Tom Osborne: Night of Legends
Monday, 04 February 2013 11:09
The Tribute to Tom: Night of Legends Gala has added some well-known personalities who have committed to attend the Saturday, March 9, once in a lifetime evening that will honor Tom Osborne and his family at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. The latest commitments include two more Division l head football coaches, a pair of former Nebraska defensive coordinators, another Heisman Trophy winner and an actor who portrayed the President of the United States on a popular TV show.
Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops are the two head coaches who will join previously announced commitments from Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer. Charlie McBride, Osborne’s longtime defensive coordinator who helped his Hall-of-Fame head coach win three national championships and 60 of 63 games in a five-year stretch, will be part of the program. Mike Rozier, NU’s 1983 Heisman Trophy winner, joins Johnny Rodgers (1972) and Eric Crouch (2001) at the Tribute to Tom event, giving the Night of Legends Gala a clean sweep of Husker Heisman winners.
Former Nebraska wingback and longtime NFL receiver Irving Fryar and college football offensive coordinator Scott Frost, the quarterback who led Osborne’s last team to the 1997 national championship, also have committed to a program that will include interviews, video features and sideline reports.
ESPN College Football GameDay host Chris Fowler and ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe will be catalysts for interactive dialogues and salutes that will honor Osborne’s contributions to the state of Nebraska, Big Red football and service to our country. Fans can reserve spots for the gala by calling the Huskers Athletic Fund at 1-800-8-BIGRED or by visiting Huskers.
Valentine Badger Wrestlers Conference Champs
Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:20
In Southwest Conference Wrestling action in Ainsworth on Friday Feb 1, the Valentine Badgers took home the gold, winning the team championship with 180 team points. Cozad was runner-up with 121.5, third was Gothenburg with 90. Six Individuals earned championship medals. Champions were Bryan Sliger at 106, Cameron Perrett at 113, Nate O'kief at 138, Marcus Nelson at 145, Lance Hockenberry at 160 and Trent Osnes at 220. The Badgers will be in District competition this Friday and Saturday at Southern Valley High School in South Central Nebraska.