Trev Alberts talks NCAA investigation, alcohol sales and more | Football

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s athletic department is working toward a “negotiated resolution” with the NCAA, NU Athletic Director Trev Alberts said Thursday night, on a case involving potential violations with the football program. The case stems from Nebraska’s alleged improper use of special teams analyst Jonathan Rutledge during the 2020 football season. Action Network reported details … Read more

Zavier Betts’ future unclear with Nebraska football | Football

One of Nebraska’s most dynamic playmakers is no longer part of the program. Huskers coach Scott Frost said Thursday that third-year receiver and Bellevue West graduate Zavier Betts is not practicing and his future with NU is unclear. He declined to get into specifics, repeatedly saying the speedy 6-foot-2, 200-ponder is “not a member of … Read more

Doc Sadler leaves Nebraska basketball after NU eliminates his position | Men’s Basketball

LINCOLN — Nebraska men’s basketball announced on Friday that Doc Sadler, who’d spent the past three seasons working for coach Fred Hoiberg, was leaving after a program restructuring eliminated his position. After two seasons as a full-time assistant for NU, Sadler became a special assistant to the coach in 2021-22. He made $320,000 per year … Read more

‘You’re going to make six figures as a player here’: NIL looms large for Nebraska’s fortunes | Football

Casey Thompson showed the email to his teammates a few weeks ago. This was a new one. The message asked if the Husker quarterback would consider monetizing his name, image and likeness by creating some exclusive online videos. He could lead workouts, for example, or do instructional videos or QB training. The catch, for Thompson … Read more

Casey Thompson and Nebraska quarterbacks take center stage on Wednesday | Football

Nebraska’s quarterback competition took center stage after practice Wednesday. One by one, the most prominent members of football’s most prominent position fielded questions from media members after the Huskers completed the first third of their 15 spring workouts. Casey Thompson — in his first general interview since joining NU from the transfer portal in January … Read more

Linebacker Chris Kolarevic could fill Nebraska’s open nickel spot | Football

LINCOLN — Add another name to Nebraska’s competition for the open job at nickel: Chris Kolarevic. Kolarevic — part of the rotation at inside linebacker last season — will get a long look this spring at the spot vacated by the NFL-bound JoJo Domann. It’s been an encouraging start after four practices. “I had no … Read more

McKewon: Erik Chinander’s task for Nebraska’s defense, Fred Hoiberg’s epic week and more | Football

LINCOLN — If you want to know JoJo Domann’s value to Nebraska’s defense, you could measure it by the full round of questions defensive coordinator Erik Chinander fielded last week about who might replace the three-year starter. Or you could wait until the second round of questions that came a few minutes after the first. … Read more

McKewon: In spring camp, Nebraska should like its QBs — but love the run game | Football

LINCOLN — OK, OK, OK, of course Nebraska’s spring football camp will be awash in coverage of the quarterbacks, especially Casey Thompson, son of Sooner and former Longhorn who hopes to make the Huskers happy he transferred to NU. You may not hear from him Monday when Nebraska holds its two-hour extravaganza of interviews, but … Read more

Nebraska downs Penn State in its most decisive Big Ten win of the Fred Hoiberg era | Men’s Basketball

They kept fans waiting 110 days, 28 games and nearly five months. But in the final days of a lost season, the Huskers finally fulfilled their potential. Nebraska beat Penn State 93-70 Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa., the most decisive Big Ten win of the Fred Hoiberg era. The Nittany … Read more

Nebraska spring football preview: Seven position battles beyond quarterback | Football

LINCOLN — Even as all reporters’ ears and fans’ eyes turn toward the quarterback position at Nebraska, there are, in fact, seven position battles more interesting and competitive than the premier spot, where Texas transfer Casey Thompson is projected to be the guy who takes the 2022 season’s first snap in Ireland. Elsewhere? Jobs are … Read more