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updated 09/24/2013

 

Nov 1963 Lincoln Journal Star

 

     No date on this one, but most likely printed in November following the 29-20 win over Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Back then the bowls would pick their teams, and the Big 8 Conference was locked into a contract to send its Conference Champs to the Orange Bowl, usually against a Florida or South East Conference school.  We played Auburn, winning the game 13-7 and finishing ranked 5th and 6th in the polls.   


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Jan 16, 1971 Nebraska Farmer

 

     Nebraska Farmer got into the act, announcing the National Champion Huskers on their January 16 cover, using the Army game program photo of Coach Devaney and co-captains Jerry Murtaugh (42) and Dan Schneiss (22).   

 

 


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Aug 22, 1971 Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star

 

     Season preview edition of the Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star, featuring I-Back Jeff Kinney.  The Cornhuskers wouldn't disappoint the editor as they went through the season undefeated to win their second straight National Championship.

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)

 


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Sep 13, 1971 Football News

 

     This was the season preview edition of The Football News, featuring Jerry Tagge running a play against Kansas State on the cover.  The 1971 Preseason Poll at the bottom shows NU #1, with future foes OU at #11 and Alabama at #16.  Both were #2 when we played them later in the Game of the Century and the Orange Bowl.   

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)

 


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Dec 8, 1971 Lincoln Sun Special Football Supplement

 

     The Lincoln Sun issued this collection of reprinted articles from around the country between the end of the season and the 1972 Orange Bowl.  Coverage of the Game of the Century covered pages 33-38, so this was not a thin paper!   

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)

 


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Jan 1, 1972 The Sporting News

 

     This was the Bowl Preview edition of The Sporting News, featuring "Field General" Jerry Tagge on the cover.  Nebraska went on to demolish Alabama, the second #2 team to be defeated by the Huskers, just a few weeks after defeating OU in the Game of the Century.   

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)

 


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August 20, 1972 Lincoln Sunday Journal & Star

 

     Nose Guard Rich Glover graced the cover of the Lincoln Journal and Star 1972 preseason preview.   Inside articles addressed the chances of NU winning an unprecedented third straight national championship and Glover's chances to compete for the Heisman Trophy.

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)


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Sep 9, 1972 The Sporting News

 

     The start  of the 1972 football season brought a lot of determination on the part of the Huskers to win a third straight National Championship for last year Head Coach Bob Devaney before he retired at the end of that season. It wasn't to be, but it was a great 11 season run by Coach Devaney and the Cornhuskers!   

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)


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Aug 19, 1973 Lincoln Journal and Star

 

     "Osborne Big Red Boss" was the headline, recognizing Coach Tom Osborne as the new head coach succeeding Coach Bob Devaney.   

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)

 


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August 1973 Canadian Football News

 

     "Rodgers Big Catch For Canadian Football" was the headline, as Johnny "the Jet" signed with the Montreal Alouettes, having not been drafted into the NFL following his Heisman Trophy winning season of 1972.   

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)

 


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Nov 14, 1978 Football News

      Front page article discusses the upcoming Nebraska versus Oklahoma game played Nov 11 in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  Both Jim Dickey of Kansas State and  Earl Bruce of Iowa State gave OU the edge for the win.  Thanks to some great defensive play, the Huskers prevailed 17-14.

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)


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Aug 18, 1980 Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star

      Jarvis Redwine was featured on the cover of the August 1980 season preview in the Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star.  1980 was going to be another potential run for the Big 8 and National Championship.  Two close home losses to up-and-coming FSU (18-14) and Oklahoma (21-17) spoiled those plans, however.  Big Red finished 10-2, ranked #7 in both polls (AP/UPI).

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)


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Oct 14, 1980 Football News

      A discussion of the top running backs in the country, including George Rogers of South Carolina, and Nebraska's Jarvis Redwine.

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)


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Aug 26, 1982 Omaha World Herald

      1982 preview by the OWH featuring Dave Rimington and Turner Gill, plus George Andrews.

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)


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Aug 23, 1983 Omaha World Herald

 

     Season preview edition of the 1983 Omaha World Herald.  Cover art features FB Mark Schellen, WB Irving Fryar, QB Turner Gill, and IB Mike Rozier lounging in a corn field.  The latter three earned the collective nickname of "The Triplets" from OU coach Barry Switzer, but Schellen earned his reputation as a super fast and dependable blocker and ball carrier himself.

