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WHEN TO VISIT
Sept. 17: WASHINGTON
Oct. 8: OHIO STATE
Nov. 25: IOWA
STROLLING THROUGH Lincoln on home football Saturdays, I'm always struck by this: When a traffic signal flashes DON'T WALK, Nebraskans ... don't walk. They are civically virtuous, and loyal to their beloved Big Red, which explains how Nebraska has sold out every game at Memorial Stadium—311 and counting—since Nov. 3, 1962. The program's maize-flavored traditions have a homespun charm: the pivotal role played by walk-ons; the crowd-pumping pregame video aired on two HuskerVision screens, artfully fusing Cornhuskers glories past and present; the mass release of red helium balloons following Nebraska's first score. But the coolest thing about a game in Nebraska is the Nebraskans. These are the people who gave Ricky Williams a standing ovation after he helped Texas snap NU's 47-game home winning streak in 1998. These fans prove that it's possible to show sportsmanship, competitiveness and respect for opponents while wearing an oversized plastic ear of corn on one's head.