Two-Platoon Football, One Way or Another, Ushered In the Blackshirts
11 mo ago by Mike Babcock
There's some debate around exactly when Nebraska first started using black practice jerseys to denote the defense, but it's certain that it was a response to a rule change that paved the way for the game we see today.
Making Sense of Nebraska's Blackshirt Tradition
1 yr ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska's tradition of handing out Blackshirts is among the game's greatest, but it has required some flexibility over just how it should work.
Jay Foreman on Blackshirts: 'My Main Goal Was That Shirt Right There'
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska awarded the 2019 Blackshirts on Monday, and instead of just hanging the practice jerseys in lockers, Scott Frost brought back former players to impress just what it means to the program.
Nebraska Football Hands Out Coveted Blackshirt Jerseys
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
The 2019 Nebraska defense is back in black.
Nebraska Announces Blackshirt-Inspired 2019 Football Alternate
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
It looks a little like 2012's black-and-white, stencil number look but it's not. That alternate danced around the Blackshirt logo. The Huskers' newly-announced 2019 alternate uniform is all about the Blackshirts.
Antonio Reed Earns a Blackshirt After Senior Day Performance
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
After perhaps the game of his career Saturday against Michigan State, senior safety Antonio Reed was awarded a Blackshirt Monday morning by the Huskers coaching staff.
Seven Huskers Earn Blackshirts for Performance Against Colorado
2 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
A few of Nebraska's starting defenders earned their Blackshirts after holding Colorado to 44 yards rushing, thanks in large part to 12 tackles for loss.
History of Blackshirts — and Now Gold Shirts — Depends on Recollection
2 yr ago by Mike Babcock
The genesis of Nebraska’s Blackshirt tradition, and now the gold shirts, which the Cornhusker defense wore during Tuesday’s practice, depends quite a bit on the recollection.
WATCH: Husker Blackshirts on Returning to the Field
2 yr ago by Derek Peterson
With just days before the Huskers take the field for the first time in 2018, the defense met with the media to talk Blackshirts, excitement levels and more.
Huskers Taking a 'Wait and See' Approach with the Blackshirts
2 yr ago by Derek Peterson
"We don’t feel like anyone deserves them yet until we see what they do in Memorial Stadium," Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said of holding back the Blackshirts for now.
The Unforgettable Origins of Nebraska's Blackshirts Logo
2 yr ago by Brandon Vogel
A screenprinter-turned-psychologist got an idea back in 1985. He gave Nebraska's Blackshirts tradition a face and you still see it everywhere today.
Hot Reads: 3 Numbers That Need to Be Better for the Huskers Defense
2 yr ago by Brandon Vogel
All of Nebraska's defensive numbers from 2017 need to improve, but managing editor Brandon Vogel identifies three that will tell you the new Blackshirts mentality is taking hold.
What Is Nebraska's Blackshirt Tradition Now?
2 yr ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska's Blackshirts tradition has become a touchy talking point in recent years. What does it actually mean? Mike Babcock looks at the origins of the practice of black practice jerseys.
Hot Reads: The Difference Between a Green Wave and a Sea of Red
3 yr ago by Brandon Vogel
Tanner Lee played 19 games at Tulane. The Green Wave were favored just three times. The good news for Husker fans: Tulane went 3-0 in those games.
Nebraska Hands Out the Blackshirts
3 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Joshua Kalu, Chris Weber, Carlos Davis and more walked into the Nebraska locker room on Monday to find a new jersey hanging in their lockers.
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