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Video: Husker athletics weekly press conference

Football coach Bo Pelini

Quarterback Taylor Martinez

Running back Ameer Abdullah

Volleyball coach John Cook


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AD Shawn Eichorst talks Big Ten meetings, recruiting, new arena

Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst appeared for his monthly “Sports Nightly” radio hour Tuesday night; the Huskers’ new boss did not take calls but answered selected questions from email. Here’s a recap of his comments:

Eichorst played close to the vest on any changes in Big Ten division realignment and number of league games.

In sharp contrast to his former boss — Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, who shared on his monthly radio show Tuesday all kinds of details, including that Big Ten schools agreed to stop scheduling FCS teams — Eichorst called Big Ten meetings “conversations amongst peers who are trying to gather as much facts as possible to render a decision that’s in the best interest of the league.”

“No decisions – in my opinion …

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Q&A: Creighton volleyball’s Natalie Hackbarth

Natalie Hackbarth has had her ups and downs as a member of the Creighton volleyball team.

After starting 16 games last season as a sophomore, Hackbarth has taken more of a leadership role while coming off the bench for emerging underclassmen Melanie Jereb and Leah McNary. With one year of eligibility remaining, Hackbarth will graduate a year early in May with a degree in journalism.

She will be honored before Saturday’s match with Illinois State along with seniors Brooke Boggs, Megan Bober and Brittany Moon.

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Q: When you and the team aren’t on the court, what are some of your favorite things to do off of it?

A: One of our favorite things is to go get dessert together. We don’t get …

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Volleyball: Consistency key for continued success

The Creighton volleyball team is in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history.

The Jays are 21-3, while their 12-1 Missouri Valley record has them atop the conference standings. They are also riding a school-record nine-game winning streak.

With all of these accomplishments, the Jays could be looking towards the MVC tournament and beyond with only five conference games left.

But as coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth or any of her players would tell you, it’s all about taking things one game at a time.

“Every game is big right now, and they all count equally,” Booth said. “Each win takes us closer to our goal, but our focus right now has to be one game at a time.”

Booth’s message is …

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Volleyball: Expanded BTN TV schedule

Nebraska volleyball will appear at least five times on the Big Ten Network this fall, starting with the Huskers’ Aug. 25 tilt with defending national champion UCLA.

Here’s the whole schedule, with NU’s games in bold.

Saturday, Aug. 25: UCLA at Nebraska, 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31: Stanford at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19: Nebraska at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21: Minnesota at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Michigan State at Nebraska, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28: Ohio State at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29: Illinois at Purdue, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Michigan at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5: Nebraska at Purdue, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5: Michigan State at Wisconsin, TBD
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Illinois at …

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Volleyball: Jordan Larson makes U.S. Olympic team

Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook remembers the moment quite clearly: A 15-year-old kid from Hooper named Jordan Larson, listing out her goals in for a volleyball career.

Play at Nebraska. Make a career out of volleyball. Play in the Olympics.

Check. Check. Check.

Larson, a starter for Team USA — the world’s No. 1 team for the last three years — officially became a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Tuesday.

“Words cannot express my excitement to be a part of this team,” Larson said in a statement. ”It has been something I have dreamed about for a very long time. I would like to thank all my family, friends, coaches and teammates who have helped me along the way to be the player and …

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Volleyball: Freshman outside hitter transferring

Taylor Simpson, a freshman outside hitter for Nebraska’s volleyball team, is transferring immediately, head coach John Cook announced in a statement Tuesday. Classes at NU began Monday.

“Taylor Simpson informed us over break that she would like to pursue another option and has made the decision to no longer be a part of the Nebraska volleyball program,” Cook said. “We have released her from her letter of intent in order for her to pursue another program and receive aid immediately. We wish Taylor nothing but the best of luck in the future as she will be missed as a member of the Nebraska volleyball team.”

Simpson, the nation’s No. 9 prep player in 2010 according to Prepvolleyball.com, played in 12 matches this year but struggled …

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