The Cornhuskers aren’t the financial behemoths that other programs on this list are, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more loyal or rabid fan base. Dating back to 1962, Nebraska has sold out 347 straight home games. Yes, you read that right. A fall Saturday spent at Memorial Stadium is the hottest ticket in the state for sure.
Over 600,000 people follow the Huskers on Facebook and nearly 300,000 follow them on Twitter. In addition to being known as hospitable hosts, Big Red fans also travel well to watch their team play.
While Nebraska isn’t the program it was 20 years ago, its name still carries weight nationally. If Mike Riley can get the Huskers back to prominence, Big Red will be an even more formidable fan base.