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?’