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2017 5-Star Wide Receivers Enjoy Visit At Nebraska

Nebraska’s football program isn’t really known as a “Wide Receivers U,” but the Huskers are trending that way.  Mike Riley’s team could have the best wide receivers’ unit in the Big Ten this fall and elite talent could be on the way to Lincoln, Neb. at the position.  The Huskers already have commitments from two four-star wide receivers – Jaevon McQuitty and Keyshawn...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rape survivor shares her story with Nebraska football players

At a time when the sports world is littered with headlines regarding acts of domestic violence and sexual assault off the football field, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley finally worked out a time and place to deliver on a promise to share a unique perspective with his players in Lincoln. Riley invited Brenda Tracy, a survivor of gang-rape by four men at Oregon State, to share her...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley issues statement after rape victim speaks to team

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his football players getting into big trouble. Nearly two decades ago, two of his players at Oregon State were involved in a four-person gang rape of a woman. On Wednesday, he finally came face-to-face with that woman, Brenda Tracy, and she seemed to be pretty forgiving of him. She even was willing to speak...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley shows Huskers players what true accountability looks like in Tracy meeting

The story of Brenda Tracy isn’t likely one many across the nation, let alone those in Lincoln, Neb. knew much about until very recently. However, Tracy’s story of a brutal gang-rape suffered at the hands of four men back in 1998, two of which played on the Oregon State football, is a powerful one given today’s landscape in college football and college campuses in general. It...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley invites woman to share story of being assaulted by his former players

LINCOLN, Neb. — A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 while Mike Riley was the head coach of the Beavers spoke Wednesday to Riley's Nebraska team about her experience.''As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program,'' Riley said in...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman gives talk to Riley's Cornhuskers about sexual assault

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 while Mike Riley was the head coach of the Beavers spoke Wednesday to Riley's Nebraska team about her experience. ''As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program,'' Riley said...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team to give out Bo Pelini bobbleheads

Bo Pelini is the head coach of the Youngstown State Penguins and he is already pretty popular in the Mahoning Valley area. That is pretty apparent as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a minor league team of the Cleveland Indians, will give away bobbleheads of the coach as part of a special promotion. Right now, fans can purchase a package for three separate Bobblehead Night games. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview: Predicting the 2016 schedule

While the first season of Mike Riley at the helm of the Nebraska Cornhuskers didn’t go exactly as planned, the second season should be less about transition and more about getting things going in the right direction. In the case of the 2016 Huskers, what does the right direction look like? That’s where our staff comes in handy as we give you our game-by-game predictions for the...
Via Talking 10
6 days ago  |  Discuss

talking10 podcast: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 preview edition

Welcome to our “Nebraska Week” podcast, dedicated to breaking down everything Huskers football. Between the expectation levels of fans vs. reality to Tommy Armstrong’s role as QB and everything in between — our Andy and Dave have you covered. Don’t forget to follow all our Huskers coverage on Twitter @talkingHuskers and via talkingHuskers online. Also don’t miss an episode...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers: Around the Campus 2016

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Nebraska Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Nebraska Week” are focusing on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in Lincoln. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2015-16 and how that will project forward for Husker fans in 2016...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview: A look at the 2016 offense

Year two of the Mike Riley era begins and questions abound about where this team is heading. That will happen after a rare losing season in Lincoln, Neb. It will also happen when the offense sputtered so often and plenty of holes are left on the roster. Riley went in to the offseason having seen an offense that actually worked in the Foster Farms Bowl victory and finding a way to...
Via Talking 10
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nebraska football’s offense could be the best in the Big Ten

As bad as last year’s season was, Husker fans should not only be optimistic, but excited for what is shaping up to be the best offense in the Big Ten next year. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf teased Husker fans of a new offensive style by retreating back to the roots of running the ball. In their last game of the season when Nebraska did decide to throw the ball, they picked...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview: 2015 sees change, but was it a good thing?

