Lincoln – The University of Nebraska Athletic Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the Huskers’ first-round match against South Dakota State Friday night will be shown for free on Huskers.com and NCAAsports.com.
The video feed will feature the Nebraska Educational Television (NET) broadcast team of Larry Punteney and Kathi Wieskamp, as they bring fans all of the excitement of the Huskers’ first-round matchup that begins at 7 p.m. If Nebraska advances to the second round, Huskers.com will also have live video coverage of Saturday’s match beginning at 5 p.m.
In addition, the match will also be carried across the state on the Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and 93.3 KHUS-FM in Omaha, with John Baylor and Diane Mendenhall, Huskers.com will also provide free audio.
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Husker Volleyball Subject of NET Television Special
Lincoln -- When the Nebraska volleyball team defeated Stanford last December at Omaha's Qwest Center to win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, a record crowd of more than 17,000 celebrated in their victory.
But the Husker championship was not a fairy-tale success.
"Nebraska Volleyball: Dream Like a Champion," airing Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. CT and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. CT on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD, is an inspiring look at Nebraska's own "Dream Team."
From former head volleyball coach Terry Pettit to current coach John Cook, follow the Husker volleyball team on its journey to winning the 2006 National Championship title and along the way learn some of the history behind one of the nation's premier women's volleyball programs.
After a devastating loss to the Washington Huskies in the 2005 National Championship match, "Dream Like a Champion" captures how the Husker team rebounded from the defeat and forged team unity and lasting friendships during a trip to China.
The documentary then follows the Nebraska women as they persevere through the pressure-filled and roller coaster ride of the 2006 season, culminating in the national championship match against Stanford in Omaha. Commentary from current and past Husker players, as well as national rivals, is featured in the program.
"Dream Like a Champion" chronicles how the accomplishments of Pettit's teams -- 694 victories, a 1995 national championship and six Final Four appearances -- led to volleyball becoming to Husker women's athletics what the Big Red football program is to the men's athletic program. It also explores how Cook -- who took over when Pettit retired in 1999 -- has made the Nebraska volleyball program his own.
"Nebraska Volleyball: Dream Like a Champion" is a production of NET Television for broadcast on NET1. NET Television is a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit netNebraska.org/television.
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