199,857 votes and counting
The Blackshirts. The walk-on program. The tunnel walk. The Fumbleroosky. Nebraska fans relish countless moments and traditions. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bob Devaney's arrival at Nebraska, The World-Herald set out to discover which memories Husker fans cherish most.
Over a period of three weeks, Husker fans cast their ballots in a 64-entry, six-round bracket. When the votes were tallied — 199,854 in all — one tradition stood out above the rest: Nebraska's home sellout streak.
The streak began Nov. 3, 1962, when a crowd of 36,501 attended Nebraska’s home game against Missouri. Since then, Memorial Stadium has expanded to more than 85,000 capacity. But all 318 home games have sold out.
And for that reason, fans chose to immortalize the sellout streak as the winner of The World-Herald's Big Red Bracket.
FINAL ROUND RESULTS
What began as practice jerseys in the mid-60s became a badge of honor for the Huskers’ first-string defense. The past 50 years, Nebraska has ranked top-10 nationally in scoring defense 23 times.
On Nov. 3, 1962, a crowd of 36,501 attended Nebraska’s home game against Missouri. Since then, Memorial Stadium has expanded to more than 85,000 capacity. But all 318 home games have sold out.
Our Big Red Bracket contest has come to an end. Check out the results page to see which Husker tradition was the fan favorite.
Text by Dirk Chatelain / World-Herald staff writer
Photos: The World-Herald, Associated Press