LINCOLN, Neb. – In a press conference on Friday, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook addressed his team’s win over Maryland, in addition to team and fan reaction to Terrapin players kneeling during the National Anthem.

“I do want to say, you know, that our players were rattled during the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ because we had fans getting on the Maryland players,” Cook said. “We had a couple players that were upset that were actually playing in the match.”

After the match, the players apologized to the Maryland players for the reaction.

“I just don’t think that’s our fans’ place to say things during a match, and it’s putting judgement on the other team,” Cook said. “This is a volleyball match, and we are not here to do that. I am a little disappointed that that happened, and our players apologized to the Maryland players after the match.”