Nebraska Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Pelini receives scheduled salary boost

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska coach Bo Pelini receives a $100,000 boost to his annual salary Saturday, according to terms of a contract agreed to in 2012. Pelini, who's entering his seventh season as NU's coach, will earn $3,075,000 in 2014. He was the 18th-highest paid coach in 2013, according to salary data..." March 01

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

  • Nebraska's Bo Pelini: 'I'm real...I am who I am' "There was a cat. There was a buddy. There was a couch. There was a tweet with 10,000 retweets. These things have nothing or everything to do with this week's coverage of recruiting and National Signing Day, depending on your view of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini. Having Pelini as one of the..." February 06

  • NU assistants Kaczenski, Els earn raises

    Lincoln Journal Star "As is typically the case this time of year, Nebraska assistant football coaches each received one-year contract extensions, meaning they're now locked in until Jan. 31, 2016. The Journal Star received, upon request, updated assistants' contracts Tuesday, each signed by athletic director Shawn..." February 05

  • All things considered, NU class looks solid

    Lincoln Journal Star "Forget for a moment what I think of Nebraska's 2014 scholarship recruiting class. The nature of college football recruiting is for the most part abhorrent to me, a factor that admittedly clouds my views. Josh Helmholdt, however, is a bona fide expert in the field. As the Midwest region guru..." February 05

  • McClain spurns Huskers, decides to play closer to home

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska got reminded Wednesday that sometimes things just don't go your way in recruiting. The commitment that NU picked up Saturday from defensive end Blake McClain didn't stick, and the harsh reality didn't fully land until McClain signed his letter-of-intent with South..." February 05

  • Freedom's worth plenty to this Husker class

    Lincoln Journal Star "The introduction to Freedom began with a freshman football coach. Ozie Stanley walked into a coaches meeting and kept repeating a name over and over, like he'd gone Howard Hughes crazy or something. Freedom Akinmoladun. Freedom Akinmoladun. Freedom Akinmoladun. Freedom Akinmoladun. Andy..." January 30

  • Nebraska DE Avery Moss banned from campus through 2014 "Sophomore defensive end Avery Moss, a potential starter for Nebraska in 2014, will not play for the Cornhuskers next fall because of a one-year ban from campus. Moss was previously banned from entering residence halls as a result of a public indecency change in 2012. He thought the ban had been..." January 27

  • Taylor Martinez eyes March pro day "The specifics of a foot injury suffered by former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, who missed nine games of his senior season last fall, were detailed by his father and a North Carolina specialist Wednesday after months of ambiguity. The injury was diagnosed after the regular season by Dr...." January 23

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