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  • n  a member of the Italian fascist party before World War II

  • First came a patrol of blackshirt motorcyclists, young and exuberant, followed by ten baby tanks, each one hastily named after some battle of the past seven months.
  • Instantly 96 sturdy blackshirts jumped to their feet, chins held high, and chorused "Present.
  • Now the Badoglio Government, pressing its purge of blackshirts, charged him with graft.
News & Articles

  • Nebraska’s D-line depth pleases Papuchis
    OMAHA — Jason Ankrah might be the only known commodity and current Blackshirt for Nebraska at defensive end, but John Papuchis said Friday that he likes some of Ankrah’s sidekicks, too.
    Aug. 31, 2013 - Grand Island Independent
  • Huskers Announce Blackshirts
    The men in black are back. Husker Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis announced that seven Husker defenders were awarded the coveted Blackshirt jersey before practice on Wednesday.
    Aug. 29, 2013 - WOWT Omaha
  • 7 Huskers get coveted Blackshirts
    Nebraska cornerback Ciante Evans (17) returns an interception for a touchdown at during the Huskers' Sept. 22, 2012, game against Idaho State at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Evans was one of seven Huskers awarded Blackshirts on Wednesday.
    Aug. 29, 2013 - Grand Island Independent

  • Bo Pelini in Omaha World-Herald (registration)
    I'm looking for them to be earned,Pelini said. "There's a chance I'm going to wait for a long time. That's something that we, as a staff, will talk about. What's a Blackshirt mean if it's just a symbol that you haven't earned? Isn't that...

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