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Join the discussion: 50 years after Title IX, this volleyball tournament is what inspiration looks like

A dedicated Husker fan looked on as the Creighton University Bluejays pushed the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers into a fifth set during a women's volleyball match at CHI Health Arena in Omaha on Sept. 6.Hanna Krueger/Globe Staff

OMAHA — For three hours on a Tuesday night in early September, an arena in Omaha had a population large enough to make it the 13th largest city in the state.

A women’s volleyball matchup between the juggernaut University of Nebraska Huskers and the Creighton University Bluejays, a hometown favorite, drew 15,797 volleyball fans to CHI Health Center Omaha arena.

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Hanna Krueger can be reached at hanna.krueger@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @hannaskrueger.