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Big 12 lunch links: Nebraska fandom spreads around the world

6/24/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The dedication and zeal of Nebraska fans rank among the strongest in all of college football.

Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star has a great story this morning about the Cornhuskers' support from fans scattered around the world.

My favorite part was an anecdote from Nebraska graduate Tim Pendrell, who shared the story of watching the 2006 Nebraska-Texas game with friends at the Shao Yuan dorms at Peking University as he took part in a Nebraska-sponsored study-abroad program.

While watching that tight game, Pendrell's new friends were shouting, "Husker jia you, Husker jia you, Husker jia you," which is Chinese for "go team."

Hopefully, Pendrell's friends got a good appreciation for Big 12 football while watching that game. And if so, do I have some links for them today.