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Welcome to Husker Takeout. With this feature, we aim to collect the chatter surrounding Nebraska athletics and the Big Ten Conference, and package it together in one neat place for your evening convenience. 

You can expect the roundup to reach your email and social media accounts three times per week. After all, compelling information remains despite a lack of live sporting events.  

Like always, we welcome your feedback. Email NHead@journalstar.com with comments, ideas and other considerations.

COOK TALKS FALL

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook shares valuable insight as it pertains to the upcoming season in a podcast released by the university Thursday night. 

Among the topics the storied coach cover include the potential of a Big Ten-only schedule, the possibility of fans at the Devaney Center and a look-ahead at Omaha.

More from Cook here

WALKING RIGHT IN 

The Nebraska men's basketball roster grew in the form of walk-on Chris McGraw.

Find more details on the Columbus, Ohio, native here

'IT'S NOT EASY'

Former Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini raised a few brows in a Sports Illustrated story posted Thursday. 

The coach, fired by the Huskers in 2014, reflected on his time in Lincoln as he gears up for his defensive coordinator role at LSU.

Pelini perhaps referenced Nebraska's struggles in the win-column (28-34 since his departure) with this quote.

“Hopefully now people have some sense of appreciation for what we did there, because it’s not easy," Pelini told SI's Ross Dellenger.

Find the full story here.

E.P. on M.J. 

Surprisingly, Steven M. Sipple had not previously interviewed former Nebraska men's hoops standout Eric Piatkowski, one of only two players in Nebraska hoops history to play for four straight NCAA Tournament teams.

The story takes a closer look at Piatkowski's hard-to-break personality, and how that could have blended with Michael Jordan's style. 

Check out Sipple's latest here

TOP-5, TOP-5

Nebraska football cracked the final five schools released by Class of 2021 running back Gabe Ervin (Georgia).

Ervin is considered a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite. In addition to the Huskers, Ervin included Georgia, Duke, Arizona State and Michigan State.

Check out Ervin's highlights below.

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.

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