Nebraska Rumors & News

  • Alabama joins pursuit of Husker graduate transfer target Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

    Omaha World-Herald "Utah graduate transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu — who is considering a spot on Nebraska's roster — is also looking at Alabama, according to his Twitter profile. Tu'ikolovatu posted a photo of himself and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on Wednesday morning. The photo is from his visit to Alabama's..." May 25

  • Former Nebraska Star On Player Transferring: “Doesn’t Get What It Takes To Be A Blackshirt”

    College Spun "Kevin Williams battled through injuries to play in 23 games for Nebraska from 2011-2015. Next year, the sixth-year senior will use his final season of eligibility at Michigan State. Last night, former Nebraska star Adam Carriker took a swipe at Williams for his decision to leave, saying the..." May 19

  • Michigan State expected to land Nebraska grad transfer Kevin Williams

    Detroit Sports Nation "According to multiple reports, Michigan State will be receiving a boost in depth on their defensive line. is reporting that Nebraska graduate transfer DT Kevin Williams will play his final season in East Lansing with the Spartans. Williams will be joining a defensive line that..." May 15

  • Four-star QB Tristan Gebbia commits to Nebraska

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia has committed to Nebraska, he announced Monday on Twitter. Gebbia, a California native, is the 17th-ranked quarterback in the class of 2017, according to" April 05

  • Keyshawn Johnson Jr. makes call for Nebraska

    247 Sports "After nearly a year of being linked to the Huskers, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. made it official on Wednesday morning when his commitment video ended with him choosing Nebraska. Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound three-star, is Nebraska’s third commitment for the 2017 class and the second..." March 23

  • Nebraska WR Brandon Reilly suspected of DUI

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly was stopped early Friday while driving and ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving by the Lincoln Police Department. According to an LPD police report, at 2:11 a.m. Friday, an officer observed a black 2007 Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on Interstate..." March 22

  • Lamar Jackson picks Nebraska, becomes Huskers highest ranked commit

    Omaha World-Herald "Mike Riley’s California roots came in handy with Lamar Jackson as the Huskers secured a commitment from the state’s No. 13 player the day before National Signing Day. Jackson made his decision public Tuesday with a pre-recorded video released by Bleacher Report. Nebraska primarily beat Pac..." February 02

  • Former Tulane QB Tanner Lee transferring to Nebraska

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Tulane starting QB Tanner Lee tells FOX Sports that he will transfer to Nebraska. "I just think it's a great opportunity, and I am excited to get back to work," Lee said. "The timing is good for me. Coach [Mike] Riley is an unbelievable coach and person. I'm really looking forward to..." January 31

  • South Dakota OL Matt Farniok Commits To Nebraska

    Corn Nation "The OL target Nebraska worked hard for finally came to them on Wednesday night. He visited the Nebraska Cornhuskers time after time. To make sure that he knew what he was getting into. And, in the end, that's where he committed to." January 28

  • Husker DT Vincent Valentine declares for NFL draft

    Omaha World-Herald "Husker defensive tackle Vincent Valentine declared Monday that he was leaving Nebraska after his junior season to pursue a career in the NFL. In a Twitter post, Valentine thanked NU fans and said that playing in the NFL was a "lifelong dream." "I have so many people to thank, including my..." January 11

  • Nebraska DT Maliek Collins: NFL 'seems like best decision'

    ESPN "Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins has played his last game in a Cornhuskers uniform. Following their 37-29 win over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl, Collins announced he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. "It's always been a dream of mine and I got a good..." December 27

  • No charges filed in case of alleged rape at home of Nebraska players

    Lincoln Journal Star "Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly on Wednesday morning said there will be no charges in the report of a sexual assault at the home of several Nebraska football players because there wasn't "proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime occurred, and "that simply is not there." At a news..." November 25

  • Alleged Rape Reported At Home Of Nebraska Football Players

    Deadspin "According to The World-Herald, police are investigating an alleged rape that took place at the home of two Nebraska football players, quarterback Tommy Armstrong and wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. A Lincoln police spokeswoman told The World-Herald that a 20-year-old woman went to a local..." November 17

  • 4-Star Running Back Tre Bryant Commits To Nebraska

    College Spun "Last week, four-star running back Tre Bryant out of St. Louis decommitted from Kansas State after choosing the school in July. This weekend, he visited Nebraska, and witnessed the Huskers’ huge home win over undefeated Michigan State." November 10

  • Big Ten says refs handled controversial Nebraska TD correctly

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The Big Ten says its officials used “proper officiating mechanics” on Nebraska’s controversial game-winning touchdown against Michigan State. The controversy arose when Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong found wideout Brandon Reilly down the left sideline for a 30-yard score with 17 seconds..." November 09

  • Plaxico Burress politely disagrees with the Michigan State - Nebraska officials

    Awful Announcing "Another week, another NCAA officiating controversy. A week after the ACC suspended an entire officiating crew for botching the end of the Miami-Duke game, this time a terrible call had an impact on the College Football Playoff chase. The undefeated Michigan State Spartans drew the short straw..." November 09

  • Four-star 2015 RB denied Wisconsin admission leaves Nebraska

    College Football Talk "The strange collegiate journey of Jordan Stevenson has taken yet another twist. A Nebraska spokesperson has confirmed to the Omaha World-Herald that Stevenson is no longer a part of Mike Riley‘s football program and will seek a transfer to an undetermined location. No reason was given for the..." November 07

  • Nebraska's Jordan Stevenson quits team

    The Score "Nebraska freshman running back Jordan Stevenson has quit the Cornhuskers, a team spokesperson confirmed. Stevenson never appeared to be fully committed to the program. The Texas native initially signed with Wisconsin out of high school, but failed to qualify. The former four-star prospect then..." November 06

  • Tommy Armstrong To Play Against Michigan State

    Corn Nation "Coach Mike Riley started off by talking about current injuries going into Saturday. He mentioned that Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been practicing all week and is expected to return to the field. Other players that are expected back include Nick Gates and Chris Weber, and Riley said a final..." November 06

  • Nebraska, AD Shawn Eichorst working on contract extension

    The Score "Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has two years remaining on his contract and has come under fire with his football program dwindling, but that isn't stopping the school from seeking a contract extension with him. "I intend to get this done quickly," Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman..." November 05

  • De’Mornay Pierson-El Has Broken Leg, “Torn Up” Knee

    College Spun "This past Saturday, Nebraska sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El suffered a gruesome leg injury celebrating a touchdown by teammate Stanley Morgan Jr. Monday, head coach Mike Riley gave fans an update on his status. Riley told reporters that Pierson-El will be out for the remainder of..." November 03

  • Nebraska AD offers show of support for Mike Riley and staff

    College Football Talk "Things are not going well for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in year one of the Mike Riley era. Riley may be the nicest college football coach in the country, but his Huskers are on the brink of being ineligible for postseason play. After hitting a ceiling of nine wins under Bo Pelini, Nebraska has now..." November 02

  • Nebraska’s De’Mornay Pierson-El sustains gruesome-looking injury

    College Football Talk "As if losing (at the time of this posting) 35-16 to a really bad Purdue football team isn’t bad enough, one of Nebraska’s most talented offensive players could be sidelined for the foreseeable future for good measure. Early in the second quarter, a Ryker Fyfe 20-yard touchdown pass pulled the..." October 31

  • 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

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