Nebraska has lost George Finley Sullivan, one of the Huskers' greatest and most popular athletic heroes who died at age 91 last week after complications following foot surgery. Sullivan, also known as Sully, was a former Nebraska football player and a renowned physical therapist and head athletic trainer at his alma mater.
Longtime Husker Athletic Trainer George Finley (Sully) Sullivan (91) passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, December 25th in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sullivan served as Nebraska's Head Athletic Trainer from 1977 until 1995. He was an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Head Physical Therapist for the Huskers from 1953-1977. His 42-year career at Nebraska Athletics began as a student trainer in 1948. Sully played football for Nebraska in the late 1940s and earned his bachelor's and masters' degrees from Nebraska.
Happy Holidays From the Huskers
A total of 40 Husker student-athletes will earn degrees Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
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.