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July 2017

31 MON
Nebraska's recruiting momentum could use the boost that wins on the field* typically provide, Sam McKewon writes.
Here are scenes from Monday's practice, which had no media access.
New defensive consultant Gary Darnell* will be paid $110,000, according to terms of his contract.
Corn Nation breaks down the Huskers' favorite short-yardage play.
Poll question: Will Jordan Westerkamp make the Dolphins' roster?
Ndamukong Suh tops a list of this century's most unstoppable college defensive players.
OWH camp countdown: Bryant,* Farmer,* Weber,* Foster*
Sam McKewon says the Huskers' pro-style offense won't succeed without solid O-line* play.
30 SUN
With experience in the secondary lacking, some young cornerbacks will be counted upon to step up. | Sipple: 10 observations*
The Dolphins have signed undrafted free agent Jordan Westerkamp.
Former Western Michigan coach and Texas defensive coordinator Gary Darnell has joined the staff as a consultant.* | Discuss
Mike Riley likes what he sees at running back as the Huskers complete their first practice of fall camp. | Videos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6,* 7, 8, 9 | Updates | Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4* | Unofficial camp roster
This week in Husker history: Sam Francis is the top vote-getter in national fan balloting for the college all-star team.
Butch Rasmussen looks back half a century on Bob Churchich's two-sport career. | ’15 interview | ’64 memories
29 SAT
Linebacker Chris Weber's smarts* are an asset on and off the field.
Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg says the Blackshirts' poor finish in 2016 serves as a motivator.*
New defensive coordinator Bob Diaco was one of the top draws* at Fan Day. | The freshman table | Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4,* 5 | Sights & sounds
Tom Shatel says Tanner Lee and/or Bob Diaco could provide the spark* the Huskers need in 2017. | Sipple: 7 thoughts*
Fan Day is in the books, and several players met with the media beforehand. | Updates | Summer grind | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5,* 6*
Rex Burkhead has versatility on his side as he competes for playing time with the Patriots.
An ability to connect with kids and their parents is part of what makes Donté Williams such an effective recruiter.
Fall camp position previews: Linebacker, D-line | Six “prove-it” Huskers*
Captioning* may be coming to Memorial Stadium's video boards.
The Huskers' focus on fans* gets a thumbs up from the OWH's Tom Shatel. | Fan Day map
Entering fall camp, the Huskers are motivated* by the doubters, Tanner Lee says. | Five storylines
28 FRI
A Florida marijuana charge against Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. has been dropped.*
He lost two friends in Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, but crash survivor Colby Delahoussaye has gained “two new families.”
What are Tanner Lee’s strengths and weaknesses? Quarterback guru Steve Calhoun breaks it down. | Discuss
The sellout streak appears safe,* according to the latest numbers.
Damion Daniels is one of the freshmen to watch* in fall camp.
The wraparound video boards* in the northwest and northeast corners bring a touch of Times Square to Memorial Stadium.
27 THU
Nebraska has two games in the top five of Sports on Earth's best college football games ever. | ’71 Oklahoma | ’84 Orange bowl
Tom Osborne is giving up his free North Stadium skybox* so that the Athletic Department can benefit from it financially.*
The first practice of fall camp begins Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Preliminary schedule here.

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The Huskers' alternate uniforms for 2017 are inspired by the national championship team of 20 years ago and will be worn in the Wisconsin game. | 1997 games & recap | Discuss
Here are the map and details about Fan Day and Movie Night.
Zac Taylor, Chad Kelsay, Donnie McGhee and Randy Theiss will be the Huskers' 2017 inductees in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Mike Riley talks about Bob Diaco, Tanner Lee and the Nebraska fan base with Jim Rome.
Elijah Blades, the 2017 signee who failed to qualify academically, says he always doubted whether Nebraska was a good fit.
Corn Nation takes a painful look back at the Huskers' 2007 season.
