Uplifting Athletes One of 2012's Top Stories

Early Monday evening, Bo Pelini and Burkhead were among those who spoke at a Nebraska pep rally on the eve of the Huskers' Tuesday Capital One Bowl date against Georgia. Nebraska's fifth-year head coach and the 2012 captain of the Allstate Good Works team featured on national television earlier this month thanked the fans and talked about the bowl game, but they should have taken a bow for playing pivotal roles in another historic achievement in 2012 -- the creation of a Nebraska chapter of Uplifting Athletes.

That group and the power of Nebraska teamwork has helped a worthy cause reach an aggressive first phase goal of raising nearly $300,000 in less than six months for the fight against pediatric brain cancer.

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Christine Bork
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