Nebraska and Creighton have a heated rivalry as the two largest Nebraska-based Division I basketball programs. The two meet every year and have developed an intense rivalry among both the players and fans. There are always bragging rights on the line when Nebraska and Creighton play, so don’t miss the Jays when they come to town.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Stadium Guide
The Cornhuskers men and women’s basketball teams moved it the state of the art Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013 making it the newest venue in the Big Ten. Pinnacle Arena is breathtakingly gorgeous and an incredible place to take in a college basketball game making it an excellent road trip destination.
You won’t find a bad seat in the house, and there is ample leg room, which provides a great basketball viewing experience. The arena is also home to several luxury suites and lounges, making it a perfect place to entertain clients as well. Additionally, you’ll have little trouble finding seats as the arena is massive and was designed with expansion in mind.
Nebraska fans also make attending a Huskers basketball game an enjoyable experience. Huskers fans are among the friendliest in the Big Ten, so visiting fans will have no problem having friendly conversations with those sitting around them.
Lastly, Pinnacle Bank Arena is in the Haymarket district, so you’ll find plenty of pre-game and postgame entertainment at your disposal. The neighborhood is home to tons of sports bars and restaurants including Bresky’s, Jack and June, and Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill. No matter what spot you want to stop at before the game arrive early as they tend to fill up quickly.
A trip to Nebraska provides a fun road trip that is worth your time if you want to experience all the best arenas the Big Ten has to offer.
Take a minute to remember Cornhuskers greats Eric Piatkowski, Stu Lantz, and Dave Hoppen when attending a Nebraska basketball game. The Huskers do an excellent job honoring these players with retired number banners, so check them out at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Pinnacle Bank Arena is home to an excellent selection of concessions. Not only will you find a wealth of options, but each stand is Nebraska-themed giving everything a unique feel. Whether you want a Wimmers hot dog or some barbecue, you’ll find it here at Pinnacle Arena.
Lil’ Red is the newer of the two Nebraska mascots. However, he’s already made quite a name for himself having won the NCAA National Mascot Competition in 1999 and being elected to the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007. The inflatable mascot is loved by fans young and old, so don’t miss him when attending a Huskers basketball game.
Herbie Husker has been the Nebraska mascot since 1974 and is a big part of a Cornhuskers game day. All throughout the game you can see him performing all kinds of antics, so keep your eyes out for him at the game.
There is no place like Nebraska
Dear old Nebraska U.
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest,
Of any old school that I knew.
There is no place like Nebraska,
Where they’re all true blue.
We’ll all stick together,
In all kinds of weather,
For Dear old Nebraska U!
Hail Varsity Fight Song
Hail to the team
The stadium rings as everyone sings,
The Scarlet and Cream.
Cheers for a victory, echo our loyalty;
So, on mighty men,
The eyes of the land, upon every hand,
Are looking at you.
Fight on for victory
Hail to the Men of Nebraska U.
March of the Cornhuskers
Rally Huskers, glory waits for you,
Rally Huskers, show what you can do
Fight! forever, Oh! you team,
For the scarlet and the cream,
Go! Gang Go!
Rally Huskers, rally one and all.
Fight on, Huskers, hear Nebraska call,
Listen to the battle cry,
Of Nebraska U. N. I.