The Nebraska Huskers are supposed to play in the National Semifinals tonight at 8 p.m. AnswerParty back soon!
Sports in the United States
Nebraska Cornhuskers women's volleyball
Sports are an important part of the culture of the United States. Three of the nation's five most popular team sports were developed in North America: American football, basketball and ice hockey, whereas soccer and baseball were developed in England. The four Major leagues in the United States are the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL); all enjoy massive media exposure and are considered the preeminent competitions in their respective sports in the world. Three of those leagues have teams that represent Canadian cities, and all four are among the most lucrative sports leagues in the world. The top professional soccer league in the United States, Major League Soccer, has not yet reached the popularity levels of the top four sports leagues, although average attendance has been increasing and in fact has matched or surpassed those of the NBA and the NHL.
Professional teams in all major sports operate as franchises within a league. All major sports leagues use the same type of schedule with a playoff tournament after the regular season ends. In addition to the major league-level organizations, several sports also have professional minor leagues, active in smaller cities across the country.
Nebraska is home to one of the nation's most storied collegiate women's volleyball programs. The Nebraska women's volleyball team has won three NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championships, in 1995, 2000, and 2006 and has had three NCAA National Runner-Up finishes in 1986, 1989, and 2005 as well as 5 other NCAA National Semifinal (Final Four) appearances in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2001, and 2008 bringing the program total to 11 NCAA Final Four appearances. Nebraska also is one of only three programs east of the west coast to have won a NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Cornhuskers compete in NCAA Division I, fielding 22 varsity teams in 15 sports.
The Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It has been played annually since January 1, 1935 and celebrated its 75th playing on January 1, 2009. The Orange Bowl, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, are the second-oldest bowl games in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916). The Orange Bowl is a member of the Bowl Championship Series.
The Orange Bowl hosted the BCS National Championship Game in 2001 and 2005. However, since the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game has been a stand-alone event, hosted by the local bowl organization one week following the New Year's Day bowl games (including the Orange Bowl). In other words, under the current BCS format, the Orange Bowl Committee hosted two games in 2009: the 2009 Orange Bowl on January 1 and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game on January 8, both at Sun Life Stadium.
Nebraska Cornhuskers football team
The University of Nebraska Coliseum (also called the NU Coliseum or The Coliseum) was the home of Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball. It was an on-campus arena at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. Located East of Memorial Stadium, the arena opened in 1926 for the basketball team; the first game was a loss to Kansas. The basketball team played in the arena until 1976, when they moved into the Bob Devaney Sports Center. For many years, the state's high school basketball tournament championships were held in the Coliseum, until the Devaney Center was completed. After the completion of the Devaney Center, the Coliseum has been the exclusive home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team, undergoing numerous renovations to tailor the facility specifically to the needs of the program.
The Huskers hold the current NCAA record for the most consecutive sellouts in a women's sport which began in the Coliseum and continues at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.