Big, Fat Recruiting Update: 'Regime change' classes often catch fire late

The Big, Fat Recruiting Update knows this must be an exciting and tense time for you, recruitnik.

Nebraska offers are flying out the door on what seems like the daily. Exciting offers — the kind that new coaching staffs often seem to float. You're hearing whispers of a giant spring game visitor list, of NFL stars and their sons showing genuine interest in Nebraska's football program, of the kind of recruiting classes that Bo Pelini more or less guaranteed were too hard to get (except in 2013, when he more or less got one and was plenty happy to bring his coordinators up to the medi...

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Gil Brandt: Hard to predict Randy Gregory's fall, but it's likely 'going to be a costly mistake'

Gil Brandt said Thursday that different teams might look at Randy Gregory’s situation in different ways, but said the former Husker's positive test for marijuana at the NFL Combine “in all probability is going to be a costly mistake.”

The former Nebraska defensive end has been projected by most analysts to be among the first 10 picks when the NFL draft starts on April 30.

“It’s disappointing because I think that obviously this will hurt his draft status,” said Brandt, now a writer and broadcaster with the NFL and a former longtime NFL executive. “It’s disappointing when you k...

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TBL: Miami, BYU spring football previews

On Thursday, host Mike'l Severe discussed the spring football progress of Miami and BYU, teams Nebraska will face in the fall. 

First, the voice of the Hurricanes Joe Zagacki discusses Miami baseball and spring football.

Then, analyst Marc Lyons discusses BYU spring football.

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TBL: Husker football, baseball and more with Jon Nyatawa

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday to discuss Randy Gregory, the Husker baseball team, Nebraska spring practice and 2015 freshman guard Jalin Barnett.

You can listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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TBL: Huskers, Big Ten and NCAA hoops with Lee Barfknecht

World-Herald staff writer Lee Barfknecht joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to talk about Omaha's success at hosting the NCAA basketball tournament, Nebraska football news, Big Ten headlines and more.

You can listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Five Husker men's basketball players, two women named to Academic All-Big Ten teams

Five Nebraska men’s basketball players were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team on Wednesday, the conference announced.

Nick Fuller, Kye Kurkowski, Trevor Menke, Shavon Shields and Leslee Smith were among the 32 Big Ten men’s basketball players recognized. Nebraska’s five selections led the Big Ten and marked the second straight year that NU has been first or second in Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

Kurkowski and Menke earned the honor for a fourth straight year, while Shields, who also earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, is being recognized for the third...

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Report: Carl Pelini files defamation lawsuit against his former assistant

Sports Illustrated on Wednesday reported that former Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini is filing a defamation lawsuit against his former assistant coach.

Pelini, who served as Nebraska's defensive coordinator under his brother Bo from 2008 to '11, resigned from FAU in October 2013 after alleged drug use. Those allegations were part of an affidavit provided to the school by Matt Edwards, who was the defensive line coach for the Owls under Pelini. 

Now, Pelini is seeking damages in excess of $25,000 after Edwards claimed Pelini used marijuana and cocaine, which Pelini den...

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TBL: Sam McKewon talks Husker football, NCAA hoops and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday with Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz to discuss the Husker football team's spring practices, including defensive standouts and the quarterback position.

Other topics included the NCAA tournament in Omaha, the upcoming NFL draft, Nebraska recruiting and more.

You can listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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TBL: Tom Shatel talks college basketball changes and more

World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel joined host Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include the NCAA basketball tournament games in Omaha, Tim Miles, possible changes to college basketball and more.

Tune in to "The Bottom Line" Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. on Also, follow TBL on Twitter and on Facebook.

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TBL: Husker recruiting update, March 23

Listen to Monday’s Nebraska recruiting segment on "The Bottom Line" featuring Husker Online analyst Nate Clouse for his take on NU's new scholarship offers, in-state recruits, scheduled visits for the Nebraska spring game and more.

Visit to catch the show live from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus you can listen live or download clips and episodes with the TBL app for iPhone and Android. Follow @OWHbottomline and host @MikelSevere on Twitter, and don't forget to join the conversation on The Bottom Line's Facebook page.

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Baseball weekend recap: Fast starts key for NU

Eight days ago, Florida Gulf Coast loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning of a scoreless game. One run scored on a double play and another crossed the plate on a two-out double.

Nebraska was down 2-0.

It's the only time the Huskers have trailed during their 10-game winning streak.

And even that deficit didn't last long. Two innings later, NU had the lead back -- ahead 3-2 with its top three relievers ready to finish the game off.

Pretty impressive. Even if all these games have been at Haymarket Park. And even if there's been a slight dip in the talent ...

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Softball: Nebraska vs. Iowa postponed; Iowa State game canceled

Update: Nebraska announced Tuesday that its doubleheader with Iowa was postponed to 4 p.m. Wednesday due to weather, while the Nebraska-Iowa State game — originally scheduled for Wednesday — was canceled.

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When: 4 p.m. Tuesday (doubleheader)

Where: Bob Pearl Field, Iowa City

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Report: Former Husker Randy Gregory to meet with Baltimore

According to the Baltimore Sun, former Nebraska star defensive end Randy Gregory is scheduled to meet with officials from the Baltimore Ravens.

Gregory is projected as a top 5 pick in many mock drafts, so the Ravens would need to trade up from the 26th pick to draft him.

“Everything is going well, I think I did well at the combine and followed that up with a strong Pro Day," Gregory said in an online diary for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I’m real happy about that. Now, it’s basically just meetings with the coaches. I actually have a couple of them set up."


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Scouting Harvard

No. 17 Harvard (21-12-3) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by beating No. 15 Colgate 4-2 Saturday in the championship of the East Coast Athletic Conference tourney in Lake Placid, New York.

The Crimson were the No. 6 seed entering the 12-team event. They swept Brown in the first round, edged then-No. 12 Yale in the best-of-three quarterfinals and upset No. 7 Quinnipiac in the semifinals.

Like UNO, its first-round opponent, Harvard owns a victory this season over a top-ranked team. The Crimson knocked off then-No. 1 Boston University 3-2 on a Kyle Criscuolo overti...

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