By Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The football exhibit hall at the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame will be named in honor of former University of Nebraska coach Tom Osborne.

The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation made the announcement Thursday. Foundation executive director Chuck Johnston says “the goal of honoring our past to inspire the future has reached its pinnacle moment” with Osborne granting permission to use his name to promote the state’s high school football tradition.

In-state players had prominent roles on Osborne’s Cornhusker teams. He was coach from 1973-97 and won national titles three of his last four years. He also served as a congressman and as the university’s athletic director.

Osborne was an all-state quarterback for Hastings High and was a state champion in basketball and track.

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