Nebraska Athletics announced they received a major gift toward the Devaney Center Improvements Project and that it has successfully completed fundraising for the Student Life Complex and Recruiting Enhancement Display Project.
Athletic Director Tom Osborne has said from day one a new basketball practice facility was needed and would be crucial for recruiting. In addition, new practice facilities are also planned for wrestling and women’s and men’s gymnastics. Updates are also planned for the medicine and strength and conditioning facilities for each Husker sport that competes or trains at the Devaney Center.
Along with basketball, that will include men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s swimming. Many of the coaches’ offices will also be updated as part of the project.
To jump-start the fundraising effort a $10 million gift was received from the Hendricks family. Tom and Mary Hendricks, together with their children, Jennifer and Brandon, conveyed to Osborne that they want to help Nebraska student-athletes compete for championships. While the programming effort is currently underway, preliminary estimates indicate a minimum requirement of $17 million to complete the project.
Portions of this story courtesy of Nebraska Athletics.