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Fontoni leaves for the NFL
NU fans in California strike back at the L.A. Times.
Early departure to NFL Changing tradition
CBS puts Nebraska at #8 in 2002 pre-seaon
Haloti Ngata's de-commit is official but not necessarily final

Miami Looms Large in Husker History

  Its time to defend NU and the BCS
Nebraska gets help and Rose Bowl bidToniu Fonoti named to Outland watch list
Big Plays on the Decline
Nebraska Passing Game Finds Its Stride

Patriotic Nebraska Game a Moving Affair

Ap News Stories College Football
Fonoti controls temper, makes pancakes for NU
NU is old school, but way cool
Darlington likes hidden yards
One on One With Keo Craver  
Jamie Burrow Rocks On Defense

More 2001 Husker Football News

   Frank Solich has a career record of 42-8 in four years at Nebraska. He's tied for third all-time in Division I-A for most wins in his first four seasons as a head coach.He was also named Big 12 coach of the year by the coaches and the American Football Coaches Association named Nebraska Coach Frank Solich its 2001 Region 4 coach of the year on Tuesday.

 Nebraska senior Eric Crouch became the 13th quarterback in NCAA Division I-A history to both rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a season.Crouch now has 1,115 rushing yards and 1,510 passing yards this season.Crouch is the second Husker to accomplish the feat, joining Scott Frost, who in 1997 rushed for 1,095 yards and passed for 1,237. Crouch, who this year set the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns for a quarterback, was named Saturday as the Big 12 Conference coaches' offensive player of the year.As if all that was not enough Eric took home the Maxwell award which goes to the nations best player,was named to the first string All American team ,oh yea and he was the Heisman Trophy winner for 2001.Not bad for a quarterback who won't even get a shot at playing qb in the NFL.

With five kickoff returns for 158 yards, including a career-best 74-yard burst, NU sophomore Josh Davis set the school's single-season record for kickoff return yards. Davis now has 25 returns for 675 yards, easily passing Tyrone Hughes' 11-year-old record of 523 yards. Davis also broke the school record for kickoff returns in a season, surpassing Dana Brinson's 23 in 1988.

   Colorado's win marked the first time the Buffalos  have never defeated a No. 1-ranked team, which Nebraska was in the BCS standings.

   Wilson Thomas' 78-yard reception was the longest non-scoring pass play in school history. Thomas had three receptions for a career-high 109 yards, the only 100-yard receiving game by a Husker this season. Wistrom had two catches for 33 yards. He has 58 career receptions, just three behind NU career tight-end leader Jerry List, who had 61 during 1970-72.


2001 season-archived news

These news headlines are from Nebraska's 2001 football season and prior to it..

Eric Crouch still in the Heisman hunt.
NU vs Rice Preview  Iowa St. not undefeated anymore after blowout.
Lohr will miss rest of season with knee... Solich recalls playing day after JFK assassination
Nebraska 27, Notre Dame 10  Davie Says His Notre Dame Team Wasn't Well Prepared
GameDay is Plenty of Fun for Husker Fans  Nebraska vs Notre Dame "The Rivalry"
Secondary's-rating the nation's best groups Linebackers-rating the nation's best groups
What it takes to be a champion,Osborne,Bowden,etc. Top 10 Stadiums in the country
The Big 12's most feared players,plays ect  Irish have season opener circled in red
Athlon's next 10 genius's includes Turner Gill and Eric Crouch Assault charges dropped against Collins
7-31-00 Practice begins for new recruits Huskers Pre-Season #1 in USA Today
Top 10 defensive lines in college football. Conference rankings, who's the toughest?  
Best 100 games of last century. Thunder Collins arrested again.
 Anticipation builds Notre Dame game-from the southbendtribune
 Nebraska disposes of Troy St.  Nebraska handles TCU in the Pigskin
Dedrick and Tata arrested after bar incidents


Nebraska OL Fonoti to enter NFL draft - Full Story (January 10, 2002)
Nebraska offensive lineman Toniu Fonoti is among the next wave of underclassmen who will enter the NFL draft.

Reports: Fonoti, Williams, Washington to enter NFL draft - Full Story (January 9, 2002)
Nebraska offensive lineman Toniu Fonoti, Oklahoma safety Roy Williams and Tennessee wide receiver Kelley Washington apparently are part of the next wave of underclassmen who will enter the NFL draft.

Miami crushes Nebraska in Rose Bowl to win national title - Full Story (January 4, 2002)
Miami left little doubt as to who the best team in college football was this season.

