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Those Cornhusker Blues

Sitting in a hotel room in downtown Lincoln, he found himself ruminating on some experiences from decades before

Driving into Lincoln, Neb. on a Friday evening in November 1970, I caught something exciting in the air. Lincoln seemed ablaze over the next day's University of Nebraska home game with its arch football rival, Oklahoma. Banners danced over the streets and fluttered from fraternity houses, bands were blaring, crowds of students churned around the campus. The entire city seemed to be rooting for a Cornhusker win over the Sooners. Lincoln—the capital city—felt like a circus.

Noting a hotel also called the Cornhusker, I stopped for the night and booked a room. I was on my way to... Login to read more
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