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Husker Volleyball in Brazil – University of Nebraska

The Nebraska volleyball team will spend 17 days in Brazil from May 29-June 14. NCAA programs are allowed to take foreign trips once every four years, and this is Nebraska volleyball’s first-ever trip to Brazil.

Below is an itinerary of the Huskers’ Brazil trip. Throughout the trip, fans can check this page on, @Huskervball on Twitter and HuskerVolleyball on Instagram for updates. Live video streams will be attempted for the matches in Belo Horizonte on June 1-4.

In the latest podcast episode of Kicking Back with the Cooks, Lauren (Cook) West and Head Coach John Cook talked about the team’s upcoming trip to Brazil.

Monday, May 29

    • The Huskers will bus from Lincoln to Omaha for their flight to Brazil late Monday night. A connecting flight in Chicago will fly the Huskers through the night to Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Tuesday, May 30

    • The team will land in Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning and later that afternoon will take a short flight from Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte, where they will spend the next five days.


Wednesday, May 31

    • The Huskers will begin the day with weight training and a practice at the Minas Tênis Clube.


    • After a tour and orientation in the afternoon, the Huskers will have another practice at night at the MTC.


Thursday, June 1

    • The Huskers will practice in the morning and then have lunch and prepare for their first tournament match of the trip, which will begin at 2:30 p.m. (CT) against Minas Tênis Clube. Minas was the runner-up in the Brazilian Volleyball Super League in 2022-23, and the club is five-time league champions of the Brazilian Super League (1993, 2002, 2019, 2021, 2022).


Friday, June 2

    • The Huskers will go through the same routine as Thursday, but this time will play Mackenzie at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on day two of the tournament. Mackenzie formerly played in the Brazilian Super League from 2007-2012.


Saturday, June 3

    • NU will take part in an outreach event with local youth in the morning and then will play 2022-23 Brazilian Super League champion Praia Clube at 4:30 p.m. (CT). Prior to winning the league title last season, Praia Clube was the league runner-up to Minas in the previous three seasons.


Sunday, June 4

    • On their final day in Belo Horizonte, the Huskers will continue the tournament against one of the opponents from the previous three days at 11:30 a.m. (CT).


Monday, June 5

    • NU will fly from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro and have an afternoon workout to prepare for two matches in the following two days.


Tuesday, June 6

    • Nebraska’s first match in Rio de Janeiro will be against the U21 Brazilian National Team at 5 p.m. (CT).


Wednesday, June 7

    • The Huskers will play the Military Selection team, featuring some Brazilian National Team players, at 5 p.m. (CT).


Thursday, June 8

    • The Huskers will start the day touring Sugarloaf Mountain, a 1,283-foot peak near the Atlantic Ocean. Sugarloaf Mountain gets its name from its resemblance to the traditional shape of refined sugar.


    • After lunch, the Huskers will bus to Saquarema, known as the Brazilian capital of surfing, where they will stay for three days.


    • In the evening, NU will tour the Brazilian National Team Training Center in Saquarema, one of the most prestigious volleyball training facilities in the world.


Friday, June 9

    • After a morning practice at the Brazilian Volleyball Training Center, the Huskers will have lunch and then train with the U19 Brazilian National Team.


Saturday, June 10

    • The Huskers will have another community outreach event in the morning before continuing their training in Saquarema in the afternoon.


Sunday, June 11

    • The Huskers will bus from Saquarema to Búzios, a resort town about 90 minutes away from Saquarema. While there, the team will do another community outreach event before taking some time in the afternoon for shopping and rest and relaxation.


Monday, June 12

    • On their final full day in Brazil, the Huskers will explore Búzios and have a team outing.


Tuesday, June 13

    • After a three-hour bus ride from Búzios back to Rio de Janeiro, the Huskers will begin their flight home late Tuesday night and will arrive home Wednesday afternoon.


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