Nebraska's Blackshirts seek redemption - Full Story (January 2, 2002)
It was the blackest day for the Blackshirts.

Solich puts own stamp on Nebraska football - Full Story (December 31, 2001)
PASADENA, California (Ticker) -- Opportunity quite literally knocked on Frank Solich's door.

Nebraska QB Crouch wins Heisman Trophy - Full Story (December 9, 2001)
Eric Crouch, known more as a runner than a passer, emerged from a quartet of quarterbacks to win the race for college football's highest individual honor.

Crouch: The Greatly Consistent - Full Story (December 7, 2001)
By: Raymond Smalley
He might not be the most hyped player in college football. He might not be the flashiest player in college football. He may not even display the most brilliance in the flashes of brilliance that are the game of college football… but Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch has always been in the race for the Heisman.

Crouch takes Camp, O'Brien Awards at Thursday show - Full Story (December 7, 2001)
Eric Crouch picked up some prestigious hardware Thursday on his way to New York.

Huskers National Champions, A Travesty? - Full Story (December 6, 2001)
Who deserves it more than the Huskers
By: Scott Mendel
Here’s a scenario. A one-loss team that has spent most of the season as the nations top ranked team makes the BCS title game. Would you call that a travesty? Many sports writers around the nation claim that if Nebraska is to play in Rose Bowl a travesty is what we would we see.

Eric Crouch for Heisman - Full Story (December 5, 2001)
Husker QB most deserving player for elite award…….updated VFTR Top Ten Rankings.
By: Sean Martin
In a college football season void of any 2,000-yard running backs or record-setting passing quarterbacks, Nebraska’s option QB Crouch has been the standout player in the nation and deserves to take home the hardware when the Heisman Trophy is awarded in New York Saturday night.

Nebraska vs. Rice rescheduled for Thursday - (September 18, 2001)
By: Cory Rivera
The game between Rice and Nebraska, which was originally scheduled to be played this past Saturday, has been rescheduled for this Thursday night.

The game was cancelled by the NCAA bacause of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.

Nebraska was eager to make up the game because it could help them if they stay in contention for the national title.

Nebraska Struggles Past TCU - Full Story (August 30, 2001)
By: Allen Miller
At a school that begins every season with the highest of expectations, this wasn't exactly the start Nebraska had in mind.

Nebraska to play TCU in Pigskin Classic - Full Story (March 8, 2001)
Nebraska, no stranger to preseason games, has agreed to host TCU in the 2001 Pigskin Classic on August 25.

Nebraska embarrasses Northwestern in Alamo Bowl - Full Story (December 31, 2000)
Perhaps Nebraska coach Frank Solich thought he could still gain a berth in the Bowl Championship Series with an impressive win over No. 18 Northwestern tonight.

Oklahoma survives, Nebraska beaten in college football - Full Story (November 12, 2000)
It likely will be Kansas State, not Nebraska, that gets a chance for redemption against Oklahoma.

Nebraska, Ohlahoma face road showdowns in college football - Full Story (November 9, 2000)
The Nebraska and Oklahoma faithful hope that impressive wins by football figures at the polls on Tuesday will be followed with big triumphs on the field on Saturday.

Prominent athletic figures win political elections - Full Story (November 8, 2000)
Several prominent athletic figures, whose names have been associated with winning, have used their popularity to gain political office.

Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders...November Edition - Full Story (November 1, 2000)
Which college football heavyweights will survive chase for title...
By: Sean Martin
Oklahoma vs. Florida State?, Oklahoma vs Virgina Tech?, Nebraska vs. Florida?, Miami vs. TCU? As this crazy college football rolls along, the matchup for the national championship game is anyone’s guess. It all boils down to plenty of great November matchups that will separate the contenders from the pretenders as the road to the Orange Bowl game in Miami enters November.

Links to more media sources for Husker football news and information.Provided by Sharkfeet.
The Independent - Great paper from Grande Island NE.   Husker Webcast - The Official UNL Nebraska website.
Husker Illustrated- Nebraska Huskers online magazine.   ESPN Nebraska - ESPN's online Husker page,lots of info.
Fox Nebraska page - Good source for Husker Information.   Daily Nebraskan unl paper- Campus daily UNL paper.
Sporting News Nebraska - The magazines online Husker page.   USA Nebraska -The papers online Husker  page.
Fans Only Nebraska page- A cool college football site.   ABC Nebraska page-The online Husker football section.
NBC Huskers- A decent  Nebraska football news page.   CNN Nebraska- Another decent Cornhusker news page. Omaha World Herald Big Red Page,slow Husker news found on the internet.

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