Connor Culp put together a memorable first season in Lincoln and he's being recognized ahead of his second.
The senior place-kicker, who transferred from LSU last summer and was named the Big Ten's kicker of the year in 2020 for the Huskers, is on the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award.
Culp, an Arizona native, made 13 of his 15 field-goal attempts last year in addition to connecting on all 20 of his extra points. That accuracy was enough to earn him first-team All-Big Ten honors and the conference's kicker of the year award.
The Groza Award is given each year to the top kicker in the country. Culp is one of 30 on the preseason list.
The centerpiece: The stories that have highlighted the Journal Star's sports sections in July
The big headline. The big photo. The centerpiece. We've collected the stories that have stood out the most this month.
Abigail Knapton now has two chances to make the U.S. Olympic team. It's what she grew up striving for — just in a different sport.
Ryan Psota says, "We've had some really good long-term successful coaches here that I can take away a lot of knowledge from." He's not kidding.
The beauty was in the imperfections. Those who played at Buck say it fit the Huskers: "Hard-working, blue-collar, straight to the point-type people."
"It was spectacular": Omaha had to wait an extra year, but the city and USA Swimming didn't forget how to put on a great show.
Nebraska has its 2022 quarterback after securing a verbal commitment from three-star San Antonio native Richard Torres.
Representing Texas A&M and her home state of Nebraska, the Lincoln Pius X graduate reached a national television audience with a top-16 finish.
Katie Ledecky is expected to win every time she dives into the pool. But what if she doesn't? That's what captivated the crowd Wednesday.
The Huskers were selected for the Fayetteville, Arkansas, regional where they could see top-ranked Arkansas and former Nebraska coach Dave Van Horn.
Nebraska had the Big Ten title locked up with three games to play, and Will Bolt was named the league's coach of the year. Don’t overlook the work of his assistants in that regard.
ESPN analyst Kyle Peterson says major league scouts to whom he's talked are split on whether NU's Spencer Schwellenbach will pitch or play infield.
The Van Horn/Bolt connection is one of the weekend's biggest storylines, with no guarantees Nebraska and No. 1 national seed Arkansas play each other.
Next up, Arkansas: "These are the moments you live for, being able to play the best."
Drew Christo has 15 to 20 pro scouts showing up for games. He's likely to be drafted next month. Then it's decision time: college, or pro ball?
Scoring eight runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth, the Cornhuskers blasted NJIT 18-4 in a Sunday afternoon elimination game.
Nebraska AD Bill Moos believes it's harder to be the hunted than the hunter, which is why he should help Will Bolt as much as he can.
Sights and sounds, news and notes from Scott Frost's Big Red Blitz appearance in North Platte.
With the likes of Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps no longer being the clear-cut top male swimmer, Dressel seems ready to take over that role.
"You're never going to get another one like her. "No way. You might have one girl in one sport that just really excels. She excels in all three."
A 15-strikeout performance by Vanderbilt wasn't enough to beat North Carolina State.
Henrichs is no rookie to the CWS' umpiring crew. Even still, "it does make it special" when that call arrives on the third Monday of May.
OMAHA — Momentum and confidence go a long way at the College World Series.
Husker pitchers threw 11 straight balls in a disastrous eighth inning, and the Razorbacks scored four times to pull away.
Nebraska's Mikey Hoffer overcame obstacles of all sorts in qualifying in two events for the NCAAs.
“It means everything to all of us, our fans, our administration and our players," said Mississippi State coach Chris Lemonis after the Bulldogs' 9-0 clinching win Wednesday over Vanderbilt.
On the first day student-athletes could begin making money on their name, image, and likeness, several Nebraska athletes took advantage of the new rules that went into effect at midnight Thursday.
Adi Kunalic would have loved to have the opportunity in his playing days that Nebraska's college athletes have in front of them now.
An indoor-outdoor national championship sweep was a huge accomplishment for Concordia pole vaulter Josie Puelz, but she thinks there's more to come.
Shandon Reitzell was primed for a big meet.
It started with pen and paper. It will end with memories and see-you-laters.
In back-to-back groups the six players have combined to win 11 major championship on the regular professional tour, in addition to numerous other majors on the Champions Tour.
We know one way to help spice up the rest of the summer.
Nebraska's Spencer Schwellenbach could be selected as a pitcher or as a position player in the MLB Draft, which starts Sunday.
The Nebraska shortstop and pitcher was taken by the Atlanta Braves Monday in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
An agreement was sealed by handshakes Tuesday night. Contracts were signed Wednesday morning. Then, a news conference.
Alberts takes over Nebraska Athletics during an important stretch: "We have to be the hardest working athletic department in the country."
Trev Alberts never gave athletic administration any thought. Not while in college. Not while working on TV. But that changed in 2009.
Last year's opening ceremonies were virtual due to COVID-19. This time, a welcomed return of normalcy — "We are very happy with what is going on."
She says Lincoln hosting the event is weird. In a good way. "I have family here and it’s awesome to see my friends come and watch too.”
Make no mistake, every game is important this fall. But the lid-lifter in Champaign feels "even more important than any other year."
Here are a few things to watch for as Nebraska coach Scott Frost and players Ben Stille, Deontai Williams, and Austin Allen get ready for Indy.
What is the goal for today? For the year? For five years down the road? It's all right in front of Nebraska's highest-ranked recruit. Literally.
In town to light the torch at the Cornhusker State Games, Alex Gordon gives a glimpse into into retired life. Yes, he misses baseball "a little bit."
The Nebraska baseball team made a huge splash in the Big Ten this season, and on the recruiting trail the last two years.