Nebraska to Host NCAA Regional Next Weekend

The NCAA announced Sunday that the University of Nebraska was selected as one of 16 sites for next week's NCAA Regional. The 2006 Lincoln regional begins on Friday, June 2, with two opening round games and could run through Monday, June 5 at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

This season marks the fifth time in the last six years that Nebraska has been chosen to host an NCAA regional and the fourth time since Hawks Field opened in 2002. The Huskers, who are 42-14 heading into Sunday's Big 12 title game against Kansas, have won three regional titles at home (2001-02, 2005).

Tickets for the Lincoln Regional will go on-sale online at Huskers.com, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 28. All-Session General Admission Tickets are $56 (adults) Ticket prices are $56 (adults) and $35 (youth ages 3-18; Seniors 60+ and UNL Students with a valid N-Card). Children ages 2 and under will be admitted free. Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the Ticket Office, located across the street from Memorial Stadium, will not open until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records through Saturday, May 27, are as follows:  Alabama (41-19), Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Arkansas (38-19), Fayetteville, Ark.; Cal St. Fullerton (41-13), Fullerton, Calif.; Clemson (46-14), Clemson, S.C.; Georgia (41-19), Athens, Ga.; Georgia Tech (45-16), Atlanta; Kentucky (42-15), Lexington, Ky.; Mississippi (39-20), Oxford, Miss.; Nebraska (42-14), Lincoln, Neb.; North Carolina (45-13), Chapel Hill, N.C.; Oklahoma (40-19), Norman, Okla.; Oregon St. (39-13), Corvallis, Oregon; Pepperdine (39-19), Malibu, Calif.; Rice (49-10), Houston; Texas (40-19), Austin, Texas; and Virginia (46-13), Charlottesville, Va.

Tentative NCAA Lincoln Regional Schedule
Friday, June 2
1:05 p.m. Game 1
7:05 p.m. Game 2

Saturday, June 3
1:05 p.m. Game 3 (Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2)
7:05 p.m. Game 4 (Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2)

Sunday, June 6
1:05 p.m. Game 5 (Winner Game 3. vs. Loser Game 4)
6:05 p.m. Game 6 (Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5)

Monday, June 5
1:05 p.m. Game 7 (if necessary – same teams as Game 6)


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