approaching his senior year determined to be smarter and more physical.
The LJS goes over what to expect from the Huskers at Big Ten media days. | “Third wheel” Banderas
Former Husker Brett Maher is keeping his pro career alive in Canada.
23 SAT
The Eugene paper previews the Huskers.
Nebraska is in the running for a couple of four-star defensive linemen, including a recent UCLA decommit.
Bill Snyder's comments on Nebraska and the Big 12 get shot down: 1, 2*
Former Nebraska assistant Tim Beck describes his first year at Ohio State as a learning curve.*
The LJS previews the non-Husker side* of Big Ten media days.
22 FRI
Several players talk football and life with a paralyzed soldier at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.
Lacking a Nebraska offer, Ashland-Greenwood lineman Brett Kitrell announces his commitment to Minnesota. | McKewon commentary*
Running back Terrell Newby says he and the other seniors are committed* to doing “whatever it takes to finish, to win.”
Gameday fan host Victor Young never lettered as a Nebraska lineman in the early 1970s, but his degree opened other doors.
An unofficial media poll has Nebraska second* in the Big Ten West.
Jordan Westerkamp is 33rd and Nate Gerry 31st in BTN's countdown.
Tom Fornelli of CBSSports.com sees Nebraska as one of five dark horses to make the College Football Playoff.
Funds are being raised for former Husker I-back Dahrran Diedrick, who is battling lymphoma.* | Discuss
Nebraska is No. 35 in the Orlando Sentinel's preseason countdown.
21 THU
Bill Snyder again suggests Nebraska is unhappy with its move to the Big Ten, but ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman begs to differ.
NU's student ticket prices fall roughly in the middle of the Big Ten pack.
“We need to be great now,” assistant coach John Parrella* says of his young defensive line. | Video | Discuss
Tickets to the Big Ten championship game go on sale July 30.
Athlon Sports sees the Nebraska defensive line as one of five critical position groups to watch in the Big Ten West.
A USA Today ranking of the past decade's most overrated teams in the AP preseason polls has Nebraska at No. 3.
Sam McKewon examines how a Big 12 expansion* might affect Nebraska football recruiting. | Geography lesson
ESPN.com previews the hot topics for Nebraska at Big Ten media days.
Tommy Armstrong is No. 53 and DeMornay Pierson-El is No. 57 in BTN.com's countdown of the top 100 Big Ten players. | Gerry #6 DB
The Huskers' big social media* following means big responsibility for Kelly Mosier and his staff of content producers.
Here is the full lineup of Huskers in the Rio Olympics.
20 WED
Tom Osborne denies that Jim Grobe was offered the Nebraska job in 2007 and says there were "no stipulations" on retaining assistants.
Sam McKewon says the recent histories of Notre Dame and Michigan show how an improved turnover margin can turn things around.
Hear Husker Dan discuss the Salute the Troops cause.
Tom Dienhart calls the Northwestern game a must win for the Huskers, and he sees both Iowa and Wisconsin as needing to beat Nebraska.
Brandon Reilly, Drew Brown and Nick Gates make the list as BTN continues its countdown of the conference's top 100 players.
Without naming names, Bill Snyder claims that two schools that left the Big 12 want back in.
19 TUE
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Alonzo Moore & Graham Nabity.
The Big 12 directs its commissioner to evaluate schools that are interested in joining the 10-member conference. | Discuss
Blue-chip receiver Joseph Lewis will soon make a return visit* to Lincoln.
Three Nebraska games will be viewable as ESPNU replays the top 25 college football games of 2015.
Jim Grobe* says being told he would have to retain three Husker assistants cooled him on the Nebraska job in 2007.
Josh Banderas, Sam Foltz and Terrell Newby make the cut as BTN.com starts its countdown of the top 100 Big Ten players.
See who's on ESPN.com's Nebraska all-century team for the 2000s.
SB Nation previews Nebraska and stresses the need to reduce mistakes.
Big and athletic, Nebraska commit Deontre Thomas will be expected to add weight to play defensive tackle. | Highlights | Vote
The presence of NFL Huskers working out in Lincoln sets a strong example* for current members of the team.
Randy York shares 10 inspiring photos from the Uplifting Athletes run.
18 MON
Ohio State dismisses Bri'onte Dunn, a senior who had been expected to compete for the starting job at running back.
Nebraska's fifth opponent, Illinois, has another new head coach in Lovie Smith and most likely a new look on defense.
