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Video: Bo Pelini on NU's defensive leadership, injuries, more

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini answered reporter questions for about four minutes after practice Saturday.

Among the topics: NU's defensive leadership, practice schedule, injuries, GPS trackers, the team's depth chart and more.

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Practice Report, Aug. 23: Wrapping up the camp

The Saturday before school starts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has recently been reserved for announcing which Husker walk-ons were going to get scholarships for the fall season. 

But NU coach Bo Pelini didn't have announcement on those players -- or which Huskers might be named captains -- this Saturday. 

Instead, he answered questions about the end of Husker camp and which players might be out for the season-opener next Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic. 

   » First, injuries: Pelini said junior Hastings St. Cecilia right tackle Zach Sterup and sophomore Lincoln ...

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Video: CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd on TBL

CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Friday to discuss college football coaches on the hot seat, the Big Ten conference and more.

See what Dodd had to say about Nebraska coach Bo Pelini in the full interview:

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Video: Keith Olbermann names MLB's Blue Jays 'worst in sports' for Creighton logo challenge

The Toronto Blue Jays filed a notice of opposition this month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, charging that Creighton’s use of a Bluejay logo introduced last year too closely resembles the logo of the MLB team.

On Thursday morning, ESPN's Keith Olbermann energized some CU supporters with this tweet/retweet, which after 24 hours has 71 retweets and 40 favorites:

Anybody notice Creighton became Jays in '24? RT @OWHjays Toronto Blue Jays oppose Creighton’s bid to trademark logo http://t.co/ebkYYCb7jc — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 21, 2014 //

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Video: Doug McDermott sings at Chicago Cubs game

On Thursday, former Creighton star Doug McDermott threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game and then sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Watch McDermott singing and then see some of the reaction from Twitter below:

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Ok....so it appears @dougmcd3 does sing like his old man. Jumpshots> voice lessons — Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) August 22, 2014

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Camp Chatter: Seen and heard at Husker practice, Aug. 21

SEEN: Nebraska players wearing half-pads and helmets on Thursday. A lighter workload day, apparently, as the Huskers approach the end of preseason camp.

SEEN: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams suited up for Thursday’s session after missing the past couple of practices. He was limited, though.

SEEN: Scout team jersey covers. Blue, green and yellow. Yep, game week is almost here.

SEEN: Offensive line coach John Garrison calling over freshman defensive lineman Mick Stoltenberg for a quick word. Stoltenberg was working at D-tackle for the scout team. Garrison, who used to run...

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Recruiting: Omaha North's Calvin Strong, DeValon Whitcomb commit to South Dakota

Calvin Strong -- part of the Omaha World-Herald's Super Six -- was one of two Omaha North players on Thursday to commit to South Dakota. Strong and tight end DeValon Whitcomb announced their decision to Viking coach Larry Martin and the rest of the team. Strong's selection was first announced on Twitter by Husker Online. 

Though Martin said the dual decision "caught me off guard," the Coyotes -- coached by Lincoln native Joe Glenn -- had recruited Strong and Whitcomb the most intensely throughout the recruiting process. 

"I've always told our players: You'd better go somewher...

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Video: Tom Shatel on TBL, Aug. 21

World-Herald sports columnist Tom Shatel joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" to discuss the Big Ten conference, Creighton's championship center, Husker football and more.

Watch the full interview:

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Video: Nebraska's John Papuchis talks after practice

Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis address the media on Thursday after practice. 

Watch what he had to say:

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Practice Report, Aug. 21: DC John Papuchis talks DT depth

Nebraska may not permanently keep Lincoln Southeast true freshman Jerald Foster at defensive tackle. But Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis on Thursday made it sound as if 6-foot-3, 315-pounder could be in line for playing time soon.

“If he's ready to play, and he can help us, he's going to play,” Papuchis said. “We're not going to put him in a position where he's not going to be successful or put him in a position he's not ready for. He's only been over with us for a couple of days. We're trying to play it by ear in terms of how fast he's going to be ready - whether that's...

