OMAHA — The Greater Omaha Sports Committee officially will announce six or seven 2017 Outland Trophy semifinalists on Thursday at The Old Mattress Factory, Downtown, 501 N 13th St. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet emcee, Greg Sharpe, Voice of the Huskers, will double as the master of ceremonies for the semifinalist reception. The Outland Trophy Presentation Banquet will be held in Omaha for the 21st straight year on Jan, 10.
A number of familiar faces from the Omaha sports community are expected to attend the semifinalist reception, including FWAA Past President Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald and members of the Outland Trophy Award Dinner Committee, Rotary Club of Omaha-Downtown and the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. Former Husker football greats will also be in attendance, including Larry Jacobson, Calvin Jones and several others.
Tickets for the reception ($15.00) are on sale now and may be purchased on-line. Paste this link into your browser https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outland-trophy-semi-finalist-announcement-reception-tickets-38149269492?aff=eand.
The three Outland Trophy finalists will be announced on Nov. 22 (ESPNU), The winner of the 72nd Annual Outland Trophy will be revealed on the evening of Dec. 7 (ESPN).