April 1, 2015

Randy Gregory fails NFL pot test at Combine

Randy Gregory (photo: NU Athletics)

Randy Gregory (photo: NU Athletics)

NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska star and potential top-ten draft pick, Randy Gregory, tested positive for marijuana in February at the scouting combine.

Gregory admitted to the website that he’s been smoking pot for a long time and almost got kicked off the Husker football team. He said he smoking after graduating high school and tested positive in January 2014 and April 2014 at Nebraska.  Gregory was threatened that he would be kicked off the team if he failed a third test.

“I blame myself,” Gregory told NFL.com in revealing the positive test. “And I know it sounds cliché, but there’s really no one else I can blame.”

Gregory, 6’5, 243-pounds, had 17.5 sacks in his two years at Nebraska.

 

Riley hires former Maryland DC as defensive backs coach

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Stewart as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. Stewart brings defensive coordinator experience at both the college and professional levels to the Husker staff. Stewart comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Maryland.  His stop at Maryland continued an impressive coaching resume that includes seven years as a defensive coordinator—five years in college football and two in the National Football League. Stewart also has 15 years of tutoring defensive backs on his coaching resume.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Nebraska football program,” Stewart said. “The opportunity to coach at Nebraska is awesome. My first impression is ‘wow’. From the weight room to walking down the hallway and seeing the national championship trophies, Nebraska is what you think it is…a football powerhouse. The most important thing for me in my coaching career is my family. Coach Riley and his staff have been together so long, and you can just see the loyalty and trust. I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Riley said adding another experienced coach to his staff will provide excellent leadership to a veteran group of Nebraska defensive backs.

“Brian Stewart brings a record of success in both the collegiate and professional ranks and will be a great fit at the University of Nebraska,” Riley said. “He has experience coaching and recruiting in all parts of the country, most recently with experience in the Big Ten Conference. We look forward to Brian getting started with our defensive staff and our secondary.”

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Tim Miles takes away the players’ toys after another bad loss

Tim Miles invoked some new rules following another disappointing loss (photo/NU Athletics)

Tim Miles invoked some new rules following another disappointing loss (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles will not allow his players into their locker room or state of the art lounge after the team dropped their fifth straight game, 74-46 against Iowa.

No players were allowed to speak to the media as well.

Miles, who had an NCAA tournament team a year ago, has lost his patience, telling ESPN.com that once the players get back some of their pride, they’ll get back their voice…and toys.

The Cornhuskers multimillion-dollar Hendricks Training Complex features iPads in every locker, a kitchen, a state-of-the-art sound system, a pool table and a plasma video wall.

First chance to see Mike Riley’s Huskers will come on April 11th

Mike Riley

Mike Riley

The University of Nebraska and BTN have announced that the Huskers’ April 11 Red-White Spring Game will be televised live on the network, beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to live coverage on BTN, the game will also be available for fans on their mobile devices through BTN2Go. This marks the fourth straight year BTN has provided coverage of the Nebraska spring game.

 

Six incoming Huskers on the 2015 Shrine Bowl roster

2015 Shrine Bowl

2015 Shrine Bowl

Husker recruits Michael Decker of Omaha North and Daishon Neal of Omaha Central are the two main players in this summer’s 57th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl.  In addition four husker walk-ons will play.  They include:

Wyatt Mazour – Boone Central (Nebraska walk-on)
Conor Young – Cozad (Nebraska walk-on)
Noah Johnson – Sutton (Nebraska walk-on)
Fyn Anderson – Lincoln Southeast (Nebraska walk-on)

The game is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at 2 p.m. CT, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney’s Cope Stadium at Foster Field.

SOUTH ROSTER

Alex Agostine – Lincoln Southeast
Fyn Anderson – Lincoln Southeast (Nebraska walk-on)
Brian Arp – Kearney (Ohio recruit)
Nicholas Brungarot – Kearney Catholic
Dennis Cababting – Kearney Catholic
Branden Carpenter – Lincoln East
Matthew Clark – Syracuse (South Dakota State recruit)
Tyler Craven – Ashland-Greenwood
Ryan Earith – Papillion La Vista South (South Dakota State recruit)
Jack Harms – Crete (South Dakota State recruit)
Adam Holtorf – Seward (Kansas State recruit)
Kyle Jensen – Exeter-Milligan
Noah Johnson – Sutton (Nebraska walk-on)
Dillon Kanne – Gretna
Riley Kentifeld – Norris
Ben Klenke – Seward
Bryce Lyons – McCook
Tanner Luck – Beatrice
Alex McGinnis – Crete
Jacob LaMarche – Ralston
Brandon Mecalf – Lincoln East
DaiShon Neal – Omaha Central (Nebraska recruit)
Kallon Neelon – Omaha Westside
Kyle O’Neill – Omaha Skutt Catholic
Isaiah Ramsey – Omaha Skutt Catholic (Iowa Western CC recruit)
Thomas Russell – Millard West
Tre’ Sanders – Omaha Central
Luke Sellers – Papillion La Vista South (South Dakota State recruit)
Colton Sis – McCook
Alec Sovereign – Lincoln Southwest
Brockton Sterling – Kearney
Sam Walker – Millard West
Jessup Workman – Beatrice (South Dakota State recruit)
Conor Young – Cozad (Nebraska walk-on)
Carter Zlab – Wilber-Clatonia

SOUTH COACHES

Doug Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart – Head Coach
Ryan Gottula, Lincoln Southeast – Assistant Coach
Jim Jacobsen, Norris – Assistant Coach
Phil Truax, Dundy County Stratton – Assistant Coach
Matt Farup, Lincoln Christian – Assistant Coach
Lynn Jurgens, Wilber-Clatonia – Assistant Coach
NORTH ROSTER

Pierce Almond – Grand Island
Chance Anglin – Sidney
Nick Arlt – Oakland-Craig
Jared Bellar – Battle Creek
Trevor Benham – Millard North
Tanner Borchardt – Gothenburg
Blake Bubak – Columbus
Kevin Cahoy – Grand Island
Dash Cameron – Tekamah Herman
Jamie Davis – Lincoln High
Michael Decker – Omaha North (Nebraska recruit)
Louis DeJager – Battle Creek
Nate Flaherty – Norfolk Catholic
Colt Fisher – Hemingford
Dayton Golden – Lincoln North Star
Josh Holcomb – Omaha Burke
Chace Hutchison – Norfolk
Vance Janssen – Blair
Jack Kalina – Papillion La Vista
Michael Lipker – Boone Central
Wyatt Mazour – Boone Central (Nebraska walk-on)
Drew McClellen – North Platte St. Patrick’s
Jack McLeay – Omaha Creighton Prep
Ian Mertlik – Blair
Jack Morock – Elkhorn
Shawn Rouse – Omaha Benson
Jake Sager – Sidney
Garrit Shanle – Columbus Scotus
Trevin Steager – David City Aquinas
Brett Stinson – Elkhorn South
Joshua Stoltenberg – Omaha Creighton Prep
Calvin Strong Jr. – Omaha North (South Dakota recruit)
Nate Tate – Omaha Burke
Adrrell Taylor – Millard North
Tyler Thomsen – Fremont Archbishop Bergan

NORTH COACHES

Larry Martin, Omaha North – Head Coach
Todd Ekart, Sidney – Assistant Coach
Charlie Shoemaker, Grand Island C.C. – Assistant Coach
Andrew Carlson, Battle Creek – Assistant Coach
Todd O’Neill, Omaha North – Assistant Coach
Randy Rouse, Omaha Benson – Assistant Coach