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Huskers Host Tianjin Bridgestone

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - The Nebraska volleyball team announced on Tuesday that it will conclude it's 2011 spring schedule with a 7 p.m. match against the Tianjin Bridgestone Volleyball Club on Saturday, April 23 at the NU Coliseum. It will be the Huskers third match of the spring, as they are also playing Wichita State at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb., on Saturday, April 9 and the Huskers will host Iowa State at the NU Coliseum on Saturday, April 16.

Tianjin Bridgestone is arguably the top professional team in China as they recently won their fifth straight and eighth overall Chinese League Championship. Tianjin plays a fast tempo game and has several Olympians on its squad.

During its trip to the U.S., Tianjin will play Illinois, Kansas State, Creighton, Nebraska, Colorado State, NORCO Club, Laguna Beach Club and UC Irvine. Even though the Huskers and Tianjin Bridgestone are from different sides of the globe, the teams should see some familiar faces as Nebraska played several matches against Tianjin during its trip to China last summer.

Tickets for both the Iowa State and Tianjin match at the NU Coliseum are currently on sale at, by calling the NU Ticket Office at 800-8BIGRED or by visiting the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office in person weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Reserved tickets are $10 with GA tickets set at $8. All currently enrolled UNL students are eligible to receive one free ticket to each match, but must secure a ticket in advance either online at, by phone at 472-3111 or in person at the Athletic Ticket Office located just west of Memorial Stadium, while supplies last.

Fan looking to get tickets for the Huskers' match in Grand Island will need to visit Ticketmaster or the Heartland Events Center Box Office. All tickets will be reserved at $12 and $10. Courtside seats will be available for $25 and a business package that consists of 4 courtside and 6 reserved for $400. There will be a handling charge on all tickets purchased from Ticketmaster and no tickets will be sold thru the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office.


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