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Exploring the State of Nebraska and its unique football tradition

Bowl Fever

Even though the Bowl season officially gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon with the New Mexico Bowl, quickly followed by foNCAA Women's Volleyball Update, Sept 20 | volleyball-life.comur others with captivating titles such as the Camellia Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl, the attention of Nebraska fans everywhere will be focused on the NCAA National Women's Volleyball title match as the Huskers take on the Texas Longhorns.

The Huskers won the right to go to the final by beating Kansas last night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, while also setting an NCAA attendance record of 17,551. I think we can be quite certain that any football fans who manage to tear themselves away from the delights of watching Georgia State take on San Jose State in the Cure Bowl to watch the "Volley Bowl" instead, will be in for an exciting match in front of a very lively and enthusiastic crowd.

Speaking of Bowl games, one Husker football player who won't be making the trip to San Francisco is Jonathan Rose who was dismissed from the team after yet another violation of team rules. As a result the team will be without the services of the Senior Cornerback who appeared in nine games this season and was suspended for three others. Most importantly however, the dismissal of Rose sends a strong signal to the other players on the roster that there will always be consequences for the violation of team rules. In the long run, the consistent enforcement of this type of discipline helps to not only shape the character of the players but also bind them closer together as a unit. Kudos to Mike Riley and his staff for not only setting the boundaries but also staying the course and enforcing the rules.

With so many Bowl games coming up, its difficult for we couch-based players to keep up with the schedule. Take the Camellia Day | The Sac Ragfirst set of games, for example. The New Orleans bowl, New Mexico Bowl and Las Vegas Bowl will all be played tomorrow - but where? How are we supposed to tell from those very creative names where each game will take place? I know the Camellia Bowl will be played in a Botanical Garden somewhere in the south, and the Cure Bowl will be played in the grounds of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, but trying to figure out those other three is just too confusing.

But it's getting late and I'm too tired to think about it all. I think I'll just take a generous helping from the Punch Bowl and go to bed. I've got a big day ahead of me tomorrow!

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