If Nebraska volleyball had to leave the NU Coliseum, it is good to hear that officials still predict capacity crowds at the renovated, now-volleyball-centric Devaney Center. More impressive is that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s elite women’s team might do what typically only football and men’s basketball teams have done: generate enough revenue to cover team costs, perhaps even turn a profit. Both would be tremendous accomplishments for a sports program that has been one of the university’s most successful for more than a decade.

Announcement of the latest Nebraska trade mission, a September trip to Japan and Taiwan, is a reminder of the importance of the state’s international business dealings. One in four steaks processed by Nebraska meatpackers is consumed overseas, Japan buys $468 million in Nebraska exports, and Taiwan is a $94 million market for the state.

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