In a historic 2005 series dubbed “The Nebraska 100: Our Greatest Athletes,” The World-Herald selected the state’s all-time top 100 athletes.
The elite group came from a pool of more than 450 names from the ranks of high school, college, amateur and professional sports from the past 130 years. Assistance came from a panel of veteran sports observers from across the state, with the newspaper’s sports staff determining the final rankings.
The World-Herald for the first time has digitized ‘The Nebraska 100′ collection, creating a unique player card for each honoree complete with biographical information, the athlete’s path to success, early signs of greatness and more.
The players are also immortalized in a World-Herald eBook, available on all major eBook devices, and you can buy the commemorative poster if you’re in the market for a permanent keepsake to put on display.
Each Sunday for the next 10 weeks we’ll highlight a different group of 10 athletes from the original 2005 list, so make sure to check the sports blog to find even more about the state’s greatest athletes.