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Big Ten Football Top 25 Players: 2014 Postseason No’s 5-1

Our weeklong journey comes to an end today, as we give you the best of the best…the top of the 2014 Big Ten mountain. That’s right, the end of the Big Ten football Top 25 players list! Previous Rankings: No’s 25-21 | No’s 20-16 | No’s 15-11 | No’s 10-6 Some of the names we expected to be here, others surprised us and still others flat-out floored us with their performances...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl 2014: Nebraska vs. USC Preview

When: Saturday, Dec. 27; 8pm ESTWhere: San Diego, CA; Qualcomm Stadium (71,294)TV: ESPNSpread: USC – 6.5 (via VegasInsider.com)All-Time Series: USC leads 3-0-1Last Meeting: USC win, 49-31 (9/15/2007) Gift Bag: $445 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip; Fossil watch; cap (courtesy sportsbusinessdaily.com) Statistical Breakdown: CategoryNebraskaUSCScoring Offense37.4 (3rd/14th)35...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Tweets About Winning Future Doak Walker Award

This year’s Doak Walker Award for top college running back was all about the Big Ten this year. All three of the finalists—Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman—played in the league, with Gordon taking home the award. Now, another Big Ten star has his eyes on taking home the trophy. Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott had a fantastic...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley On UAB Shutting Down Its Football Program: “If We’re Lucky, Alabama Will Fold Next”

The University Of Alabama-Birmingham is reportedly shutting down its football program.  This has been depressing news to many, including former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, who challenged everyone in his home state to “stand up for UAB”, and Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, a Birmingham native who tweeted in support of his home city’s program.  Charles Barkley...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Native Ameer Abdullah Tweets In Support Of The UAB Football Program

Star running back Ameer Abdullah may play his football at Nebraska, but he comes from Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, and he has some thoughts about the situation going on with the UAB football program. Gotta keep UAB’s football program for sure. Brings athletic competitiveness to the city that I call home! #205StandUp #FreeUAB — Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) December...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires coach Bo Pelini

            ruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports The University of Nebraska has dismissed head coach Bo Pelini, athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced Sunday. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction,” Eichorst said in a statement.  Coach Pelini served our University...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury mars Abdullah's special season for Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) It was only a month ago that Ameer Abdullah was a Heisman Trophy contender and on track to break Nebraska's revered all-time rushing record. In an instant, his spectacular senior season went poof. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. fumbled early in the Nov. 1 game against Purdue. As Abdullah recovered it, a 323-pound defensive tackle fell on his left knee. ''Big...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Will Narrowly Defeat Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers, (8-3, 4-3), and Iowa Hawkeyes, (7-4, 4-3), limp into their annual regular season finale coming off losses and Big Ten West elimination.The Cornhuskers go to Iowa City a one point favorite on a two game losing streak.Nebraska is 4-1 against Iowa over the last five years. Their one loss a blowout victory by Iowa last season.They are 6-4-1 against-the-spread...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft prospects: Running back Ameer Abdullah

Name: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Height: 5’9 Weight: 197lbs Analysis: Most collegiate feature backs feature a singular dominant athletic quality, which would separate them from others. In contrast, Abdullah doesn’t own one highly sought after gift: Undoubtedly, he is the most versatile back in this draft class. Abdullah is a Golden Corral of talent, without the long lines,...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Is Good To Go vs. Wisconsin, Wearing Brace On Knee

Nebraska will not be shorthanded in the battle for the Big Ten West Division.  Ameer Abdullah, the Huskers’ star running back who has been dealing with a knee injury suffered against Purdue Nov. 1, is dressed and appears to be good to go against the Badgers. Nebraska’s senior Heisman hopeful is wearing a brace on his left knee as a precaution.  Ameer is a-go #huskers @OWHbigred...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska Star RB Ameer Abdullah Will Play Saturday vs. Wisconsin

Nebraska will have its star running back when it faces Wisconsin Saturday in a showdown that will almost certainly decide the Big Ten West Division title race.  Ameer Abdullah, the Huskers’ senior Heisman candidate who injured his MCL during a Nov. 1 game against Purdue, is going to play against the Badgers. Abdullah has practiced all week while wearing a protective brace on his...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen: Badgers must 'sustain' success, finish season strong

Gary Andersen met with local media members following Thursday's practice for the final time before No. 22 Wisconsin plays host to No. 11 Nebraska on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Camp Randall Stadium. Here's what the Badgers' head coach had to say: Question: How much time did you spend practicing outside this week? Andersen: Like today's practice was an hour and 15 minutes, we were...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Opposition Research: Q&A with Husker Corner

As we draw ever closer to the Badgers biggest game of the Big Ten season, it’s important we continue to look under the hood of the opposition. With that in mind we reached out our friends at Husker Corner, and specifically, co-editor Brandon Cavanaugh. We’ll get the answers to the key questions facing Nebraska, including what’s up with the verbal games played by Pelini about...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer On Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot: ‘The Whole Country Is Going To Hear About Zeke Elliott’

