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Cool pic. I’ve never seen one that old from the south side with the ramps exposed like that. And the coliseum even looked old way back then. I don’t have any memory of the outside of the coliseum but I did attend the 1972 State class A high school basketball championship game there. My first game in the stadium would’ve been in about 74 or 75. It was against KSU is all I remember.

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3 hours ago, krc1995 said:

How did they ever watch a game without a big screen? 

Didn't have to worry about it much since you were lucky to get 1 regular season game a year back then. For a long time the max. a team could be on TV for regular season games was 3 times in any 2 year period. Got to listen to Lyell Bremser on KFAB. In an odd way, I really miss those days. Lots of great memories.

 

Oh, big screen in the stadium? Kind of miss those days too when the fans were focused on the game itself and not some grand overreaching entertainment experience that ends up being a nonstop commercialized barrage of advertisements. Games back then had a flow to them that the modern game lacks with more football and way less dead time. Games were generally in the 2 1/2  hour range, not the 3 1/2 hours we have now even with the clock stopping and staying stopped when the ball carrier went out of bounds.

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Nobody in that photo could imagine that any of them could take a similar photo (in fact 4K video) in 2018, using a drone that would fit in their hand.

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18 minutes ago, cheekygeek said:

Nobody in that photo could imagine that any of them could take a similar photo (in fact 4K video) in 2018, using a drone that would fit in their hand.

 

If you would have told me even 15 years ago that people would prefer to communicate with their thumbs i would have had you drug tested.

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2 hours ago, Dogs In A Pile said:

Oh, big screen in the stadium? Kind of miss those days too when the fans were focused on the game itself and not some grand overreaching entertainment experience that ends up being a nonstop commercialized barrage of advertisements. Games back then had a flow to them that the modern game lacks with more football and way less dead time. Games were generally in the 2 1/2  hour range, not the 3 1/2 hours we have now even with the clock stopping and staying stopped when the ball carrier went out of bounds.

 

 

The TV/media timeouts and advertisements are one thing, but when it comes to in stadium experience, Nebraska is actually somewhat unique in college football as far as entertainment and production. You go watch a game at Michigan for example, and there are zero corporate advertisements or official sponsors of anything, and almost no piped in PA music during gameplay. It's one thing I wish NU did better - husker games are much more like a pro experience than a quintessential college one that tons of schools still operate on.

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21 hours ago, Moiraine said:

Would be better to ask whether we can pick out things that haven't changed.

Could probably make a two page list for just the stadium changes, much less the surrounding area.

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People then were posting this picture and asking what changes could be seen.  Oh, wait, I guess they weren't posting anything, except letters at the post office.

1940s stadium.jpg

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I know one thing that has changed. that isn't in any pic. They used to let us in free at halftime, through the gate on the south west side. :)

 

GBR!!!

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wow that's cool, I was born 1 month earlier a few miles away. My great aunt bought that gas station which I believe is at 9:00 in that pic about 2 years later which became The Big Red Shop. The garage doors were still in the ceiling . On the other side of the family, my grandparents lived across the street and were friends with the Devaneys on C street..I have many great memories of that.

The Big Red shop was the site of many "ESPN Game days" back in the 90s. She let Players park there for jerseys and stuff. I have a bunch of it. Had a dave rimington jersey(stolen from me in college), have a signed 1985 ball by entire team and staff. etc..the land was sold to the university for a tidy sum in the early 2000s and is now the champions club. There's a plaque in there about it. I was told my grandmother helped her sis with the books by hand --pencil and national pad, until her death in the 90s.

 

So cool thanks for posting. I'm going to send that to my dad. 

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13 minutes ago, Husker66 said:

 

The Big Red shop was the site of many "ESPN Game days" back in the 90s. She let Players park there for jerseys and stuff. 

Sshhh. The NCAA might take away our NC’s because the players received impermissible benefits. Oh wait, it’s the NCAA.

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6 hours ago, huskered17 said:

I know one thing that has changed. that isn't in any pic. They used to let us in free at halftime, through the gate on the south west side. :)

 

GBR!!!

I remember selling our tickets when I was in school, then rushing in at half-time.  Seems there were small metal risers on the north side of the east sideline that were kind of first come first serve where we'd go stand.  We'd get in on the NorthEast corner gate and quite often the old dude there would let us in well before half time.

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7 hours ago, huskered17 said:

I know one thing that has changed. that isn't in any pic. They used to let us in free at halftime, through the gate on the south west side. :)

 

GBR!!!

 

 

I got in for free once during the 2012 season. Still not exactly sure how, but it was something to do with miscommunicated staffing during the construction of the stadium expansion, because I was just trying to get around the stadium and before I knew it I found myself inside of it. So I stayed and snuck into the student section. I think that was Michigan 2012.

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