1. 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.
2. Haymarket District
Pinnacle Bank Arena is in the Haymarket district, so you’ll find plenty of pregames 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.
3. 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.
4. New Arena
The Cornhuskers moved into the state of the art Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013. The new arena is a spectacular venue and offers just about any amenity you could want, so make the trip to Lincoln to see the Huskers play.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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.
8. Nebraska-Creighton Rivalry
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.