Tom's Time
Tom's Time: A Banner Day for the Blackshirts Against Oregon State
7 days ago by Mike Babcock
Tom Osborne wasn't thrilled with the offense in Nebraska's 1989 win over Oregon State, but the Blackshirts more than made up for it with a record-setting day.
Tom's Time: Gdowski Gets Off to a Fast Start in Debut Start
14 days ago by Mike Babcock
Gerry Gdowski might not be in the discussion for the 10 greatest Nebraska quarterbacks of all time, but in 1989 he put up one of the best seasons a Husker signal-caller has had.
Tom's Time: A QB Quandary Entering the 1989 Season
21 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska lacked experience at quarterback entering the 1989 season, but it didn't lack for options.
Tom's Time: Heartaches by the Number in the 1989 Orange Bowl
28 days ago by Mike Babcock
Miami handled the Huskers, handily, in the 1989 Orange Bowl, but despite the loss a culture change was happening in Lincoln.
Tom's Time: Huskers Leave the Sooners Out in the Cold
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
“I think this kind of weather favors the team that’s most dedicated," Tom Osborne said following the 1988 Nebraska-Oklahoma game. On a cold and windy day in Norman, that team was the Huskers.
Tom's Time: Broderick Thomas Makes Good on His Promise
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
After Colorado snapped an 18-game losing streak to Nebraska in 1986, Huskers linebacker Broderick Thomas raised his right hand and promised he wouldn't lose to the Buffs again. Two years later, he had delivered.
Tom's Time: Offense Galore in October '88 Meeting with Oklahoma State
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
In this week's Tom's Time, Mike Babcock looks back on Nebraska's 1988 matchup with Oklahoma State and Barry Sanders. With 11:42 left in the first half, the Huskers had a 42-0 lead. At halftime, it was 42-21.
Tom's Time: A Change in Culture as the Huskers Open the '88 Season
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
In this week's Tom's Time, Mike Babcock looks back at the 1988 Kickoff Classic between Nebraska and Texas A&M. It was a game that offered evidence of a slight culture change in Lincoln.
Tom's Time: The Game of the Century II Looked Great on Paper
2 mo ago by Mike Babcock
It was No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 2 Oklahoma--billed as Game of the Century II--and the Huskers had a few things working in their favor. Then the Sooners won anyway.
Tom's Time: A Former Sooner Signal-Caller, but in Bruin Blue
2 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska faced a familiar name when UCLA came to Lincoln in 1987 for a top-five showdown.
Tom's Time: The Pay-for-Play Debate and OU-NU in 1986
2 mo ago by Mike Babcock
A planned protest never unfolded, but the rights of student athletes was a topic before Nebraska and Oklahoma played another classic in 1986.
Tom's Time: The Goal Posts Came Down in Boulder
2 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Colorado coach Bill McCartney spoke a rivalry into existence. It took five years from the initial proclamation, but in 1986 the Buffaloes finally got the Big Red.
Tom's Time: Suspensions Appealed, Huskers Stuff Seminoles
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska appealed the NCAA decision to suspend 60 players for pass-list violations, then got to work beating Florida State in the first night game at Memorial Stadium.
Tom's Time: NCAA Hits NU with Suspensions, Osborne Considers Forfeit
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
The start to Nebraska's 1986 season was drama-filled as the NCAA decided 60 Huskers would be suspended for at least one game. It left Tom Osborne considering a forfeit against Florida State as late as Thursday of game week.
Tom's Time: Fiesta Bowl 3rd Quarter Turns into the Twilight Zone for NU
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska was about to enter another half, a second half not only of blocked punts and penalties but fumbles. A journey of pure frustration. Next stop, the 1986 Fiesta Bowl.
Tom's Time: Klein Kicks It in Columbia
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Dale Klein kicked Nebraska to a win at Missouri with seven field goals as the Huskers climbed back up the rankings in 1985. As usual, a shot at the national title that season went through Oklahoma.
Tom's Time: 1985 Class Brings Top Talent and the 'Sandman' to Lincoln
4 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska scored a win before the 1985 season even started with a recruiting haul that included players who would go on to become all-time Husker greats.
Tom's Time: How Do You Follow the Scoring Explosion?
4 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock continues he's look back at the life of Tom Osborne. We pick up the story in 1984 as the Huskers try to follow up one of the most memorable teams in school history.
Tom's Time: In the End '83 Nebraska Didn't Get Beat, It Just Lost
1 yr ago by Mike Babcock
Revisiting the most memorable decision of Tom Osborne's career and Nebraska's loss to Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl.
Tom's Time: Devaney's Rabbit's Foot Comes in Handy in Norman
1 yr ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska spent all week preparing for Oklahoma's wishbone in 1983, but the Sooners came out in a new formation, twice held a lead and forcing AD Bob Deavaney to seek karmic assistance.
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