Monthly Archive: September 2015

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Beer, BBQ, Husker football, and a man named Buda

By: Reid Hunsaker, NewsNetNebraska Prior to Saturday’s Huskers football game in Lincoln, Nebraska, I had never heard of the small town of Leigh (pronounced Lee), Nebraska. But by the end of the day, it...

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Student appreciates Husker college football tradition

By Jordan Huesers, NewsNetNebraska He’s the fan who yells the “Go Big Red” chant as people file up the bridge toward the stadium. Vibrant and outgoing, Walter Schmidt walks around the Nebraska Cornhusker tailgates...

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Husker tailgater’s lifestyle means fans are family

By: Ashley Wolff, NewsNetNebraska Larry Chandler Jr. unpacks his red truck covered in Husker magnets and filled to the brim with team paraphernalia and seemingly endless crock pots of food. The sun is still barely peaking...

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The tailgate: an undercover Husker football tradition

Story and photos by Julia Jackson, NewsNetNebraska There’s something different about Nebraska Husker football tailgates in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sure, there are usually the homemade Runzas, hot wings, red Solo cups in abundance. There are also...

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Benjamin Schoenkin

Bio by Benjamin Schoenkin, NewsNetNebraska Benjamin Schoenkin is a junior broadcasting and political science major who lived in New York and Illinois before moving to Nebraska. Schoenkin has watched local and national TV news...

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A pizza perfect Huskers tailgate

By: Carly Jensen, NewsNetNebraska You can see the line from the Huskers stadium for the Pritchard family tailgate. The smell of melted cheese and fresh dough cooking waft through the air. Although the wait...

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A taste of Husker tailgating

By Jason Lubken, NewsNetNebraska Above the main entrance, carved into the soaring stone walls of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, an inscription reads, “Through these gates pass the greatest fans in college football.” There’s no doubt why;...

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Gillespie brothers continue Husker family tradition

Story and photos by Benjamin Schoenkin, NewsNetNebraska Dave Gillespie and his brothers, Doug and Andy, have been tailgating at Husker games since the 1960s. Their parents were students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and...