Look closely at the Cornhusker poster, there's something missing. Let's see, there's Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, Frank Solich and Bo Pelini ... Wait, where's Bill Callahan, who was 27-22 in four seasons as coach? That's right, Nebraska has taken a page from the revisionist history playbook by deciding to leave Callahan off the poster. Thanks to Sammy at Double Extra Point and our good buddy Paul.
Football season is just around the corner, and that means Wiz correspondent Greg is back on the road. He made the trip Saturday to Lincoln for Nebraska Cornhuskers' Fan Day and was among the first group to stream into Memorial Stadium when the gates opened at 9:30 a.m. Click continue reading to see more images.
Nebraska fans will be able to snitch on their Memorial Stadium bleacher-mates this fall by text messaging law enforcement officials.
The service upgrade, as it's being called, will allow patrons who have been somewhat deterred, by crowd noise or general timidity, to contact police by using their thumbs. Officials hope that the addition of the new medium will help in reporting disturbances and medical emergencies.
"We don't want to switch everything over to text. We're still going to get the calls," University of Nebraska police chief Owen Yardley said. "But we'll use the text messages as a supplement for those times when you're in large venues, when it's hard to hear, hard to communicate or you need to be discrete."
Check out former Nebraska receiver Matt Davison sinking a halfcourt shot at last Saturday's Oklahoma State-Nebraska game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Davison is the radio color analyst for Cornhusker football and basketball games.
Sean Callahan of HuskersIllustrated.com/Rivals.com writes: "Somebody from the crowd was given the chance to shoot a halfcourt shot for money and their option was they could shoot it or Davison could. The winner chose to shoot himself and missed ... they gave Davison a shot just for fun, and he nailed it. Some guys are just clutch I guess."
Davison, of course, made one of the most memorable catches in college football history in a 1997 game at Missouri. The catch helped Nebraska win a share of the national championship. The video is after the jump.
It started a couple of years ago when Mark Manning, the Nebraska wrestling coach, was bragging that he could take Brandon Rigoni, a special teams standout on the Husker football team.
The back and forth went on for a couple of years until Rigoni used up his eligibility.
They finally got it on last week. Manning was given five shots to stop Rigoni from scoring. Among those in attendance were Bo Pelini and Tom Osborne.
Bo Pelini has yet to lose his first game as Nebraska coach, but he's already feeling the heat. Pelini showed up at Tuesday's weekly news conference and became the news when he wasn't wearing red.
"I don't see the difference for a press conference," said Pelini, who wore khaki pants and a striped blue polo shirt. "Am I going to get a lot of heat from you guys?"
Although Cornhusker fans might give Pelini a pass this time, they are mindful of Bill Callahan's fashion choices last season. As the losses mounted, Callahan started wearing tan sweaters to news conferences.