Nebraska Cornhusker Football (Images of Sports Series)

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When Matt Davison made a diving catch on the famous "flea-flicker" play against Missouri in 1997, securing Nebraska's perfect season, the Husker faithful were in football nirvana. And that memorable play was preceded by over a century of Nebraska Football greatness. The team was winning conference championships back in the 1890s, and was an established national powerhouse by the time they joined the Big Eight (later Big Twelve) in 1928. Even the mediocre years brought excitement, such as the stunning 25-21 upset...
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Overview


When Matt Davison made a diving catch on the famous "flea-flicker" play against Missouri in 1997, securing Nebraska's perfect season, the Husker faithful were in football nirvana. And that memorable play was preceded by over a century of Nebraska Football greatness. The team was winning conference championships back in the 1890s, and was an established national powerhouse by the time they joined the Big Eight (later Big Twelve) in 1928. Even the mediocre years brought excitement, such as the stunning 25-21 upset of the "unbeatable" Sooners in 1959. Five National Championships (1970, '71, '94, '95, and '97) under the coaching of Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, when the Huskers won at least 9 games per season for over 30 straight years, is an accomplishment of which most collegiate football programs can only dream.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738534374
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/17/2005
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,447,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Mark Fricke brings all the excitement of the gridiron to page after page of Nebraska Cornhusker Football. An award-winning journalist and college football historian, Fricke has written extensively on the team and is the chief editor of The Husker Press Box (www.huskernews.com), the longest running website devoted to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 Birth of the Husker Nation 9
2 Rivals, Heroes, and Traditions 21
3 The Devaney Era 47
4 A Dynasty Continued 59
5 The Championship Seasons 73
6 A Period of Change 87
7 "In the Deed, the Glory" 113
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