…The Annual OR4NE Picnic Is Coming Up On Saturday, August 19th…
The annual OR4NE picnic at Sellwood Park…SE Miller & 7th Ave. in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland on Saturday, August 19th from 11 AM to 4 PM(THIS IS A NEW LOCATION).
There will be plenty of good food, fun and games, so bring the kids to this family friendly event. Look for the red balloons to find our group.
It will be a pot luck event, so please plan on bringing your favorite side dish or dessert and the Oregonians for Nebraska will provide everything else…burgers, dogs, plates, utensils, etc.!
Water and soft drinks will also be provided. If you would like alcohol, it’s BYO. Cost for the picnic is free for members and their immediate family and $5 for non-members.
YOU WILL EVEN HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A PAIR OF NEBRASKA VS OREGON TICKETS!
The picnic is a great opportunity for members to renew their OR4NE membership $30…that includes a special gift. You might even find someone who is interested in discussing the upcoming football season.
HAPPENINGS FOR THE OREGON GAME!
On Friday night, Sept. 8th, there will be a gathering downtown at Rock Bottom Brewery. This event will will start at 6 PM.
On Saturday, the Alumni Association in connection with the Nebraska Athletic Dept. will have a tail gate in Eugene at PK Park next to Autzen Stadium from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be a cash bar and catered lunch along with guest speakers and entertainment. The cost for that is $45 per person and reservations can be made though the Athletic Dept. at 402-472-3111.
For those who will not be heading to Eugene, the game will be shown at the Oregonian’s For Nebraska watch party site (Duke’s Country Bar and Grill) at 146th and Division.
Keep an eye out for future emails highlighting other OR4NE activities, and thanks for helping make OR4NE a successful
Oregonians For Nebraska (OR4NE) is the local chapter of the Nebraska Alumni Association.
Watch Site: Duke’s Country Bar and Grill – Portland’s #1 Country Bar
14601 SE Division, Portland, OR 97236, 503.760.1400
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Make sure you have the ultimate game day experience and join fellow Nebraska fans at the official Husker Pregame Party at scenic PK Park, adjacent to Autzen Stadium!
The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and features a catered lunch, cash bar, live entertainment, special guest appearances and more!
The cost is $45 per person which covers admission and the buffet lunch.
We look forward to seeing you at the official Husker Pregame Party!
Please be patient. Thanks.
AND, so we go . . . 4-0!
Let’s start with a gigantic GO BIG RED! WHOOO-HOOOO! The game against Northwestern started shaky but ended strong with a win. Tommy Armstrong was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week with his domination, along with the offense. The Blackshirts are back in business. And, I’m thrilled to see the team climb to #15 in the polls. Our Huskers are on a roll!!
Besides the game we love so much, I’d like to make some comments outside of football…
The teams we’ve played thus far have really been class acts. From the declined Fresno State penalty to the flowers on the 27th yard line from the Oregon team. It is clear our opponents know how much Sam Foltz meant to Husker Nation. He sure was a special guy. It is remarkable the amount of compassionate gestures shown towards Sam. Foltzy, as his friends and teammates call him, is certainly missed, but will never be forgotten.
Milt Tenpoir, former Nebraska assistant football coach, passed away on Monday night after his battle of leukemia. Just last Thursday he was able to visit football practice. Social media attests the team was honored to have him. He was a great man, friend, and coach to many. His leadership will continue to guide the traditions of Husker football.
Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal and Mohamed Barry kneeled during the National Anthem on Saturday. They exercised their freedoms and rights to make a statement. They are passionate about a cause. History shows us that actions can turn into conversations and conversations can turn into change. While some will agree and some will disagree with it, we must recognize the stance for change these young men are taking. Being the greatest fans in all of college football, let’s continue being the greatest by respecting the choices of all our fellow Huskers.
One thing, I’m sure, we CAN all agree on is NEBRASKA FOOTBALL! We beat the Bull Dogs. We beat the Cowboys. We beat the Ducks and we beat the Wildcats. Now . . .
LET’S BEAT THE FIGHTING ILLINI!
GO BIG RED!
~ Celeste, VP Oregonians for Nebraska
Saturday, October 1st Watch Party at Duke’s Country Bar & Grill
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Game Coverage Begins at 12:30 PM PST
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats WATCH PARTY
Saturday, September 24th
Game Coverage Begins at 4:30 PM PST
…Husker Win A Huge One Against Oregon…
…No Time To Rest With Northwestern Up Next…
OREGON GAME REVIEW
WOW! That has to be one of the most exciting games I’ve ever seen at Memorial Stadium and a huge win for the Huskers! As I was watching the momentum switch from one team to the other on several occasions, all I could think was how do these guys (on both teams) keep their composure?
Winner of the award for most heart has to go Tommy Armstrong. On several occasions, he went down with cramps, only to get back up and throw a first down pass or run for the game winning touchdown. I don’t know if I have ever seen someone with quite his level of determination and fight. While in my opinion, Tommy gets the game ball, several others stepped up and had great games. Ozigbo had a great game running for nearly 100 yards. Gerry had a good game with 9 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Dzuris again had another good game with 5 tackles and one QB sac. Also, Caleb Lightbourn had an outstanding game with an average of 47 yards on 5 punts, including a season best 58 yarder in the 4th quarter. The last three of Lightbourn’s punts ended up inside Oregon’s 20 yard line. For his work, Lightbourn was named Big Ten freshman of the week!
Both teams did a good job on offense as we expected, but both teams also made some critical stops on defense…I’m just glad the Huskers made the biggest stop of the day.
This week the Huskers go on the road for the first time this season to play the Northwestern University Wildcats. The Wildcats have struggled to a 1-2 record so far this year, but they seem to always bring their A game when they play the Huskers. The Wildcats beat the Huskers last year in Lincoln 30-28. In three of the last four years, the Nebraska-Northwestern game has been decided by 3 points or less.
One thing the Husker coaches have already noticed from the Wildcat game against Duke was the ability of the Wildcats to convert on third downs. The Huskers will need to stop those third down conversions and keep the Wildcat offense off the field to avoid letting Northwestern stay in the game. Although the defense did well enough…especially in the clutch, the Ducks did gain quite a few yards and broke a few big plays…so there is still work to be done.
Statistically, Nebraska looks like the stronger team in this match-up. A few notable exceptions where Northwestern holds the edge are the scoring defense, punting and lack of penalties. The Huskers appear to have turned the corner in the punt game based on Person El’s great return in last weeks game and Lightbourn’s tremendous punting last week. They have also made improvements in the penalty game with only 55 yards in penalties last week. The biggest difference appears to be offense where the Huskers rank in the top 50 in nearly every offensive category, while the Wildcats are generally over 100.
Letdowns tend to occur after big game, but I don’t think this Husker team is going to let that happen…they just seem to have a different mind set this year. Join us this week at Dukes to see if the Big Red can make it 4-0!