Bring the Black

Remember that black ‘Rally Towel’ the Nebraska Athletic Department placed on seats last year?

Hopefully you kept it around because ‘The Iron N’, the official student section of Husker Athletics, is asking for everyone to bring it on Saturday.


While primarily focused on the student section, The Iron N is welcoming all ticket holders to join in.

The reasoning is a simple one, according to Scott Mulholland, Director of Football Operations for The Iron N.

“After last week’s stellar performance by the Nebraska Blackshirts defense, we are trying to show our most unconditional support for our young defense. We want this game to be a marker that the Blackshirts are back, and that we can and do have the best defense in the country,” Mulholland said.

That means all towels and cloths brought along should be black.

For students arriving early, the first 1,000 in the South student section will receive a black towel, courtesy of the Nebraska Athletic Department.

However, Mulholland recognizes that’s not enough to make an impact so that’s where the call for help comes in.

Whether or not you’re a student, The Iron N is once again pushing for fans to become an active participant in Saturday’s matchup. Against UCLA, the student-led group called for fans to wear black.

That was also primarily focused on students, yet Memorial Stadium showed up in black. It was impressive sight, with more black than many expected.

The Iron N is hoping for similar results on Saturday.

With Michigan State currently favored over Nebraska, the Husker student section wants to ensure fans are creating a tough environment for the Spartans.

The rally towels will be a piece of that.

So if you’re heading to the game on Saturday, consider bringing last year’s towel with. If you don’t have that one anymore, any black towel or cloth will work just fine.

This effort may be geared at students but that doesn’t mean the whole stadium can’t get involved.

“We want to get the message out that we need to unite and support our team, because we are 3 games away from repeating as division champions and going to the Big Ten championship game,” Mulholland said.

With so much on the line, it doesn’t hurt to join in.

There really isn’t anything to lose from united fans.