C is for Cornhusker
Author: Rajean Luebs Shepherd
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid® are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.
Author: Carl Sandburg
Firsthand tales of the most memorable moments in Cornhusker football history A traditional powerhouse, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are one of the most successful NCAA football teams, with five national championships and the highest winning percentage of any program over the last half century. Authors Jerry Murtaugh, an All-American linebacker at Nebraska in 1970, Jimmy Sheil, George Achola, and Brian Rosenthal, through interviews with current and past players, provide fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between in Cornhuskers history. Readers will hear from players, coaches, and administrators as they discuss their moments of greatness as well as their defeats, making If These Walls Could Talk: Nebraska Cornhuskers a keepsake no fan will want to miss.
Cornhusker Go to War
Author: Thomas Kruger, Jeff Hower
The story of Nebraska football players and everyday farmers who found their way into uniform during World War II. Some would die on the battlefield, some would come home to keep alive the memories of their brothers; each one sacrificed so that you and I could be free.Of interest to World War II historians and college football fans.1940 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 1941 Rose Bowl, World War II
Cold War Cornhuskers
Author: Mike Hill
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
The 307th Bomb Wing Lincoln Air Force Base Nebraska 19551965. Cold War Cornhuskers relates the day-by-day, month-by-month history of the 307th Bomb Wing at Lincoln Air Force Base during the hectic days of the Cold War. For the first time, the inside story of a Strategic Air Command bomb wing is brought to the public. The history is told by those who served within the wing and official Air Force documents and photos.
Nebraska Football Vault
Author: Mike Babcock
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
Go Big Red
Author: Michael Babcock
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Nebraska has enjoyed thirty-six consecutive winning seasons, made twenty-nine consecutive bowl appearances, and won five national championships, including three in the last four seasons. During that time, the Cornhuskers have had just two head coaches, Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. Without question, this is the golden era of Cornhusker football, and Go Big Red is a celebration of that indisputable fact. It is much more than a trivia book-- it goes beyond the hefty and comprehensive media guides published each season by the Nebraska Sports Information Office. The book covers Nebraska football in a way no other publication has, with personality profiles, anecdotes, and original research, as well as questions of fact and trivia, some of which will test even the most devoted and knowledgeable Cornhusker fans. Some things you'll remember. There is a section devoted to the best of Broderick Thomas, the loquacious outside linebacker. And there are also some things you won't remember, or things you might not have known. Can you name all of the assistant coaches on Osborne's first staff in 1973? Can you list Nebraska's starters for the 1941 Rose Bowl game? Do you know how the "Blackshirt" tradition began? Devaney was a master storyteller, and the book includes a humorous story or two of his. The program became a haven for walk-ons under Osborne, and the book includes an all-walk-on team. Though Nebraska is enjoying its greatest successes now, Cornhusker football was king long ago. And the book offers insight into that past glory, achieved by the likes of "Jumbo" Stiehm, Ed Weir, and Guy Chamberlin. All-American Trev Albert, the Butkus Award winner in 1993, has expressed the meaing of Cornhusker football in the introduction, which is an integral part of the book's experience. Reading Go Big Red isn't the same as sitting in Memorial Stadium, awash in red on game day. But it's the next best thing.
Author: Alex Monnig
Here come the scarlet and cream! Much like the final commercial break between the coin-toss and kickoff, Nebraska Cornhuskers brings unparalleled sense of anticipation and excitement through colorful, fact-filled storytelling that details the history, legacy, and prestige of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln college football program. Herbie Husker couldn't be prouder. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Author: Steve Smith
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
On any given workday, any little thing might send Steve Smith?s thoughts spinning back to Saturday?last Saturday, Saturday two weeks ago, Saturday two years ago, back into the thrilling minutiae of game day?until reality reminds him: this is not how well-adjusted adults act. Steve Smith is not a well-adjusted adult. He?s a Nebraska football fan, and this is his rollicking account of what it?s like to be one of those legendary enthusiasts whose passion for the Cornhuskers is at once alarming and hilarious. ø A journey into an obsessed Nebraska fan?s soul, Forever Red immerses readers in the mad, mad world of Cornhusker football fandom?where wearing the scarlet-and-cream Huskers gear has its own peculiar rules; where displaced followers act as the program?s ambassadors, finding Cornhusker subculture beyond the pale; and where the team?s performance can barely keep pace with its followers? expectations but sometimes exceeds their wildest dreams. Blending wit and insight, Smith?s story of twenty-plus years following the team takes readers back to memorable game moments from 1980 to the new era under coach Bill Callahan, offering the uninitiated and the fellow fanatic alike a window on the world where fantasy and football meet, where dreams of glory and gritty gridiron realities forever join.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Joba Chamberlain, Turner Gill, Frank Solich, Adam Stern, Alex Gordon, Darin Erstad, Stan Bahnsen, Brian Duensing, Drew Anderson, Dan Johnson, Zach Kroenke, Jeff Christy, Joe Simokaitis, Brett Jensen, Jim Kane, Bob Cerv, Ad Liska, Jamal Strong, Tim Burke, Ken Harvey, Shane Komine, Pete O'Brien, Kip Gross, Kevin Jordan, Adam Shabala, Daniel Bruce, Lewis H. Brown, Marc Sagmoen, Troy Brohawn, Bill McGuire, Todd Sears, Verne Lewellen, Matt Foust, Gary Neibauer, Ken Ramos, Buddy Hunter, Luke Gorsett, Steve Stanicek, Dwight Siebler, Bob Sebra, Dave McDonald, Ryan Kurosaki. Excerpt: Justin Louis "Joba" Chamberlain (pronounced -?; born Justin Louis Heath; September 23, 1985) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees. Chamberlain was born and grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chamberlain's parents, Harlan Chamberlain and Jackie Standley, were never married and split up when Joba was 18 months old. Some sources say that Harlan obtained full custody of Joba when Joba was 3 years old, but Standley claims that Joba lived with her most of the time until Joba was 10 when she had Joba's surname legally changed from Heath, her maiden name, to Chamberlain. Standley began abusing drugs when Joba was 4 or 5 and says that she and Joba currently speak to each other only rarely. Chamberlain's father was born on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, but had to leave to be treated for polio. Harlan spent his childhood in hospitals and foster homes and now uses a motor scooter (which he has named "Humphrey") to get around. Now retired from his job as a supervisor at the state penitentiary, he works as a substitute teacher and takes tickets at University of Nebraska Cornhuskers' games. Chamberlain still has family living on American Indian reservations. As of 2008, he is one of only three active non-Hispanic Native American players i...
