New Chadron State college head men's basketball coach Houston Reed has people talking about the Eagles even before he has coached his first game with the program.
On Wednesday, Reed announced that the Eagles will play an exhibition game at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on Monday, Nov. 7 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. It will be the second exhibition for Chadron State College as the Eagles will face the University of Wyoming on Nov. 3 in Torrington, Wyo.
The game will most likely be carried on BTN Plus, which is produced for an on-demand, online streaming on a premium subscription basis.
"We are excited about the opportunity to be able to compete at a high level," said Reed in a press release. "It's a chance for us to learn more about our team. Additionally, we are thankful to the Cornhuskers coaching staff for affording our program, institution, and community the chance to experience playing in Lincoln."
The 2015-16 Huskers, led by head coach Tim Miles, finished 16-18 (6-12 Big Ten) and were 11th out of 14 teams in the Big Ten Conference. They return two of five starters including 10.1 points-per-game scorer Tai Webster, but will be without their top two scorers from last season, Shavon Shields and Andrew White, III, who both averaged in excess of 16 points.
No tip-off time for the contest has yet been announced.
Earlier this summer Reed announced that the Eagles would face Wyoming in a neutral site exhibition in Petsch Activities Center on the campus of Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo. The Division I Cowboys home is in Laramie, Wyo.
Although it will be considered a home event for Wyoming, the Eagles will travel fewer miles to the arena at EWC and will look to nearby Scottsbluff, a large CSC alumni base, for fan support.
Reed, who last coached at Otero Junior College, played annually on the road in Torrington as a Region IX South conference rival of Eastern Wyoming.