LINCOLN, Neb. – Longtime Nebraska football fans Karen Shelton and Sue Schrader arrived at Memorial Stadium eager to show their support Saturday for embattled coach Bo Pelini.
The sisters wore matching T-shirts proclaiming "I'm a BOliever." A couple of hours later they walked into a stadium where there have been 329 consecutive sellouts since 1962.
Cornhusker fans were put to the test after a 2-year-old audio of Pelini's expletive-filled rant against fans was leaked to the Deadspin.com sports website on Monday.
In interviews with fans before the game against South Dakota State, some were offended and said the tirade was a continuation of a pattern of bad behavior by Pelini. Some took the forgive-but-won't-forget stance. Others said they weren't insulted.
All 10 fans disparaged the person who leaked the audio.