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ESPN College GameDay at the University of Nebraska Memorial Stadium

ESPN College GameDay is the definitive college football on TV. Every week, the crew (most familiar to me from NCAA Football ’07, heh). And today, as the #1 University of Southern California Trojans come to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln to play our Nebraska Cornhuskers, they are now familiar from HuskerVision, as well.

ESPN College GameDay on College Game Day

The taping of the show was great fun, if crowded. The action spilled onto Tom Osborne field, and featured cheerleaders, a wrestling match between Lil Red and Herbie Husker, and of course fans…

ESPN @ Nebraska

A surprising number of Los Angelinos braved the Nebraska cheer and the Sea of Red to fly their treasonous flags in our home.

USC: Against the world. Against Nebraska.

But the fun couldn’t last forver. Soon it was off for a walk around campus, and of course breakfast.

The Don L. Love Library

Go Big Red!

Not Box Seats, Admittedly…

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.

Huskers Nation

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 that’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.

“I feel I’m 6 years old and it’s going to be Christmas morning on Saturday,” defensive end Jay Moore said. “With all the upgrades, the new seats and the new big screen, the stadium will be rocking.”

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 money’s worth.

Go Big Red!