The Nebraska Cornhuskers are mourning their own loss this week as Bob “The Boomer” brown passed away this weekend. That and more in today’s news.
There have been few Nebraksa Cornhuskers players that have the Hall of Fame credentials that Bob Brown had.
Brown is both a College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame entry. He is also one of three NU football players to have their numbers permanently retired. And he was the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ first Black All-American. When he passed away, he was 81 years old.
It appears he had been spending time at a rehabilitation center after suffering a stroke in April.
“Bob Brown demonstrated different personalities on and off the field,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “On the field, he was as fierce an opponent as any defensive linemen or linebacker ever faced. He used every tactic and technique — and sometimes brute force — to crush the will of the person across the line from him. And took great pride in doing so.”
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Matt Rhule and company have made it clear that he wants his Nebraska football team to be quite a bit different than what the program has been for the last five years. One way that he’s trying to set the program apart is by putting a premium on the psychology department for his squad.
- The Nebraska Cornhuskers program has had a big offseason. That includes Nebraska Women’s basketball team getting a new assistant in Julian Assibey. Hail Varsity has a look at what he brings to the table.
- The Nebraska volleyball team has had a very interesting off-season. That includes adding a number of commits in the last few weeks. That includes 6-foot-3 outside hitter Teraya Sigler who is the number six prospect in the 2025 class. She is also the third commit to join the Nebraska Cornhuskers 2025 class since Thursday.