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  • Collection: Gateway Newspaper Archive

Gateway-2007-02-09_reupload.pdf
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…

Gateway-2006-07-05.pdf
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…

Gateway-2001-02-13_reupload.pdf
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."…

Gateway-1981-12-11_reupload.pdf
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…

Gateway-1975-11-07.pdf
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.

Gateway-1974-11-20.pdf
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…

Gateway-1974-11-13.pdf
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…

Gateway-1968-02-09.pdf
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…

Gateway-1968-01-05.pdf
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…

Gateway-1967-11-22.pdf
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…

Gateway-1967-09-29.pdf
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,…

Gateway-1967-05-12a.pdf
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.

Gateway-1967-04-28.pdf
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…

Gateway-1966-10-14.pdf
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…

Gateway-1966-09-30c.pdf
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…

Gateway-1966-09-30b.pdf
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…

Gateway-1966-04-22.pdf
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.

Gateway-1965-11-19.pdf
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.

Gateway-1965-10-15.pdf
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:…

Gateway-1965-10-08.pdf
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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