Jacqueline Quade

NCAA Tournament National Semifinal (Final Four) Predictions

Ali Bastianelli will be key as Illinois and Nebraska do battle for a chance at representing the Big Ten in the NCAA Championship match.

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VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Week 16): Oregon Ends In The Top 10

Oregon pulled off maybe the upset of the tournament in downing Minnesota to finish the year in the VolleyMob Top 10.

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Saturday Roundup: 8 Sweeps, 3 Seeds Fall, Michigan Wins Marathon vs. Pitt

Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.

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Illinois Piles Up 19 Blocks in 3-1 Win Over Louisville to Advance to Sweet 16

In front a boisterous crowd of over 3,700 Illini fans, the No. 3 seeded and ranked Illinois volleyball team earned its second-straight trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and ninth in the last 11 seasons with a hard-fought 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 25-17, 25-18) victory over Louisville.

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Big Ten Tabs Seliger-Swenson, White, Poulter, Parker as 2018 Individual Award Winners

Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Co-Setter of the Year, while Penn State’s Kendall White was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter also garnered Co-Settter of the Year nods, while Penn State’s Jonni Parker earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.

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Big Ten: All Five Road Teams Won, Including Purdue at PSU, Illinois at Nebraska

Big Ten Oct. 28, 2018 Purdue picked up an historic win on the road at Penn State, winning in Happy…

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#5 Illinois Leans on Defense in Road Win Over #7 Nebraska

Illinois got their first win against Nebraska since 2014 as they went to Lincoln for a top 10 victory.

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Northwestern’s Five Set Win over Iowa Highlights Big Ten Play

#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.

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Illinois Set for Halloween in Huff vs. Maryland

The Illinois volleyball team has a quick turnaround as it welcomes in Maryland on Wednesday (October 24) for Halloween at Huff Hall. The Illini are 6-0 all-time against the Terps.

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Big Ten: Michigan, Penn State, Illinois Sweep; Gophers Move to 10-0

Minnesota remained perfect atop the Big Ten standings at 10-0 with a four-set win over Nebraska. Penn State, Illinois and Michigan all held rank in sweep of Rutgers, Michigan State and Northwestern respectively.

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