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Surging ticket demand for Nebraska's spring game

There's a little bit of pent-up excitement about Nebraska's program.

To what degree?

The Cornhuskers' annual Red-White Spring Game is more than two months away. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Nebraska ticket office has sold about 51,500 reserved tickets.

More than 40,000 tickets were sold last week on the first day that tickets were available. An even more incredible number is that approximately 8,400 tickets were sold during the first 15 minutes they went on sale.

There are still about nine weeks before the April 17 game will be played.

To say that Cornhuskers fans are excited about the upcoming spring practice would be a huge understatement.