⛷️🏐 Between two poles
NCAA skiing and men's volleyball are officially back
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Skiing and men’s volleyball are officially back this week, so brush up with our primers then fill the fall sports void with pancakes and fresh powder.
January 03, 2024
🏆 Sweeping the floor
Texas wins back-to-back national championships
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For the second straight year, the aforementioned Texas Longhorns brought brooms to the national championship court — this time sweeping the Nebraska Cornhuskers 25–22, 25–14, 25–11 in front of yesterday’s record-breaking indoor NCAA volleyball crowd.
December 18, 2023
🏐 Pancakes and butter
Nebraska and Texas will meet in the NCAA volleyball national championship game
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Last night’s semifinals saw overall No. 1–seed Nebraska and defending champ No. 2 Texas dig out spots on Sunday’s championship court.
December 15, 2023
🏐 Here comes the sun
A preview of the women’s volleyball national semifinals
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The women’s volleyball national semifinalists take the court in Tampa, FL, tomorrow night, hoping to make Santa’s victorious list for the opportunity to wrap their season with a championship bow on Sunday.
December 13, 2023
And then there were four in the NCAA volleyball tournament
And then there were four in the NCAA volleyball tournament
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Four familiar faces — three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 seed — emerged victorious from Saturday’s national tournament’s tumultuous regional round, booking their tickets to Thursday’s national semifinals in Tampa, FL.
December 11, 2023
Setting up the Round of 16 of the NCAA volleyball tournament
Setting up the Round of 16 of the NCAA volleyball tournament
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The national tournament survivors jump back into the fray with this week’s Regionals — tomorrow’s Round of 16 plus Saturday’s quarter-finals — hosted by the highest-seeded team left in each bracket quadrant (in this case, the four No. 1 seeds).
December 06, 2023
Breaking down the 64-team field at this year's NCAA volleyball tournament
Breaking down the 64-team field at this year's NCAA volleyball tournament
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Don’t blink because 64 squads will begin their single-elimination national tournament run tomorrow or Friday, and by late Saturday night, only 16 will remain in the natty hunt.
November 29, 2023
Nebraska wins five-set thriller over Wisconsin to stay undefeated
Nebraska wins five-set thriller over Wisconsin to stay undefeated
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October 23, 2023
Nebraska ruined Wisconsin’s undefeated season (and protected their own) with an electrifying five-set dub, likely stealing the top poll spot later today.
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Ep #360

PWHL playoff push & Nelly Korda’s dominance

April 23, 2024
PWHL playoff push & Nelly Korda’s dominance

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is for the girls with a two-parter full of women’s sport updates. First up, Steph Rotz and guest co-host Lauren Tuiskula discuss yet another historic PWHL weekend along with everything you need to know heading into the final push to the playoffs.

Then in part two, Steph and Lauren highlight world No. 1 golfer Nelly Korda and her recent dominance after the American notched her LPGA record-tying fifth consecutive tour victory over the weekend. Tee-rific.

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No. 5 Stanford and No. 1 Wisconsin pull off five-set comeback thrillers
No. 5 Stanford and No. 1 Wisconsin pull off five-set comeback thrillers
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From back-to-back barnburners to huge upsets to (more) record-breaking crowds, the gals gave us everything this weekend.
September 18, 2023
No. 4 Nebraska defeats No. 5 Stanford for the first time since 2008
No. 4 Nebraska defeats No. 5 Stanford for the first time since 2008
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With only one week until conference play, teams are rushing to rack up as many impressive nonconference wins as possible, creating an extra-spicy midweek slate.
September 13, 2023
No. 5 Stanford continues to dominate their hypercompetitive nonconference schedule
No. 5 Stanford continues to dominate their hypercompetitive nonconference schedule
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Play went mostly as expected on the courts this weekend, with a few surprises — and soccer-inspired moves — sprinkled in to keep you on your toes.
September 11, 2023
Nebraska women's volleyball eyes historic attendance record
Nebraska women's volleyball eyes historic attendance record
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As demonstrated by today’s previously mentioned Nebraskan holiday, this week’s all about bumps, sets, and aces.
August 30, 2023
Upsets highlight the opening weekend of the NCAA women's volleyball season
Upsets highlight the opening weekend of the NCAA women's volleyball season
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Hollywood’s still on strike, but the court queens are already bringing the drama this year: Ten Top 25 squads (including four in the Top 10) fell to at least one unranked or lower-ranked team in the season’s first three days.
August 28, 2023