Fans Invited to Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet

By NU Athletic Communications
Former Husker great Erick Strickland (left) will be inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame on Jan. 16.
Former Husker great Erick Strickland (left) will be inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame on Jan. 16.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

The University of Nebraska would like to invite fans to attend the Nebraska Basketball 2009 Hall of Fame Banquet.  Former head coach Danny Nee (1986-2000) and standout guard Erick Strickland (1993-96) will be inducted as this year’s Hall of Fame class.  Former player Rex Ekwall (1955-57) will be honored as the Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Award winner, and current play-by-play broadcaster Kent Pavelka will be honored as the Bud Cuca Special Merit Award winner.

 

The class will be officially inducted at a banquet held on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Station in the Haymarket in downtown Lincoln.  The four will also be saluted at the basketball game against Kansas State the next day, Jan. 17, with tipoff at 5 p.m., as part of a special Hall of Fame tribute.  Former Hall of Fame players in attendance will be honored at that game as well as this year’s class.

 

Cost for the banquet is $35 per person and is open to the public; however, reservations must be made by Monday, Jan. 12 at noon.  Banquet parking is available in the metered parking lot south of Lincoln Station (free after 6 p.m.) or in the adjacent north lot at minimal cost.  Attire for the evening is business dress. 

 

To make reservations for the banquet, call Kiley Abdouch at (402) 472-0795 or mail a check for $35 per person with the names of all those attending to: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Attn: Kiley Abdouch, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box 880154, Lincoln, NE 68588-0154.

 

Tickets for the Kansas State game with the Hall of Fame tribute are available at the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office, by calling 1-800-8 BIG RED, or by clicking here.

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