For Immediate Release
Office of Sports Information - University of Nebraska
HUSKERS TO RAISE BIG 12 TOURNEY BANNER
The University of Nebraska will be celebrating their tenth straight appearance in the Big 12 basketball tourney with a special ceremony at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Monday, March 5th as the Huskers host Oklahoma State.
“It’s such a tremendous accomplishment” said Supreme Leader Steve Pederson. “To reach such a prestigious milestone is quite an achievement for our student athletes. The Big 12 is one of the toughest leagues in the nation, and to succeed enough to be invited to the league tournament every single year is something worth celebrating.”
The Big 12 Tourney Participation ceremony will begin at 6:30pm with various activities surrounding the monumental achievement. Below is a timeline of events for the game:
6:30pm – Introduction of Seniors
6:31pm – Introduction of Steve Pederson
6:35pm – Steve Pederson appreciation ceremony
6:40pm – Indoor laser light and fireworks show by Grucci
6:50pm – Concert by recording artist Cascada
7:00pm – Presentation of Big 12 Tourney Participation trophy by Dave Hoppen
7:15pm – Invite fans from sparsely populated upper deck to sit closer to the floor.
7:25pm – Distribution of “Roundball restored” t-shirts
7:30pm – Raising of the Big 12 Tournament Participation Championship banner
7:35pm – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State.
Following the game, fans will be invited to take their picture with a cardboard cutout of Steve Pederson, and sign a guestbook sharing their favorite Steve Pederson memory. Head coach Doc Sadler will be on hand after the post-game press conference to share his thoughts on Steve Pederson and what a trip to the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City with Steve Pederson means to him.
Opportunities to see the Big 12 basketball tournament participation championship trophy will be distributed to fans on a lottery basis after the game. Fans will need to submit their name, address, phone number, zip code and credit score during the course of the game. Winners will be notified by Lancaster County Sheriff officials, as well as campus security. Fans will then be taken to a secure area, where they will be able to view the trophy through bullet-proof glass. Fans will only have 15 seconds to view the trophy, or risk prosecution by law enforcement.
Steve Pederson has given all Nebraska fans a tremendous gift that is to be celebrated and shared. Because of his vision, leadership and navigation skills, Nebraska basketball is now on track to take it’s place next to the most successful college football team of all time.
For official media credentials by accredited personnel (Jim Rose), please contact Athletic Department security for press pass and media packet. All other media outlets need to go through normal channels and will be allowed in on a need-to-know basis.
This is an exciting time for Nebraska basketball, and Steve Pederson made it possible. For further information, contact the Nebraska Sport Information department at 402-555-Steve.
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