Nebraska’s volleyball team returned to Lincoln on Sunday with a new piece of hardware.
The Huskers celebrated their national title with their fans during a ceremony at the Devaney Center. They beat Florida, 3-1, on Saturday night in Kansas City to capture the title.
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Fifth-seeded Nebraska knocked off top-seeded Penn State on Thursday before playing the Gators for the championship. The title is the fifth in program history and second in three seasons.
“You saw a team play great team volleyball. I saw [former coach Terry Pettit] had an article called ‘old-school volleyball.’ It was serve, block, dig and try not to make errors on offense and get a few sideouts. And you saw our serve-blocking defense really frustrated Florida [on Saturday],” Nebraska coach John Cook said. “That’s what this team has been built on all year. They’ve embraced it, and they’ve had unbelievable leadership from the senior class.”