Nebraska Cornhuskers Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg

Team Mascot: Herbie Husker and Lil' Red

Year Opened: 2013

Capacity: 15500

City / State: Lincoln / Nebraska

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Nebraska vs Creighton

Rival Team: Creighton Bluejays

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

In Game

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.

Things to check out

Retired Numbers

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.

Husker Authentic Team Store

Stop by the Husker Authentic Team Store to pick up some souvenirs. You’ll find a wide variety of Huskers gear here, so no matter what you're looking for you won’t leave empty-handed.


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

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.

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Herbie Husker

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.

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Fight Songs

  1. Dear Old Nebraska U (No Place Like Nebraska)

    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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Barrymore’s


    Offers a wide range of wine, beer, specialty drinks, and famous martinis!

    124 N 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Brass Rail

    Brass Rail

    Cheap beer. Friendly Stadd. What more can you ask for?

    1436 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Watering Hole

    Local tavern offering bar bites such as grilled chicken wings, with happy hour & lunch service.

    1321 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Buzzard Billie’s

    Buzzard Billies bar

    New Orleans-style chain joint with a roadhouse decor dishing up Cajun-Creole grub & local brews.

    247 N 8th St #101, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. O’Rourke’s Tavern

    O Rourkes Tavern

    Offer a variety of beers and liquors at a fair price.

    1329 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Sandy’s


    Great atmosphere, great bar staff, great tables, and an amazing DJ.

    1401 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Captain Jack’s Bar

    Captain Jacks Bar

    One of the bars that will surely give you a good time with good beer.

    140 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  8. N Zone


    Do you have a passion for sports? We do and we want to share it with you!!

    728 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  9. Barry’s


    College sports bar offering a roof deck with stadium views & a typical menu of beer & comfort food.

    235 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Duffy’s


    Hoem of the Fisbowl.

    1412 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Lazlo’s

    Established in 1991, Nebraska's first brewpub now serves American comfort food & seasonal beers.

    210 N 7th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. LeadBelly


    You'll be amazed at the diversity in the menu. It'll make you wanna try everything.

    301 N 8th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Misty’s

    Timbermine Steakhouse steak Caseys Restaurant

    Local chophouse chain brewing their own beer, also serving seafood & Sunday brunch buffet.

    200 N 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  14. BisonWitches


    Laid-back watering hole spotlighting sandwiches, including a few with inventive toppings.

    1320 P St #100, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Ivanna Cone

    Ivanna Cone

    A one of a kind family owned and operated premium handmade ice cream shop,

    701 P St #101, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Brewsky’s Food & Spirits

    Brewskys Food Spirits burger

    Sports bar offering burgers, sandwiches, wings & other pub fare, plus several TVs & some games.

    201 N 8th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  17. Super Taco

    Super Taco

    Authentic Mexican cuisine for everyone

    5501 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68504, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  18. Yia Yia’s Pizza & Beer

    Yia Yias Pizza Beer

    Laid-back pizza hangout with an enormous beer list & ample pie toppings, many on the creative side.

    1423 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$