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Randy Gregory on ESPN preseason All-America team; Abullah, Bell on All-B1G team

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory earned a spot on the 2014 ESPN preseason All-American team, announced Thursday.

Gregory "barely scratched the surface of his potential" in 2013 writes ESPN's Mitch Sherman.

The junior D-end — who finished second in our Husker Camp Countdown series — logged 10 sacks in the last eight games of his sophomore campaign and has been widely speculated as a top-five pick in next year's NFL draft.

Gregory finished with 66 tackles in 2013, starting 10 of 13 games.

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Video: Nebraska's keys to success in 2014

Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah led the Big Ten in rushing yards last season. Campus Insiders' football analyst Doug Chapman thinks Abdullah will be the key to the Huskers' success this season.

Watch the video below for Chapman's complete breakdown:

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Analysis: Running to (more) daylight

Blame the Michigan State game. 

Nebraska's 41-28 loss to the Spartans — in which an inspired gameplan went up in the flames of five turnovers — has seemingly put a sunny spin on Nebraska's offense toward the end of last year. The promise of what did happen on a few well-designed plays from offensive coordinator Tim Beck — and the promise of what might have happened if five of the Huskers' drives hadn't been short-circuited by giveaways — might give one the impression that Nebraska is capable of duplicating all the positives of that day, with none of the negatives. 

Further, i...

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Video: Bo Pelini, Huskers read @FauxPelini tweets

Even the man behind the popular Twitter parody account @FauxPelini didn't likely see this coming.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and his players went in front of the ESPN cameras recently to read some of their favorite @FauxPelini tweets, maintaining deadpan delivery of Faux's often outrageous commentary.

The results, needless to say, are humorous.

Bo's first tweet of choice? "My favorite part about parades is the part where I don't go to it."

Other tweets aimed at OSU coach Urban Meyer, Detroit Lions star and former Husker Ndamukong Suh as well as ESPN's Kirk Herbstrei...

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Camp Chatter: Seen and heard at Husker practice, Aug. 20

SEEN: Former Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir at practice being greeted by a number of current Husker coaches and players. Tenopir is fighting leukemia.

SEEN: A nice pass breakup from middle linebacker Josh Banderas.

SEEN: Actual punt return units — two of them — coached closely by Bo Pelini, who handled all the assignments and conversations between players. The unit lineups appear still to be fluid, but Jamal Turner, Marcus Newby, Courtney Love, Alonzo Moore, Taariq Allen, Lane Hovey, Graham Nabity, Joey Felici and Josh Kalu were among those working with the top un...

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Video: Former Husker Matt Davison on 'The Bottom Line'

Former Husker Matt Davison visited Wednesday with host Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" to discuss his expectations for the Huskers this season and more.

Watch the full interview here:

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Video: Dirk Chatelain on 'The Bottom Line'

World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain visited with "The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe on Wednesday to talk Husker football, Braxton Miller, the Big Ten Conference and more.

Watch the full interview here:

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Practice report Aug. 20: DT Williams suffers minor ankle injury

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Nebraska's players and coaches couldn't hide their concern when junior defensive tackle Kevin Williams went down in Monday's practice.

But it appears Williams -- who's come back from two serious knee injuries -- won't be off the practice field for too long. He wasn't suited up Wednesday, wearing a protective boot on his right foot.

Coach Bo Pelini said Williams is day-to-day, describing the injury as a...

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Video: Bo Pelini, Husker practice highlights, Aug. 20

Watch video highlights from the Husker football practice Wednesday, including various offensive drills, as NU prepares for its Aug. 30 opener against Florida Atlantic. Plus, check out interviews with Bo Pelini and select Husker players.

Also, check out a photo showcase from NU's Wednesday practice.

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Video: Big Red Today Show, Aug. 20

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.

Among the topics discussed on this week's show:

>> Tommy Armstrong's fall camp, as well as the QB depth chart

>> Position battles on the offensive line, at receiver and at kicker

>> Observations from the media's open looks at fall practice drills

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Video: Huskers send best wishes to Jack Hoffman

Earlier this month, pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman and his family were informed that Jack's brain tumor has grown.

