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
Penn State and Wisconsin advanced to the the NCAA national semifinals Saturday night. The Nittany Lions defeated Stanford, 3-2, to extend their winning streak to 23 straight matches, while the Badgers topped Big Ten rival Purdue, 3-1, to earn their first Final Four berth since 2000. Nebraska fell to Texas, 3-0, in the other Big Ten match. [ MORE: View the official NCAA.com interactive bracket ] PENN STATE 3, STANFORD 2 | RECAP Seniors Ariel Scott and Deja McClendon propelled the No. 2 Penn State women’s volleyball team (32-2) to thrilling 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 28-26, 18-25, 15-11) victory against Stanford
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
BTN.com provided live coverage of four Big Ten teams hosting NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament action on Friday night, and we’re doing it again tonight. Matches being hosted by Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin tonight will be streamed live right here. Use these links to find the live video players closer to the match times: California vs Wisconsin (7 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Utah vs Penn State (7:30 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Oregon vs Nebraska (8 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Colorado vs Minnesota (8 PM ET): WATCH LIVE You can also track live stats for each match via the NCAA.com
BTN.com is providing live coverage of four Big Ten teams that are hosting NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament action this weekend. Matches being hosted by Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin tonight as well as those that advance to play Saturday night, will be streamed live. UPDATE: If you’re looking for Saturday’s live video streams, click here. Use these links to find the live video players closer to the match times: LIU- Brooklyn vs Penn State (7:30 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Fairfield vs Nebraska (8 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Radford vs Minnesota (8 PM ET): WATCH LIVE Milwaukee vs Wisconsin (8:30
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
The final week of the Big Ten season is upon us, and Penn State has once again claimed at least a share of the Big Ten title. The rest of the conference’s teams, they have secured their plans for the postseason, with the exception of Northwestern. The Wildcats have earned a trip the tournament, in my opinion, but finishing on a four-match losing streak would make the team a less attractive pick for the selection committee, especially with eight Big Ten teams already in. Northwestern needs to take one of these last two against Illinois and Wisconsin to solidify its