Nebraska Rumors & News

  • New Husker P.A. announcer Jon Schuetz loses job over Facebook post criticizing Nebraska chancellor

    Omaha World-Herald "Late Monday night, the new public address announcer at Memorial Stadium received a phone call from a Nebraska official. Jon Schuetz, a native of North Bend, Nebraska, was about to lose the job he had landed a week ago. The official began reading a nine-month-old Facebook post in which Schuetz..." September 02

  • ‘Huskers lose De’Mornay Pierson-El for up to two months with foot injury

    College Football Talk "Less than two weeks before his Lincoln debut, Mike Riley has been forced to deal with a significant blow to his offense — and special teams as well. Nebraska announced early Wednesday afternoon that De’Mornay Pierson-El will miss a period of 6-8 weeks because of a foot injury. Pierson-El..." August 19

  • Mike Riley confirms five suspensions for BYU game — but won't say who

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska coach Mike Riley had to make an unscheduled training camp pit stop with the media Thursday night to announce five player suspensions for the Sept. 5 opener against BYU. He wouldn’t give names. He wouldn’t give specific reasons why. “Obviously, it’s for a team violation,” Riley said...." August 14

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Husker QB Johnny Stanton to transfer; Glenn Irons is no longer part of team

    Omaha World-Herald "The race for Nebraska’s No. 2 quarterback lost a horse on Thursday when coach Mike Riley announced that sophomore Johnny Stanton, a much-ballyhooed prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, was transferring from the program. Stanton redshirted in his first year on campus, served as Nebraska’s No...." June 29

  • Nebraska DB Boaz Joseph fined for pot possession

    College Football Talk "Remember last August when Bo Pelini said marijuana was a “horrible problem” everywhere in society… except Nebraska? Well, Randy Gregory admitted smoking pot while still in a Nebraska uniform, and now reserve defensive back Boaz Joseph has been fined $300 for marijuana possession, according to..." May 21

  • Nebraska Lands Commitment From 2016 California QB Patrick O’Brien

    College Spun "Patrick O’Brien, a three-star quarterback in the class of 2016, has committed to Nebraska. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound pro-style quarterback, out of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., is ranked the No. 50 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. " May 21

  • Husker football player's truck stolen

    Lincoln Journal Star "Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish's stolen truck was returned to him late Monday afternoon. The Lincoln Police Department notified Gangwish it found his truck about 3:50 p.m. Monday, officer Katie Flood said. Flood said police processed his truck for fingerprints but don't yet have a..." May 19

  • Nebraska paying Bo Pelini $128k monthly until February 2019

    College Football Talk "Maybe Nebraska needed a change of culture in the football program, which is the message that was sold by the university following the removal of Bo Pelini as head coach. Or maybe the Huskers just needed to save a few bucks moving forward. According to a report from Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska..." May 12

  • Nebraska needs a ton to go right to win nine games in 2015

    Fox Sports - College Football "Mike Riley was a surprise hire at Nebraska, and the former Oregon State coach enters his first spring practice in Lincoln with key personnel question marks to address. The Cornhuskers return 12 starters, including quarterback Tommy Armstrong and standout defensive tackle Maliek Collins, but..." March 27

  • Charles Jackson done for spring, back for fall

    North Platte Telegraph "Nebraska cornerback Charles Jackson is done for the spring, but coach Mike Riley said his knee injury was not as extensive as feared and that Jackson “will recover in plenty of time for the season.” Jackson, who missed last season after injuring a knee in August, will require arthroscopic..." March 16

  • Nebraska's Randy Gregory keeps moving

    USA Today "It's been a long journey. I was born in Jacksonville, Fla. We moved around a lot – probably seven or eight times leading up to my graduation in high school. Bounced around Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana. My parents met in Sicily, Italy, where both were stationed in the Air Force...." February 10

  • Daishon Neal sticks with Nebraska, upset at academic comments made by Michigan

    Michigan Live "On Monday night, Michigan made one more pitch at flipping another Nebraska recruit. But ultimately, three-star defensive end Daishon Neal reaffirmed his commitment to Nebraska live on Omaha's 1620 The Zone radio station Tuesday morning. But then things got interesting. Neal and his family..." January 28

  • Former Husker DE Avery Moss Heading To Youngstown State?

