University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dear Old Nebraska U (There is No Place Like Nebraska)
Written and composed by Harry Pecha, a 1924 UNL graduate.

Hail Varsity
Written by Joyce Ayres, 1930 UNL grad; music written by Wilbur Chenoweth.

March of the Cornhuskers
This song was co-written and composed by M.H. Ribble and William T. Quick. Listen to “March of the Cornhuskers.”

Come a Runnin’ Boys
This song was written and composed by Robert W. Stevens. Listen to Forest Behn, UNL football alum and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, sing “Come a Runnin’ Boys.”

This song was retired as of the 2000 school year as UNL’s alma mater, having only made its debut four years earlier in 1996. Originally written by former school chancellor James Moeser and composed by Chip Davis, ‘Nebraska!’ was retired for lack of respect and interest from the student body; currently, UNL has no alma mater.