Huskers kicks off Homestand Saturday with Hawkeyes

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Nebraska’s No.12 volleyball team (7-3, 1-0 Big Ten) begin a three-game home game with Iowa (2-9, 0-1) this Saturday, September 25. The first service is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Devaney Center. The game will be televised on Nebraska Public Media and broadcast on Big Ten Network + with Larry Punteney in play-by-play and Kathi Wieskamp providing full color commentary.

This week’s action will air on Huskers Radio Network with the NU radio crew of John Baylor and Lauren Cook West. Baylor is in its 28th season handling play-by-play functions for the Husker volleyball program, and West, a former All-America passer at NU, will provide full color commentary for the sixth year in a row.

Huskers Radio Network will broadcast the games on HRN affiliate radios, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and AM 590 in Omaha. A live audio stream will be available on Huskers.com and on the Huskers app.

Quick shots

• The Huskers’ conference opener at Northwestern on Wednesday night improves them to an all-time 10-1 in the Big Ten’s opening games. They have won eight consecutive opening games since 2013.
• Nebraska have gone at least 3-0 to start the Big Ten every season since 2013.
• NU opened 2021 with a six-game winning streak, then lost three straight wins to No.20 Utah (September 11), No.16 Stanford (September 14) and No.5 Louisville (September 18) before to rebound with Wednesday’s game winning at Northwestern.
• Nebraska held a 60-week streak at the top of the AVCA poll before moving up to 12th this week. The last time the Huskers placed outside the top 10 was on September 18, 2017, when they were 14th.
• In the past 30 years, NU has only suffered three consecutive defeats four times. The last time NU lost three consecutive non-conference games was September 14-21, 1991.
• The Huskers have faced four back-to-back top-20 opponents in 11 days this month with No.19 Creighton (Sept. 8), No.20 Utah (Sept.11), No.16 Stanford (Sept.14) and No. 5 Louisville (September 18).
• Five of NU’s six freshmen have seen court so far this year. The Huskers started four – Ally Batenhorst, Lindsay krause, Whitney lauenstein and Lexi rodriguez – September 14 at No. 16 Stanford.

Iowa Hawkeye Scouting

Iowa is 2-9 (0-1 Big Ten) this season after a 3-2 loss to Illinois on Wednesday night – its third straight loss. Courtney Buzzerio recorded a record 24 kills and two Hawkeyes spent 20 nights: Maddie Slagle (24) and Mari Hinkle (20). Addie VanderWeide added 10 kills and 19 digs for a double-double. Buzzerio’s 4.68 kills per set rank second in the conference and 14th nationally.

Iowa finished 4-16 last spring and Buzzerio was a first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Vicki Brown is in her third season at the helm with a 16-46 record and a career 20-73 record during her four years as a head coach.

Noting the series

In the history of the Nebraska-Iowa clashes, the Huskers have been dominant in the series. They lead 33-0 all-time, including 20-0 in the John cook era and 17-0 when the match takes place in Lincoln. NU has swept four of the last five outings and 18 of 20 meetings as members of the Big Ten.

The most recent Nebraska-Iowa contest was held on March 20, 2021 at the Devaney Center, with the Huskers sweeping the Hawkeyes for the second time that week. Nebraska hit 0.397 while holding Iowa at 0.013, and John cook got his 600th victory at NU. The Huskers have had 12 wins from both Sweet Jazz (.733) and Lexi Sun (.526).

Following

Nebraska continues its stay at the Devaney Center, welcoming Michigan on Friday October 1 at 6 p.m. and the state of Michigan on Sunday October 3 at 3 p.m. Both games will be televised on Big Ten Network and streamed on the FOX Sports app. , and John Baylor and Lauren Cook West will have the radio call on Huskers Radio Network.

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