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In the spirit of Julie Geis

Family, friends of ex-Nebraska softball player raise scholarship money

Updated: September 9, 2011, 2:22 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

LINCOLN, Neb. -- On game days, when it's light out, a tiny woman slides behind the wheel of a massive Oldsmobile 88 and drives through cornfields and speed traps to the ballpark. Betty Geis does not draw a state trooper's attention; she's almost 83 years old and gets here in her own sweet time. And when she doesn't, and her seat behind home plate is empty, Nebraska coach Rhonda Revelle notices. It can be in the middle of a game. Revelle will spot the empty chair and inevitably ask, "Is Betty OK?"

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