Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Where:         North:     Third Base Northwest, 13301 US 183, Bldg E, Austin, TX 78750
                                       (183 Anderson Mill Road Exit, Northbound Access Rd, in front of Main Event
                       South:     Third Base South Park Meadows, 9600 S IH 35, Austin, TX 78748
                                       (IH 35 Slaughter Lane Exit, Southbound Access Rd)

Game Time:                7:00 PM - see notes on arriving early(before 6 pm)
Date:                             Saturday, August 31, 2013

It is back to Football and please note our new Watch Sites. Cool River has closed, so we will be gathering at the above listed Third Base locations. These locations are somewhat smaller than Cool River, but have excellent TV coverage, easy access, and a great food and drink menu. We will miss our Cool River site and wish to thank them for their support over the years.

We will be going head to head versus the Longhorn Network this first game, therefore it is important that you arrive early for best seating. Third base Northwest is setting up a 12 foot projector in the patio area with the parking lot on that side blocked off to accommodate the expected large Longhorn turnout. This will relieve some of the pressure on our group for space. It will be a busy evening with both games starting at 7 pm. The Management at Third Base is suggesting you arrive between 5 and 6 pm. An area will be reserved for our group, but we cannot predict our group's attendance. This will likely be one of our more challenging games in terms of available space, so come early. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work out the details at these new locations.  This first game will be busy, but expect better conditions in the games to follow.

The South location is new for us. We will work to provide the same experience at this location, but it may take a couple of games to get this organized. We are looking for volunteers for this location, to help make this a great Watch Site. The efforts of our volunteers and your attendance is what makes these Watch Parties a success.

The Big 10 Group is having a  Big 10 Happy Hour this Thursday 8/29 from 5-10pm?? @ Lavaca Street Bar (405 Lavaca St. 78701).  The happy hour will include 6 pm game watches for Indiana (vs. Indiana St.) & Minnesota (vs. UNLV).  The links for the facebook event and group are below.  This is an opportunity to get together with the other Big 10 local groups.

Big 10 Happy Hour (Event)

Big 10 Alumni (Group)

Come out and see the Huskers open the 2013 season.  Nebraska opens the season with 5 straight home games in the newly expanded stadium. It should be another great year.

Your attendance at Watch parties, participation in the Board, raffles, merchandise purchase, and payment of your annual dues all help our group support the University with a Scholarship donation each year. We accept cash, check, or credit cards. For your convenience, you can now pay your dues via PayPal on our website, "
www.cotn.me". A link is available on this website to send us your feedback, suggestions or anything else on your mind. We always appreciate your input.

Get updates, game times, etc. at this "
www.cotn.me" website,  and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for late breaking news. Thank you for your great support!

Go Big Red!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

speed racers

Meet the Huskers' speed racers


Form for Dues

Below is link to pdf for due payment.  You can print it, fill it out and bring to watch party.  If you pay you dues online please fill this out and turn in so we can get your info in the database.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2013 Watch Site Announcement

Hi, Capital of Texans Nebraskans

It's a new football season, and with this comes big changes for our group.

Our previous Watch Party Site, Cool River, has closed (http://sadtrombone.com/?play=true)

The Core Committee looked at a number of locations and settled on Third Base, 13301 N. US Hwy 183  (SW Corner of Hwy 183 & Anderson Mill Rd),  Austin, TX  78750 (512) 257-2273

This newly opened facility has
  • great display of TVs
  • excellent food menu
  • promised quick service
  • experience in hosting alumni watch groups
  • full service  bar.
  • They can provide sound by areas within the restaurant
  • easily reroute video as desired
  • The management has guaranteed us a great Watch Party experience.
In our search, we were unable to locate a facility the size of Cool River, so we appreciate your patience as we settle into this somewhat smaller facility.
  • They have an outside patio for our use also
  • We will be sharing with other groups on some occasions
One reason Third Base was chosen is the fact they can also provide us an additional location for the southern side of the Greater Austin Area. This is the Third Base located at South Park Meadows, 9600 S IH 35, Austin, TX 78748 512-381-2273. This second location can serve any of our existing fans and we hope to welcome Husker fans from the expanding area in that region. We will begin this site as a simple watch site for fans to gather at until we can get our feet on the ground at the North Site.  We are looking for volunteers to help with this Southpark Meadows site, such that we can provide the same services down south as we have provided up north.

Our first game, August 31st vs Wyoming, is at 7pm.

Our goal is to provide the same Husker experience that we provided at Cool River.
This includes
  • Raffle
  • Merchandise Sales
  • the Board
  • Husker Band over the PA
  • half time announcements
  • information about MyPlates.com to obtain your Texas Husker Lisence Plate.
We are firming up a few areas, so please stay tuned for further announcements. Please feel free to let us know what you are looking for in Husker merchandise. A mention that early arrival will be helpful. Games which are at the same time as Texas games, it will help to be a bit early. If there is any competition for seating space, coming early will help as Texas Fans tend to arrive late.

A note about an upcoming event: NU vs Texas in Women's Volleyball on Sunday, September 22 at 1 pm. This will be played at Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway, on the UT Campus. This matches up the annually high ranked Huskers against last year's National Champ. I have found over the last 15 years, this is a can't miss event and one of the best bargains in college sports. Great opportunity to cheer the Huskers in something other than football and just down the road. This is an easy to get to venue on a Sunday afternoon. Mark this on your calendar for a great sport's experience you can share with the whole family  at a very affordable ticket price.

Your participation in our watch parties helps to provide scholarship money to the University each year. A reminder, your dues for the new year are due.
These dues help us with our expenses and contribute to our scholarship fund.

Please come out to join fellow Husker Fans as we kick off the new season.

Look for a message update next week and you can always connect with us on:


Monday, August 19, 2013

New location.

Leadership meeting to discuss new location details before announcing. It should be announced in next couple of days. Thanks. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013