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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 19 David Santos

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 2014 football season.

David Santos  |  6-0  |  225 pounds  |  Junior  |  Linebacker

With 26 games and 11 starts behind him, Santos can be counted on for his experience as well as his versatility.

He went from middle to weakside linebacker last season as the NU staff deemed it a better fit, and he might be targeted for strongside (buck) if Michael Rose and Zaire Anderson fill the other two positions.

Santos finished last season as the H...

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Video: Former Husker kicker Kris Brown on TBL

Former Husker and NFL kicker Kris Brown discusses the Big Ten, Dunkin' Donuts and more with Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line."

Brown will be signing autographs to represent Nebraska at Big Ten Media Days.

See the full interview below:

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Video: College football roundtable discussion

The World-Herald’s Tom Shatel, Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa joined “The Bottom Line” host Mike’l Severe for a special Big Ten football roundtable discussion.

Check out the videos below, or scroll down for a few highlights from the show.

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Video: Big Red Today Show, July 24

Watch the first edition of “The Big Red Today Show” as Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon preview next week’s Big Ten Media Days.

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Video: Husker commit Kendall Bussey talks NU, Texas Tech, 2014 goals

The New Orleans Times-Picayune recently featured Nebraska commit Kendall Bussey on its "Recruiting Corner" show, with the running back discussing various topics including his goals for the upcoming season, teams trying to pry him from NU and more.

"After committing to Nebraska, it really took off for me," Bussey said.

The New Orleans Isidore Newman standout said Texas Tech, Colorado, Arizona State and Arkansas reach out to Bussey fairly often, with the Red Raiders reaching out "almost every day."

But he's not wavering.

"I'm pretty solid to Nebraska," said the 5-fo...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 20 Jordan Westerkamp

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 2014 football season.

Jordan Westerkamp  |  6-foot  |  195 pounds  |  So.  |  Wide receiver

The most prolific receiver in the history of Illinois high school football got his first chance as a redshirt freshman last season and produced 20 receptions, including a season-high five at Penn State. The most memorable of his plays, of course, was the clutching of a tipped Hail Mary pass that turned into a 49-yard touchdown to beat Northwestern.

An...

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TBL: SI's Chris Mannix talks Doug McDermott, the NBA, and Terence "Bud" Crawford's future

Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix joined host Mike'l Severe Wednesday on "The Bottom Line" to discuss Doug McDermott and the NBA Summer League, as well as Bud Crawford and his future prospects.

Watch the full interview below, or scroll down for some key quotes:

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On his impressions of Doug McDermott after seeing him in the NBA Summer League:

"I thought one thing Doug showed was he really has g...

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Rex Burkhead pushing tempo, finishing plays in bid to make Bengals' roster

As noted Monday, former Husker I-back Rex Burkhead is battling for a roster spot in Bengals training camp.

The second-year pro is projected to be one of the four running backs coach Marvin Lewis retains for the season, but it won't be easy. Still, Burkhead's having a positive impact on the Bengals' running backs group as a whole.

Giovani Bernard, who's expected to play a prominent role in Cincy's run game this season, told ESPN Tuesday that he's most impressed by Burkhead's work ethic in training camp.

"It's just his effort," Bernard said. "You can't teach that. That's ...

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Former Husker Kris Brown will sign autographs at Big Ten media days

Fourteen former players — including two-time Husker national champion Kris Brown — will attend the 2014 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon and will be available for autographs and a photo session prior to the event, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

The luncheon, to be held Tuesday at the Hilton Chicago, kicks off with a 10 a.m. autograph session for fans in attendance. All 14 head coaches and one former player from each school will sign autographs, while current players will take part in live interviews. Fans will have the opportunity to take photos of head coaches along with curr...

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Report: Doug McDermott part of Bulls' trade package for Kevin Love

Chris Sheridan, former ESPN NBA writer and founder of SheridanHoops.com, reported Wednesday that Doug McDermott, Chicago's first-round draft pick, is being shopped as a trading chip in the Kevin Love sweepstakes.

Love has been linked to several teams, most recently the Bulls and Cavaliers. The Minnesota forward-center averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game last season.

Sheridan reports that the Bulls have offered a package of McDermott, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic in exchange for Love.

McDermott, a former Creighton star, signed his rookie contract with the Bu...

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Video: Nebraska's Ryan Boldt on 'The Bottom Line'

Husker outfielder Ryan Boldt visited with host Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" Tuesday to discuss working on his baseball skills this summer, his recruitment to Nebraska and more.

Watch the full interview below:

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 21 Mike Moudy

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 2014 football season.

