Hello Husker Fans,
The first thing to do this week is say, "thank you", to the 28 or so Big Red Fans who braved the late hour and attended the Fresno St. watch party last Saturday night. The game was really fun and everybody had a great time. Lots of chances to talk to one another and make new friends. The fight was interesting, as well, but hardly a highlight. The good thing was that it was free!
Ok. So here we are. A match-up we've been waiting for a while. Hurricane Warning! Miami University, the "U". This should be a real head knocker. Don't for a minute think that their record for the past few years means anything. This is the "U" vs the Cornhuskers! There will be no love lost in this contest.
Now I don't mean to say that this will be on par with the games of before, but it should be a great game. I think that the teams are evenly matched on both sides of the ball. If you happened to watch them against Louisville, you saw that they have plenty of "big ole boys" on the line of scrimage. Both sides of it. They have fast and powerful running backs, too. They have a true freshman at quarterback who has completed 60% of his passed this season. They are going to be a handful. This will be the best defense the Huskers will see until Michigan St. in October. They are ranked nationally at #8 in total defense.
There are plenty of asides, as well. Many of the players for both teams have played together or against each other in high school. I don't think they will be signing year books on Saturday. Even though most of these present players were mere boys the last time the teams met, this will be their opportunity to try to get their schools back into the Championship conversation.
Also, on Saturday, Nebraska will be honoring the 1994 Huskers. That's the team that beat Miami to claim Tom Osborne's first National Title. We will remember all of their names. Former Husker greats Mike Rozier, Johnny Rodgers, and Eric Crouch will be at the Pinnacle Bank Arena posing with fans along with the Heisman Trophy. Wouldn't you like to have one of those?
Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, but I will be at Coldbrew's in Roswell at 8:00 PM to see the game on the Big Screen. Why don't you and yours join GFN at 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd and have a late dinner or snack, a refreshing beverage or six, and enjoy the game with Big Red Lovers, like yourselves. I really can't think of a better way to see the game, while exiled to Atlanta, than that.
It would also afford those of you who have not yet renewed your memberships, and those of you who may want to join for the first time, to do so. Not only does it help us pay for our operating expenses, but it affords you a 15% discount on all food items. We will have our raffle, and since we didn't have it last Saturday, there will be more items on the table.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.
Ric, Cheryl, Ross, Jackie, Patty, Mikahla, Athene
GO BIG RED!!!
Big Ten Golf Tournament
It's where you can be a kid again, wear your schools colors, decorate your golf cart and meet your mid-western friends.
It's open to all; men, women and guests. It's a "Scramble" format so you don't even have to know how to play golf! The proceeds benefit the Atlanta alumni club of your university to support their good works.
Questions? Email Gary Dunsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Summers at email@example.com
See you there! Go BIG TEN!
· Date : September 25, 2014
· Place: Eagle Watch Golf Club in Woodstock
· Price: $90 before Sept. 18th, $100 after the 18th.
Sign Up Here
· Registration & Range Opens at 8:30 am
· Four Person Scramble Format, everyone is welcome.
· Sign up as a foursome, a single or any number in between
· 10:00 am Shotgun Start
· All Golf, cart and range ball fees
· Breakfast Buffet before golf
· Hamburger/Hot Dog cookout after the round.
· Player Welcome Bag
· $10,000 Hole in One prize and prizes on the other par three holes as well
· Men's and Women's Long Drive Contest
· Prizes for the top three teams.
· Raffle with outstanding prizes.
· Silent auction
· And a day you will remember for a long, long time!
Don't forget, the "School Spirit Award". The team who best decorates their golf cart and shows the most School Spirit will win a prize and the envy of all the other Big Ten Schools.
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Come Join Us!
All new members and renewing members receive a membership card. On the back of this card is an exclusive offer for all members. By presenting your official GA4NE membership card at the official watch site, you will receive a 15% discount on all regularly priced items on your bill at the end of the game. This discount is for game days only and does not include items already on special.
Contribute to the Ga4Ne Scholarship Fund
Georgians for Nebraska is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization. All proceeds regenerated go to the Georgians for Nebraska Scholarship Fund. We also provide opportunities to donate/participate with various non-profit organizations as well.
The Georgians for Nebraska scholarship fund helps high school Georgian students with scholarships to attend school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.