With Shawn Eichorst finally pulling the plug on what seemed to be a brutal relationship between himself and Bo Pelini, a new era was going to be had for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2015. That era was surprisingly led by Oregon State stalwart Mike Riley, and with the surprise hire came much scrutiny. How did the first season of the Mike Riley era play out? The Good As if there would...
Via Talking 10
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska could lose 54-year sellout streak

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have sold out every home game for the last 54 years, but that could come to an end with the 2016 season. Earlier this week, it was reported that the team still has 1,400 season tickets available for the 2016 season, however, athletic director Shawn Eichorst does not seem to be worried about the football program at this point. “We’re pleased and confident...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska's 54-year sellout streak could be in jeopardy

Nebraska holds the nation’s longest sellout streak in college football — as the Cornhuskers have sold out every home game since way back in 1962. But it’s possible that the 2016 season sees the end of the 54-year feat. Unless, of course, more fans gobble up tickets. It was reported this past Monday that Nebraska still has 1,400 season tickets available. While school AD Shawn...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nebraska Football Shows Off Slick New Adidas Cleats

Nebraska football received some very cool gear from apparel partner adidas last year, and that seems poised to continue in 2016. Today, punter Sam Foltz showed off some new cleats that the Husker specialists received, and they are extremely fresh. Coming to a field near you this fall.. @NUequipment hooked the specialist up! #GBR pic.twitter.com/aPYTDqGmPv — Sam Foltz (@samfoltz27...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seeing Red: Don't Panic Yet, Huskers

Nebraska fired Bo Pelini after seven straight four-loss seasons and replaced him with Mike Riley, who finished with seven losses in his debut. Hope can be hard to find in Lincoln right now, but Riley's Cornhuskers shouldn't be judged on one fluke season.
Via Sports On Earth
24 days ago

WATCH: Draft Workouts: Shavon Shields

Nebraska wing Shavon Shields visited the Pacers on Wednesday afternoon for a pre-draft workout. In his senior year at Nebraska, Shields averaged 16.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds.
Via YouTube
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Riley brings Oregon State rape victim to speak at Nebraska

Over the last few years, there seems to have been a heightened number of sexual assault cases across the board in college football. Nebraska head coach Mike Riley doesn’t want that to happen with his team or have a repeat offense of what happened during his time with the Oregon State Beavers. When Riley was coaching in Corvallis, a female student, Brenda Tracy, was raped by a...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of Huskers journey to B1G told by ex K-State president

The death of the Big 12 as we knew it and berth of the super conference era in the Big Ten was spurred on by one of the craziest and most bitter on and off-field rivalries in recent college athletics history. It’s no secret that the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Texas Longhorns didn’t exactly have the best of relationships, but a new book by former Kansas State president Jon Wefald...
Via Talking 10
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska transfer joins Colorado State football team

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Former Colorado prep star Paul Thurston is transferring from Nebraska to Colorado State and will be eligible to play his final season this fall. The center and 2012 graduate of Arvada West High School, Thurston played in 23 games for the Huskers, mostly on special teams. He also played significant snaps on offense in Nebraska's win over UCLA in the 2015...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Tackle Paul Thurston transferring from Nebraska to Colorado State

Welcome to Ram Nation, Paul Thurston. According to Adam Munsterteiger of CU’s Rivals page, Thurston has signed his papers and is joining Colorado State football. On the Colorado Rivals Forums page, Munsterteiger wrote: “Just got this email from the Guy Thurston, the uncle of former blue-chip in-state recruit Paul Thurston, from Arvada West: Paul Thurston, my nephew, has signed...
Via BSN Denver
May 18, 2016

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. catches massive catfish

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. seems to be improving on the field for the Cornhuskers, but he proved that he does not need to improve his fishing skills. The Texas native showed off the giant catfish he caught when he was back home for a visit on Tuesday. He posted a photo of him struggling to hold the fish, which is at least three feet long, to his Instagram Tuesday night...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Can Barely Lift The Catfish He Caught

Tommy Armstrong Jr. may be the starting quarterback at Nebraska, but he’s a Texas boy, born and bred. And on Wednesday, he decided to make that clear by posting a photo to Instagram of the huge blue catfish he caught while back in his home state. Looks like he’s having trouble holding that thing up. Everything's bigger in Texas !!!!!!! A photo posted by Tommy Armstrong...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Top Returning Offensive Players in the Big Ten West in 2016

Wrapping up our series of articles highlighting the top returning players in the Big Ten, we present the top returning offensive players from the Big Ten West. Jordan Westerkamp, WR, Nebraska — Westerkamp may be the most complete receiver in the conference. He truly does everything well at the position and gives the Nebraska passing game stability and a dependable target on every...
Via Know It All Football
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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