Nebraska-Wisconsin National Championship 2021: TV Channel, Time, Live Stream, Preview – Nebraska Volleyball

No. 10 Nebraska (26-7) will face No. 4 Wisconsin (30-3) in the NCAA National Title Game on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. CT. It is a repeat of the 2000 National Championship match, which Nebraska won against Wisconsin in five sets.

The Huskers have advanced to the NCAA Finals 10 times in program history. Saturday’s performance is the fourth time in the past seven seasons. Nebraska appeared in the NCAA Finals in 1986, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2017, and 2018. The Huskers won the National Championship in 1995, 2000, 2006, 2015, and 2017.

While Wisconsin has never won a national title, Saturday marks the program’s fourth final. The Badgers last reached the title match in 2019.

Nebraska-Wisconsin National Championship: TV Channel, Time, Venue

TV channel: ESPN2

Time: 6:30 pm CT

Date: Saturday December 18

Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nebraska-Wisconsin National Championship: How To Watch

The first service between Nebraska and Wisconsin is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Paul Sunderland will take on play-by-play duties, while Salima Rockwell will provide color commentary and Christine Williamson will report to the court.

For YouTube TV subscribers, Saturday night’s championship game is not available on the platform. YouTube TV has failed to strike a deal with Disney to keep Disney’s channels on the TV streaming service. That means that starting Saturday, December 18, networks like ABC and ESPN will be removed from the YouTube TV platform.

If you have YouTube TV, here are the options to watch tonight’s national championship match:

If you live in Lincoln, you can also go to Pinnacle Bank Arena for a viewing party:

live stream: ESPN+ (with a provider other than YouTube TV, as ESPN+ does not offer traditional ESPN channels on its streaming service without logging in through your TV provider)

Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to a live audio stream of the game on the new Huskers Radio Network at Huskers.com or in the Huskers app. John Baylor and Lauren Cook West will be leading the conversation.

Huskers Radio Network affiliates will also run the competition, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and AM 590 in Omaha.

Nebraska-Wisconsin National Championship: Example

Saturday will be a big challenge for Nebraska. Wisconsin has racked up seven straight wins in the series between the two programs, with the Badgers’ most recent win over the Huskers in Madison to clinch a third straight Big Ten title.

However, Nebraska is also in the postseason with a 3-1 score against Wisconsin. In addition, the Huskers won their second NCAA championship with a five-set win over the Badgers in 2000. That 2000 season was also John Cook’s first season as head coach of Nebraska. Before that, he was the head coach of Wisconsin for seven years.

Saturday marks Cook’s 100th NCAA Tournament game as head coach of Nebraska. He has an 82-17 record in the tournament.

Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield is hopeful that Wisconsin can finally join Nebraska as national champions.

“Look how many white banners they have in Devaney. We want a white banner,” Sheffield said Friday. “The white banners there are the national championship banners and that’s somewhere (where) we’ve been close. We’ve been painfully close. That’s something that drives everyone. We want to go to that exclusive club where they are VIPs.”

Wisconsin will compete with Nebraska, beating undefeated No. 1 Louisville in five sets on Thursday in the first NCAA semifinal. The Badgers currently have a 10-game winning streak, something that has been around since November 14.

For Nebraska, Thursday’s win over No. 3 Pittsburgh extended his journey a little longer. The Huskers lived by the motto “The JOURNEY makes the STORY better,” which was printed on sweatshirts for the team to wear.

“It includes all of our tournament runs,” Nicklin Hames said of the sweatshirts. “Like I said yesterday, a lot of people didn’t believe in us, and we’ve been through this trip up and down all season and it hasn’t always been perfect. But here we are and we are excited. And those are our favorite sweatshirts we’ve ever gotten. They are really cool. We were delighted to get it yesterday.”

To get to this point, the Huskers had to beat No. 3 Pitt, No. 2 Texas and an Illinois team that upset No. 7 Kentucky in the second round, and they had to do so after taking seven losses in regular season, more than the other three teams who reached Columbus combined.

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