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ESPNU to Celebrate “National Nebraska Day” on Sunday, April 5

Memorable games by UNO hockey and Nebraska volleyball and football fill our sports void.


What do sports networks show during a pandemic that cancels just about everything? Well, reruns. And now ESPNU is now building some themes for their programming, with Sunday, April 5 being designated “National Nebraska Day” to feature Nebraska football and volleyball, UNO hockey and Jaysker basketball.

Here’s the schedule: (All times central time, the way God intended)

(UPDATE: The Husker volleyball game have been removed from the schedule, as was the Creighton and CWS games. The UNO hockey game will now be at 8 pm instead.)

Noon, 2015 NCAA Hockey Regional (now 8 pm)
UNO vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

The greatest day in UNO hockey history? Without a doubt.

Late season injuries to captain Dominic Zombo and brilliant goaltender Ryan Massa dropped the Mavs out of the top five rankings, but still had earned enough respect to earn a #2 seed in the NCAA hockey tournament. And when both returned to the lineup for the regional, the Mavs were back in form, steamrolling Harvard and RIT to earn their first trip to the Frozen Four in Boston.

2 pm, 2015 NCAA Volleyball National Championship
Nebraska vs. Texas

Nebraska volleyball playing for a national championship. AWESOME!

Nebraska volleyball playing for a national championship against Texas. OOOOOOOHHHH!

Nebraska volleyball playing in OMAHA for a national championship against Texas. OMG.

Yeah, it went about as well as you might think for the Bovines.

Sadly not showing.

4 pm, 2012 ESPN Bracketbuster
Creighton vs. Long Beach State

Something for the Jayskers, I guess. Antoine Young’s layup at the buzzer gave Creighton fans a reason to spill their Zima.

6 pm, Matt Davison’s “Nice Catch”
Nebraska at Missouri

The classic game that won an ESPY for the Big Red en route to the Huskers third national championship in four years.

8 pm, Final College World Series at Rosenblatt
South Carolina vs. UCLA

The final CWS game at Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010 was a classic, as South Carolina beat UCLA in extra innings.