Nebraska built its football dynasty with a rugged and relentless rushing attack, and Milt Tenopir helped construct the offensive lines that made it go. Tenopir died Monday at his Lincoln home, according to a close friend, after battling both acute lymphoblastic leukemia and another more recent form of cancer. He was 76.
Seven Huskers. Two acts of passion. One planned: Three players kneeling in protest during the national anthem at Ryan Field at Northwestern. One unplanned: Four players helping the Wildcat band hold up a giant American flag so it wouldn’t touch the ground. Seven Huskers. Seven Americans. Nebraska football has never looked better, never shined brighter — especially on Monday.
The red “N” on his T-shirt as prominent as his passion, senior Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey on Monday explained for seven minutes — uninterrupted, and in prose that quoted the bible, Martin Luther King and James Baldwin — why he knelt during the national anthem before Saturday’s game at Northwestern.
A national conversation on race and police violence started by an NFL quarterback last month continued Monday with three members of the Nebraska football team and a high-profile critic, Gov. Pete Ricketts.
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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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- Husker linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey says he can’t stay silent, ignore issues of injustice
- Husker players explain decision to kneel at national anthem; Gov. Pete Ricketts calls protest 'disgraceful'
- Husker offense getting more long gainers, met Mike Riley’s goal in win over Northwestern
- Video: Michael Rose-Ivey says 'I cannot hide from responsibilities to be a voice' on issues
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- With more tests coming, Huskers pass first with perseverance in rugged Big Ten