Studying Nebraska's football report this week to prepare for Saturday's game-- man the home game stats are amazing. Nebraska observes the 50th anniversary Saturday of the last game that a ticket went unsold at Memorial Stadium. That's 323 consecutive sellouts and two more coming yet this season. Nebraska is adding 6,000 more seats to its stadium to bring capacity to 90,000 next year when MSU plays in Lincoln.
Notre Dame is second in consecutive sellouts-- 92 behind Nebraska. No wonder so many Nebraska fans travel with their team-- it's the only way they can get tickets. Some 25,000 Nebraska fans were at the Cornhuskers' game two weeks ago against Northwestern. And thousand will be in East Lansing this weekend. How well I remember the thousands of Nebraska fans in East Lansing in the season opener in 1995-- Nick Saban's first game as MSU coach, the only time Nebraska has ever appeared in Spartan Stadium. It's an amazing phenomenon and the key reason why Nebraska has pressure on its coaches to win in football.