CLASS OF 2019
Kent Pavelka is best known for delighting Nebraska Cornhusker fans with some of the most legendary radio calls in University of Nebraska Athletics history. Kent began his illustrious career in 1972 at KHUB in Fremont as an announcer and sportscaster. In 1974 he joined Omaha’s KFAB in a similar role and moved up to operations manager. Kent’s Husker radio career started at KFAB, doing football color commentary from 1974 through 1983 before becoming the play-by-play man from 1984 through 1996. Kent also took on play-by-play for Husker Men’s Basketball from 1974 through 1996. He later joined Omaha’s KKAR before putting the headset back on to call Husker hoops again starting in 2006 with Husker Sports – a position he still enjoys today. A play-by-play legend in Nebraska and beyond, Kent recently called his 1,000th Husker Men’s Basketball game.