Quarterback Tanner Lee is aware of the hype that surrounds him but is using it as motivation. | Poll: Title chances?
The offensive line has experience but also some question marks.
OWH camp countdown: K. Davis,* Knevel, Conrad,* Brown,* Akinmoladun,* Stoltenberg,* L. Jackson,* D. Young*
26 WED
Tad Stryker says developing a disruptive pass rusher would help jump-start Bob Diaco's tenure. More on the defense: 1*, 2,* 3
The Oregon game will have a shorter halftime and other time-saving measures as part of a Pac-12 trial program.
Husker Doc Talk takes a look at the changes on defense and the playmakers on offense who need to get the ball. More post-Chicago commentary: McKewon,* Vogel
Bob Diaco is No. 7 in Athlon's top coordinator hires for 2017.
Former Husker Stanley Jean-Baptiste signs with the Jaguars.
The ’94 Orange Bowl and the ’97 Missouri game are featured as a countdown of the best college games continues.
25 TUE
The composure of quarterback Tanner Lee stands out to his coaches* and teammates. | Shatel commentary*
Linebackers coach Trent Bray passed up a coordinator's job* in order to stay and learn under Bob Diaco.
Watch the Nebraska contingent's discussions of the Huskers during Tuesday's later sessions in Chicago. More: Defense's learning curve | Summer intensity | Overviews: 1, 2, 3* | Lessons from Elliott: 1, 2,* 3 | Promising frosh | Notes : 1, 2,* 3*
HuskerOnline takes stock of the quarterbacks and running backs.
Former Husker running back Terrell Newby is ready to take on any role as he vies for a roster spot with the Vikings.
Fox Sports' Joel Klatt has no love for Texas as he reflects on the Big 12's troubles. | Praise for Tanner Lee
Mike Riley says the status of Stanley Morgan and Antonio Reed is still being determined after their May arrests. More from Big Ten Media Days: Video | Concerns in secondary: Audio | 1, 2* | Friday night aversion: 1, 2 | About Blades* | Transcript | Notes: 1, 2, 3 | Photos | Updates
The ’95 Orange Bowl and the ’82 NU-Penn State game make the cut as a countdown of the 100 best college games reaches the halfway point.
Nate Gerry intends to carry Sam Foltz's legacy into the NFL.
The Big Ten's TV cash puts every program in position to upgrade its football facilities.
Mike Riley says Joshua Kalu is likely to stay at safety.
Tom Shatel says Nebraska should just say no to Friday night games.
24 MON
Kirk Ferentz downplays the Iowa-Nebraska rivalry and says it's too early to be concerned with how tough the Huskers might be. | No “bloodbath” | Sipple commentary* | Chicago notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4*
Rex Burkhead talks about his move to the Patriots and his friendship with Jack Hoffman in this Boston TV inverview.
In interviews from Chicago, QB Tanner Lee, linebacker Chris Weber and safety Aaron Williams discuss the upcoming season and more.
As both an analyst and a recruit's father, Howard Griffith views Nebraska in a favorable light.*
The Broncos have waived undrafted free agent Josh Banderas.*
Fans will have more streaming options* for viewing BTN games and programming under the conference's new media-rights deal. | Discuss
The Big Ten eases its ban on scheduling FCS opponents.
The 2017 Nebraska football media guide is now available for online viewing and downloading.
More appreciation for Ndamukong Suh's 2009 season: 1, 2
After earning the team's trust, quarterback Tanner Lee is focused on ending the Huskers' title drought.*
23 SUN
Big Ten media days will kick off Monday, and here are some Nebraska storylines to watch. | 5 questions | Stage-setter*
Contradicting earlier statements, receiver Joshua Moore says he is fully committed to Nebraska and has shut down his recruitment.
This week in Husker history: Trev Alberts retires from pro football.
