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Brown Among Honorees

Brown Among Honorees

Huskers assistant football coach Ron Brown is getting set to be honored by Nebraska.  The 56-year-old is part of the eighth class to be inducted into the Nebraska Black Hall of Fame tomorrow.  Brown has spent 21 years as an assistant to at Nebraska, going back to 1987.  Twelve athletes and coaches will be inducted in all.

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