Documentary features Husker volleyball’s unexpected national title

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Documentary features Husker volleyball’s unexpected national title

Coach John Cook
Coach John Cook

Nebraska volleyball’s 2017 season was labeled as a rebuilding year. However, the Huskers had other plans, storming to the program’s second NCAA National Championship in three seasons.

In a new 30-minute documentary, “Nebraska Volleyball: Culture of a Champion,” NET captures the unexpected victories and drama of the Huskers’ title run. The feature premieres at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on NET.

The production digs into the history of the rivalry between two powerhouse programs — Nebraska and Penn State. It also examines how the Huskers looked to be entering a transition season, having ended the previous year with a national semi-final loss, graduated four seniors (including three All-American players), and losing two assistant coaches to other programs.

As he started anew, head coach John Cook relied on his foundation of leadership and expertise, and returned to the fundamentals of the game. It was a bumpy start, but the underdog mentality became motivation for Husker volleyball to return to the national stage.

“Nebraska Volleyball: Culture of a Champion” repeats at 10 p.m. Aug. 19; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21; 12:30 a.m. Aug. 22; 8 p.m. Aug. 23; and 4 a.m. Aug. 26.

The documentary is a production of NET Sports.

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