University of Nebraska


Not everything in Nebraska is flat

About Nebraska
The University of Nebraska is the most prestigious university in the Cornhusker state. It was the first school west of the Mississippi to grant a PhD. UNL was the first non-black school to allow a black person to give a commencement speech, given by Booker T. Washington in 1902.


The view from my seat on September 22, 2007
Nebraska 41, Ball State 40

Famous alumni include:
Warren Buffett----Wealthiest man in the world
Johnny Carson-----Former Tonight Show host
Willa Cather------Pulitzer-winning Author
Roger Craig-------Won three Super Bowls as running back with San Francisco 49ers
Eric Crouch-------2001 Heisman Trophy Winner
Darin Erstad------Punter for 1994 national champs; member of Los Angeles Angels, currently with Houston Astros
Irving Fryar------Eleventh-leading receiver in NFL history
Ahman Green-------Running Back for Seattle, Green Bay, and Houston
Monte Kiffin------Defensive Coordinator for 2002 Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Osborne-------Head coach of Nebraska football from 1973-97; won three national titles and 13 conference titles
John J. Pershing--Commander of World War One forces
Tom Rathman-------Won two Super Bowls as fullback with San Francisco 49ers
Johnny Rodgers----1972 Heisman Trophy Winner
Mike Rozier-------1983 Heisman Trophy Winner


Nebraska Athletics

Football



National Champions Top Five Finishes Top Ten Finishes Conference Champions
1970 1965 1936 1907
1971 1970 1940 1910
1994 1971 1963 1911
1995 1972 1964 1912
1997 1982 1965 1913
1983 1966 1914
1984 1970 1915
1986 1971 1916
1993 1972 1917
1994 1973 1921
1995 1974 1922
1997 1975 1923
1999 1976 1928
1978 1929
1979 1930
National Champions Top Five Finishes Top Ten Finishes Conference Champions
1980 1931
1982 1932
1983 1933
1984 1935
1986 1936
1987 1937
1988 1940
1993 1963
1994 1964
1995 1965
1996 1966
1997 1969
1999 1970
2000 1971
2001 1972
1975
1978
National Champions Top Five Finishes Top Ten Finishes Conference Champions
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1988
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996 (North)
1997
1999
2001 (North)
2006 (North)
2009 (North)
2010 (North)
2012 (Legends)

Bowl Wins
Orange: 1963, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1994, 1996, 1997
Sugar: 1974, 1984, 1986
Fiesta: 1995, 1999
Cotton: 1973
Holiday: 2009
Gator: 2008, 2013
Alamo: 2000, 2005
Sun: 1969, 1980
Foster Farms: 2015
Liberty: 1977
Bluebonnet: 1976
Gotham: 1962

Bowl Participants
Orange: 1954, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
Sugar: 1966, 1974, 1984, 1986
Rose: 1940, 2001
Fiesta: 1975, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1999
Cotton: 1964, 1973, 1979, 2006
Citrus: 1990, 2011, 2012
Gator: 2008, 2013
Holiday: 1998, 2009, 2010, 2014
Alamo: 2000, 2003, 2005
Sun: 1969, 1980
Music City: 2016
Foster Farms: 2015
Liberty: 1977
Independence: 2002
Bluebonnet: 1976
Gotham: 1962


Basketball


NCAA Participants
1986 (lost to Western Kentucky 67-59)
1991 (lost to Xavier 89-84)
1992 (lost to Connecticut 86-65)
1993 (lost to New Mexico State 93-79)
1994 (lost to Pennsylvania 90-80)
1998 (lost to Arkansas 74-65)
2014 (lost to Baylor 74-60)


Baseball


College World Series Participant NCAA Participant
2001 (lost to Cal State-Fullerton and Tulane)
1948
2002 (lost to Clemson and South Carolina) 1950
2005 (lost to Florida and Arizona State, beat Arizona State) 1979
1980
1985
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008
2014
2016



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