Tribute to Tom is planned

The University of Nebraska to host, "A Tribute to Tom: Night of Legends Gala," honoring Coach Tom Osborne.

Join Tom Osborne, his family, and special guests on Saturday, March 9, 2013 for a once in a lifetime evening as we thank Coach Osborne for his contributions to Nebraska and College Football.

Hosted by NU Athletics, the tribute will be held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. and will be emceed by ESPN College Football Gameday Host, Chris Fowler and ESPN Sideline Reporter, Holly Rowe.

Instead of a roast, or several speakers taking the podium to thank Tom for his contributions to the state of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska College Football, and his service to our country, athletics chose to make this a fun, interactive evening with interviews, video features and "sideline reports" with special guests in attendance.

Many special guests such as, Coach Bo Pelini, Barry Alvarez, Barry Switzer, Coach Bill Snyder, Coach Scott Frost, Irving Fryar, Charlie McBride, Coach Craig Bohl, Eric Crouch, Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Dennis Haysbert, and Coach Bob Stoops are committed to attend to commemorate this gala event.

Entertainment will include performances from the Legends of Las Vegas celebrity tribute artists, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Neil Diamond. Also, the New Century Dance Company will perform a unique style of shadow dancing.

Tables for this exclusive event range from $2,500 to $10,000 and individual tickets range from $250-$1000 (all subject to tax deductibility). All proceeds from the tribute will go to The Teammates Mentoring Program, the foundation Tom and Nancy Osborne established in 1991, and the new NU Athletic Research Center for Study of Brain and Sport Performance.

Reserve your spot for "A Tribute to Tom: Night of Legends Gala" by calling the Huskers Athletic Fund (HAF) at 1-800-8-BIGRED or visit

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