Lincoln – The University of Nebraska Athletic Department invites fans to get their first look at the 2013-14 Huskers this Friday, Sept. 27, as the Nebraska men’s basketball program will hold an open scrimmage for the public inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Friday marks the first day programs around the country can practice for the upcoming season, and the Huskers will scrimmage from 7-8 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The event is free and open to all fans, as the 2013-14 team will be introduced prior to the scrimmage, while Head Coach Tim Miles will provide live commentary throughout the event.
Fans can also pick up the 2013-14 men’s basketball season posters and schedule cards at Friday’s event and the team will hold a team autograph session following the scrimmage. In addition, SAVOR will be offering $2 hot dogs all evening. Sports Nightly will broadcast live from Pinnacle Bank Arena during the event, while fans will be able to check out the new facility and concessions stands will be open throughout the evening.
General public parking for Friday’s event will be in the city lots around Pinnacle Bank Arena, including the Red 1 garage across from Pinnacle Bank Arena, as well as the parking lots at Haymarket Park, where fans can take the pedestrian bridge to the Haymarket.
The event will provide a chance to see Nebraska’s nine returning letterwinners, including starters Ray Gallegos, Shavon Shields and David Rivers, and it marks the Husker debut for a host of newcomers, including sophomores Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford, who sat out last year because of transfer rules. In addition, fans can see Nebraska’s 2013 recruiting class, including junior college transfer Leslee Smith and freshmen Nick Fuller, Nathan Hawkins, Tai Webster and Tim Wagner. Nebraska’s other newcomer is junior college transfer Deverell Biggs, who redshirted during the 2012-13 campaign.