Jordan Westerkamp and Nate Gerry make the Detroit Free Press preseason All-Big Ten team.
Nebraska will be among the seven teams featured next Monday on day one of Big Ten Media Days. | Preview
The Huskers are previewed from the Ohio State (1, 2) and Northwestern perspectives.
17 SUN
Keith Williams says the receivers won't let the preseason hype surrounding them go to their heads.* | Poll question: How good?
Look for familiar faces in these videos and photos from Sunday's Uplifting Athletes Road Race. | $35K raised* | Vote for Team Jack
This week in Husker history: Former Nebraska halfback Frank Dailey patrols the Nicaraguan skies as a U.S. Marine in the early 1930s.
The preseason magazines* see the Huskers' fortunes riding on Tommy Armstrong's performance. | Stassen composite
16 SAT
Steve Sipple says there's hope – and precedent – for significantly improved quarterbacking in year two under Danny Langsdorf.
KLIN countdown, 49 days: Hail Mary 49-yard TD vs. Northwestern.
15 FRI
NFL coach Jim Haslett visits Lincoln and now knows “why Nebraska’s recruiting so well. Once you get here, you don’t want to leave.”
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to halt balloon releases* at Memorial Stadium.
ESPN.com rates Nebraska's offensive skill trio of Amstrong, Westerkamp and Reilly at No. 2 in the Big Ten.
A couple of true sophomores* may be ready to assert themselves in the defensive secondary.
Fifty days until kickoff, KLIN launches its 50 in 50 countdown with a look at Bobby Reynolds' stunning 1950 season.
Jordan Westerkamp approaches the season with several records in reach.
Former Husker assistant Marvin Sanders is pouring his all* into his job as head coach at Loyola High near downtown Los Angeles.
14 THU
More than 3,000 Pokémon Go* players take advantage of Memorial Stadium's open gates* Thursday.
Hall-of-Famer Dave Rimington joins the Husker Doc Talk podcast for some preseason banter.
Watch video of Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah and other pros taking part in a workout with receivers coach Keith Williams.
A sendoff for Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs is set for Saturday.
Maliek Collins signs a four-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
Tommy Armstrong makes the 30-member Davey O'Brien Award watch list, and Terrell Newby is on the list for the Doak Walker Award.
Luke McNitt* is making strides in the competition at fullback
13 WED
Corn Nation lists the reasons to attend and not attend live events.
Hail Varsity tries to determine what's reasonable to expect from Tommy Armstrong this season in terms of statistical improvement.
Andy Hoffman is up for a national award for the Team Jack Foundation's fight against pediatric brain cancer.
Former Husker receivers coach Rich Fisher didn't figure he'd ever return to high school coaching, but then Santa Margarita * called.
Oregon's inexperience at quarterback is offset by its wealth of talent at other offensive positions.
Becoming a Husker event staffer can have unexpected benefits.
Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly earn spots on the Biletnikoff Award watch list, and Drew Brown makes the Wuerffel Trophy list.
Former Husker Cole Pensick is still competing -- as a trapshooter.
12 TUE
Enter Catholic Social Services' drawing for two season tickets.
Memorial Stadium will be open Thursday for Pokémon Go players.
Nebraska recruiting targets Darnay Holmes and Tyjon Lindsey displayed elite athleticism* at the Opening Finals camp.
Athlon has five reasons Nebraska is the Big Ten West's sleeper team.
Nebraska is one of the Big Ten's better perfomers against the point spread, particularly away from Memorial Stadium.
Ameer Abdullah is aiming for more touches* this year with the Lions.
11 MON
The linebackers' versatility could allow Mark Banker to get creative.*
Listen to Cortney Grixby's breakdown of the 2016 Husker secondary.
There’s still time to sign up for the Uplifting Athletes Road Race, which Keith Zimmer calls “one of the best values in Nebraska.”
Five Husker athletes, including three football players, have been cited by Lincoln police* in connection with a wild party Saturday night. | Discuss
Poll question: Is a big season ahead for Cethan Carter?
Sam McKewon says the SEC* is losing some of its luster.
Nate Gerry makes the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Ameer Abdullah has been training in Lincoln this summer. He explains why and discusses much more in this Q&A.*
Danny Langsdorf likes the toughness and athleticisim of the Huskers' retooled offensive line.*
10 SUN
The OWH reviews the year in Husker athletics and finds the high-profile men’s teams still lagging behind the women.
