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1960 Nebraska Cornhuskers Artwork: ICONIC® Men's 100% Cotton T-Shirt

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Color: athletic heather

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Before 1900, Nebraska football teams were known by such names as the Old Gold Knights, Antelopes, Rattlesnake Boys and the Bugeaters. In its first two seasons (1890-91), Nebraska competed as the Old Gold Knights, but beginning in 1892, Nebraska adopted Scarlet and Cream as its colors and accepted the Bugeaters as its most popular nickname until the turn of the century. Named after the insect-devouring bull bats that hovered over the plains, the Bugeaters also found their prey in the Midwest, enjoying winning campaigns in every year of the 1890s until a disappointing season in 1899. After its first losing season in a decade, it seemed only fitting that Nebraska move in a new direction, and Lincoln sportswriter Charles S. Sherman, who was to gain national renown as the sports editor of the Lincoln Star and help originate The Associated Press Poll, provided the nickname that has gained fame for a century. 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. Of course, the name caught on and became a Nebraska byword, eventually becoming the official nickname for the state. There is no official symbol of a Cornhusker and various cartoonists have caricatured the mystical something that typifies Nebraska football.
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The Iconic tee is made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton that's exceptionally soft and made to last. Whether its on the field or off, the Iconic t-shirt will soon become your favorite go to tee.
  • Soft lightweight 4.6 oz, Classic Fit
  • 100% Ring-spun Cotton (WHITE ONLY)
  • 90% Ring-Spun Cotton / 10% Polyester (ATHLETIC HEATHER)
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • High-density fabric for exceptional print clarity
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