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University of Nebraska Cornhuskers

Team History

The University of Nebraska first played football in 1890, and they experienced incredible success from the beginning. However it wasn’t until the hiring of Bob Devaney and transition to Tom Osborne that the Huskers we know today truly took shape. Though a case can certainly be made for more, Nebraska claims five national championships, with the first not coming until 1970. They’ve also earned 46 conference championships, with the majority coming as a member of the Big 8 Conference.

Memorial Stadium was dedicated on October 20, 1923. Named to honor Nebraskans who died in WWI, it has been updated to honors those that have fallen in America’s wars since. Today the stadium holds 85,000 and it’s been full for every home game since 1962. Over the years these diehard Husker fans have watched three Heisman winners perform: Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch. They are among the 54 Consensus All Americans who have donned the Scarlet and Cream.

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Big Ten Facts

  • Seasons as a member: 5
  • Big Ten Championships: NA
  • Championship Frequency: NA
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 2
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 0
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: NA
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: NA
Cornhuskers Team History

icon-nebraskaThe University of Nebraska first played football in 1890, and they experienced incredible success from the beginning. However it wasn’t until the hiring of Bob Devaney and transition to Tom Osborne that the Huskers we know today truly took shape. Though a case can certainly be made for more, Nebraska claims five national championships, with the first not coming until 1970. They’ve also earned 46 national championships, with the majority coming as a member of the Big 8 Conference.

Memorial Stadium was dedicated on October 20, 1923. Named to honor Nebraskans who died in WWI, it has been updated to honors those that have fallen in America’s wars since. Today the stadium holds 85,000 and it’s been full for every home game since 1962. Over the years these diehard Husker fans have watched three Heisman winners perform: Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch. They are among the 54 Consensus All Americans who have donned the Scarlet and Cream.

Big Ten Facts
  • Seasons as a member: 5
  • Big Ten Championships: NA
  • Championship Frequency: NA
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 2
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 0
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: NA
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: NA