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Nebraska Fans Ready to Invade Wisconsin

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Stepping outside of Big 12 instability for a moment, the sky is red.

Husker red and Badger red. Killian’s Irish red and bloodshot eye red.

Officially, Nebraska’s hue is scarlet and Wisconsin’s is cardinal. Technically, the shade of red is Pantone Matching System 186 C for the Cornhuskers and PMS 200 for the Badgers.

But if you go with red, only the art majors might know better. The point is: The Big Ten opener for Nebraska, a moment this program first anticipated more than a century ago, has arrived.

That’s right. Nebraska long wanted in the conference that became known as the Big Ten, unsuccessfully petitioning the league in 1900 and 1911.

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