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Nebraska volleyball anticipates yearly trips west

Nebraska volleyball congratulates one another after scoring a point during practice at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on April 20, 2017 (NTV News)

Sometimes it takes a lot to get Nebraska student-athletes and coaches out of the bubble surrounding Lincoln and Omaha.

This year the Huskers are giving us "country folk" two chances to see the Ladies in Red up close and personal, coming all the way out to Kearney (hopefully the italics hint at the sarcasm and poor attempt at humor).

"I think that's part of the DNA of Nebraska volleyball is to share our program, we consider ourselves a state treasure and so a state treasure doesn't just sit here in Lincoln or go to Omaha and it's something we want to share with our entire state and so that's why we make this trek to all the cities out west to go and share our team with them and I think it's really important for us to give back and share our team," said head coach John Cook.

Starting with a practice on Friday, then Saturday's match against Colorado State.

"It's cool because no matter where we go the house is packed and I know a lot of those people out west don't get the chance to come to Davaney and come to our games so it's really fun to get to play in front of sort of a new crowd"

Friday's practice runs from 6–7:30, followed up by the showdown with the Rams at 3:00 p.m., doors opening at 1:30 on Saturday.

In defense of Nebraska volleyball, they have sprinkled spring matches throughout the state over the years, including stops in Grand Island, Ogallala, Fremont and Norfolk.

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