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  1. Huskers' Will Compton masters mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska linebacker Will Compton reaches into his jeans pocket and pulls out his iPhone. The lock screen displays the following: "Thank God, go to work, do extra, don't give yourself an excuse and become the absolute best." Compto...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  2. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings are hitting the home stretch, and today we take a look at the Big Ten secondaries. It's a little tricky to evaluate secondary play from 2011. While seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 18 nationally in pass defense, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  3. Why Week 12 matters to Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    Week 12 might be a snoozer in many parts of the country, but in the Cornhusker State, they're wide awake. Their beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers still have plenty at stake, beginning Saturday at No. 18 Michigan. After surviving an awkward week as "...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  4. Video: Nebraska safety Austin Cassidy

    ESPN.com staff

    Brian Bennett talks with Nebraska safety Austin Cassidy....

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  5. Nebraska keeps focus, wins 'different' game

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Earlier this week, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini thought Saturday's Penn State game would -- and should -- be canceled. Running back Ameer Abdullah's mother called him, worried about her son's safety when the team traveled to Beav...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  6. Dennard a difference maker for Huskers

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten fans heard a lot about Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard this summer. Adam and I ranked him No. 13 in our league player rankings, and Dennard made several preseason awards watch lists. But those who hadn't previously watched the senior p...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  7. Nebraska defense finally earns its stripes

    Brian Bennett

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- In the locker room after a 24-3 win over Michigan State, Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini told his players that he had a present for them. Then he held up a black shirt. As fashion goes, it isn't much to look at. Just a ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  8. Halftime: Nebraska 34, Minnesota 0

    Brian Bennett

    Raise your hand if this halftime score surprises you. If your hand is now elevated, well, you just haven't been paying attention. This looked like a tremendous mismatch on paper, and it's playing out that way. Nebraska is simply way too good fo...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  9. Nebraska Cornhuskers' secondary bulks up for No. 7 Wisconsin Badg...

    No. 8 Nebraska has made changes at three of the four positions in the secondary in preparation for No. 7 Wisconsin on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  10. Huskers shun hype but relish opportunity

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the beginning, Bo Pelini has made it about Nebraska and no one else. He contributed practically nothing to the hype following Nebraska throughout its transition to the Big Ten Conference. Asked numerous times about preparing for new teams, ne...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  11. Wilson's passing, personality fit Badgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a move Wisconsin had to make, but one that didn't come without risk. Any addition to a successful operation, especially at a position of unique importance, has the potential to create friction and factions. Wisconsin attributes its success ...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  12. Why Nebraska can win Big Ten in Year 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska has no plans to tiptoe across the Big Ten's doorstep this season. The Huskers fully intend to break down the door. Since the Big Ten approved Nebraska as its 12th member on June 11, 2010, the goodwill has flowed from Lincoln across the...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Did the sun rise in Miami today? Every Big Ten team will have at least two losses this year, SI.com's Stewart Mandel writes in his league preview. Joe Paterno isn't letting up, Mark Viera writes in The New York Times. Penn State's coaches have ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    You're not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, and now I don't. Northwestern coaches are very impressed with center Ben Vitabile -- so impressed that they moved veteran Ben Burkett to a new position. Nebraska tight end Ky...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  15. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten preseason position rankings have reached the home stretch as we take a look at the defensive secondaries. Although individual positions like center and defensive tackle could boast more star power, the Big Ten's overall strength in the se...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Chris Low

    I'm back to provide a few more Big Ten lunch links now that Adam is on his third (or is it his fourth?) week of vacation. As I promised the last time, there will be no barbs directed the Big Ten's way and no cheap shots. That's not the way we roll...

    Blog | March 16, 2011