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Horns up for volleyball success — Texas faces top-ranked Nebraska in national semifinal on Thursday

The Texas volleyball team gets a chance in the NCAA semifinal to avenge two losses to Nebraska: one in August and the other in last year's NCAA championship match (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

The Texas volleyball team gets a chance in the NCAA semifinal to avenge two losses to Nebraska: one in August and the other in last year's NCAA championship match (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There’s a lot to be said about the Texas volleyball team’s continued string of success and five — count 'em, five — straight trips to the NCAA semifinals, especially considering the different skillsets of the players the Longhorns have put on the court since 2011.

Alas, UT has just one national championship, in 2012, to show for the past four appearances in the NCAA championship tournament.

This year’s attempt to add another banner to

 

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .