The Big Ten announced its television schedule for the 2021 volleyball season on Tuesday and the Huskers will feature prominently.
Nebraska currently has 14 matches scheduled to be televised this season with a 15th match as a wildcard. Nebraska’s match against Indiana on Oct. 13 will be on ESPNU while he other 13 selected matches will be on Big Ten Network. Nebraska’s match at Ohio State on Nov. 6 will either be on Big Ten Network or streamed on Big Ten Network+.
Nonconference home matches against Kansas State (Aug. 28), Georgia (Sept. 3) and Louisville (Sept. 18) will all be on Big Ten Network, as well as both of Nebraska’s matches against Wisconsin and Penn State.
The Big Ten is looking to build off of the interest in the United States women’s volleyball team’s run to its first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo that featured several Big Ten alumnae prominently, including three former Huskers. Between the Big Ten Network (47) and the ESPN family of networks (six), a record-setting 53 Big Ten volleyball matches will be televised this season.
I hope Americans have a greater appreciation for women’s volleyball in the US after this olympics. Taking gold in both beach and indoor is absolutely unreal. If this doesn’t show how dominant we are as a sport, then I don’t know what will. START TELEVISING THIS SPORT MORE!!
— Lauren Stivrins (@LaurenStivrins) August 8, 2021
All non-televised matches will be available with a Big Ten Network+ subscription.
Additionally, other networks have picked up six more of Nebraska’s matches. Nebraska Public Media (formerly NET) will televise four home matches — Iowa on Sept. 25, Illinois on Oct. 16, Maryland on Nov. 12 and Rutgers on Nov. 20. FS1 will televise Nebraska’s match against Creighton at CHI Health Center Omaha on Sept. 8 and the Pac-12 Networks will broadcast Nebraska’s match at Stanford on Sept. 14.
Television Schedule (Date, Opponent, Time in CT, TV)
- Saturday, Aug. 28, Kansas State, 4 p.m., BTN
- Friday, Sept. 3, Georgia, 6 p.m., BTN
- Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Creighton (CHI Health Center Omaha), 6:30 p.m., FS1
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Stanford, 7 p.m., Pac 12 Networks
- Saturday, Sept. 18, Louisville, 7 p.m., BTN
- Wednesday. Sept. 22, at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN
- Saturday, Sept. 25, Iowa, NPM
- Friday, Oct. 1, Michigan, 6 p.m., BTN
- Sunday, Oct. 3, Michigan State, 3 p.m., BTN
- Friday, Oct. 8, at Penn State, 6 p.m., BTN
- Wednesday, Oct. 13, Indiana, 8 p.m., ESPNU
- Saturday, Oct. 16, Illinois, TBD, NPM
- Saturday, Oct. 23, Purdue, TBD, BTN
- Wednesday, Oct. 27, Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN
- Saturday, Oct. 30, at Minnesota, 7 p.m., BTN
- Thursday, Nov. 4, at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN
- Saturday, Nov. 6, at Ohio State, TBD, BTN or Big Ten Network+
- Friday, Nov. 12, Maryland, 7 p.m., NPM
- Friday, Nov. 19, Penn State, 8 p.m., BTN
- Saturday, Nov. 20, Rutgers, TBD, NPM
- Friday, Nov. 26, at Wisconsin, 4:30 p.m., BTN
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.