Two years ago Nebraska made their first trip to Wisconsin as a member of the Big Ten for a night game against the Badgers. Tom Osborne made a request for Husker fans to wear black to stand out against the red of the Wisconsin crowd. I protested, somewhat, stating that I wasn't going to buy black clothes just to head to Wisconsin and that I'd already be spending enough dough getting there. I think I paid around $350 for a ticket to that game, the most expensive ticket I've ever bough to an event.
85% of you voted that you'd were either going to Wisconsin and would be wearing black, or would wear black if you were going. I didn't feel dumb at all.
This time there has been no decree of what to wear this time. Shawn Eichorst doesn't appear to be a "decree" kind of guy.
I'll be going again this time with my oldest son. I'll be staying with some college buddies. He'll be staying with friends. Perhaps we'll meet at a bar, him wearing some borrowed/stolen Wisconsin gear and me in my CornNation hoodie/Nebraska stuff, and holler profanities at each other while having a beer.
That's the kind of father I want to be.
The weather report shows a 40% chance of snow (!), high of 31 and a low of 24. That kind of makes a decision a little harder for most people, as in they'll chose to wear whatever's warmest. Suits me fine. My winter jacket is black with red trim.
So, what you wearing this time, Husker fans?
I am very tired this evening, so you get a huddled mass of news.
Crimson Query with On The Banks - The Crimson Quarry
Will these Hoosiers be Born to Run, or will there be Darkness on the Edge of Town in Jersey? A Rutgers blogger has the answers for us.
Game Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights - The Crimson Quarry
Rutgers has been stuck at five wins for what seems to be an eternity. Alternatively, one more loss and Indiana's bowl chances are officially done with.
Ohio State football: Breaking down the offense vs. Michigan State - Land-Grant Holy Land
With an excellent game plan, the Ohio State offense executed from the first quarter to the fourth quarter, racking up 568 total yards and 49 points on the vaunted Spartan defense.
Where should accountability really lie for Northwestern? - Inside NU
Former linebacker Nate Williams addresses the state of the program.
Report: New Emails from NCAA-Louis Freeh Exchange Released - Black Shoe Diaries
Oh NCAA, oh Louis Freeh, hell is going to rain down on thee.
I hope the NCAA gets burned badly by this. I realize there's a fair number of you who think Penn State deserved what they got, but anytime a body of power like the NCAA goes into the "ends justify the means" territory it means they can do the same shit to anyone else.
The Crash and Its Meaning in Marshall Football History - Underdog Dynasty
On the week of the 44th anniversary of the plane crash that devastated the program, we take a look at the response by Marshall and how it has continued to affect the program.
I did a series of stories on Marshall years ago. The most popular remains a comparison of the book "The Marshall Story and the movie "We are Marshall" - what was Hollywood and what was reality. The interviews I did made that story a lot closer to home than it was before.
College Basketball National Signing Day: Penn State to Sign Historic Recruiting Class - Black Shoe Diaries
A pair of Top-100 composite recruits headline a three-man class that will look to change the perception of Nittany Lion hoops.
Reasons for Concern: Why Wisconsin Might Struggle in 2014-2015 - BT Powerhouse
With all the covers of magazines that Frank Kaminsky is on, there can't possibly be any reasons for concern, right? RIGHT?
The Murky Middle: Previewing the Second Tier of B1G Basketball - Off Tackle Empire
Come join us as we preview the projected middle of the B1G Basketball Conference. Who can make the jump to the top tier?
We're in the murky middle? Oh, probably. The Big Ten is going to be nasty.
BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: POST-WEEK 11 - Black Heart Gold Pants
Additionally, if we add in the home field advantage, that explains what is giving Nebraska only a 26% chance at winning this game. In all reality, I wouldn't be surprised to see Nebraska keep it much closer than this. I also wouldn't be surprised to see them win, either.
Updated Big Ten conference projections through 11 weeks - Football Study Hall
The Big Ten is Ohio State's conference to lose at this point, though this weekend's Wisconsin-Nebraska and Ohio State-Minnesota games will go a long way toward determining who the Buckeyes face in the conference championship game.
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska preview: Badgers step up in weight class - Bucky's 5th Quarter
While it likely won't be another case of #WisconsinJustScoredAgain, the battle for the Big Ten West looks like it could be a classic.
Defense Grows With Gerry | Hail Varsity
With an emphasis on communication, the growth of Nebraska's defensive success can be traced back to safety Nate Gerry
Nebraska marks stout Wisconsin defense’s biggest test yet « Big Ten Network
The numbers for the Wisconsin defense are impressive. But, in Nebraska, the stout unit is about to face its biggest test of the season.