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.
1995 Orange Bowl Cap
The Huskers have played in more Orange Bowl games than any other bowl, 17, winning eight including their last three. The last two were at Pro Player Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) in Miami Gardens, Florida.
>>FedEx, which sponsored the Orange Bowl from 1989 to 2010, has been replaced by Discover Financial.
>>Nebraska defeated Miami 24-17 in the Orange Bowl game on Jan. 1, 1995, to give Tom Osborne the first of three national championships.
>>The Orange Bowl stadium, located west of downtown in Little Havana, was torn down in 2008 with the Miami Marlins' baseball stadium now located on the site.
>>The final Orange Bowl game played in the Orange Bowl stadium (after a three-year absence) was Florida's 31-10 victory against Syracuse on Jan. 2, 1999.
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.