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No. 1 Minnesota State (29-7-3)

Coach: Mike Hastings

USCHO.com ranking: No. 1

How advanced: WCHA champion

Tournament appearances (last, record): 4 (2013, 0-3)

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Fox Sports analyst says Randy Gregory could drop to second round

Fox Sports college football analyst Joe Klatt says that Randy Gregory's failed drug test could drop him to the end of the first round or early in the second round.

He cites the failed test and a deep class of pass rushers as key reasons Gregory could fall.

Klatt sees a steeper drop than other analysts. Mel Kiper Jr. said Thursday that he still sees Gregory staying in the upper half of the first round. NFL.com's Gil Brandt said “in all probability is going to be a costly mistake.”

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Baseball: No. 16 Texas at Nebraska

Where: Haymarket Park

Radio: 1110 AM KFAB, Husker Sports Network

TV: NET (Friday) and BTN (Saturday)

Online stream: BTN Plus (subscription required)

Game One: 6:35 p.m. Friday

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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 Omaha.com. 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 Omaha.com/bottomline 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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