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 Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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, and three of them already are on campus as January enrollees. The Huskers also signed four defensive linemen after a strong...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
22 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...
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

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 Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Cornhuskers' Riley fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Riley also announced Wednesday that defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years...
Via Associated Press
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Who will put on a “Nebraska Football cap” at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl?

The Nebraska Football team finished out 2016 with a tough loss to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. The Huskers did not end the season well but they did walk away with nine wins. One observation made during the bowl game was the talent level of both teams. It was evident early that Tennessee had players that Nebraska could not match. The Nebraska Football team has been hard at work...
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Nebraska WR Brandon Reilly honors Sam Foltz with TD celebration

Nebraska made sure to honor the late Sam Foltz during the first touchdown the team scored in the Music City Bowl on Friday. Trailing 14-0, Nebraska was in need of a big play, and got one from wide receiver Brandon Reilly. Reilly made a great play on the ball to haul in a 38-yard touchdown pass in the end zone, and then pointed to the sky to pay tribute to the team’s former punter...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: The Big Red pulse

The bowl season is here and as Friday approaches, the Nebraska Football team will look to get the gears rolling in preparation for their matchup in the Music City Bowl. Leading up to this week, the pulse surrounding this team has been adverse. The Huskers announced earlier in the month that senior safety, Nathan Gerry, will be ineligible to play during the bowl game. This is a huge...
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

Since 1937, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have sent 33 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name? Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team  
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: The ‘Calibraska’ movement

The Nebraska Football program has come along way from where it was at in 2014.  The Bo Pelini era came to an end and the Mike Riley era began. The Huskers not only a hired a coach that knew how to win on the field but a coach that knew how to use his resources across the country to recruit. For Mike Riley and his staff, the Nebraska brand speaks for itself.  When potential athletes...
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 Creighton looking to give Nebraska the blues - again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) When it comes to football and politics, Nebraska is as red a state as there is. When it comes to basketball, it's a deep shade of blue, as in Creighton blue. The 10th-ranked Bluejays (8-0) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3) play their annual game Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, and Creighton's dominance is expected to continue. The Jays have won...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Forever 27

As the 2016 regular season comes to a close for the Nebraska Football team, the legacy of number 27, Sam Foltz, will continue to be remembered within the walls of Memorial Stadium. It was no secret that the Huskers were playing each game for their fallen teammate but the coolest part was seeing the other teams participating in the remembrance of Foltz. The Nebraska Football team...
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa newspaper writes Tommie Frazier’s still playing QB for Nebraska

Are all Nebraska quarterbacks named “Tommy” or “Tommie” alike? That’s what Iowa newspaper The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier seems to think. In a story in Wednesday’s paper about the upcoming Iowa Hawkeyes-Nebraska Cornhuskers game, they confused current Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. with famed former Huskers’ QB Tommie Frazier (seen at left above with Ernie...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. taken away on stretcher after being knocked unconscious

A very scary scene on Saturday night during the Ohio State-Nebraska football game in Columbus, as Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. lost consciousness after he took a hit and had a hard fall on the sidelines, and was taken off the field on a stretcher. "Tommy" chants are starting to emerge here in Ohio Stadium. — Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) November 6, 2016 Armstrong...
Via The Comeback
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tommy Armstrong Carted Off Field After Being Briefly Knocked Unconscious

Scary doesn’t even begin to describe what happened to Tommy Armstrong Jr. during Saturday’s game against Ohio State. The Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback was running down the sideline when he was cleanly tackled by a Buckeye defender, but there was nothing clean about the way Armstrong fell to the ground. He landed awkwardly on his side, and his head hit right off the ground...
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska's QB Tommy Armstrong carted off on stretcher after hitting head

Tommy Armstrong Jr. was carted off the field in Columbus on Saturday after hitting his head on the turf during the second quarter of Nebraska’s game against Ohio State. Armstrong was scrambling on a 3rd-and-7 play and was pushed out of bounds inside the 25. Armstrong went head-first into the turf and did not get up. There was concern on the field as Armstrong did not move for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tommy Armstrong carted off field after hitting head on turf

During Saturday’s huge Big Ten game featuring Nebraska and Ohio State, Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. hit his head hard on the turf and had to be carted off the field. Armstrong was scrambling to his left when he was tackled low by an Ohio State defender, which caused him to hit the turf head first at a sideways angle. This is what a bad concussion looks like. Hope...
Via Sportsnaut
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue could have an interested coaching candidate in Bo Pelini

As the college football coaching carousel begins to open up spots to fill, there is no shortage of names worth following in this year’s cycle. One name that is starting to generate some intrigue for the Purdue vacancy is former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. Wait – Bo Pelini? And Purdue? “He would definitely be interested in this job,” an inside source reportedly with...
Via The Comeback
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Near interception turns into 45-yard circus catch for Nebraska vs Indiana

College football Saturdays are always fun to look forward to; the fall weather and the smashmouth football go together hand in hand. The Big 10 isn’t normally known for its flash, but it made one hell of an impression with a great circus catch during the Nebraska-Indiana game. A Tommy Armstrong Jr. pass looked like it was bound to fall in the hands of the Indiana defense, but...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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