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Husker alumni gear up for the big game

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By: Jenn Schanz

The countdown for the Husker season opener is on.

A crowd of proud alumni gathered in the newly opened railyard for the ultimate tailgate.

Ruth Rauscher graduated in 1960, and came to celebrate her big red pride with her husband and two sons.

With an expanded stadium, new arena, and railyard...she's impressed with the Husker's improved home.

"It looks like a Capital City now, rather than a small city which happens to be the Capital."

For past players, seeing the big turnout of fans and alumni only reinforces their husker pride.

"When they wear than red 'N', wherever they are in the country people understand that means tradition, that means greatness, that means prestige," says former Husker Eric Crouch.

Tommie Frazier agrees.

"It shows that a lot of people truly enjoy what the Alumni Association does for them."

Not only did alumni come for the food and entertainment, they also threw around some game day predictions.

The numbers vary, but the consensus among Husker alumni? Wyoming is going down.

In preparation for Saturday's opener, the railyard had the big screen on, with a second by second downtown to kickoff.

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