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June 2017

30 FRI
Tad Stryker ponders what it’ll take for Mike Riley to unite a house divided.
Five-star outside linebacker Micah Parsons says Nebraska is on his short list and will receive one of his official visits* in the fall.
Cornerback Charles Davis, who was briefly a Husker before transferring a year ago, wins $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery.
With Nebraska finally entering fully vested status in the Big Ten, Sean Keeler lists the reasons the conference switch was a good move.
Sam McKewon advises against unrealistic expectations* for 2017.
New assistant coach Scott Booker says efficiency is all three phases* of the game is essential.
Nebraska remains in the hunt for offensive linemen after two top prospects opted for UCLA.
29 THU
The “Magnificent Eight” were racial pioneers of sorts on the 1964 Huskers.
Keyshawn Johnson Sr. elaborates on his decision to pull his son from the Nebraska roster. | Video | Discuss
Wide receiver Joshua Moore says the family atmosphere at Nebraska is part of why he's “1,000 percent” committed to the Huskers. | Secret visit
Nebraska finishes 37th in the 2016-17 Directors Cup standings.
The “Bookie” effect: Brendan Radley-Hiles brings talent and intangibles to Nebraska's 2018 recruiting class. | Peer recruiting
Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell says Mike Riley continues to impress by getting top-shelf talent to consider Nebraska.
Off Tackle Empire presents its guide to gameday in Lincoln.
28 WED
Tommie Frazier tops Hail Varsity's list of Huskers from Florida.
Quarterback Bart Harris* of Belton, Mo., commits to the Huskers for 2018 as a preferred walk-on.* | Recruiting notes
One scout says Tanner Lee might have been the best college quarterback at the recent Manning Passing Academy camp.
Bill Connelly's stats-oriented preview of the Huskers sees this as a transition year requiring fans' patience.
A “strong group” of seniors has Bob Diaco* excited about the defense.
Nebraska had a conference-high incident count in this incomplete tabulation of 2016 Big Ten gameday fan ejections and arrests.
AP lists Tanner Lee among six potentially impactful transfer QBs but says his Tulane stats make it fair "to be skeptical about his ceiling."
A couple of Friday camp performances* elevated Lincoln Southwest's Justin Holm to future Husker walk-on.
27 TUE
The NCAA puts the kibosh on schools' football camp promos that "celebretize" recruits.
Watch as Nebraska commits Cameron Jurgens and Masry Mapieu try their hand at TV weather forecasting.
The most underrated future Husker? Tate Wildeman gets two key votes.
Corn Nation previews Oregon. More opponent updates: Illinois, Rutgers
Sports on Earth ranks Chris Jones 18th among college cornerbacks.
26 MON
The inexperience factor may work against the Huskers in 2017.
A much-ridiculed Nebraska preview inspires a work of parody from Dave Feit. | The original piece
Not everyone at Friday Night Lights was a blue-chip prospect. Here's how it went for two Columbus Scotus players. | Recruiting notes
Ahman Green has been charged in Wisconsin with felony child abuse* in connection with an incident Sunday involving his 15-year-old daughter.
Count Chris Weber among the most passionate supporters of the Uplifting Athletes Road Race, set for July 16 in Lincoln.
Former Husker lineman Maurice Smith has died at age 78.
Mike Riley is No. 46 in Athlon's ranking of coaches.
It's Nebraska week at Off Tackle Empire, starting with the Cocktail Party Preview of the 2017 Huskers.
Land of 10 takes stock of Nebraska's rivalries, past and present.
25 SUN
Sam McKewon ranks every Big Ten nonconference game on the 2017 schedule and sees far too many duds.
Enjoy this highlight tape of the national champion 1994 Huskers.
Nebraska is still like home* to Ameer Abdullah, and that's part of why he's hosting a football camp in Lincoln next month.
Statistics back up Bob Diaco's philosophy of preventing the big play.
This week in Husker history: The planning for Memorial Stadium, and the untimely death of Wayne Meylan.
Tom Osborne discusses mentoring, parenting, football and more in a Land of 10 interview.
Tom Shatel looks at the preview processes of Phil Steele,* who sees the Huskers going 8-4.
Almost six years* after briefly joining the Huskers for fall camp, Bubba Starling is hitting his stride in baseball.
24 SAT
Tommy Armstrong, Cethan Carter and Terrell Newby talk about their football pasts and futures during a stop in Grand Island.
Scottsbluff defensive end Garrett Nelson has committed to the Huskers for 2019. | Coverage & highlights
Lincoln Southwest athlete Justin Holm* accepts Nebraska's offer to be a preferred walk-on.
Ex-Husker Jason Ankrah hopes to revive his football career in the CFL.
23 FRI
Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons puts on a show* - as a receiver - at Friday Night Lights as 6,000-plus fans provide an electric atmosphere* at Memorial Stadium. | One-on-ones | Video recaps: OWH, LJS, KOLN, HOL | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3, 4 | Top prospects* | Tweets | Photos: 1,* 2,* 3, 4
Ex-Husker Kelly Saalfeld has stayed connected to football via officiating.
Tom Osborne says there are schools interested in joining the Big Ten, but he's not naming names.
HuskerOnline lists several standouts from Friday's skills camp.
Tom Dienhart sees upset potential in the Penn State and Iowa games. Meanwhile, oddsmakers have NU as an underdog in 4 of 5 top games.
OWH camp countdown: Ben Miles,* Wyatt Mazour.*
22 THU
Nebraska got a check on “all three boxes” when new Husker commit Joshua Moore was evaluating schools.
New assistant coach Scott Booker* is on a contract that runs through next January.
Frank Kush, whose 1975 Arizona State team upset Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, has died at age 88.
The visitor list* for Friday Night Lights has plenty of star power, including a possible Oklahoma flip in running back TJ Pledger.*
More commentary on Keyshawn Johnson Jr.: Cordell Broadus redux? | What Manzeil lacked | Value of attrition
See which players are on Hail Varsity's all-time Nebraska All-Texas and All-California teams.
Athlon lists five things that must happen for Nebraska to crack the top 25.
Richie Incognito* says he has learned to channel his intensity.* | Photos*
Sam McKewon says the story of Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is a reminder of the perils of the pedestal.*
21 WED
Reserve your spot at Saturday's book signing by Tom Osborne and Johnny Rodgers in Lincoln.
Penn State will begin selling single-game tickets, including ones for the Nebraska game, on July 11.
Husker commit Bookie Radley-Hiles says his goal is to bring greatness back to Nebraska football. | Podcast
Improved mobility on the offensive line could give Danny Langsdorf an important additional weapon in the running game.
Greg Simmons,* a freshman linebacker, has left the team.
OWH camp countdown: No. 49 Jack Stoll.*
20 TUE
Freshman wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is off the team until at least January, and his dad says the goal is for him to mature.* | Discuss
The upcoming Friday Night Lights camp will be star-studded.
Bob Elliott is stepping down* as safeties coach for personal reasons,* and Scott Booker will take his place and also coach special teams. | Discuss
New Husker commit Joshua Moore draws motivation* from memories of his brother everyone called Bubba. | Highlight reel
An Iowa fan site previews the Huskers and sees them as something of a wild card this season.
Bookie Radley-Hiles contines to connect* with fans and fellow recruits.
OWH camp countdown: No. 50, Colin Miller.*
19 MON
Chris Bleich, a top Husker target at offensive tackle, commits to UCLA.*
Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons confirms he'll be in Lincoln this weekend for the Friday Night Lights camp.
The Huskers have parted ways with wide receiver prospect Eric Fuller.* | 2018 class
Four Huskers make Athlon's top 50 players of the last 50 years, and two of them make the 22-member All-Athlon Team.
18 SUN
The OWH sets the stage for its Husker Camp Countdown and lists a few players just outside its top 50.
Joshua Moore, four-star receiver from Texas, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Commitment video, coverage & highlights | Analysis: Clouse, McKewon* | 2018 class | Discuss
Nebraska's nonconference schedule is ranked 21st-toughest nationally.
This week in Husker history: The three finalists to replace Bob Devaney as athletic director are announced, and Al Papik – the favorite of Devaney and Tom Osborne – is not among them.
17 SAT
Sam McKewon says Tanner Lee's injuries* at Tulane complicate the task of comparing him with other Big Ten quarterbacks.
York's Masry Mapieu* is attracting interest from other schools but remains loyal to Nebraska. | In-state success stories*
Husker commit Cameron Jergens* is the OWH's state high school boys athlete of the year.
16 FRI
Scottsbluff defensive end Garrett Nelson* picks up a 2019* scholarship offer after impressing Husker coaches at the Big Man and Friday Night Lights* camps. | Six standouts | Photos: 1, 2 | Notes | Video recap
Tommy Armstrong is waived by the Minnesota Vikings.
Indispensable Huskers: The LJS lists its top five.
15 THU
Here's what fans can expect at Friday Night Lights.* | Recruiting notes
Former Husker Niles Paul is impressing the Redskins with his offseason work ethic as he prepares for multiple roles.
Sam McKewon has a recruiting update* ahead of the first Friday Night Lights camp.
The countdown of indispensable Huskers* continues with Nos. 10-6.
14 WED
Tanner Lee is No. 7 in a ranking of this season's transfer QBs.
Nebraska's quarterbacks get a pep talk* from Eric Crouch.
Spencer Lindsay is among the former Huskers taking advantage of Nebraska's Post-Eligibility Opportunities program.
Nebraska is No. 43 in Athlon's preseason rankings.
The LJS's list of indispensable Huskers continues with Nos. 15-11.
Athlon previews Arkansas State and ranks the Red Wolves 86th.
13 TUE
Dacari Collins, a receiver from Atlanta who is not yet in high school, gets a Nebraska offer for 2021.* | More early offers*
Athlon sees the Nebraska game as just the 7th-toughest for Oregon.
ESPN.com says the biggest offseason question for Nebraska is whether Tanner Lee can lead the offense effectively.
Sean Keeler says Illinois looms as a trap game for the Huskers.
The LJS kicks off its ranking of most indispensable* Huskers.
Is Iowa-Nebraska a rivalry? It seems to be at least headed that way.
12 MON
The Athletic Department is hiring event staff for football gamedays. To see what it’s like to be part of the crew, view this video. | More info
Jordan Westerkamp hasn't given up on his NFL hopes.
Steve Sipple says it's too soon to tell* whether players' recent legal issues point to a culture problem in Mike Riley's program. | Discuss
11 SUN
Sam McKewon sees plenty of Florida talent* worth pursuing for the Huskers. | Recruiting notebook | Rising expenses
Beat the offseason blues with this Ahman Green highlight reel.
Summer conditioning technically isn't mandatory, but it's not something a player can afford to skip.
This week in Husker history: Tom Osborne is officially aboard as a graduate assistant on Bob Devaney's first staff at Nebraska.
10 SAT
Tyjon Lindsey knows what it's like to move around* on and off the field.
Wide receiver Cameron Brown has decommitted* from Nebraska. | 2018 class | Discuss
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has been cited* for marijuana possession. | Discuss
09 FRI
Developing mental and physical toughness* is a goal this summer for quarterback Tanner Lee
Nebraska's fan fests this month seem likely to boost the atmosphere surrounding the Huskers' Friday Night Lights camps.
Former Husker Zaire Anderson says his frightening injury on New Year's Day only reinforced his love for the game.
Nebraska has four commits in the latest Scout.com* top 300.
Nate Gerry's transition to linebacker is progressing in Philadelphia.
NFL.com rates this century's best Nebraska draft picks, and Ndamukong Suh comes out on top.
08 THU
Get stoked for the season with some Chris Jones highlights.
Only 30 bus/game ticket packages for the Oregon game are left.
ESPN.com has Nebraska on both sides of upset alert games in 2017.
Private quarterback coach George Whitfield praises Tanner Lee as “one of the purest passers I’ve been around.”
Rex Burkhead is off to a strong start at the Patriots' minicamp.
ESPN.com lists four high-stakes games for the Big Ten West, and three of them involve Nebraska.
07 WED
Three free Fan Fests will take place outside Memorial Stadium on consecutive Fridays this month.
Bob Stoops announces his retirement as coach at Oklahoma. | Discuss | Commentary: Shatel,* Vogel | Memorable moments
The Black Friday network switch will likely mean a drop in viewership.
Mike Riley talks with Rivals.com about Nebraska recruiting and the new-look satellite camps.
Athlon rolls out its Big Ten predictions and has Tanner Lee pegged as the conference's newcomer of the year.
Nebraska has plenty of company in its pursuit of 2019 Omaha Burke linebacker Nick Henrich.*
06 TUE
A Sporting News writer predicts a Jan. 1 bowl for the Huskers.
The Huskers may go without a running back* in this recruiting cycle.
More end zone seats are getting added width, which will reduce Memorial Stadium capacity by an unspecified* amount. | Video upgrades*
05 MON
The season opener against Arkansas State will have a 7 p.m. CDT start and a BTN telecast.
Nebraska joins the chase for 2019 quarterback Max Duggan* of Council Bluffs, while prime target Grant Gunnell commits elsewhere.*
Athlon previews the Huskers and pegs them at third in the Big Ten West.
Poll question: Will Tommy Armstrong succeed as an NFL safety?
HuskerOnline has a video recap of the College Station satellite camp.
04 SUN
Adam Carriker interrupts his summer break to answer the naysayers in the media -- and to introduce the newest member of Husker Nation.
Strong finishes were nowhere to be found in 2016-17 in the three most high-profile Husker men's sports, Steve Sipple notes.
Ex-Husker Brandon Jackson rejoins the Packers as a coaching intern.
This week in Husker history: The 1967 defense gets a third assistant coach as John Melton is assigned to the linebackers.
03 SAT
Sam McKewon says early playing time* may be in the cards for the incoming freshmen on the defensive line. | Guy Thomas motivated*
Marv Mueller, an all-conference defensive back for the Huskers in the mid-1960s and an Academic All-American, has died at age 71.
02 FRI
Sam McKewon has rankings and projections for all of the 2018 recruiting classes* in the Big Ten.
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown has two Huskers in his top 15 College Football Hall of Fame candidates.
A Husker fan now owns the childhood home of Mike Riley in Corvallis.
01 THU
John Kirby, a lineman for the Huskers in the early 1960s who played seven seasons in the NFL, has died at age 75.
Sign up now for the June 29th golf scramble to benefit this fall's Husker Fans Salute the Troops event. pdf (1K)
Aaron Taylor is on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time,* joined by repeat nominees Eric Crouch and Zach Wiegert.
Athlon ranks Nebraska's games from easiest to toughest.