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TBL: Jon Nyatawa previews NU-BYU, talks Husker baseball and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday to discuss Nebraska's matchup with BYU this weekend, the Husker baseball team's fall practices and more.

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

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TBL: Nebraska volleyball talk with Jeff Sheldon

World-Herald correspondent Jeff Sheldon joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday to discuss the latest Nebraska volleyball news, including the perfect start, the tough weekend matchups and more.

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

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BYU preview: Cougars are no cupcake

BYU

Overall record: 0-0

Offensive yards per play (58th nationally in 2014): 5.70

Defensive yards per play (T-22nd): 4.93

Turnover margin (T-66th): -1

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Mad Chatter: The Big Ten's big two need to wave the flag, Pelini blowback, Schuetz's exit

Before we get to the Huskers, a leadoff question: Do you judge a college football conference by its best teams? Or by its depth?

The answer to that question might dictate how you judge the Big Ten in week one.

Ohio State will be working hard Labor Day in Blacksburg. The Buckeyes, 12-point favorites, should be fine as long as three quarterbacks don’t get hurt. Michigan State is too good to slip up at Western Michigan Friday night.

After that? Well, nothing is certain.

Wisconsin is a 10-point underdog against Alabama. (Feels like it should be more).

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Video: The Big Ten Preview Show, Sept. 2

World-Herald staff writers Lee Barfknecht and Jon Nyatawa go game-by-game in the Big Ten, touching on the top storylines headed into the season during the season's first episode of the “The Big Ten Preview Show.”

Also, check out our Big Ten page for the latest conference headlines, and follow Lee on Twitter for instant updates and analysis whenever news breaks.

Also on Wednesday, Lee sat down wi...

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TBL: Dirk Chatelain discusses his recent Bo Pelini story, Youngstown State and more

World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain talked about his recent Bo Pelini column, the Huskers’ matchup with BYU and more during his Wednesday appearance on “The Bottom Line.”

He wrote about the Pelini story in his Mad Chatter blog today, too, and other topics of discussion included Husker traditions, the Big Ten conference and more.

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TBL: BYU preview with Provo Daily Herald's Jared Lloyd

The Provo Daily Herald's Jared Lloyd, a beat writer covering BYU, joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to break down the Cougars' matchup with Nebraska this weekend. 

Lloyd talks about BYU's suspensions, injury news, quarterback Taysom Hill and more.

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Upset special? AP writer picks BYU over Huskers

The picks are in from Ralph D. Russo, the Associated Press' national college football writer, and they don't reflect well on the Huskers. 

Russo, who picks the Top 25 games and a few others every week, had his first round of selections released today. His pick for Nebraska's home game against BYU on Saturday: 31-24 Cougars.

"We’ll see how much Huskers fans love new coach Mike Riley after Taysom Hill and the Cougars come to town," says Russo, who added that seven-point underdog BYU is his "upset special."

Here are the other Big Ten matchups he picked:

TCU 34, Minne...

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Video: Big Red Today Show, Sept. 1

Watch the latest episode of "The Big Red Today Show" to get Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa's take on the latest Husker sports headlines. Jon and Sam also take a look at Nebraska's upcoming game with BYU.

Watch the full video below:

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BYU starting cornerback faces assault, rioting charges

Michael Davis, a junior and starting cornerback for BYU, faces assault and rioting charges days before the Cougars open the season at Nebraska, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The incident occurred July 29, according to court documents. Davis pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1. He has requested a jury trial.

"We are aware of the citation and it has been addressed by the university," BYU football spokesperson Brett Pyne said to the Tribune.

BYU is already facing several suspensions related to a brawl at the end of last season's Miami Beach ...

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Practice report, Sept. 1: Husker line to be tested by BYU fronts, stunts

BYU will be a good test Saturday for a Nebraska offensive line with only one returning full-time starter.

NU offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said the Cougars will shift between three- and four-man fronts, run a variety of line stunts and bring other sorts of pressure.

Other than Alex Lewis as a returning starter at left tackle, Nebraska is expected to be working with Dylan Utter at left guard, Ryne Reeves at center, Chongo Kondolo at right guard and redshirt freshman Nick Gates at right tackle.

Those last four have a total of two career starts between them.

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The Pick Six Podcast with Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon, Sept. 1

World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon tackle the hottest topics in sports, offering their in-depth analysis of the headlines and upcoming events.

In the Sept. 1 episode of "The Pick Six Podcast," the guys discuss Nebraska's Blackshirt tradition and the newest honorees, how Nebraska and BYU match up on both sides of the ball, a Big Ten football preview, Husker recruiting and the MLB playoff race.

Check out the video podcast below, and scroll down for the audio-only version.

Don't want to miss an episode? Get the podcast on iTunes or grab this link for yo...

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TBL: Jeff Kinney discusses his Husker memories, Game of the Century and more

Husker legend Jeff Kinney — No. 100 in the Nebraska 100 —  joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday, talking about his Husker football memories, playing under Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, his recruitment process, the Game of the Century and more.

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

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TBL: Sam McKewon breaks down BYU matchup, talks Blackshirts and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday to talk about Nebraska's season-opening matchup with BYU, the Blackshirts being handed out and more. 

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

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TBL: Tom Shatel talks Blackshirts, Creighton soccer and more

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

Topics discussed include the Blackshirts, Husker coach Mike Riley's press conference, playing positive football, Creighton soccer, Terry Wilson 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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Press conference transcripts: Nebraska coach Mike Riley, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall

Read everything Nebraska coach Mike Riley said at Monday's press conference ahead of Saturday's BYU game. BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke plenty about Nebraska at his press conference as well, and that is also included below.

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Nebraska press conference with coach Mike Riley

Opening statement

“We’ve had some exciting moments in this room and this is kind of a topper for right now, getting ready now for our first game, our opener for the 2015 Husker team. We have, I think, had a good fall camp. It’s been fun working with the players and that whole process of ...

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TBL: Husker recruiting report with Nate Clouse

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

Topics discussed include Noah Fant's decision, recruits making visits for the BYU game 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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11 Husker defenders receive Blackshirts

We knew the Blackshirts were coming. Now they're here.

11 Huskers received their Blackshirts — the iconic black practice jerseys awarded to NU's standout defensive players — on Monday. The news was first spotted in various social media posts by players prior to the Huskers' afternoon practice.

The move came just hours after Nebraska released its official depth chart for the season opener.

The posts revealed the following players as recipients: Josh Banderas, Byerson Cockrell, Maliek Collins, Daniel Davie, Jack Gangwish, Nate Gerry, Josh Kalu, Greg McMullen, Vincent Vale...

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Video: Husker volleyball coach John Cook's weekly press conference

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook discussed opening weekend success for the Huskers, fan support, upcoming matches and more.

Check out the video below:

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