Gateway Newspaper Archive

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Gateway Newspaper Archive

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The Gateway Newspaper Archive was launched in 2007 as a UNO Centennial Project. UNO student newspaper The Gateway offers readers a glimpse into campus life. Articles, photos, advertisements, and specific dates can be searched in issues dating back to 1922 with more recent issues added on a regular schedule after the conclusion of the academic year.

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The Gateway Newspaper Archive available at http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/APA/UNOmaha/

Items in the Gateway Newspaper Archive Collection

Football legend returns to discuss legacy as first black quarterback
Marlin Briscoe visited his alma matter in 2007 to discuss the book Third and a Mile by William C. Rhoden, which portrayed the experiences of groundbreaking black quarterbacks, including Briscoe. On that visit to UNO, Briscoe talked about his…

Former UNO, NFL football star topic of new locally produced film
In 2006, West Omaha Films began work on a film about Marlin Briscoe. That film has not yet been completed, but the project continues, now under the working title "The Magician." The website http://www.marlinbriscoemovie.com/ provides updates on the…

Marlin Briscoe: Omaha U. football magician
This is one of the better overviews of Briscoe's career with the OU football team, though not comprehensive, as some of the information had already faded into the mists of time. Source: Johnson, David. "Marlin Briscoe: Omaha U. football magician."…

All-time greatest . . . Grid watchers pick top offense
In a discussion of who was the all-time greatest offensive football player at OU/UNO, of course Marlin Briscoe made the list, with former UNO quarterback Carl Meyers saying Briscoe "was one of the best players in the 1960s." Briscoe (#27) is depicted…

Briscoe Fourth Hall of Famer
At the time of Marlin Briscoe's induction into the University of Nebraska at Omaha Hall of Fame, 14 of his 22 records still stood. Source: "Briscoe Fourth Hall of Famer." Gateway. November 7, 1975. Page 6.

Briscoe Not Happy?
Just one week after the Gateway's article "Marlin 'The Magician' Briscoe is Happy Pro," the followup article "Briscoe Not Happy?" hit. Briscoe's bright future dimmed after a falling out with Coach Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins, leaving Briscoe…

Marlin 'The Magician' Briscoe is Happy Pro
Five years after Marlin Briscoe moved on from OU, the Gateway did a feature on his early pro career. After a frustrating year with the Denver Broncos, Briscoe signed with the Buffalo Bills, where he played as a wide receiver, though he would have…

Pro's Draft Briscoe and Haas
Marlin Briscoe and teammate Bill Haas both landing pro contracts was big news for OU. Briscoe was drafted by the AFL for the Denver Broncos, and he received numerous awards, such as the Omaha World-Herald Athlete of the Year and the Omaha…

Briscoe Wins NAIA Berth
After the conclusion of the 1967 OU football season, Marlin Briscoe was selected for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-America Football Team. "Briscoe s brilliant four-year career at OU resulted in his breaking of 22 school…

OU Hero Briscoe Leaves Behind Passable Career
It's hard to determine whether the headline was intended as a pun, a massive understatement, or both, but Marlin Briscoe's "passable career" in OU football came to an end with the 1967 season. He held 21 records at OU. Briscoe finished strong with…

At Ring Side
The Magician was well on his way to becoming legend, "the arcangel of the team," a man "you have to study, like music, to appreciate his finesse and mastery while performing on the gridiron." While his considerable physical skills were acknowledged,…

Reds Win Spring Squad Clash 31-19
At the intrasquad spring game, Marlin Briscoe led the Reds to victory. In the right image, Briscoe (#27) is seen "finally" getting tackled. Source: Parker, Dan. "Reds Win Spring Squad Clash 31-19." Gateway. May 12, 1967. Page 4.

At Ring Side
Before the 1967 football season even began, the mere knowledge that Marlin Briscoe would play again sparked a tide of optimism for OU's prospects. Briscoe's outline of his strategy, focusing on the strengths and abilities of key players, highlights…

Greek Grind
Unable to play football in 1966 due to his neck injury, Marlin Briscoe found other ways to stay active on campus. One of the things he did during this period was coach a group of sorority girls to play football. Alas, no photographs exist of this…

The OU QB -- Briscoe May Play Again in 1967
What should have been the crowning year of Marlin Briscoe's career with OU football evaporated when a neck injury put him off the field for the entire season. Briscoe was deeply frustrated by this, saying, "I feel completely helpless . . . Just…

Hiram Scott Upsets OU 13-7; Briscoe Sidelined
OU's hopes for a great 1966 football season were dashed when Marlin Briscoe sustained an injury that took him off the field. "Out for the remainder of the season with a fractured vertabra of the neck, Briscoe's absence may spell one of the first…

Quarterback Glimpses
A concise overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each of OU's 1966 quarterbacks, including Marlin Briscoe, who is credited with setting three school records the previous year. Source: "Quarterback Glimpses." Gateway. April 22, 1966. Page 6.

Center Bank Player of the Week
Marlin Briscoe was selected Center Bank Player of the Week three times in a row, and went on to win Player of the Year for 1965. Source: [Untitled.] Gateway. November 19, 1965. Page 4.

Briscoe Baffles Braves: 8,256 See Indians Take 14-12 Squeeze
Playing to a record-sized crowd at Rosenblatt Stadium, OU defeated Bradley University. Marlin Briscoe merited three mentions in the account of the game, and he is pictured in the upper left image (#27). Source: Moran, Mike. "Briscoe Baffles Braves:…

Briscoe Deals Aces: Mid-Game Change Lifts Indians to 21-6 Victory
Marlin Briscoe features prominently in this detailed account of what must have been an exciting game to watch, as OU took a beating in the first half, then turned it into a spectacular triumph in the second half. Briscoe is credited with taking…

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