Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Cheer Squad

By NU Athletic Communications

1903 - The Innocents Society took charge of "rooting" at Nebraska Football games and founded the Yell Squad with two student male members.

1917 - The first three female cheerleaders join the Yell Squad.

1921 - Innocents Society voted to discontinue female cheerleaders.

1942 - Female entered cheerleading...she cheered one game.

1944 - This was the first official year for female cheerleaders since 1921.

1950 - Only male members were on the Yell Squad in 1950.

1963 - The Pom Squad started to wear the red and white striped sweaters.

Present - Since 1903, more than 700 students have been members of the Yell Squad, Pom Squad, Coed Squad or Cheer Squad. Today, 18 students continue this tradition of "rooting" for the Huskers and serve as ambassadors for the University of Nebraska.



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