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Nebraska fans didn’t always want to have Bowl games

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Nebraska, as we all know, isn’t going to a bowl game this year. They didn’t go to one in 1938, either, despite a winning record. (The 1940 Rose Bowl was the Huskers’ first-ever bowl appearance.)

Bowl games and playoffs were the subjects of a poll of the nation’s sports editors as the 1938 season came to a close. Under the headline, “Writers Against ‘Bowl’ Contests,” a syndicated article appeared in the December 21, 1938, issue of the Nebraska City News-Press.


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