Husker volleyball event does our community proud

Monday, April 22, 2019

University of Nebraska volleyball has been one of the hottest tickets in Lincoln for some years now, so it was no surprise to see the Graff Events Center filled to capacity Saturday for what is arguably the biggest event it has ever hosted in its short history.

Yes, it was “only” a spring game and the tickets were just $10, but most of them were purchased by someone who camped out for hours the day they went on sale, and even stood in line for hours on Saturday for a choice seat.

Congratulations to Bob Elder, early proponent of the McCook spring game idea, McCook Community College staff, Booster Club and countless volunteers who made the unique, memorable event possible, along with the Graff family and others who helped provide the venue to make it possible.

Kudos too, to the University for giving Southwest Nebraska a chance to shine, and to the fans who pitched in extra for T-shirts that will go to help their Nebraska neighbors recover from the March flooding.

Wags used to joke, when the other Cornhuskers were struggling, that it was hard to play football at a volleyball school.

Football may be on the rebound now, but for fans enjoying their first taste of Nebraska volleyball talent and athleticism on Saturday, there’s little doubt that the other Big Red is here to stay.

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