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history—since its inception in 1890, the program has claimed five National Championships, all of which are explored in this essential guide, along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Cornhuskers fan should know. The book recalls the key moments and players from Tom Osborne’s reign on the Nebraska sidelines from the 1970s to the 1990s—an unprecedented period that included 13 conference championships and three national championships—as well as the program’s early years and recent success under head coach Bo Pelini. Author Sean Callahan also includes the unforgettable players who have worn the Scarlet and Cream, including Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Tommie Frazier, and Ndamukong Suh. More than a century of team history is distilled to capture the essential moments, highlighting the personalities, games, rivalries, and plays that have come together to make Nebraska one of college football’s legendary programs.
The WPA Guide to Nebraska
Author: Federal Writers' Project
Publisher: Trinity University Press
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Originally published in 1939, the Cornhusker State is thoroughly detailed in this WPA Guide to Nebraska. In photographs and essays, the guide primarily depicts an agrarian state but it also contains an interesting essay on the state’s unicameral legislature; Nebraska is the only state in the union with this form of government.
Author: Roger C. Aden
The author, drawing upon his experiences as a devoted "Huskerviller" along with an extensive collection of interviews and questionnaires with fellow Husker fans, composes a story that highlights how the culture, history, and geography of Nebraska are intimately embedded in fans devotion to the Cornhuskers.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Tom Osborne, Fielding H. Yost, List of Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coaches, Frank Crawford, Jerry Moore, Dana X. Bible, Harry W. Ewing, Turner Gill, Bo Pelini, Bob Devaney, William G. Kline, Frank Solich, E. J. Stewart, Henry Schulte, Bunny Oakes, Dee Andros, Jerry Pettibone, Jim Walden, Eddie N. Robinson, Paul J. Schissler, William C. "King" Cole, Bill Callahan, Pete Elliott, Amos Foster, Biff Jones, George Clark, Tim Beck, Ewald O. Stiehm, Kevin Steele, Carl Pelini, John Blake, Fred Dawson, Shawn Watson, Barney Cotton, Bill Glassford, Marvin Sanders, Mike Ekeler, Walter C. Booth, John Papuchis, Craig Bohl, Ron Brown, Ted Gilmore, Ernest Bearg, Warren Schmakel, King Block, Bill Jennings, Larry Naviaux, Dennis Wagner, Bernie Masterson, Charles Thomas, Lance Leipold, Paul Amen, Roger Hughes, Dick Beechner, Adolph J. Lewandowski, Tony Samuel, Glenn Presnell, Alonzo Edwin Branch, L. C. Cole, Bob Kahler, Vince Marrow, Carl Selmer, Ed Weir, Jay Norvell, Randy Jordan, Gene Huey, Corey Raymond, Joe Rudolph, T. J. Hollowell, Kevin Cosgrove. Excerpt: Dr. Thomas William "Tom" Osborne (born February 23, 1937) is a former college football head coach and a former member of Congress. He is currently the athletic director at the University of Nebraska. He was the head coach of the Cornhuskers football team for 25 years (1973-97), succeeding Bob Devaney. After coaching, Osborne was elected to Congress in 2000 and served six years in the U.S. House as a Republican from Nebraska's 3rd district. Born and raised in Hastings, Tom Osborne was a star athlete at Hastings High School in football and basketball, and won the state discus throw in track. As a senior in 1955, he was awarded the Nebraska High School Athlete of The Year by the Omaha World Herald. He then stayed in town to attend Hastings College, the same college his...
Dream Like a Champion
Author: Brandon Vogel, John Cook
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Since becoming the Nebraska women’s volleyball coach in 2000, John Cook has led the team to three national championships, seven NCAA semifinal appearances, and the nation’s top winning percentage in women’s volleyball. In Dream Like a Champion Cook shares the coaching and leadership philosophy that has enabled him to become one of the game’s winningest coaches. Growing up in San Diego, Cook acquired his coaching philosophy from his experiences first as a football coach, then as a student of the sport of volleyball on the beaches of Southern California. After a stint as an assistant volleyball coach at Nebraska, he returned to Nebraska as head coach in 2000 and won the national championship in his first season. Even with a bar set so high, Cook saw at Nebraska’s tradition-rich program the potential for even greater growth and success. He decided to focus on higher expectations, training, motivation, goal setting, and other ways to build the strongest teams possible. In Dream Like a Champion Cook shares the philosophy behind Nebraska’s culture of success and reveals how he’s had to learn, evolve, and be coached himself, even in his fifth decade as a coach. With openness and candor he delivers insights about his methods and passes along lessons that can be used by leaders in any field. Cook also shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Nebraska volleyball moments and players—and how he coaches and teaches his players about life beyond the court.