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Northwestern Football Game Watch

Northwestern Football Game Watch

The Huskers have an early game again this year, in week Zero, opening their season in Dublin, Ireland.  Not only...
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2022 Road to Nebraska Scholarship Program Donations

One of the main focuses of our local chapter of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association is to support the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and to provide general scholarships to local students who attend UNL. Since 2001, Northeast Kansans for Nebraska has been able to provide 30 students with more than $28,000 in scholarships from money that our members have contributed through donations to the Road to Nebraska Scholarship Campaign as well as bidding on and purchasing auction items at our various events.  Currently,...

NE KS 4 NE Picnic labeled a Great Success

All who attended had a great time at our chapter’s annual picnic on Saturday, July 30th. The virtual speaker was Husker Sports Nightly cohost Jessica Coody who gave her insight on Husker men’s and women’s sports including the upcoming 2022 Football season.  Jessica will take on the duties of sideline reporter during the football season this year.  All attending liked the change of venue to St. David’s Parish Hall.  The site has more room for attendees, great climate control to keep things cool with better...

Northwestern Football Game Watch

The Huskers have an early game again this year, in week Zero, opening their season in Dublin, Ireland.  Not only is it our season opener, but it’s also the B1G opener against Northwestern. New coaches and players are all around for Scott Frost. This should be our year to turn things around.    Join us on Saturday, August 27th at Hooters in Topeka for our Wildcat/Husker football game watch.  The game starts at 11:30 a.m. central time. We will start our gathering one half hour before...

Friday Flakes: The Two Year Anniversary of the B1G Canceling Football

Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images The official two year anniversary was yesterday but I am slotted to write Flakes on a Friday so here we are. Remember this? Big Ten cancels college football season for fall 2020, hopes to play in spring 2021 – CBSSports.comFollowing a morning meeting of the conference’s presidents, the Big Ten on Tuesday decided to cancel the college football season for fall 2020 with hopes of playing in spring 2021. With this decision, the Big Ten has become the first Power...

Five Heart Podcast 290: Dr. Offense Talks About The Defense

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images It’s just Dr. Offense – Hoss – and I on this episode in which we talk about the 2022 Nebraska defense. Our talking points: Nobody talks about defensive tendencies. Why? Because it’s complicated. Hoss explains. Jon proposes that Erik Chinander fears the deep ball. Hoss retorts. Hoss gives his thoughts on the defensive line and defensive secondary. There’s many people who will define Nebraska’s defense as a 3-4, or a 4-3, or 4-2-5. Truth is, it is ALL OF THESE....

Purdue Boilermakers 2022 Football Preview

Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images Jeff Brohm has turned Purdon’t into a competitive Big Ten west program. In his first two seasons with Purdue, Jeff Brohm made the Boilermakers relevent, capped off by a 49-20 upset over Ohio State in 2018 televised in primetime on ABC. But after rewarding Brohm with a contract extension, the Boilermakers went a more Purdue-like 6-12 in 2019 and 2020 which started to warm Brohm’s seat. But last season, Brohm and Purdue put all that behind them with a 9-4...

Top Ten Favorite Video Games of All-Time Countdown: 2nd Place

Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images The schedule only allowed for one installment this week of our countdown. So check and see who we picked for our 3rd favorite video game of all-time. Welcome back to the Top 10 Favorite Video Games of All-Tim Countdown. With this countdown, Jon Johnston and I will count down our top 10 favorite video games of all time. The background of the countdown can be found in the 10th place link, but as you can probably tell, Jon...

Why You Shouldn’t Care ESPN Dropped Out Of The Big Ten Media Rights Race

Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Here’s my take on ESPN dropping out of the negotiations for the next Big Ten Media Rights contract. My take? You can get NBC, CBS, and Fox on OTA TV, which means “over the air” TV. You can pick them up by buying an antenna rather than paying a monthly streaming service. Streaming services are getting more expensive, and over the next few years I see people dropping them. Giving people access to the best Big Ten...

The Counter Bootleg: Episode 7 – Every Game Is Not A Referendum on Nebraska Football

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Do we loved drama? Yes, we love drama. While the goal has been to keep these podcasts ten minutes or under I have decided to violate that rule for Episode 7. We need to stop hyperventilating after every single Nebraska football game. It is exhausting. It makes me want to check out. What if we simply are a team that simply isn’t good enough, at this point, to simply think it can show up and win a game against a...

Ultimate Husker Defensive Back Bracket: The Championship

It is Brown vs Brown for the title of ultimate Husker defensive back If you were rooting for a Brown vs Brown championship matchup, you get your wish! Ralph Brown and Mike Brown advanced to the championship for the title of ultimate Husker defensive back. Check the bottom of the article for highlight videos (where I could find them). Some of the abbreviations you will see below: AA – All-AmericancAA – consensus All-AmericanuAA – unanimous All-AmericanAC – All conferencePBU – pass break upsINT – interception...

The Ultimate Husker Defensive Back Bracket: First Round Voting is Open

Just imagine the lock down secondary that could be created from this list! It is time for our final bracket! Brew put together the definitive list of the best safeties and cornerbacks Husker football has to offer. Some of those that didn’t make the bracket but get an honorable mention include (the first three out): Mike Minter, Eric Hagg, and Alfonzo Dennard. Other honorable mentions: Erwin Swinney, Tyrone Byrd, Tim Jackson, Tyrone Legette, Charles Fryar, Sammy Simms, and Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Some of the abbreviations you...

Ultimate Husker Linebacker Bracket: Round One

Another excellent set of players – including the only one featured in two of our bracket articles thus far This bracket focuses a little more on the traditional on-ball ‘backers (see Brew’s explanation below) instead of pass rushers. What a lineup! It also includes the first player to make a repeat appearance in our bracket series. The days of the two-way player may be mostly gone, but this person is the kind of player you name Husker team awards after (hint). First person to name...

The Ballad of Ewald O. Stiehm

Edwald made Nebraska a football & basketball power in the 1910’s In the hallowed halls of Husker fandom you will hear mention many great coaches. Many of which you all probably know off the top of your head. Tom Osborne, Bob Devaney, Dave Van Horn, and Bill Cook to name just a few. However, there is one coach that many not come to mind when discussing Husker athletics and to be honest, it should. To know more about this coach we will have to go...

Tom Rathman Is Corn Nation’s Ultimate Husker Fullback

The pride of Grand Island tops the most Husker bracket of them all In a bracket full of native Nebraska hard-working, lunch pail success stories, Tom Rathman has emerged as the ultimate Husker fullback. There were at least half a dozen players at this position that I could have seen as the winner when Brew first unveiled his bracket. Rathman is one of them. With a relatively close vote (60%-40%) the former 49er beat out Joel Makovicka in Corn Nation’s vote. Tom Rathman This one...

The Ultimate Husker Fullback Bracket: The Championship

It is Rathman vs Makovicka (yes, you have to click to find out which one) We have made it to the end! Two fullbacks are left to battle for the title of ultimate Husker fan-favorite-blocker-occasional-ball-carrier-even-more-occasional-receiver. Your finalists are Tom Rathman and Joel Makovicka. Again, there were a handful of FBs that could have been here and no one would have batted an eye. This was a really fun bracket (Thanks Brew!) That said, I know who I’m voting for. How about you?!? Polls close Thursday...