WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement regarding University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Director Tom Osborne’s retirement announcement:
“Tom is a good friend and a life-long public servant,” Johanns said. “From Husker arenas to the halls of Congress, he has made a profound and positive impact on countless student-athletes and all Nebraskans.
“I want to thank Tom for his service to our state and special focus on young people both on the field and through the Teammates program. I wish him the very best in his much-deserved retirement.”
Johanns was Governor of Nebraska and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture when Osborne served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nebraska’s Third District from 2000 to 2006.