Nebraska to celebrate B1G arrival Friday

Bo Pelini won't be trading his signature ballcap for one of these on Friday.

The Nebraska coach has no big plans to celebrate the Huskers' official arrival as a member of the Big Ten. Yes, I know you're all shocked.

"It doesn't signify anything for me," Pelini said. "It's just a date, as far as I'm concerned."

Friday will be a slightly bigger deal to Nebraska fans and to the school. After being approved for admission into the Big Ten more than a year ago, Nebraska can finally call itself an official member of the league.

The school will recognize the occasion with a brief, informal ceremony at 9 a.m. local time Friday. Chancellor Harvey Perlman will make a celebratory announcement and read some welcoming statements from key figures from the Big Ten. Gov. Dave Heineman will be on hand to sign a proclamation recognizing Nebraska's entry into the Big Ten.

The event will be held at the Van Brunt Visitors Center at the city campus and is open to the public.

Programming note: Brian and I will be celebrating Nebraska's Big Ten arrival throughout Friday, so be sure and check the blog early and often.