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NU volleyball notes: Cook says Husker freshmen ‘get after it’; need for new leaders; recruiting rankings | Volleyball

When John Cook gives praise to a freshman player, it’s often followed by a reminder that they still have room to improve. After about one week of practice, the Nebraska volleyball coach is feeling good about the Huskers’ freshmen middle blockers — one of them will likely be a starter when Nebraska opens the season …

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How NU’s Kaitlyn Hord used kickboxing to stay active while in college volleyball limbo | Volleyball

Last winter, Kaitlyn Hord was in limbo. Hord wasn’t a part of the Penn State program, having entered the transfer portal after the season ended. She also wasn’t officially in the fold at Nebraska yet because she still needed to finish up classes needed to graduate. So, Hord was just like other adults looking for …

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NU’s John Cook says adding UCLA, USC to Big Ten is ‘epic’ for league’s volleyball scene | Volleyball

College volleyball in the Big Ten Conference is already outstanding — it has many of the best players in the nation, large crowds and several league programs each season capable of making a run deep into the NCAA Tournament. Still, when UCLA and Southern California join the league Nebraska coach John Cook says it will …

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Let’s look back at the best moments of Big Ten volleyball media days | Volleyball

The Nebraska volleyball program works to develop its athletes as both players and people, including in their confidence. And, so, even with head coach John Cook seated next to her during a news conference Nebraska senior Madi Kubik wasn’t afraid to have a differing opinion than the four-time national champion coach about one of the …

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Inside NU volleyball’s recruiting strategy: Identify ‘a very small group,’ and work from there | Volleyball

Caroline Jurevicius lifts a shot during Nebraska’s Dream Team volleyball camp at the Devaney Sports Center in 2021. She’s part of Nebraska’s 2023 recruiting class. Journal Star file photo Another summer has produced another hot streak in recruiting for the Nebraska volleyball program. What that means for success on the court won’t be known for …

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How the first year of NIL has affected the Nebraska volleyball program | Volleyball

Is there such a thing as too many volleyball camps? In Lincoln, we’re about to find out, and early indications are that the answer is no. College sports is about 13 months into the NIL era, where athletes can be paid for endorsements, appearances, sports camps, private lessons and autographs. They can also have apparel …

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NU volleyball notes: As Orr steps into spotlight, Cook shares plan for player/coach Hames | Volleyball

CHICAGO — Kennedi Orr is going to get her chance to be the starting setter for the Nebraska volleyball team. And the Huskers will have an upscale second option in Nicklin Hames, who has been the Huskers’ starting setter in two national title matches. Orr will be going into her third season at Nebraska — …

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