Husker-Santa Clara Match televised at Devaney

For those that can't make it to San Antonio for the final four, the University of Nebraska is bringing the final four to you.

Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson has invited Husker fans to come to the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Thursday evening for a free public viewing of the Nebraska volleyball team's NCAA semifinal match against Santa Clara. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with the match scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. with ESPNU providing television coverage of the match. 

Cable systems in Omaha and Lincoln do not carry ESPNU and most Husker fans would not have an opportunity to watch the match in their homes, prompting the Athletic Department to secure permission from ESPN to show the match at the Devaney Center. 

"The crowds last weekend in Omaha show the amount of support and passion Nebraska fans have for this volleyball team," Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson said. "We expect that at least 3,000 Nebraska fans will travel to San Antonio for the weekend, but we think the fans here in Nebraska would like to be able to get together to watch the game. Opening the Devaney Center on Thursday night will provide that opportunity." 

Details for the Thursday night event at the Bob Devaney Sports Center include:

  • Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and television coverage of the match starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Seating will be available in the "B" and "C" sections, but the floor-level seats will not be open
  • Two upper concession stands in the Northeast and Southwest corners of the Devaney Center will be open to fans
  • Fans may access the Devaney Center through all normal entrances, including the lower level entrances
  • Fans are asked to discard their trash when exiting on Thursday night to assist with the Devaney Center cleanup for Saturday morning's UNL Commencement exercises.  

In the event Nebraska advances to Saturday night's NCAA Championship match, Nebraska also plans to open the Devaney Center doors a half-hour earlier than normal for Saturday night's men's basketball game with Chicago State. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with ESPN2's coverage of the championship volleyball match shown on the HuskerVision screens at the Devaney Center 

Pederson also reminded Husker fans that in their exuberance over the success of the volleyball team to continue in the Nebraska tradition of doing everything in accordance with NCAA rules as it applies to Husker student-athletes. Anyone with questions regarding permissible activities, should call Gary Bargen at (402) 472-2042.

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