staff, December 18, 2015

Nebraska's volleyball team dropped Kansas to advance to Saturday's NCAA Volleyball Tournament Championship against Texas.

Fourth-seeded Nebraska used a strong finish to push their way past Kansas and punch their ticket to the championship match. Nebraska won the final seven rallies of the match to defeat the Jayhawks in front of 17,551 fans at the CenturyLink Center, the largest volleyball crowd in NCAA history. Read more at

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Earlier Thursday, Minnesota fell to Texas in the other semifinal, 24-26, 25-27, 25-23, 21-25. The loss ends a six-game winning streak with the Gophers ending the season at 30-5. This was Minnesota's 20th NCAA Tournament appearance, and its fourth Final Four.

The last time the Gophers faced Texas was in the National Semifinal in 2009, with Minnesota falling in three sets. Read more here.

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Also, the American Volleyball Coaches Association named Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon as the 2015 AVCA Division I Coach of the Year. He is the the first Golden Gopher head coach to ever win the AVCA award.