Defending champion Texas is on collision course with old rival Nebraska in volleyball regional

Defending national champion Texas' road back to the NCAA volleyball final four runs through familiar territory — Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers parted ways with Texas in 2011 when they joined the Big Ten. But the old Big 12 rivals are on a collision course in the Lincoln Regional.

The No. 1-seeded Longhorns (25-2) take a 21-match win streak into their semifinal against American (34-2) on Friday. They'll play No. 8 Huskers (25-6) on Saturday if Nebraska beats No. 9 San Diego (26-3).

Other regionals are in Lexington, Ky., Champaign, Ill., and Los Angeles. Winners move to the final four next week in Seattle.

Texas beat Nebraska in a five-set match in Austin in September and has won six of the last eight meetings with the Huskers.