Nebraska and Minnesota made the NCAA volleyball tournament Final Four but neither team advanced to the championship.
For the fifth time in the last eight seasons, the Big Ten makes up half of the NCAA volleyball national semifinals. It's the same two teams as last season, too, as No. 2 seed Minnesota and national reigning champ and No. 1 Nebraska are making the trek to Columbus, Ohio.
Top-seeded and reigning national champ Nebraska and second-seeded Minnesota advanced to the NCAA women's volleyball Final Four on Saturday.
Entering Friday, six Big Ten teams were in the NCAA volleyball tournament's Sweet 16. Three advanced to the Elite Eight.
The Big Ten announced the 2016 postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin earning recognition. View the full team inside.
Eight Big Ten teams have been selected to the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, it was announced Sunday night, with first- and second-round matches held Dec. 1-3.
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Defending NCAA Champion Nebraska was unanimously chosen as the Big Ten Conference favorite for the 2016 volleyball season, as voted on by the conference’s 14 head coaches, it was announced on Tuesday. After claiming their fourth national title last season, the Cornhuskers top the preseason poll for the first time since 2012. NCAA semifinalist and defending Big Ten Champion Minnesota was picked to finish second, while Wisconsin was tabbed third. Penn State was voted to finish fourth, while Illinois rounded out the top five of the preseason poll in fifth place. View the full preseason poll and All-Big Ten Team
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Minnesota and three-time NCAA champion Nebraska both recorded regional final victories Saturday to advance to next week's national semifinals at Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska.