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There aren't too many AD's in major college athletics that are 75 years old, then again not too many AD's in this country have been National Championship football coaches, members of congress, and been around their universities for most of the last 40 years or so. Earlier today Tom Osborne announced his retirement from the role of athletics director, effective on Jan. 1, 2013. As for why now? Perception became reality according to Osborne, who began his love affair with Nebraska athletics when he became a graduate assistant in 1962. "At some point, whether you're able to function or not, the perception that you are getting old can get in the way," said Osborne. Tom Osborne is all that was described earlier and so much more. His legacy takes more than just this article to name, but he's won 3 National Championships (1994, 1995, 1997) for Nebraska football and oversaw one of the biggest sea changes in college athletics as the Huskers left the Big 12, a...

Nebraska Cornhuskers legend Tom Osborne retires

University of Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne, the legendary national title winning college football coach with the Cornhuskers is stepping down. And what a career he’s had before he retires. From the football field to the administrative offices to the political realm, Osborne was a success and a Big Ten icon every step of the way. From the L.A. Times: “At some point...

Behind Closed Doors: Tom Osborne's Legacy

With the announcement yesterday of Tom Osborne's retirement from active participation in the Nebraska athletics department it got us to thinking about his legacy. There's so much to his life and his time at Nebraska that it's hard to know what is the greatest part of his legacy. It was a question we explored in our improved look behind the scenes, a feature we'...

Huskers Add Hashtags to Field (Photo Inside)

With Tom Osborne announcing his retirement yesterday, Nebraska wearing alternate uniforms Saturday and this being revealed today Nebraska is definitely catching up with the times and moving towards the future. You figured since one of the co-founders of Twitter is from Nebraska this would have happened sooner right? Hopefully not only will #huskers will be trending Saturday but...

Osborne Set to Retire as AD at Nebraska

Tom Osborne - that name is about as synonymous as any with a university in the country. He was the head football coach at Nebraska for 25 years and has been the Athletic Director at Nebraska for the past 5 years, but today his active roll in Husker athletics has come to an end as he announced his retirement, effective January 1st, 2013. "At some point, whether you're...

Tom Osborne steps down as Athletic Director

Big news out of Lincoln today as Tom Osborne has stepped down as the Athletic Director at Nebraska. Dr. Tom Osborne says that the retirment will be effective January 1, 2013. Talk about it in the RedZone!

Osborne retiring as Nebraska AD

Tom Osborne, who put together one of the most successful coaching runs in college football history before serving in Congress and taking the reins as athletic director five years ago, is retiring. The 75-year-old Osborne announced his decision Wednesday at a news conference and said he will retire on Jan. 1, sticking around for several months as needed. ''At some point...

Osborne to step down as AD after 2012

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne announced he will retire at the end of 2012.

Nebraska AD Tom Osborne will step down after 2012

Tom Osborne’s legacy is very well-known. Osborne began his time at Nebraska in 1964 as an assistant and became head coach in 1973. He coached the Cornhuskers  until 1997 when he retired from coaching. In Osborne’s final 5 seasons with Nebraska his record was a staggering 60 – 3. Osborne says he will advise in the search for a new AD and will help with the transition. “At...

Morning Playbook - Happy retirement Tom Osborne

One of the true icons of the sport of college football is heading to retirement. Nebraska's Tom Osborne announced yesterday he will retire as athletics director, leaving behind a storied legacy on and off the field. Most will recognize Osborne's football legacy, keeping Nebraska as a national power throughout most of his tenure on the sideline, and winning three...

Huskers AD Osborne to Retire January 1; Search Underway for Successor

A decade after retiring as head coach of the Nebraska football team, Tom Osborne returned in 2007 to revive not only what was a sinking ship under Bill Callahan, but the athletic department as a whole. Today, it was announced that Osborne’s chapter as a member of the Cornhusker staff in an official capacity will end as 2013 begins “As of January 1, I will step aside as athletic...

Press Conference Scheduled to Discuss Future of Nebraska Athletics

Per the official Nebraska Huskers Twitter account the Huskers Athletic Department  will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. (CT) regarding the future of Nebraska Athletics. Rumors are swirling about what this presser could be about including the status of Athletic Director and Husker Legend Tom Osborne. We’ll keep you up to date as things progress.   Posts Related to...

Pelini on Osborne's decision

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini issued a statement on Wednesday, regarding the announcement of Tom Osborne's decision to retire as athletic director.

McGuire's Musings - Big Ten to beat up on each other

I don't know about you but I am ready for conference play to open up in the Big Ten. The non-conference portion of the schedule has been unkind to the Big Ten, which has taken a national beating from coast to coast. Now comes the time for the Big Ten to start beating up on itself. Is that a good thing? Don't look now but the Big Ten could be in a pinch in trying to fill...
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