Big Ten teleconference: Chryst says Riley gets good when things go bad; Alex Lewis reaction

As Wisconsin gets ready to visit Nebraska on Saturday, Badgers coach Paul Chryst said he has no doubt that Mike Riley will have his Huskers ready despite their rough stretch to start the season.

Riley gave Chryst his first full-time job in coaching back in 1991 — with San Antonio in the World League of American Football — and the two have stayed in touch and still often meet in the offseason. Chryst said back at Big Ten media days that Riley taught him “everything” about the game of football.

Chryst is now studying a Nebraska team that has lost three games in heartbreaking fa...

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Mad Chatter: Would Nebraska be better off with Bo?; my apology to Iowa fans; ranking MLB playoff matchups

I'm sitting here on a Monday afternoon brainstorming blog ideas for the week and the list keeps getting longer and longer. And suddenly it's 2 p.m. and I haven't posted squat. It was that kind of Saturday for Husker football.

So before we go on, let me promise that it's going to be a prolific week on Mad Chatter. We'll probably have another blog tonight or Tuesday. For now, let's start with this graphic. 

Every time Nebraska loses a football game, a certain former Husker coach flashes on computer screens across Husker Nation. It ain’t Bill Glassford. It’s this guy.

I re...

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TBL: Husker game grades, broken coverage analysis, former Husker Steve Taylor and more

Nebraska's loss to Illinois sparked plenty of discussion for Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on Monday's "The Bottom Line."

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: Joe Ganz grades the Huskers

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Practice report, Oct. 5: Banker says Valentine return would be 'great gain' for defense

Nebraska will be hopeful for a Vincent Valentine return this week, but also ready to improvise if the defensive tackle isn’t able to practice or prepare for Wisconsin.

Valentine is recovering from a high ankle sprain that has kept him out of the Huskers’ last three games. NU also is now down Kevin Williams and Kevin Maurice at defensive tackle due to injury, after those two had replaced Valentine.

“I’m not going to worry, because worrying won’t do me any good, or our team,” NU defensive coordinator Mark Banker said Monday.

Valentine was suited up for Monday’s practice t...

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They said it: Nebraska coach Mike Riley, QB Tommy Armstrong and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst

On Monday, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and Husker players, including QB Tommy Armstrong, addressed the media on Monday.

Additionally, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst also addressed the media on Monday.

See the transcripts below.

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley

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TBL: Husker recruiting report with Nate Clouse

Husker Online's Nate Clouse joined Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" on Monday.

Topics discussed the impact of Nebraska's loss to Illinois in recruiting, the future of the I-back depth chart, recruiting visits for the Wisconsin game, his visit to watch Nebraska QB commit Patrick O'Brien and more.

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

Former Blackshirt Jim Pillen recovered Billy Sims’ fumble in the 1978 game against Oklahoma, but said the next game left him with regret.

“The Missouri game ... I have always said that I am not going to live with regrets, but I live...

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Mad Chatter: How Pierson-El makes everyone's life easier, Saban the underdog, red pants emails

It’s Friday! That means Ten Big stories in 10 little bites. We’ll cover Bill Simmons and Fred Hoiberg, Mark Richt and Nick Saban, the MLB standings and the Great Pants Debate. But first, a quick note on De’Mornay Pierson-El.

If you had told me a month ago that Nebraska’s passing game would look as good as it has without DPE, I would’ve been mighty surprised. Tommy Armstrong has played like a second- or third-team All-Big Ten quarterback WITHOUT his big-play weapon. 

Jordan Westerkamp is no doubt Armstrong’s favorite receiver — I'll have more on him in Saturday’s World-Herald....

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TBL's Cup of Joe: Five keys for Nebraska vs. Illinois

Former Husker quarterback and graduate assistant Joe Ganz gave his five keys for Nebraska to get the victory against Illinois on Saturday during his weekly "Cup of Joe" segment.

Replay the video below, plus listen live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.


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TBL: Tony Boone primes you for UNO hockey season

World-Herald staff writer Tony Boone joined "The Bottom Line" on Friday to prepare you for UNO hockey season. 

Boone talked about the move to the new arena, Maverick basketball — and a little bit of boxing news.

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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