Amarillo has a few cool connections to UNL fame and fortune: 1. When UNL was looking at moving from AstroTurf to Fieldturf, our high school stadium here, Dick Bivins Stadium, was the first stadium in the US with Fieldturf. Frank Solich, Bill Byrne, and a host of assistants flew to Amarillo on a private jet. came to the stadium to check out the field, loaded up, and flew back to Lincoln. UNL then installed Field Turf. I actually asked coach Solich about the Fieldturf at the Beverly Hilton the day before the 2002 Rose Bowl, and he said “we like the surface real well.” 2. Corrie Cooper, a graduate of Amarillo High School, was All-America outside hitter for UNL volleyball, as well as national champion! 3. Bill Bobbora, Amarillo High class of 1985, lettered two years at UNL in football. 4. Tom Osborne has been here several times over the years as the keynote speaker for FCA. We got handshakes and photos with him 2 years ago. I told him I sure enjoyed watching his grandson Courtney play at UNL.