Lincoln – The University of Nebraska Athletic Department invites fans to get their first look at the 2013-14 Huskers on Friday, Sept. 27, as the Nebraska men’s basketball program will hold an open scrimmage for the public inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Sept. 27 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. All seating for the scrimmage is on a first-come, first-seated basis, and gates will open at 6 p.m. that evening.
In addition, 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. Following the event, the Huskers will hold a team autograph session.
The event will provide a chance to see Nebraska’s nine returning letterwinners, including starters Ray Gallegos, Shavon Shields and David Rivers, but 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.