The 2014 Women’s Volleyball Tournament has reached the Elite Eight, and three Big Ten teams are left standing. Reigning national champ Penn State swept UCLA to advance to play Wisconsin, which edged Big Ten rival Ohio State, in the Louisville Regional Final. The winner of last year’s NCAA title rematch will advance to the Final Four. Nebraska is one win away from the Final Four, too, as it stunned Washington, 3-1, to advance to the Seattle Regional Final. Illinois was eliminated in a thrilling five-set decision to Florida. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] PENN STATE 3,
When the calendar hits December, the Big Ten asserts itself in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament. Mike Wolf previews the upcoming regional matches.
The NCAA tourney field is set, and BTN play-by-play man Mike Wolf previews the six teams' draws and offers his bold predictions.
Six Big Ten volleyball teams were selected to the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, it was announced Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Big Ten champ Wisconsin is the No. 4 overall seed, while No. 5 Penn State, No. 9 Illinois and No. 14 Nebraska, Michigan State and Ohio State round out the Big Ten contingent. After winning its fifth Big Ten title and receiving the conference’s automatic berth, Wisconsin will host first- and second-round matches and will take on Western Michigan in Thursday’s first round of the Louisville Regional. With a first-round win, the Badgers
Two matches remain in the regular season, and barring an epic letdown, Wisconsin will be the 2014 Big Ten champions.
Wednesday’s night’s Big Ten volleyball match between No. 12 Purdue and No. 13 Nebraska took a turn of an amazing point – and the video of the moment has gone viral. Overall, Nebraska rolled to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-20) sweep over Purdue at the Bob Devaney Sports Center before the 213th consecutive sellout crowd. A 5-0 run with the third set tied 8-8 gave the Huskers a 13-8 cushion, but Purdue cut the lead to 13-11 with three quick rallies. Then the Huskers went up 15-13 on this highlight reel play. A Purdue serve tipped off the net, bounced
One week into the second half of the Big Ten conference schedule, and there are very few matches left that will affect the title race. Find out why inside.
The week ahead has a plethora of excellent matchups that could reshape the Big Ten standings. Four of those matches air on BTN, beginning Tuesday night. So, let’s get to it.
After the second week of Big Ten play, a week headlined by Nebraska downing Penn State, it sure looks like the standings will be constantly shifting.
Tune into BTN/BTN2Go tonight at 8 p.m. ET as No. 8 Nebraska will host No. 3 Penn State in a Big Ten women’s volleyball matchup. The match will feature our new volleyball net cameras, which allows fans to watch through an exclusive net-level camera. Make sure you have BTN2Go, our digital extension of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming to existing BTN subscribers via the web, mobile phone and tablet. It’s free to subscribers of participating TV providers. Want to use it on the web? Just go to BTN2Go.com and follow the instructions to log in. And if you’re