Great Plains Communications Residential Blog

Keeping Your Family Connected

Tag: Cornhuskers

Labor Day Weekend and the Start to Cornhusker Football

Not only are we approaching a long weekend with a sunny forecast, but it is the start to the Nebraska Cornhusker football season! Saturday, September 2 marks the first game as we take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at home in Memorial Stadium at 7 PM. The game will be aired on BTN. With an evening game, Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, HGTV for some tailgating tips.

After the game, you will still have two full days of weekend bliss to enjoy. What better way to revel in the nice weather and welcome the fall season, than to craft a wreath for your front door or as a gift. Below we have included a few beautiful designs we found from HGTV.


Giant Star Wreath


Floral Hula Hoop Wreath


Recycled Denim Wreath


We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend! If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about what services we provide in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

The Nebraska Take on Super Bowl XLVI

Sure there are a lot (and by that we mean millions) of articles about the Super Bowl already out there.  But who else is going to post from a purely Nebraskan perspective?

With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about the big game

1.    31

That’s the number of Huskers currently playing in the NFL.  There were 9 Nebraska Alums in the playoffs.  There have been 50 Husker players in Super Bowl games with a total of 66 appearances and the Huskers have made a showing in 17 of the last 18 Championship games.  Want to see even more cool stats?  Click here.

2.  Prince Amukamara

It’s the rare player who starts in a Super Bowl in their rookie year.  Though, calling Prince Amukamara a rare player is sort of like calling last year’s “The Force” commercial, just good.  During his time with the Cornhuskers, he was a first team All-American and the 2010 Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year. His highlights are too numerous to mention, but you can find the best of them here.

3.  Danny Woodhead

Another rare occurrence?  A player from a Division II team starting in the Super Bowl, but that’s just what Chadron State College alum Danny Woodhead will be doing on Sunday.  Danny was one of the best Chadron State College has ever seen and we know the Eagles will be cheering loudly on Game Day.

Do you have any great game day plans?  Let us know in the comments section below!

Don’t Miss Out: Husker Weekend July 1 – 3

It’s an all Husker weekend on the Big Ten Network. Check out some of the programming highlights below!

Friday, July 1
Noon ET Big Ten Welcomes Nebraska
1pm ET 1998 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Tennessee Ahman Green live chat
3pm ET It’s Crystal Clear – Nebraska 1997 National Championship
4:30pm ET 1995 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Miami Tommie Frazier live chat
6:30pm ET Finished Business – Nebraska 1994 National Championship
9pm ET Decade of Dominance – 1995 Nebraska Football

Saturday, July 2
11am ET 2006 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship – Nebraska vs. Stanford
1pm ET It’s Crystal Clear – Nebraska 1997 National Championship
2:30pm ET 1998 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Tennessee
5:30pm ET Finished Business – Nebraska 1994 National Championship
7pm ET 1995 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Miami
10pm ET Reflection of Perfection: Nebraska 1995 National Championships

Sunday, July 3
12:30pm ET 2010 Football – Missouri at Nebraska
2:30pm ET Day by Day: Team of Destiny – 2005 Nebraska Baseball
5pm ET 1995 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Miami
7pm ET 1998 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Tennessee


*The Big Ten Network is currently not available in Grant, Imperial, Hayes Center, Palisade and Venango.  All Great Plains Communications towns with Cable Service will receive the Big Ten Network before the 2011 NCAA Collegiate Football Season begins.

Breaking News: You Will be Able to Watch the Husker Home Games!

Recently an article appeared in the Omaha World Herald that discussed a potential Big Ten Network blackout that would affect the first two homes games and an undetermined conference home game. While Great Plains Communications was mentioned as one of the Cable providers that will NOT be subject to the blackout, it did not accurately report the Great Plains Communications’ communities that will be able to watch these games.

To be clear; All Great Plains Communications’ Cable customers with the Big Ten Network will have access to these games.   We have received personal assurances from the Big Ten Network that we will not be affected by the blackout.

The issue stems from the fact that some cable providers have put the Big Ten Network on a very high and expensive “level” of cable.  The Big Ten Network wants providers to place the channel on a reasonable cable level.  For our part, the network is never placed higher than Expanded Basic Cable, meaning we are well within the network’s request.

As a Nebraska owned company, we take access to Cornhusker sports seriously and we are working hard to make sure that our customers have access to the Big Ten Network.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to drop us a comment or call 1-888-343-8014.

Go Big Red!