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Letting Go of a Tradition

A decades-long football tradition appears to be coming to an end. That is according to Nebraska athletic director Trev Albertson, who indicated helium-filled balloons will no longer be provided at the Memorial Stadium at football games.For many years stadium crowds would release the red balloons into the air when the Huskers scored the first touchdown of a game.The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) student government has been attempting to put an end to the practice for some time, fearing the environmental impact of thousands of burst latex balloons falling from the sky and landing in fields, ending up in the ecosystem and some being cons...

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