This is the second consecutive year that the Nebraska football program has had the opportunity to host a reunion of a national championship team. Last season, Nebraska's 1994 national championship team had a reunion the weekend of the Huskers' game against Missouri.
This weekend, many of the same former players will be on hand when the Huskers battle Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium. In addition to the players, head coach Tom Osborne and assistant coaches Charlie McBride, Milt Tenopir and Dan Young are planning to attend.
The 1995 championship team will be featured on a special two-hour Sports Nightly show on Friday evening as Pinnacle Sports Productions broadcasts live from the Nebraska bookstore. Pinnacle Sports Productions will broadcast live from the Pavilion as they have each week and will also have special guests from the 1995 team on that day, including Coach Tenopir and Coach McBride as well as representatives from the Fiesta Bowl.
The 1995 Nebraska football team is widely regarded as one of the best in the history of college football. Nebraska posted a 12-0 record capped by a 62-24 win over Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl. Nebraska capped the regular season with a 37-0 shutout of Oklahoma in the final Big Eight Conference game. During the season, Nebraska defeated all 12 of its opponents by at least 14 points with nine of the victories by 37 points or more. In 1995, the Huskers had the Heisman Trophy runner-up (Tommie Frazier), three first-team All-Americans, six other players who earned second-team, third-team or honorable-mention All-America honors and 11 first-team All-Big Eight picks on the team.