No. 22 Cornhuskers open against Florida Atlantic

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska came out of preseason practice calling its offense the ''Red Storm'' and confident its defense will be better than the middling unit of a year ago. ''Now the test will come,'' coach Bo Pelini said. ''Once we get to the first game, the question will be can we apply what we've learned? Can we react with 93,000...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

FAU-Nebraska Preview

(AP) - Carl Pelini served as Nebraska's defensive coordinator under his brother Bo for four seasons before taking the Florida Atlantic job prior to the 2012 season. The schools scheduled Saturday's matchup soon after Carl left in hopes of having a Pelini vs. Pelini showdown in Lincoln. Now that circumstances have changed, a game that could have had a lot of intrigue now simply...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Abdullah eager to win a championship

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Ameer Abdullah is in position to become the first Nebraska player to record three 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Not that it's a primary goal for him. ''Probably like 49th on my list,'' Abdullah said Monday. ''Win is like 1 through 38. And then you've got championship 39 through 47.'' Abdullah forgot to mention No. 48. Undoubtedly...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. Florida Atlantic – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Twitter/@Huskers This certainly isn’t the most appealing matchup of the first week of the college football season, but there this has the potential to be an entertaining game, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers — the 22nd ranked team in the country according to the AP and Coaches Polls — host the Florida Atlantic Owls. While we know a fair amount about Nebraska — namely that running...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Season Preview: Schedule Breakdown

In our latest Fighting Illini Football Season Preview we’ll be breaking down Illinois’ schedule for the upcoming season. Fighting Illini Football Season Preview: Quarterback Competition Youngstown State When: August 30, 2014, 11:00 A.M. Where: Memorial Stadium Coaches Poll: Unranked CBS: Unranked SI: Unranked Unranked 2013 Record: 8-4 Youngstown State is an FCS school...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska's QB Armstrong says expectations high

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. had never taken a meaningful snap when he was thrust into the Nebraska starting quarterback's job. Yet he helped the Cornhuskers to a nine-win season that ended with a bowl victory over Georgia. The sophomore knows expectations are higher this season. ''I feel like a leader,'' he said. ''I've gained the respect...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fan-Made Nebraska Highlight Reel Will Get You Pumped For The 2014-15 Season

The 2013-14 Nebraska season featured some absolutely thrilled moments. The Huskers’ season featured blow outs of Illinois and Purdue, and thrilled close victories over Northwestern, Michigan, and Penn State in overtime, as well as a 24-19 Gator Bowl win over SEC power Georgia. With stars like Ameer Abdullah back for Nebraska, 2014-15 should be another fun year. This fan-made hype...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ameer Abdullah Explaining His Decision To Return For His Senior Season Will Make Nebraska Fans Proud

The Nebraska Huskers YouTube account put out an awesome video today where star running back Ameer Abdullah explained his decision to return to Lincoln for his senior year. Abdullah has previously said in interviews that getting a degree was important to him, but in this video, Abdullah goes into more detail, explaining that if he jumped to the NFL before finishing his degree, it...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

B1G Media Day Recap Day 2

“If someone is stronger than you, train harder,” Abdullah said.”If someone is faster than you, then you have to run smarter.” Day two of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago is about two things. We got two hours to speak with all the players and coaches in attendance and the kickoff luncheon capped by this year’s speaker Huskers RB Ameer Abdullah. As far as the coaches and players...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Days Are Over And I Couldn’t Be Happier

My head hurts. Look, I love Big Ten football as much as the next guy (I run a Big Ten website — you’re reading it now), but sweet mother of all that is holy, the Big Ten media days are boring. I’m sure it was cool for the media people who were actually there to see some of the players and coaches, but then again, most people in the mainstream media covering the Big Ten beat...
Via Know It All Football
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah Says Alabama Told Him He “Wouldn’t Be More Than A Return Specialist For Tide”

Nebraska star running back Ameer Abdullah was no slouch as a high school recruit. He was rated three or four stars depending on the service, and had offers from all over the country. One school that didn’t really believe in his potential? His home state school, Alabama. Abdullah, a Birmingham native, says that during his recruitment, an Alabama assistant was very frank with what...
Via College Spun
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Big Ten RBs Gordon, Abdullah share tight friendship

CHICAGO -- Ameer Abdullah placed his white suit jacket on the back of a chair and sat down to begin a two-hour interview session Tuesday morning during the Big Ten's annual media days gathering. The Nebraska running back, an engaging and eloquent speaker, was prepared to face a list of questions -- about team expectations, unionizing in college football and even the speech he...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Takes On Public Speaking. Is Heisman Next?

