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Nebraska football has three alums playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, including New England's Rex Burkhead (right).

Former Nebraska players prep for Super Bowl; Tate Wildeman, Cam Jones develop recruiting friendship

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Former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead is a selfless individual. That translates both on and off the field, which his coach and his teammates discussed ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

For former safety Nathan Gerry, he’s just trying to hold his emotions in.

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Foundation for friendship

Tate Wildeman and Cam Jones are both committed to Nebraska. It was Wildeman’s recruitment of Jones that kicked off a friendship between the two, and it seems like the bond is only getting stronger.

Next four out

For Nebraska basketball fans keeping a close eye on the NCAA Tournament, the Huskers were listed among the “next four out” in ESPN’s latest Bracketology.

February to-do list

What’s left for Nebraska on the recruiting trail? Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca breaks it down with his February recruiting to-do list.

Playing it safe

Does Nebraska’s new defensive coordinator Erik Chinander like to play it safe? Of course not, and he’s already preaching aggression and turnovers to his new Huskers squad.

The blueprint

As Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos continues to settle into this role, he’s started to ponder the blueprint of Nebraska athletics and what’s next for the Huskers.

Another one

Nebraska women’s basketball is on a roll. Notably, the Huskers defeated Illinois 62-47 on Thursday. It’s as if coach Amy Williams was the right woman for the job.

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