R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find out what it means to NE

Monday, September 12, 2022 R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find out what it means to NE

Tenley Simmons, a sophomore from Minneapolis, Minnesota, right, and Kate Aleknavicius, a sophomore from Milkwaukee, Wisconsin, compete in Corn Hole at the Student Tailgate and Unity Walk in the Union green space before the game. NU vs. North Dakota.

Back in the Big XII conference days, Oklahoma was one of Nebraska’s biggest rivals in football. As the rivalry returns for a bit of competitive fun, remember that you can play a part in continuing our tradition of being the “greatest fans in college football.” Here are some tips to help Huskers put their best foot forward for Saturday’s game day.

Keep It Clean – If you have trash from food and beverages left at your tailgate site, be sure to clean it up. If you’re watching the game off-campus, avoid leaving tables and chairs outside after the game.

Be Aware – Pay close attention to your surroundings. When walking around campus and the downtown area, pay attention to the people and vehicles around you. Traffic gets crazy on gamedays, so always look twice before walking! If you are driving, stop for pedestrians and plan for delays.

Keep It Positive – If you’re near a family with kids adjust your language to be courteous and set a good example for young Husker fans. It’s always better to support your team than to “boo” or trash talk your opponent.

Leave the Hitting to the Team – Sometimes rivalries can escalate and turn physical, but that isn’t good for anyone involved. To reduce the likelihood of a brawl occurring, limit how much alcohol you drink. This will help prevent you from losing your inhibitions and getting involved in something you might regret.

Make a Game Plan – If you choose to drink on game day, make sure you have a plan. For people who drink before a morning game and plan to go out after the game ends, it can make for a very long day. Build in times to eat and drink lots of water; and pace yourself throughout the day to avoid burning out before the day is over.

Be a Good Sport – Regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s game, be a good host to Sooner fans. As fans who travel to support their teams, Huskers know firsthand how important it is to feel welcomed in a new city and stadium. Strike up a conversation and welcome Sooner fans to Lincoln – maybe even give them a recommendation for dinner!

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