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Q&A: Nebraska coaching great Osborne not slowing down at 80

It's going on 20 years since Tom Osborne last coached a football game and 10 years since the end of his three terms as a Nebraska congressman. He was Nebraska's athletic director from 2007-12, served two years on the College Football Playoff committee and continues to work as many as 50 hours a week with the teen mentoring program he started with his wife in 1991. On Thursday Osborne...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: 2017 NFL Combine Preview

The college football season may be over but for many players, it’s time to put in the last hours of training before putting their talent on display for NFL scouts. The Nebraska Football team will be represented by two of their standout players in Nathan Gerry and Cethan Carter during the 2017 NFL Combine. Both players had outstanding careers at Nebraska and are well deserving...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska receivers coach gets 30 days in jail for 3rd DUI

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, three years' probation and fined $1,000 after pleading no contest to third-offense drunken driving. Williams is to report to jail on March 3, but a Lancaster County judge said Williams could apply for house arrest. Prosecutors requested that Williams go to jail because he never...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Halos Erstad, Percival reunite as rivals

Former Angels Darin Erstad and Troy Percival reunited on the field Friday not as teammates, but as rivals. Erstad's Nebraska Cornhuskers and Percival's UC Riverside Highlanders began a four-game series of Division I baseball at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Via Angels.com
7 days ago

Huskers ride hot shooting to 82-66 victory over Penn State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Glynn Watson Jr. and Jack McVeigh scored 15 points apiece to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers used their best shooting half of the season to set the tone in an 82-66 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Jordy Tshimanga and Tai Webster had 12 points each for the Huskers (11-14, 5-8 Big Ten), who ended a three-game losing...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Elliott leaving Irish post to coach Nebraska's safeties

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Bob Elliott is leaving his job as special assistant to the head coach at Notre Dame to coach safeties at Nebraska. Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley on Monday announced the hiring of Elliott, who has 38 years of college coaching experience and spent the past five seasons on the Notre Dame staff. Elliott coached safeties at Notre Dame in 2012-13 when Bob Diaco was...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Husker Corner Recruiting Roundtable

The 2017 Nebraska football recruiting class is officially wrapped up. As we thought, there were some surprises and some bummers, but overall, a quality class. It’s time to see what the Husker Corner crew feels about the haul. Who is your favorite recruit? Brandon Cavanaugh: Wow. Tough question. I’m going to cheat a bit and have an offensive and defensive favorite. On offense...
Via FOX Sports
22 days ago

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Grading The 2017 Class

Before we dive head-first into the 2018 Nebraska football recruiting class (and we will), let’s first review the 2017 bunch and grade it out properly. First, let’s have a look at where the recruiting services felt the Big Red finished nationally. Rivals: 19th overall (No. 5 Big Ten; 1st in the West division)Scout: 18th overall (No. 6 Big Ten; 2nd in the West division)247Sports...
Via FOX Sports
23 days ago

Riley says Huskers hit their marks in 20-man recruit class

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley said the Cornhuskers hit their marks in signing three wide receivers and four offensive linemen in their 20-man class Wednesday. The Cornhuskers landed five players rated as four-star recruits by 247sports.com, and three of them already are on campus as January enrollees. The Huskers also signed four defensive linemen after a strong...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will choose Nebraska Football on signing day?

Why is this day so special for Nebraska Football? Well, the Huskers currently have some big name targets in the mix. Here are some notable names that will put the “N” on the table tomorrow. DB Elijah Blades (Pasadena, CA) Blades just recently made the decision to reopen his recruitment after being a Florida commit. This decision came a few days after an official visit...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Tyjon Lindsey is a Five-Star Peer Recruiter

Peer recruiting is a key part of the college football recruiting process. Fortunately for the Nebraska football program, it has a few good salesmen in their 2017 class. Tyjon Lindsey is the most recent commit to help make an impact through peer recruiting. The four-star wide receiver is currently the highest-rated commitment in the 2017 Husker class. Lindsey is ranked No. 50 in...
Via FOX Sports
24 days ago

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers' California Work Nothing Short of Impressive

Nebraska football‘s 2017 recruiting class is a few days from being wrapped up. However, its history shows just how well Mike Riley’s staff has done in the state of California. There have been debates about just how effective the “Calibraska” movement has been. Just like any other aspect of recruiting, it has had its ups and downs. Check It Out: Nebraska 2017 Class Tracker...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago

Nebraska Huskers take lead in last minute, upset No. 20 Purdue 83-80

By Eric Olson, The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — An improbable trio led the way as Nebraska ended its five-game losing streak and upset 20th-ranked Purdue. There was Jack McVeigh, who has a love-hate relationship with his 3-point shot, and Jeriah Horne, who didn’t even play in the Cornhuskers’ previous game by coach’s decision. And then there was Michael Jacobson, who...
Via The Denver Post
26 days ago

