Nebraska could lose 54-year sellout streak

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have sold out every home game for the last 54 years, but that could come to an end with the 2016 season.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the team still has 1,400 season tickets available for the 2016 season, however, athletic director Shawn Eichorst does not seem to be worried about the football program at this point.

We’re pleased and confident where we are today,” Eichorst said. “More than anything, I think there just needs to be an awareness to the general public, that often times there are season tickets available. And we’ll work hard so that folks are aware that we are in sales mode.”

The Cornhuskers have sold out every home game every year since the 1962 season and they certainly want to keep that streak going into the 2016 season. That might have something to do with the team not being very relevant in the conference and national title pictures over the last few years.

Nebraska last played for a conference championship in 2012 when they lost to Wisconsin, 70-31. The last time they won a conference title was in 1997, the last year under Tom Osborne, when they also went undefeated and won the national championship.

The Cornhuskers open the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 when they host the Fresno State Bulldogs.

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