CHICAGO — At first, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wasn’t thrilled when Nebraska's sports information director put his name in...
Via Athlon Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Days: Melvin Gordon interview (audio)

Melvin Gordon spoke to a rather large contingent of media on Monday during the Big Ten Media Day’s first day. He had high praise for everyone around him and spoke glowingly of his offensive line, especially “best buddy” Rob Havenstein. Topics included: Fashion statements by UW players Relationship w/ RB coach Thomas Brown Relationship w/ Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and more…...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2 Wisconsin Badgers named to Big Ten’s Players to Watch list

Wisconsin got some love from the media late last week, being named the winner of the Big Ten West division in an unofficial poll put on by The Plain Dealer. On Monday, before Big Ten media days, the conference named two Badgers to its preseason Players to Watch List. Running back Melvin Gordon and right tackle Rob Havenstein were given that honor. They weren’t the only pair of...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Heisman Odds: Evaluating the Senior Candidates and their 2015 NFL Draft Futures

Arguably the most prestigious single-season award in sports, the Heisman trophy is always a focus for college football fans and media members. We’ve seen underclassmen win the award with remarkable frequency in recent years, including having two straight Heisman winners return for another season. While finding a senior to win the award isn’t an easy task, evaluating these expectedly...
Via Optimum Scouting
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Gets Honor Of Speaking On Behalf Of B1G Players At Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon

Big Ten Media Days are July 28-29 in Chicago. Today, the conference released the list of players that will represent each team at the event. Each program will send three athletes and its head coach to meet with reporters during a series of interviews over a two-day period.  The event concludes with the Big Ten’s Kickoff Luncheon, during which one player from the conference makes...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Nine Other B1G Players Make Hornung Watch List

Louisville, KY. - Monday, July 7, 2014 - The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football...
Via Know It All Football
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Pay College Athletes, But Loosen Restrictions On Their Earning Power

So I was having a little quiet time on a Saturday afternoon, surfing the internet while my son took his daily nap. I ran across the ESPN article about how Big Ten commish Jim Delaney may have hurt the NCAA’s argument in the O’Bannon trial. There was some discussion at the end of the article about players being used in school marketing that included corporate logos. That reminded...
Via Know It All Football
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah Scouting Report

Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska #8 Ht: 5’9″ Wt: 190 All of our scouting reports are available to our premium members. If you would like access to our 2015 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Overview: Abdullah is a shifty runner who can make guys miss as he weaves through traffic. However, he lacks the elite speed to turn the corner and leave defenders in his dust....
Via DraftAce
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Leads the Big Ten in Rushing in 2014?

The Big Ten produced seven 1,000-yard rushers last season, headlined by Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah with 1,690 yards on 281 attempts. Abdullah...
Via Athlon Sports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nebraska’s RB Ameer Abdullah Does the Lion King With His Cat

We may be witness to a new trend when it comes to Nebraska football. Prior to the spring game Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini walked the tunnel holding his cat and lifted the feline up high Lion King style in front of thousands before the team ran on to the field.It appears that the Coach has inspired at least one of his players to honor his kitty cat as well--running back Ameer...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, NCAA Football, A Cat, And A Ridiculous Stat Line

Ameer Abdullah is a legitimate candidate to win the Heisman trophy this fall. The Nebraska senior running back is the nation’s active leading rusher. Abdullah ran for 1690 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013, and he is expected to have better numbers in 2014.  The Heisman campaign has started for the Huskers’ tailback. Check out this vine of Abdullah playing EA Sports NCAA Football...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

B10 stars Abdullah, Gordon top returning rushers

After passing on opportunities to declare for the NFL draft, running backs Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin are the country's top two returning rushers.
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini signs contract extension with Nebraska

Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini signed an extension Wednesday that will keep him in Nebraska through the 2018 season, reports’s Gregg Doyel. That much-discussed contract extension Nebraska hasn’t given Bo Pelini? He got it last week. Signed it Wednesday. Five years left. — Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) March 7, 2014 Pelini told Doyel that the contract sat on his desk...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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