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"The Big Eight"
| updated 09/24/2013 |

     "The Big Eight" was a Big 8 Conference publication produced by Football Enterprises, Inc. of Oklahoma City from 1972 until 1984. Each season began with a season preview (volume 1) with subsequent volumes each month following, with regional covers from 1973 to 1983.  The large versions with thumbnails are in my personal collection (with the exception of the initial 1972 edition), smaller ones are not. The annual Big 8 media guide was put out annually by the the league itself.  If you have others not shown, please email a scan and I'll add them.  -Thanks to Sean Kelly of Omaha for the updated detailed information!

"The Big Eight"

"...The Year of the Runner"

1972 - Johnny Rodgers

"Exclusive - Pro Scouts Evaluate Big Eight Talent"

November 1972

"Cornhuskers Favorite For The National Crown"

1973 - David Humm

"Can a Weakened Sooner Defense Hold the Huskers?"

1974 - David Humm

1975 - "Huskers Found a Winner in Sugar Bowl"

1975 - Terry Luck


"Nebraska Picked To Win Big Eight Crown" with Monte Anthony on the cover

1976 - Monte Anthony

"Exclusive - Pro Scouts Assess Big 8 Talent" - Ken Spaeth, 5th Anniversary Collector's Edition

1977 - Ken Spaeth

"Is The Big 8 Slipping?"

1978 - Tom Sorley

1979 Commemorative Edition - Launching a New Dynasty

1979 Commemorative

"Chamionships Are Won By The Defense - Huskers Rate The Best" - I.M. Hipp and Kenny Brown Featured

1979 - Hipp/Brown

1979 Commemorative Edition

 1979 - Tom Osborne

Fall 1980 featuring "Marvelous" Jarvis Redwine

1980 - Jarvis Redwine

1980 Commemorative Edition

1980 - Osborne/Switzer

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1981 - Roger Craig

"Turner-Led Huskers To Claim National Crown"

1982 - Mike Rozier

"Seasoned Titlists Gill and Rozier Head for National Championship"

1983 - Turner Gill

Football and Basketball in this one!

1983 - Dave Hoppen

1984, the last issue of the "Big 8"

1984 - Jeff Smith


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