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Glory and Heartbreak: The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame   

Imagine the moment in history when the greatest baseball player in the world was from Omaha, Nebraska; so was the world’s best football player; so was one of the NBA’s top 10 players; one of pro basketball’s top rookies; and football’s best rookie quarterback. On Oct 6, 1968, in a span of three hours, Omaha experienced the most extraordinary day in sports history. Bob Gibson dominated the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the World Series; Gale Sayers rushed for 100 yards against the Baltimore Colts; Marlin Briscoe became the first black man in America to start a pro football game as quarterback. The greatest generation of Nebraska athletes experienced triumph and pain, fame and fury, glory and heartbreak. Hear more stories of the greatest athletes in Nebraska sports history from the leaders of this amazing museum of sports history. Explore ALL the greats who have been elected to the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.


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