“Nebraska Expects Tough Time from La. Tech,” Associated Press, 2 September 2006, http://www.2theadvocate.com/sports/3812226.html.
… but my office now offers a direct and near-level view of the ginormous big-screen TV installed over the north end of Memorial Stadium. Add in live (to the second) streaming commentary from Huskers.com, and I am one happy graduate student.
I remodeled my office specifically to allow me to see the game while working on my laptop, and this is extremely cool. I am also able to hear announcements from the stadium, and also hear the rhythmic chants of Go Big Red.
The Huskers will be playing before their NCAA-record 276th consecutive sellout in a stadium that has been expanded to 81,067 with addition of 6,500 seats and 13 skyboxes in the north end zone.
As part of the $50 million facilities upgrade, Nebraska also boasts a video screen thatâ€™s 117 feet wide and 33 feet high.
Nebraska comes into the game off three straight wins to close an 8-4 season. The Huskers are ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2002 and are favored to win the Big 12 North for the first time since 1999.
â€œI feel Iâ€™m 6 years old and itâ€™s going to be Christmas morning on Saturday,â€ defensive end Jay Moore said. â€œWith all the upgrades, the new seats and the new big screen, the stadium will be rocking.â€
Nebraska is paying a $750,000 guarantee to the Bulldogs, who also play September road games at Texas A&M and Clemson.
The Huskers are favored by three touchdowns, but the Bulldogs plan to give them their moneyâ€™s worth.
Go Big Red!