Big 12: Justin Rogers

Four Cornhuskers leave team before spring practice

March, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed Tuesday that four players have left the team's roster since the end of last season.

The most notable departure is defensive back John Levorson, a heralded recruit who redshirted last season.

Other players who have left the program include defensive back Justin Rogers, safety Major Culbert and linebacker Austin Stafford.

And Pelini confirmed that senior defensive end Nick Covey is on a medical redshirt.

Big 12 lunchtime links: Will OU rejoin the Bryce Brown Derby?

February, 27, 2009
2/27/09
12:30
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here are some of Friday's more notable stories from across the conference. Enjoy them.
  • Tulsa World columnist Dave Sittler provides the scoop on why Oklahoma might not necessarily be interested in re-entering the Bryce Brown Sweepstakes.
  • Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram consults with Dr. Makum Playbetter for information about Texas as the Longhorns prepare for Friday, the first day of spring practice.
  • Texas fans planning to attend the Longhorns' Sept. 12 game at Wyoming who don't already have tickets better prepare to dig deeply in their pockets to pay. Austin Ward of the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune reports that some online ticket brokers are already commanding nearly $350 per ticket for the game.
  • Nebraska defensive backs John Levorson and Justin Rogers are not a part of the Cornhuskers' roster as the team prepares for the start of spring practice, Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star reports. But defensive end Barry Turner, who sustained a broken leg early in the second game last season against San Jose State, will be back.
  • Record-breaking Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert tells Elisabeth Rentschler of the Columbia Missourian that his return to the pool at this week's Big 12 diving meet is coming with some inherent challenges.
  • More respondents to a Manhattan Mercury poll view outgoing athletic director Bob Krause as a fall guy rather than a villain.
  • Kansas is hoping to start a "Gridiron Club" offering premium seating among other perks to capitalize on the Jayhawks' recent run of success, the Lawrence World-Journal's Dugan Arnett reports.

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