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Huskers Land 10th Commit for 2015 Class

Nebraska continued its quick pace on the recruiting trail this year on Wednesday, landing one of the top players in Illinois for the Huskers 10th verbal commitment in the 2015 class. Oak Lawn, Ill., wide receiver Spencer Tears committed to Nebraska on Wednesday according to his high school coach, Tony Sheehan, who spoke with 247Sports.com: "He went up there (for the spring game) with his family and really had a good time,” Sheehan said. “He got to see the place, loved what ...

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Hot Reads: More Pelini-Parsing

Here's one writer who isn't totally buying the "Bo Pelini starts making jokes on Twitter --> Bo Pelini opens practices --> Bo Pelini wins the internet with a cat --> Bo Pelini has turned over a new leaf" flow chart that's been written about at length since Nebraska's win over Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Judging from the reaction to Michael Weinreb's story about this over on Sports on Earth, this is not a popular take among Husker fans. This is the ...

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Hot Reads: The Company Line

If you were wondering how Nebraska was handling the player unionization movement internally...well...now we have an idea. Yesterday, Deadspin published an internal email from the desk of the athletic director to Nebraska coaches and staff -- obtained through an open records request -- written in the days after the National Labor Relations Board found that Northwestern players should have the right to unionize. I believe the expected response to this document is indignation. That's certainly how it is presented. From the Deadspin article: Written ...

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Hot Reads: Spring Game Round-up

Nebraska wasn't the only school holding its spring game last Saturday. Six of the teams on the Huskers' 2014 schedule also held their spring games this weekend. What happened there? Let's take a look, but first two notes: 1. This is your obligatory "it was only a scrimmage and may not be indicative of future results" note of caution. Each coach has a slightly different format for these things and who really knows what they were all hoping to achieve. 2. That said, ...

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Bo Pelini Brought his Cat to Huskers’ Spring Game

Well, I guess this is a tradition now: You go to the Nebraska spring game, be prepared for anything to happen. Last year 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman made headlines with his emotional run late in Nebraska's annual Red-White scrimmage. This year, things were significantly more light-hearted as Bo Pelini brought a cat onto the field as part of the Huskers' famous tunnel walk. The move, inspired by the avatar of the wildly popular Faux Pelini Twitter account, quickly drew rave reviews ...

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Hot Reads: In the Shadows

The college football story of the day yesterday -- heck, it's probably the college football story of the year at this point -- is about paying players. Not legally. This isn't a unionization story. It's about "bag men" and, if you haven't thought much lately about what may or may not happen in the shadows of big-time college football, this story will change that. Here's the opening to the story from author Steven Godfrey, writing for SB Nation: The Bag Man excuses himself ...

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Hot Reads: Let the Good Times Roll

The "Spring of Incredibly Good Feelings" continued for Nebraska on Wednesday. No matter where you're at, every spring tends toward the positive -- nobody is losing any games, coaches are a little more laid back, it's occasionally not freezing -- but the difference between this spring and previous iterations in Nebraska is that the Huskers have real recruiting momentum here in 2014. Last year there was much hand-wringing because the Huskers had just one verbal commitment at the time of last ...

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Huskers will go Offense-Defense in Spring Game

Nebraska closed it's last practice-practice on a high note Wednesday. All that remains now is the practice-game on Saturday, which will have a bit of a different format from previous years. "We will have an offense versus defense format going into Saturday," Bo Pelini said. "It’s the only way we’re going to be able to function." Injuries have limited Nebraska in a couple of spots, preventing the Huskers from splitting up into two separate teams this year. Instead, fans will get a ...

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Hot Reads: Comeback Kids

Make it five in a row. The Huskers came from behind with a late-inning rally for the fourth consecutive game last night, beating Creighton 4-2. Add that to the win over Arkansas a week ago today and suddenly Nebraska's making a move. Grant Muessel was there last night and has the game story: Huskers starter Jake Hohensee only went four innings rather than the now-usual full nine for the Huskers and Nebraska couldn’t find much offense other than walks from Creighton pitchers, but ...

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Hot Reads: One Terrible Song

Well, that's it. Another college basketball season in the books and Connecticut -- a team I had losing to St. Joe's in the first round, a team that was one offensive rebound away from losing to St. Joe's in the first round -- is your national champion. To commemorate the tournament that ended last night, CBS did it's traditional thing and played the "One Shining Moment" package at the end of its broadcast. I did my traditional thing and expressed how ...