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Football at the Omaha Medical College

Thanksgiving Day in 1900 was a day for sport as well as giving thanks. The stellar attraction of the holiday in Omaha was a football game between the Omaha Medics, representing the Omaha Medical College, and a team from Rush … Continue reading

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Game Day: Nebraska vs. Notre Dame, Part 2

Game Day at Memorial Stadium is a long Nebraska tradition—since 1923, in fact. The cover of the Summer 2010 issue of Nebraska History features the still-under-construction stadium. Though unfinished, the new stadium held a then-Nebraska record crowd of 43,000 as … Continue reading

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1920s Game Day: NU vs. Notre Dame (Part 1)

Memorial Stadium hasn’t always been the home of Nebraska Cornhusker football. Between 1909 and 1922, the team played at Nebraska Field, which was more or less at the same location as present-day Memorial Stadium. The field ran east-west instead of … Continue reading

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