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1970 Day by Day: Sept. 26

9/26/20 | J. Hudson
Sept. 26: Sputtering start no problem vs. Army. Despite a slow start on offense, Nebraska had little trouble Saturday putting away Army, 28-0. The heavily favored Huskers didn't score until less than five minutes remained in the first half. A 43-yard touchdown pass from Jerry Tagge to Johnny Rodgers broke the ice. Early in the third quarter, Joe Orduna added…

1970 Day by Day: Sept. 25

9/25/20 | J. Hudson
Sept. 25: Guarding against a letdown. With Nebraska going up against heavy underdog Army, there was little suspense to drum up in the newspapers' final previews. Army coach Tom Cahill was declaring it "rededication week" after the Cadets' upset loss to Baylor. The Cadets were going to need rededication and a whole lot more as they entered a brutal five-game…

Husker Dan: Now Is the Time for the Fans

9/23/20 | Husker Dan
Now that Big Ten football might actually happen this fall, it might be time to thank those whose collective efforts made it all happen.  I'm thinking about Husker head football coach Scott Frost, AD Bill Moos, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and University President Ted Carter.  These people were steadfast in their efforts to get the Big Ten Conference to reconsider…

Printable 2020 schedule

9/21/20 | HuskerMax
For your wall or your wallet ... Thanks to Brian Brown for providing HuskerMax readers a print-quality schedule for the 14th consecutive year. It is available in two formats, PDF and PNG. Right-click on the link to download the file.   There's also a tongue-in-cheek version: PDF, PNG  

Stryker: 2020 the year Frost, Huskers forge road to redemption

9/17/20 | Tad Stryker
It’s an opening. It’s an opportunity. That’s all that any self-respecting independent cuss would want, isn’t it? The belated but welcome decision by Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors to reinstate football for 2020 — even under unnecessarily rigid conditions that could be considered a poke at schools like Nebraska who clamored for football through the whole convoluted process — will…

Feit: Digesting a B1G, Wild Week

8/13/20 | Dave Feit
This week has seen a month's worth of drama after the Big Ten announced they are postponing the fall sports season until the spring.  Here is a quick - and by no means complete - timeline of events:   Wednesday, August 5:  The Big Ten releases the 2020 conference football schedule, along with a five page "executive summary" of COVID-19…

Frost: Let them play

8/10/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost met with the news media Monday afternoon and said Nebraska is prepared to look into scheduling games outside the conference structure if the Big Ten nixes football this fall. Dicaprio Bootle, Adrian Martinez and Matt Farniok also spoke of their desire to play this fall one way or another. Full video below.   Coverage HuskerMax · 2020.08.10 KLIN…

Degrees of Separation for Husker Fans

4/29/20 | David Max
I have always said that the six degrees of separation for Husker Fans is only three. I will start by sharing one experience I have had recently. Donna and I were sitting at the bar in our favorite restaurant in Elk Grove last year waiting for our dinner table with our daughter Crystal and son in law Andy. Andy was…

1918: War, influenza and football

3/16/20 | J. Hudson
A timeline of the 1918 Nebraska Cornhuskers' season and the challenges caused by war and pandemic.• Back: Cypreanson, Hoyt, Dana, M. Munn, Ross, Schissler. • Middle: Kline, Jobes, Lantz, Reynolds, Dobson, Lanphere. • Front: Lyman, W. Munn, Schellenberg, Swanson, Hubka, Howarth, Newman, Best.  Running a college football program during a major war is a challenge enough. Calls to military duty…

Join the BigRedMax Wine Club

5/6/19 | David Max
Since moving to northern California in January of 2018, I have made friends with several local winery owners. They would like to give special offers to the readers of HuskerMax. Here is how it works. All you need to do is fill out the form below with your first and last name, email address and your zip code. You also have…