Big Ten: Favorites Rule Friday Night Action
Favored teams claimed Big Ten victories on Friday night. 4th-ranked Penn State, 3rd-ranked Minnesota, 6th-ranked Wisconsin and 21st-ranked Purdue all secured wins to continue their win streaks.
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.
Penn State’s Rise Continues with Wednesday Sweep of Rutgers
4th-ranked Penn State continued its upward trajectory with a sweep of Rutgers at home on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions secured their 7th-straight victory with a .284 attack percentage and 7 service aces, while holding the Scarlet Knights to a .140 attack percentage.
Big Ten: #11 Penn State Battles By #25 Purdue; #4 Nebraska & #21 Iowa Earn Sweeps
#11 Penn State overcame some adversity and the absence of a starting middle blocker to win at #25 Purdue.
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.
Big Ten: Stivrins Registers Perfect Hitting Effort, Ranked Teams Sweep
All four ranked teams came out on top via sweep as No. 4 Illinois remained undefeated at 14-0, No. 5 Nebraska won its 12th straight, No. 12 Penn State recorded its first Big Ten win of the year and Michigan stayed perfect at home (9-0).
Big Ten Volleyball: Ranked Programs Take All Saturday
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.
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.
Rutgers Makes In-Season Addition of Freshman Previously with Israel National Team
Israel National Team member Tali Marmen is joining Rutgers in-season.
Rutgers Ready To Host Minnesota On Saturday
Rutgers volleyball returns home on Saturday, Oct. 28 for its first AVCA Top 5 opponent of the year in No. 5 Minnesota at the College Ave. Gym at 7 p.m.