Aug. 7, 2014
DeKALB, Ill. – A limited number of spots are now available for Huskie fans to join legendary NIU running back Michael Turner, NIU President Doug Baker and Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier for a Las Vegas VIP experience this September when the Huskie football team takes on UNLV.
The Signature at MGM Grand will serve as the headquarters for the Huskie VIP group, and the weekend activities get underway on Thursday, Sept. 11 with a dinner at the MGM’s Shibuya restaurant. On Friday, the golfers in the group will play 18 holes at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course that has been voted "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest and "Best Golf Course in Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
On Saturday, transportation to Boyd Stadium and admission to the NIU Alumni Association Official Pregame Reception will be provided; then head into the stadium in time for kickoff as the Huskies take on the Rebels beginning at 4 p.m. (Pacific). Tickets to the game are on sale through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office at 815-753-PACK (7225) or online at www.NIUHuskies.com.
Additional amenities provided through the VIP package, which is being managed through NIUSportsTravel.com and the professional staff of PrimeSport, include an official team souvenir, lanyard and ticket holder.
Turner is one of the greatest running backs in NIU history who compiled 4,941 yards on a school-record 940 carries during his Huskie career. He went on to a nine-year career in the National Football League and was a two-time Pro Bowl tailback for the Atlanta Falcons.
For complete details and to register for the VIP package, go to www.niusportstravel.com or contact NIU Associate Athletic Director Mark Muhlhauser via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 815-753-2029.