The Outland Trophy Semi-Finalists Reception
Thursday Nov 16, 2017
at the Old Mattress Factory Downtown Omaha
501 N 13 Street
Join us for the 4th Annual Outland Semi-Finalists Reception in Omaha that will make national news! “LIVE FROM OMAHA NEBRASKA,” the Greater Omaha Sports Committee Officially Announces the Semi-Finalists for this year’s Outland Award Trophy on Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM at THE Old Mattress Factory, Downtown 501 N 13th St. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The Reception is Only $15 to attend. The Outland Trophy Award Dinner’s emcee, Greg Sharpe, Voice of the Huskers, will again be the event’s Master of Ceremonies.
The evening plans will include a number of familiar faces in the Omaha Sports Community invited including, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald, members of the Outland Trophy Award Dinner Committee, Rotary Club of Omaha -Downtown and the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. Husker Greats will also be in attendance including Larry Jacobson, Calvin Jones and several others. The Outland Dinner Committee would like to thank our Reception Sponsors Coca-Cola, Coors Light, The Old Mattress Factory and the Omaha World-Herald.
Tickets are on sale now – $15. We are encouraging people to purchase tickets for there will be door prizes through out the night and each ticket includes 2 Beers and Hors d’ oeuvres. We are looking for any help to sell tickets. Some of the Door Prizes Include: 2016 Outland Trophy Award winner Signed Picture, Omaha Night on the Town (includes Omaha Prime Dinner for 2 and Downtown DoubleTree Hotel Room, $100 BIG Meat’s Gift Certificate, plus more.
The committee will offer a silent auction with exciting items! A hint of these items similar to last year include: Front Row tickets to the College World Series; Pacific League AAA Professional Championship baseball items; Autographed items from the KC Chiefs’; Autographed books by Tom Shatel, Sean Callahan, & Eric Crouch and other great books; UNO Maverick Hockey Suite tickets – Center ice; Suite Tickets with Garage parking pass for Creighton Blue Jay Basketball in Mid-Court; Nebraska Basketball Tickets; and more.
The Football Writers Association of America has awarded the Outland Trophy to the Best Interior Lineman in all of College Football since 1946. The Association will narrow the search of the best linemen throughout the country to six semi-finalists. Omaha will officially announce the Semi-Finalists at a Reception on Thursday, November 16th. The Football Writers Association of America will conduct the voting and selection process to determine these Top College Players. Currently, the Football Writers Association of America have unveiled the 2017 Outland Watch List that includes 70 players in consideration for the nation’s top interior lineman.
The Greater Omaha Sports Committee is excited to have this opportunity to recognize these outstanding players that could become the 72nd winner of this prestigious trophy, which is the nation’s third oldest college football award. The Outland Trophy Award Dinner, hosted by Omaha for 20 years, will be presenting the Outland Trophy again this year, Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, at a banquet in Omaha, Nebraska. These unsung heroes deserve attention and recognition for their hard work, sweat and blood, poured into battle every Saturday for a game that is won or lost in the trenches. The one that rises to be the Best, the unsung hero, the Outland Winner! This Announcement will lead into ESPN’s announcement of the three finalists for the 2017 Outland on Tuesday, November 21, and The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 7. The Outland Trophy Award Dinner will be held in Omaha on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown.
Mark your Calendars! For the 21st consecutive year, Omaha will present the Outland Trophy Award to college football’s top interior lineman. This year the Outland Trophy Award Dinner will be held Thursday, January 10th, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 16th & Dodge Streets. Tickets are $75.00 and tables of ten sell for $750.00. Also appearing at the dinner for the 20th straight year will be the winners of Nebraska’s football senior awards – the Novak Trophy, the Chamberlin Trophy and the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award. UNL Football Coach Mike Riley and UNL Assistant Coaches will be invited to attend. This year, sponsored by Rotary, former Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden, will receive the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the same banquet.