Nebraska No.9 meets Indiana on Wednesday
Nebraska’s No.9 volleyball team (12-3, 6-0 Big Ten) hosts Indiana (8-10, 2-4) for a midweek game this Wednesday, October 13. The first service is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Devaney. Center, and the game will be televised on ESPNU with Courtney Lyle and Missy Whittemore on call.
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. Inside the Devaney Center, fans can access the live radio call of the game on 87.7 FM.
• Nebraska alone hold first place in the Big Ten standings and are the only undefeated team at 6-0 in conference. The Huskers are one game away from Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin (5-1).
• The Huskers tied their six-game winning streak and are aiming for their seventh straight win on Wednesday. NU’s last stretch with seven straight wins was from November 1 to 22, 2019.
• The Huskers’ sweep on Sunday afternoon at Rutgers was their seventh 3-0 win of the year.
• NU leads the conference with an attacking percentage of 0.290, 2.10 serve aces per set and 17.10 digs per set in Big Ten matches.
• Six of the Nebraska teams’ eight best hitting performances have come in Big Ten games over the past three weeks.
• NU went at least 3-0 to start the Big Ten for nine consecutive years. The Huskers’ sixth consecutive victory on Sunday marked the third time they have started at least 6-0 in the past five years.
• The Huskers earned a spot in the national AVCA poll this week, placing ninth.
• Nebraska went on a 60-week streak in the AVCA poll’s top 10 before briefly dropping to 12th in the Sept. 20-27 releases. It was the only time the Huskers had placed outside the top 10 since September 18, 2017, when they were 14th.
• 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 bounce back with six wins.
• The Huskers faced four back-to-back top-20 opponents in 11 days last 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 six NU freshmen have seen court this year.
Indiana Hoosiers Scouting
Indiana has lost four of its last five games and is 8-10 (2-4 Big Ten) after a 3-0 loss to Maryland on Saturday. Breana Edwards and Mady Saris had seven kills each for the Hoosiers.
IU finished 5-15 in Big Ten last spring. Steve Aird is in his fourth year in Indiana with a 41-59 record and a career 96-133 record in eight seasons as a head coach.
Noting Series: Against Indiana
The Huskers lead the all-time series with Indiana 19-1, including 18-0 in the John cook time. Nebraska have triumphed 19 in a row in the series dating back to 1988, and NU are looking for their third straight sweep against IU on Wednesday night. The Huskers have a 9-0 advantage over Indiana at home, including 6-0 at the Devaney Center.
The most recent meeting was on January 23, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana, where the Huskers won 3-0. Lexi Sun had 11 kills, seven digs and three blocks to lead the Huskers to victory.
Nebraska haven’t faced Indiana at home since October 10, 2018, when the Huskers recorded a 3-0 sweep.
Nebraska will host Illinois on Saturday, October 16, with the first service scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Devaney Center. The game will be televised on Nebraska Public Media – formerly known as NET – and broadcast on Big Ten Network +. John Baylor and Lauren Cook West will also have the radio call on Huskers Radio Network.