Fan spends day at ‘electrifying’ Pinnacle Bank Arena


Swazy Dalrymple spent Saturday afternoon with 15,000 of his closest friends.

Swazy Dalrymple waves a giant red pinwheel to fire up the Husker crowd.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior is with the Iron N, the student-run organization responsible for all fan activities at Nebraska sporting events.  So he was cheering on the Huskers atthe Pinnacle Bank Arena, where Nebraska faced Rutgers.

“It’s always a good time when you come here,” he said. “I mean there’s nothing else to do until Saturday night, so it’s always a good time.”

Although Dalrymple had to miss the previous five home games, there’s no place he’d rather be on a Saturday afternoon than Pinnacle Bank Arena.

“It’s electrifying,” he said. “It’s like a giant family sitting in the stands. We’re all sitting in the stands hoping for a Nebraska win.”

Whether it’s basketball or football — fall or winter — the towering Dalrymple wears the same get-up: tank tops and shorts.

When he’s not trying to lift the spirits of Nebraska fans and athletes, he does another kind of lifting — at the gym.

Dalrymple talks about the Pinnacle Bank Arena vibe:
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