Former Chadron State and NFL running back Danny Woodhead qualifies for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

This article originally published on Pro Football Talk Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead qualified for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship set to be held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. Woodhead and partner Michael Wilhelm combined to shoot a 2-under par 69 at Firethorn Golf Club in Omaha, Neb. on Monday to make it into a three-way playoff for the second qualifying spot. A birdie in extra holes gave Woodhead and Wilhelm the invitation to the championship. “I can’t wait,” Woodhead said in an interview with Nebraska […]

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From The AD’s Office: Marc Bauer University of Nebraska Kearney

Marc Bauer is one of the most accomplished coaches and respected Athletic Directors in all of NCAA Division II. He continues to be the face and force of UNK Athletics. After a stellar career at UNO, he built a powerhouse wrestling program at UNK. He and his wife Beth (former wrestling cheerleader at KHS) are the parents of four children and three grandchildren. You made your mark as an athlete wrestling. What factors got you into wrestling? I would be the first to admit that wrestling did not come naturally […]

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NGF Supporter Spotlight: Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber of Atlanta, GA, founder of American Home Surfaces, one of the largest flooring companies in the country was one of the first supporters of the Nebraska Greats Foundation. A former letter winner and key offensive lineman, he has two rings from NU’s first national title teams. In 2019, the NGF made Bruce the first ever recipient of the “Andra Franklin Service Award.” Bruce, what kind of a football player were you? Both 1970 & 1971 National Champions teams… Specialty Teams, Smaller Size (5’11/225lb), Fastest Offensive Pulling Guard, Smart, […]

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Catching Up with NGF Recipient Jim Unger

Former UNL Varsity and All American Gymnast Jim Unger was one of the NGF’s first recipients. Jim was injured in a freak bicycle accident and is confined to a wheel chair which was provided by the generous supporters of the NGF. Today, he leads an active lifestyle and is an outspoken supporter of what the Nebraska Greats Foundation can do to assist those in need. Many who follow the Nebraska Greats Foundation know of how the NGF assisted you after your accident. Update us on how you are doing and […]

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Epley and McGlade Named to the Nebraska Greats Foundation Board of Directors

The Nebraska Greats Foundation 501C-3 (www.negreats.org) which provides emergency assistance to former collegiate athletics letter winners who face medical and financial challenges announces the appointment of Boyd Epley and Michael McGlade to the Board of Directors. Each will serve a 5-year term. Epley, known as “The Godfather of College Strength and Conditioning” is recognized as the pioneer in the field after serving at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for most of 50 years. His vision made “Husker Power” a brand name in college sports and UNL as the birthplace for modern […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation Partners With Social Media Heavyweight Opendorse To Assist In Reaching Those In Need

June 23, 2020 The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 non profit) www.negreats.org which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, proudly announces a partnership with Lincoln-based Opendorse, a social media marketing firm to assist the NGF in identifying qualified applicants. Terms were not disclosed. Opendorse will assist the NGF in building a roster of high-profile former Nebraska college athletes who will share NGF content on their social media platforms. “It’s time to turbo-charge the NGF brand directly to those who we believe […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation names Grand Island businessman Tom Dinsdale to the Board of Directors

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 nonprofit) which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, proudly announces the addition of Grand Island businessman/philanthropist Tom Dinsdale to the 13-member Board of Directors. His selection was unanimously approved at the June 11, 2020 Board meeting in Omaha. Dinsdale will serve an initial five-year term. “This is a tremendous coup for the Nebraska Greats. The Dinsdales (Tom and wife, Kim) are highly sought to serve on both corporate and nonprofit boards from across the country. […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation supports the annual #OmahaGives campaign to support causes in the Omaha area

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 non profit) www.negreats.org which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, is an enthusiastic supporter of the annual Omaha Gives campaign. Omaha Gives urges Omahans to financially support local charities, foundations and good works organizations. “We greatly appreciate the support for our athletes in need on #GivingTuesday, but the battle wages on and if Omaha Gives encourages donors to support the NGF in addition to other worthy causes, we will ALL be able to even better assist those in need.”  […]

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NEBRASKANS FAR AND WIDE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THE NGF ON #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW, 2020

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3) www.negreats.org generated just over $70,000 cash to assist former letter winners from each of 16 Nebraska-based 4 year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges. The effort was part of the global #GivingTuesdayNow initiative seeking global support for worthy causes. The effort included a significant social media presence in the form of Facebook posts, tweets and videos produced by an army of athletes and coaches representing all 16 schools served by the NGF. “This shows that to Nebraskans, the care and concern for […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation to Join #GIVINGTUESDAY

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501c-3 non profit) is planning a national outreach as part of the global #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, May 5th to raise awareness of the plight of former Nebraska college athletes. On #GivingTuesday former athletes from each of the 16 4-year colleges and universities served by the NGF will urge fans to support former teammates in medical and financial hardship. They will produce social media posts directing fans to www.negreats.org to make cash contributions of any size. In a recent study by Indiana University, 50% of former […]

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