As Texas Longhorns Pave their way to NCAA finals to meet Nebraska Huskers, fans Rekindle Controversial “One Second” Debate

Published 12/15/2023, 5:40 AM EST

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The Texas Longhorns are in for the toughest battle in the NCAA volleyball finals so far. The Big 12 powerhouse faces off against the Nebraska Huskers in the final match of the NCAA Volleyball Championship to defend their title. While the match is expected to be full of thrills, Longhorns fans speak their mind about the fans of the Huskers.

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While most of them have high regard for the Huskers, one sneaky question looked to stir the pot about an age-old controversy. The 2009 Big 12 football match between Texas and Nebraska continues to irk fans of both sides to this day and the Texas Longhorns fans seem to remember the fiasco to talk about their final match-up against the bitter opponents.

Texas Longhorns fans speak on the 2009 Big 12 match

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During the highly-anticipated football match between Nebraska and Texas in 2009, the Longhorns clinched a last-moment win in Arlington, Texas. While the match ended 13-12, the final whistle made Huskers fans claim that the time wasn’t up. Now, as the Longhorns face the Huskers as their 2023 NCAA final opponents, the old dispute is once again in the talks.

In the post on X, reporters of a sports media company sought the Longhorns fans’ opinions about Nebraska ahead of their match against the Badgers in Tampa, Florida. The reporter asks, “What do you think of Nebraska fans” , and Longhorns supporters didn’t disappoint. One fan said, “They’re wild and have a lot of energy“. Another fan acknowledged that the Huskers are “awesome“.

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While this could’ve ended there, the reporter wanted the fans’ take on the 2009 match. She asked if they thought the clock still had time left. One Texas loyalist refused to cave in. The Longhorn enthusiast said the time was up on that fateful night and Texas won the match fair and square. However, for the other fan, Texas may have gotten the benefit of the doubt in the controversial Big 12 Championship match. This flair of rivalry has its mark on the NCAA championship as well.

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An old rivalry to be dug up in the final match

In their semifinal match against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Texas Longhorns took the game 3-1. After dropping the second set, the Texas team buckled up and won the game 25-22, 25-20, 25-13, and 25-16. While this win will definitely put Longhorns on a high, they will not have history on their side.

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In the years 1995 and 2015, Texas had to bow down to Nebraska in the finals. While the Longhorns will look to put the age-old debacles to rest, Nebraska will vie to keep their streak against the Longhorns alive. It remains to be seen who holds the ground on December 17.

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Diptarko Paul

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Growing up, I didn’t really have an interest in Olympic sports, but it was always something intriguing. As I found the means and the opportunity to explore its world, I found sports like volleyball, and track & field to be something that had tons to offer instead of just scoring through kills and sprinting toward the finish line. Whether it is Nebraska Huskers dominating the court or Noah Lyles maintaining his winning spree on the tracks, these two sports never fail to serve adrenaline rush to their spectators.
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BHUJAYA RAY CHOWDHURY

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