22 SAT
A year after the tragedy, mementos left in memory of Sam Foltz* hold special meaning. | More than football | A father's journey: 1, 2 | Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Christopherson
Through the years, there's been no shortage of in-state high school players who left to star elsewhere. | Update* | List*
Big Ten preseason polls* don't have a reputation for accuracy.
A Sports Illustrated writer ranks the Big Ten as the top FBS conference.
21 FRI
A new memorial outside the Huskers' locker room honors the legacy of Sam Foltz.
A media poll pegs Nebraska for third place* in the Big Ten West.
There's not much of a Nebraska presence in Sam McKewon's top 30 Big Ten players for 2017.
20 THU
BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo is in wait-and-see mode* regarding what to expect this season from quarterback Tanner Lee.
Ohio State and Purdue fan sites preview the Huskers.
Sam McKewon ranks the top 20 Huskers of the Big Ten era.*
Cornerback Houston Griffith* has Nebraska on his official-visit list but isn't planning to select a school until midseason. | 2017 attrition factor*
Husker legend Dave Rimington* discusses his recruitment, his playing days and the current state of Nebraska's offensive line.
The preseason magazines have a lukewarm view* of the 2017 Huskers
19 WED
USA Today says Nebraska is betting on Tanner Lee meeting his potential after he took his lumps at Tulane.
There's nothing simple about replacing Chris Jones at cornerback.
Five former Husker O-linemen* now in the NFL are putting in some offseason work in the Nebraska weight room.
Nebraska commit Bookie Radley-Hiles rises in Scout.com's rankings* to the cusp of five-star status.
Sam McKewon's 15 breakout Big Ten players* include two Huskers.
Tanner Lee is named to the Unitas Award watch list.
The Orlando Sentinel previews the Huskers and ranks them 37th.
OWH camp countdown: Newby,* Gifford,* Hoppes,* Wilbon*
18 TUE
Texas coach Tom Herman says Ndamukong Suh deserved the Heisman in 2009.
Land of 10 looks at best- and worst-case scenarios for the 2017 Huskers.
Attrition among the 2017 recruits could give Nebraska additional options with the 2018 class.
Husker kicker Drew Brown* is named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list.
Eric Crouch and his brother have brought 7-on-7 youth football* to Omaha.
17 MON
Cornerback Chris Jones’ injury gives Eric Lee a chance to step up.
Ex-Huskers say freshmen need to be ready for a humbling reality check.
The class of incoming freshmen takes another hit* as cornerback Elijah Blades opts for the juco route after failing* to fully qualify academically.
Bob Brown tops the list of all-time Huskers from Ohio.
Jordan Westerkamp remains optimistic about his NFL chances* after a recent workout with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here are the details about Fan Day and Movie Night on July 29.
Seven Husker games make Tom Dienhart's list of top 25 Big Ten games of 2017. | Poll: Nebraska vs. Wisconsin
De’Mornay Pierson-El is named to the Hornung Award watch list.
LSU remains in hot pursuit of Nebraska commit Joshua Moore,* who says he's still open to other schools.
16 SUN
A substantial Big Red presence* appears likely for the game at Oregon.
Deiontae Watts, a defensive lineman who signed with Nebraska in February, didn't qualify* academically and won't enroll* at Nebraska this fall. | Profile
This week in Husker history: First-year head coach Glenn Presnell grapples with wartime roster uncertainties.
The OWH reviews the year* in Husker athletics and sees room to improve.
15 SAT
Here are photos (1, 2*) from Ameer Abdullah's youth football camp* in Lincoln, which featured several current Huskers.
Cornerback Chris Jones is likely to miss most of the season after undergoing a meniscus repair in his left knee. | Analysis: Vogel, Washut, McKewon,* Sipple*
Players and coaches* gather in Iowa to eulogize Bob Elliott. | Forever gifts
Corn Nation breaks down the Huskers' counter trap play with and without a mobile quarterback.
Chris Weber is optimistic that the $40,000 fundraising goal of Sunday's Uplifting Athletes Road Race will be met.
Don Benning,* groundbreaking father of former Husker running back Damon Benning, has died at age 81.
OWH camp countdown: Keyan Williams,* JD Spielman,* Eric Lee*
14 FRI
Nebraska loses a recruiting battle for defensive end Judge Culpepper.
Oregon receiver Darren Carrington, suspended after a DUI arrest two weeks ago, has now been dismissed from the team.
The renewal rate* for season tickets is up slightly over last year.
Cornerback Chris Jones* makes the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.
Linebacker Josh Banderas will soon resume his push* to make the Denver Broncos' roster. | Reilly adjusting*
Shawn Eichorst says Nebraska is willing to play a Friday night game every third year at home and once a year on the road.
13 THU
Outland Trophy winner Larry Jacobson is the top dog on Hail Varsity's all-Dakotas team. | Qvale's camp
Here are three position battles to watch during fall camp.
A draft analyst sees Nebraska cornerback Chris Jones as “technically advanced and NFL-ready.”
Former Husker quarterbacks Steve Taylor and Sam Keller offer some advice* for Tanner Lee.
Offensive tackle Nick Gates is named to the Outland Trophy watch list.
Former Huskers Brandon Reilly, Alonzo Moore, Sam Cotton and Josh Banderas will have an autograph session Saturday in Omaha.
Safety JoJo Domann says his recovery from knee surgery is ahead of schedule,* but a redshirt season is still likely.
Bob Elliott left his mark* on Husker players in his short time in Lincoln.
12 WED
Nebraska commit Bookie Radley-Hiles earns an official MVP honor from his performance at The Opening.*
Former Husker Mike Hoffman is supplying the world with airport windsocks from the family farm in Nebraska.
Enter for a chance to win ticket/lodging packages for the Wisconsin and Ohio State games in Californians for Nebraska's fundraising drawings.
Nebraska is No. 22 in Rivals' five-year recruiting rankings.
Drew Brown makes the watch list for the Lou Groza Award.
Shawn Eichorst is part of an NCAA committee* studying 14-week seasons, redshirt rules and other matters.
There's a tie at the top as Hail Varsity lists the top 10 New Jersey Huskers.
OWH camp countdown: Alex Davis,* Kieron Williams,* Devine Ozigbo,* Mohamed Barry*
11 TUE
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has filed a not-guilty plea* in his marijuana case and is applying for pretrial diversion.
Land of 10 completes its countdown of the top 25 all-time Huskers: 5-1 | 10-6 | 15-11 | 20-16 | 25-21
Chris Jones, Tanner Lee and Chris Weber will represent Nebraska at the Big Ten Football Media Days* and Kickoff Luncheon.
Get your X's-&-O's fix with Part 2 of this counter-trap analysis.
Linebacker Chris Weber is one of 10 Big Ten players nominated for the AFCA Good Works Team.
10 MON
Pro Football Focus rates Kieron Williams as the conference's top playmaker among returning safeties.
The LJS's Brian Christopherson* reflects on a decade of covering the Huskers as he gets set to change employers.
Six of the Huskers' recruiting commits* for 2018 are in the top 247 of 247Sports' player rankings, including three in the top 100. | 2018 class
Opponent previews: Penn State, Ohio State
On the recruiting trail, Donté Williams is both coach and “big brother” to potential future Huskers.
Adam Skoda,* a linebacker who lettered on Nebraska's 1995 team,* has died of cancer at age 42. | NU bio
09 SUN
Tom Osborne played a big part in Nebraska's first California recruiting push* in the late 1960s.
Niles Paul, again coming back from injury, has versatility* on his side as he vies to lock up a roster spot in Washington.
Jeremy Pernell says the Huskers are on a good trajectory but aren't yet conference championship material.
Bob Elliott, who stepped down last month after four months as safeties coach at Nebraska, has passed away* at age 64.* | Riley & Diaco statements | “The greatest gift” | Toughness and compassion | Football was tonic | Photos*
This week in Husker history: New graduate assistant Tom Osborne explains his decision to give up pro football.
Jermarcus Hardick, now an O-lineman in the CFL, found the support he had longed for at Nebraska.
08 SAT
There's no shortage of experienced QBs* on the Huskers' 2017 schedule.
Four of five Athlon writers pick Nebraska to beat Wisconsin.
Ameer Abdullah says a goal of his youth football camp is to teach core principles that are applicable in everyday life.
OWH camp countdown: Decker,* Lindsey,* Reimers,* Roberts,* Reed*
07 FRI
Opponent previews: Oregon | Wisconsin | Northern Illinois
Movie Night at Memorial Stadium is a new addition to the annual Fan Day, set for Saturday, July 29.
Check out the LJS's slide show of 50 great moments* in Husker history.
06 THU
Bookie Radley-Hiles earns Top Performer status from Scout.com at The Opening Finals.
Back-to-back games in Lincoln are part of Tom Dienhart's ultimate Big Ten road trip for 2017.
Growth in Nebraska's Athletic Department revenue outpaced expenses in 2015-16, according to new tabulations by USA Today.
05 WED
New safeties coach Scott Booker* is earning his players' trust.
Linebacker Chris Weber's competitive streak* extends to the classroom.
Neil Smith tops Hail Varsity's all-time Louisiana Huskers team.
A lost bet on last year's Nebraska-Iowa game will put U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse behind the wheel of an Uber this weekend in Iowa.
Lincoln Southeast defensive tackle Bryson Williams,* who had no Nebraska offer, commits to Wisconsin. | Discuss | Recruiting notes
Check out these Bookie Radley-Hiles highlights from The Opening.
Ameer Abdullah says a consistent running game will be essential, regardless of who's quarterbacking the Huskers this season.
Athlon Sports has Nebraska penciled in for the Pinstripe Bowl.
He brings high energy and a new scheme, but communication is another strength of defensive coordinator Bob Diaco.
Wisconsin at Nebraska looms as one of the most important Big Ten games of 2017. | Opponent updates: Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern
04 TUE
Cal Bentz, Nebraska's swimming coach* for 24 years, has died at age 84.*
Nebraska's recruiting this spring is rated in the nation's top five.
Up, down or neither? Here's Hail Varsity's trend report on Nebraska.
Land of 10 recaps some patriotic moments at Memorial Stadium.
03 MON
“Calibraska” isn't really anything new, as Dion Booker can attest.
Pro Football Focus gives some props to Quincy Enunwa & Andy Janovich.
Bookie Radley-Hiles' talent and intangibles draw USA Today's attention.
Enter to win a pair of season tickets in Catholic Social Services' raffle.
02 SUN
OWH camp countdown: Snyder,* Ferguson,* Neal,* McNitt*
This week in Husker history: Tommie Frazier gets medical clearance to resume his pro football career.
A ranking of Big Ten nonconference games has Nebraka-Oregon at No. 3.
After a humbling first season, cornerback Lamar Jackson* enters 2017 with a new outlook, new expectations and even a new jersey number.
Nebraska commit Bookie Radley-Hiles earns “alpha dog” status in this review from The Opening finals. | Chase Williams’ goals
Former Husker Ralph Brown is part of the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017.
01 SAT
Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has a scheme but also a vision,* Sam McKewon writes.
Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been suspended indefinitely after a DUI arrest.
Husker Doc Talk recaps several months' worth of developments in a special summer episode.
Tanner Lee recaps his weekend at the Manning Quarterback Academy.
Nebraska is No. 30 in an Illinois paper's top-50 countdown for 2017.
The Huskers found ways to cool off as they closed out June.
A Mid-American Conference fan site puts Frank Solich in its inaugural Hustle Hall of Fame class.
Being more vocal* has become part of the drill for the defensive backs.