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The Big Fish Nebraska Football is Trying to Reel in on Defense and Why

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 1 week ago
Earlier this week, we took a look at three prospects Nebraska could pick up that would help them in the short- to long-term on offense. Now it’s time to look at some potential future Blackshirts that could do the same for Mike Riley in his second season in Lincoln. DE Tramal IvyThe Nebraska defense didn’t have a true pass rusher last season and that unfortunate fact hurt,...

The Big Fish Nebraska Football is Trying to Reel in on Offense and Why

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 1 week ago
While Nebraska’s 6-7 2015 record isn’t anything to celebrate, recruits don’t seem deterred by it. In fact, several seem psyched about what they could potentially contribute to Mike Riley’s program. The Cornhuskers already have a basket of quality recruits in the Big Red boat such as offensive guard John Raridon, safety Marquel Dismuke and quarterback Patrick O’...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams. Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between January...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
We have come to take No. 1 versus No. 2 matchups to determine college football’s national championship for granted with the BCS and now the College Football Playoff and that’s a good thing. Prior to 1998, the top two ranked teams met in bowl games only 11 times. Now, a national title game is the end to every college football season. In some years, the national title game is one...

Nebraska's Nate Gerry Penalty Proves It's Time to Tackle the Lawlessness of Targeting Calls

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 2 weeks ago
A topic that causes many an eye roll has irked me lately, especially since it has the nation talking about Nebraska’s Foster Farms Bowl performance and not about the win. It’s a rule that is finding itself under more scrutiny every year: the targeting penalty. According to the American Football Coaches Association — which is obviously trying to raise awareness of how to...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Mike Riley's Recruiting Adventures and What Nebraska Fans Should Expect Moving Forward

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 2 weeks ago
No one could’ve guessed first-year Nebraska head coach Mike Riley signed up for the madness he's experienced thus far. First, there was scrambling to take over after a messy divorce between the administration and Bo Pelini, working to keep recruits committed and bring in his own crop to complete the 2015 class. Fair enough, new coaches are used to that. Now his initial season is...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 3 weeks ago
I’m guessing a lot of you thought you had seen Nebraska take the field for the last time in 2015, didn’t you? Not so as thanks to a lack of bowl-eligible teams and the Cornhuskers’ excellent academic standing, Mike Riley’s squad will play one more game. One against an opponent familiar to the Huskers’ head man, even. Believe it or not, this Foster Farms Bowl between...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...