John Baylor excited for Supernovas on NCN TV, believes in league’s future
News Channel Nebraska will televise and stream Wednesday's Omaha Supernovas match. Broadcast details here.
OMAHA, Neb. — The longtime voice of the Nebraska volleyball team is excited to join the TV broadcast for another first-time volleyball event in the state.
John Baylor will be the play-by-play announcer Wednesday night for the News Channel Nebraska telecast of the first professional volleyball match in Nebraska. Former Husker and Olympian Nancy Metcalf will be the color announcer for the Omaha Supernovas vs. Atlanta Vibe match.
Baylor started as radio play-by-play announcer for the Huskers in 1994 and has been on the mic for five Nebraska national championships. His unique style and integration of catchphrases has earned him a massive following in the Cornhusker State and across the volleyball world.
“I think this is really the coming home of so many elite American players who have for years wanted to stay at home and play. Furthermore, it’s the rebirth of the careers of players who had prematurely retired because they were starting their own families. Now because they’ve decided to settle down and live in the United States, they’re able to still play.”
Baylor says he thinks the Supernovas franchise and the league have done the right things to be successful.
“I applaud the investors, I applaud this vision, the timing seems to be perfect. You just see increasing interest in this sport from the youth levels now all the way through the pro level.”
The Supernovas make their debut at the CHI Health Center in Omaha on Wednesday night. First serve is at 7:00 p.m. and live coverage starts on News Channel Nebraska at 6:50.