Blair Kerkhoff

November 21, 2013

After his brother died, Bobby Kennedy told Huskers, Sooners to play football

Hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago Friday, a group gathered to discuss whether the Nebraska-Oklahoma football game should be played. Big Eight commissioner Wayne Duke, now 85, asked advice from the President’s brother: “We called Bobby … He said the country needed a pick up.”

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