Nebraska closes down Devaney tonight on BTN

Nebraska will close down the Devaney Center – basketball-wise, at least – against Minnesota at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN/BTN2Go. And to celebrate the occasion, the Huskers will wear the uniform the program wore when the area opened in 1976-77. There are plenty of other festivities planned for Wednesday, too, including Senior Night.

Here’s a look at the uniform:

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska, of course, moves to the state-of-the-art Pinnacle Bank Arena next season. The Devaney Center will remain open, as the school’s volleyball team will call it home.

DEVANEY CENTER 101
Opened: Nov. 27, 1976
Cost: $13 million
Capacity: 13,595
Head coaches: Joe Cipriano (1976-80); Moe Iba (1980-86); Danny Nee (1986-2000); Barry Collier (2000-06); Doc Sadler (2006-12); Tim Miles (2012-present)
Great moment: Beat national perennial power Kansas four consecutive seasons (1991-94), all four of the triumphs coming against top-10 Jayhawk teams.
Great B1G moment: Upset No. 11 Indiana, 70-69, on Jan. 18, 2012. HIGHLIGHTS
Retired numbers: No. 42 (Dave Hoppen, 1983-86); No. 52 (Eric Piatkowski, 1991-94)
NCAA history: Hosted 1980, 1984 and 1988 NCAA men’s tourney games, plus 1993 NCAA women’s tourney games.

BOB DEVANEY CENTER LINKS

TWEETS FROM HUSKERS

Here’s a list of tonight’s activities at the Devaney Center:

Pregame:
Husker Legends Autograph Session: 7-7:45 p.m. on the main concourse
Senior Night Ceremony: 7:45 p.m.

Halftime:
Presentation honoring the Devaney Family
Video Tribute to the Devaney Center
Introduction of the All-Devaney Center Team

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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