Ezekiel Elliot isn’t really a household name in college football – yet.  The Ohio State sophomore running back has totaled 863 yards and seven touchdowns this season. During last Saturday’s win against Michigan State, Elliot scampered for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. The Big Ten has a couple star backs in Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska's top RB Abdullah completes practice with knee brace

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Running back Ameer Abdullah made it through 16th-ranked Nebraska's practice wearing a brace on his left knee, a positive sign for the Cornhuskers as they prepare for Saturday's key Big Ten West game at No. 20 Wisconsin. The three-time 1,000-yard rusher left the Nov. 1 game against Purdue in the first quarter with a sprained and bruised his knee. The Huskers didn...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Neb's Abdullah goes through practice in knee brace

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Running back Ameer Abdullah made it through 11th-ranked Nebraska's practice wearing a brace on his left knee, a positive sign for the Cornhuskers as they prepare for Saturday's key Big Ten West game at No. 22 Wisconsin. The three-time 1,000-yard rusher left the Nov. 1 game against Purdue in the first quarter with a sprained and bruised his knee. The Huskers didn...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Is Practicing Today, Wearing Protective Brace On Knee

On this morning’s Big Ten coaches’ conference call, Bo Pelini said he expects Ameer Abdullah to play against Wisconsin, but he’s “not a doctor,” so the Nebraska coach isn’t sure if his star running back will be good to go.  If today’s practice is any indication of Abdullah’s status for Saturday, it appears the Huskers’ senior tailback will at least attempt to give...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Gary Andersen: Nebraska will be a 'great matchup'

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference ahead of the Badgers' game against Nebraska. Andersen briefly cited linebacker Vince Biegel and running back Melvin Gordon for their play in Wisconsin's 34-16 victory against Purdue, looked ahead to Nebraska, discussed his defense's success and praised Cornhuskers...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Bo Pelini Says He Expects Star RB Ameer Abdullah To Play vs. Wisconsin, But He’s ‘Not A Doctor’

This Saturday’s Nebraska-Wisconsin game will feature the Big Ten West Division’s two top teams and, hopefully, the two best running backs in the conference in the Badgers’ Melvin Gordon and the Huskers’ Ameer Abdullah.  Abdullah’s status for the game is in doubt, though. The Nebraska senior running back strained his MCL during a Nov. 1 game against Purdue and might not...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: More evidence NCAA was selfish in hammering Penn State

The NCAA’s 2012 ruling on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal has come under a new wave of criticism recently with the release of internal emails in an ongoing lawsuit. Last week, emails between NCAA employees showed that some within the institution’s walls believed the NCAA was trying to “bluff” Penn State and didn’t have the kind if authority it threatened...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining stretch run arrives for No. 22 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) It sounds like good buddies Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah will be maintaining radio silence the rest of the week. If that's the case, two of the nation's top running backs will communicate next on Saturday, when Gordon and No. 22 Wisconsin host Abdullah and No. 11 Nebraska in what could be a Big Ten West division elimination game. Let the games begin between...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Nebraska have Heisman candidate Abdullah for Wisconsin clash?

  Nebraska coach Bo Pelini isn't as optimistic as he was last week about whether star running back Ameer Abdullah would be full strength for Saturday's game at No. 22 Wisconsin. Abdullah left the Nov. 1 game against Purdue with a sprained and bruised left knee. Pelini said Monday that Abdullah didn't practice during the 11th-ranked Cornhuskers' bye week, though "he worked out on...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini Expects Ameer Abdullah To Be 100% For Wisconsin Game

Twitter/@Huskers This week’s bye could not have come at a better time for Nebraska. Not only does it give Bo Pelini and his staff an extra week to prepare for an incredibly important game against Wisconsin, but it should also allow star running back Ameer Abdullah to fully recover from the mild sprain that he suffered over the weekend. Pelini is confident that he will have Abdullah...
Via College Spun
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

'Huskers RB Abdullah 'doing great,' expected for Wisconsin game

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Star running back Ameer Abdullah is expected to be at full strength following a knee injury when Nebraska plays at Wisconsin on Nov. 15. Coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday that Abdullah is "doing great" and should be "100 percent" for the game. The No. 15 Cornhuskers are off this week. Abdullah left last Saturday's game against Purdue with a mild sprain and bruise to his...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Nebraska star Ameer Abdullah 'doing great'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Star running back Ameer Abdullah is expected to be at full strength following a knee injury when Nebraska plays at Wisconsin on Nov. 15. Coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday that Abdullah is ''doing great'' and should be ''100 percent'' for the game. The No. 15 Cornhuskers are off this week. Abdullah left last Saturday's game against Purdue with a mild sprain and bruise...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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