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Miles Ukaoma climbed into the starting blocks for the 400-meter hurdles at last weekend’s Mt. SAC Relays in California and listened as the public address announcer reeled off the star-studded résumés of his competitors.
When coach Tim DeRuyter took over in 2012 at Fresno State, which hosts Nebraska on Sept. 13, he wanted to install a spread, pass, no-huddle attack.
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SPOTLIGHT
2013 college football preview
View our 2013 college football preview, a 26-page, three-part section filled with coverage of the Huskers, Big Ten conference and more.
Big Red Bowl Retrospective
See complete historical results, game recaps and photo coverage from the Nebraska Cornhuskers college football bowl game appearances, from the 1941 Rose Bowl up to today.
Big Ten football recruits
The World-Herald's Big Ten recruiting database contains every football recruit that signed with a Big Ten school from 2002 to 2011, complete with color-coded interactive map representations, player information, high-concentrations recruiting clusters and more.
Devaney Center timeline
Check out a World-Herald timeline to see the evolution of memorable moments at the Devaney Center, complete with photos, videos, memorable quotes and more.
Follow OWHbigred on Twitter
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Husker scholarship distribution chart
Want to see how many scholarships NU has invested at each position? Wondering how the Huskers have appropriated their offers by class? Check out our handy chart to look further into how Bo Pelini has built his team.
Husker Signing Day 2013
The World-Herald's top-notch coverage of the Nebraska football's class of 2013, complete with videos, photos, articles, live recruit interviews, interactive components and more.
Husker turnovers: A slippery slope
Bo Pelini has coached 68 games at Nebraska. When NU’s turnover margin is positive or even, the Huskers are 35-2. When they lose the turnover battle, they’re 13-18. Why hasn’t Nebraska joined the nation’s elite? More than anything, it’s turnovers.
Interactive: Bo Pelini's contract
View an interactive PDF of Pelini's revised contract signed by the NU football coach, complete with brief summaries of the legalese and insight into the document's finer points.
Interactive: Darin Erstad's contract (2012)
View an interactive PDF of NU baseball coach Darin Erstad's contract released in August 2012, complete with brief summaries of the legalese and insight into the document's finer points.
Interactive: Tim Miles' contract
View an interactive PDF of Tim Miles' contract signed by the Nebraska men's basketball coach on May 4, 2012, complete with brief legal explanations, comparisons to other Big Ten coaches and more.
Omaha.com's Big Ten coverage
Delivering the best news coverage and analysis of the Big Ten Conference, from Omaha.com and other top news outlets from around country.
Husker Recruiting: Changes shrink NU's sphere of influence
For decades, the Great Plains represented fertile recruiting ground for Tom Osborne's football program. Restoring that lost tradition won't be easy.
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LIVE CHAT
Lunch with Tom: Replay
Hungry for some sports chat? Replay the “Lunch with Tom'' chat with sports columnist Tom Shatel in which he discusses the latest sports headlines.
GOLF
Huskers in second after first day of Oak Hill Intercollegiate
The Nebraska men’s golf team is in second place after the first day of the Oak Hill Intercollegiate on Monday, trailing Notre Dame by seven strokes.
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Chatelain: Smiles and scowls – how to reconcile the two Bos
In six seasons at NU, Pelini hasn't changed and he won't. What he can do is pull back the curtain and let people judge the whole man, not just the slice that appears on Saturdays after a questionable call.
GYMNASTICS
Four Huskers earn All-America honors
Seniors Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong capped their Nebraska careers by finishing in the top eight in three events at the NCAA women’s event finals Sunday.
WRESTLING
Late flurry from Burroughs clinches third U.S. Open title
Trailing by three points with less than 30 second left, Jordan Burroughs rallied with back-to-back, double-leg takedowns to edge David Taylor for a 7-6 win in the 74 kilogram (163 pound) finals of the U.S. Open on Saturday.
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Shatel: Better to let Big Five, not unions, end hunger
At the end of this week, Northwestern University football players will take a historic vote and decide whether they should form a union. Do these nice, young scholars in argyle sweaters want to start a union that would lead to college football and basketball players getting paid a salary? Do they really want to invite the Internal Revenue Service...
BASEBALL
Huge rally helps Huskers avoid series sweep
Nebraska completed its largest comeback since 2010 and held on for the 10-9 win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Haymarket Park, avoiding the sweep after a 3-2 loss earlier in the day.
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Spartan QB helped fuel B1G title run, but seeks more progress in 2014
If there were an award for in-season progress in 2013 college football, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook might have won in a landslide.
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Pelini feeling more secure about safeties
Nebraska went into last season needing to replace both safeties. Lack of experience at the position was a major concern. NU should go into this season much more at ease.
VOLLEYBALL
Huskers take four sets from Cyclones in exhibition
Nebraska opened its spring exhibition season Saturday by winning all four sets against Iowa State (27-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-22) at Hilton Coliseum.
GYMNASTICS
NU finishes sixth behind co-champs Oklahoma, Florida
Oklahoma and Florida waited uncertainly before both could begin celebrating. The defending champion Gators and first-time winner Oklahoma became the first co-champions in NCAA women's gymnastics, with scores of 198.175 in the Super Six on Saturday night.
SOFTBALL
Nebraska rolls past Ohio State
Nebraska continued its recent roll through Big Ten play Saturday with a softball doubleheader sweep of Ohio State.
TRACK AND FIELD
Huskers pick up three titles at Kansas Relays
Nebraska won three titles Saturday, giving the Huskers seven overall to cap the four-day Kansas Relays.
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Cook's Huskers are rising to the occasion
The Nebraska volleyball coach likes his team's attitude and says the players are responding to wide-open competition.
BASEBALL
Huskers can't tame Wildcats, fall in 12 innings
Northwestern delivered in the same type of clutch situations that Nebraska had thrived in lately, winning Friday's series opener 2-1 in 12 innings.
SOFTBALL
Husker offense shines in sixth straight Big Ten win
Nebraska spotted Ohio State a run in the top of the first inning Friday, then put on a hitting clinic en route to a 14-1, five-inning rout of the Buckeyes in the opening contest of a three-game Big Ten series.
GYMNASTICS
Husker women advance to Super Six
Nebraska advanced to Saturday’s team finals of the NCAA women’s championships, where it will compete against four teams from the SEC and a former Big 12 foe.
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No matter the lineup, Husker bats paving the way
Blake Headley and his Nebraska baseball teammates don't study the Husker lineup card before games and feel any different level of responsibility based on where they're hitting in the order.
SOFTBALL
NU's Knighten making noise from third base
The Husker freshman draws eyes — and ears — with her exquisite bat and banter.
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Huskers get prime-time kickoff against Fresno State
Nebraska's Sept. 13 football game at Fresno State will be televised in prime time on the CBS Sports Network and will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Central time.

