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Many Mini-Plans, but the Big Plan Still, Hopefully, Ends in Omaha
14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Though Tyler Hildebrand has been gone for the last two years, he coached or recruited many of the players currently on the roster back in 2017 and those relationships he established and maintained have made for a smooth transition in his return to Lincoln.
Padding the Stats: Projecting Huskers Seniors Who Will Return in 2021
26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
One Hail Varsity reader sent in a Mailbag question this week that I thought deserved more than a few sentences in response, so I decided to tackle that in-depth in my Wednesday column instead.
Serve and Pass Improvement Key for Huskers
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Serve, pass and defense. That simple mantra is the foundation on which John Cook has built his program. Nebraska used that formula to advance to four straight Final Fours. However, the 2019 team followed a slightly different script and it led to an earlier-than-normal exit from the NCAA Tournament.
A Conference-Only Schedule in the Toughest Volleyball Conference
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Big Ten dropped a bombshell on the college sports world on Thursday by cancelling all nonconference games for fall sports and moving towards conference-only seasons. Football drew most of the headlines, but that decision had a massive impact on volleyball as well.
Consistency Will be Key for Huskers at Outside Hitter
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is outside hitter.
2019 Nebraska Volleyball Position Reviews: Outside Hitter
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
This week, Hail Varsity is looking back and looking ahead with a position-by-position breakdown of the 2019 Huskers and the reinforcements on the way. Let’s start with the outside hitters.
Padding the Stats: Final Reflection on 2019 Nebraska Volleyball Season
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska may not have have made it all the way to the top of Mt. Everest or gotten revenge on Stanford and Wisconsin, but there's still plenty to celebrate about the 2019 season.
Badgers Bounce Huskers from NCAA Tournament
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The third time wasn’t the charm for the Huskers as the fourth-seed Wisconsin Badgers swept fifth-seeded Nebraska again on Saturday evening, ending the Huskers’ season in the regional finals.
Huskers Roll to Sweep Over the Rainbow Wahine in Regional Semifinal
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Fifth-seeded Nebraska earned its rematch with No. 4 Wisconsin, sweeping 12th-seeded Hawaii in a round of 16 match-up at the Wisconsin Field House on Friday afternoon.
Sweet, Sweet Victory Sends Nebraska to the Sweet 16
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 5 Nebraska had to dig deep on Saturday night after dropping the first set to Missouri, but the Huskers rallied to win in four and punch their ticket to the Madison regional in the final match of the year at the Devaney Center.
No. 6 Nebraska Ready to Trust Its Training Ahead of NCAA Tournament
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
John Cook's message to his team as the Huskers head into their final week of practice before the NCAA Tournament begins is simple: trust your training.
No. 6 Huskers Suffocate Ohio State to Close Out Regular Season
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 6 Nebraska closed out the regular season with a strong defensive effort on Saturday night, sweeping Ohio State at the Devaney Center. The Huskers beat the Buckeyes 25-15, 25-16, 25-19 in front of a crowd of 8,170 to finish 25-4 overall and 17-3 in Big Ten play.
No. 6 Huskers Topple Terrapins in Three Sets
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Lexi Sun and Lauren Stivrins carried the load early, Madi Kubik took over in the middle and Jazz Sweet closed it out as the No. 6 Huskers (24-4, 16-3 Big Ten) toppled the Terrapins (13-18, 5-14) 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
No. 5 Badgers Overpower No. 6 Huskers in Madison
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 6 Nebraska's rematch with No. 5 Wisconsin on Sunday followed a similar script to round one as the Badgers swept the Huskers while hitting over .300.
No. 6 Huskers Fend off Early Hawkeye Haymaker to Win in Five
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
A week after sweeping Iowa on its own court, the No. 6 Huskers needed five sets to get past the Hawkeyes in round two at the Devaney Center on Saturday night.
Huskers Earn First-Ever Sweep at Michigan State
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 6 Nebraska earned its first sweep at Jenison Field House on Wednesday night as the Huskers took down Michigan State for the second time this season.
Huskers Handle Hawkeyes in Three Sets
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 7 Nebraska handed Iowa its fourth straight 3-0 defeat on Saturday night as the Huskers made short work of the Hawkeyes in Iowa City.
Huskers Tame Wildcats with Serve, Block and Defense
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 7 Nebraska flexed its defensive muscles once again in a sweep over Northwestern on Wednesday night, holding the Wildcats to a season-low hitting percentage.
Kubik Delivers in the Clutch as No. 8 Nebraska Beats No. 7 Penn State
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The No. 8 Huskers (18-3, 10-2 Big Ten) beat the No. 7 Nittany Lions (17-4, 10-2) 25-18, 18-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 in front of a sold-out and raucous crowd of 8,373 at the Devaney Center on Saturday night.
Huskers Play Clean Volleyball in Sweep of Rutgers
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
After a difficult week for the Nebraska volleyball program following the death of graduate manager Dane Leclair, the Huskers channeled their emotions and played at a high level in a sweep against Rutgers on Friday night.
 
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