Before Sunday’s game vs. Wisconsin, Nebraska coach Tim Miles presented recently retired athletic director Tom Osborne with a framed Nebraska jersey. It wasn’t any Nebraska jersey, either. It was the special alternate adidas jersey the Huskers wore Sunday, and it included Osborne’s name above the number, No. 1. Watch the presentation in this video now. About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can
Saturday was a special day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Not only was it Senior Day, the game marked the 500th, and final at Memorial Stadium, of Tom Osborne’s career at Nebraska. The former head coach and current athletic director will retire Jan. 1, 2013, and the school honored him and the team’s seniors Saturday. Watch the school’s halftime tribute to Osborne now, plus see the day’s other tributes in this post. [RELATED: Martinez sets record, Nebraska drops Minnesota] We provided live updates and in-game highlights from the Minnesota-Nebraska game on our Minnesota at Nebraska page. Relive all the
Staid and stoic. I can’t think of two words that better describe Tom Osborne. He also was very good at whatever he did, and he did plenty. First as a football coach. Later, as an athletic director. Now, the 75-year-old Osborne is retiring effective Jan. 1, making the announcement today in Lincoln. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to work in the athletic department for the past five years,” Osborne said. “I hope that there have been some good things that have been accomplished during that time. I appreciate Chancellor (Harvey) Perlman giving me this opportunity. I’ve had
Former Nebraska football coach and current AD Tom Osborne announced he will retire, effective Jan. 1, 2013, on Wednesday morning. To nobody’s surprise, people hit Twitter to thank Osborne and congratulate him on an unbelievably successful career. See some of the tweets in this post. [RELATED: Nebraska’s Osborne to retire as Huskers AD] Also, on Twitter, @BigTenNetwork is asking fans for their three words that define Osborne. Use the hash tag #BTNBeyond, and we’ll air the best ones on tonight’s “Big Ten Football & Beyond” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Here are a handful of the ones we’ve received so far:
Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced his plan to retire Jan. 1, 2013. At 75, Osborne will step down as athletic director. BTN is carrying this live on TV and on BTN2Go. On Jan. 1, 2013, Osborne will become athletic director emeritus. He will continue to be actively involved in Athletic Department operations through July 30, 2013, according to the news release. Look back at our video archive of Osborne here. [RELATED: Twitter: Kind words for college football legend] “It has been a pleasure and an honor to work in the Athletic Department for the past five years,” Osborne said.
While Nebraska has only been a member of the Big Ten Conference for a short time, we’ve built up a nice archive of videos that featured Nebraska’s Tom Osborne. Watch a handful of them in this post, including a clip from our show “Big Ten Icons” that profiled Osborne’s coaching days. In this one video the former Huskers football coach talks about the meaning of Nebraska football. Osborne played a crucial role in Nebraska’s decision to join the Big Ten Conference. The video below covers the Huskers’ path into the Big Ten. Osborne realizes the importance of being a role
CHICAGO – A brand new episode of Big Ten Icons, presented by Discover and hosted by Keith Jackson, airs at 8pm ET Tuesday with a profile of legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne. The show will be followed at 8:30 PM ET by Osborne’s final game as head coach at Nebraska, the 1998 Orange Bowl. In that game, Scott Frost, Ahman Green and the Blackshirts defeated Peyton Manning and Tennessee, 42-17. Nebraska finished the season ranked number one in the coaches’ poll to earn a share of the national championship. This year’s Big Ten Icons series celebrates 12 of the
Pretty good interview with Nebraska’s Tom Osborne that aired on our Tailgate 48 show this week. The Huskers athletic director talks about what makes being at Nebraska so special, but we really like the archival footage. It’s great for fans of the other 11 Big Ten schools to get to know Nebraska through access like this. Reminds us of Mike Hall’s interview with Bo Pelini on Step Into My Office a few weeks ago. Watch that episode on BTN2Go.com. Read more about Osborne on his bio page at Huskers.com.