Mike Wolf previews the upcoming 2014 Big Ten volleyball season.
It's the nation's strongest women's volleyball conference, and we'll have it covered better than anyone. View BTN/BTN2Go's schedule for the 2014 volleyball season.
If you needed any reminder of the Big Ten’s volleyball prowess, consult the AVCA preseason poll. Seven Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 16 of the poll, released Monday afternoon, headlined by No. 1 Penn State, the reigning national champion. National runner-up Wisconsin comes in at No. 6. See where all the Big Ten teams land in this post. [ MORE: Follow @BTNVolleyball on Twitter! ] Yes, that's seven (!) @B1GVolleyball teams ranked in the top 16 of the AVCA preseason poll. Impressive! pic.twitter.com/jBNCN8T3oH — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 11, 2014 The 2014 season opens later this
Who was the best male college athlete from the 2014 sports year? How about the best male U.S. Olympian? Those are just two of the six categories in which a current or former Big Ten athlete is nominated for at this year’s ESPY Awards on July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. The award show gathers top athletes from around the world to commemorate the past year in sports. This year, there are seven current or former Big Ten athletes who are up for awards. Here is a look at the list. BEST NFL PLAYER: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Four Big Ten volleyball teams advanced to the NCAA regional finals Friday night. Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin all recorded Sweet 16 victories, with the Nittany Lions downing Michigan State and Purdue sweeping Illinois. Minnesota fell to Stanford. Catch up on all the action in this post. [ MORE: View the official NCAA.com interactive bracket ] NEBRASKA 3, SAN DIEGO 0 | RECAP The eighth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team posted its third straight postseason sweep on Friday, topping No. 9 San Diego in straight sets in an NCAA Regional Semifinal in front of 8,297 fans at the Devaney Center. The
Coaches, players and fans can all agree that the Big Ten represents the best caliber of volleyball in all the nation. The conference proved that on Sunday, as an unprecedented seven teams reached regional play, setting a new NCAA record. Big Ten teams make up nearly half of the field remaining in the tournament, as the Sweet 16 features all but one league team that made the postseason. With both Nebraska and Illinois hosting regionals this weekend and two different sites featuring three of four remaining teams out of the Big Ten, a Final Four littered with Big Ten teams
After an unpredictable year that saw possibly the strongest collection of teams in conference history, the postseason has finally arrived. The Big Ten tied a conference record on Sunday when, for the fifth time in league history, eight teams were selected to the NCAA Volleyball Championship. Penn State took the second overall seed in the bracket, with Nebraska following a No. 8, Minnesota No. 10, Wisconsin No. 12 and Illinois earning the No. 13 seed. Those five will host first- and second-round matches at home, while Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue will play matches on the road. [ MORE: View
Two weeks remain in the regular season. Arms are tired, players are sick, teams know each other’s tendencies, and the tournament is on the horizon. The Big Ten title appears to be undecided until the conference’s final weekend and barring shocking upsets, which have been prevalent this season, November 30 should be the long-awaited matchup volleyball fans have been clamoring for. But with Penn State and Nebraska, the Big Ten’s top teams, not meeting for another week-and-a-half, it’s time to look at the postseason hopes for the rest of the league’s members. It would seem safe to put the eight
The 2013-14 Big Ten volleyball TV and streaming schedule is below. The games will also be available at BTN2Go. Fans can also follow the entire season on Twitter (@BTNVolleyball). Find schedule for all Big Ten Digital Network web-streaming events Date Visiting Team Home Team Time 9/25/13 Indiana Minnesota 7:30 PM 9/27/13 Michigan Ohio State 8:00 PM 9/28/13 Nebraska Illinois 5:00 PM 9/28/13 Michigan Penn State 7:30 PM 10/2/13 Wisconsin Iowa 7:30 PM 10/4/13 Minnesota Nebraska 8:00 PM 10/5/13 Illinois Michigan TBD 10/9/13 Minnesota Penn State 7:30 PM 10/12/13 Northwestern Purdue TBD 10/16/13 Ohio State Northwestern 7:30 PM 10/18/13 Penn State
Unpredictable has been the word most commonly uttered to describe this year’s Big Ten women’s volleyball season. Until the past few weeks, there was a genuine sentiment that any team had a chance to pull off a win, regardless of the matchup. However, as so often has been the case in this conference over the past decade, Penn State has asserted itself and begun to separate from the rest of the pack. At 11-1, the Nittany Lions are one match ahead of Nebraska in the Big Ten standings, yet the gap between Penn State and the rest of the conference