This week in Husker history: It's 1946, and Nebraska is testing the waters of football scholarships for the first time.
Paul Jacobsen has a vast collection of Husker football broadcasts,* but a few Holy Grails are still elusive. | Bremser transcripts
09 SAT
Mark Banker is focused on curtailing opponents' explosive plays.*
Ameer Abdullah likes NU's talent.* | Niles Paul's reab* | Dennard's wait*
Steve Sipple says predicting the team captains* can be a sticky wicket.
Enter CFN's drawing for Oregon game tickets and lodging.
08 FRI
Kenny Bell* says he expects his receiving records at Nebraska to be broken by this season by Jordan Westerkamp. | Video
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Brandon Reilly & Joey Felici.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak ranks Jordan Westerkamp as college football's No. 13 wide receiver for 2016.
Husker tight end Cethan Carter makes Athlon's list of the Big Ten's 15 most underrated players.
07 THU
Nebraska athletics' oldest letterman, Floyd Herman, is still sharp at 104.
Tommy Armstrong, Jordan Westerkamp and Josh Banderas will represent Nebraska at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago in late July.
ESPN writer Chris Low says Oklahoma-Nebraska is a rivalry that needs to be revived.
Patrick O'Brien's reaction to the plans to redshirt* him was “a little mixed,” Danny Langsdorf says. | Tanner Lee “fitting in”*
What made Tom Novak special? Here's a look back at “Trainwreck.”
Thursday's watch lists: Sam Foltz for Ray Guy, Drew Brown for Groza.
Poll question: What do you think of NU's 9-to-1 Big Ten title odds?
HuskerOnline dials it back 50-plus years for a look at Nebraska's first win in a major bowl. | Game page
Danny Langsdorf* is devising ways to get the ball into the hands of the right players at the right times. | Armstrong's quest to improve*
06 WED
Ruth Wagner, who had lots of stories to tell from her years as Nebraska's ticket manager, dies at age 94.
Bovada sets Nebraska's odds at 2-to-1 to win the Big Ten West and 9-to-1 to win the conference championship.
Wednesday's trophy watch lists: Cethan Carter for the Mackey, Dylan Utter for the Rimington
Athlon Sports has Nebraska penciled in for the Pinstripe Bowl.
05 TUE
Hear Dylan Utter break down the offensive line with KLIN.
Tom Dienhart ranks NU's linebackers No. 2 in the Big Ten West.
Nebraska is No. 25 in ESPN.com's three-year future power rankings.
HuskerOnline revisits the oddities of Nebraska's 1992 game in Tokyo, where John Parrella's biggest hit might have happened in an elevator.
Football Study Hall examines the “pseudo-dime” defense, popularized as the “Peso” by Nebraska in 2009.
Watch list season kicks off: Gerry for Bednarik | Armstrong for Maxwell
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown has Tommy Armstrong as the nation's No. 30 quarterback, Jordan Westerkamp as the No. 23 wide receiver and Nate Gerry as the No. 20 safety.
04 MON
Ameer Abdullah* likes how Nebraskans treat him like “one of their own.”
A lot might be riding on the progress of offensive tackle David Knevel.*
This week in Husker history: Lawyer, state legislator and boxer -- big Monte Munn was a versatile ex-Husker.
If summer workouts are any indication, the fullbacks will be more involved in the passing game this season.
03 SUN
Monte Kiffin took time last week to share insights with Mike Riley and the Husker defensive staff.
Ohio State's J.T. Barrett might be the most bedeviling signal caller the Huskers have faced in four years, Sam McKewon writes.
His kicking days are done, but life goes on for Alex Henery.*
02 SAT
As Wyoming's defensive coordinator, former Husker Steve Stanard, is part of an effort to make the Cowboys a physically punishing* team.
Bubba Starling, the 2011 Husker QB signee who chose pro baseball* over college football, is called up* to the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.
Both of Nebraska's 2018 commits* land in Scout.com's initial Top 300.
01 FRI
Home game days can be a blur of activity* for Andy Vaughn and the recruiting staff.
It's the fifth anniversary of Nebraska's entry into the Big Ten, and the LJS,* OWH* and Randy York look back.
A statistical look at 1971 affirms the superiority of that season's Huskers.
Athlon Sports sees receiver Derrion Grim and defensive tackle Khalil Davis as Nebraska's wild-card players for 2016.
Fewer than 270 season tickets* remain available* as sales continue.