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Big Red at the White House | Feb. 1, 1972
Richard Nixon hosts the 1971 college football national champions
White House photos

AUDIO OF THE HUSKERS’ VISIT is contained in the same trove of White House tapes that contributed to Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal. Recorder hum and other noise make the quality dicey, but here are a few of the clearer segments:


Presidential proclamation


Nixon on O-line play


Nixon on virtue of sports


Nixon & Devaney on next season, juco athletes


Nixon sizing up players

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