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A Lincoln police officer grabs the collar of a fan who tried to climb onto a goal post at
Memorial Stadium following the Cornhuskers’ victory over Oklahoma.
New goal posts survive wild fans
By Jeff Zeleny
When the final seconds ticked
otYthe clock at Memorial Stadium
on Friday, a mob of University of
Nebraska-Lincoln students wanted
to take a piece of Big Eight history
But they were unsuccessful in
their mission to tear down the goal
posts after Nebraska’s 37-0 win
After the last play of the game,
one student in a black coat ran onto
the field from the East Stadium.
Two men in blaze orange jackets
attempted to stop him, but when
they turned to the South Stadium
they were greeted by a throng of
Hundreds of Husker faithful
rushed onto the field. Most of them
huddled around their No. 1
Comhuskers in the center of Me
morial Stadium. But the rambunc
tious ones immediately climbed
onto the south goal post.
About 30 police officers and sta
dium security stood beneath the goal
posts as the students rocked the
white beams back and forth.
It was a scene that usually plays
out once every season. It started no
differently Friday. But just asit looked
like officers had lost control of the
crowd, the posts would not fall.
Butch Hug, athletic events man
ager, said the posts were anchored
in a larger concrete base and made
of a heavier gauge steel, rather than
the aluminum of past years. They
are twice as expensive, he said, but
As the crowd began to disperse
about 10 minutes after it rushed the
field, officers from the University
Police Department, Lincoln Police
Department and the Lancaster
County Sheriffs Office yanked stu
dents off the goal posts.
A brief melee erupted when a
few students began to resist the
officers. Fists flew and people were
shoved, but police reported no ar
At least one student was escorted
from the stadium in handcuffs, but
he was not arrested, university po
lice said Sunday.
Grad fittings this week
By Tasha E. Kelter
It’s clear the end is in sight when
graduating seniors start getting fitted
for their caps and gowns.
Seniors graduating in December,
Those seniors expecting to gradu
ate next month need to go to the Uni
versity Bookstore in the basement of
the Nebraska Union on Monday, Dec.
4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5 to be fitted for
caps and gowns. Fittings will be held
from 8:30 a.m. to4:30 p.m. both days.
The rental fee of the basic
bachelor’s cap, gown and tassel is
$14.86, including tax.
Students may pick up their caps
and gowns Dec. 14-15 from 8:30a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in the ballroom on the
second floor of the Nebraska Union.
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