Mike Moudy  |  6-foot-5  |  305 pounds  |  Sr.  |  Guard

Moudy filled in admirably at right guard after All-American Spencer Long suffered a season-ending knee injury last year. But Moudy was soon sidelined with a shoulder injury. He also missed all of spring ball.

A couple tough breaks for him, but Moudy should be back to full strength this fall, and he’ll presumably be a key member of Nebraska’s offensive line again. ...

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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald zings 'boring' Nebraska

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When Nebraska visited Northwestern's Ryan Field in 2012, Husker fans filled up one side of the stadium, playing a key factor in NU building momentum for a fourth-quarter comeback. At game's end, thousands crowded around the Huskers tunnel back to the locker room, cheering for players and coach Bo Pelini.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald hasn't forgotten, evidenced by quotes in a Chicago Tribune story Tuesda...

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Picking the winner of the Big Ten West

The Big Ten, alone among Power 5 conferences, chooses to stiff-arm the usual preseason polls. So, since 2011, the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes it upon itself to poll two beat writers of each team and present that as a preseason poll.

We picked the Leaders Division champ in 2011 (Wisconsin) and 2013 (Ohio State). In 2012, we actually picked the Badgers ahead of Ohio State; even if the Buckeyes couldn't advance to the league title game, they still won the Legends.

But, as a group, we were 0-3 at predicting the winner of the Legends Division, a good chunk of which now makes up t...

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TBL: Sam McKewon talks Huskers, Big Ten West and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined host Mike'l Severe Tuesday on "The Bottom Line" to discuss the Big Ten, including his recent breakdown of the West Division.

Watch the full interview below, or scroll down for some key quotes:

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On Nebraska's turnover issues:

"Do I think it's going to balance out a little bit? Sure. At the same time, it's just kind of their DNA. We're going to have to se...

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Video: SI writer says Doug McDermott deserving of Summer League MVP honor

Chicago Bulls first-rounder and former Creighton star Doug McDermott was named to the All-NBA Summer League first team Sunday, while Washington's Glenn Rice Jr. took home the league MVP honors. 

McDermott played in four games for the Bulls in Las Vegas, scoring 10, 31, 20 and 11 points. McDermott missed the Bulls' fifth game with a minor foot injury. He averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in Summer League play.

On Monday, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix said the former Bluejay would have earned his MVP nod.

"The guy I was most impressed by was Doug...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 22 Taariq Allen

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 2014 football season.

Taariq Allen  |  6-foot-3  |  200 pounds  |  Jr.  |  Receiver

No Husker receiver hauled in as many highlight-reel catches as Allen during spring ball. Whether he was out-jumping defenders for lob balls, absorbing contact on catches over the middle or snatching throws a tad off line with just one hand, Allen made some spectacular plays.

But is Allen ready for full-time duty? Just when he seemed to be making a push two ye...

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Video: Jon Nyatawa talks with Severe on "The Bottom Line"

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa discusses Husker football commit Mirko Jurkovic, fixing college football recruiting issues and his thoughts on how the Big Ten West division will finish this season on his weekly appearance on "The Bottom Line."

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Video: Nate Clouse talks Husker recruiting on "The Bottom Line"

Nate Clouse from HuskerOnline.com joined Mike'l Severe on Monday to discuss Mirko Jurkovic's commitment to the Huskers, the Hunter Dale situation and other Nebraska football recruiting news.

Watch the full interview here, and check out select quotes from the interview below:

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On the latest recruit Mirko Jurkovic:

"I think it's a solid pickup for the Huskers. They've got limited spots across the of...

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Recruiting: Offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic Jr. picks Nebraska

A few days before Mirko Jurkovic Jr. became the third offensive lineman to commit to Nebraska's 2015 recruiting class, Nebraska position coach John Garrison sent Jurkovic a few placards. One touted the Huskers' nation-leading nine Outland Trophies. The other pushed Memorial Stadium's long sell-out streak.

Garrison signed both with a silver marker. “WE NEED YOU!” he wrote on the Outland Trophy card.

Nebraska got the 6-foot-5, 280-pound three-star, who Monday selected the Huskers over Florida and Ohio State.

Proud to announce that I am committing to the University of Neb...

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Rex Burkhead battling for a Bengals roster spot in training camp

Rex Burkhead lived in the moment just fine at Nebraska, but he never denied a thirst to play in the NFL, just a man and his professional craft.

Now in his second year with the Cincinnati Bengals, Burkhead will again have to be at the top of his craft just to stick on the roster. And he'll probably have to beat out a veteran to do it.

The Cincy Enquirer published its training camp preview, and Burkhead is projected to be one of the four running backs coach Marvin Lewis retains for the season roster. But if Burkhead does make it, then veteran BenJarvis Green-Ellis is likely hea...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 23 Givens Price

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 2014 football season.

