The Big Ten composite television schedule is out and fans of the Nebraska volleyball team will get 15 opportunities to see the reigning Big Ten champions on television this season.
BTN will broadcast at least six matches (UCLA on Sept. 8, at Penn State on Sept. 22, Minnesota on Sept. 29, Wisconsin on Oct. 11, at Michigan State on Oct. 27 and Maryland on Nov. 8) while the Huskers’ home game against the Badgers on Sept. 30 will be either picked up by BTN or will be shown on NET.
NET will televise six other home games as well (UCLA on Sept. 9, Michigan State on Oct. 4, Northwestern on Oct. 20, Illinois on Oct. 21, Rutgers on Nov. 12 and Iowa on Nov. 25). All matches on NET will also be streamed on BTN2GO.com.
ESPNU will show Nebraska’s game at Michigan on Oct. 29. The first game of the VERT Challenge against Oregon, Nebraska’s season opener, will be available on ESPN3 on Aug. 25, while the second game against Florida the following day will be televised on the SEC Network.
Five home matches will be available online only with a BTN Plus subscription.
Nebraska will hold the annual Red/White Scrimmage on Saturday at the Devaney Center.
The Huskers went 31-3 last season, winning the Big Ten conference title and making it to the Final Four before losing to national runner-up Texas. Nebraska came in at No. 5 in the preseason AVCA poll.
The Nebraska soccer team will also have three games on the airwaves, two of which are at home. BTN will show Nebraska’s games at Iowa on Sept. 15 and against Maryland on Oct. 5. ESPNU will also broadcast Nebraska’s game against Rutgers on Oct. 8.
Nebraska went 11-6-5 last season, falling in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers open the season ranked No. 22 and will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Jayhawks in Friday’s season opener.
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.