LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Earlier this week, we reported that there would be limited access to Nebraska Head Football Coach Scott Frost on Husker Fan Day. Only Nebraska JV Team members were going to be allowed in his autograph line. While still true, Nebraska made an announcement that will give more kids a chance to meet him.
The Nebraska Athletics Department says the line will still be limited to Nebraska JV Team members but children may now join for free. They say the decision came after realizing members-only access might "prevent some children from having the opportunity to be a part of Coach Frost’s line."
The change was important to Frost so that all children had an equal opportunity to receive his autograph on Fan Day.
Parents who want to sign their kids up for the program can do so at Huskers.com/JVTeam
For more information you can read the full release below:
After reviewing 2018 Nebraska Football Fan Day, the Athletic Department recognized the need to change the process of managing Coach Frost’s autograph line. Because of the incredible demand last year, more than half of the people in Coach Frost’s line were not able to get his autograph in the two-hour window.
Subsequently, the decision was made to limit Coach Frost’s line to kids only for 2019 Fan Day. The athletic department staff members in charge of organizing Fan Day made the decision to limit access to Coach Frost’s line to children who were members of the Nebraska JV Team.
After further consideration, the Fan Day organizers recognize this was a mistake. Limiting access to JV Team members could prevent some children from having the opportunity to be a part of Coach Frost’s line.
It is important to Coach Frost that all children have an equal opportunity to receive his autograph on Fan Day. To that end, the Athletic Department has determined that JV Team membership will now be free.
Parents are encouraged to sign their children (eighth grade or younger) up for the JV Team in order to have a chance to be selected for Coach Frost’s autograph line. Registration for the JV Team will begin on July 8 at 10 a.m. Approximately 250 JV team members will be randomly selected in advance for a spot in Coach Frost’s line.
Coach Frost also plans to autograph 8x10 photos that will be distributed to the first 1,000 kids at Fan Day that are not a part of his autograph line.
Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular is set for Thursday, Aug. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.