Nebraska Cornhusker football began in 1890. Since 1962, Nebraska has ended up with a top 25 ranking in all but 8 seasons. The Huskers have 46 conference titles and 5 national championships to their credit. With legendary coaches like Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, and football alumni such as Mike Rozier, Roger Craig, and Tom Rathman, the Huskers have churned out incredible talent every year for decades. Nebraska had long standing rivalries with the Colorado Buffaloes and, most notably, the Oklahoma Sooners, with whom Nebraska has competed for the Big Eight and now the Big 12 title for many years. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Nebraska Cornhuskers football tickets.
2016 Nebraska Season Preview
The 2015 season is a year of new beginnings for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Gone is Bo Pelini and his controversy, and in is Mike Riley. Riley brings with him new offensive schemes, and a proven record of turning programs around. Nebraska won 9 games last season, but lost stellar running back Ameer Abdullah in the offseason. The Cornhuskers 2015 offense will rely much more on quarterback Tommy Armstrong who has proven to one of the most effective scramblers in college football. The Huskers will also have possibly the best secondary in the Big Ten, with the unit starting 4 seniors, including standout safeties Byerson Cockrell, and Nathan Gerry. Nebraska made a statement by firing Bo Pelini, that even a series of 9 win seasons are not good enough to fulfill the expectations in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers have the talent on their 2015 team to be able to compete for a Big Ten West division championship. Top games on the Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 schedule include at Miami, and at home against Wisconsin and Michigan State.
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Nebraska Cornhuskers Football at Memorial Stadium Address: One Stadium Dr, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588
Nebraska plays their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The stadium has a capacity of more than 84,000 and has had a sellout crowd in more consecutive games than any other college football stadium (288 at the time of this writing). Visitors to a Cornhusker game at Memorial will quickly understand what they mean by “a Sea of Red”. The Nebraska Cornhuskers home bench is on the Memorial Stadium sideline with sections 1-11. Memorial Stadium parking information is covered in our Cornhuskers event guide.
Nebraska vs. Oklahoma
The state of Kansas separates Oklahoma and Nebraska, but not much else does. OU holds the bragging rights thus far into the rivalry that was recently made dormant by the Cornhuskers move to the Big Ten, but Nebraksa put a pounding on the Sooners throughout the 90s. Only one time in the last 45 contests they played did both teams go in unranked. When this game is picked back up again, it’s a college football fans dream to watch it in person.
Nebraska in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and Big Ten Championship
If the fourth most wins in NCAA FBS History and one of the handful of teams with over 800 wins doesn’t impress you, then I don’t know what will. The Nebraska Cornhuskers belong on the Mount Rushmore of College Football as they have played in close to 50 bowl games in their school’s history including a National Championship appearance in 2001 vs. the Miami Hurricanes. The Cornhuskers have captured 43 Conference Titles solidifying their greatness in the college game. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 10 Conference Championship Game.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Event Guide
Where are the best places to visit in Lincoln on a Nebraska home game weekend?
Barry’s Bar & Grill is a mainstay in Lincoln and always full of Cornhusker faithful on gameday. Lincoln has a thriving bar scene that will be packed on Friday night for a Nebraska home game weekend. Try Lazlos Brewery & Grill or Buzzard Billy’s Armadillo Bar for a casual meal and cold beer.
What are the best traditions at a Nebraska home game?
The fans are one of the best things about a game in Lincoln. Cornhusker fans are as welcoming and knowledgeable as any in college football. Those fans turn up the noise at Memorial Stadium whenever they do their HUSKER POWER chant. Another unique tradition occurs after Nebraska scores their first touchdown, fans then release thousands of red balloons.
Where is the best place to stay for a Nebraska home football game?
Lincoln offers a wide range of hotel options for Cornhuskers home games, but all of them book up quickly. The Cornhusker offers a unique game weekend experience. For more options Omaha, Nebraska is less than an hour away and easily drivable on game day.