    Corn Nation "The former Husker Rush End looks like he could be joining the former Husker Head Coach in Ohio. It sounds like Avery Moss will be spending the next chapter of his College Football career in Youngstown with former Nebraska Cornhuskers HC Bo Pelini. Moss, who was dismissed and barred from the..." January 22

  • Kentucky officially announces additions of two ex-Cornhuskers

    College Football Talk "Not so unexpectedly, Kentucky’s updated roster will have a little bit of a Nebraska feel to it. In announcing the additions of six new players to the team, UK confirmed that tight end Greg Hart and linebacker Courtney Love are now enrolled at school. Both players were redshirt freshmen for the..." January 22

  • Lawton's 4-star offensive lineman Jalin Barnett commits to Nebraska

    The Oklahoman "One of the nation's top offensive lineman is off the board and headed out of state. Lawton's Jalin Barnett verbally committed to Nebraska on Wednesday, choosing the Huskers and new coach Mike Riley over Oklahoma State after his recruiting recently took an odd turn. "I feel it's the right..." January 15

  • Nebraska DE Randy Gregory will enter NFL draft

    Yahoo! Sports "In a move that wasn’t unexpected, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is headed to the NFL. The junior told ESPN in an email that he is “ready for the next challenge” in his life. “I look forward to the coaching I will receive and the chance to push myself alongside the best players in the..." December 30

  • Eli Manning's QB coach leaves for Nebraska

    New York Daily News "Eli Manning is getting to keep his new offensive coordinator, but he's losing his new quarterbacks coach. Danny Langsdorf, who was hired one year ago when the Giants shook up their offensive coaching staff, is leaving the team and the NFL to return to college where he'll become the new..." December 30

  • Bo Pelini throws shade at Nebraska's administration

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It didn’t take long for Bo Pelini to make headlines at Youngstown State. The former Nebraska coach made major waves at his introductory press conference with a statement that could be interpreted as a dig at his former administration. " December 17

  • Bo Pelini Is Set To Be Named The Head Coach At Youngstown State

    College Spun "Bo Pelini is coming home. The former Nebraska coach, who was fired after seven seasons in Lincoln, Neb., is set to be named the head coach at Youngstown State University, an FCS program. Pelini, 47, is a Youngstown, Ohio native. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is the president of..." December 16

  • PETA wants Husker who killed raccoon with wrench to be punished

    College Football Talk "Yep, yet another headline I never thought I’d type here at CFT. First, the back story: Earlier this month, Nebraska football player Jack Gangwish spied a raccoon on the side of the road and, as any normal person would do, decided to take a selfie with the woodland creature. Apparently..." December 11

  • Bo Pelini close to accepting Youngstown State job, per report

    SB Nation "Bo Pelini, the former Nebraska head coach who was fired on November 30, will accept the same position at Youngstown State once he is formerly offered the job, according to Football Scoop. An announcement is expected Thursday. Nebraska fired Pelini despite his 67-27 record with the school. He..." December 10

  • Mike Riley hired as Nebraska football coach

    SB Nation "Nebraska shocked the college football world Thursday, suddenly announcing the hire of longtime Oregon State head coach Mike Riley. Riley replaces Bo Pelini, who was fired after a 67-27 record in seven seasons with the Cornhuskers. Riley, 61, has been with Oregon State since 1997, making eight..." December 04

  • Report: Nebraska in ‘serious talks’ with Bret Bielema

    College Football Talk "Because, of course. Bret Bielema has already shocked the world once, leaving his job at Wisconsin for one at Arkansas. Could the head coach be ready to bolt the SEC, just as it appears he has the Razorbacks on the right track, and head back to the Big Ten? According to,..." December 04

