The Huskers host Florida Gulf Coast Friday at 8:05 p.m.
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Game One to Include Pregame Celebration

By NU Athletic Communications

Karmin to Perform National Anthem Friday Night in Pinnacle Bank Arena Opener

Lincoln - The Nebraska Athletic Department announced several items Thursday in preparation for Friday’s men’s basketball season opener against Florida Gulf Coast. While tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m., fans are encouraged to plan ahead and be inside the arena by 7:45 p.m. to take part in the pregame celebration. For the men’s game, Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket windows and gates open 90 minutes prior to tipoff.

Friday’s national anthem against Florida Gulf Coast will be sung by the duo Karmin (Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan). The Pop duo released their Epic records debut "Hello" earlier this year and their first hit single “Brokenhearted" was certified Platinum, while their second single reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play charts. They have also appeared on Saturday Night Live, Ellen, Good Morning America, Live! with Kelly, Dancing with the Stars, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more. Amy Heidemann is from Seward, Neb., and has been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone for their "Women Who Rock" Issue.

Parking (parking map - Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to find parking downtown and be parked by 7:30 p.m. Many of the parking lots, including the Pinnacle Bank Arena VIP Premium Garage, Red Garage 1 and Lots 7 and 18 and the Stadium Drive Parking Garage Lot 1 are donor lots and a pass is required. Additional downtown parking is available, and for complete information and downtown maps around Pinnacle Bank Arena, visit or call (402) 441-7275.

For fans that want to avoid parking downtown, there are two lots that enter and exit on Sun Valley Road. The Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Parking area is available with a pedestrian bridge that exits at the North Plaza of Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Haymarket Park Lots (Lots 19-21) are connected by another pedestrian bridge to the Haymarket. Both the Festival Parking and Haymarket Park lots cost $10.

Student Shuttle Service: Shuttles service from campus to Pinnacle Bank Arena begins at 6 p.m. and runs every 20 minutes prior to each home game with five stops on campus dropping off at the arena. For more on the UNL Student Shuttle to Pinnacle Bank Arena and other student ticket information, visit:

Pregame Ceremony: A special pregame Season One celebration is planned beginning with 15:00 on the clock which will conclude with the introduction of the 2013-14 Huskers taking the court for warm-ups.

360 Photo: Be a part of Friday’s historic game against Florida Gulf Coast, as an ultra high-resolution 360-degree photo will be taken during pregame. The Interactive Photo – powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas and, will allow fans to find and tag themselves, share with friends and much more. Click here for more information on Friday's photo.

Halftime: One of the nation’s top dunk teams, Acrodunk will be performing at halftime during both the men’s and women’s basketball games on Friday.

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