Nebraska ended up with very few players on the All Big Ten Conference football teams this season. On offense, Jordan Westercamp and Nick Gates earned third team selections from the coaches and media, respectively. Nate Gerry was the only defensive player selected - Gerry was a second team selection by the media and a third team selection by the coaches.
There were a number of Honorable Mention selections on both offense and defense:
Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB (Media, Coaches); Josh Banderas (Media, Coaches); Drew Brown, PK (Media); Cethan Carter, TE (Media, Coaches); Ross Dzuris, DE (Media, Coaches); Nick Gates, OT (Coaches); Chris Jones, CB (Media, Coaches); Kevin Maurice, DT (Media, Coaches); Terrell Newby, IB (Media); De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (Media, Coaches); Jordan Westerkamp, WR (Media).
Overall it was a disappointing showing for Nebraska football.
Consider that the Big Ten only expanded to three team selections in 2015, and that there are zero Husker football players up for major awards this season it is not a shock that the offense struggled throughout most of the season. The talent level looks about as bad as it’s been in a long time.
Still, the team won nine games.
After every loss, whether it be football or basketball, the “fire that guy” comments come out. Every time I find myself wondering if the person that posts them (not just here at CN) is an idiot, a troll, or is simply too ignorant to understand that while firing a coach and burning his house down and selling his family into slavery might be fun for just a bit, it’s not a way to build a program.
The talent level, especially along the lines, must come up. Our new guy Hoss pointed this out earlier this week - if you didn’t feel compelled that Nebraska’s problems on offense and defense are due to lack of talent because of his analysis, does the fact that Nebraska had so few players selected for All Big Ten Honors do any more to convince you, or are you just going to be that stubborn?
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln team examining corrosion of USS Arizona wreckage will present findings next week during ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Six choirs -- five from the Glenn Korff School of Music -- will perform a free holiday concert, "Welcome All Wonders," at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Newman Center.
The exhibition "Domestic Interiors: Hand Needlework and the Cult of True Womanhood in 19th Century American Quilts" will run from Dec. 5 through Jan. 20 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
The one-man show "Rhapsody in Black," comedian Brian Regan, Canadian Brass and Mannheim Steamroller are coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in December.
Students in Tyler White’s national security honors class study a satellite image of an ambiguous-looking building. They have unconfirmed reports that this is a nuclear enrichment facility in Iran. Their team’s mission is to sort through the conflicting information and to brief policymakers.
This sounds really, really interesting, honestly. Who gets to take this class?
By helicoptering an electromagnetic device above southeast Nebraska, a research team from the Nebraska Geological Survey is generating 3-D maps of ancient underground valleys that could help inform water management by predicting how groundwater will flow.
The legend will have to be postponed.
Despite three head coaches in five years, Wisconsin football has managed to stay at the top of the Big Ten and enters its fourth conference championship game against Penn State on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions and Badgers are set to duke it out for supremacy of the best conference in college football.
MSU won’t have a bowl game to look forward to, but who’s going where from the Big Ten?
Just because he got an award doesn’t make it the truth.
People were not happy that Peppers won the Defensive Player of the Year. Not happy at all.
If you haven't heard by now, Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers won the 2016 Big Ten Devensive Player of the Year award, along with a few other awards. Not to take anything away from him, but he ranks 32nd in the league in tackles, has only 3.5 sacks on the season (teammate Taco Charlton has 8.5 and has played 2 fewer games), zero defended passes and 1 single interception to his name.
A brief history of Wisconsin’s lengthy involvement in the Big Ten championship game.
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Coach Swinney was not happy with media reports of alleged racial slurs from Clemson players during the USC game.
These scenarios will keep the committee up at night for the next week
Mark Helfrich is out. Now, Oregon has to find their next head football coach.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly told reporters that he is not interested in the opening at Oregon after Mark Helfrich was fired on Tuesday night.
Then There’s This
The creator of the most iconic menu item from America’s most iconic fast-food chain has died: The AP reports Michael “Jim” Delligatti, who invented McDonald’s Big Mac in 1968, died at his Pittsburgh home on Monday night.