Givens Price  |  6-4  |  310  |  junior  |  guard

When he joined the Nebraska football team in the summer of 2011, Price was 16 years old. So he had some room to grow.

It appears that Price is closer to reaching his potential now. He’s coming off a productive set of spring practices when he held his own against some talented defensive linemen and matched their physicality.

It was probably enough to secure a place ...

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Huskers raise money for good cause with road race

On Sunday, the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race raised money for their No. 1 charity — pediatric brain cancer.

According to the Huskers twitter account, there were nearly 800 runners and the event raised $30,000.

Here's a collection of the best tweets and photos from the event:

Nearly 800 runners, $30k raised, for #Huskers @UpliftingAth Road Race 5k and Fun Run. pic.twitter.com/O7DrYWNIFU — Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) July 20, 2014

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Recruiting: Hunter Dale decision appears headed for this week

After committing to Nebraska Thursday night, then backing off that commitment by Saturday night via Twitter, a more firm decision from the New Orleans-area safety Hunter Dale may come by Wednesday according to a report from Husker Online.

Johnny Curtis -- son of River Ridge (Louisiana) J.T. Curtis High School coach J.T. Curtis and Dale's high school baseball coach -- told the recruiting Web site that Dale "committed without basically sitting down and kind of going through all of the, you know, goods and bads and realizing that once you commit your recruiting process is completely o...

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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 24 Jonathan Rose

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 2014 football season.

Jonathan Rose  |  6-foot-1  |  195 pounds  |  Jr.  |  Cornerback

It could be a breakout year for the junior who began his collegiate career at Auburn. He’s spent the past two seasons adjusting to Nebraska, learning the defensive system and getting ready for the moment when he’s called on.

And now that two veterans who hardly ever came off the field last year — Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans — aren’t around to ea...

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Recruiting: Hunter Dale says he's 'not committed' to Huskers

On Thursday, Nebraska added another defensive back to the class of 2015 when Hunter Dale, a safety from New Orleans, committed during a visit to Lincoln with his friend and NU commit Kendall Bussey Jr.

Bussey was the one to break the news on Twitter, welcoming his friend to Nebraska. Nebraska assistant coaches also sent out their customary boom tweets to signify a recruit committing. Dale's commitment was widely reported.

But is Dale actually committed? Not according to a tweet of his from late Saturday night:

Need to calm down I have not committed my recruiting is st...

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Packers induct Ahman Green into hall of fame

Former Nebraska star Ahman Green was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Ken Ruettgers was also inducted.

Green played eight seasons (2000-06, ’09) with the Packers and finished as the club’s all-time rushing leader with 8,322 yards. He also holds franchise records for most yards from scrimmage (11,048), 1,000-yard seasons (six), 100-yard games (33) and rushing attempts (1,851). From 2000-04, his total yards from scrimmage (9,036) and rushing yards (6,848) were an NFL high.

In 2003, Green set the team’s single-season rushing mark (1,883 yards),...

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McDermott misses Summer League game with foot injury

Former Creighton star Doug McDermott sat out Saturday's NBA Summer League quarterfinal loss to Sacramento because of a left foot injury.

According to the Chicago Bulls, it is a precautionary move for a minor injury.

In a precautionary move Doug McDermott is out tonight with a minor left foot injury. #NBASummerLeague — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 20, 2014 //

After the Bulls first four games, McDermott is averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. 

If you've missed McDermott in Summer League action, check out slo-mo video of his game again...

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Huskers' Tai Webster helps New Zealand national team earn series win; earns spot on FIBA World Cup team

Husker sophomore Tai Webster had eight points, two rebounds and two steals for the New Zealand national team in an 89-81 win over South Korea on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand. The win gave New Zealand a 2-1 series win over South Korea in the international series.

Playing in his hometown for the first time since coming to Nebraska last summer, Webster hit 3-of-5 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, in 23 minutes. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard came off the bench and fueled a decisive first-half run, scoring five points in a surge that stretched a 4-point New Zeala...

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Abdullah, Edwards are finalists for Fred Ware Award

The World-Herald will hand out the Fred Ware Award this Sunday. Here are two of this year's eight finalists. Previously announced finalists include NU men's basketball player Terran Petteway, former Husker volleyball player Kelsey Robinson, Nebraska gymnast Emily Wong, UNO track athlete Sami Spenner, NU women's basketball player Jordan Hooper and Creighton mens' basketball's Doug McDermott.

Ameer Abdullah: The Nebraska I-back ran for 1,690 yards as a junior, the No. 4 single-season mark in school history and more than any Husker since Ahman Green in 1997. The NU team captain and tw...

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