  • Ameer Abdullah looks good in practice, say coach, teammates

    Omaha World-Herald "Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah joined his team on the practice field for the first time in two weeks and showed no obvious signs of injury, according to the Huskers who watched him work. Abdullah, who sprained a knee ligament against Purdue, wore a knee brace, but he wasn’t limited and “looked..." November 12

  • Ameer Abdullah's status uncertain

    ESPN "The status of Ameer Abdullah grew murkier on Monday as Nebraska coach Bo Pelini answered questions about the star running back without the assured nature present in his remarks last week. Abdullah, the nation's No. 3 rusher with 1,250 yards, did not practice during the Huskers' bye week after..." November 11

  • Big Ten's latest marketing ploy: manufacturing a rivalry

    Yahoo! Sports "The Big Ten is trying to let the rest of college football know it: A) still exists, and B) is still important. You can't fault the effort. It has to do something. The top of the league is actually strong (seriously) but Ohio State needs some marketing to get itself in the playoff. Part..." November 11

  • Ameer Abdullah out with knee injury

    ESPN "Heisman Trophy candidate Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against Purdue and will not return, coach Bo Pelini said at halftime of Saturday's game. The nation's leading rusher entering the weekend, Abdullah was hurt while diving to recover a fumble at the..." November 01

  • Pelini, Dantonio spar over Spartans' clapping

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio traded comments Tuesday over MSU defenders whose clapping disrupted the Huskers' offense in the Spartans' 27-22 win last weekend. Nebraska center Mark Pelini, the coach's nephew, experienced trouble on several occasions in..." October 07

  • Nebraska kicker suffers broken collarbone in motorcycle crash

    CBS Sports "Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi suffered a broken collarbone in a motorcycle crash on Thursday, authorities have confirmed to the Associated Press and Lincoln Journal Star. Bondi, a junior, is the Cornhuskers' primary kickoff specialist. While the school has only confirmed the crash, one assumes..." September 20

  • Warren Buffett wins $500 with bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Fox Sports "The rich get richer. Warren Buffett, whose net worth is reportedly $67.6 billion, wagered $550 to win $500 on Nebraska to cover the 12.5-point spread against Fresno State while visiting the MGM sportsbook in Las Vegas over the weekend." September 16

  • Elderly Nebraska fan begs Huskers to cut 'hip hop hogwash'

    Fox Sports "If we’ve learned anything – anything – in the first couple weeks of the season, it’s that Big Ten football could use a spark. Nebraska, a team that actually has entertaining players, is trying to do that at home games with a new speaker system. The Cornhuskers are blasting all the latest..." September 11

  • Bo Pelini calls marijuana use a 'horrible problem'

    Omaha World-Herald "Bo Pelini veered off topic a little Friday morning at the Big Red Breakfast and took a strong stance against marijuana, telling a crowd of about 250 people that it’s a “real problem out there.” Pelini called it not only an issue in high schools, middle schools and even grade schools, but..." August 30

  • Nebraska WR Kenny Bell Says He Bartended To Pay For Utilities "In three seasons, Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell has 134 recptions, 1,901 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. He has been selected to first team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Freshman Team and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. But for a week and a half, Bell did not have..." August 20

  • Reports: Nebraska DT Aaron Curry to transfer to Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Nebraska 's defensive line depth has taken a hit with the reported transfer of tackle Aaron Curry, a junior who started eight games for the Huskers in 2013. Both and reported that Curry will transfer to Oklahoma, the school wher his father played basketball in..." August 18

  • Jim Grobe regrets not taking Nebraska job, staying at Wake Forest

    CBS Sports "Jim Grobe looked out of place at ACC media days in July. He felt it, too. Less stress, less excitement. He's an ACC television analyst this season, not a longtime Wake Forest coach who once improbably reached the Orange Bowl in a year that will forever be part of ACC lore. Grobe, who..." August 15

