New Tradition and Mementos Honor Veterans at Memorial Stadium
Nebraska student-athletes have posted a 90 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for the first time in school history, continuing the Huskers' long tradition of being a national leader in the classroom.
A new display commemorating the World War I service of Nebraskans and University of Nebraska students was dedicated during a ceremony at Gate 20 in East Memorial Stadium on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The event marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the cessation of hostilities in World War I. Armistice Day now is called Veterans Day to recognize the service of all who have served in the armed forces. The dedication capped a weekend of events and activities arranged to recognize military service members and veterans during the week of Veterans Day, including salutes to Veterans during the November 10 Nebraska vs. Illinois football game.
It has taken a century to elevate a Nebraska native and Husker football captain to move to the head of the pack and get the recognition he so richly deserves.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, two plaques were created and installed at Memorial Stadium. The plaques replicated the original design and location of two plaques planned in 1923 for Memorial Stadium, which was built to honor all Nebraskans who have served our country. The two new plaques will be dedicated at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 at gate 20 in the east concourse of Memorial Stadium.
When Randy Chinn takes his seat in the lower northwest corner of Memorial Stadium on Saturday, he'll pay special attention to the American flag flying, and he'll remember the sacrifice his father, Army Master Sgt. Leonard K. Chinn, and many other military men and women have made for their country.
On November 10, 2018 when Nebraska hosts Illinois in Memorial Stadium, Nebraska Athletics will salute all veterans and active military inn attendance. An estimated 700 active military and veterans have secured seats in the stands and on the east apron of Tom Osborne Field. Included in the 700 tickets are members of the Female Veteran's Honor Flight group who recently returned from their DC Visit of the Memorials led by Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions. Female Veterans of all ages enjoyed the September trip to view monuments and upon returning home were greeted by 2,000 cheering Nebraskans.
Nebraska Women's Gymnastics Head Coach Dan Kendig announced his retirement effective immediately on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Kendig has guided the Nebraska women's gymnastics program for 25 seasons, leading the Huskers to 14 conference titles and 12 Super Six Finals appearances.
The Nebraska Athletic Department is excited to announce that is has extended its long-term partnership with NeuLion College. The extension will allow Nebraska Athletics to continue to build on its digital fan experience and keep Huskers.com on the technological forefront moving forward.
The Nebraska Student Life Complex will provide current and future Huskers the best academic and life skills facilities in the country for the nation's finest student-athletes.
Former HuskerVision staff member and UNL graduate Brandon Meier will return to Nebraska as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Multimedia in October, the Nebraska Athletic Department announced Friday, Sept. 28.
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