Nebraska-Oklahoma provided stage for Black stars in '70s
September 16, 2021
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Half a century ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry games offered a grand stage for the best Black college football players while the South dragged its feet on integration.
With Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers, Rich Glover and Willie Harper and Oklahoma's Greg Pruitt, Joe Washington, Rod Shoate and brothers Lee Roy, Lucious and Dewey Selmon leading the way, the programs dominated with stars most schools in the South wouldn't even recruit.
After Texas became the last all-white team to win a national title in 1969, Nebraska and Oklahoma won two Associated Press national titles...