In a video posted to the Huskers' YouTube account on Wednesday, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and the Husker football team want the Hoffmans to know that their thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as Jack starts the next phase of his treatment.

"Hey Jack, as a football team, as a group of your friends, we want to show how much we're here to support you. Remain strong. You're in our thoughts and prayers all the time, no matter what," Pelini said...

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Creighton volleyball picked to win the Big East

The Creighton volleyball team has been picked to win the Big East, according to a poll of league coaches announced Wednesday.

Seniors Leah McNary and Kelli Browning were named to the preseason all-conference team for the second straight fall.

This is the second straight season that Creighton was picked to win the Big East. Last year’s team tied for second place with a 12-4 league record.

Creighton received five of a possible nine first-place votes and led the way with 77 points. Defending champ Marquette nabbed four first-place votes and was second with 71 points. Xavie...

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Video: Sam McKewon talks Huskers on TBL

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" with Mike'l Severe in studio Tuesday to discuss the latest Husker headlines.

Among the topics discussed were the key factors that would help make Nebraska a playoff team, the position battles in fall camp and more.

Check out the video interviews below:

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Bluejay men picked third in Big East preseason poll

The Creighton men's soccer team was picked by league coaches to finish third in the Big East preseason poll, with Bluejay senior Jose Ribas and junior Timo Pitter earning preseason All-Big East honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

Creighton garnered one of the 10 first-place votes, totaling 63 overall points. The league’s two ranked teams, No. 9 Georgetown and No. 12 Marquette, were tied atop the poll for first place with 75 points apiece. The Hoyas edged the Golden Eagles 5-4 in first-place votes.

Ribas, a CU defender, started 19 regular-season contests last season, lea...

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NU's Tai Webster makes New Zealand team

Nebraska sophomore Tai Webster was selected Tuesday for the New Zealand National Team that will compete in this month’s FIBA World Cup.

Webster, who has started for New Zealand during its most recent training swing in Lithuania this week, has helped the team to a 7-3 record during its current overseas tour following Monday’s loss to Greece. New Zealand has two more pre-tournament games in Serbia before heading to Spain for the competition.

New Zealand will play in Group C, a six-team bracket which includes Team USA, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Ukraine and Finland. 

Webs...

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Video: Jon Nyatawa on "The Bottom Line"

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa discusses Husker practice, Aaron Curry, the treatment of college athletes and more.

Watch the full interview here:

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Video: Tim Beck and the Husker QBs take on the Ice Bucket Challenge

On Saturday, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On Monday, offensive coordinator Tim Beck and his crew of quarterbacks accepted the challenge.

Watch as Beck and Co. get doused with ice water and make a whole set of new challenges -- including a shirtless ice bucket challenge for Nebraska assistant Barney Cotton and assistant athletic director for football Jeff Jamrog.

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Camp Chatter: Seen and heard at Husker practice, Aug. 18

SEEN: Drew Brown missing an extra point try by banging the ball off the crossbar. In a close competition like this, those are tough misses.

SEEN: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams leaving practice early with an injury, the extent of which is unknown until Bo Pelini speaks on it.

SEEN: Linebacker Zaire Anderson with a big stick hit.

SEEN: Randy Gregory, blocking a pass.

SEEN: Sam Burtch booting a football after he dropped a pass. Burtch had two drops on the day.

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BTN analysts share their thoughts on the Huskers

Big Ten Network’s college football crew — Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart — made their Nebraska stop Monday on the “BTN Live” bus tour. All four fanned out and took notes of the practice, with DiNardo, a former LSU and Indiana head coach, standing behind the action.

Here are a sampling of DiNardo’s tweets on Twitter afterward:

>> “Another team built from the LOS out. DL is in conversation as one of the best in the B1G this year.”

>> “Offensive line deep, talented has to continue to develop. They have to do a lot of different thi...

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Video: Former Husker Brandon Kinnie on TBL

On Monday, former Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Kinnie talked with Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" about the treatment of student-athletes and more.

Watch the full interview below:

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