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)

 


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Sep 6, 1983 Football News

 

     Season preview edition of the 1983 Football News.  Includes the top 20 preseason poll and All-American lists. Also announces the inaugural Kickoff Classic, in which Nebraska destroyed Penn State in a rematch of one of the most hard-fought games in  Nebraska's history as NU went down to Penn State on a coupe of last-second questionable calls on a winning PSU touchdown drive.  Retribution was has in the Kickoff Classic!

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)

 


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Sep 6, 1983 Football News

 

     Season preview edition of the 1983 Football News.  Includes the top 20 preseason poll and All-American lists. Also announces the inaugural Kickoff Classic, in which Nebraska destroyed Penn State in a rematch of one of the most hard-fought games in  Nebraska's history as NU went down to Penn State on a coupe of last-second questionable calls on a winning PSU touchdown drive.  Retribution was has in the Kickoff Classic!

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner for the contribution)

 


1983 Lincoln Journal Star

 

     LJS Souvenir Edition lead-up to the 1984 Orange Bowl against Jimmy Johnson's Miami Hurricanes.  Highlights the season with important articles and stats from each game and player highlights. Features Heisman Trophy and Walter Camp Award winner "Iron Mike" Rozier and Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award winner Dean Steinkuhler.  


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Nov 21, 1983 The Sporting News

 

     A Husker Heads for The Heisman! This one came out just prior to the big showdown with Oklahoma in Norman, which the Huskers won 28-21 thanks in part to the deflection of a 4th down OU pass into the end zone. 

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair for the contribution)


Dec 29, 1993 Lincoln Journal Star

 

     LJS preview of the 1994 Orange Bowl vs. the FSU Seminoles.  Sophomore QB Tommie Frazier led the Huskers through a hard-fought game against the favored Seminoles and nearly pulled off the upset.  A few close calls that could have gone either way were the difference in the 18-16 final score.  


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Aug 26, 1994 Lincoln Journal Star

     Junior QB sensation Tommie Frazier graced the cover of this pre-season edition by the Lincoln Journal Star. Photo is from the 1993 Missouri game.

 

(thanks to Cory Sinclair)


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Jan 9, 1995 The Sporting News 

      

     An autographed version of The Sporting News featuring Junior Defensive Tackle Jason Jenkins carrying Senior Place-Kicker Tom Seiler. Awesome cover for an awesome game!

 

(thanks to Dan Wagner)


1995 College Sports Football Preview

      Autographed copy featuring Tommie Frazier on the cover, accompanied by Ron Powlus (Notre Dame), Kevin Jordan (UCLA), and Stephen Davis (Auburn).

 

 


Jan 1996 Grand Island Independent

      This is a two-piece special edition that may have been a separate offer based on the $2.50 on the lower right corner of the cover.  The glossy cover boasts a 1995 season regular schedule with game results and various highlight photos from the season.   The interior cover serves as a 1995 championship season poster.

     The cover holds a 22-page season recap (including adds), with one page devoted to each of Nebraska's 11 regular season wins, 2 pages devoted to the Fiesta Bowl and select GI Independent articles from the season.  Great keepsake piece.

 

(thanks to Verb Washington for the donation to HuskerJ's collection!)


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Sep 1996 College Sports

     "Can the Huskers Three-Peat?" They sure looked like they could, until a night in Tempe and a 19-0 thumping by the Arizona State Sun Devils in the same stadium that they crushed Florida 62-24 just a few months before. 


Dec 1997 Lincoln Journal Star

     Sorry for the grainy scan.  Great special edition leading up to the '98 Orange Bowl vs. Peyton Manning and the Tennessee Volunteers for a share of the National Championship.  The game started tight, but a Tennessee fumble caused by a jarring hit from Mike Brown started the Big Red scoring machine in motion to the tune of a 42-17 win and the #1 ranking in the Coaches Poll. 


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Oct 27, 2001 The Sporting News

     Special edition magazine format that came out just prior to the 2001 NU-OU game in Lincoln. This is the game in which Mike Stuntz hit Eric Crouch on the now famous "Black 41 Flash Reverse" pass play that all but sealed the Heisman for Crouch, as NU won the game 20-10 over #1 OU.  

 


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Aug 2008 Lincoln Journal Star

     Sunday, August 24, 2008 Journal Star Husker Extra college football preview featuring non other than new Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini.  Cover art by Neal Obermeyer.  Includes a preview of the 2008 Cornhuskers, the Big XII Conference, and all other conferences in the FBS (former Div 1A).

 

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