It’s been a long time since Tommie Smith and John Carlos protested at the 1968 Olympics, but American athletes, including three Husker football players, continue to use their sports to protest the injustices they perceive in society.

I’ll never forget the time Milt Tenopir introduced me to Frank Codr. Pleasantries were short. “NO MEDIA! GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!” This was in 1997, an electric fall in Nebraska. And Tenopir, the offensive line coach at Nebraska, had invited me to stop by his weekly football group in Omaha called the “Bugeaters.”

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2016
April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: NU 43, Fresno State 10
Sept. 10: NU 52, Wyoming 17
Sept. 17: NU 35, Oregon 32
Sept. 24: NU 24, Northwestern 13
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oct. 15: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Purdue, TBA
Oct. 29: at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 12: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 19: Maryland, TBA
Nov. 25: at Iowa, TBA
Big Ten championship game
Dec. 3 in Indianapolis

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