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Huskers hold ‘Fan Day’ for football fans

LINCOLN, Nebraska (KTIV) — Nebraska has the longest sellout streak in college football — 368 games and counting — going back to 1962. So it’s no surprise that thousands turned out for “Fan Day” in Lincoln. They’re expecting to see an improved product after winning just four games last year.

The free event allows the Big Red faithful to get autographs and meet their favorite coaches and players. Last year, some fans waited for hours to get head coach Scott Frost’s autograph, but many ran out of time without meeting him.

This summer he signed over 1,200 pictures ahead of time so no fans would not get left out.

“It had been decades since I had been at one of these and the interest level of Nebraska fans never ceases to amaze me,” said Frost. “I’ll get to meet a lot of other people so I’m excited about it. But I’m also excited to get it over with and start practicing.”

“It’s great. It’s always nice to connect with the fans and be out here,” said quarterback Adrian Martinez. “It’s a beautiful day. It just gets you excited for the season.”

Nebraska’s season opener is August 31 against South Alabama.

Brad Pautsch

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