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Yes, and at one time Nebraska Cornhuskers were called the Hawkeyes. NO JOKE!

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What is the origin of the Cornhuskers nickname?

The origin of the Cornhuskers nickname goes back to 1900. A sports writer named Charles Sherman began to call the Nebraska team the Cornhuskers after first hearing it related it Iowa. It caught on and has been used ever since.


How did the Cornhuskers get their mame?

Lincoln sportswriter Charles S. (Cy) Sherman provided the nickname. Sherman tired of referring to the Nebraska teams with such an unglamorous term as Bugeaters. Iowa had, from time to time, been called the Cornhuskers, and the name appealed to Sherman. Iowa partisans seemed to prefer Hawkeyes, so Sherman started referring to the Nebraska team as Cornhuskers, and the 1900 team was first to bear that label.


In what year did Nebraskans first become the cornhuskers?

The team was first called Cornhuskers in 1899.


What was Nebraska nickname before being called the Cornhuskers?

They went through several in a short period of time. What stuck the longest before Cornhuskers was Bug Eaters.


Why is Nebraska called the cornhuskers state?

Because it is noted for the corn grown there.


What is Nebraska's nicknames?

The Cornhuskers although it was once called the Tree Planters State.


What football team is called the big red?

Nebraska Cornhuskers dumb face!


What university in Nebraska is nicknamed cornhuskers?

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln is nicknamed the cornhuskers.


When was Nebraska Cornhuskers football created?

Nebraska Cornhuskers football was created in 1890.


When was Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball created?

Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball was created in 1869.


Who was called Big Red first the Nebraska Cornhuskers or the Oklahoma Sooners?

Oklahoma in 1948


What is Iowa Hawkeyes worst loss ever in football?

Any loss to Iowa State is arguably the worst loss ever.


Is there a place in Iowa called Mars?

There is no place in Iowa called mars that I know of.


How many wins do the Nebraska Cornhuskers have in football?

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have 815 wins through the 2008 season.


What is the Nebraska Cornhuskers record versus Texas?

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-8 against the Texas Longhorns.


What state is north of the cornhuskers state?

The Cornhuskers state is Nebraska. South Dakota is the state to the north of Nebraska.


What is the sloppy joe called in Iowa?

Sloppy iowa


Who did the Nebraska Cornhuskers beat in 1995 for the national championship?

The Nebraska cornhuskers beat Florida for the 1995 national championship.


Has Iowa ever won the Super Bowl?

No, Iowa has never won the Super Bow. Iowa doesn't even have a football team.


What actors and actresses appeared in 1973 Orange Bowl - 1973?

The cast of 1973 Orange Bowl - 1973 includes: Joe Blahak as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Cornerback Maury Damkroger as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Fullback Bob Devaney as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Doug Dumler as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Center Rich Glover as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive Tackle Dave Humm as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Quarterback Bill Olds as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Fullback Ara Parseghian as Himself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach Johnny Rodgers as Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Wide Receiver Kyle Rote as Himself - Color Commentator


How did Nebraska get it nickname?

i think a college sports team was called the cornhuskers. it is the only nickname derived from a sports team.


How many bowl games have the Nebraska Cornhuskers played in?

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have played in 45 bowl games with a record of 23-22.


Is Iowa dew the best dew ever?

Yeah. Just look for the gold top on the can. Iowa rules.


Why is Iowa test called Iowa?

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development are called IOWA because the completed tests are sent to Iowa City to be checked. Also the professors at University of Iowa came up with the test questions. It's not as if IOWA stands for anything, though I'd make it stand for "Individual Overwhelming Wacky Assessment."


What movie and television projects has Bob Devaney been in?

Bob Devaney has: Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1964 Orange Bowl" in 1964. Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1965 Cotton Bowl" in 1965. Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1966 Orange Bowl" in 1966. Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1967 Sugar Bowl" in 1967. Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1971 Orange Bowl" in 1971. Played Himself - Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach in "1973 Orange Bowl" in 1973.