LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It’s the one day in college football when everyone’s a winner: The day high school seniors sign their letters of intent, rejuvenating hope that the recruits will help a school achieve gridiron glory.
Passionate fans follow every development as their schools assemble their recruits. They argue on social media when a heralded prospect chooses one school over another. And 18-year-olds hold news conferences where the adults breathlessly wait to see if the kid will don the cap of their favorite teams.
Schools, ever hungry for revenue to fuel their programs, see a new chance to capitalize on the signing-day hubbub by putting on events to celebrate the new blood coming into their programs.
At Nebraska, a few hours after the ink dried on those letters of intent, nearly 1,000 fans paying as much as $60 apiece gathered at the Devaney Sports Center to hear new coach…
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