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Nebraska Football Spring Game Likely Cancelled and Volleyball Spring Match Definitely Cancelled

This was expected. It is still news.

Nebraska Spring Game Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

On Sports Nightly earlier tonight, athletic director Bill Moos announced what most of us expected.

“I will say that the Spring Game will not be on the 18th of April, and most probably will not occur at all...I hate to say that...”

All organized team activities had previously been suspended, so it was unlikely that there would be a spring game but it is still a jarring announcement nonetheless.

Anyone who has purchased tickets will likely hear from the athletic department in the coming days. The spring game has been a great way for families to experience the Husker football atmosphere without paying the high prices associated with attending a regular season game. There is some recent experience with the 2012 spring game cancelled due to weather, but this is still a disappointment nonetheless.

Volleyball Spring Match

From the athletic department news release:

The Nebraska volleyball spring match, scheduled for Saturday, April 25 against Northern Colorado in Grand Island, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 public health threat.

The NCAA and Big Ten Conference previously announced that all spring NCAA Championships have been canceled, and the Big Ten has canceled all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions.

Tickets purchased online on or via phone will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased in person can be returned to the Heartland Events Center box office for a refund.

Bottom Line

It is a scary time and made scarier by the fact that our usual recreational outlets have been taken away abruptly. Most of us are unsure how to balance life, kids at home, elderly relatives who need care, work that needs to be done and a need to connect with other humans in different ways than we are used to. We are facing an invisible enemy that does not discriminate as to who it infects and is new enough that none of us has immunity. This is a virus that preys upon the vulnerable and is spreading faster than humans can adjust and adapt.

Take care of each other and be kind.

Here at CN, we are working on ways to keep you entertained and have an opportunity to check in on each other through this difficult time.