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Huskers are Final Four bound, plus Nebraska football ‘leading’ for Kyle McCord

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Nebraska volleyball punched its ticket to the Final Four in Tampa, plus another positive update for Nebraska football and Kyle McCord.

What a day it was for the Nebraska volleyball faithful on Saturday as the Huskers downed Arkansas 3-1 (26-24, 25-14, 21-25, and 25-23) on their home court to punch their ticket to the Final Four.

It wasn’t easy though. Not by a long shot. Nebraska volleyball actually trailed late in two of three winning sets. Each time the Huskers rallied and when an Arkansas serve went long in the fourth set, it was time for the Huskers to celebrate their 17th trip to the Final Four.

Merritt Beason was simply incredible finishing with a double-double that was nearly a triple-double after netting 18 kills, 11 digs, and eight blocks. As a team, Nebraska volleyball finished with 16 blocks in the game thanks to a stellar performance from Bekka Allick who had a career-high 12 stuffs. That was the most ever for a Nebraska player in an NCAA tournament match.

The freshmen sensations also did their part as Harper Murray finished with 15 kills and 12 digs. She also had six kills in the clinching set for the Huskers. Bergen Reilly did her thing with 40 assists and 16 digs. Lexi Rodriguez also pitched in with 20 digs.

Nebraska will take on Pittsburgh on Thursday, Dec. 14. The match will start at 6 PM CST time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Wisconsin and Texas will meet in the other national semifinal.

Nebraska football is the “leader” for Kyle McCord

In other news that might interest Husker fans, Nebraska football has “surged into the lead for Kyle McCord” according to Pete Thamel of ESPN who made the comments on ESPN’s College Gameday on Saturday.

McCord entered the transfer portal last Monday and Nebraska football has been pushing hard for the former five-star quarterback who threw 24 touchdown passes last season compared to just six interceptions.

McCord would be a definite upgrade at the quarterback position. There has been some talk that he might not want to face Ohio State, which is on Nebraska’s schedule next season, however, it feels like the Huskers have cleared that hurdle.

Getting McCord on campus would be the clincher. Keep an eye out for that to happen this week, but with Blake Shapen going to Mississippi State and Dillon Gabriel to Oregon, the dominoes are starting to fall.

Hopefully, Kyle McCord to Nebraska football is the next one.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska

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