Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst and Football Coach Mike Riley will speak at several events across the state next week.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Eichorst, Riley to Connect with Fans Across Nebraska

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley and Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst will reach nearly 2,000 Husker fans across the state next week, making a series of public appearances in seven Nebraska cities over four days.

Eichorst and Riley begin their week with an appearance at the Lincoln Rotary on Tuesday, followed by a Wednesday trip to York and Columbus. The duo heads west on Interstate 80 on Thursday, making stops in Kearney, Lexington and North Platte. The four-day tour will conclude on Friday with multiple appearances in the Omaha metro area, including breakfast with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Owner Success Series and Prosper Omaha members, followed by a pep rally and lunch at First National Bank—The Official Bank of Husker Nation.

The tour is the latest outreach to Nebraska fans by Riley and Eichorst. Since taking over as Director of Athletics in January of 2013, Eichorst has made more than 300 appearances around the state and more than 500 total. The appearances next week represent one of Riley’s first opportunities to speak to Husker fans outside of Omaha and Lincoln since taking over as the Huskers’ head coach in December of 2014.

Along the way, Eichorst and Riley will meet with media and visit seven IMG/ Husker Sports Marketing affiliates. Additional athletics department staffers will accompany Riley and Eichorst on the trip and members of the Board of Regents will also attend and host several of the events.

At each stop, 2016 football season ticket information will be available for interested individuals. Limited season tickets for the 2016 season are now available. Fans can join the season ticket request list and receive all the benefits of a Husker season ticket holder through the Seat Yourself process which allows you to choose your seat locations based on open seat availability.

Schedule for Mike Riley/Shawn Eichorst Speaking Appearances

Tuesday, May 10                
Lincoln, US Bank Building, 13th and M

Noon-1 p.m., Lincoln Downtown Rotary (ticket required)

1-15 p.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

Wednesday, May 11         
York, Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.

1:40-1:50 p.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

2-3:15—Reception at Holthus Convention Center (open to public, no ticket required)

Columbus, Platte City Ag. Park Exhibit Hall, 822 15th Street

4:40-4:50 p.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

5-8 p.m.—Columbus Chamber of Commerce Dinner (ticket required, available through Friday May 6 at 5 p.m., call 402-564-2769, $35 general admission, $25 for members of the Columbus Area Chamber, $15 for students)\

Thursday, May 12
Kearney, Holiday Inn, 110 S. 2nd Avenue

12-1:15 p.m.—Lunch with Kearney Service Organizations at Holiday Inn (tickets available at the door for $22)

1:25-1:35 p.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

Appearance at radio station only, no public event

North Platte, Holiday Inn Express, 300 Holiday Frontage Road

4-4:10 p.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

4:30-6:30 p.m.—Reception at Holiday Inn Express (ticket required, available at local businesses)

Friday, May 13 
Omaha, Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street

7:30-8:45 a.m.—Breakfast, Greater Omaha Chamber’s Business Owner Success Series and Prosper Omaha (members only, event closed to media)

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.—Media Opportunity with Riley/Eichorst

11 a.m.-1 p.m.—Private Events at First National Bank—The Official Bank of Husker Nation (Omaha FNB staff only, event closed to media)


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