There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one. In the weeks ahead we’re sharing some of those gems online for the first time. Brought to you by Husker Army Presents 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.
1983 Nebraska National Invitation Tournament Notepad
>>The notepad was given to reporters who covered the NIT semifinals at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 1983.
>>Nebraska’s featured junior Stan Cloudy (above), as well as freshman Dave Hoppen and Coach Moe Iba (below).
>>Cloudy led the Huskers in both scoring and rebounding in each of the three victories that earned the trip to the Big Apple.
>>Nebraska played the three opening-round games at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, defeating Tulane, Iona and Texas Christian, before losing to DePaul in New York City. DePaul lost to Fresno State in the championship game.
>>This season’s NIT appearance was the Huskers’ 19th all-time.
>>The Huskers also reached the NIT semifinals in 1987 and won the tournament in 1996, both times under Coach Danny Nee.
Looking to add some new Husker memorabilia to your own collection? The 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, is the place for you the day after Nebraska’s spring game. Find full details of the event at the Husker Army Facebook page.
Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else.