One of the finest gymnastics facilities in the nation, the 13,595-seat Bob Devaney Sports Center has been the home of Nebraska gymnastics for more than 30 years. Named after Bob Devaney, Nebraska's highly successful football coach and athletic director (1962-93), the building was opened in the fall of 1976 and is located on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. The building, a $13-million dollar project, houses the Husker basketball, gymnastics, track, swimming and wrestling teams. A number of other activities, including concerts and commencements, are held in the arena. Since its opening, the Devaney Center has hosted numerous national, regional and conference championship events, including 10 NCAA Men's Championships. Most recently, the Devaney Center played host to the 2009 NCAA Women's Championships.
Before the 1999-2000 season, the Bob Devaney Sports Center underwent $7.9 million in renovations inside the arena and in the concourse areas. Two HuskerVision replay screens were added inside the arena, along with stat boards and digital message boards. A new sound system, lighting system and ring of honor also added to the atmosphere in the arena, as will the addition of chairback seating on the arena floor. Expanded handicapped seating and increased chairback seating reduced the Devaney Center's capacity from 14,000 to 13,559. In addition to the improvements in the main arena, the main concourse received extensive renovations, with the addition of a Husker Hall of Honor and a Husker Walk of Fame. The displays in the concourse areas highlight more than 100 years of Nebraska athletics and nearly 35 years of Husker women's sports.
The model strength and conditioning program in the nation, Husker Power plays a major role in the continuing success of Nebraska athletics. Nebraska’s strength program was the first in the nation, and with 12 current staff members is now one of the most comprehensive strength and conditioning organizations in the nation.
Nebraska’s strength training facilities have set the standard in collegiate strength training since the early 1970s. The Nebraska strength complex has been one of the most efficient and well-designed weight rooms in the country for nearly four decades.
Program - The Husker Power Strength and Conditioning Program is geared for maximum improvement of performance on the court. Each athlete receives their own individual computerized program each year.
Supervision - The Husker Power staff has eight full-time strength and conditioning specialists and four interns.
Facilities - The Charles and Romona Myers Performance Center in the Osborne Athletic Complex is the finest all-around athletic facility in the nation, providing athletes with all the tools necessary to achieve at the highest level.