Spring Game Scene

• The game was held earlier than usual to accommodate replacement of the 13-year-old FieldTurf. The chancellor wants to hold May graduation in Memorial Stadium.

• Many former Huskers attended. They included Mike Rozier; Rich Glover; Johnny Rodgers; Mike Croel; Bob Sledge, whose son, Sam, is a 2023 Husker commit; Dominic Raiola, who wore a hat saying, “Run the damn ball” and whose son, Dylan, is the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2024 class by several recruiting sites; JoJo Domann; Jason Peter; and Cam Taylor-Britt.

• Including the scrimmage, the Huskers had 15 practices this spring.

• The first half was “thud,” or no live tackling. The second half was a modified live scrimmage.

• A modified scoring system was used. Offense (red team): touchdown, 6 points; PAT, 1; field goal, 3; fourth-down conversion, 1; 2-point conversion, 2. Defense (white team): defensive touchdown, 6 points; PAT (defensive TD), 1; fumble recovery, 6; three and out, 2; fourth-down stop, 2; sack, 2; 2-point stop, 2; interception, 6; stopped drive before 50, 1.

• Athletic Director Trev Alberts said tours of the football stadium and facilities would begin again May 18. Tours had been suspended for the pandemic.

• Alberts announced the N-Vest Nebraska program starting in 2022-23. Scholarship student athletes who meet the established academic benchmarks will receive $5,980 per year. The program was instituted after a Supreme Court decision.

• KRNU, the university’s student radio station, had an all-woman broadcast team: Avarie Howard, Ana Bellinghausen, Caroline Franke, Hailey Ryerson, Alexis Sander, Sarah Person and Skylee Nelson.

The KNRU broadcasting team.
The KNRU broadcasting team.

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