The volleyball doubleheader at Qwest Center Omaha on Sunday, Sept. 2, features the defending national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on perennial power Penn State at 3 p.m., while NCAA Tournament qualifier Cal Poly takes on Creighton in the day's first match at 12:30 p.m. The two matches are part of the three-day Holiday Inn Downtown Classic, but the only tournament matches taking place at the Qwest Center.
Tickets for the doubleheader range from $20 (courtside and lower bowl) and $15 (upper bowl) and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone in Lincoln at (402) 472-1212 or in Omaha at (402) 422-1212. In Lincoln, tickets can be purchased in person at the Nebraska Student Union (14th and R), Younkers (Gateway Mall), Pershing Auditorium or at Russ's Market stores. In Omaha, tickets can also be purchased at selected Baker's and Younkers locations. Other additional fees from Ticketmaster may be added, depending on how your tickets are purchased.
Both the Huskers and Nittany Lions finished the 2006 season in the top-five nationally, as the two teams combined for a 65-4 record a year ago. The Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title in 2006 and return a trio of All-Americans in outside hitters Nicole Fawcett and Megan Hodge and middle blocker Christa Harmotto. The Huskers went 34-1 en route to the school's third NCAA title and return five AVCA All-Americans, including Honda-Broderick Cup winner Sarah Pavan and 2005 AVCA National Player of the Year Christina Houghtelling.
It is the third match that the Huskers will play at Qwest Center Omaha this season, as Nebraska will also participate in the AVCA Showcase on Aug. 24-25. Tickets for the AVCA Showcase are also on sale through Ticketmaster and on Ticketmaster.com.