Husker Program Turns Profit

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The Husker squad

The Nebraska women’s volleyball program’s big move from the NU Coliseum to the refurbished Devaney Center resulted in big gains
for the team and the athletic department as a whole.

Devaney features close to double the number of seats as the Coliseum, and the Huskers have long been known as a program that routinely sells out its home matches. Ticket revenue for volleyball in 2013 equaled $1.7 million (not including the revenue generated by the five luxury boxes and 100 courtside seats), while the budget added up to $1.3 million, making for a profit of $400,000.

Head coach John Cook said in an interview with the Omaha World-Herald that he believes that income makes Nebraska women’s volleyball one of the only revenue-producing women’s college sports teams, a designation of which he is very proud.

I think it’s a statement of how big volleyball is here and how important it is, he said.

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