David Oku enrolls at Lincoln EastWow, talk about a shocking development in Lincoln today as rumors begin spreading around that senior high school running back David Oku from Oklahoma has enrolled into school at Lincoln East. It had been rumored before that he was dating a girl that he met on his recruiting trip to Nebraska but nothing was for certain. Now it appears that it is indeed true and he has enrolled into school at Lincoln East.

Oku had eliminated the Huskers earlier in his recruitment but who knows where the Huskers stand now. We know that the Huskers are short on scholarships as it stands and they have already got a commitment from running back Rex Burkhead. Would Pelini and staff make room for Oku if he wanted to sign with the Huskers?

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patrick asks to leave nebraskaI have heard news this evening that quarterback Patrick Witt has asked for his scholarship release and has already taken the necessary steps to leave the Husker football program. Witt was expected to be the starting quarterback next season so this is a big blow to the Husker program in my opinion.

Now it appears like Zac Lee will be the man under center for the Cornhuskers in the 2009 season. Behind Lee on the depth chart I imagine would be Kody Spano and then freshman Cody Green. Green has the possibility of moving up the depthy chart in Spring ball but for him to overtake Lee for the starting job would be very hard I would think.

We will have more on this story when the university releases their statement. As of right now Witt has not been released of his scholarship from head coach Bo Pelini.

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nebraska football tickets going upThe University of Nebraska announced on Thursday that they would be raising the football tickets by $2. The new printed face on the tickets will be $54 rather then $52. Not much of an increase so I’m not upset with it one bit. Sure we pay high donations for our season tickets but that is the case with most programs around the country.

One reason for the increase in ticket price is to pay for a $3 million upgrade that the university is doing inside the stadium. Improvements include two replay boards that will be added in the northwest and northeast towers. The screens are the same size as those on the south towers, measuring 21’ high and 24’ wide. The addition will give Memorial Stadium five replay boards and allow nearly every fan a clear view of a HuskerVision screen. All of the replay boards will also be upgraded to high defintion.

So everyone get ready to open up their checkbooks or grab their credit cards because starting Feb 23rd, we can renew our season tickets and also send in our donations if we have not yet.

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nebraska is blown out by misouriI’m going to keep this pretty short today as it is Valentines Day and all. The Cornhuskers traveled down to Columbia, Missouri and were rolled by the Tigers by the score of 70-47. Yeah the Huskers lost by 23 points on the road. A cold shooting day and a second half where they could not play defense turned the game into a blowout and dissappointing loss for the Huskers.

The Tigers got way to many fast break points in the second half and the lack of a big man down low hurt the Huskers I felt. This game sure doesn’t help the Huskers chances of making the big dance come March that is for sure.

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Nebraska vs MissouriThe next time the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Missouri Tigers meet on the football field, they will be playing on natonal tv and on a Thursday night. ESPN, the Big 12 Conference, and both universities have agreed to move the game to Thursday, October 8th. Kickoff for the game will be at 8:00 ET.

NU is 4-0 on Thursday night ESPN games, winning in 2003 at Southern Miss, in 1993 and 1995 at Oklahoma State and in 1994 at Texas Tech.

Make sure to change your hotel plans if you plan on heading down for the game!

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Nebraska holds off ColoradoIt sure wasn’t pretty but the Nebraska Cornhuskers picked up their second road win in the conference on Wednesday night. The Huskers held a nice lead through the game but then seen it dwindle down late in the game before they were able to get out of Boulder with a 55-53 victory. The win in Boulder was the first one for Doc Sadler since he became coach.

As a team the Huskers had a season high 18 turnovers in the game. They are lucky that the Buffaloes committed 13 of their own turnovers or this could have easily been a loss.

Steve Harley and Ryan Anderson both led the Huskers with 12 points each.

Nebraska returns to the court on Saturday when the Huskers host to No. 16 Texas at the Devaney Center. The game will tip off at 1 p.m. and can be seen nationally on ESPN.

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Nebraska Recruiting ClassIt’s a big day for high school seniors today as they sign their letter of intent to the university of their choice. Things have been busy in Lincoln this morning as the fax machine has stayed hot with 17 LOI’s faxed in so far. Keep checking back as we will be updating the list as we hear of new ones coming in.

One player who verbally committed to the Huskers will not be joining the team as he was not able to get his grades up to bar. Deandre Byrd will be looking to go the JUCO route.

Confirmed LOI’s faxed in:

Brent Qvale
Cole Pensick
Cody Green
Dejon Gomes
Jason Ankrah
Jesse Coffey
Nick Ash
Rex Burkhead
Jeremiah Sirles
Thaddeus Randle
Andrew Green
Chris Williams
Brandon Kinnie
Dontrayevous Robinson
C.J. Zimmerer
J.T. Kerr
Eric Martin
Lazarri Middleton
Dijon Washington
Taylor Martinez

Keep checking back as we have a few more spots to add as the day goes on!

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Nebraska Football TicketsTickets to the 2009 Nebraska Football Spring Game will go on sale Feb 4th beginning at 8 a.m. CST the University announced on Monday. There are some changes to the event this year as almost the entire stadium will be reserved seating and tickets will cost $10.

Nebraska will once again conduct the Drug Free Pledge at halftime of this year’s game. Youth (eighth grade or younger) who take part in the Drug Free Pledge will be admitted for free to the game, but need to secure a ticket in advance of the contest. Parents or sponsors of the youth taking part in the Drug Free Pledge will need to buy a reserved ticket, but will be seated with the youth in a designated section.

NU faculty will be able to buy tickets for $5 each but they will have to show their university id at the gate when they are entering. Students can get into the game for free and will be seated in section 11, however they will still need to have a ticket in hand for admittance. The Athletic Ticket Office will e-mail students with more details on obtaining spring game tickets.

Kickoff will be at 1 p.m on April 18th

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Eric Martin commits to NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers finished up the football recruiting class on Sunday when they received a verbal commitment from linebacker Eric Martin. Martin is 6’2 and weighs 220 lbs at the moment. He had offers from Washingon, Washington State, Nevada, Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State.

Martin is rated as the 26th overall inside linebacker by rivals.com and said he picked the Huskers because of the coaching staff and the fact they they showed him love throughout the recruiting process. The Huskers were the first to officially offer Martin a full ride scholarship and he said that was a big thing in the recruitment.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Martin!

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Nebraska beats Texas TechThe Nebraska basketball team picked up a much needed win in the Big 12 conference on Saturday evening. The Huskers traveled down to Lubbok, Texas to and battled with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Nebraska led throughout the game and help on for a 82-69 victory. Great win for the Huskers especially on the road.

The victory improved the Huskers to 13-7 on the year and into a tie for fifth place in the league standings with a 3-4 record in Big 12 play. Ade Dugunduro and Cookie Miller led the way for the Huskers as Dugunduro scored 20 points and Miller chipped in with 19 points of his own. The two players also combined for eight assists and eight steals in the game.

The highlight of the night for the Red Raiders was when their coack Pat Knight rushed out on to the court and was ejected for arguing a call. As he was heading back to the locker room, he rushed back out on to the court and let the refs have it a little more. That was pretty much the excitement in the game for the Red Raiders.

The Husker’s next game will be on Wednesday when they travel to Boulder, Colorado to take on the Buffaloes. This is another big road game for the Huskers and if they can shoot the ball well while playing lock down defense they just might have a shot to grab another win in Big 12 play!

– Cliff

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