#5 Illinois made quick work of Maryland at home while #7 Nebraska dominated Ohio State on the road in Big Ten Play. In the match of the night, Northwestern outlasted (RV) Iowa in five sets on the road to collect its second conference win.
All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Today is a big day for a number of prospective collegiate volleyball athletes, as it is the first day players can sign their early period National Letters of Intent for their programs in the NCAA.