Rekin­dling mem­o­ries

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Ne­braska’s move to the Big Ten in 2011 has sparked un­happy mem­o­ries for many of that con­fer­ence’s fans.

In the 1990s, the Huskers de­prived two Big Ten teams of two undis­puted na­tional ti­tles. In 1994, Ne­braska edged Penn State in both ma­jor polls (this was be­fore the BCS cham­pi­onship). Then in 1997, the Corn­huskers surged atop the fi­nal coaches’ poll while un­beaten Michi­gan stayed No. 1 in the As­so­ci­ated Press poll.

Think Michi­gan fans have for­got­ten? Think again.

Rich Eisen, the NFL Net­work host and a Michi­gan grad, tweeted this af­ter the an­nounce­ment the Huskers will join the league: “Can Ne­braska’s price of ad­mis­sion in Big 10 please in­clude giv­ing Michi­gan back half of its na­tional cham­pi­onship from 1997?’

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