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    by Published on 11-23-2015 01:39 PM     Number of Views: 5859 

    Since the Huskers moved to the B1G five years ago, the name of the award given to the winner of this fabricated rivalry game is (ho hum) The Heroes Trophy.

    Yup. The Heroes Trophy. Nothing like that to get the fans of both teams cranked up for the big game. Up until this week, the rivalry has been pretty much one-sided with Nebraska owning a 3-1 record.

    During those years several names for the game have been created. My favorite? "Farmageddon." (I wish I'd thought of that.)

    I've had my own name for the game, and it's based
    by Published on 11-11-2015 05:30 PM     Number of Views: 8557 

    Brandon Reilly's controversial winning TD catch in Saturday night's victory over 7th-ranked Michigan State brought back memories of the Huskers' 1972 showdown with Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. What's eerie is that Reilly's catch that won the game Saturday night and Rodgers' TD catch that was nullified in '72 happened on the same sideline (West) with the Huskers driving toward the North end zone and both happened at about the same yard line (the opponent's 30).

    by Published on 10-28-2015 12:25 PM     Number of Views: 5639 

    "What a revoltin' development this is." William Bendix in "The Life of Riley" TV series

    Yes, these are tough times for Husker fans. In all my years of following Husker football, this is the weirdest season I can ever recall.

    After 8 games, the Huskers sit 3-5. Let that sink in awhile. I know there were some who predicted a rough year for Nebraska, but 3 and 5? Come on.

    The Huskers have lost 5 games by a total
    by Published on 10-21-2015 03:17 PM     Number of Views: 2384 

    Maybe it's just something about our annual Husker Fans Salute The Troops ( event that brings out the best in the Nebraska football team.

    Since dropping the first two Husker Salute games (62-28 to Oklahoma in '08 and 16-15 to Virginia Tech in '09), the Huskers have gone 6 and 0.

    I watched Saturday's game in the Main Ballroom of the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel with 450 of my closest friends.

    More about the game in a moment.

    by Published on 10-13-2015 04:51 PM

    "Since my baby left me,
    I found a new place to dwell,
    It's down at the end of Lonely Street
    At Heartbreak Hotel..."
    Elvis Presley 1956

    Read it and weep. Four Husker losses in 6 games with each loss coming on the opponent's final possession. By a total of 11 points. Sigh.

    Hard to believe, isn't it? Four
    by Published on 10-08-2015 03:42 PM     Number of Views: 4163 

    At the top of the unofficial "Ten Commandments of Husker Football" for coaches and players should be:

    "Thou shalt not be disrespectful of Husker football fans, the football program, the University of Nebraska or the state of Nebraska."

    Which brings to mind the two dissing incidents directed toward Husker fans by starting senior Husker LT and co-captain, Alex Lewis. Lewis, if you will recall, was a Colorado player who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in an incident back in 2013 in Colorado. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and
    by Published on 09-30-2015 01:22 PM     Number of Views: 1060 

    Husker Salute needs your help. With the Eighth Annual Husker Fans Salute The Troops event nearing the finish line, we find ourselves short of reaching our goal to pay for the celebration.

    We've come a long way, but need your donations to
    by Published on 09-23-2015 04:42 PM     Number of Views: 6268 

    Here we sit one fourth of the way through Nebraska's 2015 regular-season football schedule. And here's what we know so far:

    1.) NU's record is 1-2. That's the first time since 1981 that the Huskers have started the season at 1-2.
    2.) NU obviously is unranked.
    3.) This is the first time since 1985 that Nebraska lost its home ...
    by Published on 09-16-2015 05:43 PM  Number of Views: 3248 
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    This is Miami week, Game #3 of the young 2015 season. Here are some things I think I know but probably don't:

    If Tommy Armstrong continues to improve as a Husker QB, he will be a force to be reckoned with during the thick of the B1G play. Under the tutelage of Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf, he's gone from a run-first player to a pass-first QB. Tommy's accuracy has improved (a bit north of 63%), his decision making is much better and he is able to see secondary receivers -something he wasn't doing before.

    And speaking of Danny Langsdorf, I ...
    by Published on 09-07-2015 03:01 PM     Number of Views: 4978 

    "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat..."
    ABC's "Wide World Of Sports" slogan

    Saturday's last-second loss to BYU, as heartbreaking as it was, came as the result of a perfect storm. And as perfect as that storm was, the Huskers came within one second of getting Mike Riley his first win as a Husker.

    What am I talking about? Consider the following. Nebraska: