After opening the 2018 season on the road for four of the first five weekends, the No. 4 Illinois volleyball team returns to Huff Hall for a four-match homestand beginning with contests against Iowa and #5 Nebraska this weekend.
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.
After cutting their teeth in year one, the nation’s second year head coaches are busy building the culture and bolstering rosters in year two at the helm.
Former Pacific middle blocker Ashlyn Fleming is headed to Illinois via transfer for 2018.
Second-year head coach Chris Tamas and the Illinois volleyball team announced its 2018 schedule on Monday (July 16), featuring 31 matches, including 13 matches at Huff Hall plus the Orange and Blue Scrimmage.
The 12-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team China Tour squad has found success against two top division club teams in the Chinese Volleyball League.
With international volleyball heating up, coaching hires on all levels and much more, it was the Ohio State men who dominated the headlines with a record win streak, which reached 40 matches in February 2017.
The Fighting Illini volleyball team returns to Champaign this weekend for two of their final three regular season home matches in Huff Hall as the Orange and Blue host No. 12 Wisconsin on Friday (November 17) at 6 p.m. CT, followed by a 7 p.m. CT contest on Saturday (November 18) against No. 7 Minnesota.
The Fighting Illini volleyball team heads back on the road this weekend, traveling to the Mitten State to take on Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Friday (November 10) at 5:30 p.m. CT, before facing Michigan for the second time in an eight-day span on Saturday (November 11) at 6 p.m., in Ann Arbor.
Fighting Illini volleyball and head coach Chris Tamas announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Thursday (November 9) as Diana Brown (Columbus, Ohio) and Taylor Kuper (Lenexa, Kansas) will join the Orange and Blue for the 2018 season.