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Thanks for the memories: This isn't your dad's Nebraska-OU

 

September 15, 2021



LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans.

It's the 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century," the showdown between the nation's Nos. 1 and 2 teams in Norman that set the stage for classic 1970s and '80s battles between Nebraska's straight-laced Tom Osborne and Oklahoma's swashbuckling Barry Switzer.

"I think the thing that's distinctive about the so-called rivalry was that it was never a nasty rivalry," Osborne, now 84, told The Associated Press. "It was always fairly respectful,...



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