The Nebraska volleyball team will play two matches during the spring exhibition season.
Due in part because of ongoing construction at the Devaney Sports Center, both matches will be played away from Lincoln this year. Nebraska will play Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, on April 19. The match will be played at Hilton Coliseum at 2 p.m., and admission is free.
Last year, Iowa State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
For the Huskers' second match, Nebraska will continue a tradition of taking the team to play matches in other parts of the state. In 2012, Nebraska played North Dakota State in Norfolk.
This year, the Huskers will play Creighton in Wayne on April 26. The 2 p.m. match will be played at Rice Auditorium at Wayne State College and is being called the "Rumble in Rice."
Tickets are $15, with all seats reserved. Tickets can be purchased at the Wayne State College volleyball office or by going online at www.wscvolleyballcamps.com. Fifty percent of proceeds from the event will go to the reconstruction of the Wayne Summer Sports Complex that was destroyed by an Oct. 4 tornado that hit the Wayne area. For further information on the event, contact the Wayne State College volleyball office at 402-375-7303.
Last year, Creighton advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a 23-9 record.
The spring indoor season will follow the Huskers’ upcoming sand volleyball season.
-- Brent C. Wagner