  • Another ‘Husker starter down as LB Rose says he’s done for year

    College Football Talk "And the hits just keep on coming for a Nebraska defense suddenly ravaged by injury and attrition. While the school has yet to formally announce it, Michael Rose took to social media very late last night to announce that he had suffered a very serious and likely season-ending knee injury. The..." August 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • DB Charles Jackson out for the season

    Lincoln Journal Star "Husker junior nickel back Charles Jackson, on the verge of having a leading role in Nebraska's defense, will undergo surgery and miss the entire season, coach Bo Pelini confirmed after Thursday's practice. Jackson has been wearing a brace on his left knee after suffering an injury during..." August 08

  • Nebraska's Bo Pelini calls out Ole Miss for ... something

    SB Nation "Damore'ea Stringfellow looked like he was going to Nebraska, but now he favors Ole Miss. Pelini isn't happy. Former Washington wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow is in the process of transferring to another FBS school, and Nebraska was his chosen destination -- that is, until he visited..." July 30

  • Hunter Dale says he's 'not committed' to Huskers

    Omaha World-Herald "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..." July 20

  • One Husker cited, another jailed in separate incidents

    Lincoln Journal Star "Two Husker football players were cited — and one was lodged in jail — in separate incidents in the past week, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police. Boaz Joseph, a reserve defensive back from Weston, Fla., and Jariah Tolbert, an incoming wide receiver recruit from New Orleans, were..." June 16

  • Husker football player arrested, another cited

    Omaha World-Herald "Redshirt freshman cornerback Boaz Joseph was cited and incoming true freshman wide receiver Jariah Tolbert was arrested in separate on-campus incidents last week, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln police. Police cited Joseph on June 7 for theft by unlawful taking after a surveillance..." June 15

  • Nebraska recruit Monte Harrison chooses Brewers over Huskers

    ESPN "Nebraska football signee Monte Harrison has agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers, who selected the outfielder with the 50th pick on Thursday in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft. Harrison agreed to a contract that includes a bonus of $1.8 million, according to Jim Callis..." June 09

  • Nebraska loses another Martinez

    ESPN "The brother of former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is leaving the Huskers after one year. Drake Martinez, a freshman safety who likely would have contributed in 2014 as a backup, plans to transfer this offseason, his father, Casey Martinez, confirmed on Saturday. The elder Martinez..." June 08

  • Nebraska WR signee Monte Harrison picked No. 50 in MLB Draft

    CBS Sports "Monte Harrison, a four-star wide receiver committed to Nebraska , was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers as the No. 50 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday night. Harrison signed with Nebraska to play football and baseball, and now both Bo Pelini and Cornhuskers baseball..." June 06

  • Bo Pelini wants to get rid of national signing day

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has a solution to slow down the recruiting process: Eliminate national signing day altogether and put greater accountability behind scholarship offers. Pelini thinks high school players should be able to sign with teams as soon as they receive scholarship offers. If..." June 04

  • Report: Damore’ea Stringfellow transferring to Nebraska

    The News Tribune "According to Huskers Illustrated, a 247Sports affiliate, former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has signed the necessary paperwork to make official his transfer to Nebraska. Washington announced earlier this month that Stringfellow would transfer. He was suspended by UW coach Chris..." June 02

  • Josh Banderas faces felony charges

    ESPN "Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Josh Banderas and a distance runner at the school were charged Tuesday with felony theft for allegedly stealing seven bicycles from a campus rack. Sgt. Douglas Petersen told local media that Banderas, 19, who started four games as a true freshman in 2013, and..." May 14

  • Judge denies Husker lineman’s request for reduced jail sentence

    Omaha World-Herald "It appears the jail sentence for Nebraska offensive lineman Alex Lewis will remain at 45 days. According to the Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera, a Boulder District judge Wednesday denied an appeal to reduce the sentence — levied after Lewis pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, stemming from..." May 09

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