The Nebraska volleyball workforce will face UNO on Wednesday, August 30 at 7 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium, the college introduced Friday afternoon.
Prior to the match, the University of Nebraska-Kearney will tackle Wayne State College in an exhibition at 4:30 p.m. with gates set to open at 3:30 p.m. Following the match between the Huskers and Mavericks there shall be a live performance that includes a nationwide recording artist that shall be introduced at a later date. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 25. The Nebraska-UNO match shall be carried on the Big Ten Network whereas streaming on the FOX Sports app.
Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen will implement a particular proclamation to have fun the game of volleyball in Nebraska.
“This goes to be a implausible celebration of volleyball within the state of Nebraska,” Nebraska Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics Trev Alberts mentioned in a press launch. “Our Husker program has lengthy been a supply of delight all through the state, and we’re additionally proud that the success of Nebraska volleyball has performed a big function within the exponential development of the game in Nebraska. We know our nice fan base will embrace Volleyball Day in Nebraska and prove in full power for this historic occasion. Go Big Red!”
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It’s been lengthy rumored of an occasion of this magnitude. On Sept. 7, 2022, Nebraska traveled to face off towards Creighton on the CHI Health Center in entrance of a NCAA regular-season document crowd of 15,797. Not even two weeks later Wisconsin volleyball eclipsed that mark with a 16,833 promote out of Kohl Center to see Florida upset the Badgers. Both Cook and Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts echoed comparable feedback of taking the document again throughout every of their weekly radio reveals in the course of the fall. And now, they’ve turned that discuss into actuality.
“This goes to be a big day for the game of volleyball on this state,” Nebraska head coach John Cook mentioned. “At Nebraska we’re at all times aiming to ‘Dream Big’ and lift the bar, and there can’t be a a lot greater method to do this than to play a match open air in a 90,000-seat soccer stadium. We’re excited that we’re going to have the ability to embody three different native faculties as properly to make it a statewide celebration. A Nebraska volleyball ticket is likely one of the hardest tickets on the town to get, so we’re pumped that this match will give so many extra followers a chance to return watch us play and be a part of a historic day.”
However, this occasion will goal to interrupt the all-time document of 18,755 spectators that noticed Wisconsin win its first ever nationwide title with a five-set victory over Nebraska on the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The Huskers are coming off a disappointing season for his or her requirements, shedding in 5 units to Oregon within the Sweet 16 in Louisville again in December of final yr. Cook’s squad went via a giant transition over the off season seeing veteran leaders in Madi Kubik, Kenzie Knuckles and Kaitlyn Hord all depart this system. That additionally contains the departure of sophomore reverse Whitney Lauenstein who determined to step away from the game in January. As a consequence, Nebraska welcomes in Florida switch Merritt Beason who spent the primary two seasons as a Gator the place she was a workforce captain and led the workforce in kills per set and aces in the course of the 2022 season. Beason is joined by the 2023 No. 1 ranked recruiting class with 5 new freshman becoming a member of this system.