Big Ten: Spartans, OSU Win in 5; Penn State, Michigan Win 3-0 at Home
It was famine or feast in the Big Ten on Friday night, with Michigan State and Ohio State surviving against Indiana and Rutgers, while #12 Penn State and #17 Michigan won via sweep.
#4 Illinois Volleyball Prevails in Battle of the Unbeatens
It was a barn-burner in West Lafayette, Ind., as a pair of unbeaten volleyball programs went at it in Big Ten-opening action. 4th-ranked Illinois emerged the victor, downing 20th-ranked Purdue in a 4-set battle.
Inside the Purdue/Illinois Rivalry: Student Crowds, Respect, 5-Setters
Friday’s match between Purdue and Illinois is not just a battle of two unbeatens and two Top 25 teams, it is a clash of two of the nation’s best student sections – The Boiler Block and Spike Squad and the latest matchup in a series of close contests.
Big Ten Rewind: A Look at the League Heading into Conference Play
The Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
Purdue Survives South Alabama to Stay Perfect at 12-0, Win Tourney
Purdue went the distance with South Alabama rallying for the five-set win to wrap up the tournament title and remain among the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday.
Purdue Takes Down Alabama 3-0 in Battle of Unbeatens
Purdue libero Brooke Peters had 49 digs and 6 aces in two matches as Purdue moved to 10-0 on the season.
Purdue Sweeps Stacey Clark Classic to Remain Undefeated
Including a 3-2 nailbiter over 2017 ACC co-champions Louisville, the Purdue Boilermakers stayed perfect on the 2018 season.
#21 Purdue is 5-0 After Facing Oakland and Notre Dame
Sherridan Atkinson put down 34 kills in two matches to lead Purdue to a 5-0 start to the 2018 season.
VolleyMob’s 2018 Big Ten Volleyball Preview
Minnesota is one of three teams in the top tier for Big Ten favorites, as the league should be brutal once again.
VolleyMob’s 2018 Preseason Top 25 Power Rankings: Full List + HMs
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.