When is somebody in charge at One Memorial Stadium Drive going to throw open a window and scream, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” instead of tweeting mushy motivational sayings? Nebraska has long achieved athletically in ways the outside world never thought possible. Two major reasons were the guts to hold people accountable and sheer determination.
The final preseason Husker Rewind will focus on 10 key numbers to watch during the season. They’re far from definitive, but as Nebraska and the rest of the Big Ten navigate their way to Indianapolis, they’re worth watching — and hopefully not too hard to understand.
At long last — after nine months of self-study and correction, after a late July tragedy and an August full of off-the-field distraction — Nebraska gets to play a football game and try to build on its last outing, a 37-29 Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA that represented perhaps NU’s best performance in years.
The once marauding Nebraska football machine is being retooled in Lincoln by a cadre of coac…
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April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: Fresno State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Sept. 10: Wyoming, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 17: Oregon, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 24: at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Purdue, TBA
Oct. 29: at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 12: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 19: Maryland, TBA
Nov. 25: at Iowa, TBA
Big Ten championship game
Dec. 3 in Indianapolis
Quarterbacks and fans alike will have an easier time seeing the play clocks in Memorial Stadium this football season after the University of Nebraska added two high-definition scoreboards at field level.
In a historic series, The World-Herald honors Nebraska's all-time greatest athletes. The Nebraska 100, originally selected in 2005 and then updated and re-ranked in 2015, came from a pool of nearly 500 names from the ranks of high school, college, amateur and professional sports from the pas…
Nebraska's new football coach was a humble man who had everything he wanted in a peaceful town. Why did he give it up? Dirk Chatelain's four-part series takes a deep look at Mike Riley's life and how it's shaped him and the decisions he makes to this day.
Check out an interactive, annotated version of Mike Riley's coaching contract, signed Dec. 4, 2014 — the same day he was announced head football coach at Nebraska.
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How stocked is Nebraska at each position? Reference our scholarship distribution chart for the Husker football team indicating how many players hold scholarships at each position, arranged by their year in school.
Take a look back at 126 seasons of Nebraska football with our ever-growing Husker history database, complete with photos, stories and more.
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- McKewon: Huskers have 10 numbers to meet or exceed in order to succeed
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- Huskers more complete after toppling top-10 foes on opening weekend
- Husker walk-on Sam Hahn returned to roots, grew into starter
- Freshman Isaiah Roby scheduled for MRI, Huskers being 'very cautious' in return from injury
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- Q&A: Husker starting fullback Luke McNitt