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 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.
1978 Autographed Football
Autographed football from Nebraska's 1978 team, the first to defeat Oklahoma under coach Tom Osborne, winning 17-14 at Memorial Stadium. The Sooners were ranked No. 1. Nebraska also got a share of Osborne's first Big Eight championship.
>>Coaches signed the white panel, among those visible here: John Melton, Cletus Fischer, Lance Van Zandt and Jack Pierce.
>>Kerry Weinmaster, a junior from North Platte, Nebraska, was in his second of three seasons as the Huskers' starting middle guard. He earned a letter as a true freshman, a rarity at the time. He was listed at 6-foot, 217 pounds.
>>Jeff Bloom stood 6-foot-1 and weighed barely 200 pounds but was a back-up center. He also was the Huskers' long-snapper.
>>Junior I-back Isaiah Hippogriffs signed the ball twice.
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.