Recruiting

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Huskers land Chicago-area receiver who 'fell in love with everything' in Lincoln
Huskers land Chicago-area receiver who 'fell in love with everything' in Lincoln

Nebraska's newest football commit for the 2015 recruiting class is the kind of wide receiver who can do damage all over the field.

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McKewon: Work ethic should serve Husker recruit from Omaha Central
McKewon: Work ethic should serve Husker recruit from Omaha Central

Omaha Central defensive end DaiShon Neal, Nebraska's newest and most surprising commit for the 2015 class, has heard his dad, Abraham Hoskins Jr., tell him several times: The Huskers don't offer just any player.

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Huskers end OPS drought, get Omaha Central, North juniors
Huskers end OPS drought, get Omaha Central, North juniors

It had been a long drought for the Omaha Public Schools when it came to high school football players from the district getting scholarships to play at Nebraska.

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'The sky's the limit' for Husker QB commit Dillman
'The sky's the limit' for Husker QB commit Dillman

Swedish phenom Kevin Dillman, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback prospect currently at Denton (Texas) Guyer High School, committed to Nebraska on Saturday.

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Husker hoops lands New Jersey point guard Tarin Smith
Husker hoops lands New Jersey point guard Tarin Smith

Point guard Tarin Smith of St. Anthony's (N.J.) High said he committed to NU on Monday morning and will schedule a campus visit when the Huskers are done in the tournament.

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Bo Pelini receives contract extension
Bo Pelini receives contract extension

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the NU athletic department confirmed Friday afternoon.

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Missouri twins can be versatile D-line additions for Huskers
Missouri twins can be versatile D-line additions for Huskers

The Davis brothers committed to Nebraska on Saturday, building on the momentum the Huskers have for the 2015 recruiting class.

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Garrison, NU staff base recruiting approach on relationships over wins, losses
Garrison, NU staff base recruiting approach on relationships over wins, losses

Even though Rivals.com named John Garrison one of the top 25 college football recruiters for the 2014 class, Nebraska's offensive line coach doesn't try to sweeten up his pitch to prospects.

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McKewon: Strong start on 2015 recruiting gives Huskers base for top-20 class
McKewon: Strong start on 2015 recruiting gives Huskers base for top-20 class

Nebraska couldn't have expected a faster, more profitable start to its 2015 recruiting class. The Huskers have four commitments, including a top-flight offensive tackle and two four-star standouts from Colorado whose poise and passion should make them strong ambassadors and recruiters.

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McKewon: When recruiting, wishing upon stars still the ultimate inexact science
McKewon: When recruiting, wishing upon stars still the ultimate inexact science

As a guide, a useful tool, recruiting sites perform an important service. They're a kind of Consumer Reports for coaches and fans alike. But this is the annual column where I tell you about their limits.

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Recruiting roundtable: A closer look at the Huskers' 2014 class
Recruiting roundtable: A closer look at the Huskers' 2014 class

A recruiting roundtable with selections by HuskerOnline.com publisher Sean Callahan, Big Red Report publisher Josh Harvey, Huskers Illustrated's Mike Schaefer, as well as Mike'l Severe, the host of The World-Herald's upcoming online sports talk show "The Bottom Line."

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