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BYU provides measuring stick for Nebraska to start Riley era

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska certainly isn't easing into the Mike Riley era. The Cornhuskers face their most challenging opener in more than a decade when BYU visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday. ''That part of it is going to be really good for us,'' Riley said. ''This is going to be a really good football team that always plays with a lot of confidence. We'll find out a lot about...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska suspends five, including two starters, for opener vs. BYU

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Starting linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey and co-No. 1 cornerback Jonathan Rose are among five Nebraska players suspended for Saturday's opener against BYU. Coach Mike Riley also announced Thursday that tight end Cethan Carter, defensive end Joe Keels and offensive lineman Robby Painter are suspended. Those three are backups. Riley had said three weeks ago that five...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2 starters among 5 Huskers suspended for opener against BYU

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Starting linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey and co-No. 1 cornerback Jonathan Rose are among five Nebraska players suspended for Saturday's opener against BYU. Coach Mike Riley also announced Thursday that tight end Cethan Carter, defensive end Joe Keels and offensive lineman Robby Painter are suspended. Those three are backups. Riley had said three weeks ago that five...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Path to Victory: BYU at Nebraska

New year, new coach, new system. I’m not sure if you heard but Nebraska went through a tense coaching change last year when Bo Pelini was fired despite a 67-27 overall record as the head coach of the Huskers. There’s plenty more to the story but ultimately Nebraska Athletic Director tabbed Mike Riley to lead [&hellip The post Path to Victory: BYU at Nebraska appeared first...
Via No Coast Bias
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Nebraska Insider Q & A

We caught up with Nebraska beat writer Brian Rosenthal from the Lincoln Journal Star and asked him some questions about the much-anticipated BYU Football season opener this weekend with Nebraska. Where can Nebraska hurt BYU the most? When Tommy Armstrong is good in the passing game, he’s good deep. I knows BYU’s secondary has been suspect at times, and I could see receiver Jordan...
Via TornBySports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires PA announcer for remarks against Bo Pelini

In August, Nebraska announced that they would not be bringing back long-time PA announcer Patrick Combs after he was arrested for conning over $350,000 from two elderly women. Thus, the search was on for a new announcer and the Cornhuskers found their guy in the form of Jon Schuetz. However, his tenure at Memorial Stadium was over before it even began after a critical social media...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Armstrong Jr ready to step up in 2015 for Nebraska

Tommy Armstrong Jr. is heading into his third season with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Armstrong put together a very solid season last year, but is ready to take a big leap forward this season and begin to show his full potential. Bleacher Report named him as their 250th best player in the country for the upcoming season, but he wants to prove that he belongs higher on that list. During...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Nebraska PA announcer fired after one day thanks to November Facebook criticism

The University of Nebraska’s now on its third football public-address announcer this offseason, and their second one only lasted one day. Nebraska said Monday they’d hired former KETV local sports director Jon Scheutz for the position, but on Tuesday, they told Schuetz they were “going in a different direction” thanks to the discovery of a November Facebook post he made criticizing...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just Hired Nebraska Stadium Announcer Loses Job Due To Months-Old Facebook Post

It won’t be the first time you’ve heard somebody say this, but you should be careful what you say on social media.  Recently hired Nebraska stadium announcer Jon Schuetz found this out the hard way when he lost his job – just one day after his hiring was announced – because of a months-old Facebook post, according to the Associated Press.  The post, from last November,...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nebraska players react to receiving ‘Blackshirts’

One of the proudest traditions in college football is the awarding of “Blackshirts” to the starting members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive unit. This week, players received their black practice jerseys and the moment was captured in an incredible video. As you would expect, there were some very emotional reactions from the players who received their jerseys. There was...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nebraska coaches go nuts over Montana's game-winning TD

It's pretty rare when folks inside the sport get almost as caught up in a regular-season college football game as those in the stands or on their couches at home. But that was the case Saturday as Bob Stitt made quite a national TV debut in his first game as Montana's head coach. Stitt's Griz knocked off No. 1 North Dakota State, a program that has won the last four FCS national...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Nebraska Has Awarded Blackshirts To Its Starting Defensive Unit

Last year, it took until late October for Nebraska’s coaching staff to hand out the blackshirts – practice jerseys historically given to the team’s first-string defensive unit. With former head coach Bo Pelini gone, however, the process was apparently a little more traditional this year. Mike Riley has awarded the team’s defensive starters their apparel a few days ahead of...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Nine-win steak is real, and it matters

