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Chapter News and Events
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS UPDATE (December 11, 2014):
The Nebraska Huskers has been selected to take on the USC Trojans in the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 8 pm. The matchup will take place at Qualcomm Stadium, the home of the San Diego Chargers. The Huskers will head to the West Coast with a 9-3 overall record, including a 5-3 mark in Big Ten Conference play. Nebraska is ranked 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 25 in the Associated Press Poll.
The South Florida Huskers will be watching the game at Packy's Sports Pub at 4480 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point. Since the game is on a Saturday band night, the audio will be on in its entirety only on the outdoor patio. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: When third-ranked Washington (31-2) hosts 11th-ranked Nebraska (22-9) in an NCAA Regional Semifinal in Seattle Friday night, history will be made. The Huskers and the Huskies will be the first regional semifinal match ever shown on national television. “We normally only show the (streamed) semifinals on ESPN3, but the powers that be decided Nebraska’s match with Washington was worthy of showing on national TV,” ESPN Commentator Sam Gore said Monday from Wilmington, N.C. “Nebraska-Washington is in. Congratulations. Cool!” Gore said in preparation for this historic first that will be telecast Friday at 9:30 pm on ESPNU.
ORANGE BOWL: Ahman Green will be inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame this month. He is expected to attend the Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon at Jungle Island in Miami on Dec. 30. Tickets to attend are $150 each. Green set the Orange Bowl single game rushing record with 206 yards on 29 carries and two scores in the 1998 victory over Tennessee. Call 305-341-4702 for tickets.
Just a reminder of a few upcoming Husker events in Florida:
Saturday, January 10, 2015: Nebraska Women's Swimming & Diving Team will compete in Ft. Myers against Florida Gulf Coast University at 10 am.
Friday, February 13 to Sunday, February 15: Nebraska Women's Softball plays in a tournament in Tallahassee against Florida State, Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky. Game times 2/13 at 1 pm & 3 pm; 2/14 at 9 am & 11 am; 2/15 at 11 am.
Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15: Nebraska Men's Golf will play in the Big Ten Tournament at Hammock Beach Resort near St. Augustine.
SOCK DONATIONS -- Thanks to all the South Florida Huskers that donated 323 pairs of white socks this past season to the St. Laurence Chapel for the Homeless in Broward County. We beat last year's total by 73 pairs! We are very thankful to everyone that contributed this year.
Have a safe and wonderful Holiday! GBR!
TASTE of NEBRASKA--Save-the-date for Saturday, March 22, 2015, 4 - 7 pm, the South Florida Huskers will host the Taste of Nebraska! The event will take place at Rudy's Pub & Restaurant, located inside the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort, 1650 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. All our favorite food items from Nebraska will be flown in and served, such as original Runza's, Valentino's Pizza, Dorothy Lynch salad dressing and Miller & Paine Cinnamon rolls. Start time and cost are still being configured, but it will be announced next week.
WATCH PARTY LOCATION - Packys Sports Pub located at 4480 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. Their phone number is 954-657-8423. They are just 3/4 of a mile north of Sample on US Hwy 1 on the east side of the street. Runzas will be available along with red beer and beer bucket specials. They have an outdoor patio with a bar and a lot of flat screens throughout.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATCH LOCATION: Stevie Tomato's in Cape Coral has been selected as the new Southwest Florida Watch Party Location. Tomato's is located at 814 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991. If you have questions, please contact Dan Kroeker, email@example.com - the watch party coordinator for this location.
FLORIDA RESIDENTS JOIN NEBRASKA ATHLETICS: Fort Lauderdale's Cypress Bay cornerback Boaz Joseph and Lakeland Lake Gibson's Reuben Jones signed with football; Andrew Dzulynsky, from Miramar signed with Tennis; Antonio Castro from Pinecrest joins gymnastics; Ft. Lauderdale's John A. Ferguson distance runner, Katrina Santiago joined Track & Field. Sarasota native Michael Colgate joins Men's Golf. GBR!
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD - The first week in October in 2013 was the University of Nebraska Alumni Association's Chapter & Groups Leadership Conference in Lincoln, the South Florida Huskers were given a Corny, which is an award given to various alumni groups each year. The Corny we won was for the Award of Excellence in Communications for a small chapter. It was a nice honor among the chapters nominated!
SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION--In 2013, we donated $2,000 and in 2014 we donated another $2,000 for our South Florida Huskers scholarship fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Our total so far is just a bit over $6,000 and once we hit $10,000, we will have permanently established our scholarship fund! We really appreciate everyone's continued support! If you are interested in making a personal donation to our designated fund, click on this link http://nufoundation.org - which will direct you to the University of Nebraska Foundation web site and then click Make a Gift and search funds for "South Florida Huskers" and the South Florida Huskers Scholarship Fund will appear. GBR!
CONTACT US -- If you want to stay connected to us, please sure to fill out the Contact Us form link at the left. You will receive e-mails about our events throughout the year. If you have ideas for us to consider for events or activities, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to seeing everyone at a future event. Questions?? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER FLORIDA WATCH PARTY LOCATIONS --
NAPLES: Stevie Tomato's, 15215 Collier Blvd #301
CAPE CORAL: Stevie Tomato's, 814 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
MIAMI: We are looking for a location - if you know of one - let us know!
TAMPA: Beef O' Brady's, 4516 South Dale Mabry Hwy - new location!
ORLANDO: Metrowest Pour House, 2461 S. Hiawassee Road
JACKSONVILLE: Mudville Grille, 3105 Beach Blvd
INVERNESS: Coach's Pub & Eatery, 114 W. Main Street
SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES
TWITTER -- @SouthFLHuskers
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS T-SHIRTS!
The South Florida Huskers T-shirts are now available! Shirts are $10 each. Where else can you find a Husker shirt with palm trees? These shirts make great Husker gifts. These shirts will be available for purchase at the Watch Party or can be purchased at the SFHuskers Store. Thanks for your support!
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OUR MISSION--The South Florida Husker Chapter is formed to cooperate with the Nebraska Alumni Association to inform, actively engage, and recognize graduates, former students and friends in support of the University of Nebraska, and to encourage and coordinate activities of graduates, former students and friends in support of the University of Nebraska, and the great state of Nebraska.