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Analyst: Maliek Collins is a top 2016 NFL draft prospect at his position

Maliek Collins established himself as a force last season on the Husker defensive line last season. Now, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says he thinks Collins could be a force in the NFL.

In doing his early work for the NFL draft, Kiper recently listed a top group of seniors and underclassmen at each position that he thinks could be targets in next year's draft. Collins, a second-team All-Big Ten selection who led NU with 14 tackles for loss last season, is in Kiper's "top five underclassmen" (which includes juniors) at defensive tackle.

Kiper had this to say about NU's 6-f...

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Teammates say Ndamukong Suh is 'an animal' and has 'swag'

Former Husker defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has an impressive résumé.

He's a former Heisman Trophy finalist, a four-time Pro Bowler and just signed a record-breaking deal as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. He's smart and he's mean and he means business.

So even though he's seemingly the busiest guy on the planet — arm wrestling billionaires, posing for random photos in North Platte, stopping by the College World Series — you'd expect big things from him on the field. But his new Dolphins teammates still can't help but gush about what they've seen from the f...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 47 Tanner Farmer

Until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

Tanner Farmer

6-4  |  310  |  RFr.  |  OG

He has the frame, the strength and the agility to be a future force in the trenches. But is he mentally equipped to surpass some seasoned veterans on a crowded depth chart? The position, particularly in the high-stress moments surrounding the snap, puts a strain on a player’s cognitive ability to break down the game.

Reading blitzes, executing blocking assignments, mastering...

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Mauro Bondi leaves Husker football program

Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi — who had been on scholarship — announced late Thursday night he was choosing to forgo his final year of eligibility at NU. 

Bondi, from Boca Raton, Florida, was a late addition to the 2011 recruiting after Nebraska's initial commit, Niklas Sade, backed out late in the process and went with North Carolina State. While Sade started every game over four years for the Wolfpack, Bondi was primarily a kickoff specialist for the Huskers, knocking 61 touchbacks on 110 career kickoffs over several seasons. Bondi never won the starting kicking job, however, losin...

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TBL: Jon Nyatawa talks Husker recruiting, Big Ten WRs, NU's identity and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday for plenty of Husker talk.

Mike'l Severe and Nyatawa discusses Nebraska's big month of June in recruiting, the best Big Ten wide receivers, the Huskers' identity right now and what it should be and more.

Replay the full interview below, plus get in on the conversation on the Big Red Today Facebook page.

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TBL: Husker offensive line pledge John Raridon

Nebraska offensive lineman commit John Raridon joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Wednesday.

Topics discussed include his offseason, why he committed to Nebraska so early, his thoughts on the coaching staff change and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

Watch the full interview and read an excerpt below:

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TBL: Dirk Chatelain discusses Harbaugh, NBA free agency and more

World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss Jim Harbaugh's interview drama, NBA free agency, Husker football and the most popular USA sports teams.

Replay the full interview below, plus listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

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Men's basketball: Incoming Husker helps Australia to win at worlds

Incoming Nebraska freshman Jack McVeigh helped Australia to a 93-64 win over Tunisia on Tuesday at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

McVeigh, who played just 13 minutes because of foul trouble, had three points, four rebounds and two assists. He averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists as Australia went 1-2 in group play.

Australia plays in the round of 16 Wednesday against Serbia.

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Recruiting: Building more bridges back to Omaha

According to Rivals and the 247 Composite ratings, Lincoln Christian's Jared Bubak and Omaha South's Noah Fant are currently the No. 1 and No. 2 prospects in the state. With rare exception, Nebraska should never want to lose both of the top two in-state prospects to other schools. Especially a new coaching staff.

Bubak is almost certainly a lock to Arizona State. He and his family handled this process well, with deliberation, although Nebraska fan message boards downplay his decommit, I thought he was one of the top overall prospects pledged to the Huskers as a position of need for...

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Kyle Korver to have third surgery since March, this time on elbow

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kyle Korver is scheduled to have surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, the team announced.

The procedure will remove loose bodies in the elbow that have bothered Korver, particularly late in the season. The former Creighton star wore a compression sleeve on his shooting arm for much of the year.

A timeline for his recovery will be determined following the procedure.

Korver had surgery earlier this month to repair a season-ending right ankle injury suffered in the Eastern Conference finals. He was scheduled for a follow-up doctor’s appointment in...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 50 Stanley Morgan

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

Stanley Morgan

6-0  |  185  |  Fr.  |  WR

The sure-handed, highlight-producing pass catcher out of New Orleans has every intention to work his way into the receiver rotation this fall. And a guy talented enough to make Louisiana’s Class 5A all-state first team (despite missing the end of the season with a shoulder injury) certainly has a chance.

His biggest hurdle? Grasping the playbook and embracing the po...

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TBL: Tom Shatel talks CWS, Big Ten media days and more

World-Herald staff writer Tom Shatel joined Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discusses include the College World Series, Big Ten media days, Nebraska football, the Royals and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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TBL: Husker QB commit Patrick O'Brien talks NU, visiting Lincoln and more

Nebraska quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien joined Mike'l Severe and former Husker QB Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include his commitment to Nebraska, getting better as a quarterback what he liked about his visit to Lincoln and more.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

Watch the full interview and read an excerpt below:

 

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TBL: Dara Torres talks 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Olympic swimming legend Dara Torres joined host Mike'l Severe in studio on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

They discussed the upcoming 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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Video: Best and worst Big Ten nonconference games

Alabama and Oregon — two teams who made the College Football Playoff last season — are set to face off with Big Ten teams in the 2015 nonconference schedule. But which matchups rank best? That's for World-Herald staff writers Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa to decide.

The duo ranked the five best and the five worst Big Ten nonconference games. So which games will you avoid watching, and which ones will have you glued to the TV? 

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Nebraska quarterback recruit Terry Wilson talked about his decision to visit Oregon, despite his commitment to the Huskers.

“I’m sure I’m with Nebraska. I’m going to Oregon...

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Knee surgery will sideline Milliken three to five weeks

James Milliken, Creighton’s top returning scorer, will miss three to five weeks of the summer conditioning program after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Bluejay coach Greg McDermott said Milliken injured his knee last week but was uncertain exactly when he did it.

Milliken, a 6-foot-2 guard who will be a senior this year, averaged 9.6 points last season while starting 12 of the 31 games in which he played as Creighton finished 14-19.

Milliken ended the season as one of the Bluejays’ hottest players. He averaged 19.5 points in two Big East tournamen...

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TBL: Husker schedule breakdown

Host Mike'l Severe and Husker Online's Sean Callahan break down Nebraska's schedule for next season on "The Bottom Line," including who are the Huskers' easiest wins, toughest matchups and more.

Listen live to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook.

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TBL: Former Husker kicker Eric Lueshen on Supreme Court ruling

Former Husker kicker Eric Lueshen joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to talk about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, his thoughts on what else needs to change with gay rights and more.

Listen live to "The Bottom Line" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook.

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