1963: 74 pages
Inside: Out with the old stadium clock.
Notable: Includes one-page feature on
new NU basketball coach Joe Cipriano.
1964: 96 pages
Inside: Devaney photo.
The N Club Sweetheart.
Guides from the 1960s usually
had an all-opponent team
from the previous season.
1965: 104 pages
On cover: Bob Devaney & players (detail).
Notable: First NU guide to list offensive and
defensive platoons; first mention of "Black Shirts."
Inside: A Husker TV game was a rare treat.
1966: 124 pages
On cover: Larry Wachholtz
Inside: A list of players' nicknames
was a standard feature
1967: 120 pages
On cover: Ben Gregory,
Vicki Hokanson, Wayne Meylan.
Inside: A longer offseason to endure
back then -- fall camp started Aug. 28.
1968: 132 pages
On cover: Bob Devaney, new press box
Inside: Wayne Meylan & Ed Weir.
Coaches' capsules were illustrated
by fullback Dick Davis, an art major
1969: 136 pages
On cover: CFB centennial NU helmet
(It was also the university's centennial year)
Inside: Hmmm, do you suppose any of
last year's freshmen will have an impact?
1970: 152 pages
On cover: Bob Devaney, players (detail).
Inside: Devaney's assistants.
Team logos of the era.
Devaney's 100th win. All-time team
1971: 176 pages
On cover: Jeff Kinney (detail), Bob Devaney
First use of full-color photos inside
Inside: Jerry Tagge looking sharp.
1972: 208 pages
Notable: Bob Devaney's final season
Inside: This mug shot was starting
to look familiar.
1973: 208 pages
On cover: Tom Osborne, Dave Humm,
John Dutton, Daryl White
Inside: Osborne photo
1976: 248 pages
On cover: Clete Pillen,
Mike Fultz, Dave Butterfield
Inside: Final season for this
storied assistant coach.
1978: 280 pages
Inside: Years later, a look back
at the opposing coaching staffs can turn up
a surprising name or two.
1979: 296 pages
On cover: Tom Osborne;
#89 Junior Miller; #32 I.M. Hipp;
#22 Kenny Brown; #39 Andra Franklin;
#57 Kelly Saalfeld; #51 Kerry Weinmaster
Inside: Athletic Dept. assistant
1981: 328 pages
It's called a "media guide" for first time.
On cover: Jimmy Williams,
Roger Craig, Dan Hurley, Tom Osborne.
Inside: Can we lock in these tuition rates?
1985: 308 pages
On cover: Doug DuBose.
Inside: It was the final season
for this longtime assistant.
1986: 304 pages
On cover: Danny Noonan.
Notable: The last guide with a
composite schedule on back cover,
a fixture since at least 1964
1987: 288 pages
On cover: Tom Osborne,
Keith Jones, Broderick Thomas
Inside: He wasn't on the cover,
but he made six Pro Bowls.
1988: 308 pages
On cover: Tom Osborne,
Steve Taylor, Broderick Thomas.
Inside: Final season for the last Osborne
assistant from Bob Devaney's staff.
1989: 320 pages
100th NU season
On cover: Ken Clark
Inside: The players aren't the only
ones who fire up the crowd.
Its a rite of late summer to thumb through a freshly minted NU media guide in anticipation of the season to come. Media guides from yesteryear, on the other hand, offer a fascinating window to seasons and eras past. This collection spans the years of small-format guides, 1990 and earlier.
Got a guide from before 1963? Let us know and we'll find a way to add it to this collection.
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