On Friday, friend, fellow Athlon Sports contributor and hardest working Nebraska blogger on the face of the planet, Brandon Cavanaugh, took to his keyboard with one goal in mind: devalue the significance of Bo Pelini’s 7-year streak of winning at least nine games at Nebraska. Brandon decided to raise and carry the flag of the fans and media members in Husker Nation who are tired...
Via Know It All Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Country artist Heidi Merrill writes anthem for Nebraska

One aspiring country star has turned her love for college football and the Nebraska Cornhuskers into a potential hit song titled, “Cornhusker Strong.” The singer, Heidi Merrill, wrote the Nebraska anthem which features shots of Memorial Stadium, Nebraska football jerseys and men in uniform, along with — you guessed it! — corn fields. Well done, Miss Merrill. The song actually...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Country Artist Heidi Merrill Wrote An Anthem For Nebraska, Titled “Cornhusker Strong”

If you’re a fan of both country music and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, well, then we’ve got a treat for you. Earlier this week, a Nebraska fan named Heidi Merrill, who is also an aspiring country music artist, released a music video for her song “Cornhusker Strong.” In the clip, Merrill dances in Memorial Stadium, wears a Nebraska jersey and frolics in cornfields. Will it become...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska DE Ross Dzuris sports handlebar mustache in media photo (Video)

Nebraska Cornhuskers junior defensive end Ross Dzuris sports an old-fashioned handlebar mustache in his latest head shot, making it the early nominee for most noteworthy media photo of the 2015 college football season. Proudly presenting the 2015 CFB head shot of the year: Nebraska DE Ross Dzuris pic.twitter.com/ilgKzwBWk3— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) August 27, 2015Kudos to...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Player Wins The Internet With Headshot Picture

As someone with a goatee, I know and appreciate good looking facial hair. You can line it up thin or shave in some cool designs, but it is an amazing thing to see someone take pride in how their facial hair looks. The 2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers have a player who knows what it means to have a great look. Defensive end Ross Dzuris showcased his style in the best of places … during...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Nebraska hype video will get your blood pumping

Over the past few weeks, we have seen our fair share of hype videos. Some feature highlights from past season, others show motivational speeches and others combine the two. In a hype video for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, you get to see a little bit of everything. From the great tunnel walk, to incredible speeches and highlights of the proud tradition that is Cornhusker football, this...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are looking to build off a 9-4 season in 2014 while replacing several key members of their offense. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Nebraska’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brace Yourselves: Nebraska’s Spin Machine is Coming in Wake of Pierson-El Injury

Are you ready? Here it comes. News broke today that Nebraska wide receiver/punt returner/best player De’Mornay Pierson-El is going to miss the next 6-8 weeks with a foot injury discovered after Tuesday’s practice. This is bad — real bad. And for the first hour or two, fans and media are going to react as if it’s bad. And they should. Again, this is Nebraska’s most talented...
Via Know It All Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Suspends Five Players For Opener, No One Knows Who

Late Thursday night, a report came out that Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley would be suspending five Cornhuskers for their opener vs. BYU on Sept.5, according to the Associated Press. There is one problem, though. Mike Riley confirms 5 #Huskers will be suspended for the 1st game, won't tell us names, or give us a timetable as to when he will. — Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) August...
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2015

It’s a new era for Nebraska football in 2015. Bo Pelini was jettisoned after leading the Cornhuskers to at least nine wins in every year from...
Via Athlon Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Lands 4-Star Running Back Jordan Stevenson

One Big Ten West team’s loss is another Big Ten West team’s gain. Jordan Stevenson, a four-star running back from Dallas, Texas, has committed to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this upcoming season. Stevenson, who originally committed to Wisconsin but was denied admission and released from his Letter of Intent, broke the news on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon. Stevenson...
Via College Spun
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Huskers Land Commitment From 3-Star Miami Cornerback DiCaprio Bootle

The Nebraska Cornhuskers joined in on the trend of college football programs going to other regions to hold camps, and their efforts in Florida have already paid dividends. Today, the Huskers received a commitment from superbly-named three-star cornerback DiCaprio Bootle out of Miami. Blessed to announce that I have committed to the University of Nebraska! #Huskers #GBRpic.twitter...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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