When the Huskers played their first West Coast game in 1916, half the battle was getting there. Practices held on the long train trip to Portland were attention-getters.
On a key offensive play against Minnesota in 1904, Nebraska unwittingly lined up with an extra player. It didnt end well, because that 12th man was an infiltrator — Gopher end Usher Burdick.
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The color line
Nebraska students hit a stone wall 70 years ago when they demanded that the Big Six end its ban on blacks in conference athletics. It would take years, but things were about to change.
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