Students are well aware that, to the rest of the world, Nebraska is synonymous with Husker football. Athletics are a typical UNL student’s pride and joy. Even if they’re not on a sports scholarship, many UNL students are active in their own sport, whether through one of the many popular intramural sports offered or through one of the best recreational centers in the nation.
In Nebraska, countless songs have been composed about the “Sea of Red” at Husker games at Memorial Stadium. There are only a few spectacles—the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and the Running of the Bulls. for examples—that are more breathtaking than 100,000 screaming Nebraskans all in scarlet. The school spirit is addictive, and even the most apathetic sports fans can’t help but jump out of their seats and yell, “Go Big Red!”