Nebraska’s Leighton Banjoff earned freshman All-America honors last season while starting at three different positions in 15 games. He’ll add another this season––first base.
With four-game series expected in the Big Ten this season, “teams that have the most pitching depth are going to be the ones that survive” said Nebraska Coach Will Bolt.
In the conclusion of Mike Babcock’s four-part retrospective of Nebraska football’s 1970 championship season, the Huskers reach the top of the mountain.
Nebraska football started the 1970 season strong, rapidly rising up the rankings. In part three of a four-part series, editor Mike Babcock shares some details from the games and muses on memory.
With a No. 9 ranking to start the season, Nebraska was within range for a national-title run, but far from the favorite in 1970. Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock remembers the scene as the season began.
The first in a four-part series, Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock takes a personal look back at Nebraska’s 1970 national-championship season, a time when he was a graduate student at the university.
Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne called 1994’s recruiting cycle a “difficult” one, but the Huskers landed some player who would key the championship run to come.
“The main thing is playing like champions,” Tom Osborne said following the 1994 Orange Bowl. Nebraska did that, but the championship went to Florida State after Byron Bennett’s field goal hooked left.
Nebraska being tied at halftime with Oklahoma in 1993 was “kind of a major upset” according to Tom Osborne, but the Huskers would use a fourth-quarter burst to earn a title shot.
Nebraska finished its regular season in 1993, as was tradition, with a game against Oklahoma. The Huskers had won the Big Eight title and earned a bid to the Orange Bowl. But the opportunity to play for a national championship was still on the line with a victory...