Bugeaters

History Nebraska General Collection, 7294-7017

Bugeaters and Cornhuskers: 

Years ago University of Nebraska football players were called the Bugeaters, after the state-wide nickname which came from Nebraska's numerous bull bats (Chordeiles minor), called bugeaters because they fed on bugs. The name was also apt because of the "poverty-stricken appearance of many parts of the state."

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