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Welcome to Husker Takeout. With this feature, we aim to collect the chatter surrounding Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten Conference and college sports world, 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.

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NU ADDS DB

Travis Fisher has another face in the room. 

Darius Moore, a defensive back, announced his walk-on pledge to the Huskers on Monday.

Moore, who starred in high school at Clear Creek-Amana (Iowa), joins the program from juco Iowa Western. 

Moore played for the Reivers the past two year, including a breakout 2019 season in which he appeared in 12 games, producing 41 tackles and two fumble recoveries. 

Check out Moore's highlights here.

IOWA HALTS TICKETS

Iowa Athletics announced it is halting football ticket sales at the end of June.

The move allows the program to wait for capacity clarity, though Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has been saying that he was preparing for for capacity crowds of 69,250.

Check out more from the QC Times here

TALKIN' DEFENSE 

Nebraska football is seeing significant changes in two phases: offense and special teams.

Frankly, the defense has been quiet. No key names announcing transfers, or leaving the program in another way. But that doesn't mean that there aren't questions to be solved.

This fall is a pivotal season for defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and his unit. On that note, Parker Gabriel scanned each layer of the defense — linemen, linebackers and defensive backs — and reviewed what we already know while wondering aloud about other areas of interest.

Check it out here

KEEPING IT IN STATE

The Nebraska baseball team remains committed to collecting local talent with the addition of Norris' CJ Hood.

Hood, who will be a high school senior in the fall, is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound outfielder and pitcher. As a sophomore, Hood batted .289 in 20 games for the Titans.

Clark Grell caught up with him for an inside look at the recruiting process, and decision. Check out the story here.

Hours later, the Huskers secured a commitment from Millard West standout Max Anderson. He will mark the first Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year to join the program since 2010.

More on Anderson here

The night didn't end there, though. Beatrice pitcher/infielder Tucker Timmerman also announced he is on board. Timmerman is a Class of 2023 recruit. 

FROM THE WEEKEND

* The story of how Lincoln Southwest graduate Luke Sartori inked his commitment to Husker baseball

* Steven M. Sipple on the correlation between the Class of 2019 success, and coach Scott Frost's sleeping pattern.

* A Father's Day look at notable fathers and sons who both played football for the Huskers. Check it out below.

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.

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