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Hot Reads: Going Big

Add another verbal commitment to Nebraska's class of 2015. The Huskers landed a commitment from offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic Jr. on Monday, beating out a slew of big-name schools that included Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri among others. A 3-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout and 247Sports, Jurkovic is a native of South Bend, Ind. -- his father was an All-American lineman at Notre Dame -- but will play his senior season for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. "Nothing ...

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Hot Reads: Wait a Second

If crazy is what you crave, recruiting rarely disappoints. The latest chapter unfolding over the weekend involved the latest Nebraska verbal commitment, Hunter Dale. After announcing his commitment late last week and making the Nebraska media rounds talking about why he chose the Huskers, Dale promptly pulled down all of his tweets from his visit to Lincoln and posted this early Sunday morning: "Need to calm down I have not committed my recruiting is still open at this time." That tweet ...

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Hot Reads: Prada Sneakers Edition

It’s Friday, Huskers! You know what that means. It’s time to round up the best of the best from Twitter over the last week and compile it in one list. With the season inching closer, Twitter is full of tweets about new commits, sound systems and Paul McCartney chanting ‘Husker Power.’ Wait, what was that last one? We bring you everything you may have missed in the last week in Tweets of the Week.   Paul McCartney leading a Husker Power chant? ...

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Hot Reads: Nebraska Nets No. 11

After a hot start to the 2015 recruiting cycle, then a two-month wait, Nebraska got back on the board Thursday with its 11th verbal commitment in the current class. River Ridge, La., defensive back Hunter Dale pledged to the Huskers while on a visit to Lincoln. He was accompanied by running back Kendall Bussey, a fellow Louisianan and current 2015 commit. Dale told 247Sports that his only regret was not getting to Nebraska sooner: "I got to know all the coaches and ...

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Hot Reads: The New Suh?

If anyone could remember just how terrific -- traditionally defined -- Ndamukong Suh was as a college player it's probably Greg Davis. The Iowa offensive coordinator held the same position at Texas back in 2009, so he was there for Suh's piece de resistance in that year's Big 12 championship game. And you can believe that he remembers it. So much so that Davis' stories of Suh, even told second hand by Hawkeyes' quarterback Jake Rudock, are still full of wonder. From ...

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Kickoff Times Announced for FAU, McNeese State

Nebraska's season of night games got a little more balanced on Wednesday with the announcement of kickoff times for the Huskers' first two games. Nebraska will face Florida Atlantic to open the season on Aug. 30 in Memorial Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be carried by the Big Ten Network. The second game of the season against McNeese State, also in Lincoln, gets an 11:00 a.m. CT kickoff on Sept. 6. That game will be carried ...

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Go Big or Stay Home?

I'm starting to think Alabama might have some things figured out about how college football works. While the Nick Saban-led dynasty has been dissected in countless ways -- recruiting, development, coaching, etc., etc. -- maybe it's time to consider scheduling too. Alabama and USC announced on Wednesday that they'll play each other in Arlington, Texas to open the 2016 season. That will be the fifth consecutive season the Tide has opened the year with a high profile neutral site game. This season ...

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Hot Reads: Hot Ticket

No surprise here: Nebraska fans are snapping up Fresno State tickets. What is a surprise, however, is that the Fresno State athletic department actually took some measures to facilitate that rather than the old but always entertaining carpet bombing approach where an opposing team's season tickets are purchased by Husker fans to get the one ticket they actually want. From Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star: Fresno State’s athletic department has opened up a limited number of single-game tickets on four ...

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Hot Reads: What’s in a Number?

For as long as I can remember being a college football fan, I have delighted in the big guy-little number phenomenon. Back when we had NCAA football video games to play, I always used this strategy for my highly-touted defensive line recruits. Not just because it looked cool, though it did, but also because it made identification easier. It's hard to forget that 5-star defensive end from Texas when he's No. 8, but quite easy when he's No. 95. Thus, ...

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7.6 Wins for NU in 2014?

Here's something to get the conversation starters on a summer Monday: ESPN Stats & Info released its projected records for teams in the Big Ten West this morning based on its very own preseason Football Power Index. Nebraska's projected record? ESPN has the Huskers down for a 7.61-4.53 season and 4.57-3.43 in conference play, or, if you prefer rounding, 8-4 (5-3). Here's writer Josh Moyer's take on Nebraska's projections: For one of the experts' favorites to win the division, its Stats & Info ...