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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Huskers HQ

NU’s Ostrander becoming more efficient hitter

LINCOLN — Being able to hit a volleyball hard has never been an issue for Alicia Ostrander. Nebraska’s junior outside hitter has elite arm strength, the sought-after trait coveted by volleyball coaches, bullpen managers and quarterback gurus alike.

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Husker defense back in black
Posted: October 22, 2014

LINCOLN — Each Husker has his own way of relishing the moment that he spots the black practice jersey in his locker, but each one knows how fleeting this sense of accomplishment could be.

Just look back at last year.

Husker notebook: Huskers glad to be playing early game
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 12:03 am

LINCOLN — The No. 16 Husker football team has just completed a string of five straight games.

That included a 9:40 p.m. start at Fresno State and an 8 p.m. start in Lincoln against Illinois.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Tuesday's College Sports Briefs
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm


HC’s Venegas, Guyer earn GPAC honors

Monday 10/20/2014
Huskers improving play on third downs
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm

LINCOLN — There may have been plenty of reasons for Nebraska’s improved defensive play in the second half Saturday against Northwestern.

Maybe the Huskers wore the Wildcats down. Maybe they just tackled better.

Huskers looking to win the close sets
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 7:20 pm

LINCOLN — John Cook’s volleyball team isn’t that far from being 7-1 and on top of the Big Ten Conference

But instead, the No. 14 Huskers are 5-3 and tied for fifth in conference play and 11-6 overall after falling to Illinois 25-23, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21 Saturday at the Devaney Center.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Huskers show depth on offensive line
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:59 pm

EVANSTON, Ill. — Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck told reporters last week that he wanted to rotate players on the offensive line.

That’s something the Huskers didn’t do two weeks ago in a loss at Michigan State when the starters played all the way.

Hamar: NU closer to finding its identity
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 1:08 am

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern always seems to surprise you.

The Wildcats don’t always look the toughest, meanest, most dangerous team around, but somehow — especially when they play Nebraska — they usually seem to be right there at the end.

Husker defense plays big in second half
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 1:04 am

EVANSTON, Ill. — For the fifth time in seven games, Nebraska gave up a touchdown on the opponent’s opening drive of the game.

For awhile, it seemed like the Huskers couldn’t really stop Northwestern Saturday night at Ryan Field. The Wildcats had 18 first downs in the first half and held a 17-14 lead at the break.

Pierson-El sees a larger role for Nebraska
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 1:05 am

EVANSTON, Ill. — De’Mornay Pierson-El isn’t just for returns anymore.

After helping to revitalize Nebraska’s previously stagnant punt return game, it appears that Pierson-El could have a much larger role for the Cornhuskers after Saturday night’s 38-17 Big Ten Conference road victory at Northwestern.

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