No. 20 Purdue basketball team stunned by Nebraska

The No. 20-ranked Purdue basketball program suffered a shocking upset on Sunday night at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Boilermakers found themselves trailing to the Cornhuskers with 42 seconds remaining in the game and Nebraska was able to hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the big win. Nebraska ended a five-game losing streak with the big win. The Cornhuskers...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago

Purdue outmuscled late in 83-80 loss to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Michael Jacobson's putback with 42 seconds left gave Nebraska the lead, and the Cornhuskers made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to hold off No. 20 Purdue 83-80 on Sunday. Reserve Jack McVeigh matched his season high with 21 points, and reserve Jeriah Horne had 16 points for the Huskers (10-11, 4-5 Big Ten). They ended a five-game losing streak. Dakota Mathias...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Three-Star Tight End Kurt Rafdal Commits to Huskers

Nebraska football‘s 2017 recruiting class is filling up even more as National Signing Day draws closer. While there are still plenty of surprises on February 1, the Huskers beat out a rival for their latest commit. Former Indiana commitment Kurt Rafdal de-committed from the Hoosiers after Kevin Wilson took his leave and ultimately the fight for his services came down to a Big...
Via FOX Sports
26 days ago

Go Big Read: National Signing Day Countdown and More Nebraska Football News

National Signing Day is all of three days away and the Nebraska football coaches are finishing up hosting their final official visits of the 2017 cycle. Per usual, all the news that’s fit to dish. Why Nebraska?: Cornhusker early enrollees Tristan Gebbia, Jaevon McQuitty, Keyshawn Johnson, Broc Bando, Avery Roberts and Andrew Bunch all chime in as to why they ultimately chose...
Via FOX Sports
26 days ago

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Predicting the Huskers' National Signing Day

For Nebraska football‘s 2017 class, it has been a roller coaster of emotions. There are plenty of potential surprises for the Huskers on National Signing Day. Time to figure out what to expect. A big domino fell a few days early for Nebraska. This past Friday, four-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin made his commitment to the Huskers after previously committing to Oregon State...
Via FOX Sports
27 days ago

Nebraska Football Recruiting: How the 2017 Class Will Affect Fan Perception of Mike Riley

The Nebraska football program’s 2017 recruiting class is ranked 22nd as of this writing just days before National Signing Day. This is where fact ends and the debate begins. Must See: Nebraska 2017 Recruiting Class Tracker Many Cornhusker fans will look at that ranking and roll their eyes. Nebraska’s recruiting classes have hovered around that number for years, and they...
Via FOX Sports
27 days ago

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Do the Huskers Have Their Top Targets Flipping Out?

It’s been asked many times, “Can the Nebraska football coaches close?” The 2017 recruiting class is shaping up nicely. It currently sits at 17 commits and ranks 24th in the nation. Now, how will it finish? The key to closing out a class is to keep current commits in the bag and fill remaining spots with high-caliber, high-need players. The Husker coaches have already flipped...
Via FOX Sports
28 days ago

Nebraska Football: Possible Captains For the 2017 Season

While the 2017 Nebraska football season seems like ages away, it’s never too early to look into what the future may bring. The Huskers lost all four captains from last year, so replacing their leadership may prove to be a tall task. Here’s a list of four potential players to fill the void: Cornerback Chris Jones A key piece of “Lockdown U,” Jones proved to be arguably the...
Via FOX Sports
28 days ago

Will Bob Diaco be the spark that the Nebraska Football team needs?

For most football programs, the offseason is treated as a time to be out on the recruitment trail and find the future stars for your program. The Nebraska Football program has been covering a lot of territory during the process but had an unexpected surprise from head coach, Mike Riley, this weekend. The Nebraska program announced the hiring of former Connecticut head coach, Bob...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Four-star WR Tyjon Lindsey commits to Nebraska

Four-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey has formally committed to attend Nebraska and become a Cornhusker. Originally from Las Vegas, it would appear he is intent on playing in the Big Ten during his collegiate career. He decommitted from Ohio State earlier this week. Lindsey announced his commitment to the Cornhuskers on social media. "God will ensure my success in accordance with...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2017

Ex-UConn coach Diaco new Nebraska defensive coordinator

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska. UConn fired Diaco last month after three straight losing seasons. Nebraska coach Mike Riley hired Diaco to take over a Nebraska defense that struggled in the most important games. He replaces Mark Banker, who was fired Wednesday. Riley said Saturday that Diaco ''is an...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years at Oregon State and the last two at Nebraska. ''I want to thank Mark for his hard work and contributions to our football program the past two...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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