Nebraska football: Huskers can’t capitalize vs. Wisconsin, honor 1997 national champions
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A Saturday night struggle
Under the lights of Memorial Stadium, the Nebraska football team couldn’t manage a win against Wisconsin on Saturday. Instead, the Huskers fell 38-17 and we all learned a few things. Coach Mike Riley said he was “very disappointed” in the loss.
Huskers honor ’97 national champs
Nebraska honored the 1997 national champions Saturday night, and there were plenty of special moments. One of them came when when former Huskers defensive end Grant Wistrom led the current team in the Husker Prayer. It’s a moment no one will soon forget.
Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone was a close friend of the late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. On Saturday, he continued to honor his friend in a T-shirt for No. 27.
Nebraska didn’t budge in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll. The Huskers stayed planted at No. 12.
An AD update
TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte might not be interested in the Huskers’ open athletic director job, but it sounds like some SEC athletic directors may be.
Bowl or bust?
Is Nebraska’s bowl chance busted? Not so fast. There’s a chance the Huskers will still make their way to a Dallas bowl game come December.
Mark your calendars
If you’re a Nebraska baseball fan, you’re in luck. The Huskers have released their full 2018 schedule.
And then there were 11
David Alston, a defensive end/outside linebacker in the 2018 class, committed to Nebraska on Friday morning. He carries a 3-star rating per the 247Sports composite and is commitment No. 11 in the Huskers’ 2018 class.
What Twitter is saying
Miss anything on Twitter last weekend? Here’s a quick list of the more notable tweets in the last 48-plus hours:
— ZIG⚡️ (@TrulyDevine_22) October 8, 2017
Incredible atmosphere, fired up to call Lincoln my home next year!!☠️ pic.twitter.com/q19LwUNBmJ
— Tate Wildeman (@tatethegreat68) October 8, 2017
— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) October 8, 2017
They won’t understand, understand that…. pic.twitter.com/8Tk5jlCVSz
— KING (@_TheJoshuaMoore) October 9, 2017
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