92,003 fans got together at the University of Nebraska’s football stadium in Lincoln to cheer on the women’s volleyball team. It resulted in setting a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting event. The place was so packed that they had to add extra seats onto the field!
The Attendance World Record
The previous record was set in 2022 during a football match at the infamous Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, attended by 91,648 people. Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium only has seats for a little more than 85,000 fans. However, they managed to increase that number on Volleyball Day by adding extra seats onto the field.
On the day of the game, the university canceled all classes. High schools across the state also let their volleyball players attend. There was even a Scotty McCreery concert held there after the match.
A record number of fans turned out for the matchup between the Cornhuskers and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, located some 60 miles away. The Huskers have already sold out 306 consecutive regular-season matches. They were all held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in downtown Lincoln. The team has been at the top of attendance among all NCAA teams ever since 2013.
Equality in Sports
The World Record for attendance at an NCAA volleyball match was broken by the 92,003 fans who turned up. The previous one was 18,755 people attending when the Huskers played the University of Wisconsin in the national championship in 2021. Ann Stewart, who played at Nebraska in the 1970s, said, “The boys had the football team. But now little girls have somebody to look up to, too. I’m so excited about the little girls who have Nebraska volleyball.”
The world record-breaking game happened a year after the 50th anniversary of Title IX. It had a huge impact on women’s participation in sports. In 1971, nearly 294,000 girls in the United States took part in high school sports compared to 3.7 million boys. However, In 2019, 3.4 million girls and 4.5 million boys played high school sports. It’s safe to say, this has been a huge step for women in sports.
To many people, coffee is the thing that gets them up and running. If you’re a fan of coffee, you undoubtedly know that it doesn’t always have the necessary effect. That’s where coffee naps come in. While that might sound strange, to say the least, taking a nap after drinking a hot cup of coffee turns out to be the ideal way to feel more refreshed. Here’s why.
The Coffee Nap and the Science Behind It
We get that coffee and napping don’t go together in everyone’s mind. However, a stimulant nap, better known as coffee napping, has become a popular trend among many. Experts explain that the idea of sleeping after drinking the world’s most popular caffeinated drink is well-founded, too.
The longer you nap, the more likely you are to feel dizzy and confused afterward. That phenomenon is also known as sleep inertia. When someone drinks coffee right before taking a quick rest, the caffeine will kick in just when they wake up, thereby shaking off any feelings of grogginess. So, don’t waste more time and prepare yourself a nice “nappuccino.”
The science behind the coffee nap is simple. Since caffeine doesn’t immediately kick in when you drink it, you shouldn’t have a problem going to sleep after you drink a cup. Plus, you’ll feel much better when you wake up, and you likely won’t even need another cup of coffee when you wake up, too.
With that being said, coffee napping isn’t universally incredible for every person. In fact, individuals suffering from heartburn and acid reflux can find drinking coffee before taking a nap can exacerbate their condition, leading to more severe stomach problems.
Be Successful in Coffee Napping
Learn the art of coffee napping with just a few simple steps. Firstly, find a comfortable and dark place that’s quiet (and will remain so for a couple of hours in the afternoon). Next, prepare a hot cup of coffee, bearing in mind not to drink more than six ounces before taking a nap. Make sure to drink it quickly.
Keep in mind that coffee takes about half an hour to enter the bloodstream. So, ideally, you should fall asleep no later than 10 to 15 minutes after drinking your coffee, which’ll leave you about fifteen minutes of nap time. It’s a good idea to set an alarm for 25-30 minutes before lying down.
And now you know all about coffee napping and why it might help you feel refreshed. If you think your stomach can take it, try it for yourself. The results might surprise you.